The south gate of Dale(n and e)

You have reached the south gate of Dale. The gate has been braced with every spare piece of metal and wood in the town. The gate is about twenty feet tall and is all that stands in the way of the howling orcs, you can hear them very clearly right now. Occasionally someone will come carrying some miscellaneous item and wedge it into the mass already supporting the gate. To the east is King Brand's house.
The only obvious exits are north and east.