Castles were large, stone protective barriers that were the highest point of royalty and commanded great respect. Being over 500 feet tall, castles weighed over 150,000 tons and were very hard to break into, do to the thick layer of cement gluing each brick together.
Battlements were square gaps at the tops of castles that allowed warriors to fire arrows without trouble aiming and let them have defense behind a battlement. Also, these barriers were extremely thick and sturdy.
Drawbridges were bridges that could be lifted or dropped with the use of massive amounts of ropes and chains. Drawbridges may be used to withdraw passage across moats. Simple drawbridges may be found in short canal crossings, where the lifting mechanism is a pair of overhead hooks with weights.
Moats were deep and wide water-filled ditches, excavated to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications. Moats were usually filled with sharks and crocodiles, so only the use of a drawbridge would allow access. The deepest moat was 25 feet deep.
Galleon Ships were the most common barbarian ships and were the largest. These multi-decked ships were generally armed with cannons and the starboard contained a menacing sculpture to scare whales away. The galleon was powered entirely by sail and carried on three to five masts. They were used in both military and trade because of the steadiness of the ship and powerful defenses. Galleons weighed less than 500 tons and reached up to 45 feet tall.
Catapults were siege engines used to hurl projectiles such as boulders or burning wood. The bottom end of the throwing arm of the catapult and the inner ends of both arms are inserted into rope that is twisted, providing a massive store of energy. These siege crafts went up to 15 feet tall, and over 400 lbs!
Battering Rams were siege engines used to batter down walls and gates. A battering ram was slung from a wheeled support frame by chains so that it could be much larger and more easily swung against its target. Sometimes the ram's attacking point would have a metal head and vulnerable parts of this craft might be bound with metal ropes to protect it. Battering rams were 13 feet tall and over 400 lbs!