By mid-November, almost two months after the war ended, the city of Pitax is completely under the control of the Mistmarches, with law enforcement established, elements of local government back on the job, and food and trade goods flowing. A sense of normalcy has returned to the city, despite the fact that a number of buildings are still damaged and the outer wall is still breached in several places. Forces of the Mistmarches successfully cleared out the few dead-enders hiding in and around the city, and dispersed a company of barbarians and a team of giants in the hills, as well.
The following items and other treasure are recovered from the palace itself:
- +5 Mithral breastplate
- Rod of Razors
- Amulet of Natural Armor +2
- Boots of Speed
- Cloak of Resistance +4
- Ring of Protection +3
- 8000GP worth of good wine, as well as a lot of plonk
- +4 Studded Leather armor
- Amulet of Natural Armor +1
- Ring of Protection +2
- Various objects of art worth 9000GP
- +4 Bastard Sword with numerous additional layers of magic on it that you can’t figure out
And that’s it. There is no vast treasury of gold or bonds or other liquid loot. In fact, when the offices of his Exchequer are found and ledgers studied, you learn that Irovetti was deep in debt, from both his public spending and his seemingly sudden desire to wage war. He owed money to Daggermark, Mivon (not too much there), some of the families in Brevoy, and some powerful merchant houses, as well.
What will the kings do with that debt – honor it or ignore it? This debt is fully understood when, in the months after the war ends, representatives of the various lenders start inquiring as to the status of the debt and as to when payments will resume. Much like the mercenary company, their contracts were with the city and overall holdings of the realm, and not just Irovetti the person.
Nice lands, tacky architecture in the city, some decent items, and a mountain of debt. How’s that for victory?