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The Pun and Bun

1: yes I know the grammar is terrible.
The Pun and Bun tavern is one of the finer taverns in Pearlhal its located on the Mainstreet running from the gates of the city to the gates of the Royal Palace of Dercia only 15 minutes walk from the palace gate.   The tavern is commonly used by diplomates and low ranking nobles that don't have the high enough standing or connections that would make it possible for them to stay inside the palace and therefore the tavern offers some of the best quality accommodations while also being near enough to the palace.  

The owner & Staff

The owner, Sine Oster is a half-elf with chopped, wavy grey hair that is shaved on the right side and have a sharp but ordinary face, she inherited the tavern from her father when he passed away and she is married to Erodh Oster who when he is not helping his wife at the tavern runs a brewery outside the city.   Sine has 4 staff members that help her with the running of the tavern
  • Derge is a young boy that tends to the stable next to the tavern, he often talks about wanting to join an adventuring party when he gets older
  • Ayleth Fenwick is a young girl that helps the visitors of the tavern to their room and will bring them their dinner and such.
  • Ulric Hillless, the cook for the tavern, doesn't talk much, some say he is mute others say he doesn't like talking with people but people do agree that he makes some of the best-roasted lambs on this side of the wall.
  • Kari is a handyman of the tavern and makes sure that the building is in the best condition possible.


  • Baked Scallop and Gooseberry Tart, Glass of Mead (1 sp)
  • Roasted Lamb and Poached Eggs, Glass of Cider (1 sp)
  • Steamed Grouse and Hazelnut Bread, Glass of Rum (3 sp)
  • Baked Veal and Currant Pie, Glass of Gin (4 sp)
  • Dried Sausage and Peas, Tankard of Mead (12 cp)
  • Roasted Pork and Dried Cabbage, Glass of Rum (4 sp)
  • Roasted Trout and Blue Cheese, Glass of Wine (2 sp)
  • Roasted Dragonfish and Cherry Pie, Glass of Rum (4 sp)
The Roasted Lamb and Poached Eggs option is among the favorite of the patrons.

The Tavern Tales

A tavern such as The Pun and Bun has many rumours going around it and its patrons like it's said that Lady Bille who once stayed at the tavern was once an adventurer that found a long lost magic scroll and gained her fortune by selling it.   One of the stories that the tavern do try and keep down is that during The Decade of 5 Emperors the pretender queen Cedana Astalles stayed at the tavern during an undercover mission into the capital.


The tavern is a large building consisting of half-timbered walls that are painted in the colours that are common in Pearlhal as to make them look like the red-painted marble of the state buildings, and it has a small backyard with a garden, the inside of the tavern is decorated with fine tapestries that hang on the walls.    The accommodations of the tavern consist of several small and a few large rooms with beds and woollen mattresses.


The history behind the name for the tavern is not as excited or exotic as visitors might expect when they ask about it, as Sine will tell them, the story goes that when her family brought the building it was already a tavern but the previous owner had left it to ruin and the only thing from the old place that could be reused was the sign hanging over the door saying "The Pun and Bun" so her family decided to keep the name and over time it turned into the place it is today and the name stuck.
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Cover image: by Gregorius Oosterlinck


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Mar 12, 2022 02:50 by Ezra Aldrich

This sounds like a lovely place to visit. The header is a great touch and I like the menu. Some of the sentences do seem long / possibly run on. If possible, some could be split up for a bit easier reading. Other than that, great read. c :

Mar 12, 2022 23:29 by Michael Chandra

Oh that's a nice way for the rich yet not so powerful to still get their kicks. Nice that it stayed in the family.   You got a few run-on sentences that you might want to chop up, and the sidebar feels a bit empty right now. Maybe move the menu there?

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Mar 13, 2022 12:46 by Chips Dubbo

A nice, short, and to the point article. In terms of improvement, there's a lot of empty space under the sidebar. Maybe you could put some fun facts or in-character quotes there, or move some lists there to make room for more exposition?

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Mar 15, 2022 23:03 by Bart Weergang

Ah a good thing you got a pub for a niche group which is often overlooked in worldbuilding!

Mar 16, 2022 00:43

As others have said some of your sentences could use some breaking up. Other than that though you have done a fine job on making your tavern. You did a good job on the staff descriptions (I particularly liked the cooks).   Quick question on the menu, Can people mix and match drinks and meals (nobles occasionally a picky sort) or does one have to get a certain drink with a certain meal? Perhaps separate out the drink choices from the meal choices.

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Mar 16, 2022 09:36

For the menu, you could choose any drink you want, it's just the recommendation listed (Like some restaurants might recommend a certain wine for a dish)   And for the grammar, I know it's terrible but English not being my first language I'm likely to just make it worse

Mar 17, 2022 08:46 by Mikael Jokela

Love the name and the cover art, gives the tavern a proper feeling! I would however consider relocating the menu to a sidebar - Makes the text a bit easier on the eyes in my own opinion.

Mar 18, 2022 04:20 by George Sanders

The heading picture is a nice combination with what you describe. Another commenter mentioned using the side bar - you could turn it off too. You mentioned not being a native English speaker, you could try for a free editing guide. Overall nothing didn't slow me down. I like that you kept the size of the sections manageable and quick to read.

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Mar 29, 2022 08:26 by Angantyr

I'd eat a roasted lamb with poached eggs now... :D   Interestingly enough, even though they've inherited the name after the previous owner, the story can still be there, and I wonder what it could be?   The fact the owners try to avoid one story of Cedana Astalles staying incognito is very amusing. Do you have the entire story somewhere?   There could be more stuff in the sidebar since it's hoarding the space and squeezing everything else. Maybe the menu could go there? Some visuals could help elevate the immersivity. I miss the links to the main articles about the characters and places described in the main text. Even if they were drafts, the very feeling of them being in preparation would give a sense of increased depth.   Overall I like it. It made me smile and start thinking about the plot of the world, which is fantastic.   Thank you for a good read!

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Mar 31, 2022 15:18

Don't have that part of Cedana Astalles's story yet, if time permits it will hopefully be written as part of SC :)