The domain of Warden Faren Markelhay, City Keep is an old castle that sits atop a steep-sided hill overlooking the town. The outer bailey includes barracks housing up to fifty Sparrowfax guards. At any given time about fifteen or so are off-duty. Other buildings in the courtyard include a stable, an armory, a chapel, a smithy and several storehouses. The keep is the large D-shaped building at the north end of the castle.
While Faren is still the City Warden, his grandson, Captain Pender Markelhay, rides out and about town acting with nearly the same authority. Faren is confined to a wheelchair and is left to adminstrate from his offices in the Keep.