Blades of Rudo
Tall, black-hair and dark eyes. Pudgy but not obese. He is always nibbling on nuts like pecans, walnuts and the like. Metla is a high noble of Rudo, on the kings council. He owns shares in many small industrial businesses including Smiths (weapons, armor, tools), tanners, breweries, inns, and red light district houOne of his projects is the Wineskin’s Trumpet (“Wineskin Strumpet”). It is an exclusive house of diversions, for nobiity only. no rable allowed. Crown Prince Brahmlet frequents and has found a friend in Metla.ses, even some banks. The Baron wants his businesses to have a monopoly. Specifically arms and armaments supplied to the kingdom. He is making a pretty penny on the war preparations but he hates the independents contractors taking “his” profits. He is currently pushing a bill to raise taxes for a new array of super ballista to be commissioned and installed around the castle proper. There is opposition to castle defenses, other councillor are more in favor of feilding an army to protect the people and the kingdom than defending the seat of nobility.
Metla is at odds currently with halfling community, including the Earl of Baynock. Brigands (the cleftwood few influenced by Auther Kalzak of calisan) forced a halfling wagon community to take up a defensible position in a ruined keep under the sanction of Metla. Metla demands compensation and the removal of the smallfolk. The smallfolk beg squatter’s rights until Metla utilizes the land of the barrony and the roads become safe again.