|The shield wall (depicted in The Traction Codex)|
|Behind the scenes|
In Mortal Engines, London is heading east towards Batmunkh Gompa, a city lying behind the shield-wall. The Shield-wall is a steel and stone wall defending the only possible entrance for traction cities into Shan Guo. London's plans are to arrive at the shield-wall and blast it down with MEDUSA and then enter Shan Guo and eat all of its cities.
After saving Airhaven from Tunbridge Wheels, Anna Fang takes Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw to Batmunkh Gompa. After hearing about what happened to Panzerstadt-Bayreuth, Tom tries to warn them of the danger of MEDUSA. However, Ermene Khan and Sathya are unfazed, as they could destroy London with their air fleet before it came in range. Great celebrations were happening throughout the city due to a festival. However, the celebrations were cut short when Thaddeus Valentine sabotaged the Northern-Air Fleet and killed several people, including Anna Fang. The city hoped that they would be able to blast London from the shield wall. Batmunkh Gompa is saved when MEDUSA overloads with energy and explodes.
A Darkling PlainEdit
Batmunkh Gompa is featured once again in A Darkling Plain.