The Keystone Project
Ebonheart Crossing Inn
The Ebonheart Crossing Inn is a roadside inn designed to cater to travellers making the journey from Rinden to Celar, and vice versa. It is currently owned and occupied by the Ahlgren sisters, a group of six sisters who’s parents are currently, and likely permanently, absent.
The approach to the Ebonheart Crossing Inn is unusual. A well beaten dirt road leads out of the grasslands without a proper starting point, formerly the access to Rinden. It passes between to prominent rocky outcroppings that were formerly parts of mountains, forming a pass to the location of the inn itself. Once on the other side, the inn is situated upon the top of a plateau that overlooks Ebonheart Vale. To the east, nestled against the side of the mountain itself, a naturally formed hot springs has been developed for use. A stepping stone path leads from the hot spring down to the main building of the inn. Dominating the rest of the plateau is the tilled soil of a farmer’s field. Ringing the edge of the plateau is a wooden palisade, making ascending from the Vale to the inn’s plateau difficult except for a couple of locations. It is the one feature marring an otherwise picturesque location.
The Ebonheart Crossing Inn itself is a two story building built from cabin logs. The second floor is three quarters the size of the first and some pains have been taken to convert the last quarter into a balcony. The inn has attached stables with the capacity to hold up to three wagons and horse teams inside.