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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2008, 02:26:45 AM »
  Entering the church of the Morninglord an elven woman of chill beauty and lithe grace.  Her appearance was fair, pale, bearing an appearance akin to those of cold northern lands.  Dressed in white leathers, lined with fur.  Snow white hair, pale green eyes, a hint of jade.   Slung over her shoulder with a delicate care lay the cold remains of an enchanting elven woman known as Ariana to those of the outskirts.  The raven haired elven woman of stunning form was clearly dead, by poisonous bites or touch.  The white haired, fur clad woman in white leathers, dressed each wound carefully to draw the poison from the body with herbs, blessed waters and salves wrapped in gauze.  She remained vigil for as long as she could, the Temple Mystic Atlantia making mention of taking it upon herself to see Ariana's body remained unharmed or touched.  Za'Raa tucked a special lily flower into Ariana's hair to ward her body from evil spirit or undead, until her passage from the veil of shadow and mist came back to the physical plane.  She remained in the church for nearly the full week.. resting silently in a vigil over the body.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2008, 05:00:48 PM »
Witnesses tell of hot words exchanged between a dark-clad elven woman and a lightcarrier in the temple. These were proceeded by a backhand from the woman and the initiating phrase "What the -HELL- were you thinking?"

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #102 on: July 09, 2008, 02:43:26 PM »
The temple mystic was seen brought to the temple on a liter, covered in blood, and barely alive.  After being healed she was seen breaking down and crying before leaving the temple after some quiet thankyou's  to everyone. Since she has only been seen at Kane's wedding and has since locked herself in a room in the ladys rest, only accepting food and is rumored to have left a note with bianca to only allow four people the key to the room.
During the whole incident of healing, kane was seen going behind the church and burrying a small bundle in the grave yard.

Several hours later however, a dark figure with an odd staff, clad in dark robes was seen digging the bundle up before abruptly vanishing from sight with it.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #103 on: July 13, 2008, 09:51:03 PM »
A new face has been frequenting the temple in the Outskirts.
Apparently the rapist guard known to have defiled a Light Carrier is now wearing the white robes of the faith and cleaning vigorously, though looking none to happy about it.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #104 on: July 15, 2008, 10:45:07 PM »
*The Sanctuary of The Coming Dawn has never appeared cleaner. Bodies are removed in a timely manor, The floors cleaned of any stains which appear. Light Carrier Horatiu says the floor is near clean enough to eat off of. Vlad Natase is seen on bended knee scrubbing long hours. Mostly muttering to himself "Nu worth it."*

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2008, 07:11:47 AM »
For the past four months (in game time) people have seen a steady a change in morninglord caliban Arik, demeanor. Before being told by the guard to never leave the church under penalty of death, he was still is happy, helpful self. When ever anyone seemed lost, scared, or nearly losing hope he would do his best to bring it back to them. But in the past two months that has slowly changed.

Mostly he is seen up at the front of the church just standing there. A few times when people have come over to talk to him, they find that he has fallen asleep leaning on his spear. When not guarding with in the church he's also seen down below preforming his duty's. But many of his actions are slowly become mechanical in nature. The joy that he took in everyday life seems to be slipping away.

When he does talk he asks if the elf village had a good spring and summer. Or if the orphanage is getting enough food because he is worried that with out him hunting, he can't help them. Many of his morninglord family and some friends have suggested that he leave out the back way through the crypts. He shakes his head and refuses to leave.

"If me brake law den me not good barovian. If me no listen to guard, den me no better den da sewer people." After that he'll normally ask people to hunt for the orphanage or take what little fang he earns from selling the molds and mushrooms he finds in the crypts. "Dem kids need to eat and dem can't live on deer meat. Buy other dings fer dem like warms clothes fer winter."

But what some have also seen is that in over a month now he is hardly seen with out his helm on. When he now eats he takes it out back. And when it rains he asks not to be disturbed because he wishes to bathe behind the mausoleum. If he takes his helm off then no one knows because they respect his want for privacy. But something disturbed one of the light carriers when he over hear Arik talking to a dwarf smith. He had asked the dwarf if it was possable to make it so his helm can never be taken off again, even by himself and to leave a opening large enough to eat and drink from.

When Arik found out that Samira was captured he wander off to the back area. People heard a noise coming from the back and when they went to look they found him sitting and leaning against the back of the church. The noise they heard what Arik banning the back of his head repeatedly in the stone wall and crying loudly. Some went to stop him from hurting him self while other looked on in shock at the man normally in such control of his own actions and emotions.

Arik stopped when others begged him not to hurt himself. He listened and asked to be left alone and also promising not to do that again. As they left him to grieve they over heard him say "First me lose big sister, now me lose new grandmother."

Arik laid his helmed head into his large hands and slowly cried himself to sleep behind the church.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2008, 10:46:22 AM »
From near the edges of the graveyard there is heard a slight rustle amongst the bushes though anyone investigating it woiuld find nothing.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #107 on: August 02, 2008, 11:06:55 AM »
Donations of venison, bear pork, leatherwear, bows and copper-tipped arrows to the Morninglord temples both on the outskirts and in the slums have sharply declined--or have abruptly ended--in recent weeks as one lesser-known Barovian huntress' visits to the Morninglord churches have grown less and less frequent.

The forester, bowyer and acrobat Viorica Biserica is chiefly recognized by the peculiar green tone of her hair and the large hunting hawk which rarely leaves her side, but she has also gained a minor reputation among the Morninglord cult as a proficient tanner and leatherworker who tailors "Biserica Originals," a line of customized leathers and furs.  Such garments are typically altered and deviated from conventional designs--with portions of their designs reshaped, restitched, removed or replaced with alternate materials such as cloth, bone, horn, wood, copper or iron components scavenged from other armors--and no two Biserica Originals are alike.  As her trademark, each Biserica Original is then dyed partly or wholly with Hunter Green dyes--and sometimes with other dye colors as well, lending the armor a distinctive appearance.  The hides and furs harvested from deer, minks, raccoons, wolves, dire wolves, snakes, bears and crag cats are most commonly used in the fabrication of the Biserica Originals, with much rarer appearances of materials harvested from more fierce and elusive creatures such as razorbacks and dire bears.

Until recently, the huntress--spurred by pangs of charity and allegedly disappointed with the paltry prices offered for her furs and leathers in Barovian markets--was an ardent supporter of the Morninglord faith and habitually left her Biserica Originals as donations in both of Vallaki's Morninglord temples.  But hints at several disagreements and disputes between the huntress Viorica and the Morninglord churches may explain the recent rift between the two and the sudden withdrawal of her charity.  Viorica maintains friendships with a small number of Light Bearers and Morninglord priestesses who have shared trials and troubles with her in their mutual histories--most notably such figures as Mother Ana, the dwarf Teli and the caliban Arik--but no longer associates with the majority of Mornnglordian clergy.

Though she had once instigated a rivalry with the Vistani furrier Petre--dismissing the quality of Petre's furs as "shabby," "wretched" or "as if cobbled together and stitched at the hands of a small child," Biserica Originals have appeared among Petre's wares in recent weeks, suggesting that Viorica has attempted to make amends with the Vistani peddler for reasons yet unknown.  Biserica Originals have also appeared in greater numbers in the shops and groves of Degannwy, cementing rumors that Viorica maintains very good relations with the "kindly Wood Folk" of the deep forest and their village among the most ancient trees, a fey colony which most native Barovians distrust and avoid.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #108 on: August 06, 2008, 11:41:47 PM »
A small rumor spreads of a certain Barovian women who is part of the church sharing a small kiss with a vardo in the West church..Is it fact?Only some know for certain...

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #109 on: August 07, 2008, 10:30:11 AM »
Whispers are heard regarding another tender moment of looks and words exchanged between a female Morninglord cultist and a member of the Vardo.  Again, within the outskirts temple no less. 
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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #110 on: August 07, 2008, 12:50:11 PM »
One sour faced looking halfling taller then average by most and stronger, mutters in halfling as he walks out "...Suck ups..."

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #111 on: August 08, 2008, 12:10:48 PM »
The ruined and destroyed body of what was soon later identified as the form of the 15 year old Barovian teen Florence Chisca former valiki guard was recently found behind the Morninglord temple, the things done to her were better left unsaid. The body was buried and burned, after attempts to raise her failed. Lizuca was overheard mentioning that there was simply no spirit to call back. To anyone that inquired that was present.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #112 on: August 10, 2008, 09:03:13 AM »
A donation to the church of the Morninglord will be made for each bags of herbs delivered.
The mushrooms found inside the crypt or herbs from the field are satisfying.
The donation given can be handled at your convenience.
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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #113 on: August 17, 2008, 02:39:33 PM »
Gossip is on the high after an eventfull night at the morning lord temple! Many witnessed Joslyn Vladu, the wife of well-known vardo captain Lucian Vladu clearly threaten the life of the lover the Silver Lady, Rane Reynolds, how was at the time cowering behind her and trying to avoid a grey-robed man who was trying to talk to the couple. People wonder if it is related to a poster that the Silver Lady had put up about no longer working with the said merchant organization due to some incident.

If that wasn't enough, the very same night, a strange creature known to some as a troll and a couple of witches attacked the Silver Lady, kidnapping her. Her lover was maddened with grief and run out to look for her. Nobody knows what happened, but much later, while the sun was high, they reunited in tears right inside the temple of the morning lord, safe and sound.
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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #114 on: August 17, 2008, 02:58:03 PM »
Daciana Varzaru storms through the outskirts locals cursing the name of Joslyn Vladu, looking for Rane.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #115 on: August 17, 2008, 03:40:33 PM »
A certain halfling, self-proclaimed princess and grand adventurer, has been hassling people about joining an organization called Balpfeetafone. When pressed, she indicates it's full name is
Big And Little People For Ethical Treatment And Freedom For Halfling Outlanders And Natives
(BALPFETAFFHOAN)

The organization supposedly is about freedom for halflings in Barovia, though the little "princess" has said many times her goal is to allow halflings back in the city so she can purchase more dresses from Katherine.

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2008, 01:14:21 AM »
*Bloodstains in the Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn are not easily cleaned. Mother Lizucia, and Light Carrier Horatiu, and Light Carrier Teli were taken to the Citadel with a bunch of guards which had been stricken down buy those of the Morninglord Faith. Whispers of the heavy handedness and brutality of the guards acted like thugs and went to far with striking a Light Carrier in the head in a place of Sanctuary then bullying Mother Lizucia. Further whispers of the Morninglordians healing the fallen guard after having defended themselves.

Nearly a day later Mother Lizucia returned to the Sanctuary, Horatiu and Teli are no where to be seen. Mother Lizucia was seen weeping sitting in the pools of the guards blood speaking of the injustice and how Horatiu will be made an example of in the outskirts for defending himself and others against what appeared to be thugs impersonating the guards. She is also heard saying "these are dark days indeed".

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #117 on: September 04, 2008, 01:07:48 AM »
*A beautiful red-headed woman is seen being led out of the temple in shackles hours before dawn by guards. Whispers say she was arrested for complimenting the guard on his hair and rejecting his stares.*

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #118 on: September 04, 2008, 01:09:23 AM »
*Other whispers state the Morninglordians and the Woman were highly disrespectful, baiting the Guards and being snide and condescending when they came to request they speak on Lightcarrier Horatiu's behalf at his fair lawful trial*

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #119 on: September 04, 2008, 01:18:11 AM »
*Others burst out laughing hear the words "fair lawful trial"*

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #120 on: September 04, 2008, 01:21:26 AM »
*others nod in approval at the Guards fair handling of the issue despite the people in discussion being no good dirty cultists*

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #121 on: September 04, 2008, 03:53:02 AM »
*others, adimttedly Belinda, hear rumours, shrug, do not comment, and go for their own way not to be bothered by silly provincial pseudo-political business*
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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #122 on: September 05, 2008, 01:15:42 AM »
*A man in purple shakes his head upon hearing the rumours fly about, knowingly the corrupted guard takes in anyway for nonsense he wish them all the same treatment*

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #123 on: September 05, 2008, 07:06:27 AM »
*the graveyard appears to be emptier than usual, dug up graves, burnt out graves, trails of dragged corpses can be seen across the graveyard*

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Re: Sanctuary of the Coming Dawn - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #124 on: September 05, 2008, 09:34:43 AM »
*A young native looking Lightcarrier is seen outside shaking his head muttering strings of obsenities about witches and insane outlanders all while fixing the soil and refilling the holes, and of course making warding gestures against evil the whole time*
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