Neverwinter: Tyranny of Dragons
The Sunken Flagon
Duncan and his half-brother Daeghun Farlong were adventurers on the Sword Coast in the time of Nasher Alagondar, along with Esmerelle and Randal Flinn. Duncan used the money he’d accumulated from their adventures to build the Sunken Flagon near Neverwinter’s docks. Daeghun eventually settled in West Harbor, raising Esmerelle’s son, Bran Farlong, as his own. After the attack on West Harbor, Bran sought out his uncle. The tavern became the base of operations for him and his companions until Lord Nasher gave him land and title as the Knight-Captain of Crossroad Keep.
During his time at the tavern, Bran promoted it among the city watch and the Greycloaks, and after his disappearance many came to drink at the tavern that figured into so many of the songs about the acclaimed hero. The Flagon prospered though the Spellplague and became one of the city’s best taverns. Duncan married and had a daughter, whom he named Branwen after his famous, long missing nephew.
Duncan was killed in the cataclysm, and the Flagon suffered serious damage, but Branwen took it over and went about rebuilding it. Over the following twenty-five years, the Flagon became a favorite gathering place for native Neverwintans once again. During the reign of Dagult Neverember’s New Neverwinter, Branwen became a prominent member of the Sons of Alagondar, the native resistance group. The tavern became a hotbed of Neverwintan resistance right in the midst of the Neverwinter Docks, and once again became a headquarters for adventurers as the Northern Five began operating out of it.
Branwen had no natural heir, so her will left the tavern to her loyal bartender, Renno Lynneth. Renno has proven a capable proprietor. He encourages the Flagon’s historical reputation as a base for heroes by offering a free round of drinks to any band of adventurers who saves the city. It helps attract customers by helping ensure that if you come to the Flagon, you’re likely to meet the heroes of the tenday, whoever they might be this time.
Under Duncan Farlong, the Sunken Flagon was a bit of a dive. It served the sort of Illuskan tavern fare so common across the North, with lots of hearty stews, thick breads, roasts, fried food, and food served on a stick. Branwen grew up in the Sunken Flagon, but she also spent her summers in Neverwinter Wood with her mother, where she learned the sophisticated elegance of northern wood elf cuisine. When she took over the Sunken Flagon, Branwen changed the menu significantly, and in the process earned a reputation for herself on the Sword Coast as a talented and imaginative chef who specialized in a unique fusion of Illuskan tavern fare and northern wood elf cuisine. Renno does not have her skill as a chef, and so the tavern’s fare degraded significantly in quality when he took over. However, he did prove an astute businessman — astute enough to hire Mialee Ganascient, a celebrated elven chef from Silverymoon to carry on the tavern’s unique fusion cuisine.