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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #100 on: December 04, 2017, 08:10:19 AM »
A bulky member of the Krofburg Militia and a bespectacled gnome are seen entering the Ghakis Mines together. Some time later the pair emerge before the gnome removes the 'MINES CLOSED' notice from the sign.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #101 on: December 09, 2017, 10:47:16 PM »
[Chaos and bedlam would overtake the massive encampment to the west of the Village of Krofburg. What started with a group of shifty-looking men of Vos descent leading a familiar red-headed woman out of the Miner's Merriment westwards ended in a mysterious tyrant mage sworn to serve the Count visiting all manner of foul and contemptuous witchery on the soon-to-be-judged. After the dust had finally settled and blood had ceased to be spilled, a host of women emerged from a sinister-looking black tent, gazing at the sun in wonder and breathing in fresh air.]
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #102 on: December 21, 2017, 12:16:48 PM »
Colourful advertisements for The Tent City's least-reputable drinking establishment can sometimes be found litter the road, crushed underfoot or burnt for the meager warmth they provide.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2018, 02:40:53 PM »
[Notices are put up around the village.]


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Can you read and write? Are you patient, polite and neatly-presented?
 
The Steward seeks a secretary to assist in the daily administration of the village.
 
You will be:
- fluent in Balok (if you are not local),
- good-mannered and respectful,
- prepared to deal with the requests and needs of those in Krofburg, recording and reporting these to the Steward,
- aware of the sensitivity of many requests and treat them accordingly,
- invested in the village and its people.
 
Present yourself to the Burgomaster's House if you are interested.
 
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #104 on: January 26, 2018, 05:16:58 PM »
[The notices are refreshed.]

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #105 on: January 27, 2018, 07:47:26 PM »
[New notices spread throughout the village.]



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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #106 on: January 27, 2018, 07:51:13 PM »
An elven woman discovered a man unconscious in the snow this evening. A guardsman was called to assist, who then carried the individual (suspected to be a drunkard) to a room in The Wandering Billy. He has remained there since.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2018, 03:53:37 AM »
Numerous women have been noted coming and going from the sick man's room. Strangely, each and every one of them has had red hair.
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Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #108 on: February 04, 2018, 08:57:45 AM »
[Fresh posters are plastered throughout the village]



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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #109 on: February 04, 2018, 07:01:01 PM »

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #110 on: February 11, 2018, 03:35:38 PM »
[Fresh posters are nailed up to light posts and the noticeboard]


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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #111 on: February 12, 2018, 06:24:50 AM »
[A singular flyer outside the Wandering Billy.]

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Send letter of notice to the Wandering Billy.


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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #112 on: February 14, 2018, 04:09:51 PM »
Aid and Service

To those of Her flock that seek confession, the sacred vows of marriage, the settling of small quarrels or healing, I make myself available.

To those that have not found Her light I offer wisdom in Her ways and salvation of the soul.

Send letter of notice to the Wandering Billy.


- Signed, Yves Berger, Travelling Anchorite of Her First Revelation

[This poster finds itself now adhered to the noticeboard on the entrance to the Tent City, as well as the Wandering Billy. After a few days, however, the Anchorite putting them ceases his practice, though he is still seen frequently in both village and encampment.]
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #113 on: February 14, 2018, 04:11:22 PM »
The night in the Tent City is eventful and macabre as usual. Tonight, a man lies dead on the ground, dark blood soaking into the dust and dirt, killed, some whisper, in a quarrel with his brother, the oldest conflict in the world. His sightless eyes and gaping mouth testify to the fact that silver can't come out of the ground untainted by crimson.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #114 on: February 20, 2018, 06:42:21 PM »
[A fresh batch of posters advertising the miltia are spread throughout the village and tents]



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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #115 on: March 01, 2018, 10:39:30 AM »
[Posters advertising the militia are freshed with small addendums tacked on to the bottom of the parchment]



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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #116 on: March 03, 2018, 03:24:36 PM »
An explosion of violence outside the Burgomaster's Residence: the so-called "Silent Scream" demonstrating its contempt for the law of the land, killing or badly wounding a number of guards and outlanders. It is heard to shout, in a macabre voice, "Tell the peasant girl she still owes me three deaths!"
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #117 on: March 08, 2018, 05:17:34 PM »
As the festivities for the Merriment's re-opening wind down, a dawn raid shocks the tent city: death and destruction descends as a dozen undead, ancient Destroyers and Ravagers of Barovia, fall upon the prospector enclave, led by the one known as the "Silent Screm". Their gaping, rotten mouths scream battle cries to their lord and master, Irlek-Khan, as they fall upon the prospectors and outlanders gathered for the festivities without mercy, their ferocity unbridled and relentless. Eventually the assault is stopped at great cost; the dead and destroyed are counted, yet there is still no sign of the "Silent Scream" or its remains amongst the fallen...
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #118 on: March 11, 2018, 11:49:55 AM »
As dawn breaks over the industrious mountain village, weak light spills on to a new, some say worrying sight. An array of palisades block off the narrow entrance to the city of tents, behind them stand an array of militia men prepared for all comers. It seems something has sparked heightened security within the previously easy-going hamlet.
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2018, 01:59:26 PM »
In the dead of the night, a commotion of nearly explosive proportions occurs at the very front of the tent city, where the Krofburg guard have erected a small checkpoint. The Neureni cultist that rose from the dead was said to have confronted a lone guard standing station there, preaching and making its dark offers. Upon the arrival of a woman in a long black coat and a man in a red-chain cuirass, a fight broke out between them all. The man in red was felled as well as the guard, and the latter was dragged down the paths by the undead. A quick pursuit of the woman in the black coat ended up in the recovery of the guard. After helping the man in red back up, the two brought the guard to the Morninglord hut where his wounds were healed...
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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #120 on: March 15, 2018, 08:43:12 AM »
Past the tent city into the furthest reaches of the archaeological dig, an odd scene is left at the top of the stone steps. Bloodied metal spikes are strewn about on the ground. Into the mountainside, four holes have been placed. At each hole, streams of dried blood run down to the ground. A trail of blood can be faintly traced back into the guard house of Krofburg.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #121 on: March 18, 2018, 11:51:27 AM »
A one eyed militiaman was seen disappearing into the humble hut that houses the Burgomaster's forces for the better part of a day. When he finally emerged he did so in a suit of heavy furs with a weighty pack upon his back, prepared for a long journey. He departed the village in silence as dusk claimed the land and thus far has failed to return.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #122 on: March 20, 2018, 03:02:42 PM »
A familiar figure makes his return just as the last light of afternoon gives way to the dusk. The absent militiaman, his travelling furs now battered and worn and once weighty pack now bereft of all but the most meager of supplies, returns with a disarmingly wide smile on his otherwise tired, wind-burned face. With an obnoxiously cheerful tune on his lips, he'd march his way through the village before retiring to the militia's hut for the evening.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #123 on: March 29, 2018, 02:46:04 PM »
The Militia's presence seems to have waned as of late. The local corporal seemingly absent from his post, as there has not been hide nor hair of him spotted since making his way into the offices of the Bellegarde in full, recently polished uniform a few days prior.

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Re: Barovia - Krofburg
« Reply #124 on: April 02, 2018, 10:54:21 AM »
A new round of barricades and signs have been put up along the road down the mountain. The Militia's newest recruit has also been seen setting up a checkpoint at the entry to the Tent City.

However, she did not stay at the checkpoint: instead, she left a note at the Burgomaster's home and hurried into the Guard's hut,
 where she's been holed up since.