Travelers Stop Inn
The Travelers Stop Inn is a modest public house situated just off the main trade route. Owned and operated by Ostler Merinwaite, the inn has a small staff of cooks, serving girls, chambermaids, and stable boys, who all live on site or in nearby thorps and hamlets. The inn is located in a spot where the road runs up almost to the edge of the Aelvenwode and is hidden under the shady canopy of the dark trees, sheltered from the worst of the weather that crosses the Midlands to the south. Game is plentiful in the area and local hunters and trappers sell their bounty to Merinwaite to supplement the foodstuffs bought from the caravans that come through. The inn is a well-built, brightly painted affair, with an attic loft and large basement, where the staff resides. Merinwaite keeps his private room on the attic. The inn is sturdy and wellinsulated, with fireplaces and charcoal braziers providing warmth in the winter months and the shade of the forest and many windows to capture cooling breezes during the heat of summer.