The Brass Tap
Posted: Posted February 25th, 2016 by Dalure
It's a cool summer evening in the industrial city of Lyden. Lyden is a city known for it's smiths. It sits at the intersection of the trade roads and the foothills of the Tyr Mountains. Easy access to the mining camps has brought all manner of metals to Lyden, and no city in the known world can boast to have better steel.
The sun has gone down, the many forges slowly cool, and the peddlers have retired to their homes or to the local tavern. The smell of molten steel has been replaced by that of hearth fires and home-cooked meals. Our heroes make their way to The Brass Tap, and inn mostly frequented by wealthier members of the city of Lyden. This is an inn where merchants go to complain about the high price of taxes, the price of iron ore, and the ever present difficult in "finding good help."
The inn itself is two stories, there's a large bar with stools on the bottom floor with a small kitchen hidden behind it. Manning the bar is an innkeeper with a large well groomed beard obsessively watching over every aspect of his business. A few barmaids run back and forth between the bar, the kitchen, and the tables serving The Brass Tap's clientele. There are tables in the middle of the room with booths along the sides. Towards the back a wooden staircase leads up to the second floor where one can rent a room for the night to sleep, or a few private dining rooms for special events.
Our adventurers from their various contacts, have been offered a job from a Mr. Dren. They have been given instructions to ask for Mr. Dren's room on the second floor from the innkeeper Francis. The job has been described to them as possibly very lucrative. In this situation appearances are very important, specifically meaning that appearing competent is extremely important. Mr. Dren is known in the community as a successful merchant who brings in no small amount of the raw materials used in Lyden's forges.
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