The Theirs Monument

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the Theirs Monument

Pegton [89, 59]

a carpark Guttridge Drive Whatmore Lane
(Dentonside)
the Hanne Arms the Theirs Monument the Parkinson Building
(Dentonside)
Monck Auto Repair
(Vinetown)
Standfield Towers
(Vinetown)
Trett Bank
(Houldenbank)

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 Theirs Monument

Description

The Theirs Monument in winter.

A sombre memorial, surrounded by the tiny graves, mostly unmarked, of infants from Guttridge Drive and other slums of eastern Pegton. Its position on a tree-dotted knoll makes it visible from across the four suburbs at whose nexus it is situated.

In-game description

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

"You are at the Theirs Monument, a fountain surrounded by grass."

History

Erected in 1906, using donations from Old Howesians hailing from Guttridge Drive, this simple and touching memorial commemorates the thousands of unknown Pegtonian children who died of the Paraguayan Flu epidemic at the turn of the 20th century, during several uncommonly cold winters.

Many of these innocents had never eaten a vegetable or so much as seen fresh fruit in their short lives, and this complete absence of vitamins, minerals and colour in their lives rendered them helpless when struck down by the South American flu menace.

In dedicating the monument, benefactor Eliza Newstead said: "All that was theirs in life was death; let this monument be theirs also, to their perpetual honour and our eternal shame, that those who had did not help those who had not." Following these words, the monument was popularly known simply as Theirs.

The monument's official name is A Monument to the Sacred Memory of the Thousands of Unidentified Infant Innocents Who Did Forfeit This Life Through No Fault or Moral Failing of Their Own, in The Years of Our Lord 1899-1901.



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