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July 3, 2008, 4:08 pm

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The Stuck Chimney


Long ago it was the ‘Sleeping Bull’ or something, but everybody calls it The Chimney nowadays. All because of the atmosphere, it is thicker than the soup they serve here, as some patrons like to claim.

Oh, yes, they smoke here, and even if they wouldn’t, the smell is deep in everything, and it would take years to fade away. Some smoke simple cigarettes made of leaves, others have fine cigars, there are common pipes and more exotic smoking accessories. Not all smoke tobacco or the local equivalents, quite a few experiment, and some of the back rooms produce strange smells indeed. New guests may (after almost choking) find their tongues considerably lighter, and heads heavier, even without drinking.

The personnel cares little for the guests; they serve what is asked for, but generally shows interest for only a few select customers. They drink little, leave good tips instead.

The patrons here are mostly higher servants of the rich and noble. Weary after a long and stressing day, they spend their free time here, with ironic remarks on other guests, and their own employers. While gossip can be found, if you listen, the servants know their duty and keep the real secrets for themselves. No one wants to loose a good job, right?

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Voted MoonHunter
November 8, 2005, 2:06
I am admused. It is a little quirk that has filled out the entire place filling it with life
Voted krome
November 9, 2005, 5:38
I like the smoking idea a lot. I imagine this place has a fireplace and big smooshy chairs.

Perhaps the patron's family cures different flavors and varieties of pipe leaf or something.
Voted Spark
February 14, 2006, 15:48
Very, very cool. I love the name (a lot), and the entire idea of having a little smokehouse to stuff into a corner of your town is great. A little short, but the description is very well-worded and certainly rich enough to satisfy.
Voted Murometz
January 11, 2008, 1:35
The name does rock, and the inn is cozy, and the smoke infestation is a nice touch.
January 11, 2008, 16:57
If you need a place to talk with the head servant of town's archmage, you could do worse than come here. (Observed in live game! ;) )
Voted Chaosmark
January 11, 2008, 17:22
Nice catch here. It's simple, yet quite effective in it's purpose. It looks like the perfect backdrop for a meeting. Nice work manfred.
Voted Golanthius
July 2, 2008, 16:08
I like this place...I don't think the introduction should be repeated in the body of the text though.
Other than that, its great.
I can drop this place into any of my towns. Nice job
July 3, 2008, 16:15
An update after a long time. Forgotten part was fixed!
Voted Cheka Man
July 2, 2008, 23:20
Cough 4 hack .5 cough.
Voted Dozus
March 4, 2013, 23:41
A cigar bar for the fantasy realm.

I always like more detailed elements, but this sub doesn't scream for them. The setting speaks for itself for the most part, and I like the place.
Voted valadaar
December 10, 2013, 10:28
A simple location. Quite usable as a backdrop for some skulduggery.

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Hooper McFin's Two Shot Portal

       By: dudeington

Now, this ol' ramblin fellow tends to walk his talk a bit too far down the train sometimes.. So I'll be brief in my recantin' of how it was my Tavern "came to bein'" on the multiverse as a weave of it's own spell.. And how I'm even alive to tell the story!

You see it's simple really, trust me.. that's my specialty, keepin it elementary. And you can trust this old Bard.

Anyway, this one night these wizards get a ramblin' on about the temporal exististance of space and time and how it could be manifested in a weave of super dimensional space. whereupon the folded space would give rise to an infinite number of entrances and exits to one or many spaces. Now, seein' how my talkin' sometimes get's locked into the way us folks used to talk back in the ol' west. These wizards didn't know I was a master of the word. and I had heard everything they said. They were also a bit over the wagon, while I was steerin' the show.

So that's how it came to pass, I struck a bargain with the wizards. They come to me in the morning and conjure up their idea into reality and I'd pledge them my life, my existance.. in essence my soul. but in a much nicer sense of the word. So they came by in the morning a half remembering our talks the prior evenin'. And I recanted their words verbatum, and that's how it came to be. The spell was complete that afternoon. My tavern would be the super dimensional cube that would exist in this weave of space and time, folks could come and go as they please, knowin in mind some of the rules and limitations set forth.

A few of 'em as follows.

No feller can be causin a ruckus inside any of my fine establishments, as always rule number one god damnit.

n' second the portal works kinda tricky. When ya outside ya cast the spell and lend your will to luck a bit and regardless the doors to the bar will appear, the windows a luminescent amber.. you can hear the chattee but ya can't see in. And the catch is the door might be locked, in which case you chalk it up to lady luck and go walk off and try again in an hour. Now most times the door pops right open and from the outside you always come in the front door, immediately greeted by myself or one of our many fine patrons of Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

Now when ya cast the spell from inside the Tavern, another catch comes up. The back door is mainly a secret for the non-initiated staff and the regulars but for sake of the prose let's assume we all know there's a secret door in the back with a portal there. Now when you go on through this one, you got two scenario's you oughta be aware of. One is ya pop outside relative to the same spot you came out. The other is, you walk back on into this one or another of our many Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

so it's a clever quantum railroad I got my tavern and my people's caught on. But, Hey the show's sure as always goin. ohhh' rutin tootin skidoodle -

** And that's it.. that's the only notes I found on the spell, apparently out there somewhere is a Tavern caught on the mighty ebb and flow of the multiverse. Well. at least I can put to rest my torment as to the condition now referred to as "Hooper McFin's Teleportation Paranoia".

Dr. Clarke T. Mulligan - Professional researcher of Time & Space.

Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse

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