The Woolf Monument

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the Woolf Monument

Crooketon [9, 60]

Bastable Alley
(Grigg Heights)
a carpark
(Grigg Heights)
a carpark
(Reganbank)
Mountstevens Boulevard the Woolf Monument a warehouse
(Mornington)
Wakeham Street Railway Station wasteland Westcott Avenue
(Mornington)

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

Description

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

"You are at the Woolf Monument, a white marble statue of a 19th century figure flecked by pigeons."

Its neglect by municipal maintenance has turned it almost completely grey on its windward side. The small fissures and natural lines of the marble stand out black with ground-in dirt. The man reads from an unravelled scroll, frozen in a long-since irrelevant declaration.

History

Although the relevant local archives are not conclusive (and have in any case been chewed on by hungry zombies), it is thought that the figure represents local poet Wilbert Woolf, best known for his poem Ode to Melancholy, of which these are the only surviving (and strangely prescient) lines:

"O! Melancholy! Torment of my fevered mind!
How thou dost gnaw 'pon my poor soul!
Thy grasp entangles me, thy claws leave me blind!
I am left as low as a man down a very deep hole:
Perhaps something like a mineshaft, and just as dark."



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