Author Topic: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia  (Read 32268 times)

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #125 on: April 21, 2021, 11:39:54 PM »
Those wandering close to Raduta Keep would notice bolt throwers upon the walls and Ezrite Templars patrolling regularly. Those who have seen the gates open report a large siege engine behind the gates.  Occasionally crates are moved into the Chapel from the camp outside.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #126 on: April 28, 2021, 01:28:05 PM »
The Anchorites and Templars of the Redoubtable Chapel of Our Eternal Guardian and Raduta Keep are seen regularly patrolling the Old Svalich Road from the River Luna to the Zeklos Outpost. Rumor has it several traveler have been aided by the Church after having run into trouble with local fauna and bandits.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #127 on: June 24, 2021, 11:37:57 AM »
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The mental and physical well being of the Templar guarding Raduta Keep seemed to be primary concern, following not only the continued horrors but also the disturbing treatment of Templar Musat by the Wachter guards after the massacre at Krezk. Vitals and vigor much have returned to expected, however, as heightened training has begun for not only new Templar in training, but also the Templar currently manning the chapel and the keep. Any visitors or passerby's would hear the shouts of drills and heavy footsteps from atop the walls of the keep as they are driven to ensure peak physical condition.

Sign alerting visitors to the training line the path leading up Raduta Keep from the Svalich Pass. What has caused this change in behavior is unknown, as things appear otherwise quiet at the keep
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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #128 on: February 13, 2022, 07:06:21 AM »
[A Grim Reminder is diplayed inside the hall of Raduta Keep]

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #129 on: June 20, 2022, 05:59:50 PM »
After their long absence there is a reticent but decisive return to Raduta Keep as Wardens and Templars cross the Luna out of Vallaki at the break of dawn. There is talk overheard of the trail of a certain creature, a stealer of breath, as shields are raised high and swords drawn upon their march Westward. What is most unusual about their movement is the accompaniment of those familiar to Vallaki by another Warden, one wearing the markings of the Zealots of Nevuchar Springs. Not all of those departing are seen returning from the Wachter lands the next day.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #130 on: June 30, 2022, 12:22:57 AM »
More frequent becomes the movement between Vallaki and the chapel within the keep, the Ezrite's patrols becoming more fervent as they set out on the cusp of the night, moving upon any whisper to come from Raduta Keep. This night, as they are hurried to reach the sanctity of the chapels walls, they are found defiled with claims, defacing the side of the sole refuge from the haunting sounds that echo the ruined castle.
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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #131 on: July 23, 2022, 04:55:31 PM »
A collection of three paintings is shown within the chapel.
They all carry the same signature: A horned moth.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #132 on: July 24, 2022, 06:42:44 AM »
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A collection of three paintings is shown within the chapel.
They all carry the same signature: A horned moth.

The paintings are moved elsewhere in the private chambers of the Redoubtable Chapel, and a note is left in their place.

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LET IT BE KNOWN

This is NOT

Some kind of "ART" GALLERY

DO NOT display your work inside the Chapel WHITOUT PERMISSION.

All works MUST be REVIEWED and EVALUATED

BEFORE being displayed.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #133 on: July 29, 2022, 01:05:14 PM »
[The above notice is promptly removed and the pieces of artwork are given great care in being moved elsewhere]
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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #134 on: July 29, 2022, 01:27:59 PM »
Patrols have begun once more along the Svalich Pass between the Watchter lands and Vallaki. More Templar are posted along the walls, as if in anticipation of something yet to come. Whatever preparations were made, however, were not enough, as an attack is made in the middle of the night, more severe than had been foreseen. Several Templar are left dead in it's wake.

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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #135 on: July 29, 2022, 09:20:42 PM »
By the end of the night great plumes of smoke are seen rising over the Wachter lands, said to be coming from the grounds of Raduta Keep. Those passing by would see the light of massive flames rising from the graveyard, as a large funeral pyre is build within. The sky is briefly alight around the keep, the thicket of mist that hangs overhead orange with the glow of the fire. Four bodies, wrapped in the green cloths of the Church of Ezra, burn with the relentless flames, tended to throughout the night by several Wardens. It is said, however, that five perished that night. Little is spoken of the fifth.



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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #136 on: August 07, 2022, 12:38:48 PM »
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Waste is laid to Raduta Keep by men and women bearing the standards of the Brotherhood of the Whip.  Smoke, fire trailing out through the day, the altars were overturned and the rectory was systematically desecrated.  The statue to Ezra was toppled and smashed, and the rubble was only overshadowed by the thin coating of blood that coated the floor. The fallen, lifeless husks of Ezrite Templars and choir children were dragged into the courtyard of the keep and ritualistically sacrificed.  As dusk approached, strange glowing lights can be seen from the inside of the courtyard with the chilling chanting of the name "THE BLACK DUKE."  A few of the lucky interlopers to stumble into the diabolic ritual that proceeded were left with a reminder for their folly—the Black Duke's symbol carved into their flesh.

The Brotherhood of the Whip was said to have held the temple for the entirety of the day and left of their own free will rather than being driven out.


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Re: The Redoubtable Chapel, Raduta Keep, Wachter Province, Barovia
« Reply #137 on: October 25, 2022, 08:45:11 PM »
Near the ancient crypt in Raduta a scene of blood and gruesome display would be seen as a random elf had the symbol of the Eternal Order carved into his body. Near to it was a pamphlet and a sign that has been constructed.