Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: Mrjunkie on September 11, 2009, 12:09:03 PM

Title: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Mrjunkie on September 11, 2009, 12:09:03 PM
A figure is seen sitting in the back row of the cathedral, examening old scripture of the Iron Lord, he left a generous donation before murmuring he had buisness to tend to...
Title: Re: Hazlan-Cathedral of the Law Giver.
Post by: herkles on March 17, 2010, 12:03:29 AM
A young barovian woman was seen entering the Cathedral of the Lawgiver. Those there would say she sought the blessings of the lawgiver and that this girl was brought into the faith for as she left whip marks were visible upon her back. Or perhaps she did something she should not have?
Title: Re: Hazlan-Cathedral of the Law Giver.
Post by: herkles on October 19, 2012, 11:28:23 PM
There is some rumor among the Mulani that Lady Arizima plans to hold a Slave auction in the future, how long in the future is anyone's guess...
Title: Re: Hazlan - Cathedral of the Law Giver.
Post by: herkles on November 17, 2012, 09:32:24 PM
Arizima has been seen in the cathedral praying fervently more and more lately. It is also said that the she would like to speak with a member of the clergy.
Title: Hazlan- Nordenvall Fane
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on May 27, 2015, 11:22:28 PM
The Fane of Nordenvall is busy with preparation as the decree is issued concerning the Pave's official visit. Slaves quickly rush to scrubbing the marble floor and black columns with numerous cracks of the Gudkaede's whip. Acolytes set candles and burn incense about the massive grey temple. The Archbiskop himself is overseeing the arrangements making sure every detail is complete and accounted for.

//Small scene tomorrow at 1600 hrs, GMT -5.
Title: Re: Hazlan- Nordenvall Fane
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on May 28, 2015, 06:03:01 PM
Stavroz Vatsisk, the Divine Pave of Halzan has completed his tour of Nordenvall Fane. The Pave's sermon was completed and a gift was offered to him, the long lost relic of the Martyr's Teeth of Uri Grislev of Blaustein. It was said the Pave is uncharacteristically pleased.  Additonal note was the elevation of Mehmet Aossoz to Biskop of the Western Missionary of Barovia as well as the promotion of missionary Koltur Nathraakt to Kontor of the Western Mission of Barovia.
Title: Re: Hazlan- Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Iconoclast on July 20, 2015, 12:04:55 PM

A young Gudkaede has returned to Hazlan from the pagan lands of Barovia, seen leading an ox carrying the wrapped body of his deceased sister along the road until at last concluding his long perilous journey at Nordenvall Fane, where he was seen carrying his sisterís body to lay her before the Biskop. At sunset, the harmonious voices of the Faneís choir ceased, while the divine prayers to the Iron Lord in the powerful outcry of the Biskop could be heard spilling out into the Hazlani night.
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Pav on January 16, 2018, 02:28:58 AM
An outlandish looking man was seen entering the Fane in foreign commoners clothes. He spoke with the presiding Biskop for some time in broken Vaasi, before departing. Later that day, across northern Hazlan, a man clad head-to-toe in black steel and crimson garments was seen preaching the Iron Lord's word in the same broken, accented Vaasi, working at it with conviction and zeal.
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: HM01 on September 22, 2019, 08:43:18 PM
A younger Mulani woman accompanied by various servants and a fair skinned Rashemi are seen coming and going frequently from Fane. They speak at length with a large foreigner under the scrutiny of The Divine - After a few days time, a ceremony is performed in front of the Biskop, with them departing shortly after. 
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: HM01 on October 17, 2019, 06:03:32 PM
Servants are seen guiding a foreign man into the bowels of the Fane's Reliquary - After a few hours they emerge once more, with the man then being given a guided tour.   
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Calad on January 09, 2021, 01:53:07 AM
With the arrival of 776, the Nordenvall Fane first went into preparations for the upcoming Day of Penance...

On the awaited day, many filled into the Fane to take their places amongst the pews. A sermon was given to the devoted faithful by the Biskop, then a Gudkaede.

As celebration of this new year a feast was held on the roof of the Cathedral, drinks and food being served continuously throughout the night as those present conversed, accompanied by befitting music.

Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: DM Brimstone on February 19, 2021, 11:33:41 PM
Word suffuses throughout Hazlan and the Nordenvall Village of an upcoming call of the pious of the Iron Faith to the Nordenvall Fane.  The reasoning for the heralding to congregate in one day is only known in truth to the most sacrosanct higher order of the faith, which only fuels the rumors of the faithful. 

Already many within Hazlan make the pilgrimage, eager for what may lay ahead.

Spoiler: show
Tomorrow night (Saturday), Nordenvall Fane, 11:15 PM CST.  Countdown. (https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20210220T2315&p0=70&font=cursive)
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Strigoi on May 30, 2021, 04:25:23 PM
A single shriek of horror escapes within the halls of the Reliquary. Gudkaede Guards are alerted as shouts and commotion gather around one of their fallen comrades. Horror stricken expressions glaze over the men as they are exposed to a gruesome sight, muttering the name Mytteri among themselves.

This section of the Reliquary is closed off, the body left undisturbed. Calls for the Kontor echo throughout the Nordenvall Fane as an investigation begins to form around the death of one of their own, and a missing prisoner. Lingering mist swirls in the area, setting those who enter in an uneasy state. The scent of death and magic hanging heavily in the still air...

Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Meduegna on August 13, 2021, 11:01:40 PM
Howling pain lingers throughout the halls behind the alter as of late. The tormented cries of a large man fill the back halls. These sounds of horror are sprinkled with the clinking of chains in-between screams. After gratuitous moments these sounds would be followed by a cold silence and not long after the screams would pick up again in the mornings but end rather quickly.
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Cassius on October 09, 2021, 07:04:38 PM
The weekly sermon of Kontor Kaazimir Dvornikov came to a harsh conclusion following the arrest of the Nova Vaasan. Biskop Taico immediately announced the suspension of authority for Dvornikov and the temporary removal of his title. It is rumored the man did not resist and was taken quietly into the depths of the Nordenvall Fane where not all are known to return.

The fate of Dvornikov is unknown but word spreads speculation that the Iron Inquisition has found fault in his service. This fear has brought all within Nordenvall to reinforce their veneration of the Lawgiver unless they, too, come under scrutiny...

In the absence of the Kontor no rituals or sermons take place within the black walls of the Fane. As though breath was held in dread, the monolith building stands silent.
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Cassius on October 12, 2021, 11:57:36 AM
Three days following the arrest of Kontor Kaazimir Dvornikov, the man was brought out in shackles to the stage before the Fane where a crowd gathered to witness the latest demonstration of the Lawgiver's justice. He, along with two others, Else Dvornikov and Siavash Vassarz, were subjected to a mercy of pain that rang their crimes out loud and clear for all of Nordenvall to witness. It is said that the Kontor himself bore the worst of the punishments, branded and mutilated, his left hand removed for want that compromised his ideals.

The punishment was carried out by the hands of Volglaros, a visitor from Sly'var and rumored member of the feared Iron Inquisition. Regardless of his affiliations, the man commanded the authority to denounce the sins of the Kontor of Nordenvall Fane and demand punishment.
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Bouquet of Lotuses on October 12, 2021, 11:59:47 AM
In the aftermath of the recent public punishment, Akolyte Else Dvornikov seems to require a long recovery and is not seen out of her quarters in any haste. Possessing a frail constitution, it may be some time before she has the strength to work in the field once more. The woman appears to be spending her time in pious study and humble self-reflection.

Cathedral servants may find her quiet and focused on prayer and religious studies, attended to dutifully by her wolfhound. A few of them whisper of the many bright red bedsheets requiring cleaning after the incident.
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: Honkerton on September 20, 2022, 10:15:27 PM
Rumors abound that Kontor Koltur Natthraakt, known across the faith for securing the blessed artifact known as Uri Grislev's Teeth, has returned after a long hiatus researching further artifacts lost to the faith.  Some whisper that perhaps he has found the locations of further artifacts lost to time by happenstance and treachery.  Only time can tell, as he refuses to relay any information unless it is to his direct superiors, as is Church custom.

What his role in the church will be is also waiting to be seen.
Title: Re: Hazlan - Nordenvall Fane
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on March 25, 2023, 09:31:59 PM
Outside the entrance of Nordenvall Fane, a crowd gathers to observe the execution of three witches. The message from the Iron Chruch is clear...

(http://i.imgur.com/GUqSdDD.png) (https://imgur.com/GUqSdDD)