In the A to Z Challenge I will be describing parts of my fictional world I am starting to use for Roleplaying games. Most of this information is not known by my players, not to hide it from them, but because I think tons about a location that I won’t force them to sit through during gaming sessions.
In the city of Portomare in the land of Isocania is the Ramshackle Rapscalian. It was once a monastery to some unknown deity that was out of the city. Since then it has passed through several different owners, leaving the roof very patched and mottled in color. The previous owner was known for his indiscretions. Hence while the Alehouse, Brewery, Inn and Cheese manufacturers all technically have their own names, no one actually calls the buildings anything but the Ramshackle Rapscalian in honor of the location’s history and appearance.
The current owner, one Tripp Honeycutt, at first resented the name. He has since given up trying to change it, and embraced the namesake for trying to attract new customers. The Alehouse and Inn are easily accessed from roads leading into the new part of town. The menu in the Alehouse consists of the house brews as well as meat pies with dried fruit and the house cheeses.
Under the Ramshackle Rapscalian are a number of caves and passageways. These serve as the cheese caves for curing the ramshackle hard cheese as well as a large larder and storage location. Rumour has it that Tripp also specializes in hidden vaults that are immune to magical detection, though most just assume this is a rumour Tripp spreads himself to gain notoriety.