The Swinging Sword is old, dark and full of secret passages and storage closets. It also has a lot of mice and cats who hunt them. Sometimes The Swinging Sword gets rowdy, as it's the favorite inn in Red Larch of adventurers, professional escorts, and those who are people of action.
There are rumors that a gate (or even more than one), are hidden somewhere in or near the Swinging Sword. Tales tell of connections with the Moonshaes, The Vast, and the Tashalar. The rumors are supported by strange folk showing up in the inn often.