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|Topic Started: 15 Nov 2009, 07:40 PM (1,293 Views)|
|HermioneGranger_||15 Nov 2009, 07:40 PM Post #1|
The Midnight Manor of Boston, Massachusetts has been around for two and a half centuries. Its original founder, Greg Hundi, first came to Boston in 1765. What Greg had in mind was a safe haven for his kind of people that were mainly a minority then. Greg decided that the manor would house vampires when they were in need of a place to call home or for just a temporary stay. Word spread throughout the secluded part of Boston where the manor was built. Soon enough many vampires sought out a safe-place at Midnight Manor. It was also soon that many vampire hunters heard of the manor as well. Greg and his brethren were in danger, so the only thing he could truly think of were to recruit other paranormal creatures in for protection. The main paranormal creatures that were the security for Midnight Manor were werewolves. Throughout the years, Greg found it his duty to help paranormal creatures in need. Even though many of the vampires at Midnight Manor didn't like it, other paranormal creatures were welcome into the folds of Midnight Manor.
After the first century of the manor, a well-known vampire hunter, Beth Silver from a witch lineage, finally discovered the vampires' haven. Greg and many others were killed. Although Beth had a particular weapon that could destroy any vampire, they fought until they were finally destroyed. Reveling in her victory, the hunter set fire to the manor, set on destroying the last traces of her foes. However, one lone vampire had survived the attack, and catching the hunter by surprise, avenged the deaths of his brethren. But the damage had already been done. The manor burned to the ground and the lone survivor abandoned the site forever. Many of the other smaller groups of paranormal creatures were housed in Midnight Manor, they escaped and fled from the burning site of the home they once knew.
After the destruction of Midnight Manor, it was never heard of or spoken of again. Until in 1946, a group of young vampires decided to rebuild Midnight Manor. They'd heard of its history, and felt that the time was right to take up the cause. A new manor resides in the same place as the old one; identical in view, but with new amenities such as up to date electricity, they installed kitchens and bathrooms. Even if the updates weren't necessary for vampires, they were necessary for their human bonds some of them kept while at Midnight Manor. The furniture in the halls, living rooms, and bedrooms were updated to the era's fashion. Over the years, the residents of Midnight Manor updated the manor to whatever was in fashion. Even though the outside of the manor still looked like it belonged before the 20th century, the inside was furnished to fit the immortal or mortal soul of the time.
Unlike the time during Greg's reign over Midnight Manor, there isn't a solid ruler. There are the few vampires who think it is their right to rule over the vampires, but they are dealt with quickly enough. Even though there is a more reliable source of security, Midnight Manor still uses its werewolves to prowl before the gates of Midnight Manor. There are thoughts of updating the security but there would be no job for the werewolves.
Many of the vampires keep their human bonds close to them wherever they go. After the second Midnight Manor was built, the thought of the human trade that was ever so popular during Greg's reign at Midnight manor, was quickly put aside. Many of the modern vampires didn't think it wise to capture humans and force them to their will. Although, there are a few of the more old-fashioned vampires who think it is quite fine to control a human. The human trade is still there in Midnight Manor but not as popular as it once was. The trade's background is not as brutal and is more acceptable to the modern vampires. If the human is not traded around, they are set to work as either a maidservant or a feeder.
In a far corner that is secluded from Boston, you will find a dark manor that has black rosebushes planted around it. When the manor was built, it was built to the side of a once-popular part of Boston. The settlers there have moved on and a nest of vampires took over. The nest of vampires has multiplied and they still remain at Midnight Manor. The town around Midnight Manor is mainly controlled by vampires but there are a few oblivious humans who stay in the smaller homes around Midnight Manor. The only public place in the old part of Boston is a pub that is most popular to vampires all over Massachusetts. The pub supplies the vampire's diet and entertainment.
Rooms and How to Join:
~ Dining Room
~ Storage rooms
~ Bedrooms 1-5
~ Suites 1-3 (to be shared with Human Bond)
~ Bedrooms 5-10
~ Suites 3-7 (to be shared with Human Bond)
Many of the vampires know where Midnight Manor is, so there shouldn't be any problems on getting there. All you have to do is post your non-canon character to join the vampires of Midnight Manor:
Human Bond (if any):
NOTE: These vampires can be out in daylight but the sun hurts their eyes. If they do go out in the sun, their energy level depends on them to eat! Meaning, if you do not eat before going out in the sunlight, you are going to be in trouble. Some vampires take up the power of mind-reading, it all depends on your character. Different vampires can have different powers they have worked on over their existence.
(thanks Midnight Predator by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes for the idea)
Edited by HermioneGranger_, 16 Nov 2009, 06:04 PM.
|HermioneGranger_||16 Nov 2009, 05:41 PM Post #2|
Zack climbed down the first pair of stairs in Midnight Manor. The lights hanging from the walls which were spaced at even intervals, cast a devilish shadow around him. His mood hadn't been improved the night earlier, how in earth was it going to be improved tonight? Zack shook his head and looked down as he walked down the steps, his footfalls echoing around the almost-empty manor.
These days it seemed a lot of the vampires in Boston were staying elsewhere and somehow avoiding the manor entirely. Zack didn't know what he was doing wrong. He made special accommodations for the vampires who decided it best to stay at Midnight Manor. They just weren't coming anymore. The only persons who were in Midnight Manor were the guards who were prowling the grounds right now and the few maids he had that had persisted that he keep them since they had no where else to go.
Yes, his mood wasn't to be improved tonight. Sitting in Midnight Manor for the last fortnight without anything to do had dampened his moods and had left him sour. He had tried to drink himself into oblivion but it just didn't work. Many vampires couldn't drink themselves into the pits, but maybe if he tried hard enough, he could reach the desired state of drunkenness. He had to do something that would cheer him up, something that would lift his spirits, however dark they were.
He landed in the foyer and headed towards the small kitchen they kept stocked with wine bottles of good taste. He opened a cupboard to find it clouded with cobwebs and dust particles. He reached up to retrieve a bottle of wine from 1876 that was shipped in from Italy somewhere. He had been meaning to keep it unopened for a special occasion, but since there were no special occasions happening anytime soon, he might as well indulge himself in some nice "spirits" indeed. He dusted off the bottle with hands, popped the cork, and opened another cupboard to pull down a wine glass. He splashed some wine in, set the bottle on the counter, opened the refrigerator and pulled out a bag that was dark red with a plastered label on the front. There was a small plastic hose on the top of the bag that was used for emptying out its content. And he did just that, making his nostrils flare from the strong smell. He filled the rest of his wine glass with the blood until it was filled to the brim.
Zack put the blood back in the refrigerator and leaned against the counter, wine glass in hand. He sighed and rose the wine glass in a mock toasting to whatever was to come. Maybe luck will come my way in the near future, he thought. He smiled wickedly and tossed back a good gulp of the liquid, looking out a nearby window at the full moon that dangled in a sea of bright jewels.
Edited by HermioneGranger_, 17 Nov 2009, 12:31 AM.
|StormyWolf||29 Jan 2010, 08:07 PM Post #3|
Physical Description: Short (5'5") but well proportioned and muscular. White skin, dark brown hair, brown eyes.
Wolf - Black with one brown ear, yellow eyes.
Strengths: Physical strength, heightened sense of smell, night vision, the Change advances healing.
Weaknesses: Silver burns to touch, prevents wounds from healing, must Change and hunt during the full moon.
History: Was bitten at the age of 15, thought it was just another dog bite, until the first change. He killed a man that night, and ran away before he could be caught. He researched his 'condition', and found out enough to find someone to teach him the ropes. The second half of his life has been a struggle between holding down a job and keeping his wolf under control. At the Midnight Manor, he'd finally found a place where he doesn't have to keep the two apart. He has worked there for just under a year, as security.
Human Bond (if any): None
The night had been a productive one. The moon had brought the Change as it always did, and so he'd heeded her call and already completed the monthly ritual of slaughter. This time it had been a young buck who had drifted too close to the grounds. Pity for it, but at least he hadn't had to waste as much time as the others. No doubt they were still out there gorging themselves on whatever meat they could catch scent of. It amazed him how little self control they possessed.
Hans strode back to the manor, eyes and ears alert for any unusual sounds. Then again, anyone who ventured out on this night was either unusual or had a death wish. Had he not already satiated himself, he would surely chase them down and tear out their throat without a second's hesitation. But the blood-drinkers' bonds knew this, so Hans doubted he would have any contact this evening. At least, not until his fellow wolves returned, and even then he doubted they would be much for anything other than dropping into bed to sleep off their full bellies.
Pigs, the lot of 'em. No wonder the vampires regarded them all with disgust.
Hans didn't blame them. Had he not been forced into this life, he would have sooner jumped in front of a bus than associate himself with them. But c'est la vi. He had a roof over his head, four square meals a day, and a job that played to his strengths. He'd take what he could get and count himself lucky he wasn't still locking himself in a storage locker every month.
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