topic: deadman chairs

Deadman Chairs

A deadman’s chair is a device associated with the watch-towers of the Guarded Land – each tower generally having four chairs: one facing up the road, another down; two more looking out across the land – one in each direction. A deadman’s chair keeps the lookout sitting on it awake by threatening his life should he fall asleep. The seat itself is a freely rotating drum astride which the lookout sits. To stop himself falling […]