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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #150 on: September 24, 2019, 12:45:15 AM »
Women from the Wayfarer Kinship patrol the mountain roads and passes from Vallaki to Krofburg throughout the night, checking in on miners and those burning the midnight oil in the taverns, and yes, even a reputed bawdy house. For one evening at least, fear is kept at bay, as no creature of the darkness dare show its face or harm the innocent.


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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #151 on: September 27, 2019, 06:52:06 AM »
At night, a lone figure clad in a heavy armor is seen patrolling the mountain paths. With a hammer held firmly in hand, and a shield in the other it makes its way up and down the mountain, as if searching for something.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #152 on: September 30, 2019, 01:39:23 PM »
In response to the repeated attacks of the undead upon Krofburg, torchbrackets have been placed on the road from Krofburg to the mines. The roads, which are most commonly patrolled by the lone figure in the night.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #153 on: September 30, 2019, 09:54:18 PM »
Roving bands of cannibals can be seen along the mountain ridges; discarded bones and viscera marking these dark days for Krofburg and the surrounding locals. Heroes rise but yet the monster responsible does not fall. Are these the twilight hours for the mining settlement?

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #154 on: September 30, 2019, 11:27:53 PM »
In the dead of night, two men in heavy-looking coats, the patches worn on their coats revealing them to be of the Bloodhounds were seen leaving the Tent city, armed and alert, they went up the mountain. Sounds of thunder and bloodcurdling roars could be heard, even as far as the Tent City itself. Hours passed before the same two men returned, slipping into the tavern in hushed whispers.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #155 on: October 03, 2019, 12:50:51 AM »
A small, raven-haired woman clad in sun-drenched armor is profiled against this selfsame bridge by moonlight. She builds a campfire and burns the half-eaten corpse left by the cannibals, buries several bones including a skull, and disposes of their blood-filled bowl. She then cleanses the area with holy water and prayers before heading down the mountain to greet the dawn.


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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #156 on: October 07, 2019, 08:40:31 PM »
A man in a fur-coat with peculiar paintings on his arms could be seen walking around the tent city peering around the periphery of the tent city as if searching for someone or something, on prompting he would quietly warn others to avoid traveling out at night or to not lurk near the edge of the tent city following the recent death of a prospector by some manner of beast.

On occasion, distant howling could be heard coming from the nearby mountains.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #157 on: October 29, 2019, 09:58:56 AM »
Despite the thawing of spring, Krofburg today is bitterly cold. The few people who venture outside of their homes do so thickly wrapped in cloaks and suspicion, eyeing the others whom they pass with fearful, threatening eyes. In the night, the rumors go, the Count's men came and took away the Steward; in her place, they have a new lord, Edoard, whom few remember as other than a spoiled, impetuous boy who disappeared decades ago. His sudden reappearance, and the violence of the night's actions, chill the city like hoarfrost. Even the Tent City's usually boisterous and irrepressible energy is subdued, flat. The wind has changed, and it is a bitter one.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #158 on: November 19, 2019, 12:27:09 PM »
During the night, residents of Krofburg can hear screams and wolf howls echoing through the mountains... Come the morning, rumors of a vicious werewolf attack spread like wildfire. Apparently a young woman was attacked on the road and only intervention of a lone traveler saved her from certain death.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #159 on: December 06, 2019, 11:43:26 AM »
During the night sounds of a battle could be heard echoing from the vineyards surrounding Krofburg. Those who would come to examine the place come the morning, would find a door to one of the houses covered with scratch marks, as well as blood mixed with the mud. Reportedly, two figures - male and female - were seen leaving shortly before the dusk.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #160 on: December 18, 2019, 02:10:04 PM »
A feminine figure wearing a hood and tattered cloak has been spotted late at night foraging for food, disappearing soon after. Within one of the small caves near Krofburg's outskirts a note has been placed addressed to the owner of the shelter.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #161 on: June 24, 2020, 09:48:21 PM »
[Word spreads of a confrontation between the new Steward and a drunken self-styled 'war hero' from Teufeldorf; after a series of dismissive words from the Steward in response to the man's grievance and a demand that he leave her sight, the man struck the Steward. An Invidian man with an eyepatch shot the man, sending him crumpling to the ground. The Steward, sent into a fury, delivered her sentence then and there, borrowing a serrated blade and severing the hand of the man who struck her in full view of prospectors and villagers alike.]

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #162 on: July 02, 2020, 11:09:54 PM »
Just before nightfall a young, tired looking priestess of the morninglord enters Krofburg. Her mood is pleasant despite her obvious exhaustion. She quietly makes her way to the House of Eternal Dawn to stay the night.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #163 on: July 06, 2020, 06:46:34 PM »
A new face wearing the uniform of a Krofburg militia recruit has been seen making patrols along the streets and checking visitors in at a checkpoint near the entrance. The gruff, muscular woman reportedly has a very short temper about her peculiar hairstyle.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #164 on: November 18, 2021, 01:40:27 AM »
[The last evening and subsequent day are rife with hubbub and activity at the local inn, The Wandering Billy.  Several guards are observed entering and speaking, at length, with a distraught and agitated Marilena Tugurlan and the chef, Josef. Scuttlebutt in the mountain town speaks of the dreaded and enigmatic mists billowing into the establishment, a verbal altercation between a pitic and the management, and hearsay of a diabolical, opportunistic theft in the wake of the chaos.

Though the gossip was highly speculative, the curious still wondered what exactly transpired and if justice will ultimately prevail.]


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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #165 on: January 25, 2022, 05:58:36 PM »

Late into the night, occult chanting pervades the silence of the noapte and creeps through the chilled Krofburg air.  Within a recluse and forlorn cave, a blood sacrifice rests fresh upon an altar and a message for those whom might discover it in Common, Balok and Luktar:

"Upon this altar, offer the meek...

Upon this altar, the power you seek...

We will be watching."