Spicy Dire Moose Stew

Gwendolyn Ironheart strode into the bustling inn and tavern called ‘The Burly Earl’, her senses instantly assaulted by the smells of roasting meat, fresh bread, and ale.

Beef stew in a bowl.

She took in the sights and sounds of the crowded tavern, taking note of the patrons laughing and joking with one another over steaming plates of food and frothy mugs of ale.

As she made her way to the bar, the serving woman greeted her warmly. She was a tall, curvy woman with long black hair and bright green eyes that sparkled with mischief.

She wore a low-cut bodice that showed off her ample bosom, and Gwendolyn couldn’t help but feel a twinge of envy at her beauty.

“Welcome to The Burly Earl, my lady,” the serving woman said. “What can I get for you?”

Gwendolyn scanned the menu, her eyes alighting on the words ‘spicy dire moose stew’ and ‘freshly baked bread’ listed under the daily specials.

Her eyebrows raised slightly, wondering appreciatively what kind of hunter could bring down such a great beast.

“I’ll have the beef stew and freshly baked bread, please,” she said.

The serving woman nodded, scribbling the order down on her notepad. “Excellent choice, warrior. I’ll have that out for you in no time.”

As Gwendolyn waited for her meal, she couldn’t help but notice the way the serving woman moved. She was graceful and fluid, with a sensuous sway to her hips that made Gwendolyn feel oddly self-conscious.

Before long, the serving woman arrived with a steaming bowl of spicy dire moose stew and a hunk of freshly baked bread.

The stew was rich and hearty, with chunks of tender meat, carrots, and potatoes swimming in a spicy tomato broth. The bread was warm and crusty, with a soft, fluffy interior that soaked up the flavors of the stew perfectly.

As she ate, Gwendolyn couldn’t help but feel a sense of contentment wash over her. The spicy stew warmed her from the inside out, filling her with a sense of comfort and satiation that she hadn’t felt in a long time.

She savored every bite, feeling grateful for the simple pleasures that The Burly Earl had provided her.

Spicy Dire Moose Stew Recipe

Meet Gwendolyn, a half-elf fighter seeking revenge and justice in Neverwinter. Savor her favorite spicy beef stew recipe from The Burly Earl tavern here!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, Carrots
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Beef chuck cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cup Beef broth
  • 1 can Diced tomatoes
  • 4 Carrots peeled and sliced
  • 4 Potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tssp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the beef and brown on all sides. Remove from pot and set aside.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook until softened.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir to combine.
  • Add the beef broth, diced tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Add the beef back to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and let simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is tender and the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Serve hot with fresh baked bread. Enjoy!

Character Information

Gwendolyn Ironheart – Female Half-Elf Fighter

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Gwendolyn Ironheart
Medium humanoid (half-elf), neutral
Armor Class 14 (chain mail)
Hit Points 37 (5d10 + 10)
Speed 30 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 8 (-1)
Saving Throws STR +5, CON +4
Skills Perception +2
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Elvish
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)
Arcane Strikes. Gwendolyn can channel her arcane energy into her weapon strikes. Whenever she hits with a weapon attack, the target takes an additional 1d6 force damage.
Spellcasting. Gwendolyn is a 6th-level spellcaster. Her spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 12, +4 to hit with spell attacks). She has the following wizard spells prepared:
Cantrips: fire bolt, mage hand, shocking grasp
1st Level (4 slots): burning hands, shield, thunderwave
2nd Level (3 slots): misty step, scorching ray
Actions
Arcane Longsword. Gwendolyn makes a melee weapon attack with her arcane longsword, dealing 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage. The target must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw or be paralyzed until the end of its next turn.
Burning Hands. Gwendolyn unleashes a wave of flames in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 16 (4d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
Misty Step Strike. Gwendolyn uses her mastery over misty step to teleport behind a target and strike with her sword. She makes a melee weapon attack, dealing 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage. The target must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be blinded until the end of its next turn.
Thunderwave Blast. Gwendolyn slams her hands together, creating a wave of thunderous force. Each creature within a 15-foot cube originating from her must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw, taking 15 (3d8 + 2) thunder damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one, and be pushed 10 feet away from her.

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