In the Eberron setting material "fiends" play a central role, especially during the Age of Demons. References to "fiends" are almost always followed up by a reference to rakshasas, and obviously rakshasas play a more central role in Eberron than they do in other D&D settings . However, does the term "fiends" refer to all evil outsiders; devils, demons, and rakshasas, only rakshasas or some other grouping of evil beings?
[RPG] What are the “fiends” referenced in Eberron
Well, your second question is probably the easiest to answer. I imagine that the price is the same as in the
Player's Handbook (p.222), i.e. 5sp for a typical room and 2gp for a luxury room.
The first one is tougher. The
Eberron Player's Guide (p.13) tells us that the lower class (of which I guess a guard belongs to) has no more than a handful of silver pieces on himself at any one time. Casting the net a bit wider, the 3.5 DMG(p.105) tells us that a laborer can earn 1sp per day, while a mercenary can earn 2sp per day. Seems likely that an ordinary guard might earn 1sp per day, while a better trained and more trusted one might earn 2sp per day.
I could have sworn that bribes were mentioned under skills somewhere in 3.5 or 4th ed, but I'll be darned if I can find the mention. However, you might try to figure it out from the above. If a guard earn 1sp/day or 3gp per month, then 3gp is a months salary, and more than he has in his pocket. 40gp is more money than he will see in a year. Whether any of those are a good bribe depends on what you want him to do, and how loyal he is to his employer.
By the way, if you follow the 3.5 DMG, then a skilled craftsperson or scribe would earn approximately 3 times as much (9gp/month), while an architect, alchemist, barrister or low-rank officer would earn somewhere between 5 and 10 times as much(15-30gp/month). These guys probably form the the lower parts of the middle class mentioned in the
Eberron Player's Guide.
There are several of them scattered through the Faiths of Eberron. Sharn: City of Towers however lists several of them in one place. In annual order:
- Rebirth Eve in celebration of the winter solstice (Silver Flame) on 14 Zarantyr
- Bright Soul's Day is a Silver Flame version of the Christian All Saint's Day where those who died in service of the Silver Flame are remembered on 18 Olarune
- Tirasday in celebration of the birth of Tira Miron (Silver Flame) on 5 Therendor
- Sun's Blessing in celebration of Dol Arrah on 15 Therendor
- Initiation Day in celebration of the founding of the Church of the Silver Flame on 11 Eyre
- Baker's Night is a celebration of mysterious origin among the Silver Flame on 6 Dravago (in honor of Keith Baker, creator of the Eberron setting, presumably)
- Aureon's Crown on 26 Dravago
- Promisetide is a celebration among the Silver Flame of the Sovereign Host for 'stepping down' in deference to the Silver Flame on 28 Dravago
- Brightblade in celebration of Dol Dorn on 12 Nymm
- First Dawn is a celebration of the Church taking over Thrane on 21 Nymm
- Silvertide is a celebration of the couatl on 14 Lharvion
- The Hunt in celebration of Balinor on 4 Barrakas
- Victory Day in celebration of the success of the Silver Crusade on 9 Barrakas
- Fathen's Fall in memory of one of the heroes of the Silver Crusade on 25 Barrakas (may be specific to Sharn)
- Boldrei's Feast on 9 Rhaan
- The Ascension in celebration of the sacrifice of Tira Miron giving birth to the Silver Flame on 1 Sypheros
- Wildnight in celebration the Fury on the night between 18-19 Sypheros
- Rampartide is a day of fasting and repentance on 24 of Aryth
- Long Shadows is a dark time remembering when Aureon created the first arcane spells, and Shadow with it on the nights of 26, 27, and 28 Vult
- Khyersef is the specific name the Silver Flame uses for 27 Vult because Shadow is strongest then.
Blood of Vol has two special days which are not regular occurrences on the Galifar calendar: the Sacrament of Blood which occurs at irregular intervals throughout the year, and Revelations Day which occurs on 13 Crya (where Crya represents the lost thirteenth month).
The calendar in Sharn also places specific dates on the Day of Mourning (20 Olarune) and Thronehold (11 Aryth) which are secular celebrations.
Although the term is never defined specifically, the evidence provided tells us that, in Eberron, "fiends" is the generic term for demons, devils, and other evil outsiders that were spawned from Khyber at the dawn of the world (ECS, page 224). They seeped up from the cracks in the earth, from volcanoes and the deepest parts of the sea (p.158). They are capable of possession (p.100) and are led by outsiders more crafty than they are.
It can be inferred that, since the cosmology and planar structure of Eberron differs from the typical Great Wheel of D&D, the terms "demon" and "devil" aren't relevant to the setting. "Fiend" makes a nice generic.