Watchtower on the Hill

The watchtower did not have a very memorable history, although it was moderately influential in the early phases of repelling the last orc invasions of the previous age. The watchtower was meant to be part of a final warning system to the southern kingdom should the armies of the orc Krinkerjal quickly gain ground towards the south. A few small squads of troops under the command of Second Lieutenant Largus were sent by Count Marinel II to construct an underground series of catacombs underneath this watchtower to house backup troops secretly, in case of a strong southern push. Krinkerjal and his armies did indeed push strongly south but did far in advance of the completion of the watchtower barracks. The troops at the tower were surprised and eliminated on a spring evening in 659 AP. The defenders of the watchtower held their ground long enough to give word to the armies of Marinel, however, which gave enough time to Marinel to make a sufficiently strong counter attack and keep the armies of Krinkerjal from advancing any further.
Time passed, as did war, and humans once again settled the area. The founders of Westgate used the tower as a location marker and a symbol of historical pride. The residents of Westgate knew the tower only as crumbling history and did not know of the complex below it. The part of the floor of the watchtower which held the trapdoor to the area below the tower had collapsed before the town appeared. Town citizens rarely go to the tower and more rarely explore it, thus no one was aware of the complex below, until a young boy named Kevin fell into it.

Watchtower on the Hill

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