The cobblestone path leads you through the forest and to the large oaken doors of the Hall of Merry Men. A small stable sits to one side while another smaller building functioning as a storehouse sits to the other.
Inside stone catwalks lead over the main feasting area and down sets of stairs. Fires are roasting delicious smelling boar and the tables are all full of fantastical delights.
The patrons of this bar are making a toast as you walk in. Suddenly a very confused looking ogre appears, whilst a patron next to it disintegrates into a pile of coins. Pigs roasting on spits begin speaking and bolts of lightning strike out towards the stone ceiling.
Small, strange creatures appear, wailing in fear and scurrying under seats, before vanishing again. A table sprouts human legs, shaking off platters of food and drink before walking up the stairs, out of the bar.
A woman grows a beard so large and magnificent it puts her husband’s to shame, whilst a dwarf is transformed into a grinning succubus (who subsequently embraces his companion in a passionate kiss). Some patrons go blue or pink and a group of children start levitating. Elsewhere, puffs of flame emerge from a small, pink dragon testing its breath.
The ogre, now having a tantrum, begins to smash furniture and patrons with its fists. The guests begin screaming and press their way out of the bar in panic whilst a still-sober bartender freaks out.
Noticing your party, the bartender begs you to do something to stop the ogre before his establishment is completely destroyed and his livelihood is lost. He’ll give you anything he has left that’s of value!
What’s happening? The owner of the bar bought the wrong, discounted crate of drinks. Thinking he was buying some strange intoxicants “under the counter” he was instead sold bottles of chaotic magical energy that were stolen en-route to the town’s local wizard.
The wizard has been looking for his missing delivery for the last two days.
Now all of its patrons have been affected by magical flux, but the effects should wear off within an hour. Mostly.