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M2ANTSEdit

Description: A diary in which Lord Bafford keeps his correspondences

Location: on a table, at his private library

Bafford's mansion, second floor.

M2ANTS location


Lord Bafford: 

A recent delivery of antiquities from Bohn 
contains several items which we felt might be of interest to you. 
Descriptions follow, but you are welcome to drop by our shop to 
examine them, or our other goods, in person. 

An ornamental sceptre, 
three feet in length.  The body of the stave is weirwood, carved in 
the star and dot pattern.  Six inches of the ferrule, and five inches 
of the grip, are bound with burnished copper overlaid by an 
ink-and-glaze cracqudare varnish.  The crowning feature of this 
magnificent piece, however, is the six inch teardrop-cut
cloudstone, one of the finest of its type we have seen. 

A treasure-box of two feet 
by three feet, of silver birchwood.  The lid is of inlaid pearline and 
onyx, in a maze pattern carved into the wood.  The feet are lion-paws, 
each clutching a crystal globe.  The inside of the box contains two 
principal compartments, one with glass shelves, and one without. 
Beneath the compartments is a lockable two-inch false bottom for your 
most valuable treasures.  

Grimworth and de Perrin, 
Fine Antiquities and Precious Relics

M2COOKEdit

Description: A note from Lord Bafford to his Captain of houseguards Cedric

Location: on a wall, in the servant's kitchen

Bafford's mansion, first floor.

M2COOK location

Cedric -
Please speak to Cook about last night's dinner.  While, 
technically, the menu conformed to my instructions, I 
suspect that the lamb was somewhat older than this spring's, 
and  I am in no way fooled by his practice of warming the 
salad to disguise wilting.  If Cook is incapable of finding 
adequate ingredients, he can be replaced - and if he offers 
those same excuses about the Stonemarket shortages, please 
remind him that the grocery budget is a good fifty percent 
above last year's figures, and even he should be able to procure 
adequate victuals at those prices. 
   - Lord Bafford

M2DOMEdit

Description: A papyrus from one of Bafford's tough-boys Dominic

Location: on a table, at his private library

Bafford's mansion, second floor.


M2DOM location

Milordy Bafford -

Speaksie sel to Ginny, did you bid.  Dreckboun, the 
Hammer-hearts ha' been afoot, askulk, aferreting about, 
grabbing many a one to vanish in the coldstone  down 
below their forgey-chained cells.  Tooks they your dealer 
Tarquis in their clutches night past, and two patrons as well, 
named of Lisalle and Ryen, skupped up as they left - and these 
not the first, cries Ginny. 

Little wonder, then, if Dreckboun grows sparse-come these days.  
Of course, the lack o' blame to one hand, but I gave Ginny a 
firm understandsey, blood and doom and the whole book, so he'll 
be learning himmun all he can about how to turn the Hammers off 
him, never you fear.  

About your Victoria, nothing yet.  Walks she an inch above the 
ground, for all the dirt of her footprints have I found.

  - Dominic

M2GINNYEdit

Description: A letter from Bafford's to one of his men at Dreckboun

Location: Unused! It does not appear in the game or DromEd.

Dominic:
A couple things I'd like you to look into.
First, if you could give Ginny a chat and put some Fear of Flattening 
into him, I'd much appreciate it.  I don't know who he thinks he's 
taffing around with, but this Dreckboun thing is too much.  Ginny's 
been a good cadge for years now, so I'll give him benefit of the 
doubt, but not for much longer.  
Next, there's a new thiefs-pawn 
turned up, operating in the north districts, name of Victoria.  She's 
made quite a few connections, and I don't want to think she'll be 
getting ambitions of moving in.  See if you can dig up any leverage 
on her - best to have some insurance.

Finally, there's the business I 
spoke to you about before.  I know you're a busy man, but Ramirez's 
prices are a bit steep for simple matters such as debtors.  
Would you consider...

M2LEDGEEdit

Description: Bafford's accounting log book

Location: on a table, in a remote chamber

Bafford's mansion, the basement (access through second floor).

M2LEDGE location

                   3/24/34 
2,342  Cash pits: Sunnyfair
  734  Interest payments: Sunnyfair 
 (461) Ramirez: Sunnyfair
 (153) Girls' shopping trip: Sunnyfair
1,491  Cash pits and dealer take: Dreckboun
  320  Interest payments: Dreckboun
 (272) Ramirez: Dreckboun
2,785  Cash pits, liquor net: Fendon
1,852  Interest payments: Fendon
 (696) Ramirez: Fendon
7,942  
                        4/3/34 
2,490  Cash pits: Sunnyfair
  801  Interest payments: Sunnyfair 
 (494) Ramirez: Sunnyfair
  982  Cash pits and dealer take: Dreckboun
  245  Interest payments: Dreckboun
 (184) Ramirez: Dreckboun
 (150) Ramirez: debtor assist
2,632  Cash pits, liquor net: Fendon
1,532  Interest payments: Fendon
 (625) Ramirez: Fendon
7,230  
                       4/10/34
2,254  Cash pits: Sunnyfair
  743  Interest payments: Sunnyfair 
 (450) Ramirez: Sunnyfair
 (200) Token: Sunnyfair guard
  754  Cash pits and dealer take: Dreckboun
  180  Interest payments: Dreckboun
 (140) Ramirez: Dreckboun
 (150) Token: Dreckboun guard
2,368  Cash pits, liquor net: Fendon
1,158  Interest payments: Fendon
 (529) Ramirez: Fendon
 (200) Token: Fendon guard
5,788   

What the hell is going on with Dreckboun?  Even if Ginny's 
grafting, he damn well ought to be more subtle than this!  
If it's not turned around in another week, toss it up to 
Ramirez as breach.

M2MEMOEdit

Description: A note from the houseguard captain to every one in the mansion

Location: in plain view, on a column in the ground floor west corridors

Bafford's mansion, first floor.

M2MEMO location

To all staff

The Sir will be taking his dinner and evening out tonight, so 
domestics and manservants have the night free.  Housekeep is still 
expected to finish the quarters and the general polish.  The house 
guard is not to find this an opportunity to shirk, and lapses will be 
brought up with the Sir.  

Cedric

M2TAXEdit

Description: A letter showing Bafford's problems with the local tax collectors

Location: Unused! It does not appear in the game or DromEd.

Lord Bafford,

I write to you to remind you of your duties to your Baron and your 
city. Surely you do not expect that the payment you sent on the first 
of the month are the entirety of your taxgelt - or do you think the 
Baron is unaware of your gambling houses?  Let me remind you of the 
example made of Lord Brynveran, and assure you that the penalties for 
concealment of income are as harsh today as they were in Brynveran's 
time.  The main difference, of course, is that today, the inspectors 
receive a bounty and are even more enthusiastic in their duties.

The Baron waits for the remainder of your taxgelt.  I advise that you not 
leave him waiting too long.
    Julian Friehalt
    Commissioner of Taxes

M2TIP1Edit

Description: A tip about Bafford's manor

Location: Unused! It does not appear in the game. It was originally intended either as a part of the starting inventory, or to be purchased at the store.

Bafford's previous master of guards reportedly  spent a lot 
of time worrying about the sewers, but the current  chief is more lax.

M2TIP2Edit

Description: A tip about Bafford's manor

Location: Unused! It does not appear in the game. It was originally intended either as a part of the starting inventory, or to be purchased at the store.

The guards Lord Bafford hires are slow and not very 
competent, but there's at least fifteen of them scattered about 
through the mansion.
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