Castle Horsetooth is a Moonbase comic by Oren Otter and Eala Dubh.


Castle Horsetooth is set in the Fort Crawlins universe, in Fort Collins, Colorado. The eponymous castle takes its name from the real-world Horsetooth Mountain, a famous landmark of Fort Collins.

Anachronistically, the comic mentions real-world locations around Fort Collins, such as Ault (as "A Unique Little Town", a popular back-ronym for the town) and Interstate 25.


  • Briarwood - the noble steed, and Fluren's best friend
  • The Wizard - Nikito, the bumbling wizard who turned himself into a mushroom
  • Aldershot - an owl, the archduke's chief adviser
  • Pots - a rat and the castle cook
  • Chuckles - Pots' brother and the court jester
  • Rufus - Canine captain of the guard
  • The Duke - The human who signs the paychecks
  • Sir Cason - The local bully
  • Yzma - Cason's mean-spirited horse
  • Gribbich - The moat monster
  • The Dragon - collector of plush toys
  • Og - Dungeonmaster and bad mapmaker


The comic follows the adventures of Sir Fluren and Briarwood as they undertake various missions and encounter other characters. The stories usually end up following the plot of a well-known nursery rhyme. The major story arcs are as follows:

  • #1 - #39: Sing a Song of Sixpence - A baker wants to stop two dozen blackbirds from singing in front of his shop.
  • #40 - #66: Ring Around the Rosie - Briarwood enters a floriculture contest, while a strange sickness plagues the castle.
  • #67 - : The Owl and the Pussycat - A royal owl and a cat fall in love and flee to another dimension to marry each other.

Hey Diddle Diddle is also alluded to in #66.

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Castle Horsetooth

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