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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #100 on: September 11, 2011, 04:32:21 AM »
Rumor on the streets that a caravan of goods containing books in particular had been robbed recently. Whispers in the shadows murmur that the Vardo house had some interest in the act, if not directly involved, but making some profit from the raid.


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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #101 on: September 13, 2011, 12:10:46 PM »
In the dead of night a large gathering guards can be seen leading the well known manager of The Prancing Nymph, Tarja, to the Citadel.  The usually smiling and happy woman is seen wear shackles and a gag, sporting a black eye and tear streaked cheeks.  Rumors spread like wildfire of a raid on The Prancing Nymph. 

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #102 on: September 23, 2011, 02:46:45 PM »
Word spreads quickly that a brazen assault occurred on the Vallaki Militia Headquarts last night. Some how the door was opened and three Militiamen where slain. The veteran commander of the Militia, Captain Alin Baboescu was wounded and is currently on bed rest. According to survivors the attackers where none other then Gundarak Rebels!
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #103 on: September 27, 2011, 03:10:44 PM »
Word has spread of a Gundarakite man who has been speaking to local businessmen and women about taxation, and the local workers of the fishing lodge about their wages, and the tax rates on them.  Rumor has it that he is somewhat generous with his coin, and was seen buying a pie for a young Barovian girl from Mariska's shop, and has bought more than one round for the workmen at the fishing lodge with the wages Constantin paid him to deliver supplies.  He speaks to them of equality between the Barovian people and the hardship of the working class, and has openly invited many of them to the Lodge so that he might deliver a message of hope for better times.

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #104 on: October 04, 2011, 12:35:22 AM »
The  Shady folk, patrons, and riffraff of Tigan's rest joke about a short fellow calling himself Scurvy who inquired about aspiring footpads. Many say they will rough him up if he shows his face there again, while others are more inclined to hold their tongue for the moment and hope nothing else washes up from the Drain.


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« Reply #105 on: October 04, 2011, 04:38:03 PM »
A night ago near dawn gunshots were heard inside and near the Tigan's rest. Patrons in the tavern say a cloaked man attempted to shoot down one of the two soldiers who were having a break, playing dice. The assassination attempt failed, the assassin fled to the streets. The first morning rays of the morning sun revealed death though,  a local young woman was found dead in the shady alleys of the Slums near the tavern, shot int he head from behind.


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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2011, 06:07:35 PM »
Word on the street, sprawled by a local boy of all people, carries the news in Vallaki that its "Greatest General" - Vladimir Ionelus, "the Wicked Prince", will return from a thriumphant war Campaign led on the borders of Invidia. All citizens of Valalki are ordered to cease activities when the city's Bell will announce a marching parade will arrive from the West - not to assist the parade or to ignore it, might be seen as treacherous behavior subjected to arrests and questioning.



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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #107 on: October 20, 2011, 10:24:41 PM »
an old face was seen in the slums the so called slums rat mandruleanu was seen around in the tigans rest where some scum decided to leave befor something bad happend as many claim haunts this slums rat as a shadow nu a bun thing can come with his pressence they claim,as some left he was asking around for information about his old comrad in arms eugen dumistracu, if he learned anything is a mystery, the patrons did notice a change in his tone of voice and the look in his eyes when he asked, it's said it was the look and voice of hatred.
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #108 on: October 24, 2011, 01:45:16 AM »
Just outside the Sanctuary of the Eternal Dawn, at daytime, a coffin was rumored found with a name scratched crudely into its wooden surface with a dagger - it simply reads "PETRA DOYEVSKA".

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« Reply #109 on: October 24, 2011, 09:34:29 AM »
Just outside the Sanctuary of the Eternal Dawn, at daytime, a coffin was rumored found with a name scratched crudely into its wooden surface with a dagger - it simply reads "PETRA DOYEVSKA".

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #110 on: November 07, 2011, 06:54:58 PM »
Just before the roosters would wake the common folks living in the poor district, the drunken singing of a man alarmed all the dogs, joining into the cacophony with the barkings. When the dogs took a pause one would hear the song is about a soldier and a whore. Probably some militia swaying back to the barracks for the morning shift from the Tigan's rest.


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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #111 on: November 14, 2011, 04:06:04 PM »
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A man in gold-colored armor was seen entering Tigan's Rest. The man did not stay long but was seen talking with a patron. Locals who witnessed the conversation indicated that the man in the armor said his name was Sedrik and that he was referring quite negatively to "the family." As the story goes, the gold-armored man warned there would be blood spilled in the streets of Vallaki.
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #112 on: January 23, 2012, 01:43:11 AM »
In the early hours of the morning, Priest Antonius could be seen distributing food, fresh water and warm cloaks to some of the urchins and beggars.  All the while he would wear a quiet smile as he handed out the charity items.

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #113 on: January 23, 2012, 05:34:58 PM »
Nightly travelers in the slums district streets would tell the next morning that a man fought werebeasts to defend a girl working at the Prancing Nymph while she hurrying to work.
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #114 on: January 24, 2012, 10:20:12 AM »
Father Antonius has been seen spending a lot of times in the slums as of late.  Some rumors tell that he is opening up a shop for people to make appointments with him.  Some say that he has begun helping advise and consult people with spiritual problems, matters of health and internal conflicts of the heart or morality.  He is available now to help those with problems and some even say that he's enlisted a couple of mercenaries to help those in need of protection....

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« Reply #115 on: January 25, 2012, 02:55:29 PM »
There was a disturbance at the Nymph late at night recently.  Doors opened and closed by themselves, mugs were knocked off the bar, the slot machine arm pulled as if by itself, and the sound of crying and wailing heard, along with a name: "Anya".  Frightened patrons looked about in fear and confusion long after the disturbance passed, while outside the main entrance that same name had been scratched into the door two days previous.


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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #116 on: January 25, 2012, 05:38:42 PM »
Priest Antonius enters the Nymph with two gruff looking men at each side of him.  Approaching the counter, he would look to the Bartender.

"I am told you have trouble of a supernatural origin here in the Nymph.  I would like to help you get to the bottom of it and if possible to purify this fine establishment so that your business may continue uninterrupted by the restless dead.  I will return soon to check in on you.  Whom should I speak to?"

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #117 on: February 04, 2012, 11:32:48 PM »
Raised cheers, the jingle of tankards, gold and the flat, packing sounds of flesh being struck by fists could be heard in the din eminating from the Wound. The pit fight that was under way was apparently edged with a sour note however, when rumour has it that one of the final combatants was killed in the end bout and everyone quickly ejected at sword point by those Red Vardo Traders present...otherwise it was business as usual.
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #118 on: February 09, 2012, 07:53:54 PM »
Shortly after dawn, a man brought the lifeless body of a local street urchin into the Sanctuary. A street orphan known only as Pietro. With no mother or family to watch over him, seems the boy was caught outside past night fall, alone.

His slender neck crushed with two distinct holes on the side of his neck. His fragile body drained of all its life blood.
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2012, 11:32:40 PM »
The corpse of the young child was eventually taken behind the Morninglord Temple and buried in the cemetery.

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #120 on: February 10, 2012, 04:58:45 AM »
Tragedy strikes the cold streets of Vallaki Slums once again. The early morning was filled with gasps and whispers on a snippy air as a barovian woman with a crushed neck and twin puncture wounds was carried away by Morninglordians to be given a proper burial.

The woman seemed completely drained of blood, though a trail was gruesomely left behind in the snow...  leading away from the entrance of the Sanctuary of the Eternal Dawn.



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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #121 on: February 11, 2012, 06:14:08 PM »
Rumor has it that a kidnapper rumored to have been behind the disappearances of multiple children has been brought to face justice, due to the efforts of some very strange bedfellows indeed: among them Lieutenant Eugen Dumitrascu and his wife, the Red Vardo Trader and widow of Elton Belovich named Livia, the so-rumoured "garda who came back from the dead" Andreea Dalca, and a red-haired outlander named Zachary Sorrill who was seen only few weeks ago as the receiver of corporal punishment by the garda.

Though there were promises made for a public execution of the man responsible in front of a large crowd, no mention has been made as of yet as to when it might be... or even if the promise will be kept. Rumors circulate of three of these individuals - the Lieutenant, the widow, and the outlander - boarding a carriage in front of the Citadel, with a pair of garda carrying a man shackled to a slab inside before departing. Some say they had traveled even beyond Wachter lands! After the passage of a close to a week, the three return, along with the slab, bearing grim and determined faces, or so the rumors say.

Life returns to normal in Vallaki (for now), and a few families can at least breathe a few sighs of relief. A few dreamers find themselves free of their nightmares, a girl born and raised in the slums of Vallaki finds herself acquiring a taste for something new, and in some far-flung realm where the light of day never shines, a being of insurmountable power experiences something it had not known in aeons: defeat.

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #122 on: February 19, 2012, 03:02:48 PM »
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #123 on: February 23, 2012, 01:53:58 AM »
[All over the city of Vallaki, written in black charcoal the words "REBELS RISE" can be seen.]

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« Reply #124 on: March 20, 2012, 09:00:36 PM »
In the dead of night, fire ravaged the old Gaping Wound inn seldom opened only for bouts of bare knuckle fighting. The gutted shell of the building still remained in the smoky haze of the new morning and RVT personnel are seen assessing the damage and taking notes now and then. Rumour has it that rebels were responsible for the destruction while others say it's the random act of a fire-loving local lad who had the foresight not to torch a building with tenants present...