Created By: deuxhero on February 10, 2012 Last Edited By: deuxhero on February 14, 2012

Xenophobe's Inn

Even the xenophobic village in the middle of nowhere will have an TraumaInn

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  • Golden Sun: The Lost Age has an inn at Shaman Village, where the populous isn't even allowed to talk to outsiders. Despite this, the village still has an inn with an innkeeper that offers a stay by writing down his rate. Lampshaded if you mind read him, where he will note that you are his only potential customer and he isn't going to pass it up.
  • Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon has a Tsukigata Village whose populous believes outsiders will bring bad luck. It not only has an inn the cast bases their investigation of the town from, but the inn is apparently viewed as a resort (though the souvenir stands are all "long closed").
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  • February 10, 2012
    It's usually a good idea to make the description a bit more than a laconic. See if you can go on a bit about the reasons the trope might exists and note a few similar ones.

    • In Oblivion there is a town called Hackdirt which (along with a related quest) is a Shout Out to Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth. You can stay in the inn even though the entire town hates outsiders (their disposition is 40 points lower than normal when you first speak to them). You're attacked by a cultist the first night you stay in the inn, however.
  • February 11, 2012
    Do merchant stores count, as well?

    • In Dragon Age Origins, the village of Haven is populated by highly hostile citizens who either refuse to talk to you or attack you on sight. Still, the village store owner will trade with you normally until a certain plot point.
  • February 11, 2012
    Nah, Merchants can sell to the residents themselfs (and may break the xenophobia out of pragmatism) making it distinct form the trope.
  • February 12, 2012
    Zigzagged in Final Fantasy II: most of the cities conquered by the Empire of Palamencia do have Trauma Inn avaible, but the one in Fynn can't be accessed, as there's a general in front of it.
  • February 12, 2012
    • Wandering Hamster has Ixnekolan city. While cats inhabiting it are rather hostile towards the eponymous Bob the Hamster, they still allow him to rest at an inn... on a floor in a dirty small room. Shops meanwhile sell stuff only once you have Skeppio and Rathmara join your party.
  • February 13, 2012
    A variant in the novel Interesting Times: even in the isolationist and xenophobic Counterweight Continent, there is a local equivalent of CMOT Dibbler who's happy to meet a foreigner to potentially bilk out of his money.
  • February 13, 2012
    Needs A Better Description. If you don't have a writeup before your list of examples, you don't have a trope. List of examples does not an article make, and "See X" is never good writing form.

    What is this trope about, anyway? Is this generally about any Inexplicable Trauma Inn (like those churches out in the boondocks of Dragon Quest 8), or specifically about a xenophobic location which still offers a Trauma Inn for the outsiders they supposedly shun?
  • February 13, 2012
    This seems to be a type of Gameplay And Story Segregation. (Which is not necessarily a reason not to create a separate page if you can find enough examples, but it should be indexed there. If you can't find enough examples you can also list them there.)
  • February 14, 2012
    ^^ "specifically about a xenophobic location which still offers a Trauma Inn for the outsiders they supposedly shun", otherwise the shop example a few up would be valid.
  • February 14, 2012
    Needs a different name - the title implies the opposite, that is a bar where outsiders get thrown out/beaten.
  • February 14, 2012
    That would be Xenophobes In, surely?