Just drinking is good enough for some places.
Now that it’s illegal, just drinking is better than a lot of places.
But sometimes there’s more than that – dancing girls, a cabaret, maybe a comedian, maybe a cooch show or maybe something higher class, a string quartet, a learned lecture, a poetic reading, a costumed tableaux.
We’ve always been patrons of the arts…even got a whole faction called the Cherubim, who were big wheels in Kingsport not so long ago.
And there’s more to entertainment than performance – there’s gambling, there’s running the numbers, all very lucrative.
Emiliana is a Toreador – yeah, for real – one of those Daeva offshoots.
She shares a sire with– the missing one.
We have high expectations for her, of course.
But she’s up for it. Definitely.
1809 – Emiliana is born in Rome, her father one of Napoleon’s occupying soldiers and her mother a married noblewoman.
1830 – Emiliana performs in Auber’s La muette de Portici in Brussels – the performance sparks riots leading to Belgium’s revolution and independence. , a Toreador, is enraptured and Embraces her in the chaos.
1834 – Unable to hide Emiliana any longer, Giovanetta and her charge make the dangerous Atlantic crossing to the United States.