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Dunwall Clock Tower

The Clocktower in Dunwall.

The Clocktower is the tallest structure in Dunwall save for Dunwall Tower itself,[1] and a recognizable landmark in the city. It is the setting of the end of the first issue of Dishonored: The Peeress and the Price.

Description

The Clocktower is situated on the northern edge of the Estate District,[2] and stands out significantly among the estates of the city's nobility. The tower itself consists of a carved stone base upon which is mounted a large metal lattice-style of architecture holding the clock's mechanisms. The clock itself has four faces facing each directions and chimes every hour.[1] It can be seen from almost anywhere in Dunwall due to its elevated position.

In 1852, the Clocktower was blown up in a terrorist attack by the Rat Gang, using explosives and Bonecharms in an attempt to take out the Lord Protector and the Empress.[3]

Trivia

  • The Clocktower is as iconic to Dunwall the Elizabeth Tower, often referred to as Big Ben is to London.
  • Despite its iconic appearance, the Clocktower is never directly visited in any game, though it was originally intended to be part of a mission at the Gristol Parliament cut from Dishonored.[4]
  • During Corvo Attano's time in the Estate District, the clocktower rings four times at regular intervals.
  • The Clocktower's bell sound is a stock sound. It can be heard in the gameTeam Fortress 2 for Halloween maps.
  • The Clocktower can be fully seen in the Void during the introduction of The Knife of Dunwall, None Like Her.
  • On the 8th Day, Month of Darkness, 1851, roughly after the second hour in the morning,[1] Empress Emily Kaldwin climbed the Clocktower for the view it gave her of the surrounding city.[2]
  • A Clocktower miniature can be found in the silvergraph studio inside Stilton Manor.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dishonored: The Corroded Man, p. 26
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dishonored: The Corroded Man, p. 46
  3. Dishonored: The Peeress and the Price
  4. Sneaky Bastards: The Stealth Gaming Magazine - Issue #1
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