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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Rectory of the Fifth Light
« Reply #100 on: January 15, 2019, 01:07:16 AM »
Over the span of a few days a young woman, often cloaked in crimson, has been seen entering and leaving the church at random times throughout the night.  She never seems to linger and appears to be at least slightly uncomfortable in the surroundings of the church.  Conversation with members of the clergy are brief at best, however she almost always leaves at least a small donation before taking her leave.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Rectory of the Fifth Light
« Reply #101 on: January 26, 2019, 12:08:38 PM »
For a short period, the sign of the Refuge of the Fifth Light appears to be draped and covered, until a pair of workers showed up to remove whatever defacement the sign had originally.

Word has it that at the end of an evening service; a vampire showed up with a group of frightening constructs to vandalize the front of the church. Fortunately, after a brief skirmish, the threats were repelled by the time the sun had risen.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Rectory of the Fifth Light
« Reply #102 on: April 07, 2019, 05:34:28 AM »
The veiled woman known as Odelle is seen within the church for most of the day, keeping to herself. She spends the day in varying States of inebriation, seemingly either in quiet thought or prayer by the North alcove window.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Rectory of the Fifth Light
« Reply #103 on: April 15, 2019, 01:25:39 AM »
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In the early hours of the 15th of Avril, a young Dementlieuse woman of fair beauty donned a pure white robe of the laity and began mopping the floors of the Refuge of the Fifth Light. Despite her comely features, her expression seemed sorrowful as she labored on the tiles of the Church. By the evening, she seemed finished, and left the Church in black and green leathers, an ornate Rapier sitting on her hip.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Rectory of the Fifth Light
« Reply #104 on: December 21, 2019, 09:55:13 AM »
Word has it that the Borcan Toret known as Luca Barbarigo has returned to the Rectory after a month long absence, tending to the sanctuary ritualistically.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Rectory of the Fifth Light
« Reply #105 on: June 06, 2020, 10:47:45 AM »
Of a morning, a Borcan in salt-white prayer robes goes about the chancel of the church, chanting notes and singing disjointed verses from popular hymns.
It would seem he is practicing for choir and experimenting with the acoustics of the grand hall.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #106 on: December 11, 2020, 06:01:27 PM »
There was word of a terrible tremor taking place within the Ezrite sanctuary. Although none were hurt and the building stayed stable, word has it that a precious holy relic was damaged in the middle of the chaos.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #107 on: December 18, 2020, 10:09:45 PM »
Toret Matthew Garrett is seen directing Templars carrying chests and crates from the Refuge and Rectory. Later, Toret Garrett and many of Her Second Revelation are seen leaving the Nobles District and walking through the city of Vallaki headed somewhere.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #108 on: July 29, 2022, 12:07:39 AM »
The three earlier censored paintings flutter somewhere new.
The horned moth perches on the refuge, instead.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #109 on: March 03, 2023, 11:09:51 PM »
A lowborn Borcan woman was seen lingering inside the grand church. She lit a candle and prayed fearfully.
On her way out, she was overheard speaking in Balok to one of the templars, asking for a priest who would listen to her confession.


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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #110 on: March 12, 2023, 10:09:32 PM »
An armoured and rough-looking woman of the faith, one sporting the scars of recent greivous injury that is, could seen entering the church just before Vespers.  Some time after, she leaves, no longer wearing the green cloak she arrived in.
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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #111 on: June 06, 2023, 12:22:18 PM »
Starting at the crack of dawn, a short and heavy looking Ezranite in white robes strode powerfully up to the Rectory in the Nobles' District, a broom gripped tightly in his hands, and began sweeping the dirt off of the cobblestone paths around the area. Eventually making his way over to the Refuge of the Fifth itself, cleaning its steps, the dust around its signs and statues.

Diligently he worked his way through the whole morning and better part of the day cleaning the interior itself. Between the pews, the corners of the chamber, and at the feet of the statues of Ezra.

He goes on to be seen doing the same the next day.
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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #112 on: June 12, 2023, 12:50:12 PM »
A man and a woman are seen bearing a coffin into the Refuge of Fifth Light the last nightfall - a dire and mournful tiding if ever there was one.  They speak at some length with one of the templar, a red-haired dementlieuse woman oft seen about - Emma - and the man leaves after some time.  His replacement, it would seem, is the visiting Toret of Edrigan, Jacques Martel.  He spends some time counselling the woman and making arrangements, before escorting her back to the Blue Water, and having the templar place the deceased in the crypts pending a service.
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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2023, 10:12:33 PM »
A tall, imposing Darkonian man with dark grey eyes and a peppered beard can be seen praying before the Sacred Candle in an alcove of the Refuge for the past few nights. He wears the dark, heavy platemail armor typical of an Ezrite Templar dedicated the Chapel of the Last Redoubt. An Inquisitorial seal of the Church of Ezra can be seen pinned near the clasp of his green cloak.

He is silent during his supplications, but his face seems deeply troubled. He speaks only at length to those of the Ezrite congregation, and little else to any others. He seems to be waiting for someone when not at prayer.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2023, 11:50:37 PM »
An odd scene during the early morning hours are fully on display, as the day grows closer, this "odd" scene turns into a horrific one.
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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #115 on: July 23, 2023, 01:38:14 AM »
A red-haired and plateclad woman in green is seen clearing the scene.
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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #116 on: November 21, 2023, 12:11:45 AM »
[Early each morning, a Darkonian woman clad in plated steel armor can be seen jogging from the door of the Refuge and southward out of the Nobles' District, cutting westward through the city and out the city's gate onto the road. Her jog takes a northern turn by the gallows, where she runs further up the road until she reaches the Romulich orchards. When the compound's walls are in sight, she turns back around, and jogs her way back.

Then after, she can be found by the gallows just beyond the Outskirts, seemingly practicing her swordsmanship alone. She shifts through a myriad of stances and forms, seeing to varying exercises and practice drills throughout the morning until she is seemingly satisfied with her work. Once concluded, the exhausted woman begins her jog back to the Refuge.]

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #117 on: November 22, 2023, 09:35:41 AM »
Most nights, when the congregation had departed for the day, an emaciated young woman would enter the Refuge with bucket, mop, and brush. She would begin scrubbing the walls and floors in the southwest corner and make her way all around the small cathedral. Extra care would be taken when she got near any of the statues. She would trim the wicks of the candles, sweep up the ash on the ground near the incense burners and conclude her duties by wiping down and polishing the pews as best she could. All in all, she would have done a fairly good job of keeping the church in ship shape. The only intiresting note would be the line on the walls where the poor woman simply couldn't reach.

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Re: Vallaki - Nobles' District - Refuge of the Fifth Light
« Reply #118 on: November 26, 2023, 09:26:56 PM »

After a particularly icky thing was carried in on the shoulders of one of Our Lady's anchorites, the little halfling took extra care to scrub out the trail of black ichor that was left behind. Initially she had left a clean streak through the carpet that lead down the main isle of the Refuge. After taking a step back and looking it over, she decided the entire carpet needed cleaning and spent the rest of the night, into the next day scrubbing