- Posted: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 21:37:51 +0000
You are leaving the main part of the city for whatever reason. It could be because of the annoying bustle of shoppers and their children, or just for somewhere different to relax for a while. Though not many take it, there is a path that leads out of the city. The stereotypical 'road less traveled.' At least to the city-goers. They never say why no one takes that path, they simply keep their mouth shut. Suppose you're of the curious persuasion, and decide to take a look. Walking down the path to your immediate right and left would be nothing but forest. Thick, and surprisingly overgrown for this part of Gaia, considering that it's mostly urbanized. After a few minutes of walking, the forest opens a little to a wide and roughly rectangular yard. Down at the end you see what appears to be a large, brick building. To most humans, insensitive to such charms, the building would seem perfectly normal. Yet it has some sort of pull. Some form of gravity that draws you closer. At the top of the hill, above the building still, you can look to the right and see a peek of glittering blue-green water, likely a lake of sorts. It is separated from the building by a strip of forest. There is a similar occurrence on the left, but not so much. Where the forest would be a deep, jade green elsewhere, there was a brighter patch. Like some form of oasis in the forest, though the thought is strange. The closer you get, the stronger the pull of the building, and the more legible the sign. 'Izanami Nightclub,' it would read. To your right, near the forest's edge, the grass seems nearly dead. Patchy, and unwilling to grow there. It is reminiscent of a grave site, though no marker is present. Suppose this sort of thing doesn't turn you off from the building, this.. Izanami Nightclub. Suppose you decide to go in.
Up the stairs, and through the doorway, the Izanami opens up to a rather large interior. The floors are solid, hard wood, naturally warm for some reason. The room is perfectly lit, though not many sources of lighting seem to be present. You are, perhaps, confused. This is definitely more than just a Nightclub. Truly there is more to this building than meets the eye. To your immediate left, as you enter, is a bathroom. Next to that, slightly upper left to you, is the staircase. At the top, you can see the hall turns right. One would assume there are rooms up there, but there is something odd about that area as well. Something.. not quite right. Curious. And curious as you are, a look to the right reveals the rest of the Izanami. At the far end of the room - the far right wall - there is a long mirror, brightly colored bottles of various spirits and liquors lining shelves along it's upper half. Below that mirror is a smaller section of counter, and before that, a larger section. The top is hard, solid wood like that of the floors, and would appear to be the same material. At the end of the bar, the furthest from you, is a door, presumably leading to the kitchen. Tables and booths line most of the walls, save the front wall. That holds a few couches and side tables, a few arm chairs to sit in. Above there are great wooden exposed beams, framework of the equally great structure. Strange, almost magical things seem to be piling up the more you explore the building. Hm. Taking a seat at the bar, on a stool, and waiting, you might choose to look around more. Behind you, previously invisible from the front door, is a stage of sorts. Bit of curtain on each side, likely hiding various things. Musical instruments, and the like. Props. And, while sitting with your back to the bar counter, a look to your far right will produce a door. The door is glass, allowing your eyes to see the pool there. Chairs, a few trees, and whatnot litter the back area, making it seem like an oasis itself. Much like that brighter patch of woods you saw first during your original decent of the path.
Through that back door, you can get a better view of things. The forest seems to encircle the area around the Nightclub, making it seem a little like a fort. Protected, and secluded. Out of sight before you came out, there is a jacuzzi. A rather large one, too. On your right, near the corner of the building, is a shed. With.. whatever it is that would be kept in a shed. Tools, pool chemicals, and the like. It stays open, but the dangerous things are locked up due to the presence of the Club's younger members. Further out from there is something that you may not have noticed before. A garden, not exceedingly large, but good-sized nonetheless. A few young trees, flowers, some vegetables. Inspection would yield what looks like a small child's writing on the tags. Apparently, the owner of said garden is young. But for the same reasons that drew you in to begin with, you are drawn back in and to the bar. You may wonder what sorts of things make up this Izanami Nightclub. Just what sorts of creatures come here and frequent the bar, who occupies the rooms upstairs. And why, exactly, does it seem to have such an effect on people? Why does it have such a natural pull, tugging people closer, and even inside..? There isn't really anyone here that knows the answers to all the questions. All the things that could be asked about this building... save for one person. But, regardless, it is safe to assume there are magicks involved. Perhaps you'll stay and find out. Perhaps you won't. Either way.. welcome to the Izanami Nightclub.
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