The Startled Orc

Location

  • in temple ward, near the Rogue’s Observatory

Description

  • The inn is a small, T-shaped stone-walled building,
    with unusually low ceilings.

  • The inn is widely known for the variety of its beers and ales.
  • Everything is lively and cheerful, but you get the feeling you should keep an eye on your coin-purse and your back in a corner.
  • Other services include:
    • gambling
    • a wake up knock
    • forgery
  • Hirelings available:
    • sailors
    • pack handler
  • Color scheme:
    Aqua Dark Gray Electric Purple

Staff

Innkeeper: Suka

male orc, who is somewhat controlling and sometimes impressive, and who seems very wonderful

Menu

  • woodcock porridge served with yellow peppers; flagon of grog
  • grilled sheep served with bulghur wheat; goblet of root beer
  • whitefish ceviche in grapefruit juice with broad beans and red peppers; flagon of brandy
  • casserole made of asparagus peas and chestnuts; hogshead of quince juice

Rumors

  • Mute, illiterate girl, far from home.
  • An evil hexologist is terrorizing a small town nominally ruled by the city.
  • A merchant is looking for bodyguards for a journey through a dangerous inhabited area.
  • The Goblin King is seeking to release a great evil.

Patrons

The following people are currently in the common room:

  • woman
  • A hirsute naked man, who is the size of a small giant, carrying a huge stone club, blocks the way down the pass, asking for papers and proof of belief in a higher deity, before he sends you to them.
  • an alewife wearing the dress uniform of the the cheetahs of castlevillemoor mercenaries consisting of suede boots, suede gauntlets, a pair of pantaloons of hemp and cotton and lined with satin, a baldric of cotton and a jacket of brown wool with steely braided epaulets and embroidery and buttons of shiny magnesium; insignia on a silver nose ring denotes the rank of sergeant
  • somewhat burly, infuriated aarakocra

Valuables:

  • small hemp bag holding 31 coins: orcish coin made of electrum, worth about 19sp; the face shows a greataxe, the obverse has a proverb: always control
  • 29 excellent electrum coins, in neat stacks
  • Jewelry: bone fetish with a glaive on the front and a ram on the back (worth 440 gp)
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