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==Visiting Sunset==
 
==Visiting Sunset==
  
In addition to its ferry terminal, Sunset borders [[Sunrise]] to the north, [[Wolverton]] to the west, and touches [[Silver City]] to the northwest via the raucous Four Corners neighborhood. South Sunset can only be reached by crossing the Picard River or via the [[Underground]]. Characters cannot [[Respawn]] in South Sunset.
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In addition to its ferry terminal, Sunset borders [[Sunrise]] to the north, [[Wolverton]] to the west, and touches [[Silver City]] to the northwest via the raucous Four Corners neighborhood. South Sunset can only be reached by crossing the Picard River. Characters cannot [[Respawn]] in South Sunset.
  
 
The residents of Sunset valued privacy, history and tradition, and invested great significance in who - and what - their homes neighbored. The southern half of Sunset contains many [[Mansion|homes]] that may have appeal as a luxurious [[Stronghold]] or worth visiting for the sake of one's [[Clothing|fashion sense]], but contains few buildings that are mainly useful as resource points in the Nexal Struggle, though the law enforcement presence that Sunset residents insisted upon means that [[Police Station|Police Stations]] are unusually easy to find. Characters in search of fine footwear may also find that a visit to the anachronistically named [[Clothing|Sunrise Town Leatherworks]] shoe store in southern Sunset is very much worthwhile.
 
The residents of Sunset valued privacy, history and tradition, and invested great significance in who - and what - their homes neighbored. The southern half of Sunset contains many [[Mansion|homes]] that may have appeal as a luxurious [[Stronghold]] or worth visiting for the sake of one's [[Clothing|fashion sense]], but contains few buildings that are mainly useful as resource points in the Nexal Struggle, though the law enforcement presence that Sunset residents insisted upon means that [[Police Station|Police Stations]] are unusually easy to find. Characters in search of fine footwear may also find that a visit to the anachronistically named [[Clothing|Sunrise Town Leatherworks]] shoe store in southern Sunset is very much worthwhile.

Latest revision as of 11:53, 14 January 2020

Sunset is a District of the city-state of Laurentia. Found in the southeast and to the far south across the Picard River, Sunset is a wealthy community that was inhabited largely by elite Laurentian families.

History of Sunset

Though their destinies dramatically diverged until both were drawn into the Nexus, Sunset was once considered a part of the neighboring district of Sunrise as the latter's founding on March 20th, 1838. Founded by the most successful merchants of the Laurentian silver mining boom, the parts of Sunrise that would become Sunset were a center of arts, literature and culture for the infant city, and hosted the highlights of early Laurentian home architecture and the works of luminaries such as Peter Graham, the famed biographer and bookseller known to modern Laurentians as the father of the city's public library system.

Upon the 1860 incorporation of Sunrise, Silver City, Wolverton and Cimmeria into the new city of Laurentia, community leaders in southern Sunrise took the opportunity to separate their destiny from the working-class neighborhoods of northern Sunrise. The new southern district, known as Sunset, forged its own identity and maintained economic management over Sunrise residents in much the same way as a unified Sunrise had once done toward Silver City business. As Laurentian history marched into the late 19th and early 20th century, a Sunset address only became more prestigious, and the status of that address became more prestigious still the further south one went - a trend that continued to its logical conclusion at the turn of the 20th century, when Sunset annexed the picturesque region of South Sunset across the Picard River. Soon after this acquisition, Laurentian political mogul Yannick Moreau purchased large tracts of South Sunset to establish his stately home, Triste-le-Roy. Though the notoriously private Yannick retired from public life to his chateau in the 1910s, numerous other old-money Laurentian families followed the lead set by the Moreaus and likewise established South Sunset estates.

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the community of Sunset continued in prosperity, avoiding the impact of resource- and manufacturing-based downturns that impoverished Windfall Ridge and Sunrise to its north. The residents of Sunset were known as more apolitical than the community of Wolverton to their west, but still came out enthusiastically in support of Laurentian national independence in 2022. In response to wars and unrest in the late 2020s, the Sunset community still largely approved of the Citizen Safety and Protection Act of 2026, which enacted tough enforcement measures that pleased security-minded Sunset residents yet divested a great deal of power to City Administration from the King's Island-based Parliament - a body whose members largely called Sunset home. Now free to protest infringement of civil rights without offending their neighbors, some Sunset residents (as well as students and faculty in Cimmeria) took part in the grassroots Blue Rose protest movement aimed at exposing and correcting abuses by the Office of City Administration. As a result of the rising tension driven by conflict abroad and unrest at home, the results of the strict law enforcement regime enacted by the CSPA finally manifested in Sunset in February 2027, when the Laurentian City Police Department raided and shut down the luxurious Arcadia Flats apartment complex as a base of "criminal enterprises", detaining or evicting all residents of the building.

Visiting Sunset

In addition to its ferry terminal, Sunset borders Sunrise to the north, Wolverton to the west, and touches Silver City to the northwest via the raucous Four Corners neighborhood. South Sunset can only be reached by crossing the Picard River. Characters cannot Respawn in South Sunset.

The residents of Sunset valued privacy, history and tradition, and invested great significance in who - and what - their homes neighbored. The southern half of Sunset contains many homes that may have appeal as a luxurious Stronghold or worth visiting for the sake of one's fashion sense, but contains few buildings that are mainly useful as resource points in the Nexal Struggle, though the law enforcement presence that Sunset residents insisted upon means that Police Stations are unusually easy to find. Characters in search of fine footwear may also find that a visit to the anachronistically named Sunrise Town Leatherworks shoe store in southern Sunset is very much worthwhile.

While most heavy industry was concentrated in Silver City and Sunrise, crafters may find the north Sunset manufacturing plant of Laurentian bionics titan Vestal Industries to be of much use. Historians and characters interested in learning through reading Books will still find interest in Peter Graham's northern Sunset book shop, since greatly expanded and known as the Graham Library, found across the street from the prestigious Davidson Memorial Hospital. Alchemists may also find some value in exploring the history of Laurentia by visiting Peacefield in northwest Sunset, the city's only Cemetery.

The guild shrine of the Fraternity of Wondercraft, dedicated to the Elder Power Marquai, can be found inside the Vestal Industries Manufacturing Plant at 37,26.

Despite its reputation in its mortal days, now that it is a part of the Nexus Sunset contains not one but two portals to rather less desirable locations in Stygia. One portal can be found inside a Taco Hut at 38,31 on the mainland, while another can be found inside a Mansion at 39,39 in South Sunset.

Sunset is powered by King Power, located at 36,31.