The West Gate
The main gate into Freeport is the West Gate, a massive structure with a gatehouse a full 50 feet wide and 30 tall. There are two attached keeps able to support 40 soldiers each and a walled killing ground that stretches a hundred feet more before granting access to the city proper. The gatehouse boasts two gates set in separate arches a few feet apart, each made of solid wood with iron plates covering both sides. Huge winches open and shut the gates, and twelve iron bolts set around each gate lock them at need. In the early days of Freeport, just 90 warriors held this gate for weeks against an army of thousand of Deathfist orcs.
The Freeport Militia has little concern that an army will ever show up at the city’s walls again, and therefore make only a token effort to staff the West Gate. Generally, 6 to 8 militiamen stand by the open gates, while 2 or 3 senior officers wait comfortably in one of the keeps. Gate duty is generally considered a punishment among the militiamen, and as a result gate guards are often a surly, unhelpful lot.