A Gondor watchfort is a generated structure that spawns in the mighty land of Gondor. It is an uncommon structure, although it is slightly more common than a settlement. Gondor watchforts are very useful for players wishing to hire soldiers, because of the captain located within.

These watchforts make excellent bases for a player because of their spacious interior and large amounts of powerful NPC's.

Inhabitants Edit

Each watchfort spawns with ten soldiers of the respective fiefdom, one or two tower guards and one captain of the appropriate fiefdom.

Even though the captain gives a large alignment bonus when slain, it is not recommended for evil aligned players to search for fortresses to find the captains -- they are usually located deep within Gondor, and are well-guarded by many strong soldiers.

Fiefdom variants Edit

Each of the seven Gondorian fiefdoms has its own watchfort variant. They all have the same shape, but differ in the blocks they consist of and the NPCs that inhabit them. The banners on the structure also vary in correspondence to the fiefdom.

Dol Amroth Watchfort Edit

Dol Amroth watchforts consist of Dol Amroth brick, decorated with blue tiling on the roof and other prominent points. Men-at-arms, archers, and elite knights guard the fort. Finally, at the top of the fort, a captain can be found, from which allied players can hire the footmen and knights of Dol Amroth.

Pelargir WatchfortEdit

Pelargir watchforts are recognizable from other fiefdom variants by their white sandstone roofing and black Gondor brick highlights. They are garrisoned by marines. In addition, a commander can be found on the top level, from which substantially allied players can hire troops.

Lossarnach Watchfort Edit

Lossarnach watchforts are found in Lossarnach. They use a combination of Gondor bricks and cobblebricks in their architecture. They also have wooden roofs and beams of varying wood types. They are guarded by the fierce and hardy axemen. Also, a captain is to be found on the top level, from which allied players can hire troops.

Lebennin Watchfort Edit

Lebennin watchforts are found in the fair lands of Lebennin. They largely consist of Gondor bricks, with stone supports and roofing. They are occupied and guarded by several levymen. A levymaster spawns on the top level, from which players with high standings with Gondor can hire troops.

Pinnath Gelin Watchfort Edit

Pinnath Gelin watchforts are found in the country of Pinnath Gelin. They are comprised mainly of cobblebrick, with a roofing of green tiles. They are manned by soldiers. A captain can be found on the top level, from which players with sufficient allegiance with Gondor can hire troops.

Blackroot Vale Watchfort Edit

Blackroot Vale watchforts are found in the lands of the Blackroot Vale. They bear a strong resemblance to the regular watchfort design, however are comprised mainly of cobblebrick, as opposed to Gondor brick. They are fiercely guarded by soldiers and bowmen. A bowlord is located on the top level, from which players with sufficient standings with Gondor can hire troops.

Structure Edit

Note: This article uses the British convention of floor naming.

While the exact bricks used in each structure vary, all fortresses are built to the same basic design.

Ground Floor Edit

There are barrels filled with ale and two Gondorian crafting tables. The chest next to the barrels usually contains empty mugs or mugs filled with ale of varying potency.

First Floor Edit

Prior to Update 35 this floor contained the only chest with loot in the whole structure. This update replaced it by a Table of Command.

Second Floor Edit

The second floor is the floor that allows you to connect between the Beacon of Gondor and the remainder of the fortress via the Gondor rock bridge. Direct access to this floor is also possible via the ladder on the right side of the fortress.

Third Floor Edit

The captain spawns on this floor, although he sometimes wanders around the inside of the structure a bit. It is here that you are able to hire troops of Gondor.

Use as a base Edit

A Gondor watchfort can be used as a base by players aligned with Gondor. There is plenty of room to put storage chests, and from the top, the player will have a good view of the terrain around their base, and will be able to see enemies approaching from a large distance. Most importantly, using a Gondor watchfort as a base will give the player quick access to the captain, from which they can hire troops.

Trivia Edit

  • In Public Beta 27 the look of structure was changed slightly, most notably the addition of oak beams on the corners and a gate replacing the oak door.
  • Until Public Beta 29 this structure was known as a fortress and had no fiefdom variants.

Gallery Edit

Gondor Shield  The Men of Gondor  Gondor Banner

NPCs: GondorianLevymanSoldier (Archer, Banner Bearer, Tower Guard)
Traders: CaptainMarket Traders
Items: Armour (Horse) • BowEquipment
Blocks: BeaconBrick (Cobble) • CasketCrafting Table
Structures: Beacon TowerFortressObeliskRuined TowerRuinsSettlementsTurretWatchfort

Blackroot Shield  The Soldiers of the Blackroot Vale  BlackrootVale Banner

NPCs: Soldier (Bowman)
Traders: Bowlord
Items: ArmourBow
Blocks: Blackroot

Dol Amroth Shield  The Knights of Dol Amroth  Dol Amroth Banner

Man-at-arms (Archer) • Swan Knight (Banner Bearer)
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour (Horse) • EquipmentSwan Feather
Blocks: BrickCrafting Table
Structures: Stable

Gondor Shield  The Rangers of Ithilien  Ithilien Banner

NPCs: Ranger of Ithilien
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour
Structures: Hideout

Lamedon Shield  The Hillmen of Lamedon  Lamedon Banner

NPCs: Warrior (Archer, Hillman)
Traders: Captain
Items: ArmourGambeson

Lebennin Shield  The Folk of Lebennin  Lebennin Banner

NPCs: Levyman
Traders: Captain
Items: Gambeson

Lossarnach Shield  The Mountaineers of Lossarnach  Lossarnach Banner

NPCs: Axeman
Traders: Captain
Items: ArmourEquipment

Pelargir Shield  The Mariners of Pelargir  Pelargir Banner

NPCs: Marine
Traders: Commander
Items: ArmourEquipment

Pinnath Gelin Shield  The Warriors of Pinnath Gelin  PinnathGelin Banner

NPCs: Soldier
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour

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