Hector wondered if the banquet hall from earlier was in that largest tower somewhere, but the more he looked over everything, the more he became convinced that each tower probably had enough space for it.
‘All in all, Warrenhold still looks like it’s in pretty decent condition from the outside,’ said Garovel. ‘Apart from that one tower over there, that is.’
“We’ve been down here for hours already, but there’s still so much left to explore...”
‘Well, you did spend most of that time clearing hallways.’ The reaper paused. ‘Hey, do you hear something?’
He listened. Indeed, there was a faint rushing sound, constant like distant static. “Yeah. What is that?”
‘I could be mistaken, but it sounds like a waterfall.’
Hector cocked an eyebrow. “What? Underground?”
‘It would’ve been very practical to build Warrenhold near a source of water, and an underground river could very well mean an underground waterfall.’
“That’d be... pretty sweet, actually. Where do you think it is, then?”
‘Not sure. Could be on the other side of one of these towers, maybe, behind a wall somewhere. Or it could just be farther down in the cave. Seems like we’ve found the heart of the castle, but we’re still not at the bottom of the cave yet.’
‘Regardless, we should look for that waterfall first. It could lead us to a generator.’
“Oh, you think it’s hydroelectric?”
‘It’s possible. Obviously, the castle is older than hydroelectric power--hell, it’s older than the discovery of electricity itself--but if the last resident lived here only forty years ago, then yeah, it could have a generator like that. There’s no guarantee it still works, though.’
At the reaper’s request, Hector backtracked a little, just a short ways from the ring of turrets, and found another steep drop off. This one, however, had a decrepit stone wall--an ancient guardrail, seemingly. Hector shined his light over the edge and illuminated a distant bed of dark turquoise.
‘Oh,’ said Garovel. ‘There’s a friggin’ lake right here.’
Hector could see gray objects in the water, poking out above the surface. “Are those... buildings?”