Our Fair City
Max Brooks Historical Center
District/Faction/Location: Northeast downtown (Toreador slice). Controlled by the Roses, with rotating exhibitions donated by Prof. Kanika and her Temple.
Details: One of many excellent museums in the City. A large, imposing gothic structure it is famed for the hundreds of gargoyles that leer down out of the crenellations along the structure’s roof. No two of the gargoyles are the same, each harkening to a different time period and aesthetic, though all are uniformly imposing. The structure was once the old court building before they moved into newer lodgings elsewhere in the city. Latin mottoes of justice, honor and the beauty of government are scattered around the halls etched indelibly in stone.
The Egyptian and Middle East collections are particularly impressive. It also boasts one of the largest collections of ancient musical instruments in the world. The largest court chamber has in fact been transformed into a small theater that is used by many classical, ancient and contemporary artists before select audiences.
Ambiance: Dark and impressive. The lights are kept dimmed to not unduly damage the precious artifacts kept within the museum. A faint hum of music can be heard throughout the museum, light enough to not distract unduly but still tugs at the heart strings, causing patrons to become more curious, think of long lost loves, or rarely find tears on their cheeks as the lighting and music makes them think of sorrows long buried.