Thursday, May 6, 2010

[Aftermath!] The D.C. Campaign: The Monastery

The Monastery

Location: Mount St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery, Catholic University, Washington, D.C. Bounded by Taylor Street NE to the north and Monroe Street NE to the south, between Harewood Road NE and South Dakota Avenue NE. Includes Catholic University of America, Holy Name College and Mount St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery.

Population: 175
Military Strength: 125
Military Resources: Exhaustive training in hand-to-hand combat. Some small arms, bows and crossbows. A valuable library on military tactics and strategy.

Treaties: FFA, Treaty Hospital


Resources: The monks at the Monastery are the best wine-makers and the best dirty-tricks streetfighters in the District. They have vineyards and other fields around the Monastery. The Military School is still open, but admission is strict and the entrant must obey the school's new bushido, which includes adherence to the religious, moral and combat code of the instructors. The Monastery proper contains a replica of the catacombs in Rome as well as the bones of saints.

Trade: Their main export is wine. They also do a hefty trade in vehicle-grade alcohol.

General Reaction: +0 (+5 if suitable demonstration of streetfighting was presented)

Background: Survivors of the Franciscan Monastery and the St. John's College Military School, they are a unique group of religious fanatics who happen to be expert street fighters. They have developed a code of honor, a new Bushido, for their community as well as any who wish to be taught at the Military School. Often, members choose to go out on "walkabouts" to test their mettle in combat with other survivors, aiding the downtrodden and oppressed. Those who survive their walkabouts are held in hight esteem.

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