OLD LINGOLF HOUSE
The Old Lingolf House near Largoneth is a monument that is joined to
the Lonely Mountain by the Shady Brook Trail. Once the home of the
renowned miser Walter Lingolf, has never been in anything other than a
state of disrepair. With his iron-clad wallet protected by hellhounds,
Lingolf designed the home to already have boarded up windows and only
half a roof to save on glass and labor costs. Since his passing the
condition of the house slightly improved, with newly built birds'
nests providing some cover and insulation. It was said that sometimes,
in the dead of night, Lingolf's ghost would appear and loudly complain
about how much his descendants were wasting on food, water, and
shelter. A fortress was later constructed at this sight for use by the
was captain of the Lingolf Garrison in 398 GUE, which was a military
unit barely over 200 strong. These gathered men were responsible for
Quendor's defeat of the fallen Implementor Belegur in the same year.
659, the night of the New Year's Revolt, troops from Lingolf rioted
against Largoneth. Some historians believe that Duncanthrax was not the
commanding general of the Royal Militia, but rather an extremely
high-ranking officer, perhaps a second in command in charge exclusively
of these nearby Lingolf forces. According to a Royal Diaries (a
document of which authenticity is still debated), Zilbo III knew that
the threat to the royal authority stemmed from a military power outside
the castle itself, specifically from the nearby Lingolf Garrison, a
fortress that might conceivably have been under Duncanthrax's command.
Zilbo ordered the Captain of the Guard to forsake the coastal approach
in favor of protection of the land routes, as he knew if the mountain
pass fell to Lingolf, all was lost. Disjointed records report that this
Garrison successfully raided the castle.
the fall of the Great Underground Empire in 883, the governor of
Galepath secured the allegiance of the Lingolf Garrison and gained
control over the Lonely Mountain and its nearby villages, coastal
routes and highway approaches, thus bringing his territory almost to
the border of the old Mareilon Province.
As of a date prior to 956 GUE, all but a ruined stone foundation has marked the site of this estate.