Ladro Keep was a small outpost of the Malazan Military in Seven Cities. It was located along a seasonal river in the Estara Hills on the coastal road south of Ehrlitan between the villages of Ladro Landing and Intesarm.
Kalam Mekhar took shelter at the keep during a sandstorm. In the common room, he was the subject of a Deck of Dragons reading by the wife of a merchant also sheltering there. After Kalam left the Keep, all visitors and inhabitants were killed by Lostara Yil and another Red Blade. On the traitorous assassin's trail, they sought to eliminate any of his potential collaborators within the keep.