Author Topic: Vallaki - Western Outskirts - The Lady's Resting Place  (Read 23437 times)

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2007, 09:18:28 AM »
The Captain of the Boyar Guard has not been seen inside the Ladies Rest for many days now since he returned to the keep, rumours of an illness he caught having spent too much time with the outlanders is whispered.
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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2007, 06:34:26 PM »

Rumor has it that a Gundarakite man was chased down by militia men and outlanders at the western outskirts, and beaten until unconscious. 

Reports of the incident vary however. 

By some accounts, the man was merely a Gundarakite making a delivery of fish to the Lady’s Rest, and was mistaken as a rebel.  Those inclined to believe in this account also suspect that any Gundarakite will be labeled as a rebel, so long as the Vallaki militia continue to pay handsomely for each rebel head. 

By other accounts, a group of Gundarakites, suspected rebels, clashed with the Red Vardo Traders at the Lady’s Rest; what this conflict was over though is anybody’s guess.  Those inclined to this account of the story, also claim that the Red Vardo delivered the same Gundarakite man, but mangled and severely beaten, hours later to the Citadel to receive their reward.

A public execution of this trouble maker is expected to take place soon. 

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2007, 09:27:21 AM »
The Boyar Guard that seemed to spend alot of time within the Ladies Rest, while still doing so its soon clear that they no longer wear their uniform. However despte the lack of armour all of them still carry their weapons on them

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2007, 08:28:27 AM »
Recently a moustached gentleman in neat clothing of a Mordentish cut has been seen lounging on the benches outside the Ladies Rest inn at all hours of the night. Absently twirling a Lily, he blithely ignores all warnings to get indoors.

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2007, 12:41:06 AM »
A not so uncommon event occurs again at the lady. A young woman, by figure and voice as she remained always hooded, was seen talking with Jimmy, Saul, and Raphael. The woman went from being disorientated and upset to angry with Jimmy during her conversation; apparently some reference to "sweet-cheeks" and "a spit over a fire" were exchanged. After some bit of discussion at the large table the woman departed with Raphael and was last seen heading into the city with him. She never lowered her Hood that any other patron saw

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2007, 07:42:17 AM »
After investigating reports of a disturbance upstairs in the Ladies Rest, a flamboyant elf, a hooded man and a viciously wounded individual were seen to proceed down from the stairs, leaving a room covered in blood behind. Rumours speak of a dead body but the staff claim to have seen no corpses dragged down, mentioning only the bloody mess left behind with no one to foot the bill for cleaning.

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2007, 07:42:16 PM »
One outlander traveler to another:

"You know the lost sod that was beat by monkies!? Some barmie-cager came in afterward at about night time, just as pale as a mustie and unnatural red hair. The Beau-nasty got ful torqued when she went to the kip. Someone's getting boxed and they'll have to bribe the bellman to avoid the deadbook, heh. She'd hoped I'd tell as many as possible that whoever did it is counting the crow's mile from here on out 'cuz the wyrm's getting fed!"

"What?" the other outlander responded.

// yay for planar slang.  :lol:

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2007, 05:49:11 PM »
An Elven woman was attacked in her own room within the ladies rest, she fended off this attacker, as his hands tried to choke the life from her.  Luckily her cries where heard by patrons drinking downstairs, the elven woman stunned her attacker and locked him within her room. The would be assassin made his escape by smashing through the window and fleeing into the nearby woods.

The very same woman was brought into the temple hours later, once again another attempt had been made on her life.  A passer by saved her from the hands of the dark hooded figure, once again he avoided direct conflict, and fled into nearby woods.



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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2007, 12:30:24 PM »

Rumors, backed up by blood stains and scarred wood and eye witnesses, claim that calibans raided the Lady’s Rest just after sunrise yesterday.  Some say an outlander spotted two calibans sneaking through the back door, which was foolishly left wide open.  Others refute this claim though protesting that near a dozen of the filthy calibans stormed the kitchen.  A band of outlanders heroically charged right in after the calibans.  One of the calibans was slain by the outlanders, while another was bludgeoned by Radu’s hammer and eventually dragged off to the citadel.  Due to the heroics of some of the outlanders, some who paid dearly with their lives, the caliban raid failed. 

What some find more distressing, is that while during the bloody ruthless melee with the two calibans, someone, or something, likely a witch, appeared and uttered strange words that spread confusion and panic among the outlander heroes.  The outlanders after slaying one caliban, then turned upon one another, hacking and slashing.  The witch vanished just as suddenly as “it” appeared.

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2007, 06:55:20 AM »
Rumors speak of a guard abusing female prisoners. Rape, burning faces and cutting of tongues has been mentioned. Gossipers make sure the news spread like wildfire among both natives and outlanders. Bards sing of the particular guard's evil acts and how the rest of the citadel stands by allowing it to happen...

People whisper. All wonder what will happen next.

Will the rest of the guards make sure justice is served?

People are gathering...


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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2008, 01:51:56 PM »





The Escape and Menace of Dr. Payne & His Monster




The monster of Dr. Payne continues to rampage to the west of Vallaki.  Some claim the beast stands as tall as a tree, and has been uprooting trees and using them to bash barns, bludgeon cows, and batter farm equipment. 

Others refute such descriptions of the monster, and claim the Monster changes forms, disguising itself among common forest animals and barn yard critters. 

Still others say none have laid eyes on the monster itself, and have only seen the menacing work left in its wake upon the western countryside.

Dr. Payne, the mad scientists who is responsible for the monsters’ creation, had been captured and was being held prisoner deep within the dungeons of Zeklos Keep until this past week. 

Dr. Payne and His Monster are loose!

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2008, 02:52:52 PM »
*A nervous Sam is sitting at the table in the Ladies Rest, nervously takes a big drink of whiskey then begins his tale*

Ah tell ya the Scissorman beh real an all.  That rich lookin lad came in ere tellin his tale bout the tailor called the Scissorman, a tallie who walks bout with clippers en es hands.  Seems this lad makes children vanish leavin nuthin but pins that are black as night lyin bout.  Well this lad finsihed es tale then went up stairs to bed an a short time later all this blood started drippin from the ceilin.  So Roland, who ah beh told beh headin the investigation, and sum folks go runnin up there and found the lad who told the tale all murdered like.  Cut to shreds eh was and blood wus everywhere.  All over the body an such were these *reaches into a pouch and produces a dark black pin, then takes a nervous sip of his whiskey*  Just like the lad said that Scissorman left behind.  Well nae any folk was seen goin up the stairs afta the lad went to bed and al lwho went in that room to investigate the murder left bloosy footprints on the hall floor when they left.  And Sammie tells ya there was nae bloody track on the floor when we went up there.  *takes another drink*  Ow was the lad killed ifin nae anyone walked up there?  Tell ya wus that Scissorman the lad spoke of, killed cuase eh told od em ah bet.
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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2008, 03:41:29 PM »
Two men--one of them a petite elf, the other, a towering human figure--were seen entering a room at the Lady's rest together with two incessantly giggling women, and a priestess of Ezra.  Shrieks, thumps and endless amounts of giggling and cackling were heard from the room, as well as talk about rope, iluskan curses and a stuttered question "When are you going to take advantage of me?"

All that's left as evidence is a set of bloody sheets, a half-chewed white petal and a puddle of vomit next to the table and the cushions in the corridor, outside the rooms.
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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2008, 06:28:14 PM »
The well-known Lady Markova made a donation, as she is used to do.
Patrons of the Lady's rest saw her handing it over to a young foreigner Warden of the Ezra's Faith.
The Anchorite seemed to be slightly embarassed.
Nobody knows if he was embarassed because the Lady was the most beautiful he's ever seen orfor the large ammount of money she donated to the Church.
Furthermore,  someone heard she invited him to visit the Keep.
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When the day came, he went to the Church for delivering the Lady Markova's donation to Toret Murgur, directly.



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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2008, 02:02:33 PM »
Hushed and alarmed, and mostly behind closed doors, talk of a man with numerous tattoos, one being a bird of sorts flying over water with a sun in the background has attempted to sell some kind of "body enchancer" to a guard in the Lady's Rest inn.

To many peoples relief it's also claimed that the guard refuted said "enhancers" and the seller then left the inn.

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2008, 08:43:07 PM »
[Graffitti, writtin in red pain, or dye, is smeared across the Lady's Rest, reading: "Respect the boycott, like Radu respects boys in his cot!"]
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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2008, 09:31:21 PM »

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2008, 04:05:44 AM »


//Sorry for the OOC, but awesome work, man, haha. :thumbup://

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2008, 07:48:47 AM »
Travelling merchants and outlanders pause and scratch their heads at the graffiti, wondering why it has yet to be painted over.

//sorry if a dm has gone through this already, but none of the threads that mention it say anything about a clean-up. Given that a post about tearing down offending notes is usually up minutes after the original post, it seems a fair assumption that it's still there.

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2008, 10:35:27 PM »
No where is guard Zeluf to be seen. The usual large figure of the guard is missing in the Lady's and around the outskirts. His loud voice is no where to be heard. Murmurs are that he left the Vallaki guard after being beat up for refusing to obey orders.

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2008, 05:17:04 PM »
Those present in the ladies rest would of seen Corporal Vasham and a man in armour whose hood remained up, head upstairs. Those near the room would of heard raised voices before the two men emerged with the Corporall dragging the hooded man who was coverd in blood and clear dblade wounds, the man was thrown outside and the guard went back to his post within the inn

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2008, 12:47:02 AM »
Mixed rumours are circulating that Lorea, a waitress at the ladies rest either has a great talent for singing or that she spouts bizzare nonesense words that sound most unusual... Both opinions seem to hold equal weight and support at this time.

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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2008, 03:03:14 PM »


Words of warning to all fey and elven kind.  Villagers in Vallaki have been attacking elves on sight.  In one story told, the limbs of an elf were torn apart with the use of ropes and horses.  Another account tells of a mob of villagers dragging a fey man through the village and to the western outskirts, where they proceed to lynch the fey from a tree while the guards on wall duty stood idly by.  It is even said that one of the villagers, when a priestess of Ezra attempted to intervene on the fey’s behalf, was beaten with a stick. 

It is no surprise that the villagers have no love for the fey.  When some outlanders tried intervening on behalf of the lynched elf, the villagers accused the elf of having stolen their shadows. 


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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2008, 01:41:09 PM »


Rumor has it that a man clad in full guard apparel stepped into the Lady’s Rest, at night time no less, and demanded at the top of his lungs that everyone stop what they’re doing and pay taxes in the name of the Count.  What brings some to laughter, is that what the so called guard hadn’t counted on, was that a real guard was within the tavern.  Once it became apparent that his plans had run amuck, he fled, having by some accounts used witchcraft to evade capture. 

A week later, a guard at the outskirts approached what seemed to be an Anchorite of Ezra, dressed in the green robes with white trim, and when asked to remove his hood, the man simply fled, which leads some to suspect this may be the same man who posed as a guard the other night.

Not all is at is appears to be in Vallaki.  Mischief is at hand. 


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Re: The Lady's Rest - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2008, 04:18:13 PM »
Gossip spreads about the Boxing match, the winners, the losers and attention is particularly given to the little Fey, Ai'na, defeating both a Giant and the Falkonovian "terror" Vladimir.