[nbos] [FM8] Joerdhgardh Map of Week #134 Released
"Mark Oliva"
Sun Dec 8th, 2013
With the 134th Map of the Week we take a look at Pavel's Mill, a derelict
village on the River Storming in Grainland County that hardly would exist if
it wasn't for the 3200-man military garrison there.

Key to the Map of Pavel's Mill

1. River Storming.

2. Millstream.

3. Alexej's Wagons. Master Wainwright Alexej, a 55-year-old human male
artisan, makes and repairs wheelbarrows, carts and wagons including lumber
wagons for the timber camps outside of town. He employs a journeyman
wainwright, a human female craftsman, and a human male apprentice, a
commoner. Locals are a bit worried about the future of the smithy. Alexej
has made it clear that he intends to move to Newhouse and take up gardening
there when he retires a decade from now. His 24-year-old journeyman,
Klaudie, is the daughter of the widowed wainwright Behla in Václavsmlýn.
She intends to take over her mother's smithy when the latter retires. At
the end of this year, Alexej intends to elevate his 15-year-old apprentice
Ludehk, a human male commoner, to the rank of a journeyman, but it is
unclear whether Ludehk will advance far enough to pass the master's test
before Alexej retires.

4. Pavel's Mill. Pavel was the name of first sawyer who restored the old
AEsir sawmill. Today it belongs to master sawyer Bronislav, a 49-year-old
human male artisan. The sawmill is the only producing business in the
village. It makes lumber of timber brought in from logging camps on the
perimeter of the Dark Hills. Bronislav employs two journeyman millers, two
apprentices, three teamsters and a laborer. All are human males and
females. The journeymen are craftsmen. The others are commoners.
Bronislav lives with his wife, Anna, a 45-year-old human female commoner, in
an apartment above the mill.

5. Pavlína's Smithy. Master Blacksmith Pavlína, a 40-year-old human female
artisan, left her husband behind in Windland and fled to Slovania after the
minions of the local baron in her homeland began to suspect her (rightfully)
of supporting a brigand rebel band. She and her apprentice, Robin, a
17-year-old human male commoner, shoe horses, repair metal items and make
other metal items when there is an order for them.

6. Borzhek's Bakery. Master Baker Borzhek, a 41-year-old human male
artisan, bakes the bread consumed in Pavel's Mill. Because the village has
neither farmers nor a grain mill, he has a substantial customer base.
Borzhek employs two journeyman bakers, both human male and female craftsmen;
two apprentice bakers, both human male and female commoners, and two
saleswomen, both human female commoners. One of the saleswomen sells bakery
at a market stand several days a week, when the weather is suitable.

7. West Garrison. Count Blahoslav has a contingent of 300 soldiers –
warriors, fighters, scouts, rangers, two healers and two war wizards -
stationed in Pavel's Mill. Their main job is to patrol the east bank of the
River Storming and the inner perimeter of the Dark Hills northward half way
to Storm Fortress and southward halfway to Storm Mill and the Dark Hills
Road eastward to the county line. When they are available, the garrison's
healers also will aid non-military locals in an emergency because there are
no other healers anywhere near the village. The garrison commander is
Commandant Andrea, a 44-year-old human female ranger. The garrison compound
includes a horse stable and a woodshed. Only low-ranking soldiers live in
the barracks on the second and third stories of the main building. Scouts,
rangers, sergeants and officers live in private boarding houses in the
village. The soldiers who live in the garrison have meal tickets for the
public room of the Millstream Inn (Location No. 10).

8. Baronial Castle and Town Hall. Baron Hanush, a 58-year-old human male
warrior, and his baronial government, share the castle with small village
government of Burgomaster Vratislav, a 59-year-old human male merchant, and
his 10-member village watch – all human male and female fighters - under
Commandant Shtefan, a 34-year-old human male warrior. Town hall and the
watch headquarters are on the ground floor. The baronial government and
baronial hall are on the 2nd story, along with the quarters of the baron's
unmarried adjutant, Filip, a 39-year-old human male merchant. Hanush has
his quarters on the 3rd story. The widowed baron also occupies the east
tower, using it as a study and library. The west tower is occupied by his
Court Wizardess Anna, a 40-year-old human female wizard. Local rumors have
it that Anna also is Filip's bed companion, but the castle's servants refuse
to discuss such things. The castle's cellar includes a storage area,
baronial wine cellar and the small, local jail. Vratislav employs two
clerks, both human male and female merchants, and three laborers, all human
male and female commoners. The baron employs a master cook, a human female
artisan; three house servants, human male and female commoners; a teamster,
a human female commoner, and three stableboys and –girls, also human male
and female commoners. The baronial complex includes the castle, a woodshed
and a combination coachhuse and stable.

9. Butcher Kazímir. Master butcher Kazimír, a 38-year-old human male
artisan, buys and slaughters boar, deer and rabbits brought in by hunters
and trappers who ply their trade in the western forest perimeter of the Dark
Hills. He makes smoked and cured sausages that are sold in his shop and in
Storm Fortress. Kazimír also sells fresh meat to the Millstream Inn and in
his shop, when it is available. He employs a journeyman butcher, human
female craftsman; an apprentice, a human male commoner, and a
saleswoman-laborer, a human female commoner.

10. Millstream Inn. The inn's owner, Vendelín (real name: Marek), a
55-year-old human male thief, is a fuzigitive from Watertown in Windland.
When the thief reached Slovania, he looked for an unlikely but potentially
profitable location where bounty hunters from the south might not find him.
That brought him to Pavel's Mill, where he bought the rundown but somewhat
profitable inn and made it considerably more profitable. As unlikely as it
might seem to be at first, the Millstream Inn is a small gold mine. It also
is Pavel's Mill largest employer. The guest rooms have regular usage from
teamsters of Royal Trading. Many of the townsfolk eat in the inn. The
local garrison has no mess hall; it pays the inn to feed more than 100 of
its lowest ranking soldiers thrice daily. Vendelin also is under contract
with Royal Trading to house and care for its horses and to shed its wagons
when they come to town. He has remodeled things, partly to keep the more
rundown parts of the complex from disintegrating, but above all because he
has discovered that the more comfortable and friendly the inn is, the longer
the customers stay and the more they spend. That notwithstanding, one still
would have to describe it as being simple in comparison with most other
Slovanian hostelries. The inn's weakest point is its food. Vendelin has
hired good cooks who give their best, but the raw materials are limited.
Meat is not the problem. Local fishermen provide fresh fish daily from the
River Storming, and butcher Kazimír (Location No. 9) keeps the inn well
stocked with venison, boar and sausage. However, no crops or grains grow
anywhere near Pavel's Mill. As a result, the only fruit and vegetables
available in the village and to the inn's cooks are root and storage fruits
and crops such as cole varieties, carrots, beets, turnips, potatoes, apples
and pears, as well as vegetable and fruit conserves. Because there is no
grain mill in Pavel's Mill, even ground flour, feed and vegetables must be
brought in from Storm Mill. For that reason, meals are somewhat limited.
Because many villagers have no kitchens in their quarters, the inn serves
breakfast not only to house guests but also to the general public. The
public room is open from 8 to 24 bells (8 a.m. to midnight) everyday.
Breakfast is available from 8 to 10 bells, lunch from 11 to 14 bells (11
a.m. to 2 p.m.) and dinner from 17 to 21 bells (5 to 9 p.m.). Breakfast is
at a fixed price of one bronze piece. Lunch menus run from 3 to 6 bronze
pieces. Dinner runs between 5 and 8 bronze pieces. Cold bread boards are
available at all times when the public room is open. The only drink
available is lager beer from the house brewery, which also uses barley malt
and hops from the Storm Mill area. The beer is a bit more expensive than in
other locales because of the transportation costs for the ingredients. It
costs 3 copper pieces per pint/half-liter tankard and 5 copper pieces per
quart(liter tankard. The brewwife is Stela, a 48-year-old human female
craftsman. Guest rooms cost 5 bronze pieces per person nightly. Vendelin
employs 31 persons. Libushe, a 46-year-old human female merchant, is his
innkeeper. She in turn employs a bookkeeper, a human female merchant; a
master cook, a human male artisan; five journeyman cooks, human male and
female craftsmen; three apprentice cooks, human male and female commoners;
two bartenders, human male commoners; two bouncers, human male and female
warriors; a headwaiter, human male scholar; six waitresses, human female
commoners; two chambermaids, human female commoners; two laborers, human
male commoners; three stableboys- and girls, human male and female
commoners, and the brewwife Libushe. The inn complex includes the main
building, a stall and wagon house, a brewhouse and a woodshed.

11. Marketplace. Anyone who has legitimate wares to sell can do so on the
marketplace without needing a permit or paying a market fee. Despite that,
the market square usually is mostly empty. Pavel's Mill and Storm Fortress
to the north don't offer enough potential trade to draw many peddlers and
merchants from points to the south.

12. Royal Trading Co. Outpost. This is a main station on the Royal Trading
route between the Storm Fortress in Royal County and Desert's end. The
coster's wagons bring goods to Pavel's Mill and Storm Fortress but usually
travel empty back to Storm Mill and points beyond to the southwest. The
only important exception is when Bronislav at Pavel's Mill (Location No. 4)
sends out lumber orders, which are transported by Royal Trading. Outpost
Manager Radka, a 50-year-old human female merchant, employs a journeyman
wainwright, a human male craftsman, as well as three laborers and three
stableboys and –girls, all human male and female commoners. However, there
often are as many as a half dozen other Royal Trading employees in the
compound who are in transit. The main building includes the coster's office
and Radka's quarters. Two warehouses are south of it.

13. General Store. Iva, a 52-year-old human female merchant, owns the only
general store in the village. She has a surprisingly wide selection of
those things that most folks need in their daily life, including textiles
and footwear in readymade sizes and the same types of non-perishable crops,
vegetables, flour and feed as mentioned in the description of the Millstream
Inn (Location No. 10). She's quite willing to order any non-perishables
that a customer wants, if the customer is willing to wait three to four
weeks for delivery. She'll even order perishables for customers who are
willing to take a chance, provided they pay in advance and agree to accept
the items regardless of condition. Iva sells handcrafts and other products
that some locals make in their spare time, but most of the items on her
shelves are brought in from elsewhere by the Royal Trading Co. Iva employs
two saleswomen and two laborers, all human male and female commoners. She
lives in an apartment on the store building's second story.

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Next Week: Pavel's Mill - Millstream Inn

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