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Sara Hysaro
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7/18/2017
I believe the Season of Revolutions refers to Hell's successful overthrow of their monarchy.

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Kylestien
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7/18/2017
Sara Hysaro wrote:
I believe the Season of Revolutions refers to Hell's successful overthrow of their monarchy.


In that case

[spoiler]Could Feducchi count? It was mentioned in the recent mayor stuff that he fought in the season of revolution and the devils like him, but I have a hard time picturing him as a "Hero" of the season. [/spoiler]
edited by Kylestien on 7/18/2017

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Sara Hysaro
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7/18/2017
[spoiler]Feducci could very well count as a hero in this instance. Another option is Virginia, who I feel is a better fit. [/spoiler]

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Estelle Knoht
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7/18/2017
If you look at the later stage of Heart's Desire, someone from Hell flat out call a certain devil "a hero".

Both probably fit, though, just make sure you don't put in both of them.

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Sinnouk
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7/18/2017
Sara Hysaro wrote:
I believe the Season of Revolutions refers to Hell's successful overthrow of their monarchy.
Why is it called "season of revolutions" to begin with?

Azothi wrote:
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Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook wrote:
I'll point you toward real-world uses of the phrase, toward Halloween, and toward one candidate's relationship with revolutionaries.
I'm... confused. This year's or last?

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Jolanda Swan
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7/18/2017
The doors of the Bazaar are easy to find, I could PM them to anyone who needs them (if this is all right by Failbetter's rules).
And now grumpy time: I played The Gift as well as a lot of Fate-locked content... but recalling a princeling's name from a year ago (or the name of a Devil in Heart's Desire, completed months ago) is impossible. Not everyone is journaling their adventures after all. Hrumpf!

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Indigo Clardmond
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7/18/2017
Sinnouk wrote:
Sara Hysaro wrote:
I believe the Season of Revolutions refers to Hell's successful overthrow of their monarchy.
Why is it called "season of revolutions" to begin with?


Because Hell up and decided that they wanted to get in on the whole 'Revolution' thing after seeing the French do it, regarding it almost as a kind of fashion, which of course, comes in seasons. Hence: Season of Revolutions.

Sinnouk wrote:
Azothi wrote:
Working man's friend has been known for a while. We brought it up during the election.
Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook wrote:
I'll point you toward real-world uses of the phrase, toward Halloween, and toward one candidate's relationship with revolutionaries.
I'm... confused. This year's or last?



This year's. Definitely this year's.

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Amélie Vaincœur
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7/18/2017
I was around for the first mysteries tab and I think these ones are a bit tougher!

I'll put the answers to the following mysteries (which I'm fairly certain about) in a spoiler tag in plain English, so consider carefully if you want to click on it:

Moloch Street
Elderwick
Lusitania Row
Blythenhale
Neathbow colours
Bazaar Doors
Bishop's barn
Empress' Child who died
Working man's friend
hero of the season of revolutions
who opened the mirrors

[spoiler]Baker Street
Aldwych/Wych Street
Piccadilly (Circus)
Bethnal Green
apocyan, cosmogone, gant, irrigo, peligin, violant, viric
copper, glass, ivory, ormolu, paper, steel, teeth
Wings-of-Thunder bat/Mr Hearts
Delicate Duke/Leopold
he was murdered by the Haunted Doctor
Virginia (maybe Feducci counts too)
Mount Nomad[/spoiler]

Now, I think we have currently no idea who May is, except that they're interested in love stories (but who isn't in this city?), or who the architect of the Dawn Machine was. My spontaneous answer to "Who was the first Noman?" was "Mr Sacks".

I haven't got anything concrete for the remaining ones, except this thing here about Fingerkings: http://saint-arthur.tumblr.com/post/111069679078/fact-of-the-day
I have no idea where Space even got that info from, none of it sounds familiar to me. Is it from Sunless Sea? It's been an age since I played that.

"What happened in the last February of sunlight?" is an interestingly-phrased question. I have a feeling it means something more than the obvious ("London was stolen by bats" etc)

IIRC the first time round some of the mysteries had more than one correct answer, so keep that in mind.
edited by Amélie Vaincœur on 7/18/2017

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dov
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7/18/2017
Amélie Vaincœur wrote:
"What happened in the last February of sunlight?" is an interestingly-phrased question. I have a feeling it means something more than the obvious ("London was stolen by bats" etc)

Might possibly refer to this.

In which case, the answer might be "The Great Forum Meltdown of 2013"

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Amélie Vaincœur
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7/18/2017
Seems to have happened on March 1st though, not in February...

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Azothi
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7/18/2017
[spoiler]For circumstantial evidence of Mr. Hearts being the wings-of-thunder bat: Asking the Masters whether or not they have children gives this result. Whether it's metaphorical or not can be debated.[/spoiler]

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a Nice Friend
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7/18/2017
There's a bunch of hints re: barn beast. Just off the top of my head:

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- the bishop is pretty obviously lying about the whole thing and he's not great at it! "the sounds of fornication" indeed!
- a creature matching the description of a certain other giant bat exiting the barn after a tomb-lion snack. Note that this grants An Identity Uncovered!
- a blast of icy cold air from inside the barn, something also associated with the Vake.
- Mr. Hearts just straight-up arriving at your doorstep and saying "thanks for the delicious snacks, we're getting a little sick of hyaenas though."
- the aforementioned quote from Hearts from last season's epilogue.
[/spoiler] There might be more that I'm forgetting.

Here's an odd one. For the snuffer question I answered that snuffers are possibly partially wax-based creatures but I forget how I came to this conclusion. Something I read a while back and then forgot?

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Indigo Clardmond
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7/18/2017
a Nice Friend wrote:
For the snuffer question I answered that snuffers are possibly partially wax-based creatures but I forget how I came to this conclusion. Something I read a while back and then forgot?


Most probably from journeying to Apis Meet with a certain Woman in Yellow in need of healing.

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Vazio Solus - A broken, bitter Correspondent with a sick relationship to the Truth. Defiant to all, even in the end, as the Gate was opened.

The Luminous Orphan - A dazzling young Doctor of legendary charisma, weaving powerful Celestial imagery while she studies the form...'a star' would certainly be an appropriate way to describe her.
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a Nice Friend
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7/18/2017
Maybe! Possibly! Half-memories are forming!
A tricky thing about Fallen London is that with so much lore spread over so many stories (and Sunless Sea!) it can be difficult to remember where you learned a thing or where your theories originated.

Oh and as for the question about the key and the well, I'm fairly certain this is one for people with the Heart's Desire ambition. Am I right? And if so should we give hints or share echoes?

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Indigo Clardmond
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7/18/2017
a Nice Friend wrote:
Maybe! Possibly! Half-memories are forming!
A tricky thing about Fallen London is that with so much lore spread over so many stories (and Sunless Sea!) it can be difficult to remember where you learned a thing or where your theories originated.

Oh and as for the question about the key and the well, I'm fairly certain this is one for people with the Heart's Desire ambition. Am I right? And if so should we give hints or share echoes?



In spite of my all knowing tone, I am in truth I'm trawling through my extensive journal at the moment, making sure to double check specific content to support my answers and thus enrich the whole coming together experience of Fallen London's lore. I just happened to be on that moment when I double checked this forum thread ^w^;

As for the key and well, I certainly remember that from my Heart's Desire Ambition, though I seem to recall someone else mentioning to me that at least one other Ambition uses that specific key. I'll let you know when I go looking for it. I don't intend to share the echoes unless someone specifically knows what to ask for (i.e. they didn't echo it/can't find their echo) and even then will probably do it privately.

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Vazio Solus - A broken, bitter Correspondent with a sick relationship to the Truth. Defiant to all, even in the end, as the Gate was opened.

The Luminous Orphan - A dazzling young Doctor of legendary charisma, weaving powerful Celestial imagery while she studies the form...'a star' would certainly be an appropriate way to describe her.
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Vavakx Nonexus
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7/18/2017
a Nice Friend wrote:
There's a bunch of hints re: barn beast. Just off the top of my head:

[spoiler]
- the bishop is pretty obviously lying about the whole thing and he's not great at it! "the sounds of fornication" indeed!
- a creature matching the description of a certain other giant bat exiting the barn after a tomb-lion snack. Note that this grants An Identity Uncovered!
- a blast of icy cold air from inside the barn, something also associated with the Vake.
- Mr. Hearts just straight-up arriving at your doorstep and saying "thanks for the delicious snacks, we're getting a little sick of hyaenas though."
- the aforementioned quote from Hearts from last season's epilogue.
[/spoiler] There might be more that I'm forgetting.

Here's an odd one. For the snuffer question I answered that snuffers are possibly partially wax-based creatures but I forget how I came to this conclusion. Something I read a while back and then forgot?

I believe this was brought up in Flint, if you decided to save a certain snuffer from her demise.

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Anchovies
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7/18/2017
Some thoughts on the following mysteries.

1. Doors of the Bazaar
2. What the Fingerkings want
3. What's in the barn?

[spoiler]1. What about Penstock's Wicket?

2. From the Gallery of Serpents expedition: "Herein are imprisoned Many-Fingered Kings. They schemed against our eternal, glorious city, and so were conquered." So the Fingerkings' intrusions into the fallen cities are older than London. The gallery is akin to the Labyrinth's third coil.

3. I'd been wondering about the result of Pulling Out the Stops with the Tomb-Lion. The description was definitely reminiscent of the Presbyterate Adventuress's death and of certain ceremonies at the Foreign Office. It's definitely a fair assumption that "wings-of-thunder bat" is an alias of Mr Hearts.[/spoiler]

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Cthonius
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7/18/2017
I feel like we're over thinking the Finger kings wants. They've shown one consistent and simple desire, to come through mirrors, to merely Exist.
For most of these I'm going with the simple answers for now (Admiralty with the Dawn Machine, Mr Sacks with the Noman), at least until we know more

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SpectralDragon
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7/18/2017
I thought that the Fingerkings wanted friends? There was that thing with "the grumpiest bee above and below the world" and all that. Then again, I personally haven't gotten to anywhere where I get to interact with them, so I'm not sure how they define friendship.

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Isaac Zienfried
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7/18/2017
The desire of the Fingerkings is actually pretty simple, and Cthonius said it:

To exist.

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