**Right off of Lantern Street sits a squat, wide building, seemingly designed with a barricade in mind. This is the Dustup, and it's named for the ever-present cloud of dust that seems to haunt the Brass District rather than any sort of propensity for bar brawls. Which makes sense. When the Peacekeepers run a bar, you can be sure that any fights are quickly contained.
Realizing that the Peacekeepers were going to be called to break up every tavern rumpus anyways, Padraic Prontus, a foothills villager turned lawman, built the Dustup in Ash's early days to save everyone some time and keep his brothers-in-arms quenched amidst their oft-cursed dust cloud. Now an Ash essential, adventurers and lawdogs from across Bakara know that the Dustup is the place to grab a pint of Padraic's Pale, snatch a quick game of billiards, and relax for a few moments. There's a small jail in the back if anyone gets too rough, but it is mostly there at Jager's insistence. But the Captain hasn't been by the Dustup in years, and as a result the mood is light as long as no one leaves the door open too long. That dust cloud is no joke.**
**The Dustup was relatively empty, with the exception of two somewhat lost-looking jakari taking up one corner of the bar, Padriac setting down the barrel he'd just emerged from the cellar carrying, and a kindir Mercy half-recognized through the ungodly amount of beetle innards he was liberally covered in.
The bug-splattered Paidan raised a hand to Mercy from his seat.**
Mercy - Bloody bugs, hate them. All the mess and trouble but none of the glory. Could down a lion with a spear at a distance and people would love to hear the tale. Try getting people interested in the time you nearly died squashing a swarm of bugs.
Paidan - "Nothing to sneeze at. Lot of gold in Ash, and a lot of people that solve their problems by throwing said gold at it. Gilt District's the best money; was picked clean almost immediately. But it's an easy thirty or forty gold wherever else in the city."
Paidan - "I'm mostly in it for the intangibles, like I said."