My name is Austin
I am a writer trying to design the concept of a "perfect fortress" that can viably defend against all kinds of adversaries. However, I am in need of suggestions to improve the concept design. Before I go in to the details, I want to note that the time period is during the very early development of firearms and cannons, so they are utilized, but aren't common yet. This period is also set in a fantasy setting, where magic (like pyromancy)and fantasy creatures (like dragons) exist. However, the magic factor should be ignored, because it is a topic all on its own.
Stronghold name: The Morning Star
Brief description: Standing between the intersectional borders of four Neutral Nations, the Morning star it an 8 pointed Star Fort, which is a center of international trade, political discourse and a temporary sanctuary for asylum seekers.
This Fortress is built around a Bountiful Spring that outflows into the four rivers that run into the nations it stands between. listed below are the potential dangers it may face, along with possible solutions:
1.Land Assaults. Solution: Moats, Good Engineering, Loopholes, Machiculations, ect.
2.Air Assaults (Dragons, arial deployment, Bombardments). Solutions: Not sure, (need help)
3.Prolonged Siege. Solutions: Limited defenders, Large food stores, Secure Freshwater.
4.Natural Disasters (like earthquakes, fires or hurricanes) Solution: Good Foundational engeineering, including fireproof designs.
5.Biological Warfare Solution: Not sure, (need help)
6.Internal threats (traitors or Coercion) Solution: also, sot sure (need help)
While it is true that there is no such thing as a "Perfect Fortress", I am trying to learn about the qualities that make other fortresses strong so I may implement them into one of my own.
I gratefully welcome input on all of these Threats that this Fort may face, not just the Threats that I have no solutions for.