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Borca - Sturben
« on: December 30, 2020, 03:41:33 PM »
[Terrible news! Earthquakes of unimaginable strength are felt throughout northern Borca, seemingly originating from within the wound that rests within the Core's very centre -- the Shadow Rift. The quakes cause much of the priceless sculptures and vases in Sef Ivan Dilisnya's marvelous estate of Degravo to fall from their pedestals and be shattered upon the pitiless earth. A cave-in affects the Sommet Theatre in Lechberg, though fortunately no one was harmed. Experts predict that it will take at least several months for the stone and rubble to be moved out and for shows to resume there, however.

The quakes' effects are felt perhaps strongest in the city of Sturben, where the House of Grace, the oldest cathedral consecrated to Ezra aside from Ste. Mere des Larmes, was utterly destroyed, the church's massive steeple first buckling and then careening downwards to split the temple down the middle. The belfry crashes to the cobbles below in a plume of dust, crushing over a dozen unfortunate souls. Counted among the dead is Toret Paolino Trevisan, may Ezra see his soul brought to the shelter of peace.]




“And there, there overhead, there, there, hung over
Those thousands of white faces, those dazed eyes,
There in the starless dark, the poise, the hover,
There with vast wings across the cancelled skies,
There in the sudden blackness, the black pall
Of nothing, nothing, nothing — nothing at all.”

- Archibald MacLeish, "The End of the World"

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Re: Borca - Sturben
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2021, 10:59:03 AM »
[Word of generous benefactors from the Church of Ezra's Barovian Congregation, contributing funds to the reparation of the House of Grace, becomes widespread throughout Sturben. The name of Toret Matthew Garrett and the Draghici Family resonate positively throughout the settlement, alongside the name of other prominent contributers and artisans.

On the outskirts of Sturben, those contained in more rural areas start gravitating greatly towards the alarming words of a preacher known as Girolamo Marmagna, who is regarded by the Church of Ezra as a man with strong heretical beliefs, declaring insanities such as the faithful and the Legion of Night are but one in the same. His commitment and confidence, and even denouncement of the current state of Borcan society, and the weakened state of the Church of Ezra, has attracted a handful of followers and fanatics willing to join his cause.]

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Re: Borca - Sturben
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 10:23:35 PM »
[Progress on the reparations of the House of Grace continues with Sentire Geofri Solda bringing comfort to the members of the faith. A massive Fifth Day Service is held before the steps of the ruined temple where denizens of Sturben paid respect to those that have fallen during the incident that took place before the end of year 775. To everyone's surprise, the Sentire publicly thanked and endorsed Oton Boritsi, the very same who lost his bid to become Praesidius to Alessandra Tiepolo.

The crowd was confused but were swiftly told that Toret Oton Boritsi himself has sought to help rebuild the House of Grace with a graceful sum, while stating that the Great Cathedral has neglected in supporting the rebuilding of the Church's oldest temple. The Sentire endorsed Oton and stated that Alessandra Tiepolo robbed his mantle from him, conspiring along with the likes of Bastion Teodorus Raines. These open criticisms and condemnations go on to state that the Praesidia seeks to forfeit all Borcan laypeople to the troubles of Darkon, while neglecting the well being of those in Sturben.

The people gathered at first reluctant, cheered at the Sentire's charismatic speech and openly expressed their anger towards the Levkarest Congregation. Whether or not the Sentire's words were true, division was growing in the city of Sturben.]