The Silent City
The Silent City
Deep in the lower tunnels is a place that few Underworlders dare to go. The Silent city is a huge cavern of mythical proportions, about twenty stories tall and about as large as Midtown. Impossibly, a gentle wind blows through, but there’s no other movement. The Silent City is a junkyard, a grave for everything that the city has forgotten. Old billboards and neon signs from the twenties, trolley cars, ancient pinball machines, rusted tractor trailers and graffiti covered subway cars lay stacked and forgotten. The entire area is permeated with a maddening quiet, and the strange domed ceilings seem to absorb sound. In the Silent City, a scream sounds like a whisper and anything less is inaudible.
Naturally, this makes it an excellent place for monsters of all stripes to hunt, and it serves as something of a headquarters for the fearsome Scherecktenkafer.
Like most of the areas of the Underworld, the Silent City is a mystery. No one is quite sure who brought all of the items into the cavern, or what purpose the massive collection of junk serves. Pitted Wall-dogs, rusting cars and even desiccated airplanes litter the grounds. The mass seems to be centered around some flickering old neon signs and what looks like an old ruin of some sort. It’s believed that this ruin was some sort of altar to the Scherecktenkafer once, but it is unknown who might have put it there. If there is some sort of cult dedicated to those monsters, its long since gone…or just very well hidden.