Place Profile: The Three Towers

Previously: Defectives


The Three Towers stand in a circle, tilting slightly towards one another, like the legs of a tripod with the tops chopped off. They are the official headquarters of the Crimebusters organization, Bledsoe City’s only governmentally-sanctioned group of super-powered individuals. The eccentric technology billionaire N. O. Botts financed their construction in the late nineties, and then promptly donated them to the Crimebusters, thanks in part (he claimed) to repeated requests (“nagging,” he said) from his bodyguard, life partner, and corporate mascot, Nanoman.

Some members of the organization keep their private apartments in the middle floors of the northeasterly tower, which also houses the Crimebuster Museum (ground level) and Crimebuster Meeting Hall (penthouse).

Crimebuster High, a training facility for the next generation of heroes, occupies the northwesterly tower.

The southerly tower houses the prison and the execution chamber. Outside of the the Great Hunter who administers it, Nanoman who built it, Sky Lord whose idea it was, and, of course, those unfortunate villains who happen to be walking into its ovens at any given moment, nobody is supposed to know about the execution chamber.


Next: A Rooftop Confession, Part One

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2 thoughts on “Place Profile: The Three Towers

  1. myrddine says:

    The last paragraph is a bit stilted. It may be a deliberate stylistic choice, but all the ‘ands’ and commas make the sentence a bit hard to parse.

    Outside of the the Great Hunter who administers it, Nanoman who built it, Sky Lord whose idea it was, and, of course, those unfortunate villains who happen to be walking into its ovens at any given moment, nobody is supposed to know about the execution chamber.

    Judging from the story so far though, this seems more like one of those ‘open’ secrets that everyone pretends not to know about rather than a real secret. The good guys are being set up to be the bad guys it seems… or at least the morally ambiguous guys.

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