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{{Quote|Your roof, your rules.|Jeor Mormont to Craster|The North Remembers}}
 
[[Image:Craster's Keep.png|thumb|right|200px|A map showing the location of '''Craster<nowiki>'</nowiki>s Keep''' on the continent of [[Westeros]].]]
 
[[Image:Craster's Keep.png|thumb|right|200px|A map showing the location of '''Craster<nowiki>'</nowiki>s Keep''' on the continent of [[Westeros]].]]
'''Craster's Keep''' is the grand name given to a small, fortified homestead, located several days' journey [[Beyond the Wall|beyond]] [[the Wall]]. It is the abode of [[Craster]], a [[wildling]] who lives there with his wives and daughters. Craster permits the use of the keep as a redoubt and resupply post by the [[Night's Watch]] in return for otherwise leaving him alone. The keep is large enough to host a garrison of men.<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/crasters-keep/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Craster's Keep entry]</ref>
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'''Craster's Keep''' is the grand name given to a small, fortified homestead, located several days' journey [[Beyond the Wall|beyond]] [[the Wall]]. It is the abode of [[Craster]], a [[wildling]] who lives there with his daughter-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.<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/crasters-keep/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Craster's Keep entry]</ref>
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==History==
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===[[Season 2]]===
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[[Jeor Mormont]], having taken the Night's Watch beyond the wall, encounter several villages surprisingly abandoned by wildlings. When they stop at Craster's Keep, they learn from Craster that the wildlings have grouped together and united under [[King-Beyond-the-Wall]] [[Mance Rayder]]. They also learn of Craster's many daughter-wives.
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===[[Season 3]]===
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The survivors of the [[Battle of the Fist of the First Men]] take refuge at Craster's Keep.<ref>"[[Walk of Punishment]]"</ref> However tensions run high between Craster and several of the black brothers, causing a [[Mutiny at Craster's Keep|mutiny]] in which both Craster and [[Lord Commander]] [[Jeor Mormont]] are murdered and the keep is then taken over by the [[Betrayers|deserters]].<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
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===[[Season 4]]===
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The betrayers remain at the keep, led by the sadistic [[Karl]]. After his return to [[Castle Black]], [[Jon Snow]] urges the Watch to attack Craster's and kill the mutineers before they reveal the Watch's weakness to [[Mance Rayder]]. [[Alliser Thorne]] and [[Janos Slynt]] agree, expecting Jon to be killed in the attempt. However, a number of the brothers volunteer to join Jon, and the [[Raid on Craster's Keep|raid]] is successful, though several of the volunteers are killed. After the mutineers are dead, Jon and his men burn Craster's Keep at the behest of [[Morag|one]] of Craster's wives.
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
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.
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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 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.
   
==References==
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The Keep sits atop a low hill which some of the black brothers jokingly wonder if its made of mud or Craster's feces.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Craster%27s_Keep Craster's Keep at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (spoilers from the books)
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* {{AWOIAF}} (spoilers from the books)
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==References==
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Craster's Keep
Type
Fortified homestead
Population
Destroyed
Rulers
Betrayers (formerly)
Craster (formerly)
Religion
Military
Institutions
Places of note
Date of founding
Age
Founder
Craster
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"Your roof, your rules."
―Jeor Mormont to Craster[src]
Craster's Keep

A map showing the location of Craster's Keep on the continent of Westeros.

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 daughter-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.[1]

HistoryEdit

Season 2Edit

Jeor Mormont, having taken the Night's Watch beyond the wall, encounter several villages surprisingly abandoned by wildlings. When they stop at Craster's Keep, they learn from Craster that the wildlings have grouped together and united under King-Beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder. They also learn of Craster's many daughter-wives.

Season 3Edit

The survivors of the Battle of the Fist of the First Men take refuge at Craster's Keep.[2] 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.[3]

Season 4Edit

The betrayers remain at the keep, led by the sadistic Karl. After his return to Castle Black, Jon Snow urges the Watch to attack Craster's and kill the mutineers before they reveal the Watch's weakness to Mance Rayder. Alliser Thorne and Janos Slynt agree, expecting Jon to be killed in the attempt. However, a number of the brothers volunteer to join Jon, and the raid is successful, though several of the volunteers are killed. After the mutineers are dead, Jon and his men burn Craster's Keep at the behest of one of Craster's wives.

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 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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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