For you see, who knows what lies below the infernal pools and mud pits of Zigar-an-Gifuzi? Some say there are portals to the underworld, or to demonic dimensions. All we know for sure is that unspeakable monsters have been known to emerge from the hellish depths and terrorize the nearby countryside. The watchtower of Zigar-an-Gifuzi was originally constructed by a misguided entrepreneur as an inn, catering to tourists come to see the geysers and colorful pools. After a particularly bad spate of monstrous invasions, culminating in the par-boiling of a visiting trade delegation from the East as they were having their portrait painted in front of the pools, the inn was converted into a watchtower, with a garrison of crack troops specially trained in handling demonic incursions. They maintain a constant vigilance over the underworld portals, and swiftly dispatch any invaders. Occasionally they will capture a minor, less dangerous demon alive, and transport it to Doktor Frankstein and Herr Liebniz for future study.
Zigar-an-Gifuzi: side view
Uh oh boys! Looks like we got a live one! He looks pretty nasty; better get out the extra strength crossbows with silver bolts!
Zigar-an-Gifuzi: monster in the pool
Close up of the tower. Originally designed as an inn, it's a bit more ornate than your average watchtower.
Zigar-an-Gifuzi: tower closeup
Officially off limits to civilians, those with proper connections can still arrange for a guided tower by the garrison, subject to the appropriate gratuities, of course. Here Princess Halifaya and Lord Zertanex are taking in the sights. "Oh dear, look over there! A double-crested blue mantarasm emerging from the far pool! So unusual this time of year, and so far south. How exciting! I can't wait to tell the folks back at the Monsterspotters Club!"
Zigar-an-Gifuzi: view from the deck
Zigar-an-Gifuzi: rear view
Edited by NiceMarmot, 06 December 2011 - 08:21 AM.