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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2017, 10:01:38 PM »
Rumors of candle light shimmering off the lake in the Southern Forest spread. Those who talk about it mention a vigil for the recently departed Dawn Mother, however, more mention that night after night, the lights remain. A few who have been by to investigate report that a humble structure has been erected, with a clear sign denoting the Church of the Creator. Any who come by can often see a large man knelt in prayer at the lake's edge, and another man dressed in robes tending the grounds. Often guests come by, and their foot prints begin to leave a trail to and from the the make shift perish.]

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2017, 11:48:54 PM »
A pair of elves bury nine fallen cousins in the dead of night, beneath unmarked graves, with sombre faces and sullen words spoken through a veil of vengeance over their remains. One, a sorcerer of restrained power pledges oath to return to Degannwy and prevent future atrocities from occurring ever again. His oath witnessed by a blue elf in the night. The pair return to Degannwy after the grim deed is done, sore with grief and exhaustion.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2017, 03:54:55 AM »
At the base of the Balinoks, nestled within the nook of the farmland surrounding Vallaki and the oppressive ascent of the peak, small tremors riddle the surface.  The silt emits its malaise, quaking and rustling the branches and foliage of the dense forest, the echoes of dissonance reverberating through the lands.  The cracking of branches underfoot and shambling, labored movements disturb the eerie silence in the forested area.   The wildlife that normally is teeming throughout the thick wooded landscape has deserted and wind whistled through desolate flora.

Rumors stir, carried upon hushed whispers in darkened corners of the Grey City of an increased presence of imorţii near the Southern Forest, at the foot of the looming mountain range.  With uncertainty of footing and steeling of resolve, many ventured close to return with reports of -something- that thickened the air with dread, stirred in the depths.  In its wake, death and decay had taken residency.  The macabre remnants of the unfortunate, foresters, woodsmen, and scouts, savagely slain.  Their bodies barbarously ravaged by blade, tooth, and claw. Viscera, flesh, and entrails were scattered, sanguine blood suffusing into the grass and underbrush as the snow melted and dulled the vibrant hue a pale pink.

The Barovian elderly wordlessly mouth orisons while warding themselves, spitting warnings of horrors and ancient tales whilst pulling their garments and cloaks closer about their persons.  Their auguries are corroborated by those that have ventured near the epicenter of the undulations of silt:  the rising of gooseflesh upon even the most intrepid lends credence to the hushed whispers of concerns.  A keening resounded from the depths of the mountains, a preternatural lamenting echoing in the ears of those who venture too close, chilling their spines and haunting their dreamscapes.

Still several emerged from the depths, covered in soot, saturated in blood, caked in viscera, and hefted a weighted, armored shell over a weary shoulder. The fetid stench of death clung to their forms and labored their steps.  A pyre sparked to life and burned in the nearby hills, billowing smoke and spitting up ash that mingled with the snow in an unusual amalgamation of greyish flecks rising up and voluminous white flakes cascading down. The flames dwindled into embers, glowing briefly before being snuffed out on the horizon – the faint glow silenced as the frigid winds whipped through the foliage. 

Silence descended upon the Southern Forest once more as figures disappeared into the distance, segregating and diverging their paths.  The white-wash of snow cleansed the grass and flora of any trace of malignancy and all seemed to be as it once was – a distant fading memory, a desiccated tear of grief – the lands marched ever onward with irreverence of loss, the cycle of moon and sun unperturbed by inconsequential trivialities of mortality.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2018, 07:59:06 AM »
Wanderers through the forests of Vallaki might see signs of clawmarks in trees, gutted animal carcasses strewn about... and the occasional reports of missing travelers. Bloody snarling wolf heads are carved into tree trunks, and gruesome trophies placed on trees. Day and night one might feel eyes watching in the forests, creatures roaming... hunting. At times, one might find the remnants of bloody and dark rites, often in a whole variety of chaotic ways. All of them only share one thing in common. A snarling wolfs head, scratched with blood presenta t all times.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2018, 09:32:43 AM »
In the depths of the forest, a dreadful presence has begun to make its presence felt.  Howls echo every night, loud and terrible, triumphant and powerful.  People are snatched off roads, out of homes.  Even the most simple of observers can tell the predators - werewolves.  Particularly savage and fierce, these beasts have staked a claim in a cave within the woods, that they do not even bother to hide - the scent of dog, of blood and rotting flesh emanates from their lair.  And each night, fresh blood is spilt to feed their hunger, over and over again.  Carvings are left to the Wolf God, eyes taken from those who dare to hunt them.  Arrogant and unchallenged, the beasts rampage through the woods unchecked...

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2018, 09:37:03 PM »

A macabre display is presented before the first row of trees to anyone trespassing the well outside the gates of Vallaki.
The southern forest mundanity has been disturbed with a show of several wolves torn apart and coldly decapitated. Whatever madman had the guts and the clarity of mind to make sure every head was stabbed into a tree branch and to challenge such a large force of ferocious animals did it with a clear purpose : to send a message. The trees are connected with a rope, the pelts and some of the wolves hung one after another as it was a butcher shop, should an early bird meet the macabre display they'd have the luck to see a few wolves whose heads were spared weeping to their death while they were left to bleed out, as if the purpose was in fact, to make them cry out for the entirety of the night.

An act of cruelty indeed, signed by a simple carved hand on a wolf's chest.



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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2018, 11:43:07 PM »
Dozens of strange, intricate patterns have begun to litter the mud and bare soil of the forest, often appearing at the base of rocks and trees or along the bank of the streams. To the experienced arcanist these markings bear no magical significance, yet there is something perhaps hypnotic about the patterns inscribed therein.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2019, 05:50:21 PM »
A message, written in Elven, would be pinned to a tree by an arrow.


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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2019, 10:21:40 PM »
Shana left this note in Degannwy:

In Search of Elven Mentor

I am in search of an elven mentor to teach me how to weave arcane spells into my bowcraft. My name is Shana. I am a half elf bard, and am often found in or near the Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn in the outskirts west of Valliki. I should be easy to spot by my exotic dress and long blonde ponytail.


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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2019, 10:22:32 AM »
Some of the discarded remains found in the forest recently have been given hurried burials, with excerpts from holy scriptures left nearby...

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2019, 06:35:44 PM »
[In the forests notices with strange runes on them may be found with no apparent translation to comonly known tongues]

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A Gathering Called

As the leaves fall and the winter comes, let us prepare for the spring that may come. To all those who defend the natural world and have taken oaths as such are asked to gather together in the Sacred Grove. All who walk the path are welcome to convene and speak on the happenings of the land, to share wisdom between peers, and see to the health and guardianship of all living creatures so the land may flourish and renew itself evermore as the Cycle continues.

Discussion on the state of the land shared wisdom from those from all walks, and news regarding threats to the sacred balance shall be had.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2019, 09:11:34 PM »
[In the forests notices with strange runes on them may be found with no apparent translation to comonly known tongues]

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A Gathering Called

As the leaves fall and the winter comes, let us prepare for the spring that may come. To all those who defend the natural world and have taken oaths as such are asked to gather together in the Sacred Grove. All who walk the path are welcome to convene and speak on the happenings of the land, to share wisdom between peers, and see to the health and guardianship of all living creatures so the land may flourish and renew itself evermore as the Cycle continues.

Discussion on the state of the land shared wisdom from those from all walks, and news regarding threats to the sacred balance shall be had.

May Our paths cross,

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edit: A small note is left.


"The Gathering has been moved to Deganwwy."
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2019, 07:06:59 PM »
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Local on lookers watch as mutilated bodies are removed from a battered home in the Residential District of Vallaki. Rumors circulate of a large black werewolf the locals have nicknamed "Blackpaw", as the sightings among the ever growing outlander population continue to persist. Barovians are seen hanging wolfsbane over their doors and nailing wooden boards across their thresholds, as fear begins to creep into the minds of the peasantry and serfdom...

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2020, 02:15:41 AM »
Birds fly about as a single gunshot rings throughout the otherwise silent forest.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2020, 07:42:11 AM »
Bandit congregations have been found slain in various grotesque imageries as of late. Whomever is doing this is not simply claiming bounties, but tearing these men and women apart, leaving them with jagged knife wounds suggestive of a ritualistic indication.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2020, 02:18:00 AM »
A lone elven man would've been seen frequenting the blighted section of the southern forest, tending to the tainted forest and cleansing it of some of it's blighted and crazed  inhabitants. He would later on by joined by an elven woman deep within the forest, making their way to it's heart.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2020, 08:12:53 PM »
A woman screaming threats at someone can be heard through the last night of the full moon. As she was screaming in a deranged way, telling the man to let her go or that she'd kill him, he was calmly and rather sympathetically yelling after her to stop running, and that she was not alright. The accents were heavily Barovian.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2021, 10:30:58 PM »
Loud shouting of anger could be heard echoing in the forest and soon sounds of combat. All goes silent after a small while...
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2021, 04:42:42 AM »
Lights have danced recently in the southern parts of the lake in the woods, guiding those lost to a temporary respite - or perhaps luring them off the beaten path. Druidic runes have begun to appear at seemingly random places, carved into bark or whispered in the wind. The forest has grown watchful.
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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2021, 08:31:38 PM »
A frenzy of Garda horns was sounded during the night in the forest.  Loud shouting about death and gruesome torture rattled through it—chased out by a series of howling.  A massive clash of armored figures and werecreatures proceeded on the forest floor, werewolves, wererats and vampires alike.  In the end, a wounded, disheveled man was spotted being drug out by a massive white werewolf and through the gates of the municipality by the last minute of sunset...

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2021, 09:20:03 AM »
Druidic and sylvan runes appear in the Southern Forests again, carved onto trees, arranged as if by random into patterns of leaves bringing fell portents, easily scattered in the winds, its only memory living on in the chatter of small animals. One capable of reading both would recognize it as a message: a warning and a request of meeting. The symbol of a single oaken leaf accompanies each of the messages.

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Re: Vallaki - Southern Forest
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2021, 06:00:42 AM »
The smell of rot wafts on the wind as a disheartened wail echoes down from the mountains and through the forest's leaves. A sound long absent but all too familiar.

Something wicked this way comes...
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