Tavern - City of Orussus, The Red Dragon Inn 2010-17



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The Red Dragon Inn
The Red Dragon Inn is home to a motley sort of people. Located near an incredibly life-like statue of a Great Red Wyrm, rumored to in fact be a petrified dragon. Surrounded by a complex of two taverns and a huge inn with hundreds of rooms of flexible cost, the Red Dragon only irks a small amount of it's costs from the ale and bedding. In fact, most of the profits accumulated at the Red Dragon come from individuals that may never have set foot inside at all.

The Red Dragon is the functioning base of operation of a huge number of adventuresome individuals. Oftentimes a wealthy employer will post an advertisement at the establishment, costing anywhere from nothing for those who need help the most, to hundreds of thousands of gold pieces from kindoms farther away than most people knew the world stretched.

Who sets these prices? The bartender, an infamous brewer by the name of Joe Smith. His reputation is in his bar, and the bar is in his heart. He makes the decision to let the poor and neady post warrants, jobs, and anything else for pennies, while charging absolutely abusive amounts of money for the wealthy to have a similar contract. People pay what he thinks they should pay, and all but those that shouldn't be posting here anyway make the concessions to do so.

This has allowed the bar to grow to its incredible size. Many a new table was paid for by a simple advertisement. And, in exchange, the Red Dragon is open and often free to its clients. Drinks of all sorts, wines, ale, milk, and foreign fruits all make their way to the Red Dragon, where anything is possible. The only people not permitted in the Red Dragon are those that offend the barkeep.

Many people tell the stories about the historical figures that have graced the Red Dragon. Many of these stories are told in the stories of bards and the wives tales of the oldest bar maids. The interior is ever changing, some tables being made of common woods, and others being purchased at extreme costs to accomodate the best of heroes and nobles. If someone doesn't like linen bedsheets, oftentimes silk will be imported within the hour to cover those that need it. Of course, this tends to be the path to offending old Joe, but he won't kick you out till your willing to leave on your own.

The dragon's eyes glow at night, acting as a beacon. The street lights on the paths outside allow for an excellent night-time environment. By the time everyone wakes up, they can find a bed of toasted breads, morning pastries, cheeses, eggs, and if they need something special, it only takes a few minutes to make. The Red Dragon is obviously a fine place to spend a night. Of course, the clientele that come here most often are also the same kind of folk that always find themselves on the road, and having a home away from home is a huge reason why they all return here eventually.

The first thing any visitor should do, upon entering the the Red Dragon, is shuffle up to Joe. The barmaids try to ensure that this happens promptly, because Joe can't stand anyone that doesn't say hi at the very least. The second thing Joe does to any visitor, is to get them to shout out their name and any important facts about themselves that others might need to know. Then, third, the entire bar greets the newcomer and gets back to their drinking. It's all just customary, but Joe sure does appreciate it.
 
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HolyMan

Thy wounds are healed!
Jonah human male

It is in the earliest hours of the morning that Jonah returns excitedly to the Red Dragon Inn. "Come on Blue, we's will finally finds 'elp fir da farm." he says cheerfully to his great dane. The huge dog wags his tail also in excitement, but more for the smells his nose picked up as they entered the street that holds the Red Dragon.

Almost running the last few steps towards the door, Jonah opens it with a wide grin. He remembers the last time he stepped through the door not long ago. Their had been dozens of able bodied adventures looking for work or excitment, or both. And he should find a few that would be interested in helping rid the Stone families farm of monsters. And he remembered the rule he learned about telling everyone who he was when he entered, he would get it right this time.

The big smile on his face instantly turns to a look of dread. The great room of the Red Dragon Inn, the place where heroes start out on grand adventures. Where you could rub shoulders with mighty wizards and had to keep an eye on your purse from cunning rogues. That great room stood before Jonah empty, bare of a soul as he opened the door and said.

"Jonah Stone, farmhand?"

[sblock=OOC] Almost three months and not a soul maybe this will kick start something. :) [/sblock]
 

Trouvere

Visitor
A side door opens and Joe Smith and the usual tavern patrons troop back in.

"So that's the new sparring room, then. Just took out a wall. Got enough private meeting rooms that don't see use," says Joe shortly.[sblock=OOC]What the hell? Even if no one's been talking, you can't arbitrarily move other people's PCs out of the RDI! Everyone who was there at the end of RDI '09 is still there until they say so. Kol, Lokin and Payne for instance are still here, as far as anyone knows, and they've not said a word since 2007.[/sblock]
 

buzzard

Visitor
Lupic returns

A battered looking half orc strides into the Inn and heads to the bar. Taking an available stool ("hmm, seems pretty empty here" he thinks to himself) he orders up some ale and waits.
 

Trouvere

Visitor
Cay Riggle (as yet unapproved)

The tavern door swings open once again. A human male enters. He's bundled up in a heavy frieze cloak. His hair is dark and straggly, falling unkempt across his face. He pushes it back with a hasty motion of his hand that has become instinctive. His most prominent feature is a long drooping moustache, without a beard. A greatsword is slung across his back in a battered leather scabbard. Its hilt is tight-wound with cord.

He takes a look around the room, nodding a greeting to everyone and no one in particular, and taking in the notice displayed prominently above the bar.

"I've come here looking for work that means more than just fighting," he says. He gives his name with the ghost of a smile on his lips. "I'm... Riggle. Cay Riggle. Call me what you like."

He finds a chair that faces the door, turns it backwards, and slumps over it with a sigh.
 

Robichaud

Visitor
One of the returning patrons is an elf clad in grey, with a scar-twisted face and a raven resting on her shoulder. The bird has its head tucked under a wing, and appears to be sleeping; its owner is more alert, and notices the newcomers.

The still mobile half of her mouth curves up some, as she adresses the newcomers. Her voice sounds like she's been gargling gravel, and seems to simply break and turn into a hack or cough on some syllables. "Hello. Jamilee, hnh. Wizard. Warrior."

She turns to the well-mustachioed man. "Think I shall call you Sparkly. You seem full of hrnergy, hack."
 

Trouvere

Visitor
Riggle offers an awkward smile. "Could have chosen worse, I suppose. Sparkly. Or Sparker, maybe? You're teasing, though. I do enough to get along, and then I put my feet up.

Do y'know there's a bird on your shoulder?
"
 

Robichaud

Visitor
Jamilee looks left, then right, towards where the bird actually is nestled. She feigns a look of surprise, her mouth forming a slightly off-shape little 'o'. It's obviously fake, stilted enough that it's hard to tell whether she's making a mockery of herself, or of the process of mocking herself.

That done, she allows herself a crooked smirk. "Well. Better a bird on my shhrgder than a rat's nest in my hrnair."

She glances to Jonah, something of a question in her eyes. "You lookin' at?"
 

HolyMan

Thy wounds are healed!
"Who me?" Jonah says breathlessly. "Nutin ma'am, I's just glads ta be see'n everyone 'ere, is all."

The young man then takes a seat not wanting to provoke the scarred woman any further. Blue takes a seat on the floor beside Jonah the big dog coming to Jonah's shoulder.
 

InVinoVeritas

Adventurer
A small, slender, swarthy elf with a single long braid and an outfit of black silk, walks into the bar.

He nods to the bartender.

"Quozen Ilphukiir, of the Monastic Order of the Nightingale. At your service."
 

Robichaud

Visitor
Maybe it's the outfit and his polite demeanor, or maybe it's just the pointy ears, but Quozen gets a more respectful greeting from Jamilee than most. She folds her hands together and bows fractionally - wouldn't do to dislodge the bird, apparently. "Jamilee, Valhaeris. Welcome."

Still sounds like she starts the day off scrubbing her throat with sand, though.
 

InVinoVeritas

Adventurer
Quozen smiles demurely toward Jamilee, and bows deeply with a single fluid motion. His ponytail, waist-long, and tied with a mustard-yellow ribbon, seems to leap over his head. A bone weight at the end of the ponytail strikes the floor in front of Quozen with an aubile >tak< before flying back to its normal place behind him.

"My pleasure to meet you, Valhaeris. How has Orussus been, this past year?"
 

Robichaud

Visitor
A few extra creases form in Jamilee's face as she considers. She seems to be taking what's obviously a social-lubricant question rather literally and seriously, or maybe she's bothered by something.. whatever the reason, after a while she does answer.

"Quiet. For me."
 

jkason

Visitor
Eanos, human monk

A broad-shouldered man in greens and earth tones enters. He quietly moves to the bar to order a drink, his bright eyes assessing the crowd before he speaks, simply and in an even tone.

"I'm Eanos, a truth-seeker of sorts," he says, nodding his thanks to Joe for the beverage and moving further down the bar to drink.
 

jkason

Visitor
And a quick exit...

No sooner has the monk begun drinking his beverage, however, when courier enters the common room.

"Sir," he says, bowing to the monk. "You wanted to know when Mr. DiSenzio was back in town?"

"Thank you," Eanos says. "You can return to the wayhouse." The courier bows and leaves as the monk downs the rest of his drink then nods goodbye to the room.

"A little business before more leisure, I guess," he says, departing.
 

Rae ArdGaoth

Visitor
Rasereit Vundinn, Dwarven Barbarian

Emerging from the guest rooms looking abnormally clean and well groomed, Rasereit joins the others at the bar. "Me name's Rasereit, last o' the Vundinn clan, Dethroner o' Deities, Slayer o' Dragons, an' Annihalator o' Animated Atrocities an' Anarchic Artifacts! A mug o' me usual, mate." He takes a seat at the bar and is quickly delivered a steaming mug of Dragonsbreath. With a wink at Jonah's dog, Rasereit quaffs the whole thing and motions for another, belching noisily and wincing.

Looking around, waiting for his second drink, he asks the room, "Wha's new?"
 

HolyMan

Thy wounds are healed!
Blue watches the dwarf with interest and after the warrior finishes his drink the dog's large tongue licks his lips. Then he resumes to pant and watch.
 
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jkason

Visitor
Eanos, human monk

After a short while, Eanos returns, having concluded whatever business in Orussus temporarily took him from the common room. He orders another drink and turns to the room.

"Just did this, but rules are rules: I'm Eanos, late of an underground quest and ... Razh?"

The monk smiles as he recognizes the dwarf.

"Seems the day to meet those who made it off that blasted volcanic island in Monemvassia. How have you been?"
 

Rae ArdGaoth

Visitor
"Eanos, mate! Been a while, indeed. Ye still runnin' letters back to Monemvassia? Ah've been layin' low a while, meself. On me way to see 'ome, Ah had a run-in wit' some orcs and wicked dark magic. Thought it might do me a bit o' good to stay wit' Joe for a bit. Ogrin's out there somewhere, keepin' outta sight as well.

Seems pretty quiet aroun' 'ere lately. Any news from your neck o' the woods?"
 

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