The Stag and Lion
From Tar Valon Library
The Stag and Lion is an inn in Baerlon, Andor. It is four stories high and about twice as large on each floor as the Winespring Inn (TEotW, Ch. 13). It has private dining rooms (TEotW, Ch. 14). It is one of at least nine inns in the town (TEotW, Ch. 15) and it is not the nearest inn to any gate (TEotW, Ch. 21).
Inside, the common room is twice as wide as the Winespring Inn and three times as long with scores of tables filling the floor and colorful pictures high on the walls. Instead of a single large fireplace, there is a hearth on each wall (TEotW, Ch. 15).
The men's bathing chamber is large and stone walled with a sloping tiled floor. It has a dozen copper bathtubs sitting in a circle around the drain. On one wall iron cauldrons heat the water and on the opposite wall there is a deep fireplace making the room warm (TEotW, Ch. 14).
The Innkeeper is Master Fitch. There are lots of staff serving in the inn including stablemaster Mutch, serving maids Mari and Cinda, cook Sara, bath attendant Ara and Min(TEotW, Ch. 14 - Ch. 15). The inn's cat is called Cirri (TEotW, Ch. 15).
Rand, Mat, Perrin, Egwene, Moiraine, Lan and Thom stay there after they leave the Two Rivers. They aim to stay there for two nights to rest on their journey to Tar Valon (TEotW, Ch. 14). Nynaeve follows them to the inn, attempting to bring the young people back home (TEotW, Ch. 15).
The group, including Nynaeve, leave the inn in the middle of second night after a Fade finds them there. The inn is then set afire by Darkfriends after Rand and the group leave (TEotW, Ch. 17). Master Fitch plans to rebuild the inn twice as big with the gold Moiraine sends him to compensate (TGH, Ch. 24).