The Fortress is a special location that consists of narrow canyons, a base camp, and the fortress. Here you fight the Elder Dragon Lao-Shan Lung and the giant Carapaceon Shen Gaoren. In some of the areas there are bridges, which can be used to jump on Lao's back for a few carves, as well as into Gaoren's shell, also for three carves.
The Fortress is armed with Ballista, Cannons and a Dragonator in the final area. The Dragonator consists of 4 giant spikes that pierce the monster when the trigger is hit. Ammo for the Cannons and Ballista are found at the Base Camp.
The only small monsters that live in this location are Ioprey, which must be evaded to bring the Cannon S to the Cannons.
The Fortress changed significantly in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. There are now only two areas and an additional barricade to defend. The Track Cannon and the Demolisher from the Battlequarters are also present. No Ioprey are present.
- The Iopreys only respawn 3 times, so it is recommended to kill all of them if you plan on using the cannons.
- It is only in Monster Hunter 2 where the Fortress is raining in a quest with Ashen Lao-Shan Lung.
- There is an Agito (or maybe a Wyvern Agito) and various crossbows displayed in the base. There's also a greatsword hanging next the door that leads to area 1 that resembles the Dragon Slayer from Berserk.
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate