The Von Eckhardts
Population: 65 (Village)
Ruling noble: Baron Manfred von Eigenhof
Main sources of wealth: Agriculture
Village headwoman: Ingrid Freytag
Notable NPCs: Freiherr Hartwig Böll (warden)
Inn or Tavern: Standing Stone
Rötenbach is located 41 miles from Wusterburg, 19 miles from Galenhausen, and 26 miles from Eigenhof. The settlement is located at the terminus of the Quarry Road, although there is a path that leads to the quarries and the village of Steinwerks in the Tann Hills. Freiherr Hartwig Böll is Baron von Eigerhof’s man in the area, commanding a detachment of six men-at-arms. The area is a fairly quiet corner of the Barony of Mackensen, so the affable Hartwig spends a lot of time walking about and chatting with the villagers rather than being holed up in the nearby stone tower that serves as his and his men’s quarters. Hartwig also spends time in the Inn of the Standing Stone visiting with the stone merchants and any other outsiders while his men conduct their patrols. The Freiherr enjoys hearing about news from the outside world. The Standing Stone is owned by Ingrid Freytag, the matriarch of the extended family that calls Rötenbach home. There is nothing special about the fare served at the inn, but the Freytag family does make an excellent cherry cider.