Stannis Boarder is a Human Commoner of Applewood. He and his sons wield the artistic skills learned from a lifetime of performing. They run the Inn aptly named Stannis and Sons’ in Applewood, where they throw nightly parties. Of course they love every minute of it.
A typical evening in Stannis and Sons is filled with merry music, food, ale, and a healthy dose of creative story telling. Stannis and his sons Caleb (19), Carr’El (17), Colton (15), and Carson (11), each have a gift for entertainment. What the show looks like largely depends on who is working that night.
Stannis is a former member of a traveling circus. He is skilled in a long list of sleight of hand, acrobatic, and musical arts. If it is his turn to work, he can be found dangling his feet from the rafters, singing bawdy songs about life on the road.
Caleb is talented with a number of short knives. He does a handful of presentations including juggling, knife throwing, and even swallowing swords.
Carr’El is a fan of card tricks and sleight of hand. He frequently pulls coins and other objects from customer’s ears, and playing the Shell Game. Customers will take turns finding the hidden golden pentagon under the shell. He earns more money than he loses. He occasionally will pull larger pranks, like making an adventurer’s weapon disappear, or pulling a bowl of stew from a Dwarven beard.
Colton is a fan of Poetry and Music. At week’s end, he is pulling shifts reciting works of beauty for the guests. He keeps a keen ear to the ground and is likely to invent new songs and poems about current events. While they aren’t always true, he has a reputation for being caught up on current events.
Carson is the youngest and excels at what he calls extreme service. On nights when Carson is on duty, guests can expect their dinner to arrive with a flourish. He uses his small size to dodge in and out of guests. He has great tastes, and can always recommend an herb or cider to match the meal.
“We throw a wild mid-summers eve party! You should come to the town square and enjoy the festivities with us!” ~Stannis
“I heard that Garrick has a set of perfectly weighted throwing knives, I bet it is worth a fortune.” ~Caleb
“Did you know that you have a shard of obsidian in your ear?” ~Carr’El
“Hektor has a bit of a crush on Reeta, but Reeta is in love with Sebastion. Ya know what I heard though? Sebastion has feelings for Hektor! Oh what a mess!” ~Colton
“I wonder if Pa would let me go into the Umberwood for some rosemary. It would taste delicious if I stewed some lamb with it. Probably serve that with a pale ale. Do you like Whiskey?” ~Carson
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