Greetings, esteemed and cherished Hemloxx, Incorporated employees!
Are you ready for an unforgettable night of enchantment and intrigue? The highly anticipated annual gala at Hemloxx Headquarters' ballroom is almost here. We are thrilled to celebrate achievements and foster meaningful connections across all divisions and levels within our company.
Before we gather, it's essential to bring attention to the covert misdeeds and acts of malevolence that have attempted to dim our brilliant successes over the past year, sometimes muddling the distinction between ally and adversary within our hallways. But let's use this opportunity to mend any divides, forge new friendships, and kindle collaborations that transcend divisions. Together, we will strengthen our position as the unrivaled leader in every industry Hemloxx embraces.
This gala will be a captivating journey, and you are at the heart of Hemloxx's legacy, playing a pivotal role in shaping its future. This is where your story begins.
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Attendees of the Hemloxx Gala:
INTERIOR DESIGNER | HEMLOXX DESIGN
The eccentric interior designer, Harper Doodles, stands out in the industry for their unique approach to infusing spaces with whimsy and charm. With unbelievable talent, Harper combines creativity and humor in every project, delighting clients with unexpected design elements. Polka dots hold a special place in Harper's heart, and they joyfully incorporate the pattern into various aspects of their designs, from walls to furniture upholstery, infusing spaces with a sense of playful nostalgia.
One distinct aspect of Harper's style is their trademark oversized vintage sunglasses, adding a retro flair to their appearance. This fashion statement has become synonymous with their vibrant personality and design sensibility, setting them apart in a sea of more conventional designers. While their colleagues often tease them for their habit of talking to potted plants for design advice, the lighthearted ritual further exemplifies Harper's unique and whimsical perspective on design.
As an integral part of the Hemloxx Interior Design team, a division of Hemloxx Design, Harper's imaginative touch breathes life into every project they undertake. Their ability to create captivating and laughter-filled spaces has garnered them a devoted following of clients who eagerly seek their expertise for their own interior design endeavors. Harper's work has become a beloved and sought-after addition to the company's portfolio, ensuring that each project they take on is filled with joy and a touch of playful magic.
Suggested attire: Eccentric outfit. Design yourself as you would a quirky living room. Oversized vintage sunglasses
CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST | HEMLOXX CYBER
Penn Bloodman is an introverted ethical hacker with open disdain for society. Penn is stubborn and will never reconsider a decision. This computer genius has an exceptionally high IQ and rules the circuit of local trivia competitions in Bramford Bluff. Unfortunately, Penn is often accused of cheating, as nobody can fathom that a person could have that much random knowledge.
Penn works for Hemloxx Cyber. The job descriptions are not made public like other divisions in the company, but their group's mission is to provide cybersecurity for Hemloxx.
Nevertheless, Penn’s team has been accused of hacking into competitors' networks, but no solid evidence has emerged. Supposedly there is a traitor in their cubicles. The cybersecurity team has been busy as bees formulating a strategy to banish the mole in their midst.
The perpetrators behind the hacking incidents have been revealed to be Hive Mind, an international collective notorious for attacks on governments, corporations, and organizations. Despite this revelation, the Hemloxx executives remain vigilant, closely monitoring the cybersecurity team for any signs of misconduct. The rumors of a mole among the group have cast a plague of distrust and lowered morale within the division, further complicating the already challenging task of defending Hemloxx's digital realm.
Despite the tensions and uncertainties, Penn's unwavering dedication to Hemloxx's cybersecurity mission persists. Their stubbornness in standing by their decisions, while occasionally causing friction, underscores their commitment to the company's protection. As Hemloxx Cyber fights against external threats and internal doubts, Penn's brilliance continues to shine, ready to defend the corporation's digital frontlines with unyielding determination.
Suggested attire: Black hoodie, black pants. You want to blend in and not get noticed.
EXECUTIVE CHEF, THE SNEAKY STEAK | HEMLOXX HOSPITALITY
Paren Brone is the executive chef of The Sneaky Steak - the fine dining restaurant of Hemloxx Hospitality. Paren is absent-minded and refuses to eat or taste food around others – even while preparing dishes during dinner service, as they think they chew weirdly. But Paren showed everyone how good of a culinary mastermind and restaurant manager they are after being awarded three Michelin stars, the highest honor a restaurant can achieve. Unfortunately, since the steakhouse received the accolades, Paren's ego inflated. This chef has become hyper-critical of others. Alas, there isn't much anyone can do about this behavior change, as Paren's the reason for the success. Also, the executives of Hemloxx Hospitality are studying the recipe for Paren's success in planning to open many more locations worldwide.
However, Paren's plagued by more than just an inflated ego. Despite being awarded three coveted Michelin stars, Paren's dissatisfaction with their culinary prowess lingers. This discontentment fuels a constant sense of self-doubt, leading them to scrutinize every dish they prepare and every detail of the restaurant's operations. The pressure to maintain the high standards set by the Michelin accolades weighs heavily on Paren's shoulders, creating an atmosphere of stress and unease in the kitchen.
Moreover, Paren's hyper-critical nature has extended beyond themselves and their work. This chef has become excessively demanding and exacting towards their staff, holding them to impossibly high standards. Their relentless pursuit of perfection has created a tense and unforgiving work environment where mistakes are met with harsh criticism and little room for growth or learning. The once supportive and nurturing workplace has become a breeding ground for resentment and discontent among the kitchen staff.
Suggested attire: Chef's uniform.
FUNERAL MONARCH, GORGEOUS GRAVES | HEMLOXX AFTERLIFE
Quill is the youngest of the CEO’s children and was doted on immensely by their late mother until her passing only two years ago. Lately, Quill has become unemotional and detached from the rest of the family. The town gossips speculate it is because Hunter Bentley was a person of interest in his wife’s death and was never charged. This has led to an atmosphere of distrust that has spread company-wide like a plague.
Nevertheless, after working every summer in the mailroom for the company since the age of 15, Quill is now working year-round for Hemloxx Afterlife and manages Gorgeous Graves – a chain of exclusive burial grounds touted as luxury death experiences. All employees of Hemloxx Afterlife are referred to as funeral monarchs – no matter what their duties are.
Despite being a member of the Bentley family, Quill's father harbored reservations about their involvement within the organization. Quill believes they have proven they are an asset by working many years for the company as a teen. Quill's dad deliberately placed them in a division that didn't align with their aspirations and desires. It was a clear message of disapproval, causing a deep sense of frustration and resentment to simmer within Quill.
However, Quill's discontent extends beyond their personal life. They exhibit an air of perpetual dissatisfaction that permeates their interactions with colleagues and employees. Their demeanor exudes a distinct air of superiority, often dismissing the ideas and suggestions of others without a second thought. Quill's peculiar arm swing, which has always set them apart, has become more pronounced since the loss of their mother, leaving others unsettled and questioning the true nature of their demeanor.
Adding fuel to the fire, Quill passionately advocated introducing a new graveside wedding program within Gorgeous Graves. Believing it to be a unique and innovative offering that would attract a new demographic, Quill poured their heart and soul into developing this pet project. However, their father openly hated the idea, dismissing it as frivolous and tarnishing the burial grounds' sanctity. This clash of opinions further exacerbates the tension between Quill and their father, fueling Quill's disgruntlement and intensifying their determination to prove themselves.
Suggested attire: Gothic attire with cemetery-worthy accessories, such as a coffin necklace, etc.
PODCAST HOST, BRAMFORD BLUFF WEEKLY OF HEMLOXX SPILLED TEA | HEMLOXX MEDIA
The person with a pen pressed against a notepad staring intently from across the room reading your lips is most likely the notorious Alaska Fusco. Alaska hosts the Bramford Bluff Weekly podcast on the celebrity gossip site Hemloxx Spilled Tea, a division of Hemloxx Media. Alaska is a highly resourceful and entertaining podcast host who speaks without a filter and cares less about your feelings than a sick toad surrounded by hognose snakes.
However, there's more to Alaska than meets the eye. Behind their enigmatic persona lies a disheartened spirit, harboring deep discontent within the confines of their career. While Alaska's podcast viewership continues to surge, an inner frustration festers, fueled by a lack of recognition from the higher-ups. Alaska's unconventional style and disregard for a verbal filter have drawn skepticism and resistance from executives who fail to understand the magnetic appeal of Alaska's crude approach.
Alaska has a perplexing habit of slipping into various accents mid-sentence, baffling both listeners and colleagues. The reason behind this peculiar linguistic phenomenon remains shrouded in mystery, deepening the enigma surrounding Alaska. While it may raise eyebrows and fuel speculation, Alaska's steadfast refusal to conform to societal norms and unyielding commitment to a distinct style only fuels the rising viewership of their podcast.
Suggested attire: Super trendy attire with a notepad to take notes on others (optional).
EXECUTIVE MANAGER, PICK A PLUCKY CHICKEN | HEMLOXX HOSPITALITY
Rue Hellebore is the executive manager for Pick a Plucky Chicken, a subdivision of Hemloxx Hospitality. Rue landed the lucrative position after witnessing a fender-bender between Hunter Bentley and a custodian in the corporate headquarters parking lot. Unfortunately, Rue was encouraged to erroneously side with Hunter – even though they’d witnessed what truly happened. Alas, Rue helped the CEO of Hemloxx avoid an insurance claim and potential lawsuit, so Rue was swept from a fast food kitchen to a plush office at headquarters. Rue now has power and authority over their former colleagues and the staff of 175 chain stores worldwide.
Rue is cunning and calculated and feeds off the negative energy of others. Rue finds reasons to act sad about things, and their favorite pastime is napping during thunderstorms.
Rue's antics may be disruptive, but their wicked humor adds a twisted hilarity to the otherwise mundane world of fast food operations. With not a clue as to what they are supposed to be doing with their executive-level position, Rue orchestrates a symphony of calamity - forever keeping their colleagues on their toes and their rivals in a perpetual state of befuddlement.
Suggested attire: Fast Food worker uniform.
TOUR GUIDE | HEMLOXX HEADQUARTERS
Jamie Torrance is a good friend of Zene Bentley, the CEO of Hemloxx’s firstborn child. After moving to Bramford Bluff years ago, Jamie became fast friends with Zene and used this connection to launch a self-made career as a tour guide of the Hemloxx, Incorporated headquarters in Bramford Bluff.
However, there have been recent rumors about Jamie taking bribes and allowing corporate spies from Bony, Incorporated to infiltrate areas of the campus that shouldn't be on the tour routes. Still, the internal affairs investigators have unveiled no solid evidence of this, so Jamie's job is relatively safe.
Jamie is overly trusting and will forgive anyone who wrongs them - even the haters who tell lies. Jamie is witty and loves to tell jokes, even taking a turn at the microphone at the local comedy club on amateur nights. Jamie often tries out new comedy sets during the Hemloxx tours to ensure their jokes get enough laughs.
Within Jamie's journey, a delicate balance exists between maintaining their trusting nature and confronting the shadow of doubt that looms over their reputation. As they navigate the world of corporate espionage and the unpredictable realm of comedy, Jamie's story explores resilience and the power of humor to overcome adversity. Their ability to find laughter amidst uncertainty is a beacon of hope, reminding others to embrace their true passions and rise above the judgment of those seeking to bring them down.
MORTICIAN (FUNERAL MONARCH), FANCY FUNERALS | HEMLOXX AFTERLIFE
Enby Riddle is the liaison with the county morgue and mortician, aka funeral monarch, who prepares the dead bodies for burial at Fancy Funerals, a subdivision of Hemloxx Afterlife.
Enby Riddle's journey to becoming the liaison with the county morgue and the funeral monarch at Fancy Funerals was fascinating. Born into a family of morticians, death was a constant presence in their life. At a young age, Enby found solace in the art of preparing the deceased for their final resting place. While others may have been put off by the macabre nature of their family business, Enby embraced it with a unique passion and sensitivity.
Enby has a knack for appearing busier than they are but is a kind soul who is always willing to lend a hand. However, given their occupation, Enby has a lot of stories about the dead that make most people queasy and uneasy, so be careful how you steer the conversation while chatting with this dead body prepper.
Having dedicated over a decade of unwavering service to Fancy Funerals, Enby's commitment is unquestionable. They have shown incredible dedication, never missing a day of work or lodging a complaint. Yet, despite their unwavering loyalty and contributions, Enby is in a stagnant position, having never received a well-deserved raise. As their years of service accumulate, perhaps it is time for Enby to find their voice and learn to speak up for their worth.
In addition to their duties at the county morgue and Fancy Funerals, Enby finds time to volunteer at local grief support groups and workshops. They gain immense satisfaction in helping individuals cope with loss and navigate the grieving process. This altruistic side of Enby's character further endears them to their colleagues and the community of Bramford Bluff.
Suggested attire: Gothic attire -black suit. If you are up for it – put dark circles under your eyes and give yourself a creepy appearance.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER| HEMLOXX HEADQUARTERS
People say what Reign Bentley touches turns into hypothetical gold. Reign was born with a mind for business. From the fourth grade until high school graduation, Reign operated a profitable convenience store out of commandeered lockers for fellow students. After college graduation, Reign became the second-in-charge at Hemloxx, serving as the Chief Operations Officer (COO). Impulsive, Reign claims to be allergic to plans made in advance but still manages to be quite the perfectionist - and a fantastic dancer to boot.
Reign is a single parent by choice with four adopted offspring. Unfortunately, three of Reign's adult children still live at home.
Amidst the glittering success and unparalleled dance moves, Reign Bentley's journey is a testament to the complexities of balancing professional achievements, personal desires, and the intricacies of family dynamics. As they navigate the intricate dance of life, Reign's determination, and unwavering spirit continue to propel them forward, leaving a trail of hypothetical gold in their wake while wrestling with the everyday challenges of a multi-faceted existence.
CONCIERGE, ZE HOTEL HEMLOXX | HEMLOXX HOSPITALITY
Raven Thornhill is the concierge at the Bramford Bluff flagship property of Ze Hotel Hemloxx – a luxury hotel chain and division of Hemloxx Hospitality. Raven spews apathy from their pores, living life at the most leisurely pace possible for a career-centric professional. Nothing triggers this concierge's sense of urgency. There isn't a situation or crisis to give this lazy service professional the slightest bit of panic or haste.
This attitude towards life explains why Raven delegates their daily tasks to the hotel staff. As a result, some have speculated that Raven has an exceptionally high IQ and is a mastermind.
In addition, Raven’s obsessed with personal hygiene and gives unsolicited advice on improving other people's routines.
Within Raven's character lies a multifaceted persona that challenges conventional expectations. Their ability to maintain an unruffled demeanor amidst the chaos of a luxury hotel speaks to a more profound complexity that others may fail to grasp.
Through Raven's enigmatic presence, we are reminded that brilliance can manifest unexpectedly and that proper understanding often requires a more profound look beyond surface appearances.
FASHION DESIGNER, HEMLOXX FASHION HOUSE | HEMLOXX DESIGN
Binx Pompkins, a fashion designer extraordinaire, is a whimsical and free-spirited artist with an unmistakable sense of style. With a flair for the unconventional and an eye for detail, Binx creates fashion that transcends boundaries and challenges societal norms. Their signature look is a kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and patterns, effortlessly mixed and matched to create visually stunning ensembles.
Binx’s debut fashion show, years ago, rocked the fashion industry. Unfortunately, the long-awaited follow-up line did not hold the same standards or turn many heads. Binx is currently working on a come-back line. Fingers are crossed that it won’t disappoint.
Nonetheless, Binx Pompkins’ debut line redefined the notion of beauty, paving the way for a fashion revolution that celebrates self-expression and unbridled imagination.
Binx frequently faces challenges when collaborating, particularly when receiving constructive criticism and aligning with different artistic visions and creative perspectives. Their resistance to feedback and difficulty in embracing alternative ideas can create tensions within the team, affecting the smooth progression of projects. As a result, Binx has only released two fashion lines since their employment began many years ago, which has added significant stress to everyone involved. Binx's struggle to adapt and compromise can hinder the collaborative process and impact their work's productivity and success.
The story of Binx becomes a testament to the transformative power of fashion, transcending mere garments and becoming a means of self-expression and empowerment. Through their whimsical designs and fearless creativity, Binx ignites a spark within each individual, encouraging them to embrace their unique beauty and unbridled imagination. Binx Pompkins is a guiding light in a world hungry for authenticity, leading the way toward a future where fashion knows no boundaries.
COMPLIANCE OFFICER | HEMLOXX LEGAL
Salem Bentley's journey into the corporate world is marked by privilege and ambition. Growing up as the third youngest child of Reign Bentley, the esteemed COO of Hemloxx, Salem had a front-row seat to the intricacies of high-stakes business dealings and the allure of power and success. With such a notable role model in their life, it was no surprise that Salem set their sights on emulating their parent's success.
After completing their master's degree in business administration, Salem's path seemed preordained. Against the CEO's wishes, Reign secured a prestigious position for their child as a compliance specialist at Hemloxx Legal. Salem saw this as the first step towards cementing their future legacy within the organization.
Armed with a photographic memory, Salem's remarkable recall of information is a point of pride. They love to boast about this gift to anyone within earshot and are eager to impress and possibly even intimidate their colleagues. Salem challenges others to test their memory, reveling in the opportunity to showcase their seemingly infallible mental prowess.
However, a darker side to Salem's character lies amidst this seemingly confident exterior. Within six weeks of joining the Hemloxx team, they've earned a reputation as an infamous credit-stealer. While maintaining a small, close-knit group of colleagues who admire their abilities, Salem has also accumulated a growing list of foes. Their habit of taking credit for the work of others has left a trail of resentment and bitterness among some of their peers.
Collaboration and trust are vital for success in the competitive and cutthroat world of corporate maneuvering. Salem Bentley's history should be a cautionary tale of ambition gone awry. Their uncanny memory and penchant for self-promotion may have captivated some. Still, their treacherous nature and willingness to claim undeserved credit have cast a dark shadow over their professional reputation.
DR. QUID NIGHTSHADE
RESEARCH SCIENTIST | HEMLOXX SCIENCE
Dr. Quid Nightshade, the epitome of nerdy charm, is a brilliant robotic scientist who embodies the true essence of geekiness. Their disheveled hair, thick-framed glasses, and a pocket protector brimming with an array of pens and scientific tools create a distinct image that exudes their love for all things scientific. Driven by an insatiable passion for pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery, Dr. Nightshade spends countless hours secluded in the lab working on a collaborative project, SymbioTom, with the CEO's sibling and esteemed robotic scientist, Revel Bentley. This android personal assistant is set for a global retail market release very soon and is rumored to reshape the technological field as it's known.
Despite their introverted nature, Dr. Nightshade possesses an infectious enthusiasm for AI and robotics that radiates through every conversation. Their ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms is a testament to their exceptional communication skills, allowing them to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and the broader scientific community. This remarkable talent endears Dr. Nightshade to colleagues and superiors, as they effortlessly inspire others with their profound knowledge and unwavering dedication.
In the labyrinthine corridors of the lab, Dr. Nightshade is a figure of intellectual curiosity and unwavering commitment. Their presence is accompanied by the hum of machinery and the soft glow of computer screens as they navigate through the intricate complexities of their work with unwavering focus. Behind their unassuming appearance lies a mind capable of unraveling the secrets of artificial intelligence, guiding the future of robotics, and exploring uncharted territories of scientific innovation.
Dr. Quid Nightshade stands as a testament to the remarkable possibilities at the intersection of intellect, passion, and the pursuit of scientific breakthroughs. Their lovable geekiness, relentless pursuit of knowledge, and infectious enthusiasm for AI and robotics continue to shape the landscape of scientific exploration, making them a treasured and respected figure in technological advancements.
Suggested attire: Lab jacket/mad scientist costume.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER | HEMLOXX HEADQUARTERS
Sawyer Huxley is the Chief Technology Officer of Hemloxx, Incorporated. Sawyer oversees the corporation's technology as a whole, including the leadership of the cybersecurity division at Hemloxx. Nobody truly knows what the cybersecurity group does besides keeping the corporation's data safe and its web presence online without disruption. There have been accusations made by anonymous sources reporting to the media that this group is nothing but a criminal hacking faction. However, the staff has categorically denied all allegations made against them. The cybersecurity team is trying to find the mole among them before another press leak happens. This executive believes they’ve pinpointed the saboteur.
On a personal level, Sawyer bears the weight of their idiosyncrasies. The nervous habit of clearing their throat betrays their inner anxieties, often surfacing when confronted with challenging situations. Despite holding a position of authority, Sawyer's social ineptitude becomes apparent as they struggle to communicate their experiences effectively. Their narratives tend to undergo embellishments, resulting in increasingly unrecognizable and unbelievable tales. Consequently, Sawyer adopts a quiet and reserved demeanor in social settings, preferring to observe rather than engage in conversation.
With the weight of Hemloxx's technological future resting on their shoulders, Sawyer's ultimate success or failure holds implications for the corporation and the broader landscape of cybersecurity and ethical practices in the industry.
NEWS REPORTER, THE DAILY SNOOP | HEMLOXX MEDIA
Cove Draco is a former film star turned news reporter for The Daily Snoop, a streaming platform of Hemloxx Media. Cove is in front of the cameras, reporting breaking news via on-demand programming and live streams. The platform was previously accused of spying and using unfair surveillance to get their stories, but Cove adamantly denies engaging in any illegal activities. Cove played a supporting role in over fifty Hollywood movies but can walk down city streets without being recognized. Some say Cove is a failed actor, but Cove defends that bringing news to the subscribers of The Daily Snoop is what they were born to do. That said, be careful trusting in Cove, as they are an unpredictable, compulsive liar. This fibber constantly peers over their shoulder as they have burned many bridges in Hollywood and Bramford Bluff.
However, it is vital to approach Cove with caution. Behind their charismatic facade lies an unpredictable and compulsive liar. Their propensity for bending the truth and fabricating stories has left a trail of broken bridges and shattered trust. This constant sense of paranoia compels Cove to peer over their shoulder, seemingly wary of those around them.
Navigating the tumultuous world of journalism, Cove's journey becomes a dance of balancing integrity and their tangled web of deception. Their ability to captivate audiences and deliver news with flair and conviction masks a complex persona, leaving colleagues and readers questioning Cove's true motives.
RESEARCH SCIENTIST | HEMLOXX SCIENCE
Grey Sauron is a workaholic research scientist for Hemloxx Science, Biotech division. Grey works on many top-secret projects at the lab and refuses to discuss their projects. Grey won't even breathe hints about what the lab is about to release. SymbioTom is the only known project of Hemloxx Science - a collaborative project between the divisions of Hemloxx Science led by one of the Bentleys. SymbioTom is an android personal assistant who can aid in all facets of their owner's life. SymbioTom hitting the markets will forever change humanity - or so they say. Grey takes in strays of all kinds.
Beyond their work, Grey's compassion extends to creatures of all kinds. Like a modern-day "Doctor Doolittle," they have opened their home to a menagerie of rescued animals, nurturing and caring for each one with unwavering dedication. However, amidst their compassionate nature lies a peculiar habit that others find both endearing and frustrating. While engaging in conversation, Grey lightly taps on the cheek of the person they speak to, all the while spewing snap judgments about others. This idiosyncratic behavior sometimes adds an air of unpredictability to Grey's interactions.
Despite their seemingly stubborn disposition, Grey is not impervious to influence. Their easily swayed nature creates intrigue and speculation among their colleagues as they wonder if someone will eventually uncover the truth behind Grey's guarded secrets. The quest to unravel the mysteries of the lab and discover the truth behind Grey's concerns becomes a tantalizing challenge for those who seek to breach the fortress of their enigmatic world.
Suggested attire: Lab jacket/mad scientist costume.
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