In castle architecture, "a compact staircase often built into the walls of castles. Usually designed so that attackers climbing a clockwise staircase would find it hard to fight with their right hand, whilst descending defenders would have their right (sword) arm free." Other names are corkscrew stairs and turnpike.
Fencing! Dude! I used to fence in college (don't anymore) but my S.O. and friends started (practically) a local fencing club. Do you still fence? Do you have any fencing lists? (Like, ones I can pillage?) :)
Descending, reesetee, descending. The ascending pillagers are meant to be hampered by the clockwise orientation, while you, the worthy householder, are permitted to descend with sword a-flashing and a-slashing.
c_b: consider it moved, with more shocking revelations from the frindley past…