The Pendragon Book of the Manor
Successful knights are vassal knights who have their own manor. Their manor is their home, where a loving wife works and waits for them while they adventure, their children are raised, they commune with the commoners who raise their food, and where they personalize their private part of the British countryside to demonstrate their individuality.
The Pendragon Book of the Manor is the book that provides guidelines for players who want to personalize their particular corner of Britain.
Is your manor a place to generate income? Here are 17 ways to increase the income from our land, ranging from dairy or sheep or horse herds to logging the woodlands to establishing new fields for grain to gambling houses and torture chambers.
Is your manor a place to express your knight’s personality? Here are 28 ways to express personality—AND to gain Trait and Passion checks or rolls!—such as an Almshouse for Generosity, a Guest House for Hospitality, Large Mews for Falconry, an Ornamental Pond for Romance, or many, many others.
Don’t forget your Commoners! It has the guidelines to replace their Structures (Mill, Bakery, etc.) destroyed by war so they do not hate you (!) and Developments (a Well, an Armory, etc.), so maybe they even like you!
Religious? You can build a church, abbey or nunnery if you are Christian, or a temple or sacred grove if Pagan!
And let us not forget where your family lives! Improve your Hall to be stone, or larger, or its comforts with painted interiors, glass windows, wainscoting or even a water clock.
This book includes the latest version of the Pendragon Economic System to keep track of your manorial income. Also, it has chapters on the Peasants (hey! Your knight depends on them!), other Expenses (Christening, marriage, knighting, funerals) and even borrowing money (shudder).
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