Ehrenfeste is the small town located a few hours travel from the great ruin. It’s total population used to be much larger, but the civil wars and interregnum in the surrounding lands have caused quite an amount of emigration. The population now numbers near one thousand. Most of the people living here now are the long-established citizens whom have lived here for generations, living on any savings and sustenance they may have when business slows.
The leader of Ehrenfeste is Count Otto von Falkenhein[*b], a once great warrior who fought in many of the wars this chaotic realm has waged. He is well-known and respected by the local citizenry for his strong sense of duty and respect for his people. His close second-in-command is Sir Kurt, of Irma[*b]. Kurt fought alongside Count Falkenhein in many battles and has earned his deepest respects. Sir Kurt will watch over both his keep in the north, and Ehrenfeste in times that Sir Falkenhein leaves on business (usually twice per year).
A pastry and desserts shop. A capable metalworker, specializing as a blacksmith and whitesmith. The Swordsinger Inn, where affordable accommodations and meals can be had. There are many regulars here. The Freeloaders’ Hotel, where dreary, but affordable accommodations can be had. A butcher. A provisioner and general store. A jewelry store, where characters can sell any gems or jewels they may find on their adventures. A moneylender. He has safety deposit boxes available and the first year of use is free. He is not interested in the high-risk business of lending money to adventurers.
A temple to [[Mitra?]]. The temple curator is Eda Starbright. A small temple to the [[Moon_Queen?]]. The head priest is Wulfram. A temple to [[Goldbrand?]] is here. Sub-Crusader Sigmund’s mission is to feed and job the few poor here and protect the faithful. It is taking on and training faithful crusaders. A shrine to [[lududin?]] is kept in the town forum. It is kept by Frankfurt.