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Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« on: April 15, 2008, 09:48:02 PM »
Upon the change of shift in the morning, fellow guardsmen found the mangled corpse of one of their own. His throat was torn, several fingers chewed off, his ear a tattered mess. Most notably was the "grin", as both cheeks had a deep incision that met at what was left of his lips. His frozen corpse had several bruises and claw marks on him. His crossbow was beside him, a bolt stuck in the mechanism. The blood, and his attacker's tracks were covered by the snow.


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 12:39:17 AM »
[Gossip spreads of outlanders invading barovian homes. One man, recognized as the drunkard in the kilt was caught, whipped and fined for breaking and entering and stealing the Romulich stocks of ale, while other barovians suffered a far worse fate of murdered family members in the middle of the day, and stolen goods from their homes. The barovians become more fearful and distrusting of the outlanders as more seem to group up and gather around their windows at night]
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 03:34:17 PM »
[On the wall of the Lady's Rest]


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 04:46:12 PM »
Rumors spreads among the guards posted on the walls that a giant wererat, leader of a pack of thousand smaller rats, swarmed over the outskirts, assaulting the church and the lady's rest mercilessly. The rat king's squeals echoed through the dark night when a sultry warrior woman in a metal thong showed up to face him. After a short yet epic battle she managed to chop him down with her sword. Sustaining many wounds she went on to cleave out the remaining diseased ridden rats while a short man in black retrieved the body of the cursed man that now laid where the rat king had been slain.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 02:58:36 PM »
Ramika is seen with a constant flow of heartbroken tears on her face, either outside or moving into the inn. Any mention of the rat rumor causes her to burst into tears and even risk the night to leave any discussion about it.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 02:29:03 AM »
  An elven woman in white furs and leathers is seen with the body of a dark haired elven woman in an elegant dress slung over her shoulder, in some makeshift sling.  She enters the Morninglordian church and was not seen leaving it.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008, 12:05:20 PM »
Merchant Denalie Grant listens somewhat to the rumors she hears left and right, outlanders and local outskirts fixtures. Warning her at low voice how her last competition was murdered in public by agents of the red Vardo and taken away for later torture, Trish was her name, a little elf, she was a merchant like you but they came and took her. Her boyfriend Anethet will tell you, ask him.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008, 02:30:30 AM »
*A Vallaki Guard was shot off the North wall of the Western gates to the Outskirts in the middle of the night. Nothing was heard and no one was seen leaving other then a guard carrying the body of the slain guard away into the slums.*

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 02:03:53 AM »
Local fixture, the lady in blue, Denalie Grant seems to be missing in action. No where to be found, no one has seen her. Her fate seems to follow closely the one of many others that attempted the impossible task to become a merchant in Barovia, perhaps it is of her that another merchant will hear about, at low voice, in hushed tones. Watch out little merchant, or you'll end up sleeping with the fishes like the other one that wanted to make a coin 'round here.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 01:49:31 PM »
After days of waiting for his colleague to appear with his supplies, the elderly male curses as he strokes his grey mustache.  "Going Te 'ave Te find another supplier" He mutters, As he walks away from the ladies rest.  "Damn Inn". Pulls hood over his head and heads into the woods.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008, 05:33:43 PM »
Word Spreads By Sister Nell Ward about the Service to be Held in the Coming days in Honor of the Late Merchant Denalie Grant. The service is to occur at the Noble's Districts' Church of Ezra.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 07:22:14 PM »
Rumors spread through the local taverns at night that the night witch is dead, as the Nurie hunter known as ellana is seen scattering ashes to the four winds before heading to the citadel and turning in a bile/grime encrusted ring. When asked, Elllana simplye states just that, "The night witch will trouble you no longer."

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2008, 11:31:01 PM »
A poster is placed on the wall of the Lady's Rest


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2008, 02:45:19 AM »
A man wearing a brown sack-cloth robe and in dire need of a shave was seen washing the cobblestone path to and from Vallaki in the outskirts. He focused particularly on the bloodstains, but washed much of the rest of the path as well, despite jeers from the wall guards and odd looks from several people, outlanders and locals alike.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 06:51:48 PM »
Whispers begin to spread of the return of the Cult of Zhakata, that the devourers performed a fel sacrifice on Lysagia Hill, and someone...unwholesome, and utterly evil was summoned. A simple message spreads through the undercurrent of dive bars and taverns, betwixt outlanders and natives who care to listen to such talk of evil-

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2008, 06:57:12 PM »
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2008, 03:40:17 PM »
A certain halfling, self-proclaimed princess and grand adventurer, has been hassling people about joining an organization called Balpfeetafone. When pressed, she indicates it's full name is
Big And Little People For Ethical Treatment And Freedom For Halfling Outlanders And Natives
(BALPFETAFFHOAN)

The organization supposedly is about freedom for halflings in Barovia, though the little "princess" has said many times her goal is to allow halflings back in the city so she can purchase more dresses from Katherine.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2008, 01:00:50 AM »
Outlanders taking refuge in the Lady's Rest and the Sanctuary in the outskirts were recently drawn outside at night by screams and weapons clashing to find an rather strange sight. A huge man well over 7 feet tall had apparently hacked three hapless outlanders to bits. Witnesses speak of it having one arm that had not a lick of flesh left on it and it's face was a perfectly white skull. They were unsure of whether or not it was the thing's face or a mask. There was a huge battle, and the thing was apparently killed or driven off, reports conflict.

What few locals who even go through the outskirts and hear of this wonder if it has anything to do with the recent goings on on Lake Zarovich. Making a sign against evil, they cuss outlanders in general and spit on the ground.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2008, 09:57:27 AM »
A lightcarrier (Yoshinaka) and an outlander (Wilhelm) have trudged by Vallaki's ladies rest, bodies over shoulders, and laid out 4 badly decomposing bodies of children for identification.

They were found in the deep caves near a pool of water... each of the bodies is badly decayed and stinking...

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2008, 03:13:33 PM »
[The Children of the Orphanage marvel in their playtime during the early afternoon of the hot Barovian day. A certain two young boys are scolded for continously going out farther then their supposed too, along the road near the Orphanage.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2008, 05:25:07 AM »

The stink of three fleshy skulls lingers in the air near the crossroads in the Western Outskirts of Vallaki. 
They can be seen hanging from a low tree limb by a thick leather strap, and seem to have appeared overnight.


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2008, 04:54:44 PM »
The stink of three fleshy skulls lingers in the air near the crossroads in the Western Outskirts of Vallaki. 
They can be seen hanging from a low tree limb by a thick leather strap, and seem to have appeared overnight.

Each eye socket is fitted with a golden coin and a small amount a coins are arranged in some abstract pattern underneath them.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2008, 02:37:57 AM »
A battered soldier of the morninglord
armor dented and with pieces missing
face burned and cloak singed

carrying to small bundles to the graveyard

he is seen digging a fresh grave and letting 2 small skeletons rest inside
a small sermon is held in solitude, but the words carry

let the father of dawn embrace these lost souls and give them peace

our lips are stained
yet we walk in your light
our lips be cleansed
to bring the dawn


i will find the rest of you


a rough stone is set with words chiseled crudely

Never alone
never in darkness
never forgotten

a childhood stolen


and 2 small pieces of toy are placed on the grave

the Soldier is then seen walking away limping and battered as if the weight of duty adds to it all.....


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2008, 11:11:00 AM »
Something moves unseen among the western outskirts during the reign of Old Night, giggling in a childish voice. Strigoi? Vrolok...? All that is left behind are its knives covered in acid and the scorch marks on the grass.


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2008, 09:03:30 PM »
*The ground around the Morninglord Temple and Inn appear to be charred as if burnt. Bystanders from windows whisper of "His" return*