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Lord Hood's Fortress

Snottingham Castle, sometimes referred to as Lord Hood's Fortress, is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics. It was formerly the home of the royal family of Mercia which æater became the headquarters of the Mercia Dark Egg Legion under Mordred Hood.


The fortress appears as a castle with several, wooden tents surrounding the area. A lake surronds the fortress that way no one could enter unless via bridge. An insignia of Eggman is on the main tower of the castle. It is mostly gray and red.


Under Mordred's reign, the castle became the prison of many of Mercia's citizens who lived out in the open rather than taking refuge in Deerwood Forest. Lord Hood was also summoned from here to a meeting of the Grandmasters aboard the Death Egg Mark 2.[1]

After the ChaotixVector, Espio and Charmy–met the Mercian Freedom FightersBow Sparrow, Thorn the Lop, Alan Quail, Munch Rat, and Friar Buck–the two groups assemble a plan to rescue Mercian villagers and the Chaotix's friends, Mighty and Ray, if they were captured while trying to find Mighty's sister, from the fortress. And so, the Chaotix and Mercian Freedom Fighters sneaked inside the fortress. However, a minion had told Lord Mordred Hood about the Freedom Fighters entering the castle. Hood, who at the time was hypnotizing a Mercian villager about where the Deerwood Forest Hideaway is located, told the minion not to attack them but to wait for them to enter the dungeon, where they will meet their fate.[2]


  1. Sonic Universe #37, "Scrambled - Part One: The Man in Charge"
  2. Sonic Universe #46, "All For One Part One: Picking Up The Trail"

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