The wilds of Alanti
the tower of the guard
The tower of the guard is a square, stone tower located beside the gate leading out of Grandoresberg. Standing at 40ft high, the tower is the second tallest building in the city, after the foundry chimney stacks. The tower is occupied day and night with a compliment of 5 guards, serves as the guard barracks, and is equipped with a large spotting light at the top for surveying outside the walls at night. The light itself is a large, rotatable assembly of mirrors and shutters, illuminated by a magical flame. The towers main purpose is to watch for invasion of the town by monsters, but as this has not occurred in many years, it largely serves as a deterrent for would be night-time thieves or to warn away the occasional wandering beast.