Trollskull Manor is one of the grandest buildings in Trollskull Alley despite this, years of being abandoned and neglected have left the once great abode in poor shape.
The building is four stories tall and boasts balconies, a turret, and five chimneys. The manor's most prominent feature is the tavern that occupies up the entirety of the first floor.
- 1 History
- 2 Features
- 2.1 First Floor
- 2.2 Second Floor
- 2.3 Third Floor
- 2.4 Fourth Floor
- 2.5 Other Rooms
Constructed sometime around 1390 DR, Trollskull Manor is one of the oldest buildings in Trollskull Alley. A previous owner converted the first floor of the building into a tavern.
The building exchanged his hands between individuals until it found its current owner, Azir Hawkwood.
The first floor of Trollskull Manor contains the taproom, pantry and kitchen. Outside, there is a front porch with a door to access to the taproom.
The building's taproom is large enough to accommodate a few dozen patrons. A bar counter is installed toward the northern wall of the room and behind the counter is a hatch that leads to the basement. . Windows are placed along the southern wall providing a wide view of Trollskull Alley. The southwest corner of the taproom contains the hearth and is a suitable space for performers.
The bar's old furniture is in disrepair or in pieces across the taproom floor, dust coats every surface of the room.
Outside, a set of wooden steps lead to double doors that open to the taproom. There is a side entrance that can be accessed via the front porch.
The pantry is situated between the taproom and the kitchen with a backdoor that opens up to Saerdoun Street.
The kitchen occupies the length of the east side of the building, it is large enough for two to three folks to work in and provides just enough space for another person to squeeze by if they need to get their hands on something.
A brick furnace is set into the kitchen's northern wall. Next to the furnace is a side door that opens up to a narrow alley shared by Trollskull Manor and the neighboring residence.
The wood in the furnace is grey with dust and the bricks are cold to the touch.
The second floor of Trollskull Manor is accessed via a set of stairs behind the building on Saerdoun Street, it contains a common room, den, and two bedrooms.
Common Room (2A)
A set of stairs on the building's north side leads to the second floor common room, a fireplace can keep the room warm and the window in the room's north wall provides a view of Saerdoun Street.
The common room has access to the outside, the den and the hall leading to the third floor.
Situated on the second floor's west end is the den which includes a fireplace and access to both of the building's balconies. Windows adorn the walls of the den providing a wide view of Trollskull Alley.
This hall is connected to the common area and the second floor's smaller bedroom, a set of stairs leads to the building's third floor.
A hallway connects the den to the second floor's main bedroom. This hallway has access to the building's south balcony.
This small bedroom is connected to the hall and provides access to the building's north balcony overlooking Saerdoun Street.
The main bedroom of the second floor is connected to the hallway, it contains a fireplace and windows providing a view of Trollskull Alley.
The third floor of Trollskull Manor is accessed via the hall on the second floor and contains the large hall that leads to the turret, two lavatories, a bedroom, two bathrooms and a study.
Common Area (3A)
A set of stairs from the second floor hall ascends into this common area, the fourth floor can be accessed by another set of stairs directly across. Windows are set around the entirety of the third floor, providing a view of the surrounding neighborhood in every room.
This area provides access to both privies, the study, the large hall, the bedroom and its adjoining bathroom.
Large Hall (3B)
This area is accessed via the common area and connects to the manor's turret and a bathroom.
This bathroom is accessed via the large hall and has a wide window providing a high view of Saerdoun Street and the sky above the smaller surrounding buildings.
The study has room for several bookshelves, a desk or two as well as other amenities. Two wide windows are set into the north wall providing natural light and providing a full view of Saerdoun Street below and a clear view of the skies above the smaller surrounding buildings.
Lavatories (3E & 3F)
These lavatories can be accessed via the common area and contain wooden chamber pots benches with closeable covers.
This bathroom can be accessed via the common area and its adjoining bedroom. A wide window provides a view of Saerdoun street and the skies above the smaller surrounding buildings. A fireplace is set into the bathroom's south wall.
The third floor bedroom can be accessed via the common area and its adjoining bathroom. The windows set into the south and east walls provide a high view of Trollskull Alley. A fireplace is set into the room's north wall.
The fourth floor of Trollskull Manor is accessed by a set of stairs in the third floor's common area, it contains a bedroom and a storage room.
This area is accessed by a set of stairs in the third floor's common area, it provides access to the bedroom and storage room.
This bedroom contains a fireplace and windows in its west wall providing a high view of the surrounding North Ward.
Storage Room (4C)
This large room has enough space for several crates and shelves, four wide windows provide plenty of light and views of Trollskull Alley and the surrounding North Ward.
The basement can be accessed via a hatch behind the bar in the manor's taproom. The walls and ceiling are carved out of the building's foundation, the basement is well insulated and remains fairly cool at all times except for the hottest days in Waterdeep.
A hatch opens up into this area, it can be accessed via a ladder in a third floor room located in the southwest corner of the building's third floor. Three windows provide a view of the entirety of Trollskull Alley.