Halloween 2018

Halloween is a reoccurring holiday.

October 21

Various NPC's have hints about Halloween:

You manage to distract him from his talk of "ten credits" and change the topic to Halloween. He seems… conflicted.

"I'm always excited about Halloween, but they keep moving the site. Can't it just come back here to the museum?"

He nods, "yeah, we got the news that it's going to be off campus again. Apparently Midgard doesn't know how to party… or don't like performance art."

He gives a bit of a scowl. "Looks like Midgard wants this even closer to home. I heard they're bringing it right downtown. Might as well put it in a lab beneath their headquarters."

"Well, I have to work on my dissertation. It's taking long enough without me taking breaks."

"But, even if I didn't, I'd stay away from wherever they're holding Halloween. Some of the new students don't seem to realize, but… well, I won't say it's cursed, but only so many awful things can happen on Halloween before everyone notices the pattern."

She pauses for a moment before whispering "it seems like even Midgard figured it out, right? Hopefully it's okay this year."

"Hmm? Oh, yeah, it's getting to be time for the big event." He shrugs and kicks back his over/under.

"Midgard and the University are playing hot potato. Neither of them want it on their premises, so they're both suggesting it be held at a rented site."

"I'm guessing it's going to be at Silver Towers again. I heard the water damage wasn't that bad."

"Midgard's still neck deep in Halloween. They've asked," he pauses to slam an over/under to add even more emphasis to the word, "the students to keep the festivities downtown."

"I've heard they assigned a new special liaison, but who knows what that means?"

"But," he taps the empty shotglass back and forth like a bored cat, "it goes clear up to the executive suites. They're digging for something, but I'm not sure even they know what."

Her smile falters for a moment, then drops completely. "I got named Event Coordinator again this year. I'm not sure I'll even graduate at this rate, but Midgard… well, they seem to think it'll look good on my resume."

"Anyway," she takes a deep breath, "I'm hoping we can get back in Silver Towers. There were some problems with water from our forest leaking last year, so we might be installing that later."

"But Midgard's promised to have someone from their side help out."

"I was actually pushing for it to move back here, but it's out of my hands."

"But I'm still glad I don't have to clean up afterwards again." She shakes her head. "Streamers everywhere."

You ask one of the guards about Halloween. He nods grimly. "It's not here this year, thank God. That means they can all turn right around and go back to pick up some Lattes! or whatever kids do now."

There's a faint electronic crackle as it begins to speak. "Ahhhh, Halloween, the one night a year we can reveal our true forms."

"Well, I'd like to say that. But it's more like the one night a year all the poseurs come out. The rich, not you-and-I rich, but Silver Towers rich, they'll swap out their cyberlimbs for something a little more festive."

A sound plays, reminiscent of a heavy exhalation of breath. "It could be beautiful, but it's just always so commercialized."

October 24

Jess begins fundraising for this year's Halloween party.

October 28

The Silver Towers message changes to:

Everyone in Metroplex knows of the Silver family and their towers. They're not letting anyone past the front desk yet, at least not on party business.

October 29

Party setup starts in the Silver Towers banquet room.
Happy Hour: Everyday Disco offers option to give fangs to dancers.
Waterfront: Halloween Contracts offers various options from security guards.

October 31

Party time! After making it through the Hall of Mirrors, the party proper is held in the ballroom of Silver Towers.

November 1

Various rewards are given out at the Silver Towers.

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