Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe.   Posted by Megaira Kattakara.Group: 0
Kevin Jordan
 Daystar, 88 posts
 My story? You
 wouldn't believe it.
Sun 9 Jun 2019
at 12:17
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
There was a bit of a sad smile on his face as Ethan speaks, though it was unlikely being directed at him.

"Sometimes, Miss Adventure, reanimated mummies are just reanimated mummies.  The city has a way of throwing multiple challenges at you, that was one of the first lessons I learned.

Alfred, egress."


He would have a little time before the Osprey would be near.  Unless.

"Thank you, Director Sharpe, for the information.  As for 'rough around the edges' I think my Mentor and the city that shaped him created that phrase.

Miss Adventure, with the wards in place are you able to open any portals?"


He continues to rock Bella, though that sad smile broadens just a little as his head dips down towards hers.

"I am sorry, but you need to go back to Aunt Meg for a bit.  I have something to take care of."

As he speaks he heads over towards Meg, looking to her briefly to confirm she would be able to take Bella off his hands.  He realized she was going to be planning some shenanigans with the others but she seemed excellent at multitasking.
*edit*

Looking towards Wraith and Miss Adventure, his face does start to go a little flat expression.

"Crime scene investigation is a science.  Therefore you come up with theories based on what you observe and your past experiences.  They are validated through the collection of evidence, a process that I am in the early stages of.  So, in your own investigation and the experiences you will no doubt encounter, keep that in mind.  My thoughts now are simply theories as to the crime.  Looking to those as the truth could blind you to the actual truth."

This message was last edited by the player at 12:49, Sun 09 June 2019.

Excelsior
 NPC, 1107 posts
 Superpowers?!
 Awesome!!
Sun 9 Jun 2019
at 20:29
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
In reply to Mittens (msg # 473):

Bill took the card. "Why thank you, I appreciate it." Bill looked up at Lorelei. "Can the 'confirmed bachelors' count as honorary women? We did come bearing baby after all. We're mostly here to see Meg."
Ethan Sharpe
 NPC, 37 posts
 The immortal formerly
 known as Brigand
Sun 9 Jun 2019
at 20:43
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Ethan nods at Kevin, offering his hand for a firm shake. "Thank you for bringing this to my attention. And let me know if you could use any of those resources." Ethan quickly leaped up the stairs, offering Lorelei a quick kiss. "And that's my business concluded my love, it's back to the office for me. I'll see you tonight." And with a wave to the rest of those gathered he headed out the door.

>>To Safehouse 17>>
Lorelei Philos
 NPC, 3 posts
Tue 11 Jun 2019
at 00:36
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
 Lorelei laughed, and said "You two count as females for THESE purposes, so you stay.  Besides, you might enjoy plotting with us."

  Meg gently took hold of Bella, telling Kevin "Of course.  She's always good to stay with me, I'm Aunt Megs.  Stop on back when you are ready."

  Lin nodded, and told Kevin "Try nnot to forget to laugh, it helps one cope.  Trust me, I have had plenty of practice."
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 175 posts
 AKA Miss Adventure
Tue 11 Jun 2019
at 04:47
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Seriously.  What is UP with Maverick's super suit?!

Mittens smiles to Daystar's question, always super eager to be helpful to fellow heroes.

"One of those very affirming things I keep running into is that good-guy wards don't interfere with my superpowers."

Well... except this one time.  But we don't talk about accidentally breaking inter-dimensional laws or having a run-in with a being of immeasurable power that enforces such laws.  On the bright side, she's yet to meet the bad-guy ward that could interfere with her pretzeling space-time too.

"Where to?  And by the way you sound exactly like the detectives I watch on reality cop shows."

To Bill she gives a big smile and thumbs-up.  "Anytime!  And you know you're always welcome in any pow-wow Mittens has any say in the roster for."

OHMYGOSH I can't believe I just shoulder-nuggied Excelsior!!!  And got away with it!

Mits is loving that Lorelei keeps mentioning "plotting," but is guessing that there isn't any real mischief involved.  But cannot help it that her curiosity is extremely piqued by now.
Kevin Jordan
 Daystar, 89 posts
 My story? You
 wouldn't believe it.
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 17:47
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
He sets Bella in Meg's arms, a little reluctant to do so, but it he had something to take care of.  He brushes a finger against Bella's hand gently before getting back to business.  With his hands free, he returns Ethan's handshake.  Looking towards Lorelei he had to inwardly grin a little.  Not knowing her deal, she did seemed to handle the fact Ethan was centuries old very well.

Reaching into his pockets he takes out a cellphone, a pocket watch and an asthma inhaler.  A few shifts of pressure from his hand and the cellphone pops open, looking over the screen.  Giving Mittens Latitude and Longitude coordinates as well as an altitude of six hundred feet.

"Three minutes.  Alfred, adjust speed and altitude."

"Of course, Sir."

The voice sounds like an older man with a very formal British accent and far to clear to be human.

Setting the inhaler into an opening formed by the cellphone, there is an audible 'click' as it shifts into place.  The phone moves just a bit more with this action and a few more movements by his hands.  The pocket watch gives a few tones as it flips open in his hands.  Setting the device into an opening on the 'cellphone' there is one more click.  He gives a slow breath as he gets his mind and body situated.

"It has been a few years since I have had anything to laugh at.  Gotham has a way of taking what ever joy you may have and feasting on it.  And I did not have much joy when I was dropped off there to begin with.  But, thank you."

One more breath and he calms himself, pushing those memories that simple confession threatened to reinvigorate back down to where they had been all these years.  Aiming the grapple towards the ceiling.  The hook very obviously in the shape of a bat.

"Miss Adventure, a portal about ten feet in diameter.  If you please."
Daniel Heind
 Divine Wielder, 22 posts
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 20:54
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Daniel thanked the waiter and went into the bathroom.

A few minutes later and exits the bathroom with a satisfied look on his face. "the bathroom was so nice as well."

He sat back down on his table and took out his book once more and opened to the page he was reading, after reading for a while he had stumbled upon a legendary weapons described in the book. Daniel took out his note book and pen and began writing the weapon on his note book. "I hate the process of adding things to the notebook, but at least the story on these books are fascinating, I just hate it when I have to stop reading just for a dam weapon." He whispered to himself.

Daniel was doing this while waiting for time to pass by.
Lin
 NPC, 440 posts
 Meg's Mom.
 Spitting image.
Wed 12 Jun 2019
at 22:23
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
  Lin's wry smile was clear, and she said "You learn a couple tricks for handling life's shit in over four millennia of life.  Laughter is a very good one."

  Lorelei grinned at Kevin, and said "You so should help the guys keep my ornery old pirate busy for a while."
Daniel Heind
 Divine Wielder, 23 posts
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 14:09
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
"ok let's see, I've now added wukong's staff, the Kunwu, and Erland Shen's spear. *sigh, I guess that sould be enough for today." Daniel puts away his both his notebook and book on chinese mythology.

"Honestly, today has been a delightful day except for the time I got a bit carried away, he." Daniel cheeks lit up in red after rembering the events that had occured and on the fact the cops looked like fools letting him escape so easily.

The waitress had walked by and asked. "Waitress, whenever possible may you bring the bill please."
Staff
Fri 14 Jun 2019
at 19:35
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
  The waitress smiled, and brought him a folder with the bill.  The prices were, really, incredibly reasonable, especially given the portion sizes!
Daniel Heind
 Divine Wielder, 24 posts
Tue 18 Jun 2019
at 13:53
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Daniel was delighted by the prices, he would've though that the price would be extremly high due to the quality and the amount of food he ate, but to his suprise it wasn't like that. He looked a the waitress once more putting the cash in the bill and asking, "do you accept cash?"
Staff
Wed 19 Jun 2019
at 02:26
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
  The waitress nodded, and got his order rung up so he could either continue to linger, or go on his way, his choice, the Cafe catered to guests of both kinds.  All of the staff were friendly and helpful, although some of them looked younger than the normal minimum of  to work.
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 178 posts
 AKA Miss Adventure
Thu 20 Jun 2019
at 03:10
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Mits salutes Daystar.  "Comin' right up!"

She makes magical gestures and conjures up a portal that has sparks spraying out the sides just like Dr. Strange's sling ring portals.  Nothing more magical than a second portal behind the first that leads to a hand drill that spins a wheel with several lit sparklers duct taped to the edge, but oldschool practical effects can be very convincing.

"As always, I'm just a jingle away.  Don't be a stranger, Daystar."

Mittens considers Lin's wisdom and thinks maybe that being silly has more value to the people around her than what she gives it credit for.

"I can think of a few ways to keep a pirate busy.  A treasure map with 'see other side for X' written on both sides.  A compass that always points west.  A leaky boat.  A hide-and-seek game with a ninja.  Challenge them to find the North Star while traveling The Strait of Magellan.  A peg-leg butt-kicking contest..."

This message was last edited by the player at 03:19, Thu 20 June 2019.

Excelsior
 NPC, 1108 posts
 Superpowers?!
 Awesome!!
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 13:22
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Bill gave Daystar a nod. "Good luck, and I'm sorry for any pain our meeting might have caused." He looked to Lorelei. "Does he need kept busy right now? He said he was going back to work, and he was really just hear to consult with our friend here."
Lorelei Philos
 NPC, 4 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2019
at 23:44
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
   She grinned, and said "If he actually goes back to work, no, but I don't want him investigating our plotting.  He will find out the results soon enough.  And you guys can plot too, since you're game."
Maverick Sargas
 Wraith, 131 posts
Mon 24 Jun 2019
at 22:25
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
It actually occurs to Wraith that his identity would be near impossible to keep from other immortals since they can "sense" each other like they do. He makes a mental note of it and watches as the heroes are dividing. He makes no mention of whether he should or should not go and simply stays.
Marcus McMann
 Mob, 2 posts
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 02:13
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
[Into Post]

Marcus stepped into the cafe, straightening his suit jacket. He was a little overdressed for a place like this but he didn't care. He scanned the interior with a smile on his face, "it looks nice, don't you think?" Marcus glanced to his right and remembered he was by himself.

Marcus sighed and got the attention of the nearest waitress, "excuse us, ma'am, may we seat ourself or should we wait?" He gave her his prize-winning smile.
Kevin Jordan
 Daystar, 93 posts
 My story? You
 wouldn't believe it.
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 17:46
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
** In the Back Room **

Kevin gives an attempt to smile but it doesn't even get close to his lips, let alone bringing any light to his eyes.

"It is fine, and I am sure you will be seeing me around."

A small bandana is pulled up from under his shirt, dark and undecorated to cover most of his face.  From the neckline of his jacket, a small hood is stretched up and over his head to shadow his eyes.  Just because he did not shield his identity from those that entered the room doesn't mean he wanted some lucky glance from a satellite or someone stargazing to see obviously 'Kevin' soaring out of a portal.  A glance is given to Lorelei, though no response follows.  Two wires are pulled from the grappling device, one being attached to his left shoe and the other hooking to his belt.  Setting his right foot over the left he exhales as the sound of gas and wire escaping the grapple as it is fired can be heard.  Shortly after it passes through the portal there is the sense something cloaked soars past it, confirmed with a quiet 'chunk' of metal on metal.  Almost immediately he is lifted off the ground and carried quickly through the portal by the invisible Osprey.

The grapple beginning to reel him towards the ship even as it continues its path back to the city.  He fades completely from side as a port opens in the bottom of the craft, allowing him entrance.

>>>> Downtown Weston >>>>
Staff
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 00:22
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
quote:
Marcus sighed and got the attention of the nearest waitress, "excuse us, ma'am, may we seat ourself or should we wait?" He gave her his prize-winning smile.


  The waitress answered sweetly "Sit anywhere you like, this is a self-seat place, unless one calls ahead and reserves one of the private dining rooms.  The menus are brought once you sit down.  Welcome to Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse."
Marcus McMann
 Mob, 3 posts
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 22:07
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Marcus smiled to her kindly, "thank you very much. We'll just sit here then." He made his way over to one of the empty tables and sighed, relieved to be taking some weight off. Marcus had resigned himself to do something that he had wanted to since he arrived at the city. He was going to finally register. He wasn't sure what had made him want to but he knew that if he had these gifts he might as well use them.
Staff
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 15:28
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
The waitress smiled, and said "Just wave to one of us when you are ready to order, we'll get you."
Marcus McMann
 Mob, 4 posts
Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 01:40
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Marcus smiled kindly, "Thank you very much. Oh, we do have a question for you. Where is the governmental building in this area? We were hoping to get on the registry but we're fairly new in town."
Staff
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 00:49
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
  The waitress gave him directions to the local police Department, the Weston Police, adding "They handle all para registration.  The process, from what I hear, is quick and painless too."
Marcus McMann
 Mob, 5 posts
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 23:20
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Marcus nodded, "thank you, we appreciate the information."

Marcus placed his order and sat back to relax. It was going to be a big night for him and he might as well not rush it.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:21, Mon 15 July 2019.

Staff
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 23:09
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
The food was delivered to his table in fairly short order, freshly made and delicious smelling.  The portions were generous and he clearly wasn't paying for imitation quisine.