Str 2 Dex 2 Con 2
Int 2 Per 3 Wil 3
Acute Senses (Hearing) (2)
Fast Reaction Time (2)
Situational Awareness (2)
Hand Weapon (Knife) 2
Riding (Horse and Carriage) 2
Rituals (Palace) 4
Servant's Uniform, Timepiece, Many (but not all) Keys
for Palace Doors
The Palace has always been a place of secrets. It's
all the history, you see. It buries the truth under layers.
But when you've been here as long as I have, ensuring
the smooth running of the place, keeping vigil, you become a part of
the Palace, unseen, unheard and unnoticed. Yes, you get to hear
things. You get to hear it all.
You gather together the overheard whispers, the
glimpse of shadows, the gossip of the "below stairs" staff.
And that's when you know something is going on.
Like now for instance.
It's no secret that M'Lady was ill, has been in one
way or another since M'Lord passed on (God bless his soul) and no
secret that the Royal Physician has worked tirelessly to help Her
(the man is a saint!).
But something has happened there. M'Lady's routines
have changed. There are no visitors anymore, the stables report Her
absence, the kitchens gossip about Her change in diet, there are even
rumors about some domestic staff being given special accommodations
in some of the empty rooms, and in truth, they are being guarded more
And then there are the increased visits from these
sickly foreign types -- asking questions, bothering the serving
staff, peddling their smooth lies among those that should know
better. I've seen the surreptitious glances, the furtive gestures.
And with one of the girls missing too. No difficulty
in guessing where the guilt lies with her disappearance. The whole
thing is quite sordid. The risk to the dignity of the Crown should
not be tolerated.
Well, M'Lady has no worries on that score. The smooth
running of the Palace has lain within the generations of my family
If something is going on here I will find out.
And put a stop to it.
"The Palace will run smooth like it always has,
as long as I am alive."