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Fictional character


Age: 58

Gender: Male

Race/Ethnicity: English

Profession: Businessman, Investor, Developer

Location: East Rochester

Personal Traits. Skills, Abilities and Characteristics: eccentric, rich, charismatic, enterprising, meticulous, delusional

Biography (ca. 1921):

Thomas Edgar Twombly was a developer, investor, and co-founder of Booker & Twombly, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious brokers of fine art and antiques. After inheriting his mother’s estate and amassing a colossal fortune from the art trade, Edgar, disillusioned with life in Europe following the war, uprooted his family from London and moved to America in 1919. In order to lend his expertise to the burgeoning Memorial Art Gallery, Twombly ultimately decided to settle his family in Rochester.

The Twombly's settlement in Rochester around the launch of the New Steam Society would be no coincidence. Amazed by the development of things such as the Rochester Pneumatic Transportation System, Edgar found within the city a place where he could become a part of the future of mankind and the culture of limitless innovation and optimism.

Edgar and his wife, Patricia, would become influential figures among the local Progressive Party, founding the Peoples' Art Works Committee, an organization that aimed to create a more enlightening environment for the citizens of Rochester by blending art within public spaces. The organization's largest undertaking was working alongside development of the RPTS to create dazzling station interiors rich with murals, mosaics, and statuary, highlighting the city's alleged quality of life and affluence.

A turning point in Edgar's life would follow his return from a holiday in Iceland where he would become convinced that living closer to the earth's core made the spirit stronger and enhanced the powers of the mind. Using the expanding Rochester Underground as proof of this idea, Edgar would implement his theory by transforming the Twombly house into its own upper class, private version of the Underground where the air could be filtered and where the skin would be free from the harsh effects of the elements. This monumental and extravagant addition to the estate, complete with its own private RPTS station, garnered awe and praise from other members of high society and in turn inspired further underground development between the rich, spearheading construction of an extravagant and luxurious subterranean borough beneath the East End.