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Palace of Birdsong

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The Palace of Birdsong is one of the traditional estates of Taldor's current ruling family, House Stavian. Since the family rose to rule the land, the palace has been entrusted to House Lotheed as seneschals. The Palace of Birdsong sits at the heart of the Stavian Barony in the Meratt County area of the Tandak Prefecture. The Lotheeds have now had the run of the Palace of Birdsong for the past two centuries.[1] The palace is a reminder of the excessive splendour of old Taldor, replete with beautiful carvings, stunning murals, artful frescos, and other breathtaking architectural features. It oozes wealth, taste, and fabulous opulence.[1]

Outside, the Palace of Birdsong boasts extensive grounds with miles of intricately decorated gardens that include laburnum trees, flower gardens, orchards, and vineyards.[2] Some say these grounds are even guarded by magical living topiaries.[3] Within, the palace itself boasts eight sumptuous guest rooms,[4] a library, a vast marble-lined ballroom, and dozens of other rooms.[5]

House Lotheed has left its arcane mark on the Palace of Birdsong, adding a magical library, secret laboratory, and conjuring chamber.[6] The current master of the palace is Count Bartelby Lotheed, a gifted but cruel magus who rules the surrounding lands like his own personal kingdom.[7] House Lotheed has not only brought the usual aristocratic hangers-on (like Lord Titus Lotheed-Casava, Dame Carodd Hellebore, and Syras Cockleburr Esq.) but other more arcane and bizarre inhabitants into the palace.[5] Mercater Lotheed's ghost now haunts the estate, murdered by a vile sahkil ichkoh named Ehlers (a servant of his own relative, the powerful wizard Panivar Lotheed) who still roams the palace's halls.[8] Similarly, a trompe l'oeil of Paniver's wife, Duchess Veleto Lotheed, also haunts the hallways of the Palace of Birdsong.[9] Finally, an attic whisperer created during one of Bartleby's blasphemous arcane experiments remains imprisoned within a forsaken nursery.[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 6. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  2. Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 46. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  3. Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 47. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  4. Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 48. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  5. 5.0 5.1 Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 49. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  6. Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 56. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  7. Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). NPC Codex. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 60–61. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  8. Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 52. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  9. Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 54. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5
  10. Crystal Frasier and Richard Pett. (2018). Songbird, Scion, Saboteur. Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, p. 55. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-64078-025-5