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Throughout western Lythia, the Innkeepers' Guild has a monopoly over the operation of inns and taverns. The masters of this guild are mostly well-respected and influential guildsmen, partly because of the high profile of their establishments in a community, and not least because of the covert links between some masters and the Lia Kavair.
Inns & Taverns
There are two levels of guild franchise: inns and taverns. The latter should not offer accommodation or serve hot meals, but these distinctions are not always obvious in practice. Anyone can report violations of restrictions to guild authorities. The local guildmaster has wide disciplinary powers. He can summon franchise holders to his court, levy fines, and revoke franchises.