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Centria: Locations

Discussion in 'Centria Lore' started by The Pantheon, Sep 13, 2018.

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    Ark City Locations



    LEVITTON


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    BLAZE MECHANIC SHOP

    This plot that was once a storage warehouse has been refitted into a mechanic's garage. With three bays for cars, a nicely-sized parking area that is locked at night, and the place in the back filled with spare parts that are constantly being used and replaced, it looks to the normal person like just a mechanic's place for cars and bikes. But to the trained eye, it's a paradise filled with the promise of vintage cars and motorcycles brought back to life. Owned and operated by Johnny Blaze.


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    BOOKS ELYSEES

    Looks comparatively small from the outside, but once you're inside this combined bookstore and library, it suddenly feels a lot bigger than you would've assumed it to be. Due to the nature of Pandora, you can find books from almost any realm in there. They also offer a place to sleep, shower & eat to the homeless, if you're willing to babysit their cats for a while.


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    CAFE LeBLANC DEUX

    A small and unassuming cafe that specializes in weird blends of coffee and tea. Curry always on the menu, with a rotating selection of pun-themed items that come and go on a whim. Pet and smoking friendly.



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    DORA'S ANTIQUES

    A small antique shop that specializes in glassware, especially mirrors. Most of the things in the shop are actually modern; however, there are some that look quite old. Also, sometimes cursed items. Good luck figuring out which is which.



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    THE HEALING CAULDRON

    An apothecary with a traditional wooden interior where people can find both regular and magical medicine. The building contains a room where magical potions are concocted, accessible only by the staff. Some claim to have heard strange things coming out of that room, but nobody has been able to uncover anything so far. It also has a brach in Misty Hollow.


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    SUNSHINE ORPHANAGE

    Every city has unfortunate children without a family to call their own and Ark City's own Levitton district is home to the welcoming Sunshine Orphanage. This Japanese stylized home is more than just a shelter for children and is aimed to welcome minors from all walks of life and become the family they've lost or never had.


    MARBLE HILL


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    AMETHYST TOWER

    To the general public, the tower is one of the many skyscrapers that make up Ark City's skyline - for those who can see through the glamour though, the Amethyst appears to be made entirely of said gem; if that is the case or if it's just purple tinted glass, nobody may ever know. The tower is run by a young demon and caters to the needs of a wide range of supernatural beings, offering temporary housing, an animal daycare, portals to other cities, an extensive archive, and, most importantly, many jobs, tailored specifically to certain species.


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    COQUELICOT AGENCY

    A three-floor building with South-French flair, housing a modern clothes store on the first floor, an art studio and model agency office on the second one, and a cozy loft apartment directly under the roof, on roughly 250 square meters total. The owner, Mademoiselle Fabiénne Azaïs, with the help of her assistant Miló Antoine Trouvé, designs and sews rather unique dresses and suits, as well as more basic clothes, while keeping the prizes affordable. The agency on the second floor oversees Azaïs' models and does its own photoshoots; especially people who are usually rejected by regular human agencies, seem to find a place here.


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    FUTURE AIRLINES

    Future Airlines is a transport and delivery service on the outskirts of the city - taking advantage of the vast Cadenza Expanse. Along with the planes, it's an open garage and also houses a workshop area for the team. It is accompanied by a scrap yard and a runway lined with solar-operated pot-lights. Be wary on test days, when a sign is usually posted in the front warning any passers-by of possible explosions or controlled fires at the testing range, which is stocked with blast shields, but is a safe distance from the town. Mostly.


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    GASMER PRODUCTIONS

    A prestigious and out of the box film company that brings all of your wildest dreams to the silverscreen. Their fame originates from a critically acclaimed franchise that experimentally combined the period drama with the science fiction epic to bring Pandora their hit film of the century. The lot is open to the public every weekday for guided tours.


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    HOTEL VALENTINO

    Hotel Valentino is an art deco hotel and cocktail bar. Like stepping back into the ultra-streamlined 1930's, the Hotel Valentino offers 115 rooms from standard to luxury, a swimming pool and a cocktail bar. Aggressively not advertised is the mysterious 4th floor. It seems to come and go as it wishes; guests tending to disappear if they so happen to find themselves there.
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    THE LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES L. MCGILL

    A growing law firm with a professional team and high ethics, you can count on The Law Offices of Charles L. McGill to have your legal interests at heart. Each client will be treated with the utmost care.



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    NUKA COLA PLANT

    The Nuka Cola Plant is a moderately sized factory. It consists of a large cement building with a large rocket on the top with a pinup space girl sign riding said rocket and holding a bottle of Nuka Cola. The inside consists of the lobby for guests and tour groups to enter into, the mixing vats, the bottling lines, the offices, and one secret room that holds the key ingredient to Nuka Cola Quantum. On display in the lobby are the current for sale flavors of Nuka Cola: Original, Nuka Cherry, Nuka Wild, Nuka Dark, Nuka Grape, Nuka Orange, Nuka Clear, and Raspberry Nuka.


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    THE SPECTACULAR OFFICE OF MR. WAUGH

    Using his fake reputation as an award-winning magician, and a well-known queer and lifestyle idol, Eliot Waugh has opened up his office to all those who desire to change their ways of living. He's here, he's queer, he's magical, and he's ready to spice up your life and help you become the person you've always wanted to be. More than just a life coach - Waugh is a flourisher. He'll flair up your house, your wardrobe, and your everyday life (for the right price). Just give him a call, or drop by the office - he's definitely your man.


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    TroYA X

    A start-up company with huge goals: becoming the leading supplier of high-end technology. For now, they're focused on offering modern gadgets to the everyday person...mostly. Behind closed doors, in underground levels of the factory, a different kind of science is being practiced; from nanobots, over human engineering, to robotics, TroYA X are trying to get their foot into basically every door there is. This isn't to say they're very successful at it yet, but despair and greed are awful motivators, so who can really predict where they'll stand tomorrow?


    RADICAL POINTE


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    NEO DUBAI

    Sitting dead in the center of Ark City, it practically is its own town. The mall has just about everything you can imagine, from hundreds of shops, restaurants and arcades, to a movie cinema, swimming pool, indoor amusement park and a casino. Open courtyards and a rooftop patio offer a reprieve from the bustle of shopping. Towering up on the north side is the residential area, a block of apartments ranging from basic units to luxury suites.


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    RYU TENCHI

    A small modern ramen shop which offers customers the finest homemade Japanese cuisine, ranging from sushi and ramen, to gyoza and salmon tartare. A trendy new family business where one can spend a jolly good time in, whether it's just to sit down and chat or enjoy some fresh steaming bowl of ramen.


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    THE CACTUS BAR

    An organic smoothie and juice bar. It is famous for its cactus juice specials; it's the quenchiest! Also all employees know too much about succulent plants, and will rattle them off at you, unprompted. Great ready to learn some useless fun facts


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    THE MAGIC TACO

    Officially a cheery and friendly Mexican restaurant, The Magic Taco is actually a front for a brothel. The downstairs décor is tasteful, if bright to Western eyes. Upstairs is slightly less so, with haphazardly placed furniture in the reception. The rooms contain beds and a variety of sexual appliances. Madame Abelina is very protective of her employees and anyone found causing trouble for them will be summarily ejected.


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    JAMES' BISTRO

    A picturesque building surrounded by azalea and camellia bushes, James’s Bistro is a popular restaurant with a menu centering around Louisiana’s regional dishes. This establishment offers a traditional Southern breakfast, in addition to a lunch and evening menu. Dishes such as shrimp creole, etouffee and gumbo are only some of the options with po’ boys, muffulettas and pralines offered among other things.


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    CYNTHIA'S HEXES AND CHARMS

    A tiny little voodoo shop that sells various spells, tomes, charms and various antiques. It's run by an old woman named Cynthia who isn't nice to strangers, but is willing to trade for quality merchandise. She also has a selection of books on monsters and other supernatural occurrences. Cynthia can also perform horoscopes for a small fee.


    SAENGHU


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    THE CAT'S MEOW

    A 1950s style lounge bar, The Cat’s Meow is a modest affair during the day with just an elegantly scripted sign to let people know where it is. When night falls, however, spotlights draw attention to the door. With an interior just the right side of sleazy, red curtains and carpet paint a glamorously elegant picture. Performers take the stage above a hardwood dance floor lined by tables perfect for customers’ viewing pleasure.


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    ELUSION

    The alley behind The Haven leads to an entrance of lights and music starting at 9pm. This dance club is chic and in vogue and one of the hottest places to be in Pandora Town. Irene Adler's high-end escort service also runs out of Elusion as well. Open Wednesday through Sunday, the dress code is classy. Owned and operated by @Irene Adler & @James McGill and attached to The Haven.


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    GALAXY DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER

    True to its name, this drive-in theatre has an out of this world theme! With stars and planets printed on concession packaging and the tradition of the drive-in, it harkens back to the American 50’s, where space travel was popular news and the monster movie was the perfect opportunity to hold your sweetheart close. The movie starts just after dark with a double feature every Friday and Saturday night!


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    THE HAVEN

    A British style pub that is rustic and welcoming, it's the perfect spot for a quiet pint and lunch or dinner with friends. Featuring mismatching tables and chairs, a warmth hearth, and traditional United Kingdom dishes, the Brits, Scots, and Irish of Pandora will feel right at home. Owned and operated by @Irene Adler & @James McGill and attached to Elusion.


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    THE HOMESTEAD

    Cozy bar/pub owned by @Jo Harvelle with exposed wood beams and stone walls. Good quality drinks, not the best food, but good prices. Open from 3PM-2AM every day of the week. Known location for information gathering.




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    FOX'S DANCE CLUB

    The roaring 20’s are back in full swing at Foxy’s. With a variety of themed nights, you can get your jazz, swing, ballroom, or jive on every night of the week! The art deco styled ballroom looks like something straight out of a flapper’s dream. Don’t mistake this for your modern dance club though, there will be no twerking at Foxy’s, only classy dancing. She will literally chase you out with a broom, if you try it.


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    PETEY'S PIZZA

    Looking for the best pizza, chicken and sodas in Pandora? Look no further! Petey's Pizza is widely regarded as the best New York-style pizzeria in town, and has earned glowing testimonials from a wide variety of customers. Whether eating in or taking away, the service is excellent, and the food is fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. Nobody knows precisely when Petey's opened for business or exactly how Petey himself manages to run the place on his own, but he's such a nice guy that nobody wants to meddle in his affairs. Besides, the food's great, so who cares?


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    VERDANT

    Run and owned by @Thea Queen and modeled after the nightclub she owned in her homeworld, Verdant caters to a younger demographic. Known for being affordable and accessible, and running hours from 7pm to 3am. The latest hits, great food, and cheapish drinks are all available there, a VIP lounge catering to a more exclusive clientele. Verdant is known for a non-judgemental employment scheme. Reformed villains, ex-drug addicts, Thea is known to employ all of them, provided they stay clean. Oh, and there's nothing in the basement. It's definitely not a secret base, and Thea is definitely not a vigilante.
     
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    Adagio Grove

    A thick forest that runs along the North Western side of Centria. Despite it's decently sized population, it still is rather quiet and peaceful within the Grove.


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    BEE CAVE

    Nearly every inch of this small cavern’s walls and ceiling are covered in honeycombs, always alive with the activity of busy bees. This cave is where honey and beeswax are harvested, a valuable commodity all over Pandora. Protective clothing is required, and no more than six individuals at a time may fit inside this cave.


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    MISTY HOLLOW

    A forest town nestled deep within Adagio Grove. While it has a naturally sleepy feel, it's been known for having rather unusual events. The supernatural and strange seem drawn to the streets, making life in Misty Hollow anything but ordinary. In the center of town, the remains of what might have once been some sort of protective barrier are still evident, even after all this time.


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    THE QUIET THICKET

    The Quiet Thicket has a reputation of eerie and unexplainable phenomena. Lying within the deepest thickets of the Adagio Grove, people often go in but don’t come out. Supernatural rumors seem to circulate around the area, but nothing is yet to be confirmed or proven.
     
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    Cadenza Expanse

    A flat grasslands speckled with large windmills that produce power - with Ark City at its very core. Small towns and large farms dot the winding roads, as well as an unmistakable southern charm.


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    ARCO

    A town that lies on the eastern end of the Cadenza Expanse. Small, friendly, everyone seems to know everyone, and welcomes strangers...probably a bit too enthusiastically. They're not cannibals, we think. Arco is also known for its local music - live concerts and festivals commonplace on weekends.


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    THE CHURCH

    Bell tower stands tall and looming and seems to radiate negative energies. Even those who are not attuned to the supernatural feel uneasy around it. A rusted wrought iron fence tipped off with spikes circles these grounds, and a small graveyard can be found immediately to the left upon entering. Lichen and ivy climb the church’s crumbling stone walls. Most of the windows are boarded up, its wooden doors rotten with disuse. A large hole in front of the church drops to the maze-like catacombs beneath.


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    THE CORN™

    Out in the middle of nowhere, there sits a giant statue of corn. It stands at about thirty feet tall - paint peeling, and looking rather worse for wear.
    A common place people use to meet up, while in the Expanse. A few benches and picnic tables sit around it, to enjoy the corny view.

     
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    Rhapsody Heights

    A mountain range that sits nearly on the dividing line between the Dread Wastes and Centria. A large tunnel runs through the center to allow for easy access to the Wastes, with a small factory town just outside it.


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    THE TOWN OF ECHO

    A small industrial town just outside the Tremolo Tunnel. Has a less than savory reputation for the particular businesses and people that tend to live there. A common stop while going out of Centria and into the Dread Wastes.



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    THE TREMOLO TUNNEL

    A tunnel that cuts straight through the center of the Rhapsody Heights and heads straight into the Dread Wastes. The tunnel is lit by yellow lights that dot the ceiling every few feet. It's two lanes, with a small walkway on each side - separated from the road with a handrail.

     
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    Windjammer Cove

    A quiet stretch of coastline on the South end of Centria. Always foggy, and always relaxed. Possibly haunted. Don't worry about it.


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    CROSS PROTECTION SERVICES HEADQUARTERS

    Founded by @Haytham Kenway, Cross Protection Services has been serving politicians and other people of importance in Pandora faithfully through protecting them against mercenaries, murderers, and assassins. A bad storm caused their original Headquarters to be destroyed, but now they are rebuilding on the abandoned Cobra Island. The facility utilizes the abandoned barracks, as well as the protections that the mysterious Cobra Island already has in place.


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    DOWNBEAT BAY

    A sleepy fishing town that sits quietly nestled along the coast. For Centria, they keep it rather simple; only the essentials with technology really present. While they don't take unkindly to strangers, you will feel watched.




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    WIDOW'S WATCH LIGHTHOUSE

    A lighthouse on a tiny island just large enough for the lighthouse and dock right outside the mouth of Windjammer Cove. Legend has it that couples who visit the lighthouse on their wedding day will never have to live without their spouse-- for better or worse.
     
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