Tales From the Thirsty Whale
The town of Loudwater sits at the confluence of the Delimbiyr and Grayflow rivers. The forested
shoulders of the Star Mounts rise above the town in the northwestern sky. These cloud-veiled peaks remind the townspeople that beyond the town’s walls stretch wild lands, where deadly monsters threaten the unwary.
Merchants, caravan guards, local craftsfolk, hunters, farmers, and retired adventurers treat the Green Tankard Tavern in Loudwater as a second home. In the tavern’s common room, talk turns to tales of hostile tribes and barrows glimpsed through mists; folk speak warily of goblins in the Southwood, of the serpent folk of Najara, and of ancient, ruined kingdoms.
The tavern attracts young and old with its warm company and tall tales. But before buying an ale for one of the inn’s regulars, a visitor should think carefully. Many adventures have started from stories exchanged over cheap ale and greasy food, but not all have ended with the glorious exploits of which bards sing. An old story or a wrinkled map could be the doorway to adventure—or the path to a quick death.
1 - West gate 2 - South Square 3 - Garwan's Curiousities 4 - Stables 5 - The Green Tankard 6 - General Store 7 - Starra's Knives 8 - Smithy 9 - Apothecary 10 - Patrol HQ 11 - Tenements 12 - Temple 13 - Dock Gate 14 - Docks 15 - The Thirsty Whale 16 - Manor House