Fables of the Borderlands
Description – by Gary Gygax
This stone structure is itself like a small fort. The southern portion is only about 15’ high, plus battlement; the rear part is some 30’ tall, plus battlement. There are arrow slits in the southern section of course, and along the walls of the 20’ wide, 10’ high passage through to the north. This passage slopes upwards towards the Inner Bailey. The heavy gates are double bound with iron and spiked. There are six guards on duty at all times (two inside the gateway, two on the lower battlement, two on the upper), plus one officer on call. No visitor is allowed beyond this point except by invitation or unless he or she has special permits.
The first floor of the place is the main armory. There are dozens of shields and each sort of weapon. Two small rooms are quarters for the Sergeant of the Guard and Captain of the Guard (furnishings are sparse). The second story on the north houses the Guardsmen stationed here.