Sweet Pine is one of the five riverside inns for which Oakthorn is known. It is owned by Perjure Fiervel, a serene older elf who prefers to spend his evenings in contemplative conversation or reading. It’s well known that some of his favorite guests never pay for their fare, as Fiervel plies them with food and drink as long as they continue in good natured debate. Above all, the elf strives to emphasize learning and discussion in his inn.
This is further accentuated by the small library on the second floor. It is the size of a small guest room, but it is lined from floor to ceiling in bookshelves. Numerous scrolls and leather bound books are packed into them. Patrons are allowed to take them anywhere on the premises, but they are not allowed to leave the inn. Fiervel is a trusting man, however, and does not keep tabs on such things. He trusts in people’s good natures to make sure he does not lose the writings. The library can be a good way to impart knowledge on PCs.
Fiervel’s husband is Pejure Argonose, former member of the town guard and a soldier prior to that. He keeps his old chain mail and long sword in a chest by their bed in case the need ever arises, but his fighting days are behind him. Now, he is responsible for the fresh baked bread and sweet rolls that adorn the table in the common area. Early risers will find Argonose preparing breakfast, often with eggs from the chickens penned in outside the inn. Those that have had his brown sugar griddle cakes swear by them.
The inn consists of three floors. The basement is a root/ storage cellar. The ground floor contains a kitchen, a common room, and the Pejure’s bedroom. The second floor contains four bedrooms and the library. Adjoining the floor is a balcony overlooking the river with four chairs placed upon it. Outside the inn is a small chicken pen, as well as one other pen inhabited by Slug, the inns sole pig. Slug is an affectionate pet and is well known by all the regulars.
The furnishings are of strong and modest quality and the fire place provides a cozy atmosphere.
Care of horses comes free with a stay in one of the rooms of the inn. Characters can also sleep in the stable for one silver piece or a sufficient sob story.
These stairs go up to the second floor of the inn.
Cooking is done in the hearth over a wood fire. The west door goes outside toward the animal pens.
This trap door goes to the basement
The bedroom of the Perjures. A successful DC 13 Investigation check reveals a small box under the bed with 167 GP in it. This is the life savings of the Perjures.
This pen contains Slug, the inn’s pig. He has grown old now, as Fiervel could never bring himself to slaughter him. He is now a pet and well known by the regulars, some of which have taken to feeding him ale. Slug has taken a liking to it.
This is the chicken pen. It contains 8 chickens and 1d12 (Dice Roll: 3) eggs at any given time.
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