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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2021, 07:52:53 PM »
Word travels up the Dreadpass from the way of Zeidenburg. Following the Republic of Gundarak's ban on the Cult of Nerull there have been numerous small uprisings in the countryside of the resurgent Gundarak including incidents in the walls of Zeidenburg as guardsmen begin to enforce the ban on the old duchy's faith. It becomes clear the action is controversial, especially among those who look to the old god and marks the influence the Cult still has in sections of Old-Gundarak-that-was...
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2021, 08:48:20 PM »
In the small hours of the morning, the serene quiet of Berez was shattered by the cacophany of gunfire and hoarse orders being directed from the commander of the towns defenses. Three large shapes lumbered out of sight as a thick cloud of smoke hovered over the walls of the town..

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2021, 01:42:24 AM »
Upon the sudden disturbance and discovery of a dark ritual site outside the walls of the heavily armed town of Berez, three members of the Fekete Sereg follow tracks east in the dark, only to return not long after, retreating and firing on large mishapen bear-like beasts. The Commander of the garrison was seen barking orders to his men and the front gates night security has been doubled..

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2021, 06:16:43 AM »
A small note is left pinned to a tree on the very first row of the forest's line in view of the outpost wall by daylight. It requests for one Balthasar to come alone or not at all if he wishes to receive back what is his.

Where there was a note, now only a nail and a small piece of torn paper remain.


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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2021, 09:21:25 AM »
A small group of Fekete Sereg break their relaxation by the campfire at night to investigate something just outside their walls.  They go further into the night and volleys of gunshots are heard in Berez some time later.  The next day one of them goes back out once again with a cart and returns bearing a grisly load that he buries in the cemetery.  The soldier performs a funeral rite before going about the rest of his day.  Any curious onlookers are warned to stay behind the walls at night for neuri have made the woods near Berez their hunting ground.
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2021, 02:42:28 AM »
Just before dawn, the rumble of fire and shouts of combat ends with murder on the outskirts of Berez.

All that remains come light is far far too much blood, and a single token.

A token of Despair.

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2021, 06:01:32 AM »
Stretching out from Vallaki, the trail of papers continue up until Berez ...

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GUNDARAK REBUKES YOU !

TRADERS WHO DENY SUPPLIES TO WHOM IS BLEEDING FOR YOU UNDER THE PRETENSE OF NEUTRALITY

GUNDARAK REBUKES YOU !

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GUNDARAK REBUKES YOU !

JUSTICE ADVOCATES WHOSE ALLEGIANCE LIES ONLY IN CONVENIENCE

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2021, 05:44:19 PM »
Following an attack on the Wachter Estate, a large contingent of Wachter Household guards arrive and lay siege to the Village of Berez. With the use of stolen cannons, the Wachter forces decimate the Gundarakite-made defenses and a great battle was joined where the village's gates were thrown open as the small village was attacked seemingly on all sides. However, the cannons go silent and the Wachter host raises its siege and withdraws in good order. The rebellion maintains its grasp on Berez, if barely...
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2021, 08:27:57 AM »
A days respite came over the damaged town of Berez as the Fekete Sereg's forces got to work rebuilding their broken defenses from the recent attack of the Wachter Household. To passers by, it would appear that the fortifications had doubled their previous size and strength, as if the forces of the Black Army were preparing for further attacks. Barriers were erected around the small town, blocking off entrances into the town save the one trade road, muddied to the point it resembled something of a bog. The borderline of Gundarak once again stretched to the the entrance of Berez's woods, a large sign erected that denotes the border, along with an announcement;


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REPUBLIC OF GUNDARAK BORDER



CITIZENS AND OUTLANDERS ALIKE, OBEY THE LAWS OF GUNDARAK

-The cult of Nerull is proscribed DOGMA by the Republic and OUTLAWED. Any practitioners of this heinous cult will be tried to the full extent of the law!

-The occupation of Berez will continue until such a time that Barovia delivers the city of Teufeldorf back to rightful Gundarakite sovereignty!

FROM THE WEST TO THE EAST, GUNDARAK SHALL BE MADE WHOLE ONCE MORE


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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2021, 05:50:28 PM »
The celebration at the Trusty Ox Inn draws to a close as the merchants pack up their supplies, making the journey through the night. The garrison of the Fekete Sereg and their 5th Company superiors man the walls as the night draws on, dozens of eyes watching from the fortified town once more.


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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2021, 07:06:19 PM »
A thundering 'crackack' like thunder sends birds and mammals alike scattering deeper into the woods surrounding Berez as members of the Fekete Sereg, The Black Army of Gundarak perform several styled drills, their aim precise and sharp, leaving little more than smoking dummies.. riddled with holes.


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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2021, 07:02:12 PM »
Word travels that Lord Regent Demetrius Ajkler was assassinated during a sermon held by Oton Boritsi within the city of Zeidenburg. The Black Army fought a large contingent of Nerull cultists who stormed the incomplete cathedral of Ezra being constructed within the western part of the city. After a long night of fighting, the Black Army under the direction of General Katheryna Roskoványi who has declared 'emergency measures' and has assumed leadership of the Republic and Zeidenburg from Polgarmestser Ardonk Szerieza. The Diet of Gundarak, a council of polgarmesters and influential Gundarakites that form the basis of a legislative body has not yet met on the issue but word travels that the second election of the nascent republic may come under way in the summer...
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2021, 02:58:50 AM »
Those working the docks of Berez may be heard grumbling about another outsider skulking around the riverside houses, scaring away the fish. In the early hours of the morning a man in green and black bearing a white collar interrupted their work to ask questions about any spirits they might have seen. He lingered around the houses, fixated upon a noxious fog, burning all sorts of incenses and chanting in an uncommon tongue. He did not press in his questions, but was said to leave in a huff, coughing as he returned towards the inn.


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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2021, 12:11:03 AM »
All through the morning, an older Gundarakite woman wandered the town, shouting the name of a young boy. He seems to have disappeared...

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2021, 02:19:17 AM »
As the sun fell a cadre of Black Army soldiers and accompanying freelance exorcists sally out the gates toward Zeidenburg. Shortly thereafter horrid wails pierce the night, increasing in tempo and ferocity with the sound of sword and shot intermittent. Abruptly as it began it falls to silence. The cadre is seen returning battered but whole, and the rot mists ebb on . . 
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2021, 12:08:49 AM »
[As night fell again on Berez, the entire village's torches went out all at once.
The hours that followed were filled with the shouting of orders and the sharp crack of musket fire, lasting nearly until the sun rose the next day...]
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2021, 11:51:04 PM »
The clashes of battle and the shouting of orders rise and fall within the fortified town of Berez. Witnesses claim they saw armies of spirits suddenly descend upon the Black Army Soldiers, a fierce battle ensuing followed by the rapid deployment of troops westward...


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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2021, 11:54:41 PM »
A bittersweet victory follows the return of the Fifth Company Scouting party and it's would-be rescuers. Reports are they successfully eliminated the child kidnapper. The once quiet town of Berez is suddenly ablaze with angry mobs, jeers and the sounds of rocks pelting flesh echo through the streets as the Gundarakite mob has found someone to blame on the disappearance and deaths of their children; an elven visitor. As soldiers of the Fekete Sereg move about attempting to disperse the mob and cut down the unfortunate sylvan's corpse, the Garrison Commander addresses the crowd with talk of a Nerulilite murderer responsible for the deaths of the innocent...



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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2021, 09:46:08 AM »
[Early morning a letter accompanied by a gloom flower appear on the small table in Berez]
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2021, 09:57:37 AM »
Five candles appear near a freshly dug grave in Berez.  A rite is performed on the day of the burial and again four days after that.  It is reminiscent of a funeral rite but something is off about it.


O Blessed Ezra, Our Guardian in the Mists.
She who sacrificed Herself to fill the Hollow.
Healer of the sick, protector of the weak, guide to the lost.
To you Berez prays.

The Mists of Death gave shape to this suffering.
Many are the Legion of Night who seek to harm this place.
The Darkness in the Heart of Man begot senseless massacre.
From this tragedy arose the Stealer of Breath.

Please untether this soul from the Mists of Death that we might rest.
Consecrate this soil, O Ezra
and repel from these people this unholy abomination.

I beg you to hear me, O Blessed Guardian:
Enough men have died.
Enough women have died.
Enough children have died.
Please, O Merciful Guardian, end this suffering.

Amen.


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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2021, 10:16:26 AM »
*Patrons of the Trust Ox Inn are treated to a new form of entertainment for the time being.  An elven storyteller regales the taverns main hall with tales of the Black Army's exploits that lead them to Berez.  Though of fey kind and an outlander, the bard's gift with words and charismatic positivity in his work leave listeners feeling a bit more inspired after his performances.

Most recently, a favorite tale has emerged amongst the populace titled "A Dark Army Brings Light".  In embellished detail and captivating prose, the Black Army and band of outlander adventuring allies rush to the aid of Berez against the malicious denizens of the spirit world.  The tale culminates with the defeat of a horrid banshee within the villages own turf!  Those who were lost in the battle are praised, and the elven narrator ends the story each time with a moral of encouragement that when people of all backgrounds work together the impossible can be achieved.*

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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2021, 09:18:46 AM »
A wave of undead has attacked the occupied village of Berez.  The Fekete Sereg has previously disposed of these undead by burning them but this time the Black Army sees fit to bury the bodies in the local graveyard.  Some recruits and privates can be seen laboring through the day to dig the necessary burial plots while the bodies themselves are respectfully laid out nearby with burial shrouds on top of them.  Burials begin later in the day after a respectful and somber showing of some kind.
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2021, 07:08:41 PM »
Movement can be seen in the forests surrounding Berez as patrols of the Black Army begin to step up. A new border outpost is established not far from the treeline, a clear message to any passerby..

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REPUBLIC OF GUNDARAK BORDER



CITIZENS AND OUTLANDERS ALIKE, OBEY THE LAWS OF GUNDARAK

-The cult of Nerull is proscribed DOGMA by the Republic and OUTLAWED. Any practitioners of this heinous cult will be tried to the full extent of the law!

-The occupation of Berez will continue until such a time that Barovia delivers the city of Teufeldorf back to rightful Gundarakite sovereignty!

FROM THE WEST TO THE EAST, GUNDARAK SHALL BE MADE WHOLE ONCE MORE


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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2021, 10:30:56 AM »
[In the night following, a strange increase in coordinated undead activities resume in the areas around Berez, as if searching for something.  Shallow graves along the road to Zeidenberg are exhumed though nothing within them is taken.  Reports of strange and unnerving chills and whispers become more frequent for passersby.  Perhaps the most damning rumor of them all is the claim that the dead would speak...]
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Re: Barovia - Road to Zeidenburg - Berez
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2021, 06:55:42 PM »
[A thundering explosion wracks the small town of Berez, blasting open the barricaded gate on the north side of the small town in the early hours of the morning.  The charred remains of a goat is settled on the edge of the afflicted area with burns that settle to the marrow.  The scorch marks left behind are reminiscent of something akin to a sudden eruption of heat, as if the air itself had spontaneously combusted.]