Dungeons & Dragons ~ A New Beginning
The Keep Fortress
THE KEEP FORTRESS: This place has many tiers and is
solidly built to withstand attack. The lowest level consists
of a 15’ high front section. The round flanking
towers are 60’ high, while the main building is 30’ high.
All sections have battlements. The door is solid iron, Inside
are a great hall, an armory for the cavalry, and
several side chambers for small dinners or meetings.
The cellars below have vast stores of provisions,
quarters for a score of servants, a cistern, and a dungeon
area with four stout cells.
The Castellan’ lives in area 27. (see below), but he and
his assistants will be in the lower part of the building
during the day, tending to business and holding audience.
There will always be eight guardsmen in plate
with crossbows and swords on duty on the wall,
and the same number with plate & shield and
swords stationed inside. The whole place is well
decorated, and the furniture is heavy and upholstered.
Second Floor: There are rooms here for up to 36
cavalrymen, plus two chambers for special guests.
There are 12 heavy cavalrymen with plate & shield and
sword and dagger. There are also 18 medium cavalrymen in
chain, each with crossbow and axe, quartered here.
Their rooms are sparsely furnished with only
a cot, chair, and armoire for each. Two couriers,
men-at-arms with leather armor and swords, are
currently quartered in one side chamber.