Jotungard is a Traction Castle that appears in Scrivener's Moon. It is the command vehicle of Rufus Raven, the Movement's Marshal in the North.
The fortress is more heavily armed and armored than the Traction Castle that brought Quercus to London. It is painted red, and has clawed wheels. The Stalkers assigned to guard it are painted red as well, and carry large swords in addition to their finger glaives.
The interior of the fortress is described as gloomy, lit with oil lamps. There is a heart chamber in the center of the forest with wooden walls, a large hearth, and numerous tapestries on display. The heart chamber serves as Raven's personal quarters as well as a meeting room for the Movement's guests.
Conflicts in the North Edit
Jotungard's history before the Movement's conquest of London is unknown. It was commanded by Rufus Raven, a respected Movement war-leader. As Quercus worked to turn London into a Traction City, Raven was dispatched to protect the Movement's holdings in the Fuel Country. There he fought many battles against other Nomad Empires who sought to halt London's construction. Some of the most notable battles took place around Hill 60, where Raven positioned the bulk of his forces. Jotungard played a crucial role in the hill's defense.
Switching Sides Edit
While operating in the Fuel Country, Raven became acquainted with Archangelsk prophetess Cluny Morvish, who told him of her terrifying visions of Traction London. On the strength of her belief, Raven was persuaded to turn against Quercus and join his forces to the Northern Alliance. Jotungard and the Great Carn's fortress rolled towards London side by side, with lookouts positioned on both castles to make sure neither pulled ahead of the other.
Jotungard was sabotaged and destroyed on its journey south. A fire began in the fortress's powder room and expanded to consume the engines and fuel tanks. The ensuing explosion killed Raven and his staff, and damaged several other fortresses that were traveling nearby. Traction Era historians frequently debate whether or not the castle's destruction marked the beginning of the Northern War.