Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Nevermore and the Hypergrid
Location: Usher Burial Ground
Madeline Usher gets laid to rest in the family crypt, a Medieval location, instead of the more modern graveyard because her brother Roderick fears grave-robbers.
The reader of "The Fall of The House of Usher" gets robbed of something else: the chance to have Poe write about a burial ground. On the other hand, it gave me free play to design the first of the buildings, a structure I pattern after columbariums I've seen in old cemeteries such as Richmond's Hollywood.
Instead of ashes, however, the structure will hold a hypergate so visitors to the grid can appear in just the right spooky locale. I hope the results are Poesque enough. Now I need to figure out how to embed the codes and get the gate working.
Roderick will figure it out, with lots of help from Jokay.
Hat-tip to V, of TGIB, for the free portal.