Book of Gallowmere entry
People seldom consider how hard it is to trim a sentient shrub – not least the fire breathing types, who would just as soon set themselves ablaze as play understudy in your latest topiary production.
No... gardeners in Gallowmere do not get enough credit!
The hedges pretend to be a part of the scenery, but they become hostile when approached. Other hedges are a part of Jack of the Green's riddles. There are several different types of these sculptures:
|“||Take out the magic-spewing hedge-serpent head, as well as the first Groundskeeper.||”|
The Hedge Dragon, also known as the Hedge Serpent, is a serpent-shaped hedge sculpture that was found at the circular area from the early start of the level. When Dan approached the sculpture's head, it becomes alive and will spit fire projectiles at Dan.
|“||Watch out for that hedge statue of Zarok, it's armed with magic.||”|
Hedge Zarok is a hedge replica of Zarok and a part of Jack of the Green's first riddle.
In the original version, the head is the sculpture's only weak point. From the PS4 remake, the sculpture is entirely vulnerable.
|“||Here you're going to need to whack your way past a few Grounds Keepers and a strange, octopus-like hedge monster.||”|
The Hedge Octopus is a part of Jack of the Green's third riddle. The sculpture is found guarding the entrance to the area where the Chaos Rune is located. All four tentacles must be taken down before killing the sculpture's head.
|“||The hedge figure above will try to stop you with magic blasts, just run under him.||”|
The Hedge Man, also known as the Hedge Figure, will only become hostile after Dan completes Jack of the Green's last riddle. It is found above the entrance to the chess area.
|“||All right, yes it was a clown - very clever I'm sure.||”|
|“||Face like a tree, skin like the sea, a great beast I be, yet vermin frighten me!||”|
Concept art (seen below) reveals further hedge types that were considered for the game, such as the Hedge Monk, Hedge Horse, and Hedge Vulture.