Tales of the Crimson Boar
The inn’s resident gossip monger and mother of Britomus. She spends most of her time by the fireplace knitting, telling tales and nagging Britomus to get a real job.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ruby is a kind of cast extra that fulfills an archetypal role many GMs find useful—the tavern gossip. Use her to direct (or mislead) your players as your story unfolds, and don’t be afraid to play up her ability to give a whippersnapper a good tongue lashing. Her own son is a pretty experienced adventurer himself, after all, and she doesn’t take any guff from him—so your PCs aren’t exactly going to impress her.