Warkudi's Pavilion of Remedy and Repose
Purpose / Function
Healing and mortuary servicesMagical healing and resurrection services are available, but at a price - often in gold, but also service or even servitude. If people cannot afford to pay, the life and body of the person being helped can be forfeit. Often, they will demand a service from family members or colleagues for healing, and keep the person in stasis as collateral insurance. For raising dead, the price and services can be even more extreme. Nothing is wasted in the pursuit of profit. The Pavilion will collect dead bodies - even those who were never in their care and few questions are asked. They will sell them as cadavers for study to The Academy, as necromantic bodyservents to clients in the Stoneforged Assembly and beyond, or even as food for domesticated beasts.
Rumours of darker purposesRumours abound that the Pavilion will fail to help people on purpose in order to on-sell their bodies, and that even living patients have be sold into slavery when they failed to pay the price. Some locals claimed to have witnessed secret deals being done near the Morgue Pits, or over the beds of sleeping patients. There have been other rumours that Warkudi and his minions are swift and brutal in putting down any potential rival healing practitioners in Camp Thrifty. It is said he has gangs of muscle under his employ, and the close ear of Most of the locals tend to accept all of this grudgingly, as the cost of receiving the care they often need and a sign of good business practices. But it has given rise to the pavilion's nick-name: 'the Death Tent'.
The Scribing of Skud Nelson
Skud's target had been some nobody merchant from Sudengard. Apparently, he'd done a tricksy on someone important, or at least someone with enough coin that meant Skud knew not to ask any questions.