A communal hot bathing pool was accessible in the cellar through a staff-cranked elevator. There, guests would wash with scented soap and bathe in the nude, while drinking beverages suited for the season (hot drinks in winter, cold drinks in summer).
The inn was known for serving succulent food such as hot soups, venison, or spiced fowl at any time of the day. During daytime it featured an extensive menu including delicacies such as smoked fish, roast boar, river eel platters and quail in wine. Meals were quite expensive, costing 9 gp a head (before accounting for the drinks).
Every guest was provided with a a handsome fluffy robe embroidered with the inn's badge, which they usually wore down to the pool.
Rumors & Legends
Jalandyl o' Stars
It was said that Jalandyl o' Stars, from the Drunken Lion alehouse, was on friendly terms with the owner—so much that once a Sembian merchant who tried to kidnap her got attacked by all the inn staff.
- Jalia Mossgreen: The owner of the inn, she also supervised the militia of the city and was secretly the Black Sword of Archendale circa 1368 DR.
- Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), pp. 22–23. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
- Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), pp. 16–17. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
- Ed Greenwood (January 1996). Volo's Guide to the Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 225. ISBN 0-7869-0406-2.
- Richard Baker (1993). The Dalelands. (TSR, Inc), p. 12. ISBN 978-1560766674.
Bounty of the Goddess • Glory of the Morning • Shrine of Swords
Inns & Taverns
Drunken Lion • The Bridge and Bow • Old Stonebows • The Black Horse
The Darkwater Brand • Elgath's Provisions • Fairwater Coster • Jendalar's Fine Fruits
Mirksha, Mirksha and Mirksha • Stersen's Paddock • The Old Dragon Down • Stone Crab Coster
Grave Hollow • Orosul's Tower • Swordpoint • Whiteturrets Manor • Heward's Mill • Sandan's Sawmill