The Grey Rose

Location

  • in Carrick
  • north by northwest of the Luriku Way

Description

  • The inn is a three-storey, rectangular carved stone building,
    with dwarf-wrought iron furnishings.

  • Special accommodations consist of a few cots in the stables.
  • The inn is locally known for the quality of its menu.
  • The place is dark and nearly empty. One group at the back are having a hushed conversation.
  • There is a aroma of bread
  • the inn is rumored to be a front for the worshippers of whiteleaf, guardian of engravers.
  • Other services include:
    • boot polishing
    • armor polishing
  • Hirelings available:
    • craftperson
    • footman, heavy
  • Color scheme:
    Rose Gold Silver Burgundy

Staff

Innkeeper: Marnia Bronzesteel

female half-orc, who is very sophisticated and occasionally decadent, and who seems very exasperated

Menu

  • baked woodcock seasoned with clove; horn of coffee
  • goose and moose pastry; hogshead of brandywine
  • cannellini bean and cauliflower kebabs; goblet of wine; bilberry pie
  • slow-roasted crab served with bulghur wheat; tankard of grog; pastries with marzipan
  • veal pie; cup of lager
  • rice bean and scallion kebabs; goblet of hot malbec spiced with catnip

Rumors

  • A recently recovered artifact causes arcane magic to go awry.
  • You heard about our well. Yeah it’s been dry for years now. We lost a bunch of kids a few years back. Someone said a tentacle reach out and drag them to their death. Ever since no one goes by that damn well.
  • There is a witch in the swamp to the south who brews potions of a legendary efficacy.
  • Cute wild creature and the ferocious parents searching for it.

Patrons

The following people are currently in the common room:

  • Munn the torchbearer/unemployed cartographer
  • bald and lame water-seller
  • homely half-orc
  • lanky kobold
  • unsightly hobbit
  • The uptight, law-abiding and somewhat prudish cleric…of the goddess of illicit love affairs and the protector of shady brothels.
  • a couple nomads praying
  • a couple goldsmiths being obnoxious
  • a woman is convinced that her son is the next great sculptor
  • a pair of orcs
  • hairy and injured person

Valuables:

  • bundle holding 20 coins: modern orcish coin made of pewter, worth about 13sp; the face has a proverb: by beauty and prestige, the obverse shows a rast; it’s mostly illegible
  • 16 electrum coins, scattered about
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