The Margesson Hotel
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The Margesson Hotel is a hotel located in the suburb of Rolt Heights along the border with Gibsonton to the south. The hotel was a family run business established by Harold Margesson in the early 40s. During an economic downturn in the 1980s it became something of a sleazy place to stay, more often than not a hideout for drug dealers, pimps, gamblers, and men wanted by the police, such as members of Malton's criminal fraternity. In a bizarre turn of events it became a surprisingly successful business under the watchful eye of Margaret Margesson during the early 90s following the savage murder of Benny "Fingers" Keal.
It all began when Benny, a local grifter, made a miscalculation when he conned a local drug dealer Dave Macaine. Benny ran to ground in Room 17 of the Margesson Hotel where, after a week of searching, the notoriously violent Macaine found and shot Benny dead. The local police were looking for any excuse to put Macaine in jail and in Benny's murder they found ample reason. Macaine went down for first degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and later possession of narcotics, which police discovered after raiding Macaine's house shortly after his arrest.
Margaret Margesson quickly cashed in on the huge publicity the case drew and started to arrange guided tours of Room 17 where poor Benny met his end. Then, not long after a local author wrote an account of the murder in which he speculated that Benny had been working for local police in a botched attempt to gather evidence on Macaine, Margaret Margesson soon found it rare for any of the hotel's rooms to be vacant as hordes of ghoulish tourists flocked to see the now famous hotel. Margaret Margesson made so much money that she was able to build an extension to the hotel and even eventually even hired an expensive decorator to carefully maintain, and even elaborate, on the atmosphere of a seedy motel for her guests. Before the outbreak tape recordings of gunshots and sirens would be played in all the rooms for a nominal fee at check-in while the reformed and "rehabilitated" Macaine even worked in reception, greeting guests to the hotel.
In accordance with the Rolt Heights Barricade Plan, this site is to be kept at Extremely Heavily Barricaded (EHB+4). This plan is mutually supported by agreement with local survivor groups. This building is meant to serve as a safehouse for Malton's veteran survivors.
May 9th, 2010 - The hotel was ruined, but at this time there are no zombies inside. --Mobius
February 26th, 2010 - The building is EHB, with the lights on. --Oshroth 05:44, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
February 2nd, 2010 - Survivors noted that the building, while secure, lacked power. --Mobius
June 4th, 2009 - Slightly under-barricaded at Heavily Barricaded. Lights are on inside. A scattering of zombies visible on the street. --Lariat2301 03:24, 5 June 2009 (BST)
September 9th, 2008 - Currently powered down as generator is out of fuel, barricades at Extremely Heavily Barricaded (EHB). --CharlieFandango 08:45, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
August 27th, 2008 - Generator refueled, barricades at Extremely Heavily Barricaded (EHB). --CharlieFandango 13:37, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
April 10th, 2007 - RoboDozer may have been only a robotic bulldozer minding its own business, but that made no difference to notorious killer Jake4d1 of the Creedy Guerilla Raiders. It what can only be described as "brutal carnage" Jake4d1 murdered RoboDozer. And so it was that the Rolt Heights War claimed yet another victim.
- Update: Lepton, an unaffiliated survivor, was reported to have also been killed by Jake4d1. Chalk up another corpse to the war...