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Maps
Charouse Map Locations: 1669

The following map notes the updated status of many buildings in the city of Charouse since the Revolution of 1668. Such changes are noted below. Those without notations remain unchanged since the days of l’Empereur Léon.


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  1. Observatory: The Invisible College took pains to keep this artifice standing during the Revolution. It remains open to the public, and admission is still free.
  2. Poor Quarter.
  3. Industrial Quarter — factories
  4. Chateau du Theus — hospital
  5. Leveque War College. This "nobleman’s breeding ground" retains its historic name in the common parlance. Officially, however, it had become Government Building Number Eight: home of the dreaded Committee of National Welfare (see The Montaigne Revolution for more.
  6. The Great Tomb. The tomb remains unchanged — a testament to the Montaigne soldiers who died for their country — though a new plaque in front of it reflects the philosophy of the new regime.
  7. National Army Barracks.
  8. National Army Training Grounds, Military Base. Locations #7 and #8 continue to house soldiers of the Montaigne army, now in the service of the Parlement instead of l’Empereur.
  9. The People’s Cemetery. Most of the nobles originally interred here were exhumed and burned. The cemetery now houses fallen heroes of the Revolution.
  10. Wealthy Quarter. These neighborhoods took a considerable beating duringthe first weeks of the Revolution. Many noble estates burned or were looted as angry peasants took their revenge on the seats of power. The government seized most of those which survived, converting them to various purposes. Several have been purchased by Vendel merchants and other wealthy foreigners; the rest serve as government offices, barracks for the army, and homes for members of Parlement.
  11. Chateau du Parlement. Formerly Chateau du Soleil, L’Empereur’s grand palace has been completely refurbished. It now serves as the headquarters for the National Parlement, and has enough room to house a common meeting chamber, suites for each of the subcommittees, private offices for each Parlement member, and a special section for the Council of Eight.
  12. Office District
  13. Acting School
  14. Orphanage
  15. National Asylum. The Revolutionary government turned this edifice over to the Vaticine Church, who now ministers the crazed souls interred here.
  16. Le Grande University
  17. Explorer’s Society Chapter House. More on this location will appear in the upcoming Explorer’s Society handbook.
  18. Cultural District
  19. Shopping District
  20. Marketplace
  21. Slaughterhouse
  22. Le Grande Opera: Operas and concerts are still held here, though they are now open to the public. (A small admission fee is charged, ensuring that "the rabble" do not disrupt the proceedings.)
  23. Lame Enflammee: The pride of the Vaticine Church has been reopened and now holds regular services for Charouse’s faithful. Father Jean-Marc Navarre of the Council of Eight
    (see the Montaigne Revolution, page 115) often sermonizes here.
  24. Bastion’s Monument
  25. National Museum. The Palace of the Old King once housed Léon’s priceless collection of art. The government transformed it into a museum, so that all of Montaigne could enjoy its paintings and sculptures. It has recently begun to look quite bare — the government has sold many works in order to pay off its debts.
  26. Courthouse and le coiffeur. The gallows which originally stood here have been replaced by a gilded coiffeur (guillotine). All of Charouse’s public executions take place in front of the Courthouse: sometimes dozens a day.
  27. Plaza of the Revolution. L’Empereur’s statue which once dominated this square has long since been torn down, replaced by a public stage. Revolutionary rallies take place on a regular basis here, and it has become a favorite location for speeches from members of Parlement.
  28. Rose and Cross Chapter House.
  29. Government District
  30. Livestock Grazing Fields
  31. Montaignes’s Pride — Musketeer Academy. The stronghold of the Musketeers remains more or less the same since before the Revolution. L’Empereurs sun seal has been replaced by the Revolutionary scales on the architecture, but otherwise, the structure is unchanged.
  32. Fantome Tapestry Factory. The factory was purchased from the government by a family of Vodacce merchants, relatives of the Vestini family. They continue to produce tapestries here, at a fraction of the cost (and quality) of the factory’s pre-Revolutionary norm.
  33. Quarry

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