Rivergard Keep

A small but strongly built castle on the banks of the Blue River, Rivergard Keep is one of the Haunted Keeps of the related to the cultists. A taciturn mercenary lord named Jolliver Grimjaw and his band of sellswords occupy the keep. They are repairing the old castle and protecting trade along the river from the depredations of monsters and bandits, or so they claim. In fact, Rivergard Keep is the secret stronghold of the Cult of the Crushing Wave. Grimjaw and his followers are the very outlaws from whom they claim to be defending trade.

 

The band is repairing the old castle, and reroofing is their current major task. Their intention is to make Rivergard Keep their base for protecting river-borne trade from monsters and bandits.

 

Features of the Keep:

Ceilings Most ceilings are 12 feet high.
Arrow Slits In the castle walls, arrow slits are 9 feet
above the ground level, 8 inches wide, and 4 feet high.
Ceilings Most ceilings are 12 feet high.
Light During the day, the castle’s windows and arrow
slits provide bright light for all interior spaces. At night,
interior spaces are brightly lit with small oil lamps.

Defenders

Jolliver Grimjaw is known as “Jolly” to
his followers, as a shortening of his first name and an
sarcastic comment on his demeanor. He leads bandits,
who work for money rather than ideology, and water
cultists. Only some of the commoner servants lack
loyalty to Grimjaw and the cult.

Rivergard Keep

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