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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.
19th Sep '16 7:22:51 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel ''ForTheLoveOfEvil'', when Parry is sheltered by a poor woman after [[spoiler:his wife is murdered]], some guards kill her and burn down her house because she sheltered him. He barely escapes.

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* In the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel ''ForTheLoveOfEvil'', ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'', when Parry is sheltered by a poor woman after [[spoiler:his wife is murdered]], some guards kill her and burn down her house because she sheltered him. He barely escapes.
9th Sep '16 2:56:51 PM Lheticus
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** A free stay in Rose Town ends up with the innkeeper's son's toy coming to life and wandering out into the woods, prompting Mario and company to follow. (Said stay is free because, while it's still a toy, the innkeeper's son accidentally uses it to '''KNOCK MARIO OUT'''.)

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** A free stay in Rose Town ends up with the innkeeper's son's toy coming to life and wandering out into the woods, prompting Mario and company to follow. (Said stay is free because, while it's still a toy, the innkeeper's son accidentally uses it to '''KNOCK MARIO OUT'''.)) After you defeat Bowyer, if you go back to Rose Town the innkeeper will still let you stay for free because Mario is a nice person who played with her son. Oh, and because you saved the entire town from an ''endless rain of arrows'' that made it so most townsfolk were too scared to even leave their houses--and most of the rest were frozen in place.
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