Rise Of The RuneLords
Madame Mvashtis House
Although from outside this appears to be an ancient, decrepit manor house with several rooms, only one person lives in this old building-ancient and mysterious Niska Mvashti. Old even when Sandpoint was founded 40 years ago, Madame Mvashti (as she prefers to be called) is a Varisian historian and seer, part of a long tradition of oracles in her family. As with many seers, the current age’s departures from established prophesies have left her with a lifelong sense of brooding worry. She performs most of her readings with cards or carved bones but seems only very rarely to enjoy casting her predictions.
Madame Mvashti had long complained that the yearly travels of her extended family hurt her bones and when Sandpoint was founded, as part of the accord with the Sandpoint Mercantile League, the local Varisians demanded a large manor house be built for their respected elder. Once she passed away, the house was to revert to the town’s property, but Madame Mvashti has proven exceptionally tenacious and long-lived. She survives primarily on support and volunteer help from local Varisians, although she spits and curses all those she knows who belong to the Sczarni. Druids from the hinterlands make weekly visits to her house, often helping her along on the long walks she still enjoys in the nearby countryside.