The Way Inn was a famous landmark on the Trade Way. It stood roughly 100 miles northwest of Dragonspear Castle.[1]


The proprietor of the inn was Dauravyn Redbeard..[1]


It was a large walled compound on the western side of the Trade Way. There were three large gates with gatehouses. Each gatehouse was the size of a small keep. The inn was made of stone with a tile roof and topped with a lookout tower. There were many stone houses that were the residences for the staff and ancillary business of the inn. The inn had a standing guard of 21 warriors..[1]


It was rebuilt after an ancient black dragon leveled the structure in 1363 DR.[2] The rebuilding effort was sponsored by several merchant families based in Waterdeep.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 65. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  2. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 146. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.