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As with the write-ups of the Altumber family, you should feel free to change any or all details about the Female Servants to fit your personal vision of Highdark Hall. I’ve tried to make the Servants just as interesting and fully-developed as the Altumber Family itself. An estate house like Highdark Hall would function essentially like a small village unto itself, with the servants working up to 16 hours a day to keep it running.

The Housekeeper
Oversees the Female Servants. Personally ensures that the house is clean, all clothing is kept in good condition, fires are maintained, and that all female servants are working to their best ability. Purchases and maintains the inventory of food, clothing, and cleaning supplies. Makes the pickles, preserves, drinks, and perfume waters. May personally perform especially important cleaning, cooking, or sewing tasks.

Margaret Biddle
Most Memorable Characteristic: Very provincial – dislikes everything that isn’t English.
Physical Appearance: Middle-aged and short, with dark hair and eyes. 40 years old.
Personality: Confident and Outspoken
Abilities: Very high Constitution, High Dexterity. Perversity: 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Makes Paper Flowers. Very Patriotic. Afraid of Being Stared At. Hates Bankers. Knows about the secret passage in the Gun Room, but has never entered it.
Notable Possession(s): Her wedding ring, which she still wears even though her husband died only a week after their wedding twenty years ago.
Suggested Class and Level: 8th Level Everywoman (Housekeeper)

The Cook
Oversees the Kitchen and Dairy Maids, plans the menus, and ensures that meals are properly prepared. Keeps track of items in Kitchen Storage, Pantries, and Larder.

Josephine Latour
Most Memorable Characteristic: Slight French accent.
Physical Appearance: Unremarkable. 27 years old.
Personality: Social and Magnanimous
Abilities: High Wisdom and above average Dexterity. Perversity: 12.
Other Characteristic(s): Great Cook. Mysterious But Obviously Traumatic Past. Knows the truth about the Goblin’s Grotto.
Notable Possession(s): A brass ring with a red stone (Resist Fire Talisman). A black-handled knife with a blade inscribed with strange symbols. A stash of drugs, toxins, and various herbs. A black-bound book written in an unknown language and alphabet.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Magician
Incantations: Enhanced Sense of Taste, Detect Poison, Speak With Animals. Ceremonies: Fertility. Talismans: Resist Fire. Pacts: Close Wounds, Steal Milk.

The Nurse
Watches and cleans up after the children, and cleans the Nursery. Assists the Governess.

Rebecca Forest
Most Memorable Characteristic: Witless – never catches a joke.
Physical Appearance: Short, with dark hair and eyes. 30 years old.
Personality: Very Social
Abilities: Above average Constitution; below average Intelligence. Perversity: 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Amateur Cook. Secretly in Love With Jasper Hill (the Butler). Afraid of Heights. Hates the Cold.
Notable Possession(s): A bracelet of braided herbs, meant to protect her from Demons.
Suggested Class and Level: 4th Level Everwoman (Nurse)

Lady’s Maids
Each attends to a female member of the household – washes and dresses her, runs errands for her, repairs her clothing, accompanies her when she travels, and ensures her their comfort in every way.

Abigail Jackson – Maid to Lady Constance
Most Memorable Characteristic: Exceptionally smooth and unblemished skin.
Physical Appearance: Tall. 20 years old.
Personality: Very Social and Servile
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Charisma; below average Wisdom (gullible). Perversity: 8.
Other Characteristic(s): Amateur Pianist. Loves Georgina’s cat “Artemis”. Afraid of Disease. Hates Spiders.
Notable Possession(s): A locket with a miniature painting of her dead mother.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everywoman (Lady’s Maid)

Priscilla Green – Maid to Georgina
Most Memorable Characteristic: Thick, curly blond hair.
Physical Appearance: Dark complexion. 21 years old.
Personality: Very Social and Optimistic
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Strength. Perversity: 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Storyteller. In Love with Lord Nathaniel. Afraid of the Sea (and thus hates the seashell-encrusted Rocaille Room). Hates Sailors (and has many stories about atrocities supposedly committed by drunken sailors).
Notable Possession(s): A painted fan given to her by Georgina. A copy of “The Romance of the Forest” by Ann Radcliffe
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everywoman (Lady’s Maid)

Edna Long – Maid to Mary Ravenscroft
Most Memorable Characteristic: Deep blue eyes.
Physical Appearance: Short and pretty with dark brown hair. 18 years old.
Personality: Dishonest and Suspicious
Abilities: High Constitution. Perversity: 14.
Other Characteristic(s): Thief. In Love With Caleb Smith (Henry’s Valet). Afraid of Knives. Hates Cats.
Notable Possession(s): A stash of Jewelry stolen from Lady Constance, Georgina, and Mary.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everywoman (Lady’s Maid)

Upper House Maid
Responsible for cleaning the house, and maintaining lights and fires. Maintains the linens, and makes the beds. Assisted by the Under House Maids

Susanna Douglas
Most Memorable Characteristic: Green eyes.
Physical Appearance: Pale and attractive. 23 years old.
Personality: Confident and Stalwart
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Strength. Perversity: 10.
Other Characteristic(s): Former Prostitute. Loves Sean McGinty (the Handyman). Afraid of Thunder. Hates Hessians (had many unfortunate encounters with Hessian mercenaries). Plans to eventually immigrate to America.
Notable Possession(s): A copy of Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man”. A stash of money she is saving for her ship passage.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everywoman (House Maid)

Under House Maids
Assist the Upper House Maid.

Jane Williamson
Most Memorable Characteristic: Thin and lanky.
Physical Appearance: Unremarkable. 21 years old.
Personality: Cruel
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Charisma. Perversity: 12.
Other Characteristic(s): Gambler. In Love With Harold Altumber. Afraid of Ghosts. Hates Weddings
Notable Possession(s): A small jar of rat poison.
Suggested Class and Level: 2nd Level Everywoman (House Maid)

Frances Cook
Most Memorable Characteristic: No sense of direction – still gets lost in the house.
Physical Appearance: Short, dark, and unattractive. 23 years old.
Personality: Deceitful and Belligerent
Abilities: High Constitution. Perversity: 13.
Other Characteristic(s): Intimidating. Allergic to (and hates) Cats. Amateur Gardener. Loves Birds. Afraid of the Color Red.
Notable Possession(s): A potted marigold that she keeps on the windowsill of her room.
Suggested Class and Level: 2nd Level Everywoman (House Maid)

Kitchen Maids
Assist the Cook in preparing food for the entire household – family, guests, and servants. Each has a specialty, but all are expected to fill in wherever the Cook decides.

Rosemary Jones
Most Memorable Characteristic: Afraid of guns and weapons.
Physical Appearance: Short and homely. 18 years old.
Personality: Friendly and Self-assured (except when guns are involved)
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Intelligence. Perversity: 7.
Other Characteristic(s): Good Equestrian (father was a groom). In Love with Henry Cliff. Good Manners. Hates Slavery. Specializes in baking.
Notable Possession(s): A lucky horseshoe.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everywoman (Cook)

Blythe Love
Most Memorable Characteristic: Rarely speaks.
Physical Appearance: Pale and homely. 17 years old.
Personality: Pleasant
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Intelligence. Perversity: 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Resistant to Pain. Good Knitter. Loves Art. Afraid of Being Alone. Specializes in vegetable cookery.
Notable Possession(s): Knitting needles and balls of yarn.
Suggested Class and Level: 2nd Level Everywoman (Cook)

Diana Farmer
Most Memorable Characteristic: Sentimental.
Physical Appearance: Tall and pale. 21 years old.
Personality: Friendly and Devoted
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Wisdom; below average Strength (muscle damage). Perversity: 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Amateur Herbalist. Loves Caleb Smith, Henry Cliff’s Valet. Afraid of Snakes. Hates Dishonest People. Specializes in sauces.
Notable Possession(s): A century-old Bible with unexplained blood stains spattered throughout.
Suggested Class and Level: 2nd Level Everywoman (Cook)

Siobhan McLeary
Most Memorable Characteristic: Musical – often singing or playing her flute.
Physical Appearance: Short, pale, and pretty. 20 years old.
Personality: Critical and Crude.
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Dexterity; below average Charisma (due to frequent obscenities and blunt choice of words). Perversity: 12.
Other Characteristic(s): Amateur Flutist. In Love With Lord Nathaniel. Afraid of Children. Hates Prudes. Specializes in meat cookery. Siobhan has been to the Cave of Ancient and Hungry One.
Notable Possession(s): A carved bone flute.
Suggested Class and Level: 2nd Level Everywoman (Cook)

Dairy Maid
Responsible for milking cows, making cheeses and butter, and storing them properly. Also bakes breads that include milk or cheese.

Virtue Proctor
Most Memorable Characteristic: Inventive.
Physical Appearance: Tall and attractive. 21 years old.
Personality: Friendly and Self-assured
Abilities: High Constitution, above average Intelligence. Perversity: 10.
Other Characteristic(s): Naturally Talented Engineer. Loves Lord Nathaniel. Afraid of Priests. Hates Churches.
Notable Possession(s): A small notebook filled with inventions and labor-saving ideas.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everywoman (Dairy Maid)

Scullery Maids
Responsible for laundering clothes, boiling water for personal washing, washing dishes and pans, cleaning the kitchen, cleaning out the chamber pots, cleaning fish, and washing freshly butchered animals. Wash the floors. Will assist the Cook and Kitchen Maids when necessary.

Judith Thomas
Most Memorable Characteristic: Young, but assertive.
Physical Appearance: Pretty. 14 years old.
Personality: Daring
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Intelligence; below average Wisdom. Perversity: 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Talented Portraitist. Loves Small Animals. Afraid of Large Dogs. Hates Judges and Magistrates.
Notable Possession(s): A pet mouse that she keeps in a cage. Several pieces of charcoal and scrap paper with portraits of the other servants.
Suggested Class and Level: 1st Level Everywoman (Scullery)

Rhoda Good
Most Memorable Characteristic: Nearsighted.
Physical Appearance: Tall, pale, and attractive. 18 years old.
Personality: Paranoid and Obsessive
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Strength. Perversity: 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Amateur Writer. Secretly in love with Susanna Douglas (the Upper House Maid). Afraid of the Dark. Hates Bugs.
Notable Possession(s): An illustrated copy of “Fanny Hill”.
Suggested Class and Level: 2nd Level Everywoman (Scullery)

Servant’s Hall Maid
Attends the other servants in the Servant’s Hall. Personally attends the Housekeeper. Cleans the Housekeeper’s and Butler’s rooms.

Patience Weaver
Most Memorable Characteristic: Platinum blonde hair.
Physical Appearance: Young, short and pale. 13 years old.
Personality: Vicious and Manipulative
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Charisma. Perversity: 14.
Other Characteristic(s): Good Knife Fighter. Loves Cats. Afraid of Fairies. Hates Horses.
Notable Possession(s): A small knife she keeps hidden on her person at all times.
Suggested Class and Level: 1st Level Everywoman (Hall Maid)

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