Author Topic: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia  (Read 32259 times)

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #100 on: October 12, 2018, 03:00:58 PM »
Throughout the day activity is seen in and out of the Chapel, several new arrivals are seen as a Knight returns from a long trip, in the company of an Inquisitor, but not the one seen there upon many an occasion recently, she is seen walking about the keep walls and also looking at the Boyar Crypts close by. The earthquake that was experienced the night before has not effected the chapel or the keep or surrounds.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #101 on: January 11, 2019, 08:59:34 PM »
Word spreads of a horrific assault upon the followers of Ezra. Late in the night, out of the woods, they came. Worgs, a wailing spectre, a great elemental of Flame. They pursued fleeing travelers to the keeps walls, where it is said several Templars were slain in the attack. The timely arrival of reinforcements saw off the foul creatures, and it is said, their vampiric master. Left carved into the stone of one of the inner walls were the words "By the Undying King"...
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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #102 on: February 05, 2019, 08:56:22 PM »
Word has it that there is constant activity at the Redoubtable Chapel of Our Eternal Guardian. Reports of Ezrites coming and going on a regular basis prevail. Two wardens and a Templar seem to have taken up permanent residence. Farmers have been visited and report two blonde Ezrites passing through with a brunette female offering blessings and words of kindness.   

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #103 on: April 17, 2019, 09:01:31 AM »
A Young Initiate is often seen spending the night, in vigil, inside The Redoubtable Chapel.
He occasionally descends in the nearby cursed Crypt, only to come back hours later, to tend to his wounds and take care of his equipment.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #104 on: November 02, 2019, 12:12:19 PM »
Groaning undead have taken to wandering outside the old haunted keep at night, but the mindless ones seem to have purpose in their shuffling...organization...as if led by some unseen force. At the entrance to the keep, gore. Written in blood on the brow of one decapitated head..."Sacrifice of Orcus."

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #105 on: November 06, 2019, 11:48:05 PM »
From within the crypt a banshee-like keening could be heard just before dawn. Indeed, scholars of the elder forms of Elvish might recognize most of the female voice's muffled lament:

Two...rushed together...
With crimson....the air above.
That...was the tender squeak
Of youth, when it's a prey to bleating love.

The swords are splintered, like our youth, my ...
And now it's ....and talons
....is child's play to the snarling
Of ...adults in ruptured passion.

The...is hell, and...
The hellcat calls! Come, let us roll without remorse
To embrace a death feud that never ends!


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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #106 on: November 09, 2019, 01:50:02 AM »
More undead churn out of the crypt, like macabre bees swarming from a hive as a new queen takes wing. Although the Ezrite Templars remain at their posts, none challenges the hooded figure who seems to command the hordes of shuffling, mindless corpses. She passes undeterred back and forth between the crypt and the larger keep, growing perhaps as restless as the ghastly rotted masses she commands, as unwilling as they are to stay confined to their tombs.

Now and then her baleful skeletal gaze looks east toward Vallaki.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #107 on: November 19, 2019, 02:43:02 PM »
Noises of carpentry, hammering and sawing can be heard from the courtyard of Raduta Keep.

Barricades are erected just outside the main gate leading inside the Keep, spikes pointed towards the interior, as to prevent something to get out.

Notices are pinned to the Wall Gate, reminding to the Pilgrims to keep it always closed.

A crate, guarded by some Templar Knights, is placed just outside the Chapel with a paper next to it.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2020, 11:03:56 PM »
A couple of adventurers, battered and beaten from their trials in the keep, return to the chapel and empty out the artifacts they had acquired, as per the writ recently acquired by one Toret. Any arguments from the nearby priest or children are simply shown the writ, few words are spoken as the volley of artifacts spill forth unto the marble floor.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #109 on: July 25, 2020, 01:14:39 PM »
In the early hours of the morning, an initiate of the Church of Ezra is seen rising at the first hints of dawn. He jogs several laps around the ramparts, performing several, seemingly learned, exercises both physical and with a blade. When all was said and done, he assumed more casual custodial duties with a broom, dusting away at the dust that accumulated around the Chapel and it's ramparts.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #110 on: November 06, 2020, 12:59:32 PM »
Early in the night a letter drifted over towards the door of the Chapel, carried by the wind. Torn and crumpled, it carried a single message.


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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #111 on: December 03, 2020, 06:18:29 PM »
After Dusk, campfires are lit all along the ramparts of Raduta Keep.

A dark haired Ezrite Acolyte is seen bringing food to the Templars patrolling the walls, and spending the night in vigil along with them.
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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #112 on: December 05, 2020, 10:34:11 AM »
A figure in dark clothing and a blue coat could be seen at times near the keep.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #113 on: December 17, 2020, 12:43:35 AM »
[In the dead of night a swarm of Gundarakites filed into the chapel, beaten and bloody, to patch their wounds. They were largely silent as their wounds were tended,  keeping their distance from the Ezrites. In the early hours of the morning, they grimly marched out and away.]

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #114 on: December 22, 2020, 10:41:37 AM »

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #115 on: December 23, 2020, 12:08:11 AM »
A young halfling acolyte is seen coming in near the turn of night carrying a large amount of fresh venison. He places it carefully to be prepared for those in need before heading out.
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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #116 on: December 26, 2020, 09:28:52 AM »
Word Spreads about a Camp being built just outside the walls of Raduta Keep, by the Ezrites.

They say that Calibans and Outcasts who wish to know about Ezra and accept her salvation are welcome to establish there and escape a life of sin, despair, and damnation among the fetid halls of the Drain.


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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #117 on: February 02, 2021, 03:02:56 PM »
Along the road towards the Zeklos keep there are skewered black ravens, several groups of five, long iron nails affixing their bodies to the trees. The bodies show signs of being shot down, and then impaled.
On the treebark, a single word is carved. "LEGION."
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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #118 on: February 02, 2021, 08:33:54 PM »
The impaled ravens have been pulled down, and tossed in a ditch out of sight. Hopefully, the superstitious locals did not notice the slaughter of these birds thought to ferry the souls of the dead to rest...

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2021, 01:05:13 PM »
[Two graveyards in the province have been robbed of the corpses and the graves defiled.  The only thing left behind were the macabre remains unfit for any use, scholarly or nefarious...]




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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #120 on: February 09, 2021, 08:24:44 PM »
[Small patrols of Templars from Raduta Keep travelling the road stop by the graves on a number of occasions, investigating the tampered remains. After some time, they return toward the road - heading outward.]

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2021, 09:34:07 PM »

The defiled graves near Raduta have been spruced up to the best one can in that haunted land. The empty graves still remain open, their soil piled up to the side as they wait for the return of their stolen remains. A very grumpy grave keep may have been seen grumbling to herself and the other gravedigger, in a wickedly foul mood from the distrubances.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #122 on: April 09, 2021, 10:57:28 PM »
Within the courtyard of the old Raduta Keep, a ghostly scene of a criminal burning at the stake is witnessed. The vision is brief but the horror of the spectral apparition is distinct and haunting.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #123 on: April 16, 2021, 06:33:45 PM »


Ezrites from the Redoubtable Chapel of Our Eternal Guardian are seen about Wachter lands preparing for Toret Matthew Garrett's Fifth Day Service, in expectation of pilgrims, laity, and guests. 

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #124 on: April 19, 2021, 03:09:50 AM »
Ezrite Wardens, Templar, and those in training are seen making their way towards Raduta Keep daily, often found now gathered in the courtyard resuming drills or patrolling the walls of the keep, their vigilance increasing. Whatever they prepare for, they appear to be on high alert, as their focus shifts further inward.
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