The wizard's tower is a three level circular tower 15' feet in diameter. Along the outside is a circular stairway leading upwards to each higher level. Both of the upper levels have several arrow slit windows looking out on every direction. The door into the first floor is locked with a complicated lock that has a penalty of -15% to anyone attempting to open it.
As you enter the tower, you notice a beautiful collection of glassware; statuettes of various people, places, and things; exquisite portraits by numerous artists; a few tapestries; and one large dragon head stuffed and mounted in the center of the room. The stairs lead up and down from here.
This is not the treasure room. The items in here are only valuable, not priceless.
This floor has a larger window on each side that overlooks both the manor grounds and outside the property. Wizardly gear that appears to deal with weather and astronomy are scattered throughout the room. Stairs lead up and down from here.
At the top of the stairs lies what once may have been a workshop or laboratory. Now it is in shambles; tables smashed, walls scorched, glass bottles and vials thrown about, and other debris scattered amongst wreckage. The stairs only lead down from here.
This is the location that Tobias has been sleeping. Hidden under one of the overturned tables is his sleeping bag, some foodstuffs, and a small bag of mixed clothing.
Descending down the wooden stairs, you see a good sized basement filled to capacity with bags of grain and oats. There are piles and piles of bags all the way to the other end of the room where they appear to be piled up against the wall. Only a few small walkways snake between them.
Most of the bags are real, the piles in the back however are actually a hologram that conceals the secret passage to the manor house's basement. There is no way to disbelieve a hologram. Only waving a hand through the bags will reveal the truth.
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