THE ALIBI ROOM
2000 Hours Local Time
The normally busy private club known as the Alibi Room was, rather mysteriously to the locals, closed to normal business for the day. Reservations had been rejected with countless apologies, with some of the more influential clients even being sent cases of liquor by way of apologies for the inconvenience. Unfortunately for them, the First Order had rented the entire premises, from top to tail, for one evening, with an eye towards providing its people with a night of well-catered luxury and culture. The city of New Shri-Tal was known for its resorts and luxury accommodations, its casinos and restaurants, its beautiful weather and festive atmosphere, but the Alibi Room was another foxhunt altogether.
Exclusive and luxurious didn't even touch it.
The staff -- having been double- and triple-checked by the First Order Security Bureau -- had polished the place to a pristine shine. A line-up of well-known jazz acts from Atrisia and elsewhere in the First Order had been assembled to heighten the atmosphere, while the finest food and drink were arranged. Staff was on hand to meet their every whim -- within reason, of course. Of course, the two-story main cocktail lounge was polished to a shine, ready to receive visitors as the musical act began with the lovely and talented Lily Hong crooning a lively love song.
Meanwhile, in the Gaming Parlour, dealers were on hand to guide those fancying a flutter in any number of games, from Pai Gow to Sabbacc, as well as some other traditional Atrisian games. Cocktail waiters and waitresses circled to take orders and deliver drinks and snacks, while music from the main bar area wafted pleasantly into the room, but not so loud as to prevent conversation. No less luxuriously appointed than the rest of the Alibi Room, the Gaming Parlour includes intricately carved art deco reliefs, plush furniture, and muted lighting, creating intimate bubbles of conversation and gaming.
Of course, in a building the size of this club, there are no doubt lots of dark corners, hidden alcoves, and other such places for those looking to escape the glare of the glamorous proceedings going on in the club...