A scant week after setting foot in the city of Haven, David discovers while he's working the tables at the Pantheon that at least one Empyrean in Haven--rather disturbingly akin to a particular Domina he'd left behind in his home village--finds the hints of Empyrean blood in his appearance intriguing.
Empyreans come and go each day in the Pantheon, but one takes brief notice of David when the young Mongrel waits on him at his table--and David fleetingly senses something a little strange about the dominus' voice.
Much to his general shock, David is waylain by the cyprian Jorianne outside the Pantheon--and she whisks him away from his work and singing with the other Mongrels employed there to show him, at the Siren's Song, her own unique kind of music. Adult Content
David's second encounter with the Empyrean Madelyne proves far less disconcerting, as the two of them come across one another in the dark of the night in the city park on a mutual search for a quiet place to make music -- and Madelyne sings a song unlike any David has ever heard.
David's friends from the Pantheon haul him off to the Siren's Song for an exercise in whiskey and music -- much to the delight of a sailor who happily contributes whiskey to the efforts, and to the amusement of Laena and Nox, who take the opportunity to parry with one another in a dance.
Out for a stroll on his day off from the Pantheon despite the bitter chill of the winter in Haven, David quite literally bumps into a young Mongrel naraki; as he walks her home, he is cheerfully oblivious to how sweetly engaging Embla finds him.
It's just another night on duty for young David at the Pantheon, as Morgan and Deianyra dine together and discuss matters far above an innocent Mongrel's head--but to David's chagrin, Deianyra seems to be one of those odd Empyreans who occasionally actually asks the likes of him to think. Timewarped Log; Actual RP Date 12/1/00
Out on his frequent rambles around the city, David tries to intervene when he comes across an Atlantean beset by a pair of thugs; much to his confusion, however, the Son of Water does not seem to want or need his help.
Out busking on a summer morning in the Rialto, David and his Mongrel friends find an enthusiastic audience for their music--and a confrontation between one of the Agni-Haidar and Hounds who guard a monument to their fallen comrades.