A Reception At Shinzak's Mansion

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OOC: Everyone from the OED V cabinet is welcome to this reception!

IC:

Shinzak of Remus wanted to introduce himself to every single cabinet member in the most lavish way possible. To do so, he decided to throw a lavish reception at his mansion. As mentioned before, his mansion was smaller than that of both the governor and his lieutenant as a means of not inciting too much jealousy from his superiors, something that could mean doom.

Shinzak decided on simply having drinks at his private bar in his basement. It was easy and simple and would not require making inquiries about each cabinet officer’s particular nutritional tastes.

He would send an invitation to each cabinet officer inviting them to a drinks reception at his home in his lavishly decorated basement at a given time. He’d have his bodyguard acting as a bartender and would have some 19th-century Earth music on from the opera Faust by Charles Gounod upon their arrival.

SoR, HoMO

Bump

In his quarters, Nicholas held a PaDD as he looked in the mirror. He was contemplating what colour his eyes should be. Every disguise was down to the finest detail. [Iris Colour: Blue] was the current setting. He rotated it. [Iris Colour: Brown.] His eyes changed to a dark brown. He put on a pair of false glasses. [Stimulate Beard Growth: 4 Days.] A neat, and only just full beard grew in. In a sharp looking, seemingly expensive, blue suit, his guise was complete. A lot was unethical about what was done to him. But now he made full and effective use of everything Section 31’s experiments gave. He picked up a mini PaDD with a forged invitation. It requested the presence of one Nicholas Ramsay, CEO of a terraforming company.

He arrived at Shinzak’s mansion and took in all the details as he was led downstairs. The servant who brought him down announced him. “Mr Nicholas Ramsay, CEO of Evergreen Terraforming.” The servant then went over to Shinzak and whispered “I do not recall placing him on the guest list, but he has an invitation with him.

-Lt Cmdr Nicholas James, CIO

OOC: It’s entirely possible Shinzak will be able to see through your disguise. Just a fair warning before we start.

“Hello there, mister Ramsay. Might I inquire as to how you came to acquire knowledge of this reception tonight?” Shinzak would ask, with an air of politeness.

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“I received this-“ he withdrew the PaDD from his pocket. On it was a mixture of the wording from three intercepted genuine invitations. It was even signed the same as the genuine articles. “invitation to a prestigious event. I tell you, it couldn’t have come at a better time. My company is about to propose a new biosphere here. Maybe that’s how I ended up on your radar. Or your staff’s rather.” Nicholas Ramsay could not have been more different from Nicholas James. He had what the CIO did not. An outward personality. Nicholas Ramsay was a businessman. Charm, a little salesman’s graft, but everything with his being at the reception seemed in order. The only thing out of place about him was his eyes. While he was beaming a genuine smile, his eyes were dead, almost machinelike.

…and that’s how Shinzak knew something was up. A genuine smile has a genuine eye inflection. Whether or not Ramsay was on the list, there was something off about him. Shinzak had specified only cabinet officers. Why the fuck was a CEO here?

“Very well, Mister Ramsay, please enter.”

Shinzak would let the “businessman” enter the mansion. When he was out of ear shot, Shinzak would tell a security detail member to keep a very close eye on this “mister Ramsay” character. He would also do some private research on his own.

-Lt Cmdr Nicholas James, CIO

It was at this point that Michael Halloway arrived outside the mansion of the Head of Mining. With him a blonde not much taller than he with the evident markings of a half-napean on her forehead.

Halloway grinned at her, his thoughts being quite easily read by his wife. Hopefully we don’t encounter an incident like the last party that was thrown for us.

She shook her head. For both of our sakes, I hope you’re right.

Halloway waited at the door to be let in.

-Governor Michael Halloway

“Hello your excellency!” a security guard said. “Please enter!”

SoR. HoMO

OOC: Just a reminder. PG on the language. We do have minors as club members.

James

The Governor gave a brief nod. “Mr. Halloway will do just fine.” The man entered with his wife at his arm. “Mr. Shinzak invited us over for a get together?”

Shortly after the Governor, Isaria approached the entryway of Shinzak’s mansion. Draped over her forearm a shawl she found it too warm to wear, paired with a smile her face seemed too blue for.

Thavos seldom attended such large gatherings by choice, which made it such an oddity that she had shown up. She’d yet to meet their newest cabinet member and she doubted there would be any further opportunities.

Standing at the door, Isaria tucked a strand of loose hair behind her ear, waiting.

Isaria Thavos

Sensing a presence, Ylana turned to see Isaria Thavos. She got Michael’s attention. He turned for a brief moment, smiled and nodded. “Miss Isaria, how are you this evening?” he politely inquired as he waited to be fully let in.

-Governor Michael Halloway

“Ah, Governor! Missus Halloway,” Isaria greeted in kind. “I am well. It’ll be a nice change spending time with the cabinet outside of stuffy conference rooms,” a playfulness twinged the edges of her voice. “And you?.. Might I say your company is looking lovely tonight.” She razzed, shooting Ylana a frivolous wink.”

Isaria Thavos

Ylana smiled. “Just call me Ylana, and you’re looking lovely yourself!”

“And a sweetheart, too!” Isaria razzed. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ylana.”

Michael grinned. “She is quite lovely, part of the reason why I married her,” he said with a chuckle. “Shall we get something to drink?”

“I cannot say I blame you.” She stole a glance to the door, “I hear Shinzak is a man of great wealth..I can only assume he has a good taste in drinks.” She agreed.

After letting Isaria Thavos and the governor in, Shinzak would run to a security aide.

Once allowed in, Isaria gestured for Ylana and Michael to proceed first. They had, after all, arrived before her.

“Pay a close eye to this terraforming CEO. I don’t remember inviting him,” Shinzak said.

SoR, HoMO

Ylana had found her way to the drinks, however Michael found it prudent to seek out their host. “Mr. Shinzak, a pleasure to see you again. How are you enjoying Oed V so far?” he asked the Reman head of mining.

-Governor Michael Halloway

Turning to the governor’s face from talking to his aide, Shinzak smiled.

“Quite wonderful actually. I am amazed at the quality of human capital in OED V Minerals Corporation’s employ. Tell me, mister Holloway, when will it be possible to begin changes to the corporation? I have some great plans to optimize mineral production.”

SoR, HoMO

Only a few minutes after the arrival of the Governor and his wife the next guest showed up. The pair was an odd couple, The man a tall broad-shouldered man of very muscular build wearing a bespoke suit and sporting a cane. His partner was a Trill woman, although she stood almost as tall as the man she was slimmer and carried herself differently as if she were some kind of royalty, an air of elegance about her. The man’s dark blue suit was complemented by her dignified lighter blue dress, a clear Trill design, simple yet captivating. The pair walked past the guard and joined the Governors Group “Governor Halloway, Commander Eviros and Miss Thavos, this is my wife Doctor Neema Lar.” He said introducing the woman to his fellow cabinet members. “It’s a pleasure to meet you all, it’s a shame I haven’t been able to introduce myself sooner” The woman said with a half smile and a slight nod. Joseph turned to face the Reman “Mr. Shinzak, My name is Joseph Karlson, I am the Police Commissioner of Oed” He said with the same half-smile as his wife”

Commissioner Karlson and Dr Lar

“Wonderful to meet you, Commissioner Karlson. Tell me, do you have a task force on precious metals and gem thefts? That might become of use within the next few months, given my plans for OED V.”

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Joseph chuckled softly “Not as such no, our burglary department is plenty qualified. The only current Taskforce is the Special Crimes Unit who handle any cases that involve Starfleet, major Homicides or Governmental related criminal cases that go beyond regular Police Work. However, there are some specialists within the service that have experience with such robberies so you shouldn’t worry too much” He said with that same grandfatherly smile he usually sported.

Commissioner Karlson

“I say this because I’m planning a massive investment in a domestic gem cutting industry, largely due to my belief there are seams of precious gems. This will also result in an in-flow of jewelers and bullion dealers of various sorts.”

Joseph gave the Reman a funny look “I wasn’t aware that there was evidence of any precious stones here” he said in a half-interested tone “After the meteor revealed the Ore and mineral veins I always thought that was it for mainstream value here” The Commissioner squeezed his wifes arm softly “Maybe Annabelle will finally be convinced to visit us here?” His comment was answered with a simple laugh.

A drink in hand, Isaria observed as guests continued to arrive. She did not have the nature to meddle, although her curiosity had been piqued by the strange Reman man. Eager, he seemed, to establish connections to gain leverage for the mining empire of his future. Perhaps it was the way of a business man, but it still unsettled her. A shake of her head dismissed the thought and Isaria was left to float about the room.

Isaria Thavos, HoEC

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Commissioner KArlson

“To a school-trained Federation mining engineer, there might not be any precious gems. But to a former slave miner who was trained on the job, there’s plenty of evidence. I spot mostly corundum (or what you call rubies and sapphires).”

SoR, HoMO

Longstreet arrived with a green tinted beauty at his side. He knew he was going to get looks. One for attending a party and two for Apolonia next to him. It was a risk taking her anywhere that there was a chance she would hustle or steal. However leaving her to her own was even worse.

longstreet

The guard at the door would welcome the pair into the reception room, where a very tall Reman man would be entertaining several guests.

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Joseph gave an acknowledging nod to the Starfleet Security Chief and his date “Well I’ll trust your expertise on the matter. Never had much use for gemstones myself, give me a good block of uranium instead” He said with a half-smile “Although I have received several such rocks as gifts over the years, it’s funny the things people put value in”

Commissioner Karlson

Longstreet nodded back. He and Karlson had not left it good the last time they had been in the same room. He decided not to get chummy at this time.

“That’s the Police Chief. Suspicious man and qualified. I would avoid him if I was you. He will smell you out if you begin your games.” Longstreet warned Apolonia.

“Oh dear if I was that easy to catch it would have ben done a long time ago.” She said as she snuggled in close as they walked toward the host.

Longstreet

The tall Reman man mentioned earlier would notice the CoS and his female companion. He’d approach them with a smile and extend a hand to Longstreet.

“Hello there! My name is Shinzak and I am the CEO of OED V Minerals Corporation. I organized this reception. Welcome!”

SoR, HoMO


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