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Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« on: June 04, 2009, 06:05:19 PM »
At night, music drifts through the air. The sound is harmonious yet dissonant, haunting yet lively. The music, seeming to repel even as it beckons, is centered on the Parc Jardine, where a figure clad in burgundy and red weaves the music on his instrument. Often pipes or a violin, but sometimes a lute or guitar or harp, the figure keeps to the shadow of the walls.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 09:38:55 PM »
A red-haired lady with some exotic pointed ears and feline eyes has been seen wandering in town with a booklet, taking notes, giggling sometimes, while other times very deeply in writing. She has been seen exploring more than once the big Dancing Hall hosted in the Governor's Hotel. Some other times she has been seen simply running as fast as the wind towards St.Mere, with swift steps similar to a fanciful dance.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 11:25:46 PM »
The word "robbery" is on the lips of many Port-A-Luciners. Word spreads like a plague about the wholesale looting of the jewelers. Rumour has it, that the Gendarme Captain himself was on the scene, but was unable to stop the crimes. Witnesses state that there was the briefest of glimpses of the robbers, before one of them summoned the darkness and made their escape. People noted later, that the jeweler was seen weeping in front of his shop, his livelihood injured a great deal.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 09:02:02 AM »
A young blond man in blue and black leathers with a surcoat of fake "gold coins" worn over it is seen placing real gold coins around the jeweler's shop. He speaks of blessing the place in the name of some Tod, Lord of Coin, Protector of Merchants, Guardian of the Shinies. Before he's run off.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 07:50:00 PM »
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 02:24:27 AM »
Gendarmes are seen dispersing a small crowd of white robed Ezrite cultists gathered in singing and prayers in front of the Gendarmarie. Candles and flowers are laid upon the ground as the handful of faithful disperse.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 12:53:25 PM »
A man in a white robe is keeping a vigil around the prison where his fellow Ezrites is rumoured to be locked up. Keeping close day out and in, trying to keep there at night as well. Awaiting for the release of his sister.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 03:27:45 AM »
A pale lady, clearly missing her left hand, has been often seen entering the house of the famous investigator Alanik Ray. As usual, what surrounds the detective attracts the curiosity of some locals and at the same time it gives way to many rumours. But they say mystery is what remains in people's minds, not its real explanation.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009, 03:08:57 PM »
A house slightly behind the famous and well attended Chez Leon went on fire. Commotion among the local attenders of the area. Famous Darkonian investigator Alanik Ray, in company of Arthur Sedgewick, went out from the house, with two ladies, dragging out some bodies of fainted people, most of them cuffed. One of the people in cuffs was the nobleman Maurice Kitchiner and some of his security guards. Monsieur Ray spoke eventually to Gendarmes to explain what was going on. More people crowded. A mysterious young guy was taken away by Ray and Sedgewick for some undisclosed destination, some people are sure they have heard he was a painter able to make things he drew happening. Some lady giggling swore too many Barovians around were taking with them too many superstitions. Some other limited to point at Ray, glad to see him in action. The white haired lady and the pale one with the two investigators were murmured being of Les Chats Noirs. Some other murmured they were just occasional companions of Ray and Sedgewick. It is always too hard distinguishing between gossips and reality in a town like Port--Lucine.

                                                  
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 04:12:00 AM »
Words of a successful though primitive festival held in the far Vallaki reaches even Chez Leon, where two of Les Chats Noirs, the pale Darkonian and the Borcan one, seemed to be discussing of it rather amusedly. Who knows if they are planning to hire the Broken Bell girls for something to be held in Port--Lucine. Between a cup of coffee and a glass of brandy, people murmurs about this new Barovian wave in their lands, and wonder when it will disappear again as the dusk at dawn. Others, on the other hand, seem curious to know two more Barovian artists. It seems they might be invited as special guests in the next social event of Les Chats Noirs...

                                                   
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 08:09:04 PM »
Often throughout the whole day and far into night a short man of exotic appearance is seen sitting by Chez Lon, enjoying a cup of coffee and writing down verses and pieces to one of many plays under work. To those curious or interested enough to sit for a chat, he presents himself as an aspiring playwright and actor, going by the name Taniel. His clothes bravely mix together strong red and more muted, darker colors, in many places being skin tight, leaving little in question of his physical fitness. Conflicting with his near-perfect, smooth skin, long fingers and beautiful appearance of which many could fall jealous about, there's something that seems off in him. Something dangerous or hidden, to the expression adds in no small degree the red and black, curvy stripes or tattoos dancing down his forearms, that entangle together on the back of his hands. Like if coated to metal, sometimes his hair flashes in metallic reflection as sun hits it in just the right angle.

His lips and fingernails are both painted, most often to red, sometimes to black or brown colors. And for most of the time, his wide, feathered hat - the edges of which his pointed ears reach to touch - casts a shadow over his dark eyes as he leans over the sheet of paper infront of him.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2009, 06:13:24 AM »
In some of the cafs in town word spreads rather quickly that the women club known as Les Chats Noirs has come to possession of some ten paintings of the artist Ruxandra Stanga, fine examples of the rough, wild, yet enjoyable Art Barovienne. People still remember the success at the last auction held at Le Thatre de la Cathdrale of her works. Some hint there might be soon a new exibition, or an auction, or some private sale. Others hope in some tasty and free buffet offered by Les Chats. Some others begin to furrow their brows hoping in some display of fine Dementlieuse art some time soon. Finally some, with a champagne chalice in their hands, suggests Les Chats could deal with it too.

                                                   
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2010, 11:23:59 AM »
The pale woman known as Caterina Fumosa of Les Chats Noirs has been seen recently asking for an appointment at the office of the Detective Alanik Ray. Some few people still frown upon her, remembering the death of poor DouChamps. Her quick pace though seems to be faster than their gaze. People wonder what the lady will be discussing with monsieur Ray.

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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2010, 05:19:05 PM »
Rumors spread through the quarter and its nobility that a sickened Ezrite has been spreading word of what he calls "The Final Revelation"  or the "Genesis".  He has given copies of the "Genesis of Ezra" to many of the affluent inhabitants of Port--Lucine's Quartier Savant . In it states the supposed truths of Ezra's creation and mortality. And, also that the coming of Leo Dilisnya will unite all (as the Ezrite states) 5 sects of Ezra.  The sickened man claims the "Genesis" was dictated to him by no other than Yakov Dilisnya himself.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2010, 06:28:50 PM »
Rumours speak of one of Port-A-Lucine's estranged sons returning to the city, and having spent an entire night and day at the cafe with a copy of 'The Genesis of Ezra' and furiously annotating it. Those who have craned a glance over the man's shoulder have noticed the words 'Leo' ,'fabricated religon', 'evidence', 'Strahd' and 'vampire' amongst others scribbled across a copy of the newest work in an attempt to decode it. It is said that the man went through many cups of coffee.
The nobles turn up their noses, aware that Du Bourg's time in Barovia has done him no good indeed...

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2010, 11:45:39 AM »
As the first posters and flyers appear about "Le Grande Concours de l'Ateur" organized by Les Chats Noirs, further rumours spread rather quickly. People are always displaced, yet curious, about what these ladies will do next. Some frown, some other shiver at the thought of the mysterious killer at large, some few other still believe there is some fresh air to breathe. Some weirder rumour states that recently two of les Chats have been seen entering in the office of Alanik Ray taking with them some books. May it be that the writer of the adventures of mister Ray, doctor Arthur Sedgwick has been asked to join the jury for the scripts of the contest? Who knows, words fly freely in the autumn breeze of Port--Lucine. But as usual, every rumour can hide a part of truth.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2010, 05:46:06 AM »
Arthur Sedgwick, the famous some say infamous companion of Alanik Ray and established writer is seen in the company of Les Chats upon occasion and is seen about town in his usual haunts taking his tea while reading what are obviously submissions, he appears from his murmurings while reading to indeed be judging in the grand competion?  There is talk amongst the nobles that several eminent peoples of the nobility have even sent in submissions, under pseudonyms of course.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2010, 05:05:01 PM »
Fliers can be seen posted in all quarters of Port-a-Lucine (the majority of which in Quartier Publique), informing the general public of an upcoming fashion show to be hosted by the Red Vardo Traders, some mercantile organization from the backwards, unenlightened land of Barovia. It will be held in the Theatre de la Cathedrale, assuming all goes according to plan.. but with a mass murderer on the loose and the mysterious killings surrounding this group, who can say for certain that they will?

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2010, 05:09:47 PM »
oddly enough the fliers seem to be taken down shortly after they are published. What is the purpose for the removal of the fliers no one knows, but rumors do abound.


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010, 01:03:43 AM »
At Chez Leon caf people start murmuring about the location for the awards of the literary competition organized by Les Chats Noirs. Mademoiselle Clarisse claims it is very likely that, if the ceremony is going to be for just a closed circle, the same Caf might be used for it. The rumours which become always more insistent are those abour mister Sedgwick being one of the jury. Written words and spoken ones, always words, thin air which evaporates from the elegant roofed gardens of the palaces in Port--Lucine. The closure of the contest is close, maybe some of those words will soon turn to facts.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2010, 03:48:52 AM »
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2010, 03:26:07 PM »
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2010, 10:00:53 AM »
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the Gendarme of Port-a-Lucine are seen putting up a wanted poster in the main travel spots of the city.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2010, 10:12:24 AM »
Port--Lucine is positively abuzz with gossip about an up and coming artist named Gilbert Lizotte. Monsieur Lizotte and his infamous macabre paintings have cause quite a stir in the younger community of artists and collectors alike, after his last showcase held inside an abandoned decrepit tenement of all places.

Monsieur Lizotte has refused to host his next showcase at the Governor's Hotel. Saying "The over-decadent Governor's Hotel would make a grotesque background for my artwork, and detract from the reality I strive to portray with it's facade of finery". Most people could not argue against that point. Monsieur Lizotte's artwork is known for displaying some of the most graphic scenes of suffering, and misery ever dared put to canvas, and would seem quite out of place at the Governor's.

While Monsieur Lizotte's artwork and demeanor stray away from what the artistic community is accustomed to, it's those same qualities that drive people to see his showcases, if for nothing other than curieosity. However it's said, some people are struck with powerful emotional reactions when viewing his work. This is not surprising given the nature of the subject mater, and Monsieur Lizotte's attention to detail.

Rumor has it, Monsieur Lizotte is arranging for another showcase to be held once he finds "A fitting venue".

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2010, 08:13:52 PM »
There is rumors going about that Monsieur Montte is planning on hosting some sort of 'nobleman dueling competition' soon, however most of the details are hard to come by and obscured by the various rumors people might have about such a topic.