Definitely NOT a guy holding up a sword on the roof of that building

Definitely NOT a guy holding up a sword on the roof of that building

Here’s something pretty funny that I figured out recently when beginning work on my Forbidden City Sandbox campaign. Down in the southwest corner of the city, near the entrance to the valley leading to the amphitheater of the yuan ti, is the building pictured at right.

You see that partially-collapsed roof? And the cracks radiating from the missing section?

For more than twenty years I’ve thought that was a statue of a guy holding up a sword.

Seriously.

Looking at it now, especially zoomed in a bit, it’s clearly not.

I’m a little disappointed. In fact, I’m so disappointed that maybe, just maybe, in my Forbidden City that is a giant rooftop statue of a guy holding his sword aloft and not wreckage like on so many of the other buildings.

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