- "Isn't this the Eolian? I had heard that this is where pride pays silver and plays golden."
The Eolian is a well known and extremely popular tavern in Imre.
The Eolian is a popular musical venue and bar run by Deoch and Stanchion. It is best known for the esteemed group of musicians who play there in hopes of earning a highly coveted set of silver talent pipes, and the possibility of gaining a noble Patron.
The Eolian charges an entrance fee of one jot for audience members and pipe-less performers alike, to ensure quality patronage. Musicians wishing to play on the Eolian's stage must pay an additional silver talent. Musicians with pipes and their guests may enter free of charge and perform without question.
In The Chronicle
Kvothe earns his talent pipes at The Eolian, expanding his options for making money. Here he meets Deoch, Count Threpe, Stanchion, and many other characters. When attempting to earn his pipes, Kvothe meets Denna for the second time, as she provides an unplanned accompaniment to "The Lay of Sir Savien Traliard". Denna meets her mysterious patron at the Eolian, while waiting for Kvothe, who stands her up due to the fire in the Artificery. Kvothe often frequents the Eolian for drinks with his friends, Wilem and Simmon.
Owners and Affiliates
- Deoch, partial owner and Manager
- Stanchion, partial owner and director of Music
- Ket, doorman
- Lily, Waitress
Beverages known to be served at the Eolian include:
Manet reveals that whenever an admirer purchases Kvothe a drink and he orders sounten, he receives water. At the end of the evening, Kvothe, The Eolian, and the barman split the earnings three ways. Kvothe later negotiates this deal down to a 50/50 split with the Eolian.
- The word "Eolian" could come from a musical mode, Aeolian, more commonly known as the natural minor scale.
- Eolian is the US spelling for aeolian, which means "produced or carried by the wind".