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11th Jan '18 7:19:06 AM BeerBaron
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':



** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'':

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'':''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':



** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' keeps the tradition alive. If you do what Aventus Arentino in Windhelm says, [[spoiler: which is to kill Grelod the Kind,]] a courier will eventually come and deliver an ominous note. If you fall asleep for any length anywhere, be it your home, at an inn, or in an anonymous bedroll, [[spoiler: Astrid, the leader of the Dark Brotherhood, will kidnap you and bring you to an abandoned shack to begin the Dark Brotherhood questline]].

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' keeps the tradition alive. If you do what Aventus Arentino in Windhelm says, [[spoiler: which is to kill Grelod the Kind,]] a courier will eventually come and deliver an ominous note. If you fall asleep for any length anywhere, be it your home, at an inn, or in an anonymous bedroll, [[spoiler: Astrid, the leader of the Dark Brotherhood, will kidnap you and bring you to an abandoned shack to begin the Dark Brotherhood questline]].
6th Jan '18 7:20:08 PM ArcticYoshi45
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', you can ride the Excess Express for free, which leads everyone in the party to figure that all you'll have to do to get the last Crystal Star is take a luxury train for a three-day ride. Over the course of those three days, you have to help a ghost move on, find some stolen items, foil a bomb plot, find [[spoiler:Doopliss]] and bust his disguise, unblock the train tracks, and finally save the passengers from some creepy, black monster things. Of course.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', which openly plays up the "oh shit something's going to happen" factor when the party discovers that the city of Harapa is barricaded at night and they're stuck until morning. Sleep at the inn... and in the morning everything's back to normal. [[spoiler: Subverted ''again'' during the Grave Eclipse, since the barricades are automatic and triggered by darkness, so now all the survivors are sealed into the town... but at least the monsters outside the town can't get to them there.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', you can ride the Excess Express for free, which leads everyone in the party to figure that all you'll have to do to get the last Crystal Star is take a luxury train for a three-day ride. Over the course of those three days, you have to help a ghost move on, find some stolen items, foil a bomb plot, find [[spoiler:Doopliss]] and bust his disguise, unblock the train tracks, and finally save the passengers from some creepy, black monster things. Of course.
* PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun.'' Nothing actually happens during your "free stay" in Garoh's inn you're forced to stay at for plot purposes, but you don't get any sleep, so you don't heal at all. If you stay again, paying this time, you heal up just fine.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', which openly plays up the "oh shit something's "something big's going to happen" factor when the party discovers that the city of Harapa is barricaded at night and they're stuck until morning. Sleep at the inn... and in the morning everything's back to normal.normal and you can freely proceed. [[spoiler: Subverted ''again'' during the Grave Eclipse, since the barricades are automatic and triggered by darkness, so now all the survivors are sealed into the town... but at least the monsters prowling outside the town can't get to them there.in.]]
20th Oct '17 9:39:24 PM Ambaryerno
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the events at the Prancing Pony make Strider paranoid enough to have the hobbits sleep in his room instead of their own. This turns out to be a good thing; in the morning they discover the hobbits' rooms have been ransacked and the stables opened and their ponies gone; both the Creator/PeterJackson movie and the much-maligned Ralph Bakshi movie depict the Nazgûl sneaking into the inn and attacking the hobbits' room.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the events at the Prancing Pony make Strider paranoid enough to have the hobbits sleep in his room instead of their own. This turns out to be a good thing; in the morning they discover the hobbits' rooms have been ransacked and the stables opened and their ponies gone; both the Creator/PeterJackson movie and the much-maligned Ralph Bakshi movie depict the Nazgûl sneaking into the inn and attacking the hobbits' room.room, though the book itself indicates it was Breelanders within their thrall.
7th Sep '17 9:30:11 PM PaulA
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*** Should you happen to get a room at Moslin's Inn in Hackdirt while looking for Dar-Ma, you will be rudely awoken by a bug-eyed creep trying to club you on the head. This is in fact a homage to the above reference of "A Shadow Over Innsmouth" as Bethesda loves using H.P Lovecraft homages.

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*** Should you happen to get a room at Moslin's Inn in Hackdirt while looking for Dar-Ma, you will be rudely awoken by a bug-eyed creep trying to club you on the head. This is in fact a homage to the above reference of "A Shadow Over Innsmouth" "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" as Bethesda loves using H.P Lovecraft homages.
31st May '17 8:33:56 PM nombretomado
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* In the first ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' book, Rand and Mat are trapped in their room and nearly killed by a darkfriend and his goons in the village of Four Kings. They're saved at the last second by a freak lightning strike [[spoiler: caused by Rand unknowingly channeling the One Power.]]

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* In the first ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' book, Rand and Mat are trapped in their room and nearly killed by a darkfriend and his goons in the village of Four Kings. They're saved at the last second by a freak lightning strike [[spoiler: caused by Rand unknowingly channeling the One Power.]]
25th Apr '17 8:19:18 PM epoxy
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May also be a TreacherousCheckpoint if the Inn stay is necessary to save the game.
23rd Apr '17 3:05:25 PM nombretomado
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** This is generally subverted in the [[Franchise/TalesSeries "Tales of" series]]. You are frequently offered free rests at inns, but the result is almost never dangerous or detrimental. More frequently, it is used to advance the plot.

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** This is generally subverted in the [[Franchise/TalesSeries "Tales of" series]].''VideoGame/TalesOf'' series. You are frequently offered free rests at inns, but the result is almost never dangerous or detrimental. More frequently, it is used to advance the plot.
27th Dec '16 6:58:31 AM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', every single time the four stay at an inn or hotel, they get attacked. Repeatedly. Despite major security and assurances of safety. It gets so bad that they accept an invitation to visit the Guardians partly because they won't be attacked inside the Guardians' city.
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12th Dec '16 4:14:33 PM Jerry
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** Taken to eleven in ''TheDarkEye'' with the rare Ghumai-Kal demons, house-shaped creatures, who like to disguise themselves as taverns or inns and eat visitors.
28th Sep '16 4:00:31 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In The RedwallSeries, while Inns don't seem to exist in that universe, there have been countless situations where characters bunking down (Whether in the wild, or staying at someone's home) wake up captured. Though it works both ways, many times Mooks of the villains wake up being captured by the heroes.

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* In The RedwallSeries, while Inns While inns don't seem to exist in that the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' universe, there have been countless situations where characters bunking down (Whether (whether in the wild, or staying at someone's home) wake up captured. Though it works both ways, many times Mooks {{mooks}} of the villains wake up being captured by the heroes.



* Happens to Conan in one short story. Conan of all people was concerned about safety in the city he was staying in (he noticed that there was a severe lack of beggars at night) and so he makes sure to spend the night at the inn he payed for. When he's asleep, a secret door opens in the room and a cannibal comes inside to murder Conan.

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* Happens to Conan Franchise/{{Conan|TheBarbarian}} in one short story. Conan of all people was concerned about safety in the city he was staying in (he noticed that there was a severe lack of beggars at night) and so he makes sure to spend the night at the inn he payed paid for. When he's asleep, a secret door opens in the room and a cannibal comes inside to murder Conan.



* Perhaps the earliest example is found in "Destiny of an Emperor". Normally you have to conquer a town before you enter it, but you can stroll right into Gui Yang. Unfortunately, all of the buildings except the palace are blocked by townspeople who all have the same message: "My lord has sent me to welcome you with open arms to his humble castle. Our simple accommodations will surely be inadequate but we are a modest folk."

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* Perhaps the earliest example is found in "Destiny ''Destiny of an Emperor".Emperor''. Normally you have to conquer a town before you enter it, but you can stroll right into Gui Yang. Unfortunately, all of the buildings except the palace are blocked by townspeople who all have the same message: "My lord has sent me to welcome you with open arms to his humble castle. Our simple accommodations will surely be inadequate but we are a modest folk."



** If the party rests in the ruins of Doma after the Cataclysm, and Cyan is in the party, he becomes possessed by a monster and the rest of the party must enter his dreams to free him.

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** If the party rests in the ruins of Doma after the Cataclysm, and Cyan is in the party, he becomes possessed by a monster and the rest of the party must [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind enter his dreams to free him.him]].



** Naturally, the same thing happens in the much later remake, ''VideoGame/SwordOfMana''.

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** Naturally, the same thing happens in the much later UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance remake, ''VideoGame/SwordOfMana''.



* In ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'', on Mt. Tigerwolf there's an Inn the player stops in. It soon becomes obvious that the Innkeep is up to not good when you are ButThouMust into drinking the tea (which naturally knocks everyone out). Of course, everyone's okay because the guy's boss recognizes one of you and forces the Innkeep to make an antidote.

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* In ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'', on Mt. Tigerwolf there's an Inn the player stops in. It soon becomes obvious that the Innkeep is up to not good when you are ButThouMust [[ButThouMust forced into drinking the tea his tea]] (which naturally [[SlippingAMickey knocks everyone out).out]]). Of course, everyone's okay because the guy's boss recognizes one of you and forces the Innkeep to make an antidote.
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