The Birth of a Dynasty

As with any beginning, the start of the Moodici dynasty came with the end of something else: after the bad blood between them and the Landgraabs boiled over, the Altos were exiled from Sunset Valley. With the gates of Sunset now closed to them, the only locale accepting of the wretched family was a small rural town at the end of the long highway.

Nick Alto looks at what he's leaving behind.

Nick Alto looks at what he’s leaving behind.

Nick does a farewell jig in front of his mansion.

Nick does a farewell jig in front of his mansion.

Come on, Holly.  The taxi's here!

Come on, Holly. The taxi’s here!

The Alto mansion, deserted.

The Alto mansion, deserted.

The long journey begins.  For all their riches, the Altos chose to move in a taxicab.

The long journey begins. For all their riches, the Altos chose to move in a taxicab.

Calm down, Nick.  I doubt the Landgraabs would follow you here.

Calm down, Nick. I doubt the Landgraabs would follow you here.

They found the ruins of an old cloister on a small island in the main river. It was better than nothing. They would build their new home here.

Vita contemplates her new home.

Vita contemplates her new home.

Even in their last moments in Sunset, Nick had been bitterly festering for another fight with the Landgraab patriarch.  Once in the new town, however, he had to erase all memory of Sunset.  Instead, he decided to visit the local gym–where he focused on picking fights with his new neighbors.

Vita, on the other hand, was feeling more gregarious.  She wished to become good friends with someone in the new town, invite someone over, have a party…all this in spite of her snobbish and evil nature.

But first things first.  Nick and Vita headed over to the town hall.  When they emerged a few moments later, they had changed.  They were now the Moodicis.

Look at 'em scheme.

Look at ’em scheme.

Jeez, guys, you still have half a million simoleons left in your savings.

Jeez, guys, you still have half a million simoleons left in your savings.

Some things don’t change, though; Nick, after barely pausing to contemplate his new plans, went over to argue with a little girl outside the town hall.  Vita walked right into a gathering protest.  Maybe the protesters knew something she didn’t.  (Nick has a long-harbored secret dream of joining the life of crime…perhaps he will act on it soon.)

Infinity?  Zorro?  Carnival?

Infinity? Zorro? Carnival?

While all this was happening, Holly had gone to explore the town on her own.  She’d already been dragged into this move with her family, so she might as well enjoy her freedom…in her little goody little two shoes way.  She got a job at the bookstore and took a guitar class.

Holly and her mother hadn’t gotten along very well in their previous life.  Here they seem to be doing all right.

Let’s hope things pick up for this family.  After all, the sun’s set and they still don’t have a roof.

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