Stephan managed the Inn of the Clowns with his barmaids, Racquel and Carlotta. They knew virtually everything about the community. People could win his respect by beating him at a drinking contest.
Around 1345 DR, Stephan won the inn in a gambling match. He abandoned his career as a mercenary and settled in the village. Despite fewer people arriving at the inn over the years, Stephan was happy with his life.