Pot and Kettle Tavern

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    Down the end of one street lays a building. The construction of which is wood and stone, is a three story building (not including its basement level(s)) with overhanging jetties on the upper floors which is half sunken on its bottom most visible level sitting on what appears to be a capstone base, with routing troughs to divert water flow away from the building and along the cobblestone brick street in front of it. The framing of this building appears to be in roughly timbered and hewn spruce logs that support the building itself, with the support columns, studs, outer framing, joists, and inner framing being made of it. And while the capstone base and floor on the ground level and below seem to be made from stone crete, the other floors, outer and inner walls, doors and all other wooden fixtures seem to be made of a lighter coach wood. With most if not all wood involved pained in a clear coat of weather proofing resin. The doors here, specifically the outside doors, are triple hinged battened ledge doors with rounded tops and leather seals on the bottom to keep heat within the building from escaping, with only the outside doors to the front and rear of the tavern having a metal strappings fastened by rivets on both the front and back of the door itself. The windows, which are located every five feet along the two front walls with the front door on the corner of the building with one every fifteen feet on the upper levels with one per room, are made of one third inch thick, double pained glass that open outward on small hinges and lock along the inside opposite of the hinges. And, while all of the windows contain rolling shutters that slide into the wall between the window pains, the bottom level of the tavern contains rought (crystalline) iron window bars mounted vertically on each window. With all the rest of the fittings on the building of metal besides nails, hinges, screws, and strappings, being brass including locks (But not lock faces which are made of steel) door handles, pipes, handle settings and all other metal fixtures. In addition, all chimneys, chutes and ground floor or below stair cases seem to be made of stone crete bricks, molded into shape and kilned.


    The first floor of the Pot and Kettle Tavern is a large, open space, measuring ten feet from the floor to the ceiling, submerged five feet into the ground with a small half circle stair case and landing leading to the outside. It is inter spaced with support beams at the corner of every ten feet along this sixty foot, by sixty foot room. At the rear center of which stands a one and a half flight stair case to the second floor. This floor seems to be well furnished and lit, and along its Eastern back wall in a large hearth almost but not quite eight feet in width with the mouth measuring four feet upwards from its base, set into the wall there. Along the southern most rear wall is the bar, complete with framed glass cabinets, a long polished bar surface measuring two and a half feet in width and thirty feet long, and four feet tall with adjourning stools to serve those who order from the fully stocked accesses. The floor of the bar itself is interspersed with circular tables as well, seats accompanying them there, lanterns on each table as well as hanging candle lights in equal space from the joists by chain. And finally the rear door in located on the far rear wall between the bar and the stair case, nooked there on a small railed ledge that attaches itself to the first landing on the staircase and leads out into the nearby alleyway.

    The locks on the doors (Any and all) Are a curious case. They are not common locks that can be approached with common thieves tools. This modified Assyrian style lock appears to simple be a small square hole in the door itself reinforced with a steel face, which is angled upwards at a forty five degree slant. The pins of the lock are not set in a straight line, and are instead arranged in specific way along the top of the square hole. The key, looking much like a brush, must be pushed into the lock until it meets the rear stopper bar, then pressed upwards, which aligns the locking pins with the teeth on the key. Then, the key is pressed further back and the bolt moves out of place. On the inside of the door, a small brass handle can simple be lifted and pulled, then locked into place by a spacer in order to unlock the door and keep it unlocked. In order to attack this lock, one would have to first, keep all the pins in an upward position against the springs behind them, and then apply a rearwards motion to the lock plate inside the door itself.

    ((If anything needs further description, feel free to ask for such descriptions by examining said items. When I am alerted, I will post the needed descriptions.))


    The second floor of this place is a lot less open and seems more confined by walls and the like, with halls and doors littering the upstairs. These halls can be divided into four corridors that meet in the center, with the southern hallway containing the stairwell both up and down from the second floor. It also contains two doors, a small brass plaque on which labels this door as the kitchen. Inside of which are wooden counters with thin stone carved counter tops from solid slabs of feldspar that are not bolted down but instead can be arranged as the user sees fit, wheels with standing locks on the bottom of them. Though in one corner, there are two rather large stationary object, a what appears to be cast iron stove top built on a wood burning oven like design, and brass pipping along with a hand pump and a drain here that must lead to outside somehow. Which means there must be water elsewhere in this establishment even if it is pumped from somewhere else. The other door is labeled water closet, and behinds it is a simple, five foot square room, with a drain in the center of the floor. This room contains two simple fixtures. One is a square brass toilet with a slopped lid and upper tank to induce water flow. The other, coming from the above tank is what looks like a shower head next to a hand pump and small lever. One can only devise the utility of this room.

    In the North hallway, there is a window with a small sitting ledge there at the end of the hall, the small ledge meant for people to place themselves as to view the outside and front of the tavern along the street. Behind this however there is a door on the west wall, and three doors on the east. The door on the west wall is labeled as supply. Within it, shelving and food, not to mention a dividend of a ‘room’ between the shelving in the center of this twenty five foot, by twenty five foot space. This cube of wood with a brass door seems to emit cool air, one can only suffice that there is something within keeping it this way. Upon further inspection, one will find there is ice in the bottom along an insulated bottom section on this strange, operable box. And on the back what appears to piping, giving off a mild warmth, meaning it must work via induction and the ice in the must need to be replaced if the heat is not properly circulated with this clearly mechanical device, a small hand crank for such use on the side of the box.

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