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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Night at the Capricorn
When visiting Losantiville in the Steel League, one might want to visit the bar at the opulent Capricorn Hotel. It’s two floors with a central bar and a pianist providing entertainment.
Of course, there are--oddities. Sometimes, magically sensitive individuals get a feeling they’re being watched. This is particularly acute in the vicinity of the ram’s head relief on the wall between the staircases, behind the piano. This might bring to mind rumors of cults going back to frontier times. The black goat they served (according to some stories) was either a pagan god of fertility, a capo of the Hell Syndicate--or both.
Other stories suggest the goat wasn't a deity--at least not at first. Instead, the original black goat was a human sacrifice who insured the communities continued prosperity by receiving the weight of its sins. Over time, the misplaced guilt of Losantiville became an entity unto itself, a grim spectre of retribution.
If one’s alone, it’s best not to drink too much or linger near closing time. Old gods may weaken, but seldom die.