A busy street(n, s and u)

As you slowly walk towards the shops you see the full effect that the siege has had on the city. Vendors stand around with carts empty and elves stand there waiting as if food might pop up. The only place that is thriving right now is the weapons shop! You notice there is not a shortage of perishable food though, just items that can't be grown.
The only obvious exits are north, south and up.
Elf guard
A shady-looking elf