The Philadelphia Crusade
Museum of History
Controlled by: Aegis Kai Doru
The Museum of History is a longtime landmark of Philadelphia, originally built in 1885 as a museum dedicated to the Founding Fathers, built outside of the town’s center. It was changed to a more general Museum of History in 1924 as lawmakers denied building a brand new museum dedicated to the memory of the first World War. In 1950, it was heavily renovated to the building that stands today.
Today it features an outdated four-floor display of science and history throughout the ages- old animatronic dinosaurs and skeletons, state-of-the-art in 1950, creak and whirr, with voice displays that haven’t been updated since roughly the same era. There still remains one hall dedicated to the Founding Fathers, and a Ben Franklin impersonator roams around telling anyone who will listen anything they could ever want to know about Ben Franklin.
The real piece of human history in the Museum belongs to the Aegis Kai Doru, who have set up shop in a guarded basement area, leading to a confusing mezzanine and maze they call the Labyrinth. The exact varieties of Relics kept in this vault are known only to the Shield and Spear, and even then perhaps only to the cell’s commander, Kyrie. In the event of an attack or raid, the Guardians don’t even bother with direct physical resistance; they merely retreat into the Labyrinth and let the confusing passageways, deadly traps and occasional mind-bending geometrical oddities deal with hapless raiders.
Rumors I – There’s said to be a secret path through the sewers that leads into the Labyrinth itself, and a longstanding legend of a hunter who broke in and stole the head of John Wilkes-Booth from the vault.
Rumors II – The rumor was actually started by Kyrie and Jura; there is, in fact, a secret path that leads to the vault, but it deposits the would-be thief into a sealed room with a kind of dampening field.
Birds – The canopy area and the outside of the Museum is a quality perch, often home to many birds. There are strange birdsongs that don’t match those of any local species. There’s a shadow of a much larger bird than gulls or native birds, that of a large hawk. Catching it in the sky, you appraise the colorings as a Harris’s Hawk.