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Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:48:38 AM »
The city of Port-à-Lucine, with is grand theaters, decedent boutiques, luxurious hotels, and stunning statues seems to have developed a new, and less flattering addition. East of the Quartier Ouvrier along the Avinue de Progrès a sprawling, chaotic, city of tents, shacks, and shanties spreads like a pox. Displaced peoples from across Dementlieu congregate here, having come to the city of Port-à-Lucine only to be turned away. With no where else to go these refugees made a vast encampment of make-shift shelters. The shanty-town seems to grow daily and attracts an unsavory segment of society among the legitimately displaced. Sailors, thieves, debtors, and whores mingle the tent city along with the impoverished, infirmed, and destitute. As the ramshackle tent-city grows so does the unease of the Government officials of Port-à-Lucine. Fearful of plague and sedition, a detachment of the Dementlieu army is left close to the shanty-town to keep the peace.
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Re: Dementlieu - Avinue de Progrès
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 02:18:31 AM »
The sprawling tent city that once rested at the mouth of the Avenue du Progrés is gone... as is the Dementlieuse army that was perched up on the hill overlooking it. Taking its place are a band of revolutionaries all wearing red scarves, manning the cannons (some of them appearing improvised) and singing merry songs of liberty and freedom... of education for their children, instead of the workhouse. Songs about grain and plenty for all instead of a few, songs about an end to the war.

As for why the tent city is gone, the claim is that a large force of Dementlieuse conscripts were told by an unknown officer to burn many of the shacks and tents that made up the shanty. Those who bore witness to the event could not question its barbarity, though those supporting the Council of Brilliance and the Dementlieuse government regard what happened as a necessary evil, while those who sympathize with the revolutionaries regard it as an unforgivable atrocity. The only shacks and tents that remain are those that surround the hillside that the freedom-fighters have claimed for themselves.

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Re: Dementlieu - Avinue de Progrès
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 04:50:11 PM »
A remote fishing village east of Port-a-Lucine was reported overrun with strange slugs coming up out of the water, and residents behaving strangely.  There was much fighting as a small group entered the town and attacked the slugs and civilians that seemed to defend them, as well as a great sea beast that came up onto the land, ultimately defeating it.


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Re: Dementlieu - Avinue de Progrès
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 05:58:59 AM »
The peace in the small forests east of the Avinue was disturbed in the middle of the night by a woman's frantic wailing, terrible screams that could only be described as the result of torment. The howling had stretched on for near a quarter of an hour, until coming to an abrupt end.

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Re: Dementlieu - Avinue de Progrès
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 10:19:49 PM »
[Rumor briefly begins to spread and take flight, of a toll briefly erected by men and women wearing the colors and uniform of the Company of the Fox. These rumors were quickly squashed, through the apprehension of a pair of brigands believed to have been impersonating those associated with the free company. They were led in shackles through Port-a-Lucine by others clad in blue and white, towards the Company of the Fox's encampment along Sable Bay.. and led through once more, clad only in rags, towards the Gendarmerie. The barricades constructed remain, at least for now, but the Avenue du Progres has been made at least somewhat safer..]

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Re: Dementlieu - Avinue de Progrès
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 01:24:08 PM »
The farmers, after only having dealt with the toll that had been erected on the road, have been said to notice that their animals seemed more skittish as of late. The pasture animals seemingly stressed about something. Even the wild deer herds have been seeing running through pasture lands and taking down fences in their flight.
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 12:49:21 AM »
A local farmer has approached the Gendarmerie, anxious and beside himself. The man claims his wife has disappeard without a trace. She was last known to be picking wild plants near the forest's edge. The man pleads with anyone to find sign of where she's gone and news that she is safe.
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 02:56:51 AM »


Murder!

That is the common shouting among the people of both the lower Quarters and the small hamlets along the Avenue. Between the deaths in the city, and those in the country side, fear is starting to be felt by the good people of Demetilue...

//Edit: Just now noticed I left a word out in the mark...  It's supposed be "This 'man' lays against the tree.."
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 03:51:40 PM »
[Word spreads that Edith Bertrand is to be buried alongside her adopted son, Franz, in the Cimetière des Ames-Sereines, just outside of Port-a-Lucine, in a few days' time -- the ceremony having been planned by her niece, Charlie Bertrand. ]

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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 04:14:26 PM »
[Word spreads that Edith Bertrand is to be buried alongside her adopted son, Franz, in the Cimetière des Ames-Sereines, just outside of Port-a-Lucine, in a few days' time -- the ceremony having been planned by her niece, Charlie Bertrand. ]

//This is today, in about 2hrs 45 minutes.

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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 05:38:42 PM »
[Word spreads that Edith Bertrand is to be buried alongside her adopted son, Franz, in the Cimetière des Ames-Sereines, just outside of Port-a-Lucine, in a few days' time -- the ceremony having been planned by her niece, Charlie Bertrand. ]

//This is today, in about 2hrs 45 minutes.

//Due to technical issues, this is postponed. A new time and date will be circulated soon.

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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 04:29:14 PM »
[Word spreads that Edith Bertrand is to be buried alongside her adopted son, Franz, in the Cimetière des Ames-Sereines, just outside of Port-a-Lucine, in a few days' time -- the ceremony having been planned by her niece, Charlie Bertrand. ]

//This is today, in about 2hrs 45 minutes.

//Due to technical issues, this is postponed. A new time and date will be circulated soon.

//Tentatively rearranged for 11pm GMT, Wednesday 15th March -- Countdown.

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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 06:04:23 PM »
[Preparations begin for Edith Bertrand's funeral, which will take place in an hour.]

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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 11:18:20 PM »
On the road just outside Edrigan, remnants of what was clearly an arcane catastrophe are evidenced all throughout the local area and fauna. The road may be severely damaged in some areas, and the terrain more resembles a wasteland in scattered proximities than any semblance of whatever scenic vistas are typically afforded.
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2017, 08:42:13 PM »
During recent evenings, the Avenue du Progrès has been plagued by the braying of an unknown beast. Strangely, the only destruction left in its wake are trees stripped of bark. The wildlife remains unmolested. One might locate few burnt-out campfires in secluded groves and large patches of crushed grass were they to stray from the road...
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2017, 05:17:30 PM »
Person in purple and black visited Cimetiere des Ames-Sereines and left body in Mortuary Building with gold.

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There also was left on road near sign on trees few papers which written on broken common. All papers repeats same mistakes and don't have any tiny difference between them.



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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2018, 06:59:56 PM »
As dusk fell the previous night, an unusual sight: an Ezrite anchorite on horseback, cantering east out of Port-à-Lucine and then galloping southeast down the Avenue du Progrès, towards the battle lines.



Despite the banner she carried as a peace envoy, rumours would have spread as to the grim nature of her mission: the official resumption of hostilities between Council and Covenant...
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2018, 05:29:57 AM »
News of some unusual band of hobgoblins travelling along the Avenue spreads in the village of Edrigan, as a small party of people, overnight, finds a shelter in the local chapel of Ezra.
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2019, 04:43:02 AM »
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     As the sun falls over Edrigan late into the eve, the shrill whistle of a Gendarme sounds out in the dusk, followed by reinforcements from the City itself. On the road, smoke plumes billowed forth into the air and commotion was had, before a body was brought back to the City's Eastern Gates by a lone sentry, a Dementlieuse Citizen murdered on the roads. It was nearly dawn before the small contingent of Gendarmes lead by a Caporal and a man wearing white robes returned to the City.


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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2019, 10:29:39 PM »
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2019, 08:16:12 PM »
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A pair of Gendarmes are seen patrolling down the Avenue the next day...
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2019, 09:12:47 PM »
A small number of people visiting the Cemetery to pay their respects and that several flowers would be noticed left at the Monument aux Morts Héroïque


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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2021, 05:32:30 AM »
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In the early hours of the 9th of Janvier, soldiers mounted on horses wearing cuirasses sporting an emblazoned Phoenix and wearing wine-red sashes sally out from the City of Port-à-Lucine in a group of ten, riding with measured haste towards the City of Chateaufaux, where five remain, and then the other five ride on further, to the City of Chateaunoir...
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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2021, 04:28:49 PM »
[The stench of death and decay desecrates the road on its way to Edrigan.  A macabre scene to behold, a small family burial plot was dug up and defiled with obvious signs of necromantic intentions.  Curiously enough, a paper was torn and caught upon a rock in one of the graves, though the nauseating odor of rot has warded off passersby from discovering its contents thus far...]

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Re: Dementlieu - Avenue du Progrès
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2021, 11:48:14 AM »
Five small Shrines to Ezra are built and maintained on Avenue du Progrès, between Port a Lucine and Edrigan.
They mark the "Path of Repentance".

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Walk the Path of Repentance with true and humble heart, reflect upon your misdeeds and take confession at Notre Mere de la Repentance, in Edrigan.

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The mist will dangle the fruits of knowledge and power before us,
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