Tranquil Repose was a funeral business located on the planet Necros, renowned for their funeral arrangements for the galaxy's elite. The business was created so that, after death, a person's funeral would be held and then they would be placed into suspended animation until a point in time when the cure for their death was created and they could be returned to life. Those placed into suspended animation were called the Resting Ones.
The establishment had a parlour for funeral services, after which the person would be moved to the catacombs underneath Tranquil Repose, where their body would be put into suspended animation. Outside the building was the Garden of Fond Memories, where statues of the Resting Ones were erected in their memory. The head of Tranquil Repose was Jobel, assisted by Tasambeker who was a third year student of his. The security of the place was headed by Takis and Lilt who guarded the few thousand stiffs from body snatchers.
Locations come in all shapes and sizes. But we've made it exceedingly easy to figure out how to start looking up locations. Just go to category:locations, and start working your way down.
Wanna see whether there have been DWU stories set in your neck of the woods? A good place to start might be our categories about regional governments. Take a stroll through:
(And yes, we know there are more places than this in the world, but it's a start!)
We like to study the natural features of the DWU. So take a look at:
- Columbia Plateau
- Tar pit
- Mercury swamp
- Bodies of water
- Devil's Elbows Canyon
- Fafnir's Crest
- Glade of Everdell
- Cliffs of Oblivion
- Ley line
- Sky aqueduct
- Singing Towers
- Amalfi Coast
- Ash ocean
- Clone bank
- Singing stone
- Tendurek Formation
- Great Prairie
Sometimes, you want to look at places in terms of whether a specific incarnation of the Doctor has visited there. We've tried to make that easy by offering up a whole branch of categories under locations visited by the Doctor. Want to discover the planets visited by the Third Doctor because you thought he was exiled to Earth and never went anywhere? Or maybe you're interested in what cities the Tenth Doctor went to.
Sure, the Doctor spends a heck of a lot of his time exploring Earth. But quite a lot is known about the geography of other worlds, too. Check out category:locations by planet to visit places like Skaro's Ocean of Ooze, or the great Martian cities or places to see on New Earth.
You've heard of trainspotters? Well, we're street spotters around here. Seriously, we love our city infrastructure, but especially streets. Yes, we tend to care most about English streets, but believe it or not, we know quite a lot about how to get around streets in Buenos Aires, thanks to Torchwood: Miracle Day. (So that's one good thing about that series.)