The Westerners, due to their primitive nature, often lack the ability of creating fortresses of uniform and mortared stone. Thus, a majority of their forts are constructed out of timber, with a rare few having a wall of un-mortared stone. These keeps are often placed on hills, and when a hill is not available, an artificial hill, made of earth dug from another site.
Most of these fortresses are relatively small, with an outer wall of timber palisades enclosing the small bailey, and a small building which is home to the chief of the tribe and his immediate family. The exact construction of this inner keep varies, with some building fortified timber tower houses, or some opting for a less fortified hall. In some circumstances, other buildings may be housed in this bailey, such as a blacksmith or storehouse.
As to be expected, towns and villages often crop up around these hill forts. If the chieftain is wealthy and has the resources, he may go to the effort of putting up another palisade encircling the village below. While these fortresses are unsophisticated, it has been observed that the Vlandian tribes are able to construct them in a remarkably short time, giving them a defensible, albeit crude, location in a matter of days. This should come as no surprise due to the invasive nature of these barbarians.
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