Title: The Darker Chant
Description: A thread for rumors.
Cadence - June 23, 2014 04:04 AM (GMT)
((A thread for Sigilian rumors. Please follow the following format:
The Chant: What the average cager would know. (Eg. known by Khazeet, Tarion, Minerva, most commoners)
The Dark: What the average information broker would sell (Eg. known by well-connected factotums, select mimir, information available at the Hall of Records).
The Darkest Dark: What a select few with access to the best information sources would know. (Eg. known by Factors and Factols, Shemeska the Marauder, Jeremo the Natterer)
Of course not every rumor has to have Darks or Darkest Darks (likewise, not every rumor has to have Darks or Darkest Darks that must be delineated at the same time the chant is heard). I'll start below!))
Cadence - June 23, 2014 04:09 AM (GMT)
The Anonymous Android
The Chant: There is literally a walking set of explosives somewhere in the Cage ready to go off at any time.
The Dark: As part of some Doomguard's advancement rite, a construct was used to carry a payload of explosives to be detonated at a random time. The being is sentient. It's unclear whether the construct is aware or unaware of its...status.
The Darkest Dark: The construct has abilities akin to those of a doppleganger. It can take the form of others, which makes it exceedingly difficult to discern its location. The construct is unaware of its payload.
Cadence - June 28, 2014 06:36 PM (GMT)
Cadence - June 29, 2014 10:39 PM (GMT)
The Cage AssaultedThe Chant:
Numerous areas in the Cage have been attacked via portal entry. Strange creatures that appear to be made of glowing-green dream material erupted and started to fight anyone in sight. Numerous defenders of Sigil - particularly Harmonium officers - have gone missing.The Dark:
These creatures may be from the Far Realm. They have the ability to possess others per certain faction reports.
Additionally, they have been tricking numerous people into entering various dead-end portals and leaving them to rot, so much so that the Harmonium have issued a public service announcement.The Darkest Dark:
The Lady of Pain is expected to hold off invaders and she didn't. Is this just another example of the Lady's aloofness or is there something more serious going on with the Lady of Pain? No one delves far into this answer as terrible things tend to happen to people who investigate the Lady of Pain or her motives.
Factol Rhys has taken a hiatus to another Plane. When the most intuitive of all Factols leaves the city, it does not bode well for the other Factols.
Taurus Daggerknight - October 26, 2014 11:45 AM (GMT)
Business as Usual
The Chant: Two individuals have been seen meeting fairly frequently as of the last couple of weeks at various high end cafe's and restaurants. One is a human male, and the other a half dragon male. Both are dressed in very expensive looking finery, and always accompanied by a large entourage of guards. These guards bear the faction colors of the Godsmen and Doomguard in almost equal measure.
The Dark: The human is Factor Heward Petrinor of the Godsmen. The half-Dragon is Kaleb Ashfel of the Doomguard. No one is sure about what exactly they have been discussing- as their respective guards ensure that no one gets too close- but the assumption is that its some sort of official business rather than social calls.
The Darkest Dark: The highest bidders in the information market would get an only half reliable tibit; the next meeting between the two is schedualed to be at The Peak, a very posh clubhouse and resort for the more well to do of Sigil located in the Clerks Ward. This place has become especially popular for such people to conduct business or simply unwind in since the series of battles and attacks in the Lady's Ward these last few months.
3l03 - October 28, 2014 08:44 PM (GMT)
Hive surprises once again
The Chant: It does! But not like before. I know what you're thinking: 'Trouble in Hive, well isn't that a surprise'. But I'm not selling you blek here! Chant is, it's been unusually nice in the Hive lately. Less theft, less fighting, even less disease. Bah! I heard they even share food and alike. They also tend to leave Hive more often. Well, one thing didn't change of course. The smell!
The Darker Chant: Oh, I know about them. It's true. Of course I still wouldn't go there with a pouch full of jinks, but it's a fact. Strangely nice in there, I've suspecting somebody's up to something. A few informants of mine mentioned to me there is an unusual... sympathy? Sense of solidarity, even among the Hivers.
The Darkest dark: Wha'? Ye' a clueless? Nay, neva' 'eard 'bout it'. Care ta refresh me mem'ry? I've summin, natin' concrete, but double rated. Have I eva' bobbed ya'? ....clink. clink. O, 'old on, I think I'm recallin summin. O' course tha's true, quippas, greensheht's, gleamin' pips, barmies, you name 'em! They bein' nice ta each otha' and it ain't no bobbin', me friend. It's tha' new cult, you see. Been' gettin' popula'. Ye' know 'ow them poor sods can be, aye? Give 'em bitta' 'ope and ye'll coerce 'am ta anythin. They don't ev'n keep that low a profile just not sharin' too much wit ye' high 'ups, ye kno'. But me' jesta's didn't manage ta find their 'eadquatas yet.
3l03 - October 28, 2014 09:07 PM (GMT)
The Assembly of Thieves
The Chant: -
The Darker Chant: Chant's all across the planes! If you know where to look for it. It's been said somewhere in the Undersigil there is supposed to take place a conference to which all the most talented and daring thieves of the 'verse are invited.
The Darkest Dark: Ah.. my favourite customer. This one's for free, cutter... passing it as a favour for a friend of mine. Mr V J Gozo is inviting some the most capable thieves of the 'Verse to his mansion in the Undersigil Village, to challenge them with, as he describes it, a glorious task. Bah! Says one who succeeds will be proclaimed the greatest thief in the multiverse. Reputation and good jinks, all a thief ever asked for. And the lawmakers? It's in the Undervillage... Hardheads won't go in there, and I imagine he has means of keeping peace among the guests. And before somebody could do anything to them, they would probably spread around the undeground faster than a pot of soup in the Hive. Oi, do me a favour. If you know anybody like that, daring like a barmy and sharp as abyssal bloodiron, pass it onto him.
3l03 - October 29, 2014 09:05 PM (GMT)
Them Nasty Hivers!
The Chant: So much for being nice! They crawled out and flooded the streets! Half the merchants had to pack up and leave because of these nasty Hivers! I mean, do they even bathe?! What are they thinking, roaming the Clerk's Ward, the Bazaar? Being aggressive? Good thing the Hardheads sorted it out before they started their rebellion or whatever that was!
The Darker Chant: Oh no, they still are nice. Just to each other. But it's true, they've been a bit of a bother. Riot? Nah, they're not rioting... my informants tell me, some fancy hat wearing berk have taunted them to this. You know how it is, cutter. Kick a dog few times and it will bite back eventually. Hardheads? Ha! Don't make me laugh. Two came by and ran calling for reinforcements. But they did not arrive until the Hivers were long gone, chasing this hatter to Undersigil. What happened then, is anyone's guess.
The Darkest Dark: Aa, so wha' if they messed 'round a tad? Nating curious 'bout tha', eh? 'Sides, wha' would I 'no 'bout 'Ivas? ..... clink.. Ahh.. 'old on.. I might be recall'n summin. I've git summin fa' ye', as usual. Me jestas say they wa' provoked by some wealthy basha', literally thrown' jink at 'em. But they didn' collect because their leada' forbade 'em. Aye, git this. They listin'd to their leada', 'n not even free jink made 'em stop. Still worken' on tha' puppeteeh's identity, though.
Cristiel - November 2, 2014 06:45 PM (GMT)
For the few watchers, their numbers have been growing – teetering on the edge of concern. Walking corpses have always littered the streets of the Hive – but this is different. They seem to be appearing at a systematic rate – and no one is quite sure why.
Cristiel - November 2, 2014 10:44 PM (GMT)
Rumor has it a whole residential block of the Hive vanished over night. Those that ask around the Hive seem quite dismissive the rumors surrounding the event -- but the fact remains: for now, there is now a section of the Hive, entirely abandoned.
While empty for now, it does not take long for the houses to be claimed by other Hivers, in the coming days.
Lotus - December 16, 2014 09:08 PM (GMT)
The Chant: Word is, a rather unusual meeting took place among normally rather frivolous, and hence, hard to reach, Sensate Factors. Speculations ranging from irrevent and humorous to dark and twisted arose; the subject of the meeting was however tightly kept secret.
Lotus - December 22, 2014 09:11 PM (GMT)
The Dark: Chant among Factotums of various Factions is, there may soon be a major reshuffling of the political power among factions. Sensates frequently come up in these discussions.
(( Available only to very high ranking members or factions named below, ie Factors, or Factotums with special interest in the case. Otherwise consider OOC unless learned IC ))
The Darkest Dark: Word is Godsmen and Mercykillers expressed their interest in tightening ties with the Sensates. The former is not all that surprising given a few shared grounds in the core phillosophy as well as the Believers' aspirations. The latter is neither given their recent divorce with the Fated.
guantanamobayxx - January 9, 2015 12:54 PM (GMT)
The Chant: A night hag could be seen chatting up the two newest arrivals, Strifeleaders of Cyric, the Prince of Lies, guiding them toward the Hive, almost fawning over the two humans. Earlier and unrelated, in front of Khazeet's bar, a flaming, powerful Eryines seemed to burst forth from the brazier, intimidating an armored, half-baatezu woman and scaring the wits out of a human berk, before spreading her black wings and flying into the sky with a burst of hellfire.
MimiFearthegn - January 9, 2015 04:24 PM (GMT)
Some berks report that there's been a lot of messengers running back and forth between the prison and the barracks recently. Everyone says that someone they know (whose in the know) said that there's some sort of ongoing dispute between the Factols of the Mercykillers and the Harmonium.
Valkyrie - January 21, 2015 09:25 PM (GMT)
The Chant: A large explosion rocked the grounds of the Gymnasium, only mere hours ago. Smaller tremors were felt in the area following the first blast. It is said to have originated from the Bathhouse, causing a cave in of rubble and debris that blocked the entrance and flooded the interior for a time. A few gathered at the scene to witness two half-drowned figures exiting the debris once it had been semi-cleared.
The Dark: A few gathered at the scene to witness two half-drowned figures exiting the debris once it had been semi-cleared; a blonde haired woman and a man in full armor and a winged helm. It is said the latter of the two seemed severely drained and that the group partook of some small discussion once it was deemed they were unharmed, the words "Giants" and "Undersigil" among those overheard.
Valkyrie - February 10, 2015 11:32 AM (GMT)
The Chant: Some berks 'ave been sayin' a house in the Lady's Ward were broken into a cycle or two 'go. Said they 'eard a commotion, an' shrieking cries o' death. Now th'door lays scattered in pieces.
Serena - March 28, 2015 07:01 PM (GMT)
The Chant: the enchantment and alchemy workshop in the Clerk Ward, owned by Rhistel Aidan, was completely bashed while the owner wasn't in.
Customers entering could have seen how everything had been shattered, and notice a bloody message on the floor, reading: "Your death shall be swift"
Nimiane - March 31, 2015 02:55 AM (GMT)
The Chant: A shot rung out across the bazaar this cycle, a helmed man placing a flintlock pistol to his head and pulling the trigger. Amidst the blood-curdling scream of the woman by his side, medical specialists rushed to tend the man's life-threatening wound. The body, barely alive, was transferred from the area. The current condition of the man is unknown.
Tomekk - March 31, 2015 09:07 AM (GMT)
The Darker Chant: Chant has it that the Fated's former-factor was last seen entering the Gatehouse, loudly arguing with himself as he did so; naturally, given his reputable strength, most Bleakers have had little interaction with him. His last act outside of the Bleaker facility was bullrushing his way through a Lower Ward Harmonium patrol.
Mr_Otyugh - March 31, 2015 06:49 PM (GMT)
The Dark: Several people have gone missing, curiously enough they have not been the usual berks of slum-like nature. It has included even some of richer cutters, there's even a talk of possible rewards, theories go all the way from mass-murderer to something being wrong with a fairly recently opened elusive 'night-club' in the Hive Ward.
Neerepha - April 1, 2015 09:51 PM (GMT)
((Scene was cancelled due to mutual agreement from both sides, so the Chant has no reason to exist))
Orlitoq - April 6, 2015 07:53 PM (GMT)
Some bally berks 'round the Cage have been trying to get their mitts on special scrolls... Those same berks whisper that having those scrolls is having the right spell key on the wrong plane. I guess they must be; group tried gathering up as many as they could, and last I heard, one of them barmy berks had their idea-pot fly clean off! He's a deader now, and the group is... different...
Miraie - April 28, 2015 07:51 AM (GMT)
It is said that those who leave the name and description of a vampire to B&J will be rewarded handsomely. People who ask more questions might find out that the reward is supposedly paid by a man with tattooed arms who reeks of alcohol.
((EM Lagwyrm stuff, yis. Please drop me a PM if any of your characters wish to expose vampires. Shenanigans will ensue.))
Hydra - April 28, 2015 06:14 PM (GMT)
The rumor has spread, that a woman called Ash is looking for some serious bashers to deal with the recent cases of violence in the Hive.
((Feel free to send PMs or start a new topic if interested))
Nerull - April 29, 2015 08:11 AM (GMT)
The Darker Chant: Word has it a name has been sent to B&J, of a Dustman named Kapaneus. Delivered by paid Courier.
The Darker Than Black Chant: Rumor has it the Vampire, a Harbinger of Nerull, has issued the Challenge himself.
JanusAlldrone - May 6, 2015 08:55 PM (GMT)
A chant: there is a rumour of some rare thing proclaimed to be sold on black market.
A Darker chant: what makes it more valuable and specific more than usual illegal goods is that is rumored to be a holy relic. Not something a greybeard can make without blessing of Power.
The Darkest chant: curiously enough, this relic was supposed to be one of those returned to owners after it was stolen months ago from museum with other holy relics. It is not known who is the seller, but few things are revealed for good garnish. One is that it is a small jewel stone of some drow pantheon. Second is that current seller seems to have weird ideas about how to bid for it, as it seems he accepts any price, as long as it is interesting.
The Resistance - May 31, 2015 01:06 AM (GMT)
The Chant: A sensory stone disappeared from the Festhall.
The Dark: A blue-skinned half-fiend seems to be the thief. He is known as The Boggart.
The Darkest Dark: Lately, he has been seen with Factor Rhistel Aidan of the Fated, who is also a wizard and achemist of great abilities.
Iggwilv - May 31, 2015 06:46 AM (GMT)
The Chant: Scrolls of Mnemur have been acting erratically. Some people have reported feeling spells of dizziness, light headedness and nausea whilst using large numbers of them.
EM Lyrium - June 12, 2015 01:05 PM (GMT)
The Chant: Drunken tavern rumors, unreliable at best, claim the werewolves of Karasuthra have been acting "barmy" as of late and planeswalkers are cautioned against travelling alone in such a place, or lingering over long.
EM-Adimarchus - July 3, 2015 05:02 PM (GMT)
The Chant: Something's always stirring in the Abyss. Some fresh new plot, betrayal or feud between lords, or general mutiny in the Blood War is always brewing. Darkmongers have it that there's gonna be (yet another) war soon over a relatively obscure and (most importantly) unclaimed layer of the Abyss.
The Dark: For those who care enough and have the resources to dig into the matter, details are still scarce...but obtainable. Some Blood War deserters holed up in the Broken Reach report seeing larger than usual movements of Graz'zt's legions. Still others report that it is not multiple legions, but one specific segment of the Dark Prince's vast armies that is on the move, and not toward the battlefields of the Blood Rift.
Curiously, those in the know also point out that the House of Six Fingers has been undergoing extensive martial preparations of a kind not seen since the long-ago invasion of 'The Shaper'.
Mander - July 7, 2015 01:58 PM (GMT)
The Chant: Many planewalkers have begun acting strangely in recent days, some mumbling with bloodshot eyes, others fighting to stay awake, a few refusing to be by themselves even for a moment. Some mention Scrolls of Mnemur, whatever those may be.
The Dark: Horrible visions and nightmares have begun to afflict those who carry the Scrolls of Mnemur; one well known adventurer was driven to madness and murder in trying to gather more of them to sate the gnawing need. Whatever force is in these artifacts seems to be growing more potent...
Iggwilv - July 14, 2015 07:51 AM (GMT)
The Chant: Maradini Sarch, planeswalker and successful Merkhant is selling of his business and retiring. He is auctioning off some of his more exotic wares.
The Dark: Many of the great and good of Sigil will be there, and rumour has it that one of the items for sale has even attracted the attention of one of Sigil's Factols. No one is sure which one though.
Ariella - July 19, 2015 04:11 AM (GMT)
The Chant: News spreads around sigil that the armory was apparently attacked earlier today. By who or what is currently unknown to those not part of the faction.
Miraie - August 24, 2015 06:37 AM (GMT)
The Chant: There was a fire in the Hive Ward. A plenty of sods died, but these things happen. Nothing to worry about.
The Dark: The house was owned by some Sensate blood. A wizard. Wheat.. Wheat something. Yeah.
Miraie - September 5, 2015 02:31 PM (GMT)
The Chant: A group of four very diverse berks raised some hell in the Bazaar. Who knows what they were up to. Money's on Xaosmen. There may or may not have been fire. William Hale, Notary I, is frustrated with the conflicting reports. Everyone knows. Even their neighbors know.
The Dark: A few berks whisper they did something good for once. Were the Godsmen involved? Someone saw one of the Hiromo boys near an explosion.
The Darkest Chant: The Xaositects are not the only ones raising hell. Maybe. Just between us, cutter.
The Harmonium Dark: The culprits were small.
The Anarchist Dark: Small? Two of them, sure.
The Mercykiller Dark: We lost one of our own there. A disruptive portal in front of the Prison.
The Xaositect Dark: I don't care about any of that, but some Godsman hin has been sniffing around in the Hive. Watch out. Why are the Godsmen moving on us? Why do they this? Are serious?
EM Lyrium - September 9, 2015 12:17 PM (GMT)
The Chant: As the turning of the month occurs, attentive cutters to the merchant stock would notice the component faerie dust selling at an increased rate and quantity. The first few days see Layla almost completely sold out, though steadily restocked over the rest of the week. For whatever reason, it seemed to be a sought after necessity at present time.
The Dark: Beings of fey bloodline begin to feel a slight pull toward the beastlands, the whispered notion and an expressed desire stirred in their blood to venture into it's forest for the changing of seasons. A feeling easily ignored, yet present for the entirety of the first and second week.
Alersia - September 12, 2015 11:22 PM (GMT)
The Chant: Something strange happened within the Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia. People speak of decapiated angels, blood-soaked flowers and that Mephistopheles himself invaded Celestia. All their portals have been shut down (for a brief time).
The Celestial Chant: Several Hezrous, Succubi and Strange Knights invaded Mount Celestia, killed many brave men and desecrated altars dedicated to Torm and Bahamut.
Further rumors tell that the demons came straight from the abyss and slaughtered furious their way towards the altars on which they decipated four archons. Half of the fiends have been slain, but over three dozen knights and mages fell in the process and one woman has been taken as captive before they made their way back.
One surviving knight tells, that this raid was caused by meddling humans in the abyss.
Ariella - September 20, 2015 02:28 PM (GMT)
The Chant:A large increase of Harmonium guards set up in the Bazaar recently after a patrol done by the factions Factol. Reason for the increase has not been discussed with even the guards below a factor rank. Many Indeps are upset about this especially as they have been kept in the dark.
WeWantOneOfOurOwn - September 22, 2015 05:36 PM (GMT)
The Chant: Some affable Dustman namer, a young half-elf with silver hair, is offering double the usual jink for Dead Contracts somewhere in the hive.
The Dark: Berks who sign with that Duster tend to disappear quickly. Chant among those in the know in the hive holds that hired thugs and some collector are in on it.
((Hello SCOD, this is my RP hook for any players/DMs interested in RP with my new Dustman PC Tsorimir. Not sure how this flies with the Harmonium or even Dustmen of rank/Factol Skall's policies. I invite all manner of conflict and consequences. See you in game, maybe.))
Ariella - September 25, 2015 07:23 PM (GMT)
The Chant: There are some rumors of a fiend resisting arrest and then attempting to assault the factol Sarin. Rumors spread that the factol turned him into a stain upon the floor, however those with a brain know its likely an exaggeration.