"A little place called Hardrock"; or the story of how Hardrock came to be
The Copper Noose
Strict regulation in Cormyr allows only Imperial Cormyrian Lager Type 217 to be served to patrons. It’s a tasteless, watered down affair and would be depressing if it wasn’t for the seafood banquet can be ordered.
The Cooper Noose gets its name from its patrons: almost all of them sitting in silence, swigging their 217. There are no bards, no entertainment – the whole tavern sits in almost silence: the soft clanging of dishes in the kitchen can be heard over the dull whispers around the room.