The Sanctum

The Granted Sanctum of the Loyal Enforcers of the Edicts of the Judiciary’s Court is a large, mouldering collection of connected town houses in District III. The buildings are in poor repair; plaster flakes away from walls and the wooden stairs and doors are heavy with damp. Bundles of cogitator cable punch through walls and crowd doors, and most offices are cramped with piles of mildewed dockets. These upper levels house various offices, chief of which are the Office of Political and Moral Affairs in a set of converted reception rooms, the Office of Fiscal Affairs (also known quietly as the “ministry of theft”) in the draughty roof levels, and the dreaded Office of Civil Order occupying a former ballroom. Scattered throughout the building are various other minor offices: the central armoury, firing ranges where crumbling statuary are used as targets, public cages, vehicle yards, stores, and landing pads for the Enforcers’ hover transports and gunships.

The upper levels are dismal and fearful. However, it is below ground that the true heart and terror of the Sanctum lays, behind plasteel doors in mouldering passageways bathed in the sickly yellow light of rigged glow globes. Here, Enforcer General Xiabius Khan keeps office as head of the feared Mandato. On these levels, the questioners ply their trade in rooms carefully painted in deep, gloss red, whilst hidden vaults house higher-grade cogitator units, med bays, a well-stocked armoury, and comm-relays. Khan’s personal offices and living quarters are also located here, a suit of rooms decked out in a painfully crass high style that is the former bounty hunter’s taste.

The Sanctum

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