[Eastern Tier, Outside Gate]
The eastern gate of the Crossing stands before you, a serviceable structure of earthworks and bricks, with oft-patched cracks and crevices. To the north are grey slate hills rising out of dense clumps of deobar trees and groves of tall almur poplars. The land to the east is flat, and dips and rises almost imperceptibly into the distance. A single, wide path winds through it, surrounded by ruins, debris and small huts. You also see a clump of stunted bushes, a large sign hung on the gate with a shimmering silver cord and a large number of waiting sleighs drawn by shaggy mules.
Obvious paths: east.