Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: Maryn on May 13, 2007, 09:20:41 PM

Title: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Maryn on May 13, 2007, 09:20:41 PM
A hooded woman in black is seen entering and leaving the Zeklos keep on a weekly basis.  Often she is accompanied by a man in shining armor, Vasham, known to be the current captain of the Boyar's guard.  The guards seem to recognize her and let them pass, but her business there is unknown. 
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Hudson on June 01, 2007, 04:32:28 PM
*The towerguards have noted a young woman in a rather shiney plate armour has started to lead small groups of adventurers into the Boyars family crypt. Oddly enough they have allways seemed to leave with as many members as they enter though they did appear battered at times and dont allways leave as a group.
The guards are puzzled as to why the woman and her companions would go to the crypt as they obviously arent related to Boyar Von Zeklos.*
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Negnar on July 13, 2007, 07:56:25 AM
Rumours talk of increased soldier activity within the keep, a number of black armoured men seem to enter at times and those close by can hear the sounds of a large number of men patrolling the inner keep
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Corvus on September 14, 2007, 05:13:55 AM
Strange rumours come from the Zeklos keep. Visisters speak of a nightly visitor, a ghost some say, that wanders the halls and corridors of the keep at night. Those visitors whom see her are all scared, they know her, its the daughter of Nicolae von Zeklos, Izabella.
Strangely enough, the servants and guards at the keep all seems to enjoy the fact that the Izabella is back. They believe she has come to watch over them.
The farmers and woodsmen around the keep all look at the keep with new eyes. The old lord of the Zeklos is dead and now the long dead daughter has returned. The peasants all find a new form of fear in the hearts for the keep.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Negnar on September 27, 2007, 12:45:27 AM
Rumours has it that the Captain of the Zeklos Boyar guard has not been seen outside the keep for some time now, some whisper that he's busy with the war effort, others speak of him being wounded and possibly even being at death's door
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on November 23, 2007, 11:09:01 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/85/EaglePassWagonRoad.jpg/300px-EaglePassWagonRoad.jpg)

Throughout the summer, rain or shine, though most likely rain, laborers and wagon loads of building materials are seen moving West and East along Old Svalich road between the Zeklos Keep and Vallaki.  The gold from the Church of Ezra had brought jobs, and with all the supplies and material that go into working on chapels, the local economy benefited many, both the working poor and the merchant class.

On this morning though, laborers with wagons packed, and guarded by the Zeklos boyar guards, come to a stop as they come across the blood stained, and smoking debris of the Western Wall, or what was left of it.  Men quickly remove tools from the wagon and begin working to clear the rubble from the road, to make enough room for the wagons to pass.  Grim faces dripped with ash and sweat as they had the awful time of coming across the occasional body part.   

(http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/chg/content/images/2007_0418.JPG)

Tension runs high, as some fear that the Invidians will see the smoke rising from Vallaki, and think it an opportune time for an attack.  The men curse the Gundarakite Rebels under their breath, keeping a glaring eye on a Gundarakite man who's been in their hire all summer with the task of bringing water to the laborers as they work.  Anytime they come across a finger, arm, a foot, all of which was burnt, they barked at the Gundarakite laborer to come and take it away.  A pile was made, and who better, they thought, than to have a Gundarakite clean up the worse of the carnage that their kin, those filthy rebels, did start.

After finally clearing the way for the wagons, the labors, under the escort of the Boyar Guard, once again make their way to the Zeklos Keep.  The Keep's Chapel, it is rumored, is near completetion. 



Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Doom on November 23, 2007, 04:39:40 PM
A certain Guard Corporal visits von Zeklos keep, and leaves a simple letter for Lady von Zeklos with one of the guards.

"Vladimir Kaiser will play ball with us. Speak to him about payments and he'll be your negotiator with the Mercenaries. Shouldn't cost too much, he has no love for the Invidians and I gave him the "fight alongside your countrymen for victory" spiel. - Crpl. Dragomir Katzinkaly"
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Truth on November 26, 2007, 06:50:50 PM
A farm hand of the lord's keep reported a strange and unsettling discovery the previous night, during the wee hours of the morning when he ventured outside to use the outhouse.
He claims to have seen a slender figure, clad in a form fitting long black tunic and black cloak, it's face covered by a hood and scarf.
This mysterious figure was perched crouching in a tree and was allegedly described as wearing lots of undistinguishable equipment sheathed on a belt, as well as a large backpack.
The farmhand also seemed quite adamant that as soon as his emotions got running and fear mixed with anger developed, the figure without a word simply vanished from sight.
Despite being shooken up and nervous, the young man swears he thinks the elusive figure was observing the keep.....
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Negnar on December 14, 2007, 12:01:30 PM
Gossip from those passing the keep say that Vasham has returned after many months away
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Negnar on December 17, 2007, 06:19:54 AM
Gossip from those that have walked within the Boyar lands have seen increased military activity around. Those who have heard of the approaving invadian threat begin to wonder if the Zeklos guard will even stand a chance against such a force
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on January 03, 2008, 01:48:31 PM



The Escape and Menace of Dr. Payne & His Monster

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The monster of Dr. Payne continues to rampage to the west of Vallaki.  Some claim the beast stands as tall as a tree, and has been uprooting trees and using them to bash barns, bludgeon cows, and batter farm equipment. 

Others refute such descriptions of the monster, and claim the Monster changes forms, disguising itself among common forest animals and barn yard critters. 

Still others say none have laid eyes on the monster itself, and have only seen the menacing work left in its wake upon the western countryside.

Dr. Payne, the mad scientists who is responsible for the monsters’ creation, had been captured and was being held prisoner deep within the dungeons of Zeklos Keep until this past week. 

Anchorites and laymen of Ezra have been seen entering and leaving the Chapel more frequently with a sense of urgency. 

Dr. Payne and His Monster are loose!
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on February 07, 2008, 06:58:30 PM

Orphans of War-Torn Zeidenburg

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Zeidenburg, having been leveled by the Invidian barbarians, is now facing a crisis.  The Church of Ezra is making an effort to send resources to the war torn city, and Wardens of Ezra have been seen more often as of late traveling west and east between Vallaki and Zeidenburg. 

According to local gossip, and confirmed by some eye witnesses, a mass burial followed by a ceremony conducted by Zeklos Chapel Warden Sylvatore took place this past week on Zeklos land.  It is said that the Church of Ezra had arranged for children to be escorted from Zeidenburg to the orphanage, where efforts to find the war orphans homes was underway.  The wagon of children, under the protection of two Wardens, were found butchered, left to the flies along the road. 

Some claim it was Dr. Payne’s monster, while others refute this claim, saying that if it was Dr. Payne’s monster, the bodies would have been devoured.  Some wonder if the Gundarakite Rebels are to blame, having possibly mistook the wagon of children for being a wagon of supplies for the Vallaki Guard.  Though it is not certain who is to blame, one thing if for certain; Two Wardens of Ezra along with a dozen Barovian orphaned children have been buried and put to rest. 

(http://www-tc.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/images/content/Three82.jpg)
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on March 19, 2008, 02:37:48 PM
Some of the Zeklos guards whisper of a lone shadowy figure seen at the rare times in the trees near the wall. None are able to make out any details other then whoever...or whatever it is moves with speed almost unmatched by anything any have ever seen or heard of. A few braver souls attempt to fire arrows at the form but either they miss, or have no effect.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on August 02, 2008, 07:22:55 AM
Two signs are seen built up throughout the von Zeklos ground and land:

Wanted!


The murderer of Simon von Zeklos. Simon was killed outside the Zeklos keep.
What is known; three murderers, atleast one is a witch. Another clad in blue and gold with white hood.

Reward: 20.000 fangs in gold for Each murderer brought to the keep. Also an invitation to meet lord Vincent von Zeklos.




Wanted!


Assassin who attacked the von Zeklos Keep and family.
What is known; three assassins and also witches attacked the Keep. Two witches could be caught by the brave guards of von Zeklos. One female in red cloth and probably of elven nature is still fleeing.

Reward: 15.000 fangs in gold for the assassin brought to the keep. Also an invitation to meet lord Vincent von Zeklos.
Captured!
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on August 02, 2008, 10:37:02 AM
Rumours speak about a black wolf in the von Zeklos area. A woman from Vallaki has fallen prey to it and now claims it to be a vrolok. Not enough she also claims to have been attacked by it inside the von Zeklos Keep. By the order of Lord Vincent von Zeklos these rumours are not meant to be spread anymore. Anyone who does so on his land is to be hanged! Let it be known throughout the land that Lord Vincent von Zeklos does not accept any imortij and nightcreatures in his land. Let it be known that he will do everything to hunt them down. The hunter who brings in said black wolf is to be rewarded with 2000 fangs in gold.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on August 05, 2008, 08:11:09 PM
A sign is seen built up throughout the von Zeklos ground and land:

Wanted!


Former Lance Corporal of Vallaki and former militia of Vallaki Michael Freeman.
The traitor is guilty of high treason, conspiring and murder against the Von Zeklos family and therefore against our beloved Count Strahd von Zarovich himself.

Reward: 20.000 fangs in gold for him or his head brought to the keep. Also an invitation to meet lord Vincent von Zeklos and high honor.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on August 12, 2008, 02:39:55 AM
Another sign is hanged over the Wanted sign which describes Michael's bounty.

Wanted!

Let it be known that the bounty on former Lance Corporal of Vallaki and former militia of Vallaki Michael Freeman is lifted for now. The persons of the fey Jinx, the lady Daciana as well as said former Lance Corporal and militia of Vallaki Michael Freeman have to come forth to the Keep of von Zeklos to explain themselves.

By the mercy of our Lord Vincent von Zeklos the time of seven days from now on is granted the trio to make their appearance!


The signs are removed.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on August 12, 2008, 02:52:44 AM
*Daciana promptly and cheerfully reports*
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on August 12, 2008, 07:42:30 AM
Attention!

A cursed guard has been fleeing to the lands of Vallaki. Beware the madman who fell victim to the foul witchery of Michael Freeman.

The signs were taken down.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on August 29, 2008, 05:52:57 AM
In the last weeks a black stake surrounded by strange mists could been seen on the walls of the von Zeklos Keep near the gate. A sign was placed there reading:

There will be no mercy for those, who act against the Count and his Boyar's will !

Rumours speak, a head had been seen being impaled there. It should have been the head of traitor and man guilty of high treason: Michael Freeman. The cursed head is said being crumbled to dust. Farmers assume that witches die in such a way...
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Truth on September 12, 2008, 01:23:20 PM
Dark clad figures well armed and seemingly outfitted with the items of a vampire hunt, stalk the grounds of Zeklos keep during the night, especially surrounding the crypts.  They seem professional in their mannerisms, and are exceptionally well trained at avoiding sight when the need arises.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Truth on September 15, 2008, 12:25:46 AM
Around the keep and in the chapel where he resides, Inquisitor Veritas has been noted spending an exceptional ammount of time studying charts of anatomy and biology of the human body.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on October 25, 2008, 06:28:48 AM
Rumours speak that a vile curse has stroke the Toret of the von Zeklos Keep chapel Salvatore Alurto. Some people mutter that his body disappeared into a stone statue.. .
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on October 30, 2008, 04:30:22 PM
A sign is seen built up throughout the von Zeklos ground and land:

Wanted!


Evil witch and murderer named Grieyls Vangaurd
The witch is guilty of the cursing and murdering of Toret Salvatore Alurto, conspiring against the von Zeklos family and fleeing from prison.

Reward: 8.000 fangs in gold for him or his dead body brought to the keep. Also an invitation to meet lord Vincent von Zeklos and high honor.
Captured!
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on November 05, 2008, 05:18:28 AM
New signs are seen built up throughout the von Zeklos ground and land - replacing older signs:

Wanted!

The presumed murderers of Simon von Zeklos. Simon was killed outside the von Zeklos keep.


--> A man named Khay clad in blue and gold scale armour with occationally white hood. The man is strongly muscled and described as being handsome as well as an experienced fighter.

--> A man named Aghila. Young, about 25 years, dark eyes, short brown hair, no scars in his face, around 6 feet's tall and light build, dressed in green leathers and a brown cloak. The man is able to cast witchery and turn into fairy beings. Be warned! This man is considered to be extremly dangerous!


--> An unknown witch. There was a woman along with Khay and that Aghila. She was seen near the von Zeklos Keep walls and escaped as the others fled on their recent attack. The woman was surrounded by magics and was rather slender build and of average height.

--> A man by the name of Ezrite Templar Antonius. Clads in green and white armor. His face is hidden behind many dressings. He claims to have vile scars of a recent bear attack on his head and face. The man is muscled and appears to be a talented fighter.


Reward: 20.000 fangs in gold or a precious item from the von Zeklos' Keep treasury for Each murderer brought to the keep. Also an invitation to meet Lord Vincent von Zeklos and high honor.
1.000 fangs in gold for hints that lead to the capture of the assassins
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on November 06, 2008, 11:05:52 AM
A sign is seen built up throughout the von Zeklos ground and land:

Wanted!


Imortij witch, assassin of Simon von Zeklos and enemy of the von Zeklos Family

Michael Freeman

The fiend is guilty of high treason, murder, complotting and using black magicks against the von Zeklos family and thus against the Count von Zarovich himself. Be warned! The witch is extremely dangerous and capable of many tricks and dark powers!

Reward: 20.000 fangs in gold or a precious item from the von Zeklos treasury for him or his dead body brought to the von Zeklos Keep.
Also an invitation to meet lord Vincent von Zeklos and high honor.

Anyone caught aiding this witch will be executed immediately!

In the name of Lord Vincent von Zeklos


The fiend has been judged!
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on November 17, 2008, 03:57:36 AM
Signs are being built up in the von Zeklos land and ground replacing older ones:

Rules!


By the order of Lord Vincent von Zeklos

- all kind of witchery if forbidden in the von Zeklos ground and land!
- it is forbidden to sympathize with the captured witches and assassins on the von Zeklos Keep!
- any rumours regarding imortij, vroloks and witches regarding the family and keep are not meant to be spread anymore!


Anyone who breaks one of these rules shall be burned on the pyre!

Let it be known throughout the land that Lord Vincent von Zeklos does not accept any imortij and nightcreatures in his land. Let it be known that he will do everything to hunt them down. Anyone who captures a witch shall be rewarded with his live weigth in gold and great honors by the von Zeklos family.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: boompowclash on November 17, 2008, 07:02:18 AM
For several weeks the Laywoman Marle Winterlass is absent from the Chapel at Zeklos Keep.  On her return, her garb is somewhat different and her face set with some new resolve.  She studies a small collection of books closely, seeming to create notes in preparation for a speech or sermon of some kind in addition to what appears to be several detailed reports.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Shadowspawn on November 18, 2008, 12:26:58 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!*
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on November 29, 2008, 04:06:00 AM
On the von Zeklos Keep one can notice a strange note on the main gate. On two pergaments, one for each door, simply two letters can be found:

D                      A
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: boompowclash on March 12, 2009, 07:19:54 AM
A minor rumor filters amongst the pews in the Chapel of Ezra in the Von Zeklos Keep - that one of the chapels own lay people has finally prepared a sermon for the congregation there... details are vague but it is known the laywoman has sourced some Fourth Sect writings, and intends to deliver the sermon on consecutive worship days if Toret Alurto is to allow it...

Since her return to attendance at the Chapel, the statues and altar are all immaculately cleaned and polished, the luster of the beautiful chapel made even greater by hours of devotion...and manual labor.


Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DarkWyvern on March 23, 2009, 02:26:22 PM
Servants whisper amongst themselves about the Young Stravokov flirting with the white haired minstrel under Zeklos Employ. They speak of the scandal of inviting her to his room to freshen up, wondering what the lady he courts would think of such behavior. They hush quietly as guards pass, who shake their heads slowly
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: boompowclash on April 26, 2009, 02:30:26 AM
Several green-clad Ezrites arrive at the keep bearing news of heathen outlanders attacking Zeklos lands, utilizing witchery to try and harm Ezras chosen, as they returned from a festival.  The Warden Aiermen insists that now, more than ever, those who are not baptized and saved by Ezra should not be permitted to enter the keep, since their ways could threaten the spiritual purity possessed by the noble boyar.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on May 31, 2009, 03:10:13 PM
*signs are posted in the von Zeklos lands*

Wanted!


--> all rebels, who dared to recently attack the von Zeklos Keep!



Reward: 1.000 fangs in gold for the first head of a rebel to be brought in. 700 fangs in gold for every head after that.

The rebels being wanted dead or alive.

*signed* Captain Ivan Hurtfur
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: fulkren on June 04, 2009, 06:45:27 PM
Rumors Reach Vallaki Boarders of a knighting taking place at the Von Zeklo's Keep. a familiar infamous name on the lips of all those hearing about it, the name "Lord" Stravokov whispered in the dark. Ceremonial horns can be heard in the dead of night around the keep, bringing some truth to the gossip.

guards are seen scurrying the Courtyard and front gate. stopping curious Outlander's foolish enough to brave the night to get a glimps at the event taking place inside...



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: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on June 10, 2009, 07:56:33 AM
People who have visited the Zeklos lands of late comment on the scruteny of the Boyar, those visiting the Keep must inform their names and buisness upon entering aswell as leaving. Patrolls frequently march from the Keep to the bridge to the east of the Keep.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: fulkren on June 10, 2009, 10:24:35 PM
Servants and boyar guards speak of a meeting called by Lord Stravokov concerning the growing threat from the west... the servants whisper among themselves concerning the discussion taking place in the dining hall...

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l68/Fulkren/Ravenloft-Prisoner_0001h.jpg)
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Kung Fu Orc on June 12, 2009, 12:52:07 AM
*nailed to various tree's on the fringes of Von Zeklos lands in the dead of night, written in Balok and Common, are bold charcoal notes*

ONLY VAMPIRE KISSERS NEED APPLY HEREIN
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Kaspar on June 13, 2009, 03:16:09 AM
[Nailed beneath or over the same notes, some on new trees entirely, are the following notes:]

"BEWARE! THOSE LOOKING FOR WORK IN ZEKLOS LANDS WILL FACE TORTURE WITHOUT REASON, A REGULAR ACT THAT THEY ARE GUILTY OF COMMITTING!"
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Kendric98 on June 13, 2009, 03:23:49 AM
[Androvia tears down such notices when she incounters them so that she can take them to the keep]
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: k_moustakas on June 14, 2009, 02:45:11 PM
A rather plump and well mannered young man was witnessed making his way to the Zeklos keep. He enquired about the weapons trainer of the keep and was then seen having a rather hearty conversation with one of the new privates before departing.

*No one recognised him for the brass, demanding individual who months ago had repeatedly requested sponsorship as a knight from the lord Zeklos, asking for a quest to prove his honour (and was unceremoniously ignored). No one recognised him for a man to later come during a meeting with representatives of banites, when he had finally the chance to address the lord and lady, only to be rebuffed at his attempts of poetry. No one... but one.*
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: fulkren on June 14, 2009, 06:32:01 PM
Word spreads among the Zeklos Jurisdiction, that all Followers of the lawgiver are to remove themselves from Zeklos lands. rumors spread that, no longer will those Loyal to Zeklos Tolerate the manipulation of the Lawgivers congregation in Barovia.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on June 14, 2009, 10:01:28 PM
By morning, guards are dispatched toward the limit of Vallaki's district. At the Luna river bridge and plants a massive sign. A letter is also delivered to Zeklos keep.

BY ORDER OF THE VALLAKI GUARD, NO ONE FROM THE LAND OF ZEKLOS, NO GOODS FROM THE LAND OF ZEKLOS, SHALL CROSS OVER
INTO THE COUNTY OF VALLAKI.

UNTIL THE SUSPICION OF PLAGUE HAS BEEN DEALT WITH, ANYONE FROM ZEKLOS'S LAND FOUND INTO VALLAKI COUNTY,
WILL FACE EXPULSION AND OR FACE CHARGES OF SPREADING DISEASE AND ENDANGERING THE GOOD PEOPLE OF VALLAKI
.

In his name
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: fulkren on June 15, 2009, 10:53:45 PM
Rumor Spreads outward from the keep. that the Cults are to blame in the two Feuding powers that have driven the Count's Vassals onto the brink of war. word circulates that the Dilsnyia Poisoners are whispering words into the Burgomaster's ear. fueling the flames of  Rebellion and war. pinning the old Burgomaster against the von Zeklo's family....
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 16, 2009, 01:47:50 PM
[A large poster is nailed to the post at the bridge that separated the jurisdiction between Vallaki and Zeklos lands, in the dead of the night when the wolves howls persisted. The material used is very cheap looking, stains lining its edges. Likely being taken down by barovian weather, if not by a mans hand, in only a day or two.]

"ALL VALLAKI GARDA THAT ENTER ZEKLOS LANDS WILL BE PUT UNDER ARREST, AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE SUBJECT TO TORTURE! THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING!"
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: superman300038 on June 16, 2009, 04:26:23 PM
    *The sign is removed*
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: boompowclash on June 16, 2009, 09:22:39 PM
*a note is left at the Lunar River, with five books left with them.*

Quote
Dear Traveler,

All aspects of the Grand Scheme are here.

In the name of Peace, we wish to share all the Parts of the Whole with you.  We seek naught but an open heart and mind should these good books fall into your willing hands.

In Ezras name,
The Fifth Sect
|||||
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: k_moustakas on June 17, 2009, 07:01:52 AM
It is openly spoken among the farmers, at night, terrible keening sounds, as if a song emanating from the dark depths of night itself.
That a terrible, dark clad knight was seen roaming the zeklos land, wearing a menacing crown studded with glowing gems.

However, it is whispered amongst those farmers that this man apparently charged a patroling boyard and tromped all over him. Even more strange, was the fact that right after he subdued the boyar, at his command, he run down with unatural speed and ferocity a hooded peasant whom the boyar was questioning previously. Later, he was noticed escorting them both to the keep, both boyar and guard injured and bruised.

All in all, all these rumours of plagues and monsters and guards and cultists are adding up...
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: boompowclash on June 17, 2009, 06:30:24 PM
Rumors of a "vallaki man" resisting arrest and let go without penalty.  The von Zeklos Toret rumored to have somehow overruled the guards to prevent the detainees punishment.  The severity of sympathizing with prisoners is not small in the West.

As word reaches the bold Chapel, of serfs fleeing their homes, a litter of notes suddenly emerges, paperscripts all highlighting von Zeklos laws, specifically Law Fifteen stating Ezrites may take sanctuary there... the wording suggests indefinitely.

Would those serfs in von Zeklos fealty consider the message of Ezra, to bring their families into the well defended Keep?
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on June 17, 2009, 07:27:41 PM
Boyar guards scourge the Von Zeklos Lands as the Sun rises. Rumor of the search for two guards that have not reported spread amongst the denizens of the Boyardom, houses are searched and peasants are questioned.

Reigns a climate of unease as the growing rumors about imortij and cults would spread in their Lands. The words are hushed, kept within households. Many fear the word of plague. Fear is the reign that keeps them together.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Kilaana on June 18, 2009, 10:36:30 PM
Word has it that a runner, unmistakable from his vast height, left the Keep sometime in the day towards the grey city. He makes his way to the Rectory of the Refuge of Fifth Light in Vallaki, and is said to have delivered a rolled-up parchment tied in green ribbon, for the attention of the Warden Nell Ward.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: -Rotten Fish- on June 25, 2009, 08:08:39 AM
[A notice is posted at the Luna Bridge.]

(http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu152/Stravokov/Zeklos-Tax.gif)
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: fulkren on June 27, 2009, 02:25:27 AM
a Carriage Bearing the Stravokov Coat of arms is seen leaving the Zeklos lands heading west towards Zeidenburg. the servant speak of the Knighted Noble leaving in the dead of night. the Infamous name fading from the Zeklos land as the daily activity's of the Populace go on about their routines.

the Carriage arrives at a decrepit mansion, along the borders of the Tepurich Forset. a dark figure emerges from the cab as the cold night mist swirls beneath his feet. the front door of the estate slowly creeks open and the dark figure heads inside.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l68/Fulkren/NWN0000d.jpg)
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on August 05, 2009, 08:26:15 AM
Garda are seen patrolling the lands frequently after the two gate guards were abruptly killed, various Boyar Garda equipment had been recoverd as Corporal Kruschev and Draguta were seen heading west..
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on August 06, 2009, 09:09:36 AM
*signs are being constructed throughout the von Zeklos lands*

Quote
                                   
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

Reward: 5000 fangs in gold per person being brought in to the Zeklos Keep
2000 extra for the Ex-Corporal
1000 extra for the Ex-Lance-Corporal


Charges: high-treason, murder of şase Barovians and helping a prisoner escape

Konrad Krutchev - Ex-Corporal of Boyar guard
Meik - Ex-Lance-corporal
Draguta Bobboc - Ex-Private
Shinzo -  Ex-Private


*a brief description attached*
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Budly on August 06, 2009, 09:33:57 AM
Aleyi, one of the fifth clergy mutters about the rumours and wonders what has happended. A most odd turn of event he think. He seems to take much caution around the Von Zeklos keep and barely leaves the Chapel.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Kendric98 on August 06, 2009, 01:11:32 PM
A female figure reads the wanted poster and looks twords the city before walking off into the keep.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: X5Alexander on August 06, 2009, 02:33:16 PM
A blonde elven man, wearing green, wanders to the keep, reads the signs, and mumbles to himself.
"Hmm... if they threw out all those guards, then perhaps there is a chance I can get a job."
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Rixula on August 06, 2009, 06:28:11 PM
*A post is being put up next to the bridge*

If you are skillful with your blade, Loyal with your mind and wish for a work that will secure your income, you are welcome to send a letter of invitation for the zeklos guard with your full name, about your previous works and the reason you would wish to join our ranks, you will be contacted later if your letter is accpeted!"


//Just PM me with the letter thing

Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: robbythedude on August 07, 2009, 03:53:37 PM
A dwarf wearing robes and a cloak tightly pressed to his body catches a glimpse of the sign and reads it aloud.
He moves forward into the city in look of some paper and ink.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Heretic on August 19, 2009, 05:49:24 PM
Words of the quiet leave from Zeklos Lands of said 'Bastion Lilas Wurtbeich' and some of his fifth Sect close members are ushered into Old Night, no where to be seen, the heresy slips like the tendrils of the Mists...
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: marlewebber on August 21, 2009, 04:47:23 AM
It is rumored some ghostly visage could be seen roaming the Von Zeklos family crypt area.  An image... perhaps even Ezra herself.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Countess29 on August 27, 2009, 11:42:06 PM

 Rumors began to spread from the keep to the farmlands around the keep that the lord Vincent von Zeklos has asked Lady lavinia Niculaie for her hand in marriage. They also say the wedding is set for the following day. Some wonder why so fast after his recovery.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: LoupGaroux on August 30, 2009, 03:27:01 AM
Panic seizes the night as the gates of the keep are flung open. Boyar Guards are found massacred all throughout the grounds, while all that remains found of the Zeklos Boyar and his sister are their headless bodies. The Chapel in more disarray than usual, the Toret Alurto found dead among the bodies. The night sky by the end of the massacre gives off an orange glow as what remains of the broken keep burns throughout the night into the morning.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on August 30, 2009, 09:34:24 AM
Recent shudders shake the remaining foundations and surrounding lands of the smouldering Keep, a faint light and soft chanting can be heard emitting from the Chapel, some of the local farmers who ventured into the Keep to pay tribute to Ezra murmur that it looks like the chanting and light flickering from a hole in the wall of the Keep comes from the Hall of where the Sword Of Gregory stands set in stone.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: EO on August 30, 2009, 05:16:57 PM
In the aftermath of the slaughter and raid on the Keep, farmers and peasants are in shock. While a few peasants come to assist the Keep, many more are too afraid to approach the Keep, preferring to stay inside or leave their lands for good. Many families are seen packing up, herding their livestock and hoping for a better future elsewhere.

At the same time, an influx of poor and confused servants and nobles flock to Vallaki and even all the way to Krezk, spreading rumors of what happened at the von Zeklos Keep. Their tales vary wildly, but they all agree on one point. That Night itself descended upon the Keep and that the forces of darkness and evil attacked the Keep. Some blame this curse on the Ezrites, these poisonous Dilsnyia schemers while others speak of the strange and sometimes dark affiliations the Keep's own tenants had maintained throughout the years.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: -Rotten Fish- on August 30, 2009, 08:30:43 PM
Farmers return to their homes as a large unit of irregulars passes through the lands towards the keep, returning hours later battlescard and weary.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on September 03, 2009, 04:46:42 AM
What great tragedy had happened in the von Zeklos lands!

The new boyaress Nicoletta von Zeklos - beloved by the populace for her beauty and wisdom - was murdered by hideous assassins from the west on the first day of her new reign! This had promissed so much hope and light to the populace! After the dark tragedy had striked down so hard upon the boyaress family! And now - everything is gone! Just the hatred and the desire for vengance in the populace remains! Some speak of a rebellion. Some of wicked murderers. Each and everyone was slain in the keep. It is rumoured that not one had survived the contumelious deed.

Farmers were fleeing from these thugs. To the north, to the south or to the east.

One can just hope that our beloved count Strahd von Zarovich will have his men hunting these assassins down soon. The populace at least mutters that it was outlanders performing the deed. Thus one can assume it will be hard times annunciate themselves on the horizon for every non-Barovian...

At least until the last one of these traitors is being found and brought to righteous judgement...
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: marlewebber on February 24, 2010, 11:13:22 PM
Flickering candlelight and muted prayers echoing from within the courtyard of the von Zeklos keep.  The faithful praying in the sight of the ruined chapel - mourned as the Blessed Home of the Fifth Revelation.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on September 22, 2010, 07:34:55 PM
A river boat sails its way eastward along the Luna River towards Lake Zarovich. Its crew, a half dozen swarthy tigans can be seen scanning the river banks of the cursed Zeklos Lands armed with crossbows. A single name painted in gold along the boats bow, "Tua Fellazad".
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: darkravenkin on January 04, 2013, 09:24:56 PM
A lone figure is seen walking through the ruins as if searching for something. A loud cry of anguish is heard coming from the keep before dawn. Through the mist and rubble the figure is seen climbing out. The tabard this woman seems to ware is stained with old and fresh blood yet is white and bares a familiar sigil.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Bardboy on January 06, 2013, 10:42:50 AM
A red ribbon is tied to a dead tree branch near the old Keep
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Kendric98 on January 31, 2013, 07:40:24 PM
Rumor spreads of an attack by a giant Legion Shadow on the keep walls.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on March 07, 2013, 03:19:55 PM
[Rumor spreads of a terrible midnight siege against the recently reclaimed keep there. The zealots, champions of the Ezrite 4th revelation, and the resident authority... Toret Heinrych Frauenlob who is the voice of the Sentire in his absence has called that the keep and its surrounding lands be cleaned... that none shall enter the keep, or leave it.. until he deems it safe....]

// The keep will be kept locked down until the next reset.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Juice on April 15, 2013, 02:22:26 AM
The Wandering knight known as Sir Solomon, Knight of the sun Has been seen poking around the Von Zeklos lands. The majority of is time is spent going to and from the Wachter Province into Von Zeklos lands. Investigation seems to be all that is on his mind. What exactly? No one knows.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Snowflame on July 05, 2013, 11:06:57 AM
[While the Templar knights of Von Zeklos keep are an ordinary sight; something new has appeared. Upon the walls, clad in dark metal armor lined a holy ezrite green with a kilt to match. A large elephantine Forfarian stands atop the walls shooting the undead from afar with a crossbow. Rumors has it he is looking to speak with Heinrych Frauenlob for a formal baptism into the 4th sect of Ezra and a confession for mysterious crimes past]

::NEW!::

[As soon as the fat man was up on that wall he was asked rather sternly to step down. So he did and can no longer bee seen at the keep.]

Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Paragonville on October 17, 2013, 01:31:32 PM
A man of Vistani origin, a recently baptized layman of the Fourth Sect, has been spending great amounts of time assisting the small workforce present at Von Zeklos Keep in clearing debris, and repairing the gate.  He goes by the name Andrzej.  Some make note of his speed, and how he is able to move about and complete simple tasks in little time at all.

In the times he is not working, he silently prays and meditates near the ruined fountain, with a tome of the Fourth Sect in his lap.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on November 04, 2013, 02:57:19 PM
A squad of Wachter Guardsmen was seen marching in formation along the Old Svalich road. They proceeded to the boundary of Vallaki jurisdiction at the bridge over the Lunar River. The grim men remained silent as they scouted the landscape. At the command of their leader they returned to Wacther land before night fall.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Paragonville on November 04, 2013, 06:29:42 PM
The few workmen on staff seem to work overtime from inexplicable reasons, hauling rock and recobbling the courtyard. 
Rotten hay, wood, and the like is burned. 
The Layman Andrzej Tugurlan is often seen in their ranks when he is not secluded to his own devices, doing his best to assist in their toils. 
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on November 05, 2013, 08:17:14 AM
A small encampment of soldiers has been erected just west of the Lunar Bridge. Barricades and a tent denote a Wachter Squad collecting tax to cross into Zeklos Lands. A single sign marking the annex ordered by Burgomaster Ivan Wachter.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on November 06, 2013, 08:42:03 AM
The grim faced Falkovnian who leads the strange Ezrites of the Darkonian creed from the ruined keep of von Zeklos, is seen these days standing on its walls barking orders and tasks to be done about the whole of the keep's jurisdiction. These strangers have made efforts to ensure that the soldiers coming from Krezk and elsewhere in the Wachter provinces can set up camp outside their walls, or within the long untended farmsteads.

Also of note, under the command of that same Falkovnian, the strangers be they cult master or mundane believer are savagely destroying beast and bandit alike, with hundreds of pelts from wolves and other animals hung from the walls, as well as those heads of greedy men, who thought these roads to sport easy prey.

Beast or bandit, it is no time to be unawares west of the Luna River..
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on November 08, 2013, 04:39:34 AM
A banner has been risen at the keep, upon it a sword blazing with powerful flames lying against a kite shield. To some it shall seem similar to the Ezrite holy symbol, to others, perhaps some other god, but the former is likely the intent.

Along with this there seem to be careful moves being made to clear debris, and ready rockfalls along the walls of the keep with the plentiful rubble there. The Falkovnian cultmaster could very well be preparing for a siege, or a battle of some kind. As to whether it shall be on behalf of the Wachters or the Ionelus' it cannot be overtly seen.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Kendric98 on November 08, 2013, 08:21:56 AM
Layman Heris Jarian can be seen helping to direct and clear the rubble, at night he is joining the patrols of the area before returning to the chapel and collapsing into bed.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Paragonville on November 08, 2013, 08:29:25 AM
Bandits encroached onto the Zeklos Farmsteads last night, only to be met by the black robed layman of the Fourth Revelation.  They attempted to flee, but he was too quick.  He subdued each of them, muttered something to the group of men before carrying out the cold task of snapping each of their necks.

The message is clear: those who seek easy prey in the Zeklos Lands shall not find it.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on November 08, 2013, 12:00:05 PM
A small encampment of soldiers has been erected just west of the Lunar Bridge. Barricades and a tent denote a Wachter Squad collecting tax to cross into Zeklos Lands. A single sign marking the annex ordered by Burgomaster Ivan Wachter.
Come morning four dead Wachter Soldiers and one dead Vallaki Guardsman lay upon the bridge. The information remains vague but the out come is clear. A storm is brewing in Barovia, a storm called "War"!
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on November 12, 2013, 05:53:57 PM
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUJZa2DeTMk[/youtube]

The efforts at the ruined keep have seemingly been unceasing. The sound of hammers and movement of material is heard day and night. A basic supply line between the Keep and the Border Outpost Zeklos has developed, where workers returning from foraging expeditions have been bringing wood to be processed. Evident of all this construction is the beginnings of refurbishing a tower within the keep...

Their Falkovnian cultmaster continues his routine of barking orders, or praying loudly from the walls as his followers toil. However, now, at night he can be found staring off from the walls towards Vallaki or the Wachterlands, as if expecting something....

What is happening out west?


(http://i.imgur.com/V94kvuR.png)
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on November 12, 2013, 06:53:21 PM
Smoke is seen rising from the keep in the early hours and rumors of a battle of some kind move their way towards the Zeklos Outpost, though, if the rumors are hinting toward the truth this was nothing to do with the tensions rising between the Ionescus and the Wachters...
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on November 13, 2013, 12:07:33 PM
A dark cloaked shadow walks amongst the burned out ruins of farms and fallow fields. A specter of past sins and forgotten guilt.
Title: Re: Von Zeklos Keep - Zeklos Lands - Gossip
Post by: Geiger on June 14, 2014, 12:40:07 AM
[The grim swordsmen atop the walls of this keep seem quite alert - whatever madness has transpired and brought the whole of the Wachter Provence to be awares and readied for conflict has also stirred these men to look this night - not for supernatural malignancy - but for the plotting and scheming of mankind alone. Barrels of quarrels are set every so many steps along its crumbling ramparts - spikes are put down in the roads coming to the keep and solemn hymns are being sung.]
Title: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on April 28, 2016, 04:15:05 PM
The stalwart templars of Raduta Keep have been laid low by the evil beneath the ground. More blood added to the dark legacy known as Zeklos Keep.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Mereyn on April 29, 2016, 02:35:10 PM
Not long after the massacre at Raduta Keep, with it vacant, a lone Borcan Anchorite has made the chapel his residence.
Before locking himself in to spend days in prayer, the man refreshes and issues a new announcement...
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Truth_USMC on April 30, 2016, 11:48:49 AM
From the Zeklos farmlands in the distance, an elf clad in dark armor cases the keep from afar, observing his findings until the warning decree regarding the cursed grounds are issued.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Master Librarian on May 05, 2016, 08:34:35 PM
Marking the departure of a Borcan Anchorite, another lone green-cloaked figure, garbed in finery, can be frequently seen manning the walls of the accursed and desolate keep of Raduta.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Master Librarian on May 10, 2016, 09:08:27 PM
In the days to come, the same lone figure can be witnessed traversing through the farmlands which make up the keep's environs, tearing down the weathered-worn notices and putting up a new batch of written deterrents for all those of curious nature.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on November 09, 2016, 11:35:55 AM
With the arrival of the first blanket of snow rumors spread that a new detachment of Templars has reoccupied the haunted Raduta Keep. A new toret has reclaimed the once abandoned chapel. Wanderers and passersby claim that once again the walls and battlements are manned by stalwart defenders in green.

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x443/thedarkestsunrise1/RadutaTemplars_zpsyfmkwzmy.png) (http://s1182.photobucket.com/user/thedarkestsunrise1/media/RadutaTemplars_zpsyfmkwzmy.png.html)
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: snowfox on March 02, 2017, 03:49:24 PM
Activity around the Keep has been steadily increasing over the recent week, with much coming and going of green-cloaked people, as well as visitors who are quickly ushered into the chapel by one of the guarding Templars.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: DM Tarokka on April 30, 2017, 11:42:31 AM
Rumours are going wild about the visit of Bastion Otrava of the Second Sect in Vallaki. It is not clear if she's spending time in the Refuge of the Fifth Light, but it's given for granted she's going to be the one to celebrate the mass for the First Epiphany (5th of May) in former Von Zeklos, now Raduta, Keep.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: DM Tarokka on May 04, 2017, 01:37:20 PM
The rumours turn more insistent as the time of the First Epiphany approaches.

// I may have a small event on the 5th of May around 17-19 GMT +1.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: DM Tarokka on May 05, 2017, 02:18:06 PM
The lady Bastion actually came in the Raduta Keep, in a carriage carrying the Ezra shield. People murmured a lot about Vallaki Garda escorting her there in the west. The murmured even more about the rumours of the kidnap of Warden Martel by some neuri rat. Ezra can take money, but it is always problems, people say.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Better Dread than Dead on October 29, 2017, 02:42:06 PM
[Word spreads of a battle between the Ezrites occupying what was once Von Zeklos Keep and a formidable host of undead monstrosities, the one leading the Legions of the Night seeming to be a scythe-wielding figure clad in macabre-looking armor, with unsettling pale skin. Many adventurers visiting Raduta were slain, while others fled to the hallowed ground of its consecrated chapel. While it seemed, for a brief, desperate, dark hour, that the dead would be triumphant, Ezrite templars both zealot and Pure Heart poured out from the chapel alongside the adventurers still-living, and drove the undead away into a full rout, away from the keep's walls. For now, light is victorious over dark... yet the blood now staining the cobbles in Zeklos Keep's courtyard are a grim indication of how costly the victory was.]
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: DM Raven on October 12, 2018, 03:00:58 PM
Throughout the day activity is seen in and out of the Chapel, several new arrivals are seen as a Knight returns from a long trip, in the company of an Inquisitor, but not the one seen there upon many an occasion recently, she is seen walking about the keep walls and also looking at the Boyar Crypts close by. The earthquake that was experienced the night before has not effected the chapel or the keep or surrounds.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Monktrus on January 11, 2019, 08:59:34 PM
Word spreads of a horrific assault upon the followers of Ezra. Late in the night, out of the woods, they came. Worgs, a wailing spectre, a great elemental of Flame. They pursued fleeing travelers to the keeps walls, where it is said several Templars were slain in the attack. The timely arrival of reinforcements saw off the foul creatures, and it is said, their vampiric master. Left carved into the stone of one of the inner walls were the words "By the Undying King"...
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: ardenchasemoradin on February 05, 2019, 08:56:22 PM
Word has it that there is constant activity at the Redoubtable Chapel of Our Eternal Guardian. Reports of Ezrites coming and going on a regular basis prevail. Two wardens and a Templar seem to have taken up permanent residence. Farmers have been visited and report two blonde Ezrites passing through with a brunette female offering blessings and words of kindness.   
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Nekro83 on April 17, 2019, 09:01:31 AM
A Young Initiate is often seen spending the night, in vigil, inside The Redoubtable Chapel.
He occasionally descends in the nearby cursed Crypt, only to come back hours later, to tend to his wounds and take care of his equipment.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Iridni Ren on November 02, 2019, 12:12:19 PM
Groaning undead have taken to wandering outside the old haunted keep at night, but the mindless ones seem to have purpose in their shuffling...organization...as if led by some unseen force. At the entrance to the keep, gore. Written in blood on the brow of one decapitated head..."Sacrifice of Orcus."
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Iridni Ren on November 06, 2019, 11:48:05 PM
From within the crypt a banshee-like keening could be heard just before dawn. Indeed, scholars of the elder forms of Elvish might recognize most of the female voice's muffled lament:

Two...rushed together...
With crimson....the air above.
That...was the tender squeak
Of youth, when it's a prey to bleating love.

The swords are splintered, like our youth, my ...
And now it's ....and talons
....is child's play to the snarling
Of ...adults in ruptured passion.

The...is hell, and...
The hellcat calls! Come, let us roll without remorse
To embrace a death feud that never ends!

(https://i.imgur.com/vEf9LZN.jpg)
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Iridni Ren on November 09, 2019, 01:50:02 AM
More undead churn out of the crypt, like macabre bees swarming from a hive as a new queen takes wing. Although the Ezrite Templars remain at their posts, none challenges the hooded figure who seems to command the hordes of shuffling, mindless corpses. She passes undeterred back and forth between the crypt and the larger keep, growing perhaps as restless as the ghastly rotted masses she commands, as unwilling as they are to stay confined to their tombs.

Now and then her baleful skeletal gaze looks east toward Vallaki.
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: Nekro83 on November 19, 2019, 02:43:02 PM
Noises of carpentry, hammering and sawing can be heard from the courtyard of Raduta Keep.

Barricades are erected just outside the main gate leading inside the Keep, spikes pointed towards the interior, as to prevent something to get out.

Notices are pinned to the Wall Gate, reminding to the Pilgrims to keep it always closed.

A crate, guarded by some Templar Knights, is placed just outside the Chapel with a paper next to it.

Quote
- Wood offerings for Raduta -
 
Please help to keep Raduta safe
Title: Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
Post by: zDark Shadowz on May 15, 2020, 11:03:56 PM
A couple of adventurers, battered and beaten from their trials in the keep, return to the chapel and empty out the artifacts they had acquired, as per the writ recently acquired by one Toret. Any arguments from the nearby priest or children are simply shown the writ, few words are spoken as the volley of artifacts spill forth unto the marble floor.

(https://i.imgur.com/8w5X7uQ.png)