Welcome to The Broken Cask!

The Broken Cask is a player-run heavy roleplay tavern where RPers can bring their characters for an evening of immersive fun in an authentic Breeish setting. Patrons can help themselves to dinner, which is set out on the central table, or order drinks from the tavern staff. Come join us for good food, fine drink, and even finer company. You never who who you might meet!

Location: 5 Long Street, Durrow, Bree-land homesteads
Open Hours: Wednesdays, 9 PM to 11 PM EST


Today's Menu (10.26.2016)

Haunted Story Night Special!

Made On Request (Order from Rosie at the Fire Pit):

Eyeball Stew — Thick potato chowder with caramelized pearl onions, puffed wheat, and burnt sesame. Topped with melted stringy cheese. Served with toasted pumpernickel bread and a beet and carrot side salad.

Pumpkin Chili — Thick, hearty bean-and-pumpkin chili stuffed with vegetables, cheese, and tender smoked goose. Topped with shredded Gouda and served with toasted flatbread.

Harvest Pasties — Roast carrot, cauliflower, and squash with caramelized onions, seasoned with cinnamon and clove and baked inside a flaky all-butter crust. Served with a barley-and-bean side salad.

Self-Serve On the Main Banquet Table:

Finger Foods — Spicy roasted nuts, fried peas, stoneground "tombstone" crackers with cinnamon wensleydale, licorice candies, puffed oats, and other goodies. Most likely does not contain actual fingers.

Pumpkin Dumplings — Crispy-fried pumpkin dumplings stuffed with cabbage, barley, carrots, toasted nuts, and seasonal spices.

"Bat Wings" —Blackened chicken wings fire-roasted with spicy peppers, garlic, and coarse black salt.

Jack-o-Lantern Stuffed Peppers — Orange bell peppers cut like jack-o-lanterns, stuffed with barley, cheese, mashed butternut squash and roasted nuts.

Cider Cookies — Rosie's famous cakey cider cookies drizzled with cinnamon frosting.

Moonie Pie — Smooth yellow honey custard poured over tart autumn apples and diced figs simmered in a cinnamon-sugar sauce. Baked and served in a flaky butter crust with whipped cream and marzipan "twigs."


Drink List


House Golden Ale — Light and sweet, this honey-colored ale is a regular favorite, so much so that a giant cask of it is always kept brimming in the main hall. Guests are welcome to help themselves to a tankard (or two, or three…)

Dragon-heart — Considered the king of wines in the Westfold. A smooth, rich, and powerful red wine with notes of hay and woodsmoke.

Saermelui — Named by one of The Cask's most frequent Elven patrons, this dry, bittersweet red wine is true to its name. Light and powerful at once.

Scholar's Red — Rich and oakey with a hint of cranberry, this complex wine is a favorite amongst patrons seeking a drink with sophisticated flavor.

"Swan-feather" — A pale white wine with a sweet, fruity flavor. An imitation of the wine with the same name made in Dol Amroth's legendary vineyards. You can't beat the price, and we can't guarantee the quality.

Boronbereth's Autumn Leaf — A whimsical golden white wine popular because of its warm, spicy flavours of clove and cinnamon.

Nimros (White Rain) — A sophisticated cold-climate white wine from Forlindon augmented by aromas of peach, honey and hints of black pepper.

Axe-maid Stout — A strong, dark and bitter dwarven stout. Named for Synnova Aethewyn of Dale, the first patron with a gut strong enough to handle the stuff.

Bolger's Lager — A warm, cheerful malted beer lovingly brewed by Alfiric "Papa" Bolger of Bywater. More discerning palates might notice a distinct nutty, cheesy flavor underneath the malt.

Bubble and Buzz — A thick, complexly-flavored honeymead brewed exclusively for The Cask.

Applejack — A strong hard cider made with mulling spices. A favorite winter brew said to have a smell much like that of a snowy evening.

Ashmead's Pride — A mysterious hard cider of unknown origin, masterfully crafted to be the perfect blend of rich and delicate. Tart, with a smokey aftertaste that lingers like soft fire on the tongue.

Tumbledown — There is a brew so sweet and brown. The locals call it "Tumbledown." And that's because that's what you'll do… Right after you have had a few!

Hunter's Moon — A cold-climate Elven red from Forlindon. Fresh and warm, with well-judged cedar, complementing the satisfyingly earthy, smoky aromas of black cherry.


Broken Cask Staff Members

Rosemead LocksleyHead Cook and Innkeep — By now, there's hardly a Man or hobbit in Bree-land who hasn't heard of Rosie Locksley and her fine little tavern. She's frequently called "the best cook this side of the Brandywine," and anyone who doubts it tends to change his mind after tasting her three cheese potato stew. Small but mighty, Rosie has a reputation for having a fiery temper, and it's well deserved. She's loud, proud, and often cranky. Some say she likes coin better than people, but that doesn't stop her from having one of the most hospitable taverns in Eriador. One thing is for certain: being a single mother hasn't stopped her from putting her all into the Cask. Rosie welcomes everyone through her doors (so long as they can pay), and isn't shy about flirting with a handsome patron or two.

HrafenVintner and Brewmaster — Once a wandering man of the Dale-Lands, he's now Rosie's right-hand man who serves as the Broken Cask's Brewmaster. He's the owner of a small, budding vineyard in one of Durrow's neighboring villages. While Rosie is often cranky, Hrafen can rarely be found without a relaxed smile and amiable demeanor (unless he is engaging in melodramatic complaining, which is rarely serious). He seems to be always equipped with a tale or two from his travels, some bizarre, and most overexaggerated to the point of disbelief. He can be something of a mischief maker, too, helping some of the younger patrons to sneak some ale or help with pranks.

AbiornBusboy and Errand Runner — He is a teenager from Dale with a cheerful and teasing disposition that clears the tables, washes the dishes, and does the other dirty work at the Cask. Though gangly and still growing into his limbs, he executes his duties with a focused precision and runs messages and deliveries with surprising speed.


House Rules

(Posted on the front door)

  • Absolutely no weapons in the main hall. All weapons must be stored in cubbies in the foyer. See a staff member for keys.
  • Brawling is strictly prohibited in the main hall. Please keep altercations to the yard.
  • No pets allowed in the main hall, unless they are good mousers.
  • Tabs may be settled at the end of your visit.

OOC Code of Conduct

  • Be courteous and kind to all your fellow RPers. If your character is rude or disruptive by nature, we encourage you to give others a heads up OOC via /tell so they know what to expect.
  • The Broken Cask is a heavy RP tavern. This means you must be in character at all times! If you have something OOC to say, please keep it to tells, or mark it as OOC by using parentheses, etc.
  • If a staff member (anyone wearing the Broken Cask kinship tag) asks you to do something OOC, you must comply or you may be asked to leave.
  • Please do not spam in /say or /emote. The Cask can get very crowded, and it's hard enough for RPers to follow their own conversations as is!


Things to Do at The Broken Cask

  • Bring an instrument and play a tune for the staff and your fellow patrons.
  • Walk the grounds and gardens with a friend.
  • Find someone new and strike up a conversation with them.
  • Offer a staff-member assistance with their current task.
  • Browse the tavern's impressive collection of old maps, books, and scrolls in the study.
  • Explore the main hall: feed the bird, admire the fine carpentry and smithwork, and say hello to Alewolf and Piebear, the tavern's mascots.
  • Board your mount in the stables, take a rejuvenating bath, and then retire to one of the Cask's beautiful guest rooms.
  • Relax, talk with friends, meet new people, and enjoy!
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