Our Fair City
Ocean View Asylum
District/Faction/Location: Outer Southeast (Malkavian slice). Territory claimed by the Lunatics. Located along a rocky outcropping next to the sea, in the Soutwest portion of the district.
Details: The elegant lines of the asylum’s Gothic Victorian architecture, the rolling hills of its grounds, and the scenic view of the ocean were all intended to bring peace to afflicted minds, but the asylum is heir to a dark and bloody past. Some two years ago, the asylum was temporarily closed following the death of 15 inmates. Ostensibly, the closure was enacted as a safety precaution until the radon leak responsible for the deaths could be fixed. Many of the staff were transferred elsewhere following the incident, and those that remain are…strange, and reticent to speak of the event. The asylum has a new administrator: an ambitious and respected psychiatrist determined to get to the bottom of the asylum’s history and restore its reputation for excellence.
A winding road leads up a hill to the wrought-iron gates of the asylum. It is surrounded by walls on all sides. On the east, a shear cliff drops off into the sea. Old growth oak and willow trees pepper the grounds inside the wall. A well kept garden wafts the mingled scent of jasmine and rose bushes.
Ambiance: The grounds, architecture, and rich furnishings bring to mind a more civilized era. The ancient trees and stonework suggest a reassuring stability, yet the roar and crash of the sea below and the asylum’s place on the edge of that precipice give the place a more sinister feel.