The Shiny Sheep Inn

Location

  • at a crossroads
  • below the Lore-Keeper’s Grove (Bloodwood Trees)
  • the street outside is where oyster-divers are known to pass with their produce

Description

  • The inn is a three-storey, T-shaped timber framed building,
    with dwarf-wrought iron furnishings.

  • The inn is widely known for the always clean rooms and beds.
  • The common room is well-lit with large wooden wagon-wheel chandeliers covered in candles.
  • There is a fragrance of vanilla
  • the inn is rumored to run a racket of kidnapping and ransoming children.
  • Other services include:
    • hair cutting
    • horse grooming
    • black market drugs
  • Hirelings available:
    • laborer
    • oarsmen
    • footman, pikeman
  • Color scheme:
    Sandy Brown Bistre Rich Maroon

Staff

Innkeeper: Helmweard

male half-elf, who is quite insulting and often unsupportive, and who seems very sleepy

Menu

  • casserole made of pinto beans and pumpkins; horn of brandy
  • smoked sweet onions and mushroom served with spring greenses; mug of coffee

Rumors

  • A shape-changed formian queen is gathering mentally controlled servitors.
  • Mysterious merchants sell faulty magic items in town and then attempt to slink away.
  • A mad alchemist brewing potent substances in his lair, where a monster is about to break out of its cage.
  • A local man has somehow gained control over all the women in the village and now the men in town seek help.

Patrons

The following people are currently in the common room:

  • grotesque and stuttering shaman
  • A former Goblin slave, now “free”, but unable to grasp this concept with its limited intelligence (after a life of slavery), with the nasty habit of trying to palm every unattended shiny object, and an aversion against clothes.
  • two women talk about a third woman, who is having an extra-marital affair
  • a herder
  • strange forester
  • ghost of a hairy and crippled midwife

Valuables:

Trapped: triggered by unlocking a door, spikes protrude from the ceiling, which descends slowly.

  • quiver holding 13 coins: goblin coin made of copper, worth about 13sp; the face has runes, the obverse is completely blank
  • belt pouch holding 3 orange morganites
  • 10 electrum coins, in a knapsack
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