“Am I to be summoned at the griping of a handful of lazy peasants?”
The Cheery Baron is an OrlesianNoble who lives in Serault. He was a good friend of the previous Marquise of Serault, the mother of the current Marquis, and they often hunted together. This however led to rumours of impropriety between the two.
Go hunting with the Baron People mistake his cheer for ignorance. They're wrong: nothing happens in his fief without him knowing, and he has a keen nose for intrigue.
Success: +7 clues
Fail: +3 Clues
Give him the names and locations of revolutionary sympathisers He knows what to do...
-(100-Rumors of Revolution) in Clues, -10 Rumors of Revolution
Learn how to win his favor
(Requires Freedom > 20) He's always liked you, but that doesn't mean he makes things easy on you.
He requests you reduce Freedom
Attend one of his feasts
(Requires Freedom < 21) He doesn't respect anyone who doesn't have appetites the rival of his own.
-1 Viand, +1 Favor
Invite him to become your counselor He's a firm hand, and his soldiers will be useful - wily hunters and grim veterans every one.
-3 Favor, Baron becomes Counselor with +20 Derring-Do