The Maw of the Dragon
The Chopping Block
The Chopping Block is the only Inn in the town of Celai. It sells piss-poor ale and gristly “mystery meat”. Smelling predominantly of tobacco and dirt, only the thirstiest travellers grace its doorstep.
As you awake, you can hear a gruff voice arguing. “Do you think I’ve got no control over my inn? Do you think I’ll let any old Tom, Dick or Harry walk in? Get off my land you little knife-eared prig. I don’t care what authority you carry, I’ll gut you myself.” There’s a shuffling of steps and the voice shouts up the stairs. “Get down here now, you lot. You’ve caused me no end of trouble.”
Merrick Spitshine, Human Inn Owner. Filch character. Wants the characters out of his inn and out of Celai. They’re just causing trouble. Stop in The Emporiumme before they leave, but for the love of all that is holy, don’t be seen. And you’re going to have to think of some way to veil that hulking lump of metal.
Hrolf Bloodbeard, Human Curmudgeon. Bloodbeard is not his real surname, which Merrick will reveal if questioned. He simply uses to scare off intruders. If players badger him enough, he will reply with “Pike off, lizard breath.”