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The description of the Male Servants compliments the posts for the Female Servants and Altumber Family, and completes the list of inhabitants of Highdark Hall. At least, it completes the list of living, human inhabitants… Also present on the estate are a Gardener, Gardener’s Assistant, Woodsman, Huntsman, Kennel Keeper, Groom, and Assistant Groom, but they do not live in the house. Other workers sometimes visit from the nearby village of Lowhaven. A nurse and/or doctor will be sent for when a family member is sick.

When portraying the servants, keep in mind that they are essentially trapped together at Highdark Hall. Generally, they can only count on Sunday morning or afternoon as time off, which they might use for a quick trip to the village. Otherwise, they are constantly forced into close company with each other. They seldom see their families. Every minor incident among them is magnified into a major scandal, and small misunderstandings can become the seeds for lasting resentments. Secrets are treasured, as are the few fleeting moments of privacy that can occasionally be stolen.

Note that all the Male Servants are required to wear a livery of dark blue, edged with white. In addition, the Footmen often wear a more elaborate livery, of dark blue velvet with braided piping and silver buttons.

The Butler
Oversees the Male Servants. Has the keys for the Wine Cellar, and the Butlery where the expensive silverware and porcelain is stored. In charge of dinner service. Highest ranked Servant, responsible for the overall functioning of the house. Pays the other servants. Reports directly to Lord Nathaniel, and is his confidant.

Jasper Hill
Most Memorable Characteristic: Exceptionally tall, and tends to stare down at people.
Physical Appearance: Tall, with dark hair and eyes. Age 41.
Personality: Ambitious.
Abilities: Above average Constitution, and high Intelligence. Perversity 12.
Other Characteristic(s): Former Soldier. Secretly In Love With Lady Constance. Afraid of Spiders. Visits the Madwoman’s Confinement. Drinks heavily.
Notable Possession(s): A collection of whiskey bottles. A pack of cards. A strangely decorated skull that he brought back from his service in the West Indies.
Suggested Class and Level: 9th Level Everyman (Butler)

Valets
Each personally waits on a male member of the household, shaves and dresses him, runs errands for him, attends to minor business concerns, travels with him, and ensures his comfort.

Elijah Davies – Lord Nathaniel’s Valet
Most Memorable Characteristic: Often juggling small objects.
Physical Appearance: Tall and handsome, with dark hair and hazel eyes. Age 29.
Personality: Kind
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Dexterity. Perversity 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Amateur Juggler. Loves Susanna Douglas (the Upper House Maid). Afraid of Spilled Blood. Hates Bees.
Notable Possession(s): A portrait of Susanna, drawn for him by Judith Thomas, the Scullery Maid..
Suggested Class and Level: 5th Level Everyman (Valet)

Duncan Barry – Harold’s Valet
Most Memorable Characteristic: Redhead
Physical Appearance: Short and handsome, with red hair. Age 19.
Personality: Friendly, and Easy Going
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Dexterity. Perversity 10.
Other Characteristic(s): Skilled Dancer. Secretly in Love With Lady Constance. Afraid of Vaccination. Dislikes Books.
Notable Possession(s): A set of dancing clogs.
Suggested Class and Level: 2nd Level Everyman (Valet)

Caleb Smith – Henry’s Valet
Most Memorable Characteristic: Evasive about his past.
Physical Appearance: Short, pale, and handsome. Age 23.
Personality: Active
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Intelligence. Perversity 13.
Other Characteristic(s): Former Thug. In Love With Diana Farmer (a Kitchen Maid). Afraid of Slugs. Prejudiced Against the Irish.
Notable Possession(s): A stained dagger. A Letter from Diana Farmer proclaiming her love, even though she knows that he was once a wicked criminal.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everyman (Valet)

Footmen
Serve dinner to the family and guests, clean serving ware, travel with the family to prepare locations for their arrival, open doors and gates, and perform other high-visibility tasks. Are chosen for their height and and attractiveness.

Quinton Blood
Most Memorable Characteristic: Likes to wander
Physical Appearance: Tall and handsome. Age 21.
Personality: Bland
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Wisdom. Perversity 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Former Sailor. Loves the Sea. Afraid of Broken Glass. Hates Riding Horseback.
Notable Possession(s): A scrimshaw walrus tusk depicting a mermaid. Footman’s livery of dark blue velvet with braided white piping and silver buttons.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everyman (Footman)

Peter Currier
Most Memorable Characteristic: Hates to dance
Physical Appearance: Tall and handsome, with blond hair. Age 20.
Personality: Shy
Abilities: High Constitution; below average Charisma (inarticulate). Perversity 6.
Other Characteristic(s): Studied for the Priesthood. Loves the Bible. Afraid of Drinking Hard Liquor.
Notable Possession(s): A well-worn bible. Book of Common Prayer. Footman’s livery of dark blue velvet with braided white piping and silver buttons.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everyman (Footman)

Isaac Parson
Most Memorable Characteristic: Likes new experiences
Physical Appearance: Tall and handsome, with dark brown hair and gray eyes. Age 22.
Personality: Friendly and Open-minded
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Dexterity. Perversity 12.
Other Characteristic(s): Skilled Duelist. Loves Disguises. Afraid of Rabid Dogs. Hates Prudes.
Notable Possession(s): An old dueling rapier that he keep hidden under his mattress. A domino mask. Footman’s livery of dark blue velvet with braided white piping and silver buttons.
Suggested Class and Level: 3rd Level Everyman (Footman)

Coachmen
Drive the family coaches and vehicles.

Russel White – Coachman for the men of the house.
Most Memorable Characteristic: Vocally suspicious
Physical Appearance: Short, pale, and homely. Age 31.
Personality: Grumpy
Abilities: Above average Constitution, High Dexterity. Perversity 9.
Other Characteristic(s): Talented Singer. Loves the Opera. Afraid of Insects. Dislikes Thin Women.
Notable Possession(s): a Copy of the libretto to “Don Giovanni”
Suggested Class and Level: 6th Level Everyman (Coachman)

Owen Strong – Coachman for the women of the house.
Most Memorable Characteristic: Superstitious
Physical Appearance: Tall and handsome, with jet black hair. Age 27.
Personality: Daring, but also Inarticulate
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Dexterity. Perversity 12.
Other Characteristic(s): Former Farmer. Secretly In Love With Georgina Altumber. Afraid of the Number 13. Hates Science. Handsome, but Badly Spoken.
Notable Possession(s): One of Georgina’s gloves, which she lost on the road coming back to house a month ago.
Suggested Class and Level:4th Level Everyman (Coachman)

Handyman
Performs repairs to the house and equipment, disassembles and reassembles furniture.

Sean McGinty
Most Memorable Characteristic: Blue eyes
Physical Appearance: Handsome, with black hair and blue eyes. Age 26.
Personality: Devoted
Abilities: Above average Strength, Constitution, and Dexterity. Perversity 10.
Other Characteristic(s): Stealthy. Fool for a Pretty Face.
Notable Possession(s): A silvered knife with a handle that allows it to be mounted on a pole. An iron spike. A small handwritten book outlining the abilities and weaknesses of various supernatural creatures.
Suggested Class and Level: 4th Level Demon Hunter

Porter
Carries heavy objects and equipment for family members and guests. Waits in the Grand Vestibule whenever guests are expected.

Jonas Taylor
Most Memorable Characteristic: Gourmet tastes
Physical Appearance: Tall, with dark hair and eyes. Age 30.
Personality: Pleasant
Abilities: High Constitution, and above-average Strength; below average Wisdom. Perversity 10.
Other Characteristic(s): Former Gravedigger. Loves Good Food. Afraid of Heights. Prejudiced Against Prostitutes.
Notable Possession(s): A letter from his daughter in London, which he cannot read because he is illiterate. He asks Sean McGinty to read it to him sometimes.
Suggested Class and Level: 5th Level Everyman (Porter)

Hallboy
Waits upon the other servants in the Servant’s Hall. Runs errands for other servants. Personally attends the Butler like a Valet.

Oliver Andrews
Most Memorable Characteristic: Greedy
Physical Appearance: Handsome, with blond hair and blue eyes. Age 13.
Personality: Aggressive
Abilities: Above average Constitution and Charisma. Perversity 15.
Other Characteristic(s): Talented Con Artist. Likes Rats. Afraid of People in Masks. Hates the Snow.
Notable Possession(s): 2 Shillings and a bottle of whiskey, stolen from the Butler’s room. Rolls and cheese stolen from the pantries. All are wrapped in a cloth and stashed in the Firewood and Coal Storage Room.
Suggested Class and Level: 1st Level Everyman (Hallboy)

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