Blood and Magic
The Drowned Phoenix Tavern
A mainstay of Tavern’s Row, the Drowned Phoenix is both a tavern and an inn. One can identify this two-story building easily by the large mural of a flaming phoenix painted on one wall. The tavern, its kitchen, and a pantry comprise the entire lower floor of the Phoenix, while the upper floor has ten rooms to let. The tavern offers food, mainly just whatever is cooking over the fire that night (occasionally a roasting pig or a flank of beef, but usually a big pot of lamb or beef stew) as well as a few other dishes: a plate of bread, cheese and a little fruit, a plate of fried potatoes and onions in gravy, or a cooked meat pie.
The Phoenix, which caters to the common folk, enjoys a reputation as a friendly, safe place to drink or eat. It avoids the sinister associations of such places as the Glass Slipper and the adventurous nature of establishments like the Ghostly Minstrel.
The sarcastic gnome Misty Steppe is the manager of the Phoenix, but it’s actually owned by a group of silent investment partners.
The tavern is full to bursting almost every night, with most rooms filled as well, so the place earns a good amount of coin.