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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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*a notice is placed several places around the wide and the Eastern District*
Let it be known that an Inquiry has been brought upon Carah, a human female with known association to House Darrius.

Ms Carah stands accused of the following;

To be a practitioner of the unclean and forbidden Eldritch Dark Arts.

Of being the consort of Fiends, Demons and other dark forces of destruction and chaos

Of kicking a kitten, within the lands of the Grand Dukes of Baldur’s Gate.

Her Accuser: the Heretic Solaris Chult, an self proclaimed follower of the false god Auril.

Anyone whom would like to offer testimony to the charges is to report to the Temple of Helm and seek Gerhard VanFaust.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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Pinned beneath the notice is a response.
You must be a poor investigator.

The incorrectly accused woman...

- Is not employed by House Darius (which you also misspelled)
- Does not have the use of such magics
- Is disliked by the woman who accused her who made up these accusations for the sake of having her "taken care of".

If you have further questions about this you can reach me at the Darius Estate.

- Steward Nathan Goldenmane
Head of Business and Owner
House Darius
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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Note amended.
Inspector, this is unfounded. You have no quarrel with Carah, your investigations are better spent upon the Thayan Enclave.

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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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A half-elf with brown hair and blue eyes that some may know all to well as Kevlamir Sharp was seen less in the city itself nowadays. Only those who truly know them would likely understand what they are up too in between. But rumors would likely spread far and wide regardless as to what the notorious half-elf could only be up too.

Meanwhile...

The Calishite female some know as Aiyda Hasabah of House Divine is sighted more frequently than in the past few moons making her rounds around the city.
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Whispers of an armored figure entering the Blade and Stars Inn and purchasing accommodations for an unknown amount of time might be heard whispered throughout the district - although not unusual - some identify this man as Alexander Marshall, formerly known in association with several organizations across the coast. Further still, it may be heard that Alexander Marshall left note in the Inn's common room - seeking another man named Alexander Holgart for what he described as a 'Polite Conversation'.

Was this rumor spoken across the land? No. But the inconsequential nature of such news may very well catch the right ears.
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After close to a tenday of absence, a chartered ship returns to port bearing several passengers of note, all of whom appear to be exhausted, but of good spirit and cheer, save, perhaps, for one particularly dour, hulking half-orc known by most of the commonfolk about the docks as none other than Rhaeg.

In his company, shuffling along with their effects, laughing and joking as they disembark:

a dark-haired tiefling dressed in the rich red colors of Sune, radiating smiles and warmth,

the tall blond master of the Darius estate, taciturn and stoic, though betrayed by a crooked grin after some lewd crack made to the former,

a clean-shaven Ffolk man sporting a feathered, wide-brimmed hat and dapper overcoat, cackling and carousing with the auburn-haired, hazel-eyed woman on his arm,

the Archdruid of the area, standing erect and proud, but chuckling as he speaks softly with the dark-haired, lithe ranger at his side,

a shuffling, shy figure sporting wooden antlers and tightly hugging a snow leopard in his arms,

a dark-clad tiefling chattering away in low, murmured tones (and varying timbres) with incessant, unanswered questions directed perhaps at the genasi... maybe,

and at last, the gliding, fair form of the patron of House Vale in all his finery and bright presence.

The group clump and thin as they make their way through the streets of the dock, bit by bit saying their fond, affectionate farewells and going their separate ways.
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Two women could have been noticed adoring the park nearby White Mask Theater, before heading inside. After they entered the theater, music could have been heard coming from there, as well as awe-inspiring singing of a mysterious male voice...
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House Divine would entertain Lord Anjinson of House Anjinson in the Everwinter Estate. He would be invited to the Estate’s ballroom to retrieve a painting stolen from a consortium of merchant guilds and recovered by House Divine on behalf of House Anjinson. Lord Anjinson would offer to assist House Divine in returning other stolen paintings retrieved from the recovery mission to the local merchant Houses they were taken from.

Afterwards House Divine would talk trade with House Anjinson where they would agree to meet again to discuss a potential trade agreement, where upon House Divine would purchase silk imported by House Anjinson. Though House Divine would endeavor to make inquiries about other importers.

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Later that day the House Matron would solicit a carpenter to inspect fire damage inflicted on the ceiling of one of the Estates fitting chambers. When asked what caused the damage the Matron would just angrily fold her arms and shake her head in a gesture to suggest she simply didn’t want to talk about it.
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Another notice is posted, suggesting some progress in a culinarian quest:
To those whom it may be of interest:

Let it be known that the Breadflower Bakery is currently seeking the services of Hunters and Herbalists in supplying fresh ingredients. Fair market price will be provided for serviceable cuts and foraging, with a premium being compensated for the following varieties:
  • Venison
  • Bear-meat
  • Feline-meat
  • Bloodwort
A sum of 15 crowns per carcass or bushel will be paid upon delivery.

The Breadflower Bakery is also still seeking a series of recipes, purportedly authored by one 'Hill Ramsi'. Any information that leads to their identification would be appreciated and duly compensated, with additional value bestowed to original documents. Should any such recipe be be delivered to the establishment, the Breadflower Bakery shall make all available effort to host a stall for a minimum of one full week at the location and menu-theme of the delivering party's choice; or upon the Tradeway outside Baldur's Gate if there is no other preference.

Should any news or contact be sought, please address correspondence and deliveries to:
Sayushi Furuki, Breadflower Bakery
The Lucky Coin, Hammer Hall, Greenest.

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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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Copies are sent via courier to the various temples and taverns in the city, as well as south to Beregost, east as far as Greenest, Easting, and Priapurl, and north along the Trade Way.

Good people

The Zhentarim are aligned with the forces of the Underdark! These vile creatures have assembled and marched upon the surface. They commit acts of vile evil upon the peoples who have sent their soldiers north to face the tyrannical Zhentarim. If these Under-Dwelling forces are not put down, there is no telling who will be their next targets. This is a call to any able and willing to protect the victims of these attacks, this is a call to protect your homes from becoming a target.

Any who wish to stand up to these agents of tyranny and destruction, come and gather at Fort Triel. Gold will be allocated to compensate you with equipment, food, and other necessities. Let us show the Zhentarim and their vile Underdark allies that we are not afraid of them, we will not stand by while they raid our homes, and that the Black Network has no place in the Western Heartlands.


Lord Aaron Lyonaler
Grand Knight, Order of the Radiant Heart


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Any responding to the call that arrive in Fort Triel would be greeted by the Warden at Arms of the Order of the Radiant Heart. Supply bundles would be given, weapons or armor as needed, and some pay for time and travel. These forces would be gathered and begin drilling on fighting as a unit.
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Deep into the night, leaflets appear to fall from the sky in various places within the City, some floating their way even to the exterior farmlands landing randomly around the Gate. Some eagle eyed individuals claiming to have seen a feint ghostly figure walking across the night sky far in the distance.
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Citizens of the Coast,

This war is nothing more than a war of aggression enacted by the members of the Lord’s Alliance. For years peace has prospered between Darkhold’s Zhentarim and the city of Baldur’s Gate, for years the Zhentarim kept the forces of the Underdark at bay to secure prosperous trade among the region. This war and its resulting damages and deaths are none to blame but that of the Lord’s Alliance and those who support their lust for blood.

It was not the Zhentarim that broke the treaty that created lasting peace between the Gate and Darkhold, in fact it was the Zhentarim that created said peace to begin with and urged it to be kept. It was the Zhentarim that provided grain and sustenance to the people of the Gate during times of famine, Zhentarim that held the bulwark against the devils and demons. However it was the Duke’s “sworn vassals” and the Lord’s Alliance that cried out for war, it is they who wished this destruction and death among the common folk. It is they who wished to create chaos and strife across the Coast and let loose the denizens of the Underdark upon their own people. Yet it is the same vassals who cry about the results of their own actions, actions that have dire consequences for the masses.

The Lord’s Alliance and the various organizations and individuals who support them have forsaken their people, following their lust for war and bloodshed rather than seeking to maintain the peace that has lasted for years. Actions that have resulted and will continue to result in Bhaal’s embrace coming for the masses, both innocent and guilty as their souls get sent to Myrkul.

You reap what you sow, and the Lord’s Alliance and those that support them have crafted a terrible tapestry of death and destruction with the Coast as their canvas.

Vigilator Baron Barristan Schulltze

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Citizens of the Coast,

This war is nothing more than a war of aggression enacted by the members of the Lord’s Alliance. For years peace has prospered between Darkhold’s Zhentarim and the city of Baldur’s Gate, for years the Zhentarim kept the forces of the Underdark at bay to secure prosperous trade among the region. This war and its resulting damages and deaths are none to blame but that of the Lord’s Alliance and those who support their lust for blood.

It was not the Zhentarim that broke the treaty that created lasting peace between the Gate and Darkhold, in fact it was the Zhentarim that created said peace to begin with and urged it to be kept. It was the Zhentarim that provided grain and sustenance to the people of the Gate during times of famine, Zhentarim that held the bulwark against the devils and demons. However it was the Duke’s “sworn vassals” and the Lord’s Alliance that cried out for war, it is they who wished this destruction and death among the common folk. It is they who wished to create chaos and strife across the Coast and let loose the denizens of the Underdark upon their own people. Yet it is the same vassals who cry about the results of their own actions, actions that have dire consequences for the masses.

The Lord’s Alliance and the various organizations and individuals who support them have forsaken their people, following their lust for war and bloodshed rather than seeking to maintain the peace that has lasted for years. Actions that have resulted and will continue to result in Bhaal’s embrace coming for the masses, both innocent and guilty as their souls get sent to Myrkul.

You reap what you sow, and the Lord’s Alliance and those that support them have crafted a terrible tapestry of death and destruction with the Coast as their canvas.

Vigilator Baron Barristan Schulltze
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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A human purist would have been placing notices across the Under City, to those who dare venture into such dark and dangerous places. They may only see it. If the human if ever seen, would have been cloaked and concealed from head to toe. Making haste to get in and out as quick as possible. It is likely the figure would not be seen the same as before, if ever at all in the same attire.
I witness the act of humans arguing over who is right and wrong for long enough; the answer is no one is in the right. And who is to blame? I see more arguments over missives and speeches, lectures and the screams – oh, the screams – all over what is right and what is wrong.

I know the truth, and the core of the matter is not about what is good and what is bad. Right and wrong no longer matter. A thin line to cross, methods are the only thing separating.

But what if the problem is less that, and more of race?

I am here to bring the truth to those who wish to witness it. My brothers and sisters of the human race I ask you to give me all eyes and ears for what I am about to say to you. For the truth is a war of humans against non-humans.

The Zhentarim and the Holy Orders of the city are no different than each other in so many ways, and simply argue over what is acceptable to consort with. Drow, Elves, Tieflings, The planes above and below. This is the only thing that separates us. It is a war on race.

I ask of you, brothers and sisters, to ask yourselves: what are you truly fighting for?

Rebel against the non-human and its collaborators, for it’s the leaders of these organizations and more that have taken your liberties and freedoms of your mind, thinking you fight for some greater good, pawns of their games.

The outside influences of non-humans upon the rightful people of the land needs to cease. I care not of what one feels is good or evil, for the evil of these beings has seeded within your bleeding hearts and minds. Taking what values and traditions you once held away from you, due to them all playing the martyr.

To those that wish to act in time, I will find you.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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*Messages where posted on the boards in Soubar and in the Gate*
I'm seeking anyone with information in regards to the Yondalla Yarns. I can be found in the Bearded Mermaid or the Friendly Arms Inn. Or leave a message with the Barkeeper addressed to Sel.

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Over a glass of wine within her private quarters within the Everwinter Estate Netanya would ruminate over the events of the pass tenday. She couldn’t help but find herself disgusted and betrayed by the one deity regarded as the creator and protector of the elven race. She never expected or requested his blessings nor did she expect him to insult that which he created and proclaimed to cherish. That any member of a sub-race of exiled and cursed former elves would curry his favor and merit his protection was an abomination. 10,000 years may seem a long time for other races but for elves, particularly Moon elves, the unspeakable brutality inflicted upon Orishaar by Ilythiiri is not easily forgotten. The punishment inflicted upon the dark elves was justified and deserving and naught to be undone for one drow regardless of how fervently it prostituted itself at the foot of Corellon. It was such reprehensible acts that had sewn distrust amongst elves and triggered the Crown Wars and she would naught found herself surprised were another such altercation triggered in response to this abomination.

Curse Corellon Larethian and curse the elves that enable this atrocity

With that Netanya would take one long swig of her wine to assuage her utter disdain.
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Re: Rumors & Events of Baldur's Gate

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Purportedly on a dare, an elderly half-orc was seen lifting an entire caravan wagon completely over his head with arms fully extended on the Twenty-Ninth, not far from the Outer City's Crossroads.
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