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(2001) New Year, New Decade Formal Court

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    Mable Wood's Avatar
    Warden of the Sacred Grove
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    (girl next door)
    Striking Looks
    (Wholesome)
    Mable Wood

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    The Nox Populi Nightclub.


    In the heart of downtown Sacramento there is a place of intrigue, excitement and entertainment. The modern flare of this venue is host to exclusive parties. The seduction of this establishment may take you away as you drink, dance and socialize. There are private services available upon request. The best DJ’s in town are in line to play a wide variety of music. Some of you may dine…as long as you have your VIP pass.

    It’s January in Sacramento. A new year, a new decade. New beginnings. The days are starting to lengthen, and the nights are starting to get shorter, still the nights are longer now. The Nox nightclub's upstairs section fills with lively individuals celebrating love, life, and joyous events. Their exuberance is spread to all they encounter, including those who dance the slow Danse of the eternal undead.

    The Kindred are discreetly met at the door and led to the back of the club where they may use the stairs or take the elevator to the exclusive meeting rooms. The space downstairs is decorated in dark, rich woods and expensive furniture. There's a coat room that will also hold one's 'unmentionables'; namely, weapons, at the foot of the stairs. There are also private areas, dark, and furnished with soft couches, as well as meeting rooms with conference tables and chairs, and an area with several televisions.

    The common area circles the Court proper, and it becomes apparent that this is not a place used just for a single evening. Small symbols note areas for Kindred only that branch off of the Commons, which will be necessary once those Kine privileged enough to see behind the Masquerade filter in: ghouls, herd members, or even devotees.

    The Court area is decorated with long black and red silken drapes cascading from floor to ceiling. Drapes hang in elegant bunches and gathered into valances across door frames and between supporting pillars; the lighting is intentionally low, and even with the gentle pulse of music from above, the place has the feel of a sepulcher.

    Tonight, the curtain ties are gold and silver to celebrate the new year. By the stairs and elevator there new painting of a martyr. On another wall was a picture of men on a raft. Both pictures had a soft warm light that highlighted the oil paintings.

    Another evening; another Danse. For some it will their first, for some it shall be their last. After all, this is the Prince's Elysium, and subject to the Laws of the Domain.

    Eternal Court is open once more...Please remember that Predator's Taint is in effect and role-play is expected, or rolls will be asked for!
    Vorpal
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    Mable Wood's Avatar
    Warden of the Sacred Grove
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    (girl next door)
    Striking Looks
    (Wholesome)
    Mable Wood

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    2
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    Mable made sure the new oil paintings were dust free. She had gone around and replaced all the drape tiebacks with silver and gold braided ties.

    She was dressed in a black gown with raven feathers around the neck. Satisfied she smiled and nodded to the bouncers, court was open.
    Vorpal
    Echelon
    Eye

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    Seryna's Avatar

    Jennifer Hazelton

    Jennifer Hazelton walked with poise into Nox. She declined to give up her faux fur wrap, a hand pressed to the well-made spider pin that kept it in place around her neck. The two small gemstones in the insect were black and green to signal her clan as Nosferatu, in the Florintine code. She lowered her hand as she looked for familiar faces among the crowd. Brown eyes raised up to take in the decor of the Nox, walking with the poise of a Lady as she took in the decor. Had it been some ten years ago that she had entered Avalon? Or perhaps eight. She had been with the Lady Notary in St. Louis for years since her departure from this great city. Now, the haunt returned to the domain of Sacramento. She carried a white clutch in her right hand.

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    Jennifer Hazelton - BP 1 Health 7
    Jennifer stands at 5'7"
    Nosferatu Curse: Voice of Odd pitch
    Nosferatu / Invictus Status (Invictus) ●●●

    Elysian Fields - Mask of Tranquility

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    Dirt Nap's Avatar
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    Protean 1 Aspect of the Predator
    Status (Horse Trainer)
    New Identity (Clayton Jordan Carter)
    Dirt Nap

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    Dirt Nap enters, dressed in a tuxedo and looking quite uncomfortable in it.

    'Evening, Keeper Wood, Ma'am."

    He says nodding in turn to Mable Wood and to Jennifer Hazelton.

    "Hope the New Year suits you."


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    Jennifer Hazelton's Avatar
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    Jennifer Hazelton

    Nosferatu curse: A voice that withered like a snake sneaking through the grass, plummeted like an old man's nearing his demise

    -1
    NOS
    1
    PRE

    "Good evening," The woman extended a hand properly to Dirt Nap. She took in his uncomfortable contenance with an empathic look. "A pleasure to make your acquintance, Mr..?"

    Her posture is perfect, erect and one of confidence. Her countenance is perfectly attentive. Yet as she speaks, her voice slithers like a snake across dead grass. It slithers and winds, calling to mind darkened hallows and nightmarish dark woods.

    Keeper Wood? Thank you, Goodman.
    "Good evening, Keeper Wood," Jennifer greeted pleasantly. "I am Jennifer Hazelton. Childe of Joshua Homan, childe of Lady Notary Gweneth Ward; childe of Libretist James Barlowe; of the line Nosferatu; Notary of the First Estate," A finger touches the gem adorned spider pin that held her shawl tightly draped over her left shoulder and completely onscurring the left side of her neck. " I am a former resident of Sacramento. I was one Notary and Pricus of the Nosferatu. It is a pleasure to make your acquintance. "



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    Lenora Black | Public: Lenore Greene
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    (Lenore Greene)
    Striking Looks
    (Comely)
    Presence
    (Winsome)
    Allies
    (Judicial)
    Allies
    (Culture)
    Lenora

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    SL
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    PRE

    Ah, formals.

    Was there any better way to remind the damned of the order they all needed to protect to survive? Lenora did not think so. Tonight the Kindred of Sacramento were tasked with carrying themselves with elegance in dress and manners. As it should be.

    Lenora was ready, of course. She had carefully selected her black dress with the event in mind. The dress was floor length and of acceptable quality, but spoke of the Lord's more modest fashion sense. Coupling this with a necklace and earrings of brushed silver in a leaf design with a bracelet of like style, Lenora was able to pull together a look of quiet grace. Unfortunately, the dress was not pair well with a brooch and so her amethyst piece was left at home. Luckily, those outside of the First Estate were not often called to wear colors, but it remained a passing regret.

    Descending to the bottom of the staircase, Lenora felt the press of two more potent Beasts and paused, allowing herself the precious moments she needed to lock her's away lest it press her to flee. One though prompted the want for challenge.

    Dirt Nap is met with a smile and a nod. The newcomer in white was observed briefly, Lenora granting her a slight dip of the head. Lenora was not the Keeper and would not approach to welcome her to the space. Thus, Lenora instead traveled to Mable herself, granting the Savage a cordial smile.

    However, before she can speak the newcomer has made her introduction. Thus, Lenora remained on the group's outer environs in silence. Speaking now could be seen as an interruption and it was best not to risk the social faux pas. The Lord would wait to be addressed.

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    Alice Hart's Avatar
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    Alice Hart

    Baddacelli
    Acolyte and Valkyrja of the Circle of the Crone
    Danger Sense ●
    Status; City ●●●, Clan ●●, Cov ●●

    Lyssa Wolfe


    Ghoul

    Curse

    Past her Albinism, Alice is naught but a doll, beautiful in her impossible perfection. Taking on a inescapable sheen of artifice, both movements and manner seem, hollow and fake. She's nothing but a marionette, limbs jerking and twisting as if pulled by invisible strings.

    Marring her unnatural beauty are her eyes, or the lack of them, vacant pits of visceral horror.
    Stats

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    OCC
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    -1
    NOS
    2
    PRE

    Alice descends into the Nox, carved cane taken at the check. She wasn't Asa's Seneschal any longer, in fact she held not a title at all, responsibilities of Clan, Covenant, and Court, taken from her shoulder while she slumbered. Not just her time taken as she was rent between the jaws of those hellbeasts.

    It was as freeing as it was terrifying, once people watched to see her fall. Now she had nothing to protect herself if someone would come in the night to orchestrate something worse.

    Lyssa stays a step behind her, as she aught, now in this place. She too has been removed from the protections offered to the ghoul of the Prince's Seneschal. But, Alice knew, there was time yet. andvivianwasgone

    For her first formal court appearance since her return, Lyssa chose something she would not have chosen for herself. But, but.

    New year, new decade. New Alice.

    She enters court in a black dress, floor length with blackened leave, and flowers and their single petals woven in, before the shapes climb like ivy up to preserve her modesty, while showcasing the blood red silver moon betwixt her breasts. Her ghostly locks, styled, and held in place with a matching headpiece.

    The press of Beasts, expected, but jarring all the same. Alice braces against the hate and fear, the Wraith coiling up her spine, slicking it with it's frigid chill. Alice, with Lyssa at her elbow, whispering in her ear. Curtsies to Mabel, and settles to the side. Curious over the women Lyssa and Alice knew not.
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    Alessandra's Avatar
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    (Predatory Beauty)
    Blood Potency
    Status
    (Criminals)
    Retainer
    (Hell Hound)
    First thing you will notice about Ale is the abundance of her tattoos. They go from her face all the way to her feet, and not much is left bare. The second thing? Her strong Italian accent.

    Known as Sofia De Luca
    (Lords Danse)

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    Resilience[2] Active (Stam increased to 4)
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    PRE

    New year. New Formal Court. But to the Savage, it was simply another year to add to the many that made up her unlife. She’d seen more of these nights then most that resided in the Domain. After so many, you stop counting.

    But, she wanted to try something different. Well, different for the Savage that always wore blacks. Tonight it would be a floor length red dress. With a plunging neckline and a slit that most wouldn’t dare wear. The cut of the dress allowed many of her tattoos to be on display. She left her long dark hair down, dancing around her shoulders as she walked, and her lips matched the dress.

    Walking into Court, the Prince pauses, dark eyes scanning the room as Cain settles beside her. Her Beast snarled in rage at the weakness in the room. Spotting her Cousin, Mable Wood , she nods, quite pleased with how the decorations had turned out. Even more pleased that Mabel had taken the time to add lights to the art. She’d make sure to speak with her later. Alice Hart gets a nod as well. The others get smiles, and her eyes linger for a moment on the new face. Was this who Twist had spoken of? Or another?

    The night would tell.

    As such, the Savage remained in her spot, observing without approaching. Cain seated at her side, his murderous gaze looking over the room. Who would approach? A calculated smile appears on her lips, let the games begin.

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    Twist's Avatar
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    (Delicate)
    Mask of Tranquility
    Kalos Hamilton (Ghoul)
    Twist
    Kalos Hamilton (Ghoul)


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    SL
    4
    PRE

    Upstairs in the club, Twist had felt as Alessandra made her way through the kine and toward the downstairs Elysium. Both because of her beast and also due to the wake she left in the room. Unlike many of her clan though, she felt little jealousy at the attention the woman drew, instead, she only smiled smugly to herself and stood. Maneuvering away from her own gathered retinue, she followed in the wake her Prince had left.

    Moving past the coat check without stopping, she used the time to insure her control over her beast was steady. Even if only Ale was in Court, she was enough to cause a reaction and she knew better to assume that was in fact the case.

    Indeed, Ale was not alone and Twist's beast lashed itself against her control, howling for violence. Not alone, but the strongest of them. Mable's own potent Beast still small in comparison.

    Her control satisfied, Twist offered her respects first to Ale with a smooth curtsy. The sash from the bow at the side of her outfit pooling briefly on the ground next to her before she rose. To Mable deep nod of respect.

    Lenora and Alice she recognized and knew, a smile of greeting for both should they Lenora and Lyssa look her way. Dirt Nap she recognized and the last not at all.

    With Mable there though, she left them to their evening talk. Instead she moved away from the entrance, letting her steps carry her to the art.

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    Mable Wood's Avatar
    Warden of the Sacred Grove
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    (girl next door)
    Striking Looks
    (Wholesome)
    Mable Wood

    +1
    SL
    2
    PRE

    The beasts began to flow in. Mable took slow purposeful breaths as her own reacted. An unfamiliar beast, one that was masked entered. At first Mable's beast was so loud in her ears she couldn't think of words to do the counting trick. kill,kill,kill think of the blood, the tasty blood. kill the interloper. NO, Mable screamed in her mind. Breath in and out. the haze began to lift. Mable's smile never faltered. Dirt Nap entered. His weak beast made her hungry, but he was a friend and family. She quickly pulled it together.

    "Good evening, I'm Keeper Mable Wood." She said to the new girl.

    "Good Evening," She greeted Dirt Nap. "I hope the new year is good to you so far?"

    Back to Jennifer who just introduced herself, "Nice to meet you Miss Hazelton. Are you just arriving in the domain? Are you seeking to be acknowledged?"

    Lenora entered, Mable just wanted to outright beat her to a pulp. Beast didn't even need to prompt her. Mable just hated the superior attitude. However, Lenora has done nothing to Mable and has been there to help if things went sideways. Maybe, just maybe Mable was too quick to judge. "Good evening Miss Black. We seem to have a visitor tonight. Miss Hazelton, this is Dirt Nap and Lenora Black."

    Alice entered, Mable gave a nod to her knowing Lyssa would relay the info to Alice. The Prince entered dressed in red. Mable dropped to a curtsy and whispered to Jennifer, "The Prince has arrived. She is wearing red."

    Then Twist entered and Mable gave her a nod. "Ok so the Prince is wearing the floor length red dress." She smiled as she noticed that Twist was also in red.
    Vorpal
    Echelon
    Eye

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