Not all of Noxus is steeped in foul-smelling chemicals and fumes from its moat, or rises to greet the dark sky around the skull-shaped mountain of the High Command. Not all of Noxus is glorious and cut-throat. In fact, a good portion of Noxian Citizens go on about their day like any other person living on Valoran. The streets may be a little less "safe" and maybe even a little less "clean" but these people work hard, and are filled with national pride that's to die for. After all, the High Command and the Grand General is everything. To go against the High Command is tantamount to suicide anyway.
These people live in the Ivory Ward, or the slums beneath the great city. When they tire of the toil of the day, all types, Citizen, Soldier, perhaps even champion, retreat to the various bars and taverns throughout Noxus to enjoy a fine drink, or maybe to get into a drunken brawl with some of the nastiest mercenaries around. The Grandmaster himself, Jax, and Gragas, the Rabble Rouser, are well known for drinking in Noxus, so one never quite knows who might show up. The law is slow to react to most brawls, which almost turns them into a game of sport.
However, few Noxian taverns are as widely known as "The Sweaty Apple." "The Apple", as it has come to be called by frequent patrons, is one of Noxus' oldest drinking institutions. Inside, a patron will spy bits and pieces from Noxian propaganda from all sorts of conflicts, both ancient history and more recent wars. Due to the tavern's popularity, a small Bounty Board has even been placed near the entrance for easy pickings for anyone adventurous, or stupid, enough to take on a job.
The Apple is run by a grizzled old war veteran named Kaius Darkfoot that serves as the bartender. The man is well-respected by all patrons, both for his long service in the Noxian Military, and for his skill at the game of drink, and no-nonsense attitude when it comes to his tavern. Anyone stupid enough to tell him "Apples don't sweat" has often been chased out the door, accompanied by the sounds of an old Hextech Shotgun he calls "Lady." While the man often times has a tendency to go off into a drunken ramble about how he lost his foot to frostbite while fighting up north in Freljord, he assures that his last name "is just a durn'd coincidence" and that "people should stop asking such durn'd stupid questions."
Bar brawls are so common that Kaius has stopped trying to halt them, and has started taking bets. Other patrons often join in as the brawls get crazier, shouting and making bets, and simply living it up. If things get too rowdy, Kaius simply silences it with a blast from Lady, or just adds the damages to the tab of the patrons to pay the next time they come in. And he collects what's owed one way or another...
"No man of the drink should ever leave Noxus without a trip to 'The Sweaty Apple.' Best dang bar in Noxus, y'ask me."
- Anonymous Patron
(( Well, here's the bar as promised. I suspect you all will give it the proper atmosphere. Always assume Kaius is at the bar, and always assume there are at least a few patrons running around. The Bounty Board is something I added for flavor, but if you all decide you want to turn it into something more, let me know, and I'll see what I can do. Of course, if people want to offer actual bounties, by all means, I'll put them up and turn this into a fun little hub for activity of all sorts. This is the rowdy version of the Break Room Style Thread. So, go nuts, have a mug, kick back, kick some arse, and watch out for that flying fist...))
(( With love, Kaz~ ))