The Gouger Arms
|The Gouger Arms
Last Update May 2020
The Gouger Arms is an old fashion English pub located in the suburb of Dulston. Built in 1948 the pub was owned by Douglas Smithson, who moved to Malton from England only a decade earlier. His dream was to build a pub, just like the one his father owned back in London, and it was not long before that dream was realized. The pub is famous for serving a wide collection of beers usually served in pubs throughout Britain, but few new how Smithson managed to acquire so a grand collection of beers. Patrons exclaimed he always seemed to have the beer they wanted.
After the "Malton Incident" occurred Smithson appeared reluctant to depart the pub he loved so much, but fearing for his life and that of his family he reluctantly evacuated the city before it was quarantined. Survivors have since taken a liking to the old pub and a few, perhaps more curious than the rest, who have ventured through the hedge maze behind the pub to uncover a secret that man was perhaps never meant to know... a beer secret.
These days the pub serves as the headquarters of FOXHOUND HUNTERS, a sub-group of FOXHOUND that is dedicated to scouting and hunting down bounties on the enemies of Dulston. If you look to the right of the door after coming in, you can see a statue of the infamous Eduardo Tapia who was the original leader of the FOXHOUND HUNTERS. His legacy lives on. Currently under the leadership of Met Fan, they are actively seeking new members to join their survivor group.
Barricades should be kept at Extremely Heavily at all times. The true purpose of this building is to serve as a heavily fortified shelter for Malton's veteran survivors and headquarters for the survivor sub-group, the FOXHOUND HUNTERS. This ruling was set forth by the Dulston Optimal Defense Diagram and is enforced by all member groups of the Dulston Alliance.
The FOXHOUND HUNTERS believe in having the building as secure as possible so that it can be used as a possible haven for all veteran survivors. The FOXHOUND HUNTERS extends its apologies to all inexperienced survivors who do not yet possess the Free Running skill and therefore cannot enter the building. The survivor group maintains that they cannot risk being invaded by a horde and instead would redirect new survivors to Heddington Walk Railway Station as an alternative shelter.
Scentoral Imaging Location
This block has been chosen as a location for scentoral imaging by harman conservationists who use it to maintain a full migratory map of zombie movements throughout Malton. damage-resistant, zombah-friendly keypads have been installed for the uploading of data.
December 21st, 2008 - Despite brave efforts, the Gouger Arms has been reclaimed by zombies. It is now ruined with about one to two zeds inside and out. --Met Fan
September 14th, 2008 - The Electric Light Torchestra recon reported that the building was currently unoccupied. There were no zombies inside or outside the pub... which is a surprise considering the sheer number of zombies in Dulston at the time.
April 1st, 2008 - Taken by zeds. --Gustav Z
March 31st, 2008 - Break in. Several zeds inside; all survivors infected and wounded. --Gustav Z
February 21st, 2008 - Standing on the clock tower in MacKlin Park, the situation is grim. Both Gouger and the Parrott Towers remain destroyed and empty, with no sign of activity by either zombies or the Hunters. Where is FOXHOUND the world wonders? --Boris 19:49, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
November 26th, 2007 - The FOXHOUND Hunters have reclaimed the Gouger as their HQ.
April 8th, 2007 - Members of FOXHOUND HUNTERS seem to have abandoned this HQ. In their absence, the Gouger Arms is being used as HQ by The Gouger Arms Alliance.
November 15th, 2006 - Members of DORIS persist in their claims of controlling all Dulston. Taking a page straight from Conquerors 101 DORIS has instigated a policy whereby local buildings and streets throughout the suburb have been renamed by their group, in this case, the pub is now known as the Xoid Arms as far as DORIS is concerned.
July 22nd, 2006 - The SPIDERMAN survivor group announced to all of Dulston via radio that the Gouger Arms will serve as their new headquarters, sharing it alongside the FOXHOUND HUNTERS.
May 16th, 2006 - FOXHOUND HUNTERS have officially claimed and announced to all of Dulston that the Gourger Arms is their current headquarters.
March 25th, 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...
January 23rd, 2006 - The DDDS reported that serial killer Roomsweeper, a noted member of the Hellborn, has been spotted in the vicinity of the Gouger Arms which he frequents. Survivors are advised to take extra caution and, if capable, execute him on sight.