Stonehill Inn

As you exit the store Daran bids you farewell. The wagon has been unloaded and stored away, along with the oxen. Your own goods have been bundled in a thick tarp and left for you to take.

"I must get back to the Orchard before my dear wife begins to worry. It is but a short way down to the Stonehill Inn from here and there you will find a warm meal and a comfortable nights lodgings. Should you need me you know where to find me."

And with that he is gone, striding away along the rutted track and back toward the wooded hill country which surrounds the town. With Sildar at your side you head into the town proper now. It consists of forty or fifty simple log buildings, some built on old fieldstone foundations. More old ruins—crumbling stone walls covered in ivy and briars—surround the newer houses and shops, showing how this must have been a much larger town in centuries past. Most of the newer buildings are set on the sides of the cart track, which widens into a muddy main street of sorts as it climbs toward a ruined manor house on a hillside at the east side of town. You can just make out its looming shadow off in the distance.

As you move on, you see children playing on the town green and townsfolk tending to chores or running last minutes errands at shops that are now closing. Many people look up as you approach, but all return to their business as you go by.

In the centre of town stands a large, newly built roadhouse of fieldstone and rough-hewn timbers. You see the hanging sign showing three large stones atop a grassy hill, the words Stonehill Inn carved beneath. As you come to a halt a scruffy young stable hands runs up to you Sir Sarne and gives a short bow,

"Take care of yer horse good sir?" he says with a small bob of his head. He gestures toward the Inn stables off to the right.

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