Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: JironGhrad on September 20, 2006, 07:29:54 PM

Title: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: JironGhrad on September 20, 2006, 07:29:54 PM
In passing a noble lady speaking to a gentleman regarding the rule of the city "It's said that the Romulich family seeks to supplant the Ionelius family as the Burgomeister of Vallaki.  How they expect to succeed since the Ionelius family is much larger is hard to say."
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on September 21, 2006, 11:58:15 PM
...Blown up, the statue of Stradh Von Zarovich exploded into pieces with one of the most violent explosions ever witnessed in Vallaki- Nobles speak of gathered crowd of Outlanders near the statue- witnesses speak of two particular men- sons of ''Gundar''...

...Rumors of Vallaki guard seeking two particular men- maybe more, but talks of Outlanders involved in this scandal already begin to be the hot topic on the lips of Outraged Nobles...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: JironGhrad on October 01, 2006, 12:37:50 PM
The harpist at the Blue Water whispers excitedly to the pianist, "Three masked people approached Lieutenant Johnus the other night, and claimed to be the "Sons of Gundar" who blew up the Count's Statue..."  The pianist replies, equally excited, "The Lieutenant came down and reassigned all the guards on duty to street patrol and replaced them with others, he mentioned it being their second failure."
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Bishop Cornelius on October 19, 2006, 12:22:28 AM
The Bishop descends from his upstairs suite; his cape, fit for the Count, slides gently down the stairs; at his arm, a certain lady dressed fit for a countess.  He smiles to Lieutenant Johnus before they join the nobles in the parlor.  Some of the noblewomen gossip idly concerning the identity of his new companion...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Maryn on October 19, 2006, 01:20:03 AM
The Bishop descends from his upstairs suite; his cape, fit for the Count, slides gently down the stairs; at his arm, a certain lady dressed fit for a countess.  He smiles to Lieutenant Johnus before they join the nobles in the parlor.  Some of the noblewomen gossip idly concerning the identity of his new companion...

This same woman is seen speaking crazily to herself and others about someone named Carmac, and demons stalking her.  Some of the noblewomen wonder why the Bishop allows her in his company, then think perhaps he is available again.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Maryn on October 23, 2006, 11:46:51 PM
Numerous men, and even a few women are heard whispering in excited, hushed tones that the prostitute known as Madison has recently come out of retirement.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Fallen on October 24, 2006, 11:35:04 AM
The gossip seems to stop as Termas passes, points and more whispering ensue in his departure.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Tarth on October 24, 2006, 08:52:18 PM
rumors have spread and been confirmed, the blacksmith and warrior "Tarth" has returned, and ponderings if his return is for the good or bad of vallaki.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: JironGhrad on November 27, 2006, 01:29:27 AM
Rumor spreads throughout the city, beginning in the nobles' district... Due to the awful instances of rampant crime, the nobles are demanding that the city begin registering all outlanders and Gundarakites and establish checkpoints where the guards will check those passing for suspicious behaviors and possessions
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on January 03, 2007, 12:19:10 PM
Many Nobles gathered in front of the fountain speak of a Leprous stenched man cursing the whore Madison; several others speak of similar occurances, unfortunate ones claiming the contracting a disease after having slept with the ''infamous'' whore. Wives seem to wonder, yet few men exchange alarmed glares at the shouting accusations.

Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Maryn on January 06, 2007, 02:46:44 AM
Despite rumors, the prostitute has lost only a handful of clients, and quickly replaced them with new ones.  She assures her clients that nothing is amiss in her health, and business seems to go on as usual.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on April 24, 2007, 07:32:49 PM
Guests of the Von Zeklos family speaks in hushed tones of a band of bards that played at one of their evenings, two fey with flamming hair and another with a blond beard, they did quite the impression on the evening with their music but again their nature is not something the guests will speak of openly.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on April 29, 2007, 01:53:13 AM
Rumour begin to spread that a merchant named Markov is trying to match his daughter Tatyana with a man of noble birth, to make matters worse she comes without a dowry. The whole matter would seem ridiculous were it not for her incredible beauty, her high level of achievement in the arts, and her exotic light hair colour , only seen a few times each generation among true Barovians. Many young noblemen wonder if there parents would accept such a match.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on May 01, 2007, 11:06:10 AM
Elegant notices find themselves around the Noble's district.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g247/Morefizzle/perfomers.gif)
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on May 07, 2007, 02:39:38 AM
Rumour has it that an old tradition has been revived. Some of the young women of the Noble quarter (almost all having studied in other countries) have revived the Black Umbrella Club, a civic minded social club of unknown but ancient origins. It is known that Tatyana Markova has just been made treasurer and that the club is very focused on its "Slum Beautificaton" project. The leading goal at the moment is a statue of Lord Stahd himslef to uplift the people of the slums, subject to city approval of course. Social events and charitable goals will be all the talk for the young men and women of the district.


//OOC this is a ficticious club with no members, it seemed a useful rp tool for the moment and I shall try to make it seem real . If there are other Barovian female aristocrats out there that are interested in such a thing, please let me know, we can meet for tea. I am hoping maybe I can have some npc members so that it is "real"?
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: engelfire on May 07, 2007, 12:02:18 PM
Some noble people are complaining and cursing about the fact that their purses have been stolen, they whisper among eachother about a very skilled pocket thief that has been causing stress around blue water inn.

some ladies have claim that they have seen suspicious dashing redhaired man walking around noble district
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Ravenous on June 10, 2007, 07:51:53 PM
The nobles whisper among themselves of evil messages written in blood. The name of Drudoc and the line "Vasham was here" written at the scene of a horrible slaughter in the blood of a mutilated gypsy..


//Up to Knas if this was cleaned up before anyone got to see it.. ;)
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on July 09, 2007, 02:45:20 PM
Rumour has it a certain Markov has paid several recent visits to the Romulich estate recently including one visit for which his lovely daughter Tatyanna was with him. Could a match be in the air or does Mr Markov simply thing his daughters charms will help some business deal ?
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on July 27, 2007, 02:50:21 AM
 Rumour has it that the recent collapse in mink prices has all but ruined the Markov family which was finally returning to a respectable footing. Due to the setbacks they will no longer be buying furs and a dowry for young Miss Markova is now unlikely. It seems that negotiations for her wedding to Petru Romulich have been called off and many wonder if it more to do with her recent association with Bishop Cornelius rather than the families poor fortunes.

On another note, the Black Umbrella Club recently declared at their last meeting that the Slum Beautification project will be abandoned. It has become clear that they simply would not be able to appreciate what was to be done for them. They will therefore now focus their attention on aiding the poor orphans of Barovia. An auction will soon be held to raise money for this noble cause, all donations are to be given to the Treasurer Miss Tatyana Markova .
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on August 09, 2007, 02:34:47 PM
Due to an unforseen suprise the Black Umbrella Club luncheon has been postponed until tomorrow afternoon. It is hoped that Miranda, Melanie, Danielle and Anna will all be able to attend at the new time.

ooc I am hoping we can try for 6pm EST.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on August 11, 2007, 11:27:59 PM
The Black Umbrella Club would like to welcome its newest member . Miss Danielle Escher has been the latest to receive the prestigious honor of invitation for membership and has graciously excepted. We look forward to both her social and charitable contributions.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on September 09, 2007, 03:21:08 AM
The Distric is all abuzz with the announcement that invitations had been sent for the Black Umbrella Club Annual Spring Luncheon.  Rumour has it even an Outlander or two has been invited causing quite a stir. Those rumoured to be invited include Baroness Van Lindebark, Lady Petranova, Miss Ilyana Enovich, Miss Angelika Szekely, Miss Stark, and Esmeralda the latter two being the aforementioned Outlanders. Many a young socialite is hoping that they too will be invited.

OOC//  we are going to try for wednesday evening aprox 7pm EST for this, we have hired a messenger to deliver invites but if he does not find you in time plz assume it was in your mail.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: LadyGoth on September 10, 2007, 11:55:31 AM
Some have said that they seen the Miss Isabella von Stark talking to the hired messenger, And recieved a letter. She was all smiles for many hours after words. So one can only assume she was invited to the luncheon and by the looks she is most definitely going to be in attendance.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on September 11, 2007, 08:42:42 AM
Due to a scheduling conflict the luncheon will be pushed to Thursday at 2 pm EST to ensure a better turn out, sorry for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on September 13, 2007, 05:32:07 PM
Rumour has it that due to poor health Lady Romulich has stepped down as President of the Black Umbrella Club and appointed none other than Tatyana Markova. This set of a chain of events resulting in Miss Echers elevation to Treasurer and Vice President and Miss van Starks move to Secretary.
In othr news, it is said that at the Annual Spring Luncheon Miss Markova announced her engagement to none other than Captain Vasham of the Boyar guard, the watch is on to see who will be invited to what promises to be the social event of the year.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: kenpen on September 13, 2007, 05:33:03 PM
Rumour has it that due to poor health Lady Romulich has stepped down as President of the Black Umbrella Club and appointed none other than Tatyana Markova. This set of a chain of events resulting in Miss Echers elevation to Treasurer and Vice President and Miss van Starks move to Secretary.
In othr news, it is said that at the Annual Spring Luncheon Miss Markova announced her engagement to none other than Captain Vasham of the Boyar guard, the watch is on to see who will be invited to what promises to be the social event of the year.

Yay! You finally hooked one!

Now, all your devious plans can be unleashed!
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Delphinidae on September 18, 2007, 01:59:47 PM
The Black Umbrella Club would like to welcome its newest member Esmeralda Isadora Tathorian to its fold. We are most delighted by her acceptance and are looking forward to her cultural and social contributions so that our club can continue to provide the citizenship of Vallaki support for all cultural and charitable events.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Tprime on September 18, 2007, 07:31:48 PM
Whispers of a handsome man with a silver tongue are all about. There are also whispers of numerous break-ins and thefts in the area. No one seems to believe the two are linked.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on October 08, 2007, 09:37:10 PM
Word has spread that a dear friend of Miss Markova's has fallen ill in Kartakass, she will be leaving for an extended period of time to care for her and has appointed Miss van Stark as the acting President of the Black Umbrella Club in her place. The position of Secretary is to be offered to Esmeralda while Miss Escher will retain her place as Treasurer. Best wishes to Lady Canovichika and her speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Jaguar on November 08, 2007, 05:48:58 PM
Word quickly spread that the Black Umbrella Club is busy arranging another luncheon at the Blue Water Inn.

Invitations has been sent out to Lady Petranova, Miss Imojina and Miss Valeria.


OOC: PMs with invitations sent! Going for Saturday, 11 AM EST. (http://www.csgnetwork.com/timezncvt.html (http://www.csgnetwork.com/timezncvt.html))
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Doom on November 20, 2007, 01:36:49 PM
Word spreads through the small, insular town of Vallaki of strange new arrivals in the village. A female Anchorite from Mordentshire arrived by wagon at the Cathedral of Ezra ("Servants of the Borcan bitch the lot of them!" huffs more then one old itinerant oppressed Barovian), travelling alone except for an eight year old boy. This boy can often be seen wandering about the upper districts of town, doing such boyish things as chasing butterflies and looking for mischief. The people of Vallaki bregrudgingly have to admit the boy seems charming and polite, and the young women cluck together that the adorable lad will be quite the catch in eight or ten years. Every day without fail however, the lad returns to the Ezrite Cathedral for tutoring under the Anchorite, whose name seems to be Annallee Weddenborough. The Ezrite herself can often be seen wandering about town, spreading Ezra's word and fellowship.

Due to the fact she's a lady, the Men of Vallaki manage to refrain from spitting on her.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on November 20, 2007, 04:10:37 PM
Bolson picks up on these rumors one day of hunting undead and returning to the Ezra Catherdral. "...Hmm curious." He murmers quietly in balok looking about the Catherdral quietly then heads on in search of this woman.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: EO on November 20, 2007, 04:25:41 PM
People whisper of some robbers trying to break into a noble's household last night...the inhabitants managed to board the door off, used to such thieves at night and fled through an open window. Strangely enough, nothing was missing when they came back iwth guards in the morning and the burglars fled.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on November 23, 2007, 11:58:02 AM
Nobles and Guards alike speak of a poor man, near death, being removed from the rubble of the smoldering ruins of the barracks by the Anchorites of Ezra. 

The Anchorites, in their green robes, but ash worn and torn from labor, are at the site working to remove the rubble, as well as praying for the fallen and their families.

Its believed the last survivor was found, but the arduous and horrific task of collecting body parts, clearing the shifting and dangerous rubble, and tending to the spiritual crisis of those who need mending, keeps the Church of Ezra diligent.   

It is expected that a ceremony to honor the dead and suffering will take place.





Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: EO on January 09, 2008, 04:35:52 AM
All around the nobles' district, into the wealthy homes, the parks, the bank and especially the Blue Water Inn, men and women alike are seen gossiping more than usual. Between two chuckles and a few "I told you so", they seem to discuss of the latest rumor. It seems that the newest prominent outlander guard, Vasham, is in fact a vampire...and if that were not enough, some add that he may also fancy men. "A queer vampire!" one says, "Surely, that must be a jest, but he does have those unnaturally white hair and this gaze!" responds another. And such conversations are common and seem to be the hot topic of the day, most dismissing the rumor as an elaborate prank and a clever joke.

At the same time, others speak of how a high ranking corporal woman was seduced, perhaps even charmed, by one of those fey cultists of the Morninglord. They were seen together sipping wine and discussing for many hours in the Blue Water Inn out of all places, a symbol of Barovian pride. Some say that the guard undressed for the fey and that they may even have spent even more private time together. Such gossips stop abruptly though when a guard patrol passes by only to start again a few seconds later.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Taty on April 15, 2008, 09:18:19 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: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on May 09, 2008, 12:12:21 AM
Several Well Placed Notices are Seen Around the Nobles' District.

The Red Vardo Traders
In Cooperation with
The Broken Bell Theatre,
Are Proud to Present,
The One,
The Only,
The Magnificent,
The Master,
He who has Sold Record numbers Of His Masterpieces throghout the Core,
André Bellamont!
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g25/Styr/AndresBellamont2.jpg)

Come and Assist a Reading People will talk throughout the ages!

[The Posters End with The Day of the event: OOC This Sunday]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on May 28, 2008, 09:03:41 PM
*Nobles cringe and hide under the covers as a witch shouts out terrible magic to slay an entire herd of cattle in the nobles district. The cursed witch left the husks to rot in the streets! Damn the witch and the Gunderakites whom lead the heard into the District!*
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Truth on May 29, 2008, 10:45:04 AM
*A young man walks by the chaos of the nobles distirct.  Despite the dead carcasses lying about and the smell of animal waste which now lingers heavy in the air, he smiles triumphantly to himself looking up at the rising Dawn in pleasure.*
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on June 05, 2008, 04:00:52 PM
Just outside the church of ezra the previous night, a smattering of blood, black robes, and arrow shots line the street just outside, the wisps of dried blood are soon washed away though leaving some to wonder who was taken, and by whom
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Ric on June 22, 2008, 03:35:24 PM
[Notices placed around specific buildings in the Noble District]

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b228/DeathKnite/BrokenBellAd2.jpg)
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Delphinidae on July 10, 2008, 01:13:54 PM
"Can you believe it? She invited me, me, to service!" *scoffs a fat noblewoman*
"Indeed, the sheer audacity! *chimes in another* As if I want to do anything with those green leeches!"
"They're probably trying to raise more money for their ridiculous church. I swear I don't know how the Burgomaster tolerates them."
"The son is one of those... what's the name? Ah, yes. One of those anchors of sorts."
"A shame to see such a youth wasted on such silly things..."


*Nobles gossip about the latest invitation from a young anchorite for the Fifth day service, speaking ill of the Ezrites before returing to the latest fashion trends and gossip. Words and chanting can be heard inside the cathedral, pouring out from its open doors while the nobles scorn about the lone man who assisted to service*

Supported Rumors - Heretic
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on July 10, 2008, 02:53:50 PM
A well dressed young woman is also seen making her way to the church. Her clothing of exotic style remained humble as she stepped inside the church. By the color of her skin and hair she might have been a vistana but she was too pretty. Some will recognize Suzette de Lacroix, hostess and artist of the Broken Bell, assisting at the mass of the fifth day service.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Mephisto on August 12, 2008, 07:24:06 PM
The gossips that gather on the district's streets can be heard today talking of how Mr. Reinvich, the local recluse sculptor, was taken by guards under suspicion of witchcraft... some add in hushed tones that this was because of his involvement with a silver living statue that resembled his late wife.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: -Rotten Fish- on September 22, 2008, 07:21:26 PM
Word amongst the higher classes has spread that a newly arrived Physician from Darkon is in Vallaki offering alternative medical treatment than clerical remedies.

The Doctor has been seeing patients by referrals so far, as his patient list slowly grows with his reputation...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on November 18, 2008, 12:28:14 PM
*Alarm bells ring disturbing the night air. The Vallaki bank the latest target of the witches whom have gone out of control. Many believe out of their minds. People scream for the blood of those whom have caused such pain, such sorrow. Not only have the peoples funds been stolen, the Counts taxes have as well.*
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on November 18, 2008, 12:34:16 PM
*Barovains whisper about the demon blooded, the users of varja getting out of hand. Families of the fallen cry out for the blood of all witches for they prove time and again the evil within their hearts! Some say it's time to strike back.*
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: fulkren on November 18, 2008, 07:21:50 PM
[Three Shadowy figures rush to the second floor window of the blue water inn to witness the strange phenomenon. the waves of red light Pulsate like the Beating Heart of Old Night Herself across the mist speckled sky. their attention quickly Drawn towards the east as a nearby alarm sounds in the direction of the bank. the once peaceful inn erupts into an uproar of whispers that quickly Consumes the Residents with Fear and Speculation. the look of Shock, and the mention of "Money" can be seen and heard in every Social Circle as the night Presses on.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Delphinidae on November 26, 2008, 10:33:22 PM
*Over the past few weeks, several Barovian workers have been removing the rubble and the bent beams from the remains of what was once the Vallaki Garda barracks located behind the bank. As a heavy stone almost crushes a man, a loud curse is heard about the Dilisnya cultists. Other workers make their way with wheelbarrows removing dirt and rubble from the construction site. As a few men enjoy their meal and gamble their wages away out of their foreman's sight, several masons are seen evaluating which stones can be reused while others check the strong steel beams and mark them with chalk. Despite the containment wall, a cloud of dust lingers over the nearby homes, having some nobles eye the invasion of peasants and the "mess" the cultists are making with distaste.*
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on November 29, 2008, 08:29:11 AM
It is under the sounds of construction and chaos that the Bank of Vallaki re-opened its doors. Almost half the town's serfs came for the event, there was worry in the air and chaos, where a few manifestations of violence and theft occurred. It is rumored that there's talks about a Fey or Gundarakite tax in order to compensate for the losses in short term, although nothing official has been said on the matter.


Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on December 06, 2008, 07:29:11 PM
*a few days after the re-opening of the bank a man clad in dark robes used a brightly gleaming hammer and chizzle on the cobbles directly infront of the banks door, chizzled in glowing red letters: 'Dire was here', beside the glowing letters lay a simple strip of wolftail with a single fang laid ontop of it*
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Delphinidae on January 11, 2009, 11:24:19 PM
...And in the middle of the snowy night, a young woman sits alone on a cold bench and silently weeps; asking herself softly where she went wrong.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: fulkren on January 21, 2009, 12:52:47 AM
rumors spread around the city of the attack on the Blue Water Inn. Hoards of rats where witnessed by many on lookers from the Inns viewing room. screams from the patrons below and above sent the establishments residents into a Chaotic frenzy. nearby residences who witnessed the event from their dark bedrooms, spoke of the horrifying cries of both man, and beast within the Inns walls.

as dawn approached, and Old Nights Terrors fled back into Vallaki's sewers. word spread of a Barovian Guard that saved the lives of more than 5 people from Certain death. the savage Nueri driven back by one of the Count's finest swordsmen. the name Private Gregori Iorgovan and his heroic deeds linger among the lips of the Inn's esteemed patrons. the nearby neighborhood children are heard chanting his name, in a world were local hero's are a rare commodity.
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Post by: Basic Barovian on February 24, 2009, 12:32:01 PM
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Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on April 16, 2009, 05:39:58 PM
Word of the public humiliating whipping Ex-Nobleman poseur Vincent Vasil Stravokov suffered at the hands of the garda. It is rumored that his own Cousin betrayed him on accounts of grave robbery and other illegal witch related crimes. Rumored that the Burgomaster himself attended to the flogging, stating the word Ionelus would forever be banned coming from the mouth of a Stravokov under the penance of death.

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g247/Morefizzle/strav.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g247/Morefizzle/strav2.jpg)

(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g247/Morefizzle/strav3.jpg)

Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 02, 2009, 11:57:54 PM
Word of increasing movement around the Poisoners' Rectory behind the bank. Mentions of increased patrols and guards seen coming in and out of the place.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: DM Tarokka on June 03, 2009, 12:15:13 PM
A reknown red-haired feyborn has been seen going out from the Ezra Rectory yelling, which is not even unusual for her. The words "HERETICS" and "SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED THERE" were the only intelligible words heard.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 04, 2009, 08:20:53 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: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Haplo Nexus on June 06, 2009, 08:27:09 PM
Valko and Valentina Stravokov were seen entering the Blue Water together in bridal attire. One well informed cannot help but remember the recent trouble between them and marvel at the new development.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on June 07, 2009, 12:38:41 AM
A rumor among the nobles who smiles to the newly weds and whispers in their back: the bride would be secretly seeing the young militia man Alexi Toskalov. The Stravokovs always had the gift to get themselves in troubles or tangled with the wrong kind. More also murmurs of the alliance of the fallen Vincent with the Zeklos, the rumor will was not running out of water anytime soon, imortis, pact with demons and worst!
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on June 09, 2009, 10:10:51 PM


Those of the Dilisnya Cult who were seen under escort of the Vallaki garda on their way to the trial, were seen many hours later walking freely back to their rectory. While there had not yet been any statement of the Burgomaster’s made public, it was easily deduced that those who had been accused by Lord Zeklos of slander and treason, were found not guilty.

Rumors of the trial spin left and right. Some talk about how Erik Draven had been accused of stealing the body of his own companion, Vasten Fynolt. Words such as ‘incompetence’ and ‘unprepared’ are often used about Vallaki when talking about the representatives of the boyar at the trial.

Some swear that had it not been for Lord Zeklos’ knighting of the branded witch and Vallaki outcast Vincent von Stavakov, that the verdict may likely have fallen in the boyar’s favor. The Burgomaster is reported to have asked the Zeklos’ Special Envoy at the trial that if he warned Lord Zeklos of the dangerous Stavokov, just as Nell Ward warned him of the imjortii Marle Winterlass, would he too then be charged with slander and treason?

The Burgomaster himself, many witnesses claim, even went so far as to name Marle Winterlass as an imjortii and threat to Barovia.
Some wonder if Lord Zeklos has fallen prey to the influence of the undead Dilisnya poisonner, Marle Winterlass.  While some others may blame the Dilisnyas for everything. No matter what side of the fence one may be on, what is certain is that the conflict between Zeklos Keep and Vallaki is escalating.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on January 20, 2010, 10:42:53 AM
Dawn brings the aftermath of the night, word on the 'Blue Bloods' speak of some attack on Disilinya Poisoners Rectory.
Billowing smoke pouring from within the Rectory swiftly alerted the Garda...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on January 25, 2010, 10:14:10 AM
As dusk crept over the City Of Vallaki, the Nobles returned to their homes and Guards prepared to turn to their wall posts or to the Citadel...a large beast burst from the Disilinya's Cathedral, cloaked in shadows and shimmering lights it thunderd down the streets towards the lake, two brave Garda attempted to stop the rampaging witch but were unable to stop it as it bullrushed past, a figure held in its grasp, none other than the Burgomasters shunned son was heard screaming as he was stolen away into the Old Night...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on February 02, 2010, 08:17:28 AM
To the eastern wall of the City's boundries blood and other vile fluids splatter the wall, an eery aura lingers around the wall...blood and other fluids lead off threw to the lower city in the odd drip and puddle...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: The_Reapers_Wraith on March 28, 2010, 03:15:27 AM
After a quiet night of rest Ruxandra Stanga is seen leaving the Bluewater Inn via private carriage.  Many whisper that the trauma of being falsely accused of murder after risking her life to aid the guard against an attack of smugglers emotionally drained her.  Others fear that her failure to recover the guard captives of the smugglers on top of the loss of her baby have drove her to near madness and caused her to lose any lack of judgment and rationality that she ever posessed.  Needless to say it is certain that she will be returning to the Winter House owned by her family in Immol where she will be accomponied by her husband, Dragomir. 
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: CallMeWhatYouWant on April 01, 2010, 07:27:41 PM
Rumours drift through the Blue Water Inn of a Blood Drinker killing several Vallaki guards, and a patron who was saved by members of the Church of Ezra
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Jotem on September 29, 2010, 03:54:13 AM
A odd scent hangs in the streets of the Noble District at nights, it seems to stirr the rats and 'Neuri-rats'. Gnawing, scratching, screeching they seem excited by something.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Jotem on October 03, 2010, 09:48:47 AM
The local Garda seem to be on high alert, stopping and checking every passer by concerning their plans and actions.
The gossip of dissapearances, lacking Garda and ''who'' will be next hangs on the lips of the cities nobility.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on October 27, 2010, 07:26:59 PM
The privileged children of Vallaki's noble caste rejoice with anticipation that the famous toy and doll maker, Von Karstein has purchased a workshop outside of Vallaki. The world reknown craftsman has bought an abandoned farmhouse east of the city. Wealthy parents have already begun leaving expensive orders for dolls and stuffed animals with the reclusive toymakers assistant.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Amon-Si on August 09, 2011, 02:19:37 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: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: The_Reapers_Wraith on September 04, 2011, 06:37:08 PM
Murder is on the lips of numerous residents throughout Vallaki, namely those who reside in the Nobles District.  Word spreads like wildfire that the shady dealer of goods, Gavril Lanovich, was killed in his home.  The gossipers say that the man was found in his bedroom by his young wife, laying in a pool of blood and covered in multiple stab wounds.   It’s believed that Gavril’s downfall may have been the fact that he rarely kept good on his word and made a habit of dealing in illegal goods.  The coin was good but the string of angry customers may be to blame for his premature death.  Members of the Lanovich family have stated that they will be hiring outside sources to investigate the untimely death.  The young widow known as Esmé has been said to have taken up residence in the Broken Bell, refusing to stay at the manor she once called her home let alone go back to gather up her belongings. 
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on October 12, 2011, 06:08:08 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: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on October 14, 2011, 02:37:11 PM
Word of a cruel, gruesome display of punishment carried on by Lieutenant Elton Belovich spread on the lips of the collective blue blood peasantry. The event wasn't without its lot of controversies and developments; amongst them, the murder of a Barovian farmer in the crowd and what seemed to be rebellious protests, as bottled flammable cocktails were flung by unknown onlookers near the crowd.

Those attending were served a right hand man, Gundarakite bear of a man as the proceedings opened - Zceteny Kovaczs. The brute was severely beaten by the Lieutenant with a stick, before his right arm was sawed at the elbow in front of a blood-pleading crowd. The brute showed incredible resilience to the painful punishment, much to the awe of those gathered and frustration of the guard.

Peasantry could see the humiliation of Petru Romulich as he weeped and begged for mercy; silently confessing his crimes, much to the enjoyment of the crowd and the Lieutenant himself.

The crowd dispersed at the coming of dusk, leaving the Gundarakite man dead. The body, however, was not seen there in the coming morning...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Blackthorn51 on January 26, 2012, 03:15:13 PM
Screams are heard in the night air around the Church of Ezra.  In the following morning, word quickly spreads of a murder most fowl.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on February 04, 2012, 10:15:03 AM
Word spreads that the loathed and feared fanatic Darkonese cultist - as per how Barovians who have had the displeasure of meeting him see him - Inquisitor of the Ezrite Church, Ivorn Meisser has returned to the Nobles district. Followed by what seems to be a mute robed devout servant, Meisser was seen taking his usual quarters at the Blue Water inn - flaunting Ezrite rings on his fingers and the wealth of her Church.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Vaku on June 27, 2012, 02:36:59 AM
Rumors and excitement continue to spread among the leisured as a celebration at the Blue Water Inn is said to be nearing. It is whispered that on the 29th the celebration will begin as the party guests will socialize just outdoors.

 As Noapte nears, the guests will be ushered inside for the games at which point they will be given a numbered ticket. The numbers are said to be necessary for the grand prize awarded that night. Some suggest the prize may be a sum of wolf-fang, or an interesting jewel or painting, what is known is that it is a tightly kept secret.

Some have remarked they are an honored guest of the event having received a personal invitation from its host, Dmitri von Grulovich. Others, who have yet to be invited, have begun to seek him out to either impress him in character or affluence. What is supposed is that those who don’t receive their invitation will be trying to impress their host the last minute that Noapte for a chance at this mysterious grand prize.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: ManticoreRO on July 08, 2012, 04:13:09 AM
  [deleted... my apologies]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: APorg on July 10, 2012, 03:35:28 AM
Posters go up around the Outskirts and other parts of the city:

Quote
MISSING: WILLIAM ADAMS

Outlander Boy aged Thirteen Years Old Answering to the Name of WILLIAM ADAMS.

Handsome Reward Offered If Found. Information On His Whereabouts Also Rewarded.

Please Refer to the Refuge of Fifth Light in Vallaki for all Inquiries.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: APorg on December 01, 2012, 05:42:34 PM
Word will spread of a slaughter in the Noble District: a dozen or so noblemen and women, as well as a few guards, slaughtered by a woman in Ezrite armour.

On-lookers say that four bystanders, including another man in Ezrite armour, were later arrested and taken to the Citadel; then released...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Elfric on December 24, 2012, 01:46:34 AM
[A Borcan man is seen screaming and covered in blood running from the Blue Water, only to pass out in the streets and later brought to the Ezrite temple for healing. Local guards questioned him about the assault, only to find he did not recall anything. Stranger still his chest bares a calligraphy drawing of a heart over his own.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Truth_USMC on January 06, 2013, 06:25:09 PM
The boulevard going through Vallaki's noble district was lined with horse droppings and other animal waste, as well as the carcass of some dozen rats thrown into the fountain.  Accompanying these lewd display are several parchments posted haphazzardly indicating Gundarakite rebel propoganda.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Bodhidharma on January 25, 2013, 06:44:27 PM
A man wearing the typical uniform of Ezra's church is seen guarding the church property. Loud curses can be heard about cowardice and heresy, for those that looked out that night could see the man with mutton chops flailing around with a burning sword, killing rats whilst cursing out-loud. The man is later seen leaving the district as the sun is about to rise.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Truth_USMC on June 09, 2013, 01:32:13 PM
Smoke rises from outside the rectory of Ezra's faithful, where apparently some of the churches members performed a ritual and set fire to a dirty looking coffin.  The nobles of Vallaki looked on with a nervous curiousity, but kept a concerned distance from the ordeal.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Crimson Shuriken on July 22, 2013, 03:00:10 AM
[Word spreads amongst the gathering gossipers in the noble's district that something foul visited upon the Cathedral during the nighttime. Some say it was an evil creature, black as night that arrived after dusk.  There are rumors that the foul visitor released a monstrous spider as large as a horse that attacked with ferocity. Some of the clergy received bites that required treatment. It all seems fantastical speculation, only the Ezrites know for sure.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Snowflame on August 02, 2013, 01:57:49 AM
A grim and macabre display had taken place early this morning in the Nobles district of Vallakai. Men and women were slaughtered by a skeleton. Not just a skeleton however, rumor has it a large man emerged from the shadows, taking a cruel iron shovel head to the barovian nobility. several messages were spread about the area. They were all grotesque and some of those messages pointed directly to the garda. "Find me "annoying", Garda? Very well I shall leave YOU alone then." "You should have pretended that I had stayed dead!" all messages were gruesome and grotesque written in blood.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Elfric on October 03, 2013, 10:19:50 PM
A shady looking figure is seen stalking the alleys of the noble district.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: NecroDude on October 03, 2013, 11:33:20 PM
A well dressed barovian gentleman has been seen walking the nobles district and spending time in the blue water inn.. apparantly he is a merchant from krezk, he has brought wide smiles, much hope, and more importantly to others.. much gold.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: NecroDude on October 08, 2013, 01:22:43 AM
The well dressed barovian has made a habit of speaking often to the other wealthy folk within the blue water inn.. befriending.. buying drinks... sharing tales, and gossip. Adrian Von Viklov he is known as, he has a most respectful air about him, and has been seen on more than one occasion flirting innocently with the women. Though recently he was accompanied by a woman of mysteriously stunning beauty, in which he spent a time of fine drinking and shared excellent skill in dancing.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on January 16, 2014, 08:45:46 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: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: FullMoon on January 30, 2014, 01:11:23 PM
A white robed acolyte of the Third sect seems to be spending a great deal of time measuring all aspects of the Church of Ezra building, both inside and out. He makes numerous notes about his findings and spends his nights at the Blue Water doing calculations and complaining about the wine.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: NecropolisV on May 28, 2014, 05:49:49 AM
As time has gone on.. A month gone by it seems Adrian Von Viklos has returned to Vallaki, he is seen frequenting the blue water inn once more, oft sitting in front of the fire.. Or spending hours locked away in his room in the inn. He seems much more quiet not, but still converses often with the other nobles, meeting old friends and old conversation parteners.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Dread on June 11, 2014, 05:32:56 PM
[Rumor spreads that during the siege of the Citadel by a large mob of peasants, a few broke off from the whole and entered the Refuge of the Fifth Light, breaking several expensive stained glass windows, disrobing and tying up Roman Tobeichik, and dragging the Sentire, Mugur Costinus, off to parts unknown. Mugur returned later, tarred and feathered. Absent were the Garda, who were either busy dealing with the goings-on in the Market District, or trapped in the Citadel by a wall of bodies. The wealthy denizens of the so-called 'nobles' district' have become rather uncomfortable, believing perhaps that they might become the mob's next target.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Olywynn on April 22, 2015, 10:02:18 AM
Painstakingly hand written posters featuring Church of the Lawgiver propaganda and theological statements begin cropping up in the Noble District of Vallaki, by a black robed man.  A small majority of them seem to have been placed near the Refuge of the Fifth Light.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: --GlamRock-- on April 22, 2015, 11:27:49 AM
Nothing is found a second later they are supposedly placed by the Refuge.

// For you and DMs, please, stop playing only by forum.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on April 22, 2015, 11:58:50 AM
General OOC Message: Do not post in these threads unless its something you have done in character. Do not write you've done something you haven't done. So if you put down leaflets, put them down in game. If they're not there, they're not there. If you have further questions on this you can send me a PM. Also have a look at this thread: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=4204.0
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: A normal snake on April 22, 2015, 12:00:00 PM
//The player informed me he actually did go and place @marks. This is a good reminder to everyone that @marks disappear when the area re-initializes. I recommend buying paper and using physical posters.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Boots on April 23, 2015, 09:08:59 AM
[Vibrant posters spring up at the entrances to this district.]

(http://iforce.co.nz/i/fzagls2q.hoi.jpg)
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Syl on April 25, 2015, 12:05:39 PM
word spreads of a thief in the noble distract as women's jewelry begins to vanish though none claim to have seen who could have taken the items.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Syl on May 03, 2015, 11:18:45 PM
Many nobles begin to talk about their jewelry being stolen as more of their lovely rings and necklaces are stolen from them.

 As reports and talks of the thefts from the market have lessened.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Tycat on May 13, 2015, 09:16:34 AM
Theft seems to be at an all time high among the more arrogant of well off. Oddly enough, the people of means and wealth who are polite and kind have reported no theft at all. Rings, jewelry, a purse of gold here and there -  nothing in common with each other and all seemingly random, easy to take things. The only connection bearing on the caliber of the person being targeted.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Syl on May 18, 2015, 02:49:51 PM
More reports and complaints begin to cycle through the noble distract as more then just the -rude- and -mean- nobles continue to lose their valuble golden rings and necklaces as well as many purses being cut lose from their person.  many becoming worried about their valubles as the unknown thief or thieves continue to strike the nobles.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Olywynn on June 01, 2015, 11:54:46 PM
[Posters begin to crop up in this area, bearing the seal of the Church of the Lawgiver. (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=40039.msg514501#new)]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on August 09, 2015, 10:34:11 PM
Word spreads quickly as the work goes underway upon the Refuge of the Fifth light - the bastion of the Ezran faith in Vallaki and the whole of eastern Barovia. For some weeks prior there was much competition between some of the local guilds of masons over who would get the contract on the additions and updates to the temple. Eventually it was settled that the Three Hammers group would attend to the task. While some of the common people might outright revile Ezrans as quislings for Ivana Boritsi - most normal people see them as any other priesthood - liers and manipulators and pay them not much mind. Though with the Burgomaster being one of the number and the general spiritual outlook of the people of Vallaki, the faith has began another period of growth.

Along with this a trickle of pilgrims have began to make their way to the grey city from elsewhere in Barovia, further east, and even from Invidia and Borca in the west to have their chance to gaze upon the Refuge of the Fifth Light's own Icon of Danzig, said to depict Ezra the Martyr, her ascension to the Ezra the Guardian, and her first servant Yakov the Acolyte,
these strangers might get strange looks from the serfs and free-farmers beyond the walls but the merchants and inn-keeps of the city have only the Ezrites and their Misty Maiden to thank for the seasonal swell in their pockets... at least for now.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Syl on August 25, 2015, 06:19:37 PM
//Edited: Please do not emote for NPCs.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: booksarefun666 on September 30, 2015, 12:03:48 PM
Theft has begun to spike up tremendously in the noble district as reports of missing jewelry with wedding bands and family heirlooms often made out of gold as the most notable kept flooding for the last couple of days with the total estimated to be in the tens of thousands of fleeced goods. While the nearby pawn shop may have been given scrutiny they don't seem to have any of these goods on them if they were to be searched.

Speculations range from one person doing this to it being coordinated among other thieves while others say the fey did it.

No arrests seem to have been made yet and no family ever got their jewelry returned to them.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: A normal snake on November 27, 2015, 06:55:30 PM
[A loud commotion came from the Blue Water Inn in the late morning. A woman shrieked, and guards chased a transparent and glowing blue man out into the streets! The man quickly made himself invisible and disappeared without a trace. Through the afternoon, guards could be seen patrolling the area in increased numbers and writing down witness accounts. Rumours quickly spread about a witch thief as men and women complain of their belongings missing.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: A normal snake on February 12, 2016, 12:34:30 AM
[At dawn, survivors of a were-rat attack on the Blue Water emerged from the building, telling others about how during the night a giant were-rat entered the establishment and began to attack others. Those woken by the violence spoke of pushing their beds to their doors, hearing the screams below. Witnesses who ran upstairs and escaped say they saw a small caliban run in with a were-rat chasing it. The door guards tried dealing with the caliban, but were quickly forced to deal with the were-rat threatening them.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Syl on June 07, 2016, 04:30:03 PM
Word spreads through the distracts of a thief as many of the woman in the noble's district jewelry suddenly goes missing during the day.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: DM Vetala on December 24, 2018, 05:09:50 PM
The recent weeks have seen an increased presence of the Vallaki Garda within the walls of the Noble's District. Travelers seeking to enter through either of the main gates would find themselves under the scrutiny of the Garda and questioned regarding their business. Those belonging to the district or whose purpose has been deemed acceptable pass with no further trouble. Those who do not meet the expectation of the Garda find their weapons confiscated and returned only upon departure if they are not turned aside entirely.

Individuals recognized as the faithful of Ezra work alongside the Vallaki Garda to confirm the passage of those seeking to worship at the Refuge of the Fifth Light. These people are encouraged to conduct their matters succinctly.

Additional security has been posted at the Blue Water Inn and a guard is observed stationed outside each exit. Within, few rooms remain available after the earlier arrival of a large procession and tell has it that these people were prominent enough to staff their own uniformed guard.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Pitch-Black on January 01, 2019, 03:12:32 AM
A traveler of Invidian or Gundarakite heritage by the name of Vince Székely has been seen asking impertinent questions to Barovians and local travelers about the War of Copper Knives. Word on the street is the man wishes to write about the conflict and learn more about it from others, especially those who fought or participated in the conflict in some form or manner. He makes mention in passing those interested in discussing it can reach him at the Broken Bell.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: DM Tenebris on April 04, 2019, 07:56:13 PM
Word has it that in the middle of the night, a templar wearing a metal mask came out of the Rectory carrying a large wooden coffin. The templar walked all the way with the coffin to the Refuge of the Fifth Light.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Gossip
Post by: Pitch-Black on May 07, 2019, 05:33:17 AM
After a lengthy absence, the Gundarakite historian Székely has been seen inquiring about those with firsthand knowledge of the War of Copper Knives to assist in a written text on the bloody conflict. At the day’s end he visited the Refuge of Fifth Light.

Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: Dardonas on September 12, 2020, 07:40:32 AM
— There was a reported day sighting of a wererat escaping the Citadel covered in blood and fleeing into the sewers in the Noble's District.  Rumor has it that they found body parts belonging to two murdered Garda... —
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: LancerFreya on September 12, 2020, 11:58:35 PM
During the night a bloody pentagram is drawn circling the refuge of fifth light
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: Desarity on September 13, 2020, 06:29:39 AM
In the morning, a pair were seen closely investigating the pentagram. One, a man clad in the bright red and gold armor of a Lightcarrier of the Cult of the Morninglord, the other a woman in purple hued armor, wearing an amulet engraved with a sunrise. After a time looking over the scene, the two were seen headed north, where the woman gathered in cloth a small amount of gnawed remains interspersed with clumps of fur that lay scattered across the street, before the pair left in the direction of the Slums.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: Eien on September 13, 2020, 07:32:57 AM
During the night a bloody pentagram is drawn circling the refuge of fifth light

An armored man wearing Ezrite symbols examines the pentagram before going into the Refuge to ask the Templars for help to take that off.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: Eien on September 14, 2020, 09:49:45 AM
A black haired armored man wearing Ezrite symbols can be seen in the noble district attempting to convince the faithful of Ezra to find shelter from the Vroloks and their minions within the walls of the Refuge of the Fifth Light, on holy ground.

He offers holy water and holy symbols to those not swayed by his words, to help them stay stafe in the night.

After that he retires in prayer.


(https://i.gyazo.com/341c28f598312626bdac188866145cdc.png)
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: LancerFreya on September 30, 2020, 11:36:28 AM
During the night a body is found in front of the refuge of fifth light, it's heart removed, hair blackened and skin palid
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: sorrowkitten on October 16, 2020, 09:17:21 AM
A woman with thick Falkovnian accent has been seen frequenting the Blue Water Inn, sometimes meeting with a man wearing a screaming hawk helmet. Occasionally they disappear into the upstairs meeting room for hours at a time, the woman paying sizeable sums of coin in an effort to persuade the hosting staff not to disturb them.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: LancerFreya on October 30, 2020, 12:59:30 PM
Recently arrived within Vallaki is a representative of the Gatteux noble house, the eldest daughter, Phillberte. She has been seen taking residence within the blue water inn enjoying the locals as well as the city itself. From time to time she can be seen bringing maps up to her room.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: Drekavac on January 08, 2021, 01:32:18 PM
People discuss the upcoming open court to be held in the Citadel in two days where Burgomaster Svari Ionelus will discuss recent issues and hear out petitions of the people allowed inside by the garda...


https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=38953.msg672737#msg672737
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: Drekavac on January 08, 2021, 02:11:41 PM
People discuss the upcoming open court to be held in the Citadel in two days where Burgomaster Svari Ionelus will discuss recent issues and hear out petitions of the people allowed inside by the garda...


https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=38953.msg672737#msg672737

I will have to cancel this due to last-second work call. Apologies
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: Sunstar Wars on March 09, 2021, 06:33:15 PM
As the sun rises a halfling warden exists the refuge of fifth light with a bucket, mop and rags and begins to clean messages written in blood on the temple walls before the city's hustle and bustle begins for the day.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: DM Tenebris on April 06, 2021, 11:49:16 AM
[A startled Toret Roman Tobeichik comes out of the Refuge of the Fifth Light, suddenly removing a particular notice before it caught the attention of the Nobles' District's denizens. There are rumors circulating what the contents of this notice involved, some claim it was a special ceremony or an unusual wedding announcement. Regardless, whatever it was it no longer remains by the Refuge of the Fifth Light's doorsteps.]
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: JustMonika on June 27, 2021, 05:18:39 AM
Rumors swirl of a new resident taking up a room in the Bluewater in. A Dementliuse noble by the name of 'Lady Beauregard', the first night of her stay is marked by bright burning, flickering candles and some form of Mordentish ritual chant. When the white haired woman emerges in the morning, she is accompanied by a black cat that no-one can seem to remember arriving with her...
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: DM Vetala on July 16, 2021, 08:34:12 PM
The Templars sworn to the Refuge of the Fifth Light and volunteers among the Ezrite Congregation are seen throughout the day cleaning the exterior of the building. This duty troubles the dutiful men and women as more than once are their efforts sabotaged; the defacement they had sought to remove returning after they had returned within. Surprisingly, neither the individuals of the affluent district nor the Garda would provide any answers to the inquiring faithful.

The vandalism is swift with rotten vegetables, decaying fish, mud mixed with various unmentionables, and crude scrawling messages of hate. The condemnations dismiss the faith as Dilisnya Poisoners and demand their return to Borca.
Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: mooner on October 29, 2021, 03:47:10 PM
Shortly after dawn, a number of Vallaki's guardsmen enter the Adamachi Brewery - located just outside the Nobles' District. The idle susurration of the Warehouses is soon accompanied by the sound of a clearly rigorous search, with the commotion lasting until just until noon. Afterward, the group leave and pass through the northern gate up toward the Burgomaster's game reserve.



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Throughout the course of the afternoon, the Garda seem to scour through every inch of the woodland in a determined investigation. Eventually, after a brief conversation at the reservation's entrance, they return back to the confines of the city's walls. Whether they found what they were searching for is not yet certain.


Title: Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District
Post by: Last Exit to Barovia on November 28, 2021, 11:19:04 AM
The newest Warden to the Refuge of the Fifth Light is seen around the disctrict tending to the gardens of the temple and the public park. Despite the frigid weather she works with her hands to rid them of what weeds she can.

She is seen greeting the wealthy residents, passing guards, and church goers alike, reminding them of the coming service, to be her first sermon as Warden, urging them to come.