Baylie Library

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Baylie Library
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Baylie Library

Rolt Heights [85,13]

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Basic Info:

  • Libraries have no internal descriptions.
  • Libraries can be barricaded normally.

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Description

The Baylie Library is the oldest library located in the suburb of Rolt Heights. The library was founded in 1907 as an independent member-supported library, which played an important role in defining the cultural, intellectual and social life of Malton back in those days. The library was remarkable for its wide-ranging collections, its wonderful building and, most importantly, the people who knew and loved it. A people that grew fewer and fewer in number as the decades passed. There were few institutions like it in the city at the time. The library's lineage derived in equal measure from ancient European libraries and from early American ideals of self-reliant community service. The Baylie Library was not a public library, nor an academic library, nor a community center, nor a private club - but rather it was a little bit of all these things.

Survivors are warned to always be careful of what they read while in the library as some books, once gazed upon, have dire consequences...
Since its foundation, the library continued to acquire rare or out-of-print books for the use and edification of its membership, as few as they may have been by the turn of the century. Their primary mission had always been to provide for a library of wider scope and depth than was in the means of any one of its members. The survival of the institution for 100 years testified to the success of this mission.

After the "Malton Incident" the library finally seemed to have met its end, as those few members who had once walked among its stacks had either evacuated the city or fled to parts unknown. What is known is that no one, but the occasional survivor, now visits the library and most survivors are there simply seeking shelter from the zombies wandering the streets outside. Those that do take up an interest in the library's books find that in its later years the library's aged staff had grown quiet peculiar in their book selections as most appeared to be archaic tomes written in obscure languages or nonsensical manuscripts written by one could well imagine stark raving madmen. Most survivors with enough common sense not to risk their sanity, abandon these books where they found them, back among the darker corners of the library shelves so they are left to continue collecting dust, pages yellowing, and most importantly... stay unread.

Mandate

None, it's just a library, but those survivors with enough common sense keep their eyes looking out the windows in search of zombies rather than reading the books found among the shelves. There are some secrets man was never meant to learn and without a doubt more than a few terrible secrets might be found among the library's collection of dusty old tomes and manuscripts. So stay alert, stay sharp, and most importantly, stay sane.

Barricade Policy

The doors on Baylie Library should be wide open at all times, for ease of access for citizens of all stripes, shapes and abilities. Yes, even DDR.

Current Events

April 21st, 2007 - Sadie Mae Glutz of Red Rum killed Maria Mercury in what can only be termed "a cat fight". Well, no not really, but it was a fun thought wasn't it? This murder was brought to you by the Rolt Heights War. Remember, if you want suburb-wide genocide you don't go any further than the RHW.

April 11th, 2007 - Jake4d1 of the Creedy Guerilla Raiders murdered A plagebearer at the library. As with the murder from 2 days ago, this death was attributed to the Rolt Heights War.

April 9th, 2007 - The merciless hand of the Brotherhood of the Reckoning claimed yet another life within Rolt Heights, this time at the library. Knightmonger was reported to have slain veteran survivor Danny Floyd in cold blood. Witnesses later stated their common belief that this crime was linked to the Rolt Heights War.



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