From the back cover:
"The Shady Dragon Inn is a set of pregenerated characters for use with the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game. This player's aid comes in two parts: each character appears first in a section devoted to his or her character class. They appear again in the second section as members of a party. As a DM or as a player, you may use either or both sections; over a hundred characters await you!
Each character has a brief biography that will help you to create backgrounds for PCs or NPCs as needed. Also included is a rough physical description, and a list of items owned by each character.
The Shady Dragon Inn also contains the D&D game statistics for those special characters who are presented by figures in the D&D and AD&D toy line, a provides a tavern setting from which players may start adventures or gather party members."