Kings Row

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Kings Row
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Hero City Zone (5-10)

Trainers: Blue Steel
TF Contacts: none
Events: Paladin Construction
Exploration Badges: Summoned, Upgraded, Mystic King, Keen Sighted, Smokey, Wentworth History Buff, Pwned, Man of Vengeance, Thrill Seeker
Plaques: Intellectual IIIIVV, Pupil IIIIV
Day Jobs: Architect, Law Enforcer, Commuter, Caregiver, Banker, Day Trader, Monitor Duty
Enemies: Circle of Thorns, Clockwork, Lost, Skulls, Vahzilok
Connecting Zones: Independence Port, Pocket D, Sewer Network, Skyway City, Warburg
Transits: Paragon City Monorail
Kings Row VidiotMap

Contents

Overview

(Copied from the City of Heroes official Web site [1])

In the early days of Paragon City, the area known as Kings Row was a shiny, bustling place filled with hope and promise. Factories manufacturing goods and generating power created a feeling of strong, blue-collar values. At that time, the area was called Kings Row because of one the most productive factories to set up shop there: King Garment Works.

Unfortunately, the prosperity didn’t last long. When the Depression hit Paragon City, no area was affected more. Factories shut down, many workers were laid off, and a great deal of the crime sweeping through the city was centered in the row of closed-down factories. The crime bosses who set themselves up there took on the name of the zone. They became known throughout the city as The Kings.

For a time, Kings Row became a place to avoid. It was dark, dirty, and struck fear into the hearts of upright Paragon citizens. When Statesman began his “war on crime” and formed the Freedom Phalanx, he focused a great deal of his efforts on bringing down the Kings. Eventually, the Freedom Phalanx triumphed over the Kings, but the cost was high. There was some damage to the physical area, but of greater effect was the long-term damage done to the reputation of Kings Row. Even after the economy recovered, the stigma of Kings Row remained. The Kings are long gone but the name has remained and to this day, the area is regarded as a grimy place with a reputation for seediness.

Present day Kings Row connects North to Perez Park, East to Skyway City, and West to Independence Port. Paragon City's extensive sewers also sprawl beneath Kings Row. Although the area is still generally run-down, it has seen much more activity lately -- and not all of it good. Part of that comes from the fact that the area has become a popular location for raves, drawing in more of Paragon City's white-collar crowd.

Yet the primary reason for the surge of activity in Kings Row is due to the arrival of a gang called the Skulls. The Skulls have been in Paragon City for some time, but they have only recently set up shop for good in the Row, going so far as to clean up the streets a bit by attacking Vahzilok Cadavers whenever they see them. The Skulls first order of business seems to be waging a war on the Hellions, a gang from Atlas Park. Nearby Perez Park has become the battleground for this gang war where both sides seem to have backing from more powerful organizations. By using it as a home base of sorts, the Skulls appear to be taking Kings Row back in time and threaten to turn it into crime central once again. It has become a priority for the heroes of Paragon City to find out who is backing the Skulls and stop the war they are waging against the Hellions. It will take many dedicated crime fighters to make certain Kings Row is a City Zone that people can feel safe in.

The tunnel to Galaxy City was closed after that zone's destruction in Issue 21.

Contacts

Trainers

Police Band Contacts

Regular Contacts

Notable NPCs

Zone Events

Paladin Construction

Neighborhoods

  • Aqueduct (Orange - Level 5-7) (Music)
  • Crowne Memorial (Green) (Music)
  • Freedom Plaza (Yellow - Level 5-7) (Music)
  • The Gish (Orange - Level 5-8) (Music)
  • High Park (Red - Level 8-9) (Music)
  • Industrial Avenue (Orange - Level 5-8) (Music)
  • King Garment Works (Orange - Level 6-8) (Music)
  • Royal Refinery (Orange - Level 6-8) (Music)

Exploration Badges

Common
File:Badge tourist 01.png Keen Sighted

Manticore, one of the Surviving Eight, was first sighted at this location after keeping to the shadows for months.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Mystic King

Ley Lines are powerful forces of mystical energy that crisscross the planet. Where they meet is called a nexus, and all magic is stronger for miles around.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Smokey

King Garment Works dominated the Kings Row economy for years. These smoke stacks were part of their manufacturing facility.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Summoned

Statesman broke up a ritual by the Circle of Thorn members that would have bolstered their ranks exponentially.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Upgraded

Kord Technologies makes its home in this building, and Tony Kord frequently uses his personal helicopter to commute to work.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Wentworth History Buff

This area was slated to be the original site for the Wentworth's Consignments in Kings Row. Unfortunately, constant debates over who actually owns the site, as well as the neighborhood's concern over increased traffic, halted construction.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Pwned

Locals in High Park have complained to the Pawn Store owner about fixing his sign, saying that it tends to draw the Freakshow to the neighborhood for laughs. The owner adamantly refuses to change the sign, insisting that it is "hilarious." He can be seen speaking with the residents in High Park while wearing a shirt with the words, "LOLCOPTER" on it.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Man of Vengeance

This is the wreckage of a warehouse owned by the Family. The man who killed Blue Steel's father was rumored to be taking shelter here. Blue Steel went to investigate, only to discover the Family had rigged the warehouse to explode. Blue Steel survived the explosion and has continued the hunt for his father's killer to this day.

File:Badge tourist 01.pngFile:V badge TourismBadge.png Thrill Seeker

You're always looking for new forms of entertainment, and it's said that the Mission Architect technology is entertainment in its purest form.

Historical Plaques

Day Jobs

Common
File:Badge DayJob Architect.png Architect

Your study of the Mission Architect system has earned you the Architect Day Job. Logging out in the Mission Architect will earn you 2 bonus Mission Architect Tickets, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob MonitorDuty.png Monitor Duty

Your time spent protecting your Supergroup's base has earned you the Monitor Duty Day Job. Logging out in your Supergroup base will earn you a Prestige bonus, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

Hero-Specific
File:Badge DayJob Banker.png Banker

Your time spent working with the financial institutions of Paragon City during your free time has earned you the Banker Day Job. Logging out in a Vault will earn you an Influence Bonus, when you log back, in each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob CareGiver.png Caregiver

You have spent a great deal of time working in the hospitals of Paragon City during your free time earning the Caregiver Day Job. Logging out in a Hospital will earn you a Regeneration Bonus, when you log back in, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Commuter.png Commuter

You have traveled all over Paragon City for various day jobs during your free time earning the Commuter Day Job. Logging out in a Train Station will earn you a speed boost, when you log back in, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Auctioneer.png Day Trader

Your time spent working at Wentworth's has earned you the Day Trader Day Job. Logging out in Wentworth's will grant you a power that will allow you to teleport to an Auction House of your choice, when you log in.

File:Badge DayJob LawEnforcement.png Law Enforcer

You have worked closely with the Paragon Police Department during your free time earning the Law Enforcer Day Job. Logging out in a Police Station will earn you an Experience Bonus, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

Villain-Specific
File:Badge DayJob Banker.png Thief

Your time spent staging heists on the various financial institutions of the Rogue Isles has earned you the Thief Day Job. Logging out in a Vault will earn you an Infamy Bonus, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob PainSpecialist.png Pain Specialist

Your expertise in surgery and understanding pain has earned you the Pain Specialist Day Job. Logging out in a Hospital will earn you a Regeneration Bonus, when you log back in, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Commuter.png Fare Jumper

You miss the monorails of Paragon City, but in the Rogue Isles it would just be too impractical.

File:Badge DayJob Auctioneer.png Marketeer

Your time spent supplying the Black Market has earned you the Marketeer Day Job. Logging out near a Black Market will grant you a power that will allow you to teleport to a Black Market of your choice, when you log back in.

File:Badge DayJob LawEnforcement.png Dirty Cop

The Paragon Police Department has severed its ties with you now that you're a villain.

Stores

There are four Superpowered Field Trainers in Kings Row. They each sell level 5-15 Training Enhancements.

  • Two Superpowered Field Trainers in Freedom Plaza, on either side of Blue Steel.
  • Two Superpowered Field Trainers at the Paragon City Monorail, on either side of the ramp.

Transfer Points

Villain Groups

Individual Hellions and Trolls can occasionally be found dealing with the Skulls.

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