Author Topic: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier  (Read 59277 times)

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #200 on: November 28, 2020, 03:34:44 PM »
Sounds of a scuffle can be heard coming from room 16 in the tenements. After a short period of time the noises stop, and whoever was staying there is missing save for their effects tossed about the room and blood stains.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #201 on: December 05, 2020, 07:52:45 AM »
[In the wake of the Quartier Watch's most recent proclamation, the streets of the Quartier Ouvrier have become a hotbed of discontent. Men and women can be heard openly hailing Felix Tour as a "hero" and a "champion of the people" for seeing justice delivered unto this heinous, predatory aristocrat. In the Quartier Ouvrier's most beloved watering-hole, the elven performer Delia sings of a heroic vigilante who made the hard choice of stamping out a great evil at great risk to himself, earning the ire of the law. The vigilante in question goes unnamed, but the song's contents leave no room as to whom she sings of..]


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #202 on: December 07, 2020, 09:24:24 PM »
[An odd sight graces the Quartier Ouvrier on the 7th of Decembre, 775 B.C. A handful of armored, private soldiers with a trio of heavily laden camels of wood and boxed rations made way to erect a station just outside of the recently proclaimed soon-to-be Gendarmerie "Safe Zone." These soldiers identified themselves, after the construction of furnishing and signs, as La Compagnie du Phnix, and as the sun settled over Port--Lucine, rations began to be passed out to the public citizenry, with verbal guarantees of safety and equal distribution for this night given by a young woman of raven hair and fair skin said to be the Dame d'Estellier, dressed in armor likened to the rest. Crowds of citizenry came at the promise of food to fill their hungry bellies, and security within which to freely enjoy it in the night light. Not long into this endeavor, a gang of Caliban attempted to seize the ration-stocks by force, and were repelled with equal force by the Compagnie soldiers. All-in-all, by the end of the night, all of the nearly 1,300 rations - more than advertised - of freshly hunted venison, porks, peas, breads, gravies and wheatstuff were gone, and the Compagnie and its soldiers returned back to the upper-districts of the city...]

[...Verbal and written accreditation was given throughout, for the earnest hands of Maitresse Francette Vaillant and Sylvie d'Esperance, la Baronesse de Mouisset, for their aid in preparing and cooking the food for the masses.]


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #203 on: December 14, 2020, 02:13:55 PM »
The night before the strike, a number of the dock workers were escorted home by individuals predominantly in the uniforms of the Gendarmerie and Jeune Compagnie. Afterwards, the same personnel conducted a sweep of the Ouvrier, suppressing gang activity - at least for a time.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #204 on: December 14, 2020, 09:49:41 PM »
On the night after the day of the strike, Bluecoats are seen marching through the Marchand and Ouvrier again, patrolling on order to tackle such gang members as are present.


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They greet peaceful passers by.


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But alas, for some, they are too late.


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #205 on: December 15, 2020, 06:48:42 PM »
Ouvrier Safe Zone

The Gendarmerie's safe zone initiative, supported by Jeune Compagnie, got underway today.

Gendarmes and Compagnons mustered at the Gendarmerie.


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Checkpoints were assembled...


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...and manned throughout the night.


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The night was not without incident, with criminals attempting to assault the safe-zone and gendarmes on patrol. Their efforts, however, met with little success.


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The cells of the Gendarmerie are now well stocked with perpetrators, some masters of the blade, some not.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #206 on: December 16, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »
Once more, a uniformed night patrol takes place through the Marchand and Ouvrier.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #207 on: December 17, 2020, 08:10:01 AM »
The Safe Zone was again occupied, although a shade lower key than the first night.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #208 on: December 19, 2020, 04:51:03 PM »
As the sun set over the horizon, a woman dressed in the famous blue and white of the Gendarmerie Nationale de Dementlieu may have been spotted patrolling both Quartier Marchand and Ouvrier with two females in a similar but red uniform. The sound of blades clashing and gunfire disturbed the relative peace of the night - rumour of thugs slain in combat start to spread. Vicious gangsters who would rather die than answer for their crimes.

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Like many nights previous, the designated "Safe Zone" was once again occupied by men and women in both red and blue uniforms.

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Gunshots rang out into the near silent Ouvrier, minutes later a hooded man was seen being escorted toward the Quartier Savant by both Gendarmes and Compagnon's of the Jeune Compagnie.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #209 on: December 23, 2020, 12:12:18 PM »
Nightime patrols continue in Quartier Ouvrier, with uniformed Gendarmes evident on the streets. Sargent de la Rochenoire's expression being notably grimmer and sterner than previous.


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Patrols also extended to Rue Bas, with the Gendarmes coming into conflict with local halfling gangs.


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #210 on: December 23, 2020, 07:36:39 PM »
Overnight occupation of the Quartier Safe Zone continues.


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Checkpoints are manned...


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Held whatever the opposition...


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And whatever the weather!


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Rue Bas is occupied too, the halfling quarter's streets being kept free of miscreants.


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #211 on: December 25, 2020, 07:32:09 PM »
The Gendarmerie and Jeune Compagnie again patrol the Ouvrier, including Rue Bas.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #212 on: December 27, 2020, 03:51:58 PM »
Between surviving his conscription and becoming a Warden of the Ezrite Church -- inexplicably choosing backwater Barovia over Ste Mere des Larmes for his education -- the Ouvier's native son Anton Durand has become a completely different person this year.  He has gone from being an aimless ne'er-do-well who labors in workhouses to being seen speaking with respected individuals.  His mother, Claudette, has taken to putting on pretentious airs with her peer group as a result of his increased social standing.  Anton's attempts to reconnect with good old friends in the Ouvier have been failing, as they do not have much in common anymore.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #213 on: December 29, 2020, 12:03:44 AM »
Once more sounds of battle echo out as the Gendarmerie re-establishes the barricades of the safe zone.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #214 on: January 03, 2021, 09:51:22 AM »
While the nightly patrols of the beloved Gendamerie de National keep the streets above secure, a lone woman shrouded in dark magic inexpertly brandishing a sword hunts through the sewers below and inside the abandoned buildings.

Calibans, smugglers, and local cuthroats alike are offered no mercy, even in flight and many of them are left lying on the ground, faces frozen in abject terror as if simply scared to death. Infamous figures wanted by the local authority are left headless, and their notices of bounty taken down shortly afterwards.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #215 on: January 05, 2021, 01:51:43 PM »
Gendarme patrols continue, with a quartet of blue-uniformed figures engaging gangs with both blade and shot.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #216 on: January 06, 2021, 05:27:55 PM »
The Safe Zone expands to cover what the Gendarmerie is labelling "Cathedral Square". The barricades are joined by a redoubt in the square, and the craftsmanship is upgraded to wooden walls capable of stopping shot.

Strangely, this expansion was met with little resistance, on this night at least.



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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #217 on: January 15, 2021, 02:55:21 PM »
A strange new visitor could be seen at the main Halan hospice in the Ouvrier: A young girl, speaking with a heavy Barovian accent, asking for help with some kind of magical problem, and inquiring about a man by the name of "Thadeous", who had previously responded to one of her letters.

She would remain at the hospice unless told to leave.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #218 on: January 20, 2021, 09:19:20 AM »
A strange new visitor could be seen at the main Halan hospice in the Ouvrier: A young girl, speaking with a heavy Barovian accent, asking for help with some kind of magical problem, and inquiring about a man by the name of "Thadeous", who had previously responded to one of her letters.

She would remain at the hospice unless told to leave.

The Barovian girl would have been seen venturing out of the hospice late before dusk. When she returned before the next sunset, she would be favoring her left side, with a set of competently-applied bandages clearly visible over her blue jacket. Judging from the location of the wound, it's probably a serious enough injury; regardless, she requests no aid, and opts for cleaning and rebandaging the wound herself.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #219 on: January 22, 2021, 07:44:30 PM »
Monday 18th January saw activity in the Safe Zone as Compagnons and Gendarmes manned checkpoints and battled gang members.

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Afterwards, Sargent de la Rochenoire and Monsieur le Baron de Mouisset held a questions and answers session with Ouvrier residents about recent cases and the safe zone.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #220 on: January 23, 2021, 02:36:13 PM »
One morning in the Ouvier, lifeless bodies of commoners drained of blood begin turning up. Even a couple outside of the tenements, in the area of the vaunted 'safe zone'.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #221 on: January 24, 2021, 05:46:04 PM »
More bodies turn up in the Ouvier, this time outside of the safe zone, seemingly right by the entrance to a Hospice. Two women, a mother and a daughter possibly by the look, are found dead and drained of blood come morning.




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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #222 on: January 27, 2021, 09:24:30 PM »
Another scene of carnage in the Ouvier, this time in the Rue Bas. A pair of halflings murdered, and drained of blood, with a bloody note left near the bodies...





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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #223 on: January 30, 2021, 03:41:09 AM »
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[Word begins to spread through conversation by the commons in service to La Compagnie du Phnix of intensified drilling and activity amongst the organization -- Deployments of troops, moving in groups and caravans with supplies out East, towards Estellier become more and more frequent as the days come to pass. Rumours spread in taverns and pubs that a successfully retired Captain of a prestigious Richemuloise Watch Company, the Casques Safran, has begun to oversee the security and drill instruction of Compagnie du Phnix members in Estellier alongside the Lieutenant of the Estellier Garde, which seems to house the organization's most veteran soldiers. Each day passing, the numbers of the organization become more, and more apparent to the public, appearing to have flourished well into the hundreds...]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Ouvrier
« Reply #224 on: March 01, 2021, 03:02:02 AM »
Two blood-curdling screams in the night...two corpses... one with it's heart ripped out, another with it's eye forcibly ripped from it's socket.   Another corpse, one of a noblewoman, her clothes torn to ribbons, her leg missing.  What all these bodies share are numerous wolf-like bitemarks and they've all been maimed in some way.    There was something else...a guttural howl in the night..