Niceties are exchanged and the party spreads out in the dining hall. There is a small dog darting about peoples legs and the two ruffians at the bar are trying to convince Turok and Tiberious to drink with them.
At a far table a middle aged man in dirty clothes and two young adults, possibly a couple, are eating quietly. They all have pale skin and dark hair
Table near the bar
A middle aged well dressed human with a pot belly is eating a turkey leg. He is flanked by a burley looking fighter type,in leather armor with a sword at his belt, and a thin human in monks robes. The fighter is sipping beer and eyeing you. THe monk appears to be sleeping
Table to right of front door
Sleeping older man near a flagon of beer
Right of fireplace
A thin well dressed woman is sitting at a small table. She has on ornate leather armor and a fur cloak. There are cards and dice on the table as well as a few silver pieces. She is looking at you and flipping a silver piece through his fingers. Vinny wanders back to the obvious cardsharp and introduces himself to her. Konruss is her name and the two gamblers sit down to a game of cards…..
A salesman/trader comes inside, he is dressed like a dandy and introduces himself as the proprietor of the local trade shop, offering discounts.
“Adventurers? HELL-OOOOH he says obviously buttering you up I am Ivad the trader, i run a shop in town. Just north of her, just across the river. Come now, I give 1% off everything in store.
“Get out Ivad!” says the innkeepers wife, “Let them wash the dust from their throats with ale before you try rip them off.” Ivad tries to save face
“2% off but only for the next 15 minutes!” Ivad looks at you then at the bar matron and sticks out his tongue, wheels about and begins to leave, he stops at the door turns back about and states “Be ye adventures, I pays top dollar for treasure! I sell AND buy, come see me.”
Ostler the bartender tells the adventurers of the lore of a huge black dog that prowls the surroundings, if anyone sees it they will die the next day. He tells the story of the druids that lived here before who were driven away by goblins. Later when humans resettled the area, they woudl wall up a live cat in every building which would keep the evil black dog away. He shows you a mummified cat that he says came out of the wall of this tavern when he did some remodeling.
A middle aged couple come in very friendly, Bierce (male) Morrin (female) say hi to everyone. Tell you ledgend of Black Schmuck a donkey sized black dog that if you see it, means ill will befall you, and if it follows you home you will die the next day.
Ostler the Innkeeper says his cat Fluffy protects the Inn. Points at the mumified cat
Tobold has a drink at the bar and then moves outside, he and Welby will scout the town, Welby looking for a place to sell his wares. They move outside and head toward the tower that looks to be the beginnings of a castle.
Tiberious and Turok get into a drinkng contest with one of the two bar denziens, the other already looking fairly drunk has run out of money.
Helm, Kvothe and Alynis look about the tavern. Alynis and Kvothe see a youngish girl looking forlorn, when Kvothe moves toward her she moves out the front door, Kvothe follows…..
Storm is still outside, he has moved up a stream-bed into the middle of the town, he sees a man practicing crossbow and moves to talk with him.
Vinny is having no luck gambling, a stalemate as his adversary is very talented. He decides to leave the bar, and look for the trader who came in the bar earlier.
Helm and Alynis decide to head toward the church (St Cuthbert) that is on the hill behind the town. They leave the bar.
Storm has been guided to the local druid who has a grove in the midst of town. He learns the town is divided between followers of St Cuthbert and druids of the old faith. Cuthbert is new having recently established the church after the battle of Emridy Meadows. Storm sees another adventuring party arrive. Paladin, Dwarf, Rogue and Wizard, they also have a Kobold with them who is driving a wagon full of stuff, it is parked in the stable. The 4 others go inside.
Tiberious and Turok plunk down some money to start the drinking game just as another band of adventurers comes in. Lead by a paladin in shining armor and consisting of a well dressed rogue and a grizzled wizard as well as a dwarven cleric who wants in on the drinking contest. Drink til you pass out winner take all is the game.