Like much of the France, your home in Paris suffered greatly years ago during the last battles between the Empire and Man and the Empire of Hermes, and as the fighting grew more gruesome the common folk fled or hid to survive. This left areas of the countryside unpopulated, and some townships all but deserted. Over the last ten years of truce in the region the Empire of Man has dedicated itself to the refurbishment of the city, and restoration of the people's spirit. Once again His word has returned to the populace, and their fears are allayed by the faithful working day by day with the common folk. It is common now for a monks to work along side commoners, guided by their superiors, the Rectors.
Paris has once again become a city of splendour, but instead of the gaudy monuments and resplendent buildings the major works are now "the works of the soul". Projects specifically target those people in need, and those who cannot help themselves. Recently the the market quarter finished it's great refurbishment, and the Hospice of St Luke in the artisan quarter offers learning and letters to all who desire it.
Rector Arnaud leads the rejuvenation projects over many quarters of the city, and can be seen frequently inspecting His works.
However despite all the great work, the new found safety and protection of The Lord, and the long lasting truce within the region all is not happy. The mercantile workers suffer crippling taxes, food shortages are frequent, and many are forced to work for food and shelter alone; little more than slaves within their own homes. Stories of excess and rumours of decadence circulate in quiet whispers. Tones of discontent with the speed of recovery are slowly growing.
For the inn, business has been reasonable. It acts as a resting place for many itinerant travelers, and a community rallying point.
Some services are given freely to benefit those in need, with side ventures and quiet deals covering the shortfall for many patrons. Renalto and his young wife's fortunes are growing with your own, your partnership in the inn and grounds keeping each of you far from the breadlines and able to leverage magnanimous gifts for future promises.