Age I: Welcome to the Dark Ages
The Angry Boar started out like about every tavern out there, in a small village called Stump (later Wyvenor), as the local Village-Tavern/ Inn. The building itself was rather small and the facilities were basic, but the simple fact that a Tavern in the sticks offered “proper” rooms for rent, surprisingly became the foundation of its commercial success ….
Excerpt of the Diary of Cartographer and Architect Percy Eption
3 weeks, It has already been 3 weeks since we have said farewell to the capital and finally …. finally I found it. I thank thee lord, for this miracle. Even in this godforsaken place your grace still leads my way. Who would have thought that here in this dirty, flea-ridden peasant village we would find our salvation? Finally, we are able to lay rest to our buttocks, excuse my language. Damn those pirates, without them there would be no need to wander the muddy hell these people call streets. I need to inform the others, who would have thought that in 2 weeks travel time this would be the only Inn with something that looks akin to a bed at least. The village was called Stump if I remember correctly and the locals called this Inn, the Angry Boar ...
Aerial View of the Tavern and Facilities
Angry Boar v1, frontal view
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Overall the Tavern had the following features:
- 2 Guest Rooms (2 Beds per room)
- Living Quarters for the owner and his family
- Kitchen with fireplace
- Small Storage House
- Small Hay Barn
- Chicken Coop
- Outhouse (Yeah, I forgot to build that …)
Unless located near a bigger road or harbor, the concept of having a Tavern and Inn the size of the Angry Boar was quite unusual for a small village. The reason behind this was the lack of travelers in general and the schedule of the regular clientele. In a village of farmers, the people had to get up early and, because of the lack of illumination, they went to sleep early as well. As such a typical Village Tavern usually only had customers in the late afternoon or the early evening, when the Farmers returned from the fields and was more of a gatheríng place than a modern pub. So it was not unusual for the Innkeeper to cultivate fields themselves and treating the Tavern as their second job, with the Tavern being no more than a small gloomy pub room that was already empty by sunset.