Abridged History of the 10th Age
The Fair Prince
|Inn and Tavern||Owner: Ellethendareus Auromë (abbreviated: Leth), Hardin son of Dargir|
The Fair Prince was a venture originally begun by the elvish merchant Ellethendareus nearly one hundred and fifty years ago, thus predating the birth of Balduen the Fair, Prince of Westreth and Lomere. Twenty or so years down the road, Ellethendareus got into a bit of trouble (of which he never speaks) with some adventurers. Being bailed out by the blue dwarf Hardin, the two have been business partners in the Prince ever since.
The Fair Prince is a four story inn that occupies the center of Pontus, standing in the midst of the marketplace. It is vaguely shaped like a cross, with the stables being located between one arm and a shrine to Vaela and Heimir located between another. It has a small lawn that extends around the stables, and the base of the undercroft as do most townhouses.
The main floor of the Prince is above the undercroft and accessible by two tall stone staircases, both on the outflung arms of the cross. The ground floor is composed of two atriums (the arms of the cross where the stairs emerge: east and south), a taproom (the center of the cross), a stone-walled kitchen (the western arm), and private dining rooms (the northern arm). Above, each floor is composed of a common sleeping room (the center of the cross) and wings of private rooms on each arm.
The taproom is warm and well-furnished, including a central area kept clear of tables to allow for singers, performers, and storytellers to practice their craft. The inn employs fifteen grooms, twenty five servers, and eighteen kitchen staff, making it a vital element of the town’s industry.
Staying at the Prince costs 7 silver towers a night for a private room, and three copper shields for a common room. Horses and other pack animals are 3 towers; chargers and warhorses are 5 towers. Food generally costs five or so silver in addition to room prices for a day’s meals; ale and wine is moderate and plentiful. The Fair Prince accepts coins of any minting, making them also a defacto money-changing operation as well.
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