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In 1920, there was a bustling city that was located at the junction of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, making the city one of the largest nations in the world. It worked as a busy river port as well as a major train hub. On July the 1st, the Recent Enactment of National Prohibition promised to bring a great change in the city, for better or for worse but...nobody believes it to be true. It made sense because the city's once prosperous breweries struggled to remain in business. Most don't survive but an emerging unground industry began to fill in the gaps...or taps, if you catch my drift.
A restaurateur named Atlas May owned and operated a modest niche within the city called The Little Daisy Cafe. Along with him was his beautiful Goddaughter, Bellerose Bonnet Antoinette, which goes with the name since she is the kindest and sweetest woman you would have ever met. The Angel of Innocence they would call her. She lived in a very wealthy aristocrat family in Paris and the family was famous for their singing and wealth around the world since they claimed to be descendants of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, back in 1789 - 1799. With that wealth, they became the Grand Duke and Duchess of France which helped with Atlas connection to them a lot.
His assuming establishment happened to also be a portal into the extensive maze of limestone caves below St. Louis. Which gave him an opportunity to create a little surprise for the public under here. Even though St. Louis was dry up on the surface, there was a wellspring underground waiting for them to enjoy and the only way you could get in would be the Club-Shaped pin worn under the color or inside the lapel that granted trusted patrons access to the subterranean place called Lackadaisy Speakeasy, in honor of his Goddaughter, Bellerose.
Since it was located in the middle of St. Louis, that would mean that they had numerous routes for illegal liquor flows, which made them never get a loss for supply, making Lackadaisy prosper, and it became the city's most prominent bootleg operation, with Belle working with them. Atlas had a small empire.
But as prohibition persists, formidable rivals began to emerge, and the competition was anything but friendly with enemies lurking around every corner. But what happened next shook the entire world and the family to its core.
Now Atlas could have met a violent end...if it wasn't for Bellerose coming in to save him in the last minute in 1926. As the Lackadaisy continued to prosper, more people started joining in after seeing the headlines:
Bellerose,the Lady of France, Got Shot in St. Louis!
Still Alive After a Gruesome Attempted Homicide!
Yep! You got that right - She was still alive after that shot. She was a tough fighter even though the injury was server. From the May Family and others of the Lackadaisy, they sent her best after she was transported back to France to regain full recover. Amidst shaken loyalties and the mountain pressure from the competitors, they still held on tight and after a few months, Lackadaisy started becoming more of a hotel which was named the Rose Hotel, named after Bellerose.
By 1927, business has been booming and not even the competitors couldn't take the empire down since Atlas was still alive and heavy with security, but some say that there hasn't been any trouble since they didn't want to cause that incident again with the Grand Duchess. The organization thrives on, in the name of Bellerose.
And so, while the rest of the city still remember the incident by celebrate the world with the Spirit of St. Louis, somebody has decided to come back and pay a few people a visit and a little surprise for them. Wanna guess who it is? Well... you'll see.