The Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde
Many of the city’s dozens of alehouses claim to serve “Sumberton’s best ale”. In only one case is that claim true – a nondescript, cozy alehouse on Cooper Street known as the Sly Wink. The proprietor, Old Man Shiggetam, has an arrangement with one of the old ale-brewing monasteries on Pious Way to rent casks. Shiggetam adds a blend of spices that’s a “family secret” to all the ale he fills the casks with. The result, after proper aging, is ale that delights the senses even as it baffles the palate of the most discerning dwarf.
The Sly Wink is near enough to the docks to sometime attract a rough-and-tumble crowd, but outright brawls and duels are rare. The place has a prominent street sign – one eye open, one eye closed – so it’s easy to find.