The Tavern by the Crater

Location

  • in hobgoblin-quarter, near the Templar’s Gate
  • the street outside is controlled by The Talon Collector Boys, an unforgiving gang of ne’er-do-wells

Description

  • The inn is a small, H-shaped basalt building,
    with a tiled mosaic floor and exotic art work.

  • The inn is locally known for the unusually spacious rooms.
  • 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.
  • the inn is rumored to be a front for the worshippers of pansy, guardian of forgotten dreams.
  • Other services include:
    • a storyteller
    • laundry
    • a masseuse
  • Hirelings available:
    • oarsmen
    • horseman, light
    • linkboy
  • Color scheme:
    Light Gray Davy’s Gray Dark Cerulean

Staff

Innkeeper: Tarsik

female rock gnome, who is extremely peaceful and occasionally boorish, and who seems very grouchy

Menu

  • stewed quail and rice bean with honeyed mustard sauce; flagon of bitter
  • seasoned partridge served with soybeans; horn of rain water
  • roasted fox ear with buttermilk biscuits; horn of porter
  • chards and grouse pastry; horn of sweet mead; baked apples fragrant with cinnamon
  • Specialty drink: Crasher

Rumors

  • A chill wind has begun causing the mirrors to rot.
  • A group of dragons has banded together to increase their power.
  • Barge pirates have made a deal with a covey of hags and exact a high toll to use the river.
  • A mirror that reveals the muses and talents of people, making them vulnerable.
  • Eye Tyrants are arriving in huge numbers from the realms above.
  • A lonely hag seeks 15 souls of the guilty to make her young and beautiful again.

Patrons

The following people are currently in the common room:

  • fair-haired merchant of transportation
  • tanned and crippled warforged
  • dripping-wet and one-handed shoemaker
  • very homely, rejected person
  • Brutal, skilled soldier breaks into inconsolable sobbing when insulted.
  • a pair of dwarves being obnoxious
  • a watchman is annoyed that a notorious pickpocket escaped from custody today
  • quite clean person

Valuables:

  • 24 iron foreign coins, in piles
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