Craster's Keep

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Craster's Keep
Gated Homestead
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Location Westeros, Beyond the Wall
Craster's Keep. © Marc Simonetti
Craster's Keep. © Fantasy Flight Games

Craster's Keep is the home of Craster, an ornery wildling beyond the Wall who is a friend to the Night's Watch. It is not an actual keep, but is only given that title by members of the Night's Watch.

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Craster's Keep

Craster's Keep sits atop a low hill with an earthen dike around it. There is at least one gate on the southwest side of the compound and a stream runs around the north end of the hill. Inside the dike, there is also a midden heap, pigsty and sheepfold.[1]

The keep itself is a daub-and-wattle hall that is long and low, made with logs and roofed with sod and big enough to hold thirty to fifty men at best. The door to the hall is made of two flaps of deer hide. The hall is a single room, with a sleeping loft above reached by a pair of splintery ladders. Only Craster has a chair inside, and all others sit on the benches.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The Night's Watch stays at Craster's Keep during their great ranging beyond the Wall.[1]

A Storm of Swords

The Night's Watch survivors of the Battle of the Fist of the First Men stay at Craster's Keep. During their stay, some members of the Night's Watch mutiny, killing Craster, Lord Commander Mormont and others.[2]

Chapters that take place at Craster's Keep

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