Case Two – Introduction

Pitchblende Estate

Pitchblende Estate

Mr. Carlos Castelio, the president of the Ramford Real-estate Reclamation and Development Corporation (RRRDC), has been working on the “deal of a lifetime” for the last six months. His company has been offered an exclusive contract to develop the 850 acre Pitchblende estate in the scenic Ramafoe Hills section of Ramford County.

The Pitchblendes were a “founding” family in Ramford County who accumulated their fortune from the silk weaving factories in Ramford City powered by the famous Great Falls of Ramford River. Xavier Ray-Pitchblende III and his wife Gamma lived in the manor house until their death earlier in the year – they died within 2 months of each other, both suffering from lung cancer. Xavier and Gamma were notorious in Ramford during the 1950 – 60’ies for their lavish lifestyle and luxurious parties; however they became more and more reclusive during the 1970’ies. By 1982 they dismissed all support staff and closed up the 20 houses in Pitchville, where the staff and their families lived rent free. Xavier was the last living Pitchblende, allowing the estate to become available for development.