Our Setting
IRC Channels

Various channels on the IRC server represent various parts of town. Here are more in-depth descriptions of each channel.

Streets

#foundationblvd - Foundation Boulevard
#rueanges - Rue Anges
#lodzst - Lodz Street
#kingslane - Kings Lane
#newgate - Newgate Financial District

Landmarks

#monumentpark - Monument Park
#stjosephs - St. Joseph's University
#cathedral - St. Adrian's Cathedral
#kingphilips - King Philip Opera House
#cemetery - Laurette Cemetery
#phaeton - Phaeton Building
#chronos - Chronos Tower
#gardens - New Corsica Public Gardens

Clubs and Establishments

#speakeasy - The Speakeasy
#macabre - Macabre
#dailygrind - The Daily Grind
#mckluskys - McKlusky's Bar
#atomic - Atomic Arcade
#cafe - Cafe
#keyhole - Keyhole Gallery

Places of the Kindred

#elysium - The Elysium
#sewers - The Sewers
#alcove - Alcove in the park (Gangrel only)
#asylum - Asylum (Malkavian only)

Streets

#foundationblvd - Foundation Boulevard

Foundation Boulevard runs from the steps of City Hall in Town Center to the edges of the city in Little Haiti. However, whenever anyone says they are going 'down to Foundation', they mean the stretch that is the major club district for the city.

The street always crowded in the evening, and especially on Saturday nights. Clubs, bars and music venues stand out in the rain. Catering to the youth of the dark city, the street does not care for the sweet flavors of modern pop music. The clubs tend toward metal, industrial and punk music.

This channel is the outside of the Speakeasy (#speakeasy) and Macabre (#macabre). The Speakeasy and Macabre are about two blocks away from each other.

#rueanges - Rue Anges

Rue Anges was the main road for the original French colony of New Corsica. Its cobblestone side streets and masoned sidewalks attest to its heritage. It runs the length of Old Bastion, the French district, east and west. It starts at the Bastion Bridge and ends at the shores of Fontaine Bay.

The street is usually quiet at night, save for the few all-night cafes and jazz clubs that line the commercial districts. It passes through several old squares and is host to several historic landmarks.

This channel is the outside for The Cafe (#cafe), St. Adrian's Cathedral (#cathedral) and the King Philip Opera House (#kingphilips). These two buildings are less than two blocks from each other.

#lodzst - Lodz Street

Lodz Street is known for its Eastern European shops and restaurants, but also hosts a large student community from St. Joseph's University. Lined with brick and mortar tenements, Lodz Street is the major street through the Little Warsaw district.

This channel is the outside of The Daily Grind coffee shop (#dailygrind), the New Corsica Public Gardens (#gardens) and the Keyhole Gallery (#keyhole). They are all located about 2 blocks from each other.

#kingslane - Kings Lane

Kings Lane is the major road through the East End, New Corsica's shadiest of districts. The neon-lit street is full of strip clubs, tough bars and shady deals. Prostitution and drug dealing is common, though gangfights are relatively unheard of. This is mainly due to the protection of the local underworld, who runs most of their business off of Kings Lane.

This channel is the outside for McKlusky's Bar (#mckluskys)

#newgate - Newgate

Newgate is the largest Financial district in the South. Reigned over by shadow entities, the Ventrue called this place their Domain. The main street in the district is Foundation Boulevard and many of the most important buildings in the city can be found here. It is relatively dead after the banks and markets close. This is the outside channel for Phaeton Building (#phaeton) which is home to the Primogen Offices, Chronos Tower (#chronos) which is home of Praxis. It also houses the enigmative Helios Tower and the Grisham building, infamous as the headquarters for the largest underworld entity in the city, the Dixie Syndicate.

#monumentpark - Monument Park

Monument Park straddles the border between the vast downtown of Newgate and the old French District of Old Bastion. Originally the governor's reserve in colonial times, Monument Park is larger than New York's Central Park.

The park varies between well-paved walks lined with benches, statues and age-worn monuments, and vast seemingly wild tracks of untamed trees and wet grass. At night, the lamps glow gently against the night, never quite fighting back the darkness.

#stjosephs - St. Joseph's University

The campus of Saint Joseph's University in Old Bastion murmurs with a quiet life of its own at night. The classic and gothic buildings loom over the tight streets. The central quad is a spot of lush greenery in the shadow of the Main Building, an imposing structure sporting a duplicate of Vienna's famous astrological clock.

Most of the buildings are locked at night, and the student dormitories are protected by security guards. However, people can move about the university relatively unharassed.

#cathedral - St. Adrian's Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saint Adrian is one of the oldest buildings in New Corsica. The classic gothic cathedral was erected by the French, and has stood as a cornerstone of Old Bastion for many years. It is open all night for prayer and meditation, with many side altars for prayer and observances.

To the vampires of New Corsica, Saint Adrian's Cathedral is known as a quiet Elysium. The Camarilla does not tolerate any violence in or around it, nor anyone disturbing the peace inside of it. Vampires are expected to treat the place with the reverence due to hallowed ground. Due to its quiet and private nature, it has on occassion been used for quiet rendevouz and meetings by the local vampires.

Use #rueanges for the outside of the cathedral.

#kingphilips - King Philip Opera House

The King Philip Opera House is the largest music and entertainment venue in New Corsica. It is a classic French opera house with a large lobby and massive opera hall. It can seat over 2,500 people on all four levels. It has been renovated several times in its history and has all the conveniences of a modern stadium or theater.

The Opera House is known to be under the Camarilla's control, and is often the venue for court. While not technically an Elysium, the Opera House is considered the Prince's domain, and any vandalism will be met with severe punishment.

Use #rueanges for the outside of the opera house.

#cemetary - Laurette Cemetary

Laurette Cemetary is a vast necropolis nested in a small bank of hills on the shore of the Gulf in Old Bastion. It is the oldest cemetary in New Corsica. The cemetary is a maze of crypts and mausoleums.

The cemetary and surrounding area is almost utterly deserted at night. It is easy to get onto the grounds, and its isolated nature has made it a favorite gathering place for the younger vampires in New Corsica.

#phaeton - Phaeton Building

The Phaeton Building is an imposing edifice that was designed and built by Louis Alameurte. It was home to his Praxis for years, but upon the completion of the Chronos Tower, Praxis moved there but the Primogen continue to use Phaeton to house their offices. It also houses many other businesses as well as several mysterious, underground and empty floors and a cement block basement with "cells" built to house supernatural entities. Use #newgate as the outside channel

#chronos - Chronos Tower

The Chronos tower is a large, almost threatening-looking gothic skyscaper. It is the home of Valentine Duprie's Praxis. Use #newgate as the outside channel

#gardens - New Corsica Public Gardens

The New Corsica Public Gardens was designed and built by Jacques Renault for Valentine Duprie. It is a large, expansive warehouse that houses an indoor "garden" the features a butterfly garden, a small pond, a mystical maze and artifical sunlight that can be turned off to feature a moon and star-lit sky. Use #lodzst as the outside channel

Clubs and Establishments

#speakeasy - The Speakeasy

The front of The Speakeasy is an elegant wood and glass facade. Within, the bare brick walls are laiden with stained oak and polished brass. The entire place gives the impression of a stylish speakeasy from the Roaring Twenties.

The club features a bar near the door, with several booths and private tables surrounding the place. Even on the busiest Saturday night, it manages to have a relaxed atmosphere. The lightning is dim but the tables are well-lit. A small stage in the back often hosts jazz and acoustic numbers, and when live music is not playing, soft melodies play through well-hidden speakers.

There are stairs in the back that lead to a humble heavy oak door to #elysium. A velvet rope crosses the stairwell and a bouncer prevents anyone who is not cleared for the 'VIP lounge' from going up the stairwell.

Use #foundationblvd as the outside of the Speakeasy. The Speakeasy is considered to be Elysium grounds.

#macabre - Macabre

Macabre is a metal, gothic and industrial club on Foundation Boulevard and one of the largest club venues in the city. It is well regarded nationwide for hosting great bands and being a launching board for new acts out of the New Corsica metal and industrial scenes.

From the outside, the club is a squattish two-story warehouse looking building made out of cinderblock and heavy brick. A single blue neon sign declares its name across the front door. The inside is decorated in black iron and steel. A large stage is in the back, and entire downstairs is host to a dance floor and mosh pit. Up either set of curving stairs, the upper floor is an open balcony and hosts small tables and a massive bar. The lightning is harsh and sporatic, the noise is nonstop and the place is packed every night.

Use #foundationblvd as the outside for Macabre.

#dailygrind - The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind on Lodz Street is a 24 hour coffee shop, catering to both the young and old of Little Warsaw. It is built into a three story former tenement building. The first two stories contain the coffee shop, while the third contains the business offices. A balcony accessible from the second story overlooks the street and has several tables.

The interior is an eclectic mix of thrift sale furniture and garage sale tables. There are many couches, coffee tables and chairs scattered about, along with a old pinball machine and several chessboards. It is not uncommon to see Jewish Rabbis playing chess next to technicolor hair college students.

Use #lodzst for the outside of the Daily Grind.

#mckluskys - McKlusky's Bar

McKlusky's Bar is the wrong bar to be in on the wrong side of town. In a building that deserves to be condemned on Kings Lane, the bar serves cheap booze and provides a dark place where people don't ask many questions. It is flanked by a legion of strip clubs and gambling fronts.

Inside, the place is half-lit by the dreary lights and neon bar signs. A pair of pool tables sit in the back, along with a few dart boards. The floor is cement and the walls hold desperately onto a coating of faint green paint. Several booths lie about.

Use #kingslane for the outside of McKlusky's Bar.

#atomic - Atomic Arcade

Atomic Arcade is an old school videogame and pinball arcade that is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, located on Lodz St. It is infamous for the DDR machine, which perpetually has every winner slot taken up by someone with the initials "VDP" Use #lodzst for the outside channel.

#cafe - Cafe on Rue Anges

The Cafe on Rue Anges is a small, intimate place open very late at night to cater to those who find the eclectic, semi-dingey environment of the Daily Grind to be beneath them. Use #rueanges for the outside channel.

#keyhole - Keyhole Gallery

The Keyhole Gallery on Lodz Street sits at the heart of Toreador domain. It is owned by Valentine Duprie and is the second iteration of her life's work. The first version was obliterated in a bombing. It has several floors and houses everything from classic art to new digital items. Use #lodzst for the outside channel.

Places of the Kindred

#elysium - The Elysium

The Elysium above the Speakeasy is a large lounge, windowless with many chairs and couches scattered about the room. A large central meeting table sits in the middle of the room, for when negotiations or councils are called for, and a pool table is in the back.

The Speakeasy is the main entrace for the Elysium, but a entrance is provided for more monstrous vampires via a fire escape in the back alley. A coded keycard is required to open the fire escape entrance. The cards are only issued to Nosferatu, similarly inconvenienced Kindred, and city officials.

Unless a character has a keycard, they must enter through #speakeasy. Only known Kindred are allowed inside the Elysium lounge by the bouncer below.

#sewers - The Sewers

The New Corsica sewer system is simply massive. Not only dealing with waste water, the system is charged with keeping the city from flooding during tropical storms and hurricanes, as well as providing drainage for the near constant rainfall.

A well-educated Nosferatu can get almost anywhere in the city proper without ever seeing the surface. However, it is extremely easy to get lost in the sewers. The sewers are considered Nosferatu domain, and besides the dangers of being lost in the massive system, they have been known to have their own traps and 'pets' waiting for trespassers.

The sewers can be accessed from any outdoor channel, but can only be navigated with Sewer Lore. Attempting to do so without Sewer Lore will get you lost.