The keep is governed by Elder Jul 'Mdama. His wife Raia maintains the keep and his grandbrother Naxan trains the children in hand-to-hand combat. The keep is located close of a Forerunner ruin, located on clan Relon's land.
After the Great Schism, Sangheili society changed drastically. Jul's land was very fertile, and the formerly backwater 'Mdama suddenly gained a lot of power, since it could supply the other states with food, who were used to importing from off-world. Raia searched through the keep's old records for information about food production, and began building a drying barn based on ancient plans.