Tour of the City

The City of the Damned

“Hell is empty and the devils are all here.” ~WS

New Gotham’s charter was drafted as an entire city grid dedicated for paranormal creatures to live “in the open.” It is one of the many cities scattered across the globe, operating under the statures of the United Nation’s International Dante Act. Each city is governed on a regional level by an elected mayor and a small republic composed of leading members from each of the four factions.

Esteemed Mayor Elvira de Marc

New Gotham functions like a principality, and is considered an independent entity operating on American soil. The elected mayor governs the city with the help of the deputy major, and both offices can be occupied until death. Most mayors prefer to limit their terms to around 50 years or so. Apparently, running a city is taxing. Each borough (or district) has a borough representative, also known as Region Master. Those Region Masters or representatives form City Council, and are responsible for the day-to-day managing of each district, and for proposing and voting on legislation.

To find City Council or the Mayor, one must travel to Clockwork District. The entirety of Eleventh Avenue has been dedicated to embassies from other worlds, and the several branches of New Gotham’s government, like City Hall and Machiavelli Court House.

City Hall is open to tourists, and the public. However, the whole of City Council seems to actually function out of the Clockwork Municipal Building, which can be found in at the end of the street. It’s the monstrous fortress rising into the distance, you can’t miss it.

Vampires, trolls, brownies. Gay and straight people, brown and blue people, people who wear tiny hats, people who don’t wear hats—there is diversity in the city of the damned. There’s magic, fairy tales, sinister dark humor. Anyone who visits usually ends up captured or naked during their stay. And every story that unfolds in New Gotham is told ala Grimm-style and lovingly served with tea and cake. However, we do urge tourists to be prepared for a “grittier” society. New Gotham is a sinful Gothic city. And its citizens are not for the faint of heart.

We take American dollars, Roman denarii, Atlantian pearls, and firstborn children. Sometimes you will even run into circumstances where payment is exchanged by way of trade. Various things are traded. Sometimes, it’s drugs from Wuthering Wonderland. Other times, it’s a slab of glittering textile offered to a brownie in exchange for their hard work. In the case of trade, if the transaction is completed–as in, you’ve got their stuff, and they’ve got yours–it’s over. Once something is traded, consider it lost.

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There are monsters everywhere. Please brush up on your mythology and prepare accordingly. Do note that holy water does nothing but make perfectly dry things wet, and silver crosses are considered cute, festive décor. The smell of garlic is still repulsive, but, really—isn’t it always? Oh, and please for our sake and yours, do NOT mention ANYTHING that sparkles. We won’t be able to save you! There are monster hunters. We try to keep them out of the city. It doesn’t really work. Crafty, they are. There is talk of building a wall, but that hasn’t really worked out for California, so… Beware, the Ironhand is out to kill you. The Silverhand, too.  They’re out to kill us all. Paranoia does that to people.

Also, please wear a condom. Granny Sole’s shoe is being devoured by orphans. Help us help her AND lower state and federal taxes, be responsible and safe. And yes, of course, monsters pay taxes. You think they’d let us live here for free? Ha! Death and taxes, not even we escape. Speaking of Death, he’s a very busy man, so please, if you can–die quickly. If you happen to need a funeral service during your stay here in New Gotham, please feel free to contact the Grimm Mortician at the Boneyard Funeral Parlor.

New Gotham: TOC

  • Tour of the City – The basics to get you started.  (You are here!)
  • The Six Districts – More information about the layout of the city and who (and what lives where.) 
  • PSAs and Bulletins – What’s going on in the city right now? Let the senior editor of New Gotham’s newspaper keep you informed.
  • A Guide to City Law – New Gotham’s mayor walks tourists through all the differences between the outside world and the city of the damned. 
    • Includes Things a Tourist Should Pack 
  • The Four Factions – Learn more about the New Gotham’s urban culture and their political system.
    • Pack Faction – Learn more about the werewolves and shifters living in New Gotham.
      • Life in a Pack (The Werewolf’s Guide to Life – A guide to life in one of New Gotham’s pack. More information on the politics, family life, and hierarchies.
      • True Werewolves: Mythology’s Original Serial Killer – Coming soon!
    • Court Faction – Coming soon! 
    • Clan Faction – Coming soon!
    • Coven Faction – Coming soon! 
  • The Yellow Pages – Find information on main attractions, businesses-of-note, and hot spots. 
    • Classified Ads – Browse the classified ads and job listings help another monster! 
  • Paranormal Encyclopedia – Learn more about the monsters! (See more information on Where to Start: The Blog)
  • The Yellow Pages (Meet the Characters) – Main characters have individual posts and side characters have shared post. All of the posts have fantastic pictures (or as close as I could get to my original vision.)
    • A Letter from the Cheshire – A force of chaos in the city, Fenris has decided to share his thoughts with readers. 
    • A Letter from the Fairy Godmother – The voice of reason in the city, Mrs. Potts is a busy woman. She’s responsible for all happily-ever-afters in New Gotham. It’s a tough job.
    • Sinister Stitches Character Interviews – More info below.
  • Original New Gotham wallpapers and concept art – Readers can view all New Gotham’s artwork and download original wallpapers.
  • Granny’s Recipes – Due to the diversity in New Gotham, the city’s cuisine is vibrant and varied. Check out some of Granny Sole’s favorite recipes.
  • Take the Release your Inner Wolf Quiz – Interested to know what breed of werewolf you are?
  • Take the Pick Your Style Quiz – Interested to know which Gothic fairy tale princess you embody?
  • Sign New Gotham’s Guestbook – Leave your mark and win a prize!