The establishment is a sprawling tavern set near the docks & warehouses of the Saltwater’s Weep Arsenal. It is heavily decorated in a sailing motif and it’s said that every scrap of wood used in building the four story tavern came from a ship owned by someone who had sailed far around the world.
The building has a large central room with a wing spreading out to either side. The left wing is taken up by kitchens and servants quarters. The right contains rooms for ship captains and regulars to hold meetings. The next floor up and the one above are of the same size as the central hall and contain rooms for guests and travelers to stay in. Each floor has a small bathing room with several tubs that have minor enchantments to keep the water piping hot. The top floor is slightly smaller than the three below and is closed to all but those with an invitation. It is the private offices and home of Thomas Nimble owner of the Tavern and Guild Leader of the Iron Blade Trading Company.
Each floor is made of highly polished wood with rope that has been bronzed and set as molding. The tables are bolted to the floor by heavy iron pins and the chairs are made from water casks that have been shaped and carefully cushioned for comfort. The casks are also filled with lead making each incredibly heavy. It’s rumored that Nimble also had enchantments placed on the furniture making them extremely hard to break and move much. The bar is a huge beam of polished mahogany held up by sections of masts said to have come from all the pirate vessels Nimble’s ships have sunk. The bartender is a slim half-elf with a pair of scimitars across his back. He occasionally performs stunning blade dances for the crowd. There are at least 7 very, very large sailors always around the tavern, each is roughly 8’ tall and nearly 500 lbs and dressed in heavy sail cloth shirts and trousers. They carry massive belaying pins and are ready to step in if trouble occurs. Rumor has it they’re all half-giants or half-ogres and it’s known from experience that glittering silver mail is hidden under their clothing. The barmaids are universally beautiful and fiery but strict rules keep the customers hands to their selves. The curved daggers each girl wears helps with that. Nimble tolerates no side businesses in his tavern. Ships lanterns enchanted to provide continual light keeps the place well lit and easy to see in. The hearth is huge and carved from stones harvested from reefs that destroyed several ships.