The Crane Game
The Inn of the Old Keep
The Inn of the Old Keep:
The Inn of the Old keep is an Inn in the Foreign district built against and sharing masonry with the outer wall of Mura Sabishii Toshi. The Inn is a sprawling structure which actually stands taller than the outer walls with its roofs peak and upper walks reaching well over 3 stories tall. For all its height the building is built of massive timbers and mortared stone and looks rather imposing from the outside. This is beacuse the building itself was in fact once a barracks. The city guard outgrew the barracks and growth placed it too far from the center of things to be of value so the building was allowed to fall into disrepair being used solely for storage for the city goverment. In a lean year several such buildings were put up to be sold and this one being off the beaten path and essentially gutted internally was sold for a song.
The building was purchased by Seburo, a long serving Daidoji Ashigaru who retired after losing his right leg in a battle with the Lion. Seburo and his family rebuilt the Inn simply with the focus being on a large common room on the first floor with many semi private areas for dining and drinking and a private bathhouse in the rear. The second floor was reserved with many small rooms for those who are concerned about cost but still wish clean and harmonious environements. The third floor houses several large rooms for guest who need space and are seeking somewhat more reserved tastes. There is also a large loft above the 3rd floor accessible by an exterior stair. If one is willing to follow the winding stair around the outside of the building and isnt afraid of the lack of rail. The loft is open with large views of the city through wooden shuttered windows. Its mostly the haunt of birds and Children who have been known to sneak up here to take the test of bravery of jumping from the loft onto the nearby Wall which the Inn is only a handful of feet seperated from.