St. Simplicius's Church

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St. Simplicius's Church
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St. Simplicius's Church

Santlerville [75,22]

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Basic Info:

  • Churches have no internal descriptions.
  • Church doors do not close but can be barricaded shut.

St. Simplicius's Church is one of three places of worship in the suburb of Santlerville.

Church

Description

Looking at the modern, glass and steel structure from the outside, you wouldn't recognize the location as a place of worship but the building is in fact, St. Simplicius's Church. It is not in the traditional style one would normally expect of a church but is a fresh, contemporary, open building. At least it was before the zombie outbreak.

Barricading Policy

The Santlerville Barricade Policy designed by the Dribbling Beavers of Santlerville provides that this building should be barricaded to EHB. The Uniform Barricade Plan makes no specific provision for barricading of churches in general as they are not important Tactical Resource Points.

Note: although this building ought to be maintained at EHB, it is not actively maintained at this level due to the fact that Churches are very low on the maintenance priority list. Churches also have no doors, making then very dangerous places to sleep in should a zombie manage to break through the barricades.

Ubpicon1.gif UBP-Compliant Barricade Plan
This location is designated to be barricaded at EHB(+4) under the Santlerville Barricade Plan.


The Local Area

Tactical Resource Points

The nearest of each type of tactical resource point to St. Simplicius's Church:

Church Status

Please do not expect to arrive at St. Simplicius's Church hoping to find a well barricaded, populated safe house with a powered and fueled generator running a radio transmitter. The fact that churches have no doors and that you cannot find anything useful inside (arguably apart from wine) means that churches are very low priority when it comes to maintaining buildings in post apocalyptic, zombie infested Malton to the point that they are simply not worth maintaining.

About Saint Simplicius

St. Simplicius

There are four saints called Simplicius. This church was named for Pope St. Simplicius, who held the pontificate during the end of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century CE.

Simplicius ascended to the Papacy on March 3, 468 CE, during a turbulent period in Roman history. After the Emperor Valentinian III was murdered in 455, the Empire was governed by a series of incompetent rulers and continually threatened by war and revolution. In 476, the Heruli entered Italy on the heels of other Germanic tribes, and their ruler Odoacer deposed the last emperor, Romulus Augustulus, and crowned himself King of Italy. But because Odoacer treated the Church with great respect, the end of the Empire made little immediate difference to the Church.

During the Monophysite heresy, Simplicius vigorously defended the independence of the Church in Rome against the Cæsaropapism of the Byzantine rulers, especially the Emperor Leo who wished to elevate the Patriarch of Constantinople to a position of authority second only to that of the Pope. He worked to protect the people of Italy from barbarian invaders and brought some order to the giving of the sacraments in local churches, in keeping with his belief that the sacrament itself was more important than the place where it was administered. Simplicius also established four new churches in Rome itself, two of which -- the Church of San Stefano Rotondo and a church he ordered built in honour of St. Balbina -- still stand.

After a fifteen-year reign as Pontiff, Simplicius died on March 10, 483 CE, of natural causes and was buried at Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.


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