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Lakeview Bar

Mato Ifindo is a popular cocktail bar in eastern Zakidema Findomi.

Architecture

Lakeview Bar
  The bar occupies four floors on top of a high-rise hotel building. Like the rest of the upper building, they are made from concrete that is reinforced with steel.   The most notable feature are the walls on the eastern side. They consist almost exclusively of glass to provide an unrestricted view of the Findonoha Lake. Thin filaments of kongemafo silk are embedded at regular intervals to make the window panes more resistant to groundquakes, stormy weather or clumsy drunken guests. Besides that, they scatter light which is used for subtle decoration.   On the western side, each floor contains a parking area and a public transport stop.

Staff

Manager

Mato Ifindo has been a family business for eight generations. The current owners are Uz-Kogu and their wife Ilpa. While their son Udiz shows little interest in the bar, their younger daughter Atik works as one of the barkeepers and will probably take over in a couple of years.

Barkeepers

Besides Atik and her husband Uvub, six more barkeepers are currently employed by the Uz family. Each floor is served by two of them in alternating shifts.
  • 1st floor: the siblings Ta-Tiri and Ta-Dini
  • 2nd floor: Su-Ogal and On-Gemu
  • 3rd floor: Di-Akep and Uz-Uvub
  • 4th floor: Al-Babo and Uz-Atik

Entertainment

Music throughout the cocktail bar is managed by an Artificial Intelligence named Zatevugli (literally, "song tailor"). Its social interface mimics a musical note with Rul-like eyes and a stylized feather. While its sentience is limited, regular guests tend to treat it like a beloved pet.   One of the barkeepers, On-Gemu, is also known for having a beautiful voice and singing along to the music while he works.

History

Opening the Bar

The building as a whole sits on the western shore of the Findonoha Lake, in the Finkunto port area close to where the Lehovulru River leaves. The hotel below the Mato Ifindo was among the first ones established in this area, offering rest to the many traders and travellers from the north.   In the year 656 VZR, a barkeeper named Uz-Rirak had the idea of opening her own cocktail bar on top of that building. She made a deal with the owners of the hotel complex and obtained their permission in return for offering discounted prices to hotel guests.   The bar officially opened on Uvonoma 16 of the year 658 VZR. It only had two floors at that time. The third one was added in 684 VZR, and the fourth one followed in 792 VZR.

A Unique Cocktail

Good luck with that. You'd sooner get into the Danokon Data Center than coax that recipe from them.
— a regular to a curious tourist
Creation
In 722 VZR, the bar celebrated the 64th anniversary of its opening. The owner at that time was Uz-Lune, a passionate barkeeper in his own right. He created a special cocktail called Konlaz Findomi (literally, "lake soul") for this occasion.   The cocktail was the best-selling beverage on that day and became a unique selling point soon afterwards. To preserve that uniqueness, the Uz family has been keeping the recipe secret to this day. It is never shared with anyone outside the core family, and unlike the regular cocktails, Konlaz Findomi is always prepared behind closed doors.
Teasing and Trickery
The mystery surrounding this cocktail regularly attracts tourists from all over Ranul, and the bar's owners enjoy fueling that curiosity. In 743 VZR, Lune's son Uz-Oblum announced that anyone who correctly deduced the recipe would earn a lifetime of free drinks, on the condition that they never shared their findings with anyone outside the Uz family.   The most famous attempt at uncovering the secret was one made by a genetics student in 793 VZR. He smuggled a sample out of the bar and tried analyzing the DNA of the ingredients. However, by the time he had sobered up enough to operate the necessary devices, the pafeni enzymes had broken down most of the genetic material. All he could do was to confirm the two ingredients that were already obvious by taste.  
Wait a moment! Danokon must know the recipe, right?
— a curious but naive tourist

Special Guests

Watch it, kids! You really want to disturb the Responders while they're cooling down after work? ... Didn't think so.
— Uz-Uvub to an unruly bunch of students
  Some time during the last kuzad, people started joking that this bar had to be the safest place in all of Western Redo-Iv. This is because the Mato Ifindo counts the district's Special Responders among its regular guests.   Back when the current Executive Chief joined that elite unit, she began bringing her colleagues to this place which had already been her favorite during her law studies. Over time, they made a habit of coming here after their missions.   Locals enjoy remembering the day when a group of Reborn Ran-E-Zu chose the Finkunto port as the target of a terrorist attack. Instead of crippling the local infrastructure, they became the living proof that unarmed, exhausted and slightly tipsy Responders are still a force to be reckoned with. Before the on-duty half of the unit had even arrived, those visiting the bar had already ushered the civilians to safety, disarmed the explosives in the dock area and arrested the terrorists in question.  
And then they handed them over to the others, came back here and finished their drinks. On the house, naturally.
— Uz-Uvub, never tired of telling the story

Tourism

Mato Ifindo is well-known among students attending the University of Zakidema. Many student associations traditionally invite newcomers to this venue, introducing them to eachother in a relaxed atmosphere with good, affordable drinks and the famous view of the lake.   For similar reasons, the bar often hosts social gatherings in the context of scientific conferences. Its location near a major trading hub makes it easily accessible by ground, air and water, and many conference guests stay in the hotel below.
Table of Contents
Zakidema
Alternative Names
Mato Ifindo
Type
Bar
Parent Location

Popular Cocktails

Konlaz Findomi

Fruity and spicy.
A secret recipe unique to this place.
Depelos Lu Mintat

Sweet and sour.
Made from brandy and various fruit juices.
Kobta Lu Seva

Fruity and creamy.
Made from tree sap, brandy and snake yolk.
Kalpasu

Bittersweet and creamy.
Made from various desert crops.
Dodedip

Sour and energizing.
Made from cold dez and dob juice.
     
 


Cover image: by Kathrin Janowski

The Era of Rercovery

287461 UTD and beyond

Vuz Zem Runeki - after the Final War

  • 656 VZR, Sedunoma 17
    Preparations for building the Lakeview Bar
    Miscellaneous

    Uz-Rirak signs an agreement with the owners of the hotel complex on which she wants to establish her own cocktail bar.

    Location
    Finkunto
    More reading
    Lakeview Bar
  • 656 VZR, Despinoma 28 - 658 VZR, Uvonoma 14
    Construction of the Lakeview Bar
    Construction beginning/end

    A two-story building is constructed to house the Lakeview Bar on top of on existing hotel complex.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
    More reading
    Lakeview Bar
  • 658 VZR, Uvonoma 16
    Opening of the Lakeview Bar
    Miscellaneous

    Uz-Rirak opens the Lakeview Bar on top of the oldest hotel in the Finkunto port area.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 683 VZR, Zadrunoma 12 - 684 VZR, Sigifnoma 5
    Addition of the third floor
    Construction beginning/end

    A third floor is added on top of the Lakeview Bar.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 694 VZR, Atrunoma 13
    Uz-Kafa inherits the Lakeview Bar
    Life, Career

    Uz-Kafa inherits the family business from her mother Uz-Rirak

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 714 VZR, Guztinoma 20
    Uz-Lune inherits the Lakeview Bar
    Life, Career

    Uz-Lune inherits the family business after the death of his mother Uz-Kafa.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 722 VZR, Uvonoma 16
    A unique cocktail
    Miscellaneous

    Uz-Lune creates the Lake Soul cocktail for the 64th anniversary of the Lakeview Bar.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
    More reading
    Lake Soul
  • 731 VZR, Uvonoma 2
    Uz-Oblum inherits the Lakeview Bar
    Life, Career

    Uz-Oblum inherits the family business from his father Uz-Lune.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 743 VZR, Hudrunoma 12
    An intriguing offer
    Miscellaneous

    Uz-Oblum, the incumbent owner of the Lakeview Bar, promises that anyone who correctly deduces the recipe of the Lake Soul cocktail will win a lifetime of free drinks. The only condition is that they never share their findings with anyone outside the Uz family.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
    More reading
    Lake Soul
  • 752 VZR, Pikanoma 31
    Uz-Nala inherits the Lakeview Bar
    Life, Career

    Uz-Nala inherits the family business from his father Uz-Oblum.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 766 VZR, Tugrunoma 18
    Uz-Odru inherits the Lakeview Bar
    Life, Career

    Uz-Odru inherits the family business after his parents are killed in a traffic accident.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 773 VZR, Keponoma 19
    Uz-Ulsut inherits the Lakeview Bar
    Life, Career

    Uz-Ulsut inherits the family business from her father Uz-Nala.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 791 VZR, Keponoma 3 - 792 VZR, Hudrunoma 27
    Addition of the fourth floor
    Construction beginning/end

    A fourth floor is added on top of the Lakeview Bar.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 793 VZR, Despinoma 8
    Genetic analysis of the Lake Soul
    Miscellaneous

    A genetics student smuggles a sample of the Lake Soul cocktail out of the Lakeview Bar in order to try and analyse the DNA of the ingredients.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
    More reading
    Lake Soul
  • 801 VZR, Keponoma 32
    Uz-Kogu inherits the Lakeview Bar
    Life, Career

    Uz-Kogu inherits the family business from their father Uz-Odru.

    Location
    Lakeview Bar
  • 815 VZR, Kolkanoma 23
    Terrorist Attack on Finkunto
    Criminal Activity

    A group of Reborn Ran-E-Zu target the port southwest of the Findonoha Lake. However, the off-duty half of the district's Special Responders is relaxing in the nearby Lakeview Bar when they are alerted of the threat. They quickly take care of the situation and arrest the culprits without any casualties and with minimal property damage.

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28 Mar, 2022 02:36

I really like the layout of this article, The good use of the family trees on the sidebar, the quotes that fit as well. A really good article you have here!,

28 Mar, 2022 09:04

Thank you very much! ^^


Creator of the Kaleidoscope System, an alien star system shaped by a colorful radiation source.   Visit the Lakeview Bar, my entry to the Tavern challenge!
28 Mar, 2022 23:45

Sitting at the top floor, sipping ***tails while enjoying the view, sounds delightful. A nice article with a smooth layout, making it a real easy and comfortable read.

31 Mar, 2022 11:41

Thank you, I'm very happy that you enjoyed reading it!


Creator of the Kaleidoscope System, an alien star system shaped by a colorful radiation source.   Visit the Lakeview Bar, my entry to the Tavern challenge!
30 Mar, 2022 21:08

Erst einmal muss ich sagen, dass ich es geradezu genial finde, dass du zum Tavernen-Lore eine Übersichts-Seite angestellt hast. Wow. So was sollte ich vielleicht auch mal machen, das würde bei den ganzen Stubs helfen. Jedenfalls meine Hochachtung vor der ganzen Planung. Oder auch davor, dass du extra einen signature Drink für die Bar ausdachtest… und viele weitere mehr. In dem Sinne finde ich die Bar wirklich gut gelungen, sei es nun die Story über den Konlaz Findomi, sei es aber auch die Verquickung mit deiner bereits vorhandenen Geschichte wie den Rebellen oder der Spezialeinheit. Der Teil war auch sehr amüsant zu lesen. Am besten gefällt mir aber, dass Danokon höchstwahrscheinlich das Drink-Rezept kennt, aber natürlich nichts sagt ^^.

Welt: Yenort
31 Mar, 2022 12:14

Vielen Dank! ^^ Freut mich, dass du dir all die dranhängenden Artikel durchgelesen hast und dass sie dir so gut gefallen. Die Bar mit den vorhandenen Ideen zu verknüpfen war ein Riesenspaß. Darüber, wovon sich Rilsu ernähren, wollte ich mir auch schon länger mal genauere Gedanken machen, da kamen die Drinks genau richtig. Und ja, Danokon geht sehr verantwortungsvoll mit all den sensiblen Daten um, auf die es Zugriff hat. ^^


Creator of the Kaleidoscope System, an alien star system shaped by a colorful radiation source.   Visit the Lakeview Bar, my entry to the Tavern challenge!