Tavern Rumors of Peltarch

  • This thread is for all rumors going through the various Taverns in Peltarch. If you wish to designate a SPECIFIC tavern this rumor is going through, simply note it at the top of your post such as:


    Heard in the Lucky Ferret

    Luke likes laying with lucy Longlegs's lamprey

    Otherwise, assume that if you frequent any particular tavern in Peltarch you would have heard the rumor.

    Remember, this is a rumor thread. That means two things. One, not everything said in here HAS to be absolutely true, though should have some hint of truth. Two, please no extremely long rants or conversations. Small comments is one thing, but if you want any sizable response please make a secondary post to do such.

    Link to the old Mermaid Rumor Thread
    Link to the old Lucky Ferret Rumor Thread

  • Well, no surprise you got money and high falutin friends you can buy your way out of anything....

    The gossips pass around the latest tidbits..

    Blake and Jorino give a bit of power and they run amok and people die spits
    Who is this Blake person? Never heard of him...some bastard of the king or something?

    You see Holloway's solicitor? She could be my mouthpiece any day ..har..har...har...

  • The city still seethes as stories continue about the mayhem within the Defenders and guard.

    Lieutenants Blake and Jorino are the names given, as spearheading a lethal investigation through the entire city defenders and guard units. They supposedly have been given the king's own voice in this hunt and their sweep has been broad and relentless. Captains Halbrook and Gom are known to be incarcerated, the outcome vague at this point. Captain Weyland has apparently fled the city. Guards, Ceruleans, Defenders are missing or dead after some deadly infighting where a black flag with 9 red circles, supposedly representing the reinstatement of the Senate and the deposing of the king was flown. Brother turned on brother and skirmishes seethed as Jorino and Blake moved troops relentless across the city. A less lethal incident took place as the home of Holloway was surrounded and he and his council surrendered without a fight. People wait on a knife's edge and some have flown the city from guilt or fear.....

  • As Ava continues making preparations for the festival word begins to spread of an auction. Supposedly the wizard Sadi and the priestess Ava have teamed up to make a mystery bag full of various potions. Not only that but apparently the bag will be made of the finest leather.

  • Rumors, Hells...troops moved across the city first securing the Gaol and then into the residential district and to the western tower. A confrontation took place in front of the Gaol when Lieutenants Jorino and Blake along with Defender units and Ceruleans secured the outside of the building and then moved inside, sounds of battle could be heard and then silence before a manacled and hooded man was dragged off to the city hall. The lieutenants sent forces to secure the tower and moved quickly into the residential district where leading man of industry and his attorney were taken into custody without a fight, and also hauled off to city hall. As the lieutenants and their forces headed toward the western tower small skirmishes broke out all over the city. troops turned on troops and a flag with a circle of rd dots was flown over units attacking guards and defenders alike. As the city settled down, Captain Gom and his troops were hauled into the city hall and then silence.
    Speculation abounds over the cause and rumors spread about the forces fighting in the streets being there to depose the king and set the senate back in place.
    And from the city hall silence, as hard faced guards patrolled the streets maintaining order.

  • Narfell DM

    Lately, there has been increasing rumors about a Half-orc coming and going religiously to the Hill Giant's region always carrying back a bunch of gigantic heads that'd he dump in a crate close to one of the houses located on top a hill in the Peltarch Farm lands. Some say he's a Far Scout that loathes hill giants, others speak about the half-orc being only on duty, while the few tell stories about how the farmlands are getting very well fertilized with the remnants of the enemies of Peltarch.

  • Narfell DM

    Rumor has it the Peltarch Guards finest detectives have let slip that Andy Talbot, Norwick Guard, is the Adventurer Killer.

  • Apparently there have been a number of cats and dogs choke to death from the chicken bones left scattered in the common's.

  • Narfell DM

    First Knight of the Divine Shield Linus Loreweaver walks into the commons to find a pile of blood and bones littering the commons

    . . . . . . . . .?

    ((DM's please remember if you do events, please either clean it up after or Post about it in the forums so that we arent wondering wtf is going on))

  • Apparently Ava Salesh has been seen at the various bars around Peltarch asking about purchasing large quantities of food. She has also been seen at the brewery asking to order in bulk some fine alcohol. When asked why she replies "For a festival of course~"

  • Narfell DM

    The Peltarch Tourney proceeded in the aftermath of the chaos in the city, with Sir William Kyrie officiating. A grand time was had by all, with Autumn the Archer winning the archery, Scott Grimm winning the duelling, and Lady Sukarsik winning the Jousting

    When later asked about holding a tourney so soon after the events at town hall, William replies:

    “Peltarch does not bend the knee to those who would seek to bring terror to us, and we do not fear the darkness. I am deeply concerned for those who’ve lost their lives, or their loved ones, even if they were able to be restored, and rest assured that we are rebuilding the Order of the Divine Shield to do our part in protecting the populace against such evil.”

  • Warning bells ring out loudly across the city, and guards and defenders hustle with weapons drawn towards City Hall, where it seems all hells have broken loose. A trail of blood, of broken, lifeless bodies paints an omnious pathway up towards the King's council chambers, where sounds of battle can be heard. Scattered eye witness accounts from upstairs speak of magical darkness, a flurry of shadows and a single black-robed assailant, squaring off against a group of assorted city employees and adventurers, spearheaded by Reyhenna Jorino. The target of the attack, according to initiated sources, was none other than Herald Damien Fisher, whose life was very nearly ended by the mystery assailant going by the name of the "Adventurer-Killer".

    As the dust settles, the bardess Isolde Garibaldi, alongside Reyhenna Jorino, take to the rant stand. The two are not alone, however - all around them are the victims of the Adventurer-Killer, 31 dead in all - guardsmen and women mainly, but also defenceless administrators such as Langely, the elderly scholar who teaches language and grammar. While some goodly priests protest the gruesome display, a grimly passionate Isolde, face streaked with tears, insists with vehemence for the truth to be seen in all its cruel clarity - for rumour has been going around that the killer strikes in vengeance of the Silver Host's downfall, rooting out corruption and evil. "Know evil when you see it!", cries a distraught Isolde, while Reyhenna Jorino - or Bess Fisher as she is also known - publically swears to get to the bottom of things. The killer, it seems, is still at large. But whether he garners any public sympathy after this day remains to be seen.

  • @preacher Fabian is told to seek out the Elven Wizard Simial if he would like to talk about Enchantments!

  • Fabian Reinhard spreads word around that he seeks currently active enchanters for certain items he has gathered.

  • Overheard at the marketplace near the stall with the elven trader: seems Hemrod recommended a couple of adventurers to talk to this merchant. She talked about needing a map of old elven ruins... an old encampment. She was talking with a monk in yellow robes and a sergeant of the Defenders.

  • Narfell DM

    Word goes around that a set of MW Red Dragon Studded Leather Armor is up for sale, and those interested should leave word at the Peltarch Mortuary. The asking price is high, and if there is enough interest, they will be auctioned off.

  • Disease has appeared in Peltarch. Apparently patrons of the Dancing Mermaid have fallen ill after staying the night. The cause of this is thus far unknown. In other news a horrifying hag has been seen in the commons idlely chatting with people.

  • Narfell DM

    @preacher said in Tavern Rumors of Peltarch:

    Tales speak of a shiny Knight who helps the commoners and the orphanage financially and performs deeds that make their days better. Word has it that he prefers to stay anonymous but people say that they would recognize this armor everywhere.

    The mere mention of the rumor causes a few maidens' knees to weaken. Some of them faint mid-sentence describing how generous and handsome he is.

    [DM Xanatos Gambit]

  • Tales speak of a shiny Knight who helps the commoners and the orphanage financially and performs deeds that make their days better. Word has it that he prefers to stay anonymous but people say that they would recognize this armor everywhere.

  • Narfell DM

    There's a rumor spread among those who frequent the mermaid in the shape of farcical songs. Bards who pick the inn as their main income in the city, are backed up by a chorus of drunkards (mainly) who may or may not pay much attention to the intention of the verses:

    And the voice of the voices has voiced an opinion:
    "Like the people, like civilians,
    I shall voice my displease:
    Not civilians, but adventures
    only strive to refill their beliefs
    with the coins, and the spoils
    that the crown should convoke with taxations.
    Make them pay, for the crown,
    make them pay with a part of their spoils!"

    Doesn't matter, if Far Scouts, or Ceruleans,
    or Defenders that they only go out for rejoice.
    They're on duty, they should serve to protect
    all the people that defenseless are left
    when they venture.
    Make them pay, with taxation,
    and especially those who have nothing to do with the crown!

    After laughs and toasts, some adventurers that frequent the mermaid to recover from the exhaustion of their treks are left with a concerned countenance, while commoners only toast with a grin in the name of more income for the crown.

    Is it true that a tax for adventures is coming for those who gamble their lives in this tough and often unrewarding life of the adventurer? When was this idea left on the loose, and why are the bards singing such songs when nothing has been made official yet?

    It's very notorious the support of the common people, while adventurers only seem to be concerned and speak about moving to one of the other two towns of the realm.