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    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Resources
    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

    Traffic lights seemed to bless the Lord this evening cruising through Sacramento as Summer finally winds down. This evening was devoted to getting to know a young woman he had met recently in a coffee shop. She was evasive, and continued to be so as she insisted on meeting him at dinner with her friends, eliminating any chance of gleaning information about her from where she chose to live or idle conversation on the drive over.

    Crossing over into Folsom, Alex pulled into the parking lot of the chosen restaurant for the evening. Stepping out of the car, he grabbed a clear clam shell container that was holding a corsage that matched a boutineer that was pinned to his vest. There was a vestibule in front of an ornate door that several people seemed to be waiting, lounging and conversing at. The Maître D' was present at a podium by the door, greeting and confirming reservations as each new guest arrived but not allowing anyone inside.

    After checking in, his eyes wandered the crowd looking for his expected guests: Sonnie Wu Seraphina Rhodes



  2. #2
    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Resources
    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.

    (Blush)Vitae 1 Spent
    +1
    SL
    3
    PRE

    Bookkeeping



  3. #3
    Sonnie Wu's Avatar
    Sonja "Sonnie" Wu
    Striking Looks
    (Playful)
    Presence
    (Mischievous)
    Dexterity
    (Nimble)
    New Identity
    (Sonja Wu)
    Mantle
    (Spring)
    Mask:

    An alluring young beauty, Sonnie Wu is 5'2" and lean-bodied, with a light, nimble step and eyes that seem to say "Hey, you know what would be fun?" Her reddish-brown hair often seems slightly unkempt, and an amused smile regularly plays on her lips. Sonnie is usually dressed casually or for outdoor activity. She almost always wears a pair of red leather tabi boots.
    Mien:

    To the eyes of Fae, Sonnie's feet are like those of a monkey: Toes as long as fingers, with one on each foot being opposable like a thumb. A long monkey tail protrudes from the base of Sonnie's spine, covered in hair the same shade as her head. It appears to be prehensile, and often moves to react to her mood and dances about when she speaks, like people who "talk with their hands." Finally, her brown eyes turn golden.
    Mundane Equipment:

    Smart phone, messenger bag, quarterstaff, 2 throwing knifes (concealed), 3 goblin fruit (changes by season), mountain bike.
    Hedgespun

    Cloud-Stepping Shoes
    Hedgespun ● +2 Speed

    Coin of the Lucky Monkey
    Hedgespun ● +1 Defense

    (Harden Mask)Glamour 1 Spent
    +1
    SL
    3
    PRE

    Wyrd
    ••
    Steepscrambler

    Sonja Wu came barreling down the street, running full tilt, until she neared the restaurant. A few doors down, she slid to a halt. Ignoring the confused looks of other people on the sidewalk, she set down the pair of gold-colored boots she'd been carrying in one hand and slipped her bare feet into them. Having hardened her Mask for the evening was what made it even possible for her feet to fit in those things.

    Beyond the boots, which matched her little purse, the Beast was wearing a mauve dress with a matching headband.

    Sonnie Wu, fashion icon.

    Once her footwear was settled, she marched towards the restaurant, hoping Sera and Rhodes showed up soon. Better yet, maybe they were already here?
    Spring Mantle (Scent of Flowers and Fruit)

  4. #4
    Seraphina's Avatar
    Seraphina
    Striking Looks
    (Enthralling)
    Presence
    (Magnetic)
    Distinctive Voice
    (Angelic)
    New Identity
    (Sarah Jones)
    Mantle (Spring)
    (In Mini Sheet)
    Seraphina

    Mien

    Softly shimmering gold flakes catch the light whenever she moves, delicate gilded and diamond scales extenuate the luminescent sapphires that are her eyes. The ocean lives in Sera's eyes, perfectly cut sapphires, gleam in the light. Deeper shades always shifting like the tide. The scales trail up to her temples and forehead. Her hair reaches down her back, brushing the back of her knees, spun silver and gold. Very fine diamond dust falls loose from her hair when she moves, reflecting rainbows from the light. The scales on her hands are dulled by the simple fact that her hands are translucent.
    Seraphina

    Fairest

    Nix/Treasured
    Mantle

    Cherry blossoms gilded in gold bloom from her hair, tumbling down as a warm rejuvenating spring breeze gently kisses the air with the scent of freshly cut grass. The sound of birds singing can be heard as the wildflowers grow and bloom in vibrant colors where she walks, swaying and lively in the breeze.
    Seraphina

    Mask
    A fairly tall woman, roughly 5'10 with long, wavy dark brown hair. Her eyes are an intense, deep bright blue, reminding one of sapphires. Her lips are full, her body perfect.
    Items

    Hedgespun Items

    Tear dropped shaped pendant, form fitted waterfall jacket

    Misc.

    -1 to any rolls involving Presence

    Loyalty Is


    +2
    SL
    +2
    DV
    4
    PRE

    Treasured Nix

    A double date! She had never been on a double date before, and to get to go on one with her best friend? All the more exciting! While getting ready, she had been singing, something she had been do more of lately. When she would catch a glimpse of her left hand, there would be butterflies in her stomach and a big smile.

    Picking a dress had been difficult. She wanted to look good, but not take the light away from Sonnie. So she settled on a new blue dress, one she got while in Paris. Makeup was minimal, she long hair pinned up to highlight her face.

    They took an Uber, she hadn’t settled on what car to get yet. When they arrive, hand in hand, Sera waves to Sonnie.

    “Hey!” her smile wide, “That dress looks amazing on you!” she gushes.
    Treasured/NixWyrd ••

  5. #5
    Rhodes's Avatar
    Presence
    (Charming)
    Rigid Mask
    Mantle - Chilling breeze, summoning tiny leaves
    Rhodes
    Mein

    Mein: Rhodes has pale whitish skin, elfin ears and deep, overly large emerald eyes. Thin black veins broach the surface of his skin like the roots of a tree emerging from the ground. Dark, broad leaves sprout from his wrists, ankles and temples, spreading around the back of his head. Deep red flowers bloom at the temples and wrists.

    Mantle: A breath of icy wind, the kind that penetrates and sends a chill down the spine. Ash leaves in red, yellow and gold spin into existance around him, caught
    Rhodes Scenes
     
     Ride the falling leaves, Infusing the Wyrdstone, 

    (Herden Mask)Glamour 1 Spent
    2
    PRE

    Flowering

    The Dread Lord smiles as he arrives with Sera, dressed in his usual black suit this time with a scarlet shirt, which would match the flowers if they weree on display - however his mask had been hardened to stop the chill of the ladies in such close quarters. Golden boots? My gods.

    "Looks like we timed things well," he says with a smile. "Shall we?" Rhodes waves his free hand inside, keeping the other in Sera's.
    Flowering Fairest, Mantle: A breath of spine-chilling icy wind, creating spinning autumn leaves and haunting whispers.

  6. #6
    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Resources
    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

    Alex's lips curved into a grin as he spotted Sonnie's approach. There was something to admire about how even her wardrobe complimented her nature. He waved to catch her attention, "Hey Sonnie, how are you? You look great!" He pauses a moment before he lifts the container with the corsage, "I thought the traditional gift of flowers might be a bit cumbersome since I was meeting you here. I hope you'll enjoy this instead."

    His head turned at the familiar voice, "Hey there. You're the woman from the coffee shop aren't you?" He thinks for a moment, "Was it... Sarah?" His eyes shifted to her guest, "Good evening! I'm Alex." He extended a complimenting hand to Rhodes' free hand in an offer to shake it with the greeting.

    After a short bit of small talk and introductions the Maître D' stands from his podium and swings open the ornate doors, signalling the time to enter and be seated. Upon entering the room, you see gold chairs lining a lengthy table with a seasonal centerpiece. Each place at the table has been set with cloth napkins wrapping silver utensils, crystal glasses and an appetizer plated over a gold charger. Name cards are placed at each seat and upon inspection the group can find ones marked "Alex, party of 4" around one of the back corners of the table, no doubt specifically requested to allow for easier conversation between the two pairs. After seating, the hosts make their way around to take drink orders.


    "This is us," Alex remarked as he pulled out the chair nearest to the corner and motions for Sonnie to sit in it before claiming the seat to her left for his own.

    In case I was terrible describing it:
    1 |```````|
    2 |____|
    * 3 - 4
    1- Alex, 2- Sonnie, 3 & 4 are open for Sera and Rhodes



  7. #7
    Sonnie Wu's Avatar
    Sonja "Sonnie" Wu
    Striking Looks
    (Playful)
    Presence
    (Mischievous)
    Dexterity
    (Nimble)
    New Identity
    (Sonja Wu)
    Mantle
    (Spring)
    Mask:

    An alluring young beauty, Sonnie Wu is 5'2" and lean-bodied, with a light, nimble step and eyes that seem to say "Hey, you know what would be fun?" Her reddish-brown hair often seems slightly unkempt, and an amused smile regularly plays on her lips. Sonnie is usually dressed casually or for outdoor activity. She almost always wears a pair of red leather tabi boots.
    Mien:

    To the eyes of Fae, Sonnie's feet are like those of a monkey: Toes as long as fingers, with one on each foot being opposable like a thumb. A long monkey tail protrudes from the base of Sonnie's spine, covered in hair the same shade as her head. It appears to be prehensile, and often moves to react to her mood and dances about when she speaks, like people who "talk with their hands." Finally, her brown eyes turn golden.
    Mundane Equipment:

    Smart phone, messenger bag, quarterstaff, 2 throwing knifes (concealed), 3 goblin fruit (changes by season), mountain bike.
    Hedgespun

    Cloud-Stepping Shoes
    Hedgespun ● +2 Speed

    Coin of the Lucky Monkey
    Hedgespun ● +1 Defense

    +1
    SL
    3
    PRE

    Wyrd
    ••
    Steepscrambler

    "Hello, Alex" she greeted her date for the evening with a grin, "Fancy meeting you here! What are the chances?"

    Sonnie blinked as she looked at the corsage.

    What is that? It seems familiar.

    I think I'm supposed to eat it?

    No... no, you can't bring outside food to a restaurant.

    Eat it, anyway! I'll probably have to order light so I don't look like a pig.

    Oh, wait, now I remember! It's an old fashioned date... thingy! I wear it on my wrist or something? Like at a prom!

    Having sorted out her internal confusion over mortal dating customs, she smiled and accepted the plastic box. "Oh! It's really pretty! Thanks!"

    Remembering she should introduce her friends, the Steepscrambler gestured at the pair of Fairest. "Oh, right! Yeah, this is Sara and her boyfriend." Uncertain what name Rhodes would want to go by for the evening, she left the space blank for him to fill.

    Inside, Sonnie marveled (a bit open-mouthed) at all the fanciness. This was several magnitudes of elegance greater than she was used to in her dining habits. The standard was a taco truck in a seedy neighborhood. Indeed, it took her a moment to realize Alex was moving the chair for her benefit. She responded with a curtsy before she sat down.

    "This place looks super expensive!" She said bluntly, her head on a swivel as she looked around.
    Spring Mantle (Scent of Flowers and Fruit)

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    Seraphina's Avatar
    Seraphina
    Striking Looks
    (Enthralling)
    Presence
    (Magnetic)
    Distinctive Voice
    (Angelic)
    New Identity
    (Sarah Jones)
    Mantle (Spring)
    (In Mini Sheet)
    Seraphina

    Mien

    Softly shimmering gold flakes catch the light whenever she moves, delicate gilded and diamond scales extenuate the luminescent sapphires that are her eyes. The ocean lives in Sera's eyes, perfectly cut sapphires, gleam in the light. Deeper shades always shifting like the tide. The scales trail up to her temples and forehead. Her hair reaches down her back, brushing the back of her knees, spun silver and gold. Very fine diamond dust falls loose from her hair when she moves, reflecting rainbows from the light. The scales on her hands are dulled by the simple fact that her hands are translucent.
    Seraphina

    Fairest

    Nix/Treasured
    Mantle

    Cherry blossoms gilded in gold bloom from her hair, tumbling down as a warm rejuvenating spring breeze gently kisses the air with the scent of freshly cut grass. The sound of birds singing can be heard as the wildflowers grow and bloom in vibrant colors where she walks, swaying and lively in the breeze.
    Seraphina

    Mask
    A fairly tall woman, roughly 5'10 with long, wavy dark brown hair. Her eyes are an intense, deep bright blue, reminding one of sapphires. Her lips are full, her body perfect.
    Items

    Hedgespun Items

    Tear dropped shaped pendant, form fitted waterfall jacket

    Misc.

    -1 to any rolls involving Presence

    Loyalty Is


    +2
    SL
    +2
    DV
    4
    PRE

    Treasured Nix

    A secret smirk to Rhodes, “Don’t we always?”

    And look at that, a corsage! Points to the lawyer for that one.

    Smiling with a nod, “I am, and you’re correct. Good to see you again Alex.” And in her mind she was going over how different Sonnie and Alex were. Yet it was cute, and he seemed like a nice enough guy. “And this is Maxwell.”

    When Sonnie introduced them, there was an urge, a strong one, to correct her. Boyfriend was a thing of the past. But she didn’t want to take the spotlight from Sonnie, this was her thing tonight. And pointing out that her and Rhodes were now engaged seemed…unfair.

    Instead she nods, deciding the news could be shared later. Though she was practically bursting from the seams with it.

    A small smirk touched her lips at Sonnies reaction when they entered. Had she never been to a place like this? There was a small chuckle into her hand at how blunt the Beast was. But she wouldn’t have her any other way.
    Treasured/NixWyrd ••

  10. #9
    Rhodes's Avatar
    Presence
    (Charming)
    Rigid Mask
    Mantle - Chilling breeze, summoning tiny leaves
    Rhodes
    Mein

    Mein: Rhodes has pale whitish skin, elfin ears and deep, overly large emerald eyes. Thin black veins broach the surface of his skin like the roots of a tree emerging from the ground. Dark, broad leaves sprout from his wrists, ankles and temples, spreading around the back of his head. Deep red flowers bloom at the temples and wrists.

    Mantle: A breath of icy wind, the kind that penetrates and sends a chill down the spine. Ash leaves in red, yellow and gold spin into existance around him, caught
    Rhodes Scenes
     
     Ride the falling leaves, Infusing the Wyrdstone, 

    2
    PRE

    Flowering

    There's a chuckle at his fiancee's quip. They did make a point of it, after all.

    The corsage was an interesting choice. Certainly not one he would have made, but the young man seemed to have hit the right choice for the Monkey. Rhodes took Alex's hand and shook it firmly.

    "Maxwell," he replied, inclining his head to Sera's introduction with a charming smile.

    Following Alex to the table, he similarly pulled the chair for Sera so she could sit next to Sonnie. Glancing around, Sonnie was part right - it was a little more upmarket than the couple usually went to, but not outrageously so. While Sera may have has reservations about stealing the limelight, the Dread Lord was one much more typical Fairest. "Ah, I'm afraid I must correct you, Sonja. Sera is no longer my... girlfriend," he said airly, not trying to make to stong a point.
    Flowering Fairest, Mantle: A breath of spine-chilling icy wind, creating spinning autumn leaves and haunting whispers.

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    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Resources
    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

    Sonnie's grin was contagious, her playful nature growing on the Lord. "Fortune smiles." He had forgotten how stale the nights could get with constant pomp and circumstance and seeing the unfiltered reactions to a world he had grown numb to was a breath of fresh air.

    "Likewise," he responded to Sera. "A pleasure to meet you Maxwell," he offered as he returned the shake in kind before his vague announcement. It was unlikely that the charming man suddenly found himself in a friend zone , especially considering there was a ring to Sarah's hand that he couldn't recall noticing from the coffee shop. "Oh, congratulations to the both of you. Why don't we order some wine or champagne to celebrate?" Regardless, whiskey neat would be ordered for himself.

    "Does it?" he coyly responded hoping not to make his date nervous in the setting. "I wouldn't worry too much about that, though the food is excellent. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do." He seats himself after the ladies have sat, "So, what is your occupation Maxwell?" They dress nice, and that ring certainly looks the part so there might be a business connection to be made.

    As drink orders are taken, menus are placed in front of each guest with descriptions of four entree choices:
    Chicken, Beef, Fish, or Vegetarian



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