The Institute of War

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Yasako

Senior Member

08-26-2013

Brainstorming thread for an open-source, universal, customizable Institute of War goes here.

Basic layout by yours truly! See attached image for basic layout.

GV worked on it too so we're good on practicality so far.

The Main Ring
This is where the actual Institute is located and includes training facilities, sparring grounds, research laboratories, and some forestry and a lake.

The Center Tower
This is where all the summoner action takes place. Facilities designated for Summoners are located here. The bottom floors are all summoning/spectating facilities. The top half is housing and administration.

The Wings
There are four towers connected to the Center Tower by multi-tiered bridge-esque hallways. One of these towers is tacitly agreed upon to be the Neutral Wing. These towers are much smaller and are champion housing, dining, and general indoor services. Champions may also set up their own facilities given enough money and influence - enough to buy a plot of land within the tower for such usage.

The Mountain
The Institute is built into a mountain for fortification purposes.

The Dungeon
The dungeon lies deep inside the mountain and is reinforced with dozens of meters of enchantments. It is a rather large facility in order to keep the more dangerous Champions and criminal Summoners from interacting with each other.

The Proving Grounds
A tunnel in the mountain that leads to the main Institute ring of facilitation. It is laced with enchantments that allow Summoners to influence the perception of any individual traversing the tunnel such that Judgments may be performed.

The Inner Castle City
The Institute is surrounded by walled-off castle cities, each one near autonomous but relying on the other. The Inner Castle City contains shopping, businesses tied closely to the Institute, and traders approved by the Institute as neutral.

The Outer Castle City
Mostly agricultural in purpose, though industrial in certain areas, this castle city is the producer for the goods used by the Institute in its daily operations. While it may be on the outside, it is under strict regulation and constant observation by Summoners. Some rogue traders end up on the outskirts of this segment, wishing to do trade with other rogue traders, rogue meaning anything from black market to trading outside of free trade agreements.

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Yasako

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08-26-2013

[post reserved for details on central tower's interior]


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Yasako

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[post reserved for details on each wing's interior]