TERRITOY OF: Bassar
The Island of Odessa has a massive network of catacombs. Their is a maze of over fifty miles under the city, and ancient beings of the supernatural, ghostly variety, that lurk there. For the most part these are crumbling, dangerous locations. Skeletal wraiths and tormented dead are, at times, found to wander the location. Powerful demonic like energies can attack visitors. These tunnels are utilized by the Bassar for trafficking people, gathering dark energy, storing their victims, and having access to parts of the city during sunlight hours.
The map shows the locations of the catacombs but not all of them are known. The enterance in the Alma House, and The Cathedral.
TERRITOY OF: Cuthin
The cathedral is the main holy symbol of the city and spirals up into the sky with the high rises. It has a huge but thin central bell tower that is 'haunted' as far as the humans are concerned. There are odd lights from there and the bell rings randomly. Strange large black fathers fall from the bell tower. It was never repaired after a storm struck it sixteen years ago, all attempts to fix it have been thwarted financially or by environmental hazards.
The rest of the cathedral is lovely, full of ornate carvings and old statues of saints, angels and strange unknown angelic like deities. There are huge ancient stained glass windows all along it depicting the story of some sort of apocalypse. The entire cathedral is ancient, paintings from the roman days still rest upon the plaster walls and linnets cap inside windows.
The cathedral and bell tower are the oldest building in the city, the city spawning up around it. The history of the massive building is unknown. It predates the settlers of the land and is on of the small unspoken mysteries of the world. Most people assume it was built by the settlers due to the stone work but the craftsmanship and original artworks do not match any local known peoples. In fact it seems more reminiscent of ancient works in Sumer.
This was once the location of the Overlord's government offices and rule. With his absence, the Cuthin have Prowlers have claimed it, utilizing the surveillance systems put in place before the Overlord vanished, and with him, the stable government.
Chamber, Night Club
TERRITOY OF: Aposle
The Chamber itself is in a near empty lot with a large parking lot around it that is often littered with less then high class cars and a good number of motorcycles from various gangs. On the outside it looked like a one story biker club with a neon sign reading: The Chamber. The only windows are small slits along the roof that are 1 foot x 5 feet and crank open with fogged glass.
Inside is a grunge style night club. Bouncers check IDs to figure out who are humans and who are vampires (the humans can 'vanish'). They don't care about age. It sports a large bar crowded with people, dancers in cages, a dancing floor, vendors for cigarettes and a 'hidden' vendors for drugs. At the far back is a stage where a live band plays or a DJ.
Underground, there is a large brothel section where vampires can take their human dates (or purchase one) and do whatever they desire to them inside a room. Killing a rented human will cost a $2k fine. Killing a human that one has brought with them, only has a disposal fee of $100 dollars. It is very common for humans to be picked up on the dance floor and vanish below.
All vampires are welcome here, making it a hot location for brawls and deadly fights. The bouncers attempt to throw out the guilty parties, but at times its more entertaining to place bets, specifically if there aren't many humans around to witness anything.
Church of the Holy Angel
TERRITOY OF: Serif
They are a smaller church but far lovelier then the First Christian Church of Odessa. Inside its small one story main room are well loved and polished dark hard wooden pews that the workers hand sew cushions for. The bibles are neatly gone through and any with profanity is removed, or offered to others after the words are scratched out, for free, they don’t want to just toss out a book.
The statues and windows are well cared for and repainted with loving hands to ensure their beauty. The church can’t afford ancient relics or highly expensive art for their church but they do what they can to inspire. Their robes are simple, their choir is a collection of children and young adults who need money and wish to work for it (paid by the church) and when they can get enough donations to that cause they send them on a state tour along with other church choirs.
The back rooms have housing underground for all Serif. There are even guest rooms for other vampires who need a night’s sleep. There is one small apartment building that they have an agreement with the owner of, that states they can house guests there for half price for up to a week’s time. Their food supply is limited but many of the human members of the church understand who they work for and are willing to be food. The mortals know the Seriph are 'angelic' creatures and often are willing unbound 'minions'.
The only oddness to this church is where it is and open religious location the locals worship Angels over God. They practice the worship of Sandolphon specifically, the patron angel to vampires. ALSO: Seriph know that "God' is called The Architect by angels and some demons.
Crypt of Reflections
TERRITOY OF: Prowlers
The Crypt of Reflections is a high quality Hot Topic with a slightly more Victorian zing. The works are not “geek” or “cartoon” friendly. Its a very mature gothic shop for clothing, accessories and shoes. There are minor sections for things like tomes, cosmetics, gothic goblets and anything your Pagan heart would desire, accessory wise.
Downstairs, the glorified basement, is the living quarters of the Prowler Royal Family. It is the size of a large one-story home. Jared doesn’t let anyone but his loving family (not vampire family) live with him. It’s just him, and Ginger with a guest room for an out of luck prowler. The Prowlers go to both his residence (outside of it's front door) and the shop to discuss family matters. Some work there.
First Christian Church of Odessa
TERRITOY OF: Bassar
The first Christian Church of Odessa is a modern styled, large church with one small bell tower that doesn’t actually ring. Anywhere a common person could enter in is all decked out in Christian glory but take a step into the back rooms and one is not in Kansas anymore.
The crosses are upside down, the carpets are blood red and infernal statues are set up in places where saints should be. It is a satanic cult compound parading to the public as a humble but well off church, complete with housing for the nuns and brothers, private gardens and a church vehicle lot. Not a single worker there is really a devout of God, every one is Satanic, and only those who are initiated by the Bassar can work there.
In the underground, there are rooms for humans to worship them (cults) and feed them. There is also a supply of ritual and food livestock in cages within the lowest levels of the multi-level basement. Not far from that are torture and ritual rooms. This is a place that reflects the horrors of the Inquisition.
TERRITOY OF: Cuthin
It is a large luxury hotel that is one of the larger and more glamorous buildings in the area. They host a huge verity of ballrooms that can be set up for anything from a circus performances to a weddings. With soundproof ballrooms there is almost nothing impossible for a party occasion. The hotel has two high-class restaurants, one a steak house and the other a vegetarian Greek cuisine.
There are three indoor pools and one outside yard pool. The indoor pool on the main level comes complete with tropical exotic plants, all enclosed in a green house environment with ambient music. There is a roof pool as well also enclosed and tropical. Accompanying the pools (which are heated) are hot tubs that can comfortably fit ten people.
The hotel's restaurants have a 'red menu' for vampires, taken from family, friends and donors. The red menu stock are treated well, paid for their donations and are never given to a vampire to be bitten. The blood comes from blood draws and delivered within a few minutes to the customer to ensure quality and freshness. Cuthin do not serve Githis (unless a special exception is made) and have been known to turn away Bassar since they are on the same moral ground as the Githis.
TERRITOY OF: Grigori
This large complex houses a productions studio's offices, inner sets and accommodations for singers and actors like. It is the home of the Day of Waking (When the World Awoke in the history) as it has the branding of Orion's Jupiter-Bahamut Canon in the centralized park. The park is open to the public even if the building is not. This is the home of the Grigori family.
Most of the complex is off-limits to outsiders as they are for prop storage, set locations, post and pre-production studios and other essential set ups for the industry. The Grigori live in or around the location, keeping it a small but safe stronghold for their people.
Owner: Azze Zeal
Odessa City Library
A two story large library that has a public floor and an archives floor. It is a typical normal library with large windows to let in light, most of it is in the current trend of beam showing, wide-open spaces and blue gray toned in color scheme. It was once the headquarters of the Atani but they moved to the Rose Bell Academy when the government destabilized.
Odessa National Park
TERRITOY OF: Werewolves
The national park is a large mountain and forest sporting a few lakes and rivers with rolling foothills that come down into the city area. Normal as forests go there are camp locations, fuzzy animals, birds that sing, hunters that poach and dead bodies of missing people that are found.
Living there, surrounded by ancient huge trees and hidden in the thick foliage of the forest are the werewolves. They are considered a ‘tribe’ of naturalists that the city just can’t seem to get rid of (this is the mortal perception). Their encampment made of camping tents, small log cabins and other rustic means of housing. For ‘business’ they have no out houses and instead use their wolf forms to deal with nature’s call. They bathe in the local lake near by.
The werewolves there are extremely territorial and defensive. They accept only a few people in their territory and have no issues killing a vampire who enters in. Cuthin, Seriph and Atani are the three families that the werewolves are amiable with. Prowlers cause them to be on guard. Aposle, Bassar, Githis, Grigori, and Lost Souls they will kill without question (most of the time).
TERRITOY OF: Githis
A multi story gentleman's club that is separated out per what one can afford and what your are there for. The first level is a greeting lounge with various people to store your belongings and register for an escort or pay for other services (such as massage, dinning, spa).
The second floor is entirely dedicated to relaxation services for massage and spa. It is a large marble walled and floored location with pillars and statues surrounding the area, topped off with a central fountain.
The third floor is the lower class dinning area, it looks like a high class restaurant with various redwood tables and large velvet chairs. Upon entering you walk straight into the host. You will not get past without a reservation.
The fourth, fifth and sixth floors are all dedicated to the elite dinning areas, with separate rooms filled with lavish red velvet couches and marble tables. You can adjust a jeweled over head lamp for your own lighting tastes and may choose a smoking or non-smoking room when you place your order. Each room also has a mini bar with various whines, rum, juices and a blender as well as a 'host/ess' that is there to make your drinks and ensure you have friendly company. The level of friendliness is in the price tag.
Of course to get in one must still get past a host and that takes a reservation. Also, this is where the 'Red Menu' (blood) is offered.
The seventh and last floor is a large pent house where the royal family of the Githis live together with their private slave stock.
Rose Belle Academy
TERRITOY OF: Atani
This is a private school for gifted and wealthy families. It teaches 1st - 12th grade and has a college portion. It operates on odd hours with a rotating student body. One student body is active during the early part of the day from 6am-1pm while the other half the student body is in classes from 7pm-12am (10pm-4am Summer). The two student bodies are also divided by dorm if they are living on the campus. They have different uniforms to show which scheduled they are on. It is nearly impossible for someone to transfer between the schedules.
The school is known to be prestigious in both academics and sports. It's weakness is it's arrogance. It does not accept students that are not at the top of their classes, extremely wealthy, or ones that have the Odessa Bell Tower scholarship. Most schools in the city and surrounding it are quite jealous of the student body and it incites many heated competitions.
The school grounds are lovely and expansive. The architecture is a mix of Greek and Persian slanted towards the brightness of ancient cathedrals. It has large dorm rooms that are surrounded by gardens. The sports facility holds cutting edge equipment, a gigantic pool that is split between recreation and training use, a baseball court, two small baseball courts and one major one. It also has a large soccer/football field and an indoor ice rink. Track has its own field as well. The compound also has a large there and music hall where the student's orchestra can preform. As it is on the bay they also have a dock for ships and a small equestrian department for horse back riding and showmanship.
The clubs with the most fame is the fencing, equestrian, and music and art.
This school once had was a mixing ground of all families and breeds. The students who couldn't afford it that were supernatural could get the Rose Bell Scholarship, but those days are gone. The Atani have taken over the school. The scholarship lives but in their hands. They decide who can come into their school and who can't. They award the scholarship to those who cannot afford it but are acceptable. Members of the Grigori, Bassar and Githis are usually not permitted as employees or students. People who act up and have a record of being trouble are also quickly expelled.
TERRITOY OF: Tenson Shuzoku
The Zen Gardens is set up like an old Japanese temple grounds with a Shinto shrine, Buddhist shrine on the other side and a few dojos. There is a main dojo flanked by two smaller ones. They are all active dojos, training in various martial arts.
There is a main house which is large and built in a traditional Japanese style. This large manor is used by the Tenson leaders. Hidden out of sight of the garden but on the grounds is a large modern building, decorated with traditional Japanese items blended with modern, Western convinces. This is where some members of the Tenson live. It is called the Kato House.
There is also a massage location (geisha house but sex and subjecting the people there to molestation is not allowed) with both men and women as well as an acupuncturist section. There is a large sand garden in the center that has a path before it that splits at the main entrance.
Most of the people believe that this family has left the island in its entirety but yet the garden still operates under the same names as before. The Tenson Shuzoku have not left it, but they have changed out the faces to give the impression that has happened. Only a handful know the truth and that handful are loyalists to them.
(Note: The family is not open for player characters at this time.)