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Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« on: June 05, 2009, 06:08:31 PM »
In the night, music drifts through the air. The sound is haunting yet lively, harmonious yet dissonant. The music, beckoing even as it repels, flows through the wind of the sea, where a figure clad in burgundy and red stands on the shadowed edge of the Thatre de la Baie platform. The music is played usually on pipes or a violin, but sometimes a lute or guitar or harp.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 10:39:37 PM »
Word spreads among the cultural elites of Dementlieu that both Franois de Pnible and Andr Bellamont, the most famous writers of Richemulot are working on new books. Many are even taking friendly wagers about who will publish his first and who will sell the most copies of their work..

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 08:53:51 AM »
Word spreads amongst a small circle of nobles about the strange appearance of an ill tempered elf more and more in their city.  Apparently he is the cousin of the "Great Detective".  Though his motives are unknown
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 07:51:36 AM »
Word amongst the nobility in the area is of a man dressed in white robes aswell as a woman clad in rustique armour and baring a shield with some out-of-lands cresten marching up and down the streets...in search of something.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009, 06:52:46 PM »
Raven haired Souragnian beauty, Suzette de Lacroix makes her way to the seemingly empty theatre de la Cathedrale, leaving a note for whomever owns the establishment to find.


Cher proprietaire,

           Ce theatre est vide de toute vie. Cela blesse mon coeur d'artiste. Silvousplait, accordez moi une audience, pour que nos reves deviennent realit.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 06:29:09 PM »
Word begins to spread among various friends and acquaintances of Mykel Lacusta and Suzette de Lacroix that they have arranged an intention to purchase the management of Thatre de la Cathdrale.  They have also promised an upcoming play:  a romantic tragedy with silent acting and narration.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 07:50:20 PM »
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009, 11:13:12 PM »
Town criers distributing the Journal L'Observateur at place Lon announce that,

Continuing the tradition begun by his father, Conrad Tessier, in 755, Donatien Tessier will hold the Grand Masque on the 11th of December at L'Hotel Gouverneur. The young gallery owner says that "My father would not have wanted his assassination by radicals to cast a pall over the gallery. He loved art and for it to be besmirched by such dogs would have hurt him. In his memory, the Grand Masque will continue".

Certainly the annual Grand Masque promises to be one of the highlights of the season, attracting luminaries including Councilor Claude LaGrange. The masked aristocracy will swoon in delight at the Tessier's Gallery's newest acquisitions, including the work of the artist Chretien Duval, and the primitive Rokuma woodcarvings brought back by ship-captain Jean Vignon. Supplementing this will be two new works from an emerging artist from barbaric Barovia, Ruxandra Stanga as well as George Pinot's renown sculpture series.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 07:21:39 PM »
*A tired young boy finds Selena Rosegrave in Port-A-Lucine, delivering a letter*

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2009, 07:26:00 AM »
Rumours spread of a large figure, his armour dented and torn, blood and gore plaster him, the scent of rotting flesh lingering around him. Some are said to have seen his head near fall off, as he moves along the crooked streets of Dmentlieu.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009, 06:03:41 AM »
At first the local noblewomen and noblemen looked with indifference the several notices linked to a mysterious foreigner group called Les Chat Noirs. After the first guests started to crowd the surrounding of the Governor's Hotel, indifference turned slowly to a passive curiosity. The rumours about another case resolved successfully by the famous detective Alanik Ray inside the halls of the Hotel's Ballroom caused a slightly less passive curiosity. The fact it seems these "Chats" are planning some more events in a similar fashion and style creates contrasting attitudes. Many think it might be just a fashion, and soon it will pass on as many others in the past. Some others think otherwise.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2009, 11:20:54 AM »
Word spreads of a pretty foreign woman with red hair taking up residence in the Governor Hotel Penthouse. Later she is moved to a smaller suite below due to a problem with the room. She is said to have been most understanding about the complications. To the staff and regular guests of the Hotel it quickly becomes apparent the woman with the strange accent represents a foreign company . The constant coming and going of men and women in red and black uniforms has made some curious. It is said when the penthouse is repaired she is throwing some sort of party.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2009, 12:37:58 AM »
A young barovian female seems to have taken up residence in one of the suites at the Governors hotel. One might hear occasionally the sounds of music coming from one of the rooms. Sometimes the music is a sad tune, the other time it is cheerful. It is more than music that one could find coming from this room, people garbed in red and black seem to come and go from her room every now and then as well.


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2009, 02:58:26 PM »
After an awkward meeting in the Lobby of the Governor's Hotel, Ruxandra is seen handing her key over.  As by request her temporary room is cleaned out, a few half finished sculpted works covered in white linen are transported to the city home of her parents along with the rest of her belongings.  She's seen leaving the Port in an agitated huff, cursing in Balok and seeming quite distressed.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2010, 02:19:43 AM »
Around the public square which hosts the tallest bulding in town, the Governor's Hotel, and the Museum, some rumours start to spread among the citizens, their senses clearly dulled by the summer warmth, at the same time delighted by the improvised tunes of the many street performers who fill all the corners of Port--Lucine. Things might be connected, or not, but it seems there might be a special public event organized to sponsor some of these artists. Musicians and jugglers, illusionists and actors, seem all to have a renewed energy at entertaining the passers-by. The name of Les Chats Noirs has been murmured more than once about these gossips. More unlikely, but not impossible, is the rumour of the famous foreigner artist Stanga being one of those judging the street performers. Who knows, maybe the winner might have his or her masterpiece auctioned together with her own paintings. But rumours are rumours, and they simply travel faster because of the sea-breeze. A cat meows in a corner, some children run after each other playing, the bored nobleman just hope rumours are true, just to break their annoyed routines.

                                                  
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2010, 03:37:22 PM »
To add to what promises to be an exciting week in the city, word of the red haired foreigner throwing a Party in the Governor Hotel Ball room begins to spread. It is said a local cafe has been asked to cater and a surprise violinist has been brought in to make her Port-au-Lucine debut. To add further to the buzz it is said several pieces by the famous Barovian artist Lady Stanga will be on display, her first foray into a medium other than the canvas. Several local members of society are said to be attending as well as many exotic young beauties.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2010, 09:47:20 AM »
Rumours have leaked from one of the better known book publisher's, Mr Arthur Sedgwick was seen to be recently visting the publishing house with a fresh set of notes.

It seems the latest adventures of Mr Alanik Ray are being type set and soon will be printed, people are seen to be place their orders for the book even prior to it's printing and interest as usual is intense for the latest novella.

The title is rumoured to be Alanik Ray and The Art of Life. but with all rumours no one can be sure of this.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2010, 12:57:22 PM »
Caterina Fumosa of Les Chat Noirs has been seen giving back the contracts to Ruxandra Stanga and not renewing her room in Governor's Hotel. Many wonder where she might have gone after the tragedy during the Festival.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2010, 01:01:25 PM »
Rumours spread of the death of a young street performer, the well liked Louisa DuChamps, at the festival organised by Les Chats... attending physicians pronounced her dead at the scene, the likely cause being what they called a 'Vrolock', or vampire. The gendarme shake their heads in disbelief.

Her father, the noble of good standing Pierre DuChamps, has publically decried Les Chats as a 'poison to our fair city' and 'bringers of outsider rabble.'

Stefan and Lucienne Thierre, the couple arrested for suspected illegal art dealings at another Les Chats organised event, were heard speaking of how they always knew Les Chats were trouble and a blight to the city of Port-A-Lucine.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2010, 04:46:40 PM »
Word of tensions rising between Port-a-Lucine's two Gendarme Capitaines. A petty dispute in front of the famed Alanik Ray himself is said to have taken place in front of several witnesses. Good, or bad, the events surrounding the dispute leaves none indifferent; bringing the name of "The Chats", and the macabre affair to the front line of public interest.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2010, 06:47:52 PM »
Rumour spreads of Pierre Claude, now the last of the DuChamps, having being killed in his home. Rumour says that his servants were all unconscious, and he himself had perished under suspicious circumstances. The word 'Le vampire' is on most tongues, a creature not normally taken seriously by most citizens.

Word on the street involves discussion of Les Chats Noir, and their possible involvement in the murder and it's aftermath. Others talk of Alanik Ray, and his confrontation in the square before the Governer's Hotel with an Ezrite of the 'fifth revelation'.

The gendarme have yet to release any official statement. Investigations continue.

The Universitie de Port-A-Lucine, having respected Pierre Claude as one of it's brightest alumni, has erected a black flag from the top of it's tower.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2010, 09:17:52 AM »
Rumours about Caterina Fumosa laving for good Port--Lucine were highly overrated. The pale woman, in her usualy cold posture, has been seen wandering the town with her colleagues of Les Chats Noirs, an answerinf with daggery glances to the curious eyes over her. Someone blames still the group of the dead Dou Champs. Someone else begins to change mind. Like fashion. Les Chats have been seen, on their side, keeping more and more secret meetings, maybe to plan a legal charge against someone, or to move on to the next event. The show must go on, is the sentence of the most cynical Dementlieuse.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2010, 06:33:54 PM »
People gossip about men and women dressed in black and red arriving at the Governor's hotel. Various nobility also seem to be heading over to see what all the fuss is about, and to see what sort of ball these foreigner can put on.  It seems that shortly the Vardo ball that has been gossiped about will be occurring.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2010, 07:17:49 PM »
People gossip about men and women dressed in black and red arriving at the Governor's hotel. Various nobility also seem to be heading over to see what all the fuss is about, and to see what sort of ball these foreigner can put on.  It seems that shortly the Vardo ball that has been gossiped about will be occurring.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2010, 07:53:01 PM »
Rumour spreads swiftly that one of the most exotic creatures to arrive at the port in recent years, an attractive woman with wings, was immediately made to leave the vardo ball despite arriving on the arm of the Trader Kalmah.

Rumor swiftly spreads that they rejected this exotic creature to pander to the tastes of the swarms of invading parochial Barovians.

The same winged woman is seen later that evening in the company of a gentleman, partaking of the fine foods at the Croissant Bleu where she is the very epitome of grace, charm, politeness and generosity.
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