Abandoned Sewer Network
Hero Trial Zone (36-40)
|TF Contacts:||Mairenn MacGregor (Atlas Park)|
|Exploration Badges:||Boomtown Refugee, Hades Aspirant, Secret of the City, Sprawl Survivor, The Underlord, From Beneath You, Living Dark, Persephone Supplicant|
|Enemies:||Circle of Thorns, Hydra, Rikti|
|Connecting Zones:||Sewer Network|
|Abandoned Sewer Network VidiotMap|
The Abandoned Sewer Network (not to be confused with the regular Sewer Network) is a Trial zone in CoH. Entrances to the Abandoned Sewer Network are found by looking directly to your right immediately after entering the regular Sewer Network in any neighborhood. Prior to Issue 16, a hero needed to be at least Security Level 36 to enter.
The Abandoned Sewer Network is deeper than the depths of the Paragon City sewer network. Many of the Rikti fled here when their invasion was repelled, and took up residence in the safe but smelly haven of the old pipes and waterways. They are not alone down there, however. The Circle of Thorns mages see the unused sewers as a wonderful place to avoid interference from the above world, so they can continue their studies in peace.
In addition to the wizards, the big brothers of the Perez Park Hydra can be found here. There is a rumor that at the deepest level of the sewers lies a great beast of some kind, but no one that has ever searched for it is known to have returned.
| Boomtown Refugee|
The destruction of Baumton was a nightmare. Out of fear and desperation hundreds of its citizens fled into the relative safety of the Sewer Network. Through the grime and muck you can catch evidence of this perilous journey: discarded food packets and clothes, scratched messages left for loved-ones who didn't make it, crude drawings etched into the brick by children desperate for a way to distract themselves from the situation. Most of Baumton's citizens who fled to the Sewer Network were eventually rescued, but the network has dangers of its own apart from the Rikti and not everyone who entered it ever returned.
| Hades Aspirant|
At the deepest point beneath Paragon City the sounds of the millions above and the machinery that support them filter down to this dark place as a mournful groan. It is not difficult to understand why this part of the Abandoned Sewer Network came to be known as the Underworld, for no where else does it feel more isolated and desolate.
| Secret of the City|
The dislocated voices of Steel Canyon's throngs filter down to this place, echoing through the miles of pipes and corridors to reverberate here. If you listen long enough you can catch snippets of lost conversations. Street lore says that for those with the ability to filter out the dross, these collected voices tell the secrets of the city.
| Sprawl Survivor|
Many people, of a particular mindset, find they cannot tolerate the dirt and noise of Skyway City's sprawl. It takes someone of singular courage (or foolhardiness) to see the Abandoned Sewer Network as the place they would like to escape to. But down here, in the cool confines of the tunnels, away from the noise of Skyway, a kind of peace can be achieved.
| The Underlord|
In King's Row, where life is hard and opportunities few, competition for resources can be fierce. But down here, someone of rare vision could carve out a niche for themselves; dominating the creatures who call this part of the sewer home or using the network's ability to touch every part of the city as a means to carry out all kinds of business out of the eyes of the authorities.
| From Beneath You|
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Atlas Park, with masses of super-powered individuals going to and fro, it is easy to forget the miles of tunnels and chambers that underlie that district. People go about their daily business unaware of the thriving ecology that takes place beneath their feet. Vahzilok, Hydra, Hellions, and worse skulk in the shadows, going about their own dark business while the citizens of Atlas Park shrug off the notion that danger lurks a handful of yards away.
| Living Dark|
Far away from the light of civilization and the life of normal people, darkness can take on a life of its own. It flows into every corner, irresistible and tireless, as silent as death. It is the natural state of things down here where your presence is a violation. The darkness can flow into you if you let it, and standing here in the heart of it, you can feel it pressing in against your consciousness, daring you to open yourself to it as so many others down here have.
| Persephone Supplicant|
There are some who can court darkness without making it a part of themselves. They walk with ease in the shadowy spaces, yet carry a portion of the light with them wherever they go. It is rare to be able to straddle these two worlds so easily, too easy is it to devote yourself completely to one side or the other. It is in a sense a reflection of one's mastery over themselves and you would not be the first to tread these sodden halls to test their resolve or to seek mastery of their own instincts. Most heroes flee the Abandoned Sewer Network before they can be tested, while people such as the Vahzilok and the Hellions give themselves over completely to the darkness.
- Atlas Park Sector (Yellow - Level 35-38) (Music)
- Boomtown Sector (Red - Level 39-40) (Music)
- Kings Row Sector (Yellow - Level 35-37) (Music)
- Skyway City Sector (Yellow - Level 36-39) (Music)
- Steel Canyon Sector (Orange - Level 38-40) (Music)
- Underworld (Orange - Level 37-39) (Music)
- One Academic Badge monument
- There are five entrances to the Sewer Network
- The entrance to the Abandoned Sewers Trial is in the Underworld neighborhood.