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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #100 on: April 29, 2018, 02:08:41 PM »
A fair elven woman had seemed to have gone to the Gendarmerie in a hurry, carrying some hastily scribbled letter, urging both the Gendarmes and the clerk to deliver the letter to the Capitaine, Edmond Montte. She had claimed it was news of the well-being of the Capitaine's sister, the recently returned Jaqueline, who had attempted to speak to the Capitaine several times without any luck, which the elven woman herself denoted. She had left the letter and quickly took her leave, not wishing to be in the way.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #101 on: June 01, 2018, 09:39:17 AM »
Rumors begin to circulate among some of the remaining Citizenry of Port-a-Lucine of a Falkovnian Gendarme coming to occupy his time collecting old newspaper articles, ranging from L'Observateur to La Bougie. Some are found in the storage of old newspaper stand owners, others found kept by private owners and paid for their exchange. Some believe he is orienting himself with the complex history of the City's recent years, others speculate the unorthodox Gendarme is investigating something. Others yet believe the Gendarmerie Nationale has been restlessly idle for so long yet, that even they are attempting to find ways to pass the time in this extended standoff beyond the City's Walls.   

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #102 on: June 04, 2018, 03:45:50 AM »
A jarring rumor begins to circulate amongst the gentry of the Quartier Savant. A young Falkovnian, dressed in an expensive dark maroon coat sporting stained silver accents and a champagne cravat took to his knee in the middle of the Caf for all to see and proposed marriage to a young Dementlieuse woman, dressed in blue with sun-kissed flesh and hair of fire. Uncertainty spreads in thinly veiled whispers from onlookers as the woman accepted the proposal with glee and excitement, the two embracing each other for some time before wandering off together towards the Publique.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #103 on: June 07, 2018, 07:00:02 AM »
Two Gendarmes and a Mordent merchant are assembled before a bench in the Savant's parc. They each look with furrowed brows at the gendarme uniform, vest and feathered hat, laying with a bag as if someone had forgot the things there. On closer inspection, the Gendarmes discovers with even more confusion that the uniform, still wet from the rain, had a bloodied collar. The red stain however did not go further than the badge pined to it, on which is written "Corporal de la Companie du Renard". They then search the bag, in which is tucked and harp, a couple of fancy clothes or costumes, an amulet of Ezra, unfinished books, poems and even scripts. As one of the Gendarmes pulls on the uniform to stock it as evidence, a Tarokka card slips off the bench onto the grass along with ashes coming out of the suit. On the card they can read on the bottom "The Mists", the illustration being of a fog surrounding a figure. Oddly enough, the figure in the middle seems to have been removed in a way that the card is now holed where the figure is supposed to be. And most surprising of all, one of the edge of the card is also tainted with dark red.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #104 on: October 11, 2018, 08:10:28 PM »
All it took was a single night. The morning finds the Savant district completely covered and dressed in propaganda posters and gossip, the subjects of such a speedy distribution clear: The Gendarmerie and the woman at their command, Lieautenant Treillard.




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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2018, 08:43:20 PM »
Within the Quartier Savant, the propaganda endures for only a few moments. As quickly as the posters appear, they vanish.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #106 on: October 23, 2018, 08:15:31 PM »
At the gendarmerie, a dwarf is seen grumbling and mumbling about the indignity of having to wait like a "common froo loving longshank fop bartender" after being summoned.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #107 on: November 06, 2018, 12:11:51 AM »
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Gossip begins to spread like wildfire after a public altercation between a Falkovnian wearing the uniform of the Gendarmerie Nationale de Dementlieu and a foreigner, a Gundarakite some say, from the way he spoke. Beside a number of Nobles and peers of the realm, the foreigner lashed out and struck the Sergeant, and then did so again before the Sergeant ordered his patrol to stay where they were, and proceeded to knock the foreigner on his back himself and secure him in shackles. Some say he was attempting to commit suicide by Gendarme, others say the two had a personal vendetta to settle and the man was goaded into violence. However, all accounts seem to confirm that the struggle ended with relatively little bloodshed, and the foreigner was arrested and then taken to the Gendarmerie de Port-au-Lucine, within minutes of being shackled.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #108 on: November 12, 2018, 08:48:34 PM »
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Gilles Larouche's jewelry is spoken of in gossip as a brazen robbery occurred. Many priceless items were taken by a group of five individuals who were later being sought out by the Gendarmes.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #109 on: January 01, 2019, 07:47:03 AM »
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In recent weeks, chatter and rumormongering began to take place amongst the well-to-do of the Quartier Savant. The Hawk Caporal, formerly Sergeant, Joachim von Schrtter, is seen frequently in presence of a sizable patrol at most hours, whilst word begins to spread of the extended, and officially unexplained absence of a former prominent face in the Quartier Savant's day-to-day affairs, the Daughter of the Baron of Chalaines, Sergeant Laurette Elise Trelliard, formerly Lieutenant. Some word is overheard that she was taken from her office, others suggest she resigned after losing rank, though no official statement has been given by the prestigious organization since her disappearance. When the Hawk Caporal is not seen on patrol, or attending long meetings in the Gendarmerie, his hours are often found spent in the Thtre de la Cathdrale in the company of the Maitresse Verinne van Haute and her Troupe.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #110 on: February 20, 2019, 11:27:18 PM »
The Young noble woman, Yvette Sallembier has been seen in the city once again. Recently she has been seen asking to speak to a Gendarme. Rumors circulate that she might be looking to enlist...

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #111 on: April 08, 2019, 10:12:33 PM »
Rumors emanate from the Gendarmerie of a blonde and statuesque beauty, quite discordant with the usual city scum, comporting herself within her cell in the most gentle of manners. Each night by candle the faintly tragic figure dutifully studies a Book of Ezra and places the same volume beneath her pillow...before passing into gentle slumber, her sleeping face a model of youthful innocence.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #112 on: April 15, 2019, 11:45:12 PM »
Early one dreary morning, the statuesque (but clearly pious) beauty is led from the Gendarmerie toward the Quartier Publique, her strikingly golden eyes blinking with sweet relief at being allowed to see the natural light of day after her long incarceration among the city's roughnecks. She still carries the Book of Ezra against her breast as she meekly trudges behind the smartly uniformed soldier leading her.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #113 on: May 10, 2019, 01:56:29 AM »
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Two young female Gendarmes, both with raven hair, one identifiable as Gendarme Sallembier and the other, Recrue Martineau, were seen dragging the corpses of two slain Gendarmes through the Quartier Savant with the aid of a man of gentle birth, of House de Poudre. Recrue Martineau was said to be wounded, her uniform bearing marks of battle and her breastplate compromised by puncture wounds.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #114 on: May 23, 2019, 09:01:10 AM »
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The innocent and unwary as well as Gendarme become the hunted in nocturnal and wee hours alike, the supposed safety of the more affluent quarters disturbed. A series of bodies are found in the span of a single day, ranging from several guardsmen to savagely butchered commonfolk, along with a pair of seemingly noble women sharing such grim fate. Signs of feasting, crimson hair and a rat-like ear are said to be amongst the horrendous findings, leaving many a question hanging thick in the air, though rumours already circulate of whispers among the farmers and the harlots, among the fishermen and the weavers, speaking of danger upon wayward paramours and condemning veiled trysts, professing such clandestine, immoral infidelity to beckon punishment.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #115 on: May 27, 2019, 04:59:33 AM »
A Barovian man of unremarkable height and a willowy build has appeared in the foyer of the Gendarmerie. He sits on one of the benches to the side, waiting diligently. At one point, he was escorted into the bowels of the building, but returned within a quarter-mark. He refuses to speak of the reason for his presence, and only departs for brief spells, likely to relieve himself.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #116 on: June 11, 2019, 11:28:36 AM »
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[Rumours begin to circulate that the raven-haired Gendarme was recovered alive from the vicious assault at the Western Gates, carried from elsewhere in the City and cradled in the arms of a man dressed akin to a Dementlieuse Mercenary, running at full gait for the Gendarmerie de Port-a-Lucine. Onlookers said the man wore a dark green sash, some sort of infantry armor and a sallet -- And as for the Gendarme? Savaged, the white of her trousers now stained a deep red, her glimmering breastplate stained in a similar color and nearly unconscious as she was carried. Further gossip was abound that a physician was taken into the Gendarmerie shortly thereafter, in the presence of several individuals of gentle birth.]

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #117 on: June 24, 2019, 10:34:37 PM »
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A large Gundarakite is seen carrying the badly mangled body of a female Gendarme. He is pale and bleeding heavily, and the woman looked as though she had been cut in two by a particularly grisly weapon.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #118 on: February 06, 2020, 09:57:21 PM »
The City of Lights reflects poorly on humanity this day; where the city itself is a testament to human growth and achievement, it yet breeds individual strife, personal dissatisfaction, and even those with innumerable blessings can be brought low by its stresses and duties. Within the Savant, a family, to all appearances happy and content, quite miserably ends itself. A quarrel between husband and wife ends with them both dead and their daughter vanished in fright. A grim reminder that one must always attend the affairs of one's home, lest it fall apart.

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #119 on: February 07, 2020, 10:47:10 PM »
Early in the morning the Militia and the Gendarme were seen marching through the city towards the east. The column marched with pomp and circumstance, the discipline of the column for all to see. Muskets and rapiers carried by the soldiers as the marched eastward towards the front. Later on the evening part of the column returned with two falkovnian prisoners bound which looked as if they were the twins or clones. The squad marched straight towards the Gendarmerie...

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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #120 on: March 04, 2020, 02:52:01 PM »
Yesterday a young man in a dark coat, with a turquoise scarf denoting his relation to House de la Rochenoire, was seen here and there in the cafes of the Quarter. He seemed set on his own company, the solitude only broken by frequent requests for wine. No doubt he will have something of a headache today.
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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #121 on: March 08, 2020, 03:30:30 PM »
A duel and fatal outcome in Port-a-Lucine!

Rumors circulate in the city around the sword duel and its respective outcome, between commoner Alphonse L'Heureux and member of the nobility, Monsieur Jacinth de la Rochenoire. The swirling rumors offer contradictory speculation regarding to the conflict's origin. A sobering consensus, however, is that Monsieur de la Rochenoire lay dead in a duel that was supposed to be non lethal, a gentleman's option to yield purportedly to serve as the conclusion of the dispute. Alphonse L'Heureux, at the conclusion, was abruptly escorted away by a detachment of Gendarmes, accused of murder.


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Re: Port--Lucine - Quartier Savant
« Reply #122 on: March 29, 2020, 07:50:35 PM »
An overly chipper halfling has taken up studies in Cezar's Coffee and Readery. Engrossed with a horde of grammatical books and lexicons that she's slowly piled atop the front room's roundtable, the new patron would lose herself in her work for hours at a time. These long stretches of learning would be punctuated by the occasional, reluctant break; if only to allow her to stock up on ever more coffee or to assail unfortunate passerby's with overeager questions about the Republic laced with broken phrases of novice Mordentish.
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