The Vicious Isles
The Exalted Squirrel
The Exalted Squirrel has always been the place to go for those that seek adventure, although most people only wish to experience it through story and song. It's in a residential district, near a monolith of rune-carved stone. The street outside is filled with the scent of burning wood due to eddies in the wind.
The Squirrel is a large two-storey timber framed building, with a tiled mosaic floor. Accommodations consist of several large rooms with beds and feather mattresses. Its namesake comes from a larger than average stuffed squirrel mounted above the door to the outhouse. It's customary to toast your first drink to the Squirrel, nicknamed "Steve", and to touch his foot on the way to the bathroom.
Esta Reyzumin, a retired Elven Redmark Ranger, is the most recent owner. She spent a lot of money to repair the place as it had become rather dilapidated. She claims to have found a treasure map in one of the rooms although many people think she's just trying to drum up business. She has framed the map and hung it above the fireplace for all to see. Esta has also advertised that all adventurers drink for free if they share their experience.
A huge, heavy wooden table dominates the first floor, easily accommodating 20 people. Its surface is made from one plank of redwood. The Exalted squirrel always serves the following along with the occasional special:
- Smoked Bear and Carrot, Tankard of Bitter
- Baked Boar and Dragonfruit Pie, Glass of Mead
- Baked Trout and Strawberry Tart, Glass of Mead
- Stewed Grouse and Soft Cheese, Tankard of Cider
- Baked Shrimp with Sugar and Walnut Bread, Glass of Wine
- Smoked Oxen and Curd Cheese, Tankard of Ale