The Keep on the Borderlands
Keep - Guild House
When members of any guild (merchants, craft, artisans, etc.) travel to this area, they are offered the hospitality of this two-story building. This is a fee collection and administrative post, and the staff is careful to observe what traffic passes through the KEEP. Any trader who passes through must pay guild dues of 5% of the value of his merchandise, but he then gains the protection of the Guild House, assuming he is not a regular member. Craftsmen and artisans must gain Guild permission to enter or leave the land, paying a fee of 2d6 gold pieces either way (depending on the value of their trade). The lower floor contains the Guild Master’s and his two clerks‘ quarters and an office (all sparsely furnished, but the Master has a gold ring worth 50 g.p., and 2d6 g.p. in his purse; each clerk has d4 each of gold, silver, and copper pieces. A strongbox under the Master’s bed holds 712 gold pieces.) They are normal men (AC 9, LVL 0, hp 4 each, #AT 1, D 1-6, ML 7), with chain mail (AC 5), crossbows, and swords kept in a closet for quick use. There are two servants who will not fight and who have quarters in the cellar. The upper floor is divided into two private rooms and a dormitory for guests. The Master is very influential, and his favor or dislike will be reflected in the treatment of persons by fortress personnel. Four men-at-arms with leather armor and shields and armed with spear and sword are on duty at all times, two on the first floor, two above (AC 6, F 1, hp 6 each, #AT 1, D 1-6, ML 8). They are fanatical Guildsmen who will obey any order from the Master. Guests of the Guild eat here. Drinking is frowned upon.