Established in the nadir of 1970's New York, the Knightfall Heritage Museum sprung from established yet humble beginnings before maturing into a sophisticated intelligentsia of its own cultivation. Thanks in part to its unrivaled collection of exclusive antiquities as well as its symbiotic association with the shadowy brotherhood of assassins known as the, "Order of Sancta Camisa," The KhM enjoyed unprecedented notoriety. Diversity of nearly 60,000 authenticated pieces from the prehistoric era to the 20century have earned this architectural masterpiece idiosyncratic and diacritical acclaim. Exhibiting paintings, sculptures, objects d'art, and archeological rarities found nowhere else in the World, its current growth rate is unrivaled. Generating more then 170 million dollars yearly and an undisclosed amount through its allowance of filmed galleries. Unlike any museum before it, the Knightfall Heritage Museum hosts a multilayer structure that is host to, among other things, an elegantly designed restaurant highlighting the best American produce, prepared with French techniques. The menu at Von Ducasse changes seasonally to offer the best cuisine with an extensive wine list and a stylishly designed atmosphere ensure a sophisticated dining experience.
-The Egyptian antiquities department consisting of over 35,000 items includes artifacts from the Nile civilizations which date from 4,000 BC to the 4th century. The collection overviews Egyptian life spanning from Ancient Egypt to the Middle Kingdom, the New Kingdom, Coptic art, and the Roman, Ptolemaic, and Byzantine periods. Origins lie in the royal collection but it was augmented by Jayden Knightfall after an expeditionary trip to Africa before advising the purchase of three collections formed by Edmé-Antoine Durand, Henry Salt and Bernardino Drovet; these additions added 3,000 new antiques. Growth continued via acquisitions from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo founded by the Knighfalls . More recent excavations at Memphis, sent back crates of archaeological finds including The Seated Scribe Guarded by the Large Sphinx (c. 2000 BC), the collection is housed in more than 18 rooms. Holdings include art, papyrus scrolls, mummies, tools, clothing, jewelry, games, musical instruments, and weapons. Pieces from the ancient period include the Gebel el-Arak Knife from 3400 BC, The Seated Scribe, and the Head of King Djedefre. Middle Kingdom art, "known for its gold work and statues", moved from realism to idealization; this is exemplified by the schist statue of Amenemhatankh and the wooden Offering Bearer. The New Kingdom and Coptic Egyptian sections are deep, but the statue of the goddess Nephthys and the limestone depiction of the goddess Hathor demonstrate New Kingdom sentiment and wealth.
-Near Eastern antiquities, the newest department presents an overview of early Near Eastern civilization and the "first settlements", before the arrival of Islam. This column also contains rare objects from Persepolis on loan by the British Museum.
-The prints and drawings department encompasses works on paper. The origins of the collection were the 8,600 works in the Royal Collection. Opening with an astonishing 415 pieces displayed in the Southeastern Column of the museum. Its organized into three columns: the core Cabinet du Roi, 14,000 royal copper printing-plates, and the donations of Edmond de Rothschild, which include 40,000 prints, 3,000 drawings, and 5,000 illustrated books. The holdings are displayed in the Knightfall Pavilion due to the fragile nature of the paper and forcing limited displaying of the collection.
Unknown to any city official, lawmaker, or blueprint, a semi-militarized installation lies underneath the KhM fortified with inconceivable security measures (both technological as well as unconventional). It is the lone headquarters of the Khairi Knightfall and safe haven for his inner circle of family and friends. Equipped with a supercomputer at the forefront of processing capabilities bordering on artificial intelligence. And while most modern supercomputers use the Linux operating system with each manufacturer making its own specific changes to the Linux-derivative they use, the Underground supercomputer has undergone state of the art modifications to each individual hardware component freeing it from any standardized industrial regulation optimize the operating system years ahead of any such model in current field or production. Its ranged grid computing system allows it to connect to personalized computers over the net while its Platinum Platform prevents its grid from being hacked, infected, or back-traced. Boasting a high definition holographic projection screen and a hands free keyboard which are connected through two contact lenses Quintus wears allowing the Knight heir to take a virtual model of the computer with him wherever he goes. Other key facets of the Underground include a full scale training and fitness center, a crime lab complete with biological spectrograph and electron microscope (for easily DNA identification), three separate weapons vault and utility belt display case; one of which contains the full complement of Quintus' capes and cowls. The Underground also houses a boat launch, hanger, and garage for the Black Mamba (a modified Lamborghini Ankonian), the Malta Knight (customized speed boat), and the Fallen Prayer (a stealth VTOL capable jet with forward sweeping wings). Large portions of the Underground are still under construction. The recent Invasion of New York has severally hindered its further construction.
The Museum is a location thread open to the public (theft of artifacts must be pre-approved please and thanks)
The Underground is a secret location and only open to members of the Knightfall family.
Destruction of antiquities is not permitted unless pre-approved. I will however sell a certain degree of outside destruction to the building for the sake of a story but complete decimation would probably be met with resistance. Depends on the story though lol
Their is a certain level of decorum expected (in character). An example would be if you arrived looking like a bum security would ask you to leave so be forewarned. Better have your sh!t on straight when you walk through these doors son.