Princes of the Apocalypse
The Helm at Highsun
Right across the Long Road from the Swinging Sword Inn stands a ramshackle two-story tavern. Rusty metal grills cover its small, dirty windows. The tavern's name is very clearly printed in large simple letters on both sides of a jutting wooden sign. Atop the sign is a rusting, oversized adornment: a warrior's bucket helm with two eye slits (its actually an upside down washtub).
Inside is a large dimly lit wood paneled taproom. An open-tread wooden staircase climbs to the upper floor, which is just as dim and darkly paneled as the taproom. Across the back of the taproom is a long bar with three copper candle-laterns hanging over it, and a stair leading down to the cellars.
The Helm is run by the jovial but grasping Garlen Harlathurl