Country, Family, or Freedom

November 11, 1910
The Jaristea Journal

Jaristea Withstands Assault

Stanishev launched an assault against the free people of Jaristea on the evening of Saturday, November 9. To the surprise of Vrancea, the townsfolk banded together and fought off Frankenstein’s soldiers. The strike force was waylaid en route and then met harsh resistance from the town while not a single casualty was reported on the other side.

The Revolution Has Begun

Word has spread about Stanishev’s defeat in Jaristea. All over Vrancea, people have taken up arms against the solders stationed within the towns. Both Stanishev and Ghergiev’s forces have reported been ambushed by simple folk using basic weapons. Many garrisons have been forced to withdraw from the major cities of Vrancea. Only Focsani reports no violence.

An Uneasy Truce
Stanishev and Ghergiev has reported established a cease fire between their factions until the issue of security can be resolved. They are scheduled to meet in Focsani in two weeks time to determine the specifics of a truce. Neither side wants to give up much, but they have realized that the resistance movements are becoming a problem.

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Wednesday, October 3, 1910
The Jaristea Journal

Local News

Battle Erupts Outside of Jaristea
There has been much speculation into the events that took place on September 27, otherwise known as the Jaristea Skirmish, but it’s time to clear up what took place. Based on an anonymous tip that there might be hostile forces in the area the local guard set out to investigate. It turns out the tip was correct, but the guards fell into a hastily constructed ambush. The fighting was brief, but intense with many of the guards losing their lives in the process. Pravsha Ghergeiv and six of his men managed to get free of the skirmish and rode into Jaristea. The guards that remained after the skirmish attempted to regroup and give chase, but were unable to do so in time.

The guards left in town did what they could to defend against Pravsha, but it was little use. It was clear his objective was to destroy the generator and burn down the barracks and he managed to do both without trouble. Pravsha and his men departed shortly after leaving a few wounded guards in town to deal with the destruction.

Several innocent people lost their lives during the fighting. Pravsha and his men killed Mara Zlata, Andrin Dobry, Remus Stanascu, Emil Tuniev, and Rozsa. The families would like to thank everyone who came out to honor their memories.

Military Base to Relocate
Plans to fortify Jaristea have been scrapped in favor of constructing a smaller sturdier outpost down the road. Beniamin Stanishev has decided that the area is too hostile to waste time fortifying an entire town. The town will still be expected to provide supplies to the outpost, but will not benefit from it’s protection. More troops are moving into the area and construction has just begun.

New Teacher in Jaristea
The town leaders have decided to give the teaching position to Rozalia Nevena. Nikifor Hristina, one of the other candidates, has gone to work as Victorin Ezrebescu’s medical assistant.

County News

Pravsha Ghergiev Attacked by Resistance
On his way home early Thursday morning Pravsha Ghergiev, Head of Infrastructure, and his guards were attacked by who we’ve determined to be Resistance Members. As the group rode down the road and tree was felled in their path, forcing them to stop. Gunfire erupted on both sides of the road as the path behind them was set aflame by flaming clay pots filled with gasoline. Most of the guards and horses were killed or wounded in the first volley of gunfire including Pravsha’s horse, causing him to fall to the ground. The second volley managed to miss him as it finished off many of the remaining guards. Pravsha got to his feet and charged the barracade, breaking it apart as another volley of gunfire was aimed at him. Though he was wounded this did not stop him from being able to make his escape.

If anyone has any information about the identities of these men report it to Ghergiev’s men immediately. You will be compensated for every person brought to justice. A direct attack on the Ghergiev family will not be tolerated.

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August 29, 1910
The Jaristea Journal

Mass Casualties in Vidra
Authorities are still sorting out the casualties from a fire fight between DSF and Boyar forces in Vidra and the resulting explosion along the oil pipeline in town. Witnesses report seeing Boyar soldiers attacking DSF troops guarding the pipeline. When DSF reinforcement arrived they were met by a squadron of Boyar troops. The two sides engaged each other in fierce combat. The gunfire ended when explosions erupted along the pipeline. Many of the troops on both sides were caught in the explosions. As of last tally more than 30 men have been killed. DSF soldiers have been diverted to the area to oversee security.

Teacher Poisoned
Mariska Akos, teacher in Jaristea, was found poisoned in her home. The poison dish was delivered when the children of the town wanted to have a day to show their appreciation for her. No one is certain who created the dish as every family represented was able to claim their dish. There were several dishes that remained unclaimed. An investigation into the murder has started, but so far they have no leads.

Rebuilding Effort to Begin in Jaristea
In order to fortify the town and help better protect the general population, Stanishev has ordered construction of critical defensive and production infrastructure. Efforts include a large blacksmith facility, a wall around the town, a revitalization of the mining industry, a generator, and electrical wiring. The troops meant to garrison the area have been diverted until further notice.

Homes Available in Jaristea
Several homes are available in the town of Jaristea. The beautiful scenery has been preserved and remains free of industrialization. The new jobs allow for many people with a variety of skills and talents to find a new home for themselves.

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August 22, 1910
The Jaristea Journal

The Impostor has been Killed
Last Friday night The Impostor was killed in an altercation with some soldiers sent to survey the town. Witnesses say that they saw The Impostor charge one of the men in an attempt to surprise him, but was promptly ripped apart by the soldier’s dogs. The Impostor was later identified as Fadri Tuniev of Jaristea. Further investigation into the family is to be expected.

Attempted Burglary at Teodorescu Estate
A thief was shot during an attempted burglary during an auction in Marasesti. Nothing was reported as stolen, but the thief was gunned down on the front lawn of the estate nonetheless. The identity of the thief has been withheld on behalf of the family.

Stanishev Regime Makes Progress
Citing the crackdown on resistance members and the purge of Ghergiev’s treacherous men from his ranks, Stanishev is demonstrating how his brand of order is showing results. Many members of the DSF in other counties have been praising how Stanishev has been handling the situation he has been handed. When asked about his recent praise Stanishev said, “It appears to be only a matter of time until this county is in the hands of True Promethians.”

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August 15, 1910
The Jaristea Journal

Shots Fired Between Factions
During the weekend DSF forces broke out into fighting in the town of Mera. What began as a heated argument in a bar turned bloody as members of the DSF opened fire on each other. Witnesses state that the argument began when two men had a disagreement about the idea of Stanishev taking control of Vrancea. It seems this incident has had an effect on the rest of the county as the DSF has began to faction. While the majority have remained with the DSF a moderate amount of them have sided with Ghergiev and have begun wearing the Vrancea crest sewn onto their uniforms. Many have begun moving towards Marasesti. So far this is the only incident of violence, but the situation is tense.

Auction Saturday
There will be an auction in Odobesti on Saturday afternoon at the Teodorescu Estate. The auction will start promptly at 1:00 on the south lawn. The money is being raised to build new critical infrastructure.

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July 16, 1910 Monday
Telegraphs From Afar

Compiled by Rebeka Marascu over the last week

Adjud
FADRASCU IN ADJUD STOP DISREGARD FOR LAWS RAMPANT STOP POSSIBLE RECRUITS STOP

MAKESHIFT GUN FOUND ON BODY INVOLVED IN GAMBLING DISPUTE STOP ENDED DISPUTE STOP

Marasesti
STANASCU REPORTED JAILING TO GHERGIEV’S MEN STOP MATTER IS BEING LOOKED INTO STOP NEWS RECEIVED SECOND HAND FROM SERVING STAFF STOP

Martinesti
AVRASCU TASKED WITH HUNTING CREATURE STOP REQUEST ASSISTANCE STOP

RARE GOODS REPORTED IN TOWN STOP ITEMS CONTAIN RUSSIAN LABELS STOP

Odobesti
FAMILY ARRIVED IN TOWN SAFELY STOP SACK OF COINS ON DOOR STEP IN MORNING STOP THIS TOWN IS FRIENDLY STOP

THEFTS CONTINUE STOP NO KNOWN PERSONS IDENTIFIED STOP NO GOODS EVER RETURNED STOP

Panciu
REPORTS OF WINE MAKING PEOPLE SICK STOP ONLY SEEMS TO AFFECT CERTAIN BOTTLES STOP MANY DSF IN SICK BAY STOP

DONDASCU REPORTS RUMORS OF MAGIC IN TOWN STOP REMEMBER TO RESPECT YOUR ELDERS STOP

Vidra
NUSHEV ARRIVED IN TOWN SAFELY STOP BEGAN LOOKING FOR LIKE MINDED PEOPLE STOP GONE BUT NOT OUT STOP

MEET TWO MEN WHO CLAIM TO KNOW DANTE STOP UNHINGED BUT READY AND EAGER STOP

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June 27, Wednesday , 1910
The Jaristea Journal

Seven Guards Slain During Jailbreak
Seven guards where burned alive in what appears to have been a rescue rescue attempt gone awry. Eyewitnesses saw a few people stand around outside the guardhouse when an explosion erupted, blowing a hole in the side of the wall as well as eventually collapsing part of the structure. Some guards were caught in the falling debris while others just didn’t get out of the building before the whole thing caught fire. The first guards out were complaining about a stuck door. Gunshots were also heard as the building collapsed. This brought out extra attention on top of the ringing church bells and the strange motorized sound that was heard that night. However, no one got a good look at the criminals and all of the former prisoners have escaped. This is suspected to be the work of The Imposter and his crew. When asked about the events, Capt. Zlata said, “I’ve fucking had it. I don’t care what those people do as long as they don’t do it here. This ends now.”

Restrictions Ease and Punishment Increases
On Friday afternoon, in a show of good favor, Capt. Zlata relaxed the regulations on the stricter curfew and the requisitioning of tools. Many of the villagers were pleased to hear this, even if the restrictions on travel remained. However, due to that night’s events, the punishment for crimes has become more severe. The Courthouse has been outfitted as a makeshift jail and guard center, but will only be used to harbor criminals for the evening while arrangements are made to have them sent elsewhere. For more serious offenses, mostly pertaining to suspected terrorist activities, guards have been ordered to shoot on sight.

Jaristea Under New Management
With so many prominent people in Jaristea being branded criminals and fleeing many new properties became available. Under Promethean Law those properties return to the government to be resold. As such some members out our community saw fit to purchase these properties immediately. The new acquisitions are as followed:
Marascu Vineyard- Capt. Cosmin Zlata; ran by his niece, Mara Zlata
Stanascu Mansion- Remus Stanscu
Courthouse- Taken for Government Use
Avrascu Hunting Lodge and House- Sava Viljascu
Dondascu Butcher Shop and House- Mugur Janescu
Nushev Blacksmith Shop- Remus Stanscu; donated to Victorin Ezrebescu
Nushev Home- Vacant

#Hot Off the Wire#
WANTED: Alias- The Imposter
By order of DSF Head Stanishev
The man known as The Imposter is wanted Dead or Alive by the Promethean government. The reward for his live capture is 500 lei and 300 lei if brought in dead. Any news leading to his successful capture will also be reward according to the accuracy and timeliness of the information. {Below is a crude sketch that would vaguely resemble Dante Unger}

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Saturday, June 17, 1910
Jaristea Journal Special Edition

#Hot Off the Wire#
Ghergiev to Look into DSF Actions
Vladimir Ghergiev has been receiving reports of DSF guards holding ad hoc trials, stealing, falsely imprisoning citizens, and even a few rumors of murders. He has not be pleased with DSF leadership in the area and has taken it upon himself to investigate the matter further. Kobokha Ghergiev, Vladimir’s son, has been placed in charge of the military in the county until such time as the matter is resolved.

Steel Mill Destroyed in Marasesti
Four people were seen fleeing the scene of a steel mill explosion the other night. However, only three of the figures managed to escape as the four member of the group was too close to the explosion. Medical examiners are still determining whether they died from the explosion or the metal debris that was scattered from the blast. The identity of the dead man is still being determined, but what is known is that he is not from the city. He is a dark haired and skinny young man. If anyone has any information regarding the explosion or the identification of the Resistance members please report to the local authorities. Your cooperation in the matter is appreciated.

Bounty for Proven Resistance Members
Stanashev is offering a $50 reward to any person who provides information leading to the arrest of members of a resistance movement. Only accurate and verifiable information will be rewarded.

DSF Imposter at Large
A young man in a stolen DSF uniform has been raiding small groups of guards and stealing their supplies. Each time, he has invaded the camp late at night and holds the guards at gun point, steals their supplies and a horse, while leaving one in return. So far no deaths have been reported, but serious injuries to guards have been. The young man is said to have brown hair, gaunt features, a prominent nose, and wild eyes. He should be considered armed, unstable, and extremely dangerous. Any information about this rogue should be reported to the authorities. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

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June 7, 1910
Jaristea Journal

Botched Horse Theft Leaves One Dead
A member of the DSF was found murdered at a supply depot a few miles outside of Jaristea. The other guards had fled the area after a horse thief made off with the horses at the depot. When they returned they found the man with his throat slit, laying in a pool of his own blood. The guards suspect that the thief’s accomplice was behind the murder. At this time neither the thief or the murderer have been found at this time. The DSF has asked that any information be reported immediately. Information that leads to the capture of one or both of the criminals may be rewarded.

The Lunar Bull to Reopen
The Lunar Bull will be reopen for business as of June 12. The renovations to the bar tops have been completed as well as some minor maintenance. Claudiu Rezescu would like to invite everyone to come down and enjoy this month’s selection of wine and spirits.

Town divided over Fadrascu
After last week’s heated discuss between two of the village’s well-known figures everyone has been discussing the event and it has been causing a rift between neighbors. Some believe that the law is the law and must be followed while others believe that unjust laws should be ignored. There is also a debate over the severity of the punishment. Some say that 6 months is too long while others acknowledge that citizens have been given harsher punishments for lesser reasons. The only thing that everyone can agree on is something has changed. Whether for good or ill is still to be determined.

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Wednesday, May 24, 1910
Jaristea Journal

Expect Increase Regulations
As of today, new security measures have been put into place. In light of recent questionable activity it has been advised that all towns in Vrancea enforce more strict policies. On top of the recent change to a 9 p.m. curfew the village of Jaristea will no longer allow vagrancy. All people will be required to sign in at checkpoints when entering or leaving the city. The village can only be exited from the roads; if you wish to enter the woods you must first check in with the nearest checkpoint. All equipment must be handed over to a nearby stationed guard. They will protect them under lock and key until you need them for work. The list includes but is not limited to large hammers, axes, hatchets, any knife bigger than a small kitchen knife, traps, pick axes, or any farm tools longer than 1 1/2 feet. Anyone caught in possession of one or more of these items without written permission from the local guard will be severely punished. As always, being caught with a gun or an explosive will be harshly dealt with. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

#Hot Off the Wire#
Thank You Vrancea
Beniamin Sorin Stanishev, county head of the DSF, would like to thank the wonderful people of Vrancea for their support in ensuring that Vrancea sees the development she deserves. The increased defensive measures were completed ahead of schedule due to the hard work of the local people and the natural bounty this county offers.
“It’s time to bring this county up to par with the others,” said Stanishev, “and then we will go on to surpass them!”
Stanishev has mentioned his petition to Frankenstein is awaiting review and is almost certain to be accepted. A group of industry leaders in the county have stood behind Stanishev on this matter in the hopes of making Vrancea more prosperous.
“The process of advancement is currently slower than preferred, but with the proper leadership, we can pick up the pace. There is no conceivable reason why Vrancea should lag behind it’s neighbors. Well, maybe one reason,” said Stanishev.

Local Man Arrested
Tivadar Fadrascu was arrested on Saturday night on charges of possession of a weapon and curfew violation. Fadrascu was seen making his way home from the Lunar Bull shortly before curfew. However, he did not manage to make it home in time and a guard stopped him for questioning. After being questioned briefly and quickly searched it was discovered that Fadrascu had a small pick axe on his person. He was detained and placed in a prison cell at the guard house. As a show of leniency, Capt. Zlata has decided to sentence the man to 6 months in prison instead of a longer sentence and a public flogging.

Lunar Bull to be Renovated
The Lunar Bull will be closed next Wednesday, the 31st, for a few days while it undergoes repairs and renovations. Repairs are only expected to take a short time, but no official completion date has been set. Claudiu and Yazme will be available at the house for orders and deliveries. The Rezescu family would like to thank the Jaristea for their understanding and they look forward to opening their doors as soon as possible.

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