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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2015, 04:31:12 AM »
A large one eyed Mordentish man has been seen asking about the Savant on real estate prices of late and examining the buildings in the area.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #76 on: September 24, 2015, 06:30:41 PM »
Cezar's Coffee and Readery is a scene of scholastic and academic discussion as the new author, Dr. Reinhart Rin debuts his book, Mysteria Aeterni Rotam.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2015, 06:09:10 PM »
Cezar's Coffee House and Readery hosts another Friday night lecture by Dr. Reinhart Rin. The popularity of this evening seminar seems to be growing by word of mouth. The proprietor of the establishment doesn't seem to mind the increase in business either.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #78 on: October 02, 2015, 07:34:39 PM »
[Some of the more gossip-minded nobles chatting in the streets about Reinhart Rin's lecture say that as he drew close to the end of his lecture, his magic took a dark turn, as he brought forth a living shadow from the darkness, turned his skin black and seething with some oily magic that clung to him, and discussed a great act of magic that could render a living man instantly and utterly dead. If this were not strange enough, some in the audience were heard to openly advocate for the practice of necromancy. While ordinarily 'street magic' would hold little interest for the people of Dementlieu, such chatter of the dark arts is titillating and just a little bit frightening.]
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #79 on: January 20, 2016, 05:16:14 AM »
[Gendarme are seen coming in and out of Larouche's jewelry store. Rumor spreads of a robbery as Vicomte Marceaux and two others questioned potential witnesses, asking about two masked individuals in brown coats.]

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2016, 03:17:56 PM »
[Rumors abound about the upcoming Golden pistol Contest that House Sallembier and the Red Vardo Traders are hosting together.]


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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #81 on: February 16, 2016, 01:20:16 PM »
Roland Poulin was seen escorting a scruffy young boy from the Gendarmerie to his home behind La Volière. The youth reeked of cheap whisky, dressed in ragged brown leathers, and carried a few short-swords on his belt. Some might wonder what business monsieur Poulin has with a pitiful-but-armed urchin. Connections to the criminal underworld, perhaps? A suitor for one of his sisters? Latent deviancy? Rumors fly like sparrows...
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #82 on: April 09, 2016, 03:24:58 PM »
Over the past few weeks a single individual has brought head after head into the Gendarme. Gaining a sum of upwards of fifty thousand solars, and still rising as days pass. While the sheer number of heads and solars is a little surprising. It isn't nearly as surprising as the one who has been doing such.

A small woman of no more then two feet five inches, with a frail looking form would be the one to bring in at times three or more heads. Which she would drag behind her in a blood stained burlap sack.

The small woman never seems to be seen wearing armor or possessing any weapon on her body. Barely able to see over the counter, or if at all. She would push the heads to the man behind the counter and wait for them to be inspected before setting off with her newly gained coin. Only to return in the coming days with more heads.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #83 on: July 22, 2016, 06:07:15 PM »
Rumor spreads that Sir Cyrus Gallant, from overseas, is hosting a small auction tommorrow in the later evening, in the Governers Ballroom... 

//  8pm EST

Things discussed to be present are... 

A Rogues Garb..

Herberts Ring of Resilience...

A set of Gobalski's Bracers..

A Ring of Hiding..

A True Wit shortsword..

A set of monkish robes, of the Shining Hand.

A Thunderous Trident..

a Helmet of Nobility..

Lesser Robes of Wonderous Weaving

a Le Plus Petite Crever (Rapier).

and a Brawlers Belt. 
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #84 on: September 06, 2016, 11:21:32 PM »
Jerome de La Salle can be heard and seen again, this time in the Savant, making his way about the streets and gardens, calling for the Gendarme officer that is the son of Baron de Lehors to make good on his acceptance of a duel that was brought up concerning an argument near the Palais a couple weeks ago now.

"Where is the cur that spat at my feet? Where is the one that slandered the name of People's National Armée? Brave defenders of the Republique? He wished for a duel? He who spread lies and insults on patriots? Where is the Coward de Lehor?"

The Premier Lieutenant of the Fox Company publically denounces the son of de Lehor, sabre proud on his hip, uniform finely laundered and crisp, as he makes his way through the quartier.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2016, 11:18:19 AM »
A notice seen posted around town:

Seeking a Master Fencing instructor, willing to pay a handsome wage. Please leave word for Henri Lachance at the Manor Inn or the Mist camp.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2016, 12:50:16 PM »
In the early morning hours a blood curdling scream of agony can be heard coming from the Manor Retreat. Gendarmes and civilians alike are seen rushing to the scene as fast as they can. Not much else is known about what happened but it is said that sometime after the scream the body of the Borcan woman Ravenna d'Este is seen being carried out and taken immediately to the morgue. The man known as Zachary Dalensbane follows behind in shackles. Neither have been seen since.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #87 on: October 29, 2016, 08:36:42 PM »
An odd scene played out at the open air cafe.
The knight, Ambrose De'Korban was seen taking coffee with a strangely tall but undeniably beautiful elven woman.

Things took a turn for the worse, however, as the elven woman was observed vomiting into the fountain and pool, cowering in a corner away from the gentleman knight. 

A brief moment of sanity occured as the sick or insane elven woman was coaxed back to the table but was quickly shattered when the crazed woman drove the knight away with slaps to the face and angry screeching.

De'Korban then left, his face dark with anger and frustration, the madwoman left soon after, apparently leaving the city entirely.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #88 on: January 23, 2017, 02:34:41 AM »
[Shrill cries pierced the night air, sending shivers along the spines of all those within earshot that had the crescendo of terror reach their ears.  A lifeless husk, shriveled and pale, was bled clean.  Her blanched skin and depraved serene visage lay in stark contrast to the yellowed grass in the courtyard that embraced the still form.  A sliver of a cut, made with precision, formed a thin line of crimson along the length of the woman's neck and gaped like the mouth of fish.

A couple found the body of the poor woman and after sobbing over her lifeless corpse for a time, they bodily hauled her up and delivered to the gendarmerie.]

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #89 on: February 06, 2017, 03:20:31 PM »
[Rumors state that Alanik Ray has hired a new secretary to work the evenings alongside Angélique DeMont -- a young, slightly bookish Mordentish girl by the name of Prudence Ashworth. She always stays late, working tirelessly with the Great Detective to help uncover those responsible for the string of horrifying murders affecting the poor and rich of Port-a-Lucine, alike.]

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #90 on: March 10, 2017, 03:47:43 PM »
[A series of notices are posted through the Quartier Savant, prominently -- beside each of them can be seen a man or woman wearing white and black, the colors of House d'Évreux.]

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My friends, my fellow countrymen,

A gross injustice has taken place, one that we cannot and should not continue to ignore. A citizen of the republic - no, a knight whose loyalty to our country remains beyond reproach, was somehow brought to the island of Ghastria and made the prisoner of Marquis Stezen d'Polarno. Though he somehow managed to escape and return home, a question remains unanswered -- how did the man get there in the first place?

Well, we saw with our own eyes the Vicomte de Roissy's greatest rival, a disgraced pretender but a citizen all the same, marched through our city in irons, and brought to Ghastria, from whence he would never return. We would never accuse the good Vicomte or his subordinates of being in collusion with the Marquis, with a foreign power, a second time, but questions certainly need to be asked, now don't they?

A band of sellswords deciding to collect on the sizable bounty offered by the Richemuloise government for the Vicomte de Roissy's head? I am all but certain the man would take umbrage at the attempt, and rightly seek reprisal of some kind. I am not calling the man a hypocrite, of course, but it does seem rather peculiar that he and others belonging to the Company of the Fox's command structure would board a vessel bound for Ghastria only a few days after the escape of Sieur Cal'Raheal.

Someone needs to ask these questions, and someone, namely the Vicomte de Roissy himself, ought to answer them.

More of these notices shall follow in the coming days. Know that many of us in the southern part of the country will help in restoring order, should a new Marshal Foquelaine rear its ugly head.

-  Her Grace, Simone d'Évreux, Duchesse de Beauvais, Comtesse de Angoulême, Marquise de Calmont





[Featured beneath the written diatribe appears a politically-charged illustration of some kind.]



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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #91 on: March 10, 2017, 05:51:10 PM »
[These notices are quickly taken down, though a few remain, either in poorly-lit alleyways in that portion of the city, or in barrels filled with refuse and detritus. Some members of the gentry gossip among themselves about the Vicomte de Roissy and the Duchesse de Beauvais speaking with one another in the park, not long ago, though the subject of their conversation apparently changes depending on who you ask -- a product, no doubt, of the rumor-mill churning.]

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #92 on: April 04, 2017, 02:11:10 PM »
[Men and women belonging to the gentry are shocked by the sudden death of Xavier Gauthier -- even more shocking is what the Gendarmerie claims to have found inside the man's home: a wide array of explosives and chemicals to be used in some manner of mad scheme to avenge his deceased wife, Hortense Gauthier, and remove from Dementlieu those he deems directly responsible for her untimely demise -- magicians. Curiously, it is said that in the wake of Xavier Gauthier's death, Dr. Augustin Kestenholz, a Lamordian physician and spokesperson for the "Society of Enlightened Citizens" (which Gauthier had recently joined) has chosen to flee the country and return to his homeland.

It is said that in the aftermath of what has transpired, Councilor Drukker has chosen to distance himself from the group he once endorsed, while Gerhard Reichenbach, the wealthy fishing magnate and moneylender who leads the Syndicate from the town of Ludendorf, now claims that both Xavier Gauthier and Dr. Kestenholz acted without his knowledge, without his blessing, and that "[they] have, not once, ever supported or condoned the use of violence to achieve [their] goals".

With the Lamordians having quickly fallen out of favor (at least for now), it is said that the Council of Brilliance might be looking to reverse the decrees handed down two months prior and soon, in spite of talk surrounding a foul sorceress named Natalie Silverhart and her attempt to bewitch or enthrall a seated member of the Council of Brilliance, namely the advisor to the Lady-Governor. Is it merely hearsay, or do they actually intend to allow things to return to the way they were? Only time will tell.]


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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #93 on: April 06, 2017, 05:48:00 PM »
[These notices have been lost to posterity.]
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #94 on: April 06, 2017, 06:57:34 PM »
As soon as the Beauvais house notices spring up, recruitment posters are posted nearby, one notice in the even covers the Diatribe.
Some more are posted in the poorer districts of Marchand and Ovurier.


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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #95 on: May 15, 2017, 10:15:49 AM »
Bloodied footprints were found trailing around and around the district this evening, though most were washed away by the perennial Spring rains in short order.
 
After a barrage of shrieking and hollering sounded from a back-alley, a man in a dark coat was seen leading a tall woman up towards the Std. Meres de Larmes cathedral, her nightgown and head covered with a cloak for modesty's sake. Perhaps a raving beggar, judging by the lacerations on her feet and the urine dripping from her linens. Some may wonder how this addled vagrant came to be wandering the more refined part of town in the first place.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #96 on: June 29, 2017, 08:08:38 PM »
[Another series of notices are posted through the Quartier Savant, prominently, along with the Quartier Publique -- this time, without men or women posted nearby to ensure they are not torn down or vandalized.]

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My friends, my fellow countrymen,

I bring to you, news most tragic -- while on our way back to our sumptuous estate near the village of Chateaunoir, we were beset upon by a host of brigands and scoundrels; while I was saved from these men of low character and spared from a most terrible fate by Sieur Cal'Raheal, his wife, and those belonging to the Cal'Raheal Trade Consortium... but my husband, Aristide d'Evreux, Duc de Beauvais, Comte de Angoulême, Marquis de Calmont, and Mayor of Chateaunoir, perished, succumbing to the wounds these loathsome cretins had dealt him.

Miraculously, this does not spell the end of ours storied house. After numerous attempts made by my husband to sire an heir, I find myself now with child. The demise of my husband, whom I loved and admired so very much for both his dedication to public service and myself, continues to weigh heavy on my heart; however, knowledge that I shall soon have a child, one who can walk in my husband's footsteps and carry on his legacy, helps to alleviate some of the burden his death has brought me.

To the Company of the Fox,, and those who lead it -- I wish to express my sincerest apologies. I was wrong. Clearly, there is a place for you here in Dementlieu. Our roads and highways are not nearly as safe as they might seem, and organization that calls itself "the finest free company in the Core" might be the only ones adequately equipped in seeing them kept both clear and safe. Know that I, and those who serve my house, will support you, and provide you with the resources you need to see Dementlieu's enemies both without and within eradicated.

-  Her Grace, Simone d'Évreux, Duchesse de Beauvais, Comtesse de Angoulême, Marquise de Calmont




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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #97 on: August 07, 2017, 04:12:55 AM »
[A crumpled heap of blue uniform, splattered with crimson, lies upon the cobblestones of the Quartier Savant.  Thin blade, stained vermillion, clattered to rest next to the lifeless husk of a man, blanched in complexion like sun-bleached bones.  The Gendarme’s own was motionless, features calm and complacent despite the savage, barbarous wound that gaped on the man’s neck. 

Sinew and flesh sundered, viscera exposed, the man was bled nearly dry by the depraved entity that struck silent the noble guardsman of the illustrious City of Lights.  Clear evidence of a struggle was apparent by the trail of coagulated, gelatinous blood that trailed off around the corner.  Booted tracks, encased in an outline of red, accompanied the spotting of blood that ventured into an alley.  To the discerning eye, the transgressor evidently favored one leg due to the inconsistent gait and one heavy foot in the tracks. 

Those that would follow come upon a cold trail.  A dead-end in which the booted tracks cease abruptly.  Though this much was easily ascertained:  the killer that stalked the cultural epicenter of the lands has become more brazen as of late than his predatory stalking of the Quartier Ouvrier.  Not even the members of the gentry or officers of the peace are safe.]

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #98 on: February 19, 2018, 03:36:59 PM »
A strange sight this evening: the Ezrite Toret Agnès Gauthier walking through the streets in full regalia as if on parade, her steel armour polished and shining like a mirror, steel helmet under one arm, green cloak flowing from her shoulders; looking like quite the vision of the maiden warrior, in Ezra's mould. She follows a Falkovnian man into a house said to be rented by the Falkovnian General von Krauss, and re-emerges later, looking grim-faced. Clearly it was not a pleasant social call.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #99 on: April 10, 2018, 03:02:34 PM »
A strange scene plays out in front of the Cathedral. First, a green-robed Toret, a woman, hammers a notice to the Cathedral door. It reads:

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People of Port-a-Lucine! Beware! The forces of the Covenant approach the capital. We urge you at once to depart and find what safety you can in the countryside. If you cannot leave, we have been assured that they will respect the sanctuary of the Church and leave all those who take shelter in the Cathedral unharmed. There will be food and supplies for those who need them. Please trust that while the Grand Scheme is chaotic and at times difficult to understand, She has placed us here to shelter you. The massive walls of the Cathedral are the best shelter, and the green line of Templar and Anchorites the best defense.

Ezra bless five-fold.

Shortly after this, a man, also in the green robes of a Toret, emerges from the Capital and shouts angrily, tearing down the poster and hurling it into the street. He was then heard to harangue passersby about the value of "fighting the Covenant in the streets," before storming back into the Cathedral.
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