The Weary Giant was an inn, tavern, and orphanage in Stagwick, Hartsvale, known for being the home of the adventurers Tavis Burdun and Avner of Hartwick.[1][2]


The inn was large enough inside for even a fire giant to dance upon its stage, and in fact, such performances were often held there,[1] as it was the only lodge in the entire village.[3] It also had a stable.[1]

The inn served elderberry tarts, a delicious dessert.[1]


The inn was once owned by a woman named Isa Wirr, who raised Tavis and other orphans whom she allowed to live there.[3] When Isa died, she passed the inn on to Tavis, and he became its proprietor.[2]

In 1366 DR, after a performance in which both Princess Brianna and Lord Mayor Ruther Dobbin were in attendance, the book thief Basil hid in the stable, but he was hidden by the orphan Avner.[1]

Also, that same night, Brianna was abducted by ogres on her way home from the inn to Castle Hartwick along Coggin's Rise.[3]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Troy Denning (September 1994). The Ogre's Pact. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 1. ISBN 1560768916.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 82. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Troy Denning (September 1994). The Ogre's Pact. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 2. ISBN 1560768916.