The Company of Odd Fellows
As the party finished burying Justin Wrenwald they began to wonder what would happen to the estate now that the Wrenwald family was no more. That night they hatched a plan to turn this rundown estate into a place they could call their own.
Step 1 – The Town: The town was free to govern itself and would no longer have to pay ‘Protection Tax’. They would just pay what they would normally owe the Barony. The party did promise any assistance they could to the town but would stay out of its day to day affairs. To seal the deal they presented the village Elder (Merin O’Mud) with the magical pitchfork (Trident +1) they had found in the barn.
Step 2 – The Cleaning: The manor house and its surroundings were in bad shape. They began by cleaning out the area of all all undead. The human zombies and skeleton remains were buried in the graveyard and the creatures were burned. They also dug up all the plants in the garden and burned them as well. They then began to drag out all the refuse and worthless items. On the upside of this, 6 of the eggs in the coop were found to contain liquid gold valued at 100gp each. They also found 3 unidentified potions and a gold staff worth 1000 gold pieces(none of the party wants to talk about how they had to retrieve that).
Step 3 – The Arrangements: Andy and Domino headed to Edgemont while Clarabelle and Kain headed south to Aethere Keep. Andy sold all the items they found and Domino petitioned Tiri Soul for some money to build a small temple to Chordax at the Manor House. Andy was able to get 180 gp for the items but Domino was only able to talk Tiri out of 100gp towards the new temple. Clarabelle told her father, who was the Warden of the Celes Valley (everything to the east of the Celes River from the Sylvanwood to the Norwood) about the Village of Wrenwald paying their taxes directly to him. She also petitioned him for some money to help rebuild the manor to house some men at arms to help protect the village and the surrounding area. He gave Clarabelle 500gp to help rebuild the manor and also gave her 6 men at arms (2 light foot, 2 heavy foot, 2 archers). She also found that the 3 potions she found at the manor were useless and dangerous, most likely left to be found and taken at the wrong time. But she was able to get a good price on the Golden Eggs and the Gold Staff (1350gp)
Step 4 – The Mentor: Clarabelle had other intentions while she was in Aethere Keep. Try to find somebody to help watch over the Manor and provide them with the assistance they would need. They found that person in Alaktyrr Rilyund, a Drow cleric of Kamrynn and a sometimes adventurer with The Stormcrows, her family’s adventuring guild. He had been wanting to set up a small temple to Kamrynn, the goddess of Nature for awhile and what better place than a small town on the outskirts of the Norwood. He would accompany them back to Wrenwald.
Step 5 – The Engineer: With the money she received Clarabelle was able to pay an Engineer to come to the Manor and help them rebuild it. It was mostly to rearrange the downstairs of the manor and to build a second story above the Barn to house the men at arms.
Step 6 – The Construction: With everyone back at the Estate, the construction began in earnest. With the offer of 1gp a day, They found plenty of labor from the village. In what was an unusual compromise, Domino and Alaktyrr decided to build the temple together, coming up with a plan to share the temple between both Gods. Overall it cost them 1300gp to rebuild the house and add the second story to the barn with an additional 600gp to build the small temple. They also had to pay the Engineer for his assistance at 750gp.
The Company of Odd Fellows now had a place to call their own and on the Eleventh Day of Thrice-Milce the Christened it ‘Odd Fellow Hall’. It wasn’t near done but Alaktyrr promised to oversee the construction while they figured out what to do next to fill their near empty coin purses.