Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: failed.bard on September 19, 2009, 03:35:46 AM

Title: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: failed.bard on September 19, 2009, 03:35:46 AM
[Word on gendarme's lips speak of the brutal, revolting murders at Quartier Marchand. The loathsome display of half eaten corpses sprawled on the cobblestone raise indignity and fear. Citizens are told to stay indoors, the authorities are on the look out for a wild beast.]

(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z245/Failed-Bard/NWN%20Screens/DemBodies1.jpg)
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z245/Failed-Bard/NWN%20Screens/DemBodies2.jpg)
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: DM Tarokka on December 08, 2009, 09:40:31 AM
Sarah the mute "Queen of the Seas" has recently appeared again regularly in the Mutinied Sailor Inn, occasionally in company of some friends of hers. She blows kisses to Jean as usual, drinks her poor quality beer, stays there and seems to be waiting for something. Someone can swear she has handed a message to Jean, probably a love letter. Sailors are romantic sometimes, they say.

(// Pm to Raven)
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: DM Tarokka on January 09, 2010, 09:00:38 AM
Around the Press more than a Chat Noir has been seen going in and out from that establishment. Someone rumours maybe, despite the general commotion caused by the recent events in Port--Lucine, the Club is at any rate preparing something. People wonder if their next plan will be safe, or, in general of which kind it can be. The operations seem still rather secretive, nevertheless some of the workers of the area might swear they heard clearly discussions about flyers, and about a new opportunity for local talents to take advantage of. The cat seems to go where the food is better and the shelter safer. Some occasional autumn rain washes away the dirt and the bad memories of the past days. Hidden in a corner, a black cat licks her lips, waiting for the right moment to walk again in the alleys. Uncareful of rumours, yet feeding them.

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/9004/leschatnoirssmall.png)
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: herkles on August 18, 2010, 09:59:19 AM
[Approved by DM Heretic]

the Gendarme of Port-a-Lucine are seen putting up a wanted poster in the main travel spots of the city.

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6223/wantedposter.png)


Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Oculus on September 14, 2010, 01:13:19 AM
Art collectors and critics, in Port-a-Lucine were shocked to learn that the new Gilbert Lizotte showcase was to be held in an abandoned warehouse in the Quartier Marchand right on the water's edge. The showcase opens this evening, and is free to the public. It is said in some circles that it will be a great failure, due to it's dangerous location in an unsavory part of the city. Despite this the rumors of Gilbert's shocking work, and the emotional reactions they cause in the viewer may still draw a crowd.

//Happening tonight, and tomorrow
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Oculus on September 14, 2010, 03:26:28 AM
With the great success of Gilbert Lizotte's showcase, he has agreed to leave his display up, and open to the public for the next few days. While it will not be the huge influx of viewers it was on opening night, it is still expected that many stragglers will come to take a look at the infamous artwork.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Hades on May 05, 2011, 05:41:49 PM
Locals could have heard the clash of steel on steel and the echo of spells in during the past twilight hours.  Those looking out their window would have seen two armored men combating a very large force of Caliban Gangleaders.  One of the men, seemingly the stronger of the two was very pale skinned wearing dark chain and plated armor.  The cloak on his back bore the crest of the new Family that has arrived in town.  The other armored man wore bright colors and wielded a large sword.  These two seemed polar opposites and why they were working together, one could only speculate.  The darker man could be heard shouting with the Caliban over the fray of combat, "These streets belong to the family now!  Accept our embrace or perish!"  He shouted.  It would seem his words fell on deaf ears however as the Leader of the Caliban shouted back, "They belong to us!  Time to die!"  Soon after, the other warrior fell to the hands of one of the Gangleaders.  Following his fall, the dark armored man could be heard shouting, "You have made your choice!  These streets belong to Alexander the Destroyer!  Now perish before the might of my blade!  Die you filthy scags!"  A moment later the fight was over and the Caliban bodies littered the ground.  The Destroyer could then be seen healing the other warrior before fading into the shadows of the night...
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Amon-Si on July 12, 2011, 08:26:38 AM
Rumour has it that the known Tiefling, Lucinda, was seen leaving the city in the early hours of the morning.
A wise observer would probably attribute this with the increased Ezrite presence in the city.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Seniies on September 28, 2011, 03:25:50 AM
[A large caliban known to work for the vardo is seen staggers threw the streets, blood runs from his back, he staggers and falls alot he can't seem to walk hardly, he is offered no help.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Rave on October 13, 2011, 11:42:58 PM
A small fire erupted in the upper floor of the Mutilated Sailor, burning one of the vacant rooms. The bed itself, was nothing but a shambling of dead wood and ash, clearly, the source of the flames.
An "eye witness", if you could claim such, as a local resident of the place, speaks of an oddity of a couple entering the same room; A man, marred with gruesome scars and smelling of decay and rot, and a woman of red beauty, who's elegance and demeanor were quite the opposite of the hideous "rot man" going upstairs into said room.
During the couple of hours they spent in the upper level of the establishment, a man's voice was heard screaming and shouting in pain, coupled with the thick scent of blood, sterilizing alcohol and freshly cut flesh was all that came from their room prior to the fire.
The drunken man claims, that only the man managed out of fire alive, as the woman was no where insight once the fire ate through the room, and tried spreading into the rest of the rooms, yet still, no body was found...
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Emomina on December 03, 2011, 05:28:15 AM
A simple note placed upon the notice board in an impromptu manner-

Who is Humbert F. Antome, and how can he be found? Solars for the answer
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Taty on December 03, 2011, 11:02:55 AM
Madame Montte on reading the latest issue of LECT is heard telling all who will listen that clearly the coward that writes this rag is a social malcontent angry that he is not accepted by decent society and thus lashes out in his jealousy. While tired of his slander and lies she does not take that matter seriously since any who attended the service know that her visit was both polite and brief. She feels terrible that Madame Nightlyre must have the terrible memory brought up by this social pariah when she herself was present and knows the writing to be false. Madame Montte looks forward to his next batch of lies as decent society very much enjoy ridiculing and laughing at this person who is less than a man. She also lets it be known that the proceeds from her lawsuit against him will be given to charity
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Emomina on December 29, 2011, 12:22:05 AM
A simple solitary notice is placed upon the notice board

Seeking: any persons who can speak on behalf of Les Esprits Curieux Tract, any inconvenience of such a meeting will be recompensed
Please word of date and time if you wish to meet for me at the front desk of l'Hotel Gouverneur.

~Yonemaru


//PM me or figure something out in-game.  login :Emomina   Character: Reiko Yonemaru
Title: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: m1ka on March 30, 2012, 04:30:12 AM
*A pale skinned woman adorning two rather large and noticeable horns scurries around the streets of Port-a-Lucine hiding behind invisibility as she carefully slips flyers under the doors of all the locals businesses of Quartier Marchland and Ouvrier early one morning.*

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1994/bluerose11.gif)
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Oculus on April 19, 2012, 04:16:25 AM
[Every day more and more weary and haggard looking commoners flood into the city of Port--Lucine. Common folk displaced from the war, civil unrest, famine, and poverty make their way to the city in hopes of work, food, and safety only to find none. The Marchand and and Ouvrier quarters are filling to the brim with poor souls. Gendarme and Government officials are denying many groups entry into the city, and a ramshackle tent town has emerged just east of Port--Lucine where many of these people have taken residence.]]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: APorg on April 19, 2012, 04:48:30 AM
[Every day more and more weary and haggard looking commoners flood into the city of Port--Lucine. Common folk displaced from the war, civil unrest, famine, and poverty make their way to the city in hopes of work, food, and safety only to find none. The Marchand and and Ouvrier quarters are filling to the brim with poor souls. Gendarme and Government officials are denying many groups entry into the city, and a ramshackle tent town has emerged just east of Port--Lucine where many of these people have taken residence.]]

The Ezrite Marcus Hulford was seen distributing food amongst the angry citizens and encouraging them to be patient and peaceful in the face of these hardships; that the church would not abandon them, assuring them that plans were being put into motion to tend to their needs. Further civil unrest would only lead to greater pain and deprivation, he would have assured them.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dusk on May 26, 2012, 04:54:30 PM
[The corpse of a scantily clad woman and a brutish man with an axe would be seen on one of the piers of the docks. Uncommon about this would be trails of some sort of slime going from the corpses - many trails - past the pier and around to the ledge of the docks, ending right at the water. That the two corpses appear to have the same slime on them, and wounds that might appear as if something emerged from their bodies, could lead one to the conclusion the trail actually started with the corpses, with whatever having made the trail having made their way into the sea.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Space Cowboy on June 11, 2012, 02:12:11 PM
Numerous bodies are found scattered across quartier marchand with their throats ripped out and their bodies horrifically savaged. Gendarme and nobleman alike appear to have suffered the same fate.

The word on the population of the fair city's lips is 'loup-garou', but the gendarme have dismissed the very notion as being something out a fairy tale. Some whisper it is the act of the revolutionaries.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Little Lotte on August 26, 2012, 10:54:38 PM
Word of mouth in the social circles of Port-a-Lucine say that an exotic Vistana woman, Serafim Ianescu, has opened up a fresh new dance club down on the docks. It bears the name "Le Sanctuaire" and hints at being more than just a place for men to go and watch women dance for their pleasure...
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dusk on September 14, 2012, 10:36:51 PM
[Shortly after the fencing competition held by Houses Dauphin and Montte, smoke could be seen rising from the Widow's Walk. By dawn, it was clear a fire had ravaged the club known as "Le Sanctuaire", leaving the warehouse it was located in entirely gutted.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Elfric on September 17, 2012, 02:33:30 PM
[A young man by the name of Nathaniel Fletcher was seen shouting for the Gendarme; Allegedly the man had discovered a fresh cadaver inside the  Clockwork Goose's rented out Warehouse]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Roose on November 05, 2012, 04:30:11 PM
[The old Warehouse between the Red Vardo Trader's and the Presses is light up this evening as The Clockwork Goose shop stays open through night and day selling all manner of weapons, armor, and oddments.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Bardboy on December 25, 2012, 11:51:56 AM
For a few nights now, a beautiful lady leaves the Vardo shop in the Quartier Marchand to hunt down thieves, burglars and thugs that lurks about the street. Rapier in hand, she turns them to ribbons, does that escapes her fierceness, might report to their leader that it could be a good idea to make a deal with the Vardo instead of escalating violence.



// Rose would love to make a deal with the local thugs to leave the street alone at night. Maybe when back from Vacation.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: YouLitABonfire on April 09, 2013, 11:56:41 AM
~Blood paints the streets red and the remains of many would be Cutthroats can be found in various states of dismemberment and desecration. Face's rent from their owners heads, limbs gnawed off and apparently missing. While it's certainly not unheard of for the bodies of thieves to turn up in the morning, generally they are not so thoroughly ravaged.~
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: ladylena on April 09, 2013, 07:27:20 PM
Recently some of the thieves and thugs of the Quartier Ouvrier have been found with their eyes removed, and their left hand severed. Both done neatly and left haphazardly near the corpse.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Mistertwix on April 18, 2013, 06:29:06 PM
[A flyer is nailed to the door of the 'Les Presses du Savior'. On it, is a bloody hand covered in blood, or something similarly red. On it is written]
(http://www.alarab.qa/upload_ar/articles/images/large_1355964719.jpg)

"THE PRESSES HARBOR A NECROMANCER!

"Good citizens of the Port beware, a known necromancer and body snatcher works in this shop! Such a twisted, vile and deranged sociopath is a curse on our beautiful city! It wouldn't be a surprise why we have so many murderers around! in fact, the recent blood trail ran across the street near the presses! Coincidence? most likely not!

Beware of this foreign plague upon us! this dark wizard summoned spirits and wraiths!

He is a master manipulator! working in a guise as a social, well mannered stuttering scholar! But the facts can not be denied, he is wicked and evil!"
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: RedwizardD on April 18, 2013, 06:40:24 PM
[The Notice is removed.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Mistertwix on April 20, 2013, 05:26:20 PM
[New flyers begins to hang across the port, a red blood print with the word 'NECROMANCER and 'Les Presses du Savior" written on them]

(http://1.hidemyass.com/ip-7/encoded/Oi8vd3d3LmFsYXJhYi5xYS91cGxvYWRfYXIvYXJ0aWNsZXMvaW1hZ2VzL2xhcmdlXzEzNTU5NjQ3MTkuanBn)
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Paragonville on April 20, 2013, 06:09:27 PM
Any posters found would be torn down Emanuele Quattrocchi, mumbling something about foolish rumor mills.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Feronius on April 20, 2013, 09:35:29 PM
It is rumoured even Gerard Montte was seen tearing down and crumpling up one of the flyers.
There's most likely some kind of vague self-centered reason behind the action if the claims are true.

Then again, they are a rather atrocious and stomach-turning sight to behold with the bloody print.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Delete Me on May 24, 2013, 01:04:43 PM
The quartier Marchand was littered with corpses, in the following morning. Some within the hospice of the sisters reported sounds akin to a warzone in the dead of night, swords clashing, arrows bouncing off armor, etcetra. The dead would be Borcans, with remenants of oozes smoldering on the ground next to them.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dusk on July 11, 2013, 08:58:53 AM
[Strange rumors have been spreading among the sailors. They speak of an increase in Reaver activity, that the Reavers have grown so bold as to attack sailors working in the docks in broad daylight. Whispered among the sailors, however, is not the Reaver attacks and abductions, but of their fellows who returned from a ship recently. They whisper things like, "They ain't right in the head," and "They musta seen somethin'," though no official statements by the Gendarme have been made, nor any level of intervention on their part.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Paragonville on December 30, 2013, 11:43:05 AM
A young, brightly dressed woman wearing a large purple and gold cloak and hood has been passing out copies of the latest paper of Port-au-Lucine: L'Homme clair!


OOC: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=35447.0
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: TheGrinningHound on February 26, 2014, 02:25:58 AM
A grotesque scene welcomed travelers departing or arriving from the Quartier Marchand. As daylight broke over the port city, a scene of violence was revealed.

A human body was pinned to the Port's noticeboards by his right hand, dangling limply by a mundane dagger wedged tightly into the wood. The clothes were drenched in thick, fresh blood, while the body itself appeared ancient-- withered and decayed. Most notably, however, was the violent burning of the face. The victim was largely unrecognizable, wielding fleshy remnants and pieces of skin with thickly coagulated blood drooping from what used to be ridgelines of the jaw and brow. Written presumably in the man's blood on the message board above him are the words, "The Grey Hag must confess for her crimes."

Each of the man's wrists were severely broken and twisted, even the hand that was unattached to the signpost, suggesting potential abuse before death.

Even with the gross disfigurations, a more thorough inspection would reveal a telltale pair of fang-marks on the base of his neck.

Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Lavender Libertine on February 27, 2014, 01:55:15 AM
[small notices placed up in a few boards, nooks, and shops]

(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g138/yield2d/old-paper-parchment-plain_zpsd405c5e0.jpg)
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Norture on March 19, 2014, 12:06:54 AM
A number of these posters have been hung up around Port--Lucine:

Quote
Beware! Necromancers lurk the streets!

Rene Bellamy, editor-in-chief of La Bougie, was assaulted by a Nerull-worshipping necromancer last evening. The culprit was a deathly thin woman with cloth wrapped around her head, and wore what appeared to be a black tunic and pants with metal studs.

The culprit tortured Rene extensively before subjecting her to horrific necromantic experiments. Rene's face was cut off and an eyeball gouged out. Despite receiving prompt magical healing, she is still blind in one eye.

Exercise caution if you see the woman. She is capable of making herself invisible and knows how to move quietly to avoid detection. She can lurk out of the shadows at any moment to catch a person who has lowered their guard. She is also capable of casting see invisibility, do not rely on magic to keep yourself hidden from her!
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Lavender Libertine on March 20, 2014, 07:37:55 AM
[small notices placed up in a few boards, nooks, and shops]

(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g138/yield2d/old-paper-parchment-plain_zpsd405c5e0.jpg)

[The posters are refreshed]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: ladylena on April 24, 2014, 12:52:59 AM
[A letter written in blood is posted to the wanted board in Port-a-Lucine]

Dearest populace of the Serene Republic of Dementlieu, in particular those here in Port-a-Lucine,

You have poverty ridden slums. People starve and resort to violance to survive. However, you all see it fit, to put such a large amount of solars on my head. Have you not noticed that still there is poverty and criminals in your streets?
Have you not noticed how incompetant your guards and government are?
You starve, but they will pay vast amounts of solars to whoever brings them my head. Who ever. It could be some one from some outlandish world claiming money that should go to your poor. Support the Halans who heal your sick. Provide houses to those without.
But no. They think it better to pay money to just anyone. Not the people they claim to care about.

Deaths embrace,
T.M.O
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on April 24, 2014, 01:07:17 AM
[A letter written in blood is posted to the wanted board in Port-a-Lucine]

Dearest populace of the Serene Republic of Dementlieu, in particular those here in Port-a-Lucine,

You have poverty ridden slums. People starve and resort to violance to survive. However, you all see it fit, to put such a large amount of solars on my head. Have you not noticed that still there is poverty and criminals in your streets?
Have you not noticed how incompetant your guards and government are?
You starve, but they will pay vast amounts of solars to whoever brings them my head. Who ever. It could be some one from some outlandish world claiming money that should go to your poor. Support the Halans who heal your sick. Provide houses to those without.
But no. They think it better to pay money to just anyone. Not the people they claim to care about.

Deaths embrace,
T.M.O


[The message is seen by the commonfolk of Port-a-Lucine come morning, who appear shocked or disturbed by dried blood being used as the medium for its composition, to the extent that few can get past the fact. Later in the day, a gendarme spots the subversive notice and removes it from the wooden board, carrying it off to his superiors.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Ternce on April 24, 2014, 01:28:05 AM
Charlemagne Devereaux, proprietor of the Free People's Labor Union and Devereaux textiles, was seen earlier making a public announcement regarding a copy of the bloody message tacked to the notice board.

"My friends!" he was reported to have said before a crowd of working class citizens, rattling the announcement above his head with a wide smile.  "It seems the fiend that has plagued our streets has seen fit to address people worthy enough that the monster deems people, while it murders our working class!  Notice how the creature tries to speak to you, the working class, while it thinks we will forget that this beast has targeted only the proud men and women that run our mills and build our ships!  This is a message to incite anarchy by claiming incompetence of our nobility, and those that would protect us, while this monster attacks our neighbors!  Know that this is the true enemy here.  Not the officials doing all they can to bring this abomination to justice.  If this thing ever had a heart it would turn itself in, and donate its own reward to the Halan clergy it claims to have such high regard for!"

Monsieur Devereaux then burnt the notice in plain view of everyone, and spent a few more words urging them to be brave until this monstrosity was brought to justice.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: ladylena on April 25, 2014, 06:05:02 PM
[In the early hours of the day, another letter is posted on the board, written in black ink, though the signature remains in blood.]

To whom it may concern

False accusations seem fairly common here. Those of the higher classes merely try to protect themselves by spreading lies about their enemies. I have not killed your sailors, nor your working men. I have only killed your criminals. The criminals your government seems to allow to run rampant in the poorer parts of Port-a-Lucine. Open your eyes to their lies. The homeless should be given homes, that is, if your government gave a damn about them.

Deaths Embrace,
T.M.O
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: BahamutZ3RO on May 06, 2014, 10:59:07 PM
[Edwin Aubert was seen entering the Gendarmerie with a bloodied nose the morning after a late night patrol - rumors abound in the ranks that he earned it in a scuffle in the Ouvrier district while saving a woman from being raped.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Shadowthrone on May 21, 2014, 07:41:17 PM
A new face at the Mutinied Sailor, a woman by the name of Sofiya, is seen almost nightly drinking her sorrows away when she isn't joining or instigating most of the bar room brawls the drinking hole is famous for. Due to the reckless abandon with which she throws herself into these brawls, some say she has a death wish.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on June 25, 2014, 05:07:39 PM
[Rumor spreads of Councilor Dominic d'Honaire, a rare sight in this part of the city, walking along the the Widow's Walk and up along one of the piers to speak with a ship captain regarding the possible use of his vessel. He seems to be preparing for something. But what, you wonder... (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=746&iso=20140627T20&msg=It%20Came%20from%20the%20Sea%20-%20Finale) ]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on June 27, 2014, 04:43:58 PM
((3 hours roughly until this happens.))
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on July 02, 2014, 03:02:24 PM
[Overtime, many of the superstitious sailors who feared going out into the Sea of Sorrows regain their courage, after news is quickly spread of an alleged 'sea-beast' having been slain. The Widow's Walk is teeming with life and for those involved in the exportation of goods to distant shores, business couldn't get any better. Yet more than a few sailors have found themselves taken away from the sea -- their one true love -- and transported to Dr. Vilhelm Mikki's Sanitorium in Chateaufaux. They speak of madness -- of a city underneath the waves, inhabited by massive eel-like abominations, many of them simply waiting and biding their time until the end of days, where they might form their ancient empire anew. They call it 'inevitable'. They call it 'prophecy'. Obviously suffering from severe delusions, these men of the waves are locked away, where they will do no further harm to the general populace.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: ShadyWraith on July 23, 2014, 08:45:21 PM
A young barmaid has been hired to work at The Mutinied Sailor, serving drinks and waiting on tables.  Despite her semi innocent demeanor, some patrons question her intent, wondering if she's there to serve drinks or provide other types of 'services' to the weary sailors.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Tycat on August 09, 2014, 02:27:23 AM
After a heinous murder spree was done in the Ouartier Marchand, where innards, fecal matter, brains, hair, and other gore from the brutal slaughter of the roving gangs that seemed to be made especially horrific out of spite. Within hours, and before the sun rose over the promenade, it would appear that someone didn't like the message it was sending, and it was promptly cleaned up. Some whisper that it was the so called Knight of Song, glimpsed removing bodies in the earliest part of the morning.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: LadyDragn on August 17, 2014, 12:02:02 PM
Several thugs are found torn open at the waistline, their innards half-eaten. The head of one cutpurse still in it's helmet is found pinned by a steel gilded feather engraved with "See no evil" on its side. Written in blood on the bounty board reads: "Parliament has arrived, prepare for judgement"
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on November 14, 2014, 07:08:36 PM
[Various businesses like Les Tanneries and Moulin a Scie have been closed down, due to workers not showing up. Workhouses all over the city have been closed down, striking fear into the hearts of the gentryfolk. They have a surplus of goods that they can make use of, but what will they do when the goods stored in the warehouses are all gone? Rumor also spreads that a small ship filled to the brim with barrels of gunpowder and muskets was seized by the distinguished Maitre Wymmer Drukker and an associate of his.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: APorg on November 14, 2014, 10:18:45 PM
A young Gendarme recruit can be seen trying to scrub out graffiti painted on the bounty board at the city's gate, in red paint:

Quand le dernier des tyrans sera pendu avec les boyaux du dernier prtre clibataire, le genre humain pourra esprer tre heureux.

((OOC translation: When the last tyrant is hanged with the entrails of the last celibate priest, humankind may hope to be happy. ))
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on December 09, 2014, 10:56:56 PM
[Eventually, the general strike that affected the Quartier Marchand comes to an end. For most, the desire to provide for their family wins out over their hatred for the way things are and their wish to see them change. The men and women who spent fourteen hour days in the workhouse continue to do just that, though the particularly outspoken find themselves out of work, replaced by someone more amenable.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on January 20, 2015, 09:25:47 AM
[Barricades have been hastily erected by the Gendarmerie in preparation for... something (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=746&iso=20150120T20&msg=%3f%3f%3f)...]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on January 20, 2015, 07:39:13 PM
((This is in roughly 20 minutes!))
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on January 20, 2015, 09:38:36 PM
[Hostilities between the Gendarmerie struggling to keep order in the city and the armed revolutionaries that are present in Quartier Ouvrier have reached a fever pitch, following a gendarme's musket having discharged into a young urchin's skull. With the help of foreigners, the Gendarmerie were able to dispatch a large mob of armed commoners. Likely, this isn't the end of the fighting, and you can cut the tension in the city with a knife...]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on February 04, 2015, 01:58:52 AM
[In the late hours of the night, it is said that the Gendarmerie, under the orders of Capitaine Jacques Reynard, pulled back into the Quartier Publique. Shortly after this, the forward detachment of a large army led by the self-styled "Marshal", Armand Foquelaine, attempted to make a push into Port-a-Lucine's Quartier Marchand, when they were attacked by a large number of revolutionaries from the Quartier Ouvrier, forcing the better-armed forces of Armand Foquelaine to make a tactical retreat. It is said that they have surrounded the city and intend to make another push soon.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on February 04, 2015, 02:21:22 AM
[Word spreads that after complaining by members of the gentry into the ears of Capitaine Alphonse Dupre, the members of the Gendarmerie typically stationed in the Quartier Marchand resumed their posts once more.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on February 13, 2015, 01:43:33 AM
[Returning to his shop is Abernathy Gearling, who seems happy to be back with his family. He mentions taking an extended vacation to Mayvin with others, in light of turmoil inside Port-a-Lucine, though he's not left for his homeland of Darkon... yet.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Tycat on February 23, 2015, 01:11:08 AM
[Zidonne LeFebvre, local celebrity composer, musician, and the Knight of Song, has been seen - bloodied and dirty from battle - walking the streets of Port A Lucine, playing a victorious tune on his violin and placing a poster on the Wanted sign in this districtt:

Quote from: poster
Foquelaine is dead! Viva la Dementlieu!
This is the time that we stand together, and rebuild our most serene Republic!
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Olywynn on February 23, 2015, 01:18:48 AM
A new face to Dementlieu stands out, as a Falkovnian man has been seen moving through the city assessing the fallen, damage sustained to the city and its homes, though mainly he seems intent on assisting the various hospices scattered around the city, offering minor spells of healing from his goddess, Hala.

Some might know him by the name of Dietrich.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: herkles on February 23, 2015, 02:12:45 AM
[rumors speak of how with captaines Reynard and Dupree are missing currently, that Baron Edmond Montte has claimed to be the current acting captaine of the gendarme]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Chaoshawk on February 24, 2015, 06:30:56 PM
A man known as Oskar, thought to have once been a noble of Lamordian descent in the old regime, frequents the Mutinied Sailor has been selling fanciful and jewelry clothing rumored to have been ill-gotten during the chaos of the revolution to sailors at a cheap rate. Some patrons might note that man once dressed in a suit, albeit dirty. But has adjusted his attire to be more in line with what the commoners and sailors of the Marchand following the regime change.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: FinalHeaven on February 28, 2015, 05:27:02 PM
[A bloody mess of the bodies of thugs and thieves is found throughout the Quartier Marchand.  Not entirely unusual, the amount however is staggering.  Some might report having seen the form of an Elven man cutting a swathe through the severely under skilled miscreants, in a line from the docks up through the rest of the Marchand and into the Ouvrier.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: herkles on March 03, 2015, 12:41:08 AM
[Edmond has been seen patrolling the streets of the Marchand, looking to make sure that the people are safe from the thugs and criminals which have been taking advantage of the quariter in the chaos]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Chaoshawk on March 05, 2015, 01:11:58 PM
Rumors originate from a member of the newly formed People's National Army which hint that Helene DuSuis may be betraying the spirit of the revolution (even to the point of beingcounter-revolutionary!) through her apparently recent relationship with former Councilors Dominic D'Honaire and Wymmer Drukker; asserting that only the People's National Army will alleviate the struggles faced by the citizenry, uphold the principles of the republic, and protect the rights of the citizenry espoused by revolutionaries across the city. Oskar de La Rose, in PNA uniform, could be seen by the Widow's Walk with other soldiers, attempting to get sailors cooperation in maintaining order in parts of the Marchand.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kendric98 on April 02, 2015, 02:07:37 AM
Rumors spread that Mareta The Red Priestess of the Lord of Light was viciously attacked by some sort of were rat, her hand devoured during the attack.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Gutshank on April 16, 2015, 09:31:24 PM
A filthy looking Nova Vaasan riddled with tattoos has spent the last several nights within the Mutinied Sailor. He seems to be looking for something or someone...
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: EO on May 24, 2015, 01:15:31 AM
[The citizens of the Quartier Marchand of Port--Lucine were awakened at dawn by the sound of a series of large explosions coming from the Red Vardo Traders' Service Building. The blasts were so strong that they could even be heard in the other districts of Port--Lucine. Quickly, curious and frightened citizens gathered around the burning building as help organized. A party of gendarmes and concerned citizens helped put out the fire as the the Captain of the Red Vardo Traders in Port--Lucine, Elias, was seen conversing with the gendarme officer Juste Marceaux. The rescue party worked all day to extinguish the flames and were eventually able to clear a path inside the building and save it from flames. In a scene reminiscent of the nights preceding the Revolution, gendarmes were seen manning barricades in the Quartier Marchand after dusk, to protect the building from vandalism and looters. Once the situation was fully under control, the gendarmes and the courageous citizens who helped them dismantled the barricades and the gendarmes returned to the Gendarmerie. For now, the identity of the vandals is unknown...some, among the populace, fear that it may be the first sign of another Revolution or perhaps the work of Les Ordures.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Better Dread than Dead on October 11, 2015, 06:24:52 PM
[A large misshapen hulk of a man wearing a mask made of iron and dressed in grime-covered finery can be seen moving from one alleyway to the next in the less opulent parts of Port-a-Lucine. Moving mostly at night, who or even what this enigmatic figure might be remains a mystery...]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Better Dread than Dead on October 21, 2015, 12:21:41 AM
[A pair of attacks occur back to back -- the targets of these attacks in question? Young members of the Gendarmerie, both cut down viciously. Curiously, one seems to have had his arm removed, and another his leg. The party or parties responsible for both these grisly attacks are likely still at large.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: urathraviel on December 17, 2015, 06:16:35 AM
[A note is left at the Red Vardo Office]

Brianna is looking for traders in unusual arms, armor, and trinkets. currently staying at the Manor retreat. Will be in town for one, maybe two days at most. Please contact me. I wear a black cape with a gold sun
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: LemonIsGood on January 04, 2016, 01:21:51 AM
[An auburn haired man dressed in simple black and red wool robes is seen asking about delivery boys around the quartier.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: herkles on January 26, 2016, 03:18:16 PM
[Rumors abound about the upcoming Golden pistol Contest that House Sallembier and the Red Vardo Traders are hosting together.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Claymora on February 19, 2016, 08:40:28 AM
[one of Jean's regulars has recently returned to his old haunt at the Mutinied Sailor, the boisterous caliban Marcel has been restoring old friendships from his pre-mercenary days, usually found playing dice or throwing darts with friends, he seems to busy himself with vice.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dumas on April 14, 2016, 11:41:32 PM
[Last night, the Bullseye, a tavern of some repute in the Marchand, was a scene of confusion and chaos for a brief time. The normal din of conversation was broken by the sound of heavy boots and the distinct cry of cold steel being drawn from a scabbard. A hooded man drinking with a Fox Company officer was apparently cut down by an armoured chevalier who proclaimed himself to be one Cyrus Gallant. Scared citoyens fled from the establishment into the night before the gendarme showed up on the scene to assess the situation. Its said that those involved in the incident left just as the sun rose over the rooftops of the Marchand. ]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Delete Me on April 15, 2016, 12:13:34 AM
Word would pass that the Chevalier, the Knight in question left an incredible sum with the barkeep to make reperations for the blood stained rug, and the loss of the nights business, and the expected loss of future business.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Hollow on June 17, 2016, 09:38:08 PM
This week, barrels of Bruyre's Aigre, a cheap apple cider produced in a brewery near Edrigan, are removed from tap-houses and emptied into sewer drains around the merchant's quarter. Though the brew was not well-acknowledged, for a drunken sailor's palate is not exactly picky, a handful of patrons inquire as to the reason their 'medicine' was discarded. The answer is... disconcerting.

Apparently, the brewery ceased operations after the owner was found boiled alive in one of the stewing vats.
The most unusual thing was that the vat in which Simon Bruyre's bloated body was found had its lid sealed.

As is the way in the City of Lights, speculation begins to fly, lending the sailors and laborers some morbid entertainment for a few nights. Perhaps a rival had Simon Bruyre done in? Had a deal gone wrong with smugglers? Or was it an unpaid creditor?

Whatever the case, Bruyre's Aigre is no longer on the menu.

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// Rumor was DM-approved!
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Calliope on July 24, 2016, 10:39:20 PM
Many citizens report a face-to-face confrontation between the disgraced Anselme Voclain and the Vicomte de Roissy's alleged retainer, Cyrus Gallant. The two swapped several of the same charges that have plastered every noticeboard of the city for several days now. But as dusk fell the two only stalked away, disappointing at least a few of the spectators who witnessed the exchange and who would have been relieved to see this festering wound lanced.

Coming on the heels of the disastrous auction that led to a challenge of honor at the Governor's Hotel, such open hostilities cannot go on forever before someone--guilty or innocent--pays the ultimate price.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: justacat on July 26, 2016, 10:35:15 PM
The silence in the lower districts of Port--Lucine was disturbed in the little hours of the night by the sound of clashing steel and the cries of terror of those assaulted. Mere thugs and criminals, all of which spared a grisly fate, emerging only with bruises and other such minor injuries. In their filth-ridden taverns and bars, they would tell their fellows of their purported assailant, a short figure dressed head to toe in simple, brown robes of burlap, holding a radiantly glowing sword in one hand, leaving them down on their behinds in mere seconds. When they awoke, later, not without a hurting headache, they'd find rolled up pieces of parchment in the folds of their vests, written in Mordentish...

Quote from: Street thug's lesson.
Leave this way of life, and prepare for the next that will come to all in the Republic.

...Of course, in the subsequent nights to come, this robed attacker did not resurface, sweeping through those districts of the city just that once.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: justacat on September 21, 2016, 06:20:19 PM
A lone woman clad in black and white seems to frequent The Broken Spire and its environs. Spending the nights indoors and the days out in the streets near, she observes the populace of the Quartier in silence, not speaking to anyone until approached, or until her interest is caught.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Maiden Sin on February 03, 2017, 08:49:33 PM
The Widow's Walk is disturbed by the screams of the dying and tortured at the small hours of the night. Blood runs freely through the gaps in the cobbles, some of it draining into the harbor waters, but most of this quadrant of the Quartier Marchand is painted grotesquely in red. Innards, the limbs of men and women strewn away from their bodies. A single decapitated head of a malnourished man in his thirties is impaled atop a post.

Such terrible horrors to greet the morning with.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Maiden Sin on February 05, 2017, 01:56:22 AM
This eve, the lower districts as a whole felt the sting of death. Criminals and street rats, gang members, caliban, and many who brave the night, were butchered purposefully or left mangled, to bleed out their lives into the cobbles.

The streets ran red with the blood of the city's underworld.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Maiden Sin on February 06, 2017, 08:35:22 PM
The days following the massacres seem quiet. No one is assailed out in the open streets of the lower districts, and no butcher strolls through on a mad rampage.

Was the lunatic stopped?
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: CosmicRay on February 12, 2017, 02:14:59 PM
[In the dead of night, at a certain secluded bookshop in the Quartier Marchand, a visitor leaves a letter with monsieur Foucault.]

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To whom it may concern,
I am hoping to locate any remaining Friends of the Sorely missed Bernard du Bourg.
Please send return message to C.P, care of Ste. Mere des Larmes.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: julienchab on February 24, 2017, 06:45:44 PM
More and more action is seen around the Red Vardo Service Building, as costumers come in and out to check out the special wares that are going to be auctioned the next day. Rumor says the store will be open for an hour or two, for more costumers to check the wares out.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: wildflame on February 28, 2017, 03:41:05 AM
[A woman in a meticulously kept dress uniform of the Company of the Fox is seen running at full speed, her stride doubtlessly enhanced by magic. She stops at the Bazaar to purchase ink then runs to the encampment, a wide smile on her lips as she pants.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: DM Tarokka on March 04, 2017, 06:16:43 AM
A ship with the flag of Dementlieu, and a smaller Richemuloise one, has been docking for several days in the local harbour. It seems many of its sails are torn off, and has clearly some major damage in the hull, since its sailors are incessantly removing water. The name of the ship is "The Mist Rover".
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Gavin Mace on March 29, 2017, 09:04:25 AM
Eleanor Holmwood, the daughter of the Mordentish perfumer Martin Holmwood, is said to have arrived in the city at dusk accompanied by two armed retainers. They pay for lodging at the Broken Spire Inn, hauling several wooden chests and long leather musket cases upstairs.

The entourage depart without their luggage before dawn, making way to the Avenue du Progrs. The crack of musket fire is audible in the distant woodlands.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: SanneJ on April 01, 2017, 06:40:40 AM
A half-man, half-aquatic monster was seen lurking in the docks at night, leaving thugs and thieves bleeding on the ground in his wake.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on April 01, 2017, 08:28:22 PM
[A peculiar sight was briefly seen on the Widow's Walk, just as dusk started to descend upon Dementlieu. A finely-dressed woman with lily-white skin encountered a sizable group of children and a young woman wearing more plain clothing who seemed to be leading them -- they descended upon the woman as though a swarm, with the sailors watching the scene incredulously and in disbelief. As gangs began to beset the children present, they led themselves and the finely-dressed woman in their care inside... what happened after that, remains a mystery.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: greeneggs on April 24, 2017, 11:43:40 AM
[Word spreads throughout Port-a-Lucine of the upcoming auction of the two-masted vessel, by House Passeleau. Gossip spreads that the event is likely to be a grand affair, which will attract many that may wish to add such a fine ship to their names... Rumor states that the ship, the Harridan, will anchor offshore of Port-a-Lucine soon, and that preparations will be underway to host the event on the very decks of the vessel itself, which will likely be a colorful affair.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on May 18, 2017, 05:23:18 PM
[Those who were in Le Grand Bazaar yesterday were treated to a horrifying and yet mesmerizing spectacle -- a man sprinted past those shopping and browsing, naked as the day he was born, shocking many. He shouted about how hot he was -- he seemed merely delirious, at first... but then, suddenly, the man began to spontaneously combust, becoming wholly immolated by flames. In a matter of minutes, he was nothing more than a charred, smoldering husk.

A member of the Gendarmerie arrived quickly, as a bystander rushed to grab their attention -- Le Grand Bazaar was closed down for the day, but thankfully, with dusk swiftly approaching, businesses did not suffer overmuch. The bazaar re-opened the following day, but many common folk cannot help but talk about what transpired.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: julienchab on May 20, 2017, 12:43:56 AM
[In the early hours of the morning, several crates of weapons are seen being brought aboard the Harridan, before a young man dressed in red boards the ship himself. Soon after, the Harridan would be seen leaving the docks.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Arawn on June 02, 2017, 03:43:21 PM
Sailors and late-night visitors have begun to turn up dead in Marchand, their bodies slashed and torn, as though with long, ragged claws. Reports speak of a hunched, limping form creeping in the darkest shadows, and one terrified woman remembers a horrible, grating whisper: "Murderess... Murderess..."
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Reprsentation_Nonpareil on August 20, 2017, 03:06:06 PM
[With the cresting of the dawn on the horizon, a macabre scene is illuminated in the Quartier Marchand streets.  A horrific butchering, with the semblance of what was once a man grotesquely positioned and splayed out on display.  Viscera lies strewn about the cobblestones and the mans skin was flayed and discarded into a tattered, fleshy pile beside the still form. 

Curiously absent, however, is significant traces of blood.  Only a splattering of crimson stains the grey stone despite the excessive carnage.  The now lifeless husk has been turned into a gruesome showcase demonstrating the depths of the depravity of an entity that stalks the concealing shadow of the night. After all, the most radiant light casts the deepest and longest of shadeand there are no more luminescent of locales than the City of Lights.]


Spoiler: show
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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: ForgottenBhaal on May 15, 2019, 09:53:04 AM
A man clad in a dark leather armor, wearing a brown tricorn hat has been seen moving about the streets of Quartier Marchand, inquiring about the fate of the ship known as "The Bounty." However, so far it seems as he has not received any kind of answer, to the question.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Tycat on July 26, 2019, 07:39:51 PM
It happened in late morning, after all the trade and fisher vessels were loaded and set off on their various routes, and all the returning vessels from previous ventures docked and unloaded their goods and sailors, just around the midday meal when the ruckus of dock life begins to settle down and disperse. A lone, lost ship returned to port after being away too long unaccounted for at sea. It came in on a quiet afternoon wind, with a torn sail and a tired, sunburned and weary crew disembarking. Lingering dock hands rushed to take in what remained of the cargo with a bewildered relief. Not all lost ships return to dock, after all. A particularly tall red haired sailor, disheveled like the rest of them, is seen waving farewell to the crew, checking in at the dock office, and promptly heading indoors to rest at the nearest inn. While ships caught in doldrums are not uncommon this time of year, it is said that there had to have been a skilled healer on board to bring back as much of the crew as they had.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: BraveSirRobin on August 06, 2019, 04:34:29 AM
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[Hushed whispers spread throughout the Quartier Marchand of a woman wearing an expensive silk sun-gold gown with intricately braided raven hair entering the Dock Office, and a meeting with a member of House Couvreur -- A House known for its history in sailing and maritime endeavors. The following morning, dockers began to bring fresh timbers and supplies to the docks, wherein shipwrights began to undertake extensive repairs on the vessel. It is said that it had suffered critical and debilitating damage on its last voyage several months ago, losing many of its hands, and Captain. By the following evening, gossip had spread thoroughly enough of it's name and class. A retrofitted  forty-four gun Carrack by the name, "La Grce de Damon."]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: CosmicRay on December 11, 2019, 04:41:34 PM
In the late evening, workmen are seen delivering a large, sealed crate to Les Presses du Savoir. They sweat and strain under the weight of the man-sized container, and under the direction of proprietor Martin Beauchamin, take it into the basement.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Philos on January 12, 2020, 07:20:52 PM
During the night the crack of gunfire can be heard all throughout the Quartier Marchand and Ouvrier. As the sun rose over the bay, the bullet riddled bodies of various street gang members could be found. A few whisper that a group of amateur bounty hunters, incensed over one issue or another, cleared several dozen names off the Gendarmerie's Bounty Board in a a single night.   
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: BraveSirRobin on February 19, 2020, 06:41:56 PM
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Late into the evening of the 19th of Fvrier, nearly a dozen Gendarmes adorned in meticulously polished steel cuirasses marched throughout the Quartier Publique, before mustering at the entrance of the middle terraces into the Marchand. A young female Officer of raven hair and fair skin, adorned with a red sash and Sargent's chevrons, flanked by a Caporal, lead the combat-ready Gendarmes into the night. The cracking of pistol fire and the clattering of metal resounded as a sudden purge of the streets was had, the cut-throats and vagabonds so keen to prey upon the innocent were brought to heel in a bloody crucible before the Council of Brilliance's Right Hand, and... Come dawn, the same number of Gendarmes that had entered, had left. Though, their target, a body wrapped in a cloth carried and lead by a Lamordian wearing a meticulous clean and white coat, and two armored Gendarmes, was recovered and brought back to the Gendarmerie. By the following noonday sun, all seemed to return to normal, though the rumors persist. Some say, a Gendarme was killed in cold blood that eve.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Better Dread than Dead on February 25, 2020, 01:29:01 PM
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A flurry of activity can be seen taking place along Port-a-Lucine's docks in preparation for something of considerable magnitude, with a well-dressed noblewoman of dusky complexion and dark green attire seemingly at the center of it all...
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: BraveSirRobin on February 25, 2020, 07:01:13 PM
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As the evening drew nearer on the 25th of Fvrier, bustling activity took place on the docks with sailors, dockers, and a handful of merchant marines. All of this activity seemed to surround a tall and heavy Carrack that has spent many months in the harbor of Port-a-Lucine, the magenta sashes worn by many of her crewmen a sight that became fast frequent in the pubs and the locale. Resplendent upon her mast, was a flag of a dark cerise bearing the vessel's sigil, flanked on her bow mast by a deep blue flag bearing the coat of arms of the Gendarmerie Nationale de La Rpublique de Dementlieu. The dark wood of the vessel was nearly polished by the sea, the marble-white line of paint along her hull meticulous and pristine, flanked by a deep blue as dark as the sea itself. In elegant letters, written in High Mordentish was her name, 'La Grce de Damon.' And by all measures, she was large and well-armed for her classification. The colony of crewmen that lived upon the vessel began to slowly flock back to it, one-by-one as preparations to make sail seemed to be imminently underway...
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Zera on March 08, 2020, 03:33:25 PM
A duel and fatal outcome in Port-a-Lucine!

Rumors circulate in the city around the sword duel and its respective outcome, between commoner Alphonse L'Heureux and member of the nobility, Monsieur Jacinth de la Rochenoire. The swirling rumors offer contradictory speculation regarding to the conflict's origin. A sobering consensus, however, is that Monsieur de la Rochenoire lay dead in a duel that was supposed to be non lethal, a gentleman's option to yield purportedly to serve as the conclusion of the dispute. Alphonse L'Heureux, at the conclusion, was abruptly escorted away by a detachment of Gendarmes, accused of murder.

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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Chabxxu on May 03, 2020, 11:08:48 PM
Screams are heard in the middle of the night as the sound of battle came from the streets of both the Ouvrier and the Marchand. Under the moon, outlaws, murderers and calibans were fighting for their life. Someone was out for blood, and it was found in those who walked the streets at night. A gruesome spectacle awaited those who would walk the streets the next morning. A multitude of bodies, their heads and limbs separated, could be found everywhere in the streets. Rumors quickly spread that only someone mad with rage could have done something like it...
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Sovereign Citoyen on May 19, 2020, 02:12:29 PM
Gossips and those with an ear for rumors may hear tale a curious development that can seen throughout the City of Light's poorer districts during the evening hours. It appears a local militia calling themselves the "Quartier Watch" have begun setting up checkpoints in Marchand and Ouvrier enforcing a curfew on all non-essential parties. It is said some night goers are searched for contraband while others are escorted to the safer sections of the city. Be they benevolent, benign or baleful ... the jury is still out.

Spoiler: show
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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Cipher on May 30, 2020, 06:13:19 PM
A poster has been going up recently in the Marchand's upper terraces and entering Ouvrier...

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MISSING!

(https://i.imgur.com/pYxEKkG.png)

Have you seen me? I have long blonde hair that is usually tied up in a bun and am always in the plain Dementlieuse dress of navy blues and grays. I wear an oval silver locket with my initials etched into it -  S.D.

Send word for me at the Broken Spire, and be rewarded!
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Half Moon on May 31, 2020, 05:39:42 AM
A young man in a tacky vest is seen putting up more notices around Marchand and Ouvrier...


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MISSING!

(https://i.imgur.com/pYxEKkG.png)

Have you seen me? I have long blonde hair that is usually tied up in a bun and am always in the plain Dementlieuse dress of navy blues and grays. I wear an oval silver locket with my initials etched into it -  S.D.

Send word for me at the Broken Spire, and be rewarded!
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: BraveSirRobin on June 03, 2020, 09:42:56 PM
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Rumors begin to circulate that the Captain of La Grce de Damon, a young and comely Dementlieuse maiden of braided raven hair and fair skin, has been spending some of her evenings performing and playing at the Mutinied Sailor in the company of members of her crew, company and the sailing men of other crews as the long nights of the City of Lights carry on. Patriotic tunes and jaunty shanties were played to the delight of some.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Rebellious Collective on June 06, 2020, 07:00:58 AM
Under the cover of night, several hand-made notices are posted in the various corners and alleys of Ouvrier and Marchand

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WATCH OUT FOR THE TRAITOR!

ALL GOOD PEOPLE OF OUVRIER AND MARCHAND!

 WE PRONOUNCE SYLVIE COULETTE A SNITCH AND A TRAITOR TO HER PEOPLE.

HER CRIMES ARE AS LISTED:

AIDING HER LOVER, JACINTH DE LA ROCHENOIRE, IN COVERING UP HIS LIES. ALTHOUGH HE CLAIMED THAT SHE WAS PRESENT DURING HIS FIRST ASSAULT ON THE QUARTIER WATCH, SHE WAS NOT THERE.

COMPLIANCE IN THE FACE OF BRUTALITY. SHE WATCHED IDLY, AS HER LOVER, JACINTH DE LA ROCHENOIRE, ASSAULTED A MAN, WHO DISCOVERED THEM DURING INTERCOURSE IN AN ALLEYWAY, ALMOST KILLING HIM.

ASSAULT UPON THE DENIZENS OF QUARTIERS OUVRIER AND MARCHAND AND DECEIT. SHE KNOWINGLY APPROACHED MEMBERS OF THE QUARTIER WATCH IN ORDER TO SPY ON THEM FOR HER LOVER, JACINTH DE LA ROCHENOIRE, USING LIES AND MANIPULATION. AT THE SAME TIME, HER HAND ROSE AGAINST THE POOR PEOPLE OF OUVRIER AND MARCHAND.

IS SYLVIE COULETTE WHAT CHURCH OF EZRA HAS TO OFFER, AFTER CLOSING THEIR DOORS IN OUR FACES?

GOOD PEOPLE OF OUVRIER AND MARCHAND, OFFER SYLVIE COULETTE OR THE DISHONORABLE BRUTE, JACINTH DE LA ROCHENOIRE, NO AID, NO FOOD, NO PEACE, AND NO INFORMATION!
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Half Moon on June 06, 2020, 04:32:36 PM
The notices are refreshed...

A poster has been going up recently in the Marchand's upper terraces and entering Ouvrier...

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MISSING!

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Have you seen me? I have long blonde hair that is usually tied up in a bun and am always in the plain Dementlieuse dress of navy blues and grays. I wear an oval silver locket with my initials etched into it -  S.D.

Send word for me at the Broken Spire, and be rewarded!
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: BraveSirRobin on June 12, 2020, 11:20:49 PM
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Late into the evening of the 12th of June, dozens of sailors and security personnel on shore leave in the Quartier Marchand cut their daily routines short, and begin to vacate the docks and surrounding recreational areas. The retrofitted carrack "La Grce de Damon" begins to come to life as her crew returns to fill her hold once more, bringing on what is said to be a variety of food, water, rum and cases of black powder and shot. Shortly thereafter, the large vessel's mooring lines are cut from the docks and without further word, the sails come to life. The ship's Captain, a young Dementlieuse woman wearing a wine red coat and with braided raven hair is seen organizing the departure, before being seen onboard at the helm as the ship slipped its moors and made way into the Baie de Parnault.

Speculation surrounds the sudden departure of the vessel whose runs were infrequent enough that its crew and presence in the Quartier Marchand became something of a feature, and the docking fees the pleasure of tax collectors -- Though, a thing short-lived. In the days that came, La Grce de Damon and her crew did not return home to its moors in Port-a-Lucine.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: DM Brimstone on July 15, 2020, 01:07:38 PM
The bustling commotion and clamor of masses of individuals pouring into the Quartier Marchand echoed over the cobblestone streets come morning. Rumors swirl of the recent and substantial influx of fresh bread at markedly discounted prices being offered by Pain et Fromage in Le Grand Bazaar. Crowds begin to form and lines sweep through the market hall, the hungry gathering and scrounging together what means they had for purchase of this expensive and scarce resource while so close to the looming shade of war.

The source and timing is subject to much scrutiny in gossiping circles.  That the bread supply was so scarce and exorbitantly priced one day and on the heels of the next significantly reduced in price and abundant in supply leads to a frenzied speculation.  Who provided these provisions to this one merchant and, given demand and even at discounted prices, how much do they stand to profit?  The speculation does nothing to deter the throng of the hungry who scrape together their solars and flock to the Grand Bazaar, piling inside.


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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Morohtar on July 17, 2020, 01:07:32 AM
A strange, black candle is seen near the door of the Red Vardo Store. Set during the night, the candle burns slowly, but surely. Without question, the placement of this otherwise harmless wax light sings an ominous tune. Those who gaze upon the candle are struck with the typical array of questions. Who? Why? ... When?


Time will surely tell.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Morohtar on July 27, 2020, 10:17:29 PM
As mysteriously as they arrived, the black candles cease to appear among the door of The Red Vardo Store. Timing suggests that the eyes once glaring upon the collection of red cloaks has now moved on. 
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Tycat on August 17, 2020, 08:43:16 PM
[A few days ago, a tall red haired man affectionately known around the docks as Le Gant Rouge by fellow sailors was seen working a long shift, and then another, and another. When he could not pick up another shift, he wandered over to the bullseye, and hasn't been seen leaving it.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Hathor on August 21, 2020, 12:06:31 AM
An overall quiet giamarga woman has taken up residence in Quartier Marchand, purchasing one of the smaller rooms in the local rentals. With posted notices outside her door requesting her neighbors to warn her if she becomes too loud, she occasionally practices her singing by the window where she hangs her laundry. She appears fairly comfortable in the Marchand, occasionally recognizing and catching up with some who remember her as a child.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Micalaylee93 on October 11, 2020, 08:45:04 PM
"The husks of three bodies are found drained of blood on the docks of the Marchand. Two puncture marks can be seen on the necks of each victim, along with cuts and bruises across the body and arms."
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Sovereign Citoyen on October 20, 2020, 10:38:17 PM
Barricades and bulwarks! Torches and Traps! A checkpoint was erected on Widow's Walk during the middle of the night!

As the sun sets behind the city the sounds of construction could be heard on Widow's Walk. A hammer's thump and the dull moan of a saw blade drone on until their masters work is complete. Passersby would be denied passage. One women would even surrender a sizable coin purse to those manning the garrison. Theft? A bribe? An illegal toll? Could it have been unscrupulous highwaymen seeking to waylay the citoyens of the republiqu? Perhaps it was work the Quartier Watch, be they common thugs to some or protectors to others? Perhaps still it was the Gendarmeire working to keep the city of lights safe- Or even some holdouts from the ill fated provisional government!? Whatever the truth, its clear Widow's Walk lives up to its reputation.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Asous on October 22, 2020, 12:44:56 PM
The sun rises over the Marchand on a cold winters day, a gruesome scene revealed by the early morning sunlight.

The door to Warehouse 3 covered in a spray of blood, slumped up it a thug of the night. Mouth, chin and cheeks painted with blood, jaw wide open to show the distinct lack of a tongue. Brutally carved into the mans forehead a single word;


S O R A N Z O
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Drekavac on October 28, 2020, 02:01:55 AM
A series of explosions from Warehouse One in the late evening and early morning attracts much attention in the morning as the scene is later crowded by gendarmes who refuse to answer questions as to what occurred. Undoubtedly an investigation was underway to understand what disturbance occurred there.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: PlatointheCave on October 28, 2020, 01:11:52 PM
In the early hours of the morning a short woman in a dark coat pins a notice to the door of Warehouse 1.

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The Luminaries are closed for repairs.

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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Iridni Ren on October 30, 2020, 05:30:03 PM
Sometime well after midnight a woman sheathed in golden-hued armor is seen fleeing from Joseph Fogg's establishment, an enormous brutish monstrosity in pursuit. Once in the Quartier Publique and confronted by roused Gendarmes, the lumbering assailant retreats, having lost sight of his much smaller quarry.

Diners in the Golden Fig, however, might notice a visibly shaken female, who nursed a single cup of coffee for several hours before saying a prayer at dawn and then departing.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: LancerFreya on November 08, 2020, 06:16:21 PM
Recently a hooded and masked woman seems too have taken up residence within the Broken Spire. She spends most of her time pouring over books and notes occasionally seeing if something has arrived
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: PrimetheGrime on November 09, 2020, 08:20:31 AM
The hammering of nails and sawing of wood can be heard coming from the Warehouse One, a simple sign outside the door was placed prominantly so any onlooker would spot it as clear as day

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The Luminaries are closed.

Repairs in progress.

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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Famous Seamus on November 28, 2020, 01:37:06 AM
A deathly pale, black-haired half-elf in a white topcoat is seen leaving Le Presses, scowling heavily. Those close to him would hear him grumble the words "Spilled ink" a few times.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Vissy on December 11, 2020, 01:06:44 PM
A red-haired woman dressed in a green gown and a man dressed in a black, white and taupe leathers enter the Gearling Family Firearms Dealership at noon. They leave soon after, the woman carrying a musket, and soon gunshots and laughter are heard ringing across the quarter as they practice on some statues. The practice session is ended by a cry of pain and a small explosion as the musket backfires on the woman.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on December 14, 2020, 02:08:14 PM
[WILDCAT STRIKE! Following what is said to have been an impassioned speech by one "Simon", the sailors that normally toil upon the Widow's Walk have decided not to show up the following day. True to their word, the sailors that normally walk to and from various vessels loading and unloading cargo are largely absent; only a token number of scabs labor, unable to keep the usual breakneck pace of shipping orders coming in or out.

The effects of this impromptu action are immediately felt. Supply chains are heavily disrupted as maritime imports and exports stay where they are, untouched, in crates and barrels within ships or warehouses. A few restaurants elsewhere in the city, reliant upon freshly caught fish or exotic ingredients for their dishes, either are forced to work with a limited menu or outright close. The ferry that would normally offer transport to Ghastria or Blaustein during the day does not operate. Discontent grows among the nobility who, highly inconvenienced by the sailors' strike, openly vocalize that someone ought to show them "their place".

It is said the strike will end tomorrow and the sailors will return to work that morning, yet others are unsure as to if this will truly be the case..]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kleomenes on December 14, 2020, 02:13:37 PM
The night before the strike, a number of the dock workers were escorted home by individuals predominantly in the uniforms of the Gendarmerie and Jeune Compagnie. Afterwards, the same personnel conducted a sweep of the Marchand, suppressing gang activity - at least for a time.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kleomenes on December 14, 2020, 09:48:57 PM
On the night after the day of the strike, Bluecoats are seen marching through the Marchand and Ouvrier again, patrolling on order to tackle such gang members as are present.


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They greet peaceful passers by.


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But alas, for some, they are too late.


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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on December 15, 2020, 09:31:33 AM
[As morning comes, the sailors can be seen working the rigging of various vessels once more and crates of goods are moved to and fro. Restauranteurs and major importers and exporters breathe deep sighs of relief. Not all, however, rest easy. The gentry and well-to-do merchants of the city now know that the sailors' threats are not hollow and that if they are not made happy or appeased, they will follow through with them, perhaps for longer this time.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kleomenes on December 16, 2020, 03:28:02 PM
Once more, a uniformed night patrol takes place through the Marchand and Ouvrier.

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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kleomenes on December 23, 2020, 12:14:57 PM
Gendarme patrols continue to push into the Marchand at night, with some fierce fighting against a caliban gang breaking out last night.


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Nevertheless the patrols in force continue.


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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kleomenes on December 25, 2020, 07:29:56 PM
Once more, the cobbles echo to the sound of military boots, shot, and intermittent skirmishing as the Gendarmerie and Jeune Compagnie patrol the Marchand.


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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kleomenes on December 29, 2020, 12:04:43 AM
Patrols continue to sweep the Marchand, although the one tonight is unremarkable.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Tycat on January 02, 2021, 02:25:22 AM
Today, on the first of the new year, after a fortnight of unexplained absence, the body of a large red haired man was found coming in on the tide, to wash ashore near the harbour. The cadaver brought in by local deckhands and later identified as Lexington Gray, still clutching the hilt of the blade Remembrance. No word yet on the mysterious circumstances of his untimely demise has spread, or how such a strong swimmer succumbed to the tides in this way.[\i]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kleomenes on January 05, 2021, 02:08:06 PM
A patrol of Gendarmes sweeps the Marchand, encountering the aftermath of a mugging that was foiled by a monstrously formed Luminary.


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Yet when escorting the victim to the Publique the Gendarme patrol was attacked, and one of the Gendarmes nearly lost his life when he was lured into an alley ambush. His wounds were later treated by the Baronesse de Mouisset in the Publique.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: LancerFreya on January 09, 2021, 10:49:43 PM
During the daylight hours, the Richemuloise assistant curator of the Musee was seen examining ship schedules in the dock offices. It seems she is looking to charter a ship
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: BraveSirRobin on January 18, 2021, 01:53:54 AM
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[On the morning of the 17th of Janvier, mustered Soldats of La Compagnie du Phnix began to congregate in the Quartier Marchand from their dwellings in Port--Lucine. The stylized emblem of a Phoenix rising from ash, and the numeral, "I," beneath it in the midst of a reef suggests that these men are from 1e Bande de La Compagnie du Phnix. By noon, a hundred stand mustered and regimented, boarding two separate vessels outbound for some distant location, the Dame d'Estellier and her retinue, the Garde de Commandement, sallying out first...

...Late into that evening, the Dame d'Estellier and her retinue return wounded, battered, and covered in blood. A handful of Soldats disembark, carrying a little over a dozen wounded, and half a dozen dead. The main contingent of the force did not return until several hours later, bringing crates of cargo of salvaged arms and armors. Dockworkers whisper, that dozens of Falkovnian Zweihnders were among the collected items -- Perhaps nearing forty, followed by their beaked helms, and Invidian-styled armors and weapons pushing the collection into the hundreds. These were stored in warehouses thereafter, the Zweihnders seeming to be marked as trophies of sorts. Most notably, nearly all of the breastplates had been compromised by penetrations from musket balls.]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Alan Hunter on January 18, 2021, 07:20:27 PM
Gossip spurs around of a man in a brown coat known as "Le Hunter" having been arrested by the Gendermie Sargant Antole de le Rochenoire. It is was said the man was charged for espionage though some think it was more for the fools blurting of  "Viva le Barovia" after cheers of the Republic of Gundarak during the day of the tournament of pistols being held. Clearly most think him a fool as many had turned holding pistols out to the man who oddly and calmly smiled hands raised with a smirk on his face. It is uncertain of his fate but gossip none the less among the Marchand prospers of what may have occur of the man's fate. Never the less time moves on as resound gossips and rumors' fill the streets of various activities.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Lexica on January 23, 2021, 12:50:00 AM
Two of the women living in Novak's rentals, Lily Ryan and Michelle Anciaux, are seen leaving the building with well packed bags. Enough luggage to suggest that they intend to be gone for weeks, at least. They leave the city's gates from the Marchand, and aren't seen to return.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: TherapyCat on February 05, 2021, 12:48:27 AM
Former Teacher At La Lumiere Dans Le Grenier -- Elodie Eppinette has seemed to vanish from the Port Scene out of thin air...She left no word with anyone, and left no trace to where she might have went....two weeks have past since her last appearance.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Sirus on March 18, 2021, 10:13:54 PM
Gossip lingers amongst the mouths of many around Pistol Street as talk of an imposing looking woman with a scarred face and an unusual foreign accent traveled about. This woman apparently bested a number of challengers at arm wrestling, utilizing impressive strength not too commonly seen around Port-a-Lucine. To add to these rumors, this so called 'Iron Wolf' as proclaimed by one of the spectators bested even a couple of nobles in the test of strength. As for why these nobles were lounging in such a location, nobody knew. Possibly to observe the Iron Wolf in action.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Lexica on March 28, 2021, 10:34:09 PM
A series of fliers are put up around the Quartier Marchand and Quartier Ouvier, focused upon the docks most of all.

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The Peace and Prosperity Charity Fund needs YOU!

Workers sought!

P&P Fishing is purchasing fishing ships and hiring the men and women needed to man them. Positions include captains, sailors, cooks, and more. We are looking for shipwrights and laborers to build new and maintain ships within our purview.||Wages vary between 8 to 25 solars per day depending on position.

Fair wages, safe conditions, reasonable hours, all guarenteed by the Peace and Prosperity Charity Fund!

Applicants and Inquiries should be sent to Shop One in the Quartier Savant, for Mme. M. Anciaux.

This is a non-profit venture and the first venture provided funds through the Peace and Prosperity Charity Fund.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: P-ReaVz on April 01, 2021, 04:01:54 AM
An average, unremarkable commoner was seen leaving Les Presses du Savoir, struggling to carry a stack of what must have been very heavy boxes, yet she was clearly in high spirits doing so. Could this be a new run of freshly printed and bound books?
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: DM Indolence on April 07, 2021, 09:05:24 AM
The business of the day is interrupted by an procession of Black Army of Gundarak soldiers and House d'Esprance retainers, led by the Baroness de Mouisset. A shipment of southern grain accompanies them and is soon gifted away in attempt to blunt the claws of famine that clutch at the stomachs of the city's poor. Cheers for House d'Esprance and their "Gundar-amite" allies break out amid the charity.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dardonas on April 12, 2021, 10:12:51 PM
[In the high areas of the Quartier Marchand, intense chanting can be heard in the faint recesses of the Publique.  Red mists and a circle with several bodies are strewn about within it, and in its center a grotesque pile of brains.  At the height of the moon in the witching hour, there was a scream.  Then, silence a silence strong enough to wound the mind with infinite possibilities.]


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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: BahamutZ3RO on April 12, 2021, 10:55:23 PM
Shortly after the scream a tired-looking Halfling woman in casual attire arrived upon the scene with a small contingent of uniformed Gendarmes. She set them to work immediately: collecting and documenting the evidence, removing the bodies, and cleaning up the crime scene in a quick and orderly fashion. Before sunrise the detachment departed again, back to the Gendarmerie, bodies and evidence in tow.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dread on April 14, 2021, 05:40:42 PM
[Word spreads of Captain Carina Glaese being released from the Gendarmerie's custody, with word spreading that the once thought dead magistrate Gaston de la Vigne ordered the case to be dismissed. The same Gaston de la Vigne who let the pretender Voclain get away with the murder of a journalist working for L'Observateur; the same Gaston de la Vigne who rendered the bizarre verdict for the woman who is now Agns de Mortigny, Duchesse d'Ameranthe; having been reportedly dragged from his home in the dead of night, he is now back where he once stood...]
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Sovereign Citoyen on April 23, 2021, 12:02:22 AM
In the early morning hours, a man in a brown leather trench coat could seen scrambling from nook to cranny, alleyway to alcove, dropping lyrics for some sort of chant or song as he went. They read as follows...

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One, Two, Three, Four! WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!

Five, Six, Seven, Eight! WE WANT ANSWERS! SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT!

We're staying shut till we get paid, fewer hours, no more a slave! No more work till freedom is sung!

NO PEACE TILL VARTEUR'S KILLER IS HUNG!
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Wilkins1952 on April 25, 2021, 05:11:29 PM
A woman is seen carrying picnic equipment through the Marchand heading out the east gate and towards the shore. She begins setting up seeming to await others to follow her.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: LancerFreya on April 27, 2021, 05:37:26 PM
In an odd situation the candidate for the council of Brilliance Phillberte Gatteux is seen with a travel bag and an annoyed expression boarding a riverboat destined for Richemulot
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Phantasia on May 02, 2021, 05:25:41 PM
A young Mordentish woman with shock-white hair seems to work in and around Novak's rentals, often dressed in rugged tradesman's apron filled with tools, as she carries bundles of wood over her shoulder with another older looking gentleman up to the attic. The amount of lumber suggests there is a great deal of furnishings and renovations being done to the space. Rumor may have it that the woman does not intend to let the earnest attempt at a space for education to go to waste; it would seem that the "Light in the Attic" hasn't gone out just yet.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: DM Agony on May 02, 2021, 06:14:48 PM
A ship known as the Lady Von Zarovich slides into a berth of Port-a-Lucine, and the crew hurriedly sets to work shifting crates from the cargo hold to a wagon, and then on to the Government Food Providers of the Ouvrier. An adolescent boy also leaves the ship, dashing off to enter the presses for only a moment before returning.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Soulbourne on May 10, 2021, 11:52:00 PM
Rumor spreads of a kidnapping in the Quartier Marchand. The youngest daughter of the Duc de Chantres, Marion Lcuyer was seen leaving the bazaar with a guard escort laden with fireworks. She did not return to the upper class areas of the city. Later in the day, joint searches were conducted by the Gendarmerie and the Duc de Lcuyer himself, with numerous guards. A raid was even conducted on the mutinied sailor, leaving many sailors upset at the intrusion.

For now, her fate seems unknown.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: NacreCicatrix on May 25, 2021, 07:58:38 AM
A slight fellow has become a fixture along the quay. He meanders along the piers, taking notes as cargo vessels make berth. He also spends some time inspecting the fittings for the cranes and winches. A diminutive espionage agent, a ship fancier, or a dock officer? Surely not the latter; he'd be the laughing stock of salt-hardened sailors.

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Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Deliciousbaguette on June 05, 2021, 01:07:14 PM
One Ouvrier nobody spreads the word at a few Ouvrier and Marchand drinking establishments that a "Lucien de Bellerose" is looking to donate money to widows and orphans of men lost to the sea and asks for documentation.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Sovereign Citoyen on June 11, 2021, 01:39:16 AM
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The later afternoon of the docksides was interrupted as a scene involving the Gendarmerie Nationale and the newly risen head of the dock's union, Simon Brosse, with a great deal of noise.

There are vague mutterings among the sailors that he was unlawfully detained by the Gendarmerie as they failed to find their original target of Sacha Frelon. For whatever they may need these two individuals all of a sudden is not clear, but in the morning, Simon Brosse returned, working closely with his sailors, and despite lurid promises of a strike from him and the solidarity of sailors around him, there is none. Not yet at least.

It is very possible he is not afraid to rally the sailors as needed in future, but he keeps the docks steady with a grim expression; there is a lurking anger in his eyes clear as day for anyone to see as he goes about his work.

In lesser rumor, it seems there is a concerted effort of late that the docks are being outfitted with a wealth of lanterns by local means. Whether this has any effect on the criminals at large in the nights of course, is uncertain.
If they are knocked down, they are replaced in the mornings, as pointless it may seem against the tide of thugs, bootleggers, and smugglers alike.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Dying Light on July 19, 2021, 03:51:26 PM
[A series of hand-written posters, accompanied by a sketch of a young Souragnien woman can be found on the various noticeboards of Marchand and Ouvrier]

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HAVE YOU SEEN MY SISTER?

Her name is Marisol.

Marisol is dearly missed by her entire family in Port d'Elhour, and was last seen departing on a ship bound for Port--Lucine.

Any substantial information about her whereabouts is welcome and will be rewarded!

Contact Miss Henrietta Voltaire at Jacques Roussin's Tenements, room 3.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: endless possibilities on September 02, 2021, 01:23:33 PM
In the dead of night, someone painted a wall in the Quartier Marchand. Although hurried, the piece managed to be effective. Above it, dripping in bold letters: "VENENUM".

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Quote from: VENENUM
A buxom lady of hoarfrost hair wielding frills, laughter, and a blood smeared bone-saw stands indomitable over a corpse. With one stiletto planted in its back she reveals too much stocking, as her pointed look all but says: "The doctor will see you now."
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Kleomenes on September 02, 2021, 03:21:03 PM
//WRONG QUARTIER//
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Marcus Phoenix on September 03, 2021, 07:47:13 PM
During the morning two people a man and a woman can be seen follow the tracks of paint, the two follow the road walking towards the quartier ouvrier.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: The Broadsheet Boys on November 02, 2021, 07:53:15 PM
The Bounty Board of Quartier Marchand was vandalized last night with the following image:

REMEMBER VARTEUR AND PASS THE AMMUNITION

Canonized in fast strikes of oil paint is the likeness of Jacques Varteur. The dead diplomat is peaceful in repose and crowned with a brilliant sun disc. The true son of Leon. Red petals burst from a bullet wound in his chest.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Haeresis on November 22, 2021, 09:21:12 PM
A short-lived altercation colored the evening with sounds of struggle at the Broken Spire Inn. It ended when a pair of bluecoats emerged into the night air with a nobleman in shackles and another man in a dark suit who trailed behind. The prisoner's angered cries struck the windows of run-down Ouvrier residences all the way to the Gendarmerie, before going quiet.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: ScalesofEquilibrium on December 01, 2021, 09:58:37 PM
A Warden of Ezra with cheerful disposition is spied posting notices about the district; she greets all who she encounters, offers aide to those who appear to need it, and spends time offering healing and comforts to those that accept at whatever cost to time and resource may be required. She encourages those that see her posting the notices to attend.


The notices indicate an upcoming Fifth Day Sermon (https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=61261.0) to be held at the Ste. Mere and identify the Warden as Abigail Shuttleworth, the woman holding the event.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: JayJay on December 05, 2021, 11:37:20 PM
A group of suspiciously well-dressed individuals linger about, before boarding a ship and immediately setting sail.. they aren't seen for some time.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Siobhan on December 11, 2021, 11:40:21 PM
A handwritten posting is placed upon several notice boards and walls in the Quartier Marchand.

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HIRING - Bodyguard

The Lueltar family seeks to hire an individual of martial prowess as a protective escort within the city of Lucine. Preference will be given to local applicants; however, anyone of polite disposition will be considered. Command of the Mordentish language is an asset, but not required.

Salary starts at 500 solars a week.

- Shrixenna of Lueltar
Broken Spire Inn


// OOC: send a message to Siobhan (https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=7207) on the forums
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: Maffa on December 29, 2021, 04:27:53 AM
In the middle of the night, a white robed armored warrior with Ezra's own insigna can be seen, or even heard, fighting and yelling on top of the last terrace of the Quartier, next to the Cathedral's walls.

There, screeches, loud thuds, inhuman wails and lightning discharges can be seen even from far away, all clues that it is not with ruffians he is fighting with.
Title: Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Marchand
Post by: DM Indolence on January 21, 2022, 10:20:38 PM
Far from Maison da la Vue, the city's dockworkers and sweatshop toilers hear and care little of the excess of the rich and noble as the Lady-Governor's Fete occurs across the water. Word spreads, however, of an announcement from the Lady-Governor herself; the outcome of a joint investigation between Dementlieu's Gendarmerie Nationale and its institutions of justice to uncover the murderer of former Councilor Josephine Chantreaux, prior to the Revolution of 770. The declaration that slain Ouvrier-folk hero Guy Maurice pulled the trigger sends waves of anger throughout the city's Falkovnian refugee population, many of whom owe Chantreaux their lives and the lives of their children. Scattered brawls break out between hawk-branded workers and Maurice's native supporters, with a handful of stabbings and beatings resulting in bodies in alleyways on either side of the disagreement.