Droaam: Graywall and Long Shadows
The people of Graywall are largely given over to simple pleasures. Many enjoy a good brawl, whether a simple wrestling match in the street, a prize fight in a tavern, or a battle royale in the arena. Other forms of entertainment vary by species. Goblins enjoy song and music. Ogres and minotaurs love tests of strength and endurance, and adventurers wandering through Bloodstone might come upon a group of ogres holding massive stones over their heads. Orcs and bugbears engage in tests of skill, and Gnolls play games of chase. Even the few change¬lings of Graywall practice a unique form of dance that incorporates their shapeshifting abilities. Although few citizens have gold, many love to gamble, and it’s common to see teeth or other bartering tokens scattered on the ground around an impromptu match. Taverns offer a center point for those of like tastes, as well as a source of strong local drink called grog. Grog is not only highly intoxicating, but is thick enough to be considered part stew. In addition to grog, many of the monsters of Graywall partake of an unusual intoxicant: harpy song. This is provided as a public service in the grist mills where laborers go in their off hours. Most public houses also have a “songbird” who sing to the working class between shifts. When perform¬ing in this capacity, a harpy rarely engages the fully stupefying effect of her voice; nonetheless, her songs possess a hypnotic beauty.
Beyond these simple pleasures, the Calabas district offers a few options closer to standard entertainment. This includes a wider range of taverns and choices in accommodations, as well as an exclusive brothel and a playhouse specializing works and actors that have been banned in the Five Nations.