Cathedral of the Children
The Cathedral of the Children is a large building of worship, belonging to the Children of the Cataclysm. It is an enormous monstrosity of concrete and glass that towers over the Tlhasa Downs. The cathedral was built 6 years ago in 111 PC by the Children. The building was funded through generous donations from several large corporations as well as by the Children's substantial wealth.
PurposeThe Cathedral is the headquarters, heart and public face of the Children. It's size make it a prominent part of the city's skyline and it was carefully designed to be awe-inspiring, yet intimidating, displaying the Children's influence and power. They hope to use this to draw lost souls in by promising them power through salvation. The Children use it for congregations, recruitment and as an administration building for their organization. With the Children's rapid growth they've found a need for significant administration and needed a place where they could meet, have a public face towards the city and manage economy and members all in one place.
ArchitectureThe building is a huge hexagon structure that rises towards the center into a towering glass spire, flanked by two large pillars, covered in Wololo. The building is well lit with both wololo and spotlights, accentuating its sharp, crystal form and magnificent grandeur. The six sections of the building house the six Chapels of the Children's organization. These sections are closed off from the public and only accessible by members, and some even only for members of a certain rank. The first section house the entrance, which is welcoming and ostentatious, displaying the Children's wealth and influence as well as inviting people to come inside. Once inside the Cathedral your first sight is an enormous construct, suspended high above the central Hall of Worship. The symbol of the Children of the Cataclysm towers over the visitors, inspiring awe for the gods.
HistoryNeither the Children or the Cathedral have been without controversy. The building was planned and the land bought only a few weeks before the Aspen Riots broke out and construction began as the riots were in full swing. This led to media accusing the Children of spending hundreds of millions on an ostentatious symbol of wealth and pride as people were starving, bleeding and dying in Aspen. The Children disputed this, saying that the building had been planned for years and it was only a coincidence that the riots happened at the same time construction was planned to commence. The violence in Aspen coupled with the Children's callous responses to the public outcry lead to people showing up en masse to demonstrate outside the construction site. These demonstrations, albeit primarily peaceful, led to a couple of violent confrontations between members of the Children and demonstrators. In later years, after the building had been completed, it has been the target of picketing, occasional demonstrations and vandalisations. However, in the last year, these confrontations have diminished.
Children of the Cataclysm
The Children of the Cataclysm is a controversial, transorganist religion that seeks to restore the old gods to power. They have been the focus of controversy in the last decade with accusations of cult-like organisation and shady financial practices.
Tlhasa Downs, offically knowns as District #22, is a run-down residential district on the west side of Fusion City. It's not quite considered a part of Perimeter, but has all the telltale signs of a perimeter district.