Relics of the North
The Fallen Tower
The broken base of an old wizard’s tower has long been the site of a popular tavern in Neverwinter. Within the Fallen Tower, phantoms form in the air each night, seeming solid and real as they replay the moments of their deaths during the Spellplague by appearing to fall into and through the cookfire in the middle of the tavern. Two terrified wizards, their bodies already ablaze, fall first, followed by another wizard whose limbs have turned into eels. Finally, a fourth wizard’s body descends as its flesh is stripped away, leaving the skull’s eerie grin as the last image to fade. Since before the cataclysm, the show has attracted customers to the Fallen Tower.
When the Many-Arrows orcs discovered this vacant building, they found stores of wine and were in the midst of a celebration when the phantoms appeared. The orcs started to flee, but when it became clear that the spirits were harmless, the wine lured them back. Now the Many-Arrows orcs run the tavern as a place where members of their force and others worthy enough to join them can share a few drinks.
The Lord Protector and the leader of the Many-Arrows orcs have declared the Fallen Tower neutral ground, and the orcs do not bother anyone who comes to the tavern to do business.
Vagdru One-Ear acts as bartender and purveyor, providing whatever drinks the orcs can find and passing out raw meat of dubious origin for the patrons to roast at the central fire (or to eat uncooked if they want). No bouncers are needed, because anyone who breaks the truce of the tavern faces the blades of every patron present.