Mortals of Darkness

“The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles.”
― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Venue Introduction

Sorry,
   You were expecting a full welcome party?  Most folks who come out here are expecting more than they’re going to get out of the city.  Let me be the first to disappoint you. You’re a nobody, and no one cares about nobodies. Me?  I’m here to make sure you know exactly where you stand. You’re not even on the bottom rung yet, however, even someone with your laughable level of connections can be useful, given the right guidance.  No, I haven’t decided on plucking you out of the tar and asphalt just yet, but I’ve been surprised before, why don’t you show me why I should consider taking you under my wing?”

– Ryan Moryet

Themes

Corruption

There is a disgusting oozing taint that has seeped into every crevice of Los Angeles, Corruption. Lies, bribes, blackmail and fraud run rampant through every sphere of influence, from The Sheriff’s Department to the staff at UCLA Medical Center. Need a body to disappear? For the right amount of cash the LA Police can help you out. Does your company want a sweet city contract? Those pictures of the head councilman with a prostitute will probably sway him to pick yours.

SECRECY

What makes Los Angeles spin round? Secrets. Everyone has ‘em. Never make the mistake of thinking you know someone because in this town nothing is what it seems. That councilman that acts like a raging conservative forced his mistress into an abortion last week. The deputy who promised to protect and serve the people of Compton? He’s pushing drugs with the largest gang in town. The cute hipster girl who works at the bank? She’s a neo-nazi. Accidentally stumble upon the wrong persons secret and you just might end up dead.

Ignorance

What’s the saying? Ignorance is bliss? In LA ignorance is a way of life. When the cops come knocking on your door asking about the gunshots heard from the neighbors house you ask, “what gunshots?” Nobody seems to know anything and that’s exactly how the people of LA like it. Poking around in other’s business tends to leave people dead.

Moods & Inspirations

Inspirations

TV Shows

  • Criminal Minds
  • American History X
  • American Horror Story
  • Heroes
  • The 4400
  • House of Cards
  • Alphas
  • The Americans
  • The Shield

Movies

  • Saw
  • The Conjuring
  • Sinister
  • Insidious
  • The Truman Show
  • Shutter Island
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Departed

Books

  • Zombies versus Unicorns
  • Misery
  • Amityville Horror
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • The Woman in Black

 

Mood Music