Manor Fortifications

Background

The Rules so far regarding fortifying your manor seem a little bit lacking, so I am trying to clarify them here. These are not formalized yet, and I reserve the right to change them at any time. Glory for your Manor is capped at 100, unless you build a Stately Manor, in which case there is no upper limit.

Zones

There are three primary zones that you will need to consider. By default, your fields exist outside of your fortifications. The area surrounding your town and village is known as your Outer Works, and consist usually of walls and towers. Your Inner Works is the pathway to your manor itself, and has the addition traditionally of a large Motte. If all else is breached, your final fortifications are your Stronghold, where you can attempt one last desperate attempt at defense. This tends to just consist of your manors.

Outer Works

Your Outer Works consists of Walls, Ditches, and Towers. The building of any Wall or Tower must use the cost listed in Outer Works. You may construct up to three gates, and attach up to two towers to each gate.

Inner Works

Your Inner Works consists of Ditches, Walls, and Towers, as well as your Motte. You can only have one gate, which can have two towers attached to it.

Stronghold

Your Stronghold is your manor, and your last ditch fallback point. It is not very defensible, but it may be better than nothing.

Ditches

A Ditch is a giant pit dug into the Earth, which is then often filled with water in order to keep people out. Once you build the Ditch, you must then later buy the upgrade to a Wet Moat for the improved defensive value.

NameOuter CostInner CostDVMaintenance
Ditch9330
Wet Moat6241

Walls

Walls are more expensive in the Outer Works, because they have more area to cover. Obviously, each zone may only have one wall. Walls are not upgradeable, if you want a new Wall the old one is torn down to make way for the new one.

NameOuter CostInner CostDV
Palisade1053
Town Enclosure15N/A5
Curtain Wall60207
Double Curtain Wall90309

Gates

Gates are built to allow traffic in and out. Gates are points of weakness, but are essential to keep things running smoothly

NameOuter CostInner CostDVOther
Basic Gate00-2N/A
Postern GateN/A0-1-1 to Stewardship
Large Gate55-3+1 to Stewardship

Gateworks

Gateworks are additions to Gates that can mitigate the loss of Defensive Value from having a Gate. You cannot use a Gateworks to increase Defensive Value, only mitigate the losses from a Gate (so a Complex Gateworks on a Postern Gate only negates the -1, it does not give a +1).

NameCostDVMaintenance
Simple Gateworks2+10
Complex Gateworks4+20.5

Towers

Everyone loves Towers! They are attached to Gates as natural points of entry for the intruders to run through. A good Tower is a place for defenders to hide and fire arrows easily at the attackers, or drop boiling oil. Towers must be attached to Gates, each Gate may support two towers. Due to the construction, they also require yearly maintenance in order to keep them set.

NameOuter CostInner CostDVMaintenance
Square Tower101051
Double Square Tower202082
Triple Square Tower3030113

Mottes

Mottes are nothing more nor less than a giant pile of dirt that your Stronghold sits on top of. They are great for defense, but the larger it piles, the harder it is to oversee your manor. They may only be built in your Inner Works

Notes



NameInner CostDVMaintenance
Motte540N/A
Double Motte1260-1 to Stewardship
Triple Motte30101-2 to Stewardship

Strongholds

Strongholds are your manor, which could either be glorious displays of wealth, or hardened keeps to protect your family. It is assumed you start with a Simple Wooden Hall.

NameCostDVGloryMaintenance
Simple Wooden Hall0100
Simple Stone Hall26200
Large Wooden Hall29220
Large Stone Hall35320
Great Wooden Hall50351
Square Keep301001
Tall Squre Keep501502
Huge Keep1002003
Stately Manor30003515

Package Deals

Sometimes you can buy sets of things built all at once. They’re not the best, but if you need to get some defenses built in a hurry, they’re great! No exchanges, refunds, or complaints will be heard

NameOuter CostInner CostDVMaintenanceIncludes
Bailey18850
  • Ditch
  • Palisade
  • Gate
  • Simple Gateworks
  • Manor Fortifications

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