From Dark City

Important Locations

No matter if Iron side or in the Hedge, New York City is a dangerous place and so there are areas that should be avoided at all costs.

This page deals with those dangers.

Staten Island

This is not a place for the Lost of the NYC Freehold, or any other Changeling. Although Fae-Touched are more likely to found there, it is still a rarity due to the dangers of the location.

Put briefly, Staten Island is Loyalist and Privateer sanctuary. There one can find The Crow Sea Medina, a Privateer Market known for dealing in the trading of unwanted captives, among other things. Most travel far and wide to reach the market, and it isn't uncommon to find a Huntsman taking part in the market, be that slave trading, or the other offerings of the market.

All-access to the island must be documented with a ticket.

Freehold Locations


As a changeling, it's not easy to get a job, either because you've forgotten everything, or because you're just not from that era and so you don't have an up-to-date college degree and you can't do anything with laws that are 50 years old. At least not in a city like NYC. Apart from that, with the load you have to carry on your shoulders, it's just not that easy to do a job no matter what you can and can't do.

And that may all be good or bad, but the most important thing is that we are at war and it is not so easy and especially not safe to leave the few people we have unprotected. Above all, you have to prepare for war or at least actively prepare for what is coming. The New York Court has made sure that there are enough workplaces available. Not only are they safe, but they also help others to improve their skills or to train.

Work Opportunities

Midnight Circus

The newest attraction in town. On the outskirts of the city, huge massive tents were erected, wagons and everything you can imagine surrounded the huge area that used to be an old factory that has now been demolished. Because there are no residential buildings, the circus and the surrounding area, which is used as a fair, could be visited until late at night. The big circus tent was not round as usual, no it was elongated. It was 70 meters long and had a stage that was also 65 meters wide. The guests were seated on both sides so that everyone could watch. Even the cheap seats could see everything that was going on in the manège. And there was a lot to see, from the many acrobatic artists to the stuntmen who performed daredevil tricks. From classic clowns to something completely new thanks to the innovation of German animal-free circuses, Hologram shows you could still enjoy the classic horses, for example, and no real animal was harmed.

There was plenty of entertainment to see from freak shows to fortune tellers to shadow puppet shows, flea circus, throwing and shooting booths a huge Mirror cabinet. There was nothing that was not there. There was no shortage of food either. You could get popcorn, candy floss, roasted nuts, candied apples, churros, pizza, crepe, or a simple but delicious bratwurst in a roll. Everything your heart desires at fair prices. At least for New York City.

Cabinet of Horrors

In this old 60.000 ft² warehouse your day will be hell. Everyone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of horror is welcome here. What could be better, especially for the autumn court, and you often see spring changelings. Of course, some winter or summer Lost find pleasure in this job - it all depends on what you're in the mood for. Not everyone is made for the circus or one of the other jobs.

There are three shows that interactively tell a story, accompanied by music, laser show, holograms, practical and special effects as well as dressed-up performers. Each show lasts two hours. In addition, there are three themed Escape Rooms. Each is designed for 2-6 players. Everyone should find something here. And currently, the shows are so well attended that it is not easy to get a ticket. Good for the performers, that means they did everything right.

Serenity Funeral Home

Sometimes the grief is so great that you are not yet ready to surround yourself with joyful activities. And you have to deal with all the grief inside yourself first. The Serenity Funeral Home is a place for all those members of the court who specialise in the sorrow and want to help others cope with it. It is also a place for the few changelings who have dedicated themselves to ghosts.

Cest la vie

The C'est la vie is the Spring Hollow Restaurant, one of the few places in New York City that not only burst Spring but is one of the places that serves modern French cuisine that non Changelings only can access if the Spring Court or the Freehold invites to dinner.

Victory Hall

The Victory Hall is a Tavern in the Summer Hollow in the Midnight Circus. Freshly grilled meat and vegetables got served with self brewed honey beer and mead.

Other Locations

6½ Avenue
A well known Hedgegate in the middle of Midtown, Manhatten.

Bannerman Castle
The Bannerman Castle Hollow is the formal gathering place of the Freehold.

Calvert Vaux Cove
A beach in the Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn contains a boat graveyard used as a meeting point between nature aligned people. Especially water and nature-based Changelings. Everyone who loves nature is welcome.

Corbin Building
Winter Court Hollow, and harbourage.

Great Observatory
Autumn Court Hollow, magical place.