Orchards

ID: wh_main_VAMPIRES_resource_wine

Building Chain

Orchards

Building Levels

Level 1 - Tangled Vine Patch

When a Vampire drinks an "aged red" from a wine glass, chances are it hasn't been made from grapes…

Blood Grapes are unique to Sylvania, found in the tangled and thorn-ridden vine patches in the south. If fermented properly the grapes make a full-bodied vintage, deeply red and rich in iron. Never mind that the occasional grape will contain a dead sparrow or shrivelled finger instead of a seed.

(tr:public_order_effect): +3
Wine resource production: 16 barrels

Level 2 - Thorny Orchard

Sylvanian orchards contain low-hanging, spooky trees, whose thorny branches are as likely to grab a passer-by as provide fruit.

While crops always struggle to grow in Sylvania, its trees are rigorous and thrive in often harsh conditions. The low hung and thorny apple trees can provide surprisingly good yields, but farmers must be quick, for the fruits ripen and rot on the branch extremely quickly, attracting large flies who lay maggots that have far too many teeth.

(tr:public_order_effect): +4
Wine resource production: 24 barrels

Level 3 - Animated Winepress

The Vampire Counts crave the illusion that they are nobles, and so they bottle their own "special" vintages.

Whether made from Sylvanian blood grapes, or simply the rancid gore of peasant cadavers, the animated winepress does most of the labour - crushing body or grape and fermenting and refining. Zombies are there to lift and carry but the spirit entrapped within the device is the true expert.

(tr:public_order_effect): +5
Wine resource production: 32 barrels