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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #175 on: November 30, 2020, 09:28:49 PM »
[A flower clutched in hand, the man some know as Kesimir leaves Outskirts before the break of dawn -- a Lily of Eternal SLumber clutched in his right hand, as some faint reddish-black energy crackles off his left hands knuckles. He gets one last look over the Vallaki Outskirts -- a nostalgic air about him, mentally picking apart the "ghosts" of the past, present, and future that haunt the place. He shakes his head, and leaves, without looking back -- outside of one last glance towards the Graveyard, and that little hill a certain hooded girl sits at every day, by the wall, as his grasp on the flower tightens.]

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #176 on: December 11, 2020, 02:05:46 AM »
In the early hours of the night, two figures kneel beside the grave of Florette Patos. One, an older, clerical man, wears red and white robes. The other, a pale-skinned, black-haired half-elf, wears the white and red of the Knights Templar.

The duo speaks in hushed tones. The half-elf's face is often contorted with sorrow. At times, tears wet his cheeks. His companion carries himself with a calm, compassionate air throughout the exchange.

They remain kneeling until after dawn, when they rise and the cleric places his hand on the half-elf's forehead. After more hushed words, the cleric departs, leaving the half-elf beside the grave.

The lone figure remains on the hillside for some time, speaking softly as he gazes at the marker. Eventually, he kneels and deposits something beside it in the grass, then dips his head and turns away.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #177 on: December 26, 2020, 04:26:50 PM »
A red-haired woman in red and black armor and appearing to be from Dementlieu was seen around Vallaki recently. She's asking to speak to a woman named "Morrigan", who once knew "Verrine van Haute".

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #178 on: January 09, 2021, 01:43:26 AM »
Shortly after dawn, the ashen-skinned half-elf known to many as one of the Knights Templar is seen exiting Vallaki, passing through the outskirts, and heading west. Curiously, he does not wear the signature red and white tabard of his order.


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #179 on: January 21, 2021, 03:21:05 AM »
[At night some may have spotted a large bird like shadow flying over the outskirts and into the city, Only to fly out and off into the night some time after]

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #180 on: February 02, 2021, 02:11:35 AM »
[As dusk descended upon the outskirts, a ghoulish creature crouched in the cemetery pilfering through a grave.  It went nearly as swiftly as it came, the corpse taken with it.  Speaking in shambled common, only one set of coherent words were mustered: "Seeketh the speaking raven."]

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #181 on: February 05, 2021, 03:05:23 AM »
[A legion of the dead descended into slaughter upon the Western Outskirts, only ceasing when reinforcements arrived from the east.  While the earth still reeked of blood both fresh and dead, a hellish creature with flaming wings was seen flying off into the night, having spoken to the survivors.  There was but one thing left behind in the carnage, a piece of parchment reading: "Seeketh the speaking raven..."]


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #182 on: February 10, 2021, 05:06:31 AM »
A brown-haired girl in colorful clothing chatters away at the Lady's Rest about plants fighting wererats in the slums, giant werewolves killing Garda on the wall, giant wererats pouring out of the city, and a pack of werewolves rushing out of the southern woods, before finally retiring upstairs for some well-deserved rest.

From her adrenaline-fueled ramblings, one could surmise the night was an eventful one.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #183 on: February 11, 2021, 07:22:26 PM »
In the early hours of the night, a massive creature with flaming wings quaked through the outskirts and offered those present an ultimatum of sending forth a champion to duel or face annihilation.  Those that banded together defeated the goliath hellspawn, though the night did no go quietly.  A wrathful being, wrapped in shadows and cloaked heavily, unleashed in all their fury an unnatural inferno.  Visible through many swathes of Barovian woods in the darkness of the night, it raged for some with its only company being screams of agony for the ill-fated to be caught within.  Not before long, the ash settled and the ground marred by the insidious scorch marks upon the Old Svalich Road and patches of dead earth by the well.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #184 on: February 12, 2021, 01:12:49 AM »
Sometime around midnight, a black-haired, silver-eyed half-elf rouses himself in the Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn and steps toward the door, causing no small commotion among those gathered inside.

After a few apologies and assurances, he tugs up his hood and steps out into the night.

He is later seen entering the outskirts during the daylight hours, whole and healthy.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2021, 01:15:26 AM by Famous Seamus »


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #185 on: February 14, 2021, 09:04:38 AM »
[On a cold and rainy night, a lonesome and weary traveler stumbles into the warm embrace of the Lady's Resting Place. Standing tall with rain-slicked blonde hair draped across his face. The man orders himself a warm bowl of stew and a tankard full of ale. Sometime during these late hours, the interior of the Bianca's establishment is suddenly filled with the sounds of merriment and music. As the foreign traveler takes the stage, lifting his voice in praise to sing the "mora" in demonstration to the Kartakan faith.]
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #186 on: February 23, 2021, 08:58:42 AM »
[As if in an act of somewhat public shame and response to a seemingly bewildering message taken in kind by the Black Army, a well signed response is placed onto the door of the Lady Rest. It isn't in perfect Common, but it still reads well enough to represent the anger likely felt by the author. With it comes the official seal of the Army-- Clearing it of possibly being a replica or fake.]

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #187 on: March 01, 2021, 10:50:08 AM »
A bald, brand marked priest yelling about the importance of fire and warmth and woolen socks has been making donations of coin in the western outskirts. Same man was later seen yelling obscenities at the briefly storming sky, suggesting that he may not be all there.

Later, a package of woolen socks, caps and mittens find their way to the Orphanage west of the outskirts, bearing no note or information.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #188 on: March 01, 2021, 06:04:24 PM »
On a night like many others, the vampire mage that has been terrorizing the outskirts as of late was said to have been struck by a blessed blade during a battle, and vanished into a cloud of mist with an angry screech.

The mist was seen drifting off to the north, presumably back to the cave whence it came... for now.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #189 on: March 05, 2021, 05:07:25 AM »

[A horrible stench emits from near the well where several bodies and pieces of remains have washed up.  Each of the bodies appears to have undergone extensive stress while alive, nearing torture.  Experimentation of some kind performed below finally making its way to the surface...]
« Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 05:09:16 AM by Dardonas »

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #190 on: March 05, 2021, 05:21:56 AM »
*A young priestess of the Morninglord is seen clearing the bodies and bringing them to the Temple of the Morninglord for treatment*

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #191 on: March 06, 2021, 10:05:48 AM »
Early after dawn, an outraged cry could be heard from just outside the temple doors:

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The voice was accompanied by a loud explosion, and one might notice a couple of the pines opposite the temple door had been blown to splinters.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #192 on: March 08, 2021, 06:00:43 AM »
Overnight, the outskirts are infested with new papersheet, pinned anywhere it could hold. The content may be propaganda, or merely just a mad man's ramble.

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HOLD NO ONE ACCOUNTABLE IF NOT
- Farkas Vérzés -

GUNDARAK REBUKES YOU !

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

GUNDARAK REBUKES YOU !

SPURIOUS CHURLS WHO MUMBLE DISSENT OVERNIGHT AND OBEY AT WILL COME DAYBREAK

GUNDARAK REBUKES YOU !

JUSTICE ADVOCATES WHOSE ALLEGIANCE LIES ONLY IN CONVENIENCE

GUNDARAK REBUKES YOU !

LOUSY MOUTHS WHO MADE HEARSAY YOUR VOCATION AND FORGET THE BLIGHTED SOIL YOU WAKE UP ON

- The Wolf Bleeds -

 

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #193 on: March 09, 2021, 09:59:07 PM »

[Once again, a new crop of bodies and worn items wash up out of the muck of the well.  The stench of fetid decay creeps into the outskirts.  Some of the scraps of research, at least what is readable, hail a more foreboding story beyond bodies weathered by unnatural magic and unethical experimentation.  Though, like a great many things, it would seem that this would only open more questions than answers...]


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #194 on: March 11, 2021, 10:42:13 AM »

With the latest carnage over the last few weeks, the Vallaki Graveyard has added to the smokey skies with the sheer number of pyres to keep up with the attacks. Piles of lumber are requested and burned through before a day's end. Names of the deceased are displayed and turned over as each pyre leads to the next. Ash and smoke billow across the sky in a morbid reminder that night will return, and more will fall.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #195 on: April 09, 2021, 10:29:59 AM »
The following posters appear in the bough

The Trusty Ox Inn prepares yet another advertised country wide opening.



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THE TRUSTY OX INN


Welcomes all on Sunday 11th



Gambling tables upstairs may open during the night, entrance fee of 50 w.f required


ALL MERCHANTS ARE INVITED TO PEDDLE THEIR WARES WITHIN BEREZ, SAFE HEAVEN WILL BE GUARANTEED - NO TAXES


 
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Gundarak, Berez, Trusty Ox Inn

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #196 on: May 08, 2021, 03:04:34 AM »
A company of men and women in the white and red of the Christian Knights Templar, accompanied by a hooded woman in white and a man in red robes, pass through the outskirts and enter the city. They exit shortly after dusk, pause to exchange a few words with each other, and swiftly depart the area.


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #197 on: May 09, 2021, 01:05:34 PM »
(Day prior)

Beyond the bridge south to Wachter Province the road to berez is fortified with barricades and crude signs. An oafish man seen by small folk warning them of impending war and doom and the man worked tiredlessly fixing and building the fortifications. It is uncertain what else he is building but it seems huge and he would be hauling it towards the Luna river. None are certain what happen in the woods but loud chopping of trees and woodwork could be heard in the forests to the Luna.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #198 on: May 11, 2021, 09:15:28 AM »

A garda is on several occasions seen going over the various notices in the outskirt area.  Most are returned to the ground but certain notices are removed and carefully packed into a leathery scrollcase with the stamp of the Vallaki municipality on its side.

The scroll case is then carried away into the city where the Garda seem to head straight for the citadel.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #199 on: May 12, 2021, 08:32:17 AM »
Two women have been turning up in the Outskirts of Vallaki recently. An elf named Sylvanna and a human with a facepaint of black and white, a puppeteer named Caterina Sartore. The two have been letting everyone know that they are purchasing dolls, toys and concluding business all throughout the day and night, whenever around.