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Anne Auclair
Anne Auclair
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7 days ago
The Society conversion to the renown/favor system has added a bit more information about Slowcake's Exceptionals, among them this little declaration of absolute might:

Build a reputation wrote:
There are differences in wealth, ability, title, and all the rest: but the only arbiter that matters is Slowcake's.


The only arbiter that matters...

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James Sinclair
James Sinclair
Posts: 107

5 days ago
Anne Auclair wrote:
The Society conversion to the renown/favor system has added a bit more information about Slowcake's Exceptionals, among them this little declaration of absolute might:

Build a reputation wrote:
There are differences in wealth, ability, title, and all the rest: but the only arbiter that matters is Slowcake's.


The only arbiter that matters...


I love the idea of Mr Slowcake as mayor! Having an illusive candidate would be the perfect metaphor for the office of Lord Mayor of London: an illusion of democracy, beneath the thumbs (talons?) of the ruthless Masters of the Bazaar, concerned solely with the perceived Notability of wealthy, powerful, and famous citizens. Like some sort of useless minor deity, voters would be free to attribute good things to Mr Slowcake and curse his name when bad things happen, without actually having to deal with a fallible individual. Said mayor would, of course, always be terribly terribly busy with important city matters and so would be unavailable for in-person meetings or comments, even at his own victory ball.

This would be even more hilarious if anonymous citizens "draft" Slowcake into running without the knowledge or consent of the Brass Embassy, and then rabidly campaign on "his" behalf. It's not as if the Devils could speak out against it without blowing open the whole scam. I imagine that the increasingly unhinged Amanuensis would either try to capitalize on his invisible master's new status, or would collapse in a nervous wreck (I'd love to see a new storylet on the Amanuensis card, like 'Ask him about the Mayor', and having him panic in response).

Either way, perhaps Slowcake's Mayoral Influence card would involve a lot of Making Waves, and/or have Notability-based challenge (like on the 'An Unsigned Message' card).

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