The Tavern is a service located in the Castle, that is only open during the times of day evening and night. The tavern is the place to get pieces of information from strangers or following the call of gambling and playing dice against other players. This is also the place, where a player can talk to a stranger to change his castle allegiance.
Playing dice against other players is a purely luck-based game and costs 10 to start. The winner of the game gets 20 as reward, while the loser lost his 10 to the winner. For both players, two dices are thrown, the player with the higher count wins. The player has no influence on the outcome of this game. If no other player can be found after ten minutes, the game times out.
An example round of playing dice is the following:
You sat down waiting for other players. If you won't find anyone, you'll leave in 5 minutes.
Superman from Butterfly Castle sat down next to you. Good luck both of you!
You threw the dice on the table:
Batman: + (11) Superman: + (9)
Batman won! - he takes 20
You took a pint of cold ale. Now you can sit down and listen to what people have to say. You will finish your drink in 5 minutes.
In the tavern you found someone playing a game of bridge. Naturally being an addict, you decided to join them. On the back of a card you found a scribble saying that you need 2 of Assassin Vine to craft Bottle of Rage. Sadly, it was your turn, so you had to play that card.
Or give information about the currently strongest or richest castle:
Whilst enjoying your pint of a brand new ale, you've heard a rumour about the strongest army in the world. A drunk bard sitting next to you mentioned that this army bears banners of Dinosaur Castle.
but the drinking may also end in nothing but wasted time:
Tonight you let yourself go and got absolutely smashed. At home you were greeted by your bed and a hangover.
Talking with a stranger in the tavern is the way to go if a player wants to change his castle. The stranger sells passports to the other six castles, prices depending on ranking of the castle. The price is payed in Gems. The castle can be changed only once a week.