Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: Heretic on September 20, 2006, 12:28:18 AM

Title: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Heretic on September 20, 2006, 12:28:18 AM
...Rumors of preparations for the upcoming ceremony have begun to honor the late guard and city hero Cosmin Dobre- guards friends and families should attend this ceremony due for a few weeks, marking the second year of his tragic departure in the mysterious affair none wishes to speak of- ceremony will be held at the Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn-graveyard, in the outskirts...

Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on September 20, 2006, 06:55:09 PM
..Talks about the Vallaki guard needing more effectives can be heard around the citadel- many guards seem on the edge due to recent disapearances- some claim were the doings of deranged beasts from the sewage...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: ReapermanAUS on September 20, 2006, 07:25:53 PM
Gossip in Blue water about Government District "Two rather well off Nobles were Found Murdered both were killed it seems by daggers of a strange type and all blood was drained from their bodies, this apparently happened just after the gaurds left their posts for the night their bodies were discovered in the morning and rats had also dined on the victims by this time it was grusome"
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on September 22, 2006, 01:12:29 AM
City Hall...

..Word has reached around the Citadel that wealthy entrepreneur Armand LeBarthe is trying to be involved with the upcoming Barovian Liberation day festival- talks about a project of never seen before grandeur are echoed around the walls- in response to the late acts of defiance to Stradh Von Zarovich rule- word has it Stoneworkers, sculptors and artists are invited to seek LeBarthe in the Blue Water inn...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on September 26, 2006, 02:54:05 AM
..Word has reached city hall and all around the citadel about the attack on the church of Ezra- everywhere the talk and concerns seem to be directed at Svari Ionelus- ''Is he well''? - ''What will the Burgomeister do about it''?- ''Rumors and hushed whispers, speculations of witch hunts are heard from the mouthing peasants...

Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on December 29, 2006, 03:25:04 PM
...Rumors of a Ball of Nobilty is whispered around the Citadel amongst influential people, many names are hushedly spoken, speculations of the invitees; amonst them wealthy Mordentish Arthur Rowley, and nobles of influence, muttered speculations of the attendance of other known figures such as Armand LeBarthe are also being discussed; the Topic at the tip of some tongue's are: the revitalization of Vallaki and the current unfortunate events at the noble's district.

Angered whispers regarding the current events at the Noble's district can also be heard from the mouth of the outraged nobles grimacing from the stench.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Maryn on December 29, 2006, 09:50:57 PM
The guards joke to each other about the prostitute Madison O'Reilly....

"Aye, brought in just yesterday....† hasnt stopped hollering since!† That ones got some spirit to be sure!" one says with a chuckle.

She hears his words, and goes off on her rant again,

"You fools!! Do you know who I am?!?!† Your all going to be fired!!!† Do you hear me?!! Fired!!!" she continues to shriek angrily down the hall, and then screams as a rat tries to bite her expensive boot.

"Shutup whore," they answer.... "Your time for sentencing will come."

"oooooouuugh!" she yells stomping her foot.† " Stop calling me that!! My name, is Madison, and its Ms O'Reilly to -you- lot!† you dont know who your messing with!!† You just -wait-!!!"

They laugh, and she continues to scream obscenities at them only stopping when her voice goes out.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on April 09, 2007, 10:00:17 PM
Rumors speak of the Wolfman being finally burnt in the middle of the Night, few assisted to the burning which occured quietly and without too much ruckus in front of the Citadel.


Rumors speak of increased watch over the Citadel's walls, some mention several squads of Night patrol being particularly active that night.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: GoldenProphet on April 19, 2007, 10:44:40 AM
::Nobles and Peasants alike whisper about the Female Corporal marching through the city seeking outlander and native alike. Parchment in hand, she is seen by locals and outlanders giving court orders to certain folk both of Outlander origin and native. Her last stop a courier, she pays a young man to deliver two orders to a Mrs. Donovan and Mrs. Jaceon::
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on May 28, 2007, 06:23:53 PM
Whispers and laughs abound around the Citadel and Goverment district as it is whispered that a mute halfling has tried repeatdly to speak to someone about joining the Valiki guard. Though this halfling is seen laughed and shunned by her requests she remains admint every time in asking.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on May 28, 2007, 06:33:26 PM
Sargent Roland Zeluf is sarcely seen in public anymore, working double shift in the prison. He whistles at his job like a guy that likes it.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on July 30, 2007, 06:55:52 PM

Throughout one of the coldest days in March, after the rumor that a rebel had been captured and was being held within the Citadel became common knowledge, some within the peasantry begin anxiously asking militia men when they can expect the execution to take place.  Those most anxious to see the rebelís neck snap are those who have lost loved ones over the years of ethnic bloodshed.  Some among the Barovians demand that they be given the right to cast stones at the Gundarakite on his death march.  Some argue that the man should be humiliated and then hung before his family, and before all the Gundarakite youth to set an example.     

The Gundarakite families who live in Vallaki quietly go about their business, doing their best to avoid any attention from the Barovians, especially those families with ties to the militia.  The long drawn out winter is hard enough on Vallakiís second class citizens, the scorn of Barovians.  For some Gundarakites, they dread for their own safety more than anything else anytime a rebel is captured.  For other Gundarakites though, behind locked doors, and only among family, do they celebrate, dance, and sing to pay homage to a fallen hero.  As for outlanders, how the Gundarakites feel about the impending execution of a freedom fighter, or a rebel, depending on your politics or ethics, can only be known by those in the strictest of confidence. 
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on August 16, 2007, 07:18:46 PM
Rumor has it that the Romulich's have reported a cow having been stolen from their barn on the night of September the 19th. 
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Corvus on August 24, 2007, 04:43:23 AM
There seems to be an unusuall amount of acitivity around the citadel. Soldiers are drilling and the smith's seems to work dubble the amount. After several days the vallakians starts to whisper to each other about war. But who would we invande? One man asks. But who would invade us? Asks another. The Invidians, says an old woman.
Most people laugh at the idea of a war, saying nobody would dare to invade Barovia.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: hi-di-ho on August 24, 2007, 12:32:58 PM
A blue and silver clothed man walked from the city jail a few days ago, ever since then the jail floors and some walls have been getting steadily dirty with blood, dust, vomit and waste, as well as some guards and prisoners humming to themselves from time to time
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on August 28, 2007, 07:46:04 PM
Movement and heavy footsteps resonate around the Citadel day and night; raw materials are led in and regular drills are held outside the colossal gates...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on August 29, 2007, 09:22:50 PM
Smoke rising could be seen at the Government district, high above the sky; the black cloud carried by the cold winds to distance; a burning took place, few guards clenched their jaws at the sight of an unfortunate witch burning...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: eyeofpestilence on August 30, 2007, 12:41:00 PM
Plumes of black smoke drift from the smokestack in the citadel all hours of the day and well into the nights. It is said an outlander smith has been hired by the guards to assist in Barovia's time of need. Carts of ore, wooden poles and planks, and tanned leather are brought to the citadel at all hours. Those outlanders should learn to stay inside at night!
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on September 10, 2007, 01:59:51 AM
Word spread between the guards of Marius Manners being asked to present himself to the Citadel...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on September 17, 2007, 02:49:03 PM
A neat business styled letter is delivered to the secretary at the Citadel Burgomasters Office:

Cordially addressed to his Honor Burgomaster and others to whom it pertains-

I write to you representing the wishes of one Oleg Ilych Vespilarkov. Mr. Vespilarkov is, by trade, a hunter of wild game and a butcher who specializes in selling quality cuts of healthy meat. Recently displaced (like many outlanders), Mr. Vespilarkov is unique in that his only desire is to settle in Vallaki as any proper citizen and ply his trade peacefully and legally. Despite his challenges , he has expressed the desire to use one of the unclaimed stalls in the market place and aquire a liscence for the legal dispensation of his goods. I have undertaken to help him in this endeavor, as unfortunatly Mr. Vespilarkov is (despite his many other qualitie) a poor speaker and unaccustomed to the local tongue or trade languages as of yet.

I would most appreciate a response at your earlyest convenience and I can often be found at the Ladies Rest inn or other associated outlands.

Cordially,
Katalyn Schoppen
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on September 18, 2007, 11:21:57 PM
The impaled head of Jerovich seems to be missing from its pike, observe the morning guards that dutied in front of the fountain...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on October 08, 2007, 12:31:59 PM


Guards on duty outside the Citadel yesterday report witnessing a winged devil bursting from the citadelís jails carrying a bloody tongue towards the grey clouds overhead.  Some report that just before a caliban could be questioned, an imp suddenly appeared in his cell and tore the calibanís tongue out and barely escaped with the massive tongue in hand.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Jaguar on December 03, 2007, 02:09:30 PM
A very blonde, whimsical fey was seen dragging an enormous bag after her through town, eventually dropping it by the citadel for the guards there. She handed the guards on duty a notice, on it someone had clumsily written.... :

"This is my s+uff.

K0lyun"



The bag contained various Vallaki guard equipment; a halberd, armour, clothing, a shield and a longsword.



// Was no one around. Dropped on the floor there.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on February 27, 2008, 05:12:18 AM
Rumors runs among the guards returning from their day of rest, that old Petre Chomski was finally dead, the rumors spreading like dust that he broke his neck while attacking a scarecrow in a nearby field, drunk like a pig and smelling like one. A good soul grabbed his body and buried him deep enough so he's never heard about again. Some guards remembers serving him with pride and honor keeping quiet about it as others drink to his soul, may it burn in hell and his body rot to the worms.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on March 30, 2008, 03:22:28 PM
A young barovian girl of about 15 was seen approaching the citadel and entering the front jail area. The guards watched and looked her over carefully. The only things visablly on her that could even be remotely considered a weapon were a staff and a small satchel containing a scapal. Also on her were various bags of bandages and other medical supplies.

"Whatta ya want girl?" One of the guards said eyeing her learring.

the girl brushed a lock of hair from her face. "..I..I wanted to speak to someone of hte guard. To offer my services as a surgeon and healer." She said.

The guard gave a slight sour face. "..Ya one of those cultist healers?" He asked

The girl shook her head no firmly making her own sour face at the very notion." Nu uh sir, my mother Anica taught me how to treat wounds naturally, and make folks better. I do not use that cultist stuff. Makes the body weak if you ask me." She replied. "...If someone I could speak to is busy I'll come back later." She offered

"..Whats your name girly? So I can tell my superiors." The guard asked.

"Florence sir, Florence Chisca." She said. "I live out on the eastern farmlands with my father."

The guard nodded then motioned her on the way. With a curt bow she ambled out of the citadel.

"Nice backside eh?" One guard was overheard nudging the other. The other just grunted returning to his post then.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Negnar on March 31, 2008, 06:56:52 AM
Vasham has not been seen out of the citedal for many days now, those guards that head into the barracks will oftern see him endlessly training in the training room with his armour off and his silver longsword in hand.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Serevain on April 06, 2008, 06:49:40 PM
Shouts and cries that are obviously joy-born echo in the dismal halls of the prison.

"I.. I am f-free.. ahahaah!" The guards hear from the cell that holds that mad fey, Eawin.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on April 15, 2008, 09:16:47 PM
The following notice can be found posted in each district.

Citizens of Vallaki ! Fear no more, the dread Shadow Fey will no longer haunt our people and steal innocent maidens shadows. The foul demon has been killed by Vallki's finest. Rest safely in your beds knowing that you are under the tireless protection of the Vallaki guard, who will stop at nothing to ensure Order and Safety for all citizens.

Long Live The Count !
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on April 17, 2008, 06:20:32 PM
The medic for the guard Florence is seen pouring over various books on a wide range of subjects, some related to her task as a healer, other nights related to combat history. Most often though seen in her possession is a worn book titled 'Abridged history of barovia' she pours over it daily occasionally making small notations in another book. Occasionally she gets odd looks from other guards but she just pleasantly smiles to them and returns to her studies. Whatever the particular book might be.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on April 17, 2008, 06:22:57 PM
For recently Florence is also seen pouring over various sketches of Valiki, some drawn by hand others obviously purchased. Occasionally during these times of study she takes an empty large sheet of paper and attempts to redraw the map from memory without looking at the reference materials. In the case of the Slums district she seems more comfortable with it. Other places like the Nobles, and Residential District seem to frustrate her. Still she does not give up and continues despite the mistakes.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on May 19, 2008, 01:12:14 AM
While a burning was about to prepare, word an assault perpetrated on guardsman woman Florence by Falkovian Vladimir are reported. Some shout derisive words such as "Coward", "Cannot beat a Fey girl, so you need to beat on our own human lasses!" and so on.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on May 19, 2008, 08:20:26 PM
Word spread that wealthy outlander Armand LeBarthe was seen accompanied by two Elves which he refered to as "heroic", mentionning that they refused to take on the reward of 20 000 fang for capturing Vladimir The Menace.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on May 27, 2008, 10:42:45 PM
A Flower Bouquet is delivered by a small boy of all people at the Citadel intended for Corporal Natasha Noica: The Bouquet contains a small handwriten note stating: "I have Missed our conversations"

-The note remains unsigned.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on June 05, 2008, 04:04:21 PM
Florence was seen going out on a night patrol for gathering herbs at night, she said she would be back come morning, she hasnt returned
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on June 08, 2008, 03:34:16 AM
A dwarfen messenger from Dvergeheim is seen running swiftly, for a dwarf, to the Government district. Two scrolls in hand, one dropped off with the Burgomaster, the other at the desk of Captain Dagris.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 15, 2008, 04:35:57 PM
Those that dare speak of it to others mention the coming of a new Sergeant in the guard, mixed reactions of fear, anger and discontentment are palpable - certain guard hush taken by surprise by the iron fisted way, some speak of very demanding recruitment, others mention a massive shakedown, expulsions, demotions and instability in the ranks; the very minority having known the old ways would boldly claim the measures are needed to finally deal swiftly with the outlander scum and witches alike.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 19, 2008, 01:53:42 PM
Rumors of the sudden arrest and shame of ex-Lance Corporal Igor Stavich spread whitin the guard. Rumors of harsh disciplinary actions taken against him, whispered to be locked awaiting trial for having disregarded a simple order related to the one known as "the bucketed witch". Same rumors and certain rejoicement from the majority of native guards at the lingering rumors about Corporal Vasham's upcoming disciplinary actions, his status believed to be uncertain in the guard.

More men fear for their jobs and wonder the necessity of having every single guard and Militia re-swear their allegiances to the Count massively at Courthall in front of the judge.



Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 20, 2008, 07:36:05 PM
Rumors about the newest head to roll in the ranks of the Vallaki guard: Daeros Amanar. The long time officer is said to be expulsed from the Vallaki guard. Members from the Elite guard mention his name bitterly, some claiming that it is the love of the fey over the Count that which had Dagris fire his incompetent self from the guard. Others having spent more time with the Ex-Corporal, mention a tired man, one that's served Vallaki well having gone through too much...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Alithym on July 13, 2008, 01:16:56 PM
::A white haired woman in the Morninglord vestments is spotted by locals entering the Citadel. She left only hours later with a withdrawn and empty look in her once lively gaze. A letter written is pinned to the large doors, blowing gently in the wind::

By now, I am sure news from the Barovian Village have reached here. I have turned myself in for crimes of assault against one Belinda Pope. I have paid my dues for such crime, but will pay more if it is required of me. I only ask that those of the Morninglord house do not suffer for my own actions that were in no way condoned by the Senior Priests within, and it was by their advisory I hand myself over to the law, for we are not above the law.

I humbly give myself to the law, for further judgment against this woman. An error in judgment made, I will pay whatever cost is required to save my clergy the sins of one.

~L. Windsong.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: eyeofpestilence on July 22, 2008, 11:00:42 PM
[Guards pass the Citadel Meeting room whispering about a smithing hammer and considerable bag of gold left on the table. No one dares touch it as Corporal Noica and the Outlander Smith Dolsborn where the last ones in the room. A few of the guards complain about not feeling outfitted to fight Neuri at night.]
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on August 06, 2008, 07:08:12 PM
Guards and paesants alike, seem relieved that these registrations never had the approval of the Captain, most utter under their breaths that this was the worst idea, and that it would only risk their lives further, some have heard of other threatening notices that already mention revenge...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on August 06, 2008, 07:53:53 PM
Word spreads in the Morning that none other than Natasha Noica has been suspended and demoted to Lance Corporal for having caused panic in the City of Vallaki. Guards seem relieved, some finding a room to breathe now with their overzealous superior slapped down...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on August 06, 2008, 11:51:22 PM
*The guards were in for a treat, a warm meal for the soldiers of Vallaki. Roasted turkey was on the menu and the chef informed all it was his families secret spices used to season it. All eat the turkey dinner, marveling at the taste and complimenting the chef for his hard work. Strangely, and with some ribbing, Recruit Tomescu declined from eating the meal.*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: ThAnswr on August 06, 2008, 11:52:57 PM
Upon hearing the news of Natasha's demotion, Calor was heard to laugh and say to himself:  "Natasha, a most attractive woman.  I wonder if she needs consoling". 

Calor walks away still laughing. 
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on August 10, 2008, 03:39:05 AM
Rumors about the expulsion of Natasha Noica are on everyone's lips, missed by some, and disliked by others, certainly a big piece lost for the Vallaki guards. More rumors circulate as to the disappearance of Gavril Costirceanu, not missed by many, most stating that it was a matter of time something happened to the brutish man.

At the same time, Dagris The Cruel is seen rejoicing that finally Traitor Petre Chomski has been captured, the Ex-Lieutenant is rumored to have been brought in by none other than Ex-guard Daeros Amanar himself.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on August 11, 2008, 10:35:12 PM
Gavril Costineceau was walked back to the citadel by two Vardo, their captain Vladu and a new face, barovian girl with brown hair. The man had to be restrained after he tried tobite off the face of another guard. Other guards speaks quietly among themselves how the witchery the rebels put him through, had rendered him completely mad. LADUL, LAND, COUNT! echoes in the hallways as they take him away.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Serevain on August 11, 2008, 10:59:22 PM
There is a new recruit seen training and about the citadel.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: darkravenkin on August 19, 2008, 08:25:35 PM
Gargain Kersonn is seen walking out of the citadel a few hours after the execution of Chomski. But insted of his polished armor and meticulously clean uniform, he wears civilian clothes. He stops at the body of Chomski and looks down with normally unemotional face and salutes the corpse.

As he walks to the gates leading to the market square he turns and looks back at the place he was once honored to call his home. A brief look of sorrow crosses his face. But the look quickly hardens once again and he salutes the men guarding the walls. They return it and he walks off down the streets of Vallaki.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kameko on September 10, 2008, 08:28:42 PM
[The dark-haired barovian many had come to know as Private Tomescu  as been unseen for many days. Several guards near the fountain murmur having seen her leave for patrol, but not seen her return to report in.]
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on September 10, 2008, 08:56:06 PM
Rumors about the re-assignment of Sergeant Krovache circulate around the Citadel; many say it was too soon; others say that he's gone to care for his family at the Village, those that know him better believe he never accustomed to Vallaki and its ways.

It is said his close friend, the Corporal Luca Polanko has been assigned with the task of filling the void left by the Sergeants' departure, some speak of a tired man, others hush that Vallaki will soon claim another man from the Village...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on October 07, 2008, 09:40:51 PM
*Smoke drifts from the Citadel. The guards in a panic. Bloodied, charred and wounded many stagger from the building. A triage center is set up to determine and provide aid to the wounded, some still smouldering, coughing and hacking as they exit the building. It will take time to determine what all occurred.*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on October 08, 2008, 01:26:32 AM
Throughout one of the coldest days in of winter, after the events that came to pass at the Citadel, one word is on everyone's lips amongst the Paesanty and guards.

Rebels!

The word frequently accompanied by a tirade of curses, many in the paesantry wonder and speculate about the number of casualties, they are told anything between the tens and twenties, many injured, but the worry is there. They worry that even the impressive sight of the Citadel isn't enough to slow down and stop the Gundarakite dogs.

In the morning, wives and children crowd the Citadel gates, asking if their loved ones were part of the casualties...they are told a list would come in the next hours.


Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kaspar on October 08, 2008, 02:10:42 AM
Lance Corporal  Nicolae Macek, alive and recently returned to the Garda from a long known absence, draws out endless hours of treating and tending to various injures in the sickbay of the Citadel. Lives have been saved, and lost for those with injures too gravely, shouts of pain echoeing from the room as he did his duty for his country. Limbs being amputated which ended most of the careers of some, while he tended vigerously to other more serious wounds
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Delphinidae on November 19, 2008, 07:23:17 PM
*As dusk settles across the land, nobles making their way back to their homes notice a lone carriage arriving in front of the Citadel. The driver steps down and helps two guards bringing down a cowled woman in grey and blue clothing. They make several stops on the stairs as she coughs violently, blood spiling on the white snow. With some effort she's put into the carriage, where she continues to cough violently. Garda and driver both frown at the coughing and make a warding sign against disease, one of them muttering as a noble rushed by:*

"Heard her mother had the same thing..."

*The carriage rushes off into the dwindling daylight.*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on November 19, 2008, 07:34:59 PM
Watching from atop the Walls, the Lieutenant rubs a scar on his neck, bemused.

What curse could have stained his own soul for his men and close ones to suffer?

The carriage made its way into the Night, the Lieutenant making his way to the sickbay, he had to see to the cursed one, Costirceanu.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on December 03, 2008, 03:30:04 PM
Late into the Night, a Wagon made its way led by an Ox in front of the Citadel Gates, the Wagon's load carried three of Vallaki's finest; naked, tied and gagged. A crude sign was displayed in defiance: Devil's Whores.

The guards were carried back in the sickbay in the early morning, rumors of two them being two lowly recruits, with the company of with notorious guard, Natasha Noica.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on December 07, 2008, 11:55:40 AM
Workers removed the rubble all night long, getting the Citadel ready for the rescue efforts. It is said some outlanders hirelings were guarding the Citadel gates, protecting the workers from harm while they cleared the debris.

In the morning, guards can be seen wearing the proud brown uniforms. The ones from the pre-Jerovich era, perhaps because the rebel scum blew up the armory, or perhaps because they want to remember better years for what's to come.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on December 07, 2008, 12:04:55 PM
*Members of the Morninglord faith were seen providing aid to the injured and weary. A triage centre set up in the tents in front of the citadel to stabilize the wounded, though quickly moved to the Sanctuary of Eternal Dawn in the Slum to shelter from snow and cold. Father Ilie, Mother Ana and others were seen providing aid during the darkest hours after the explosion.*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Haplo Nexus on December 07, 2008, 12:20:55 PM
A well-dressed man with Barovian features was seen aiding the workers from start to end, enduring the shrapnel of epxlosions by rebel-placed powder kegs and dividng his work between tending the injured and clearing away rubble.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on December 16, 2008, 01:15:32 AM
Ex. Corporal Dragomir Katzinkaly, Barovian youth noted for his short but "eventful" service in the Vallaki Garda until the end of the Invidian war, has answered Barovia's call for good men and returned to arms in he military as a mere recruit. Some Barovians are ambivilant about his return- none could deny his skill or dedication, but the number of outlanders who remember him that were heartened by his return to the uniform is a little strange. And that he seems reticent to beat, stab, set on fire, or otherwise properly discipline outlanders unless directly ordered is of concern. No one can deny his skill with a blade though.

With the standing order that Guards not leave the Citadel at night, when not on patrol through the city or outskirts Dragomir can be found either in his bunk, intently pouring over foreign books about war and weapons; or in the training room working over the dummies with such intensity that he seems to be in a barely contained rage, hammering at the dummies with such ferocity he has to rotate daily or break them.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on December 24, 2008, 02:19:07 AM
*Prayers to the Morninglord can be heard through the South East wing. The Name Ovidiu is heard often among them. Strangely the inmates within that block have become calm, some would say peaceful.*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on January 02, 2009, 04:48:03 PM
Words of tension at the Citadel as the Lieutenant of the guard BarnabŠs Krovache was expelled on a whim. Those that dare speak about it, mention Dagris becoming rash, violent; his regaining of the bottle habit also is amongst the rumors circulating on his behalf. Everyone is on the edge; some speak of recent events having had an impact on the Captain's stability; some speculate the return of ex-guard Termas Lamphrey is the cause, while others believe the Captain's life is catching up on him.

Meanwhile, some saw at early dusk, having seen a Carriage with the Zarcroft emblem to its side carry a prisoner, they speak of a somber scene, the man was missing a leg.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on January 06, 2009, 02:16:11 AM
After a brief argument at the door of captain Dagris, private Crina Ovidiu is seen packing her things and leaving the citadel.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Vokan on January 15, 2009, 05:08:17 AM
Word spreads that the ex-guard Tiberiu Mocvidek somehow gained entrance into the citadel, and badly mutilated the Morninglordian prisoner Horatiu Trandafir, before being subdued and jailed by the guards. Tiberiu was later found in his cell, dead, by assumed suicide, with chewed Belladonna root in his mouth. Perhaps the choice of death - the fatally-poisonous, but sacred Belladonna, was a symbol of the cults which poison and defile Barovia. Many others simply say Tiberu was a madman, as he was bound for the Zarcroft Asylum the next morning.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on March 02, 2009, 01:52:44 AM
Soldiers, fresh off patrol gossip in barracks and in the dinning hall, about Corporal Iorgovan's failling health. The old wardog has gained weight and his hair has begun turning grey. Wrinkles have begun to etch deep lines on his once jovial face. The talk continues how "Old Iorgovan" is letting the stress of the Stravokov Murder Investigation get to him. Gregori is seen spending long hours, deep into the night in his office reading and writing reports concerning the investigation. He been heard cursing the name "Toskalov" under his breath.

Junior garda expresses concern over their commanders health. Many a young soldiers count themselves lucky for the Corporal's stern yet fair training. Training which has saved many a young recruits hide in battle.


Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on March 05, 2009, 01:38:10 AM
Rumors spread through the Citadel, about Corporal Iorgovan's constant streak of bad luck. Not only has the burn wounds to his face and head not healed, but it appears he has gained an infection form the scars. Yet the Old Wardog insists the intelligence gathered from his expedition deep into the sewers was worth it. But was his health worth the price?
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on March 17, 2009, 09:30:45 AM
Guards have mentioned that Vallaki Red Vardo Agent, Domna Cojocaru was seen speaking with Corporal Iorgovan in his office. Rumors say that it was concerning evidence that the Vardo has regarding the Warehouse Robbery. The words heard spoken behind the office door where, Son's of Nharov... Black Powdered Explosion... Gundarakite Rebels...

The Investigation is ongoing.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on March 21, 2009, 06:11:25 AM
Former Lance Draguta is seen leaving the Citadel gates for a final time, a large box in her arms and a sad look on her face, one last look and she turns away before her emotions run to high
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on March 22, 2009, 12:57:48 PM
Corporal Gregori Iorgovan left the citadel early this morning for some well earned leave. Its commonly known that he spends at least a month every year during the fall harvest at his family's farm west of Vallaki.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Eledaar on May 13, 2009, 02:55:49 PM
Recently promoted Lance Corporal Cosmin Slabu has been strangely absent from the training room at nights.
The former Private could in the past be seen and heard training until past midnight almost every day.

Some say he has been spending a lot of time in civvies, wandering off after patrol towards the Broken Bell.
It is rumored that someone actually saw him smiling - the first time since his accident.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on May 13, 2009, 10:16:22 PM
Talk spreads within the barracks and in the dinning hall that Recruit Vonovich has a unique talent for turning stale bread, rotting pork and stewed cabbage into a culinary delicacy's. Jokes and comments of Vonovich making a good house wife are heard throughout the lower enlisted quarters. Yet no one is foolish enough to repeat the joke to Vonovich's face.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Eledaar on May 13, 2009, 10:55:02 PM
Talk spreads within the barracks and in the dinning hall that Recruit Vonovich has a unique talent for turning stale bread, rotting pork and stewed cabbage into a culinary delicacy's. Jokes and comments of Vonovich making a good house wife are heard throughout the lower enlisted quarters. Yet no one is foolish enough to repeat the joke to Vonovich's face.

More than one guard has been heard echoing the monicker, "Recruit Housewife" behind Vonovich's back.
Everyone still watches for hair in their stew, though.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on May 30, 2009, 08:21:59 PM
Numerous soldiers, enlisted and officers alike notice that Old Iorgovan spends late hours writing, correcting and rewriting the draft for the new Vallaki Guard Manual. Younger soldiers admire his dedication. But older soldiers question his motives.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on May 30, 2009, 11:07:44 PM
Word spreads that the good soldiers: Gilca and Karpovski have been assigned to patrol the Dilisnya Cathedral, many wonder why put such good trained men, to such unneeded and boring task.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Haplo Nexus on June 02, 2009, 04:01:11 PM
The priestess Lyndis Seraphim, one who has aided the guards on a series of occassions, was seen entering the Citadel on her own volition a couple days back. She hasn't yet been seen outside its walls. Concerned friends at the gates received only word that she was unharmed.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on June 02, 2009, 09:22:05 PM
*whispers begin to spread about Vallaki being strongarmed by the Von Zeklos to do their dirty work for them. Rumors mirroring those on the streets begin to spark amongst the army of servants and non military personelle that keep the Citadel running, making particular note of the vrolock Tatyanna Markova who was a favored freind and ally of the Von Zeklos family, and the other constant mysteries surrounding the keep*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 04, 2009, 08:21:50 PM
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g247/Morefizzle/strav3.jpg)



Rumors of the Knighting of Known Witch Vincent Vasil Stravokov spread amongst Vallaki's nobilty, several have immediately cut ties with the Von Zeklos after the incident reaching words in most Blue Blood Circles. Adding to the recent undead Claims derision by the local peasantry, that believe the Zeklos Lands have been corrupted by the Dilisnya poisoner influence within. Known Witch Stravokov figures on everyone's lips. Many wonder how much longer the Von Zeklos will continue to surprise by having known vrajas and Imortij acting as prominent figures in their land, and how much longer will it take for the Count himself to notice...

The event is seen as an affront to the Burgomaster of Vallaki himself, present at the flogging given to the new Zeklos Knight, this comes after some tensions, some say, between the Vallaki Dilisnya  and the Zeklos Dilisnya who seem to been having a fall out. Nobles view this as a public shame to Nicolai Ionelus, whose son is directly involved in those events.


Going over the Ceremony with the Captain of the guards..
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l68/Fulkren/Ravenloft-Prisoner_0001g.jpg)

called into the ceremonial chamber..
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l68/Fulkren/Ravenloft-Prisoner_0000k.jpg)

the Sick Boyar, Knighting his Loyal Adviser..
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l68/Fulkren/Ravenloft-Prisoner_0004.jpg)
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on June 11, 2009, 05:20:31 PM
Rumors runs in whisper of the Lance Corporal Iorgovan, so friendly to the Zeklos dogs who would slay our own in a moment. Why act so suspicious and defensive when asked about his whereabouts concerning the Zomulich woman? Some have not forgotten that Iorgovan used to be a personal bodyguard assigned to the witch Stravokov. The word traitor lingers in the air between the nervous guards who fears a war between the two land.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on June 11, 2009, 06:00:47 PM
Corporal come Private Dragomir Katzinkaly storms through the citadel, completing his assigned chores and then writing a SECOND inflammatory comment up on the report boards. The kid veteran has a reputation for having seen and done it all and has been spoken highly of for his personal courage and exploits in the past, but seems to be on some sort of personal crusade or fury now. Whispers mention the tragic death of his wife on his wedding night, taken just an hour shy of dawn by a Vrolock, and wonder if there's a relation between that and the all but open secret of the Von Zeklos' involvement with the foul imortij.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on June 11, 2009, 10:55:43 PM
Lance Corporal Iorgovan can be seen in his office working on the draft of the new Garda Manual. The venerable soldier appears un phased by the rumors and gossip surrounding him and a certain controversial barovian lady. At times, the Old War Dog can be seen smirking as the echos of cursing and rage reach his ears from the training hall and barracks.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on June 13, 2009, 07:05:54 PM
Rumors begin to come out of the Citadel that there have been reports of a contagious plague in Von Zeklos keep that causes fever and delusions due to spending so much time with imortij. The Garda are apparently taking it seriously enough to investigate the claims and see if Von Zeklos keep needs to be quarentined. Whispers say the Garda are looking for an independent doctor to verify the claims.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on June 14, 2009, 08:47:03 PM
Wild rumors expload out of the citadel as the situation brewing between enlisted man and longtime Garda Dragomir Katzinkaly finally come to a head. Excited chatter says Katzinkaly accused officer Gregori Iorgiovan of treason and conspiring with Vincent von Stravokov, presenting a letter from Stravokov as proof. Corporal Grigore Cazacul had Katzinkaly busted to recruit for his slander- Katzinkaly refused, and stripped naked right there revoking his posistion as a garda, quitting right there. Furious, Cazacul had him tied to a pillar for insubordination and sentenced him to 50 lashes, but every enlisted man called on to do it was unable to bring themselves to do it and by the time Cazacul himself decided to handle it, there were 3 awaiting lashes. Accusations were shouted, angry words exchanged, and when his mettle was questioned Katzinkaly is said to have screamed "I AM BAROVIA!" and snapped his bonds, and just walked out of the Citadel naked, swiftly leaving the city.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: puckwolf on June 15, 2009, 04:08:46 AM
Recruit Eugen Dumitrascu never returned to the citadel last night and likewise failed to report for duty the following morning.  Some wonder if something had happened to the young recruit, or if he had simply gone the way of a few others and resigned.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on June 15, 2009, 04:11:36 AM
Private Ovidiu was seen keeping lookout on the wall of the citadel all night long, when morning came she was asleep by the wall before a sentry woke her up. She then left in search of the recruit, hunting him down in every inn of the city.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on June 16, 2009, 12:13:03 AM
Recruit Dumitrascu is seen dragged back to the citadel by the private Ovidiu, naked, bleeding and missing some bits. Some say the calibans did him in, others, rebels.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on June 17, 2009, 10:06:02 PM
Horns blows at the citadel in a confused mess. A witch is rumored to have been causing ruckus, then as night settled over the land, there was silence.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: dutchy on June 23, 2009, 11:16:34 PM
at night the garda have been seen walking with vasile a known person from the drain, he entered the citadel and has yet to come out.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on June 24, 2009, 02:49:27 PM
Massive explosions rocked the Citadel last night. Vallaki Garda reports indicates another attack was staged by the Sons of Nharov (Gundarakite Rebels). At the moment no Garda casualties reported, but excessive damage was done to the battlements and main gate.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Impotent Collateral on June 24, 2009, 06:25:20 PM
*Three wiseacres spoke to a female guard, through the gate... they left grumbling*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Dashru on August 01, 2009, 08:07:18 PM
Rumour speculates that Garda Popa hasn't returned to the citadel in many days, leading to claims she has been slain or kidnapped by Barovia's shadier denizens. 
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Emomina on August 13, 2009, 01:02:09 AM
One of the Vallaki Guard's newer faces, a powerfully built man by the name of Bratu, is noticeably downtrodden, and lacking the enthusiasm he enlisted with. Rumors amongst the garda state that he has been shaken mentally by some of what he has witnessed in the performance of his duties.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: EO on August 30, 2009, 05:18:53 PM
Some surviving and wounded guards of the von Zeklos family are seen lingering around the Citadel, swallowing their pride and hoping for employment with the village of Vallaki, now that what is left of their Keep is in shambles.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on October 01, 2009, 06:27:58 PM
Word spreads about the possible halted assassination on behalf of Nicolai Ionelus at the government district. The culprit said to be a witch shadow blinker, vanishing from sight on a whim; guards on duty are praised for having done their duty in pushing the assailant off. Security has increased around the perimeter of the residence, guards are on high alert
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on October 13, 2009, 01:44:42 PM
Lance Corporal Iorgovan "The Old War Dog" was seen late last night searching through the Vallaki Archives, cursing and grumbling the whole time. Finally in the early morning hours after spending the majority of the night searching and compiling reports, he exited with a satchel of documents and official records. He departed with urgency to the Blue Water Inn.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on October 16, 2009, 08:41:12 PM
Word of heated tensions coming from the halls of the citadel where many guards witnessed strong words being exchanged between Lance Corporal Karpovski and Lance Corporal Iorgovan. There seemed to be a disagreement between them, some say both men accusing themselves of corruption.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on October 16, 2009, 08:43:58 PM
A heated discussion bewteen Corporal Cacazcul, Lance Corporal Markos Karpovski and Lance Corporal Gergori Iorgovan occurs in the corner office. Curses and accusations can be heard all the way down to the practice room and through the hallways.

At the end of the day, "The Old War Dog" Iorgovan is seen packing his bags and walking east out of the City. A smirk on his narled face and a single word issued from his lips, Retirement....
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Pepchko on October 17, 2009, 01:48:18 AM
Varmathus Vonovich hears word of the argument and the departure of his old time associate Gregori Iorgovan. after a year of service and frustration never making the rank of private, he throws in his recruit badge and following Iorgovan's footsteps out the "long stretch"...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on October 17, 2009, 04:36:41 AM
An officer of all people picks up the badge, not surprised seeing Vonovich's badge tossed on the ground, never forgetting about the one that cowardly gave his keys to the enemy without a fight, never forgetting the dangers he's brought upon Vallaki's finest families, numbers of years ago...


"Coward or clumsy idiot, this Vonovich is".
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Amon-Si on October 17, 2009, 11:54:41 AM
*Eliza hears of the new desertions and a frown mars her perfect brow*

Don't they understand that their service shouldn't be about themselves?

*she sighs and slips away to don the mantle of The Lady to risk her life against murderers, shadow fey and witches hoping never to be recognised, casting aside all thoughts of being rewarded or thanked*

This has always been about protecting our people.
At least there's space for someone worthy to move up the ranks now...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on December 10, 2009, 12:54:44 PM
An exhausted and frustrated Lance Corporal Iorgovan reads and corrects numerous reports from the patrol division of the Vallaki Guard. The exhaustion of running his brothers farm and working as an officer has been effecting his health and temperament. Financial obligations have extended his long anticipated retirement for yet another season.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kaspar on January 24, 2010, 05:07:07 AM
Nicolae Macek, son of a Traitor, Private in the Vallaki Garda is seen less and less in uniform as the days pass. Restless in the Citadel Barracks, fighting through some unknown turmoil from within, spending his nights entertaining his new drinking habit at the Broken Bell. Isolating himself from his other esteemed guardsmen, notably going out of his way to avoid Lieutenant Krovache.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Kaspar on January 25, 2010, 05:34:07 AM
The bastard son, Nicolae Macek, after a few days of neglecting his duties as a Guardsmen has seemed to have disappeared. Leaving the Citadel gates in the middle of the Old Night in uniform, days pass without further word or sighting.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: eyeofpestilence on January 31, 2010, 10:29:58 PM
*Four dark clad figures, three with wounds of various degrees, stand before the citadel seeking a garda with the body of a half clothed man.*

//We could really use a DM or Garda PC.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Aldarris on February 17, 2010, 05:50:15 PM
Despite having been whipped fifteen times for insubordination, Adrian Stanga can be seen in the barracks after being dismissed, being his usual cheerful self.  Coming to know a few of the newer recruits like himself on personal terms.  His bostrous laugh can be heard occasionally throughout the halls.  When not in the Citadel or in uniform, it is said he goes to the Broken Bell to drink in merry fashion.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Avatar6666 on February 17, 2010, 10:44:41 PM
Private Enric Dragomir comes back to the citadel after the fight with the Idual witch Gnome beat up and mad to the point of screaming. He seen late at night trying to improve his skill with the blade by beating the stuffing out of the combat dummy's.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on February 23, 2010, 09:23:57 AM
The recent gossip of a dangerous Witch furtherd amongst the Garda, most appraising the work of the outskirts patroll wich so often has to deal with the outlander scum, facing witchery every day...

A few nights following after the capture of this Witch, screams errupted from the Citadel in the dead of night, joining the chorus of blood curdling shrieks from the Neuri-rats that stalk the streets of the Grey City at night.

Manyer a torch light was seen flickering within the Courtyard of the Citadel that night, for those brave or foolish enough to venture into the Old Night, and those few Nobles that dared have their servants part the window boarding of their upper floors to see what all the horror was about.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on March 11, 2010, 02:20:15 PM
Rumors about the trial given to Denisa Salicka spreads in the halls and around the citadel. It is an iron fisted, and outraged Burgomaster Ionelus that delivered his thundering verdict: Guilty on all accounts for treason. Despite the weak plea, some say Denisa Salicka still claimed her innocence of charges.

Not all was dark and somber, newly promoted Elton Belovich was tasked to make a strong example of the treacherous woman as first duty in his new role as Sergeant of the Vallaki guard. Many anticipate what display he will make of the traitor, to discourage and send a clear message of the fate reserved to those who would bring ill to Vallaki and its citizens.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on March 13, 2010, 10:09:36 AM
The smell of delectable stew begins to waft around the entire citadel as Domna Ozera hums as she cooks all the meat Artenie and Antonescu were seen carting into the building for her. Seems the Vallaki garda will eat well tonight.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: marlewebber on March 14, 2010, 10:39:54 AM
The Mist attended woman, the heretic, the criminal mystic Marle Winterlass is led into the Citadel, her head bowed low.  The Mists leave a trail in her wake as she follows in full compliance with the Law.

After being placed in her jail cell, she begins to pray incessantly so that prayers are heard by prisoner and guard alike.

The womans voice is soothing, assuring, promising.  And an unnerving bit foreboding, prayers calling for Ezras message to be heard... for everyones sake.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on March 16, 2010, 10:23:48 PM
Doctor Ozera was seen being escorted from the Citadel this morning by Artenie and Vonovich, they seemed to part on amicable terms, so the reason behind her leaving is unknown. She has once again taken up residence in the Broken Bell inn.
Title: The Loss of a fine Soldier
Post by: Pepchko on March 27, 2010, 11:48:46 PM
Rumor spreads among the Garda of the Gray City that the late Lance Corporal Vonovich has lost his life in the Line of Duty. the Citadel falls Silent as they remember a man dedicated to his country, some seen shedding a tear in his honor....
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on March 28, 2010, 12:07:08 AM
At receiving the news of the murder of his friend and comrade, Varmathus Vonovich, Lance Corporal Iorgovan stoically retires to his office. His silence speaks volumes to the cumulative loss and pain he has suffered from a life time of service and sacrifice in The Vallaki Guard.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Roose on March 28, 2010, 01:04:00 AM
Candles are left out at the citadel wall by night in honor of the fallen Lance Corporal. Sergeant Belovich himself called off any Patrols outside the city walls for the day.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Roose on March 30, 2010, 07:06:13 PM
[In the early hours of the morning a blood splattered Sergeant Belovich emerges from the Jails with a woman's severed head, he proudly puts the head on a pike and leaves in on the walls for all to see. The head is badly bruised and missing it's left ear. Another token for the Sergeant's grizzly jewelry.]
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: dutchy on May 15, 2010, 01:30:19 AM
gaurds mumble among eachother when they have the chance about an invidian invasion they complain about the extra drills and lack of garda.
to those who hear plenty get the idea that the morale is low and more garda are needed to stop this the ones patrolling are on extra alert.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on May 27, 2010, 02:05:58 PM
The smoke has cleared and the villainous criminals, Valio the Red-Witch and his servant, the Brute Regdar have been executed after being caught performing a prison break of the Citadel Jail. Scores of dangerous criminals escaped into the streets. During the fierce battle of fire and witch-lightning, twenty one of Vallaki's Finest Guards and seven Vallaki Officers where slain. A total of half the Citadel garrison died in service to there city. Concerned citizens ask wheather the city can even defend itself after such a loss.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Vegas on May 27, 2010, 07:02:43 PM
A young Borcan man was seen speaking with a member of the Garda near the citadel gates. The two entered the city jail together, but only the Garda came out...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 08, 2010, 01:21:56 AM
[Crude drawings begin to Surface around the Government district. The vulgar representation of a Rokuman male, given horns of Iadul, with a few notes handwriten in Balok: "Gregori Iorgovan loves Gokudo and serves the Lizard King, Vasile."]

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs17/i/2007/162/3/c/Uncle_by_ManiaXdesAI.jpg)


Humiliation and contempt. Words that describe the recent decision on the lips of guards, as announced by Vladimir Ionelus, who put Gregori Iorgovan in the hot seat, attributing him the decision of allowing outlanders back into the guard. The wisest can see the political game the Burgomaster's heir agile move created.

Several men speak in private, some are asked about the subject of Outlander Shinzo in the guard, many speak of of the softer hand and direction, Nicolai Ionelus is giving to Vallaki. The nomination of The Old Wardog as honor guard and his recent decision to allow outlanders in the guard fuels the perceptions that The Old Wardog and Old Ionelus are past their time. Slander and spitting in denial coming from the men in service is common occurance, the unwelcoming atmosphere of oppression is made felt.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Time_Stomped on July 18, 2010, 02:54:40 PM
Private Ovidandru was seen leaving the Citadel with none of his Guarda equipment.  As what led to the Invidian veteran as well as the favored of the Old Wardog's resignation or why he would consider, it seems the Rokuman Guarda was involved as well as Lance Corporals and Privates.  One thing is for certain, it had nothing to do with the top brass and a far cry from anything top.  The next day former private later was found in a torn suit below a huge wolf midday and moved to a hospice, an unlucky occurrence of likely cultist druid behavior causing the deeper spawn of the forest wolves to be on the road midday.

After recovery it seems the women Privates Camitru and Gachevska have taken to insulting his status as a former Guarda, while not following protocol on patrols.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Strigoi on July 19, 2010, 12:25:36 AM
Private Aleksandur Bachev is seen walking into the CItadel. His armor tattered and worn from battle, soaked from the torrential rains. He Walks tired and exhausted covered in bandages moving towards the Barracks as he passes a patrolling Guard barely able to gesture a greeting. the generous guard helps and assists him to the Infirmary...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on August 03, 2010, 02:35:55 PM
The Citadel has been placed on high alert. Garda are seen patroling the walls and searching everyone who enters and leaves the Citadel. The soldiers are tight lipped when asked about the nature of the alert.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on August 04, 2010, 01:29:58 PM
The Vallaki Fisherman and traitor Oleg Teche was executed in front the Citadel this evening. His crimes, transporting illegal contraband for Gundarakite Rebels. This execution serves as an acute reminder of Barovian justice.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: herkles on August 12, 2010, 12:24:07 PM
a note seems to have found its way onto the Doors of the Citadel, it seems it was placed there during the horrifying Witching hours of the night.

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7118/rebels.png)

//For those who may not be able to see the image the note reads

 Rebels Rise!

I am but a simple man, whose origins are plain.
I am but a simple family man, who as a child only dreamed of marrying,
raising children with my wife, and taking care of our ancestral lands.
Such dreams, such simple honest and good living,
is impossible so long as the Devil occupies our lands. 
Such dreams are choked out by the Devil and his wicked ways.
Our lands have been seized! 
Our children are not safe.  The Devil corrupted my sister, tainted her body,
changed her into one of his undead minions.
Only by the good grace of Dawn, was she set free, as a whirlwind of ashes in the morning light.
And they call us monsters!
     
For Dawn and Gundarak,

Rebels Rise!

Rebels Rise!
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on August 23, 2010, 04:12:01 PM
This morning another explosion occurred at the government district gate leading to the cities market. The explosion occurred just as a squad of Vallaki Guards had begun their patrol route. Two Garda died in the explosion. The investigating is ongoing. The Vallaki Guard is requesting information from the public for any witnesses or citizens who may have additional information.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on September 23, 2010, 01:58:25 PM
Word spreads of the return of Private Toskalov to active service. Questions about his wife are met with sadness and news of her illness . It did not take long for him to make an impact with word of a captured rebel , caught in the outskirts.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on September 29, 2010, 10:53:22 PM
A weapons merchant from Immol, Nicu Tesla has been seen in amicable business negotiation with the Burgomasters daughter, Nadia Ionelus. Rumor has it the Vallaki Guard will be receiving a new issue of arms soon.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Jotem on October 03, 2010, 09:46:15 AM
With the recent murders and dissapearances threwout the city the local population begins to voice their doubts in the cities Garda adding more pressure to the already strained authorities.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: dutchy on October 14, 2010, 12:35:58 AM
word spreads that the former vardo anya vadim got punished for dealing with rebels giving them gunpowder and guns, some say she should have gotten the death penalty but that she escaped the penalty because of a lance corporal.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on December 17, 2010, 11:58:16 AM
News has spread from the Vallaki Citadel that the infamous criminal and Gundarakite Rebel, Rosza "The Firefly" Szanto was captured last night during an attack on the Vallaki Militia Barracks.
The families of her numerous victims have gathered at the Citadel Gates demanding justice and closure for the fallen of the Broken Bell and Blue Water Tavern bombings!
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on December 18, 2010, 09:41:42 AM
The news of the death of the criminal Rozsa "The Firefly" Szanto comes with a mixed blessing to the families of her victims. In the end justice was served but the satisfaction of a public execution was denied under curious circumstances.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Lockleed on December 23, 2010, 09:50:42 PM
It soon becomes rumor that the irritable Lance Corporal Tomescu has resigned his commission to the Vallaki Garda, for undisclosed reasons.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on December 24, 2010, 09:48:16 AM
The wrathful General, Vladimir Ionelus, would be heir to the Seat of Burgomaster is seen walking around the Citadel with fuming rage, cursing and openly disciplining guards with an unpredictable iron hand. Accounts of guardsmen being beaten to the pulp, left a bloodied mess by the General are hushed, spoken from guard to guard. More than once the General is heard cursing venom about desertion and the fickleness of men's loyalties, morning drills at the Citadel walls are heard by passerbys, men seen wearing nothing but summer clothing braving the hard conditions of winter. Always accompanied by his personal guards, there is a palpable aura of fear amongst the ranks, wherever the General sets his eyes on, officers, privates and recruits alike feel at ill ease...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on January 11, 2011, 01:23:02 AM
News spread of the woman known as Anya Vadim being executed for crimes of witch craft against the Garda in front of the citadel spreads like wild fire. Beheaded in front of a massive crowd, some stoning her, others crying for her. She held her head high though until the axe fell, silencing her terrified sobbing.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: MidnightMask on January 11, 2011, 02:40:53 AM
Shortly after the execution, Corporal Eugen was seen escorting a pale and sobbing half-elf, the husband of the executed Anya Vadim, from the dungeons, where he had apparently been kept, forbidden from watching the execution for fear of disturbance. Harsh words were exchanged between he and the Corporal, and the half-fey left the city shortly thereafter.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: harlock on February 07, 2011, 06:17:21 PM
A Gnome escaped citadel tonight, a gnome. There are no clues of the way he escaped but several cages were found unlocked.

//those in charge of garda change the note as you like, i just felt like i should write this.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: TealAttack on February 11, 2011, 08:53:58 PM
Two women dressed as peasants have been seen loitering just outside of the Citadel in the past few days. They seem to be whispering near incessantly about the garda and them having something to do with cockerels and eggs.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on March 14, 2011, 02:23:11 AM
Squads of Garda and Militiamen are seen searching the battlements and the walls of the Citadel. A sense of urgency in their actions yet the soldiers remain silent when questioned by civilians as to what they are looking for.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Primus Centurius on March 15, 2011, 08:24:16 PM
Rumors of a series of grisly murders, throughout Vallaki, are spoken of in fearful whispers by the native Barovians.  Apparently the only common theme to each murder was that each victim appeared to have been ripped into bodily, with chunks of flesh stripped from the carcasses.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: dutchy on March 25, 2011, 09:24:31 PM
word quickly spreads among the garda about one of mandruleanu antics, some wonder if he will really leave others say even he is not that stupid as the general clearly stated leaving the garda is desertion and that means execution.

the story of reasons why are even more out of controle, some say he went to far with nadia Ionulus   others say he is forced to by someone, while some simply say he is a coward and running from duty.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Strigoi on April 10, 2011, 08:07:49 PM
Rumors circulate of the Death of Aleksandur Bachev who gave his life, dying in what he believed was a Just action in attacking the Cruel Tyrant General Vladimir Ionelus. his last moments were rumored to be of his own colleagues thrusting their swords into his flesh as he nearly destroyed the general single handedly.

a Corpse later was seen being dragged into the Vault of the dead, never to be seen again....





-=THE END=-

Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: puckwolf on May 24, 2011, 03:00:15 AM
Some may have noticed the executions of innocent Gundarakites have stopped.  There has been no official word as to why and whether the situation is permanent or just temporary.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 01, 2011, 04:07:26 PM
As the news of the discharge of Private Mandruleanu spread, word of a celebration hosted at the Broken Bell, paid by none other than Corporal Markos Karpovski himself, are heard around the Citadel - all garda wanting to attend are invited.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Valerio Umberto on June 23, 2011, 06:50:43 PM
Word of a strange and usual happenings...even for Vallaki...involving Neuri.

Just hours after one or multiple possible impostors are rumoured to have infiltrated the Citadel a new claim, yet to be officially confirmed claims a number of very large rat neuri somehow breached the walls of the Citadel and entered the city hall and archives of the Municipality of Vallaki where they no doubt met their end at the swords of Vallaki's finest.

Questions, muttered perhaps betwen lower ranking Garda and the native population  still remain unanswered...


Any link between this rat neuri attack and the one reported at the Blue Water Inn a few nights prior?

How did the terrors of Old Night manage to breech the walls of the most secure structure in Vallaki? A careless group of garda returning from patrol or something more insidious?

Was any damage done to the Burgomeister's office? The Vallaki archives?

Is this an act of the Gundarakite rebellion?


Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: kingsmiley on July 19, 2011, 07:58:42 PM
*The other night the Citadel gate bells was rung twice, after awhile only silence followed. If anyone leaving or arriving from the Citadel, a note could be seen for any Garda coming through.*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Amon-Si on August 09, 2011, 02:18:43 AM
A massive stir was caused earlier today when a woman sporting bat-like wings was escorted by a collection of Vardo, Ezrites and Guarda from the Ezrite church to the citadel, her chin held high despite the jeers and insults hurled at her by residents. She was taken into the citadel and the heavy doors were slammed shut and bolted. Anyone who has two brain cells to rub together are certain of the winged womans fate: Torture, Interrogation, Death.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Roose on October 10, 2011, 05:00:38 PM
The walls of the Citadel boast two new grizzly trophies on either side of the gate. One is the Caged body of Former Lieutenant Tiranul, the other the rotting head of former Corporal Karpovski.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: dutchy on October 10, 2011, 06:44:47 PM
as the news hits the village one new guard stationed there is jumping in the air of joy, its said he walked around taking woman by the hands dancing in a circle with them as he walked along doing his route, later in the blood o vine he was more then generous with the rounds bought for the local patrons there.
the villagers do not understand what is going on in the new recruits head untill they heard his story and then gladly joined him with his drinking and generous rounds.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: puckwolf on October 12, 2011, 04:20:21 AM
Word spreads quickly regarding the disappearance of lieutenant Eugen Dumitrascu.  It is said he was taken by Gundarakite rebels the day after marrying his long time partner, Erika Camitru.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on October 12, 2011, 05:52:38 PM
Word on the street, sprawled by a local boy of all people, carries the news in Vallaki that its "Greatest General" - Vladimir Ionelus, "the Wicked Prince", will return from a thriumphant war Campaign led on the borders of Invidia. All citizens of Valalki are ordered to cease activities when the city's Bell will announce a marching parade will arrive from the West - not to assist the parade or to ignore it, might be seen as treacherous behavior subjected to arrests and questioning.


Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on October 15, 2011, 12:01:48 AM
A note was nailed to the Citadel Gate. In addition a ghastly gift from a missing soldier.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on October 23, 2011, 05:55:43 PM
Onlookers would talk about the work permits and the fiasco that happened. Gundarakites Georgetta Pavenic and Mother Zsofika Balassi were brutally beaten and dumped in the mud during the duration of the day and when the night fell were stripped, groped and forced into the Citadel.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: UnholyBloodlines on October 31, 2011, 02:10:22 PM
A little note is posted on the Citadel wall "Free tea and coffee to all garda in uniform that come to the broken bell" Signed Izabela Sarnovich
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on December 10, 2011, 09:56:45 AM
An incident that did not go unnoticed by guards spreads around the Citadel: The Patriarch Dragos Dumitrascu, father to the Missing Ex-Captain of the Guard, Eugen Dumitrascu, was seen with his youngest son, blaming guards for their inaction in his son's disappearance. The old man tossed accusations of corruption and how convenient it was not to find him, for he, unlike others in his place, was righteous. It is said, archivist Livia Conta and a Morninlordian were able to calm him down, before he left under the threatening skies of dusk...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on March 02, 2012, 02:08:59 AM
The decapitated head of the ex guard Marius Vulpes is seen impaled by a dagger on the citadel gates, a piece of parchment over it reading: "All you Barovian dogs, the day is coming where you will pay for all you did to our once great country! Gundarak will rise again and you will all fall to ruin with your DEVIL STRAHD! REBELS will RISE. REBELS are RISING! FOR GUNDARAK!"
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on May 04, 2012, 02:56:16 AM
In the mid morning a loud and reverberating explosion can be heard at the gates of the citadel. Once the flames died out the grisly scene revealed itself. The guardsman known as Isidor Czegin was found mutilated, charred, melted and half the man's head blown completely off. The only clue as to the culprits of the crime is the crude carving of the word 'PIG' into the man's chest. This was clearly another attack by the Gundarakite rebels.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: airengale on May 17, 2012, 05:42:51 AM
Two Morninglordians have been seen walking to the gates of the Citadel, moments before being halted by a garda. They then entered the citadel to only, after several hours, leave.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: herkles on June 21, 2012, 11:45:16 PM
Rumors speak of a gruesome discovery left in the barracks of the citadel...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Paragonville on July 18, 2012, 03:37:59 PM
Rumors spread that wererats stormed the Citadel's walls last night in a display of blood and terror.  Several Garda were turned, and others killed.  A woman in a red cloak was said to be seen walking away from the scene, sprayed with blood.

Minor attacks hit other locations throughout the city.  Wererat activity is rising.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Paragonville on July 18, 2012, 10:32:53 PM
The Wererat Nicoleta Montescu has been reported slain and held in Garda custody.  It is unknown how the wererat citizens of Vallaki's underground will take her death.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: herkles on July 23, 2012, 12:08:15 AM
It is Said that the Ezrite who captured the rat nurni witch recently has declined to accept the coins offered for the bounty. The reasons why she seems to not be interested in this is many. from some poisoner scheme to genuinly doing this out of selfless reason and everything in between is gossiped about.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Strigoi on July 29, 2012, 04:00:22 AM
The sorrow filled cries of a man can be heard outside the citadel in echoed streams carried on the wind. a single candle flame is seen in the dead of night, slowly passing narrowed arrow slits, as its bearer holds a vigil for a lost soul close to his heart. the moment of silence is interrupted by the hateful shouts of anger and frustration. cursing those responsible in the most wicked and unspoken Barovian hexes known...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on July 30, 2012, 11:03:46 PM
Word of low morale are spoken by guards around the citadel; the sullen faces of men speak of the sadness brought by the death of rising officer Shergei Cezarescu to the outlander plague. This comes in a climate of inner tensions, as other bitter tongues speak of  Lance Corporal Petkovich and Private Cosmin Sollomovicic and a physical confrontation where Petkovich soundly lost; and now has a black eye.  It was serious and not a simple sparring match.

It is said that later, and after a patrol, Lance Corporal Petkovich made up some excuse to punish Cosmin. He was still angry about the fight. He even get Corporal Orlov to met out the punishment. Petkovich had a large smile on his face while he had the Corporal do his dirty work. Tensions are about to explode after the death of Shergei. Guards lashing out at each other and random outlanders, and Cosmin has a deathwish by volunteering for wall duty every night.


Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Strigoi on July 31, 2012, 02:50:08 AM
a female figure is seen being escorted into the citadel in the dead of night for questioning. later strange sounds begin to emulate from the Lieutenants office. a vigorous and consistent thumping noise echos into the empty halls, muffling what sounds to be the muted moans of ecstasy...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: herkles on August 11, 2012, 11:17:00 AM
Toret Morello was seen entering the Citadel along side Lance Corporal Petkovich; other garda would remark that she was taken into the citadel's sick bay. After a while, petar is seen escorting the toret out of the citadel seeming somewhat relieved and glad about something that happened...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Juice on August 21, 2012, 12:04:36 AM
As Garda start taking inventory of a dead Falkovnian, They come across a military journal all of it written in falkovnian military codec, Except for one page.
(http://i.imgur.com/DXXkY.jpg)
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Strigoi on August 24, 2012, 04:27:48 PM
Sergeant Petkovich is seen walking the halls in his new uniform with a stern expression on his face. some men may rumor at his continued advancement, but non question his dedication and determination among the Strong arm of the Garda. those who observe would note that the vigilant Officer wears his rank and authority lightly, only enforcing authority when it is required or needed. this has granted him a measurable respect among his peers, for being a honorable and fair Officer of the Vallaki Garda...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Gutshank on September 23, 2012, 10:37:46 PM
Horns blasting from the citadel cut the silence of old naopte. A symphony of shrieks replied to each garda horn. As the noapte raged on the shrieks and horns grew few and far apart. They were replaced by screams and shouting of orders. When the first rays of light hit the citadel all was quiet. The bloodied garda slowly filtered out of the gate to pile up their dead. Several sons lost their fathers and wives lost their husbands. But none cut so painfully as Corporal Lev Dragunov who has been reported missing and many garda believe the worst.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Strigoi on September 24, 2012, 03:20:45 AM
the following day Sergeant Petkovich is seen ordering a regiment of men to look into locating the now missing Corporal Lev Dragunov. the Sergeant and his men are seen questioning the local Citizens of Vallaki to his whereabouts. the day however merits no leads in the Garda's investigation.

the Sergeant is seen returning to the citadel from the outskirts with a shackled woman baring an aggravated expression...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: The Howling Stars on November 15, 2012, 10:07:08 PM
After three years of incarceration in the Citadel Dungeons, the hin criminal Dimbal Brumbat has been released. He stumbles out into the cold Vallaki streets near naked and pennyless. He is seen with a near manic grin and heard muttering about digging up a secret cashe of ill gained loot.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: MrM1y4g1 on November 16, 2012, 05:59:14 PM
Whispers goes that an Officer of the Garda was attacked in the market district right before nightfall . It is told that he in the encounter lost his finger to a hungry caliban.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Feronius on December 30, 2012, 10:56:07 AM
Word has it that the Grimaldi family wishes to see the highwayman that goes by the name of "Goggles" imprisoned or out of the way.
Apparently he has hindered the Grimaldi family's involvement in the trade business once too often or somehow evoked a personal interest.

Whoever puts a halt to the robbing spree will likely be in the household's debt, the extend of their favour and gratitude remains unmentioned.
This leaves the speculation of it being an open request, it is safe to assume there will at least be a small compensation in it for whoever brings the news.


Quote
WANTED!

 For assaulting the Vallaki Garda

The dark skinned freak known as Goggles. He is short and thin. Wears brown outlander clothes and uses a mask with goggles.

Reward: 1000 fangs


DEAD OR ALIVE


-The Vallaki Garda
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on January 18, 2013, 01:06:42 PM
Soon after the explosion in the outskirts, the bell of the Citadel was heard ringing, along with a guards horn frantically going off. The noise was met with the new recruit Lupescu on the wall where he was greeted with another firebomb that was lobbed over the wall with the words "FOR GUNDARAK" bellowing after it.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: MrM1y4g1 on January 26, 2013, 03:15:17 PM
whisper spreads that Corporal Petrovic after a outskirts patrol returned to the citadel with the privates shortly before leaving the citadel and vallaki moving towards the village
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: TornFear on January 30, 2013, 02:50:13 PM
Stories begin to circulate about a pair of Garda seen on horseback riding full tilt out of the city at sunrise.  Rumors from the stables suggest the pair were heading to the plague ridden Village of Barovia, and that the pair were none other than the much loved Sergeant Petkovich, and the Private Moldovan (Whether it was Marius or Dorin depends on who you ask).  Near sunset the next day, the Private was seen running full sprint through the rain and mud towards the Citadel, a mask of black cloth covering his face. . .The Sergeant was not with him, and has not been seen in Vallaki since.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Panic on February 19, 2013, 10:12:47 AM
[Smoke is seen rising in the middle of the night from the Citadel.  In the early morning hours that followed a trio of corpses were seen being drug from the front of the citadel, and the guarda later held funeral services for five of their own.  Whether or not this was an outside attack or infighting is unknown.  What is known, however, is that four guarda were discharged that same morning on counts of negligence.  Those around the citadel seemed tight lipped on the incident, for now.]
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: YouLitABonfire on February 19, 2013, 11:23:08 AM
[Smoke is seen rising in the middle of the night from the Citadel.  In the early morning hours that followed a trio of corpses were seen being drug from the front of the citadel, and the guarda later held funeral services for five of their own.  Whether or not this was an outside attack or infighting is unknown.  What is known, however, is that four guarda were discharged that same morning on counts of negligence.  Those around the citadel seemed tight lipped on the incident, for now.]

~ additionally a group of laborers has been tied to the incident and Private Lupescu has been charged with discerning their identities and proclivities. Its hard to know his methods exactly, but many have come to Know the Private as a dedicated soldier. In the coming days several of the family members are contacted and whatever transpires is only witnessed by those present during the interogation ~
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Silverfox on March 18, 2013, 05:33:39 PM
A note has been tacked to the gate of the Citadel by a small, armoured male.

"If you wish this relationship to work, then I expect to be paid."
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: TornFear on March 21, 2013, 12:11:10 PM
Private Dorin Moldovan has been seen drifting in and out of the Citadel in seemingly random intervals.  He is seen speaking with several Garda on his way out, and even pausing to converse with random citizens.  He is usually witnessed leaving the city walls, only to return hours later from a different direction, looking haggard and exhausted.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Dusk on May 26, 2013, 11:00:42 PM
[What started as a skirmish at the western gate between a man with a rotting, almost skeletal face against numerous Garda, ended as the yet unidentified man, or creature, walked on into the Citadel. There, a burning arrow set the creature aflame, and it quickly succumbed as the flames enveloped it.]
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Panic on May 28, 2013, 07:42:06 PM
An air of unease has filled the citadel lately regarding the officers who've recently begun climbing the ladder.  Most want nothing to do with the old man covered in liver spots, who moves about like a man a quarter his age, or the Corporal who smells strangely of a wood burning stove at all hours.  While a few regard them as heroes. . . role models, for the feats of greatness that they have accomplished: slaughtering demons, witches, warlocks, and standing tall against the horrific threats that have been plaguing Vallaki as of late.  Most regard them as. . . something else.  What -are- these men?  Are they men?

A late night visitor has come infrequently to the Citadel, who has been seen requesting them personally, one who never shows his face, or his motives.  Rumors wonder if he is some sort of devil that the pair of Corporals have traded away their souls to for power, this power to overcome the supernatural.  Other rumors about this unknown visitor speculate that he is an emissary of the Count that also recognizes that these men are something more than they seem, and he is simply there to watch them, and to keep them in line.  Either way, the bulk of the soldiers want nothing to do with this nocturnal visitor, or the "men" he comes to visit, wishing to keep their distance from both a devil offering power, and an agent of the Devil Strahd.

Fear motivates them to follow these two, and listen to their orders, but there is little respect for the methods of this pair, who have been rumored to make use of both witch water, and the rebel's black powder weapons to accomplish their goals.  Respected or not, few can argue with their effectiveness, however nobody wishes to follow in their footsteps.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on October 29, 2013, 08:40:47 PM
Five Guardsmen where slain last night by witchcraft. At this time the only suspect is described as a elf-man witch. A reward for its head has been issued.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Tycat on October 30, 2013, 12:28:10 AM
Rumor spreads that a hooded, dark clad, man has been diverting elven traffic out of Vallaki; warning the innocent elves of the bounty on all of them caused by the attack on the citadel. No word yet on his idetity, only that he seems to vanish like shadow in and around the city.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Amon-Si on October 31, 2013, 05:25:42 PM
Last night a man in golden armor and a lithe woman with a silver rapier were seen assisting guarda dispatch a pack of rat neuri when the vicious rat-men made an early raid just after dark. One guard was severely wounded in the conflict.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Nightmare on November 06, 2013, 12:49:40 AM
A desiccated, old heart was left in front of the gate leading out of the Government District, into the Market District, the night after Vladimir Ionelus instated Martial Law. It was surrounded by two candles, and smearings of blood that, upon closer inspection, turned out to be a grim symbol of Nerull, the Reaper.

Further inspection into the city would show that many houses and doorways were smeared with cruder versions of this symbol, all in blood.

The source of the blood is in no doubt, as many rats were slaughtered, and some even nailed or spiked to doorways, even that of the Prancing Nymph.

Two doorways were desecrated, but in a curiously different way. The Morninglordian temple in the slums, and the store of the city Undertaker. Both instead had their doors' frames smeared with blood, forming a crude outline.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Paragonville on November 06, 2013, 07:35:48 PM
Blood runs through the courtyard of the Citadel after a vicious attack on a large patrol of guardsmen occurred.  Only one man survived,
the rest were torn apart by strange black tentacles, or burnt alive.  A witch was the perpetrator, though it likely could not be told who, or even what gender, the figure was.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on November 06, 2013, 09:24:34 PM
Unrest and talk of revolt circulates amongst the ranks and file of the Vallaki Guard. Rumors begin to spread that the Burgomaster has fallen ill and his spoiled children squabble over who will succeed him. This and the recent attacks have placed Garda moral at an all time low.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Vinculum on November 07, 2013, 07:07:08 AM
The lull in attacks and outlander executions has lead to a massive clean-up and fortification effort within the city and Western Outskirts as martial law continues...

Meanwhile, rumors persist that acting Burgomeister General Vladimir Ionelus has secured himself deep in hiding within his city-turned-fortress. His trusted Honour Guards now relate his wishes and orders to his fearful subjects...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on November 09, 2013, 12:21:11 PM
The Burgomaster's illness has not abated. The elder Ionelus remains in a coma unable to communicate or to even abdicate his rule. As his fever continues whispers from his physician speak of a strange deep cherry red color to the Burgomaster's cheeks and a peculiar odor of almonds.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on November 22, 2013, 10:31:56 AM
Citizens and Guards alike breath a sigh of relief as the intern Burgomaster and esteemed General Vladimir Ionelus rides out the southern gate with a twenty rider routine for a week long hunting trip in the Tepurich Forest.

An eerie calm silence comes over the Citadel, yet a tense panic quickly grips the Burgomaster's House Guard. Seems something has occurred but the garda are under strict orders not to speak.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: vlaadfolth on November 22, 2013, 03:09:17 PM
Rumors circulate that a severed Garda head was seen on the ground in the citadel with a note included.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on December 09, 2013, 10:26:48 AM
General Vladimir Ionelus has returned from his hunting trip only to discover dissention within the command. A secret no longer, the infamous war hero and savior of the city, Sergeant Gregori Iorgovan has kidnapped the ailing Burgomaster and has fled to parts unknown. A considerable bounty has been issued on the traitors capture and safe return of the General's father.

//Forgot to post this. It is from events which occurred IG two weeks ago.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Gutshank on December 20, 2013, 02:42:17 AM
Rumours abound that The Vallaki Garda have finally found someone who was responsible in the kidnapping of Nicolai Ionelus! The former Garda, and traitor Natasha Orlov! The Current garda Lieutenant Vasile Pavlenco was seen escorting the traitor to the citadel. It's reported that her execution has already been scheduled. There have been an exceeding number of traitors lately; Natasha Orlov, Eugen Dumtirascu,and Gregori Iorgovan. All reportedly working together to unseat the General and hero of Vallaki from his rightful position as Burgomaster! It's whispered that Lieutenant Vasile Pavlenco has taken it upon himself to uproot this traitorous behavior by executing those whom do not follow Vladimir Ionelus.  
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Dusk on January 15, 2014, 04:26:00 AM
A series of horn blasts are heard from the Citadel before the gates are sealed off. Those nearby would describe hearing countless Garda shout and scream, though not in terror. Rather, the sounds of panic and confusion arouse from the Citadel for the next hour, and even the occasionally sounds of fighting. When the chaos subsided and the gates reopened, word rapidly spreads of a small revolt within the Citadel. Details, however, are exceedingly scarce, and the Citadel would seem unusually quiet in response.

Very few Garda seem missing from their duties, but little is done to address a growing stress among the populace of Vallaki. As their questions go unanswered, speculation begins to spread.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on January 16, 2014, 08:45:07 PM
Like wildfire the word spreads throughout the Citadel and then the city, that the venerable Burgomaster Nicolai Ionelus has returned. The Citadel remains on lock down as the dust settles and the guilty are discovered.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on January 17, 2014, 01:52:39 PM
With the return of Nicolai Ionelus and the investigation into the assassination attempt and revolt. The routine within the Citadel sees to be returning to normal. despite the Old Burgomaster's age and poor health a sense of stability and order is returning to the Vallaki Guard.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on January 28, 2014, 11:49:41 PM
Old Nicolai Ionelus, the Burgomaster of Vallaki is seldom seen these days. The ordeal of his illness and the suspicion of poison has left the venerable lord weak and mostly bedridden. His son Svari and daughter Nadia have assumed the majority of there father's duties. The whereabouts of the General Vladimir Ionelus continues to remain a mystery
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: emptyanima on June 17, 2014, 04:06:03 AM
A young, sickly-looking Barovian woman is seen entering the jail each morning, a mop leant against her shoulder and a bucket grasped between thin fingers.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Dread on June 17, 2014, 08:13:21 PM
[Rumor spreads of a mob having marched near the Citadel's wall. Oddly enough, the mob dispersed as quickly as it was formed, with many people speaking of crossing the Luna River into the Wachter Lands...]
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on June 25, 2014, 07:28:28 PM
Soldiers, or whats left of the garrison is on high alert. The routine patrols have been cancelled. Garda man the walls, towers and gates of the Citadel. Something is brewing.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: LawfulJoe on June 25, 2014, 09:21:42 PM
*Rumors and tales float about the Citadel that Sergeant Natasha Orlov was killed in the most recent battle with the Wachter Soldiers. She is known by many for her actions to unseat the traitorous Pavlenco, and end the reign of terror during the Time of the General. If it is true, then the Garda have lost a true defender, and Vallaki a true blue citizen. Some mourn her passing, others swear to avenge her fall, while others hope that she will return from these reports of her demise. It is not the first time the garda has written off as dead only to be proven wrong!*
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on June 26, 2014, 10:38:18 AM
Widows and orphans of the recently slain Vallaki Guardsmen stand at the Citadel's Gate demanding food. Winter has arrived and Barovians are starving.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on July 28, 2014, 04:07:41 PM
The courtyard of the Citadel has become essentially the inside of a barn. Crates of grain, bales of hay, food and futter for both man and beast. A heard of goats, several swine, chickens, and oxen all are tied and pinned up ready for fattening and slaughter. These are the gifts brought to the city by the benevolent Vanda Atanasius and her emissary, the poisoner Nathaniel Byrne.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on September 04, 2014, 02:38:25 PM
Prisoner Escaped.... Traitorous Garda... The City is on Lock Down!!! The Vallaki Guard march in patrols of five or more upon the city walls and cobbled streets. Upon their lips they curse a name.... "Bogdan!"
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: LadyDragn on September 19, 2014, 05:43:18 PM
A barovian womans severed head is pinned to the gates of the Government District. It is held only by a single dart forged in the shape of a feather thrust through an empty eyesocket. Written in blood across the gate reads: Parliament Arrives. Prepare for Judgement."



//ooc Note: Items are in game at designated areas stated above for any PCs (Guard wise) who want to collect
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Zwickelfaust on October 29, 2014, 08:26:57 AM
News finally reaches the Citadel, one of the Garda's own was murdered by an unknown assassin. Whispers of the Garda's name begin to circulate...... Andrei Negrescu is dead......
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Dread on December 18, 2014, 01:47:05 AM
[Word has spread that shortly after the Citadel was seized, Vallaki's forces capitulated and the acting burgomistress Nadia Ionelus formally surrendered to Sargeant Krasimir Svetozar of the Wachter Militia. When the burgomistress was last seen, she was shackled, with a soldier from Krezk holding the chains attached to her manacles. What future awaits for Vallaki?]
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Zwickelfaust on August 30, 2015, 08:46:09 PM
The sounds of battle could be heard throughout the government district as the Vallaki Garda held intense combat drills and training that lasted almost a full day and night.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on September 04, 2015, 10:18:08 PM
Word of court held upon the fourth of September soon spreads it way throughout the town. In this court:

The city's horse breeder, Festus the Gnome, brought up grievances long left unadressed: his home had been ransacked one year ago by corrupt guardsmen under command of Vasile Pavlenco the traitor and his wife was molested by that same blackguard - it was then revealed that Vasile Pavlenco had been apparently executed by the Wachter Militia when he had attempted to flee Vallaki during the custodianship of Vladimir Ionelus (confusing those who had heard that the same man was months ago terrorizing the streets of Vallaki once more!). He was arranged to have his damages assessed by the steward Orinal Romulich and paid by the end of the month to which he was satisified.

The Toret Siobhan McGilivray, one of the priests of the Refuge of the Fifth Light, petitioned for use of the park in the upper town for use of a festival celebrating the foundation of that temple as well as the people who had it made, the Burgomaster Ionelus consented to this usage of the park by them, and awaits their announcement of the day, hinting that he may come to do them, the builders, and his faith honor.

The priest of the Lawgiver, Kultur Nathrakt, unsuccessfully petitioned for the use of city land for a temple to his faith. The Burgomaster and many members of the council seemed to be visibly uncomfortable about the requests, with the conversation eventually leading to the land in the city either being privately owned or public and that at this time there were no vacancies and that the steward Orinal Romulich would "be in touch".

Lastly: It was announced the the Crafters Guild and the City will be hosting a great trade fair and harvest festival in October, to rise the spirits of the city as well as promote a day of trade and merriment that is certain to swell many people's coffers. As the date draws closer, further information shall be released.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on October 23, 2015, 09:53:06 PM
Word of the court held upon October the 23rd soon spreads it way throughout the town. In this court:

It was announced that the city will be formally banning malignant organizations - with any found to be members of these groups to receive severe penalties and even capital punishment. These organizations so-named were the so-called Cult of Vecna, The Fifth Sect Heresy as well as other Ezrite heresies, and the Cult of Erlin.

That the Harvest and Trade Festival will be held the 27th of November - its events and other details will be announced in the coming months.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on October 30, 2015, 02:37:19 AM
Word spreads fast throughout the city about the departure of Squad III, the main defensive measure of the city outside of its walls and of the reaction to this absence: the recruitment drive (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=41913.msg530456#msg530456) for a militia under the command of Corporal Vladislav Aioanei - a man known well for his much mistrusted heritage: he is a half-elf as well as a bastard. He is said to around eighty years old and hardly looks a day over 30 due to his mongrel caste and has been serving with the watch since he was called into service as a conscript 40 years ago when Strahd von Zarovich called for the invasion of Gundarak. Beyond that he is known from his days as a patrolman for being especially cruel, specifically to those of the Gundarakite race - but also for an expertise in keeping the streets clear of crime and peaceful.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on November 08, 2015, 04:11:47 PM
The tiny patrols of the acting militia continue to be carried out in the absence of Squad III, and in the face of terrifying stories of the Bandit King who had been felled by the Corporal Aioanei and the unready few under his command. However, with the coming of the great choking fog, the continued presence of the Chancellor van Holtz, and the stories of terrible monsters as well as the raiding of the Bandit King's "subjects" in the face of his apparently demise there is incredible tension and uncertainty in the city. The garrison does not take itself far from the city's walls and concerns itself only with immediate matters, leaving many on the borders to whatever calamity and evil that passes through.

Beyond this the Burgomaster's office has announced the banishment of several organizations deemed illicit - most under the severest penalties should they be found returned to the Grey City. These organizations (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=38953.msg532376#msg532376) are so far named as the Cult of Erlin, the Cult of Vecna, and any and all heresies of the Ezrite faith - the decision had been made during the last held court session in response to various happenings both recently in the city and historically. Along with this, the sinister master of one of the Cult of Vecna, a man named Vocar, has been named for bounty.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on November 14, 2015, 10:32:26 AM
In the late morning of the 14th of November Squad III and Chancellor Ionelus returned to the city, with those watchmen preparing to settle back in the traditional role as protectors of the borders.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: A normal snake on January 16, 2016, 11:59:09 PM
[Locals who attended court are whispering about a Boritsi Trader who came about, looking to be able to trade within Barovia. Most of the gossip about him seems to be speculation if there'll be an execution in the morning or not.]
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: Amon-Si on February 19, 2016, 12:10:11 AM
Rumor has it the wanted criminal cultist, Nathaniel Kelter, turned himself into the guarda today, laying down all weapons and entering the citadel both willingly and peaceably. The man apparently claims that he is falsely accused and is willingly submitting himself to interrogation and trial.
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: DM Strigoi on July 03, 2016, 03:16:40 PM
Ex-Garda Marius Valeriscu was seen speaking with a sentry officer at the gates of the Citadel courtyard. A few Barovian citizens noticed the man handing off a large jingling sack to the sentry officer in what looked to be an exchange in good faith...
Title: Re: Citadel - Government District - Gossip
Post by: qwertyuioppp on August 22, 2016, 01:04:55 AM
Word spreads through the ranks of a scene in the barracks, hushed words and turned heads leering after the victim in curiosity. In the barracks, a private's guard locker is defaced, red lettering dripping down the furniture in crude strokes:

PRIVATE STOLOJAN

OUTLANDER LOVER
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: qwertyuioppp on January 05, 2017, 04:05:05 AM
The stern Lance Corporal Bozar Trandafir flees under cover of night, with his recent prize of a black stallion, never to return alive. How he came to own such a fine steed becomes a little more clear in the wake of his disappearance; rumour carried on the lips and tongues of the Citadel's dutiful guards:

Thief and murderer.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: qwertyuioppp on February 18, 2017, 04:50:53 AM
The leader of the Wayfarer Kinship, the old Loric Ashall, for crimes of disobedience, is beaten publicly with a rod. Accepting his punishment, admitting his lack of respect and endangerment of the city, he is lead bruised and bloodied back to his lodge in the slums. Local opinion waxes between loathing and pity for the man, but the growing disrespect and fear that the native people have for the Wayfarer Kinship plateaus, for now. He will get his house in order, and curb the witchery and criminal association.

Following this, in a further enforcement of respect, a guardswoman breaks a rod across the head of a 'crazed' outlander; some say killing him outright.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: AnOldFriend on March 22, 2017, 11:40:53 PM
As the guardsmen filter out of the citadel in the early morn, some of them bring tale with them of the beating of a woman who goes by Roxana.  Who was brought in the previous day after an argument in outskirts.  The guardsmen refer to her as  "Roxana The Foreigner" a joke that is lost upon many for she looks like an average Barovian.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Vasile on June 12, 2017, 12:29:06 PM
Late in the middle of the night a horn sounded in the Docks of Vallaki. A private of the Vallaki Guard was seen stumbling into the Citadel from the Docks District shortly after. He was bloody, battered, and most notably his finger nails were pulled off. He was received by other privates and cared for through the night.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Arawn on October 04, 2017, 12:01:09 AM
[With the dawn, rumors say that Rodica Stolojan has not been seen at her post, nor can she be found anywhere in the Citadel. The people in the streets say she was seen going into the Red Vardo Services building, but had not emerged by sundown. Where she may have gone after that is unknown.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: RickDeckard on October 04, 2017, 04:46:16 AM
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Multiple guards were attacked by an unknown assailant near the market, a Lance Corporal of the Guard among the most heavily wounded.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: booksarefun666 on October 04, 2017, 06:39:06 PM
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Multiple guards were attacked by an unknown assailant near the market, a Lance Corporal of the Guard among the most heavily wounded.

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... Other accounts include that the small retinue of guards were paralyzed by some sort of foul witch-craft while the Lance-corporal crumbled, then promptly get stabbed with a knife multiple times before being whisked away by the masked assailant. It was only after the magic wore that the alarms were sounded.

One foolhardy recruit rushed to this man's defense and died without the assailant even bothering to acknowledge her.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Better Dread than Dead on October 31, 2017, 07:55:41 PM
[Rumor spreads of an armored figure having approached the southernmost gate leading into the Citadel's courtyard in the dead of night. Shortly after the gate swung open, horns were blown and much blood was spilled, with reports of various men belonging to the local garrison attacking one another indiscriminately. Despite a number of bodies in his wake, somehow, the armored figure that somehow brought all of this about was nowhere to be found.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: wildflame on December 21, 2017, 09:39:37 AM
As evening fell, three figures could be seen making their way from the Blue Water Inn to the Citadel, a Corporal of the Garda, a female in Vardo colors, and a short woman in black and blue. When morning came to the Gray City, the Vardo stepped out of the Citadel, accompanied by the Garda.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Silas Rotleaf on December 21, 2017, 11:49:13 AM
There was a little fuss and confusion about a naked golden haired outlander being marched out of the citadel at the crack of dawn with a distraught fey maiden behind two Garda officers of higher rank and a private on this winter's day. Just a little. Afterall upset fey and shackled outlanders are nothing too new to the people of Vallaki.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: ardenchasemoradin on January 13, 2018, 10:05:21 PM
A blonde-haired Ezrite is seen ringing the bell at the south gate of the citadel at least twice on this day. Seemingly travel weary and carrying  a backpack.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: ardenchasemoradin on January 14, 2018, 02:54:27 PM
The Ezrite Warden is seen again on several occasions ringing the bell at the south gate of the Citadel this day and inquiring as to the whereabouts of Corporal Hubchev.  He his notably more rested and his armor is polished. A silver peace bond tied around the hilt and pommel of his longsword.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Roose on March 08, 2018, 04:28:28 PM
[Nailed to the East, West, and South gates of the Citadel]

(https://i.imgur.com/gSYu05V.png)
((Feel free to contact Roose (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3057) via PM or Discord.))
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Purist on December 24, 2018, 02:27:41 PM
24th December 773
Private Nandru Anghelescu has been seen entering the Citadel with a stack of books in hands, guessers claim the books were stored in his personal locker.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Purist on December 30, 2018, 01:22:01 PM
30th December 773
Private Nandru Anghelescu has been spotted multiple times at the Meeting Hall after sunset. He is always accompanied by a small pile of books.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: CosmicRay on December 24, 2019, 09:21:26 AM
In the early morn, horns and the stamping of feet break the quiet dawn. Escape! Escape! The cry goes up! The mongrel former Vardo Captain Orsoloya Haraszti has escaped. Garda patrols search the Grey City, but, like the gundarakite vermin she is.. Haraszti slipped away..
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Sunstar Wars on March 05, 2020, 05:54:13 PM
In the dead of the night the Bell of the citidel rings, the guest? A note left hanging on the gate with an axe to afix it
DOGS OF THE DEVIL
You are as dumb as the reputation Barovians have if you think Roka was but one man. You can not extinguish the rage of a people opressed so easily.
Though Andras may be lost for now. Roka lives on.
We will not be shaken nor will we be ground under your heel!
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Valentin Florescu on April 27, 2020, 03:35:09 PM
Just after dawn breaks a man was seen approaching the Citadel gates. Not long after the bell would chime out twice in quick succession. When the clamor failed to draw a response the traveler was quick to wander off, though a small note was nailed to the gate in his wake.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: RickDeckard on July 13, 2020, 10:14:30 PM
A gruesome scene was found upon the Citadel gates, a mutilated corpse nailed to the Citadel gates by his hands and feet. Carved into the corpse is writing in Luktar but the obvious and most easily read words in common were sprayed in blood beside the corpse for passerbyers reading "YOU'RE NEXT", another act of violence towards the Vallaki Garda as of late...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: LancerFreya on September 30, 2020, 11:42:07 PM
Another body is found with it's heart removed in front of the citadel though it is not a rituals like the others instead a message is written in the blood "I'm coming Cultist"
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: DM Tenebris on January 23, 2021, 03:48:56 PM
[Word spreads throughout the Citadel and beyond regarding the upcoming arrival of an important emissary of the Count, sent in to evaluate the current state of affairs of the city. This news has sent the locals into a state of fear and anxiety.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: mccarthy00 on January 28, 2021, 08:42:31 AM
[High in the sky ravens can be seen circling the area of the Citadel as if looking for something, Sometimes at night, some may have thought to see a much larger winged creature.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: NurseLuv on January 31, 2021, 04:19:03 AM
*A fiery redhead in a garda uniform stands on the citadel southern wall taking aim with her crossbow into the night sky. She watches for any oversized ravens and when she sees them, she begins target practice. A few raven corpses lie just on the outside of the southern wall.*
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: mccarthy00 on February 06, 2021, 08:02:30 PM
[Since the night where guards were found dead and broken around the statue of the count Ravens have been visiting Burgomaster Svaris residence and the area around it, Watching the man as he goes about his day and night, Cawing throughout the night, Any arrows launched at them scatter the flocks for a time but they soon return, Cawing and watching.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: mccarthy00 on February 08, 2021, 12:37:46 AM
[In blood over the Gates to the Citadel the words...]

"Dogs of the Von Khorvichs, Dogs of the Devil"

[No bodies can be found around the incident But where the blood came from is unknown... One can only pray all guards on duty that night check in come morning]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: mccarthy00 on February 09, 2021, 10:56:46 PM
Spoiler: show
[Since the night where guards were found dead and broken around the statue of the count Ravens have been visiting Burgomaster Svaris residence and the area around it, Watching the man as he goes about his day and night, Cawing throughout the night, Any arrows launched at them scatter the flocks for a time but they soon return, Cawing and watching.]

[The constant cawing of ravens stop suddenly as they fly up into the air and out of the city come dawn, The silence is unnerving at first but then the sounds of the waking city fill the air and all is normal once more]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Purist on February 12, 2021, 03:44:03 PM
On a typical rainy day, by noon two men cross the Citadel's wide courtyard. One of them, bare of the typical Vallaki Garda uniform, seems overburden with a pack of personal effects. They talk little and shake their hands. The gate is then opened, drawing the man into the world outside.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: mooner on April 22, 2021, 10:32:55 AM
A number of the guards leaving the Citadel for their morning shift appear more solemn and sullen than usual. With grim expressions, they begin their usual patrols and stand guard at their usual spots. Their idle chatter is gradually overheard by those who reside in the Grey City; rumours quickly proliferate among the locals about a considerable amount of the Count's due taxes being absent from the City's coffers - revealed by the most recent census. These rumours are all but confirmed by the continued, panicked and harsh whispers shared by members of the Garda.

An air of worry and anxiety besets the Municipality, for fear of the eventual consequences should the Count come to discover this discrepancy.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: the_blind_beholder on June 10, 2021, 07:53:09 PM
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/832085598071291994/852690998319382558/5c1ceff79a62de4ba4155ec06bb53443.png)

Despite its usual somber air, the citadel begins to stir with the activity of laborers and carpenters in preparation for the upcoming festival (https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=59019.msg694062#msg694062). Those who manage to peek through the gates as they open describe lines of tables and chairs, as well as an assortment of tents. Notices about the celebration's date and time can be found throughout Vallaki and greater Barovia.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: mooner on June 15, 2021, 12:14:48 AM
Convoys of oxen are seen escorted in and out of the Citadel gates throughout the day, and even a horse-drawn wagon passes into the courtyard. Shouts and loud orders are given, with the sounds of movement of heavy crates and bags echoing from within the walls. During the early morning, the wagon leaves with a mixed escort of Garda and outlander mercenaries.



(https://i.imgur.com/hQnrIc6.jpg)


Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: Stormy on June 22, 2021, 07:51:32 PM
In the night a lone Garda was seen fighting off neuri that were climbing the walls of the Citadel. Frightened witnesses who were either brave or foolish enough to look outside claim that he eventually was forced off the wall, and nothing was heard until morning when a single Garda horn was blown. Witnesses also claim that at some point the man had lost his weapon and continued to beat the creatures to death without it.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: mooner on July 02, 2021, 08:41:32 PM
One of the guards, known for his unusual headwear, is reportedly absent for an increasing number of his shifts. Among those headed out to the Balinoks this most recent morning was a figure wearing a brown cloak, found discarded near the tent city. Surely unrelated rumours circulate of a hooded poacher - reeking hideously of garlic, staying in the House of Eternal Dawn.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Government District - Citadel
Post by: the_blind_beholder on September 12, 2021, 02:39:40 PM
At the resolution of the Summer's End festival, the rain broke around dawn. Painted paper lanterns floated up out of the citadel courtyard, a small cloud of color in an otherwise dreary sky.