» CITY OF COBA LOCATIONS
Scattered around Coba are the standards of any city; the fire and police department, the hospital, the city hall - despite how often Coba changes, these locations generally stay within the same area, give or take a block or two. They're the foundation of the city, what keeps it running and keeps it safe.
▶ The Police and Fire Department (B3)
Located in the northern part of Coba is her fire and police department, two brick buildings that sit side by side. They're both small by a normal city's standards, but then again Coba rarely has a desperate need of their services - although they're ready, just in case.
The chief of police and the chief of the fire department are oddly, rarely around, although they will meet with anyone who wishes to volunteer their services by appointment. It seems as though most inquiries go through Leo, a 30-something, friendly firefighter.
▶ City of Coba Hospital and Labs (D5)
Located just outside of Coba's shopping and business district, Coba's hospital campus is far more modern than most buildings in the city. Advanced enough to care for anyone Coba brings in, Coba's hospital boasts a well-trained staff, clean and sterile facilities, and mysteriously delicious hospital food.
Next to that stands Coba Labs, a facility being used to study disease, pharmaceuticals, and a few other projects that seem to be CLASSIFIED. Anyone who wishes to volunteer their services are more than welcome, as both scientists and test subjects are always in need.
Inquiries regarding these locations go through Nora, a young woman who primarily works at the labs.
▶ City of Coba University (F2)
Seated in the southern part of the shopping and business district is Coba's pride - the university. While small by city standards, C of U boasts an excellent education program, fraternities and sororities, clubs, and anything else you'd find on any college campus.
Wish to transfer? Earn a degree or certificate? Start fresh? Somehow, some way, Coba's able to get your records from other universities, and enrollment is the easiest you'll ever encounter. Greek Life is alive and kicking as well, so come join a frat or just show up for one of their parties. Everyone's invited.
» INABA DISTRICT (F1 - G1)
The shopping district’s seen better days, no thanks to Junes, but it’s still hanging in there (Kanji’s family’s textile shop in particular). The textile shop is just visible in the back of this picture, past the shrine (here’s a closer look, and the inside); there’s a liquor shop across the street. The building at the foreground of the first picture is Aiya, only the best Chinese restaurant you can find. There’s also a bookstore, a tofu shop, and a gas station (but who knows why you’d want to hang out there).
▶ Amagi Inn
The Amagi Inn is a traditional Ryokan establishment held by her family for many years. The inn is massive and can host parties of all kinds in their banquet rooms and rest in their very luxurious guest rooms. But what the inn is most famous for is the natural hot spring.
In other words, think of those grand traditional and very luxury inns and you got the Amagi Inn.
▶ The Gazebo on the Hill
Above Inaba, a little ways outside of town is a hill, an very important, and private spot. At this hill, there is a gazebo, some benches, and an excellent place to watch fireworks as well as a general good place to get away from people. It is a simple spot, but high above everything, and quiet most often.
▶ Persona House and Izanami's Shrine (private)
"Persona" house is a lovely, Grecian-style building with three floors, and a lot of living space. The outside is well maintained, and features a lovingly taken care of garden as well as a comfortable hot tub. Inside, there are multiple bedrooms to house the owners, amongst other things.
Follow the embankment next to the house down, and you'll find yourself at an out of place Japanese-style shrine, at least when compared to the house. Like the garden at the house, the greenery outside the shrine is well taken care of, and the inside is much the same you'd expect from a shrine dedicated to a death goddess.
▶ Shirogane Investigations
Next to Tatsumi Textiles in the Inaba shopping district, in what used to be a vacant shop is a detective agency. On a glass window in the front, there was, in a very simple font: Shirogane Investigations.
Inside, it looks very much like a 1950s noir detective's office. A secretary's desk with requisite computer and telephone is in front of a door that leads to another office, outfitted with its own computer and desk, along with bookshelves and some file cabinets. In the main office In the main office there is a sofa, some magazines (is that one in Elvish?) and a coffee maker on a side table with some mugs and cookies.
» SHOPPING & BUSINESS DISTRICT (D2 - E4)
▶ Black Books
A small building that is spilling out books from its store front. The entire shop is from London in the early 2000s, with most of the literature spanning nearly every time period (thanks Coba!) in every imaginable quality - valuable first presses to cheap paperbacks all thrown about in a haphazard fashion. There are books everywhere. If you want a book, chances are it's in here. But you'll have to find it yourself.
The inside of the shop is dark and poorly lit. It smells of cigarettes and paper, with Bernard's desk (and where the till is) being covered in papers, wine bottles and other unspeakable things. But the sole couch is comfy and well worn and
The kitchen, dining and living room area are separated from the main shop by a curtain. That leads up to three upstairs bedrooms, a bathroom and a small balcony with a plastic garden table and rickety chairs.
The top most floor is its own flat, inhabited by a cat, who seems to be the landlord of this place.
▶ Dex's Diner
Found in the Shopping District is a diner that gives one both a classic and futuristic feel. Most the latter, though, given that it's entirely run by robots and aliens alike. Come in and enjoy a classic cheeseburger, or something else that looks both alien and delicious.
» OTHER LOCATIONS
▶ Nameless Shrine Through the Woods (A8)
Towards the northernmost edge of the town, a small forest has cropped up. A solitary entrance into the forest is marked by a solitary phone booth situated there. It's a bit too decorative to just be standing outside like it is but it seems to be in good repair and bears a rotary-style payphone inside. It seems to work without the need to pay however.
Near said phone booth is an equally lonely looking bulletin board. There isn't much to be found upon it's surface beyond some weathered ads and a few handwritten notes here and there.
Following a solitary path leading inward takes one to a lonely looking, abandoned shrine guarded by two inari statues. They seem reticent to most visitors but should the proper ones arrive, they may be a little more forthcoming. A shimenawa decorates the entrance above the bell one can ring and the offering box below it.
It does appear the lanterns outside are lit at night for whatever reason however.
▶ Mystic Falls and New Orleans (F11 - G12)
Now you may be thinking to yourself - how the hell did Coba bring in a small town and a large city? Well, it's only part of those locations. The western part of this area is the small town of Mystic Falls, a couple of blocks of neighborhood that leads into the town center, where the always popular restaurant the Mystic Grill sits on the corner. Or was it that corner? For some reason, it tends to move.
North of that are a couple of miles of woods that slowly blend into what seems to be the Lousiana Bayou, complete with a river that seems to lead off and out of the city. There's also a dirt road here, leading up to the Salvatore Boarding House.
If one were to travel east, they'd find themselves right in the middle of New Orleans' french quarter, complete with celebrations either during the day or at night, depending on the date. Here you'll find the The Abattoir, owned by the Mikaelson family.
Finally, separating the two areas is The Lafayette Cemetery, also known as the City of the Dead. Tombs of all shapes and sizes extend north at least a mile.
JP's Headquarters (E5)
JP's (Japan Meteorological Agency, Geomagnetism Research Department) HQ is an elaborate underground facility, accessible via elevator underneath whichever building Coba may decide to place it. It is comprised of several sections and rooms, and can be a bit of a labyrinth to navigate.
Once inside, the entrance way leads to various scaffold hallways that lead to assorted rooms, offices, labs, and even a hospital. The walls are lined with shelves filled mostly with books on history, politics, and mythology. There is the clock alley that is a scaffolding hallway behind the giant clock in the entrance way. This alley leads to simple bedrooms for personnel and guests. The railings prevent anyone from accidentally falling into the clockwork.
The command room has two forms. This is the first (and the one that Hibiki mentally associates with the command room the most). This form has seven clocks of various sizes in a vertical line on the wall, and it too has scaffold hallways that lead to deeper in the facility. Another view (ignore the green ring monster), and yet another view.
The second form has three large clocks and one smaller clock instead of the seven, and a giant pendulum swings down from it. Otherwise, they are identical.
Basketball Court (G2)
It may be a little rundown, and for some reason it looks as though it's right on the outskirts of the city despite it's location, but it's no less a great location to get in a game or two of B-ball.
Cabo Luna (H4)
It has a beach, a restaurant, a volleyball court, beach cottages where visitors can spend the rest of their night there, and an all-terrain track road where people can ride dirt bikes and other vehicles for racing and such.
▶ The Embankment By The River (G6)
Quiet, with a sunny, south-facing slope, a dock which was excellent for fishing off of, and a preponderance of stray cats, he walked its path every day between home and school, and sometimes worked at a daycare that played in the park pavilion on one side of it - the pavilion was also a favorite spot for quiet, private conversations with friends. Whether jogging, fishing, wading near the beach, feeding the cats, or lying on the hillside plucking flower petals and watching the clouds, it was the perfect lazy relaxation spot.