Some time after the War for the Silver Marches, the Lord of Xantharl's Keep was Narbeck Horn, who reported to the marchion of Mirabar. Narbeck had a sending stone that allowed him to speak to the marchion directly, ensuring that news of any threat to Mirabar from the south was quickly relayed.
An outer wall with heavy crossbows mounted to its battlements enclosed a keep sheltered by a steep roof to shed snow. Some time after the War for the Silver Marches, the keep held a garrison of one hundred fifty veterans, which was over twice the population of the village itself at the time.
Some time after the War for the Silver Marches, the Frost giant Kaltivar laid siege to the keep with a small army of goblins, hobgoblins, and ogres equipped with goblin-huckers. The giant used the siege as a ruse while he sent a gang of Bugbears to find and capture the wanted Shield dwarf criminal Worvil Forkbeard, who was hiding in The Falling Orc inn under the pretense of being a coin-less adventurer.
- The Bear and Black Buckler: An inn, the only notable feature of which was the bear pelt covers on the beds.
- The Falling Orc: A smoky tavern haunted by the ghost of an elegant lady searching for a lost treasure. Some time after the War for the Silver Marches, the proprietor was the hulking yet friendly Half-ogre Arzastra.