Pathfinder - Carrion Crown
Deep within the heart of the notorious Lozeri forest known as the Shudderwood, a large and decadently appointed manor can be found named Ascanor Lodge, nestled closeby to the Calscroix River. The lodge, now used by Ustalav’s elite as a hunting retreat, was once a private hunting lodge owned by Lozeri’s deposed count Beauturne. The Palatine Council of Lozeri appropriated the estate when Beauturne fled the county and opened it year round
to paying guests.
Attracting wealthy hunters from across the country and beyond, the Ascanor Lodge advertises itself as an island of luxury in Ustalav’s final wilderness, where elite sportsmen can hunt the land’s deadliest and most abundant beasts without sacrificing the comforts of a country retreat. A palatial compound, the lodge’s rustic log construction and countless hunting trophies dress the myriad decadences – lavish apartments, a fine restaurant equal in style and class to those found within the walls of Caliphas, a ballroom, menagerie, gardens, spas, and a “secret” brothel – in the ruggedness of a frontier outpost.
While the wealthy clientele come and go as they please, for the retreat’s live-in servants the lodge is a prison, as none can afford passage upon the guests’ luxurious riverboats, and true dangers beyond the game warden’s stocked deer herds and drugged wolves stalk the surrounding Shudderwood.
Ascanor Lodge was, until recently, managed by Lodge Warden Estovion Lozarov. The only son of Ascanor’s previous caretakers, Estovion grew up in the lodge and it is the only home he has ever known. Although a former retainer of Count Beauturne, Estovion swore loyalty to the Palatine Council upon transfer of the property to Lozeri, and the council kept him on as lodge warden. Estovion is well connected having met many hundreds of Ustalav’s political elite and in some cases Ustalav’s remaining royalty.
Other staff members of the lodge include:
- Belik of Courtaud (Halfling male)
- Delgros Kroitzcer (Human male)
- Ladimeur (Human male)
- Paucy Troabs (Human male)
- Quiene (Human female)
- Ruessa Webbe (Human female)
Although not officially staff, several individuals have booked permanent residency at the lodge. These include:
- Madam Ivanya (Varisian female)
- Badr Hashim Ali (Qadiran male guard)
- Jabril El-Amin (Qadiran male guard)
- Iman Alfarsi (Qadiran male guard)
- Jameela Abujamal (Qadiran female guard)
- Niama (Vudrani female courtesan)