After the Great War all that seemed to be left was The City. Though it often was rainy, and there certainly were poor scraping. The neon, the glitz, the champagne, and the skirts kept the people from collectively losing their minds. The City sits along the coast the gray world where ships cruise in from all over, often with underpaid crews who only get excited when they glimpse that beacon of gold. In The City it's a party, in The City it's a murder. At the center of it all is the Babylon Tower, the grand hotel and night club where all the parties, all the liquor, and all the sin seem to swirl around.
Reluctant Man of Vice
Walden Belfry is in quite a bind. Formerly a quiet, unassuming desk clear at the Babylon, Walden has been thrust into the bright glare of spotlight after his boss, Tilly Ambrose, the Queen of the Sin, had been found murder, and in her will left the Babylon to my most favorite and loyal employee. Where Tilly embraced and stirred the party, Walden preferred a calm lifestyle. The party still continues while Walden Belfry, the last man on the world who should be running the tower, figures out how to keep it open and who killed his boss.
-Apperance: Walden Belfry is a Human in a city of Orcs, Elves, Dwarves, and the lot. He stands at average height and build with dark hair. Tends to wear fashionable suits. Prefers not to carry a gun.
-Abilities: Rogue abilities such as Sneak Attack, Stealth, and Contacts.
-Traits: Polite. Makes others feel catered to. Crowd pleasing.
-Ideal: Keep the place running until a suitable replacement could be found. Find out who murdered Ambrose and make them pay. Try to avoid getting shot.
-Bond: Is loyal to his employees and his circle of friends.
-Flaw: Insecurity: Lacks a certain confidence about himself that has made the Tower stagnate and fall into an adjustment period.
-Followers: Can counter on a circle of friends to help provide muscle, find out things, or get their hands on equipment when necessary.
The Tower sits in the center of the city, a few blocks from the not quite as tall Mayor and Civil Protection offices. It stands in the center as one of the tallest buildings in the city, a landmark so famous that when most people try to orient themselves or give directions, somehow the tower will be used as the first landmark. The tower for the most part is a hotel.
-The Pennycourt Lounge: The main lounge and dance hall of the hotel, located on the ground floor and west wing of the tower. The Pennycourt boasts singers, towers of alcohol, and food. Guests with more carnal appetites can certainly find many a professional guy or gal working the room, though all such activity is directed to the privacy of the rooms above... or at least the bathroom stall.
-The Olympia Pool: Sitting on the eastern portion the Olympia is a large heated indoor pool with brass railings and marble steps descending into the water. A set of steam rooms and spa where a pair of Elves known as the Lynx Sisters direct activities and work bodies over on massage tables.
-The Starlight: An upper floor lounge with a series of great bay windows that overlook the city. It is a good place to catch firework shows. While the Pennycourt is open to the public, the Starlight is open only to hotel guests.
-The Roof: At the top of the roof is a partially covered heated pool. Half of it is inside a small lounge where the elevator and stairs exits into, the other half in which one can swim to by swimming under the wall is outside. The Roof is accessed by Gold Key members as well as Walden and his staff.
Adventure Seeds involving The Babylon Tower
-Who Killed Tilly Ambrose?: The biggest question that hangs over the Babylon is who killed the previous owner? Ambrose was a criminal, one of the Barons who helped guide the city with an invisible hand, but she was well liked by her colleagues and adored at her hotel. She was found shot dead in one of her hotel rooms and a slender figure with gossamer skin slipped off. It is probable that a Doppelganger was responsible, the bigger question is who gave the order? The starting clue is a Changeling community found near the harbor...
-Tower Heist: The party is made of criminals who have decided to rob one of the lounges or just break into a client's hotel room and steal something. Be careful, in a world of Sorcery and Submachine Guns, the there are several forms of personal and hotel security in the place and The City will not tolerate a bloodbath.
-Sticky Situation: Looks like someone inside the hotel is a marked man by The Outfit the group of underworld Barons who control The City. Your party has been tasked with going into the Babylon and either dragging the subject or finding a way to lure them outside for The Outfit to pick them up. Again, the hotel's security would very much frown on trouble making and has a policy of not turning their patrons over at the threat of hoodlums and gunsels.