"One of the most famous forms of entertainment Zhou enjoyed was the "Wine Pool and Meat Forest".
A large pool, big enough for several canoes, was constructed on the
Palace grounds, with inner linings of polished oval shaped stones from
the sea shores. This allowed for the entire pool to be filled with
alcohol. A small island was constructed in the middle of the pool, where
trees were planted, which had branches made of roasted meat skewers
hanging over the pool. This allowed Zhou and his friends and concubines
to drift on canoes in the pool. When they thirst, they reached down into
the pool with their hands and drank the wine. When they hungered, they
reached up with their hands to eat the roasted meat. This was considered
one of the most famous examples of decadence and corruption of a ruler
in Chinese history."
I echo val's comment. Perfectly functional Inn staff, but there's literally nothing going on here. Also, Kurtz!! What if his adventuring background mirrored that of Colonel Kurtz!? That'd jazz him up some! Another idea that just came to me would be to have Kurtz his wife and daughter resemble Lear and his daughters in personality. Go to Comment