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  1. #1
    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Jacque
    Behavior

    Goes by Jack. Has never introduced himself to anyone as Jacque.

    Educated, scholarly, lawyer, scientist.
    Jack's outward demeanor and tone are a baseline of respectful and calculated.

    He actively debates, persuades, negotiates and even at time tries to intimidate, as core skills of any lawyer worth his salt.

    (Stir-Crazy)Vitae 1 Spent
    +1
    SL
    3
    PRE

    Cabin fever.

    It is about the only description there is for it. The world feels like it dips into a lull after the winter solstice only to start begin stretching its legs after the equinox- lest they go mad from the stillness.

    Jacque never really paid much mind to the habit until this year. Things were... different in the Domain. No threats or challenges, no puzzles or predicaments and not even so much as a political power play. Even most normal conversations among his kind felt forced to the point they were devoid of any real substance. All in all, it was incredibly boring.

    So the Lord found himself here, in some random pub that was trending up in popularity. They had recently advertised an extended late night happy hour menu, so the promise was good for something... fresh. He was dressed slightly more casual than usual, but not anything less than a refined taste. He purchased a handful of random Keno tickets and placed them at open chairs around the bar, keeping two for himself as he sat at an empty table. Keeping one eye on the Keno display, he waited and watched for how the night would unfold.

    Spend is for Blush of Life

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  3. #2
    Shodan's Avatar

    Presence
    (Flamboyant)
    Shodan

    Nimbus: A halo of light accompanied by sounds of machinery: hissing steam engines, turning cogs and the like.

    2
    PRE

    This particular place has been rising in popularity lately, so of course it was Shodan's Libertine duty to show up, check the place out. A crowd of Sleepers can be a dangerous thing for a mage, but it can also be absolutely inspiring. And even if no insights or enlightenment can be gained here, then at least he'll have a nice night out. Either way, a win.

    He's here in a suit with some extensive adornments. Call it a quirk, but unless you are specifically keeping a low profile, why not try and turn a head or two?

    The first thing out of the ordinary that he notices are the Keno tickets. Why are they lying around like that? After a moment to ascertain they are not actually someone's, Shodan takes one, buys himself a beer, and after that his eyes almost immediately fall on the classy, handsome guy, sitting alone at a table. The mental debate of whether or not to disturb him is fairly short.

    "Uh, excuse me?" He initiates "Are you waiting for someone, or can I sit here?" There are probably not that many seats where he wouldn't rely on someone's hospitality, anyway "Also, do you know who left all these tickets around, and why?"
    Grimoire Hunt:
    Monthly Rituals: (Supernal Vision Pot 2), (Unseen Shield 2e, Pot 3) [all cloaked using Prime 2]

  4. #3
    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Jacque
    Behavior

    Goes by Jack. Has never introduced himself to anyone as Jacque.

    Educated, scholarly, lawyer, scientist.
    Jack's outward demeanor and tone are a baseline of respectful and calculated.

    He actively debates, persuades, negotiates and even at time tries to intimidate, as core skills of any lawyer worth his salt.

    +1
    SL
    3
    PRE

    Jacque's eyes traced over to the flamboyant man with his matching suit, "Please, have a seat." He always had a thing for paisley vests. He smiled at the question, "They say the first thing you should do if you win the lotto is sign the ticket." He shrugged, "Can't imagine someone caring much for keeping them if they aren't keeping them close to the chest." The lord offered his hand, "The name is Alex."

  5. #4
    Aurora's Avatar
    Aurora
    Spells
    Striking Looks
    (Riveting)
    Presence
    (Confident)
    Fame
    (Entertainment)
    Madison Cross
    (Sleeper ID)
    Aurora
    Aurora

    Dedicated Magical Tool

    Multicolored copper bracelet with intricate loops winding around her right wrist.
    Nimbus

    The sweet, fragrant smells of roses mixed with lilacs emanate from her as she casts magic. The scent intensifies, bordering on intoxicating, when Life magic is cast. When Aurora casts Vulgar magic, the scent takes a nasty turn, to the putrid, nauseating odor of a rotting corpse. The stronger the magic, the more those around want to retch at the smell.
    Monthly Spells

    Monthly spells done on character sheet.


    Pulse of the Living World[POT 5]
    Organic Resilience[POT 5]
    (Sanctum Strike)

    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor: 5
    Defense: 2

    Active Spells: 6/6
    Personal Spells: 3
    Vulgar:2

    [5]Pulse of the Living World(Sight)(Rit)
    [5]Organic Resilience(Shield)(Rit)
    [5]Organic Shield(5pot)Phoenyx, Alastor, Gemini
    [5]Hone Anothers Form(5PotDex)Phoenyx, Alastor
    [5]Greater Shapechange(size 2 bird)
    [2]Alter Accuracy(Phoenyx, Alastor)

    2
    FAME
    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    One thing that she had missed while being gone? The numerous pubs and bars that the city had to offer. A good way to just unwind and if you were lucky, someone interesting to talk to.

    Pubs weren’t nightclubs, and as such, she didn’t dress up too much. But, probably more then required for a pub. She went with her favorite one shouldered sweater and leather skirt. Why not? Lets have some fun!

    Breezing into the room, blue eyes do a quick scan, noting the handsome guy at a table, might be worth a chat, and walks up to the bar. Pubs didn’t usually carry what she liked, so she went with whatever they had on draft. While waiting, the ticket was picked up and looked over. Gambling hadn’t been her thing in a while. Well, since becoming a Shaman. Luck just wasn’t hers to play with anymore.

  6. #5
    Twist's Avatar
    Presence
    (Seductive)
    Striking Looks
    (Delicate)
    Mask of Tranquility
    Kalos Hamilton (Ghoul)
    Twist
    Kalos Hamilton (Ghoul)


    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    Entering the bar, Twist paused to let her eyes adjust to the new lighting vitae flush her skin. It wasn't quite a crush of bodies inside, but it was clear that the rumors of it being popular were not understated.

    Over at one of the tables she caught sight of Jacque conversing with a statement suit, but before she could see if it was just the two of them the crowd shifted and instead she saw an opening at the bar. Sliding up next to a the striking figure of Aurora she placed a quick order for a drink and offered a shared smile to the woman.

    "Do you think they were popular before they were popular?" she asked, bumping her head toward their locale.

  7. #6
    Twist's Avatar
    Presence
    (Seductive)
    Striking Looks
    (Delicate)
    Mask of Tranquility
    Kalos Hamilton (Ghoul)
    Twist
    Kalos Hamilton (Ghoul)


    (Blush)Vitae 1 Spent
    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    bookkeeping
    1 vitae for blush
    Counterfeiting Life (Blush) in Public Scenes

  8. #7
    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Jacque
    Behavior

    Goes by Jack. Has never introduced himself to anyone as Jacque.

    Educated, scholarly, lawyer, scientist.
    Jack's outward demeanor and tone are a baseline of respectful and calculated.

    He actively debates, persuades, negotiates and even at time tries to intimidate, as core skills of any lawyer worth his salt.

    +1
    SL
    3
    PRE

    A smirk crosses the Lord's face as he checks the display against his cards to of course discover no matches. Then came a surprise through the door. A fleeting sense of worry washed over him, just as one might expect to feel when your boss figures out where you let your hair down. Oh well, fuck it.

    He gathered his two tickets and walked up to the bar. "Hey, check these would ya?" It never hurt anyway. He had been distracted by the Paisley wardrobe so maybe he missed a number. "While you're at it, whiskey sour?"
    His eyes flicked to the two ladies who seemed to absorb all the attention from the room, "Any luck?" He knew the Daeva hadn't picked up a ticket, but maybe he wasn't talking about Keno?

  9. #8
    Aurora's Avatar
    Aurora
    Spells
    Striking Looks
    (Riveting)
    Presence
    (Confident)
    Fame
    (Entertainment)
    Madison Cross
    (Sleeper ID)
    Aurora
    Aurora

    Dedicated Magical Tool

    Multicolored copper bracelet with intricate loops winding around her right wrist.
    Nimbus

    The sweet, fragrant smells of roses mixed with lilacs emanate from her as she casts magic. The scent intensifies, bordering on intoxicating, when Life magic is cast. When Aurora casts Vulgar magic, the scent takes a nasty turn, to the putrid, nauseating odor of a rotting corpse. The stronger the magic, the more those around want to retch at the smell.
    Monthly Spells

    Monthly spells done on character sheet.


    Pulse of the Living World[POT 5]
    Organic Resilience[POT 5]
    (Sanctum Strike)

    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor: 5
    Defense: 2

    Active Spells: 6/6
    Personal Spells: 3
    Vulgar:2

    [5]Pulse of the Living World(Sight)(Rit)
    [5]Organic Resilience(Shield)(Rit)
    [5]Organic Shield(5pot)Phoenyx, Alastor, Gemini
    [5]Hone Anothers Form(5PotDex)Phoenyx, Alastor
    [5]Greater Shapechange(size 2 bird)
    [2]Alter Accuracy(Phoenyx, Alastor)

    2
    FAME
    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    Beer in hand, her attention turns to the delicate, yet seductive woman beside her.

    Smile returned, “Hard to say. Places like this seem to pop up on every street corner. Some stay hidden little gems that only the locals know about, while others begin to attract college kids.”

    Taking a sip of the beer, “And your thoughts on it?” if she asked, surely she had an opinion on it.

    “Oh, I’m Madison by the way.” Polite thing and all.

    As the handsome guy approached, she glanced at the ticket thing, “No, but gambling isn’t my game anyways.” Not anymore. Not without the ability to manipulate lady luck. “And you?”
    Aurora Fame ••(Entertainment)│Striking Looks ••(Riveting)│Presence •••• (Confident)│Health 7│WP 5│Mana 6

  10. #9
    Twist's Avatar
    Presence
    (Seductive)
    Striking Looks
    (Delicate)
    Mask of Tranquility
    Kalos Hamilton (Ghoul)
    Twist
    Kalos Hamilton (Ghoul)


    +1
    SL
    4
    PRE

    A chuckle, "So if a business wants to go big, aim for the students?"

    Nodding thanks at the bartender as her drink was placed in front of her, she paid and turned back to Madison. "Myah. It's a pleasure to meet you Madison," a smile was offered with a hand.

    Turns out it was Jacque, and while he may not have been alone earlier, it seemed he was now. Or was until he joined her and Madison. Madison didn't seem upset at his joining, which made it easy to shift the conversation wider. No awkward 'sorry not interested' commentary here.

    "Not yet, but the night is young. And I was just about to tell Madison," a slight nod toward the blonde, "That I try not to judge a place until I taste what they have to drink." And as though it wasn't clear what she meant, she lifted her newly delivered drink to highlight it.

    "What about you? Luck or thoughts on the latest it spot in town?" Her eyes flickered to the two tickets he had slid to be checked, a slight smile of amusement as she turned back to her companions.
    Counterfeiting Life (Blush) in Public Scenes

  11. #10
    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Jacque
    Behavior

    Goes by Jack. Has never introduced himself to anyone as Jacque.

    Educated, scholarly, lawyer, scientist.
    Jack's outward demeanor and tone are a baseline of respectful and calculated.

    He actively debates, persuades, negotiates and even at time tries to intimidate, as core skills of any lawyer worth his salt.

    +1
    SL
    3
    PRE

    "Not to eavesdrop but you're spot on," he nodded to the confident Madison. "They're like ants. If one finds a source for good times, soon you'll have the whole nest swarming until there's nothing left."

    He shrugged his shoulders, "It isn't for everyone. The trick is to play to have fun and never risk money you can't afford to lose." Being stress-free was always a sure bet following those guidelines. "It at least passes the time while I wait for a potential client to stand out from the crowd."

    Looking to Myah, "The place is cozy, and their business plan is solid." His eyes glanced across the interior features, "I'd say this place might just have a promising future in it." His focus was briefly captured by the bartender confirming the goose egg he got from Keno while delivering his drink. Pulling out a twenty from his money clip, he slid the bill to the host before turning back to his company, "My name is Alex, by the way. Care if I pull up a stool and join you?"

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