Vampire Attack

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I was enjoying a quiet evening in my office in Winterfell Laudanum, spamming my groups with a notice about Wednesday night’s dance at Storytellers Pub and chatting via the local messenger service with the Duke of Wolfsbane.

As I stood there in front of my second floor desk, puffing away on my cigar, I happened to look up and see before me a vampire who had not had the courtesy to knock.

He morphed from one being into another into another, accompanied by a very colorful light display.

I continued to enjoy my cigar as the following conversation ensued…

[17:53] vampire: hello sir

[17:53] Danko Whitfield: Hello

[17:53] Danko Whitfield: What can you do for me?

[17:53] vampire: is this ur home?

[17:53] Danko Whitfield: it is my office

[17:54] vampire: wat do u do here

[17:54] Danko Whitfield: i am the Ambassador for this nation, Winterfell

[17:55] vampire: i see and how long was u doing this

[17:55] Danko Whitfield: hmmm

[17:55] Danko Whitfield: over two years

[17:55] vampire: gooood

[17:56] Danko Whitfield: very impressive morphing, sir

[17:56] vampire: u will give me ur blood

[17:56] Fangs [Thirst::Bloodlines] 4.1: godofdeath1123 Resident would like to give you a Vampire bite. This will register you with The Thirst::Bloodlines system, and you’ll get a FREE pair of bite marks. Say Yes to accept!

[17:56] Danko Whitfield: i don’t see that happening

[17:56] vampire: i wasnt asking

[17:57] vampire: tell me how much do u care for ur well being

[17:57] vampire: /

[17:57] vampire: ?

*POOF*

I banned him from the parcel and it took effect right there.

Pretty good timing on my part, don’t you think?

 

Editor’s note: In accordance with Second Life guidelines, the vampire’s actual name was not used in this article. Nor were any animals harmed.

The Rez Days of August

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Storytellers Pub in Winterfell Laudanum presents:

***** The Rez Days of August *****

DJ Poppy celebrates the recording artists and songwriters born in the month of August and the songs that made them famous…and a few other famous types born during August and the songs they are connected with. From Tony Bennett to Robert Plant…Whitney Houston to Buck Owens…Madonna to Francis Scott Key!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 6:30p SLT…..90-minutes of music & dancing!

Dress: casual, formal, modern, period – it’s up to you!

Host: Danko Whitfield, Winterfell Ambassador and Owner of Storytellers Pub

Storytellers Pub is located at 6 – 7 Siddal Street, Winterfell Laudanum, Second Life

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Laudanum/210/210/23

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Pheasant’s Roost Tavern

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Ireland. A random Tuesday night, in the early 21st century.

I had some business in Carlow for awhile. Met with a newspaperman there, an old friend I first met in The States.

Worked my way over to Wexford for a stay. Now headed back to Dublin for a few days before I depart for home, earlier times, Winterfell.

According to the map, I’m in the Wicklow Mountains. Augurey Peak is the name of this area.

I was here a couple of weeks ago. By accident. Got on the wrong train. Realized it and got off here, figuring to get the next train back the other way and make the proper connection. Came in to this pub on that occasion. Enchanted. The music on the radio, the locals chatting – jousting verbally if truth be told. Had a couple Guinness and a cheese and onion sandwich with tomato. And a spicy yellow mustard that looks innocent enough but will nearly set your nose hairs afire. Hot but good. One of those unexpected and simple pleasures of life, perfect in that moment. Had to run to catch the train but vowed to myself, I’d be back before I left for home.

Nobody here tonight though. Just me and the bartender. Mike. I remembered from the last time. He remembered me too, smiled when I sat down and ordered a pint. “Comin’ through again, I see,” he said. “Yes,” I smiled. To say I stand out from the locals would be an understatement. “It’s a nice place,” I added. To which he smiled. And served my pint.

Last time I was here, there was an off-duty police officer having a few pints and chatting up the ladies…or trying. I never quite figured out if he was a local cop or from Dublin and just visiting. But he seemed to know both the ladies in the pub at that time – though maybe not as well as he would have liked – the bartender who relieved Mike, Jamie I think it was and a customer who sat on the other side of the bar from me, an American, who I gathered lived here now. Their conversation was lively and funny – though I’m sure I got less than half of it. Still they were all polite to a stranger and included me when they could.

No other customers tonight though. I ordered another cheese and onion sandwich with tomato and some of that spicy yellow mustard they do here. Whew! That stuff is hot. Mike brought me a second Guinness to put out the fire and wash it all down.

Quiet on the streets tonight too. But there’s something “different” about this town. Not sure what it is.

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Editor’s note: Augurey Peak is located on the Metropolis grid. There is a long-running and very lively RP community here, based on the magic of Harry Potter with an Irish twist. Interested parties should contact Jamie Wright.