Riches from Rags
Tessa LeNoir: Owns Stygia, Tiefling Female, Age 23, Mid-Level Sorcerer, N
Appearance: Pink skin; black hair groomed over noticeable horns; well-endowed; black eyes; halter-top and hip-hugging pants
Personality: A shrewd businesswoman, Tessa succeeded in opening an upper-class tavern in a part of town that would otherwise never bother to do business with a Tiefling. Tessa promoted her place as risqué and edgy, and it worked; the rich nobles that live in the surrounding houses and mansions feel a false sense of bravery when they eat there, as if they were injecting some sort of daring into their lives. To ensure that daring doesn’t become actual danger, Tessa tolerates no antics of any kind in her tavern; on any given night, she has at least two off-duty members of the city watch on her payroll as bouncers. Her tavern includes a stage that feature a variety of performances. The business nights are the rare ones where Tessa herself steps from behind the bar for a demon-themed burlesque dance routine.
Special: Unknown to virtually everyone (except for Will and Jono), Tessa is also a member of the Black Hand. Her roll in the organization is more reconnaissance than anything else, but she’s not above getting her hands dirty should a job require a magical talent.