Scaled Down Scales
The Gray Redoubt of Rufus Crumley
The so-called “gray redoubt” is a leaning tower of gray and black stone that has the dubious distinction of being the tallest structure in Shantytown. Speculated as being as old as the city, the tower has had many owners over the centuries, but is currently the home to one Rufus Crumley.
A dabbler in necromancy and the dark arts, Crumley is a wildly unpopular figure in the Shantytown, but powerful enough that no one dares report him to the authorities. For the most part, Crumley keeps to himself, working in his laboratory to master the secrets of undeath and foul magic. It’s whispered that undead horrors guard the tower, so not even the thieves of the “district” dare attempt burglary. It’s well known that Crumley pays good gold for cadavers and is knowledgeable in a few rituals useful for removing afflictions, and, if it can believed, thwart death.