Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Modular Dungeon - Bloated Blowfish :Commons Tavern

7 December, 1977:

The Blowfish Commons Tavern is the meeting place for most people, given it's proximity to the Lake Elise harbor, and being on the lower hillock overlooking the town of Troyen. The tavern features 2 floors; a lower level with large fireplace, and upper balcony region (with 2 private rooms) and outer balcony for solitude.

 Second Floor - with Balcony, 2 private rooms, and outer balcony
 First Floor with Fireplace entrance and Steps leading up to the Regal Tavern/Inn
Basement with passage leading North to Barred Portcullis (Adventure Path 1)


Modular Dungeon - Bloated Blowfish Tavern - Finished

7 December, 1977:

After 48 hours of work, I'm proud to present the finished Bloated Blowfish Tavern/Inn. The next few posts will focus on the individual buildings, and includes floor plans (where applicable).

My original notes and maps included the following info:

The Blowfish was originally built on the ruins of a unfinished castle in the Crestfallen Mountains, and began operation in the only finished building, the guard tower. The tower was the first stronghold in the Troyen region, standing as both shelter and trading post to and from the Lake Elise region. Some 106 years later, the tower fell in disrepair as the result of a major quake that killed 14 guards and 23 peasants.

This particular quake led to the formation of two major features in the realm; the destruction of the 12000 foot peak known as Herald's Peak - which blocked the original Salt Route (altering the flow of the Soulease River), and caused the formation of Landsdrop. 

Lord Silverleaf, with son in tow made the journey shortly after news reached his court of the disaster. After surveys of the region deemed the event to have settled, a retainer by the name of Horace "Flatfoot" Feshel came forward with a bold plan - which led to to the construction of the series of buildings that have come to be known as "The Blowfish".

An overview of the complex:
 Blowfish Commons: Tavern

 Blowfish Regal: Tavern/Inn (Upper Promontory)

Blowfish Tower - Tavern/Inn (Upper Promontory)
Blowfish Stables - Upper Promontory