From left: Zade, Araki Chipestiro, Daersidian Ringsire, Brusselt Airmol, Urlenius, waitress, Rastor, Jevicca Nor, Steron Vsool and Sheva Callister.

An inn, a pub, and a restaurant all in one, the Ghostly Minstrel is the adventurer’s meeting place of choice. It has earned a reputation as the central feature of Delver’s Square and the focal point in the world of the delvers who plumb the depths below the city.

 On its second and third floors, the inn has a total of thirty guest rooms. A night’s stay at the Ghostly Minstrel costs either 5 sp, 7 sp, 1 gp, or 2 gp, depending on the room’s size and location. Keeping a horse overnight in the stables behind the inn costs an additional 5 sp.

 Vard Hillman, the non-descript human male owner of the Ghostly Minstrel, keeps a low profile. Although he is there most days, he spends his time in the kitchen or in his makeshift office in the third floor storeroom. The “faces” of the Ghostly Minstrel are Tellith Herdsman, a pretty young woman with reddish-brown hair who works the front desk, managing the inn portion of the establishment, and Zade Kenevan, a bald, skinny, and gruff bartender who  remembers virtually everyone who comes in.

Front of the Ghostly Minstrel Regulars include such luminaries as Sheva Callister, Daersidian Ringsire, Jevicca Nor, Rastor, Steron Vsool, Urlenius the Star of Navashtrom, Araki Chipestiro, Mand Scheben, and the Runewardens. Other luminaries in the city also make appearances, though on such an irregular basis that the times they have been there can be counted on one hand – and usually means something dramatic is happening somewhere.

 In recent weeks, about every other night the taproom has a minstrel named Tarin Ursalatao performing and entertaining customers. Tarin is an amazing draw—he has a magnetic sort of charm in addition to his fabulous good looks. He has the rugged appearance of a woodsman combined with the charm of a skilled courtier.