Excerpts from The Pendragon Book of the Manor.
These are some samples from The Pendragon Book of the Manor to give an idea of its contents.
Here are three of the twenty-eight Enhancements that can be added to your manor.
This is a small, free-standing structure suitable to house a statue or crucifix, a small altar, plus enough space for up to 25 people to gather for prayer. This price includes pews, kneelers, altar dressings, etc. It has no resident priest, hence no maintenance cost. A resident priest would cost £ 1/year, but typically these are left vacant at crossroads, hunting lodges, etc.
This is a large stone fountain that has running water spouting from a structure in the center, and running or sprinkling down. Costs vary according to material (marble is ×2). If the fountain is decorated with a fish vomiting the water or a person pouring it from a vase, see the costs for statues and monuments for those additional costs. The mechanism to make the water run is difficult and the most expensive part to make and to maintain. One year without maintenance will foul and break the mechanism, and to fix it requires an engineer, and will cost £ 2d6. If it is not running, no Glory is collected.
A gazebo is large framework that supports climbing flowers. It typically has benches, a little table, etc. they are often placed in gardens, by ornamental ponds, or simply stand free.
Here are two of the 17 Investments that can be added to your manor.
Every manor has cattle, but this is a special herd of a couple of hundred cows that are raised to produce milk, cheese butter, meat and hides for leather. They are tended by cowherds, milked by dairymaids, and thus require a fairly large staff to exploit fully.
A Vineyard is an expanse of land given over to growing grapes. They are delicate fruits, hard to maintain. Once planted vines take 3 years to reach the point where harvesting may yield a significant crop. If the yield is positive, the grapes can be used in a Winery instead of for income.
Other Glorious Expenses
Here’s an example of Other Expenses.
This is the cost of new armor, weapons, horses, clothing; plus the obligatory celebratory feast, with special entertainment. All prices are for an ordinary knight. For simplicity, equipment is given as well for comparison. Note that the cost of the knighting for the eldest son of a knight is one of the Four Universal Aids, and thus paid for by the peasants of a holding. (See King Arthur Pendragon, 5th ed. page 160-161)
Uther, Anarchy, Boy King, and Conquest Periods
Romance Period £ 35. Reinforced chain mail and closed helm (12 points), Shield (6), Sword, 5 spears, dagger, Charger, 2 rouncys, sumpter
Grail, Twilight Periods