Friday, February 13, 2015

Reda Manor

This location is home to the Governor of Crossroads.

6. Reda Manor
On the hillside that rises behind the plaza, tavern, outfitter and warehouse, there stands a cluster of houses. Most are single-story affairs of an ordinary sort (see below for details), but one rises above the rest; this is the personal dwelling of Luciano Reda, the Governor of Crossroads. The manor is a two-story structure of timber and stucco with a tiled roof. The windows can be shuttered in the event of trouble, and the front door has a high-quality lock (DC 25 for Disable Device checks).

The Manor
Refer to the appropriate map for the following area descriptions.

1. Sitting Room
Visitors to the manor are received here. Comfortable sofas line two of the walls, and end tables fill in the corners. Reda's manservant, Bartholomew, greets guests and brings them refreshments while they wait for the Governor.

2. Dining Room
A broad wooden table, surrounded by chairs, fills the center of this room. It is used for important meetings in addition to meals.

3. Kitchen
A stove occupies one corner of this room, and a food preparation table stands opposite it. There is also a barrel of water, and commonly used implements hang from the ceiling.

4. Pantry
All manner of dried and otherwise preserved foodstuffs line the shelves on the walls of this room. There is really an impressive selection, especially when one considers the remote nature of the asteroid colony. What is more, a trapdoor in the floor provides access to the wine cellar; Reda is particularly fond of elven wine.

5. Servant's Quarters
Bartholomew takes his rest—when he has it—here. There is a comfortable bed, a storage chest, and a small table and chairs. The chest contains changes of clothing and mundane personal items. Beneath it is a loose floorboard, however (DC 15 Perception check to notice), which conceals a pouch that holds Bartholomew's saved wages: 57 gp, 31 sp and 12 cp.

6. Storage
At the top of the stairs stands this closet, which holds typical household items such as linens, candles, cleaning supplies and the like.

7. Guest Bedrooms
Each of these rooms is furnished with a bed and bedside table, a wardrobe, and a writing desk and chair.

8. Reda's Bedroom
This room is furnished much like the guest bedrooms, except that materials are of higher quality. The wardrobe is filled with Reda's fancy clothing. There is also a portrait of the king on one wall; hidden behind it (DC 25 Perception check to notice) is Reda's hidden strongbox. The box is protected by a high-quality lock (DC 25 Disable Device to open) and a poisoned needle trap (treat as a poisoned dart trap; see page 420 of the Pathfinder core rulebook). In it are the funds used for running the colony: 218 pp, 612 gp, 952 sp and 320 cp.

Governor Luciano Reda
CR 7
Male human aristocrat 9
LN medium humanoid
Init -1; Senses Perception +13
AC 10, touch 10, flat-footed 9 (-1 Dex, +1 Dodge)
hp 42 (7d8+7)
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +6
Resist None
Spd 30 ft.
Melee Walking Stick +5 (1d6)
Special Attacks None
Str 10, Dex 8, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 13, Cha 16
Base Atk +5; CMB +5; CMD 14
Feats Alertness, Dodge, Leadership, Skill Focus (Appraise, Diplomacy)
Skills Appraise +15, Bluff +16, Diplomacy +19, Knowledge (local) +12, Knowledge (nobility) +12, Perception +13, Sense Motive +13
Languages Common, elven, dwarven
SQ None
Combat Gear Sumptuous clothing, purse containing 50 gp in mixed coins, circlet of persuasion

Luciano Reda has grown up leading the easy life of a nobleman, but he regards himself as a daring entrepreneur who has worked hard for—and thus is deserving of—all of the comforts he has. If not for the backing of the King, and thus the support of the Order of the Lion, he would be in big trouble. Even so, his goal is to prove himself as a capable administrator at Crossroads, and thus to earn a “more civilized” posting back on his homeworld.

Bartholomew, Reda's Manservant
CR 4
Male human commoner 5
LN medium humanoid
Init +1; Senses Perception +X
AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 10 (+1 Dex)
hp 30 (5d6+12)
Fort +3, Ref +2, Will +2
Resist None
Spd 30 ft.
Melee Knife +6 (1d3+2)
Special Attacks Details
Str 15, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +2; CMB +4; CMD 15
Feats Cleave, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Craft: cooking), Weapon Focus (knife)
Skills Craft (cooking) +11, Perception +8
Languages Common
SQ None
Combat Gear Clothing, cooking implements, masterwork knife

Bartholomew has a good taste for food, and little interest in much else. He spends his spare time reading recipe books, always on the lookout for ways in which to devise new dishes for his employer's table. Those with some guile might be able to take advantage of him.

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