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The bartender, an old and bearded dwarf, shouts to the assembled patrons.
"The fucker! My wife's nephew was gettin' the next cask of ale to be brought up. I'll pay the tab of any that dispatch this beast and then go down the basement and bring up the ale! Oy, and him too I reckon, or whatever is left. Heck, I'll go so far as offer room and board for a month - but ya gotta triple up in the room, minda ya. Man's gotta make a profit still"
And so it will go from there.
No need to awkwardly set up the party - they are at the only place in town that serves hot food and beverages.
If the ghoul is too much for the party, the bartender or other patrons can assist. The small basement will lead to further adventure as they seek to discover who opened a new corridor into the basement and where did the ghoul come from.
Pocono Productivity Spell in effect ;)
As an aside, I picture the voice of the bartender to resemble that of Mr. Crabs from Spongebob Squarepants. Heh
And no, the f-bomb won't be in the final version ;)