Young, appearing to be in her early 20’s. Slender (about 5’0 125 lbs), with long wavy brunette hair. She has deep brown eyes and fair skin. Emmy wears casual clothing, jeans, sweaters, t-shirts, sneakers, etc. She is right handed. Emmy still has a mid-western accent when she speaks. She has common sense and speaks rather straight-forward.
Laid back, casual. Doesn’t care for snobby wealthy people or yuppies. Emmy believes life is more interesting with good music and interesting art– and these are not things reserved for the wealthy. Emmy is a relatively young vampire and does not have the wealth and power that older vampires may have accumulated over the years. She is a very social person and enjoys interacting with others. On the occassion that she takes off for the night instead of working in the Shack, she tends to spend time in movie theaters, bars and other public places to socialize.
Emmy wants to get ahead in life. The Bernal Heights is her home of choice, and she feels a little protective of the area. The area is a secluded hill that retains an old-fashioned, casual way of life. When it comes time to hunt, she will leave the area and find an unwary human in another part of the city to dine on.
1987 – Emmy is turned into a vampire in New Orleans by Renard – traumatic conditions. Renard did end up treating her alright after he turned her. She was in the area as a Liberal Arts college student, far from her home in the midwest. Her family believes she has been abducted and still search for her.
1989 – Her sire is killed. She takes the cash, changes her name and runs for the West Coast. She settles in the Bernal Heights area, just as the area is starting to improve.
1990 – Emmy opens the Spaghetti Shack with William Bleau’s help and takes up residence in 2nd floor apartment.
1998 – The Shack is doing well enough for Emmy to hire more staff. She still spends many nights there working. She is not wealthy and makes just enough to pay the staff and maintain her building. She has a small savings account.
Emmy left New Orleans in the early 90’s. She quickly established the Spaghetti Shack in Bernal Heights as the neighborhood was just starting to make a turn for the better. The late night restaurant makes her enough money to get buy. Now, after a decade, the Shack is running smoothly with a small staff. Emmy no long has to be there every night.
The Spaghetti Shack
Laid back, cheap and filling food. There are often music performances (usually jazz). The Shack is usually busy and loud. With the exception of Emmy, the entire staff are just late night owl humans.
The second Floor apartment appears normal from the outside. There are curtains, but they are boxed in from the inside. The light-tight boxes (think reverse bay windows) allow Emmy to reside there without issue. The staff know not to bother Emmy during the day. Her phone ringer is turned off and it can take days for her to answer voicemails. The third floor is rented out to the cook, Richie.
Real Information about San Francisco that inspired this character:
Many San Franciscans never travel to Bernal Heights, located as it is at the southern edge of the Mission valley, served by only a few city bus lines and perched atop a steep hill, to boot. Those who do wander up the incline may be surprised by this quaint urban village that seems forgotten by time. The main shopping strip of Cortland Avenue is populated by small markets, cafés, fruit stands and barber shops, and the residential streets are a cluster of diminutive bungalows and community gardens. However, Bernal Heights bears the influence of city sophistication, with trendy boutiques and innovative restaurants scattered among its homely storefronts. Bernal Heights
Originally, Bernal Heights was part of the Rancho de las Salinas y Potrero Nuevo, and owes its name to Jose Cornelio de Bernal, to whom the land was granted in 1839 by the Mexican government. In the 1860s the rancho was subdivided into small lots, and was first populated primarily by Irish immigrants who farmed the land and ran dairy ranches. According to legend, a mini gold rush was triggered in 1876 when con artists planted the hilltop with traces of gold.
In the 1980s Bernal Heights had a reputation as a dangerous place to venture, notorious as a place to dodge crackheads or at least get your car radio stolen. Cortland started to be cleaned up in the early ’90s, when the Good Life Grocery moved in, followed by restaurants like the Liberty Café, as well as other small businesses.
Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack: