This is certainly non canon, but is what I made up for my Second Age game:
I had the Watchdog as a prototype of the Godlearner constructed god Jogrampur. So, the Godlearners had created a giant statue and made it a worshipped being. This approach failed, so they went on to Jogrampur II, (which was successful and worshipped by a tribe in Pamaltela). I had Labrygon as a Godlearner who was behind bringing the to Feroda prototype.
I'm not sure if there is a cyclopean creature that the statue was based upon. I assume some sort of demon from the East Isles or Maslo coasts.
I feel it should evoke a Harryhausen creation - a combination of the bronze giant from Jason and the Argonauts, and the Cyclops from Sinbad.
Also worth noting that at 1:72 scale the creatures arms are about the size of a human, so a narrator could paint his arms grey, make a cyclopian mask, and lean on a table and balance 1:72 scale Lunar soldiers on his shoulders to recreate the battle of Corflu.
> --- In WorldofGlorantha_at_yahoogroups.com, Peter Metcalfe <metcalph@> wrote:
> > On 6/4/2012 8:57 AM, Phil Hibbs wrote:
> > > Does any information exist about what the Watchdog of Corflu was like when
> > > it was complete and operational ain Feroda t the end of the Second Age?
> > The port is guarded by an immense one-eyed colossus that can
> > overpower even the
> > mightiest monsters of Magasta.
> > p295 Pavis Gateway to Adventure
> > There's also a picture of the Colossus as seen from behind guarding the
> > gates of Feroda.
> > > The
> > > only information that I am aware of is from an MRQ2 scenario where it was
> > > referred to as a "miserable backwater" but how a port settlement at the
> > > mouth of one of the greatest river in the world could be a miserable
> > > backwater is a mystery to me so I am inclined to ignore that.
> > I don't think the River of Cradles is one of the greatest rivers in the
> > world. The Janube, the Oslira, the Tanier and even the Creekstream
> > River are much greater.
> > --Peter Metcalfe
> Peter, you've never seen the Columbia River Gorge at sunset. As I recall, that was used to describe what the Zola Fel region looked like. I've seen a lot of earthly rivers and none compare to that vista. But if great, means big, long or populated, well, YGMV
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