House of the Rising Sun

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House of the Rising Sun

I've been kicking around a location in my head for over a year. It's time to get serious about putting it down. So here's my start of a resolution - new information about an adventure location at least once per week. Each update will include a character or location, along with potential plot hooks. This is my declaration that I'm really going to do it. Starting next week!

Darker

So like is that going to be at the start of the week, or the middle... or....?

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LIAR.

Darker

Quite a liar

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The Place
A half day's ride east of Eiselburg sits the Varenborg estate. In addition to the rather large manor house, the grounds include a carriage house/stable, a mill, and enough land for a working farm, including several small cottages for the workers. Varenborg built the house rather late in life as a present for his much younger wife. Of course, it was too far from town to work effectively and he was never too eager to spend time at home due to his propensity for extra-marital involvements. Although he spared no expense during construction, once it was complete it saw little use. Less than ten years later, Varenborg passed away and the ownership of the property fell to his wife. Already tired of her long isolation, Lady Elsa Varenborg immediately put the property for sale. It took years to find a buyer - no nobles wanted to be that far away from their business interests in town and no gentlemen farmers could raise the capital to make the purchase. The house sat mostly empty for another few years before Elsa found a buyer.

Halgir had been a relatively successful adventurer, using his sword to earn a living many times what a safer occupation would earn him. While he had a promising career ahead of him, he retired while still in his early thirties. When his mother, who he supported fully through his adventuring career, passed away, Halgir returned home and took custody of his younger brother, Eberhart. Eberhart is huge, larger even than his warrior brother, but Eberhart was born simple. His mind has never advanced beyond that of a young child.

Halgir bought the property and converted it to an inn. He hoped that it's location far enough outside of town would make it ideal for traveler's approaching the town from the east or those leaving town heading west, but he was sorely mistaken. As the town expanded the inn was close enough that too many people chose to push on into the night to make their destination, and too few were willing to stop before they had put a full day behind them. Halgir soon found himself facing destitution, and with his self-imposed responsibility for his brother, taking up adventuring again didn't seem like much of an option.