Dreamheart Delaevan Forestwolf is the proprietor of the Tavern. Baresh is the trusty barkeep who hears people’s tales and makes sure they are written down to tell to the next patron who asks.
Ultimately, however, it’s the patrons of the Wren’s Nest who make it a community and incredible resource by telling stories, reporting events, and recounting memories. This is what makes any fiction live and breathe.
The first version of The Wren’s Nest went live in 1997. It went through several re-designs, but always stayed true to the original vision. There were a couple slow periods when I did not play DR. It went offline in the spring of 2008, and this current version started with a Grand Re-Opening in the last part of May 2013.
There are news and stories in the archives from before the DR year of 350.
In 1996, Greywulf whispered to Dreamweaver, “You could build a gathering place for information and stories. Out…there…on the web of time.”
And there the seed was planted in the back of my mind. There it stayed, and germinated.
In 1997, over drinks in Taelbert’s, Firannion, Aifee, Agraynal, and Therrilliar were discussing current events with Dreamheart. They despaired of getting all the right information from the right people together to try to solve a particular dilemma that had cropped up. That was when Firannion asked Dreamheart if there was some way to …. gather it. Out … “there”. Aiffee’s face lit up. Therrilliar almost beamed, and Agraynel chimed in with, “Yes!”
And the seed which had already grown roots, began to sprout and became the reality of The Wren’s Nest Tavern. It opened in the year 349 at the “Crossroads of Everywhere”. A most convenient property acquisition – Location is everything, we hear.
My only regret? That Greywulf never knew.
Our mission here has always been the same: to provide an in-character means of reporting and recording the news and heroes of DragonRealms. The community of the Tavern has built bonds that span decades, and it remains an important reference source for researchers in its current, archived, state.