The Carr Monument

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the Carr Monument

Foulkes Village [5, 89]

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the Heard Arms
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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

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The Carr Monument

Description

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

"You are at the Carr Monument, a granite statue of a man with a book surrounded by grass."

A stern figure cast in rusted copper. He appears to be mid-stride.

History

Leander Carr was a merchant, city planner, and swordsman. In his own time he was referred to as the "Bastard of Foulkes Village". The double entendre was meant as an insult (though he wielded a bastard sword, he was raised by both parents), but he appeared to enjoy the moniker. In his 30s he wrote an autobiography entitled "Bastard Son, Bastion of Hope". A rare copy still survives in the Naisbitt Library.

Though incredibly wealthy, among the upperclass he was considered vulgar and unrefined. Additionally he was despised by the common folk, who saw him as a predatory aristocrat. He challenged many commoners to sword fights, and slew 5 men over petty grievances. He was married 3 times and sired numerous illegitimate children, one of whom, Theodore Wimbridge, grew up to become a prominent merchant in his own right.

Leander Carr lived into his late 60s, and the latter part of his life was spent locked into a bitter rivalry with his alleged son, Theodore. Both men made public displays of their wealth by holding lavish parties, funding massive arts projects, and paying for the construction of a number of monuments around Malton. While the citizens of Foulkes Village benefited greatly from this rivalry, only Theodore was regarded as a man of the people.

After Leander Carr insulted Theodore Wimbridge at a public gala, Theodore challenged the 68 year old to a duel and Leander accepted. They met in Gully Grove the following day, where Theodore killed the elder statesman.

The two men are burried beside each other in the Old Foulkes Cemetery.



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