Author Topic: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn  (Read 37327 times)

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #200 on: March 11, 2017, 02:18:00 PM »
Despite some rumours of the basement of the Broken Bell being turned into a slaughterhouse, a show was actually performed. Some Outlanders type of show, but songs were sung and storytelling was performed, anyone could enjoy those. The players insulting each others was a novelty, but no big words were spoken, the insults were all witty. The audience enjoyed and elected as the best perfomer a hin, some Sagrin they say. It seems the theatre of the Broken Bell is in business again.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #201 on: October 07, 2017, 11:57:35 PM »
Some patrons have claimed they've heard snippets of song from the upper floors of the Broken Bell, but thus far, the mystery minstrel has yet to appear. 

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #202 on: November 09, 2017, 10:19:02 PM »
Two women were seen going upstairs the Broken Bell together, a woman Ezrite Templar and a beautiful dark haired Dementlieuse woman in Bellegarde colors. The Dementlieuse woman seemed to make an effort to draw the attention of the owner as she passed the bar to make their presence known. Shortly after a scream was heard and the Garda called in to investigate. The Dementlieuse woman has not been seen since.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #203 on: December 23, 2017, 03:46:08 AM »
The seeds of a rumor are sewn, germinating and writhing their way throughout the Grey City.  A mysterious female figure, clad in the traditional ebon-garb commensurate with mourning, has become a fixture at the Broken Bell Tavern each evening.  The regular bar-flies, occupants, and staff mutter conspiratorially in furtive tones about her abrupt presence and consistent return.  Still, evening after evening, as soon as the sun is extinguished in the horizon, she arrives and progresses through her nightly pattern:  the cowl of her cloak is pulled back accompanying the closure of the entry door, a generous splashing and clattering of fang is distributed to Samvel, and she silently resides in the corner of the tavern.  Apparently content to simply observe the various patrons and staff throughout the evening from her reclusive perch, she imbibes voraciously from a mug that the wenches ensure never runs dry. 

Prior to daybreak, the feminine figure departs wordlessly and abruptly, her generosity on full display as a hefty and charitable gratuity is the only remaining evidence, besides an empty mug, of her once occupancy at the establishment.   The enigmatic woman remains as such, after all, only the intrepid seek to delve into the unknown and mysterious and even inebriated Barovians are content to provide a wide berth to the suspicious.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #204 on: December 25, 2017, 03:59:28 AM »
Smoke billowed into the evening air, rising up into the midnight firmament from the chimney stack of the Broken Bell Inn.  An inviting sight that conjured up imagery of warmth and comfort from the chilling Barovian air. The stoked hearth and roaring fire filled the tavern with patrons, Samvel worked into a glistening sheen of sweat to keep up with the various orders and inquiries. 

The enigmatic feminine figure, perched upon her reclusive stool, elevated her voice above a whisper for the first night since her mysterious emergence, so claims the gossiping of bar patrons. Her typically morose demeanor granted a reprieve during a brief conversation that ended abruptly with her hastily departure with the crowing of roosters in the nearby farmsteads before dawn fell upon the landscape. 

Revelry and imbibing continued throughout the day, several patrons drinking beyond their fill and stumbling up the stairs towards the sleeping quarters upstairs.


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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #205 on: January 07, 2018, 04:51:43 AM »
After a month long absence, the Vos proprietor of Merry Bear Merchandise has returned to Vallaki. He can be found at the inn most nights, quietly nursing his infant daughter at a corner table. From time to time, a bald and ageing Richemuloise man joins him. From what can be overheard, their discussions are either related to theological matters, or health and medicine. Perhaps he is a mentor figure for the young father, as the Vos seems to hang on every word uttered.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #206 on: March 18, 2018, 07:39:22 AM »
A wily foreigner has been seen about the Broken Bell with more frequency of late. Rather than haunting the bar, he totes a broom and a bucket, diligently chasing away soot, dust, dirt and cobwebs, and thereafter wiping every surface down until pristine. He works from dusk until midnight, and retires with sodden, filth caked clothes.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #207 on: March 23, 2018, 10:29:07 AM »
A pack of Dwarves kept Samvel busy and running low on ale.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #208 on: April 05, 2018, 03:10:18 AM »
[The tavern was positively packed after the Radkov Day celebrations. With Barovians, and Outlanders alike eating, drinking, and keeping the waitstaff busy.]
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #209 on: August 29, 2018, 11:29:05 AM »
A noble foreigner has been noticed in the inn, apparently taking care of the theatre for the time being. Her name seems to be Luciana Armont.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #210 on: November 15, 2018, 12:25:51 AM »
As sunrise a statuesque, well-proportioned woman enters the Bell and walks throughout, inspecting the premises and giving the air of someone who owns the establishment.

Later, she sits at one of the tables and appears to conduct some sort of interview, with a second, hooded woman. The latter makes copious notes in a notebook, almost as though taking dictation.

Anyone overhearing the conversation would report that much of it seems to concern fashion...although the tall woman frequently uses the word "whore" and at one point describes something "frightening," "monstrous," and "demonic."
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« Reply #211 on: November 17, 2018, 01:22:48 PM »
After Captain Cornell concludes her talk, three women leave the basement theatre and pass the armed men guarding the Baroness Armont's quarters to meet with her behind a closed door for some time. Upon their departure they encounter a mysterious local staying in the room across from her. All exchange some pleasantries in the hallway, although the Barovian appears miffed at the presence of the guards.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #212 on: November 23, 2018, 05:22:39 PM »
A horde of powerful wererats rampages through the Broken Bell during the night, killing several patrons. The Baroness's statuesque assistant is attacked as well, but thankfully the theatre itself is left unscathed. Dame Chantalyn manages--during a provident distraction--to revive most of those stricken in the course of the melee...save for two bodies that seem to have gone mysteriously missing.

Later, the troupe celebrates the signing of contracts and first wardrobe fittings with relaxation at the bar. Some cast are seen to be studying their scripts dutifully.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #213 on: November 25, 2018, 06:52:02 PM »
Attendees to Captain Cornell's morning lecture note the presence of an armed Borcan guard, placed subtly in the shadows of the box office. At times, the theatre's manager is observed moving about atypically in highly polished, plate armor of unique craftsmanship, befitting a paladin more than a businesswoman.

After the lecture, a courier departs the inn moving with great speed to the east, while the Baroness Armont holds court with several visitors.

When the sun sets, Dame Chantalyn discards her armor for theatrical garb, the courier returns, and for several hours the sounds of ribaldly and laughter echo from the theatre below, the troup rehearsing and seemingly unmindful to the many threats they continue to receive...and the many suspect personages who come and go, few looking like patrons of the arts.
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« Reply #214 on: November 30, 2018, 04:13:03 PM »
Following close on the heels of the wererat rampage, the Broken Bell appears to have suffered another violent incursion, as the theatre's manager is seen carrying a horribly bloodied body to the temple in the slums.

The stricken figure is one of her performers, who, even after healing by the Morning Lords, must rely on Dame Chantalyn for conveyance back to the inn, due to the severity of his injuries.

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Dame Chantalyn remains defiant, muttering something about "attempted assassinations," and insists that the show will go on, "come hell or high water."

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #215 on: December 16, 2018, 02:28:53 PM »
Rumours spread quite fast about the notorious and recurrent bad luck happening in the Broken Bell Theatre. Apparently a member of the troupe has been assaulted by a golden-clad elven witch. The darker imaginations of the locals run fast, also being supported by several similar cases happened in the past. Some blame not even hushedly the Borcan lady and her deputy who manage the theatre, others simply shrug considering that place cursed. The truth sometimes is in the middle, other times it is wholly elsewhere. Vallaki Garda has been seen investigating on the matter, inflaming the curiosity of the locals.  Only the bravest among them hope to know yet another scary story to tell in front of the fireplace within their heavily barred homes.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #216 on: February 05, 2019, 11:39:55 PM »
After a long absence, the manager of the Broken Bell appears once more at the bar. She spends the evening in deep conversation with the Toret of Ezra, and listeners might overhear phrases of both a theological and dramatic nature.

At daybreak the two walk to the Cathedral in the Nobles District, accompanied by Chantalyn's protege. Later, the two attractive young women return to the Bell laden with books. They retire downstairs, apparently to study their recent acquisitions, but at least once a muffled whimper sounds from below.

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« Reply #217 on: February 21, 2019, 10:16:06 AM »
Looking bruised and battered, the Lance Corporal of the Vallaki Garda paid a lengthy visit to the Broken Bell to discuss a bit of business with the theatre's voluptuous manager. Also seated at the table was a female Elf recognizable as having cheered on the Garda during a recent public beating, taking particular delight when the prisoner's hand was crushed. During their meeting, two Ezrites entered the Bell, one with his weapon drawn, but which was stowed immediately. Nevertheless, one Ezrite sat and observed the three women throughout the night.

At some point the Lance Corporal spoke suddenly in the voice of a man, which certainly attracted the attention of nearby patrons. Also, the name "Radkov" peppered their talk.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #218 on: March 30, 2019, 03:21:07 PM »
After a long period of quiet, the Broken Bell seems to have erupted into chaos. The manager of the theatre reported to the garda she was struck down and robbed by her former (wanted) employee, Anaralia Xilloufin. Despite her ghastly injuries that appear to have left the beautiful and statuesque Chantalyn hobbled, she was heard to insist "The show must go on!"

Subsequently, a drunken patron assaulted a garda, continuing to fight even after manacled and had to be carried unconscious from the establishment.

While planning for the upcoming Radkov Day was undeterred, yet a third disturbance disrupted the Bell. A woman rushed in pursued by an enormous wererat, which began to strike out at all occupants. Thankfully, Corporal Mitrea was present to kill the beast. The woman was revealed to be former employee Elvawen Englen. She, too, was arrested, and when her pleading to Vanatar to intervene fell on deaf ears, she took her own life via poison.
 
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #219 on: May 19, 2019, 05:27:14 PM »
A familiar blonde, statuesque beauty returns to the Bell, looking a bit out of sorts. Her mood changes upon her second appearance, however, as she entertains a male guest, who seems to hearken from Invidia. The two share wine and speak for several hours by the fireplace, with little lull in their conversation as though distinctly animated by their subject matter. When they part, their hangs a promise of future plans in their mutual manner.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #220 on: August 04, 2019, 05:40:40 PM »
A lieutenant from the Red Vardo arrives one morning at the Bell, apparently to meet with the manager of the theatre. The two women disappear below and then reappear several hours later. Both display convivial miens after their conference.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #221 on: August 29, 2019, 01:39:43 AM »
As the day of the Red Vardo auction approaches, activity picks up the Broken Bell. The manager disappears downstairs for hours, alone or with unseen company. Then a hooded stranger stops by briefly for what seems to be a very private conversation with Chantalyn and her secretive associate. Finally, more recognizable events occur as two performers cycle in for auditions: one, a talented Gnome who evidences virtuoso playing and singing, another, a more quiet harpist. After their departure, the statuesque beauty seems in quite the good humor, as she prepares contracts for signing.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Broken Bell Inn
« Reply #222 on: November 09, 2019, 06:51:50 PM »
[What began as a day of levity inside the Broken Bell's walls ended in terror, with the performance put on by the ApRosach sisters ending in blood and death as both sisters took on the form of a hideous and massive crimson spider. Many were wounded, more than a few perished. While one was slain, another escaped, and who can say where it has gone...]

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« Reply #223 on: March 12, 2020, 01:12:44 AM »
A youthful brunette, known to many as the Barovian Nightingale, could be seen having a lengthy, quiet conversation with a diminutive woman garbed in black. Near the conclusion of their discussion, a key exchanged hands before the latter took her leave of the place. Some time later, key in hand, the Nightingale entered into the theater section of the building.
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