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Tavern Regulars
by Matt Sernett

Everyone has a story—and so can every character in your Dungeons & Dragons game. This article provides a full cast of characters for your heroes’ next foray into a tavern. Use them as they are, or allow them to serve as inspiration for your own ideas. Each character has a story, and it might or might not feed into an encounter or adventure. Of course, it’s unlikely that the heroes will talk to all the people in the tavern, but knowing a little something about each one gives you a basis for roleplaying.

Dara lived in the nearby marsh, helping those who came to her for herbal remedies and advice. Several days ago, she was accused of sabotaging the project to build a road through the marshland, and the local lord’s soldiers rounded her up and brought her to the dungeon, where she was tortured. Some of Dara’s friends and patrons came to her defense, and the elf was subsequently released. Now Dara has come into the tavern, hoping to learn who accused her and to hear rumors about who might really be behind the problems.

About the Author

Matt Sernett is a writer and game designer for Wizards of the Coast who has worked on the Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering games. Recent credits include Monster Vault, the Neverwinter Campaign Setting, and Scars of Mirrodin. When he’s not making monsters or building worlds, he’s watching bad fantasy movies you don’t realize exist and shouldn’t bother to learn about.

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