Picking Up the Pieces
The Dancing Wyvern Inn
The Dancing Wyvern is a widespread franchise of Inn and Eateries founded by ex-adventurers Elanor and Aloysius Lightfoot. After retiring wealthy from the adventuring business, the Halfling couple decided to pursue their respective dreams of opening a brewery and an inn. With their life savings, they opened a small brewery and the very first Dancing Wyvern Inn in their native Shire.
The original Dancing Wyvern was revolutionary in its design. Whereas most inns had always maintained a “one size fits all” approach to lodging, the Lightfoots’ goal was to create an experience that catered to the diverse needs of travelers from every race, class, and socioeconomic background. The business is credited with being the first to implement the practice of “customsizing.” For instance, Halfling and Gnome guests are provided with accommodations perfectly suited to their stature, as are humans, Minotaur, and even Warforged. A varied menu is available in the tavern, offering everything from vegetation-based elven fare to exotic raw meats. There are cheap but comfortable rooms for those who are short of gold, sumptuous luxury suites for those who can afford it, and lodgings for those in between. The bathrooms are all equipped with running water and tiny bars of soap that guests may take home with them.
The wild success of the first Dancing Wyvern prompted the Lightfoots to open additional inns all over the continent. Each inn is run by a carefully-selected local who is expected to maintain the high standards associated with the Lightfoot franchise. The eldest Lightfoot son, Lafcadio, helps oversee the different inns and is poised to one day replace his father as head of the Dancing Wyvern company.