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What Edit

Subterranean, ancient part of Newford (city)

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About Edit

There are a number of entrances to Old City, most of which have been closed off by the town authorities, to avoid the "undesired" part of the population hiding away. This has of course failed, and a number of entrances are still known to the natives.

There are a number of entrances, most of which have been closed off by the town authorities, to avoid the "undesired" part of the population hiding away. This has of course failed, and a number of entrances are still known to the natives.

LocatedEdit

Underground in Newford. The entrance is in the Grasso Street station.

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History / BackgroundEdit

Old City — the oldest part of Newford— which was once the heart of Newford—It lay deep underneath the subway tunnels, dropped underground in the late eighteen hundreds during the Great Quake that destroyed much of the town. The survivors built on the ruins and so Old City remains hidden underneath the new Newford. The present city, including its sewers and underground transportation tunnels, had been built above the ruins of the old one.

There’d been talk in the early seventies of renovating the ruins as a tourist attraction. But Old City lay too far underground for easy access. After numerous studies on the project, the city council had decided that it simply wouldn’t be cost efficient,

Christy Riddell's short story Edit

"The Man With the Monkey": Chrity's story of stolen apple that was withered and moldy in Old City but became solid gold when it was brought above ground. The man who’d stolen it from the Skookin was found in little pieces scattered all over Fitzhenry Park. — Underhill and Deeper Still: (collection of urban legends of Old City) ("Stone Drum—Dreams Underfoot)

Character Connections Edit

Name What Connection About
Meran Kelledy dryad returns Stone Drum goes with Jilly Coppercorn to return Stone Drum
Jilly Coppercorn artist There taking picts for painting, took Stone Drum must to return it with Meran's help
Goon the Goblin King Goblin King went to claim throne joined with Meran and Jilly; released the dead king, claimed throne
Cerin Kelledy Bard; immortal
Lucius
Vincent Adjani Rushkin Reclusive painter hides there with his Numena at the end taught Izzy about Numena
Numena Spirit People there with Rushkin
Skookins Goblin creatures many live there in bands Jilly took an artifact of theirs from Old City


Events in Series Edit

"Stone Drum"—Dreams Underfoot: Jilly Coppercorn found an artifact—a stone drum—which Professor Bramley Dapple explains is owned by Skookins —goblin-like folk rumored to be living in the ruins of Old City. Removing it caused Jilly to be cursed, and so she must return it. Meran Kelledy helps her return, but in the end, Jilly is "cursed" with knowledge: that such creatures exist and given the sight to see them.

"Da Slockit Light" in Triskell Tales 2: People have started to go missing down in Old City. The answers look to lie with the goblins, but even their king doesn't know what exactly is going on. It's up to the ageless fiddler Cerin Kelledy and his dryad wife, Meran, to figure out what has been happening down there. And when Cerin himself is taken and transformed by hostile magic, can Meran's chosen agent, an undependable street kid with a larcenous streak, succeed in rescuing him? It's all in the choices one makes. ~ The SF Site

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