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My crime-fighting vigilante origin story is totally gonna be about people who drive like assholes on residential streets where traffic has been diverted due to construction.

[set the scene] It is mid-afternoon. A middle-aged man in a soccer mom minivan has started driving on the sidewalk to go around another car who has stopped at the temporary stop sign and is waiting to turn. Suddenly, TRAFFIC GIRL lands on his hood.

TRAFFIC GIRL, IN A GROWLING VOICE: You thought your crime would stay unpunished?

[Fade to black. Honking is heard. On the screen, in a block font: TRAFFIC GIRL and the EVIL LEAGUE OF ASSHOLE DRIVERS]

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square - Isfahan, Iran

When Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty moved the capital of Persia to Isfahan in 1598, he decided to completely rebuild the city & poured almost all of the country’s artistic & architectural wealth into it, making it the pinnacle of Safavid Persian art & architecture. This led to the Persian proverb, “Esfahan nesf-e jahan - Isfahan is half the world.” The square became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

The square was built between 1598-1629. By building it, Shah Abbas managed to gather the main three components of power in Persia in one place making them easier to control: the power of the clergy represented by the Shah Mosque, the power of the merchants represented by the bazaar, & the power of the monarchy & the Shah himself represented by the Ali Qapu Palace where he lived.

The city has retained much of its former glory with its many beautiful mosques, palaces, bridges, gardens, parks, boulevards, bath houses, minarets, bazaars, & the churches & cathedrals in the historic Armenian quarter.

The Shah Mosque built between 1611-1629 is situated on the south side of the square (1,2,3,4,5,6), the Sheikh Lofollah Mosque built between 1603-1619 on the east side (1,2,3,4,5,6), the Ali Qapu Palace built in 1597 on the west (1), & the Keisaria Gate at the north opens up to the Grand Bazaar.

The Imperial Botanical Gardens

The Imperial Botanical Gardens is located 15 km north from the Kaas City and maintained by the Sphere of Biotic Sciences. The Imperial Botanical Gardens consists of Darth Belarn’s mansion and 23 greenhouses spread across 641 hectares. The Gardens are open daily from 10am to 6pm. Guided tours are available every day and themed tours during the Equinox festivities. Tours for private and student groups are available on demand.

The main building was originally built as Darth Belarn’s private mansion in 364 AE and contained her private laboratories and a small greenhouse, which is nowadays an herb garden. During her later years Darth Belarn decided to testament her mansion and the surrounding areas to the Sphere of Biotic Sciences and after her death in 402 AE the Sphere moved their main botanic laboratories to the premises. In 587 AE Darth Ashelon, of the Dark Council, declared Darth Belarn’s mansion and the associated greenhouses as a cultural heritage site and the Imperial Botanical Gardens were opened a year later. Since then the Imperial Botanical Garden has become a popular tourist attraction on Dromund Kaas.

Today Darth Belarn’s mansion functions as the Gardens’ main building, and the library and Science Bureau’s laboratories can found there. The laboratories remain closed to the general public, but the library’s impressive collection of over three million volumes is accessible to all. In addition, the library contains several herbaria, which contain over 100 million plants, as well as an insect collection of two million species. The main art exhibition is displayed at the top floor of the mansion with a biyearly changing theme. Most of the art comes from the Gardens’ own collection of 1.5 million illustrations, but some are on loan from different museums around the Empire.

The Gardens’ living plant collection includes over 500 000 different species from all over the Galaxy. Despite most of the plants originating from various Imperial worlds, two of the greenhouse house species exclusively from the Hutt Space, four from the Republic, and one from the Unknown Region. Due to this, the Gardens house some rare species, such as the Tythonian sageberry. The sageberry was acquired from Tython in 1582 AE, and remains the only one living outside of the Jedi homeworld.

In addition to the Gardens’ impressive collection, visitors can enjoy the cafés and restaurants around the Gardens. The Imperial Botanical Gardens also organizes monthly musical and theatrical performances in the Shâsot house, as well as occasional debates in collaboration with the Sphere of Sith Philosophy. The detailed program can be found at kaasbotanicalgardens.emp.

Traveller’s Guide to Kaas City

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The Music Industry~

OKAY, so under this cut you’ll find a list of #55 jobs your characters can hold in the music industry aside from classic band members/solo artists. I know for bandom RP especially it can be hard to come up with unique jobs for OCs that still enable them to create connections. I’ve organized everything into categories for easy searching and defined even the most intuitive titles, so hopefully this helps!

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