The Rose and Thorn


  • at a crossroads
  • the street outside is lined with street vendors hawking bows and crossbows
  • just outside, as you approach the square of Orgos, Lord of the Dance, a miraculous site greets you. There is a hole in the center of the square. It is about 50 yards across, and, though these lands are pleasant and warm, bitter winds howl forth from the void in a blizzard of snow and sleet. From below, varicolored lights shine forth, and a pulsing, pounding beat can be heard.


  • The inn is a three-storey, Z-shaped woodwork building,
    with dwarf-wrought iron furnishings.

  • The inn is locally known for the variety of its beers and ales.
  • The place is dark and nearly empty. One group at the back are having a hushed conversation.
  • Other services include:
    • a hot bath
    • horse grooming
  • Hirelings available:
    • cook
    • footman, light
  • Color scheme:
    Medium Violet-Red Vivid Burgundy Light Blue


Innkeeper: Saphira Karsch

female human, who is a little enraging and rarely aimless, and who seems a little sleepy


  • boiled chicken served with mung peas; mug of vodka
  • herbed turkey and hare sausage served with manicotti noodles; cup of grog
  • tepid wombat tongue with frybread; horn of lager; peppermint scones


  • An unrealistic druid joined an amused archelon ischyras.
  • Cultists need to recover an artifact to summon a giant sleeping demon.
  • A new tax starts today on all magicians. Many are trying to get themselves re-classified as astrologers or fortune tellers.
  • The heads of the Assassin’s Guild meet every week in the back room of a local inn.
  • Gargoyles are killing giant eagles in the mountains.


The following people are currently in the common room:

  • overweight, quite lively nobleman
  • scary guildsman
  • strong, inadequate merchant of
  • sage
  • Brawny and charismatic dwarven cleric who gets nauseated at the sight of someone else’s blood and completely incapacitated at the sight of his own blood.
  • a herb-seller and a druid staring at each other
  • a spotless kobold and a drab gnome
  • a couple boatwrights snickering
  • handsome, distracted vendor of furnishings


  • small corduroy bag holding 8 coins: gnomish coin made of pewter, worth about 13sp; the face is completely blank, the obverse has strange symbols

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