The Barnefield Monument

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the Barnefield Monument

Foulkes Village [9, 83]

a junkyard Darnell Library the McLellan Arms
(Ruddlebank)
Naisbitt Library the Barnefield Monument St. Maximillian's Church
(Ruddlebank)
Holdoway Drive the Hinckesman Building the Rees Building
(Ruddlebank)

Basic Info:

  • A monument is a city block containing a statue or similar piece of public art, without a building in it. It is functionally equivalent to a street, except that players with the Tagging skill can gain 2 XP for writing graffiti on a monument.
  • This is, game-play wise, an empty block, and cannot be barricaded.
  • After the July 3, 2009 update, some monuments became tall and can be seen from a distance with binoculars

Description

Barnefield: from swagman to hero.

Humans and zombies alike will see the following (permanent) description when standing in front of the monument:

"You are at the Barnefield Monument, a glass cube on a plinth."

A bronze statue of Louis Barnefield. On the plate below the statue it reads, "Here lies Louis Barnefield (1988-2005), a young adult who gave his life protecting a innocent woman who was being assaulted." The unknown woman's family erected the statue to Barnefield to honour his memory in perpetuity.

History

Louis Barnefield was a young Australian swagman who drifted to Foulkes Village in search of opals. His harsh life of sleeping rough in his bivvy bag, eating salted dingos kidneys and panhandling etched itself into his face, making him look much older than his 17 years.

With his neckerchief, wide-brimmed hat and Winchester rifle, Barnefield was a familiar and well-liked figure in the Village, although some Village elders disliked vagrants - perhaps harbouring vestigial resentment against the likes of Lorgh.

Barnefield achieved immortality (but also death) in 2005 by rescuing a local damsel who was being assaulted on her way home from a birthday party by a foul-smelling Nixbanker who had grabbed her hair and refused to let go. Fearing for her life, the damsel's screams were heard by Barnefield, who shot the aggressor in the stomach. Tragically, while tending to the maiden, Barnefield neglected to notice that the attacker was not yet dead; consequently, Barnefield himself suffered a fatal injury when the Nixbanker stabbed him in the back with a Swiss Army corkscrew. This is thought to be the origin of the saying, "You're screwed!"



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