Rivellon - A Delightful Escape

The perfect getaway, Rivellon has something of interest for everyone.

Whether you run the rifts or come by more conventional means, Rivellon has much to offer the traveller. The upcoming Festival in Rivertown marks the first event of its kind in several years, and is certain to attract many visitors to the area. You will need to plan ahead, and book your accommodation early.

Rivellon is a vast land but many of the teleporters are free, making travel easy.

For those on a tight budget, Verdistis’ famous Ducal Inn seems far too luxurious to hope for, but in exchange for "a bit of help", Rob is happy to offer a special budget price to enterprising visitors. Although not as convenient as local Rivertown inns, Verdistis is noted for its fine homes and stately Guild Houses, and also has excellent shopping areas. To make it easy to get to the Festival, a public teleporter is located in the park, just south of the impressive edifice housing the Merchants’ Guild.

The Blue Boar Inn will be hosting many of the concert events for the Festival. Located to the east of the Castle, right on the main road, it provides an ideal spot for vacationing in the region. Be aware, however, that rooms are going quickly, and you can expect to pay a premium here.

If you wish to be right near the action, The Dwarven Bread Inn is just south of one of the Festival’s main venues, and is another popular local spot best know for its superb Dwarven ale. Nearby is the lovely Dwarven village of Glenborus, home of the famous Stone Axe Memorial.

Fun with Tourists

Farmlands old-timers sometimes have their fun at the expense of innocent tourists…

Peace returning to the farmlands has also meant a return of travelers. Apart from increased business for local hostelries, this brings amusement and some extra cash for Hugh, who lives near the church formerly known as "the cursed abbey".

To let Hugh tell the tale: "I got to know the new priest pretty well of late, and it turns out that Father Ted, he likes a spot of fun, he does. So one night we was talkin’ about the old days of the cursed abbey, and all the old tales. And I remembers this umm… certain object, y’see, that was magicked to drain the energy out of anyone pickin’ it up. So I says to the good Father, is that old thing still about? Yes, he says (catching my meaning), it is.

"So Father, I says, hows about you leave it out and see if someone’ll walk off with it, and since my farm’s the closest on the road, they’re sure to be past, and I’ll get it back for you. Well, Father Ted, he’s heard the stories, and he says "What’s in it for you, my lad?", and I says, "If someone picks it up, and gives it back to you being as how they found it in the abbey, no harm done. But if they take it and leave, well, I’ll see the silly buggers draggin’ themselves down the road, and scare ‘em good and proper! And then, I’ll sell ‘em a cure if they promise to give up their thievin’ ways."

Hugh claims that, split 50/50, the proceeds have bought the church a new stained glass window. He remains silent on the subject of his own share of the take.

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