[Excerpt from a larger work on the history of the Overseers]
The Abbey of the Everyman is the seat of religious power and inspiration for all Overseers across the Empire. The order arose over the years to protect the common people from the ravages of the Outsider, until the need for a central bastion of authority was deemed necessary. This imposing structure is a destination for pilgrims seeking refuge or guidance.
Many mistakenly attribute the Abbey’s construction to High Overseer Benjamin Holger, when it was in actuality Holger’s successor John Clavering who laid the foundation. Shortly after the Abbey was completed, every Overseer in the land gathered there and began a trek to White Cliff.
There, a great siege commenced, as the Overseers purged the region. The battle raged against heretics, witches and thralls of the Outsider. Though Holger was killed in the struggle, White Cliff was cleansed and the ceremonial rites that followed lasted for a month, giving birth to many invocations and speeches which were inscribed in tomes and carried back to the Abbey, where they are still revered today.
- In Dishonored, a copy can be found in the Broadcast Control Station of Dunwall Tower, on a table against the wall during the mission Return to the Tower.
- In The Knife of Dunwall, a copy can be found in the Overseers' hideout in the Flooded District during the mission The Surge.
- In Dishonored 2, copies can be found in several locations: