Rusty Dragon

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This article covers the Rusty Dragon inn in Sandpoint. For the Pathfinder Battles product, see The Rusty Dragon Inn (Pathfinder Battles). For the Pathfinder Flip-Mat map depicting this location, see The Rusty Dragon Inn Flip-Mat.

The Rusty Dragon is the oldest inn in Sandpoint, and thanks to its former proprietor and its ever-present "Help Wanted" board is also one of the most popular and adventurer-friendly. Owned by Ameiko Kaijitsu and operated since 4711 AR by Bethana Corwin, the inn is located on 80 Market Street1 just past the southern bridge overlooking the Turandarok River, at the corner of Market and River Streets. Known for its spicy and exotic foods, it is a favorite at the community's annual Swallowtail Festival free lunch.234


This large wooden building is the first structure one encounters after crossing the southern bridge entrance into Sandpoint, and is marked by a sizeable iron dragon that looms over travelers from the building's roof. Time and weather have taken a toll on the sculpture's iron form to become the tavern's namesake.2 Patrons enter through the inn's common room, its largest area with more than a dozen tables, a large stage, a hearth, and—of course—a bar.5


The Rusty Dragon prepares some of the finest food and drink in all of Sandpoint as well as comfortable lodging.12


The inn rents rooms at full price to most, or at a discount for anyone with an exciting adventure story. The "Help Wanted" board by the bar provides a well-known waypoint for many townsfolk and travelers to hire mercenaries, adventurers, guards, handymen, and others possessing such interests.2

The inn features a dozen rooms, five of which are considered luxury rooms with their own commodes. All the rooms are named for types of dragons, and the keys to each room bears a small carving of the associated creature. The seven smaller rooms cost 5 silver pieces to rent, have one bed each, and are named the Black, Blue, Red, White, Green, Drake, and Wyvern rooms. The Gold, Silver, Copper, and Brass rooms are luxury rooms, which cost 2 gold pieces (or half the prices if the guest is a storytelling adventurer). Guests are also allowed to sleep on the common room for 1 copper piece.6

The fifth luxury room, the Bronze room, is used only for special guests free of charge. This room has many rumors about it, including that the owner's mysterious lover lives there, or that it is haunted by a merchant who committed suicide in some exotic manner.6


During festivals and other special occasions, a fee of 3 sp is charged for an all-you-can-eat banquet during the patron's stay. Most of these include a new recipe Ameiko invented for this celebration. Most of these end up good, but some—such as goblin brain cookies or porcupine skewers—end up as flops.5

The inn's specialties include spicy artichoke hearts stuffed with cheese curds, curried salmon, raspberry mead, barbecued abalone, and seasonal ales.1


The stage in the common room allows musicians, actors, speakers, and bards of all types to perform for the crowd. The entertainers are allowed to keep any tips they earn. Adventurers are also invited to the stage to tell tales of their exploits, and Ameiko was known to offer discounts for real accounts of these deeds.5

Notable staff

Ameiko Kaijitsu, former owner and operator of the Rusty Dragon.

Ameiko Kaijitsu

A former adventurer and the shunned daughter of Lonjiku and Atsuii Kaijitsu, Ameiko ran and maintained the Rusty Dragon from her return to Sandpoint in 4701 AR2 to her exit in 4711 AR to become Empress of Minkai.7 Well known for her fantastic cooking, beauty, eccentric hairstyles, and skill at music, Ameiko was a significant factor in the Dragon's success.2

Bethana Corwin

Bethana Corwin is a timid, elderly halfling woman who works at the Rusty Dragon as a maid. She is known to be very close to the inn's owner,86 and Ameiko passed proprietorship of the inn to her after leaving Sandpoint. Corwin has maintained Ameiko's legacy while adding her own comfort foods to its menu.1


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