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Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« on: January 20, 2017, 10:42:06 PM »
[Earlier this evening, a trio made an appearance at the court of Burgomaster of Berez alongside of the other sellswords and mercenaries. One of the three, a man wearing black and gold colours, introduced the group as Black Wolf Security and Mercantile Company, while his companions in armor stayed mostly silent. He went on to give a lengthy talk about this new company and introduce himself and his companions, and offer the services of the Company to the Burgomaster. At the end of the day, the trio seperated as the two men in armor stayed to help the Burgomaster with his task while the man wearing black and gold headed to the nearby inn for a celebratory drink before leaving Berez.]

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 10:55:59 PM »
[Participating in the united effort of sellswords and mercenaries to retrieve the Burgomaster's family, the moderately large man clad in crimson armour has decided to content himself by remaining in Berez for the next few weeks in anticipation of the celebration planned, as well as to spend his coin on a gluttonous assortment of food.]

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 06:25:22 AM »
[An armored man, reserved and uncaring, could be seen marching the road along with other armed figures. Then, the same mercenary joined a small group tasked by the Burgomaster. When they returned, long hours ago, his collected demeanor vanished without a trace - the man's last effort was to return to the nobleman's manor, where, after a while, he lost consciousness. Whatever happened to him during completing the assignment, it seems that his mind, not body, took most of the damage.]
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 05:02:48 PM »
[Already preparations can be seen made, regarding a festival to be held in two weeks' hence, in celebration of the return of Burgomaster Iancu Viteazul's family, and the heroic actions of ten individuals involved in the rescue. The normally quiet fishing village is a hotbed of excitement.]

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 08:37:36 PM »
Shrieks filled the night air in Berez as a great winged beast rampaged at the eastern gates. Dawn came to shine its light upon a road covered in blood and gore.
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 08:29:53 AM »
Come dawn, a familiar looking Gundarakite hobbled into the inn. After a short while, she was seen asking around the inn and town about a plant called skullcap. After trading hefty sum for several bags of the herb, the blood covered and injured Gundarakite was seen to leave the town in a sour mood. Passing by the bloodied spot where the black bat had struck.

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 01:19:31 AM »
A somewhat small, raven-haired woman in armor with a Pelorian shield and bearing the Wayfarer Kinship amulet arrived near dawn in the village, distributing food and a few gold to the local beggars.

That night she made her bed in the local stable, sleeping on the hay.

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 06:27:15 PM »
The forests around Berez have become more silent recently again. Rumours of an old hag having returned from the dead have spreaded as bad accidents have happened in the village within the last weeks. Yet more and more outlanders have been seen - many making their way from Vallaki towards the village. However in the past weeks less mishaps have happened and less were the rumours about the dark and cursed forests around the settlement. The stories about the old hag have almost been forgotten... Yet the silent observer will have noticed that the screams in the nights have increased... Not murderous ones but those who came from very bad dreams...

It is all common at times the guards of the nightwatch asured themselves... Yet eerie feelings overcame them with each night to come... Perhaps it was just a misperception... perhaps just superstition... but the guards felt at least that the frequency of night terrors had increased among the villagers...

Perhaps it was all normal... or not the case... or perhaps...

...it was ...

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 05:11:31 AM »
A young Barovian man arrived in the village a few days past. He frequents one of the cottages near the stream, and spends most of his time digging clay into pails for brick-making, and harvesting reeds for basket-weaving. Small and blundering as he is, he often slips into the shallows and finishes the day caked in muck. Other than the occasional chortle his efforts elicit, no-one pays him much mind, though he has been visited by an armor-clad Ezrite at least once.
Now and then, he minds two small children: a girl and a boy.
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 12:19:07 AM »
The young man remains in the village, though it seems he has suffered an injury. His left hand is splinted and tightly bound. Unable to work, he spends his days ham-fistedly drawing in a drafting book with his non-dominant hand, and socializing with the townspeople. Rumor has it that he is the elder brother of Simion Sārbu, a builder who lives in the town.

Some evenings, the man wanders to the burial grounds, and seemingly vanishes into the fog and gloom...
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 10:08:20 PM »
Following the breaking of the gate and the assault on the night watchman and the Gundarakite beggar, the half-pint Barovian has taken to patrolling the town after dusk. Though, his stunted build and injury considered, he may be considered easy prey by that which roams the night...
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2019, 01:06:54 AM »
Lying some short hour's ride north-northwest of Berez, the farmstead of Florica Inu is gutted by flames, burned down to its foundations. "It's no surprise," say some, "that woman always did spend too much time with outlanders." The small mill and barn still stand, though the land remains unoccupied, for the Barovian people yet carry their superstitions.

It had been at least a year, perhaps two, or three, since she or her husband were last seen in Berez proper, and rumours of night-creatures and spiritual visitations had long tainted the reputation of the farm. Whatever the truth of it, there is finality and closure to their tale in the tall, dark smoke.

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2019, 10:52:05 PM »
The Burgomeister of Berez celebrates, hosting a feast for his close friends. He showcases long swathes of custom, fine silks, draping them over the furniture and encouraging them to be touched and stroked. His guests (and some guards) drink deeply of foreign alcohols, and the repeated, triumphant noise of trumpeting, from a fancy hunting horn, sounds through the night.

According to the lord, all these rich items, and then some, were recovered by members of the Wayfarer Kinship.