St. Lorenzo's Church (Dunell Hills)

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St. Lorenzo's Church
Visited as part of my occasional sweep through DH.
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St. Lorenzo's Church

Dunell Hills [6,37]

the Dury Building Zephyrinus General Hospital Club Meade
Molesworth Road St. Lorenzo's Church Comer Avenue
Penny Crescent Fullaway Crescent the Tibbs Monument

Basic Info:

  • Churches have no internal descriptions.
  • Church doors do not close but can be barricaded shut.

There are three locations named St. Lorenzo's Church in the city of Malton. This article is about the one in Dunell Hills.

St. Lorenzo's Church [6, 37] is located in the southeastern section of Dunell Hills.

Description

St. Lorenzo's is a small, modern church adjacent to Zephyrinus General Hospital; the building once featured beautiful stained glass windows that have since been damaged beyond repair. The church has seen better days and the inside of the building is coated in a thick layer of garbage, grime, and dried blood.

History and Significance

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St. Lorenzo, or St. Lawrence (? - 258), was one of the seven archdeacons of the Church in Rome in the mid-Third Century. Lorenzo was charged with keeping the Church’s written records and archives, and is therefore considered the patron saint of libraries and librarians.

Having already outlawed the practice of Christianity, on August 6, 258, the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered Pope St. Sixtus (II) and the other archdeacons in Rome arrested and beheaded. However, Lorenzo was spared execution because the greedy Emperor believed that as the Church's record-keeper, he would know the exact whereabouts of all of the Church’s material wealth. Lorenzo wept as the Pope was led past him to his death, but the Pope comforted Lorenzo by saying, "I do not leave you behind, for we shall be reunited in four days."

Valerian commanded Lorenzo to bring him all the treasures of the Church within four days, as well as its written records, likely so that he could identify Roman nobles who had converted to Christianity and either confiscate their estates or hold the nobles for ransom. Instead Lorenzo, now the ranking member of the Church in Rome, spent the two days giving all of the Church's possessions to the poor, then liquidating his own goods and giving those away as well. When the appointed time came, Lorenzo gathered all of the Church’s lame, blind, diseased, and orphaned converts and brought them all before the Emperor, announcing, "These are the treasures of the Church!"

According to legend, an enraged Valerian ordered Lorenzo executed by roasting upon an iron grill over a slow fire, and Lorenzo won the onlookers' great respect when he asked his executioners to turn him because he was fully cooked on one side. The bravery with which Lorenzo and the other archdeacons met their deaths is said to have inspired many to convert to Christianity. In actuality, Lorenzo was almost certainly beheaded, but so persistent is the legend that Lorenzo is usually pictured holding the gridiron upon which he was ostensibly martyred, and is also considered a patron saint of cooks.

His feast day is celebrated on August 10, the anniversary of his martyrdom in 258 C.E. The Perseid metoer shower, which is visible around that date each summer, is sometimes referred to in Italy as "the tears of San Lorenzo."

(St. Lorenzo should not be confused with St. Lorenzo Ruiz, a 17th-century martyr of the Philippines.)

Current Events

Inside

You are inside St Lorenzo's Church. The building has been completely ransacked, and has fallen into ruin. The ceiling above you has collapsed, and a carpet of a thousand weeds reach towards the sky. The floor is flecked with dried blood. The building opens directly onto the street.

Somebody has spraypainted What is Dead, can never die. onto a wall.

Outside

You are standing outside St Lorenzo's Church, a small concrete building, its windows missing and broken. Through the broken stained-glass windows, you can see that the interior of the building has been ruined for a very long time.

Somebody has spraypainted What is Dead, can never die. onto a wall.

There are two other zombies here. You recognise maomao and MageShooter.

Barricading Policy

Survivor Barricade Plan

St. Lorenzo's Church serves as an entry point into the nearby Tactical Resource buildings as well as a indoor revive point.

Zombie Barricade Plan

This building should not be barricaded and instead Ruined in accordance with The Dead Barricade Plan set forth by local zombies, who routinely monitor the barricade level for this building. This building is meant to serve as a safehouse for Malton's veteran zombies. Zombies who find the building's barricades above their assigned level are asked to assist in lowering them in order to help ensure the safety of all the zombies inside the building. Any survivor found raising the barricades may be directly "put to the question" by any zombies present at that time. If this happens the accused survivor must present a valid reason for their actions or be labeled a human sympathizer and be judged accordingly.

Tactical Resource Points

The nearest of each type of tactical resource point to St. Lorenzo's Church:




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