The Moonstone Mask


The story of the Moonstone Mask is an object lesson
in turning a bad situation to one’s advantage. When
the Spellplague struck Neverwinter nearly a hundred
years ago, the land around the posh inn tore free of its
surroundings and floated off toward the sky. Quickthinking
guests secured it with tethers, and dozens of
thick ropes were lashed from the inn to nearby buildings,
much as a ship might be tied up in a bay. Thus
secured, the Moonstone Mask reopened for
business within the year, boasting a panoramic
view of the city and the surrounding
countryside. People came from far and wide to stay at
the marvelous floating inn, and it became a fixture of
the city’s post-Spellplague economy.

The Moonstone fell again on hard times after the
cataclysm that claimed much of the city. The quake
did not affect the earthmote, but the ropes holding
it in place snapped, and it drifted aimlessly over
the nearby ocean for months. When the occupants
finally managed to steer the inn back, they found a
true disaster-the city was emptying of people. The
innkeeper commissioned a set of heavy chains big
enough to hold a giant in place and fell back on old
ways to attract customers, turning the inn into a festhall
that offered riotous music and dancing, heavy
drinking, and more private entertainments. However,
it was too little, too late. Devoid of business, the
Moonstone Mask shut its doors, ostensibly for good.

The Moonstone Today

Today, the Moonstone is owned and operated by
the half-elf Liset Cheldar under the support
and financial aid of Lord Neverember.

The Moonstone Mask

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