Whispering Stone

Despite being run by the incorrigible liar Teht Blackblossom (female human witch), the Whispering Stone has been Wati’s most popular tavern, inn, and game house for generations. He bar is built around an enormous, ruined statue buried up to its shoulders and broken off halfway up the head, leaving only a chin and pair of lips visible atop a 7-foot¬ high neck. Determining the identity of the so-called “Stone Lips” is a popular pastime in Wati, and the statue has been variously identified as representing Pharasma, some ancient Osirian goddess, one of Osirion’s forgotten pharaohs, a local noblewoman lost to history, a warlord who conquered Wati in its earliest days, or a nameless wizard who supposedly tamed the local elementals. Those looking for luck in love sneak a kiss from the sand stone smile-usually after buying a few drinks, of course. Since taking over the Whispering Stone from her father, Teht has encouraged every rumor and introduced more. She loves to stir the pot, and isn’t above using superstition about her family’s powers to coax along whatever stories are making the rounds. As both a shameless gossip and a favorite ear for Wati’s frustrated servant class, Teht knows many of the city’s secrets. She takes as much delight in gathering them as she does sharing them, provided a listener drops enough coin on her onion soup and pomegranate wine. Those looking for solid information should be warned that the Stone’s barkeep has a flair for the dramatic, and never tells a full truth.

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