- "This one's for you!"
- —Skull Bartender to the player in Portrait of Ruin.
Found in a secret area underneath the Marketplace area of the City of Haze, the Skull Bartender greets the heroes to his bar with a cheerful: "Welcome!". However, while polite, the Skull Bartender is definitely not friendly.
When a hero approaches his bar, he will begin to make drinks using a drink shaker. Once finished, he'll have a rather pleasant looking beverage ready in front of him. But with a sinister sounding call of: "This one's for you!", he'll slide the drink across the bar toward the hero, intending for it to smack into them. This drink has many effects, such as "heavy" regular damage (powerful enough to one-hit kill a fresh character if under-leveled), petrifying, poisoning, cursing, and even healing by 999 HP.
Dispatching him is fairly easy, and once beaten, his upper torso will slide across the bar and then shatter on the floor once it falls off. If lucky, he'll leave behind a delicious Tropical Sundae which will give the heroes extra health.
- The second beverage the Skull Bartender prepares will always be a 999 HP-restoring drink.