The Sanctorum (under-construction)
Origins - Located near Brú na Bóinne (Eastern Coast of Ireland), approximately 40 km north of Dublin city, about 8km west of the medieval town of Drogheda and about 5km east of the village of Slane, rests one of the countries most secretly kept castles. Montessi Da'Brickashaw.
The Montessi DaBrickashaw is a sophisticated intelligentsia of Nikademus' own engineering cultivation. It is an intricate and complicated house in which all surfaces are transparent, etched glass animated by elaborate and often visible mechanisms which can reconfigure access and hence movement through the structure. The entire house behaves like a gigantic mechanized puzzle-box/devils den. Thanks in part to its impressive collection of exclusive antiquities, as well as a whispered rumor of association with the Fianna. Boasting a modest showcase of diversity with nearly 60,000 authenticated pieces, ranging from the prehistoric era well into the 20thcentury. A true architectural masterpiece with metaphysical and diacritical acclaim. Exhibiting paintings, sculptures, objects d'art, and archaeological rarities found nowhere else in the World. The DaBrickashaw also hosts a multilayer structural paradox that is home to, among other things, an elegantly designed labyrinth of glass confinement. These paranormal cells safeguard some of the World's most dangerous artifacts and spirits.
No expense was spared in the creation of "The Brick." Utilizing the best of materials and systems while maintaining the elegance of old world detail coupled with new age architectural, and supernatural nuances. A private elevator landing leads to a grand 45 foot long entrance gallery surrounded by glamorous framed windows, with a 27 foot domed ceiling above a sweeping staircase. All of the major rooms fluently flow off the gallery as well as the first of five powder rooms. Its south facing living room with expansive, open city views, and a wood burning fireplace, are dramatically tired together with an antique French mantle.
Formal dining rooms retain original coffer ceilings and wall of windows, as well as a 900 bottle custom wine cellar. Its methodically collected literary workings bring together a handsome library with river views and maintains its original wood paneling, pegged wood floors, fireplace mantel and plaster ceiling - all meticulously decorated premiering its authentic splendor. Its state of the art gourmet chef's kitchenette, supplied with one of a kind appliances including double ovens, sinks, refrigerators, and dishwashers, insure the hosting of guests will be a true experience.
The corner master bedroom suite faces south and east with open country and river views furnished with traditional mahogany paneled dressing room tables, extensive walk-in closets and custom built-ins, as well as a host of intricately placed vanity mirrors. Flowing off the master suite are two birched tiled bathrooms beautifully finished with marble and onyx decorum. Leading into an old fashion study offering an open city view of unparallelled visual perfection. There are also three additional oversized bedrooms, all with en-suite renovated bathrooms, exclusive views, and embellished closets. Indulging in aristocratic excess,
Origins lie in the royal collection but it was augmented by Nikademus (with the aid of the Vatican Assassin) after an expeditionary trip to Africa before advising the purchase of three collections formed by Edmé-Antoine Durand, Henry Salt and Bernardino Drovet; these additions added 3,000 new antiques. Growth continued via acquisitions from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. More recent excavations at Memphis, sent back crates of archaeological finds including The Seated Scribe Guarded by the Large Sphinx (c. 2000 BC), the collection is housed in more than 18 rooms. Holdings include art, papyrus scrolls, mummies, tools, clothing, jewelry, games, musical instruments, and weapons.
Prints and Paintings - The origins of the collection were the 8,600 works in the Royal Collection. Opening with an astonishing 415 pieces displayed in the Southeastern Column of the museum. Its organized into three columns: the core Cabinet du Roi, 14,000 royal copper printing-plates, and the donations of Edmond de Rothschild, which include 40,000 prints, 3,000 drawings, and 5,000 illustrated books. The holdings are displayed in the Pavilion due to the fragile nature of the paper and forcing limited displaying of the collection
In an effort to cultivate an atmosphere of esoteric exploration and free thinking, Dulhmet has opened the enigmatic doors of the Brick to any and all creatures of the supernatural tree of life. In the hopes of promoting an enlightened circle capable of exchanging innovative ideas. As well as exploring the plethora of mystical possibilities secretly locked down by the shackles of historical malnourishment. On the grounds of the Brick, mystically inclined individuals can freely practice their craft while enjoying the celestial saturation visibly floating in the atmosphere,ἀτμός.
Knights of the Fianna
With an evolving gladiatorial transformation and strict regiment of Scottish occultism, the highly coveted Fianna Knights are fundamentally built upon the principles of a warrior society, operating within Nikademus' cabal as independent agents of his authority. Constables operating under the expressed design of the Supreme Shaytan. Immersed in the arcane teachings of the Fianna handed down by Nikademus himself. Who was rumored to have been taught by Fianna paragons; Caoilte Mac Ronan, the fastest man in Ireland. Diarmuid, who's obscure birthmark on his forehead meant that any woman who saw him would be charmed and fall in love with his beauty. Conan Maol, who was Goll Mac Morna’s brother, and lost all the skin on his back because of an enchantment, and had the skin of a sheep stuck there instead.
Through didactic literary, mental, and archaeological raritties, adopting a dogmatic ritualistic dietary principle and extensive exercise regiment predicated upon maturing superhuman muscle indexes to extraordinary levels, the sculpted frames of the new age celestials bare remarkable visual resemblances to the Scottish Highlander's of Fenian lore. Molded into the mirror images of the herculean representations of the ancient kerns. With an unorthodox vision of clairvoyant design, the current system produces physically and morally strong males to serve in the Supreme Shaytan's reconstituted Fianna. Encouraged conformity and the importance of the warrior state over one's personal interest and generating future elites of the Fianna These supermen have become the unwavering'Wall."
Physiological Aptitude & Durability
The Fianna are esoterically embellished with augmented GDF-8 (Myostatin) alterations that are encoded in their MSTN gene. Secretions, caused by growth differentiation factors that, when coupled with a TGF beta proteins, inhibits the myogenesis process. Effectively blocking the myostain process which has led to over-developed clusters of muscle mass advantages. Natural mutation of the gene resulted in the warrior's significant increase in muscle mass and considerable strength. Furthermore, blocked activity of myostatin gene offers therapeutic applications in the treatment of muscle wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy. This exclusive Myotonic Hypertrophy's genetic condition can best be characterized as reduced body fat and increased skeletal muscle size. With the strongest of the knights cable of lifting 10 tons, the physical discrepancies between top and bottom tiers are minimal.
Each qualified candidate is subjected to supernatural advancements in order to heighten their durability, accomplished through complete and rapid physical healing on a micro-cellular level. Allowing the hammer wielding warriors to recover from virtually any injury at an incredibly fast rate (though not immortal. substantial, and or, repetitive damage can and will kill them). This extreme rendition of durability also allows the Fianna to take hits from extremely powerful tier classes and continue fighting. Regrowing missing limbs, organs, and even regenerating entire skeletal systems are well within their capabilities, given time. As well as internally boasting an extremely high resistance to some toxins and most poisons, though large enough doses will effectively bypass their healing factor. Lack of sleep, proper nutrition, or existing injuries are also factors in the rate in which their body will heal itself.
ℑ Armaments, Armor & Regalement ℑ
|Highland Hammers; The Ragnaroks|
|Weapon of the Fianna|
Carefully extracted from the rumored battlefields of the Fianna, Nikademus secretly excavated a small stone query in the highlands of Scotland. These ancient and esoteric rune stones, unremarkable on their own, were left to quietly gestate in an arcane cocoon somewhere within the ever changing structural integrity of the Brick. Each day the mathematical mystic would artistically engrave these massive slabs with hand carved representations of supernatural diabolism. Delicately chiseling away the access mass, laboring to perfectly sculpt instruments of unparalleled craftsmanship. Amalgamating the dark arts with unique weapons of specialized rarity and mastered technique. In order to imbue the weapons of his loyal acolytes with the necessary sorcery required to fuel the mighty armaments, Nikademus had to first requisition the enigmatic properties ignited within the newly revived Goddess of Evolution. Utilizing a siphoned collection of her true powers through a mirroring spell un-noticeably cast during his clandestine visit to Chicago.
The magical properties of the hammers are not universally unique to each wielder. Rather the opposite. Individuality is not a corresponding feature, instead the esoteric permutations granted upon them are shared and expressed in unison. Meaning the abilities displayed with one hammer are also the shared abilities of them all. One example being when a Highland Hammer is thrown, unconscious telekinetic self-awarness will see the weapon returned to hand despite any intervening obstacles or geographical disposition. When purposely dropped or set aside, the hammers take an unmovable position from which it cannot be moved except by an initiated Fianna.
Intricately carved Rune Stone, spiraling leather extending down into a looping lanyard
|Weight:||2.13 grams (g) per cubic centimeter (cc).|
|Notable Wielders:||The Supreme Shaytan, Knights of Fianna|
The Death Deacons of Nikademus
Under the most extreme esoteric conditions within the self-aware sancturum, Montessa DaBrickashaw, the mad mystic known as Nikademus had ceremoniously indoctrinated a small but loyal sub-sect of LoS affiliates. Under the pretense of a particular, and highly rigorous screening process which saw fewer then 10% of the overall applicants survive. These survivors would go on to study at the 'left-hand' of the Sleeper himself, obsessively groomed to operate as his extended will and power. These murderous merchants know no fear and adhere to nothing less then absolute obedience to their grand-master, their mathematical minister, the Supreme Shaytan.
- This is now an open CVnU location
- Anyone can visit, though its geared more towards esoteric based characters
- No major destruction ;)
- Feel free to use the Brick as a means of advancing your magical prowess. Nikademus need not be there for your own character development. But will be if you wish to interact.