Chapter 2 Page 2

In case it’s hard to read, the text on the sign reads, “The Coff Inn. Undertaking the brewing of fine spirits since 847. Alexander Coff, founder.” The current year, for reference, is 962. Dates are counted from the catastrophic Battle of Souls, which resulted in the leveling of the great city of Atriand (the Rome of its time, and the capital of the large country to the west of Tamuran, also called Atriand). The city has since been rebuilt, but most of the historical records kept in Atriand City up to that time were lost.