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  1. Brandon and possible Affiliations

    Actually Gaspari's is much more powerful with the molecular manipulation (its an OP ability ) Brandon is more like Matteo.
  2. --OVERVIEW-- Do you have what it takes to survive the modern day coliseum? This is the ULTIMATE in cage fighting. Two enter, one leaves under their own strength... if they are lucky. Opened in 2020, this is Bakkhos' latest major endeavor in the states. Throngs of screaming fans came quickly, enticed by the concept of a free for all blood sport that allows people to test their abilities in a "legal" way. --FACILITIES-- Satyr Stadium (formerly MetLife Stadium) was abandoned after the Resonance. Bakkhos moved in around 2016 and began to rebuild the entire venue with the purpose of a coliseum. Fast Facts Venue Size: 2.1 million square feet Capacity: 30,000- it held 70k in its day, but the very top rows have been replaced with enclosed, bullet proof black glass outlooks for Bakkhos guards, ready in the event a fight, or the crowd, gets out of hand. The lowest rows are also now off limits, the seats removed and replaced with the second mage enchanted cage that engulfs the entire first cage that encloses the former field of the Satyr Stadium. This second barrier between the rowdy audience and violent combatants not only prevents the fight from spilling over into the audience and causing injuries, but also prevents drunk and dumb spectators from trying to enter the ring in the middle of a fight. Suites: 100 private suites on four separate levels; 12-24 seats per suite Clubs: Bakkhos Minor now stands where MetLife 50 Club once was, the party between fights is rowdy and loud Food: 20 venues are located around the stadium to invite patrons to grab food and stay for the show Technology: Bakkhos spent a fair bit of money and time on restoring the original technology of the Stadium. 2,000 HDTVs and four 30’x 118’ high-definition LED video boards in each corner of the seating bowl, fans are presented a great view of the match from any angle in the building. An elite sound system built into the floors and ceilings was a new addition to allow for music venues between fights. --FIGHT DIVISIONS-- All fighters first fall into one of two divisions, unaltered (humans without any abilities), and altered. Fighters caught cheating (altered pretending to be unaltered and fight in a class where they have an advantage) will be banned for life and possibly dealt with personally by Bakkhos. Note that there are not separate divisions for male and female - both genders are welcome into any class/division. UNALTERED DIVISION Unaltered are placed in a class by weight. Lightweight - up to 155 pounds Middleweight over 155 to 195 pounds Heavyweight over 195 to 265 pounds Super Heavyweight over 265 pounds ALTERED DIVISION Altered fighters are matched by their Level not by their ability type. This allows for some fairness in the fight without always matching an elemental with another elemental. These games are expected to be thrilling venues pitting fighters against eachother in a way that truly tests the limits of their capabilities. All altered fighters get ranked by an independent review based on an abilities questionnaire they submit as part of their application into the games. Their actual abilities are not shared beyond the independent reviewer to ensure there is an element of surprise for all the fighters when they get in the ring for the first time - this makes it more exhilarating for the audience as well. The fighters get ranked as Level 1-3 with Level 1 being the lowest, and 3 the highest in the division. NOTE: in game you do not need to "submit" an application to get leveled - assume it is done via NPC. If you are unsure where your character might rank ask staff in a ticket. If you plan on "lying" on the application and getting into a lower level than your character would qualify for be sure you know that Bakkhos will go after you in game! To aid in your decision on where your character might rank we have some info below as a guide. Elemental/Energy Manipulators Level 1 - Elemental that has only mastered a couple abilities Level 2 - Elemental that have mastered not only the basic elemental abilities but also some of the mid levels Level 3 - Elemental that has significant mastery over low and mid abilities while also sporting some high. Personal Physical Enhancement Level 1 - Basic sense enhancements (ie Daredevil) Level 2 - Physical enhancement that are offensive such as spitting poison (ie Poison Ivy, Banshee) Level 3 - Maxed out strength/resistance/attack capability (ie Hulk) Other Altered Level 1 - Low level abilities or non-offense abilities Level 2 - Mid level abilities Level 3 - High level abilities Infected (Lycanthropes / Vampires) NOTE: during full moon cycles Lycanthrope fights are normally restricted to Lycan on Lycan as there is no refereeing a wild animal battle which can lead to death. Non-Lycan fighters are matched with Lycanthrope at their own risk and will sigh waivers that management will not be held responsible for their deaths. Level 1 - Vampires and Lycanthropes are not permitted in Level 1 division fights. Level 2 - Vampires and Lycanthropes less than 5 years infected. Level 3 - Vampires and Lycanthropes greater than 5 years infected and mastered their infected abilities. Magus Level 1 - Mastery of low level spells Level 2 - Mastery of low and mid level spells Level 3 - Mastery of low, mid and at least 1 high level spell --RULES-- DIVISION RULES The divisions are in place to give some form of level playing field. Altered MUST register themselves as altered and are not permitted to fight in unaltered division fights. No higher ranked fighter can fight in a division lower than himself, however, the Bakkhos establishment is not responsible for those of lower levels that insist on competing in higher divisions, including unaltered competing in altered divisions. They do so at their own risk. Waivers are always signed. ROUND LENGTH Each non-championship mixed contest is to be for 3 rounds, each round no more than 15 minutes duration, with a rest period of 10 minute between each round. Each championship mixed contest is to be for 5 rounds, each round no more than 15 minutes duration, with a rest period of 10 minute between each round. STOPPING CONTEST The referee is the sole arbiter of a contest and is the only individual authorized to stop a contest. The referee may take advice from the ringside physician with respect to the decision to stop a contest. The referee and the ringside physician are the only individuals authorized to enter the ring/fighting area at any time during competition other than the rest periods. Note: this is ultimate cage fighting - a little blood doesn't stop these fights! FOULS Not much is off limits in the UMCFA matches. However, the following acts constitute fouls and may result in penalties, at the discretion of the referee: Eye gouging of any kind Biting Groin attacks of any kind Striking to the spine or the back of the head Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea Kicking or stomping a grounded opponent Attacking an opponent on or during the break Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the round Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee Using altered abilities in an unaltered fight division. If a combatant uses abilities when he is registered as an unaltered fighter in order to have the upper hand, they will be swiftly subdued by security (formidable altered) and receive a lifetime ban. Purposefully misclassifying yourself as a lower level altered fighter in order to have an advantage in the fight, also dealt with swiftly - including a lifetime ban. If a foul is committed: The referee shall call timeout and order the offending contestant to a neutral location. The referee shall check the fouled contestant's condition for severe injury. The referee shall then assess the foul to the offending contestant and deduct points if deemed appropriate, notifying the judges of his decision on whether the foul was accidental or intentional and whether a point is to be taken away. Lying about one's fighting class is grounds for immediate lifetime ban - lying and causing a life altering injury or death in the ring as a direct result of the mis-classification results swiftly in the fighter being dragged from the ring and thus far in all cases, they have never been heard from again. Bakkhos is keen to keep the fighting as "legit" as is possible so as not to draw the ire of NWDD, ARMA, The Order or Vanguard. CONTEST RESULTS Submission by: Physical Tap Out Verbal Tap Out Knockout by: when Referee stops the fight and calls a knockout when an injury is severe enough to terminate a bout when contestant is rendered unconscious Decision via the scorecards, including: Unanimous Decision of all 3 judges Split Decision - 2 to 1 decision by judges Draws, including: Unanimous Draw - all three judges score the contest a draw Majority Draw - When two judges score the contest a draw Split Draw - When all three judges score differently Disqualification Division Cheating - the fighter exposed to have dumbed down their division level to get up in a fight will be instantly disqualified and the other fighter declared victor 10 Point Penalty - a fighter that accumulates from the judges 10 points in penalties will be disqualified and the other fighter declared victor. Weapons Cheating - a fighter caught bringing a weapon into the cage will be immediately disqualified and the other fighter declared victor. Forfeit At any time a fighter may declare forfeit to the referee and the other fighter will be declared victor. Items permitted in the ring Fighters are not permitted to bring any weapons into the cage other than themselves. Attire is recommended to be simple (tanks and sweatpants) but fighters are welcome to wear anything so long as no article of clothing includes any weapon, armor or reinforced padding. All fighters will be searched and scanned prior to entering the cage for violations.
  3. Want to help??

    Do you have some free time? Are you interested in helping spit and polish Resonance? Just willing to help out your overworked admin? If yes to any of these then GREAT! Below are some things that I could use assistance with. If you are interested just post under here the item you will work on so others don't double up. If you need more clarifications then just PM me and I will be happy to explain. Thanks Everyone! Helping on these will free me up to work on the upcoming site events!! Play By Clean Up - have had some help with this before but think we are out of whack again. This would be taking the time to go through all the Characters and check their PB on the Face Claim page. Are they all on there? Are there old ones on there that we missed deleting? Then also need you to go through the CoStars page to check they are all on there and each faction section because their costars are listed with the factions. If you can give me each time the character name and play by that needs to be added, or deleted and in the case of Costars give me also the link to the Costar page that would be awesome! Dead Forums - Not all of these will be deleted but we would like to go through and streamline the forums some more. So this would be going through ALL the forum pages and look if there are no posts ever in certain ones. So for example you need to click on New York, then Around the City, then look at all those forums to see if any have no posts. If you find no posts please don't just give me that forum name because then I have to go find it, give it to me as NY/Around the City/Central Park. That way I can easily find it to see if its one slated for a future story or one we can ditch! Checking Locations Against Forums - similar to the dead forums, I am looking to see if any of the places we have listed in our locations section are not represented in the forums OR if we have forums that do not have a matching locations page. One for a Newer Player - Rules and Guidelines Check - writers that have been here a while take for granted that everything is clear and easy for a new player to understand. Would love one of the newer players now that they are writing to go back now and look at the Rules and Creating a Character pages and let me know what worked well and what was confusing or if more or less information is needed. Similar to rules check - Cliffnotes Check - would also like to know if the Site Cliffnotes are helpful, missing things, confusing at all, etc. I will have several more that I will add but these were the first ones I could use some help on!!
  4. Face Claims! A Alex Pettyfer - @Brandon Valosa Antonia Bragina - @Rhyse Falmarin B Ben Dahlhaus - @Calder Muireadach Ben Hill - @DeClan Asher Quinn Billie Piper - @Lian Storm Brandon J. Boyd - @Haslan Senai Bren Foster- @Reid Thomas Bridget Moynahan - @Derrick Mason Gray C Charlie Hunnam - @Kelan Bishop Chris Hemsworth - @Rhome Del Santo Chris Pine - @Jacob Minor Chris Pratt - @Boone (Paddy) Fitzpatrick D Daisy Ridley - @Kett Evangeline David Gandy - @Gabriele Salvatierra Diego Klattenhoff - @Bo Salvatierra E Edgar Ramirez= @Endika Ofeo Evangeline Lilly - @Maree'Anca Marin F Feral Devitt - @Gavin de Luc Francois Telombre - @Durion Caranthir G Gabriel Macht - @Etan Jaeger Gemma Arterton - @Rorye Shannon-Kearney Gong Li - @Kagami Suzaku H Hugh Dancy - @Trystan Sallow I J Jake Gyllenhaal - @Isaac Wilson Jason Momoa - @Alec Walker Jean Dujardin- @Thomas (Tom) Gallo Jessica Biel - @Deyanira Kain Jolin Tsai - @Lee Yen Joshua Sasse - @Matteo Carducci K L Liam McIntyre - @Josef Carroll Boudreaux Luke Evans - @Kai Alexander Morgan Lyndsey Fonseca - @Cassandra Greene M Maggie Q - @Raeden (Rae) Seiko Mary Elizabeth Winstead- @Pandora Chapel Monica Bellucci - @Calista Burke N Nicki Clyne - @MacKenna Zielinski O Olga Kurylenko - @Eris London P Q R Ryan Reynolds - @Alistair Greene S Sharlto Copely - @Towenaar Van Aarde Steve Vai - @Mythos Vistani Susan Aglukark - @Unnuk Umiaktorvik T Theo Gauchet - @Kashmir Dorsanos Tom Hiddleston - @Will Tennesen U V W Weston Boucher - @Rami deChartres X Y Z _______________________________________ Reserved Claims! Stephen Amell for @Donovan Beckett _______________________________________ PAST DUE CLAIMS _______________________________________ Canons & Co-stars While these are not 'claimed play-bys', we ask that if you have your heart set on a face used by either a canon or co-star to please inform the staff so that we can adjust their image. You can pick up any of our Canon characters to play. Those with a "*" beside the name are Co-Stars and can not be picked up. CANON • CO-STAR * A Akshay Kumar -Anand Dayal* Amelia Warner - Alia Safina - RESERVED for @Lian Storm Andrej Pejic - Aegir Saemundson* B Barbara Meier - Marellis Severin* C Carman Kass -Oracle* Cate Blanchett - @Dacia Setgrave* Clancy Brown -Xavier Pattison* D Dennis Haysbert - President Dean Stanley (E.A.A.) * Diane Lane - Lyric Locklin* Dolph Lundgren - @Atticus Gale Dorothea Mercouri - Alessia Nicosia E Edoardo Costa - "Lucky" Luciana Cavalli * F G Gillian Anderson - Sapphron Ward * H Harrison Ford - Christopher Ward * Harvey Keitel - Kosta De Cerbo* Henry Ian Cusick - Connor MacBride * I J Joe Montegna - Victor Nuzio * K Kathy Chow - Deirdre Park * Kelly Hu - Adria Nighttraveler * Kevin Costner - Stone Ward * Kevin Spacey - President Jackson Davenport (S.C.)* Kristanna Loken - Sasha Starling* Kristin Scott Thomas -Chloe Rutherford* L Laz Alonso - Angelo Gaspari * M Mads Mikkelsen -Soren Strand* Marine Vacth - Asia Savin* Matt Bomer - Ethan Markson Michael Jai White -Dante Hudson* Michael Weatherly - Lance MacAdoeh Moon Bloodgood - Ahanu Walker N Noomi Rapace - Stevie "Mouse" Hayes O P Peter Coyote - Ezra Waterstein * Q R Raffaello Balzo - Anthony Bazzini Richard Harris - Angus Leary* Robert Redford -Pharell Shore* S Saffron Burrows -Delaney G. Grant* Sandra Oh - Hyun Jae Sohn * Sigourney Weaver - Chief Executive Leighton Holt (F.W.A)* Susan Sarandon - Chelsea Redgrove Svetlana Khodchenkova - Viktoriya Stradinsky * T Taye Diggs - Toby Lavoie Taylor Kitsch- Gerren Marouk Tom Berenger -Jericho West* U V Viggo Mortensen - @Vacily Rezanov W William B. Davis - Jude Matthews* William Hurt - Karl Reinhardt* X Y Yvonne Strahovski - Solstice Davies Z Zoe Saldana as Neytiri - Chiarra RETIRED PLAY BYS These are play bys that for one reason or another have been retired from the game. It could be the character was killed, it could be the character was key but vanished. Either way we will not allow these back in the game. - Eric Dane - Mathew Fox
  5. Brandon and possible Affiliations

    Aw... don't get discouraged! Remember that this sites pace is a little slower because most players are late 20s and thirtys so family and careers takes a little time for people to free up from existing threads to add new ones. I have a doc that works the hospital. He is a bit of a loner but would definitely be someone to interact with there.
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    From the album Resonance II

  7. Sláinte

    Owner: @Boone (Paddy) Fitzpatrick This is your hometown bar. The one you are comfortable coming to after work or after a day out on the lake fishing. Six pool tables line the exterior walls. Games are free so long as you're drinking. The walls are decorated with an assortment of hunting heads and old photographs of movie stars. Brick and beams gives it an old pub feel right in the middle of New York. Stools line all the pillars as well as the thirty foot long bar with twenty beers on tap at all times, at least six of which are Irish.
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    From the album Resonance II

  9. If you have more than one character you can switch between them very easily without logging in and out. Go to your name up top and choose Linked Accounts icon. Look for the Manage Your Accounts link at the bottom. Link your additional accounts by adding the login name and corresponding passwords and the accounts will show up. If you have 3 accounts then you need to log into all 3 accounts and add the other 2 to each. Once you do you can use the Linked Accounts icon at the top to speed swap between your accounts without logging in and out!!
  10. Give Love!

    When you read work you enjoy you can show your love to the writer by clicking the Heart button at the bottom right of their posts! Great way to let others know you are reading their stuff even if you are not in their thread! It helps build their reputation and is a great way to know who is checking out whos work!
  11. Notifications

    Did you know you can get notifications on all your threads or even on certain forums. Click on the Bell by your name in the upper right and choose notification settings, set your notifications there and when you have notifications you will clearly see them by a number over the Bell. When you are in a forum you can click Follow This in the upper right and any new posts or threads in that forum will give you a red notification over the Bell as well! You can even follow certain characters! Go to their profile page and choose Follow Member. This will give you notifications when they post or update their status!

    Did you know you if you start a new thread and want to tag them without sending them a private message you can "tag" them in the post and they will get a notification!! At the top of your first post where you tag the post with a time, tag the people too. To do this start by typing "@" then without a space start typing their name and names that match will appear, click the one you want. What you will end up with is: @Zeph and you can do more than one @Zeph @Derrick Mason Gray @Gabriele Salvatierra each person you tag at the top of that first post will get a notification that they were invited to the thread!!!

    Thought YOU were the good stuff...
  14. Thank you so much for 3yrs of amazing writing on the Resonance! To those that have stuck it out since even before we began, thank you for your friendship and commitment. To those of you that are new, thank you for joining & we look forward to seeing where you take us! I am looking forward to the next 3 years and seeing what incredible journey you take me on! Much love Zeph
  15. Some Questions

    Some neat ideas. The brooch and paper as they are written are fine with the caveat that even if he finds the map to his homeland he would never be able to go back - otherwise it destabilizes the premise of the game which is that people of other worlds are permanently stranded on earth and those of earth who vanished during the nevus are never coming back. It could make for real great drama for the character since he could start quests trying to go home only to fail each time. The dimensional stepping was fine up until it became a weapon he could force someone into. The problem with it is the potential for "instant kill" on an opponent. Something we don't allow. Also you have nice limits for the amount of time in the space but there should be limits also on how often he can do short uses over and over again otherwise he can just evade forever Nice concepts, just need a little tweaking.
  16. Needed for: Lance is the partner of @Raeden (Rae) Seiko. There are existing threads he can already jump into and will have more both with and without her as another detective in the city. Note: this is not meant to be more than a partnership - any romance for him would not be with his partner. Information: Lance is junior to Rae but this doesn't bother him. He has learned a lot since becoming her partner. He is very laid back, a bit of a comedian but behind the smile he is fiercely loyal to the people he cares for and trusts. Abilities: Pending... To get a feel for his personality/presence please read the threads he was used in: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... Not All is What it Seems.... Seven Points
  17. Some Questions

    Hi there and welcome to our corner of chaos! Saw you made a profile and put a help ticket up - I went ahead and held your face claim and answered your question there but happy to do so here as well! Yes human-looking races of other worlds are welcome - they are usually considered veil-crossers - when the barriers between worlds broke during the nevus they got stranded on earth so it fits perfectly. We have a few already on the site. if they are altered with already a strong set of powers those are dominant and the chances of learning any strong magic are slim. If they don't have strong powers (so their mana is not already focused elsewhere) then yes they can learn magic but really will need some teacher - usually a magus who is more naturally attuned to magic. Yes relics can come in from other worlds and even can have powers but of course any power would need to be balanced for the character and not tip the balance of our world Also - we LOVE ideas! You will find people that write here like things that last, with rich stories that evolve over time so lots of opportunities for characters to affect the world. Happy to work with you on your ideas!
  18. NEW SKIN

    So I had been working on a new skin and its now live. If you come across any oddities/things not working/not looking right etc. Please post here so I can take a look and fix it. Hope you enjoy!
  19. NEW SKIN

    lol... ya it is bigger am trying to find the css file out of the 200 or so that is controlling it still
  20. Welcome! Happy you are here and hope you find a mature and enriching environment for your muse. This site is rated mature (3-3-3). Our average player is 25+ with staff averaging 40+, so we cater to an older crowd with less online time. Because of this we tend not to have an active cbox and may take more than a day to approve characters but please don't mistake this for inactivity. Careers and families take precedence but we are quite active. If there is no one in the chat to answer questions just post them in the forum "QUESTIONS". With a registered name you can also use the Help ticketing system if you do not want your questions public. Take some time reading over these rules -- they are important for a pleasurable writing experience on this site. Note: This site functions best in Chrome and Firefox. It is most "glitchy" in IE but still works fine! General: No word count - people tend to post match here but even that is not required. Quality over quantity. Be respectful to everyone while using the board, cbox, and PMs. Refrain from drama. This INCLUDES bugging people to post - this is a site that caters to older players - they post when they can. God Moding/Autos/Over Powered are forbidden. There is an explanation about these terms in our helpful article, How to Role Play Like a Champ. Also this is an original writing site so no fandom please. Posts must be 3rd person past tense. Real Play-Bys - every play-by used MUST be over 18 - limited realistic artwork for non-human appearing characters (ex: lizard race) which is subject to staff approval. If your character has a human form you will need a play-by for their human form. No animated avatars or signatures, but you can have them in the "About Me" section of your profile. Avatars= 150 px by 400 px for best fit. Adult Content: Adult Content (AC) on this site is for mature adults only. It is automatically granted after 2mths active play so long as you demonstrated you are a mature writer. It is expected you will not harass others about AC use. Access can be removed at anytime for behavior staff feels demonstrates a lack of maturity. Also, when in doubt, put it in the AC section as it is for explicit/detailed descriptions of nudity, sex, disturbing violence, and gore. Certain sensitive subjects are not allowed even in the AC areas: Rape, abortion, sex slaves, & excessive S&M/BDSM. If you are looking for that there are sites better suited for you. Resonance is not a smut site. It is a writer's site. AC threads should be natural flows from actual plots/stories. Character Creation: Three characters upon joining. After 1 mth, you can pick up as many as you like! Detailed information to help creating a character can be found here. Your character can NOT be immediate family to any of the big co-stars that run factions. This unfairly gives power by simple association. If you're thinking about a Sci-fi/High Tech, please, read this first. No alien characters or technology. 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Please give at least 3-4 paragraphs - a copy of a post from somewhere else is a great sample! For subsequent characters you can enter "see X profile for sample". Because the Resonance was only 10 years ago and child characters are not allowed, there are no half-breeds with humans, infected, metahumans or humans with abilities. Inactivity and Play bys/Face Claims: If you do not log in with your character in a 2 month period, you run the risk of losing your play by/face claim. After 60 days of inactivity without an away message your profile will be turned inactive (not deleted!) and the play by released for others to use. Note: you can always reactivate any character but if the play by was picked up by someone else you will need a new one. If it is your turn in a group thread with 3 or more people and you delay it more than 12 days without an away message, the group is permitted to skip you to not hold up the storyline. This does NOT mean you are out of the thread, you can post any time to catch up but just recognize you will be skipped due to extended inactivity. If you need to be away its polite to let the group know and invite them to skip you while you are away. Warnings and Banning: Ok here is the thing, Resonance is managed by adults for adults. We don't like to warn or ban, don't make us do it. It is rare but happens from time to time and we staff do not consider it lightly.
  21. Bakkhos Properties

    Bakkhos (formerly Le Bain) Run by Angelo Gaspari On the entire top floor of the Standard hotel is a crown jewel for the Bakkhos syndicate. The red rope is protected by three bouncers and a metal detector that keep out the under 21s and the weapons. Like no other club in New York, Bakkhos boasts two indoor pools surrounded in lush black leather couches, three dance floors that create mazes through which patrons can find bars nestled in every corner. There is a massive outdoor deck covered in synthetic lawn, surrounded in glass wall rails with two large lit bars on either end and a bevy of luxury furnishings to lounge on while the music thrums out the open walls that make it difficult to know what is indoor and what is out. More secluded rooms can be found attached to the corridors, assigned their own bartender and a bouncer at the door. The main dance floor has a large live stage and is looked over by a VIP balcony which is invitation only, normally filled with Bakkhos "family". This upstairs lounge has reinforced glass walls that keep out the sound but not the show below while a private bar and cigar humidor cater to the VIPs every need. A steel door with a keypad is at the back of this VIP balcony, the corridor beyond has the doors to the secluded offices. Only the select few with access can go beyond these doors. Dress Code: Cocktail Chic - you aren't getting into Bakkhos in shorts! Smoking on the large balcony only. The Standard Hotel Run by Angelo Gaspari The Standard is the height of luxury and exclusivity. It holds one of the most exclusive night clubs in the upper floors, Bakkhos. All 338 guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall windows that open incredible city or Hudson river views, plush beds with Italian sheets and down pillows. Overstocked minibars, 24hr room service and a concierge at your disposal. There is a three month waiting list to get in unless you are on the "black" list, which includes the Bakkhos "family" and its allies. Unknown to the outside world this is the headquarters of Bakkhos syndicate with several penthouse apartments belonging to the heads of the family. Thyrsus Liquor Store (Queens) Run by @Thomas (Tom) Gallo The upstairs is a high end liquor store that sells from wine to absinthe. Thyrsus is the sole location selling from the Finger Lakes Winery. But it is much more than a liquor store. Below, via private access, is the exclusive, expensive, exotic liquors that can hardly be found in the world anymore. It is invitation only for high spenders to purchase. Even deeper under the store, through steel doors hidden behind wooden panels, is the private board room for exclusive gun sales. Penthouse Executive Club Run by Angelo Gaspari Plush carpets, padded walls and a never ending bar epitomize luxury and decadence. Stages dot the walls and hidden alcoves, with seven private rooms protected by a bouncer each in the back that are as often for business deals as for private dances. Pricey to enter and even pricier to stay, the Penthouse caters to the darker side of the corporate world with a steady stream of dancer-wanna-be's turned away almost daily as Bakkhos only picks the cream-de-la-cream. Empire City Casino - Yonkers Run by "Lucky" Luciano Cavalli The Empire City Casino had a strong start in 2006, outpacing any other New York casino in its first soft opening. A $50 million dollar renovation was planned for 2013 but before the plans could come to fruition the world suffered the Nevus event. The Casino was dormant for two years but in 2013, the Bakkhos syndicate took over and using the plans created before, rebuilt the casino bigger and bolder than it was before. The casino now houses over 60,000 square feet of gaming space, including fifty private rooms for "closed" parties. Two bowling alleys are in the back attached to a lush bar and cocktail resort and Nonno's Trattoria is a classic Italian Restaurant that specializes in Sicilian style. The Terrace bar extends with a deck that overlooks the racetrack where horseraces have just started up once more. The hotel attached to the casino is fittingly opulent with the top floors reserved for VIPs. Warehouses - Meatpacking District Run by Carmine Strollo Twelve blocks of warehouses near the Hudson are owned by the Bakkhos. Predominately used by the Gotchman Imports and Exports company, the warehouses are used for both legitimate and illegitimate movement of goods. Finger Lakes Winery & Estate Run by Victor Nuzio One of the largest operating wineries left on the east coast, it is also a favorite vacation spot of head of the Bakkhos Syndicate. Boasting 60,000 cases produced a year, the winery is no longer open to the public but rather a reclusive escape from the lights and noise of NYC. Operated by Victor Nuzio, the underground catacombs makes for some very Dionysian parties. Gotchman Import & Exports Run by Carmine Strollo The Company is the major front for much of the drug and gun running Bakkhos activity. Headquartered in one of the larger warehouses of the meatpacking sector, Gotchman sees regular weekly ship traffic from around the world as it owns 8 cargo ships that are scheduled to ensure a ship is coming into New York with goods every 3 days. Gotchman also has people on the ground in twelve countries around the world, always searching for the next big import.
  22. Need Some Healing?

    WOOT - YAY HELP Will PM you
  23. Need Some Healing?

    I has suggestions!!!!! I would PM Gavin D'luc since you and he are pretty much the only two really active ARMA at the moment and see if he up for a thread. Then perhaps the dock thread with Rae? maybe ARMA got wind a healer might be needed but when gets there the men in blue are keeping them out since there is no one left to save and finally... umm..... so ya... selfishly your fearless admin could use a little help on site as I clean up a few things so if you have time got a couple things you could assist with if interested
  24. NEW SKIN

    Ya those broke with the major software update back in April and I still haven't found a good alternative for how to work that. :/