Tales from the Fallen Gate
House of the Fallen Star
If there is a more sordid establishment in Quodeth, it would be hard to name it. The Fallen Star is a sprawling, ramshackle fighting-pit where bloody arena fights are staged almost every night. Raucous taprooms, brothels, and a bustling black market are located in various parts of the rambling stone structure. The place was built atop the crater left by a good-sized meteorite that struck a decrepit block of buildings fifteen years ago, knocking down half the block with the force of the impact. The meteorite still lies in the middle of the fighting-pit and remains warm to the touch even to this day.
The master of the Fallen Star is a strapping Nimothan barbarian named Setesh Uttikal, a former freebooter and mercenary who adventured all over Thule in his youth. His two wives—a Dhari woman named Eamel from a tribe Setesh befriended in his travels, and Valebel, an elf that he saved from Crimson Slavers—help him to run the place. A dozen heavy-handed enforcers and legbreakers make sure the revels don’t get out of hand each night.