The Dragon's Inn was a UseNet newsgroup back in the 80s and 90s.
It worked as a cooperative fiction writing group, where people could
post new chapters of their own story, or chapters to the 'Inn' story,
which was a common thread. All stories were set in the same world,
in much the same way as the 'Thieves World' series of books.
The 'Inn' thread was usually used to
introduce new characters to the 'world'. This is the unfinished
story of Elvar, a new character I was introducing.
Copyright Steve Shipway, although I doubt you'd
want to steal it