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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2017, 07:25:10 PM »
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[A few hours after nightfall, the following note was pinned to a noticeboard in the outskirts that was being used to mercantile advertisements.  The parchment is neat and clean, and the inky black script is simple and businesslike in manner.] 





[The back side of this parchment bears a carefully drawn insignia.  A jawless skull backed by a purple sunburst gazes absently forward, providing a clear and wicked message for those who are familiar with the imagery...]

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2017, 10:32:12 PM »
[On next night this papers seems was taken down by someone from noticeboard in outskirts]

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[A few hours after nightfall, the following note was pinned to a noticeboard in the outskirts that was being used to mercantile advertisements.  The parchment is neat and clean, and the inky black script is simple and businesslike in manner.] 





[The back side of this parchment bears a carefully drawn insignia.  A jawless skull backed by a purple sunburst gazes absently forward, providing a clear and wicked message for those who are familiar with the imagery...]


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2017, 04:16:59 AM »
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[A sinister looking man garbed in dark steel armor strode confidently into the western outskirts around noon today and placed a notice on the tree in front of the Lady's Rest inn.  He made a short proclamation about finding safety and strength in Cyric, and then went on his way.   Nothing about this man's dark appearance seemed to inspire hope, though his message is clear - Bearing the symbol of Cyric where it can be seen will have its benefits in the times to come.  After his short message, he went on his way.  Across the back of his cloak could be seen the prominently displayed symbol of a jawless skull backed by a purple sunburst...]

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2017, 05:29:08 AM »
[In the early hours of the morning, a figure dressed mostly in green tears the notice off the tree.]

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[A sinister looking man garbed in dark steel armor strode confidently into the western outskirts around noon today and placed a notice on the tree in front of the Lady's Rest inn.  He made a short proclamation about finding safety and strength in Cyric, and then went on his way.   Nothing about this man's dark appearance seemed to inspire hope, though his message is clear - Bearing the symbol of Cyric where it can be seen will have its benefits in the times to come.  After his short message, he went on his way.  Across the back of his cloak could be seen the prominently displayed symbol of a jawless skull backed by a purple sunburst...]



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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2017, 02:29:20 PM »
Talks begins again of another notice, this time pinned to the board in the outskirts, about the winter, dire warnings, and descriptions of common winter scenes.



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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2017, 04:12:57 PM »
[Yet another notice appears, affixed to the bounty board in the Western Outskirts:]

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Dearly Beloved of Barovia,

Be not deceived nor hopeless nor seek the comfort of false, monstrous "gods"--in truth, demons--that seek only your corruption.

The blessed Sun is not dark, and only the misled whose eyes have been rotted from dwelling too long in the dung would preach this lie.

The Sun of Dawn protects you from all manners of evil. It does not create evil so that in keeping such evil at bay it may claim wondrous miracles.

If the Harbinger and his demon god would prove themselves worthy of fealty, let them destroy Liliacul Nergu, who terrorizes their own dominion of night and laughs at their claims to godhood.

Otherwise, their boasts sound as empty as the passing of gas through the sewer tunnels they call home.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2017, 04:35:58 PM »
[Beneath the notice rests another, shorter proclamation from the Church of Cyric. A white, jawless skull resting over a black sunburst is followed by a short bit of text]



Let all see that when their God's fail, when hope is lost, even the most stalwart and mighty are not above  groveling for the help of Cyric!

ALL HAIL THE BLACK SKULL SUN!

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Dearly Beloved of Barovia,

Be not deceived nor hopeless nor seek the comfort of false, monstrous "gods"--in truth, demons--that seek only your corruption.

The blessed Sun is not dark, and only the misled whose eyes have been rotted from dwelling too long in the dung would preach this lie.

The Sun of Dawn protects you from all manners of evil. It does not create evil so that in keeping such evil at bay it may claim wondrous miracles.

If the Harbinger and his demon god would prove themselves worthy of fealty, let them destroy Liliacul Nergu, who terrorizes their own dominion of night and laughs at their claims to godhood.

Otherwise, their boasts sound as empty as the passing of gas through the sewer tunnels they call home.

Iridni Ren, Priestess of Pelor





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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2017, 03:19:09 AM »
In the wake of the recent outbreak of disease in the Grey City, a short, dirty and offensively-dressed borcan has been seen in the Outskirts quite frequently, hawking various lotions and salves he claims to be able to cure almost anything. The veracity of his claims remains untested.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #58 on: November 21, 2017, 06:51:46 PM »
... A more recent parchment is pinned on top ...


[Beneath the notice rests another, shorter proclamation from the Church of Cyric. A white, jawless skull resting over a black sunburst is followed by a short bit of text]



Let all see that when their God's fail, when hope is lost, even the most stalwart and mighty are not above  groveling for the help of Cyric!

ALL HAIL THE BLACK SKULL SUN!

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Dearly Beloved of Barovia,

Be not deceived nor hopeless nor seek the comfort of false, monstrous "gods"--in truth, demons--that seek only your corruption.

The blessed Sun is not dark, and only the misled whose eyes have been rotted from dwelling too long in the dung would preach this lie.

The Sun of Dawn protects you from all manners of evil. It does not create evil so that in keeping such evil at bay it may claim wondrous miracles.

If the Harbinger and his demon god would prove themselves worthy of fealty, let them destroy Liliacul Nergu, who terrorizes their own dominion of night and laughs at their claims to godhood.

Otherwise, their boasts sound as empty as the passing of gas through the sewer tunnels they call home.

Iridni Ren, Priestess of Pelor


« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 06:56:03 PM by The Black Hand »

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #59 on: November 22, 2017, 04:05:01 AM »
Talk begins of a new flyer found in the outskirts. They say it was attached to a sign by a chest of wool clothes. This Auril is mentioned again.


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2017, 05:12:56 AM »
[Sometime after this notice was seen, it was quickly removed and placed elsewhere on the community news board. The Owner of the sign it was originally attached to quickly repaired the signage, and was seen adding a few more warm garments to the charity chest. Upon closer inspection, it would seem that the religious message scribed in fine lettering was covered by the notice, and lead to it's removal.]

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2017, 05:03:42 PM »
[A bloodied note has been nailed to the top of the Vallaki noticeboard, seemingly from thin air, in broad daylight...]

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TO THE CHURCH OF THE DARK SUN
MEET WITH THE ONE WHO WATCHES


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #62 on: November 24, 2017, 09:49:12 PM »
[Flyers have been posted in the Outskirts inviting anyone who wishes to attend a celebration. The cult of the Morninglord will welcome new additions to their flock. There is mention of refreshments being served after the ceremony]

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2017, 12:35:01 PM »
A notice is hung up outside the Morninglord Temple in the Outskirts:



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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2017, 07:14:17 PM »
Dawn brings new light as the sunkissers are seen performing a ceremony on the hill in which they often pray. When the ceremony concludes the man called Barris is seen proudly wearing the robes of a dawnbringer.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #65 on: November 28, 2017, 08:45:18 AM »
Gossip continues about posters that are being hung in and around the town of Vallaki, the latest one has been hung on the notice board outside the town gates.



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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2017, 01:25:43 PM »
In recent days notes and flyers have begun to appear scattered from Vallaki to Krofburg to Berez written in Luktar.  The notices are filled with talk of freedom for  Gundarakites in Barovia and around core.

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2017, 12:29:06 PM »
Mother Kaliara of the Morninglord church has been seen moving around Vallaki calmly, seeking shop owners and food suppliers. She seems to be in discussions of trade. If asked, she merely states she's looking for toy-makers and any food supplies that can be spared.
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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #68 on: December 07, 2017, 11:33:53 PM »
[A chaotic scene erupts in the Western Outskirts as a patrol of Vallaki Garda were attacked by a lone combatant wearing black robes and a hood.  The man approached the patrol of Guardsmen and shouted praise to Bane and the Black Hand, then began calling forth unholy magic.  When all was said and done the Garda managed to cause him to retreat, but not without cost.  A few Garda were wounded by blade and magic, and one was slain in the clash.  As the figure fled off to the West, he could be heard threatening the pursuing Garda in an angry tone.  A short time after, a grim notice appeared in the outskirts.  A notice marked by an increasingly familiar black hand. . .]



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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2017, 02:44:03 AM »
[This notice reappears, affixed to the bounty board in the Western Outskirts:]

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Dearly Beloved of Barovia,

Be not deceived nor hopeless nor seek the comfort of false, monstrous "gods"--in truth, demons--that seek only your corruption.

The blessed Sun is not dark, and only the misled whose eyes have been rotted from dwelling too long in the dung would preach this lie.

The Sun of Dawn protects you from all manners of evil. It does not create evil so that in keeping such evil at bay it may claim wondrous miracles.

If the Harbinger and his demon god would prove themselves worthy of fealty, let them destroy Liliacul Nergu, who terrorizes their own dominion of night and laughs at their claims to godhood.

Otherwise, their boasts sound as empty as the passing of gas through the sewer tunnels they call home.

Iridni Ren, Priestess of Pelor

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2017, 09:56:52 PM »
New papers infest the outskirts
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BEWARE FALSEHOOD AND PUNY TRICKERY

THE DARK SUN'S WAYS ARE SLIMY AS THEIR HERESY

THE BLACK HAND REPUDIATES AND DISAVOWS ITSELF FROM THE RECENT EVENTS

THE BLACK HAND DOES NOT ASSOCIATE WITH MAD BUTCHERS

THE BLACK HAND DOES NOT GLORIFY MINDLESS SLAUGHTER, THAT IS THE WAY OF THE FOOLISH AND WEAK, AND THE BLACK HAND IS NEITHER

THE BLACK HAND WARNS THE DECEIVERS THAT SOON THEIR PETTY LIES WILL SEE THEIR TONGUES TORN

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #71 on: December 09, 2017, 09:34:47 AM »
As the first papers of the Hand are pinned and see the light of dawn, new parchments side the walls, a threat to the Garda and a request of aid to the Hand.
''THE DARK SUN PLEADS FORGIVENESS TO THE BLACK HAND
FOR OUR VISION WAS FOGGED AND UNCERTAIN THAT WE COULD NOT RECOGNIZE OUR BROTHERS
FOR OUR ARROGANCE MADE US BLIND THAT OUR BELIEFS ALIGN IN THEIRS
FOR OUR INTENT TO ACHIEVE GREATER GOALS LACKED THEE IN ABILITY AND THE MEANS

NOW WE BAND TOGETHER, AS THE HARBINGER'S WORD DICTATES
THE BLACKGUARDS OF THE SUN SHALL PUNISH ANYONE WHO STAND IN THE HAND'S WAY
FOR WE HAVE FORGED AN ALLIANCE GREATER THAN ANY BOTHERHOOD IN THIS LAND OF DECAY
WE WARN ANY FOOLISH ATTEMPT TO STAND AGAINST THE HAND, THEY DO NOT FORGIVE NOR FORGET
THE HARBINGER WILL PUNISH ANY WHO DISOBEYS AND TAKES UP ARMS AGAINST OUR BROTHERS

GARDA BEWARE!

YOUR FOOLISHNESS AND PUNYNESS AGAINST OUR BROTHERS OF THE HAND WILL COST YOU DEARLY|THE BLACKGUARDS OF THE DARK SUN SHALL BREAK IN YOUR HOMES AND GIVE YOU A TASTE OF WHAT TRUE FEAR TASTES LIKE
WE STAND AS ONE AND YOU STAND ALONE
EMBRACE DARKNESS, FOR ITS TIME HAS COME TO SWALLOW YOU WHOLE"


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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2017, 01:39:56 PM »
[In broad daylight today, a man claiming to be the Harbinger of Cyric approached those gathered in the outskirts and shouted a proclamation.  He claimed that the followers of Bane were spreading lies of soft talk, posing as the Dark Sun's faithful.  He stated that those who brought information about them or provided aid against them would be rewarded, and these false Cyricists would be utterly destroyed for their trechery.  A Garda approached and attempted to take the man into custody, and the Harbinger vanished without a trace.  Later, after night had fallen, a notice appears in plain view...]



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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #73 on: December 13, 2017, 08:13:11 AM »
Rumours in the outskirts feed the now enormous fire about the feud going on between the two parties. The rumours say for the first time a man clad in black armour flying the insigna of a Black Hand was sighted in the outskirts, the man stood there all night, seeking to dish out punishment to any who deemed themselves aiders of the Cyricists. The man was later confronted with a Morninglordian, the two never came to clash together, but the Black Hand's message was clear


''The time for warnings and lies has ended, bloodshed begins now''

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Re: Vallaki - Western Outskirts
« Reply #74 on: December 26, 2017, 03:37:39 PM »
Notices age and fade, going unreplaced and untended.
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