Very good stuff. Straight out of the books of Sword and Sorcery (so much so that I was expecting a double-cross). Many of the small elements are beautiful, when you pick them up hold them to the light. (The face through the curtains is a very nice visual). It's lacking a certain something though. I feel like it could benefit from a bit more fleshing out, more magical defenses, or a few events that might occur. Maybe a guest visits? Maybe Baza takes a meal in the garden? How would Baza react to the PCs if they decided to ambush him as he left the house? And where was the bathroom? 4.5/5 Go to Comment
An old, misanthropic and paranoid man feels his time is coming. There are sons to leave his fortune to, but they are not worth it, not a dime do they deserve! And he doesn't really trust anyone else. And so he has made a decision: as a part of his last will, his henchmen are instructed to burn and destroy all his holdings, buildings as harvest. The lands shall be auctioned off, the proceeds used to pay the servants. Nothing shall stay behind. Nothing.
Depending on the status of the grumpy old man, this weird occurrence may be only a family drama, or it may end up bringing an entire region into chaos. Or the son(s) have found what should happen, and want to prevent it before their sick father dies.