Rhapsody Freehold

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This district is centered on a meadow in the southeastern quadrant of Lion's Reach County. Consisting of the Meadow of the Well, the Lost in Time Market and the nearby Rhapsody Freehold, this small district is linked mundanely to the Rhapsody dance club via a rath found on the main floor. Currently under the protection of County hired guards who patrol both the Market, charged with keeping peace there, as well as overseeing the safety and respectful use of the small balefire left in the ruins of the former County Seat and guarded further by a dragon Bygone.

Freehold Information

Glamour Produced: 3 per Night
Court Affiliation: Neutral, Commoner
Protected By: Dragon Bygone


Freehold Guardian

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No one knows when exactly the bygone came to settle himself at the Rhapsody Freehold, only that he's always been there. Sometimes you can catch a glimpse of him coiled around the roof, but more often than not, he is not to be seen. Some say he's just a rumor, a boogieman to scare people into being good around the freehold. Just be careful saying that too loudly, for you a crunchy and good with ketchup should the dragon allow himself to be seen! One thing is certain - the dragon does not put up with anything that disturbs him, or the place he has claimed as home. You are welcome there, but only if you follow the general rules of hospitality within his domain.

(The dragon may be portrayed by PCs within the limits of '+policy hand waving', or with staff approval on a case-by-case basis.)

Meadow of the Well

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Just outside the freehold is the large meadow where upon the top of the hill, is a wishing well. Many a holiday party is often held here, while Kith and Kin can be found picnicking when the Dreaming's weather allows. Nearby at the foot, is the Lost in Time Market where practically anything can be found.


The Inn of the Crescent Moon

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This miniature structure is located in the Meadow of the Well, and serves as the base of operations for the Eminence of Blades, former Bard to the court of the Lord of Storms and the Lady of Seasons at the Barony of Astral Seas. The madcap rat(Eshu)kin serves as protector of the meadow and the ruins, keeping travelers safe from any hostile chimera that might manifest and attack through the wyldscar. All are welcome to enter (after taking a bite of the Go Ask Alice that grows outside the inn and rightsizing themselves) and partake of good food, strong beverage, festive music and swap tall tales.

Lost in Time Market

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The Lost in Time Market was conceived by Count Leras and Countess Ionae. The hard work and dedication from local allies, traders, and the local population (predominantly Sir Elassar, Ms. Aisling Foster, and Mr. Rodrigo Garcia) brought the market to life. The Market is overseen by the local nobility, namely in matters concerning defense. The day to day affairs are left to shop owners and though taxes are collected for County (and Duchy) coffers, the environment is especially commoner friendly.

Shops of Note

  • A'Voile Salon
A true prize in the market is the A'Voile Salon, owned by none other than the renown tailor, Aleksander Kholodov. He has also recently been appointed as the Craftsmaster for the County of Lion's Reach. Crafters are encouraged to visit him.
  • Steeds Crossing Outpost
Several stalls have been set aside to showcase some of the mounts that come from Steed's Crossing Ranch. While a majority of the mounts are for the use by the members of the duchy's army, any extras to be had can be found in the Market's stalls when available.