Tavernkeep

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Tavernkeep
Tavernkeep.png
Statistics
Type NPC
AI Type Passive
Max Life 250
Defense 15
KB Resist 50%
Item (Quantity) Rate
Ale Tosser.png Ale Tosser
12.5%

Unconscious Man.png
Internal NPC ID: 550, 579
Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.

The Tavernkeep is a unique NPC vendor that accepts only Defender Medals as currency for most items, instead of coins. He will only become accessible after the player has defeated the Eater of Worlds or Brain of Cthulhu. Once this criterion is met, he will appear as an unconscious man spawning in any layer of the world. Similar to bound NPCs, talking to him allows him to claim a House and respawn when killed.

The Tavernkeep's sentry summon weapons are associated with the Old One's Army event, and at first, they can only be used within that event. They function elsewhere only after the event is completed once successfully. Each of the Tavernkeep's sentry summon weapons come in three tiers: Rod, Cane, and Staff; with the Staff being the most expensive and the most powerful.

When threatened, he throws mugs of ale at enemies.
The Unconscious Man in a forest.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Ale.png Ale
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Eternia Crystal.png Eternia Crystal
25 Silver Coin Pre-Mechanical Boss
Eternia Crystal.png Eternia Crystal
1 Gold Coin After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Eternia Crystal.png Eternia Crystal
4 Gold Coin Post-Golem
Eternia Crystal Stand.png Eternia Crystal Stand
1 Gold Coin Always available.
Defender's Forge.png Defender's Forge
75 Defender Medal Always available.
Flameburst Rod.png Flameburst Rod
5 Defender Medal Always available.
Flameburst Cane.png Flameburst Cane
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Flameburst Staff.png Flameburst Staff
100 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Ballista Rod.png Ballista Rod
5 Defender Medal Always available.
Ballista Cane.png Ballista Cane
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Ballista Staff.png Ballista Staff
100 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Explosive Trap Rod.png Explosive Trap Rod
5 Defender Medal Always available.
Explosive Trap Cane.png Explosive Trap Cane
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Explosive Trap Staff.png Explosive Trap Staff
100 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Lightning Aura Rod.png Lightning Aura Rod
5 Defender Medal Always available.
Lightning Aura Cane.png Lightning Aura Cane
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Lightning Aura Staff.png Lightning Aura Staff
100 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Monk's Bushy Brow Bald Cap.png Monk's Bushy Brow Bald Cap
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Monk's Shirt.png Monk's Shirt
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Monk's Pants.png Monk's Pants
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Squire's Great Helm.png Squire's Great Helm
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Squire's Plating.png Squire's Plating
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Squire's Greaves.png Squire's Greaves
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Huntress's Wig.png Huntress's Wig
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Huntress's Jerkin.png Huntress's Jerkin
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Huntress's Pants.png Huntress's Pants
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Apprentice's Hat.png Apprentice's Hat
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Apprentice's Robe.png Apprentice's Robe
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Apprentice's Trousers.png Apprentice's Trousers
25 Defender Medal After at least one Mechanical boss has been defeated.
Valhalla Knight's Helm.png Valhalla Knight's Helm
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Valhalla Knight's Breastplate.png Valhalla Knight's Breastplate
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Valhalla Knight's Greaves.png Valhalla Knight's Greaves
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Dark Artist's Hat.png Dark Artist's Hat
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Dark Artist's Robes.png Dark Artist's Robes
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Dark Artist's Leggings.png Dark Artist's Leggings
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Red Riding Hood.png Red Riding Hood
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Red Riding Dress.png Red Riding Dress
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Red Riding Leggings.png Red Riding Leggings
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Shinobi Infiltrator's Helmet.png Shinobi Infiltrator's Helmet
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Shinobi Infiltrator's Torso.png Shinobi Infiltrator's Torso
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.
Shinobi Infiltrator's Pants.png Shinobi Infiltrator's Pants
75 Defender Medal After defeating Golem.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Using a Hunter Potion can help find the Unconscious Man (Tavernkeep) as it will highlight his body.

Names[edit | edit source]

The Tavernkeep may have any of the following names:

  • Barkeep
  • Bill
  • Blacksmith
  • Bruce
  • Dale
  • Dani Moo
  • Driscan
  • Elandrian
  • Ernest
  • Iamison
  • Javahawk
  • Jerry
  • Moe
  • Paddy
  • Ted
  • William

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "I've got the cure for what ails ya! Get it? Ale? No?"
  • "They say you're strong, well, I know strong. Let's see if you measure up."
  • "Back where I'm from, we only serve Root Beer..."
  • "This is a big upgrade from wiping that table all day."
  • "Life's a challenge when you're just naturally better than everyone else."
  • "What am I doing here..."
  • "A lot of tenacity and a little bit of luck can go a long way..."
  • "Have you seen any Meburs around here?"

When homeless:

  • "Know any good places to set up shop? Would love to open up a bar here."

At Night

  • "Really quiet out there. A little too quiet..."
  • "Check in with me, and do your job."

When Demolitionist is present:

  • "No wonder [Name of Demolitionist] has so many accidents. You can't imagine how much ale he buys from me."

When Goblin Tinkerer is present:

  • "Normally, I'm not much of a fan of Goblins, but [Name of Goblin Tinkerer] seems to be an alright sort."

When Steampunker is present:

  • "Do you think [Name of Steampunker] has an extra of that gun? I know a witch that may want one."

When Dryad is present:

  • "[Name of Dryad] seems nice. I should bring her back with me."
During Daytime:
  • "Anyone see where the Dryad went?"

During a Blood Moon:

  • "You know, where I'm from, a Blood Moon is actually just an excuse to get some fresh air."

During Hardmode:

  • "I know a Lavamancer that would really like that hellstone down in the underworld."

Post Moon Lord:

  • "Moon Lord, don't you mean Abyss Lord?"

Based on Old One's Army

  • "Huh? How did I get here? The last thing I remember was a portal opening up in front of me..." (Only the first time the player speaks to him.)
  • "We should really do something about the Old One's Army. Ask me about the Eternia Crystal if you want to learn more." (Before Tier 1.)
  • "Great job on fighting off the Old One's Army! But I'm sure we haven't seen the last of them, they didn't put up much of a fight this time." (After Tier 1.)
  • "The Army of the Old One's keeps getting stronger, yet you keep pushing them back! But something tells me they aren't quite finished with us yet." (After Tier 2.)
  • "You really kept the full force of the Old One's Army at bay? Maybe you should visit Etheria some time." (After Tier 3.)

When the player clicks Eternia Crystal:

  • For starters, take a few of these Defender Medals, on the house! I've got some special defenses you can purchase, but only with Defender Medals! (The first time a character clicks Eternia Crystal in a world, gives 5 Defender Medals.)
All these quotes loop in order when the player clicks Eternia Crystal:
  • "The first thing you need to know about are the special defensive artifacts I've got for sale, but only if you've got some Defender Medals!"
  • "You can use these artifacts to create traps and defensive towers. Doing so Consumes Etherian mana, a special energy dropped only by members of the Old One's Army!"
  • "Challenging the Old One's Army is rather simple. They are attracted to the power of Eternia Crystals, and that can be used to bait them out."
  • "To place an Eternia Crystal, you must obtain an Eternia Crystal and a stand to put in. It just so happens, you can buy em from me!"
  • "You'll want to place your Eternia Crystal stand in a pretty open, flat area. Lots of walls and stuff might make it pretty difficult to protect!"
  • "Once your stand is set up, just interact with it while holding an Eternia Crystal, and prepare for a fight!"
  • "Of course, you can't let the Old One's Army destroy the Eternia Crystal! This will have catastrophic consequences for my home world of Etheria!"
  • "You can place defenses at the cost of 10 Etherian mana. Once placed, the Eternia Crystal will release some of this mana. Otherwise, you will need to defeat enemies to get more."
  • "With the help of defenses, you will have to repel several waves of invaders who are attempting to destroy both you and the Eternia Crystal!"
  • "If you successfully repel the invasion, you'll be awarded more Defender Medals, which you can bring to me to purchase more artifacts and some other special rewards!"
  • "I've also heard rumors that the power of the artifacts themselves may be further unlocked if you defeat the Old One's Army. Perhaps you could even use them any time you wish!"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Tavernkeep is a character from Dungeon Defenders 2. Many of his quotes also reference the game.
    • His quote "This is a big upgrade from wiping that table all day." references the fact that in DD2, he only wipes the table when the player is not talking to him.
    • His quote "Moon Lord, don't you mean Abyss Lord?" references the cthulhu-like nature shared by both DD2's Abyss Lord and the Moon Lord.
    • Two of his quotes, "Do you think <Name of Steampunker> has an extra of that gun? I know a witch that may want one." and "I know a Lavamancer that would really like that hellstone down in the underworld." reference the Gun Witch and Lavamancer heroes in DD2, respectively.
    • Two of his quotes,"<Name of Dryad> seems nice. I should bring her back with me." and "Anyone see where the Dryad went?" are references to the fact that the Dryad is available in Dungeon Defenders 2.
  • Approaching and standing near the Tavernkeep while holding Ale can cause him to appear to be holding his own mug of ale. While he is, the player can "cheers" with him by continuing to hold Ale and walking towards him, which creates a subtle burst of particles when you bump glasses. This effect is purely aesthetic and has no functional effect.
  • One of the Tavernkeep's possible names is Moe. This may be a reference to the bartender, Moe Szyslak, from the popular TV show "The Simpsons".
  • One of the Tavernkeep's possible names is Paddy. This may be a reference to the bar, Paddy's pub, from the TV show "It's always sunny in Philadelphia".
  • The Tavernkeep has no Party quote, and as a placeholder, has the quote "I really need some birthday text, Yorai!" (referring to Yoraiz0r, a Terraria developer), which never appears.
  • His one quote; "Check in with me, and do your job.", is a reference to Three Six Mafia's song "Slob on my knob", a song used in internet memes.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Tavern at Dungeon Defenders 2 Wiki

History[edit | edit source]

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