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Behemoth Lookout (with grid and water)

Behemoth Lookout (with grid and water)

Built in a crook in the red channel (which was then partially diverted around the structure to form a moat for the ensuing moathouse), Behemoth Lookout was constantly assailed by black goblins during its later construction and expansion. Of the assaults on the structure, the best known by locals and those garrisoned here was the battle which finally gave the moat house its name. The goblins came boiling down from the hills once again, but this time they were accompanied by the most massive and foul goblin.

moathouse-in-progress

This rampaging behemoth was a goblin of incredible girth and size easily able to push around the three hill giants that it commanded into the fray. It managed to smash through the gates and was finally killed in the inner bailey of the moathouse – with it’s own strength partially to blame as it pulled a tower down upon itself.

When the battle was over, a significant amount of repairs was required to fix up the structure and the outermost bailey was finally completed as well. The northern of the two towers by the moat bridge is adorned with massive stone grotesques designed to look like the foul face of the behemoth at the top, with the three faces of the slain giants beneath it looking over the red channel as it passes below them.

Behemoth Lookout (with grid)

Behemoth Lookout (with grid)

There have been no organized goblin assaults upon the structure since its completion, but occasional forays are launched from the Behemoth Lookout into the hills seeking goblin lairs and dens to keep the foul creatures under control, or at least under-populated.

Behemoth Lookout (no grid)

Behemoth Lookout (no grid)