The Broken Thorn
The Broken Thorn is a two-story stone-walled inn located in Teegrove on Grove Alley, near the Merchant's Gate. The street outside is shaded by a canopy of colorful fabric. The inn has well-made wooden tables and chairs. Accommodations consist of several large rooms with beds and straw mattresses. A small private bathhouse is available to guests. The innkeeper is an old male dwarf named Have Hosveson. He extends a small discount to druids.
Their menu consists of:
- Smoked Crab and Buckwheat Bread, Tankard of Perry
- Pickled Cod and Soft Cheese, Tankard of Cider
- Boiled Parsnip, Mug of Cider
- Boiled Eggs and Dried Parsnip, Tankard of Beer
- Pottage, Mug of Perry
Menu items each cost a silver piece to order, and a room can be rented for four silver per person.
Ilhard: Male Human mercenary, Neutral. Ilhard has short white hair and light brown eyes, and numerous unusual tattoos. He wears chain mail and wields a military-issued orichalcum spear. Ilhard seeks to save his family from financial ruin.
Tholeon: Male Human druid, Neutral. Tholeon has golden hair and narrow gray eyes, and a distinctive mark on his leg. He wears leather armor and wields a steel scimitar. Tholeon is hunting the warlord who murdered his family.
Arien: Female Elvish priest, Neutral. Arien has golden hair and wide blue eyes. She wears heavy robes. Arien is talking quietly with a group of lost Kasai pilgrims from Arfordir.
Kather Fane: Female Chikyu, Evil. Kather is heavyset, with uneven blonde hair and amber eyes. She wears heavy leathers and wields an iron mace. Kather seems to be seeking omens in a deck of cards.
Ridga: Female Kasai thief, Evil. Ridga has a narrow face, with copper hair and light amber eyes. She wears leather armor and wields a short steel sword and sling. Ridga is talking quietly with a female elvish beggar.
Fastril: Male Kaze traveler, Good. Fastril is tall and heavyset, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He wears chain mail and wields a flail. Fastril is fascinated by legendary heroes and battles.
A'Das: Female Elvish farmer, Evil. Imloth has white hair and gray eyes. She wears leather clothing and wields an iron dagger. Imloth is a drunk and a terrible liar.
- Farms on the outskirts of town have had livestock attacked and killed, and a few people have gone missing as well.
- An ancient sunken city lies somewhere beneath the Pomachi Jungle.
- The dragon Abies has destroyed the town of Gacot.
- A trained owl has been stealing keys.
- The master of the Runecarvers Society is also the master of the Assassins Guild.