District Type: Apartment townhomes
Buildings: Average residences (40), poor residences (220), upscale trades (2), average trades (3), poor trades (5)
First Impression: Over the course of centuries, old fortresses and garrison halls have been converted into apartment buildings and shelters for the poor.
Social Class: Lower class
Once, Sharn's City Watch operated out of a great set of towers and buildings known as the Keep, located in Lower Dura. When the City Watch spread out to Daggerwatch and the new garrisons springing up in other, higher-level districts, a number of land barons bought up the old property and converted it into housing. Now the place is called Oldkeep, in memory of its more glorious occupants.
Most of the residents of Oldkeep work in Precarious, the Stores, or in Middle Dura. Many work for businesses with ties to the Boromar Clan. Recently, bands of monsters with ties to Droaam have begun making surgical strikes in the district—thugs or burglars appear, hit a target with ties to the Boromars, and vanish into the Cogs. The Boromar Clan has hired Deneith mercenaries to patrol the district, but these guards can't be everywhere at once. While they can handle a few gnolls or even an ogre, these mercenaries have a difficult time dealing with medusas or trolls.
All trades available in this district are illegal in nature. While most criminals do business in other districts, it may be possible to find a fence, a burglar, or a source for dreamlily or dragon's blood in Oldkeep.