Passing the gate you are taken up towards the castle and led through an open gate where four men are standing guard. One of them goes to take the outer gate guards post, and another runs to inform about you inside.
Passing stables, the smith, the baker shop and a newly built extra barracks you reach a large open space in front of the central keep.
On the staircase of the keep, on a simple wooden chair covered with a sheep pelt sits a heavy set old man. He's clad as a farmer, with a simple yellow tunic, wide green pants and the typical shoes made of bark strips
used by the peasants of Drevnedub and Ledoslavl in summertime. Still, his commanding bearing, the bear skin cloak and the legendary longsword "The Claw", which you recognize by it's black scabbard with copper runes leaves little doubt about this being the Old Bear, the duke of Drevnedub, Mstislav, son of Dartomir.
His chair stands on the 2nd step of the staircase. Below it, on the first step stands 5 chairs on each side. All of simple wooden construction and covered with a sheep pelt. On the right side, four are occupied by men carrying swords, clad in either chain mail or well made clothing. You assume this is the nobles in the dukes service that are to judge you. The chair closest to the duke is empty.
On the left side of the duke sit 5 men
in simple red robes. They are all old, almost ancient, and wear the same simple footgear as the duke. They have long wooden staffs, and around their necks each has a simple yarn thread rope on which hangs a copper sun, the symbol of Svarog.
Around the staircase commoners and soldiers stand in a half-circle turned towards the duke. They are mostly clean clothed, and the commoners are much better fed than most peasants in the rest of the realm. In the middle stands a man in rich merchant clothing and a man in the clothing of a commoner, and the man in rich clothing is accusing the commoner of something, but you have arrived to late to know what exactly