The Front Business Welcome to The Cozy Lounge, a classy nightclub for classy folk. Our club features a bar inside of a large ballroom with tables for couples and groups, a dance floor, and a stage where our very own band plays the best in Jazz and Big Band. The lead singer, miss Karma Jenkins, has a voice like an angel. Come and let her voice throw you to the clouds. At The Cozy Lounge, we serve only the finest in food and wine. Have a special occasion coming up? We can provide special services. Check in with Alfredo, our receptionist, and he will see to it that you are accommodated. Enjoy your evening. Now Hiring Waiters & Waitresses! The Real Business The Cozy Lounge is a front business for the new Brizio family mob. It was founded by Felix Brizio, the son of Lisa Bennett, a bank teller, and James Brizio, a small-time mobster. His father James had worked his way up the ladder until he scored a gig that earned him a fortune, but that lead to his fiancee, Lisa, being murdered by his own boss, Bruno Gorbachev; so he defected, stealing what he could from Gorbachev before severing his ties. Later on he settled down with another woman named Margery, who had a son named Francis from her previous marriage. Gorbachev's mob eventually caught up with him and he and Margery were assassinated. The Wine Cellar Located behind the club's bar is the entrance to the the wine cellar, which is more than just a storage unit for the finest bottles of Marsala and Prosecco. It serves as the base of operations as well. Here you will find money, drugs, guns, gangsters, street thugs, and dirty cops, to say the least. Staff The Club Owner Felix Brizio Felix never knew his father that well since he spent his whole life at boarding school, away from the family, but upon hearing the news of his father's death he dropped out and reunited with his step brother, Francis, with intentions of avenging their late father. Felix has no mafia ties so he utilizes street gangs, he is inexperienced but a quick learner, and though he has a pleasant demeanor, he can switch it off and be ruthless. The Underboss Francis "Franco" Brizio Franco dropped his biological father's name and took on the Brizio family name. He's young, a bit wild, but he handles business well. Like his brother Felix, he was away at school for most of his life. Currently Franco manages the coalition the Brizio family has with the local street gangs. The Receptionist Alfredo Angioletto Alfredo used to do odd-jobs alongside James in the past. Over time he came to be James' most trusted peer and was there when James landed the big gig. They split the loot that night then went their separate ways and years later, after hearing about James' death, Alfredo tracked down the Brizio brothers and donated what was left of his own half of the fortune to fund their front business. From time to time he offers council to the young bosses. The Bartender Cirillo Angioletto When Alfredo left the mob he invited his brother Cirillo to be a part of the new business. The Chef Tony de Brum Tony de Brum was once a mental patient. He still suffers from dementia but retains his ability to function properly most of the time. The Pianist Lucas Moore At one time Lucas Moore was an independant hitman that was in high-demand for different mafia families. He was tracked down by Alfredo and hired to be the bodyguard of the Brizio Brothers. He keeps his custom handguns in a fancy chest where they wait to be used again. The Singer Miss Karma Jenkins Karma used to be a struggling musician until she met Felix at the club, who convinced her to lend her vocal talent to his stage. The Bouncer Spencer "Spanky" Jones Spencer is an ex-con with street connections. Franco hired him to organize enforcers for the Brizio Family from the local street gangs. Spanky is not only the doorman to the club, he is the doorman to the shady side of the business as well. The Family Friends Aleshanee Loto Currently the only known "Family Friend" to the Brizio Brothers. She is Franco's personal assassin. Rules Standard RPG/site rules apply. Although I've created a fairly grand back story to the lounge, more than anything, I'd like for this thread to be an open environment for random interactions. I'm not always going to be on, so I won't be able to keep the story going. Because of that, this is more like a GTA game. It's an open world that doesn't require you to make a post that's relevant to the actual crime drama in order to play. Kind of like how you don't have to play GTA for the story, you can just run over people in your car or find prostitutes and what not. So just treat it like you would a high school thread or a mall thread, and look at the crime drama aspect as more of a bonus element to your experience (unless you want that to be the very reason you're here). You can bring your lady here to make an extravagant and romantic marriage proposal. You can cheat on your lover here. However, this is a public place, so stay realistic and don't be doing the nasty in front of everyone in the club. You can fight here. You can break stuff, just be prepared to be hit/shot at by security. No matter what kind of character you got, though, you should sell security. That means if the bouncer comes to throw you out of the club, he usually does so. Exceptions can be made, but those are rare. If you're here to do 'business' you must speak to the bouncer, Franco or any appointed staff member. Open 'auditions' >IC< for 'Family Friends' (dirty cops, contract killers & staff) contact the bouncer, Franco or any appointed staff member. If you're here to kill the Brizio Brothers, you're welcome to try.