One of the key aspects in owning ‘Fortune's Tavern’ is upgrading it in order to bring in NPCs that are both more wealthy, and have more to offer in terms of information, hiring potential, and cross NPC interaction. Alongside upgrading the grounds, shrines, herb garden, and bar it’s also possible to increase the number of beds and bedrooms so that you can host more patrons on any one evening.
Like most improvements throughout the game, building bedrooms increases both your renown amongst the different races, and your alignment. Building elven campgrounds, for example, will increase your renown amongst the elves, angels, and faye folk and give your alignment a positive boost.
Bedrooms vary in renovation costs depending on how opulent they but the more opulent the room the more likely it is to attract greater heroes, villains and hirelings. The most famous heroes of Three Empires will only stay in the most lavish of accommodation with plenty of amenities.
Once a new bed or bedroom has been built it is possible to change the rent for that specific room with renown penalties or bonuses for increasing or decreasing the gold required per night. This enables the player to choose between milking patrons for quick gold increases or keeping rents low in the hopes of attracting a more varied clientele.
As more bedrooms are purchased the tavern becomes more lavish all round, but buying improvements is not the only way to change the look and feel of the tavern: alignment also changes the visual aspect of the tavern and I’ll be delving into that during my next post.