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Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: DM Tarokka on June 09, 2011, 05:56:59 AM

Title: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: DM Tarokka on June 09, 2011, 05:56:59 AM
Students and scholars, academics and professors, even janitors, are murmuring about Professor Cornell having come back to teaching his classes on Cultures of the Core. Apparently, despite his own faculty, that of History, is closed for a restoration, the Kartakan scholar has managed to recruit personally some students and to borrow (some claim rent, some others worse) a classroom in the faculty of Arcane Sciences.

Accompanied by his assistant mademoiselle Riegler, a Lamordian scholar, the Professor has literally entertained several students for his first class of this academic year. Former students greet him merrily, clearly having left to them a good deal of addiditional knowledge of the world. Nevertheless, his claims about the importance about the effects even of not true data on history, even more important than real data, always leave some more serious colleagues puzzled.

People in town wonder about his reknown "practical classes" which normally move a lot of students in the streets of Port-à-Lucine. Some already speak of a half-serious and half-mocking Meistersinger contest to be held in the Theatre in the next weeks...

Port-à-Lucine really never sleeps.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Sewerfish on November 02, 2011, 12:59:02 PM
Students are seen wrinkling their noses as they recount the short, creepy, and rather smelly intruder on campus during a recent night. "par les dieux, he smelled like refusent, like the sewers."  and "He was curious of Professeur Ernst, perhaps we should tell someone." 
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Paragonville on May 06, 2014, 08:33:13 PM
A normal attendee to the Université de Dementlieu, Madamoiselle Carine D'Ailleurs, has been asking about the Arcane Sciences professeurs for those focusing in the study of the metaphysical, or extraplanar.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Paragonville on July 02, 2014, 04:44:13 PM
The Dementlieuse woman known as Lucille Larose has been staying in the Universite de Dementlieu's archives much of her time, leaving only briefly to get a cup of coffee or something to eat. 
She always returns, moving through book after book, leaving not a single page untouched.  Clearly she searches for something.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Dread on July 07, 2014, 02:27:44 PM
[Rumor spreads among the academic elite of a party taking place at Celeste d'Honaire-Loverde's new chateau, recently gifted to her by her loving uncle. She has invited all who are willing to adhere to the dress code of 'suits or tuxedos for men, dresses or gowns for women' a chance to attend this semi-formal soiree, which shall be soon (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=746&iso=20140708T19&msg=Celeste%27s%20Housewarming%20Party). Dominic d'Honaire, Celeste's uncle and closest living relative, will unfortunately be unable to attend, as he continues to busy himself with the political affairs of the small fishing town of Ste. Luciennes. It is said that a carriage will arrive at the University to pick up many students and anyone else desiring to attend.]
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Dread on July 08, 2014, 05:53:13 PM
[Rumor spreads among the academic elite of a party taking place at Celeste d'Honaire-Loverde's new chateau, recently gifted to her by her loving uncle. She has invited all who are willing to adhere to the dress code of 'suits or tuxedos for men, dresses or gowns for women' a chance to attend this semi-formal soiree, which shall be soon (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=746&iso=20140708T19&msg=Celeste%27s%20Housewarming%20Party). Dominic d'Honaire, Celeste's uncle and closest living relative, will unfortunately be unable to attend, as he continues to busy himself with the political affairs of the small fishing town of Ste. Luciennes. It is said that a carriage will arrive at the University to pick up many students and anyone else desiring to attend.]

((FYI, this is happening in one hour's time.))
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: APorg on August 15, 2014, 09:51:19 PM
The Second Arcane Duelist's Tournament was held tonight. Last year's champion Anastacia Rotfurt did not defend her title, though she did attend; her reasons for not competing went unnoted. The tournament was won by a mysterious fire mage going by the name of Frank Alexandru, though she skirted elimination in the round robin stage by accidentally scalding half the audience with an errant Meteor Storm spell; the runners-ups were Fane "Smoky" Silivasi in second place and Zachary Sorrill in third. Although some commentators noted that Sorrill was the superior tactician of the competitors, a critical mistake in the final Free For All saw him lose out in the end despite having been unbeaten until that point.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: DM Vinculum on November 16, 2014, 12:17:39 AM
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*VIVE LA REPUBLIQUE*VIVE LA REPUBLIQUE*VIVE LA REPUBLIQUE*


In collaboration with and due to the continued generosity of House de Vauqelin all residents  of the Quartier Ouvier who are:

-Registered citizens of the Serene Republique of Dementlieu
-Aged 16-18

will be permitted to sit for a comprehensive intelligence exam!
Those scoring in the 85% percentile will be offered a three year scholarship under the patronage of the House de Vauqelin.


“Education is not a privilege, but rather the right of every son and daughter of Dementlieu!”

-Visconte Leandre de Vauqelin

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2vry5hy.gif)
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on May 19, 2015, 12:22:46 PM
Word spreads throughout the campus that adjunct curator Emmanuelle Beart has brought out long neglected and forgotten curious relics and foreign artifacts from the university archives of the Guignol Museum. She has placed them upon display. The exposition will run for one week. Student admission is free, faculty and staff are invited to pay a 1 solar donation and visitors are requested to pay a 2 solar entrance fee.

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x443/thedarkestsunrise1/Untitled2_zps2dgv0zzr.png) (http://s1182.photobucket.com/user/thedarkestsunrise1/media/Untitled2_zps2dgv0zzr.png.html)
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on May 21, 2015, 09:02:39 AM
Information at this time is uncertain but it would appear a few items have gone missing from the exposition. University authorities and the Gendarmerie are investigating!
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on May 26, 2015, 10:49:17 AM
Upon conclusion of a university and Gendarmerie investigation it was discovered that some items of antiquity were stolen. These items include 1- antique silver brooch of the Foxgrove family, 1- original heretical text of Ezra, and 1- incomplete set of human teeth reportedly from a Lawgiver missionary of Blaustein. The investigation continues but no suspects are known at this time.
Title: Dementlieu - Université de Dementlieu
Post by: WingsOfStardust on December 31, 2016, 07:58:26 AM
Gossip spreads throughout the academy about a peculiar person visiting it. The woman wore battle-worn steel armor dyed Red and Brass; which coincidentally is how she introduced to the various students and instructors she came across. What had the student gossip though, was the strange horns this woman had piercing her helmet. For a time there was slight panic as this woman also carried weapons on her back. After some time she was seen leaving the academy; no incidents reported.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: derkotushka on January 24, 2017, 09:56:04 PM
[Blonde woman in black-green robe left few notes around gates of University.]

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/5iau3haasj01847/trial.png?dl=1)

Trial of Myrcella Artois.
A trial is to take place soon, involving the use of the arcane in the slaying of a noblewoman -- students are encouraged to attend, since the trial results may have some relevance for them.
Title: Port-á-Lucine - University
Post by: Amon-Si on February 13, 2017, 09:17:16 PM
Rumor has it that Nathaniel kelter, is seeking an audience with the university faculty to propose some form of private funding for the now defunded faculty of arcane studies.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Mentalos Za'am on February 17, 2017, 09:57:00 AM
The students and faculty would notice a foreign scholar frequenting the Faculté de Médecine . This strange yet polite crippled man paid a considerable sum to utilize the laboratory and academic library. Is this mysterious individual merely a curious passerby or has he a more obscure goal?

(http://i.imgur.com/aZkf6LZ.png) (https://imgur.com/aZkf6LZ)
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Dread on February 21, 2017, 12:50:37 PM
[Those who study the "arcane sciences" at the University of Dementlieu are elated by news of the recent edict coming from the Palais Dirigeant, which they view as a relaxation on the stringent policies put into place by the Dementlieuse government weeks prior. Word is that the Vicomte de Roissy was the man responsible for it, which has helped the beleaguered nobleman enjoy a small rise in popularity, in a most unexpected place. It is said that Lord Balfour de Casteelle and his wife, Lady Cassilda de Casteelle, are actively helping to combat his poor reputation at home and abroad, telling those who view the Vicomte de Roissy in a dim light that his dismal standing in his home country of Richemulot is likely the result of some 'dreadful misunderstanding' that they 'know shall get resolved soon enough'.]
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Mentalos Za'am on February 22, 2017, 11:34:21 AM
The same crimson robed foreigner continues his research only this time with the assistance of an equally peculiar apprentice. Both men studiously examine the universities display of macabre vivisection and surgery within the basement laboratories.
(http://i.imgur.com/rxrlVmD.png) (https://imgur.com/rxrlVmD)

(http://i.imgur.com/pU9RbR6.png) (https://imgur.com/pU9RbR6)
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Dread on February 27, 2017, 07:40:50 PM
[Word spreads of a catastrophic malfunction in the enchanting device, Professor Blaise Acursius' pride and joy, resting in the basement of the University of Dementlieu's Arcane Sciences building -- the result ending in the untimely demise of several young, bright minds, as well as the librarian, and one of the spell-casting instructors. While the basement of the building is now safe and the machine is in the process of being repaired, the damage is done -- a handful of students have already chosen to withdraw from the program, deeming the practice of the arcane to be unsafe and bad for their physical health.

Professor Blaise Acursius claims that his prototype was somehow made unstable vis-a-vis a saboteur, and the president of the University, Lord Balfour de Casteelle, is quick to support the man and his claims. However, thee are more than a few in Port-a-Lucine who, upon hearing of what transpired, suggest that Professor Acursius and the University of Dementlieu is to blame, for storing such a dangerous object where young people are learning. Is there truly a saboteur, or is Professor Acursius trying to cover up his own mistakes, which have come with a heavy price, indeed.]
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Cursed Ink on January 02, 2018, 08:36:05 PM
It appears after some time a member of the University faculty has returned after an extended leave of absence, a little older, a little more reserved.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: tzaeru on March 13, 2018, 06:37:49 AM
A gnome, who's quick to introduce himself as Vitus Ambrosia, is seen poking around at the University grounds. Even though he doesn't seem to be fully aware of the local customs nor of the local language, he appears well spoken and polite.

Asked, the gnome expresses interest in studying mechanics and mathematics at the university, though he has also seen admiring the facility of the arcanes.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: tzaeru on March 22, 2018, 07:41:24 AM
After completing the matriculation cost, the gnome is often seen about the university grounds.

In addition to his field of physics, mechanics and mathematics, he's often seen browsing in the library of the department of arcane studies..
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: derkotushka on July 18, 2018, 09:01:35 PM
Human female in black and purple with magical staff takes occupation in old and dusty office. Bureau 102 on first floor. After clearing this room from dust and dirt there appears new paper on wall.

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Lecturer of general magic Medea Frafu

It is possible to hear and see what now she is very busy with something, writing papers and reading books, clearly preparing something for close future.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: DM Nocturne on March 16, 2019, 06:13:01 AM
Some students of Université de Dementlieu worriedly gossip about something dark and shadowy assaulting one of their classmates while studying in the basement one morning. The staff have confirmed an incident occurred and investigations have begun, but assure everyone that the situation is under control and the concerned student is being cared for.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: slash on June 04, 2020, 10:08:46 PM
After a gunshot was heard across the bay, a pair of Gendarmes rushed to the docks by the Université. They were seen traversing the less-frequented roads of Port-au-Lucine that evening, carrying a body draped in cloth on a stretcher to the Gendarmerie.
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Dread on January 13, 2021, 06:09:57 AM
[Gossiped about in the early morn by once-reveling students now regretting their decisions is how men dressed in black and gold uniforms, wearing tabards and brooches depicting gryphons, can be seen wheeling off a massive contraption made of polished brass and gold, with a great many glass lenses, away from the University's campus to parts unknown. A few students declare that they saw the same contraption resting within Professor Weyland's office within the Arcane Sciences' department building.]

(https://i.gyazo.com/bff6d11e80b45dfb2578207a9324e637.jpg)
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Dardonas on April 12, 2021, 01:18:27 AM
[Strange occurrences around the city of lights, though undoubtedly the strangest is rumors of a grotesque crime of vandalism alluding to a larger conspiracy.  In blood, name of an instructor scrawled one letter at a time upon the chalkboard in the Grande Salle de Conférence.  The instrument used — a mutilated hand — left lying upon the floor in a bowl of blood.]

(https://i.gyazo.com/5fa355a7c76fec0b221c22431628fb6e.png)
Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: Neuwwwo on July 05, 2021, 06:22:40 PM
A Zherisian woman in a rich burgundy coat and matching feathered hat is seen attempting to secure medical attention from a specialist in respiratory organs, yet she is turned away from the Faculty of Medicine. She and her companion, a lady just as distinguished yet dressed in golds and whites, leave the University disappointed and take lodgings within the Manor.
Could this be an opportunity for an up and coming medic, perhaps?


Spoiler: show
//OOC: Send me a PM through the forums if you'd like to be involved in a one or two shot medical evaluation. :mrgreen:
Update: The window of opportunity has closed!


Title: Re: Port-à-Lucine - Baie de Pernault - Université de Dementlieu.
Post by: PlatointheCave on November 29, 2021, 05:16:35 PM
During the early hours of the morning a collection of people carrying boxes enter the Medical building, led by a woman dressed as a plague doctor. One of the lower storage rooms are commandeered for an experiment involving rats, steam and something foul smelling. Many dried aromatic flowers are hung over the door, replaced regularly by a bespectacled medical graduate. She tends to the experiment regularly, taking copious notes.


(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/880238416837627964/914993483419373598/unknown.png)