The ship’s grand exterior offers only a taste of what lies within. Music, jaunty but crisp, lures you in. A high, domed ceiling of stained glass houses a massive crystal chandelier shrouded in fragrant pipe smoke. A balcony encircles the space, littered with small, secluded tables where pairs of creatures lean in for private conversation. A long stairway leads below, where three rows of stacked kegs overlook a bawdy gambling hall. Servers wind their way through the crowd, carrying trays laden with drinks of all varieties and fine delicacies from across the world. The patrons sling dice, cards, and insults across felt-lined tables.

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