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The Erin Flippo House is a home that features prominently in Ciem: Inferno and Sodality: Instigation. In addition to being the sometimes home of Erin herself, it has also been on occasions the home of her sisters Candi, Miram, and Marina Flippo. It has been frequently visited by Imaki Izuki, and has also been visited notably by Danny Loffin and the Purge-Flare. In Earth-G7's timeline, it was destroyed in the fall of 2019 by Halal Affadidah's forces, who teamed up with Gunner Soorfelt to take Erin out in their hopes of tracking Candi down.

Real world house history and specs

The real house, located at 1205 N. 1st St. in Boonville, IN along the corner of 1st. and Olive, is a house with a rich history in the city. It was built in 1918 along the corner of 1st and Olive. Heating is by forced air. Has centralized cooling. The house and yard have undergone numerous renovations, including a drastic overhaul to the interior in 1980.

It has been a favorite for fix-and-flip types, and has been bought and sold many times throughout its history. From 2010 - 2016, it has been sold twice. It used to have an elaborate attached garage; but Google has shown the old garage to have since been torn down.

  • Lot size: 6,970 sq. ft
  • House area: 2,472 sq. ft
  • Estimated market value: $129,300[1]
  • Nearby early education: Loge Elementary School (PreK-5), Oakdale Elementary School (K-5)
  • Nearby later education: Boonville Middle School (6-8), Boonville High School, Warrick Christian School (grade limitations not listed online, but favorable user reviews)
  • Nearby grocers: Boonville SAV-U-MOR IGA, Posey's Market, Wal-Mart
  • Nearby fast food: McDonald's, Long John Silver's, Arby's, Subway, Taco Bell, etc.
  • Nearby insurance firms: State Farm, Rhodes Insurance Agency
  • Nearby gas stations: Chuckles, Kangaroo Express
  • Nearby pharmacies: CVS

Area crime rate

Almost double (91% higher) the state average[2]

  • Murder: almost a complete non-issue[3]
  • Rape: 6[4]
  • Robbery: 3[5]
  • Assault: 26[6]
  • Burglary: 23[7]
  • Standard theft: 150[8]
  • Vehicular theft: 12[9]
  • In summary: A tiny handful of creeps, some drunken jerks to watch out for, and a lot of sticky fingers! Guard your pockets and lock your doors. An alarm might help too.

History in The Gerosha Chronicles

See also: The Gerosha Chronicles, Cataclysmic Gerosha, Ciem: Inferno, The Battle for Gerosha, Sodality (series), Sodality: Instigation

In 1990, the Hebbleskin Gang put a dome around Boonville and took it hostage. They destroyed the local cemeteries, and could potentially have destroyed the entire city. However, locals Stan and Shalia Flippo - heirs of the incredible fortune of the pirate Henry Lohtz and bearers of his symbolic lightning-whelk-etched scallop shell dubbed the Gerosha Stone; helped the Phaelite Society of Earth and National Guard soldier Mitch Brandel to take the city back. The retreating Hebbleskins swore revenge, and the city was renamed Gerosha in honor of the cultural momentum that Stan and Shalia used to build a resistance and take the city back. Maple Grove Cemetery was rebuilt as the Gerosha Cemetery, with new mausoleums and attractions added built from Stan's massive fortune. They got in good with several key religious leaders and conservative culture warriors, such as Billy Graham and Phyllis Schalfly.

However, the prosperity and Bible Belt wholesomeness the Flippos brought to their redeemed city, and their city-on-a-hill ambitions, didn't last. Their oldest son, Reily Flippo, became distracted and apathetic due to his materialistic attraction to the wealth and fame he soon earned as a celebrity chef. Stan and Shalia's adopted daughter, Erin Wyer-Flippo, was plagued with numerous physical and mental health problems. Their friend Imaki Izuki ran into some difficulty by 1992, when changes to immigration law complicated his chances of getting a green card - requiring him to get frequent visa renewals while returning to Japan. Donations from Stan and Shalia ensured Imaki never had to worry about money; but his unorthodox methods made an increasingly jumpy and growing government bureaucratic machine nervous.

In 1994, Stan Flippo completed construction of the Triangulum, and also enabled the Phaelite Society of Earth to become a liaison between Phaeleel and the US National Guard dubbed the "Security-Centric Alliance Lending and Learning Of Phaelites" Stan's half-clone son with the Phaelite scientist Insila Murtillo, Darius Philippine, initially set up a headquarters for SCALLOP in nearby Evansville. However, the rigors of life and the temptations of fame and power resulted in Darius losing his way. He furthermore moved SCALLOP's main operations to Texas when the agency gained its first submarine aircraft carrier, dubbed the Chen after a mythical clam monster from Chinese mythology. A Houston base made it easier for him to keep tabs on the Chen and its crew, stationed in the Gulf of Mexico.

By 1998, left-wing activists descended on Gerosha with white-hot passion, vowing to undermine and destroy the "offensive" culture that Stan and Shalia had cultivated there. Worse: some of them even sympathized with the Hebbleskins, to the point of colluding and conspiring with them.

In September of 1999, Shalia gave birth to triplets Candice, Miriam, and Marina. However, an experiment performed many years earlier on Stan against his will by unethical Phaelites resulted in his daughters developing the Centhuen Prototype program - enabling each of them with the potential to become "5%" centipede. Darius stated that if any of the girls manifested properly, said girl needed to be honed as an option for SCALLOP in its continued war on the Hebbleskins - compounded by a growing alliance between the Hebbleskins and a rising Anglo-Italian political death cult known as the Society of the Icy Finger. Imaki looked over the girls, and quickly noticed that Candi showed the most signs of manifesting the genetic program. She'd most likely get the powers, with her centipede DNA bonded to the Marlquaan; in space. Miriam and Marina's programs appeared to be mostly dormant, meaning they could pretend to be ordinary and still hope to live ordinary lives.

In 2006, the Hebbleskins sent an assassin along with then-junior scout Gunner Soorfelt to avenge Fantisk Hebbleskin and Sgt. Luddin from 1990. They vowed they'd one day collect the heads of Shalia's daughters as trophies for new leader Duke Arfaas Hebbleskin. But in the short run, they seized advantage of a security flaw to run Stan and Shalia off the road into a ditch - killing them. Reily was supposed to gain custody of his sisters; but he reneged on his promise, to focus on his own family and travels.

Erin used her share of the inheritance to purchase the house on 1205 N. 1st. St. The garage was falling apart, and needed to be removed. In spite having millions of dollars, Erin chose to keep a low profile and act like a middle-class nobody. She reinforced in her sisters the ethic their parents had taught them: "Always live a little beneath your means."

While Darius wanted Candi taught to be a black ops soldier and cold assassin, Imaki used his position as her godfather to train her to think and behave more like a traditional comic book superhero - even going so far as to draft suit designs for her. He wanted some nobility and empathy in his goddaughter - attributes he feared Darius had lost sight of. Imaki also feared for the girls' future. Stan chose them over Darius, and Darius grew bitter with jealousy, blaming the girls for Stan's death.

Imaki and Erin gained joint custody of Candi, while Erin had full custody of Miriam and Marina. Candi would spend the next 8 years of her life (partially) growing up inside 1205 N. 1st. St., seeing the world around her spiral out of control with violence, nihilism, and cultural demoralization.

Her powers manifested in full in 6th grade, when Don "the Psycho" Mendoza attacked her in a Gerosha Middle School shower stall and she fought him off. Miriam manifested incredible talent as a hacker instead, and Marina became a talented guitar player that joined an indie band. Candi tried hard to do right by everyone and make everyone important in her life happy. But one fateful (and steamy) afternoon alone with her (forbidden) boyfriend on October 15th of 2015 - the one time she chose to be selfish - soon made the arrival of WWIII that much more personal; when it led to the uprooting of her entire life as she knew it.

Put into an impossible situation that led to her being railroaded into prison, Candi got out only to discover that the nefarious quasi-Islamic fanatic / militant Halal Affadidah had teamed up with the Icy Finger to conquer 1/4 of America in 2018. The 2016 elections never happened in this timeline, as Icy Finger leader Warren "Rappaccini" Buntine ensured both Trump and Hillary were assassinated.

Candi would have to move to Texas - where she was bound to face persecution from her half-brother - in order to escape a war zone of drugs and cannibalism. In 2019, the house on 1st St. was destroyed by Affadidah's Krokodil-addicted goon squads. Erin didn't survive the encounter. Candi was living in an underground bunker at the time with Imaki and her new boyfriend / fiance / husband (though not recognized as such by Toklisanan authorities), Donte McArthur - as well as new friend Dolly Malestrom. Marina fled with her new husband Matt and son Andy in the nick of time. Miriam was made a fugitive on the run, along with her new boyfriend Phil Couric. Worse: Miriam's only chance to survive was to sell her service and secrets to the Chinese in exchange for refuge - if they'd let her!

In the 2050s, Candi's children Verdecent and Dana return to the since-reclaimed lands, vowing to rebuild Gerosha - including Erin's house.

DzMD download for The Sims 4

A lot with the following information was generated and released as a tie-in for Ciem: Inferno on DzMD in March of 2019:

Attribute Value
Bedroom 4
Bathrooms 2
Lot price (furnished) §129,621
Lot price (unfurnished) §39,663
Instigation neighborhood Willow Creek
Lot tile size 30x20
File size total 237 KB
Lot traits Great Soil, Fast Internet, Teen Neighborhood
Approximate real-world accuracy
78%
  • Notes on accuracy:
    • Lacks walk-out basement due to software limitations
    • L-shaped stairway in entry room impossible in-game
    • Pantry room redesigned to accommodate game engine demands
    • Upstairs bathroom design based on speculation
    • Study changed to a fitness room
    • Marina's bedroom being in the basement was based on at-the-time speculation, brought on by lack of useful photos on Realtor's website.
    • Basketball court replaces gazebo
    • Yard landscaping kept to a minimum due to lot size, actual lot has more bushes and sculpting - some of which was impossible in-game at the time of generation.
    • Actual closet sizes and shapes were impossible in-game and were replaced with analogs compatible with the game.
    • Roof shape has been altered, since original shape didn't cooperate with the game's engine.

On March 10th, the lot was approved for upload to Mod The Sims, following a few link and file tweaks.

Required DLC

Required expansion packs

  • Get to Work
  • Get Together
  • City Living
  • Cats and Dogs
  • Seasons

Required game packs

  • Vampires
  • Spa Day
  • Parenthood
  • Outdoor Retreat
  • Dine Out

Required stuff packs

  • Laundry Day Stuff
  • Romantic Garden Stuff
  • Kids' Room Stuff
  • Bowling Night Stuff
  • Backyard Stuff
  • Movie Hangout Stuff
  • Spooky Stuff
  • Cool Kitchen Stuff

Required custom content

This CC is not included, but the house will look weird and incomplete without it. Even if it's not used, suspicion of its use on the lot during construction has me suggesting you should probably download it anyway.

  1. Wall Microwaves Set by MadHox (confirmed)
  2. Small Countertop Stove and Built-In Oven Simplicity by Necrodog (confirmed)
  3. Acer Apire V Nitro laptop by Littledica (Miriam's Sniperbadger laptop) (confirmed)
  4. Radio Clutter by Ozyman (on Tumblr) (confirmed)
  5. Fan Ceiling Lights Set by DOT (at The Sims Resource) (suspected)

Custom content that won't translate

The following items will delete their references automatically when you install. They are decorative-only, and don't alter the lot's functionality in any significant way.

These items appear in screenshots, but are not available for download in TS4 format:

See also

References

  1. As of March 2019 via Realtor.com
  2. Boonville, IN Crime Rate. By reason of incidents reported in 2018. AreaVibes.com
  3. IBID
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External links

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