Descent into Undermountain
Whenever a group of adventurers is being lowered down or brought out of Undermountain, a flurry of activity takes place at a table near the bar. At the center of that flurry is Stannoc, an elderly halfling. Some folk claim that only the Yawning Portal’s walls have seen more of its history than Old Stannoc.
The halfling has made his living as a gambler and odds maker, speculating on various aspects of adventurers’ Undermountain careers. The last surface spoken words many a doomed adventurer has heard were Old Stannoc’s as he shouted out the long odds he was giving on the dungeon diver’s survival.