I am developing a custom map for my community (Adultus - XVIII) called rp_budapest_urbanate_poc. This map takes place in the Kispest Insula within the Budapest Urbanate - more on this later. It takes place in the year 2130, approximately 130 years after the Combine Empire's unification of Earth. The map has a Roman and midday overcast theme. GitHub: https://github.com/Adultus/dev/blob/master/unification/rp_budapest_urbanate_poc.vmf To do list (will add more if needed): Kispest Court (100%) Kispest Forum (25%) Kispest Arena (0%) Kispest Baths (0%) Kispest Condominium (0%) Kispest Fort (0%) Combine posters (100%) Areas Spoiler Kispest Court The Kispest Court, or simply the Court, is the local office of the Budapest Urbanate Court, the urbanate's judiciary. It features a courtyard and four counsel chambers. Note: Posters are placeholders and will be replaced. Kispest Forum The Kispest Forum, or simply the Forum, is a grand square connecting the various buildings of the Kispest Insula. It contains a market and the Monument to the Ascended Man. Kispest Arena The Kispest Arena, or simply the Arena, is a circular outdoor arena. It is intended to be used as a place for trials, gladiatorial fights, and executions. Kispest Baths The Kispest Baths, or simply the Baths, is a public bathing facility. Intended for relaxation, the building features indoor and outdoor warm salt baths. Kispest Condominium The Kispest Condominium, or simply the Condominium, is a housing complex. It features standard units (with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities) and premium units, which are entirely private. Kispest Fort The Kispest Fort, or simply the Fort, is the local barracks of the Budapest Urbanate Auxiliary, the urbanate's paramilitary forces. It features a small jail and training courtyard. Terminology Spoiler Combine Empire The Combine Empire, or simply the Combine, is a multiversal technocratic empire governed primarily by the Grybai, a benevolent species of sentient fungi. In exchange for political sovereignty, the Combine offer incorporated species advanced technology and enlightenment, while at the same time preserving parts of the species' culture and diversity on their homeworld. The mission of the Combine is singular: the unification of the Multiverse in order to consolidate the greatest minds and technology. Grybai The Grybai are a sentient species of fungi who originate from the Deguonis universe, one known for its oxygen rich planets. Originally enslaved by the Shu'ulathoi, the Grybai rose to become the most dominant species in the Combine Empire and at some point eradicated most of their former Shu'ulathoi oppressors. After coming into power, the Grybai reformed much of the Combine and focused on increasing living standards among the assimilated species. They are known as benevolent, but authoritarian, willing to uplift billions from suffering, but also subjecting their subordinates to political repression when necessary. Like the Shu'ulathoi, they communicate through telepathy, but unlike the Shu'ulathoi cannot communicate directly with other species. While they can read the thoughts of others, most minds are unable to handle the collective thoughts of the Grybai - they function as a gestalt intelligence. In order for other species to communicate with them, they must undergo an irreversible process that involves transferring their consciousness into a Shu'ulathoi grub host body. Unification of Earth The Unification of Earth, or simply the Unification, was the process of Earth's unification with the Combine Empire. It began on the turn of millennium on January 1, 2000. Prior to Earth being unified, the Combine Empire made contact with various governments and scientific organizations after humans invented a device capable of local teleportation. Initially reluctant to join, humanity conceded after being offered world peace, an end to poverty, and access to technological wonders beyond their wildest dreams. It was not without conflict however and required the extermination of several fringe resistance groups. Budapest Urbanate The Budapest Urbanate, or simply Budapest, is one of many domed urbanates housing the human population on Earth. It is built over the former capital city of Hungary, Budapest. The urbanate resembles ancient Rome and fascist architectural styles. It is climate controlled and completely sealed, with teleportation being used to transport citizens and supplies. Kispest Insula The Kispest Insula, or simply Kispest, is a walled city block in the Budapest Urbanate. It is virtually identical to other insulas in Budapest. Citizens there live mostly on a basic income provided by the Combine that while minimal, offers a comfortable life for most people.