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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #425 on: December 31, 2022, 03:30:03 PM »
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Late at night, somewhere near the Gaping Wound tavern, agonized screams broke the silence for several minutes, followed by pained sobbing. It wasn't long before the screaming resumed. When they finally trailed off, hoarse and weak, the uneasy silence of the night returned for good.

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #426 on: January 01, 2023, 12:56:13 AM »
That same night, and early in the morning, a small spectacled woman was occasionally spotted stumbling but mostly dragging her way east through the back alleys of the Slums. Face wet with tears, and eyes fierce with determination, she made for a ragged and sorry sight to those few guttersnipes and alley beggars who spotted her. She seemed to be trying to avoid being spotted, stifling her own grunts of pain as she forced herself through sheer will to her eventual destination.
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #427 on: January 11, 2023, 04:04:01 PM »
A garda nails a notice to the door of the Wayfarer's Kinship building:

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To Your Leadership,

Let it be known that a representative from your organization has been summoned to appear at the Burgomasterís Court help January 14th, 778.

At least one person with the authority to speak for you all is required to attend by order of the Burgomaster.

Let this serve as due notification.

Signed,
Private Ecaterina Zamfir,
On behalf of the Vallaki Garda

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #428 on: January 15, 2023, 07:24:33 PM »
The weary form of Giles Hawkins is seen trudging towards the Kinship Lodge, a mass of wrapped bandages covering his head. Though he is seen entering, curiously, he does not re-appear..

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #429 on: January 18, 2023, 02:22:29 PM »
A garda is seen moving around the district erecting signs on the most traveled spots and roads.

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NOTICE  - SUPPLEMENTARY TAX


In accordance with the wishes of His Excellency, and in light of the ease and plenty that does bless them THE PEOPLE OF VALLAKI are to render unto his servants a SUPPLEMENTARY TAX of THREE HUNDRED WOLF FANG. No man, woman or child of BAROVIAN BIRTH within the bounds of the municipality will be excused from giving unto their LORD his due upon pain of death.

Be it known that there will be no delay tolerated and those who withhold their means beyond the month may draw scrutiny for their failure to share their abundance with their rightful ruler.


⚖️ VALLAKI BOUNTY AND COMMISSIONS OFFICE ⚖️

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #430 on: January 21, 2023, 08:59:53 PM »
An elven Morninglordian dressed in the signature armour and bellbottoms is seen returning from the East. A travelling bag sits around her back. She keeps her head low and her entire demeanour seems to be one of dread and discontent. She enters the Eternal Dawn Sanctuary and isn't seen leaving... appearing to lock herself away from the land itself.

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #431 on: January 26, 2023, 12:03:32 AM »
As the Grey City begins to stir under a dismal, equally grey first light of dawn, those stepping outside throughout the slums would meet a curious sight. Carefully placed beside their front doors are packages containing jars of a simple meat stew. The quixotic gesture is far from enough to sate the district's ever-present hunger, but the quantity is large enough to provide a moment's respite from starvation--and, perhaps, even a moment's defiant hope.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2023, 12:07:14 AM by Famous Seamus »


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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #432 on: January 26, 2023, 08:14:10 PM »
a flyer was placed near the bounty office (placed in game)


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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #433 on: February 13, 2023, 02:48:33 PM »
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  Yesterday, some chatting noises might have been heard from the kitchen of Sanctuary of Eternal Dawn. Some outlanders and native people of Vallaki were eating soup, listening to a woman clad in rosy dawn colors, all were having discussion on a charity business. Then at sunset, a song filled the Sanctuary sang by a Barovian peasant with a soothing voice.


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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #434 on: February 21, 2023, 10:33:07 PM »
A blonde man in Ezrite armor and a flowing green cape is seen gathering up the propaganda notes and books of the Cult of Pazrael. He occasionally dumps his haul into a campfire or brazier fueling the flames.

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #435 on: February 24, 2023, 08:13:14 PM »
[Late afternoon, around the curfew bell, a commotion takes place at the slums of Vallaki. A redheaded peasant girl first embraces a man as if meeting an old friend, then proceeds to smack him endlessly on the arm, meanwhile constantly snapping at him for things, while the long-haired man stays quiet, both of Barovian origins. She apparently even threatened to take out her slipper to beat him down, though settled to use her hand. This burst of anger fades with guards approaching the duo, and the girl storming off.]

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #436 on: February 25, 2023, 04:55:49 PM »
A chocolate-haired young woman, Olivenka, leaves the Gaping Wound along with of her belongings, quietly refilling the bowls of food and water she has always left out for stray animals. In the coming days new bowls of food and water are found through other parts of the Slums instead.
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #437 on: March 14, 2023, 02:28:30 PM »
The lantern outside the Hospice is seen lit once more, and the door unlocked. Healers in residence, and visits allowed during the day.

As dusk draws near, the lantern is doused.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2023, 03:32:35 PM by Kleomenes »

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #438 on: March 19, 2023, 02:43:27 PM »
The lantern outside the Hospice is seen lit once more, and the door unlocked. Healers in residence, and visits allowed during the day.

As dusk draws near, the lantern is doused.

« Last Edit: March 19, 2023, 03:49:01 PM by Kleomenes »

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #439 on: March 20, 2023, 07:47:12 PM »
The lantern outside the Hospice is seen lit once more, and the door unlocked. Healers in residence, and visits allowed during the day.

A notice is put up as the hospice opens.


« Last Edit: March 20, 2023, 07:48:48 PM by Kleomenes »

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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #440 on: March 20, 2023, 10:21:03 PM »
A youth in tattered clothes and armor walks into the slums from the east end of the city. He looks to have crawled out from living in a swamp for a month or two. Striding up with silent steps to the door of the Wayfarers Kinship lodge, he unlocks the door and heads inside with little commotion.
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Re: Vallaki - Slums
« Reply #441 on: March 23, 2023, 08:50:47 PM »
[One of the houses in the slums, downtrodden, where once white curtains with frills decorated past the wooden windows, is now bare of any decorations upon its walls or doors. The only resident seen coming and going, a young peasant girl with striking redhair, does not emerge from within so often anymore, perhaps only weekly appearing to be leaving.]