Rumors are a great part of any story. some rumors like the one from Braveheart can make someone become bigger than life. others could drag a persons reputation through the mud.
Rumors in RPGs lead to a great many side quests and storylines. Not all rumors are true of course. far from it, and the ones that are true are just partially true. They have been changed and manipulated being passed around from person to person, town to town.
I think it would be fun, creative, and inspiring to use what knowledge we do have of the world, lore, and characters of Nogosua to come up with rumors that we might hear in game. Some of them may actually turn out to be true. different towns and areas might have the same rumors as well but they might sound different.
here are some examples to get things rolling.
"Did you hear that there is a small faction of ghouls who are planning a coup against the Noblesse?"
"It's been said the Lady of Jelras will allow you to stay there if you bring her a sacrifice in return." - villager from Charsk
"I've heard that North west of some long forgotten pillars in the western reaches, one can find a sign that points to a town called Coorhagen... but no one has been able to find it."
"The story goes, they locked the scroll the opens the portal to another world deep inside Fort Zaestra, you bring it to the pillars and touch the stones in the proper sequence..."
"I heard a Human made it past all the defenses in Fort Zaestra using a spell of disguise to look undead... so when you travel there be careful who you talk to!"
"They say that the humans have discovered a new metal in the western edge of the spine of the dead dreamer... its said that it burns undead on touch."