St. Isidore's Church (Darvall Heights)
|St. Isidore's Church|
VSB, no zeds outside
|St. Isidore's Church
Darvall Heights [23,27]
"St. Isidore may be a zombie, but he is still Good." –Anonymous
St. Isidore's Church is often affectionately referred to as "St. Izzy's" and sits on square [23, 27] in Darvall Heights. It was the official or de facto revival point of several groups during the First Siege of Caiger Mall and has returned to some prominence in the Second Siege.
That said, what follows is Ron Burgundy's colorful and probably inaccurate interpretation of the goings on at St. Isidore's Church during the years of our lord, 2005 and 2006.
The Origins (Etymologiae)
Before the Siege of Caiger Mall, indeed, before the Channel 4 News Team, a youthful Ron Burgundy spent many a day outside St. Isidore's Church, doing what one does in a Zombie Apocalypse. Yes, St. Isidore's Church was just another building until that day in October.
But the times, they were a-changin, and the RRF took a break from its pledge drive to kick some ass. As the zombies say in Ridleybank, "the coyote of the desert likes to eat the heart of the young and the blood drips down to his children for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
The First Siege of Caiger Mall
St. Isidore's Church came immediately to prominence in the First Siege of Caiger Mall, when the Channel 4 News Team declared that "anyone interested in rejoining the world of the living should shamble on over to St. Isidore's Church." At the time, the Caiger Mall Survivors had yet to establish an official revive point and St. Isidore's Church, a mere three blocks from the Mall, fit the bill.
Problems became apparent, as zombies with Brain Rot started waiting in line at St. Isidore's Church and absorbing the revivification needles of unsuspecting citizens. Luckily, the Caiger Mall Survivors and their affiliates were always more than ready to meet the zombies in Glorious Battle. As one survivor pointed out, those waiting at St. Isidore's Church could "enjoy the equal likelihood of a peaceful return to life at the point of a needle or a sharp headshot at the hands of the Channel 4 News Team, led by the most bodacious Ron Burgundy." And it was true.
Before this matter of rotters became too pressing, the siege ended and the RRF retreated.
The Second Siege of Caiger Mall
In the Second Siege of Caiger Mall, St. Isidore's Church played a more diminished role. The Channel 4 News Team, for their part, expanded the revive zone to cover St. Isidore's Church as well as the eight surrounding blocks to combat the problem of Brain Rot. One of those blocks, Yeandill Towers, has become especially popular, as it has been staked out by another group.
Though St. Isidore's Church is still the official revive point of the Caiger Mall Survivors, there seemed to be less activity there. Unlike the first siege, needles were able to be manufactured and, therefore, were in plentiful supply throughout the Caiger area. The undead were brought back to life left and right! In an apocalypse as such, there is not much need for a specific revive point.
A medium number of survivors use St Isidore's as a safehouse base of operations in Darvall Heights. It remains a major entry point to Caiger Mall and so tends to attract many, including higher level survivors. Despite propaganda to the contrary St. Izzy's is NOT an "indoor revive point." The very concept makes little sense. If you're in the area and in need of a revive, please wait patiently in the adjoining cemetery.
In trying times, one might turn to religion for help. In turning to religion, one might turn to St. Isidore, who once wrote, "De ortu et obitu patrum qui in Scriptura laudibus efferuntur." Unfortunately, scholars maintain that the translation, like "San Diego", was lost hundreds of years ago.