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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2015, 12:03:46 PM »
Whispers spread along the market place as items begin to disappear from the merchants stalls during the day as crowds pass by talk of ah thief begins to spread through the city.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #102 on: June 28, 2015, 09:21:00 PM »
Some begin to complain as strangers from elsewhere in Western Barovia make their way slowly into the city. The strange ways of these westerners - urbain, rural, poor, and rich - all seem to trigger levels of annoyance from the Vallaki people despite their relative more open ways being a trade town. Only a few more days and they'll all go home...

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #103 on: October 06, 2016, 12:43:16 PM »
In the early morning hours, a bald Citadel officer with a torn cloak and worn uniform limped into the gates of the Citadel alongside some similarly fatigued Vallaki guardsmen in leathers. Rumor has it they returned from across the River Luna.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #104 on: October 05, 2017, 02:28:32 AM »
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In the evening a man in Red Vardo Garb entered the Gaping Wound during the evening. He had later emerged from the smoke-covered building with a drawn weapon in hand ran down the Market streets from the Slums shouting at something in a pursuit accompanied with panicked shouting. Soon after, the streets were once again quiet aside from the sounds of a typical Vallaki evening.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #105 on: January 09, 2018, 08:09:02 AM »
[Late one night, it's said that a tall outlander knight speaking poor Balok escorted an off duty Garda back to the Citadel. Some say that the knight fended off a great many number of wererats in the Garda's defense, while others add that one or both of them were very intoxicated. Rain washed the blood spilled that night away before dawn,
 and after the shouting and and fighting the terrible creatures were done, silence ensured over the streets. The tall knight walked calmly through the town shortly after the gates separating the Citadel from the Market district closed and locked. He seemed troubled, if anyone caught a glimpse of his face.]
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2018, 04:07:22 PM »
[A few notices advertising the Krofburg Guard have started appearing throughout Vallaki]



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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #107 on: February 03, 2018, 04:01:43 AM »
As the day grows long over the Market District of Vallaki, the droning of hammer against nail sounds out.  Wooden planks groan in protest to their fixturing as sturdy wooden boards are fastened across the threshold to a domicile. The blustery winds swirl and the steady downfall of snowflakes begin to accumulate upon the cobblestones. Carpenters are observed hauling off arm loads of splintered wood and debris once their laboring is concluded.  They shuffle off, snow caked upon their woolen clothing and noses rosy from the frigid Barovian chill.

It is unknown what transpired over the course of the recent old noapte and any rumors, even among the most inebriated of tavern patron, seem eerily silent.  Some things are better left unvoiced, even in hushed, furtive tones.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #108 on: November 21, 2018, 02:17:46 AM »
Carnage and chaos erupted on the Old Svalich Road, as dozens of citizens and guard alike were massacred by a massive, furless bat creature in broad daylight.

It was rumored that the beast had roosted itself into a shack, where it was discovered by unnerved citizens that afternoon, after a night of endless shrieking from the skies as Liliacul Negru circled the city with her brood.

After a vicious struggle, the creature was brought down by several Vallaki guards, a trio from the Wayfarer Kinship, along with the Vicar of the local Morninglordian church, and a woman with short cropped hair in furs. Guards ordered onlookers to disperse as they loaded a multitude of corpses onto a pyre wagon in the aftermath.

Black smoke rose from the citadel's courtyard that evening.


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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #109 on: January 01, 2019, 10:12:43 PM »
The previously empty workshed has seen a flurry of activity as the new tenant works from dusk to dawn to clean it out and prepare it for renewed use.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #110 on: April 13, 2019, 01:50:20 AM »
A master stonemason and his son recently arrived in Vallaki to find work. The younger man is a dead ringer for Marian Sârbu, albeit tall, broad-shouldered, and brash.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #111 on: April 21, 2019, 04:14:37 AM »
At the start of the week, a dark-haired man was borne to the Broken Bell Inn in the arms of an armored Ezrite. Two guards were present: one male, one female. The unconscious man's face was swollen and bloodied, and he was as pale as the meat of an almond. Since that time, he has not emerged from his room, though he has been visited every morning by a guardsman.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #112 on: April 26, 2019, 07:42:36 PM »
The silence of the early morning hours is cut by the unmistakable sound of a Garda horn from the heart of Vallaki. Some minutes later, the second blast of horn disrupts the peace once more, then silence. Blood is found to cling to the worn cobble streets, staining the purity of the fresh snowfall lingering in the shadows of the Citadel gates.

An anchorite of the Church of Ezra was seen carrying a figure wearing the bloodied browns of the Vallaki Garda into the Broken Bell.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #113 on: July 06, 2019, 05:48:15 PM »
"Fire! Fire!" Twice in as many days the call went up in the Market District. Twice it was the same building afflicted, and twice the Vallaki Garda organised the gawping Outlanders into a bucket-line to save the property. On the first night, a girl, seemingly untouched by the fire was dragged out. On the second.. the building seemed thankfully empty.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #114 on: October 21, 2019, 07:36:13 PM »
In the recent days, an old man in a tricorne hat has been seen at work in the Market District, near the Red Vardo Traders' Building.

He has been cleaning up the pavement and the walls in front of the building, taking great care in removing moss and any trace of mold from the stonework and woodwork along side with any garbage left nearby.

Later this afternoon, he was seen hammering a set of bronze slender spikers  of the type used in keeping pigeons and other birds away, disturbing the quiet of the District with the occasional obscenity when the mallet hit his hand instead of a nail.
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Re: Vallaki - Market District - Gossip
« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2020, 03:14:33 AM »
As the first rays of dusk cascade over the cobblestones and ramparts of the Grey City.  The Market District of Vallaki is filled with the droning of hammers, sawing of wood, and the distinct sounds of labor fill the streets.  The laborers toil, battling the short Barovian days with their construction.  Wooden planks groan in protest to their fixtures as sturdy wooden boards are fastened, erected, and carpets are unfurled. Once finished, the procession of laborers shuffle off as their cheeks were rosy from the chilling wind.

Rumors swirled, along with the frigid Barovian breeze, speaking of the upcoming Market Day to be hosted by the Red Vardo Traders, the obvious source of the commotion and industrious construction.



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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #116 on: December 01, 2020, 05:42:57 PM »
      ~Gossip circulates that in broad daylight a Vallaki Garda performing his duties was violently driven off by an evidently dangerous outlander clad in chain and helmet. What appeared to be a rather mundane stop quickly escalated with the assailant refusing to acquiesce with the Garda's demands and drawing forth steel instead for battle. After the garda's retreat the suspect disappeared into the woodwork with the assistance of vraja-tonic and life, presumably, continues . .~ 
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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #117 on: February 05, 2021, 01:25:56 AM »
In the dead of a stormy night filled with the blue streak of lighting, some matter of battle broke out in the Market District. Five Gun shots split the night, crackling like thunder.  By morning, almost all sign of the struggle is washed away. Only a few scattered arrows remain, lodged into crates and the ground...

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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #118 on: February 05, 2021, 01:39:15 AM »
Besides all the wrath of the skies, blaring gunshots and winding arrows, shouting back and forth was heard until the first hours of dawn. Those who were early to take to the stalls found a battered, bloodied and soaked man, staring up towards the statue of Strahd the First. The curious eyes and buzzing gossip sent the man on his way.

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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #119 on: February 06, 2021, 01:09:29 PM »
[At night screams ring out only ending in a sickening crunch, Some guards may have reported speaking to there colleagues on the wall only for a Black mass to slam into them on the walls and seconds later one of them was gone, only for the screams to start. Come dawn body of the missing guards could be found around the statue of count strahd with bloody words written for all to see]

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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #120 on: May 07, 2021, 03:56:09 PM »
    ~In the twilight hours on a still cold night a sudden series of explosions rocks the Market District. Following there is the frantic battle-rattle of shot and sword, punctuated by loud commands in Luktar. Throughout it all the ground rumbles as if a giant were walking overhead the city. The climactic conclusion is a blast of fire that engulfs the centre-stalls of the district. Some postulate that stoic garda bravely responding to the commotion in the midst of night may be among the wounded; whom numbered heavily on the side of the aggressors. Ultimately the attackers retreated to lick their wounds .. With the coming dawn Barovians cry out in outrage over the attack on their venerated hero's likeness, then cheer - for their hero yet stood. Men flock to the Citadel gates to join the Vallaki Garda reserves, to put an end to the rebellion that dared attack their city.~
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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #121 on: October 17, 2021, 04:36:49 PM »
During the dark hours of the night a Black phrase in Luktar appears on the walls


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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #122 on: October 26, 2021, 08:56:50 PM »
[The familiar Birdhelmed Garda is seen placing up barricades preventing access the dark alleys behind the shops after a scream is heard in the night prior]

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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #123 on: April 16, 2022, 09:34:22 AM »
As the dawn breaks, people approaching the offices of the Red Vardo would notice a single word crudely carved into the outer door in large, sloppy letters:

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Re: Vallaki - Market District
« Reply #124 on: June 17, 2022, 12:17:36 AM »
With the dawn of a new day, a raucous cacophony of garda horns sound into the air in the Market District of the Grey City.  Booted heels sounding on stone resonate as vigilant garda are dispatched to the flurry of commotion that stirs from within the Broken Bell Inn.  Rumors, as they often do, grow rampant of the cause of the ruckus and activity as reports of incensed ravings and cursing of the notoriously malcontented proprietor, Igor, spread.  The inn, frequented by many a thirsty and weary garda themselves, has been purportedly the victim of vile skullduggery.  What, specifically, transpired and who was the culprit remain shrouded in mystery – the details being only the purview of those involved and the investigative guards seeking justice.