-Shadow Man, upon first entering Asylum
(Note: This article is for the Asylum in general, but there are several different levels in the game with the prefix 'Asylum' followed by the rest of the title.)
The Asylum is a building which is for the "the misunderstood individuals" to build an army. The Asylum should not be confused with The Deadside because Deadside is a natural place where people go when they die & Legion had the Asylum built in the center of it for his grand army to be constructed. The Asylum was designed by the 1888 killer, Jack the Ripper. It is a massive black coliseum-like building filled with evil and indescribeable horrors.
The entire interior has lots of burning coals and pipes with fire or steam shooting out of them. Some of the blood filled hallways contain lots of Hookman butchers that are harvesting the Deadsiders from The Deadside. Also the place is heavily guarded by Sniper Guard Hookmen and most of the doors are locked including the front door. Shadow Man must find the Engineer's Key to unlock all of the doors found in all the Asylum levels.