Lost Mines to the Apocalypse
Cavalo's Exotic Animals
Shander’s ranch is a place of wonder. You can find so many different exotic animals that it might rival some of the less fancy zoos of the world. He doesn’t raise and keep animals unless they can be trained to serve a master. Animals that he realizes are untrainable are sold as quickly as possible.
The compound itself is enormous. He has a sizable staff of hardened warriors who serve as guards. When viewing the ranch, one might wonder how he turns a profit with all the security measures he has in place… and one would have to accept that wondering is all one can do. Mr. Cavalo isn’t prone to sharing his secrets.
NPCs of Note:
Shander Cavalo (half elf ranger/rancher) was a ranger for a time in his youth, and his ability to ride any animal large enough to carry him is legendary in the Dessarin Valley. He is well into his “middle age” years, but his elven heratige keeps him looking younger than his years. He has great respect for the animals he trains, and never allows cruelty to the beasts as part of their training. He is incredibly loyal to his workers, and almost considers them to be extended family (and some even are). He thinks of Shule as a cousin of sorts, and goes out of his way to help him when he has a chance.