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Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« on: July 26, 2007, 02:43:30 AM »
The governess, her sister, and staff all speak of a young, native woman of sizable proportion who seems to visit periodically. They relate that she never gives a name, but seems to have a vast knowledge of the old ways and tends the children's hurts in a gentle manner, often entreating them to a dessert she calls 'trifle' during her visits, leaving allowances under their pillows as they sleep, and making sizable donations to the governess.

The governess recounts that often the woman seems pained as much as gladdened by her visits, but remains otherwise tight-lipped on the matter. The waif Sergei seems to know her.
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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 07:20:22 PM »
A freshly killed cow is rumored to have been waiting, as if a gift, at the orphanage on the morning of September 20.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 04:06:10 AM »
People were astounded at the generosity of The Black Umbrella Club when their treasurer Miss Markova donated 5000 fang to assist the children. She was a quoted as saying "I just wish I could do more."

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007, 10:44:56 PM »
A recent arrival to the Mists, having stated she grew up in the home herself, is often seen coming and going from Orphanage, playing with the children or chatting with the Governess.


She is often seen in a fiery red dress, wrapped in an old worn cloak as she braves the fog to head to the building.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007, 02:44:35 PM »
Across from the orphanage, it is said that there is a infection of a moss-like parasite spreading among the peasant population along with the guardsman of a boyar estate known for its brandy. Along side these rumors are of killings and executions for seemingly trivial things and the like, some say this is a cover for the moss infection, and some say the crimes are too harsh. In relation to these two events, it has been also said there is a cure for this, but it was repeatedly refused by the boyar, thinking the workers were just being lazy and slow. Zachea knows more about the moss than anyone at the moment and the populace is warned that should any see any strange moss on people or objects, to report to him immediately.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 06:02:06 PM »
Locals report that frequently, a basket of freshly baked pastries is delivered to the door of the orphanage. The only identifying property is the purple scarf that is consistently tied to the baskets' handles.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007, 11:52:35 AM »
The children whispers among themselves about the beautiful woman that comes everyday to the orphanage, she speaks with Anica, the rumored baby killer and goes in her room with many heavy package under her arm, maybe candies and presents! The children whispers among themselves in quasi jealousy until the cheerful but quiet lady offers them flowers and candies during most of her visits, and that the knight that accompanies her often play with the children outside, teaching them how to use a sword with sticks for props.

Anyone who ask Lady Invich would receive the answer that Melanie is teaching the child to read and write, and the packages contains books, quills and stacks of papers.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2007, 10:05:36 PM »
The day after the knight began teaching the children the basics of combat, the orphans have begun a little mock-war amongst themselves.  Bruises have become common.

Abruptly, the "Stick swords" have gone missing, (most likely ending up in the fireplace) and all the children seem upset about losing their new favorite pastime.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2007, 07:40:58 PM »
Wondrous little bags of coins appear last night in front of every door in the orphanage, beginning with a bag of one coin and rising for each bag by one additional coin.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2007, 08:04:57 PM »
A female child was found dead near the peak of night, shortly before a dark form was seen sprinting out of the orphanage with unnatural speed, moments before a band of three adventurers rushing down into the basement of the building. The poor orphan girl was mutilated to an extreme, her face contorted into that of horror, drained, crude letters drawn onto her stomach and down the side of her leg in her own blood.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2007, 03:45:11 AM »
Surveying the orphanage from the nearby hillside the dark clad woman dismisses the
raggy and filthy messenger with a barely perceptible wink of her fragile velvet-gloved hand.

The hilarious conflict raging between a bunch of demented stiffs and ... the local
... 'property' ... had just gotten personal.

Cloaking herself in the ambient shades she strides downhill, quietly vanishing into the arising mists.




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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2007, 03:55:11 AM »
Celurion was well loved by the children at the orphanage, they enjoyed pulling on his pointy ears, the stories he would tell, and the kind relief of hunger and sickness he brought to them.
They were shocked when after stepping out from his last vist they heard his outburst of cursing and swears as the dead girl quite literally landed at his feet.
Immediately following the horror, the body was quickly removed, and burried in the Morninglord's tradition, to prevent rising as unliving and tainting the cemetery.
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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2007, 02:24:58 PM »
Given that every monster and his mother and his third cousin twice removed seems to love eating the children at that specific orphanege, the children have taken to never leaving the orphanege to play in groups less then three, never leaving the yard, and locking themselves inside at sunset.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2007, 03:45:39 PM »
Following the horrible attack against the orphanage farmers whisper of seeing dark clad figures moving about at night near the orphanage. Th next morning all entrances had wreaths hung upon them. Visitors were told the wreaths were placed there mourning the loss of the child. Closer inspection of the wreaths show that each of the vines seems to run into the other making it hard to tell where one stops and the other starts. The visitors also speak of having a feeling of being watched while at the orphanage even when there was no one around.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2008, 12:51:01 AM »
((for one DM Corvus, who managed the event with "The Bard"))

A young Forfarian woman claiming to be "naught more then a simple herbalist!" begins visiting the Orphanege, hoping to discuss with the Head Mistress a recent incident involving a mysterious minstrel on the bridge not far from the Orphanege.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2008, 01:59:17 AM »
With the recent attack so near the orphanage the children are seen to stay even closer to the house then normal. A dark clad figure was seen moving about the building in the nights following the incident. Come morning fresh wreaths are hung upon the doors and windows.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2008, 02:04:27 PM »
Loud voices and cheers can be heard, voice of a male yelling to an angel and a woman cheering resonates on the second floor of the orphanage. Children huddles in fright in their bed.
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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2008, 11:03:22 PM »
A loud scream of terror was heard from the Orphanage in the morning, as ten children were found murdered in there beds. All ten of there throats were slit to what seem of a perfect cut for a simple kill. The ones who slept in bunk beds seem to have move a bit as if  they aimed to run, tho there throats seem to have still been hit with the same perfect cut. Most were in shock for they never heard a peek from any of the children the whole night...

 
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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2008, 04:58:27 PM »
More rumors circulated after a large group of outlanders with one acclaimed native amidst them entered the Orphanage following the night of the murders later in the evening seeking details.  They investigated the upstairs of Mina's mansion in hopes of learning something of the possible identity of the killer or killers.  Though little was shown as evidence there was much speculation to the possibility of witchery or vrolock as there was no sign or word during the occurence which led many to speculate the sinister arts of witches or the mist shaping of vampires.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2008, 01:32:40 PM »
A man dressed in dark robes, who introduced himself as Tristan Crowley, donated a large sum of money to the orphanage. It is notably the same man as the one who gave food to the poor one morning. He was accompanied by one Jane Smith.


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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2008, 08:10:21 PM »
The care takers would mention of two missing children, halflings in fact that were left there to there care by another halfling woman many months ago. In there place all that was left was a smal note its hand writing horrible and barely legiable.

As she suffered from your 'mercy' so to shall her children, suffer the little children

The letter is unsigned but there is no sign of what took the children only a horrible scent of death.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2008, 06:22:02 AM »
After playing hide and seek with her friend Micail, the 11 year old girl Lisa is missing. Micail fears that the night has swallowed her. Where she is now seems a mystery.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2008, 06:35:04 AM »
A huge fire has been set to the orphanage last night. Rumours speak of some murderer also having stabbed several children. The Orphanage remains closed until further notice and is guarded for the time being by some big angry looking Red Vardo guard. Rumours say some donator named Jack has financed the guard.

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2008, 07:17:02 AM »
*claims of a attack on the orphanage have been made public after a child was kidnapped and several other including ''Hector'' and a fellow guardian of the children were badly wounded*
The young girl who was kidnapped hasnt been seen since, the vardo guard proved useless when it comes to attacks from mages, he was left uninjured with another man hopelessly trailing the mage in question

*several days later a note was dropped a few feet from the door*

The child that was taken lays in the lower catacombs of the morninglord church in vallaki...oh....and get a better guard. *a crudely drawn smiley face drawn at the bottom of the note*

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Re: Orphanage - Western Outskirts - Gossip
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2008, 06:16:57 AM »
*There is some talk of a pale outlander woman who spends at least half of any given week at the orphanage with her two daughters within. She is also rumored to have made more than one donation of over a thousand fang, which might explain why such an arrangement is tolerated by the women running the hospice*
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