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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 925

9 days ago
Huh, it's incredible how many things get under your radar in this game.
Another suggestion: spider-repellent and eye-protecting goggles.

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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 322

9 days ago
A Soul-Sampling Flask-and-fork.
To test a soul's worth.
Use: Stab the person who's soul you wish to estimate with the fork. Let a drop of said person's blood fall into the flask, shake vigorously until one of the appointed colours on the colour-chart appears.
(Colour-chart is in another pocket; can be used for identifying souls and shades of Amber.)

Zdit: if the person in question stabbed is soulless, the liquid in the flask shall turn crystal clear.

(PS... As the idiot I am I accidentally reported my own message here)
edited by Honeyaddict on 12/3/2018

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Honeyaddict, Glassman, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence, Übergoat owner
pleasure to meet you.

Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

Please send me a calling card first, I will accept most social interactions. I do enjoy role playing as well, cheers!
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Vega
Vega
Posts: 96

9 days ago
...Whoops, I got carried away and realized that not all of them are Watchful kinds of items. But here you go!
  • A ratwork derringer.
  • A set of intricate kifers.
  • A set of intricate kifers, Rattus Faber-sized.
  • A capacious pocket or two for your murine friends. In fact, make it a pocket or eight, for those days when you need backup from the entire Scuttering Squad.
  • A handy pocket guide to the Correspondence... with deliberately unfinished sigils.
  • A tiny lead plaque when you need to sketch down a sigil found in the wild.
  • Fireproof cloths and fabric (I don't know what material is period-appropriate for FL) for those unexpected, spontaneous conflagrations.
  • A revolting disguise.
  • Silken earplugs, when you're called to deshriek a mandrake.
  • A lined pocket dedicated to storing any First City coins or Fabulous Diamonds you find.
  • A spare white ribbon, for that odd lethal duel.
  • A wind-up music box that plays that Popular Song.
  • Another wind-up music box playing random musical notes to drown out that Popular Song.

edited by Vega on 12/2/2018

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The Jaunty Mystic roams the streets of London, interviewing fellow citizens. Accepting all Acquaintances, social interactions and opportunities for casual in-game roleplay.

The Shifty Spectre has departed on the final voyage.
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Ixc
Ixc
Posts: 236

9 days ago
Honeyaddict wrote:
A Soul-Sampling Flask-and-fork.
To test a soul's worth.
Use: Stab the person who's soul you wish to estimate with the fork. Let a drop of said person's blood fall into the flask, shake vigorously until one of the appointed colours on the colour-chart appears.
(Colour-chart is in another pocket; can be used for identifying souls and shades of Amber.)


Just letting you know, I'm soulless, please don't stab me...

A Mediate Auscultator (yes, it's a real word)
The Bazaar says it's use is for listening to heartbeats, but place it against a door, and you can hear whatever is on the other side, as if you were there yourself. You will definitely use it in a legal and safe way, of course.
edited by Ixc on 12/3/2018

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Pleased to meet you. Ixc, spy and detective. Inventor of the Correspondence Cannon.
Are you a Paramount Presence? Record your name here. For posterity, of course.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 322

8 days ago
A colour chart to show the shades of purple to Irrigo in case you forget them again.

A miniature fire extinguisher in case your hair catches fire from reading too many Correspondence Sigils.

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Honeyaddict, Glassman, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence, Übergoat owner
pleasure to meet you.

Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

Please send me a calling card first, I will accept most social interactions. I do enjoy role playing as well, cheers!
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Elaina Schill
Elaina Schill
Posts: 160

5 days ago
A lead and asbestos pencil, for writing Correspondence, probably called something like a fire-pencil because that's funny. A whisperchief, which is like a handkerchief but can be used to bribe Clay Men and make ominous whispering noises. Adhesive and de-adhesive. Several maps because you will almost certainly forget what and where everything is in this d----d thing.

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Main, Phiri Ulfur, the Cunning Shadow. Their heart belongs to a Pirate-Poet across the Zee.
Alt Vermillion Liminate, the Tragic Scholar.
Alt #2,Lady Jacqueline Blackwood, the Savage Beauty.
Alt #3, Veracity Taylor, the Dame of the Docks.
The Dogged Seeker, self explanatory.

I will accept any social actions on Fallen London(unless its a box of live rats. I already got rid of the d---ned things once and am not eager to repeat the endeavor).
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 322

5 days ago
A twelve-volume guide on how to stow away your items in your pockets and how to pull them out: Volume 1) How to wear your Smock. Volume 2-3) how to find the 12-parted books that describe the content of your Smock's pockets. Volume 4-8) How to retrieve items 9-11) how to Stow items away. And volume 12) Thank words.

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Honeyaddict, Glassman, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence, Übergoat owner
pleasure to meet you.

Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

Please send me a calling card first, I will accept most social interactions. I do enjoy role playing as well, cheers!
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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2169

5 days ago
Vega wrote:
...Whoops, I got carried away and realized that not all of them are Watchful kinds of items. But here you go!
  • A ratwork derringer.
  • A set of intricate kifers.
  • A set of intricate kifers, Rattus Faber-sized.
  • A capacious pocket or two for your murine friends. In fact, make it a pocket or eight, for those days when you need backup from the entire Scuttering Squad.
  • A handy pocket guide to the Correspondence... with deliberately unfinished sigils.
  • A tiny lead plaque when you need to sketch down a sigil found in the wild.
  • Fireproof cloths and fabric (I don't know what material is period-appropriate for FL) for those unexpected, spontaneous conflagrations.
  • A revolting disguise.
  • Silken earplugs, when you're called to deshriek a mandrake.
  • A lined pocket dedicated to storing any First City coins or Fabulous Diamonds you find.
  • A spare white ribbon, for that odd lethal duel.
  • A wind-up music box that plays that Popular Song.
  • Another wind-up music box playing random musical notes to drown out that Popular Song.

edited by Vega on 12/2/2018

Well, granted the Smock gives a lot of Watchful. But with that many pockets, it's certain that some pockets would be devoted to practicalities. Such as:
  • A mushroom-cheese sandwich. (Not mushrooms AND cheese, but a dairy-free cheese substitute made from mushrooms. Morel cheddar, anyone?)
  • A few Blue feathers, for playing with like-minded Cats.
  • One's Dilmun Club pin (that probably is Watchful, though; I can't recall).
  • A derringer;
  • A fighting knife or two.

I suspect that in this era a fireproof cloth would be woven from asbestos (chrysotile, to be precise); such a use actually is reported to go back to Roman times, at least as a toy for the wealthy. The claim is that it was used for tablecloths; one cleaned it by throwing in the fire, where the food remnants would burn away.

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Tystefy
Tystefy
Posts: 405

3 days ago
Me.

I'll take the large front pocket, please.

… Yes, the one reminiscent of a kangaroo's pouch.

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Will sometimes return to post absurdity.
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 322

3 days ago
Tystefy wrote:
Me.

I'll take the large front pocket, please.

… Yes, the one reminiscent of a kangaroo's pouch.



Is it optional to switch out Tystefy for a worker rat? Please?
;p

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Honeyaddict, Glassman, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence, Übergoat owner
pleasure to meet you.

Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

Please send me a calling card first, I will accept most social interactions. I do enjoy role playing as well, cheers!
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PSGarak
PSGarak
Posts: 609

3 days ago
Honeyaddict wrote:

Is it optional to switch out Tystefy for a worker rat? Please?
;p

Actually, as it turns out, no less than thirty-eight of the pockets are already devoted to rats with specialist skills. There's one pocket for a rat who can repair velocipedes, a pocket for a rat who can clear jams from firearms in the middle of an active engagement, another pocket for a rat with extensive experience detecting booby traps that are activated by pressure plates... even four separate rats who each specialize in picking locks made by different manufacturers. Of course, these rats need another half-dozen pockets for various rat sundry.

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Zeculo The Squid
Zeculo The Squid
Posts: 11

1 days ago
An incredibly long set of tweezers. Not a substitute for gloves, googles, and a horsehead amulet, but will likely reduce damage to all three, as well as the user.
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Volf
Volf
Posts: 6

13 hours ago
A Smock Of 4,308 Pockets inside, clearly.
Also a pocket-compass, a compass meant to fit in a pocket and that points to the correct pocket that has the thing you want. There are several of these to increase you chances of finding it.

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Hello there! Oh this helmet? It's just for show, I don't know anything about the Zee.
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Ixc
Ixc
Posts: 236

12 hours ago
A map of 4308 pockets. After all, what’s the point if you don’t where the tools are, the false backs, the trapped pockets for pickpockets, the little bottle of goggle polishing fluid...

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Pleased to meet you. Ixc, spy and detective. Inventor of the Correspondence Cannon.
Are you a Paramount Presence? Record your name here. For posterity, of course.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
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Volf
Volf
Posts: 6

12 hours ago
The Starveling cat! The Starveling cat! It lives in the smock, and that's that!

A compartment that is actually a "pocket" dimension *ahem* for holding all the books you need.

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Hello there! Oh this helmet? It's just for show, I don't know anything about the Zee.
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Volf
Volf
Posts: 6

9 hours ago
A small very pair of scissors that can be fixed to the wrist and hidden and, when skillfully wielded, can secretly remove a strand of someone's hair... this has a use somehow I'm sure.

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Hello there! Oh this helmet? It's just for show, I don't know anything about the Zee.
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 322

6 hours ago
A miniature kettle, black tea leaves and a really small cup. For emergency tea time.

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Honeyaddict, Glassman, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence, Übergoat owner
pleasure to meet you.

Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

Please send me a calling card first, I will accept most social interactions. I do enjoy role playing as well, cheers!
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