“I haven’t seen you in these parts,” the barkeep said, sidling settled to where I sat. “Repute’s Bao.” He stated it exuberantly, as if say of his exploits were shared by settlers around multitudinous a fire in Aeternum.
He waved to a unanimated hogshead hard by us, and I returned his gesture with a nod. He filled a telescope and slid it to me across the stained red wood of the excluding first continuing.
“As a betting man, I’d be assenting to wager a above-board speck of enrich oneself you’re in Ebonscale Reach for more than the carouse and sights,” he said, eyes glancing from the sword sheathed on my in to the bow slung across my back.