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An inn is a place to rest, a place to talk and share stories, or a place to find adventures, a starting ground for quests and legends.

In this world, at least. To Erin Solstice, an inn seems like a medieval relic from the past. But here she is, running from Goblins and trying to survive in a world full of monsters and magic. She’d be more excited about all of this if everything wasn’t trying to kill her.

But an inn is what she found, and so that’s what she becomes. An innkeeper who serves drinks to heroes and monsters–

Actually, mostly monsters. But it’s a living, right?

This is the story of the Wandering Inn.

Updates every Tuesday and Saturday.

38 thoughts on “Overview

  1. Picked this up 3 days ago, and hardly slept or got my work done since. Fantastic world building, character development, and gripping plot. Keep it up!

  2. What is with the password on 2-16? I assume Patreon content, but will the rest of us poor college students get to read it someday?

    Will we still be able to read further posts?

  3. I’m a new patron of yours and really enjoy your work! I read a lot and find your story to be very fun. The world building is interesting and the characters are very fun. Anyways keep up the good work, friend.

  4. I just read a comment about being a free loader and i realized what is going on. DUUURRR. I fixed that. anyway, i love your stuff and look forward to sharing this with my wife! keep up the fun work

  5. Any way we could get the current page link up at the top of the page, rather than below these comments? The getting started list of links would be nice, too. Thanks for the story, you rock.

      • Ah, okay. I’m on a Kindle Fire, so after the “Updates every Tuesday and Saturday” there’s these comments, then Current Page and the rest below. C’est la vie.

    • Uh. I’d probably take as long as Wildbow did for Worm. Revisions take a long time, as are my weakest point as a writer. Ask me in a year when I’m further away from (that part of) the story and I can take a keyboard to it to make everything flow better.

      Glad you like it, though!

  6. Hey this might be a weird question but could you change where the most recent chapter hyperlink goes on the mobile page? currently it displays current page at the bottom of all these comments, which are continually increasing so it takes longer to get to it *sweats* Love love love your story!!! Once I am no longer a broke college student (soon) I shall become a loyal patreon user. BTW sadly no one will ever donate a million through patreon because patreon has an upper limit of 1,000?

    • I have the same issue, and on my Kindle Fire I just checked and if I use the desktop version of the site, the link to the latest chapter is to the right.

  7. Hey love your story. Binge read all of it over a couple days. I’m a broke student so I can’t donate, but I will begin fleshing out the TVtropes page as well as making sure the Wandering Inn is actually on the pages of the listed tropes.

  8. I’ve made a temporary map (and no I am not an artist, I am making this only for reference, not for aesthetics. Sorry). If there is anything I’ve missed so far please correct me:

    I did not include Wistram or the frozen archipelago because I do not know where they are located. Also, regarding the old inn – In the early chapters, Klbkch is stated to have entered the city via the west gate (implying that the inn is located to the west of Liscor) however it is later mentioned to be in the southeast of Liscor. I ended up placing it in the southwest, near the ruins, please correct me if this was a mistake

    • For half a year me and my friend have deliberated if the inn was actually north, west, south west, or south of liscor cause there’s reference detail to alude to each. … we’ve given up.

  9. Marvellous story! I check each day, just in case there is more.

    One downside – White On Black is just ghastly to read – it makes my eyes swim, and brings out the astigmatism. I found I can read without pain if I force off all CSS styles in the browser, but that’s rather not the point is it?

    Any chance you can offer an alternative scheme which is kinder to the eyes?

    • I doubt I can toggle fonts or backgrounds that easily. I’ll look into it, but two options I know work is reading on Royalroad or by using the WordPress Reader. Glad you like the story, and sorry about the font/background — it’s always how I’ve preferred to read my stories online.

      • I didn’t try it ‘cos of the “for the best experience” it at the top … but actually it is much, much easier on my eyes, and I enjoyed reading the latest page much more because of it.
        Love Lyon/Lyonette – she is *so* horrible.

  10. Hi pirateaba! I just want to say….never stop writing!!! This story is incredible, I just discovered it last Friday and haven’t been able to stop reading (much to my employer’s chagrin) 😛 I really hope you get the chance to make this your full time job because you are truly talented. Erin and Ryoka just feel so real and relatable I can’t help but root for them. This is truly an awe-inspiring world you’ve created and I hope I never have to stop experiencing it! Can’t wait to read more 😀 Hope you’re having a great day!

    P.S. Was the mating rituals interlude canon?

    P.P.S. your profile picture is adorable

    • Uh oh. Don’t get fired just because of me! It seems like I’m getting closer and closer to my dream by the day thanks to all you great readers.

      PS. All side stories are canon. Some are even more canon than others.

      PPS. Thanks! My profile pic is from my old blog, and the character — Pirate — has a story I hope I can publish some day!

  11. If there is a way to put your Patreon at the top of your site it may be a good idea to do so. It took me too long to find it and others with less patience may not notice it at the bottom. (I’m on mobile so that may be the issue) Anyways great story and I’m now a donor!

    • Thanks for the suggestion! I’ve realized that mobile/tablet users to see differently from me. There’s only a limited amount of room on my top bar for links, but I’ll see if I can make it more obvious somehow. Thanks for reading and donating!

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