Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by Steve » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:13 pm

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A vigilant watch begins....
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by Steve » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:56 am

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The knight errant, Henryk the Damaran, carries on with regular marches to the Refugee Camp, those whom he continues to offer protection as champion to their, making sure they are at alert, and to gleam whatever information may be traveling from the Front.


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Hours later, at greater heights, the ranking Sword of Tyr to the Temple of the Just God, keeps his vigilant watch upon the City.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by Atrare » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:35 pm

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Those passing through the harbor district might get an urge to look over their shoulder or squint into a dark alley, never quite seeing anything but also not able to shake off that feeling of being watched.

Perhaps it is just figments from frightened minds with the devil threat looming so close. Or perhaps there is some truth to the quiet stories of the city having other defenders.

Whatever the truth might be, Hendryk's vigilant watch is not interfered with - unless he would stray too deep into the harbor district.



Standard information/rumor that can be picked up by those frequenting the harbor district of Baldur's Gate:
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Travelers arriving in Baldur's Gate via the East Harbor might notice some strange things at first glance. The Flaming Fist presence on the docks themselves would seem somewhat minimal, despite it being such a high-traffic area, with valuable goods coming in and going out on an almost continuous basis. While one might think this would create for a breeding ground for armed robberies, extortion and murder, this part of the city has much less violent crime than one would expect.

While some with less insight might attribute it to the Flaming Fist Headquarters looming in the northern parts of the district, those who actually spoke to the people who lived or worked in the area would be met with some strange rumors. Tales of watchers in the night. Many might speak of times now and again when those who brought the locals harm or tried to prey on one of them in one way or another were taken by these "watchers," yanked into the shadows and never seen again.

Those who spoke to the Flaming Fist about the rumors would be met with various theories and speculation depending on who exactly they talked to, but one aspect would remain consistent throughout: the mercenary company's attitude was that they had no interest in fixing what wasn't broken.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by DaloLorn » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:48 am

A poster written in Common and Elven can be seen in a few places along the Coast:
Seeking competent guards and artisans for an expedition into and below the Calishite ruins south of Wyrm's Crossing. Payment will consist of five (5) Waterdhavian dragons per person, plus a share of any goods repossessed from the kobolds and other creatures in the party's path.

The mission is slated to begin early on the 16th of Eleint, provided a party containing the following can be assembled:
  • At least one (1) fighter of moderate or better proficiency
  • At least one (1) artisan of moderate or better proficiency
  • No more than five (5) members, including the expedition leader
Interested parties may reach out to Ollandor Ilvanthis at the Blade and Stars inn in Baldur's Gate.

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  • The party will leave the Blade and Stars on September 15, 10:00 UTC.
  • Ollie's payment is measured in hundreds of gp (under the assumption that 1gp IG is ICly actually 1cp), so this works out to 500gp per character, plus loot.
  • Average party level should be somewhere in the 7-11 range. Ollie is currently a solid 9, but will accept characters from 5-13. (So long as it doesn't upset the APL too much.)
  • The 'fighter' role basically needs to be capable of... well, fighting. They'll be expected to either draw or outright prevent enemy fire long enough to defeat incoming hostiles, so I'd advise fighters, monks, paladins, some more combative cleric builds, etc.
  • The 'artisan' role needs to have a high skill level in various crafting skills to pass skill checks. Lore skills may also be advisable for the same reason.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by DaloLorn » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:50 am

A note is attached to several of Ollandor's posters, as bilingual as the original text:

Due to an unforeseen incident, the expedition will be moved up a day, to the 15th of Eleint.

OOC: The trip is being moved up to this Saturday, September 14. No other changes are expected at this time.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by DaloLorn » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:43 am

A young, dirty-looking wood elf woman could be seen entering the Flaming Fist headquarters with a lightly-armored human in tow. The duo seemed to be reporting the possible presence of a necromantic cult in the graveyard east of the Gate, believing themselves unprepared to tackle the threat.

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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by calvinus » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:28 pm

*A poster bearing the sigil of Helm is left for the Everwatch in the Temple of the Shield and the Temple of the Guardian.*

*A poster bearing the Sigil of Helm is placed in easily visible public locations in Nashkel as well as at the Friendly Arm Inn and Gullykin.*
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Everwatch, Members of the Public,

The Everwatch invite all of lawful and non-evil intent to participate in the first public class of the Everwatch Training School in this year 1355 DR to take place in the northern Amnian town of Nashkel on the 5th of Leaffall ((October 5, 2019 at 18:00 GMT)). There, members of the Everwatch will be training with non-Everwatch in a martial social environment in areas of morality, leadership, drill & ceremony, tactics, discipline, and martial cultural. This is meant to build cohesion among all participating and to make better and more vigilant guardians of us all. Participants interested and that prove themselves may also then apply to become an auxiliary militia in the aid of security of Nashkel if they do not wish to seek membership in the Everwatch outright.

While the school is not-for-profit, a donation per participant of 2,000 gold pieces will be required to cover school costs and to aid in various charitable causes of the Church of Helm.

Helm Protect You!

Signed:

Wai Li
Head Watchknight
The Everwatch
Paladin and Watcher of Helm


*A signup sheet is attached below the posting, with a place to put name and a place to be contacted at.*
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by >MissClick!< » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:12 am

 
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Coast-bound compass, far and wide
Fastened high and fastened low
Made resounding, black ink preside
Parchment tells of another show
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OOC Information:
The Performers Guild would like to extend an invitation  for interested parties to join us at our public Open Stage
Night  and  perform or observe as desired.  To that end,  we encourage participants to come  prepared,  and  find
gracious  the  limitation of  one act  per person.  Our theme,  as  surmised,  covers  interpretations  of  all  things
regarding "change". IC questions can be directed to Oona Siofra. We look forward to seeing you there!                  


The event will be held on Saturday the 28th of September, starting @ 20:00 GMT / 4PM EDT.

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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by AgentOrange » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:29 pm

An ash blonde aasimar can be seen replacing any of the above posters about the open stage night where they have been weathered, torn, or removed.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by DM Viper » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:58 am

((Please note that the performance has been pushed forward by an hour and a half to 2:30pm EST to accommodate those participating in an event.))
GMT -5. Evening availability.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by kham » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:47 pm

A silver haired woman, many would identify as Solaris Cult, would approach the Darius Estate with several bags containing her belongings. Upon entry she would inform the person that received her that her arrival had been expected by a one Nathan Goldenmane (who she would subsequently refer to as “Goldie”). She would then request that to be escorted to his sleeping quarters where she claims she is to now share with him.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by Winterborne » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:24 pm

Upon being informed by the guards of what has transpired, Nathan would be heard muttering under his breath. Astute observers might hear "Dammit, Oth!".
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by Hoital » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:28 pm

kham wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:47 pm
A silver haired woman, many would identify as Solaris Cult, would approach the Darius Estate with several bags containing her belongings. Upon entry she would inform the person that received her that her arrival had been expected by a one Nathan Goldenmane (who she would subsequently refer to as “Goldie”). She would then request that to be escorted to his sleeping quarters where she claims she is to now share with him.
The guards of the Darius Estate would indeed have been informed of a particular woman matching the silver-haired woman's description, with explicit instructions to escort her from the premises should she arrive as per the Chamberlain's request.
Somewhere, further into the Estate, a lanky elf with blue-black hair and red glasses would sit, enjoying a glass of wine. He knows -exactly- what he did, but he is not sorry in the slightest.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by >MissClick!< » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:19 am

Behold;  a  mask  hath  tricked  thy  sight!
Fooling    thee   with  exquisite   grimace:
On  the  reverse,   proper  vision:  a  face.
Fiercely   affected,   true   self   revealed
before thine eyes whence prior concealed
M  A  S  Q  U  E  R  A  D  E !

 
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Wax-lacquered parchment,  charcoal infused, soon makes an appearance throughout the city of Baldur's  Gate;
first seen amidst the Palace District's upper-class and spanning further thereafter across the Sword Coast. Bold
letters  bear  news of what's to come,  proudly  declaring:  MASQUERADE.  Dated late in Marpenoth,  aught  of
cloth, sateen or velvet must match theme, desaturated, and be paired with a mask, artfully inspired.
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OOC:  This will be a player-run event hosted on the 26th of October. It is open to all characters regardless of race, creed and
religion in accordance with location. Additional information will be released in coming weeks, inclusive of time and schedule.
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                Four nights will quickly dream away the time."
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

Unread post by >MissClick!< » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:51 pm

What begins as rumor amidst the Palace District's upper-class is later confirmed by official announcement:
Oona Siofra, Assistant Director of the White Mask, has joyously accepted the theater's Director position, offered in full.
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                Four nights will quickly dream away the time."
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