Sarum 485

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Black Abbey: This place is a small abbey of the Benedictine Order.

Castle (a.k.a. Queen’s Castle): A 300-foot-diameter mound stands above the city about it, surrounded by a deep ditch whose dirt made much of the mound. Around the outer edge of the mound is a stout log wall. Entry is possible only through the gateway with its drawbridge,
on the east side of the castle.

Inside are many buildings, especially the Great Hall. Note, too, the kitchens, guest house, stable, and other buildings.

Total DV = 3/10/11. The initial 3 points of defense are the city walls (see below). It is an AREA = 4 city + 1 for the castle.

Medium Castle: Stone walls with ditch (7); two square towers with gates (4×2); one square tower with postern (0);one square tower (5); stronghold, a large stone tower on motte (10.) Minimum garrison = 20 men.

Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary: The church of the Blessed Virgin Mary was established here by Gravaine, a follower of Josephe, the first bishop of Britain. They settled in the Druid’s Quarter. After the Romans destroyed the druids, the quarter became largely Christian. The head of the abbey was later made a bishop, and the church became a cathedral.

City Wall: The city is surrounded by a massive ditch and mound surmounted by a city wall. Two gates pierce the walls, each protected by a gate tower. (These are the outer defenses for the castle, detailed above.) The city requires a garrison of 100 to fully man the walls.

Eagle Market: In this, the international market, stands a large statue of an eagle that used to speak to the lords of the Belgae. It was a gift of King Belinus, the conqueror of Rome.

Earl’s Hall: Salisbury Hall is a stout stone building in Sarum Castle. It is two stories, with the earl and his family living overhead.

Fool’s Gate: The eastern gate is called the Fool’s Gate because Queen Cordelia granted living quarters in the ancient gate tower to the fool who helped her crazed old father, King Lear.

Josephe Abbey: This is one of the oldest Christian abbeys in Britain, where many brown-robed monks of the Alban order reside and take care of the cathedral.

Motte: The castle sits on a raised mound in the center of the city.

Quarter Walls: Four walls divide the city into quarters. None have gates but all are open at both ends to allow passage.

Damas Gate: Damas was a son of Velanus, and the first Belgae lord of this city and castle. The city thrived so much that he opened the western wall to have this second gate to double the market available to his people.

White Abbey: This Cistercian abbey has a couple of hundred of monks, servants and workers.


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