The Velvet Canal Inn

Location

  • in a slum district, near the parish of Dionysophanes Kalamanos, Messenger of Wine
  • near the shore

Description

  • The inn is a large, U-shaped basalt building,
    with several leaded glass windows.

  • The inn is well-known for the abundance of mariners usually in the common room.
  • The place feels friendly, but is filthy.
  • Other services include:
    • a musician
    • laundry
  • Hirelings available:
    • smith
    • Cosmopolitan Cruin: knows one language unknown to adventurers
    • mates
    • tailor
  • Color scheme:
    Lavender Rose Lemon Dark Spring Green

Staff

Innkeeper: Shouting

male mountain dwar, who is somewhat patient and never slovenly, and who seems quite exasperated

Menu

  • croquettes of flounder with mung beans and lettuces; mug of water; pastries with maple syrup
  • sheep stuffed with reindeer; tankard of ginger beer; banana pie
  • smoked veal and crayfish served with rigatoni noodles; horn of vodka
  • roasted lamb and muskrat with stone-ground mustard sauce; cup of red wine; elderberry tarts
  • smoked chicken served with soft seed bread with melted cheese; hogshead of porter
  • cannellini beans, sour cherries, and beechnuts fritters with kola nuts sauce; cup of spiced wine; cheese and goji berry blintz

Rumors

  • Mysterious merchants sell faulty magic items in town and then attempt to slink away.
  • A plague that keeps the diseased conscious but kills their bodies.
  • An innocent but monstrous witch and the merchants who want her property.

Patrons

The following people are currently in the common room:

  • sallow, astonished young staff sergeant
  • The mystic, aged fortune teller and soothsayer in the wagon caravan at the edge of town is secretly casting Geas/Quest during her divining, forcing her customers to make the prediction come true.
  • The notorious and ‘uncatchable’ thief is truly only stealing money in order to fund charities around the city.
  • one patron seeks advice about thatching a roof from another
  • a pair of gnolls being obnoxious
  • a dripping-wet girdler wearing a frayed and worn uniform
  • grotesque organist

Valuables:

  • small box holding 30 coins: gnomish coin made of electrum, worth about 9sp; the face has a proverb: always life, the obverse has a proverb: always brilliance
  • belt pouch holding 4 tsavorite garnets and 4 flame spinels
  • Art: amazonite statue of a funnel-web spider (by Bootstrap António Medeiros)
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