- "Your roof, your rules."
- ―Jeor Mormont to Craster
Craster's Keep is the grand name given to a small, fortified homestead, located several days journey beyond the Wall. It is the abode of Craster, a wildling who lives there with his daughters-wives. Craster permits the use of the keep as a refuge and resupply post by the Night's Watch in return for otherwise leaving him alone and the occasional bribe. The keep is large enough to host a garrison of men.
The survivors of the Battle of the Fist of the First Men take refuge at Craster's Keep. However tensions run high between Craster and several of the black brothers, causing a mutiny in which both Craster and Lord Commander Jeor Mormont are murdered and the keep is then taken over by the deserters.
In the booksEdit
Craster's Keep is not a true keep, but instead a log hall surrounded by an earthen dike, also consisting of a sheepfold, pigsty and midden heap. The hall itself is quite large, large enough to accommodate a few dozen people at any one time. Still, for Night's Watch rangers far out beyond the Wall, its preferable to have a roof over their heads.
The Keep sits atop a low hill which some of the black brothers jokingly wonder if its made of mud or Craster's feces.
White Tree · Craster's Keep