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Silver Hearth Tavern and Inn

by Tim Haney

Here's another of the items from my notes. The players in my PBeM have already met Selma and the Silver Hearth (but any information here isn't necessarily true in it though). It's a little rough but it tied in Karameikan School of Magecraft staff member, Elrol Kavaros, so I thought I should write it up. Hope you enjoy it and I'm open to any comments or suggestions.

The Silver Hearth Tavern and Inn

The Silver Hearth Tavern and Inn resides in the merchant district of Mirros near Mirror Bay and the lesser merchant district. The owner, Selma Lightfoot, opened its doors in the year 1009 AC. She first opened the Silver Hearth to serve the hin population of Mirros but that proved disastrous financially. Five months after its opening, Selma was almost forced to close. Most of the small amount of wealth she had gained during her adventuring career was gone and it looked like the rest would follow if she didn't change business tactics. So, the Silver Hearth opened its doors to all of the visitors of Mirros. She did manage to keep a small part of the tavern for hin. Many of the first customers wondered about the smaller that average chairs and tables, since so few hin visit Mirros, and nicknamed the Silver Hearth the Small Hearth. Since reorienting the desired clientele of the inn, the Silver Hearth had remained financially solid though profits weren't much beyond that. Selma had been tempted to take up adventuring more that once but her adopted son, Gunnar Bergthorson, has seen to it that she remain in retirement.

In recent years, the Silver Hearth has become the favourite gathering spot of many adventurers visiting the city. Officials of the city have noticed this and have begun using the Silver Hearth as a good place to meet and commission jobs from the available adventures staying or visiting the inn. This has garnered Selma a bit of respectability from those officials that she hadn't expected. This eventually led to Selma becoming one of the many eyes and ears employed throughout the city by Queen Olivia. She has kept this secret from her closest friends and considers it her national duty.

The following can usually be encountered at the Silver Hearth:

Selma Lightfoot: AL N; AC 6; MV 6; halfling female T7; hp 34; THAC0 15; #AT 1; Damage 1d4+2 (dagger +2); Str 12, Dex 18, Con 15, Int 12, Wis 10, Ch 14.

Gunnar Bergthorsen: AL LG; AC 5 (chain mail); MV 12; human male F3; hp 20; THAC0 18; #AT 1; Damage 1d8/1d12 (long sword); Str 16, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 6, Wis 12, Ch 10.

Avid Nightsong: AL NG; AC 3 (chain mail); MV 12; elf male F2/T3; hp 12; THAC0 19; #AT 1; Damage 1d8/1d12 (long sword); Str 15, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 11, Ch 15.