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Dargoth
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Posted - 18 Nov 2018 :  01:01:19  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I remember it appeared in one of Elaines novels and Elaith makes some snide comment about the Human staff wearing Fake elven ears and he says something like "Of course they'd have to use humans no true elf would diminish themselves by dressing as a drow"

Anyone know its name? and if it survived into 5ed Waterdeep?

If its still around I kind of like the idea that Jarlaxle owns it and does business "in plain sight" in his true form but claiming not to be a drow , hes only "Only dressed up as one" it strikes me as very Jarlaxle thing to do...

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AJA
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Posted - 18 Nov 2018 :  01:23:45  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Crawling Spider, Castle Ward. "The waitresses....wear black bodysuits and masks to make them look like drow."

2E Volo's Guide to Waterdeep (p.21-22), 2E City of Splendors: Adventurer's Guide to the City (p.20).

No idea about 5E.

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Dargoth
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Posted - 18 Nov 2018 :  03:36:55  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks AJA looks like its very close to where the Hawk Man Walking statute ended up which probably doesnt bode well for its survival (unless it was rebuilt of course...)adding to Jarlaxles finding the location amusing is the fact it would be within walking distance of The Temple of the Seldarine and the Caslre and Palace of Waterdeep..

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 18 Nov 2018 :  03:50:12  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I could have sworn it was mentioned in passing in Dragon Heist, but I don't recall where and I can't find the reference now.

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Irennan
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Posted - 18 Nov 2018 :  09:06:50  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know if the specific tavern from the Volo's guide has survived, but in Death Masks, Ed says that some places have had their staff dress as a drow after Eilistraee appeared under the walls of Waterdeep and many of her followers traveled to the city.

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jdb1972
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This seems like the sort of establishment Jarlaxle would buy just because.
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