ST 9 HP 12
DX 12 WIL 10
IQ 13 PER 13
HT 11 FP 15
Smooth Operator: 3
An influential courtesan with ties to the Violet Widow, an infamous Courtaud brothel themed as a Pharasmin chapel, Madame Ivanja imports the most exquisite and luxurious companions for guests who request such services.
The lodge itself has no formal affiliation with the brothel, but Estovion rents the watchtower to Ivanja and grants her the privacy and freedom to conduct her business as she sees fit. Their association is strictly professional, and the business of prostitution remains an open secret between the lodge staff and those guests who partake of Ivanja’s services. While the staff never discuss their guests’ affairs beyond the walls, other guests are not so bound, and thus patrons must take care in maintaining discretion. The lodge isn’t a brothel, however, and carnal activities remain confined to the privacy of the watchtower, individual clients’ rooms, or chambers rented exclusively for private parties.
Currently, only one of Madame Ivanja’s courtesans is in residence at the lodge—a Vudrani woman named Niama. Madame Ivanja is of Varisian descent and is a skilled fortuneteller, giving harrow readings upon request for a small fee. Ivanja doesn’t permanently reside on the premises, though she often stays for long periods as work dictates. She keeps a traveling wagon parked on the watchtower’s ground floor, which she uses to transport herself and her employees back and forth between Courtaud and the lodge.
At all times, four large, professional, and very well-paid guards keep watch over Madame Ivanja and her courtesans. Ivanja also maintains close personal ties with dozens of extremely powerful individuals—both key figures in local politics and high-ranking members of Ustalav’s
most influential organizations.