Cutthroat Inn Hooks

The Goblin Basement
Long Vran is the owner of the Cutthroat Tavern but is rarely seen inside except to collect money from the lockbox and to straighten out unruly customers. Tonight he sits among the assembled rogues and complains of goblins in his store rooms. What they’re doing outside their reservation after nightfall, he knows not, but he doesn’t like it. He promises a fine debauch for any man willing to slay the goblins and find out their intentions. He adds that such a debauch will be aided by sumptuous powders purchased from distant Karak and the finest houris Naughty Nannies can offer.

The Sunken Spire
A legend overheard in the Cutthroat Inn
In time out of Time when the sandled kings of [[Orichalca?]] sat upon their rubied thrones and the brother-races of the [[Altanians?]] and [[Alryans?]] had yet to leave each other, no city was greater in all the world than [[Modron?]]. Its purple-sailed vessels plied the waters of the world from the [[Demon_Kingdoms?]] to [[Klush?]] and [[Wulin?]] beyond. Many were its treasures and great its science and greater still its water-goddess, [[Modron?]].
But time fades all things and [[Glaukos_the_Impious?]], a pirate from [[Kelnore?]], came with reavers and sacked the city and stole off with its jewels and idols. Thus was [[Modron?]] destroyed, for a time, and its treasures lost, hidden in a pirate’s keep.
Many legends tell of the doom of [[Glaukos?]], for he did not long outlive the dead city. The goddess [[Modron?]], abandoning the ruins of her home, followed him across the [[Winedark_Sea?]]. It waited long beneath the waves for him to become besotted and over-happy with his deeds, for a goddess can wait forever. When, at last, [[Glaukos?]] set up for himself a keep on an island off the [[Roglaras?]], the goddess struck, drowning the keep and all its lucre…
Until now! Sailors of the [[Overlord?]] say that where once there was no island now a great spire rises out of the ocean, barnacle-wracked and blasted. No one has yet braved entering the strange holes in the side, and those who have sailed close to it at night speak of ghost lights flitting about from within…

The Ghose of the Lake
A legend overheard in the street between the Cutthroat Inn and the Werelord Tavern
An obviously drunken Altanian, singing in his barbarian accent, stumbles through Slash Street. Those who go outside the Cutthroat Tavern can hear him chant

Three nights awake
In Oracle Lake
The Lady cries for Help
Four nights she sleeps
And doesn’t weep
Her soul’s gone down a well

Those about him make signs to Mitra or Hamarkhis to ward away the spirits of the dead, knowing he sings of an apparition just north of the City State.

The Cool Noble
On the 10th day of the Howling Winds, the party encountered Varius, an Alryan Noble who wanted them to steal an item from the house of Xanatheria Lily-Limb.

The Doom Metal Pyramid
Near the [[Adderwood?]] (hex 2918) there is a mysterious doom metal pyramid (b/c its black).

Mystery of the Manipulated Mules
Ion Skamos determined that the mule the purchased for the wagon from the wailing street vendor has been placed under a charm spell by an unknown party. While discussing this in the Cutthroat Inn, a passing Alryan noted that he heard from a friend who knows a guy that the Overlord himself is seeking the aid of ghost chaser in an alley near Wailing Street to rid his stables of phantasms.

The Vampire Birds
When transporting the large bell the party fished out of a mire in the Dearthwood to the bell tower after its sale to the Temple of the Spider God, the bell ringer who lives at the base of the tower offered a single pearl (worth 50gp) to those who could rid him of a set of vampiric birds that torment his work in the early morning hours.

The Mer Shunna Temple
Ion Skamos, after noticing Waq Awaqa darting into an alleyway to be unnoticed, bumped into a group of six priests of Armadad-bog from distant Viridistan. They lament the state of a Mer Shunna temple that lies on the Pagan Coast. According to the fish-worshipers, the temple has been unlawfully closed to human adherents. They wish that certain relics be recovered from within, but they are forbidden to take up arms against their piscene brothers. They seek mercenaries for such a task.

The Monastery of Khepros the Heretic
“I’ve heard you had a problem with those things which live in the world of seemings,” the robed stranger says to Annapurna. His skin is the desaturated pink of an Alryan but somehow dark to almost purple - a man of an ancient bloodline. “You have not mastered the ways of the mind. Know you of Khepros the Heretic?” Annapurna does not. “He and his followers were Dragon Lords of Old but spurned the crown of Orichalca and hied to a temple he built to a god unknown on this world.

“Khepros, you see, was a sage who studied the stars and Viridian Numbers - before even the Viridians did! He scryed the heavens and dug in the earth and learned of many things unseen or hidden. He and his followers learned of a strange god whose sign is the Scarab and they secreted themselves away in a temple-tomb so that they might ascend from their bodies.

“Whether they did so is unknown to me - or indeed anyone! But the ruins of the temple stand somewhere in the Plain of Cairns, near the village of Dorn. Go you there and see what remains.” With this, the stranger stands and walks out of the Cutthroat Inn onto Cutpurse Row. As he steps onto the road the wind blows and his hooded cloak wraps around his form and goes limp as his body vanishes without trace.

Define external redirect: Demon Kingdoms Winedark Sea Kelnore Adderwood Klush Orichalca Overlord Glaukos the Impious Roglaras Alryans Glaukos Altanians Wulin Modron