Wether it is due to their social nature, poison resistance, or some other factor, Dwarves are known throughout the land as heavy drinkers and revelers whoo imbibe in the finest of alcohols whenever the opportunity arises. Stillgar Thunderbeard, also know as Stillgar the Stumbler was now exception. From the anals of Dwarven legend Stilgars tale is still told, a story of adventure, of song, and of beer. Stilgar himself was stout even for a dwarf and he loved to both drink and fight in equal measure a fact that often got him into trouble and kicked out of many a tavern. In his travels the dwarf was said to have accquired many treasures but the greatest of them all was his magical stein. Legend has that Stillgar’s stien was granted to him when he freed a genie princess from the clutches of an evil wizard intent on using her wish magic to conquer nations. In the battle his favorite mug was broken and when the genie princess offered him a wish as thanks for rescuing her he wished that never again would he be without drink and so she bestowed upon him an elaborate and magnificent stein. Legend says that the stein would never run dry and from it flowed rivers of the finest dwarvesn beer, crystal clear water, and anythgin the imbiber desired. Sadly the stein itself, along with its owner, has been lost to time. No one knows where Stillgar’s magic stein now resides and every story places it in a different location, be that the hoard of a dragon, the dining table of a giant chieftain, or simply on a dusty shelf in a long forgotten tavern. Wherever the vessel’s final resting place, glory to the hero that reclaims it.
The Stein of Stillgar the Stumbler
This stone drinking vessel holds up to a litre of liquid and is intricatly carved with the exploits of a dwarven hero and inlaid with gold and jewels, a metal cap sits hinged over the vessels mouth.
The vessel itself is a magic item that once attuned functions as either a decanter of endless water (except it produces fine dwarven ale instead of water) or an alchemy jug and the attuned must choose at the dawn of each day which item the stein functions as. In addition, the attuned aslo gains the Dwarven Resilience trait. If the attuned is a dwarf he or she need not choose each morning as the stein functions as both a decanter of endless water (still producing dwarven ale instead of water) and an alchemy jug.
- Long ago a red dragon stormed the dwarven fortress of Hammerpeak with an army of kobolds and other foul creatures The dragon is said to abhor dwarves and jealously guards their prized treasures including, according to legend, Stillgar’s famous stein.
- A frost giant cheiftain throws incredible feasts for his subjects in his fortress set into the side of an icy mountain, those hwo have attended (and returned to tell the tale) speak of a stein from which endless beer flows for all to enjoy.
- Far to the east is the city of Tarr. Once a magnificent and bustling city it is now host to shambling dessicated undead who all mysteriously died of thirst decades ago, cursed to walk the city streets unable to slake their thirst. Perhaps ironically, legend claims that Stillgar was last seen in one of its many taverns, perhaps his undead self still roams the city in search of his stein to quench his unholy thirst.