The Saga of Rosemary Goodfruit
Le Coup de Grace
Le Coup de Grace is probably the livliest tavern of a mixed bunch in Liberté, though ironically it is owned and operated by a retired Musketeer, Gérard du Allaix. The tavern is much like any other to look at, though it is kept in good condition and features musicians or similar entertainment on a regular basis.
Visited by a great variety of patrons, from cutthroat privateer sailors to respectable petty officers and even ships captains on occasion, it caters to any taste (mostly with generous servings of rum) and employs several attractive wenches to serve, as well as allowing many of the street girls to ply their trade within its doors. The atmosphere is constantly lively; dice games, drinking contests and boastful storytelling are rife, and the regular entertainment is usually provided by the same duet of fiddler and singer.
Gérard is a kindly, but worldly man just out of his middle ages who sports smart clothes covered by a clean apron bearing the sign of the Musketeers, and wears his greying hair tied in a short ponytail with a short, styled moustache and goatee. He treats his customers as valued friends until they cause trouble inside his tavern; he gives these unfortunates one chance to leave before he recovers his well-worn rapier from above the bar and forces them to leave or face his not inconsiderable skill with the blade. Most are discouraged by his silver Swordsman pin that he makes sure they catch sight of.