The Peering Eye

Hostelries of the Mine Trail

The Left Bank (Bigany), The First Roadside Inn, The Prancing Boar, The Broken Oar, The Dancing Whore, Chimera's Rest, Safe Haven (Branch Hill)

The Left Bank
Milo Vec Rating *****
Quality: *****
Price: *****
Safety: *****
Facilities: *****
Landlord: Undisclosed
Notes: The left Bank is a quiet and respectable Tavern that caters mainly for merchants. It is clean, well kept and the food and drink is acceptable.

The First Roadside Inn
Milo Vec Rating *****
Quality: *****
Price: *****
Safety: *****
Facilities: *****
Landlord: Nedan Phelps
Notes: This Inn is a highly respectable establishment that has served the needs of merchants and noble travellers alike for three generations.Although the facilities could be more extensive, the prices more than compensate.

The Prancing Boar Inn
Milo Vec Rating *****
Quality: *****
Price: *****
Safety: *****
Facilities: *****
Landlord: Mara Vec
Notes: This Inn is an excellent establishment that has served the needs of merchants and noble travellers alike for as long as Branch Hill has been a popular destination. The facilities are extensive, and the prices surprisingly low. A small hamlet has grown up around the Prancing Boar and there is a constant presence of the kings own guard.

The Broken Oar
Milo Vec Rating *****
Quality: *****
Price: *****
Safety: *****
Facilities: *****
Landlord: Captain Seaweaver
Notes: The owner of this establishment spends more time at the bar than behind it. The smell of revelry and fish hangs thickly in the main hall and one wonders if the place is ever aired. The Captain seems to like the feel of the Bigany Docks and so the place is not the safest. Brawls and duels break out frequently due to the absence of the law. The Captain can quel the violence if he feels it's geting out of hand though. Luckily the food is good and the rooms are clean, if not quiet.

The Dancing Whore
Milo Vec Rating *****
Quality: *****
Price: *****
Safety: *****
Facilities: *****
Landlord: Fedley Grimwald
Notes: The name says it all. This place is lewd & crude. The music dancing and wenching goes on almost all night. I suppose everyone need to have a little fun every now and again and this place is far enough away from Bigany so people can get away with having more fun they should be having (if you take my meaning...).

Chimera's Rest
Milo Vec Rating *****
Quality: *****
Price: *****
Safety: *****
Facilities: *****
Landlord: George Heddington
Notes: The recent and appaling upsurge in violence at this Inn is something to take into consideration. The King has stationed a few of his men there so it should resume it's normal state soon enough. If rumours of the demise of Golthaca are true, then it's title should make it popular for a few years to come.

Safe Haven
Milo Vec Rating *****
Quality: *****
Price: *****
Safety: *****
Facilities: *****
Landlord: William Handor
Notes: This Inn is the cleanest and safest in all Branch Hill. If you have to stay in the town then there is no competition. The staff will buy anything you need in town (for a commission) and bring it to your room. Rumour has it that a Gnomish (yes Gnomish) chef of incredible talent occasionally cooks here. The meals he prepares range from the delicious to the magical. Who is this mysterious Thistlegem?