The Limping Mare
Forty years ago, Bardis Barleycorn travelled to the Scar’s market with her uncle. One of their packhorses developed a limp along the way and the uncle decided it would be best not to take the mare over the hills into the Scar. He asked Bardis to stay behind with the beast. Bardis set up camp just off the road, put a stew on, and settled in for the night. As the night deepened and her stew simmered, Bardis was joined by travellers who’d decided they’d rather share her fire and meal than finish out their journey in the dark. A canny girl, Bardis was happy to share her good for a price. This enterprise proved popular and profitable enough that over the next year Bardis and her family built an inn on the sire of her campground.
The Limping Mare quickly developed a reputation for good food and clean rooms. It gained historical signifigance when it became known as the location both of our heroes’ first meeting and of the first encounter with REDACTED