Old Haunts โ€” Vignettes and Visions from the City of Lovat

Old Haunts: Order Up

๐Ÿ“ Shantak Coffee
๐Ÿšข Deck Three, Kaleetan District (Onboard the Gamble)
๐Ÿ•˜ Mid-Morning

“The spot had a more substantial appearance than other locations on this deck. Its walls were solid bulkheads, and it had its own door that led into a dark interior. The sign above was neon, the glass twisted to illustrate in blue glowing tubes a creature that was a hybrid between bat and bird, paired with an ugly horseโ€™s head. The glass was animated to give the bird-thing a herky-jerky appearance as if it was in flight. A white fabric sign below read โ€˜Lovatโ€™s Oldest Operating Coffee Shopโ€™ in red Strutten letters.”

โ€”Waldo Bell, Gleam Upon the Waves


Visit Previous Haunts:

Lucky Star

๐Ÿ“ Denny Lake Warren
๐Ÿ™ Level Four
๐Ÿ•™ Midmorning

Rhapsody

๐Ÿ“ King Station Warren
๐ŸŒ† Level Four
๐Ÿ•– Early Evening

Serenade on Two

๐Ÿ“ Martello Warren
๐ŸŒƒ Level Two
๐Ÿ•š Late Night


Local Service

๐Ÿ“ Martello Warren
๐Ÿ™ Level Four
๐Ÿ• Mid-Day

Licensed Dir. Agents

๐Ÿ“ Unknown Warren
๐ŸŒƒ Level Three
๐Ÿ•š Late Night

Happy Auseil

๐Ÿ“ Hickman-Franklin Warren
๐ŸŒƒ Level Three
๐Ÿ• Early Morning


Title Card for "Social Climber" a Lovatine Vignette of a man riding a public lift

Social Climber

๐Ÿ“ Frink Park Warren
๐Ÿ™ Between Level Four & Five
๐Ÿ•œ Early Afternoon


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Credits:

Some audio from Freesounds. Special thanks to: erh, ivolipa, kinoton, patricklieberkind, srgbld, stuntman, trainscough5407, and univ-lyon3.

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Old Haunts โ€” Vignettes and Visions from the City of Lovat

Old Haunts: Social Climber

๐Ÿ“ Frink Park Warren
๐Ÿ™ Between Level Four & Five
๐Ÿ•œ Early Afternoon

“Lifts rise and fall through Lovatโ€™s superstructure constantly. Because of their size theyโ€™re pretty slow, but it beats climbing the stairs between levels. Hundreds of them whir, hum, and clack their way along, passing between floors, carrying passengers and cargo up and down. The public city lines usually run inside the massive pillars that hold the levels aloft, though those arenโ€™t the only hoists in the city. Lifts of all shapes and sizes owned by all sorts of interests run day and night. There are express lines and extravagant lifts for the rich. There are lifts for cargo, and for school children.”

โ€”Waldo Bell, Red Litten World


Visit Previous Haunts:
Study Related Ephemera:
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Credits:

Some audio from Freesounds. Special thanks to: ingudios, michael grinnell, mitchelk, newagesoup, pitched senses, and soapuel.


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