The proprietor of the Inn of the Slumbering Drake, Lady Chauntessa, commonly makes an appearance in the tavern to check on things and greet her patrons. She is a tall, slender human in her early forties, standing six feet tall, with long silver-white hair – she says it used to be a deep brown until she had a run-in with a ghost during her adventuring days. She always wears fine silk gowns and flowery perfumes. Although she rarely smiles, she is polite and gracious, speaking with a soft, melodious voice. Lady Chauntessa has a soft spot for adventurers, having been one herself, years ago.
Ixany (Chauntessa’s familiar)
The namesake of the Inn of the Slumbering Drake is Lady Chauntessa’s familiar (she says “pet”), Ixany. Ixany is a diminutive dragon, about the size of a large housecat. Indeed, she shares many traits with felines, including sleeping 22 hours a day and craving attention in the form of ear rubs and belly scratches. She has light purple-red scales with a tan underbelly. Most times she can be found curled up on a pile of pillows in the tavern or frolicking about the room chasing whatever catches her eye or seeking attention from patrons. Rumor has it that if you give Ixany a swig of your first alcoholic beverage of the night, you’ll have good luck the next day.