The Chortling gnome is a is a low-end tavern in the Docks district that caters mostly to off-duty dock-workers and members of the Wharf Rats. Jack One-Toe maintains a permanent room on the second floor as well as an informal office in his usual corner table, which he only leaves to sleep and relieve himself. While not exactly a den of villainy, the Gnome is not a gentle place either. Burgletounge Silvernose is the proprietor, a surly gnome who has a tendency to fondle his collection of cheap baubles. Burgletounge is a gruff little fellow who will answer direction questions brusquely and frowns upon frivolous conversation. While Burgletounge tolerates Jack’s dealings, he does not brook active larceny in his establishment. In the event of trouble, Burgletounge turns to Judd, a large dim-wit human who he has taken as a foster child of sorts. Judd is generally placid, but will unerringly carry out his “father”s instructions.