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A city floating in the center of a lake, Ravok is a place of dark beauty, romance and culture. Behind it all though is the presence of Rhysol, God of Evil and Betrayal. The city is controlled by The Black Sun, a religious organization devoted to Rhysol. [Lore]

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City Events! (OOC/Do Not Post Here)

Postby Verilian on December 2nd, 2011, 1:27 am

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Fall in Ravok
513 AV


The Fall season of 513 was a rainy one, though of course the city itself experienced very little of of the actual rain. As usual, Rhysol's protection only allowed for near perfect weather conditions, but the shores and wilderness surrounding Lake Ravok were constantly peppered with small storm after storm.

The city itself was a buzz with excitement. The Ebonstryfe had grown very aggressive in it's hunt to root out and destroy the Rising Dawn. A number of small raids, some quiet, some in broad daylight were carried out throughout the season. Rumor had it, the leader of the Rising Dawn had been captured, and most assumed the interrogation masters in the Ebonstryfe were getting as much information as they could out of her before finally executing her. The execution itself was scheduled for the 85th.

Lazarin and Gru'tral were still at odds with one another, but in the hunt for the Rising Dawn both were more focused in proving who could wipe out the most rebels rather than actually fighting with each other. It was almost a friendly competition between the two Druvin.

Another event took place near the middle of the season, one that was kept quiet, though there are always whispers in Ravok and nothing is ever completely secret. A group of Nuit arrived on the 65th, though none know their purpose, and they were said to be carrying a number of valuable artifacts. The Nuit were taken into the city aboard Ebonstryfe boats and nobody is certain if they were ever seen again.

OOC Information


Regarding employment. If you would like a job in Ravok, you need to PM Verilian. Until the CEB is rebuilt, employment will be handled through PMs, and IC through individual threads.


Important Events


Coming Soon


NHC Realty


Ravok is a bustling city that is constantly growing, requiring the city to slowly expand outward. While the NHC handles contracting for most new growth, this growth is almost always on the outer ring of the city. Many Ravokians find these locations undesirable, as they are located far from the city center and the merchants district. While the NHC has always provided the option of permanently purchasing an apartment for 500gm in one of their complexes, some people prefer a more traditional living space. As such, whenever a person dies and has no heir, or wishes to sell their home, the NHC handles the transaction and advertises the home for those wishing to purchase used property in different parts of the city. These homes go quick, and are rarely available for more than one season.

OOC Info


These homes do not include land prices. The Black Sun owns all the "land" within the city, save for a few areas owned by the major families or particularly wealthy or influential individuals. The buildings are all used, and in varying conditions. Most buildings will only be up for one season. If a building is purchased, it is off the market forever, unless that player wishes to later sell their home. Sometimes non-residential buildings may show up for purchase as well. For specific descriptions of individual parts of the home, please see the Land and Buildings section of the Price List.

The Homes


Coming Soon


Important Dates


10th of Fall - Heavy rainfall blankets the land surrounding Lake Ravok as a storm moves in from the North, and the city itself experiences a light shower.
14th of Fall - A raid on a Rising Dawn safehouse happens in broad daylight. Most of the rebels are killed, but a few are captured.
20th of Fall - Fog blankets the lake, city, and the lands surrounding the lake. The fog clears up by the 10th bell in the morning within the city, but persists in the surrounding wilderness throughout the day.
20th of Fall - Another raid, this time on a small whore house in the Docks district. Many rebels are captured, along with a large amount of freed slaves. Slavers demand to get their livestock back, but the Ebonstryfe holds them for questioning.
35th of Fall - Heavy rain on the shores of Lake Ravok, but the city experiences none of it.
52nd of Fall - Light rain within the city and the wilderness surrounding the lake.
65th of Fall - Nuit arrive in Ravok, but the entire event is so hush-hush that few are sure it even happened.
70th of Fall - Heavy rain raises the banks of lake Ravok, and the Southern Trading Post experiences mild flooding.
85th of Fall - The execution of Siriana, leader of the Rising Dawn, is expected to be held this day.OOCWill be a quest.


Rumors of the Ravosalamen


The city of Ravok is a place of whispered secrets, shady back alley transactions, religious corruption, and rumors. There is one group of people above all except perhaps the spies of Rhysol himself, who speak only to their master, that hear and see the most, and that group is the Ravosalamen, the boat drivers who float the canals beneath the notice of most except for when they are employed for transport. They inhabit the watery passageways that infiltrate every portion of the city. They listen to the words of their passengers who so carelessly speak to one another and forget the Ravosalamen have ears. And they see the secret deeds that take place in the dark alleys next to their canals. On the surface their trade is legit enough, but for a price almost anything can be learned from these men who so few think to notice. These are their secrets, the rumors and truths whispered from one boatman to another when the day is done, ripe for the picking by those who would dare.

Whispers of the Ravosalamen

  • Rumor has it that Lazerin is trying to overthrow the Ebonlord and take control of the Ebonstrfye
  • According to the whispers, Siriana, leader of the Rising Dawn, has been captured.
  • The major families in Ravok are still trying to decide who to back, Lazerin or Gru'tral, but there is opportunity for the political savvy to sway them one way or another.
  • A group of Nuit were said to have arrived in Ravok on the 40th, but none know for sure why or what happened to them.
  • Where is the Voice? Not even the Ravosalamen know.
  • OOC: More rumors are forthcoming, and will be released later in the season. We are developing something special, but it is not ready yet.

OOC Note: In order to act on any of these rumors you MUST PM a Ravok storyteller first. More rumors will be added as they arise. Also, if you want to spread some rumors of your own, real or false, PM me and we'll see about adding it to the list.
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Postby Verilian on April 5th, 2012, 6:30 pm

Past Season's Events


513 AV


Summer 513 :
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Summer in Ravok
513 AV


The Summer during the year 513 AV in Ravok was mostly peaceful. The weather was nice, not too hot or humid, even outside the protection of the city itself, and the hunters and fishermen were bringing in large hauls of food. Gru'tral and his army had finally returned to the city, and everyone was in relatively high spirits.

Peace was only a surface condition, however. For those in the political know, it was far from peaceful. With Gru'tral back, he would technically reassume control of the Ebonstryfe in the city, and on the surface, that is what happened. But behind the scenes, Lazerin was resisting. He did not want to give up his newfound power, and the Ebonlord was caught off guard by the support the other Druvin had acquired.

The major families of Ravok took note of this as well, though it was yet to be seen who would back who. Of course the Lazarin family was going to back their patron, but their were still other powers in Ravok that might tip the balance. As for Rhysol himself, he seemed content to let the two druvin duke it out. As for the Voice, her presence was still lacking in the city, as it had been ever since the Djed Storm of 512. There were even rumors floating about that perhaps the Voice had abandoned Ravok. Of course any member of The Black Sun would deny it, but people were beginning to notice that she no longer seemed to have a hand in the governing of Ravok.

OOC Information


Regarding employment. If you would like a job in Ravok, you need to PM Verilian. Until the CEB is rebuilt, employment will be handled through PMs, and IC through individual threads.


Important Events


Coming Soon


NHC Realty


Ravok is a bustling city that is constantly growing, requiring the city to slowly expand outward. While the NHC handles contracting for most new growth, this growth is almost always on the outer ring of the city. Many Ravokians find these locations undesirable, as they are located far from the city center and the merchants district. While the NHC has always provided the option of permanently purchasing an apartment for 500gm in one of their complexes, some people prefer a more traditional living space. As such, whenever a person dies and has no heir, or wishes to sell their home, the NHC handles the transaction and advertises the home for those wishing to purchase used property in different parts of the city. These homes go quick, and are rarely available for more than one season.

OOC Info


These homes do not include land prices. The Black Sun owns all the "land" within the city, save for a few areas owned by the major families or particularly wealthy or influential individuals. The buildings are all used, and in varying conditions. Most buildings will only be up for one season. If a building is purchased, it is off the market forever, unless that player wishes to later sell their home. Sometimes non-residential buildings may show up for purchase as well. For specific descriptions of individual parts of the home, please see the Land and Buildings section of the Price List.

The Homes


Small Home (SOLD)
Price: 787 Gold Mizas, 5 Silver Mizas
Size: 1200 sq. ft.
Location: The Docks

A small home containing 2 small bedrooms (250 sq.ft. each), a kitchen, and a small common area. The bedrooms each have a simple straw bed, a chest of drawers, and a simple mirror, as well as a rough bench and small table. The two bedrooms share a small privy. The common area contains a few benches, and there is some artwork left on the walls by the previous owners. The kitchen has a stone floor with a stove in the center. It comes with a small pantry, along with some pots and pans left by the previous owners. There is a small scullery, and a basin for washing. The home is located in the Docks district, in the south-eastern quadrant. There is minor wear and tear on the home, and some basic repairs may be needed.

Specs:

Bedroom (Simple)*2 rooms, 200sq.ft. each, sold for one price, as it says in the price list 400sq
Kitchen (Simple) 400sq
Common Area (Simple) 400sq.ft.

Medium Home
Price: 1512gm
Size: 2400 sq.ft.
Location: Merchants Ring

This small but elegant home is located in the merchants ring. It has two small bedrooms (250 sq.ft. each), each with their own furnishings, and one simple master bedroom. The smaller bedrooms each contain a simple straw bed, a chest of drawers, and a simple mirror, as well as a rough bench and small table, and share a privy. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a simple, but private, privy. It is furnished with a straw bed, two chests of drawers, and a small mirror. There are also a couple benches, and a small table. The kitchen floor is stone, and has a stove in the center. There is a small pantry and a scullery, as well as a wash basin included. The home also comes with a common area, furnished with a few benches and some artwork left over by the previous owners. There is also a small dining room, which contains a rectangular dinner table and six chairs. There is some wear and tear on the home, and there is a leak in one of the small bedrooms which may need repair.

Specs:

Master Bedroom (Simple) 400sq.ft.
Bath (Simple) 400sq.ft.
Bedroom (Simple)*2 rooms, 200sq.ft. each, sold for one price, as it says in the price list 400sq
Kitchen (Simple)400sq
Common Area (Simple) 400sq.ft.
Common Area (Simple) 400sq.ft. (converted to dinning room)


Important Dates


8th of Summer - The citizens of Ravok are in awe as the first Wind Eagle and it's firey headed Endal arrive as part of a new effort to increase trade with Wind Reach, and an all out bidding war erupts on the streets of the Noble District to decide who will be the first to hitch a ride on the majestic bird.*If a Wind Reach PC wants to fly to Ravok and be this endal/eagle pair, send me a PM
15th of Summer - Gru'tral and his army return to Ravok, and the Ebonlord retakes control of the Ebonstryfe
20th of Summer - Light showers blanket the city, believed by some to be Rhysol's tears of joy at the return of his highest ranking Druvin. Many celebrate by dancing in the rain.
35th of Summer - Two men are publicly executed, supposedly members of The Rising Dawn
60th of Summer - A small fight breaks out in the courtyard of the Vitrax between Lazerin and Gru'tral supporters. All witnesses are paid off for their silence.


Rumors of the Ravosalamen


The city of Ravok is a place of whispered secrets, shady back alley transactions, religious corruption, and rumors. There is one group of people above all except perhaps the spies of Rhysol himself, who speak only to their master, that hear and see the most, and that group is the Ravosalamen, the boat drivers who float the canals beneath the notice of most except for when they are employed for transport. They inhabit the watery passageways that infiltrate every portion of the city. They listen to the words of their passengers who so carelessly speak to one another and forget the Ravosalamen have ears. And they see the secret deeds that take place in the dark alleys next to their canals. On the surface their trade is legit enough, but for a price almost anything can be learned from these men who so few think to notice. These are their secrets, the rumors and truths whispered from one boatman to another when the day is done, ripe for the picking by those who would dare.

Whispers of the Ravosalamen

  • Rumor has it that Lazerin is trying to overthrow the Ebonlord and take control of the Ebonstrfye
  • The Rising Dawn is in hiding, but rewards are being given for any who have information on their whereabouts or that of their spies.
  • The major families in Ravok are still trying to decide who to back, Lazerin or Gru'tral, but there is opportunity for the political savvy to sway them one way or another.
  • OOC: More rumors are forthcoming, and will be released later in the season. We are developing something special, but it is not ready yet.

OOC Note: In order to act on any of these rumors you MUST PM a Ravok storyteller first. More rumors will be added as they arise. Also, if you want to spread some rumors of your own, real or false, PM me and we'll see about adding it to the list.


Spring 513 :
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Spring in Ravok
513 AV


With the coming of Spring came a new year for Ravok, and the end of a very harsh winter. Over the winter the temple had been rebuilt once again, and it reopened on the first of the year without any incident. Lazerin's harsh rule abated somewhat as the Rising Dawn retreated further into hiding. For the most part, things were relaxing. There was even word that soon the Ebonlord, Gru'tral, would be returning to the city.

There were still traces of the Rising Dawn attack, however, and the CEB had still not been rebuilt. While the Black Sun and Ebonstryfe did begin helping out with some employment arrangements, for the most part people were still required to find jobs themselves. The strict rules on slaves had not been lifted either. All slaves were still required to have their brand displayed at all times, no matter its location. Any slave caught hiding their brand was automatically captured and taken in for questioning by the Ebonstryfe. If they were found to be spies, they were publicly executed, and their owners were charaged a hefty fine, as well as being questioned themselves. The demand for slaves in Ravok was still low, making it hard for slavers to make money, and they began seeking revenue sources outside the city.

Overall, spring was to be a season of recovery, as well as political machinations. The people of the city finally began to relax again. The weather in the forests surrounding the lakes finally calmed down, allowing hunters to go out and collect fur and food for the city once more. Things were getting back to normal. In the political arena there were whispers of things to come. Diplomats from other cities had been seen in Ravok, and there were rumors of alliances and other things, but only a privelaged few knew the true details behind it all. Things were peaceful once more in the city, but there were many who worried it was just the calm before the storm. Only time would tell.

OOC Information


Regarding employment. If you would like a job in Ravok, you need to PM Verilian. Until the CEB is rebuilt, employment will be handled through PMs, and IC through individual threads.


Important Events


Coming Soon


Important Dates


1st of Spring - Temple Reopens. A small, non-mandatory celebration is help in the courtyard.
10th of Spring - The Voice speaks to the people, promising a prosperous new year ahead of them.
25th of Spring - Word comes in that Gru'tral will be returning to Ravok by the beginning of summer. Small celebration is held.
40th of Spring - 10 slaves are publically executed, accused of being Rising Dawn spies. Exotic foods from other regions are served as part of the celebration.
45th of Spring - A rare, rainy day in Ravok. Light thunderstorms and rain all day. Clears up a few bells after sunset.
67th of Spring - A private party is hosted at the Nitrozian Mansion. Only a select few are invited.*Will be an open thread. Stay tuned for the link
80th of Spring - Reports say the Gru'tral and his army are nearing Ravok.


Rumors of the Ravosalamen


The city of Ravok is a place of whispered secrets, shady back alley transactions, religious corruption, and rumors. There is one group of people above all except perhaps the spies of Rhysol himself, who speak only to their master, that hear and see the most, and that group is the Ravosalamen, the boat drivers who float the canals beneath the notice of most except for when they are employed for transport. They inhabit the watery passageways that infiltrate every portion of the city. They listen to the words of their passengers who so carelessly speak to one another and forget the Ravosalamen have ears. And they see the secret deeds that take place in the dark alleys next to their canals. On the surface their trade is legit enough, but for a price almost anything can be learned from these men who so few think to notice. These are their secrets, the rumors and truths whispered from one boatman to another when the day is done, ripe for the picking by those who would dare.

Whispers of the Ravosalamen

  • There is a party taking place at the Nitrozian mansion on the 67th of Spring. Rumor has it that the party is a cover for a secret meeting taking place later that night.
  • The Rising Dawn is in hiding, but rewards are being given for any who have information on their whereabouts or that of their spies.
  • Word has spread through the city of a new bar, or rather an old bar, with a new feature. The bar is said to have work for anyone, in any field of employment. The bar is known as The Spot.*You do not need to PM a storyteller to act on this rumor, simply post in the location thread.

OOC Note: In order to act on any of these rumors you MUST PM a Ravok storyteller first. More rumors will be added as they arise. Also, if you want to spread some rumors of your own, real or false, PM me and we'll see about adding it to the list.


512 AV


Winter 512 :
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Winter in Ravok
512 AV


After the attack by the Rising Dawn in the fall, Ravok was on high alert. Anyone even suspected of having connections to the terrorist organization was arrested and taken to the dungeons for questioning. Though they managed to fend off the attack against the temple itself, many slaves from the market were freed in the attack, and the CEB was destroyed, along with all of it's employment records. Other minor disturbances continued to occur throughout the fall, and into the winter, but since the major attack there had not been much overt activity from the rebel group.

With a large force of Ebonstryfe still away in search of the fragment, and a small army off fighting against Syliras, Ravoks resources were spread thin. The winter was to be a harsh one, and while the weather on the lake remained relatively mild as always, the shores and wilderness around the lake were buffeted with frequent snow storms and freezing weather. Not only did that make it difficult to resupply the army, but it also made it next to impossible for merchants to come to Ravok for trade. Luckily for the citizens, the lake was full of fish and plant life that they could eat, but anything from the Wildlands or from other cities was in high demand and hard to come by.

The Voice was returned to Ravok, and the people were glad for that, but for the most part it was the Druvin, Lazerin who took charge of the city and ran the day to day affairs. Normally The Voice would run things, or in her absence the Ebonlord Gru'tral took over command, but with Gru'tral away in Sahova and The Voice occupied with other matters, it fell to the head of the Lazerin family to rule the city. Lazerin was known to be a harsh man, and his laws were equally harsh. Throughout the winter the hunt for those tied to the Rising Dawn continued, and many were captured. Public executions were held every twenty days, and often included torturous displays and speeches by various members of the Ebonstryfe and Black Sun.

With the CEB destroyed, temporary laws were implemented by Lazerin to handle employment in the city. Employment and salary was to be handled privately by employers, rather than relying on the government to handle such things. No longer were all citizens of Ravok guaranteed work and it would be on their own merit, and not the command of the CEB, that they would keep their jobs. That meant that visitors to Ravok would find it even more difficult to get jobs, since employers rarely hired outsiders without the request of the CEB.

Slave owners were hit hard as well. Because of the Rising Dawn's tendency to recruit slaves and have them work as spies, any slave caught misbehaving in any way while in public risked immediately being arrested by the city guard and taken to the Vitrax for interrogation. Slave owners were required to keep their records up to date, and all slaves were required to make sure their brand was visible at all times, no matter where it was placed on their body. Any slave caught hiding their brand was immediately arrested and taken in for interrogation. The owners of slaves who were found to be spies, whether it was true or not, were required to pay a hefty fine as well, and possibly even be subject to the same interrogation as their slaves. The price of a well behaved slave skyrocketed, but at the same time the demand for slaves dropped due to the risk they now posed.

Lazerin ruled with an iron fist, but at the same time, he was no fool. For every Ebonstryfe that patrolled the street, there were members of the Black Sun preaching the good name of Rhysol to the city's people. Citizens of Ravok who were in need of food or housing as a result of the harsh times were provided for by the Temple, and given what they needed to survive. The executions were not a somber affair, but a celebration in Rhsyol's name with plenty of free food and ale to go around. While the Ebonstryfe worked hard to weed out traitors in the city, the Black Sun worked equally hard to keep the people happy.

Overall, the winter season was to be a hard one. While the Black Sun did the best they could to help its people, Lazerin's rule was harsh, and everyone could feel it. There was not one Ravokian that wasn't looking forward to the coming of Spring and the new year.

OOC Information


Regarding employment. Any of you who have jobs already may keep them. If you want to RP out some drama involving your employers in regards to the CEB being destroyed, by all means do so, but that is entirely up to you. For those of you looking for new jobs, for now just PM me and we'll set it up that way. Later in the season I will have something more official, but at this time it isn't ready yet. Thanks!

~V


Important Events




Important Dates


20th of Winter - First of the Public Executions. Lots of prisoners, it is a big affair, with free food and Silver Sliver ale for everyone
40th of Winter - Second Public Execution, only one prisoner, but snacks and cheap ale for everyone attending
60th of Winter - Third Public Execution, five prisoners, venison and ale for all attending
80th of Winter - Fourth Public Execution, ten prisoners, fish and ale for all attending


Rumors of the Ravosalamen


The city of Ravok is a place of whispered secrets, shady back alley transactions, religious corruption, and rumors. There is one group of people above all except perhaps the spies of Rhysol himself, who speak only to their master, that hear and see the most, and that group is the Ravosalamen, the boat drivers who float the canals beneath the notice of most except for when they are employed for transport. They inhabit the watery passageways that infiltrate every portion of the city. They listen to the words of their passengers who so carelessly speak to one another and forget the Ravosalamen have ears. And they see the secret deeds that take place in the dark alleys next to their canals. On the surface their trade is legit enough, but for a price almost anything can be learned from these men who so few think to notice. These are their secrets, the rumors and truths whispered from one boatman to another when the day is done, ripe for the picking by those who would dare.

Whispers of the Ravosalamen

  • A powerful individual has placed a bounty of 4500 Gold Mizas has been placed on the spiritist known as Aello for her capture alive.
  • The rich and powerful are paying extra for anything to eat other than fish
  • An enormous wolf has been spotted in the forests around lake Ravok. It is said to be highly aggressive, and leading a pack of equally aggressive, but small wolves.
  • The Rising Dawn is in hiding, but rewards are being given for any who have information on their whereabouts or that of their spies
  • Gris Steele, a local architect, is looking for workers to help with a new project for Winter 512 AV to help with a new building. The project will start on the 10th of Winter within the city and parts outside the city. (PM Gris for more details)

OOC Note: In order to act on any of these rumors you MUST PM a Ravok storyteller first. More rumors will be added as they arise. Also, if you want to spread some rumors of your own, real or false, PM me and we'll see about adding it to the list.


Fall 512 :
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Fall in Ravok
512 AV


The Djed Storm of 512 has passed, and the city of Ravok has mostly recovered from the unexpected destruction. The temple, which was almost entirely destroyed during the storm, is complete and is set to officially reopen on the 41st day of the season. Things have finally gotten back to normal in Ravok, and it's citizens are excited to once again return to church and resume their worship of Rhysol.

In the east, a large contingent of Ebonstryfe and hired mercenaries make their way to the mysterious island of Sahova to recover an ancient artifact they believe rightfully belongs to the Defiler. Another army has been mustered within the city, numbering somewhere around three hundred Ebonstryfe, twenty Dravlak, and a large number of mercenaries totaling to around five hundred all included. That army marched out on the tenth of fall, headed to attack the city of Syliras.

Furthermore, the Voice has finally returned to Ravok, or so everyone believes. She is said to make her appearance on the day the temple reopens, and there isn't a Ravokian alive that isn't excited to see their mother make her return. She had been missing since the Storm, and many had begun to fear she did not survive, but the Druvin continue to assure everyone that she is alive and well.

Overall, it looks as if fall is going to be a good season for Ravok. The city has recovered, the Voice has returned, Ravok is about to obtain a powerful artifact, and the Ebonstryfe has finally made its move against Syliras. The populace is in a general good mood, and for once, everyone is happy. All of that will change on the day the Temple reopens.


Important Events




Important Dates


10th of Fall - Army Leaves Ravok for Syliras
10th of Fall - Ravok Group for Epic Quest (RGEQ) leaves Nyka by Sea
20th of Fall - RGEQ arrives in Sunberth
30th of Fall - RGEQ leaves Sunberth
35th of Fall - Syliran group for Epic Quest (SGEQ) arrives in Sunberth
35th of Fall - RGEQ arrives in Sahova
41st of Fall - Temple of the Black Sun reopens
41st of Fall - The Rising Dawn quest begins
50th of Fall - SGEQ arrives in Sahova
55th of Fall - Ravok army arrives outside of Syliras


Rumors of the Ravosalamen


The city of Ravok is a place of whispered secrets, shady back alley transactions, religious corruption, and rumors. There is one group of people above all except perhaps the spies of Rhysol himself, who speak only to their master, that hear and see the most, and that group is the Ravosalamen, the boat drivers who float the canals beneath the notice of most except for when they are employed for transport. They inhabit the watery passageways that infiltrate every portion of the city. They listen to the words of their passengers who so carelessly speak to one another and forget the Ravosalamen have ears. And they see the secret deeds that take place in the dark alleys next to their canals. On the surface their trade is legit enough, but for a price almost anything can be learned from these men who so few think to notice. These are their secrets, the rumors and truths whispered from one boatman to another when the day is done, ripe for the picking by those who would dare.

Whispers of the Ravosalamen

Rumors before the 41st of Fall

  • A powerful individual has placed a bounty of 4000 Gold Mizas has been placed on the spiritist known as Aello for her capture alive.
  • More and more buildings are being tagged with graffiti that reads, "The Dawn is Near"
  • An enormous wolf has been spotted in the forests around lake Ravok. It is said to be highly aggressive, and leading a pack of equally aggressive, but small wolves.
  • The Ebonstryfe has placed a bounty of 1000 gold mizas on an individual named Inoadar for his live capture. (Completed)
  • Rumor has it the Rising Dawn is looking for new members.

After the 41st of Fall

  • A powerful individual has placed a bounty of 4000 Gold Mizas has been placed on the spiritist known as Aello for her capture alive.
  • All bounties placed by the Ebonstryfe have been put on hold. Destorying the Rising Dawn is top priority.
  • An enormous wolf has been spotted in the forests around lake Ravok. It is said to be highly aggressive, and leading a pack of equally aggressive, but small wolves.

OOC Note: In order to act on any of these rumors you MUST PM a Ravok storyteller first. More rumors will be added as they arise. Also, if you want to spread some rumors of your own, real or false, PM me and we'll see about adding it to the list.


Summer 512 :
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Summer in Ravok
512 AV


Spring is over, but Ravok is still recovering from the effects of the Djed Storm of 512. The temple is still in ruins, though the framework for the smaller sections have been completed and walls will be going up over the course of the summer. There is much work to be had in construction as not only the temple, but many of the other structures in Ravok suffered damage as well. Most of the docks have already been rebuilt, and the Southern Trade Post is fully functional, but the Shipyard is low on ships and the Black Sun has sent riders to Zeltiva to request ship builders to come and help rebuild. Most of the shops and smaller structures that were damaged have already been repaired, but there is still some work to find there as well.

The Ebonstryfe will be very active over the summer and actively recruiting new members to replace their losses. The damage to the Temple didn't just affect the Black Sun, however, as much of the Vitrax was destroyed as well. All the Ebonstryfe are on edge, and violence has erupted more than a few times because a frustrated soldier decided to alleviate his stress on some poor unsuspecting citizen. Distrust for the governing bodies of Ravok has been on rise and, perhaps for the first time, the loyal Ravokian's are questioning the ways of their god and their rulers.

To counter this the Black Sun has started holding more sermons, held at the base of the tattered temple before the Black Shard for all to see. The Voice herself has made few appearances, and has not spoken at all, letting her Druvin do the preaching instead.

Beyond all this, rumors are abound of the Rising Dawn. It's members have graffitied various buildings with "The Dawn is Near" throughout the city, and are trying to spread dissent towards the government among the population. About two thirds the Ravokians see them as a nuisance or worse, trying to take advantage of poor people during poor times, but the remaining third has begun to listen to the whispers. More and more people are secretly turning against the Black Sun.

Overall, summer will be a time of rebuilding. While spring was spent in shock and trying to account for all the losses, the Ebonstryfe and Black Sun have managed to begin efforts to fix what was broken. Work is plentiful for anyone willing to try their hand at construction, and Ravok is well on its way to mending the damages done during the storm.


Important Events


Coming Soon


Rumors of the Ravosalamen


The city of Ravok is a place of whispered secrets, shady back alley transactions, religious corruption, and rumors. There is one group of people above all except perhaps the spies of Rhysol himself, who speak only to their master, that hear and see the most, and that group is the Ravosalamen, the boat drivers who float the canals beneath the notice of most except for when they are employed for transport. They inhabit the watery passageways that infiltrate every portion of the city. They listen to the words of their passengers who so carelessly speak to one another and forget the Ravosalamen have ears. And they see the secret deeds that take place in the dark alleys next to their canals. On the surface their trade is legit enough, but for a price almost anything can be learned from these men who so few think to notice. These are their secrets, the rumors and truths whispered from one boatman to another when the day is done, ripe for the picking by those who would dare.

Whispers of the Ravosalamen

  • Word is that a powerful individual has placed a sizeable bounty on a former Ravokian resident
  • More and more buildings are being tagged with graffiti that reads, "The Dawn is Near"
  • Word is the wolves surrounding Ravok have grown more aggressive, but some say that is only the tip of the iceberg
  • The recipe to the Silver Sliver Tavern's famous Silver Sliver ale was stolen during the aftermath of the storm. The owners are offering a large reward for its return, including free drinks for life. (Claimed)
  • A large shadow has been seen swimming beneath the still waters by many a fishermen out on the lake. Something has stirred in the depths of Lake Ravok, but none are sure what it is. (Claimed)
  • A powerful magic user in the city is looking for an apprentice to impart his magic to, and to assist him. No preexisting magic skill required. - (Claimed)
  • As of the 45th of Summer: Word on the canals is the Ebonstryfe are looking for someone, and are offering a sizable reward for their capture. (Claimed)

OOC Note: In order to act on any of these rumors you MUST PM a Ravok storyteller first. More rumors will be added as they arise. Also, if you want to spread some rumors of your own, real or false, PM me and we'll see about adding it to the list.


Spring 512 :
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Spring in Ravok
512 AV


Spring is the season of change, and this one will be no different. Of course there was the obvious thing, the Djed Storm of 512. For specific details on what happened, see the Ravok entry on that. From the second onward the city will be trying to rebuild itself. Primarily, the city's workforce will be working on rebuilding the temple. Outside the reconstruction effort, there will be some other changes. The Ebonstryfe has taken a direct role in people's day to day lives, making sure to keep everyone in line during these trying times. With the ascension of the Voice, there is no leadership in the Black Sun. This knowledge is not known to most, and for your character to know it IC they must recieve a lore from a Storyteller regarding it. The Ebonstryfe is working hard to keep it a secret until a new Voice can be appointed. As for the Black Sun agents themselves, they all seem lost and without a cause. Several begin to doubt their faith in Rhysol, who not only let their leader slip away, but failed to protect them during the storm and let his temple be destroyed. On the other side of the coin, those faithful to Rhysol have redoubled their preaching efforts, spreading the Defiler's good word throughout the streets and making sure that everyone knows it was their fault that the city was nearly destroyed. The city was being punished for it's lax worship of it's patron deity, and the only way to ensure it will never happen again is to prove to Rhysol how much they love him.

As far as weather goes, with Rhysol's protection restored, the weather is it's usual nice temperature with very little rain. The fish are still good to eat, but many of the predators in the wilds surrounding Ravok have grown more aggressive, making regular hunting more difficult. Food other than fish will be rare, as well as any sort of vegetables other than that which can be collected around the lake. Trade with Ravok will be limited during the spring due to the dangers of traveling the wilds.


Important Events


1st of Spring, 512 AV

Ravok is bombarded by the power of the djed storm, destroying many structures in the city including a large portion of the Temple of the Black Sun. To participate in this event, join in the Unbridled Chaos that takes place.


Rumors of the Ravosalamen


The city of Ravok is a place of whispered secrets, shady back alley transactions, religious corruption, and rumors. There is one group of people above all except perhaps the spies of Rhysol himself, who speak only to their master, that hear and see the most, and that group is the Ravosalamen, the boat drivers who float the canals beneath the notice of most except for when they are employed for transport. They inhabit the watery passageways that infiltrate every portion of the city. They listen to the words of their passengers who so carelessly speak to one another and forget the Ravosalamen have ears. And they see the secret deeds that take place in the dark alleys next to their canals. On the surface their trade is legit enough, but for a price almost anything can be learned from these men who so few think to notice. These are their secrets, the rumors and truths whispered from one boatman to another when the day is done, ripe for the picking by those who would dare.

Whispers of the Ravosalamen

  • Word is that a powerful individual has placed a sizeable bounty on a former Ravokian resident
  • Rumor has it the Rising Dawn is planning something to hit the city while it's down.
  • A Konti slave said to possess the ability to fullfill her master's every desire has just gone up for sale on the slave market
  • A few buildings in the city have been tagged with graffiti that reads, "The Dawn is Near"
  • Several Kelvics have escaped from the Kelvic Research Institution and the head researcher is offering a reward for their return.
  • Word is the wolves surrounding Ravok have grown more aggressive, but some say that is only the tip of the iceberg
  • The recipe to the Silver Sliver Tavern's famous Silver Sliver ale was stolen during the aftermath of the storm. The owners are offering a large reward for it's return, including free drinks for life.

OOC Note: In order to act on any of these rumors you MUST PM a Ravok storyteller first. More rumors will be added as they arise. Also, if you want to spread some rumors of your own, real or false, PM me and we'll see about adding it to the list.
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511 AV
Winter 511 :
Winter in Ravok
511 AV


Thanks to the protection of the beloved and mighty Lord Rhysol, Winter in Ravok is an easier season to live through than in other cities. While the shores of the lake may be buffeted with rain and snow and experience bitter cold snaps, anything floating on the lake experiences little more than a drizzle. The temperature stays cool in the winter, but rarely cold, and never dropping below freezing. Game and trade is harder to come by due to the sometimes harsh weather outside the city, but the city does not suffer for food for it is during the winter that the marine life of the lake is most heavily harvested. Many varieties of fish inhabit the lake and become the primary source of meat for the season, and highly nutritious lilly pads are the vegetable of choice. In those rare instances that the city does start to run low on food, the Temple of the Black Sun opens its sizeable reserves to feed the public.


Important Events


5th of Winter, 511 AV

Funded by the Nitrozian family, the Temple of the Black Sun, and various merchants of note, the city of Ravok is seeking enterprising individuals for an expedition to the coast of the Suvan Sea to build and establish a new Ravokian trade post. For more details, please visit the registration booth outside the CEB.


Rumors of the Ravosalamen


The city of Ravok is a place of whispered secrets, shady back alley transactions, religious corruption, and rumors. There is one group of people above all except perhaps the spies of Rhysol himself, who speak only to their master, that hear and see the most, and that group is the Ravosalamen, the boat drivers who float the canals beneath the notice of most except for when they are employed for transport. They inhabit the watery passageways that infiltrate every portion of the city. They listen to the words of their passengers who so carelessly speak to one another and forget the Ravosalamen have ears. And they see the secret deeds that take place in the dark alleys next to their canals. On the surface their trade is legit enough, but for a price almost anything can be learned from these men who so few think to notice. These are their secrets, the rumors and truths whispered from one boatman to another when the day is done, ripe for the picking by those who would dare.

Whispers of the Ravosalamen

  • Rumor has it the Ebonstryfe recently killed a man and dumped his body into the lake. He was said to be wearing a valuable locket.
  • Word is that a powerful individual has placed a sizeable bounty on a former Ravokian resident
  • Whispers on the canals say the Rising Dawn still exist
  • They say a pair of Lazarin slaves escaped their masters and are hiding in the docks somewhere
  • A few buildings in the city have been tagged with graffiti that reads, "The Dawn is Near"

OOC Note: In order to act on any of these rumors you MUST PM a Ravok storyteller first. More rumors will be added as they arise. Also, if you want to spread some rumors of your own, real or false, PM me and we'll see about adding it to the list.


This thread will be updated as I come up with new rumors and events
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