The Rune and Chain

Location

Encounter: just outside, A lost pouch

Description

  • The inn is a three-storey, V-shaped stone-walled building,
    with dwarf-wrought iron furnishings.

  • The inn is well-known for the rowdy patrons.
  • Everything in sight is moldy, tarnished, broken, or some combination of the three.
  • Other services include:
    • armor polishing
    • a surgeon
    • a musician
  • Hirelings available:
    • carpenter
    • marines
  • Color scheme:
    Olive Drab Pale Cornflower Blue Rich Maroon

Staff

Innkeeper: Lily

female hobbit, who is quite opportunistic and often pretentious, and who seems quite victorious

Menu

  • caramelized crayfish with herb butter; flagon of strawberry cream stout
  • overcooked beef seasoned with liquorice and curry; hogshead of porter
  • crayfish and fennel bulb pie served with mixed greens dressed with potatoes; tankard of sour cherry juice
  • Specialty drink: Bottle-Fermented

Rumors

  • Hobbits never wash their foot hair because they nurture the parasites that grow there.
  • The house of an alchemist has just disappeared in a cloud of purple and green smoke.
  • Dwarfs are so dumb, their greatest general, Thurlfara Elfaxe, laid siege to an empty city for over a year.
  • A group of dragons has banded together to increase their power.
  • A mirror that reveals the muses and talents of people, making them vulnerable.

Patrons

The following people are currently in the common room:

  • skinny mature guard searching for crystal
  • The evil and conniving ghost that is haunting the local inn is actually a murder victim of the aged elf that contracted the party to exorcise it.
  • a kobold
  • a pair of gnomes
  • two intoxicated patrons begin arguing about who can drink more; bets are already favoring the smaller of the two
  • orc merchant is afraid a war may break out between the heroes’ home nation and an adjacent kingdom
  • strong and crippled man
  • Keen-eyed Kruun: more likely than average to spot objects of value

Valuables:

  • small homespun bag holding 27 coins: old pixie coin made of brass, worth about 4sp; the face is completely blank, the obverse shows a fishfly; it’s quite tarnished
  • 64 quite used palladium coins, in a heap
  • Art: portrait of Bryant Cochran of Xuz-Tiz
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