The Grouchy Gnome Hostel

Location

  • near a pond
  • the street outside is where most of the organists are known to gather to perform and panhandle

Description

  • The inn is a small, T-shaped wrought iron building,
    with dwarf-wrought iron tables and chairs.

  • The inn is locally known for the exotic entertainment.
  • A small fire crackles in the hearth, but the chimney is clearly clogged, because the smoke has filled the room.
  • Other services include:
    • armor polishing
    • boot polishing
    • a masseuse
    • an errand boy
  • Hirelings available:
    • bowyer/fletcher
    • limner
    • engineer-architect
  • Color scheme:
    Purple Taupe Alizarin Crimson Cyan

Staff

Innkeeper: Yaris

male grey elf, who is very disobedient and never frugal, and who seems somewhat upset

Menu

  • roasted green and yellow peases with salted cheese and walnuts; tankard of tea
  • slightly burnt ox liver served with fennel bulbs; hogshead of birch beer
  • turkey pastry; tankard of root beer

Rumors

  • A wandering giant fire worm
  • Every night the doors are barred and windows covered, for something goes bump in the night.
  • A person of virtue and compassion destined to be the next grim reaper, unwilling to accept the role.
  • The tomb of a powerful magi, filled with magic items, has sunk into the swamp.
  • A goblin has been seen flying around the magus tower using a pair of artificial wings.

Patrons

The following people are currently in the common room:

  • attractive middle-aged child
  • Flirtatious barmaid Zelinda Hintzen’s décolletage and short skirt do nothing to dispel her reputation for promiscuity, though she is secretly saving herself for a Prince Charming
  • two somber-looking fellows remember a recently deceased friend
  • in a booming, bass voice, a hunter tries to explain how to move quietly in the woods
  • person

Valuables:

  • haversack holding 16 coins: outdated elvish coin made of copper, worth about 11sp; the face shows a hedgehog, the obverse has a rune
  • small box holding 4 amethysts
  • 42 gold dwarven coins, scattered about
  • Art: large onyx idol of a horner (by Rustsharp)
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