Lubba’s Keep, The Expansion 2nd of The Deep Cold, Year 41 of the Second Age
As the final bricks were laid, The Silver Lubba of The Silver Lubba Band realized something. He had designed and built this keep with the intention of housing his men and women, though also for him to flourish in a place he could call home. This home, however, is for the band, affiliated companies/groups and those who seek opportunity. This opportunity is simply said to offer a job, having something to do while living life as someone who aids the realm in whichever way it's seen. The Keep
The Keep, now functional in its current state seeks to accommodate more like minded individuals such as those from The Silver Lubba Band, the various old librarians, medics, general mercenaries, sailors, tavern workers, smiths, mages and weapons dealers ensure there will always be something to do. Lubba’s Keep had been designed for the single purpose of housing those who wish to explore the realm through different eyes while making a quick sum of mina. Housing Housing, often overlooked when designing a keep with purpose over beauty, though not gone unnoticed by The Silver Lubba as it is said this keep could house 50 individuals with relative ease and offer them such with minimal or no tax. If it were that taxes were necessary to be implemented then tax exemption would be in place for those who actively contribute to the keep’s prosperity. Medics gaining tax exemption when helping a patient, Mercenaries gaining tax exemption when aiding in a battle, Mages gaining tax exemption when summoned for projects, Tavern workers gaining tax exemption for a day’s work, Workers gaining tax exemption for donating their works, The event committee gaining tax exemption for hosting an event, And so on. Though this housing is often limited to members of The Silver Lubba Band, it is not uncommon for those who have found work in the keep to be provided with a room to call their own. Services and Facilities Lubba’s Keep, while not too big nor too small, offers a wide range of services and facilities to those within their keep or even those outside for the right price. Lubba’s Keep currently hosts these facilities: Library The Library, having a plethora of books and a wide collection of history throughout the centuries these librarians have travelled the realm and purchased books, now seen in the library of Lubba’s Keep. From children’s books to guides and theories on magic, it is likely to be found here. Smithy With the high demand for equipment for our workers and mercenaries, Lubba’s Keep hosts a private smithy for band members and the local smiths who work tirelessly to equip our people with the finest works and often sell some of this to the market or auctioning it off once an auction is held at the keep. Bath house Leisure is ofcourse a necessity for high morale, this bath house is to keep oneself clean and ready for the day. warm to the touch, a descendant made waterfall flows upon you and takes with it your troubles temporarily flow away in this room. Market place The market place like any good market should, is surrounding the square and is located in places of activity, having a good amount of small stalls for artisans and merchants to sell their wares at the keep for the right price. These stalls are often bestowed upon those who have the wares Lubba’s Keep would require to function or jewelry and fine clothes. Tavern Much like the bath house, the tavern was implemented with the purpose of leisure, though quickly became a place to share your stories, hold your speeches and seek a duel to take to the square. Offering a limited amount of drinks and foods due to the current state of there not being a dedicated brewery to supply this tavern, though it does offer every necessity for a good tavern such as beer, a non-alcoholic drink, tea, etc. Ballroom While less likely to be used due to the more vigorous nature of the keep, it is not too rare for there to be hosted a masquerade or party at the keep with fine piano music in the background. While the ballroom is not too big, it is said to be big enough to host a good amount of people if they had not already stumbled off to the tavern yet. Clinic The clinic is where those who are wounded or found sick go to, strategically placed next to the tavern to cut travel time from where more accidents happen. Offering a small crew of medics and a doctor, they operate fine and fix you up, sometimes offering limb replacements if necessary or if wanted for the right price. Holding Cells Due to the nature of Lubba’s Keep where it is filled with those who want a quick sum of mina in their hands, it was found a necessity to install holding cells for those stepping too far out of line or for enemies of the keep’s inhabitants, workers and soldiers. Mage Tower The mage tower is where the magic happens, quite literally. Teaching new students, building projects and forging new weapons to auction off once an auction is being held. The collective knowledge of the inhabitants of Lubba’s Keep make them a formidable group to develop and produce new kinds of weaponry unseen before in the realm. Stables Stables, while these are private for The Silver Lubba Band, are used to store and breed horses to provide its mercenaries with the best steeds they can find and make. Housing As explained before, Lubba’s Keep has plenty of housing of a decent size for a decent tax or none at all. The keep split into apartments and sections owned by the Lubba’s Council provide plenty of space for The Silver Lubba Band and its allies. Docks With the coastal positioning of the keep, having access to the sea is essential for trade and the sailors and mercenaries inside who seek adventure and mina. sometimes found to have its ships used to go on adventures out into sea where they find incredible monsters for their trophies and treasures hidden deep into the sea. Offices While the keep sounds pretty well managed already, it would not be possible with the administrative side of the ruling body over the keep. This ruling body is seen working in their offices, though they would rather be out in the field with their fellow bondsmen and workers who make the keep run as it does. Opportunity Opportunity awaits at Lubba’s Keep for those seeking it, fighting to defend their homes and seen outside of it fighting for coin when hired by a nation or if the nation they are under is being attacked.
Come seek us, while I shall not give directions as of now, we always enjoy having visitors around to share stories with or perhaps make a deal which benefits the both of us. We shall host a tavern night and give directions and the time it will be hosted to those who wish to come. Our people will be prepared to receive a good amount of guests and only those who ask with good intent shall be served.
The Silver Lubba, Holder of Lubba’s Keep