Rise of the Rune Lords
The Rusty Dragon
<< Back to SandpointThe Rusty Dragon is the oldest inn in Sandpoint and, thanks to its owner and its ever-present “Help Wanted” board, one of the most popular and adventurer friendly as well. Owned and operated by Ameiko Kaijitsu, the inn can be found just past the southern bridge overlooking the Turandarok River, at the corner of Market and River Streets. Known for its spicy and exotic foods, it is a favorite at the community’s annual Swallowtail Festival free lunch.
This large wooden building is the first structure one encounters after crossing the southern bridge entrance into Sandpoint, marked by a sizable iron dragon that looms over travelers from the building’s roof; time and weather have taken a toll on the sculpture’s iron form, which undoubtedly is the source of the tavern’s name.
Bethana Corwin acts as the maid for the inn, cleaning and maintaining the many rooms upstairs with as many staff as Ameiko is willing to hire. She is rarely seen by the locals, tending to the inn and intentionally staying out of sight. A few local merchants know her better than Ameiko, but little is known about her background, while Ameiko’s history is the source of much gossip in town.The food of the inn is considered exotic and spicy. Ameiko typically cooks or guides the cooking for every meal. Her ales are local brews made by Bethana, and are hearty and sweeter than elsewhere in town. Ameiko’s beauthy draws many into the inn, but it is a rare night that Ameiko doesn’t sit before the hearth and entertain the guests with songs in several languages.
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