A tale of three taverns

Tuesday brings NPC day.. but today is one with a twist. Since this week is focusing on three taverns we are looking at fleshing them out and treating them like NPCs.

Today I wanted to really push the idea of Inns and Taverns being more than a spot to throw a party together into a quest. So I used The Copper Sanctum’s ‘not another tavern generator‘ to create some menus and look at some other aspects to add into a tavern or inn. I particularly like the names of the beers (being a craft beer drinker myself) and hope my players get a kick out of these later on.

I also experiment with Artbreeders Building maker (yup.. Artbreeder again) to create some images of taverns for this Tuesdays NPC write up.


Inns and Taverns

Deaths Door Inn

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The Bartender – Sam Bristlechin

An adult male halfling who is remotely attractive in a friendzone kind of way. Unlike other halflings that frequent the inn, he is brash and humorless but despite that he never gets an order wrong. His skin is warm, and he has messy black hair that he keeps short and neat. Physically, he is average.

The patrons

On a typical night, patrons can be described as calm. Normally there are between around ten and fifteen other people in the tavern. Some of them would be found singing a drinking song at the bar which brings Sam’s disposition to a dark state remarkably fast. Sitting at a secluded booth, there is an imposing looking figure. The figure will silently boast that they know of a griffon who is currently away from its nest, but they don’t know why or for how long it will be gone.

The Accommodations

The rooms for rent are small to the cramped side but notably clean. There are normally three rooms available for rent. The cost for a night’s stay is 7 sp, 5 cp.

Beverages

Wines

Wand and Staff Gew├╝rztraminer
A locally produced white wine with flavors that are lean and rough.

Bottle price: 2 gp, 5 sp
Glass price: 8 sp, 6 cp


Lawless Eye Riesling
A famous vintage of white wine with a bouquet that is sweet and mellow.

Bottle price: 11 gp, 2 sp
Glass price: 3 gp, 7 sp


Blushing Bard Chardonnay
An imported white wine with a taste that is oaky and lean.

Bottle price: 4 gp, 5 sp
Glass price: 1 gp, 5 sp


Unlucky Tooth Merlot
A finely made red wine with a bouquet that is full and oaky.

Bottle price: 7 gp, 3 sp
Glass price: 2 gp, 4 sp


One bottle of this wine is contaminated with a strong poison that could blind anyone who drinks from it. There was a mix-up during the bottling process.

Lagers & Ales

Jumping Rapier Ale
6.73% ABV
An imported golden honey ale. Described as a mild honey ale with a creamy finish.

Gallon price: 5 sp, 3 cp
Pint price: 1 sp


Polished Pixie Fruit Ale
6.45% ABV
An imported reddish fruit ale. Described as a full-bodied fruit ale with a strong flavor of hops and a pleasant finish.

Gallon price: 5 sp, 8 cp
Pint price: 1 sp, 1 cp


Abyssal Elephant Pilsner
6.73% ABV
An imported amber pilsner. Described as a refreshing pilsner with an aftertaste of citrus and a pleasant finish.

Gallon price: 6 sp, 3 cp
Pint price: 1 sp, 2 cp


Demonic Triangle Fruit Ale
5.45% ABV
A microbrewed reddish fruit ale. Described as a spicy fruit ale with a strong flavor of hops and a bitter finish.

Gallon price: 4 sp, 4 cp
Pint price: 8 cp


Wolf and Dryad Porter
7.45% ABV
An imported dark amber porter. Described as a complex porter with a bitter finish.

Gallon price: 5 sp, 5 cp
Pint price: 1 sp, 1 cp

Liquors

House Gin
A house-made gin.
Bottle price: 1 gp, 8 sp
Shot price: 3 sp


House Whiskey
A house-made wheat whiskey.
Bottle price: 1 gp, 8 sp
Shot price: 3 sp


Happy Ram Gin
An imported gin.
Bottle price: 3 gp, 3 sp
Shot price: 5 sp, 5 cp


Fuchsia Tackle Brandy
An imported cherry brandy.
Bottle price: 3 gp, 4 sp
Shot price: 5 sp, 7 cp

Food Menu

Starters

Adventurers Board
2 sp, 3 cp
A plate of sharp cheese, a hunk of bread and some boiled meat (likely oxen) with some pickled carrots.


Deep-Fried Potato Wedges
3 sp, 8 cp
Potato wedges fried in lard. Served with a spicy red sauce.


Jam-Packed Baby Artichokes
4 sp, 4 cp
A platter of baby artichokes jam-packed with a medley of onion and cream cheese.

Entrees

Ham Stew
3 sp, 6 cp
A rich stew with cubes of ham, cubed potatoes, and onions.


Romaine Salad
3 sp, 5 cp
Leaves of romaine tossed with celery and onions.


Roasted Rabbit and Romaine Salad
3 sp, 5 cp
Leaves of romaine tossed with herbs. Topped with roasted rabbit.

Mains

Herb-crusted Rabbit
6 sp, 8 cp
Herb-crusted rabbit in white sauce served with noodles with a side of beets.


Braised Fish
6 sp, 9 cp
Braised slices of fish with a ginger marinade alongside rice and a helping of mushrooms.


Grilled Lamb
6 sp, 8 cp
Grilled lamb in white sauce served over noodles with a side of artichoke.


Blackened Chicken
6 sp, 7 cp
Blackened chicken in white sauce on a bed of quinoa with a serving of red beans and green peppers.


Herb-crusted Venison
7 sp, 1 cp
Herb-crusted bits of venison in white sauce alongside mashed potatoes with a serving of artichoke and carrots.


The Wandering Inn

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The Bartender – Mer Tingleton

The bartender and ‘owner’ at The wandering Inn is a weathered male halfling who is average looking. He is often uncommonly positive in disposition. His skin is lightly freckled, and he has dark hair, kept in a short but untamed style. Physically, he is terribly unfit.

The patrons

On a typical night, the patrons can be described as considerably friendly. On this occasion, there are a few other people currently in the tavern. A couple of them are playing a game of ante. Sitting at a secluded table, there is a nervous looking figure. They are in search of able-bodied adventurers to assist in the recovery of a kidnapped pet.

The Accommodations

The rooms for rent are small and impressively dingy. There is currently four rooms available for rent. The cost for a night’s stay is 5 sp, 1 cp. If the party spends the night in the tavern, shrieks of laughter can be heard over the low hum of magic that permeates the vicinity throughout the night

Beverages

Wines

Tiny Spellbook Pinot Noir
A poorly made red wine with a taste that is powerful and dry.

Bottle price: 1 gp, 5 sp
Glass price: 5 sp, 2 cp


Goat and Unicorn Riesling
A locally produced white wine with a taste that is full and flat.

Bottle price: 4 gp, 1 sp
Glass price: 1 gp, 3 sp


Lagers & Ales

Pious Worm Hard Cider
5.73% ABV
An imported light amber cider. Described as a fruity cider with a pleasant finish .

Gallon price: 8 sp, 8 cp
Pint price: 1 sp, 7 cp


House Ale
4.41% ABV
A house-brewed light brown ale. Described as a sweet ale with a pleasant finish.

Gallon price: 6 sp, 3 cp
Pint price: 1 sp, 2 cp

Liquors

Copper Cart Brandy
An imported elderberry brandy.
Bottle price: 4 gp, 5 sp
Shot price: 7 sp, 6 cp


Stuffy flute Gin
A localled produced Gin.
Bottle price: 2 gp, 9 sp
Shot price: 4 sp, 9cp

Food Menu

Starters

Deep fried onion rings
3 cp
Onion rings fried in lard, served with a honey creamy sauce.


Deep-Fried Potato Wedges
4 cp
Potato wedges fried in butter. Served with a fruity sauce.


Crammed Red Pepper
5 cp
A platter of red peppers crammed with a blend of garlic, cheese and potato.

Entrees

Ham Soup
3 cp
A savoury soup with chunks of ham, onions and cubed potatoes.


Lettuce Salad
3 cp
Leaves of mixed lettuce tossed with beets and chilli.

Mains

Roasted Frogs
8 cp
Roasted frogs served on a bed of mashed potato with a spicy red sauce.


Grilled Frog
9 cp
Grilled slices of frog with aside of potatos fried in lard and three large sized mushrooms.


Blackened Frog
6 cp
Blackened chicken in white sauce.

It’s not actually frog but the innkeep has a bad sense of humor..


The Goblin and Lute Tavern

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The Bartenders

No less than seven goblins run around the tavern serving drinks and food to the patrons. No one ever seems to remember their names. The bartenders can be seen taking money from the patrons, but no one would remember thats surely.

The patrons

On a typical night, the patrons can be described as almost friendly. On this occasion, there are a few other people currently in the tavern. A couple of them are arguing with the bartenders.

The Accommodations

There are no rooms for rent.

Beverages (no prices)

Wines

Thirsty Cleric Pinot Noir

A poorly made red wine that is described as cloying asnd smokey


House Riesling
A house-made white wine with a taste tht is rough and earthy.


Wicket Grape Pinot Noir
A finely made red wine that is described as fruity and smooth.


Lagers & Ales

Rose and Manticore Fruit ale
6.36% ABV
An imported light brown fruit ale. Described as a sweet fruit ale with a rich finish.


House Stout
8.73% ABV
An house-brewed dark brown stout. Described as a meaty with a creamy aftertaste.


House pale Ale
4.41% ABV
A house-brewed light golden ale. Described as a a lightly sour ale with a fruity finish.


Dancing Hobgoblin Ale
5.86% ABV
A locally brewed reddish red ale. Described as a nutty red ale with a rich finish.


Knotted Fungus Fruit Ale
4.45% ABV
A microbrewed light amber fruit ale. Described as a nutty fruit ale with a rich finish.

Liquors

Three Silvers Brandy
An imported raspberry brandy.


Strangled Lute Brandy
A localled produced brandy.


Spotless Crown Gin
A locally produced peach Gin.


House Whiskey
A house-made wheat whiskey.

Food Menu (no Prices)

Starters

Deep fried stuff

Onions, potatos, bits of meat and who knows what else is fried and served with house-ale.


Entrees

Potato Soup

A savoury potato based soup onions and cubed bacon.


Mains

Chunk of meat

Blackened meat served with potato and more house-ale.


Thanks for joining me today. I would love to say I had a lot of fun in writing up today’s content but it was a lot of writing today (even with the awesome content produced (randomly) at The Coppers Sanctum (not another tavern generator)) and it say me writing much later than what I would normally be doing so. But, I do sincerly hope that out there, there is a bar/pub that serves (some of) this food and almost all the beers listed!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow where we look further at the twists and turns we can have with this weeks adventures and dont hesistate to comment and let us know if you would visit one of the inns or taverns above! If you have a If you do comment, dont forget to mention where you are from, what RPG systems you play with and what brought you here.. Oh and don’t forget to roll with Advantage!
The Brazen Wolfe