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1 hours ago
Topic:
Forum game: Ask the character!

Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 1942
Yes - getting a tan in the summer months.

What's your opinion of the Empire, such as it is?
1 hours ago
Topic:
Considering Darkdrop Coffee

Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 1942
Mr. Slowcake and the Amanuensis both drink Darkdrop Coffee. That would explain how the Amanuensis manages to be so active in hunting down/surveying the notable. There might be a deeper significance to this coffee habit though, given Darkdrop's connections to Anarchy and the Great Game.
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edited by Anne Auclair on 6/23/2018
1 hours ago
Topic:
Looking for some delicious acquaintances

asinineFlatfoot
asinineFlatfoot
Posts: 5
Acquaintances... why not? I'll give it a try. Something to do before my inevitable oblivion.

Edit: My profile, for those who'd enjoy the company of a fledgling Seeker. Do not grow attached: my time in this world is short.
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/asinineFlatfoot
edited by asinineFlatfoot on 6/23/2018
1 hours ago
Topic:
Forum game: Ask the character!

asinineFlatfoot
asinineFlatfoot
Posts: 5
Honeyaddict wrote:
I ask you, where is it you have taken up residence? Where do you plan to be taking up residence if you would move, and why?

A lair in a fungus-covered marsh. Seemed a well enough place to go about my business without any prying eyes. Where will I move? I don't care. Wherever the opportunities would outweigh the costs. Soon it will not matter. Soon I will reside nowhere.

Now my question: Is there anything from the surface that you miss? If so, what do you miss the most?
1 hours ago
Topic:
Find Friends for sparring, dinners, chess & theft

Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 132
Guymanbot wrote:
I have been playing for a week now. Going for a character who is torn between being a gentleman thief or a detective novelist. I have no idea how these interactions work. I follow PST timezone.



These interactions can be started from your lodgings by attending to matters of "Watchfulness and Nightmares" or "Danger and Wounds" or "Shadows and Suspicion" or "Persuasion and Scandal".
There you can pick once according to the stat: Dangerous = Sparring; Shadowy = Theft/Loitering; Persuasion = Coffee; Watchfulness = Chess
In Matters of Society you can pick a private dinner (it's mostly advised to attend to one if you're invited); or get invited to Dante's Grill (as long as you're not a PoI)

Once you've initiated the activity and there is a reply, check your messages, there you'll see how your opponent replied etc.
Cheers and good luck!
1 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 1942
Sir Frederick wrote:
Are the Shepherd Isles claimed by London? I thought they were just one of the many settlements around the Neath with no particular affiliation.

I never saw a flag, but the inhabitants sound very British and not remotely Khaganian?
1 hours ago
Topic:
Looking for some delicious acquaintances

Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 132
I'd love to make your acquaintance, I'll send you a calling card immediately!

Edit: I just saw you sent me one already, I'll accept immediately!
edited by Honeyaddict on 6/23/2018
2 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

Sir Frederick
Sir Frederick
Administrator
Posts: 3157
Are the Shepherd Isles claimed by London? I thought they were just one of the many settlements around the Neath with no particular affiliation.
2 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 1942
Sir Frederick wrote:
An Admiralty Survey Office Clerk wrote:
“We categorise it as a military installation, you know. Although that has occasioned some quite vigorous debate.”


Funnily enough, I'd always interpreted that to mean that they categorise it as a foreign military installation.

It's right next to two other British possessions, the Shepherd's Isles and Station III, so I've always assumed they it was one of Londons, more or less.


Sir Frederick wrote:
[spoiler]A group of Second City monster hunters doesn't really qualify as one of the Neath's major powers - they're no Khanate or Presbyterate - and, given their involvement in the Masters' scheming, they're practically allies, but I still thought they were officially Not Quite Our Sort.[/spoiler]

I think "Not Quite Our Sort" is probably the reason for the vigorous debate.
2 hours ago
Topic:
Election 1896: The Jovial Contrarian

Sir Frederick
Sir Frederick
Administrator
Posts: 3157
Speaking for myself, I think it's a good idea only to use "sanity" and related terms when referring to actual mental health or illness, rather than poor judgement, disorganisation, ignorance, or (especially) immorality or cruelty. Basically, sanity is a medical issue, not a moral one, and the two shouldn't be conflated.
3 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

Sir Frederick
Sir Frederick
Administrator
Posts: 3157
An Admiralty Survey Office Clerk wrote:
“We categorise it as a military installation, you know. Although that has occasioned some quite vigorous debate.”


Funnily enough, I'd always interpreted that to mean that they categorise it as a foreign military installation. [spoiler]A group of Second City monster hunters doesn't really qualify as one of the Neath's major powers - they're no Khanate or Presbyterate - and, given their involvement in the Masters' scheming, they're practically allies, but I still thought they were officially Not Quite Our Sort.[/spoiler]
3 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

dov
dov
Posts: 2435
Anne Auclair wrote:
dov wrote:
By the same token you could say the same for the Contrarian (as a member of the Calendar Council. And we know the Liberation stretches way outside if the Neath).

The Contrarian's position seems pretty comparable to Jenny's, actually.

I'd say moreso. While the Calendar Council is not necessarily synonymous with the Liberation, we can't ignore that connection. And the Liberation is an enterprise which is very much in service of a Foreign Power (deliberate capitalization), even if not all of its followers know that.
3 hours ago
Topic:
Election 1896: The Jovial Contrarian

Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 1942
Sir Joseph Marlen wrote:
I believe sanity is being used here as a determinate for sensibility and rational, Auclair.

Oh. Carry on then.
3 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
Posts: 1942
Sir Frederick wrote:
While he's not my candidate, I must admit that a Slowcake victory would cement the pattern of London's mayors always being agents of foreign powers running under false identities.

The Sisterhood is officially classified as a British naval instillation (Sunless Sea). Although they have their own agenda and are practically independent, I don't think they really count as a foreign power, and no evidence emerged of Jenny spying for anyone else. In all honesty, the whole battle between Jenny and Southwark could be written up as simply another chapter in London's many ecclesiastical rivalries.

dov wrote:
By the same token you could say the same for the Contrarian (as a member of the Calendar Council. And we know the Liberation stretches way outside if the Neath).

The Contrarian's position seems pretty comparable to Jenny's, actually.
edited by Anne Auclair on 6/23/2018
3 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

dov
dov
Posts: 2435
Sir Frederick wrote:
While he's not my candidate, I must admit that a Slowcake victory would cement the pattern of London's mayors always being agents of foreign powers running under false identities.

That's a bit much for describing Jenny.

She was a part of a secret society, but that's not the same as being an agent of a foreign power (and no false identity to my knowledge).

By the same token you could say the same for the Contrarian (as a member of the Calendar Council. And we know the Liberation stretches way outside if the Neath).
3 hours ago
Topic:
Find Friends for sparring, dinners, chess & theft

Guymanbot
Guymanbot
Posts: 3
I have been playing for a week now. Going for a character who is torn between being a gentleman thief or a detective novelist. I have no idea how these interactions work. I follow PST timezone.
4 hours ago
Topic:
Election 1896: The Jovial Contrarian

Sir Joseph Marlen
Sir Joseph Marlen
Posts: 548
Cooper wrote:
Sir Joseph Marlen wrote:
A vote for the Contrarian is a vote for common human decency!
edited by Sir Joseph Marlen on 6/23/2018

Is human decency so common?
I vote for him, not because he is human, but because he thinks of them and intends to do well by them.

I believe we have a misunderstanding between us. I meant human decency in terms of humane treatment, as in, fair and kind behavior. Though, considering the other candidates' less than human nature, I can see how this could be interpreted as a blow to the non-human folk of the Neath. Rest assured, if I am to call any person a monster, it is not for the make of their origins, but the cruelty in their hearts. I back the Contrarian not for his species, but his values.
4 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

Sir Frederick
Sir Frederick
Administrator
Posts: 3157
While he's not my candidate, I must admit that a Slowcake victory would cement the pattern of London's mayors always being agents of foreign powers running under false identities.
5 hours ago
Topic:
Irrefutable Proof

lukeskylicker
lukeskylicker
Posts: 30
All mayors have been an authority of an organization already.

Sinning Jenny had a school.
Feducci lead the Black Ribbon Society.
The Captivating Princess is a head of the state.

Therefore the Princess must win.

Also while all your points are interesting can we get back to the topic at hand? We need to prove the Princess will win!
6 hours ago
Topic:
Election 1896: The Captivating Princess

lukeskylicker
lukeskylicker
Posts: 30
Anne Auclair wrote:
Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
Anne Auclair wrote:
Jolanda Swan wrote:
I am fairly certain the Princess had several lackeys turn her monstrous designs into palatable sentences she can hand out to those that ask, Lady Auclair.

As I recall, being able to manage subordinates and synthesize your ideas into workable programs is a very important aspect of being Mayor. Our last Mayor wasn't very good at that.


Political astuteness and managerial competence are two excellent reasons to not vote for the Captivating Princess.

I disagree - if you want a truly wicked arts festival, with all possible meanings of the word wicked, then being able to manage, synthesize, and delegate are essential qualities for an executive.


As Feducci showed last Hollowmas there is a system in place for the mayor to dedicate tasks to. My term as (if my memory serves me well) sub-sub-sub-sub-deputy mayor is drawing to a close I never did anything during my term. I'll admit I was hardly the highest in the pecking order but this makes it clear that Feducci was not using the full extent of his powers and did everybodies job with a quarter of the time required. If that. Delegating more menial tasks to people like myself, rather than treat them as mere titles, will allow her to focus on issues that actually require her attention.

This will even create new jobs for the people of our glorious city.

VOTE PRINCESS '96!
A VOTE FOR HER IS A VOTE FOR CHANGE!*

*actual effects of 'change' may vary between individuals. If you live in Spite, or other areas where poverty is common, you may want to ask your salon host if 'Captivating Princess' is right for you. If you experience nausea, vomiting, fevered honey dreams, a new found sense of patriotism, or chest pains, continue taking 'Captivating Princess' and report to the special constables.

WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!




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