The Fortress of Keld was built as an imposing warning to all would-be invaders. And for centuries, it did its job. However, during Govannon’s rule, the garrison was removed from the Nirasian fortress. Over time, it fell into disrepair and was even used by Mendari raiding parties as a camp. When King Rodric returned from the Mendari War, he not only restored the fortress but improved it. The rotten drawbridge was replaced by an ironclad version and the southern walls were strengthened and increased in height. It is said that not even with ten thousand warriors could an enemy breach the walls of Keld.