The Cadaver is an infamous pub set in the heart of Arbuckle Hill. Built on the spot where the Arbuckle Hill Martyr's broken body was found, it has become a centre piece of the Arbuckle Hill resistance, particularly the Houvers.
The Cadaver is built in the old style, even though it has been burned to the ground and rebuilt no less than six times. The earlier firings have been attributed to the Amphitheatre aristocracy and their minions. More recently, the damage has been blamed on the internal politics of the various Arbuckle Hill resistance groups. All this destruction is primarily because The Cadaver functions as the base of operations for the galant Houvers. It's four floors of creme walls and dark wood tower above its neighbouring hovels, its walls painted with resistance slogans.
Painted in vibrant reds and greens, The Cadaver's high hung sign is practically a landmark, depicting the Arbuckle Hill Martyr's broken body lying in a bed of roses. It acts as a symbol of the continuation of The Cadaver, and all it represents, against whatever fate has thrown at it. Local legends suggest the sign has survived each and every time The Cadaver has been destroyed, although this is unlikely as it would have succumbed to woodworm long ago. However, what is true is the continuation it represents is a community which has stood against oppression for many generations.
Over the years, many famous people have been seen at The Cadaver. Its infamous reputation is a draw for the adventurous, and people have claimed Siam Sinch and Bethany Mboya were frequently seen, although Siam and her family deny this rigorously. Which, of course, is the kind of thing that is the prerogative of the "upper classes".
The Cadaver serves such items as Ball Lightning Liqueur, light and dark beers, as well as being one of the few places in Folktown to serve the best Adlorst Vinifera vintages and the worst, cheapest rosés. Only The Cadaver has such a varied clientele with such a range of wealth. Food is supposedly served, but since few people have survived to recommend it, it is seldom ordered. It is a shame, really, that the nobs are not more adventurous in the direction of the food, as it would do the world a favour.
--Despicable Shimmy 00:18 20040921 BST
I don't hold with some of the more extreme Houvers views, but the Amphitheatre aristocracy always struck me as a bunch of effete snobs, so I'm proud to give my personal endorsement to this fine drinking establishment. The 'Daver's Adlorst Vinifera is truly top notch hooch, and if you've got a whole lot of money burning its way through your pocket, I have it on very good authority they may even have a bottle or two of -16 EC vintage fefferberry wine. --Qwentyth Pyre 19:09, 21 Sep 2004 (EDT)
I'm not sure I understand the universal terror in which the food at the 'Daver is held. Sure, there's occasionally something unidentiable floating in it. Sure, it sometimes fights back. Sure a few people have suffered permanent scaring, insanity, and, in a few cases, prolonged and painful death. Geez, what's life without a few risks? I highly recommend the Chef's Special. Just don't ask what's in it. You don't want to know, and, realistically, the Chef might not have any idea. --DrBacchus 09:30, 23 Sep 2004 (EDT)
I was much more concerned to see that they were selling Ball Lightning Liqueur as a beverage. Based on its explosive properties, I certainly shouldn't want to be in the privy after a hearty round! Not to mention that I'm fairly certain it will induce blindness. --Doctor Phineas Crank 10:42, 23 Sep 2004 (EDT)
While I am certain that some vistors to the 'Daver would drink a Ball Lightning Liqueur, we proponents of the true order know how important its proper use is. The 'Daver is no idle drinking establishment, it is at the heart of the true order. Long live the revolution. I have said too much already! --Despicable Shimmy 00:17 20040924 BST
It seems that the Despicable Shimmy's hit the rosé or liqueur or beer (or all three) a bit early today... --Sean B. Palmer 16:39, 24 Sep 2004 (EDT)
My old group in the Aminfarances Institute of Science and Technomancy was doing a study on the palatability of Ball Lightning Liqueur not long ago. Through extensive use of volunteers, they determined that it can be consumed without any ill effects beyond those generally present in alcohol. They said the flavor is "interesting, if you're into that sort of thing." I'm not sure what that means, but I'm sure some of the contributing scholars could explain. --Darus Ixa 08:55, 27 Sep 2004 (EDT)
My young nephew once drank an entire bottle of Ball Lightning Liqueur on a dare. Other than a nasty headache, and rather remarkable (but somewhat entertaining) pyrotechnic flatulence the following day, he suffered no ill effects. The same cannot be said for his companion who, after swallowing an entire "Awal Sleeps" grenade, exploded and then ceased to exist. (Sad as it was, the process was at least self cleaning...) --Joe Bowers 11:27, 27 Sep 2004 (EDT)
I would have to add my hearty recomendations regarding this establishment but also issue some grave warnings. There is more than meets the eye to the destruction seen at this place. Also there have been sightings of various masters of the Bute University science department taking samples of the particular blend of Ball Lightning Liqueur on offer. -- Bartmoss16:44, 26 Sep 2004 (BST)