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MoonHunter
November 20, 2005
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The Pit    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

"This is the place nobody wanted. We are the people nobody wanted. Nobody tells us what to do and we tell nobody what to do. Did you get that? Good. "

manfred
November 20, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.250000
Farming Neighbourhood    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The siege was bad, and with fire decimated a large part of a town. As life returned, several people returned to their roots and prospered.

MoonHunter
November 20, 2005
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Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Stones District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Bounded by the Stones surrounding the district, “Those of the Stones” bother no one. Unless someone is foolish enough to enter where no soul really belongs.

Spark
November 20, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.300000
The Foolish Mage and Drunked Wizard Tavern    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Which is worse - a foolish mage or a drunken wizard? When halfmage Rolan Haraweir settled down to found a tavern in the Jewel City, this question became the basis for its name. The answer is still hotly debated over steaming mugs of spice-wine to this day.

MoonHunter
November 19, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.100000
Silver Star Campus    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Just outside the capital city, on one of the nearby hills, is The Campus. The Campus is the center of the The Order of Silver Stars. The city is growing out to catch up to it.

MoonHunter
November 19, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Dame Ellenius's Park    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Dame Ellenius is more than a landmark, she is a person. Dame Ellenius has lived in this house for decades now.  The story as for why varies, having passed into local legend, but all of the stories agree that it has something to do with a broken heart (lost love to duty, a bitter break up, a love lost to war/ trouble/ his wife).  Given her genetic make up, she will be living in that home for a century or more. However, her home has become a neighborhood of sorts.

manfred
November 19, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
The Circus Neighborhood    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Oh yes indeed, there was a circus here! Some hundred years ago…. or so the tale goes.

Scrasamax
November 19, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Tannhauser Street    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Tannhauser is a working class neighboorhood. No nobles will be found perusing it’s small market square, or the few shops there. The wealthy and powerful have holdings and investments in Tannhauser, but few would be willing to be seen on those dank streets.

Kinslayer
November 19, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.300000
Fog of Mills Park    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

While travelling through an unfamiliar area of the city at night, it it easy for one to become quite lost.  Though this is an upper-class residential neighbourhood just east of downtown, the streets wind, twist, and turn in upon themselves in a rather chaotic fashion.

Kinslayer
November 19, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Gardens of Ardales    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The wealthy landowners of Ardales began to grow personal gardens on their flat rooftops.  The shade helped cool the buildings. The competition renewed among the aristocracy for the lushest garden.  Over time, the increased population caused an increase in building density, especially in the city’s heart.

Strolen
November 19, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.875000
Artisan District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Artisans District is home to the large, half shell theatre the Lorantos Theatre. The theatre is named after Lorantos Trugeone, a famous bard who was invited to the city and never got around to leaving.

Dragon Lord
November 17, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 2.833333
Wistel's Grove    Locations  (Area)   (Any)

A pleasant little grove with an unusual resident

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.000000
North Ward    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

If you travel North from city’s main gate, you will have traveled some of the great and grandest elements of Antioch. Then you will enter the most common and humble. The NorthWard is classic Antioch. It serves as the “average” that all other quarters are measured by.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Quiet Ward    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

It was supposed to be the district of hearth and home: the domestic soul in a city of industry and trade. It has been the quiet ward for most of the city’s recent history. It is still the “soul” of the city, but now that soul is changing.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
Greenway Ward    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Originally planned to be a green area, where an Elventi community would thrive, this area has become the ward where the rich and powerful live. It is neat, orderly, and practically invitation only.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 1
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Maker's Ward    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Every city needs a place for building things. These places often have pompous names that nobody ever uses, except those in the City Offices. The Maker’s Ward is just such a place.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Alley District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

There are always places between other places. The Alley District is sandwiched between the Temple Ward and the Docks Ward. Of all the wards, this one has the most ways in and out, thus is one of the most heavily traveled areas in all of Antioch.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.250000
DiPlaza    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The ArchStreet, leading from the main gate, spills out into the DiPlaza - The center of Antioch. Each of the five other districts of Antioch have a gateway at the plaza.  Each of the triangular districts has one corner nipped off, creating the hexagonal shape of the central DiPlaza. A fitting plaza for a (nearly) hexagonal shaped city.

MoonHunter
November 15, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Temple Ward    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

There is only one path to divinity in Antioch. There is only one street with temples. It reaches from the DiPlaza to the end of the Ward, to the temple of Beginnings and Endings.

Kinslayer
November 14, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Temple District -1    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The work is being done on the largest temple of Stryfe ever constructed.  So massive is this project, that it could not have been placed within the city’s walls without displacing a large portion of Gnopolis’s inhabitants.

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Frozen in Time

       By: Spark

In a long-lost age, a party of adventurers are frozen into stone by the stare of some gorgon-like creature. An unscrupulous rogue, coming across the frozen party several centuries later, decides to haul off two of the statues to decorate his den. Upon his death, an artisan friend of his claims a statue and sells it to a rich merchant, passing it off as his own work. Years later, the merchant gilds the statue in bronze and re-sells it at a much higher price. After passing through the art markets for many decades, the statue ends up in the hallways of a mage academy. Imagine the chaos and confusion when a young mage's spell happens to break the curse of stone, returning the adventurer to life several centuries after his petrification! Is he interrogated by historians? Driven mad by the change of times? Or does he set off on a quest to find and liberate his other frozen party-members?

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