The Blood Gate – side view

There are aspects of the Blood Gate that are best appreciated from the side. These two images allow aspects of the model to be illuminated. Specifically, note the ‘moats’ that isolate the fortress structures from the Killing Field. The Prow tower is wholly isolated and can only be accessed through deep tunnels that connect it with the Blood Gate proper. The Blood Gate is connected to the Killing Field but only by a relatively narrow bridge… and this leads to the vast bronze doors that can be considered impervious to any attack.

Note also how high the Killing Field is above the Cloaca. The dragon with its tower depicted in the second image gives an idea of scale…