Flashback (Participation entirely optional)   Posted by Wiseman.Group: 0
Wiseman
 GM, 10 posts
 Storyteller
Mon 15 May 2017
at 01:47
Flashback (Participation entirely optional)
Zeus was wealthy, and constantly pursued more wealth. As part of his holdings in and around Vegas he held the Z Bar. It was off-strip and a little outside the core of the busy downtown area, but close enough to be accessible to that crowd. The front was a fashionable nightclub with a few video poker stations built into the main bar.

Upstairs there were a few more private rooms that could be reserved for exclusive table service. Zeus himself could often be found in one or another of them, and he offered discounts on accessing the private room to his "friends" a list that included every mage in the city that bothered to stay in his good graces. Various groups occasionally gathered there when they needed semi-private meeting places.
Qisma
 player, 6 posts
 Nameless Acanthus
 H:7/7 W:4/4 M:10/10
Mon 15 May 2017
at 15:03
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Qisma sat at the tale in the backroom of the bar, a drink in one hand and a couple of casino chips in his other. He rolled the chips over his knuckles, slapping them together with a click after their ride along his fingers.

"What brings you to Vegas?" He said to the others sitting around the table with a Texan drawl. Then took a sip of his drink as he waited for an answer.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:08, Mon 22 May 2017.

Sojourn
 player, 9 posts
 Free Council Mastigos
 H:8/8 W:5/5 Mana:10/10
Sat 20 May 2017
at 20:31
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Sojourn, who always seemed to keep his hands busy, was sipping a beer and nibbling popcorn with the other.

"Eh, I've been here ages," said between handfuls. "Under all the glitz and neon, this city has some truly weird shit. I love it."

Shrugging, Sojourn took a sip and asked, "What brings you to the desert?"
Parvati
 player, 10 posts
 and Rikki-tikki-tavi
 Adamantine Arrow Thyrsus
Sat 20 May 2017
at 22:58
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Parvati wasn't familiar with this game and had a watch a bit before joining in. From the way she stacked her chips and had to peer at them to see what each was worth, it was clear that she was new to all this.

She responded to both questions with "The desert. It's an amazing place. Have you been out to the Valley of Fire?"
Sojourn
 player, 11 posts
 Free Council Mastigos
 H:8/8 W:5/5 Mana:10/10
Sun 21 May 2017
at 14:51
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Sojourn set down his drink just long enough to check his cards. Another handful of popcorn at the ready, "Alas, no. Heard of it at least. Someday. I've been steadily moving northward in my journeys."

"And I agree," he addressed Parvati, "The desert is an amazing place. Even totally lacking in Spirit, I swear I can hear the desert 'sing' to me. Especially on clear mornings."

After a moment in thought, he added, "What is the Valley of Fire like?"
Parvati
 player, 14 posts
 and Rikki-tikki-tavi
 Adamantine Arrow Thyrsus
Sat 27 May 2017
at 01:35
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Parvati closed her eyes as her concentration turned inwards and she remembered her last visit. "The rocks are red Aztec sandstone with some that are tan with grey stripes. There is creosote bush, burro bush and brittlebush, plus beaver tail and cholla cacti. In the spring, desert marigold, indigo bush, and desert mallow bloom and brighten the land for miles. Most of the residents are nocturnal, but I met an old tortoise who showed me where he has lived for decades, maybe longer. It gets cold at night, but that's when everything comes to life- roadrunners, coyote, and endless types of lizards and snakes. I followed a kit fox as he hunted and saw black tailed jackrabbits playing in the light of the moon."

She opened her eyes again, "It's a place where life is lived in moments and flashes- where an idle observer will see nothing but rocks and dirt, but a wise one will see a multitude of life."
Sojourn
 player, 14 posts
 Free Council Mastigos
 H:8/8 W:5/5 Mana:10/10
Sat 27 May 2017
at 21:35
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At some point, Sojourn sat his down his snacks and placed his hands flat on the table. Eyes closed, he listened silently to Parvati's recollection.

"Beautiful," he answered after a long sigh.

His chair creaked as he leaned back. "Beautiful."

Almost reluctantly, he picked up his cards and focused on them.