Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Within the swirling Mist (IC) => Whispers in the Shadows => Local Gossip => Topic started by: Ruxandra on July 26, 2007, 02:43:30 AM

Title: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Ruxandra on July 26, 2007, 02:43:30 AM
The governess, her sister, and staff all speak of a young, native woman of sizable proportion who seems to visit periodically. They relate that she never gives a name, but seems to have a vast knowledge of the old ways and tends the children's hurts in a gentle manner, often entreating them to a dessert she calls 'trifle' during her visits, leaving allowances under their pillows as they sleep, and making sizable donations to the governess.

The governess recounts that often the woman seems pained as much as gladdened by her visits, but remains otherwise tight-lipped on the matter. The waif Sergei seems to know her.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Iconoclast on August 16, 2007, 07:20:22 PM
A freshly killed cow is rumored to have been waiting, as if a gift, at the orphanage on the morning of September 20.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Taty on August 31, 2007, 04:06:10 AM
People were astounded at the generosity of The Black Umbrella Club when their treasurer Miss Markova donated 5000 fang to assist the children. She was a quoted as saying "I just wish I could do more."
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Ramika on September 08, 2007, 10:44:56 PM
A recent arrival to the Mists, having stated she grew up in the home herself, is often seen coming and going from Orphanage, playing with the children or chatting with the Governess.


She is often seen in a fiery red dress, wrapped in an old worn cloak as she braves the fog to head to the building.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: hi-di-ho on September 25, 2007, 02:44:35 PM
Across from the orphanage, it is said that there is a infection of a moss-like parasite spreading among the peasant population along with the guardsman of a boyar estate known for its brandy. Along side these rumors are of killings and executions for seemingly trivial things and the like, some say this is a cover for the moss infection, and some say the crimes are too harsh. In relation to these two events, it has been also said there is a cure for this, but it was repeatedly refused by the boyar, thinking the workers were just being lazy and slow. Zachea knows more about the moss than anyone at the moment and the populace is warned that should any see any strange moss on people or objects, to report to him immediately.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Marcus Silverkin on September 30, 2007, 06:02:06 PM
Locals report that frequently, a basket of freshly baked pastries is delivered to the door of the orphanage. The only identifying property is the purple scarf that is consistently tied to the baskets' handles.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on October 15, 2007, 11:52:35 AM
The children whispers among themselves about the beautiful woman that comes everyday to the orphanage, she speaks with Anica, the rumored baby killer and goes in her room with many heavy package under her arm, maybe candies and presents! The children whispers among themselves in quasi jealousy until the cheerful but quiet lady offers them flowers and candies during most of her visits, and that the knight that accompanies her often play with the children outside, teaching them how to use a sword with sticks for props.

Anyone who ask Lady Invich would receive the answer that Melanie is teaching the child to read and write, and the packages contains books, quills and stacks of papers.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Catacomb on October 15, 2007, 10:05:36 PM
The day after the knight began teaching the children the basics of combat, the orphans have begun a little mock-war amongst themselves.  Bruises have become common.

Abruptly, the "Stick swords" have gone missing, (most likely ending up in the fireplace) and all the children seem upset about losing their new favorite pastime.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on November 22, 2007, 07:40:58 PM
Wondrous little bags of coins appear last night in front of every door in the orphanage, beginning with a bag of one coin and rising for each bag by one additional coin.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Kaspar on November 24, 2007, 08:04:57 PM
A female child was found dead near the peak of night, shortly before a dark form was seen sprinting out of the orphanage with unnatural speed, moments before a band of three adventurers rushing down into the basement of the building. The poor orphan girl was mutilated to an extreme, her face contorted into that of horror, drained, crude letters drawn onto her stomach and down the side of her leg in her own blood.

Do not hunt us.. Continue too and more shall suffer.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: - carrion - on November 25, 2007, 03:45:11 AM
Surveying the orphanage from the nearby hillside the dark clad woman dismisses the
raggy and filthy messenger with a barely perceptible wink of her fragile velvet-gloved hand.

The hilarious conflict raging between a bunch of demented stiffs and ... the local
... 'property' ... had just gotten personal.

Cloaking herself in the ambient shades she strides downhill, quietly vanishing into the arising mists.



Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Truth on November 26, 2007, 03:55:11 AM
Celurion was well loved by the children at the orphanage, they enjoyed pulling on his pointy ears, the stories he would tell, and the kind relief of hunger and sickness he brought to them.
They were shocked when after stepping out from his last vist they heard his outburst of cursing and swears as the dead girl quite literally landed at his feet.
Immediately following the horror, the body was quickly removed, and burried in the Morninglord's tradition, to prevent rising as unliving and tainting the cemetery.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Doom on November 26, 2007, 02:24:58 PM
Given that every monster and his mother and his third cousin twice removed seems to love eating the children at that specific orphanege, the children have taken to never leaving the orphanege to play in groups less then three, never leaving the yard, and locking themselves inside at sunset.

*talk to a DM before you kill NPC's*
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: arrmuth on November 26, 2007, 03:45:39 PM
Following the horrible attack against the orphanage farmers whisper of seeing dark clad figures moving about at night near the orphanage. Th next morning all entrances had wreaths hung upon them. Visitors were told the wreaths were placed there mourning the loss of the child. Closer inspection of the wreaths show that each of the vines seems to run into the other making it hard to tell where one stops and the other starts. The visitors also speak of having a feeling of being watched while at the orphanage even when there was no one around.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: KoboldMafia on March 14, 2008, 12:51:01 AM
((for one DM Corvus, who managed the event with "The Bard"))

A young Forfarian woman claiming to be "naught more then a simple herbalist!" begins visiting the Orphanege, hoping to discuss with the Head Mistress a recent incident involving a mysterious minstrel on the bridge not far from the Orphanege.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: arrmuth on March 14, 2008, 01:59:17 AM
With the recent attack so near the orphanage the children are seen to stay even closer to the house then normal. A dark clad figure was seen moving about the building in the nights following the incident. Come morning fresh wreaths are hung upon the doors and windows.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Nefensis on March 19, 2008, 02:04:27 PM
Loud voices and cheers can be heard, voice of a male yelling to an angel and a woman cheering resonates on the second floor of the orphanage. Children huddles in fright in their bed.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Chrisman888 on March 26, 2008, 11:03:22 PM
A loud scream of terror was heard from the Orphanage in the morning, as ten children were found murdered in there beds. All ten of there throats were slit to what seem of a perfect cut for a simple kill. The ones who slept in bunk beds seem to have move a bit as if  they aimed to run, tho there throats seem to have still been hit with the same perfect cut. Most were in shock for they never heard a peek from any of the children the whole night...

 
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: archonzero on March 27, 2008, 04:58:27 PM
More rumors circulated after a large group of outlanders with one acclaimed native amidst them entered the Orphanage following the night of the murders later in the evening seeking details.  They investigated the upstairs of Mina's mansion in hopes of learning something of the possible identity of the killer or killers.  Though little was shown as evidence there was much speculation to the possibility of witchery or vrolock as there was no sign or word during the occurence which led many to speculate the sinister arts of witches or the mist shaping of vampires.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Serevain on May 04, 2008, 01:32:40 PM
A man dressed in dark robes, who introduced himself as Tristan Crowley, donated a large sum of money to the orphanage. It is notably the same man as the one who gave food to the poor one morning. He was accompanied by one Jane Smith.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Ryltar/ Robert Archer on June 07, 2008, 08:10:21 PM
The care takers would mention of two missing children, halflings in fact that were left there to there care by another halfling woman many months ago. In there place all that was left was a smal note its hand writing horrible and barely legiable.

As she suffered from your 'mercy' so to shall her children, suffer the little children

The letter is unsigned but there is no sign of what took the children only a horrible scent of death.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on July 07, 2008, 06:22:02 AM
After playing hide and seek with her friend Micail, the 11 year old girl Lisa is missing. Micail fears that the night has swallowed her. Where she is now seems a mystery.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Macabre on September 18, 2008, 06:35:04 AM
A huge fire has been set to the orphanage last night. Rumours speak of some murderer also having stabbed several children. The Orphanage remains closed until further notice and is guarded for the time being by some big angry looking Red Vardo guard. Rumours say some donator named Jack has financed the guard.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Mrjunkie on September 25, 2008, 07:17:02 AM
*claims of a attack on the orphanage have been made public after a child was kidnapped and several other including ''Hector'' and a fellow guardian of the children were badly wounded*
The young girl who was kidnapped hasnt been seen since, the vardo guard proved useless when it comes to attacks from mages, he was left uninjured with another man hopelessly trailing the mage in question

*several days later a note was dropped a few feet from the door*

The child that was taken lays in the lower catacombs of the morninglord church in vallaki...oh....and get a better guard. *a crudely drawn smiley face drawn at the bottom of the note*
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: kezzalord on November 18, 2008, 06:16:57 AM
*There is some talk of a pale outlander woman who spends at least half of any given week at the orphanage with her two daughters within. She is also rumored to have made more than one donation of over a thousand fang, which might explain why such an arrangement is tolerated by the women running the hospice*
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: darkpriest on August 28, 2009, 11:17:31 AM
Rumors spread that laborers at the farm across the orphanage made a gruesome discovery... a whole family seemed to be slaughtered. Rumors spread that some bodies were torn apart with limbs separated from the rest of body... Some say that some victims were poisoned and that some that were found dead seemed to be intact.

There is also a rumor of some weird looking circle drawn on the floor with blood. It seemed like the circle was drawn clumsily.

Some could think that the family was consorting with devils and they were punished for their evil witchery...

But what is the truth of what happened, no one really knows...
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: EO on August 30, 2009, 05:30:25 PM
A dozen new children are brought to the Orphanage's doors, crying and looking terrified, by guards and servants of the von Zeklos Keep. Their parents fell to the assault on the Keep and they are left with little but their clothes and belongings. Mina looks after them as best as she can, hoping to find them a new home some day.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Raven on September 06, 2009, 03:33:24 AM
Three children where reported to have run away in the night, over the last few nights since the Keeps destruction cause an influx, some report that witchcraft was involved, others say that the children just wanted to go home. Two children where said to have been returned and a third child once of the Keep is lost never to return.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Raven on September 08, 2009, 06:02:00 AM
A new child is said to be struggling with her first days at the orphange, is seems she even tried to run away in the morning to find her 'Mummy', it is said that Mina is looking after her personally, and word is they are trying to teach her to talk.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: failed.bard on September 08, 2009, 09:02:13 PM
A woman, clad in the black dress of a widow, and hooded, is seen entering the orphanage.  Inside, she speaks briefly with Monycia, handing her a pouch before quietly leaving again.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Raven on September 09, 2009, 03:30:11 PM
[ A new child woke up the orphange screaming in the night, having bad dreams, she kept most up all night, the next day a child recently brought in from the Zeklos Keep was found to have gone missing, he had shouted names at a group of outlanders earlier in the day, it is rumoured he possibly ran back home, however all doors where locked so he must have got out through a window]
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Raven on September 09, 2009, 06:05:13 PM
[A child was found hurt and weak as white as a ghost in the morning by the fire in the Orphanage, it appeared she had been attacked that night, the orphanage is said to be looking to hire a guard]
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Cursed Ink on September 09, 2009, 07:04:05 PM
Dragos hears the rumor and decides to dust off his best clothes and go in to inquire about the job.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Raven on September 14, 2009, 08:56:30 AM
[During the night two children once of the keep and recent newcomers have gone missing, Hector was heard to curse that all the doors had been locked this time due to the previous problems encountered, nothing else is missing and no doors or windows where found to be open in the morning after everyone woke up]
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Raven on September 17, 2009, 07:04:22 AM
[There is a hired guard now seen patrolling the grounds of the Orphange at nights, occasional strange flashes of light are seen near the area]
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Raven on September 19, 2009, 03:42:39 AM
[The number of animals and people that like them have increased in the area about the orphange during the night times, they seem to the guarding the orphanage]

[during last night one of the little children passed away in her sleep her pale little body was found resting in her bed with a look of ectasy on her face, only a small bite mark was found on her, to small to have caused her death, the staff where saddened and depressed as the Morninglordians took the body away for burial]
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: arrmuth on September 25, 2009, 11:38:26 PM
 Much to the horror of many in the Outskirts explosions rocked the area near the Morninglord temple. A short while later smoke was seen to rise from the orphanage and many rushed to help fearing the worst. Upon arrival the children and workers were found to have exited the building due to all of the smoke. The ladies of the house meet all questions with explanations of a fire that almost got out of hand. All were assured that they and the children were fine and the orphanage's doors and windows were opened to allow the smoke to escape. 

A few children spoke of a dark cloaked woman dragging a twisted metal object from the house before leaving down the road.

The natives next door make wards against evil,shake their heads and go back to their buisness with a simple "Damn Outlanders."
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: tzaeru on October 08, 2009, 05:22:38 PM
"Protect the weak, unpopular, young and injured", a piece of oath, binding promise and duty every Watchknight is to follow. And as the word of ever vigilant Helm is, his faithful are expected to never sacrifice the life of a child for their own or anyone else's.

As so, a man wearing the gauntlet symbol of Helm - introducing himself as Delarion de'Ardo - has been standing on guard inside the Orphanage, hired by Madam Mina, seeming determined to protect the orphanage from any further harm. He'd smile faintly at the children, little minding their tricks and kicks, only wearing the heavy armor by night, which is when the calm and friendly expression makes way for one of determination and hardness.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on October 28, 2009, 07:15:50 PM
*a young red headed woman in Vardo garb is seen hand delivering a letter to the doorman of the orphanage*

// PMing the letter to DW
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Raven on November 03, 2009, 10:38:15 AM
A Ranger is seen hanging out near the orphanage, a little Barovian Ginger haired girl often seen is his company, their features seem to be so very much alike you would think him her father.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on November 13, 2009, 11:53:46 AM
The Vardo known as Anya has spent the past week visiting the children of the orphanage, seemingly just to spend time with them. Talk is spreading of the Vardo gathering toys and gifts to present to the children.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on November 14, 2009, 10:14:19 AM
The same Vardo woman was seen early this morning delivering warm clothing and tons of dried deer meat to the orphanage, on behalf of the Morninglord church and the Vardo.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: The_Reapers_Wraith on January 10, 2010, 10:03:20 PM
The morning had begun as any other, yet ended much differently.  Two children are said to have gone missing, though some speak of a fate much, much worse.  Blood is seen splattered over the grass of the front lawn.  The trail of blood leads up the dirt sidewalk yet once it reaches the road it seems to have disappeared other than a few splotches here and there leading towards the west. 

Some speak of a bad omen; a stalker lurking about at night, trying to lure innocent children away from the building.  A strange man was seen just the night before.  His stature was short but his build appeared stocky.  He claimed to be dropping off a donation from Kathryn but quickly disappeared once another individual happened upon the scene. 
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: herkles on April 25, 2010, 06:59:36 PM
A woman in a black gown, her cloak and hood covering her facial details seems to have dropped of a child not saying much other than the child's name is Nicoletta and she is to be taken care of.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Dhark on June 21, 2010, 01:55:17 PM
Locals mutter as the white robed individuals hurry back & forth 'tween the old Hospice on Starda Sobolan & the orphenage beyond the western outskirts, ferrying food & drink, along with a little wine.  Preperations for a feast seem to be gathering momentum for those who were constantly on the front line during the recent plague.

If stopped and asked a reason the hospitaliers only reply  "Why for Litha, of course"


Quote
June 22nd celebrates Litha (again with
some variation of the date), Midsummer as it is
known to most people and marks the longest day
and shortest night of the year. Some temples
organize festivals for this day that involve pole
dancing, feasts, dances, costume parades and
other festivities and entertainments. Again these
are held in smaller villages and thorps
throughout the southern Core and rarely enter
larger settlements. The Inquisition has
forbidden these festivities in Tepest for the last
few years. However, some settlements hold
smaller celebrations of their own in village
squares, under the guidance of the Inquisition, of
course. Though the celebrations are no longer
openly dedicated to Hala, many people are
happy to see the festivities when they come
round each year.

//To be held between 8 PM GMT & 12 GMT , Tuesday, on the closest full day..any bards are more than welcome to provide entertainment//
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on June 29, 2010, 12:23:59 AM
Last night the outlander Knight, Threnn Mythwill stood vigil outside the orphanage after hearing rumors that the children may become targets of evil cultists. As the witching hour approached the villains arrived. The valiant Knight was able to repeal an attack by a pack of ghouls single handed. Unfortunately an orphan boy named Prior died during the siege.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Stygian Witch on July 02, 2010, 02:39:25 PM
A two pronged attacked occurred last night on the orphanage. Luckily the encamped hero's repelled the horde. It was remarked afterwards on the curious tactics employed by the flesh hungry brutes. There movements seemed almost orchestrated and planned. It was also mentioned that a black stone tablet was found in the possession of one of the dead carrion eaters.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: herkles on July 06, 2010, 01:27:22 AM
The winds carry news of a new addition to the orphanage, a small shrine to Ezra, a light mist is seen around the place as well. More attacks are said to have occurred but like the others they too were repealed.  Some speak of a yellow robed man who seems to lead the attacks.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Glade on June 14, 2011, 01:05:56 PM
Gossip spreads that a Caliban was seen alongside a dark figure of  a woman, entering the Orphanage and murdering innocent children.

It was not until the Head of the Orphanage put a stop to this massacre, that they left.

The bloodstains can still be seen.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM Nocturne on September 03, 2011, 09:26:38 PM
A horrible deed has been done in recent nights at the Orphanage - murder of two caregivers, a young boy and a young woman missing, all happening in the middle of the night.

Children are left traumatized as they awake in the morning to see bodies rendered, left on the floor in pools of their own blood. A source mentions the wounds of the bodies were the work of a war scythe. Further investigation follows.

It is advertised that any accurate information that leads to resolving this crime would be rewarded and to contact the innkeeper at the Blue Water Inn.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: APorg on October 12, 2011, 08:04:23 PM
Four young children were brought to the orphanage last night by the Ezrites Marcus Hulford and Caterina di Morello, a lady named Iara and a dwarf known only as "Uncle". The do-gooders brought in their charges safely, who are now being looked after by the orphanage's caretakers; the orphanage was also able to afford larger than usual orders of food that same week, suggesting some substantial donations as well..
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Vissitude on October 13, 2011, 09:16:07 PM
[Each night, just before bedtime, soft whimsical music is heard from upstairs adjoined with the light voice of a woman singing lullabies to the children within the orphanage. Come morning, cookies are left out for the children to enjoy before being let out to play]
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: monsinyana on October 15, 2011, 05:56:08 PM
Young children were found wandering away from the orphanage and playing at dusk. They were safely brought back by a dwarf and two women who then proceeded to take advantage of the matron's generous hospitality. Since then one of the foreign interlopers has been annoying people in the outskirts asking for donations to help support the orphanage.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: DM_Vixen on October 23, 2011, 02:49:36 AM
The orphanage grounds are decorated with new flowers, despite it being late in the season for planting. The building itself seems to have gotten some repairs and cleaning, and the children can be seen happily playing with new toys and showing off new clothing.

Rumors spread of a few outlander benefactors donating to support the place, though most locals follow the rumor with suspicion over what kinds of questionable actions got them the money to donate and whether their outlander influences will corrupt these impressionable children.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: monsinyana on October 23, 2011, 03:23:04 AM
A foreigner recently met with the Baroness of the orphanage and a large donation was made. The stranger took no credit, stating that it was all thanks to the community. Much-needed upkeep has been made to the property both within and to the grounds. The children also have new toys to play with and plenty to eat.

(http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss188/monsinyana2/Ravenloft-donations_inside.jpg)
(http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss188/monsinyana2/Ravenloft-donations_outside.jpg)
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Fates_Fury on October 23, 2011, 08:28:33 AM
When she can hunt her down, there's a large Waterdhavian woman that wanders with Anne, acting as a guard when possible. She introduces herself with a grin as "Daci", and tends to be clad in steel full plate.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Bodhidharma on October 31, 2011, 02:07:11 PM
Newly born rumors spread that two Ezrites, a horned helmed and a blond one, walked into the orphanage and introduced themselves as "Warden Edward Hyde" and "Templar Initiate Heris". The Ezrites in question donated a huge sum of 14,000 wolf-fangs to the orphanage!
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Sewerfish on December 03, 2012, 03:23:06 AM
Anxious words at the orphanage speak about witches kidnapping a orphan during the night and turning one of the cooks to stone.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Gavin Mace on December 05, 2017, 10:59:28 PM
A peg-legged Vos man has been visiting upon the establishment every other day during the last month, always bringing a swaddled infant with him. He seems to be quite shy about interacting with the children, though after he leaves, a new wooden figurine or a nice pair of caulk boots, perfect for climbing trees with, mysteriously appears among the possessions of the orphans.
He spends a great deal of time upstairs in the nursery, talking to the babes in their painted cradles.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: SpaceHam on December 06, 2017, 04:39:31 AM
Also visiting the Orphanage every weekend, Mother Kaliara of the Morninglord Church can be seen willfully playing with the children, often dirtying her simple smock and robes to sit in the dirt with the kids, or speaking affectionately with the caretakers as she offers assurances of support and messages of goodwill.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: qwertyuioppp on April 25, 2019, 11:26:14 AM
A member of the Crows -or once-member- is seen making a visit to the orphanage; she spends some time playing with the children and their dolls, and laughter rings out for at least one afternoon around the building which has seen so many ordeals. A little brightness is brought to a group of children who would otherwise, no doubt, be destined for misery.

Rani, one of the girls, is filled with fright the coming day, however, and loudly proclaims to all her friends, as if by rote: "we shouldn't sneak out at night, even if we really want to, and we see stuff we like and meet nice people."
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Little Lotte on April 25, 2019, 01:02:38 PM
As of late there have been more visitors to the Orphanage, people taking turn with helping out around the grounds and watching over the children. If one were to search, there would be a single cot set up in the kitchen that looks recently slept in and more people in nondescript clothing wandering the roads.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: volski01 on April 28, 2019, 12:58:49 AM
During the week, a man clad in black robes with a Morninglord symbol is seen at the Orphanage. Often running with the children and playing the various games they ask him to. He has been seen dropping off various things. Large bundles of winter cloaks, toys, and medical supplies for the harsh Barovian Winter.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: inkcorvid on August 01, 2020, 12:31:23 PM
The children of the orphanage receive a surprise at their doorstep: a mixed assortment of Tremblay Family candy, donated by a quiet, portly woman in a blue commoner's dress.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: sorrowkitten on September 05, 2020, 03:22:18 PM
A young woman in black clothing has been seen visiting the orphans from time to time. Occasionally, she brings cookies or other forms of sweets, but never stays long.
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Famous Seamus on September 19, 2020, 10:52:54 PM
In the early hours of the morning, a group of four can be seen outside the orphanage. Two take up positions facing the road, standing watch. The other two kneel before the doors and windows, sprinkling holy water, stringing up garlic, sketching with chalk, and praying fervently as the snow falls around them.

One familiar with the local community would recognize one of the praying men as dressed in the blue and white of the Halans. The other wears the white tabard and red cross of the Christian Templars.

They finish just before dawn. Three of the men walk off toward the city, while the fourth jogs eastward. He returns within the hour and begins stringing up more garlic, sprinkling more holy water, and reciting more prayers.

As he finishes, he pats one of the children on the head, offers a kind smile, and says, "Walk in the Light."
Title: Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
Post by: Famous Seamus on October 01, 2021, 01:42:04 AM
In the hours just before nightfall, a black-haired half-elf in white garb bearing the sigil of a crucifix carries a large satchel into the orphanage. He emerges some time later and pauses alongside the hills that ring the building. He stoops, striking a candle and nestling it in a small alcove among the hills near the road before kneeling beside it.

As the oranges and grays of dusk shoot across the sky, he rises, draws his cloak about him, and returns to the city.