rolled 6, 3, 6 = 15
The noble's house, a palace by any reasonable standard, is just ahead, accessible by a long white stairway. Two men in ornate, silver-trimmed uniforms stand to either side of the large double doors at the end.
You walk up, your entourage around you. The stairs, being built for human feet, are a bit difficult to handle, but you manage. At the top, you explain to the guards as you did at the gate, met by a rather stoic response. The first one summons a servant from within the palace, and you repeat the same procedure one more time. The servant departs, returning a few minutes later with a tall, friendly-looking man at his side.
“Duke Cradon, at your service,” he introduces himself, bowing slightly, “I hear you are a fellow acquaintance of Ilian. How might I assist you?”