The Jade Dragon is a small tea house in the docks district of Elexia, perched in between a couple of extremely busy jetties. The decor favors a large number of pastel greens and porcelain examples of its namesake adorn the windowsills. The Jade Dragon is famous for its exotic teas and spiced coffees and is quite popular among the locals.
Elexia's Thieves however, know that it is one of many similar locations where one can make contact with the Counters of the guild. Ordering an atarin tea, a brew renowned for its horrible, salty taste, signals a desire to meet. Counters keep records of every thief's chips and direct individuals to those who can provide them with the training they desire. They also provide access to the thieves' information network and, on occasion, arrange meetings with higher up members of the guild.
A large nadrask entered the Jade Dragon, older than most of his kind. He crossed to the counter, ordered an atarin tea, paused for a moment, nodded, then ordered another atarin tea. As foul as it was, Freak was one of the few that could stomach the drink.