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|ranks=• '''Favored:''' ''Rank 1''. You are a favored member of the House. If you are a scion of the House, you have pleased the patriarch sufficiently to gain his notice. If you are an agent or retainer of the House, your efforts to aid the House have gone well-noted.<br>
 
|ranks=• '''Favored:''' ''Rank 1''. You are a favored member of the House. If you are a scion of the House, you have pleased the patriarch sufficiently to gain his notice. If you are an agent or retainer of the House, your efforts to aid the House have gone well-noted.<br>
• '''Lynchpin:''' ''Rank 3''. You are given a position of some responsibility in the House's operations. If you are a scion of the House, the patriarch considers you one of the favored scions of the House, and consults with you on matters of House importance. If you are an agent or retainer, your contributions and skills in service of the House have won you a position of no small regard and respect in the patriarch's eyes - although that may earn you the jealousy of his blood kin who are less favored than you.<br>
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• '''Lynchpin:''' ''Rank 2''. You are given a position of some responsibility in the House's operations. If you are a scion of the House, the patriarch considers you one of the favored scions of the House, and consults with you on matters of House importance. If you are an agent or retainer, your contributions and skills in service of the House have won you a position of no small regard and respect in the patriarch's eyes - although that may earn you the jealousy of his blood kin who are less favored than you.<br>
• '''Matriarch/Patriarch:''' ''Rank 10''. You are the acknowledged and legal head of the household.
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• '''Matriarch/Patriarch:''' ''Rank 3''. You are the acknowledged and legal head of the household.
 
|trade=Training (fencing), sword-smithing, designing exotic body armor
 
|trade=Training (fencing), sword-smithing, designing exotic body armor
 
|holdings=Waterdeep
 
|holdings=Waterdeep

Revision as of 18:54, 30 November 2019

House Bladesemmer
Bladesemmer.jpg
Personages
Matriarch: Brone Bladesemmer
Consort: Malolone Bladesemmer (f)
Heir: Skorlor Bladesemmer (firstborn son)
Membership (Nobles): 21
Predominant Faith: Tempus
Faction Details
Common Descriptors: Martial, tactical, quick-to-anger
Primary Classes: Fighter, ranger, cleric (Tempus), paladin
Alignments: NG, N, LN
Faction Ranks
Favored: Rank 1. You are a favored member of the House. If you are a scion of the House, you have pleased the patriarch sufficiently to gain his notice. If you are an agent or retainer of the House, your efforts to aid the House have gone well-noted.

Lynchpin: Rank 2. You are given a position of some responsibility in the House's operations. If you are a scion of the House, the patriarch considers you one of the favored scions of the House, and consults with you on matters of House importance. If you are an agent or retainer, your contributions and skills in service of the House have won you a position of no small regard and respect in the patriarch's eyes - although that may earn you the jealousy of his blood kin who are less favored than you.
Matriarch/Patriarch: Rank 3. You are the acknowledged and legal head of the household.

Interests
Trade & Interests: Training (fencing), sword-smithing, designing exotic body armor
Holdings: Waterdeep
History
Ethnicity: Illuskan
Founded: 1158 DR
Previous Eras: 1354 DR

A family long associated with martial endeavors, including the making of arms, armor, and the soldiers who use them, the Bladesemmers lost both property and title during the Wailing Years. Though they have regained (most of) both, they are still struggling to re-establish their identity as nobles. With the loss of the past, the Bladesemmers became mercenaries, smiths, and trainers, and as a family they lost something of the polish of days past.

Today, they have a reputation as "rough around the edges" nobles who are barely worthy of the name. To some degree, the Bladesemmers are navigating this by taking up an interest in the activities of the Watch and the Guard, proving their loyalty to Waterdeep through improving both of those organizations. Mostly such efforts come in the form of working to help fund and equip both organizations, although some Bladesemmers have become officers of both in recent years.

Members of the Family

  • Lady Brone "Blackapron" Bladesemmer: Matriarch (Renown 10) • 45 years. Lady Blackapron has earned that name. She grew up without noble title, the daughter of a Bladesemmer smith in Daggerford. She was at the head of the efforts to recover the Bladesemmer title in the aftermath of Neverember's selling of titles, and she brought with her a rollicking clan of fighters and smiths. Though she was heavily scorned at first, her quiet dignity and no-nonsense way earned her many admirers right away. The fact that her clan arrived with not-insignificant wealth helped, admittedly, but the "maker's mark" of her forging her family's new nobility was her marriage to Malolone Gost. Everyone likes to whisper about the time she was among society friends at a tavern: she and her fellow ladies were accosted by a drunken ruffian of an adventurer fresh from Undermountain. After asking him exactly once to leave them be, she stood and punched him dead in the face, breaking his nose and knocking him unconscious. She then returned to her seat, and apologized for the necessity of it all, buying the tavern a round as an apology.
  • Malolone Bladesemmer: Consort (Renown 7) • 43 years. xxx
  • Skorlor Bladesemmer: Heir (Renown 6) • 23 years. xxx
  • Gaufridus Bladesemmer: Matriarch's brother (Renown 7) • 41 years. An officer in the Watch, Gaufridus is the rorden in charge of Dob's Watchpost, one of the Watchposts of the Sea Ward. He is well-loved by his men, and respected by his seniors in the Watch, although they are careful to watch to ensure he does not show undue favor to any nobles, particularly his own House. It seems that his superiors have very little to worry about, however, for Gaufridus has demonstrated himself to be unflinchingly responsible and conscious of his integrity and duty.

Holdings

  • Resources Limit: If necessary, House Bladesemmer could probably generate about 23,000 gp in liquid coin and valuables within a month.

Whiteblade House (Villa)

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Known Faction Perks

Scions and agents of House Bladesemmer in good standing might receive the following benefits:

  • Living Quarters: Renown 1+. Those in good standing with the House are given quarters within the House's Waterdhavian villa appropriate to their role in the House.
  • Living Expenses/Salaries: Renown 1+. Those in good standing with the House also receive a stipend of 1gp plus 5sp per day per point of Rank. This is not actual cash, but simply familial credit towards payment of Lifestyle costs. This stacks with the same kind of familial credit received from the Waterdhavian Noble Background (see Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide).
  • Business Opportunities: Renown 3+. Lynchpins to the House's operations receive access to a variety of business opportunities within the House's money-making endeavors. This is handled as "Running a Business" in downtime months. This does not incur a business expense, but if too many of the character rolls results that end in a loss of money, he can and will find his Rank in the House reduced.
  • Heir or Consort (Title): Renown 3+. The holder of one of the legal titles Heir of House and Consort of House, as recorded with the city of Waterdeep, is entitled to an additional 2gp per day in familial credit, per the "Living Expenses/Salaries" entry above. The heir is also accorded certain privileges within the legal system of Waterdeep, including the ability to speak on behalf of his House in some legal proceedings and the like.
  • Wealth of the House: Renown 10. The patriarch of the House is in total control of the House's finances and various holdings, established by the laws of Waterdeep.