World Ends Inn

This is a well-functional Inn

General

The World Ends Inn is a two-story tall building located in the Anvilities District at the City of Concord. It is one of the main gathering locations in the entire district. It is also one of the only places in Existence were one can find a Paradoxical Void Rift, which might lead to great wonders or great dangers. Sometimes both.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 

The name

The name of the Inn is such because it is easy to think it is placed at the end of the World. And it is more or less correct, in more than one way. Though most would just silently point to the Well.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 

Purpose

The Inn is thought to be originally built as a resting place for the Anvilites who come and go through the district. Here, people mingle, exchanging ideas while eating and drinking. It is also something of an unofficial announcement building, as quite a few of the Guild Members venture towards the announcement board down at the Guild Hall.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
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Another purpose that few know of, is that it is also a guarding post against whatever might crawl through the well. The Goblins remember what happened last time it was left unguarded, after all.
 

Architecture

The Exterior

The Inn itself is built from hard-cut stone slabs of a mystical nature. They give off an intense cold and are covered in frost. If one were to look very closely, one would notice an intricate pattern that spans across the house, but it does not appear to be a language. At least not one known by mortals.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
The double doors
The double doors are made out of thick dark wood covered in flowing silverly decorations that encircle the sigil of the Guild: An anvil being hit by a hammer. Above the doors hangs a heavy anvil by a thin chain, with the name of the inn burnt into it: the letters have been enchanted and glow slightly red-orange.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
The windows
The windows are circular and hold thick crystalline stained glass that from time to time alters their images. With a simple tap, those on the inside can make the windows become crystal clear to look outside, however, the colorful images will return in a few seconds. This can be prevented by taping three times and holding four fingers towards the smooth surface: as long as contact is held, the windows will remain crystal clear.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 

The Interior

The Flament Wood
The rooms of the Inn are held up by thick wooden beams and at least one pillar. Every piece of wood in the Inn appears to be of mahogny and smells slightly of freshly dried tar. However, nobody remembers ever treating the wood, nor heard of anyone in the past doing it either. It also appears to be completely fireproof, as no fire is capable of consuming it, though it is capable of fueling the fire in some strange way which, sometimes, can turn out to be a not so good thing for the Inn's residents.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
The Pillars and Aqua Glow Crystals.
The pillars that hold up the roof are made out of thick wood with a granite core, at least according to some legends, and are engraved with several beautiful patterns. On each and every one of them hangs at least two enchanted flasks containing one spinning ball-shaped crystal that some might mistake for a sapphire. These illuminate with a blue light that has a calming effect on at least eight people.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
The bar.
The bar stretches along the entirety of the wall on right side of the Hall if one enters through the double doors. Several bar-stools are placed alongside it and at least one or two Anvilities will always be found sitting hunched over at it on a bar-stool, either thinking silently or talking with a neighbor, usually over a mug of ale, coffee or some other thirst quencher.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
The hearth.
On the other side of the hall, one will see the huge hearth built from granite that warms the entire building. As far as anyone knows, it has never been put out and no one wants to see what happens when it does so.
A few Anvilities promise on their sacred texts that they have seen figures moving among the flames while hearing beautiful vocal music, but most others just make fun of them. Until they hear and see them too.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
Furniture.
The furniture consists of several tables and stools. Two bookshelves can also be found on either side of the heart, filled to the near brim with books of various sizes. Two old sofas and an armchair can be found in front of the heart, with a table between them.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
   

The Well.

"Be careful not to step to close to the well.
"What exactly is it for?
"Not sure; it kinda always has been there. We sometimes throw stuff in it every now and- Oh, there goes Jimmy.
"... Should we not try and help him up?
"Nah, he stumbles down into it like four times a week. If he is lucky. He finds his own way up. We will see him again in a few hours. Do not worry.
 

Looks like an ordinary well.

The World Ends Inn is famous for many things. Pand's brewery and Ana's cakes for example. But the single most famous thing in the Inn would be the Well that stands in the middle of the Hall. It is made from granite and perpetually coated in frost and cold vapor. It supposedly was there before the inn was built, but its days as a freshwater well is long since passed, if it now ever was a freshwater well, to begin with.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 

Most likely not

Sometimes it only leads to the damp caverns underneath the City of Concord, as an ordinary well perhaps. Other times lead to the basement underneath the Inn. Sometimes to the empty Void beyond the Fabric of Reality that surrounds the City, or an entirely different world or plane of existence, be it dangerous or pleasant. From time to time, things came out of it, and sometimes the Anvilites gather an expedition to venture down it. Whatever happens, the inn becomes a much more lively place for a time.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 

Rift in reality

In truth, the Well leads to a Paradoxical Void Rift. One of the few in Existence. This is believed to have something to do with the Void that exists around the Fabric of Reality that is weaved around the City of Concord, but nobody has any sure answers. It is similar to any other Gate that can be found in the City but is much more unstable. One theory is that the rift is a natural Gate, and most are inclined to believe it.   Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you see it, the Rift makes the Reality of the Inn unstable. The most noticeable thing is that the basement is a lot larger then it should be, with uncountable rooms and dark hallways. Some things can be found in them that should should not exist and those who travel in them might never found a way out. It might be connected to the mystical Halls of Isyn, but there are no guarantees.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 

Incidents of the Well

The Milk Flooding
"My maps?!  
Nex the Pirate shortly after the incident.
One of the stranger incidents with the Well. For once it was a calm evening. Everyone was having an enjoyable time talking, reading, eating, baking or drinking. Then, suddenly, the Inn starts shaking as if an earthquake had started. Slight worry struck the Anvilites and several gazes were put on the Well. Weapons were drawn and readied. Without anyone having time to react, Jimmy the Goblin pops out of the Well, riding a wave of cold milk that quickly floods the entire Inn and nearly the entire outer street.   No one died in the flooding, but several was unconscious or hurt. All the books and things made out of paper were ruined and more than a few Anvilites had lost some of their possessions. And more than one wanted the death of a certain goblin. But Jimmy was nowhere to be seen.
It took days to clean out the milk.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.

Jimmy the Goblin

Jimmy the Goblin is one of many Goblins that can be found at the inn. Most of them help out as servitors under the watchful eye of Chimera. Jimmy is somewhat of an exception, as he is ... special. And not the brightest of Goblins.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 

The Deep Fryer

One of the stranger things in the Inn, aside from the Well, of course, is the Deep Fryer that currently stands next to the outer door. It just stood there one day and most agree that it must have been Jimmy to Goblin, somehow. After all, he likes very much to bath in its oils, much to the other's disdain.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
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Chimera Doodle by AwsmChimera
A doodle made by Chimera the Elder Goblin and hanged on a wall for all to see.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.
 
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Art piece by AwsmChimera
A drawingg made by Chimera the Elder Goblin and hanged on a wall for all to see.  
— The Anvilites District.
The World Ends Inn.

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