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:

    @0025d93146:

    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



  • An announcement from the City Hall informs the populace that King George and his concubine Maurina have had a baby boy. While the official statement says that the boy is healthy, suspicions arise as the Spymaster is seen receiving a herb from a group of adventurers just prior to the announcement and rushing to the City Hall.



  • After all the bitterness, death and spite sown by the ex-Far Scout known only as "Smoke", the city comes together in celebration of the traitor's downfall at the hands of a joint task-force of city employees and independants. Berlinne Toews' and Reyhenna Jorino's tag-team parties, Autonomists and Royalists, shared in both the struggle and the victory against Smoke. The tall Princess-Defender could be seen joining in the celebrations at the Bardic College afterwards, where the partying was quite arguably at its loudest.



  • An exciting time in Peltarch as a wandering priestess of Waukeen brings the annual celebration of Spryndalstar to the city. Intended to be an appreciation of the positive impact the arcane arts bring upon the people of Faerûn the celebration took a turn for the disastrous as three mages bungled their demonstrations spreading fire and chaos through Peltarch's market square.
    However, two additional performers soon arrived to salvage the event; the one-armed elven witch of Myth Drannor with a dazzling aerial display of arcane might, and the nimble Sir Firefist who wowed the audience with a flaming dance that even extended to the rooftops.
    With excited cheers from the crowd, Spryndalstar celebrations were saved. Much to the delight of the Waukeenar who quickly made off toward Rasheman for further, and hopefully less chaotic, celebration.



  • Rumours swirl around the city after a bloodied and unconcious Damian Fisher is brought through the gates by his daughter Bess and a number of others. Carried in this bleak procession is also Defender Captain Sally Williams, who according to initiated sources tried to defend the herald from a Cerulean gone rogue. Some tie these tragic events to explosions in the docks district, a few days prior.



  • Word on the street is that the mining town a Westcliff, a far-flung outpost of Peltarchian authority, fell under attack by a mercenary unit as well as a contingent of renegade Defenders from High Hold. According to reports, only five or six of the town's fifty inhabitants managed to reach the safety of Peltarch.

    Following reports of the attack, it's said that a group of adventurers followed Leofric Grubb, one of the city's Cerulean Knights, to investigate and then, finally, to counterattack the attackers' position. It's said that it was a difficult fight, but eventually some number of the mercenaries were captured, including the band's leader, and they now await trial for their atrocity.

    It's also said that some sort of magical ritual was being prepared in their headquarters, and more hushed whispers speculate that perhaps the attack on the town was in some way connected.

    Regardless, what is known is that after the attack, a contingent of Defenders was dispatched to take account of the dead, bury the locals, and bring the Peltarchian forces who defended the town home.


  • Narfell DM

    Word begins to spread that High Hold's forces have come down from their Giantspire Fortress and attacked the western Defender encampment on the beach. Stories begin to go around that all the Defenders were slaughtered by the Renegades, some say they just came to talk, some say the Defenders fended off the assault, others say that High Hold was destroyed during a siege by fire giants years ago and no Renegades remain. Whatever the truth is, some in the city are on edge with the thought of another possible war so soon after the previous conflict.



  • Tolling bells woke up people in the night. As the commoners gathered on the streets, King George made a brief public appearance with Lady Aino Harthgroth and a small baby boy. An heir has been born.



  • Dockside gossip tongues may wag about the latest exploits of the king's niece, Bess Fisher. While known to enjoy a good bar crawl, the events of last night may strike some as unusual in that she brought along not only the bardess Isolde Garibaldi, but the Commerce district guardswoman Jasmine. All three were seen stumbling along the streets, frequently falling over, 'til entering the Lucky Ferret Inn. Rumour has it they rented a room there for reasons one might only speculate over. And some do, in great and explicit detail, noting the voluminous racket from the room as well as the overturning of near all of its furnishings.


  • Narfell DM

    Speculation about a new, controversial book authored by former Senator and bardic malcontent, Eowiel Senella abounds. The elven avowedly anti-royalist elf has been seen interviewing several individuals with known links to the Senate of old, and rumours suggest she is already sending advance copies of her manuscript to known autonomist leaders such as Berlinne Toews, and planning a huge rally in the Commerce District to celebrate both the history of the Senate and the launch of the book proper.



  • Red eyes lit up the night past the city's sturdy walls and in waves, frost-bitten undead assailed the city's gates to the west. City employees sprang into swift action, aided by a fair number of volunteer adventurers and while the gates bear a sooty layer from the repelling fires, the cold claws of undeath never made it past the defenders.

    In other, brighter news, the buzz goes around of the fabled spelljammer the Star Harpy having once more graced the city with an appearance - landing past the farmsteads and then dropping off a fair number of noted Narfellian adventurers mid-city upon departure. Will Captain Beeter and his intrepid crew visit again? Only time will tell!


  • Narfell PL

    Redheads and pancakes. On an otherwise uneventful night, the Mermaid had a run on several stacks of pancakes, upon the return of not one, but TWO familiar faces. A couple in fact! An elf with a bear mask joined them, and for a few hours, the inn seemed lively again, before they departed after enjoying some bardic entertainment.



  • A squad of guards, led by Peltarch's Spymaster, Reyhenna Jorino, Jasmine, and Roslyn Underhill, were seen entering City Hall a few days previously. While details of their activities there are not known, what is known is that they were seen entering the Royal Apartments, but not seen leaving.

    Less than an hour later, they were seen outside of the Gaol, though nobody seemed to recall seeing them move from point A to point B.

    Perhaps in related news, it's said that the gaol has acquired a mysterious new resident, whose identity is hidden behind an iron mask.



  • The talk of the town, royalty aside, most certainly include the unexpected exodus from Peltarch by the controversial businessman Oliver Holloway. Farmers may also have noted that the eccentric pig farmer Darla of the Haunted Ham has likewise left the city.

    Speculations of business fall short of the big talking point, however, as gossip and the papers focus mainly on the so called "Night Cat" - Peltarch's newest and most outrageous jewel thief. Certain rumours even claim that the theatrical masked cat burglar is none other than local novelist, Isolde Garibaldi.



  • Maurina, one of the noblewomen courting King George, has lately been seen with a new extremely expensive looking ring in her left ring finger. Has the King finally chosen a new wife?



  • Rumours around the docks district include the demise of an old man, beaten to death in the back alley near the Pissing Goat Inn. The man, known to be a storyteller and an avid groper of ladies, might have annoyed the wrong people this time.



  • Apparently word spreads from the Lucky Ferret that Oscar Holbrook was seen touching a child innapropriately. But surely it is just a rumor.



  • There was a small commotion in the Mermaid after Cerulean Shesarai, normally the most mild-mannered of patrons, was observed storming in from the direction of the Docks District, stomping up the stairs, and throwing things at the wall. A chamber maid looked in after the sound died down and saw her praying quietly in a corner. Soon after she went to sleep.


    AubreyMaturin



  • Word spreads fast: Oscar Halbrook, accused of treason and imprisoned ever since the anti-royalist uprising, is now a free man. Not only that, but he's been reinstated to his former post as captain of the Commerce district, apparantly with guard general Velhar's blessing.



  • A fresh and pristine sundial was being carried towards the commons to replace the one so carelessly smashed by teleporting adventurers when.... a group teleported to that exact spot, shattering the dial before it even had the chance to touch the ground unbroken. The two workmen were flung aside by the blast, and a contingent of Ceruleans came scurrying out of City Hall not a moment later, at high alert, wide-eyed at the monsterous construct in the party's midst.