Dragon Age: The Gathering Dark
Valdur Krole’s Manor sits at the foot of a steep bluff atop which a large watchtower has been built. It has several dependencies, including a strong stone gatehouse and it is surrounded by a palisade made of old, nearly petrified trees.
The Krole Manor was first built several ages ago by one of Valdur Krole’s ancestors. Back in those days Ferelden was a more dangerous place and every Bann had to actively defend his people. The Krole manor was built with just such intention. It is an imposing stone edifice with a massive wooden door studded with large metal spikes and doubled by a portcullis. The first floor has no windows and the windows on the upper stories overhang and have hidden murderholes. A stable and a large winter store complete the inner courtyard. Behind the manor house an old watchtower sits atop a treacherous bluff mainly watching the lands to the north and east. A strong stone gatehouse with a thick wooden door and a reinforced portcullis guards the yard, which is surrounded by a semicircular palisade made of ancient thick trees from the Brecilian forest.
The manor is bustling with activity like in the good old days, in the Bann’s youth. Stablehands, servants and cooks tend the Manor, while the Bann’s men, led by Ser Russel ride out at dawn each day, patrolling the road to South Reach and some of the more travelled footpaths. Even the crippled Bann has started to make occasional appearances in the yard, watching Horis the Weaponmaster train some of the younger Logerswolders in the art of warfare and giving pointers or conversing with his seneschal.