The Much Arms
|The Much Arms|
|the Much Arms
The Much Arms, known to some as The Dulston Rose, is a pub located in the suburb of Dulston. The pub is one of the more popular bars in the Dulston Run, referring to the practice of survivors whose goal it is to consume one pint of beer in each Dulston pub in the quickest time.
Prior to the "Malton Incident" the Much Arms was considered popular among the Rock 'n Roll community during the late 1960s through to the early 1980s. Due to its proximity to the very rockin' Mogridge Drive many musicians could be spotted there relaxing between their soundchecks and showtimes for which it became popular. The pub had two bars, a heated courtyard, stage, and a small basement. It was also popular with the biker community.
In 1978 the pub was renamed "The Shake, Rattle, and Roll", borrowing from the song of the same name made popular in 1954 by Big Joe Turner. Following a refit in 2000, the pub reopened once again as "The Much Arms" to commemorate the turning of the century. It remains a semi-popular pub for the intoxicated survivors and zombies in Dulston to this day.
Noted NecroTech scientist, Caleb Usher was spotted drinking at the pub on a few separate occasions. Bartenders, namely those random survivors who like working behind the bar, reported that Caleb is usually boisterous and offers other survivors free drinks. The fact that all drinks are technically free, if you can find them, does not seem to diminish his enthusiasm.
This building must never be more than Very Strongly (VS+2) barricaded. This barricade level has been set forth in the Dulston Optimal Defense Diagram, a strategic barricade policy that is enforced by all member groups of the Dulston Alliance. This building's purpose is to serve as an access point for all survivors and a safehouse for inexperienced survivors who do not possess the Free Running skill. Visitors are requested to never barricade beyond Very Strongly unless the building is currently under siege from 5 or more zombies. Note that any survivors associated with the Dulston Alliance have the right to lower the barricades back to Very Strongly if they discover them raised higher without just cause.
August 26th, 2009 - William Holtz of HOPE arrives at the Much Arms to find the place completely ransacked and ruined. Finding half a dozen Zombies outside, and tens of others in the surrounding area, he quickly set upon repairing the building and re-barricading the Much Arms entrances and access points. With the hope that the building will hold while power is restored, the Much Arms may soon find itself to be yet another safe spot for survivors to organize and recoup. While under attack the building has been temporarily set to EHB in hopes that it will provide enough protection until power can be restored and a viable defense of the area can be put forth. Once held the building will be returned to its VSB level.
May 9th, 2009 - With the Dulston Citizen Uprising having fled the suburb of Malton, they no longer take residence within the Much Arms.
January 2nd, 2009 - The Much Arms was in survivor hands, but break-ins were common occurences. Until the day the pub falls however the taps will continue filling mugs with cold beer. All hail the noble survivor and their love of beer!
December 13th, 2008 - The D.I.T.P.S reported that the pub was currently ruined, with a single zombie inside.
November 26th, 2008 - Metal Fox recon reported that the pub was fixed up and could support survivors. At the same time it was unbarricaded, with its doors left wide open.
October 8th, 2008 - FOXHOUND recon reported that the Much Arms has been overrun and ruined.
July 11th, 2007 - Members of a new survivor group called the Dulston Citizen Uprising have taken residence in the Much Arms, making it their permanant base of operations.
June 28th, 2007 - The Dulston Yanks are no longer residents of the pub, as they have disbanded.
June 22nd, 2007 - The Dulston Yanks are reported to have been seen entering the Much Arms, looking joyful to be back "home". When Glass Jack, leader of The Dulston Yanks, was asked about the return, he simply smiled and gestured for Trevor Russell to toss him another beer.
June 9th, 2007 - The Dulston Yanks are on a temporary absence from the Much Arms due to a series of violent attacks from both the living and the dead. The leader of the 'Yanks, teenage survivor Glass Jack, had this to say about the recent break-ins and PKings:
"Despite what our situation may look like, we are not down for the count just yet. As I speak, recuping efforts are in progress and will be untill we can establish solid ground once again. And anyone willing to help us untill we can walk on our own is asked to do so, thanks."
May 18th, 2007 - A relatively small, but new, survivor group called The Dulston Yanks have setup shop in the pub as of today.
February 12th, 2007 - The Shamblin' Crooners returned to the Much Arms, making it the eleventh stop in their new SHAMBLIN' CROONERS APOCALYPSE tour. Dulston survivors heard a lot more angst in the zombie tunes as they sang heavier music including Metal, Grunge, and of course Death Metal. Pub patrons did their best to avoid the "living-unfriendly" mosh pit, but with only marginal success.
May 21st, 2006 - The Shamblin' Crooners made their usual grand entrance and entertained everyone inside with their famous "break-in & concert" style of zombie rock. Some humans were eaten. Some zombies were shot. Bottom line, everyone had fun. Rock on Crooners, rock on...
November 22nd, 2005 - The Much Arms fell to an onslaught from the notorious zombie horde, the Drunken Dead, who showed unnatural constitution in drinking the entire establishment dry in only a few hours.