The East West Inn

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a nice clean inn sitting at the crossroads of the East West Road and the North road.

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05/29/24

East West Inn Menu

Starters

  1. Smoked Pork Belly Bites - Tender pork belly smoked to perfection.
    • Price: 3 silver pieces
  2. Fisherman's Delight - A platter of pickled herring and smoked trout.
    • Price: 4 silver pieces
  3. Bread and Cheese Platter - An assortment of freshly baked bread and local cheeses.
    • Price: 2 silver pieces

Main Courses

  1. Ever-Cooking Stew - A hearty stew made from the freshest ingredients of the day, always simmering.
    • Price: 5 silver pieces
  2. Pork Roast with Apple Glaze - Slow-roasted pork with a sweet apple glaze, served with roasted vegetables.
    • Price: 6 silver pieces
  3. Grilled Trout - Freshly caught trout grilled with herbs and served with a side of garlic potatoes.
    • Price: 7 silver pieces
  4. Spiced Pork Sausages - Homemade pork sausages served with a side of mustard and sauerkraut.
    • Price: 5 silver pieces
  5. Fried Fish Fillets - Lightly battered and fried fish fillets served with tartar sauce and a lemon wedge.
    • Price: 6 silver pieces

Breads

  1. Rustic Loaf - A hearty, crusty bread perfect for sopping up stew.
    • Price: 1 silver piece
  2. Herb and Cheese Bread - A savory loaf infused with herbs and cheese.
    • Price: 1 silver piece

Cheeses

  1. Creamy Brie - Soft and creamy, perfect with bread or crackers.
    • Price: 2 silver pieces
  2. Aged Cheddar - Sharp and tangy, a local favorite.
    • Price: 2 silver pieces

Desserts

  1. Honey Cake - A sweet and moist cake made with local honey.
    • Price: 3 silver pieces
  2. Berry Tart - A tart filled with seasonal berries and a light custard.
    • Price: 3 silver pieces

Drinks

  • Milk and Alcohol Mix

    1. Honeyed Milk - Warm milk mixed with a touch of honey and a hint of brandy.
      • Price: 2 silver pieces
    2. Spiced Milk Punch - Chilled milk mixed with rum and spiced with nutmeg.
      • Price: 2 silver pieces
  • Beer

    1. Blackstone Stout - A dark, rich beer with hints of coffee and chocolate.
      • Price: 1 silver piece
    2. Golden Wheat Ale - A light and refreshing wheat beer.
      • Price: 1 silver piece
  • Mead

    1. Wildflower Mead - A sweet mead made from local wildflowers.
      • Price: 2 silver pieces
    2. Spiced Apple Mead - A warming mead with hints of cinnamon and cloves.
      • Price: 2 silver pieces
  • Ale

    1. Ironclad Ale - A robust and hearty ale with a deep amber color.
      • Price: 1 silver piece
    2. Forest Ale - A pale ale with a crisp, piney flavor.
      • Price: 1 silver piece
  • Wine

    1. Embermere Red - A locally made red wine with a rich, full-bodied flavor.
      • Price: 3 silver pieces




History of the East West Inn

The East West Inn has a rich history that dates back several generations. It was established nearly 75 years ago by a visionary half-orc named Grathor Ironfoot. Grathor, originally from the Ashgulg clan, saw the potential of a rest stop at the crossroads of the East West Road and the North Road, which leads to the perilous Low Marsh.

Founding and Early Days

Grathor was a skilled blacksmith and brewer, traits he inherited from his human mother and orcish father. His mixed heritage allowed him to navigate the complex politics of the region. With the Ashgulg clan's blessing, he established the inn to serve travelers and traders, ensuring it was a place of respite and safety.

The Ironfoot Family

The Ironfoot family has run the East West Inn for three generations, each adding their unique touch to the establishment. The current proprietors are Grathor's grandson, Rurik Ironfoot, and his wife, Elara.

Rurik Ironfoot

Rurik, a robust and friendly half-orc, inherited his grandfather's brewing skills and has expanded the inn's offerings to include a wide range of beverages. His warm demeanor and excellent storytelling make him a favorite among the guests.

Elara Ironfoot

Elara, a human with a knack for cooking and hospitality, has transformed the inn's menu into a culinary delight. Her recipes, inspired by both her homeland and the surrounding regions, draw travelers from far and wide.

The Inn's Reputation

The East West Inn is renowned for its quality service, hearty meals, and safe haven. Despite its remote location, it has become a vital stop for those traveling to the Ashgulg settlements to the east or Embermere to the west. The inn's strategic position at the crossroads also makes it a crucial point for information exchange, adding to its allure.

Special Permission and Relations

Running the inn required special permission from the Ashgulg clan. Grathor Ironfoot's diplomatic skills and reputation for fairness earned him this rare privilege. The Ironfoot family maintains good relations with the Ashgulg orcs, ensuring mutual respect and cooperation. This relationship is critical, especially considering the dangerous path leading north to Low Marsh, a hub of scoundrels and smuggling operations.

The Inn Today

Under Rurik and Elara's management, the inn continues to thrive. They have upheld the tradition of quality and safety, making it a beloved stop for all who pass through. The inn's ever-cooking pot of stew, fresh breads, and unique milk and alcohol mixes are particularly famous, drawing visitors back time and again.

The East West Inn stands as a testament to the Ironfoot family's dedication, a beacon of hospitality in a rugged and often perilous region.

 

halia Ironfoot

Age: 10
Description: Thalia is a curious and spirited child with her mother's human features and her father's orcish strength. She has a natural talent for storytelling and often entertains guests with tales she's heard from travelers. Thalia is also learning the basics of brewing from her father, showing a keen interest in the family business.

Borin Ironfoot

Age: 7
Description: Borin is a quiet but observant boy who prefers to spend his time helping his mother in the kitchen. He has inherited Elara's culinary skills and enjoys experimenting with new recipes. Borin is also quite strong for his age, thanks to his orcish heritage, and occasionally assists in fetching supplies and other physical tasks around the inn.

The Bouncer

Kael "Ironclaw" Drakar

Description: Kael is a formidable figure, standing at nearly seven feet tall with a muscular build that commands respect. He has a mysterious past, and rumors suggest he was once a feared mercenary or perhaps a warrior of noble blood fallen from grace. Kael has dark, piercing eyes and a scar running down the left side of his face, a reminder of a battle long past.

Personality: Despite his intimidating appearance, Kael is fiercely loyal to the Ironfoot family. He is quiet and reserved, rarely speaking unless necessary. His presence alone is enough to deter troublemakers, but when needed, he can swiftly and efficiently deal with any threats to the inn or its inhabitants.

Reason for Staying: The exact reason for Kael's unwavering loyalty to the Ironfoot family is a closely guarded secret. Some speculate that he has a debt of honor to repay, while others believe he found something in the family he never had—a sense of belonging and purpose. Regardless, his dedication to protecting the inn and the family is unquestionable, making him an invaluable asset to the East West Inn.

With the Ironfoot family's dedication and Kael's protection, the East West Inn continues to be a sanctuary for travelers and a cornerstone of the region's community.

Kael "Ironclaw" Drakar

Medium humanoid (human), lawful neutral

Armor Class: 18 (Breastplate, Shield)
Hit Points: 136 (16d8 + 64)
Speed: 30 ft.

STR: 20 (+5)
DEX: 14 (+2)
CON: 18 (+4)
INT: 12 (+1)
WIS: 14 (+2)
CHA: 10 (+0)

Saving Throws: Str +9, Con +8, Wis +6
Skills: Athletics +9, Perception +6, Intimidation +4
Senses: Passive Perception 16
Languages: Common, Orcish
Challenge: 8 (3,900 XP)

Traits

Brute: A melee weapon deals one extra die of its damage when Kael hits with it (included in the attack).

Indomitable (2/Day): Kael can reroll a saving throw that he fails. He must use the new roll.

Second Wind (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest): As a bonus action, Kael can regain 1d10 + 16 hit points.

Unwavering Guardian: Kael has advantage on saving throws against being frightened. Additionally, when an ally within 5 feet of Kael is hit by an attack, Kael can use his reaction to swap places with the ally, taking the damage instead.

Action Surge (1/Short Rest): Kael can take one additional action on his turn. This can be used only once per short or long rest.

Actions

Multiattack: Kael makes three melee attacks.

Greatsword: Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.
Hit: 15 (2d6 + 5) slashing damage.

Handaxe: Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target.
Hit: 10 (1d6 + 5) slashing damage.

Shield Bash: Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.
Hit: 8 (1d4 + 5) bludgeoning damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 17 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.

Leadership (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest): For 1 minute, Kael can utter a special command or warning whenever a nonhostile creature that he can see within 30 feet of him makes an attack roll or a saving throw. The creature can add a d4 to its roll provided it can hear and understand Kael. A creature can benefit from only one Leadership die at a time. This effect ends if Kael is incapacitated.

Reactions

Parry: Kael adds 3 to his AC against one melee attack that would hit him. To do so, Kael must see the attacker and be wielding a melee weapon.

Swap Places: When an ally within 5 feet of Kael is hit by an attack, Kael can use his reaction to swap places with the ally, taking the damage instead.

 

 

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