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Around the Bireme
Nov 4, 2021 - Dec 1, 2021
(2111) Introductions to a Stranger
Nov 6, 2021 - Nov 9, 2021
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Nov 9, 2021 - Dec 6, 2021
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Nov 11, 2021 - Nov 29, 2021
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  1. #1
    Jacque's Avatar
    Jack
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Credence)
    Mask of Tranquility
    New Identity
    (Alexander Krait)
    Resources
    Jacque
    Behavior

    Goes by Jack.

    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

    The Nox Populi is an upscale experience that will take Sacramento nightlife to a whole new level.


    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.

    This night, the club is closed for a special event by invite only. Furniture from the downstairs has been moved upstairs to allow for extra lounging in the main club. There's a coat check that will also hold one's 'unmentionables'; namely, weapons. 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 club is decorated with long gold and black silken drapes cascading from floor to ceiling and several softly lit art deco shells. Several crystal chandeliers have also been raised to add to the theme of the evening

    Towards the center of the room, a table was placed and roped off that was decorated in similar black and gold runners. Upon it was a model ship, roughly two and a half feet long with two sets of oars on each side- a Bireme.

    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.

    Formal Court has now begun...


    Please remember that Predator's Taint is in effect and role-play is expected, or rolls will be asked for!

    This is a great place to get Acknowledged

    You now have 1 Week to enter Court before the Doors Close.

    Formal Court a specific event. Announced to the Domain, you are expected to attend or you will find your Acknowledgement revoked. After 1 Week, the doors to Court close (no new entries into the thread). Once you have left Court, you are not permitted to return. Court is never truly empty: this can include 'faceless masses' of Kindred beneath notice, ghouls, herd members, devotees, or even officials in their offices.


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  3. #2
    Milton's Avatar
    Time is Money
    Presence
    (Bland)
    Intelligence
    (Analytical)
    Status
    (Finance, City Hall)
    Allies
    (Finance, City Hall)
    Contacts
    (Finance, City Hall)
    Milton

    2
    PRE

    As is his wont, Milton arrives right on time. Indeed, he is so punctual that no other Kindred of note are yet in attendance. Which is not to say that he is alone. As always, the throngs of the faceless Undead are already present, milling about, jockeying for attention. Despite the protests of his Beast, Milton pays them no mind.

    After the Seneschal's announcement concerning tonight's theme, Milton had done his due diligence (as he does in all things). He'd spent time researching the fashion and trends in menswear during the 20s and then shopping online for the correct pieces. The result, he likes to think, is rather spot on. Modeled on a magazine print from the period, the suit and waistcoat are grey, paired with a crisp, white shirt (relatively high-collar) and a wisteria tie. His pocket square matches the tie, and the whole thing is topped off with a classic boater hat, complete with a wisteria purple band. Finally, pinned to his lapel is a small sprig of bluebells.

    It's the boat that catches his eye first. The very same Bireme he'd gifted the Prince not long ago. If Milton were alive, he would blush. But, even in the absence of the physiological reaction, he is filled with a sense of extreme pride. And extreme exposure. It is an odd sensation, to be both elated and embarrassed.

    Casually, trying not to betray the emotional onslaught that's seized him, the Lord approaches the display. Stands there by the table, looking at his own creation with fresh eyes.

    Milton finds that he is pleased.
    Health: Vitae: WP: BP: 1
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  5. #3
    Quinn Durant's Avatar
    Quinn Durant
    Obfuscate
    (Mask of Tranquility)
    Striking Looks
    (Enticing)
    Barfly
    (Velvet Rope Jockey)
    Good Breeding
    Quinn Durant

    Barfly
    Striking Looks 2
    Quinn Durant Scenes
      ExitScene
     Imbibe, 
     
      Heightened Senses: Hearing, Augment Strenth, Willpower
     

    +1
    SL
    2
    PRE

    Quinn had been looking forward to this court! A theme! How fun! Breaking up those evenings of simply best dress available for something a bit more tailored and the roaring twenties was one of the most glamourous when it came to style.

    Not wanting to disappoint the theme this evening Quinn was dressed to the nines in a long sapphire blue gown with intricate beading throughout the dress. She also wore a pair of cerulean blue ladies gloves that went up to her elbow. On her right hand on one of her fingers, even with the cover of the gloves, it was obvious there was a ring beneath the glove. Something hidden. For Jewelry she wore a pair of silver and diamond art deco earrings appropriate for the spirit of the period. They caught the light like captive stars. For the finishing touches Quinn also had a headpiece of peacock feathers adorning her carefully pinned up hair, but also some African violets in her hair as well. As well as a beautiful peacock feather fan. The green accentuating the blues in her outfit, and of course he color choices certainly sent a message to those keen enough to catch such things.

    The Shadow Priscus entered the Nox, and gave up a few things she had been holding, as well as a fur stow for her shoulders. Quinn took advantage of the longer train on the dress to wear flats. Everyone knew Quinn was short. No surprises there.

    Quinn smiled when she saw Milton, and didn't hesitate approaching the lord, her gaze moving to what he was looking at, before returning to him. "Good evening Mr. Northbridge! You are the bee's knees in that get up!" She complimented him in the vein of 20's vernacular.

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  7. #4
    Wei Lin's Avatar

    Presence
    (magnetic)
    Striking Looks
    (exotic)
    Distinctive Voice
    (low and textured)
    New identity
    (Wei Lin Carter)
    Wei Lin

    +1
    SL
    +0.5
    DV
    4
    PRE

    Ah, the 20s theme! When Wei Lin received a message for the Formal Court something moved in her chest, a wave of long forgotten moments, the memories of life and family that she preferred to keep deep buried. But there was no hiding from it now and as she picked her outfit for the night, submerged in the bittersweet taste of past long gone and seen way better that is probably was simply by the virtue of years passed.

    At least it was easier to find something to fit the night. She still remembered how her parents dressed up for the special nights in their best suites and dresses in the actual 20s.

    Stepping into the Elysium that night, Wei Lin looked around finding a couple familiar faces already in attendance along with the throng of faceless masses scattered along the edges of the room. Her own outfit was a play on the gender roles she never truly appreciated anyway. So, instead of a dress one might expect, she was dressed up in a suit, deep green checkered jacket bringing out her eyes, and frivolous yellow tie against pinstripe dress shirt matched with her neutral matte lipstick. Hair slicked back in a tight low bun that was hidden under a fedora and low heeled wingtips finished out the look. Her chest flattened by a binder, a final nail to the genderqueer coffin that the Succubus showed off today with pride.

    The press and pull of the Beast was there, as always, clawing at Wei Lin's mind to get out and rip someone's head off. Drawing as deep a breath that her binder allowed, she quelled that annoying urge and walked up to her recent acquaintance.

    "Evening, Mr. Northbridge," Wei Lin called, tipping her hat to the man as she stepped up to a pair. "And this lovely lady is..?" Wei Lin saw her at the previous Court but they never got an actual introduction.
    BP: 2

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  9. #5
    Milton's Avatar
    Time is Money
    Presence
    (Bland)
    Intelligence
    (Analytical)
    Status
    (Finance, City Hall)
    Allies
    (Finance, City Hall)
    Contacts
    (Finance, City Hall)
    Milton

    2
    PRE

    Quinn's appearance is welcome. She's a known quantity and her obfuscated Beast is a blessed relief.

    "Why thank you, Priscus Durant." He looks her up and down with a keen eye, "If I'm the bee's knees, you are the very definition of the cat's pajamas." Why not indulge in some period specific slang?

    Unblinking eyes linger on the flowers fixed in her hair, as the Lord's mind works away at their meaning...

    Remember Flower Code, failure

    But he can't seem to recall the specific value assigned to a purple violet. Oh well.

    "How are you this evening? Well, I hope."

    Wei Lin's arrival stirs his Beast in an unpleasant manner. For a moment, his lips form a thin line as he resists the impulse to flee before her. But then, he smiles that same bland smile.

    "Ms. Wei Lin, a pleasure to see you." He shifts position to broker the proper introduction between Quinn and Wei Lin: "Allow me to introduce Ms. Quinn Durant, Priscus of Mekhet." A pause, "Priscus Durant, this is Ms. Wei Lin, of clan Daeva. A recent addition to our community." He does not add anything on the topic of covenant affiliation, as he is unsure whether Quinn would consider him noting her departure from the Ordo Dracul as rude. Nor is he confident as to Wei Lin's own membership.

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    Health: Vitae: WP: BP: 1
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  11. #6
    Jennifer Hazelton's Avatar
    Presence (Lady)
    Invictus status
    City Status
    Obfuscate 2 Mask of Tranquility
    Resources
    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
    3
    PRE

    Jennifer walked to the coat check and dropped off her small black leather backpack, the very same one she had brought to the Crone Farm. Jennifer now strides with confidence into the Elysium proper. Her long, wavy brown hair has been styled with one long, wavy tendril by the front of her face, the rest twisted into a an elaborate bun behind the headband. She wore the dress that Quinn had picked out for her- shorter than Jennifer normally wore for Court, in the Invictus color code that Jennifer favored. Green gown with elaborate black beading, it was elaborate and beautiful. A green headband with black feathers as a fascinator, drop earrings in small diamonds had been found at a jewelry store Liam had been sent to. She styled the gown with real pearls. The pin that held an elaborate black silk scarf over the left side of her neck and shoulder was a new pin composed of yellow gold, diamonds and green topaz. She wore black evening gloves and black flats. In the curled and elaborate pinning of her hair, she wore a purple crocus flower bloom to complete the look.

    Jennifer glanced around the room, taking note of who was in attendance. Priscus Durant was given a nod according to how the Kindred of the domain viewed the Priscus as recognized. Mr. Northbridge was given a much shallower nod, yet one to acknowledge him. The newcomer was given a glance, that was all. Jennifer strode over to the new addition to Court, tilting her head in thought as she looked at the model ship.
    Her ghoul, Liam, attends her by trailing a few feet behind the Nosferatu. He wore a suit of the 20s without any floral adornment, hat checked at the coat check. He did hold a small black leather pocket book, no doubt for her regnant.
    Jennifer glanced around
    Nosferatu Curse: Jennifer's voice withers like a snake sneaking through the grass, plummeted like an old man's nearing his demise.

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  13. #7
    Connor OBrien's Avatar
    Striking Looks
    (Handsome)
    Presence
    (Boxer's Build)
    Obfuscate
    (Mask of Tranquility)
    Connor OBrien
    Connor OBrien Scenes
     
     
     
      Heightened Senses (Hearing), Augment dicepool for Obfuscate, Heightened Senses: Sight
     

    +1
    SL
    -1
    NOS
    3
    PRE

    The Whip of Haunts throws caution to the wind tonight. Being one of the few Kindred of note on the domain to have actually lived through the 20s, he feels confident that his 'costume' is on point. He stops at the coat check, pulling his pistol and knife from underneath his pinstripe suit coat. He leaves his fedora on as he makes his way into Elysium proper. Spotting Milton, Wei Lin, Jenniferv and Quinn, he makes his way over.In the spirit of the night's theme, Connor leans heavily into his accent: a la the Irish Mafia. "Evening Jobbies 'n' Janes, everyone's lookin' like the cat's meow tonight." He says, straight faced for a moment before cracking a smile and stifling a laugh. "I can't believe I used to talk like that with a straight face. Ladies and Gentlemen, how is everyone tonight?"
    Nosferatu Curse: An Aura of Danger, like the feeling that causes the hair to stand up on the back of your neck.
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  15. #8
    Helen Kingsley's Avatar
    (Blush of life)Vitae 1 Spent
    -1
    NOS
    2
    PRE

    A themed Court.

    Looking at the calendar, she should probably have seen it coming... That she hasn't doesn't elevate her mood any further. She knows a few things about the 20s, but very little of that is applicable here, so there's that. Still, it's formal Court and although she's got a few ideas about how to technically meet the requirements, she also knows its more about the spirit than the words, no matter what the actual invitation says. Well, with mandatory fun time of the public persuasion once more, Helen decides she might as well roll with it. What's the worst that can-, eh, disregard that, too dangerous a question.

    Thus, she has picked up some sort of dress that wouldn't look too out of place for the event. Well, admittedly, the fringes are sort of fun. The long gloves take a little getting used, though. As do the heels. Took a long while until she'd learned to walk in those things and some time to dust off the ability. But then, she's known some folks who could actually run in these things, a level of mastery she neither has nor ever really wanted. She enters Elysium, checks in her coat and puts on the headband. Still feels weird and the look is also somewhat unfamiliar, but what the hell.

    At the door, she feels the familiar urge to run grow stronger and takes some extra time to compose. She's gone way too far to chicken out at this point. With a deep breath she opens the door that separates her from the other beasts enters and takes a short look around to appraise the situation and spots the small group that has assembled around what looks like some sort of... exhibit ? She recognizes Quinn, Jennifer and Connor, the other guy looks a little like... what was his name again ? Northbridge ? She's not entirely sure, but Northbridge sounds good and sort of rings a bell somewhere. Dimly. And not very close. But still. And the new one in town, Ms... Lin ? Sounds about right.

    Seeing how the others seem engrossed with themselves, she simply walks up to said group. The black heels clack over the ground with a step perhaps a little too brisk for the occasion. The fringe-y purple starts at the kneeline, allowing a glance on some darker pockmark-like spots on the outside of her left calf and shin for the so inclined. The hands are enclosed in purple gloves that reach just over the elbows with the bracelet she got from Jennifer on the right wrist while the headband sits on top of the black dye-job she got for the occasion together with the bob cut. Because why not go the whole ten yards ? Although the fact that she isn't stuck with this for some weeks also played a role...

    As is, she appears at the fringe of the group and curtsies at the two attending Prisci. "Good evening Priscus Hazelton. Priscus Durant." The others get a nod of greeting in turn. "Mr Northbridge. Ms Lin, Mr O'Brien..."

    Oh yes, she's going to have fun with this ! She turns towards the Connor and Milton.

    "I see you gentlemen don't trust the local carpenters ? What a shame."

    The dress



    Nosferatu Curse: The vibe that that shadow is not doing as a shadow does as soon as you're not looking directly at it.

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  17. #9
    Conner Wells's Avatar
    Presence
    (Earnest)
    Allies
    (Academia)
    Obfuscate
    (Mask of Tranquility)
    Eidectic Memory
    Conner Wells
    Combat Stats

    Def: 3 (Dex; Tonfa +1)
    Armor: 1/0 (Reinforced Clothing)
    Initiative: 4
    Speed: 9

    (Blush)Vitae 1 Spent
    2
    PRE

    Conner couldn't help but have a bit of a smile as he stopped at the coat check in Nox before approaching Elysium proper. First, there was the irony of the costume theme being present at all; second, the fact that some of those present might actually have been alive in the 20's to dress like this in day-to-day life; third, the fact that he himself was checking in a tonfa with his jacket. Anachronism was one of the realities of the vampire, and Conner couldn't help but wonder if some day in the distant future they might have a 'classics' night with late 2000's fashion.

    Conner is dressed in brown suit and vest with a blue button up shirt and a grey tie barely visible between vest and neck. The only real consistent thing in his attire was the Lancea Sanctum ring and the slight show of Covenant colors. He wouldn't consider himself a history buff, but there were enough fictional examples to draw reference from.

    The grumble of the predator within was all-too present however, as each new rival monster tempted Conner to just turn around and run without a moment's thought. Just think of it as if it's a work costume party. Be polite, smile, and maybe joke about the 20's. The familiar faces did bring him some comfort. His first addresses go to Priscus Durant and Hazelton, accompanied by the required deep nods. ​"Good evening Priscus Durant, Priscus Hazleton. Glad to see you here." These two at least had shown him some kindness. "Greetings Mr. Northbridge (dull arrogant brat), Mr. O'Brien (smarmy old sleaze)." The Beast was beginning to build an internal vocabulary for those he was more familiar with. "I'm curious, Mr. O'Brien; is this a style that was a part of your mortal history?" He remembered what little O'Brien had said about his past when they'd last talked, and it certainly sounded like he was among the older Kindred in Sacramento.

    "Pleasure to see you again, Ms. Carter."
    He addresses Wei Lin, hoping he'd gotten her preferred name from last time. "And Ms. Kingsley." Faces he wasn't yet too familiar with. Perhaps tonight would change that.

    reference image for Conner


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  18. #10
    Mable Wood's Avatar
    Warden of the Sacred Grove
    Presence
    (girl next door)
    Striking Looks
    (Wholesome)
    Mable Wood

    (Blush)Vitae 1 Spent
    +1
    SL
    2
    PRE

    Mable was excited to dress up for court. Her dress was nearly translucent but she had on a skin colored slip that hugged all her curves. She felt super yummy tonight.

    She paused on the steps as the beasts in the room washed over her. She murmured a blessing over the gathering. These blessings helped her get her own beast back in control. It made her feel so zen.


    Looking down the stairs she saw all the fun costumes and smiled.

    She looked for Ale or Twist. Not seeing them yet she then looked for others in respected positions...
    Jennifer, Quinn, and Jack (if he's there already?) all got a deep head bow.
    She gave a bright smile to Milton, Connor, and Connor. And a welcoming smile to Helen and Wei.

    She walked over to the group gathered "Good eveing. Look at all the Skeiks and Shebas tonight. You all are just berries." She did a little flapper backwards leg kick.

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