Cathedral of St Ives
St. Ives Cathedral
Beneath the Cathedral Parkway stop on the west side (near 112th Street), is a construction effort of sublime beauty. On the surface, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is underway, a continuing project which has been in the works for over one hundred years. The first stones of the Cathedral were layed in 1892, and since then, it has been a work in progress, allowing visitors to witness the construction of a Cathedral from the ground up.
What few people realize is that an equally ambitious project occurred hundreds of feet below St. Johns. Part of the reason why construction of the surface Cathedral has taken so long is that materials (and some artisans) found their way below, where another, smaller cathedral was built. The Cathedral of St. Ives is a beautiful work of architecture, hidden in a cavern where few will ever see it.
The Cathedral of St. Ives is a house of worship and refuge for all in the Underworld. None may violate its sanctuary, and none do – not even the mindless creatures which prowl the tunnels of the area. No one knows why they honor the rules, but some Underworlders like to say it is the holy aura of the Cathedral itself which protects those within.