Shadows of Absalom
Azlanti Keep is a stone fortress in the city of Absalom which is so massive, that it is considered its own city district. From its elevated vantage point along the northern walls of the city, the citadel is in a prime location to defend against overland invaders. In addition to serving as a military stronghold, the keep also houses the city watch and the First Guard, an elite force of warriors, wizards, and scouts dedicated solely to uncovering and quelling threats to the city's safety. The structure draws its name from its distinctive Azlanti-influenced architecture, including wide balconies and an immense flat roof, both of which provide as much military benefit as they do aesthetic appeal. This design is thought to have been influenced by the Last Azlanti, the god Aroden himself. All of the roofs of the buildings in the keep are flat, and accessible from inside, in order to provide platforms for siege equipment.
The Outer Gate, which runs through Azlanti Keep, is the largest gate in Absalom and possibly even the world. It stands 200 feet high, 100 feet wide, and 20 feet thick, and is equipped with internal guard positions and balconies that allow the guards to fire straight down. According to legend, the gate was designed by Aroden, and it has never been breached in the city's history.