Athos-Gelynar "the Gateway Keep"

Athos-Gelynar means ‘passage to the desert’ in Elvish, but today, men call it simply the "Gateway Keep."

The Gateway Keep is the strongest fortification in the entire Kingdom of Eldara. The massive fortress was built in the Fifth Age by the Ravinian Empire with a single purpose; to the be the one and only gate through the impregnable, 320-mile-long Kerak barrier wall. At one time, the large castle had an Imperial garrison of 10,000 troops, but now musters only 1,500 soldiers of Eldara’s army.

The Gateway Keep is also the junction of the Isthmus Road running east and west between the cities of Sathay and Southcliff, and the Rin Falar Road running north to its namesake city.