The Tribunal

This hideout invites you to take a small glimpse into immediate post-Kitava future of Oriath.

Ravaged by the clash of deities, once orderly land descended into anarchy. With previous administration dead or missing, and surviving population being occupied with day-to-day survival among the ruins of a once glorious city, Oriath quickly saw an unopposed influx of exiles from Wraeclast. Despite the fact that majority of ex-exiles (sic!) was willing to forget their misery in Wraeclast and move on with their lives, a big portion of them had way too big of a grudge against Oriath citizens to simply forgive it. And while their immediate judges and prosecutors were among the first to perish in the initial uprising and catastrophe that followed, the silent agreement of Oriathan people to turn their collective blind eye on hundreds of obviously unjust trials made every living free citizen of Oriath a prime subject for retribution.

 

When you first spawn in this hideout, you end up in a small room of mediocre wealth. I treat this room as a personal room of player's character with access to legacy workbenches from previous leagues. I consider switching the interior of this room to one of a treasury, but for now, I'm quite satisfied with it.

 

The red carpet will take you to the main NPC room, containing most of the NPC I usually interact with, each having their stylized workplace (though I will change the bookshelf behind Jun to an investigation board once I unlock it).

 

For now we will avoid exiting the building and follow the carpet to the Library, where we will meet Navali in her workspace, stylized to be spooky and vaalish, and Einhar, surrounded by remains of dead animals (is anyone really surprised at this point?). The lonely exile with his modest belongings suggests that the actual living space of the courthouse is quite limited.

 

If we follow the red carpet further, we will enter the pretty unremarkable (although, rather wealthy) corridor, which will take us to our main point of interest - the courtroom. The centerpiece of this room is a shoddy, obviously custom-made cage with a single inmate, which is being questioned by a group of exiles. By the looks of it (the furniture in the cage, a basket with food and quite some paperwork in the vicinity) he has a lot of explanations to do.

Right next to the courtroom, behind a flimsy bookshelf-for-a-wall construction, lies the improvised (but still effective) torture chamber, with both executor and oriathan citizen present. There is a silent body on the floor, covered in blood. His screams just recently could clearly be heard in the courtroom - at this point, the flimsy design of the torture chamber suddenly appears to be clearly planned for this.

At the other end of the courtroom, we can clearly see makeshift prison cell, containing a handful of oriathan citizens as prisoners, two exiles (wardens), and suddenly - a well-served dining table. Apart from simply being the only room capable comfortably fitting such a table, fine dining in presence of severely distressed prisoners must have a serious psychological effect on them - Wraeclast survivors truly are experts in every shade of human misery.

 

Upon exiting the courtroom and following the aforementioned main corridor, we will pass :

- makeshift kitchen and food storage

- makeshift armory, featuring captured equipment

- makeshift bunk beds for housing those, who will be unable to live outside in the tents due to health conditions.

 

At this point we have finished exploring (and, hopefully, admiring) the courthouse's interior and we are ready to step outside.

 

In the main square we will see the elaborate portal device in the middle of it, with corners of the square being occupied with:

- General stockpile and logistics department of the whole endeavor.

- Shanty tent town for those, who could not find living place inside.

- Alva's working space, stylized after Vaal culture.

- Filthy junkyard, featuring ruined books, equipment, furniture, different debris, food leftovers, etc.

 

And just as we are ready to leave this place the way we entered (through the waypoint), our eye catches a covered up pile of irregular form. Closer inspection reveals horrifying truth - those are multiple naked dead bodies, ready to be transported out. And just to add one last grim detail to this picture - we watch the undertaker stripping dead oriathans of their belongings and carefully placing them in the conveniently placed boxes.

 

Looks like even after autocracy fell, justice did not return to the courthouses.

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I hope you liked the fruit of my labor. It was a lot of fun working on this project, and I believe it ended up suiting the dark and malevolent lore of Path of Exile quite nicely.

While I fully realize that the subject of unjust trials, the death penalty, and slight hints on national discrimination and concentration camps are all pretty touchy subjects, I still went ahead with it and I sincerely hope that nobody is significantly offended or unnerved.

I hope that my English was not too bad - I live in Ukraine, and English is not my native language.

P.S.

Looks like the screenshots will be loading in random order, so they might not reflect the journey correctly, despite that being the original plan. In this case, I hope it won't a big trouble for you to understand in which order those are described in this text. If everything else fails - just download it and enjoy it directly!

 

P.P.S.

Contains microtransactions. Despite being primarily a creative and artistic design, it's still very functional - stash is right next to a vendor, all NPCs and map device are reasonably concentrated - literally 3-4 Leap Slams apart, so the usual grind is not interfered by pesky cosmetics :D

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Hideout version: 1.0.0
Total decorations: 497
Uses MTX: Yes

Decoration name MTX Count
Atlas Table Yes 1
Automaton Decor Yes 5
Beast Egg Yes 1
Beast Eye Yes 4
Brutus' Cradle Yes 1
Cauldron Yes 2
Fireplace Yes 1
Light Mural Tile Yes 2
Lightning Coil Yes 1
Malachai Heart Yes 1
Oriath Citizen Yes 5
Oriath Citizen Corpse Yes 8
Transformer Yes 1
Vaal Vessel Yes 2
Alva No 1
Armourer's Workbench No 1
Artisan's Bench No 1
Blessing Font No 1
Bowmaker's Tools No 1
Crafting Bench No 1
Einhar No 1
Gladiator's Workbench No 1
Guild Stash No 1
Headstones No 1
Helena No 1
Jun No 1
Map Device No 1
Navali No 1
Niko No 1
Sharpening Wheel No 2
Stash No 1
Waypoint No 1
Zana No 1
Ancient Books No 15
Body Armour Stand No 3
Helmet Stand No 3
Torch No 3
Vaal Furniture No 4
Vaal Fire Pit No 2
Vaal Pylon No 2
Bow Rack No 1
Full Armour Stand No 2
Ruined Mat No 11
Ruined Standing Lamp No 6
Temple Basin No 2
Vaal Letter No 3
Hungry Exile No 5
Sword In Ground No 3
Tired Exile No 3
Body Bag No 3
Cavia Porcellus No 2
Emaciated Corpse No 2
Fresh Giblets No 9
Frightened Exile No 2
Covered Corpses No 1
Vaal Altar No 1
Barrels No 9
Basket No 8
Buckets No 6
Dead Fish No 9
Menagerie Bucket No 5
Rope No 2
Wooden Plate No 3
Animal Skeleton No 4
Beach Flies No 1
Cannibal Sheet No 2
Chopped Wood No 3
Dead Seagull No 5
Fish Stand No 3
Fly Swarm No 3
Pot Line No 4
Rusty Spindle No 2
Seagull Nest No 3
Sitting Log No 2
Slugs No 3
Dead Seagull On Stick No 3
Depressed Exile No 7
Flies No 3
Junk Pile No 1
Menagerie Food Tray No 2
Palisade Cart No 2
Wounded Exile No 6
Bandit Tent No 3
Hunted Rhoa No 2
Scrap Pile No 1
Wagon No 2
Wooden Pallet No 1
Rhoa Nest No 1
Whale Skeleton Bones No 2
Medium Tent No 1
Whale Skeleton Arms No 1
Whale Skeleton Head No 1
Whale Skeleton Ribs No 1
High Chair No 10
Prison Bunk No 6
Prison Desk No 2
Prison Table No 1
Urn No 12
Damaged Cargo No 1
Low Fire Pit No 4
Wagon Debris No 1
Damaged Barrels No 1
Pipe Kit No 5
Scattered Books No 5
Scavenged Rug No 6
Worn Anvil No 1
Copper Chest No 3
Library Book Pile No 3
Library Bust No 1
Ruined Fence No 7
Skull Display No 1
Wooden Hut No 1
Dark Cargo Wagon No 1
Library Statue No 1
Prison Rostrum No 1
Skeleton Display No 4
Stall Counter No 1
Tools Board No 1
Torture Table No 1
Bronze Piping No 2
Candelabrum No 36
Golden Vessel No 10
Oriath Weapons Crate No 2
Oriathan Books No 10
Courthouse Armchair No 2
Courthouse Bench No 4
Courthouse Side Table No 3
Gilded Cage No 1
Interrogation Tools No 1
Oriath Supply Crate No 6
Coffee Table No 1
Gilded Stocks No 1
Golden Statue No 1
Interrogation Chair No 1
Oriath Armour Crate No 2
Red Carpet No 4
Templar Rug No 32
Bathhouse Rug No 1
Book Shelf No 2
Courthouse Bust No 2
Courthouse Desk No 1
Dining Chair No 8
Gilded Iron Maiden No 1
Lounge Chair No 2
Medium Golden Statue No 2
Court Bookcase No 4
Floral Chair No 3
Jury Stand No 4
Temple Desk No 1
Triclinium No 3
Letters of Exile No 1
Study Desk No 2
Latest version: 1.0.0

Version number MTX Publish date Total favor Total decorations Downloads Link
1.0.0 Yes 2018-12-28 01:52:34 1,124,710 497 360 Download

1.0.0 | 28 Dec 2018 - 01:52

Initial release