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February 7, 2017      In Take Me to the Moon 10 Comments

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To:  Everett Loften

From:  Grayson Tesla

RE:  Art Appraisal

Have arrived in Forgotten Hollow.  On the way from the train station, was warned to “flee with your mortal life & soul intact,” by obviously superstitious locals.  I expect that the fog and bats, and general run-down state of the environment, spooks the ignorant.

This mansion is the motherlode.  I’d say the Von Haunt place pales in comparison.  I’ll be back in San Myshuno within the week, and have news of specific shipments.  Tell the crew “good work” getting my art appraisal credentials in circulation.  I almost feel guilty for preying on this poor elderly woman, Ms. Morai.

Email sent from Absinthe Morai to Grayson Tesla:

“We are planning an estate sale after the recent death of Count Vladistraus.  Given your name as a reputable art appraiser.  Please advise fee.  Accommodations provided by Count’s Estate while completing appraisal.”

Letter, from Absinthe Morai, to Caleb Vatore.

Dear Friend,

Although I am aware of your propensity to advocate for the rights of the mortal in our fitful battle for existence, I must tell you, I have summoned one such soul, though not blameless, to Bloodkirk Manor, for the purpose of furthering our existence, even at his expense.

As you know, and I am sure you must sympathize, Count Vladistraud has not been well for decades, perhaps even a century, as the living measure the passing of time.

After I was chastened for public drinking, and banished to a long hibernation, I awoke to find our Count in a state of shock and grief, lethargic with the weight of moral dilemmas.

I took it upon myself to summon a mortal to the castle, for the purpose of re-energizing our Count’s will to survive.

At the same time, I cannot deny I have my own reasons, and that both simple lust and a more diffuse hope of further immortality, beyond our shadowed existence, are among them.

Please do not judge me harshly, friend. 

Not everyone possesses the restraint, or even, the perspective, you embrace.

Yours, if not in moral fortitude, in enduring passion,

Absinthe Morai

Gameplay Notes:

This amazing mansion was built for the lot where Vladistraus lives,  by Acelyah.  It is called Bloodkirk Manor.  The detail and intricacy of the floor plan is mind-blowing, with a full chapel, multi-level basement tombs, and beautifully decorated inside and out.

I created Absinthe Morai, based on the vamps who haunted Jonathan Harker at Castle Dracula in Bram Stoker’s book.

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10 Comments so far:

  1. uuu I loved this, seems poor Grayson has no idea what he is getting himself into 😀 can’t wait to see how his encounter with the vampires will go 😀

  2. OMG I can’t wait for Grayson to meet her! Not sure what you have planned, but I think Grayson would make an awesome vampire! 😉

  3. maisie says:

    Oh geez Grayson, you have no idea what you are getting yourself into! The castle is stunning! Looking forward to seeing even more of the interior as Grayson makes his attempt! Dracula is a great book, and Grayson has a lot of trouble looming over him if that is what he is up against! Absinthe looks great!

    • Maisie, I agree, Grayson is, for the first time in his life, clueless. I think they finally added some (very mild) adversity with this gamepack, more than I’ve seen up till now with Sims 4. When I was thinking about using the new game pack in Grayson’s chapter of the legacy, I thought about the various vampire lore, and the only book or film that’s ever truly felt organic to me was Bram Stoker’s. I loved Francis Ford Coppola’s rendition of it, which was a little more sympathetic to the count than the book, but very true to it in my opinion. Playing the vampire’s with Stoker’s sort of context is going ok; it isn’t too far a stretch from gameplay to make it work. Thanks for reading!

  4. Carla says:

    Uh oh, Grayson! I wonder if he has finally met his match here…or if he’ll surprise us all and come out on top!

  5. Carla, hmm, I see Absinthe as a worthy opponent to Grayson. Good question. And what would it mean for Grayson to come out on top? Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  6. Echo Weaver says:

    Well, this is a fascinating turn of events! I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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