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    Taverna Generica
    TAVERNA: Teh Acronym's Victoriously Extraordinary Realm of Nice Alcohol Yes, The is not normally included. Hence, "teh"
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    PUB: Place of Uberous Bavardage Credit for that to Blue Umbrella for that particular Acronym

    Reasoning for this thread: Townies complained that ACRONYM players and characters were intruding, destroying their plots, and generally making a nuisance of themselves. This thread (and perhaps others that may follow in its vain) are by no means trying to replace town, but are trying to offer ACRONYM players the chance to show their characters off in a non-ACRONYM base environment. In the same way, we are in no way saying that because this thread is here, it will stop ACRONYM players from using the Town. We also remind Townies that we are not saying you cannot post here. Yet, we dissuade you from doing so.

    Before you stands a stout, heavy building, constructed from dark, grey stones, with crossbeams latticing neatly across the foundation, up to the heavy wooden, and thatched, roof above. An inn sign hangs outside, eroded by age, the image undecipherable, the name withered: TAVERNA GENERICA.
    On the front door, someone, most likely eons ago, has inscribed the same words, and the words Townies, Keep Out! Someone has also hung a sign, offering ACRONYMers work in the bar, permanently.
    The tavern is in walking distance from any Acronym organisation. This, I stress most heavily, is not to be abused so you can run amok. It is so characters with no teleport capabilities can come to the inn. Yes, it makes no sense, considering that the organisations are miles apart, in some cases, even further. It just is.

    Inside, there is a large bar area, capable of seating at least one hundred people, with tables, big and heavy, and dark red leather chairs, aged yet comfy, littered about in a disorganised style. Old, oil paintings, of landscapes and battles, are hung randomly about the place, and a roaring fire constantly blazes to one side, nicely illuminating the baby grand piano. Behind the bar, an assortment of NPCs man the bar, all middle-aged, pot-bellied men, with bad body odour, and too much stubble. The occasional good-time girl (legal), and, recently, boy (legal) (working as a bar wench/manwench) also serves as a bar(wo)man at times. And, still further behind them, are the drinks, many hundreds of thousands of them, ranging from the mundane, to the mystic. From the bar, one can also buy typical bar foodstuffs, like pork scratchings, and dragon-flavoured nuts and kettle chips. One can also order proper food, in dizzying variety, from the kitchen. By the bar, a sign reads "No Wanton Telepathy, Please.". The only regular barmaid/hostess/front-of-house is Yasmin Lewis.
    Behind the bar is a large kitchen area, designed to cater for large functions, staffed by unnamed NPC slaves and servants. The technology in the kitchen has been imported from another dimension, there are incinerators, ovens, microwaves, and fridges, unlike the typical level of tech in this dimensional quadrant.

    Beneath the kitchen and bar area, accessible through a hidden staircase, lies the gigantic, mysterious wine cellar, filled with ancient drinks, and age-old graffiti, filled with dust, and the occasional pair (or more) making hot nookie beside the bottles, barrels, fine clarets, vintage burgundies, and other fine wines...
    Above the bar and kitchen, for three floors, lie rooms, varying in taste and decor, available as homes, and as places to stay the night. There are NPC cleaners who circulate among the rooms every few days or so, to clean up after the notoriously dirty out-of-dimension ACRONYMers.
    There's a small stables outside, where horses, ponies, and smaller mounts can be stored, and the NPC stableboys are perfectly capable of sending larger mounts and vehicles to other, larger, holding places off-site, when required to. There is an NPC heavy warhorse stored there, by the name of Cookie, created by Kaela, who can be rented for dramatic entrances, and the like.

    The only spells on the inn are ones that prevent alcohol from being watered down, and another that stops the entire inn being destroyed. Portals, and teleports, are perfectly allowed within, though frowned upon if they appear in places where they're not wanted.

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    1. No listening to unhappy songs during happy hour!
    2. No killing the staff.
    3. No vandalism.
    4. No thieving!
    5. Not so much a rule, but we'd like to remind customers that we retain the right to refuse and kill customers, and no responsibility can be taken on our part if you're evicted, injured, or killed, by Taverna employees.
    Breaking of the rules may earn ACRONYMers banning from the tavern, or a fine. Or, in certain cases, other ACRONYMers, or NPC policemen and bounty hunters, may be employed to hunt down the nasty, nasty people who broked the rules.


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    1. No controlling the NPCs to do anything that would be considered unlike them to do. You're permitted to make them serve your character(s) a drink, but no, let's say, make them get drunk and burn the place down. Of course, you could always make it clear your character is mind-controlling them into doing such as thing, for example, but you cannot make them do anything out of the ordinary, and make it seem as if they were doing it out of their own free will.
    2. No destroying the place. You're allowed to damage it, but destroying it just takes the fun out of it for all the other players.
    3. No godmoding. Even if it's permitted in some ACRONYMs, it isn't in others, and therefore shall not be allowed in the taverna.
    4. Players are allowed to make NPCs speak in whatever tone, colour, and font they so choose. If I, the thread runner, am not online, NPCs can be played by anyone.

    Repeated rule violaters (in nearly all circumstances OOC, but perhaps IC), can be punished by being IC banned from the thread. And therefore OOC banned to, under threat of mod being called to remove you for breaking thread rules.
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    *Xavier is here sitting at the bar looking worried about Zoe.*
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    Yasmin, looking busy now that a whole troupe of drunken halflings have wandered in to sniff the new thread smell, wanders past Xavier, handing him a menu, as she goes to shoo them out, brushing one hand through her lustrous hair, humming.
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    Xavier flips through the menu in a bored sort of way. Hmm. Maybe I should get something to eat. Well at least a drink.
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    Oh, no kidding. Jeez, you sit here, filling out seats, and all you do is annoy customers. Buying something is the least you can do. Yasmin says, narked, as she closes the door on a little halfling, who, outside, passes out in the snow, where he's promptly eaten by a dire wolf. She walks towards the bar, and, serving an elf a glass of icewine, taps her foot at Xavier.
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    I suppose. What would you suggest I get? Xavier looks rather amused by her blunt statements.
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    I suggest you buy something bloody expensive, to pay for all the time you've wasted in here. 'Kay, sweetcheeks? And don't pull so curvey smile at me, I don't go for guys who enjoy supervillain heiny. Pulling a face, disgusted at him, she lets an NPC barmaid take over, whilst she slips behind the bar, to get away from him.

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    I don't go for girls so you don't have to worry about it *Xavier laughs.Then orders an expensive drink and meal. Figuring it is probably best not to be on her bad side. (Not really sure what nor do I want to think of what.)
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    Xavier's served by a barmaid, who hands him a platter of steak, fried egg, salad and chips, a bill pinned to the side, along with a bottle of champagne.
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    Here you go. Xavier pays the bill. He sighs then he starts to eat and drink. Xavier looks very tired mentally but not physically.
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    What's wrong with you? The barmaid NPC asks, as she tings the money into the cash register, having learnt how do to it with such finesse after having watched Yasmin.
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    Oh. Does it show? Xavier smiles. Not having answered the question.
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    Obviously. Normally, the/a barmaid would jump on the fact that he didn't answer the question, but she's only an NPC, and's seen how stressful PC work can be. So, she smiles at Xavier with his indistinct description, and slithers away.
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    Xavier smiles. People these days. He goes back to eating his food. Haven't seen Alek in a while. Which is probably a good thing. He did try and kill me last time after all.
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    The Third drifts out of deadtime, now looking quite different. He still has the same pale skin, but his outfit has changed completely. He's wearing a pair of shoes and socks, the kind bought "thoughtfully" by someone who can't think of a decent present, an ugly pair of blue jeans with orange stripes that are at least one size too small, and one of those awful, itchy wooly jumpers that your grandmother insists on knitting each year. The sleeves have been turned up quite a bit, they were obviosuly much too young. The Third frowns and sips his drink, which appears to have been left alone while he was in deadtime, shuddering as he does so.

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    Xavier nods at the newcomer. But remains silent ignoring him otherwise, for now.
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    And then the front of Xavier's menu shifts. I'm sure you know how it's done.
    What do you think of Alek?



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    The Third nods back and takes a watch, with some difficulty out of a pocket in the wooly jumper. said watch had almost certainly got caught on the various loose strands of wool within the pocket. "Ah, good...um...day?" He says, tapping his watch in an attempt to get it working again.

    The watch is of course working, but it seems to be showing various times at once. Ah, timezones, what a pain they are.

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    Kiara's served a bacardi and coke by Yasmin, bill attached.
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    I suppose if you say so it is. *Xavier turns to the new voice.*I'm...I'm not sure. Why do you ask?
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    ((There is no voice, just words on the front of the menu.))

    There are people trying to kill him, and I need all the allies I can get.

    Drinky, Drinky went the Assassin so Shmexy.
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    From the sound if it your working with him. Is that correct?
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    I work for myself. But Alek is powerful, and of benefit to many people. But I asked you first. Do you love Alek, despite his repeated attempts to kill you, or do you stand by him, and benefit from his power.
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    "I do not...mean that it is definitely a good...day. I was just...trying to use a friendly greeting...but my watch does not seem...to be working." The Third says, politely, even as he slowly lets his aura of hatred loose. Let's see how Xavier reacts to this...

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    I..I'm not sure.. I just know I'm not trying to kill him The look on Xaviers face states that he hates being unsure.

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    Xavier can ignore it quite easily right now. It's meant to be nothing more than an irritating little feeling, nothing more than a slight disliking of The Third.

    The Third dismisses his aura once more when Xavier shrugs off its effect. He takes out a small screwdriver and starts trying to open up his watch in an attempt to figure out what exactly is wrong with it.

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    I..I'm not sure.. I just know I'm not trying to kill him The look on Xaviers face states that he hates being unsure.

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    So you would stand by and watch, as all the conflict goes on around you? A life without purpose ends up a rather short life.
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    Now how am I supposed to do anything? I have had no luck fighting his enemies. They just kill me. Nor do I know where to find him.
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    But what side are you on? Do you wish to destroy Alek's enemies, or destroy Alek. Or perhaps you want to destroy everyone. There is nothing to be gained from pacifism, but stagnation and death, as you find yourself dragged, unprepared, into the fight which you had so zealously shunned.
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