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Freq: 26.05: South-East Malton
Formerly the fiefdom of Icelandic warlord Erik 'The Bear' Gulson, some traces of its medieval history remain. However, before the quarantine, Gulsonside had few permanent residents and lacked a community focus. Many people commuted to work in its banks and high-finance companies, before returning home to dull dormitory suburbs such as Osmondville and Scarletwood, where property was cheaper and more readily available. Gulsonside's odd mix of spirituality, high culture, and hedonism was reflected by its unorthodox churches, famous museums and bangin' nightclubs. The construction of Blesley Mall attracted hordes of antisocial kids, but its true impact was felt several years after the Outbreak, when it was taken under new management. To this day, eastern 'G-side' remains one of the most popular parts of southeast Malton.
Gulsonside is the birthplace of the Minions of the Apocalypse. It was in this suburb that the Minions started their rampage across Malton. St. Lazarus's Church was the first building they cleaned out. After attacking several other larger buildings, such as Blesley Mall, they moved out of the suburb. To this day the Minions still consider Gulsonside as their home.
Battalion Chief KristiOTD activated the Billings Row Fire Station and claimed the Northcote Avenue Fire Station as the HQ for MFD SE Division. To combat the suburb's problem of overbarricading, the MFD and MPD created the Gulsonside Barricade Plan, in accordance with the Uniform Barricading Policy, in order to create more VS entry points.
'Ghoulsonside' gained notoriety when Mall Tour '09 decided to skip Blesley Mall, as the mall had fallen to a persistent guerilla campaign by a small group of zombie nightclubbers, Clubbed to Death. Blesley is therefore a notable omission from the Tour's record of annihilated targets. The undead clubbers used darkened neighbouring clubs Wadman and Simpson (Zedman and Zedson) as secure bases for their attacks, and since May 2009 the mall has been in zombie hands for all but a few weeks.
Gulsonside is where the prophet Saul D'Alessio founded the Cult of the Unseen Ones, and is sacred to the cultists. Residing within the suburb are two of their most sacred sites: St. Lazarus's Church was dedicated to the Unseen Ones by Saul himself, the first church to be dedicated to the Unseen. The second dedicated, sacred site is Gurney Park, which reminds the cultists of the forest where Saul found the Unseen.
Recently Billings Row Fire Station has been reactivated by Captain [Severous] of the MFD. It also has replaced Northcote Avenue Fire Station, claimed by KristiOTD], as the SE Division Head Quarters. Captain Severous has continued the tradition of Billings Row as a Training Facility. Mentoring low level survivors the same way his old Captain did at Billings Row.
Gulsonside Information ResourcesGulsonside Building Information Center contains status reports and updates on key buildings in the suburb.
- Shop 'till you drop, eat and be eaten, at Blesley Mall. Sip a mrh-cachino at Zedbuck's or just enjoy watching the hordes shamble past in the latest Gulsonside fashions. Bloodstains and tattered clothing are definitely in again this season!
- Dance your life away at the (in)famous Club Wadman with its eclectic music and colourful crowd (colourful as in greenish-grey, most nights). From head-banging rock to trance, you can get off your head and then spill your guts in the street outside!
- Be a culture vulture in Gulsonside's Cultural Heartland. The Museum Triangle of the Bane Museum, the Crump Museum and the Wybrants Museum house collections of abstract art, tapestries and contemporary art of a kind matched only by every other museum in Malton. At the gift shops you can help yourself to some of these precious artworks to add that touch of elegance to the safehouse of your choice. The Menhennet Museum, situated conveniently just one block north of the mall, offers an unusual insight into African glassware, almost all of it now pre-smashed for your convenience.
- Be a health tourist for the day! St Polycarp's Hospital and Zacharias General Hospital offer reasonable rates for injured parties seeking anything from basic first-aid to major surgery. Be sure to call in advance to schedule an appointment between zombie drop-in sessions, as the hospitals can be rather busy (and chaotic) at those times.
- Atone for your sins at one of Gulsonside's four beautiful churches. The 'twin spires' of St Holy's Church and St Patrick's Church invite all pilgrims (alive and dead) to step inside, fall to their knees and pray for forgiveness for that thing you do with your hands.
- Choose life! at our first-class NecroTech facilities, the Perryn Building, site of the Gulsonside Massacre, the Wetherall Building and the Creek Building. Courteous staff or bloodthirsty zombies are always on hand to offer you the gift of life or to remove your cerebral cortex - all in a matter of pain-free or agonising minutes!
- Chuckle mildly at Butt Boulevard and the Podger Building's amusing names, and ponder the meaning of life (or simply take a dump) next to Ponder Grove's iconic statue.
- Stay the night at one of our luxury hotels - the Pledger, Hemphill, and Mapledoram. Don't let the 0-star ratings deter you!
- Get the hell out! using one of the excellent railway stations that form part of the suburb's infrastructure.
- Let's toast in The Brien Arms! Come and give your hands a toast with a warm pint of beer.
- Follow in the footsteps of the great prophet Saul D'Alessio and visit Church of the Unseen, the first church in Malton to be dedicated to the worship of the Unseen. Also drop by Gurney Park and celebrate the holy moment when Saul found the almighty Unseen Ones. We invite all survivors to these sacred sites to pay homage to Saul and the Unseen. Feel free to destroy a few Chosen while you stay as a sacrifice to the Silent Saviors.
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August 2016 - Throughout the first half of the month, a few members of MCM took on large repairs in Vinetown and Osmondville while the group was still based in St Polycarp's Hospital. In the last week of August, after having felt that they had done all they could in Gulsonside and the surrounding suburbs, the group moved on.
July 2016 - The Malton College Of Medicine moved into St Polycarp's Hospital as part of their on-going field trip around Malton. While stationed in the hospital, they not only provided a spawning point in keeping the building at very strongly barricaded, but also ventured out into surrounding suburbs to assist with repairs.
More details on the Gulsonside Barricade Plan can be seen here.