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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2010, 02:18:11 AM »
Rumour has it that the Vardo Ball was a spectacular disaster, several guards and musicians being poisoned and dying under their so-called protection.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2010, 12:45:19 PM »
Gossip about the Vardo ball is among the lips in the streets of Port-a-Lucine. The Ball which started out as a bright and happy ball; a few a nobles were seen in attendance at this ball, even the captain of the Gendarme Reynold was rumored to be . The violinist Denisa Salicka is rumored to have been well received at her debut in the Port. The artist Ruxandra Stanga is said to have been well received at her first foray into something other than the canvas.

The mirth of the party changed to tragedy by the end of the ball. The guards, said to be family members to the leaders of the Vardo, were killed. The rumors abound as to who it could be.  other victims included a local band that was invited to play for the Vardo. Some suggest that it is the infamous ‘le vampire’ striking again. Others say that it is more human and were poisonous. The question of who the murder is upon everyone lips.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2010, 01:51:20 PM »
Gossip about the Vardo ball is among the lips in the streets of Port-a-Lucine. The Ball which started out as a bright and happy ball; a few a nobles were seen in attendance at this ball, even the captain of the Gendarme Reynold was rumored to be . The violinist Denisa Salicka is rumored to have been well received at her debut in the Port. The artist Ruxandra Stanga is said to have been well received at her first foray into something other than the canvas.

The mirth of the party changed to tragedy by the end of the ball. The guards, said to be family members to the leaders of the Vardo, were killed. The rumors abound as to who it could be.  other victims included a local band that was invited to play for the Vardo. Some suggest that it is the infamous ‘le vampire’ striking again. Others say that it is more human and were poisonous. The question of who the murder is upon everyone lips.


Much to that end, the famed 'Great Detective' Alanik Ray, and his associate Arthur Sedgwick, long-standing consultants to the Gendarmerie are believed to be active on the case, and, given the frequency of visitors received at his chambers, may well have called upon the services of a number of others, as well.
Only recently, in fact, was he seen entering the Govenor's Hotel early morn, in the company of Doctor Sedgwick, and two other men, where they remained for a while, before the former two departed, followed, some minutes later by the latter.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2010, 11:54:54 PM »
Visitors to Voix De L'Arm would be greeted by a new sight, the violinist Denisa Salicka. She seems to be playing her violin often there. The tunes are soft and are never loud enough to distract from the patron's conversations.


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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2010, 09:29:17 AM »
Rumors spread through Port-a-Lucine like a wild fire that the Red Vardo Traders are no longer staying in the Governors Hotel and that they have even made a public announcement regarding their pulling out of the city, claiming it was the lack of profits made in the city of extreme extravagance, the inefficiency of the Gendarmes to catch the murderer who slew four of their family members, making it obvious they did not wish to help purely because they were foreigners, many have even said that the merchant group did not belong in the port city. Finally the continued death threats on the remaining members of the Red Vardo Traders eventually forced the prosperous group to concede to the demands of the city, forcing them out.

The Underboss of the Red Vardo Traders was even quoted saying:

"Our people are very important to us, they are our family. We will not suffer the loss of further members to faceless, cowardly assassins."

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2010, 11:49:11 AM »
Despite recent announcements by the Red Vardo Traders, the red haired foriegner Mademoiselle Murphy continues to keep residence in the the Hotel Penthouse. She is seen less often in red and black and more often in greens.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2010, 06:37:52 AM »
Denisa salicka is also seen within the Port despite the recent announcment of the Red Vardo Traders. While she seems to spend her time at cafe's such as the Voix De l'Arm, she does still keep her suite in the governors hotel that she stays in.


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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2010, 01:03:00 AM »
Some of Les Chats Noirs in company of a very charming yet somehow discomforting woman, maybe one of them, maybe note, and of a Sister of the Hospices of Hala, have been seen recently in the office of Monsieur Alanik Ray, the famous Darkonian detective of Port-à-Lucine. Curious ears have perceived something, too wide mouths have started murmuring about some charity event in which somehow Halaites, Chats and Ray are involved. Some more imaginative rumour, maybe caused by an excess of champagne drunk during the winter months, boldly states monsieur Ray is going to provide his help because of a supposed engagement with one of les Chats themselves. On a side people start thinking it may be the Darkonian pale woman, just because she's from the same country of his, on another many young women sigh for the probable loss of one of most wanted and desired bachelors in town. Dark gossip turn to pink, winter has closed and spring has come, the hearts are full and minds seem more receptive. But as usual, rumours are rumours, with their part of truth clearly, but als big winged-lies to make them fly better.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2010, 08:15:33 AM »
Denisa salicka is seen within the port, occasionally playing her violin at the Voix de l'Âme. Whispers go around that the young barovian girl is planning to start some sort of group of her own. What it is has people talking, and the rumors seem to be quite different. They all state that it seems to be based around the more refined and noble districts of the city.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2010, 06:49:48 PM »
*Rumors abound of the original artwork supplied by the Red Vardo Traders of a young Sythican elf given to Les Chats to auction of for charity with all proceeds going to the Halan's. The art work is on display in the Hotel Ball room prior to the auction.*

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2010, 09:25:02 PM »
After the apparent solution of the case of the serial killer of Port-à-Lucine by mister Alanik Ray, of course, Caterina Fumosa has been seen leaving town for undisclosed destination.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2010, 11:06:03 PM »
Gossip is the Warden Lavoie lost her hair while in barovia. Word spreads from an unknown source that she was such a beauty with her long golden hair.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2010, 05:18:12 PM »
A very well dressed man who doesn't speak any of the local tongue has become something of a gossip. Rumour is he is looking for some dangerous criminal who escaped him and caused quite a fuss in the rich part of town. He is often seen going in and out of sewers and often coming out looking as if burned or attacked.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2010, 09:58:39 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-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2010, 11:40:38 AM »
rumors go about that Edmond Montte, journalist and owner of Les Républicains Gazette, has joined the gendarme. The reasons for this are as numerous as they come. some claim he is doing it to get a story, some claim that his paper never was any good and needed to find another way to earn money. Regardless of the reason, one thing is for sure, Edmond Montte seems to be a gendarme now.


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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2010, 10:40:11 AM »
There are rumors that Edmond is looking for writers and journalists. Why though is the subject of much rumor mongering. Some are saying he wants to turn his paper bussiness over, where some are the opposite and claim he wants to hire them. and others have diffrent ideas and thoughts, but the one thing that is true in all those rumors, is that edmond seems to be looking for writers.


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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2010, 05:26:44 PM »
Rumors circulate about Edmond speaking with some men dressed in black long coats, Their outfits marking them clearly as outsiders. What is discussed and their goals are unknown. Whispers of some scheme or another plot that Edmond is preparing is just some of the rumors, some say they are private detectives that Edmond is consulting, others paint a darker image that they are Inquisitors form the Church of Ezra and Edmond is being hunted by them.  However few can say for certain what is the truth


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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2011, 01:30:04 PM »
A most peculiar man might be seen walking the streets of the Quartier Publique; Under the knee, his legs turn thinner and curve, ending in hooves. Covered in very fine silky fur, they almost seem to shine. Not only that, but it seems as if licks of flame constantly rose from just behind him and sparkles are left dancing in the air as he moves. What his face might look like, do not many know, as it appears always covered in hood, scarves or a mask.

Spending his time writing, sipping coffee or playing with his instruments as he ventures the streets, he'd introduce himself as Taniel, an actor and illusionist, to those he meets, speaking in a thick accent obviously from a place far away - the brutish sound of the accent is often offset by the fine, elegant choice of attire and his poetic way of arranging his words, leaving an aura of mystery.. And often times, suspicion.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2011, 01:38:12 PM »
Rumours about ex bachelor Pierre Jalabert and his new wife, the Borcan Luciana Armont, are on the mouth of many Dementliuese nobles. The monsieur has been elected as manager of le Théatre de la Cathédrale and it seems his lovely companion will help him in this hard task. Mademoiselle Luciana is frowned upon because not a local, yet many eyes are full of jealousy, while some others just filled with yearning and desire of someone who cannot be reached.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2011, 01:56:53 AM »
After the opening of a new official Head Quarter some months ago, and the sporadic appearances of the women and the men in red and black uniforms in the streets of Port-à-Lucine, the recent news of an incoming Red Vardo Traders auction in town is in the mouths of everyone, or at least in the mouths which are not already busy in some general gossip already.

Monsieur Pierre Jalabert and his wife Mademoiselle Luciana, once Luciana Armont from Borca and now simply a gem shining among the local nobility, seem to be spending most of their time in the Vox de l'Aime probably trying to understand if any new artists are available for their projects with the Théatre de la Cathédrale. People murmur they have been picky so far, not looking for the excellence in artistry but more for the awkward, the weird: this of course is making people think they are preparing a series of show to which even the creepy comparison of the nearby Wax Museum will not be possible. Someone with particular macabre sense of humour states, in all seriousness, that probably they are going to poison all the audience at the end to make them feel the effect of the death which happens on the stage: of course these are just ill-moved gossips with clear reference to the Borcan origin of the splendid Mademoiselle Luciana.

Another topic which seemed out-of-fashion by now, but which has taken some new energy, is that related to Monsieur Etienne de Jarjays from Chateaufax. The wealthy bachellor, only heir of the fortunes of the leader of clocks and watches market known simply as "Jarjays", had been long ago threatened of being murdered. The Gendarmerie of Port-à-Lucine investigated for some time, but it seemed, at that time, it was just something relating to the tournament of fencing organised by Monsieur Montte. The recent appearance, again, of Monsieur De Jarjays has caused the assumption he is in town to find the senders of the thugs. In that case, much money is promised as a reward, more likely. People murmur whether Monsieur Alanik Ray will make of this a new page in his bookcase of adventures, for his friend Sedgewick to write.

The life of commoners keeps, instead as usual. In the Bullseye pub a new waitress has been hired, the patrons call her simply "Mimì". She is clearly someone of a different class and privy eyes scrutinize and wonder how one like that woman has ended in a dark pub in Quartier Marchand. And in the same area, more on the seashore, on the Widow's Walk, many people have noticed some more Blausteiner sailors wandering around. They are often seen speaking with a lady in blue coat. When asked about her, they will simply reply "That is Amelie", as if it should be known who she is.

And the summer's eye brighten the Sea of Sorrows, which mirrors its light on the elegant palaces of Port-à-Lucine. The Red Vardo Traders auction is incoming, yet the luxurious and decadent life of Dementlieuse keeps on as usual, in their artificial-paradise-city.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2011, 12:50:34 AM »
Dementlieuse people have welcomed the recent intiative of monsieur Edmond Montte with a double-folded reaction. "The Lily of the Spring" has attracted indeed many tourists from abroad, as some few local celebrities -rich bachellor Etienne de Jarjays, of the "Jarjays Chateaufaux Watches" was there, like reknown writer and physician Arthur Sedgewick-, yet most of the local audience withdrew the meeting. People attending it were mostly amused, nevertheless it was clear also that travellers having come from Barovia were not used at Dementlieuse customs and attitude. Etienne de Jarjays, as his usual, flirted for long moments with one of the Barovian tourists.

As a matter of fact a turmoil in the central square in front of the Grand Hotel has been suppressed before it got worse by a dozen Gendarmes trying to have some people evacuating the spot where, apparently, they were planning a form of abusive and non-authorized entertainment. Some local bystanders spoke clearly of "people in costumes of freaks with very lively moving tails and wings", others of "possible seditious political dissenters". As a matter of fact, proudly la Gendarmerie managed to get rid of the little group, driving it off town. One of these creatures had been seen, earlier in the morning, dealing with a big and fat man who yelled he was "the real Jarjays" and that handsome Etienne had just stolen his fortune, treasure he wanted back. This rumour just adds to the possibility of the scandal of any unauthorized show performed by any of those people.

But more than scandal, that night there has been the shocking news of a murder. Baroneasa Armont-Jalabert and her husband Pierre had not been seen at the ball. Luciana was eventually met at the end of it, for the ceremony of the fireworks, the climax of the event. As her usual she was busy speaking about new hirings, Dementlieuse people already aware of her love for what is peculiar, eccentric and creepily artistic. Nevertheless during one of these transactions, the body of her husband Pierre was found in the backroom of the Théatre de la Cathédrale, his throat slit. Baroneasa Luciana was shocked, she even fainted, witnesses report. Among her first words, someone claims she acted more than shocked, paranoidly, stating that she was aware she was the first suspected because a Borcan, but that she could provide an alibi. As a matter of fact widow Jalabert seems following the steps of her good friend Sefeasa Ivana Boritsi, not-so-gently nick-named "The Black Widow of Borca": "Blue Widow" is what more nasty mouths call her now. Some not confirmed rumours state that at a first talk with local authorities she provided a will, formally and legally signed by Pierre Jalabert, in which all the posessions of the dead man are passing to the hands of the Blue Widow. The Council of Brilliance has decided not to allow Luciana Armont any travel beyond Port-à-Lucine until her role in this has been cleared completely.

Maybe this is a new case for the mystery detective Alanik Ray and his personal story-teller Arthur Sedgewick. De facto, some of the people around le Théatre at the time of the discovery of the corpse went to look for them, receiving the answer they were both away, busy.



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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2011, 06:09:38 PM »
The news on everyone's lips this morning in Port-A-Lucine is that Jeanette de la Croix, respected freelance art critic for les Republicains Gazette and other noteable publications, was found dead this morning in her home along with her family. The macabre scene was said to be exceedingly gruesome, with the remains of the corpses arranged in a grisly tableau. Those who comment are quick to point out that this has been the latest in a string of high profile killings, only recently was Pierre Jalbert also found murdered. Signs of the rising crime epidemic in Port-A-Lucine? The gendarme investigation is still on going.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2011, 08:20:15 AM »
Rumor quickly spreads about an attempt made on the life of Absalom Nightlyre, the halfling painter, actor, and playwright known to be associated with le Theatre de la Cathedrale. Although the assassin was less than successful in ending Absalom's life, due to the guests he had over, the criminal got away. The Governor's Hotel has beefed up security around its premises as a result, but rumor also has it that the halfling bard has taken up temporary residence in the chateau of the Great Detective Alanik Ray in Quartier Savant, fearing for his safety and refusing to leave for any reason.

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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2011, 03:04:18 PM »
Fights in Quartier Ouviere, chasing along Quartier Marchand, and a fire which made Jalabert Estate on Pernault Bay almost collapsing. People blame this all to the presence in town of Luciana Armont, from Levkarest, but they exhale a relieved sigh knowing she is in prison, secured, and probably soon executed, now that her creepy bodyguard has vanished.

Yet, the news of the fire of the Estate attracted in town the elder sister of the late Pierre, Anaïs. The fact she had been charging Baroneasa Armont of treachery is not novelty, the fact she had lost the first round either. But in the eternal game of Jeu Force of Port-à-Lucine, some new pawn has fallen, and the final move seems to be ready.
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Re: Port-á-Lucine - Quartier Publique
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2011, 03:59:23 PM »
MURDER MOST FOUL!!

3 Noblemen and 2 noblewomen were found dead in the "safe" zones of the Port. The vicitms suffered a clean and precise stab from behind, piercing the lung and travelling into the heart. The wound had a strange discoloration around it, red and mottled, like frostbite. Each of the vicitms had a similar quality, they were alone, and away from the crouds. One couple died together, secretly off perhaps stealing some private time for each other. Death would be the last thing they did together. The bodies of the couple were found together, side by side, as if neither knew the attack was coming and did not have time to run before it was too late.