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Manor House

Manor House Keep in Stronghold Crusader

The keep is a structure in the Stronghold series. There can only be one keep per player, it does not require resources to build and it cannot be damaged. The only way to destroy a keep is to kill the lord that belongs to it. Peasants will spawn from the keep and gather around the campfire (which belongs to the keep). With the exception of Stronghold 2, the keep is where tax rates are controlled.

Types of keepsEdit

Stronghold has 5 types of keeps:
Saxon Hall: A small keep made of wood, no troops can be placed atop.
Wooden Keep: A fairly large keep made of wood, troops can be placed atop.
Stone Keep: A medium stone keep, troops can be placed atop.
Fortress: Larger then the Stone Keep, troops can be placed atop.
Stronghold: Larger then the Fortress, many troops can be placed atop.

Stronghold Crusader has 3 types of keeps:
Manor House: A house-like keep, no troops can be placed atop. The player will start with 8 peasants when using the Manor House
Stone Keep: A small keep, troops can be placed atop. The player will start with 10 peasants when playing with the Stone Keep.
Stronghold: A very large keep, many troops can be placed atop. The player will start with 12 peasants when playing with the Stronghold.

Stronghold 2 has 4 types of keeps:
Saxon Hall: The smallest keep, and made of wood. Troops can be placed on the defensive tower, but not on the roof of the keep.
Small Keep: Smallest stone keep, troops can be placed on the roof and defensive tower.
Medium Keep: Same as Small Keep, except larger and has four defensive towers.
Large Keep/Royal Keep: Same as Medium Keep, except larger, has a rear tower, and four round towers, it is the grandest of the 4 keeps in the game.

Stronghold Legends has 4 types of keeps:
Simple Keep: A simple keep. Troops can be placed atop.
Good Keep: A typical medieval-style castle. Troops can be placed atop.
Ice Keep: A blue-gray castle with ice features. Troops can be placed atop.
Evil Keep: A large, black tower, featuring much macabre. Troops can be placed atop.

Capturing the KeepEdit

Arthurs Keep

King Arthur's Keep in Stronghold Legends.

In later versions of Stronghold, when the enemy captures a keep, the player loses. Capturing the keep means that the enemy has it's troops in the keep, showing a take over in vein of retrieving an estate or gatehouse. This is too avoid being "cheap", and sending your lord to an impenetrable fortress, such as placing a hundred killing pits around him, and many walls, as well as troops and such.

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