Description: An ivory spire rises skyward here. Atop it a solar disk shimmers, lit by some mysterious power. As members of the clan for which it is home pass through the gates, the disk pays homage, flaring brightly, illuminating their path, and inspiring their minds. The tower is marked by the artistry of the ancients, crafted eons ago by some of the first beings to set foot in the territory, and upon reawakening to find that a sprawling city had arisen around them. It is a testament to the power of knowledge, the peace of ages, and the strength of the individual, forged into the strength of a clan. The sense of unity which overcomes the senses of those who choose to dwell within these halls may be experienced by you as well. To find out more, inquire at the gates
Wolfshadow's and Crazy's RBC Casino Owner: n/a Location: Southeast of Lead 72nd
Image if One: Game Image Description: A colourful sign in a glass case beside an ostentatious door reads as follows: Opened in 2006 by Wolfshadow and Crazyinblack - the RBC Casino offers guests gambling, food, entertainment, and accomodation that are unparallelled in the city. Relax, enjoy your time, and don't forget to bring your coins!
Wyndcryer's Lair Owner: Wyndcryer Location: Southeast of Unicorn & 77th Old Name: Wyndcryer's and TygerNight's Lair
Image if One: n/a Description: An intricate, wrought-iron gate greets the visitor, and it creaks slightly as it opens to reveal the inner landscape. A large blood fountain waits to quench the thirst of any in need, central in the spacious yard, surrounded by four wrought-iron benches to match the elegant gate, inviting repose to enjoy the cool night air and the company of the flora and fauna that is abundant.
The plaque that graces each post bookending the gate reads as follows:
"Welcome friends; our door is always open to those with no ill will. Weapons are not permitted here, nor is anger, nor hatred. This is a home of love and peace, and all seeking such are welcome."
Magnificent gargoyles guard the entrance to the main mansion, one on either side of the marble steps leading to the broad, mahogany double doors. Pushing them wide, the visitor will find the opulent furninshings, graceful armchairs and couches of mahogany and silk in silver and black that are spread throughout the room, and the large fireplaces centered in each of the east and west walls.
On the far wall is a large, ornate mahogany door set into the marbled wall, opening onto the main chamber of the couple, a large golden gargoyle on either side to guard from intruders to this inner sanctum, watchful eyes continually prowling the room for dangers.
Those fortunate enough to pass unharmed through this door will find the couple's crypt, walls of pure gold layered over the expensive marble. Ancient statues abound to greet the couple when they wake, golden remnants of Istanbul's past, and the sarcophagi themselves are of pure gold to ward off the sun should it find its way into this place through some act of the gods or perhaps earthly treachery.
jaxi's & Speedy's Cave[/b] Owner: n/a Location: Southeast of Raven and 23rd
Image if One: Game Image Description: A wrought iron gate stands at the south east corner of Raven and 23rd. A stone and mortar fence stretches in each direction from the gate to encompass an entire city block. There is no latch or visible way to open the gate, and so, it is clear the gate must open by some magical means.
Beyond the gate there appears to be a well kept private park and gardens. The grounds are covered with tall trees, similar to the redwood trees found in California, and although not the same as those mighty trees, they are a close relation. The paths that wander throughout this park are covered in deep moss, soft and cushioning to the feet. Along the paths are benches, so cleverly wrought out of wood and stone they appear to have grown naturally into the bench shaped forms they now hold. Along the sides of the paths, in the deep darkness created by the dense foliage above, there are what at first appear to be beds of flowers, and sometimes they are. But others, on closer look are strange and exotic plants and fungi, colorful, in their deep blood reds and purples and blacks. All paths seem to lead to the center of the park, where there is a small lake.
One end of the lake is a large outcropping, as large as perhaps a three story house, and water emerges from this creating a waterfall that tumbles down the rocks and into the waiting water below. Running in both directions from the waterfall the remaining shoreline is a black sand beach. Almost directly opposite the waterfall is an area that has been set up as a permanent fire pit, and it looks as though it has been used often, and is well cared for. There are many creatures living within this lake, and creature is perhaps the best word, as they certainly do not look like any fish ever seen before.
If it is night time then in that large outcropping of stone, just to the left of the waterfall, the outline of a doorway will appear etched into the stone, as well as the words:
"Only those who hold a crystal blessed by jaxi or Speedy may enter.
This doorway, when open, leads to caves that fill the outcropping behind the waterfall and plunge deep into the earth below, where a world of wonder and delight await, for as the dwarfs know, caves can hold treasure untold.
And, so, IF you have been invited, welcome to jaxi's and Speedy's Cave. And if you have not been invited then beware, treasure often comes with a price, and there do be many dangers here as well."
Post by R.B.C.R - The Cleaner Is Here on Jul 22, 2007 18:29:21 GMT -5
Marlena's Wishing Well
Owner: Marlena Location: Southeast of Fear and 56th
Image: Game Image Description: At the edge of the street stands an old well, constructed of stone and standing about a foot out of the ground. Atop it, a pointed roof held by a pole on either end. A rope is tied to a third beam that crosses the other two - a broken handle on one side, offset by an unbroken one on the other.
Before the well is a polished stone engraved with the name 'Marlena'. Grass surrounds the area, speckled with roses and orchids growing beautifully all around the area.
Post by R.B.C.R - The Cleaner Is Here on Jul 22, 2007 19:08:27 GMT -5
The Towers of the Crossed Swords
Owner: Miranda Dawn Location: Southeast on Torment and 66th
Image: Game Image Description: At the top of a steep incline, with views over great swathes of the city, stands the foreboding walled fortress of The Crossed Swords.
The entrance to the grounds stands sealed with huge ornate wrought iron gates, displaying The Dawn coat of arms, symbolizing loyalty, honour and bravery.
Along side of the gates is a weathered sign that reads:
Behind the gate, an ancient, worn cobbled path leads to a rickety wooden bridge, lit with flaming torches which light up the night sky.
The doors to the stronghold itself, beyond the bridge, are a massive steel-riveted oaken construction, a sturdy portal to the grey stone building.
The square structure itself is flanked by two very different large towers; on the left a tower with large leaded and stained glass windows, a balcony with a widow's walk, and a turreted top. On the right, a windowless tower with a pointed vaulted roof, home to thousands of bats, and the gargoyles that watch over the tower.
The structure stands amongst colourful English flower and herb gardens. The scents mix and mingle in the air casting a perfumed aroma even beyond the walls. The sides of the grounds holds vineyards overflowing with grapes.
An abbey ruin is located in the rear. Beyond the abbey are rugged private cliffs, and at the furthest end from the cliffs, a fast flowing waterfall flows from the black rock face, onto rocks into a turbulent pool below.
Inside the keep is a great hall, the walls adorned with colourful tapestries and Templar swords. Above the ground level are many private chambers. Below houses crypts and catacombs.
In the underground behind crossed iron doors is a wine cellar filled with vintage wines. Beyond leads to a secret passageway. At the end is three large rooms that holds a distillery for the making of top shelf spirits. A brew house for excellent ales and ciders and lastly a winery for fine wines. Some of the spirits made here by the hired help are for private consumption while others are for the nearby tavern.
I take your memories and remove them, for I'm the RavenBlack's Cleaner and Remover.
obsidian's Hall of Shifting Realms Owner: obsidian Location: Southeast of Obsidian and 15th
Image if One: n/a Description: A sparkling fountain flows gently in front of a large columned building. At the top of the numerous stairs to the Hall entrance, there is a prominent sign, in black script - it reads:
A box of leaflets sits against the wall, with a notice, "Please take a leaflet for more information."
CrowsSong's Blackbird Towers Owner: CrowsSong Location: Southeast of Wulfenite and 3rd
Image if One: n/a Description: Upon its completion, the modern architectural marvel that is Blackbird Towers became the tallest structure in the city. Blackbird Towers consists of three separate towers, interconnected with walkways, conduits and the like, that merge into a single edifice for the topmost ten floors. A visitor in the lobby of Blackbird Towers would find himself unable to ascend to those top ten floors, as they are guarded by a myriad of methods, both mundane and otherwise. Those ten floors are reserved exclusively for the private residence of Crow's Song, along with her family and retainers. The highest level a visitor would be able to enter would be the ten floors below Crow's Song's private residence, which are marked as the home of Blackbird Enterprises, an investment and capital management company. The remainder of the Towers is leased to various professional companies. At the street level, nestled between the three towers is a fountain that is a mixture of classical and modern. Below the street, along with the subway station, are a number of boutiques and galleries.