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The City
The City of Sin once used to have another name, now as forgotten as the plans and schemes of the entities that used to rule it. The newfound City of Sin is large, encompassing seven districts, each with an alleged "theme" and each with a Magistrate all their own. It is both timeless and new at the same time, in the way that only sprawling, large cities seem to be.

The Red Lantern District is an area where clubs and brothels share space. The Gardens of Pleasure is a shopping district, rife with restaurants and high-end boutiques where anything at all can be had for a price. Finance Street is lined with brokerage firms, banks and casinos. Leisurebrook has inns, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and internet cafes. The Coliseum is filled with gymnasiums as well as its namesake, where one can view no-holds-barred battles between the city's residents, and also - aptly enough - where the Police Station is located. Shantytown is a run-down area of the city near the docks, filled with warehouses and stifling poverty.

Anything a person could ever want for can be found in the City, if only one knows exactly where to look, and is willing to pay the right price.

While it doesn't look that old, the City does have modern amenities, like you might have found in most large cities on Earth in modern times, and it seems to change and adapt with the times, almost as though it’s well aware of exactly what’s going on outside its bounds. Whispers and influences have always filtered into the City; one might suddenly see electric cars on the streets or that communication devices are getting smaller and faster.

It is roughly circular, edging a waterfront, and there is a bustling port in the Shantytown district. It takes approximately half an hour in good traffic - which isn't always the case, of course - to drive from one end to the other, and has a radius of roughly 15 miles from the central point of the Tower proper.

The City of Sin

The Island
Not too far from the coast of the City of Sin, there is an island. Though it had always been there and available to the citizens of the City, the Chosen were previously unaware of it. But it's there now, and ferries are running twice daily to this lovely destination. Upon arrival, citizens and Chosen alike may notice a pleasant desire to simply kick back and relax, as though they haven't a care in the world.

Surrounded by beautiful blue waters, the island plays host to sandy beaches, a small resort town, and a large forested area for people to explore. The population on the island is small and about a split between human and demonic. Everyone who lives there appears happy to be there, and they all kick in to create a fantastic sense of community.

Chosen are allowed to visit the island at their leisure, unless otherwise noted, via a ferry that travels from the docks in Shantytown four times daily. Though it isn't a well-known fact, the City does like to keep its Chosen close: as a result, it is only possible to stay at the island for a maximum of four days and nights before being dragged back to the current place of residence.

The Sins
An intense and uncontrolled desire. It is usually thought of as uncontrolled sexual wants, however, the word was originally a general term for desire. Therefore, lust could include the uncontrolled desire for money, food, fame, or power.
The overindulgence and overconsumption of anything to the point of waste. The word derives from the Latin gluttire, to gulp down or swallow. In Christianity, it is considered a sin if the excessive desire for food causes it to be withheld from the needy. Because of these scripts, gluttony can be interpreted as selfishness; essentially placing concern with one's own interests above the well-being or interests of others.
Like lust and gluttony, greed a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the Church) is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of material possessions. As defined outside of Christian writings, greed is an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs, especially with respect to material wealth.
Can entail different vices. While sloth is sometimes defined as physical laziness, spiritual laziness is emphasised. Failing to develop spiritually will lead to becoming guilty of sloth. In the Christian faith, sloth rejects grace and God. Sloth, under the older sin of Acedia, has also been defined as a failure to do things that one should do, a failure to utilise one's talents and gifts. By this definition, evil exists when good men fail to act.
Also known as rage, wrath may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Wrath, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Wrath may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, revenge, and self-destructive behaviour.
Like greed and lust, envy is characterised by an insatiable desire. Envy is similar to jealousy in that they both feel discontent towards someone's traits, status, abilities, or rewards. The difference is the envious also desire the entity and covet it. "Neither shall you desire... anything that belongs to your neighbour." Envy can be described as "sorrow for another's good".
The original and most serious of the seven deadly sins: the source of the others. It is identified as believing that one is essentially better than others, failing to acknowledge the accomplishments of others, and excessive admiration of the personal self; it also includes vainglory, which is unjustified boasting. Dante's definition of pride was "love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one's neighbour".

The Districts
For further details on the Magistrates of each District, please refer here.
The Red Lantern ( Lust )
Rife with brothels and boisterous late-night clubs catering to every kind of excess, the Red Lantern District is a monument not just to sex, but to every kind of intense desire. While this district generally stays clean and in good repair, you may be solicited by one of the many prostitutes working the streets or higher-end brothels as you try to leave or arrive at your home. There are drug pushers, pimps, and street-corner salesmen who claim to be able to get you anything you desire almost everywhere. Do remember that they may be just claims, if you don’t feel like owing an intense debt.
The Gardens of Pleasure ( Gluttony )
Often just called "The Gardens" for short, this is the primary shopping district for the City, filled with shops from tiny holes in the wall with odd curios to luxurious stores with jewelry and designer clothes. It's not out of the ordinary to find a five or six story mall slotted into an entire city block, set up next to mom-and-pop stores. Anything and everything can be bought for a price here, although the more illicit goods are generally either under the counters, traded in back rooms, or else directed to the Red Light District instead. There are also restaurants of every kind, from vendors serving street tacos from hotplates on the corner to gourmet five-star "event dining" locations. Suffice to say, you could eat in a different place every night, and there would still be new places to try.
Finance Street ( Greed )
Brokerage houses and a sleek stock exchange building line the main corridors of this district, in place of anything that anyone might want to use on the regular. It's a very certain type of person who does business in Finance Street, but money can most certainly be made. One can also find banks for holding accounts or obtaining loans, or even the odd casino or betting house, for those who would like to try their luck going for big payouts. It’s a very rigid, proper kind of place, and not necessarily as inclined towards letting loose, but there’s still the odd place to go for a good night out, if you know where to look.
Leisurebrook ( Sloth )
Leisurebrook is the "resort" part of the City, where people who aren't trapped there travel to. Located on the waterfront end of the city that is not occupied by the port, it has boating and yacht facilities. There are quaint bed and breakfast inns and higher-end hotels, and internet cafes for those without digital access, while coffee shops and bookstores dot the area, one on nearly every corner. It’s also perhaps the most welcoming of all the districts, though that’s not really saying much.
The Coliseum District ( Wrath )
The dominating feature of this district is the Coliseum itself, where people can do battle with each other or with some of the more unusual creatures summoned up by people in the City for an eager audience for pay. This district also houses the lone Police Department for the City, and has a wide array of gyms where people can hone their bodies and their skills. There are gun shops and ranges available as well, for those who prefer a more ranged attack. Suffice to say, violence is the name of the game here.
Shantytown ( Envy )
It isn't just about wanting, it's about wanting something that someone else has and this part of the City is a monument to the feeling of being kept down for unfair reasons. The money that flows freely to the other districts seems absent here: the buildings are crumbling, and low-quality motels and even a tent city for the City's less fortunate exist here surrounding the port. There is very little to be found of any worth, though there's the odd pawn shop to be found here and there, running off the neediest of people. Despite this, the hands-on Magistrates seem to keep the worst predators in check...most of the time.
The Tower District ( Pride )
The Tower itself is the primary point of interest here; visible from all parts of the City, its gleaming spire is lit at all times. The surrounding high-rise buildings are dwarfed by its height. Most of the City's minor administrators live here in various luxury apartments and penthouse suites, except for the Magistrates that largely live in their own districts. As the City's center, all government offices are housed in the lower and mid-levels of the Tower. The rest of the district is filled up with luxury restaurants, clubs, and coffee houses, all of which seek to suit the expensive tastes of the citizens who reside there.

Locations List

The Red Lantern District ( Lust )
- Dangerous Curves
- The Wiggle Room
- Le Rideau Rouge
- the Den of Sin
The Gardens of Pleasure ( Gluttony )
- The Nook
- The Alley Cat
- The Rising Sun
- The Backyard Market
- Spade Investigations
Finance Street ( Greed )
- Highgarden Shelter
- The Red Lion
- Theatre of Ghosts
Leisurebrook ( Sloth )
- City of Sin General Hospital
- Leisurebook
- The Steam Room
- Liam's
- The Fairfield Inn
The Coliseum District ( Wrath )
- The City of Sin Police Department
- The City Courthouse
- The City of Sin Volunteer Fire Department
- The City of Sin Public Library
- The Coliseum
- The Bullet Hole
- The Outlaw
- The Blind Beggar
Shantytown ( Envy )
The Tower District ( Pride )
- The Tower
- The Lounge
the Island
- Hotel Horizon

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Date: 2016-02-10 11:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alphaophiuchi
Character: Draco Malfoy-Xavier
Role: Head of Forensics / Officer

Date: 2016-02-11 12:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] asthedrivensnow
Character: Narcissa Black d'Aramis
Role: Personal Assistant to Chief Lehnsherr; Head of Archives

Date: 2016-02-11 02:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] prefers_magneto
Character: Erik Lehnsherr
Role: Chief of Police

Date: 2017-03-13 01:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coffeevixen
Character: Charlotte Lowell
Role: IT/Systems Admin

Date: 2016-10-03 03:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] diana_abel
Character: Diana Abel
Role: Evening Librarian/(eventual?) Director of Adult Education Coursework

Date: 2017-06-09 09:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] parrishing
Character: Adam Parrish
Role: Clerk

Date: 2016-06-04 12:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sleight_of_fate
Character: Rhys
Role: Bartender/Barista

Date: 2017-08-08 02:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lyriumburned
Character: Fenris
Role: Independent Fighter

Date: 2017-06-09 09:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] parrishing
Character: Adam Parrish
Role: Busboy / Bartender

Date: 2016-02-13 10:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] moral_clarity
LOCATION: The Courthouse / City of Sin State's Attorneys Office
DISTRICT: Coliseum District
TYPE: Extremely recognizable government building, recently rebuilt
NOTES: The CoS SA's Office is a wing within the Courthouse itself.
VISUALS: Exterior Courtroom

Date: 2016-05-10 04:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seekingcrocodile
DISTRICT: Leisurebrook, on property overlooking the water
TYPE: Cafe/bar
NOTES: There's a nautical theme! Seriously, overloaded on the ship-related stuff here. The menu consists entirely of food that would have been eaten by sailors (don't worry, there's still fresh food and vegetables and stuff), and the employees all have job titles akin to the titles they would have on a ship's crew: since he's the owner/proprietor, he's the Captain (which he is anyway), the assistant manager is the first mate, whoever assists him with the ordering/books is the quartermaster, etc. The decor inside is entirely nautical themed as well, with porthole windows, anchors on the wall, pictures of ships and the sea, etc. Inside his office is a painting of a ship that viewers could swear is named the Jolly Roger, except that can't be because that's not a real ship. There's a sign hanging above the door that simply is painted wood, white letters on a black background: Liam's, with a painted anchor. The bar itself looks like the hull of a ship. There's a brick patio outside, with a few round tables, which will provide an excellent view of the sea when the weather is good. (Sample menu here. Still a work in progress.)
VISUALS: Exterior Exterior sign Bar area Pillars/decor in the dining area (minus the bar area)
What the bar itself looks like

Date: 2016-07-24 03:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] intuitive_aptitude
LOCATION: The Fairfield Inn
DISTRICT: Leisurebrook, right near the border with the Finance District.
TYPE: A quaint little bed and breakfast that grew bigger and became a small inn.
NOTES: Run by an adorable older couple who are now tending to the property in their retirement.
VISUALS: Exterior, Sample Room

Date: 2016-10-12 11:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aproperdoctor
LOCATION: City of Sin General Hospital
DISTRICT: The edge of Leisurebrook, bordering on the Tower
TYPE: A fairly large, modern-looking building with a mostly glass exterior.
    The City's main hospital sprawls out on the border between the Tower District and Leisurebrook. Perhaps unsurprisingly for the City, medical care varies greatly depending on your ability to pay for it; the prosperous are housed in comfortable private rooms, while those of lesser means crowd into understaffed wards. Still, the medical staff are professional and efficient, if overworked, and they have the skills to save your life - if you can afford it. If not...maybe an arrangement can be reached.

    The hospital also features waiting rooms of various sorts, small recreation areas for patients, a cafeteria with varying qualities of hospital food (it's not that great), and, of course, a little shop.

VISUALS: Exterior; Medical ward; private room; waiting room; gift shop; cafeteria


Date: 2017-01-12 10:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aces_and_eights
LOCATION: Spade Investigations
DISTRICT: The Gardens(exact point I defer so Devi-mun, since her character influenced the decision)
TYPE: Private Investigations
Typical for the area building, the only exception would be the shingle mounted on the brick of the street facing wall. Once inside, it was fairly Spartan. There would be a desk with two chairs for potential clients, with another door leading to a small kitchenette containing a futon with a bathroom to the side. The latter area wouldn’t be privy to most that stopped by.
VISUALS:From the business end
Edited Date: 2017-01-12 10:24 pm (UTC)


Date: 2017-09-26 02:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] exquis
LOCATION: Theatre of Ghosts
DISTRICT: Finance Street, closer to the outskirts of the city. The entrance is off an alleyway.
TYPE: Theatre house/bar
NOTES: The entrance is simple yet purposeful. There is a marble archway with a tarnished silver keystone bearing the theatre's name. Red carpet, which is somehow always kept clean, leads inside to an intimate lobby scattered with random pieces of dated furniture and unsettling paintings. A simple bar sits off to the side. The lobby is beset with various ornate columns and a single, enormous chandelier. Inside, the concert hall feels larger than would be expected. The seats wrap around the stage in a half-circle. A black curtain obscures the stage, stirring in an inexplicable breeze. There is a space off to the side for a modest orchestra.

The theatre has a resident acting troop but hires actors from the community for special/supplementary roles. Even when there is not a show, the bar is usually open. The theatre tends to explore themes of the abstract, the existential, and the tragic.



Date: 2017-10-03 07:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] exquis
Character: Lestat de Lioncourt
Role: Resident Actor


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