Cemetery 80,16

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a cemetery

Rolt Heights [80,16]

St Seraphim's Hospital
(Pashenton)
St Romuald's Church Collis Street
Grove Boulevard
(Pashenton)
a cemetery wasteland
Rawkins Row Police Department
(Pashenton)
Salsbury Walk Downs Boulevard Fire Station

Basic Info:

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You are standing in a cemetery. The grass between the headstones seems smooth and undisturbed.


Description

Walter L. Archibald Mormon Cemetery was once a burial ground for the original Mormons who owned St. Romuald's Church. The graveyard it dotted with many old, yet intricately carved, headstones that once served as the permanent resting place for the deceased residents of the suburb of Rolt Heights. It should be noted that this is the only one of four cemeteries located throughout the suburb, making it a convenient location for locals to bury the dead. Of course these days being deceased hardly ends in burial and usually only marks the beginning of one's problems rather than their end.

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When the church using the cemetery was first closed in 1928 most records indicate there were no further burials after the grounds fell into private ownership. However, if one searches old city records diligently enough, evidence can be found of another religious group that once inhabited the church itself: the so-called Church of Starry Wisdom. This cultist group apparently used the cemetery for a brief period between 1940 to 1946, but to what exact extent remains unclear since official records show that no additional bodies were interred since 1928, but other evidence outside these records suggest there were unsanctioned burials in 1945 or '46.

Before the "Malton Incident" the Malton Historical Society maintained the cemetery under their supervision. They apparently went to some effort to remove any sign of the Church of Starry Wisdom's former presence from the burial ground and church. Rumors have it that they removed several strange grave markers and had to repair quite a lot of damage that had been done to some of the original Mormon tombstones.

The cemetery was always a forlorn place, and never frequented much, but it has grown even more so since the "Malton Incident". There are few standing grave markers (in comparison to most cemeteries in Malton) while rows of old trees cast a gloomy shadow and block much of the cemetery from outside observers. Many visitors claim to feel an oppressive claustrophobia when passing through the graveyard.

Some whisper that the spirit of the founder of the Church of Starry Wisdom, Obed Fevin, can be seen late at night; wandering through the cemetery or holding palaver with his spectral congregation. If one is brave enough to wander there, that is.

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