District Type: Tavern district
Buildings: Temple (Dol Dorn, Olladra), average lodging (14), poor lodging (80), average food (25), poor food (120), poor trades (40), poor services (40), poor residences (80)
First Impression: The streets are full of noise and laughter, as people stagger into and out of the many inns and taverns of the district. A large arena occupies the center of Cornerstone, and occasionally a ragged cheer rises up from the amphitheater.
Social Class: Lower class
For those people who want a slightly more respectable level of entertainment than that offered in Dragoneyes, Cornerstone offers a host of inns and taverns— they may not be the best in Sharn, but prices are cheap and a few at least have good food and comfortable beds. The district has a strong interest in sporting events; quite a few windchases are based in Cornerstone, and there is always activity at the great arena. While the large gambling halls are located in Dragoneyes, there are always people (mostly aligned with the Boromar Clan) taking bets in taverns and at the arenas, and a character who wishes to place a few silvers at risk will have no trouble finding a taker.
The Cornerstone: “Cornerstone” is a district in Middle Tavick’s Landing. “The Cornerstone” is the massive arena in that district. The Cornerstone holds a wide variety of sporting events, ranging from foot races to equine jousts and skyblade matches. When circuses come to town, they often perform in the Cornerstone arena. The Cornerstone is considerably more respectable than the Hollow Tower of Hareth’s Folly, and the competitors are generally nobles or celebrities; you can’t come in off the street and expect to participate in a race at the Cornerstone.
Stone Trees: This small arena is the one formal Hrazhak forum in Sharn. There is a considerable shifter population in the district, and over the centuries these crafters and merchants raised a considerable sum to invest in the arena. While it is far smaller that the Cornerstone, it has an extremely versatile design, allowing different configurations of obstacles to be set up for each match. These obstacles include unusual metal and stone sculptures designed to mimic trees—hence the name of the arena.
Tooth and Nail: This rough and tumble tavern is run by a shifter named Boz (NG male shifter commoner 4). While it caters to the shifter community of Tavick’s Landing, Boz welcomes customers of all races, and anyone willing to discuss Hrazhak always finds a warm welcome. This is the best place to come to bet on Hrazhak matches or to find out about the shifters of Sharn. While in Tooth and Nail, a character willing to play along receives a +1 circumstance bonus on any Knowledge (local) check made to learn information about shifters. A shifter receives a +1 circumstance bonus on any Gather Information or Knowledge (local) check.