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The Silent Owl is a tavern in the city of Rue which appeared in the short story "Chasing Midnight: The Dark Lord as a Teen". While the interior is not described in any detail, the structure had at least two levels and its roof was flat enough to permit movement.

"Chasing Midnight"[]

During the Black Company's time in service in Rue, the Owl was the tavern most frequently visited by the soldier Rusty. Since the young witch Chasing Midnight wanted to kill Rusty to avenge his attempt to rape her several weeks or months prior, she and her cousins Chick and Fade staked out the place at least twice, with Fade always armed with a crossbow on the Owl's roof. Both occasions led to major incidents immediately outside the tavern:

  1. On the first occasion, Fade shot crossbow bolts from the roof onto a deformed local gangster they spitefully referred to as Monkey Butt, killing him, and injuring a second thug.
  2. During the final stakeout, Fade again made expert use of his crossbow from his vantage point on the Owl. This time, he shot the decrepit sorcerer Black Shroud twice. A man on the top level, evidently the landlord, heard Fade on the roof and leaned out a window to investigate.

Despite Chasing Midnight's repeated efforts outside the Silent Owl, Rusty realized the threat and escaped. However, she and her cousins caught up with him later, dealing him a gruesome death elsewhere.

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