Perez Park

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Perez Park
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Hero Hazard Zone (7-14)

Trainers: none
TF Contacts: none
Events: Kraken
Exploration Badges: Territorial, Avatar, Around the Bendis, Doc Whedon, Justice Avenger, Nebula's Memory, Blood Moss, Ophelia's Final Scene
Plaques: Expert IV, Intellectual VI, Pupil V, Student IVV
Day Jobs: none
Enemies: Circle of Thorns, Clockwork, Hellions, Hydra, The Lost, Skulls, Vahzilok
Connecting Zones: Atlas Park, Skyway City, Steel Canyon
Transits: none
Perez Park VidiotMap

Overview

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

Not all of the zones in Paragon City are equal and safely regulated. Because of the large number of villains and marked lack of heroes, certain areas are filled with hazards. Unfortunately, the beautiful Perez Park is one such place. Nestled near the center of the city, the park borders Atlas Park to the East, and Kings Row to the West. Also connected to this paradise lost is Skyway City to the South and Steel Canyon to the North.

Perez Park was once an idyllic retreat from hectic city life and home to many areas where families would picnic or simply relax in the sun. Tree-lined walkways meandered through the park and were often populated by couples taking romantic evening strolls. The Gaiman Amphitheatre showcased outdoor performances (including those by the acclaimed 'Paragon City Players'). Turner Lake provided a lovely splash of cool blue water, while the nearby Bendis Lake House was popular among the crowds for their famous burgers.

Recently, the previous tranquility of the area has been shattered. Perez Park is now infested with many different villains-all with varying agendas. Not only has the area become a favored spot for the dark rituals performed by The Circle of Thorns, but Vahzilok, the Clockworks and others are often spotted there. The biggest problem the park has, however, is that it's become a hotbed of the gang wars in Paragon City.

Two groups of thugs, the Hellions and the Skulls, have focused their conflicts here. Both of these gangs are connected to more powerful organizations, but no one has been able to conclusively determine their benefactors. One thing's for certain, though; anyone caught in Perez Park at the wrong time is likely to get caught between these two vicious groups during one of their many skirmishes.

If the activities taking place in this and other Hazard Zones are allowed to continue, it won't be long before the chaos overflows into other areas of the city. Perez Park is a clear indicator that new heroes are needed now more than ever in the City of Heroes.

Prior to Issue 16, a hero needed to be at least Security Level 7 to enter.

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

Zone Events

The Kraken can sometimes be sighted here.

Neighborhoods

  • Boneyard (Yellow - Level 7-10) (Music)
  • Bettis Hills (Red - Level 7-14) (Music)
  • Everett Lake (Orange - Level 8-14) (Music)
  • Gaiman Woods (Red - Level 7-14) (Music)
  • Hell's Highway (Yellow - Level 7-10) (Music)
  • Perez Park (Orange - Level 7-11) (Music)

Famous comic book creators George Perez, Neil Gaiman, and Bill Everett are presumed to be the inspiration for three of these neighborhoods.

Exploration Badges

Common
File:Badge tourism hazard.png Territorial

The territory around this bridge has been hotly contested turf between the Skulls and Hellions for some time now.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Avatar

Avatar, a hero in Paragon City in the late 1950's, had a statue erected to him after his death. The gangs have not been kind to this memorial.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Around the Bendis

This old boathouse used to be a popular spot in Perez Park, but since the gangs moved in it has been abandoned.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Doc Whedon

This old dock used to be the most popular make-out spot in Paragon City. Today, however, it is more a place of violence than love.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Nebula's Memory

This statue is all that remains of a novice heroine by the name of Nebula who lost her life saving those of others when the Rikti overran Perez Park. Some have witnessed a lone hero brave the dangers of Perez Park to sit in quiet contemplation at the benches near her statue. This hero's identity and the nature of his relationship with Nebula remains a tantalizing mystery.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Blood Moss

The Circle of Thorns believe that mystical energy emanates from this moss covered rock, energy that draws various unscrupulous practitioners of the dark arts to this isolated corner of Perez Park. Whether it contributes to their magical rites is a matter of debate, as M.A.G.I. has conducted surveys that have found no evidence of any such energy. S.E.R.A.P.H., however, has detected trace amounts of exotic particles streaming from the stone, coinciding with other stellar phenomena.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Ophelia's Final Scene

When Perez Park was still a place of safe recreation, Greek tragedies and the plays of Shakespeare were a common occurrence at the nearby open-air theater. In productions of Hamlet, it had become tradition for Ophelia's drowning scene to be played out in the waters of Everett Lake as Queen Gertrude stood on the dock, lamenting the death of her daughter.

Hero-Specific
File:Badge tourism hazard.png Justice Avenger

This fountain was a gift to the city, donated by billionaire playboy Justin Sinclair.

Villain-Specific
File:Badge tourism hazard.png Social Climber

This fountain was a gift to the city, donated by billionaire playboy Justin Sinclair.

Historical Plaques

Transfer Points

Villain Groups