Author Topic: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant  (Read 35218 times)

Legion XXI

  • Fraternity of Shadows
  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 1724
  • Domn Clancy
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #125 on: November 02, 2020, 10:28:11 AM »
A pale man garbed in strange attire traveled through the city and straight into the Gendarmerie.  He remained within for a little over an hour, at first asking for Gendarme Anatole de la Rochenoire.  When it became apparent that the Gendarme in question was not there, the man seated himself to the side and wrote something rather lengthy on a parchment.  After sealing it he left it with the front desk clerk and exited the building.  He then made his way for the city gates soon after.

Monktrus

  • The Underworld
  • Outlander
  • **
  • Posts: 96
  • Freak of the Week
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #126 on: November 08, 2020, 05:40:06 PM »
A stunted caliban in garish, brightly colored acrobat's clothes was seen to present himself to the Gendarmerie. He remained within the office for a time, stating his name as Ladro and that he was there to answer the summons of Anatole de la Rochenoire.

LancerFreya

  • Mistress of Faces
  • The Cult of the Morninglord
  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 1173
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #127 on: November 13, 2020, 05:15:33 PM »
A masked and hooded woman, earlier seen tearing down her scholarly notices frantically enters the Gendarmerie asking to speak with anyone about protection or Asylum

Kleomenes

  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 1016
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #128 on: December 25, 2020, 07:40:23 PM »
Tonight's Gendarmerie patrol ends with a parade and speech! Apparently, given the expressions, a serious one.

Spoiler: show

of clover and thistle

  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 193
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #129 on: January 02, 2021, 11:59:39 PM »
Following the Artois Gala, footmen wearing the lavender and champagne regalia of the Damas Marquis are seen hustling unopened crates of rolled exotic tobacco labeled with MMASC branding to the front door of Martineau Maritime Acquisitions & Shipping Concern. These goods are stacked up neatly aside the entrance, and the bell rang once for courtesy.

This, coupled with the Marquis de Damas's announcement that the Compagnie of the Pheonix are unwelcome in his lands only fan the flames rumor and gossip.
disappointing my mom with misuse of my artistic talents since 2012

Le_torchon_lugubre

  • New to the Mists
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #130 on: January 05, 2021, 05:52:20 AM »
Pamphlets appear in a few places: Le torchon lugubre 1

https://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=56960.msg673896#msg673896

A Bloody Affair

  • New to the Mists
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #131 on: January 25, 2021, 05:46:55 PM »
Outside the cathedral Ste. Mere des Larmes, a noblewoman wearing garments suggesting she was a worshipper of Ezra is found dead just outside of the doors. Two deep wounds are on either side of her neck, and she seems to have been drained of blood.


Dread

  • Community Council
  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 8944
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #132 on: February 10, 2021, 04:42:29 PM »
[Throughout the city, the slaughter in the park becomes the talk of much gossip, as does the high-profile arrest of the daughters to the Vicomte d'Orleon, his heir presumptive among them. Some think that the reason for their arrest might have to do a role they might have had in the swath of killings in and around Port-a-Lucine, yet the lack of an official statement leads some to believe that this is some manner of hit-job originating from House de la Rochenoire and its various cadets. After all, if they were the murderers and have been in the Gendarmerie's custody all this time, how does that explain yesterday's gruesome slayings?]

of clover and thistle

  • Undead Slayer
  • ***
  • Posts: 193
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #133 on: February 15, 2021, 07:16:35 PM »
Elysium sees less life these days. The regular hostess, the Vicomtesse de Roissy, Claire Marceaux hasn't been seen since she left the city hot on the heels of a man wearing Artois livery, with whom she shared hurried words with regarding the Marquis de Damas. While the lights flicker with activity within, the Marceaux's living room turned lounge is absent of the Vicomtesse's usual bubbling chimes.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2021, 07:37:27 PM by of clover and thistle »
disappointing my mom with misuse of my artistic talents since 2012

Faebull

  • New to the Mists
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #134 on: March 08, 2021, 11:34:45 PM »
On the 7th of March a Mordentish woman arrested for crimes of burglary escaped from her cell in the gendarmarie and into the streets. The dutiful guards gave chase but lost the woman when she sought cover in a thick blanket of fog. She did not surface when the fog had passed.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 11:39:09 PM by Faebull »

Tsarieli Tvali

  • New to the Mists
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • crab people crab people
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #135 on: March 14, 2021, 04:10:26 AM »
The gendarmerie has played host to a bedraggled servant of late, escorted into the complex by a uniformed officer. The figure has scampered about the upper floor, changing out the linens in the caserne and polishing the parquet with a mop, all beneath the watchful eye of gendarmes at their posts. Lunch is served timely at the stroke of noon, and consists of chicken with bordelaise and a side of blanched string beans.

herkles

  • Theatre de la Cathedrale
  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 6514
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #136 on: March 26, 2021, 01:26:13 PM »
Caporal Yvette Sallembier is seen following a trail of blood behind the Gendarmerie, not long afterwards the sound of gunfire followed by a magical explosion is heard in the air, followed by a whistle that is blown but cut out halfway suddenly. The caporal seems to have vanished, her old fox company medal, with the words 'Tirailleur' and 'Chantres' being visible upon the medal, is left upon the ground following the battle....


JustMonika

  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 1423
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #137 on: March 26, 2021, 02:27:19 PM »
Not long after the bloody murder four individuals, a halfling, a man with noble bearing, and two women are seen searching the Savant, banging on doors, and searching shops..

Phantomswake

  • Outlander
  • **
  • Posts: 72
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #138 on: March 26, 2021, 07:13:25 PM »


A  worn man sits wasting away in his cell...  countenance fallen,  clothes now dirty, time passes like grains of sand and he hears nothing but the echoes through the mostly empty chamber. Has he been forgotten?

The Vision
I cannot believe in a paradise
Glorious, undefiled,
For gates all scrolled and streets of gold
Are tales for a dreaming child.

I am too lost for shame
That it moves me unto mirth,
But I can vision a Hell of flame
For I have lived on Earth.

-REH

Dread

  • Community Council
  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 8944
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #139 on: March 27, 2021, 07:52:05 AM »
[The city is rocked by the news of the Baronesse d'Estellier's sudden and abrupt assassination, just a few steps away from the door leading into her offices in the Quartier Savant. Gendarmes flank the entrance, and blood stains the cobbles just outside. Eyewitnesses say that the assailant was a small, shadowy figure...]

PlatointheCave

  • Dark Lord
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #140 on: March 28, 2021, 02:10:33 AM »
A painting appears hanging from a lamp in the Gendarmerie.

The painting depicts the indistinct form of a woman wrought of red flame. She stands tall, regally, on a backdrop of twisting black. Suggestions of faces can be seen in the depths of the black, each contorted in grief. Twisting in an intricate spiral hypnotic pattern over the woman's head is a yellow crown. It winds upwards and into oblivion.

Should one allow themselves to get lost in the piece, they might find time slipping away and a sense of great loss touching them.

There is a note on the back:

"I am innocent.

None here will be harmed by me.

I wish you all luck.

Love,

KV."

JustMonika

  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 1423
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #141 on: March 29, 2021, 02:42:46 PM »
Rumors spread of an impromptue party being held in Secrets, the mysterious new bar run by the scandelously married Madames Anciaux. Celebrating the birthdays of both Francette Rosacier, and Fluery Vaillant, all patriotic and kind hearted souls are welcome to join them in an evening of merriment. Around Shop One, the shadows drift erratically...

Dardonas

  • Dark Lord
  • *****
  • Posts: 947
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #142 on: April 15, 2021, 06:26:15 AM »
[In the early hours of dusk, a woman's horrid scream echoes out from the confines of the popular club, Secrets.  A small trail of blood seems to point itself into the interior of the establishment.  Bloody murder fills itself within, the corpses of three nameless Gendarme beheaded and propped around the inside of the edifice.  Upon the floor, a new name: JACQUES BOUCHER.]

JustMonika

  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 1423
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #143 on: April 15, 2021, 08:01:53 AM »
[In the early hours of dusk, a woman's horrid scream echoes out from the confines of the popular club, Secrets.  A small trail of blood seems to point itself into the interior of the establishment.  Bloody murder fills itself within, the corpses of three nameless Gendarme beheaded and propped around the inside of the edifice.  Upon the floor, a new name: JACQUES BOUCHER.]

Shortly after the bloody scandal, a note appears on the door proclaiming the establishment a crime scene, and closed till further notice. An elegant figure in a dress and two wary outlanders are escorted to the barracks by a Gendarme in the aftermath.

JustMonika

  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 1423
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #144 on: April 16, 2021, 06:21:48 PM »
A well dressed and made up woman, escorted by a guard in the colours of House Jalabert begin searching the Quarter Savant for the newly famous author, Amelie Petit. Despite the throughness of their searching, no trace of the author is to be found...

Dread

  • Community Council
  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 8944
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #145 on: April 21, 2021, 08:09:07 PM »
[As morning comes and news of Jacques Varteur's assassination becomes known, men and women with crude weapons, daggers and slings, joined by rabble-rousers, firebrands, and revolutionaries armed with muskets and rapiers, left the Quartier Ouvrier and formed into an unruly mob near the gates leading to the Quartier Savant and the Gendarmerie. Who fired the first shot or struck the first blow remains the subject of much debate, and yet the mob was dealt with, with some of the commons subdued, others dealt with using lethal force, and others running away back into the Quartier Ouvrier.

For now, the white-hot fury of the people has been brought to a slow boil, yet for how long shall the wretched of the earth suffer? Who will speak for the people, now? Who will serve as their champion, and will the martyrdom of Jacques Varteur be in vain?]

DM Agony

  • Dungeon Masters
  • Dark Power
  • *
  • Posts: 2442
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #146 on: April 26, 2021, 08:01:15 PM »
[A paper is plastered to the sign in front of the newest club to open in the Savant. "Nobles Eat Excrement!", it proclaims boldly, "Nobles will think anything is good if it is wrapped in pastry and called special! They'll even pay for the privledge!"]

The Tiny Mesmer

  • New to the Mists
  • *
  • Posts: 24
  • The Tiny Mesmer
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #147 on: April 27, 2021, 08:46:39 AM »
[A halfling dressed in commoner clothing, carrying a couple of sacks over his shoulders and a basket under one arm. He clearly struggles to carry all of it as he slowly makes his way through the city, towards the 'Secrets' establishment.]

Dread

  • Community Council
  • Dark Power
  • ******
  • Posts: 8944
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #148 on: June 05, 2021, 07:59:38 AM »
[Word spreads of one of the partners of Fowler and Bloom, Ambroise Fowler, expiring late last night, presumably of natural causes. He had a reputation of old age and failing health, so this came as no surprise to those who dealt with them. What was odd, though, is Erasmus Blooms name has disappeared from the sign, as though it had never been there at all; further, he has not been seen since Fowlers passing.]

DM Vetala

  • Dungeon Masters
  • Dark Power
  • *
  • Posts: 3131
Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #149 on: July 16, 2021, 01:54:41 PM »
Rumors soon circulate among the upper echelons of Port-a-Lucine that a party unlike any other took place within the Governor's Hotel Ballroom and only the best of society had been invited to attend. It is remarked to have been so outstanding, so peerless, that the resulting aftermath has closed the Ballroom for renovations. The repairs are expected to take place throughout the week during daytime hours as the hosts graciously promise there will be no disruptions to the patrons frequenting the upper levels of the hotel.

Who is responsible for this party is unknown, but it would seem their wealth has ensured absolute silence as only speculation exists within its wake. It is a laugh in some spaces that whomever made the reservation used the name of a commoner man working the docks who could never afford such luxury in a thousand lifetimes...