Dark Sun: The Scorched World of Athas
Fort Melidor is an outpost of House Shom on the edge of the verdant belt north of the Lost Oasis. Earthen ramparts and a ditch filled with deadly brambleweed protect the fort from attack. Inside, the compound is divided into three areas: a large, dusty square for visiting caravans, a cluster of barracks and Shom offices, and a lush garden with a palatial manor in its center. Several wooden watchtowers rise above the earthworks, and the entire outpost is patrolled by House Shom soldiers.
Dalem Shom had been using the fort as a staging area for delivering his weaponized Shaqat Beetles until his death. The fort has now become even less important as fewer caravans than before bother to make the long journey to its remote location.