The Holborn Monument

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the Holborn Monument

Millen Hills [54, 13]

Vines Place Ridyard Plaza the Talbott Arms
Club Groom the Holborn Monument the Saint Building
a warehouse the Markes Hotel Restrick Auto Repair

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

The Holborn Monument

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Description

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

"You are at the Holborn Monument, a marble pyramid on top of a tall pillar."

History

The statue known as the Holborn Monument is not, as many believe, dedicated to a Lord Holborn, but by him. In the late 19th century, the upstart peer Holborn had all but renounced the trappings of his peerage, withdrawing himself from his seat in the House of Lords, and travelling south to London to study at King's College. Eventually earning his doctorate in the field of chemistry, he returned to his home of Malton in order to assist the founding of St. Dionysius's Hospital. In tribute to the change of lifestyle he had undertaken, he used the remainder of his inheritance, after the bulk of it was given to the foundling hospital, to have an immense bronze statue of the reknowned chemist and man of science, Lord Kelvin, erected, with the inscription reading To that giant whose works penetrated the darkness of man's ignorance, Kelvin, from a humble novice, Holborn. However, with age - and with the dereliction of much of Millen Hills, in the face of the undead and their doomsday cults, this lettering has now crumbled and worn, reading only To that giant... darkness... Holborn. Today the monument is known only by this half-inscription, which is even then often obscured by blood and bile. Whatever darkness Kelvin's science dispelled has surely returned.



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