The Coy Museum
|The Coy Museum|
|The Coy Museum
The Coy Museum
Photo Taken: 22 January, 2005
The Coy Museum was the brainchild of the infamous and eccentric Malton neo-realist architect, sociologist and lavatory designer, Mr. Testla Coy.
The museum was intended only as a social experiment, its existence simply to document nothing but its own history. By the time of the Zombie outbreak, the museum had only been open for six months. In this time not even a single exhibit had been completed, and much of the museum remained vacant.
Oddly enough, the only completed section of the building was a fully stocked gift shop selling trinkets, stationary, and cheap postcards which could be purchased only at outrageous prices. Once Zombie hordes began to overrun Malton, the museum staff defied Coy and quickly fled. However Coy himself chose to stay and defend what he saw as an essential addition to Malton's cultural scene. He managed to live off sweets from the gift shop over the next week, keeping a series of logs about his final days while watching the chaos engulfing his city outside.
By the second week, Coy had apparently begun a gruesome spiral into madness. According to some witness accounts, he obsessively wandered the dark labyrinthe of unfinished exhibit halls, scrawling crude inscriptions onto the floor in blood. When Zombies finally battered down the sturdy oak doors of the Coy Museum, the only trace left of Testla Coy himself was a circular series of jumbled writings left in fresh blood on the tiled ceiling near the entrance.
Mr. Coy's eccentric behaviour has led to several running jokes, myths and rumors about his possible demise, the most popular one among residents of the surrounding subhurbs being that in Coy's final hour, he attempted to stop the attacking Zombies from destroying his beloved museum by distracting them with merchandise from his gift shop. Another interesting story told suggests that Coy, himself now a Zombie, will sometimes appear in the building's lavatories to frighten away those attempting to use them.
According to the Provisional Danversbank Barricade Plan, this building should be kept at Extremely Heavily Barricaded (EHB) at all times.