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Door of Betrayal
In case of conflict, the Door of Betrayal allowed for discrete access to the exterior and, as a final resort, to take flight.
It was usually located in the most uneven and least used part of the fortification.
Because it was an opening in the wall, it also allowed for enemy access to the interior, hence the use of the term ‘betrayal’.