The Guardians of Danville
Danville is a minor city cited vaguely in the northeast continental united states, and home to the heroes.
It is divided into twelve administration districts, organized at in a 4 X 3 grid. The West Districts are given odd numbers, while the East Districts are given even numbers. The dividing line between the two is the Danville River which runs through the centre of town, north-South. District 1 and District 2 is centrally sited, with the West Districts numbered Anticlockwise, and the East districts Clockwise
The city was founded in colonial times, to exploit the easily accessible copper beds that littered the surrounding area. It was a classic mining boom town, with everything built by the company, and all building, businesses and land owned by “the company”. The Mines were played out by the late 1800’s, and by the turn of the 20th century, the only inhabitants were a few wilderness squatters, ekking out an existence by living off the land.
This ended in 1948, when Kurt Doofenshmirtz, through his newly incorporated Inator Corporation, bought the land from the liquidators of the mining company in the Tristate Unification Purchase. He paid to move several hundred families to the area, building new houses and factories for his employees to live and work in. He also provided schools, a hospital and other services essential to life.
Today, Danville, although still heavily tied to the fortunes of the Inator Corporation, is a significant city in its own right. Although not a tourist destination, it draws thousands of commuters through Danville Airport each year. It still has strong ties to the Doofenshmirtz family, with Roger Doofenshmirtz, the younger of the two grandsons of the founder, is currently the city mayor. Meanwhile, the elder, Dr Heinz Doofenshmirtz, heads up the company as director.
Danville is technically landlocked, but two years ago, a catastrophic structural failure in a dam upstream of the city caused the river to dangerously flood. Fortunately, the city council of Danville had recently completed a major storm drain system (the Metropolitan Oval Aquatic Trench) the excess water was channeled into it, protecting the citizens and property. With the cause of the dam failure locked up in litigation between the many consultancies and engineering firms, the city council and several national agencies, and the insurance firms for all parties, it has been impossible to have the dam repaired, leaving the drain system water filled, creating a water barrier to any transit into the city except via eight bridges, turning the City into an island.
Heroes of Danville
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