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Vexpont
Vexpont
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2/23/2017
a shadowy spider wrote:
I don't want to post any spoilers, but my basis for the location of Lacewhisper Street can be found by Googling it.

I assume from the text I've mentioned that it's in or near Spite. If we assume that Spite is Spitalfields, my first thought was Fashion Street.

The way I interpret it is that it's past Spite, however, and in that case my best guess is Curtain Road. It's about a 10-15 min. walk away from Spitalfields Market.


Given its slightly coy name, Lacewhisper Street could also be Petticoat Lane, which is nearer to Spitalfields. By the start of Victoria’s reign this had been renamed Middlesex Street, but people kept on using the old name, and the street market there still bears it.

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TheThirdPolice
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5/24/2017
Fallen London wrote:
at a public house called the Mitre, an assembly of bandaged gentlemen welcome the baronet into their fraternity


They gave us an easy one: Ye Olde Mitre was around then and still stands today.

Fallen London wrote:
an old tunnel beneath the Fourth Footman (a pub in Watchmaker's Hill/Greenwich)


No idea. The I Am The Only Running Footman pub in Mayfair and the Biblical Parable of the Three Servants both seem unlikely leads.

a cheese shop of ill repute


I admit I do not think this has a real equivalent, and just wanted to share this astoundingly delicious phrase.

(in Veilgarden/Covent Garden) the Valkyrie standing high on the (roof of the Coloratura opera house). She stares at the glass ceiling of the opposing market


Definitely the Royal Opera House, which overlooks the glass-roofed Covent Garden marketplace. (Thank you Azothi.) It first performed the Ring cycle in 1892, which contributed to the decision to shorten the full name, the "Royal Italian Opera House". The word colatura is Italian of course, but I cannot find a deeper connection to the building. It means "elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody, especially in operatic singing" or a soprano skilled in such.

Located just across the river from the Forgotten Quarter, the Eclipse Tavern is a place for shy devils, treasure-hunters, and those who remember false histories.


Based on the travel map this might be near Ladybones (Marylebone) or the University. I haven't found any likely old pubs in Marylebone, but I only did a cursory search.
edited by TheThirdPolice on 5/28/2017

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Von Darken
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9 days ago
Don't know if someone has already said this, but I think Elderwick could easily be Bloomsbury. One of the sidebars claims it's famous for its booksellers, as is Bloomsbury. Then there is the fact that Bloomsbury was, of course, home to the Bloomsbury Group, who were all writers, artists, philosophers and so on, which fits in rather nicely with the Bohemian nature of the place.

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Vexpont
Vexpont
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8 days ago
Von Darken wrote:
Don't know if someone has already said this, but I think Elderwick could easily be Bloomsbury. One of the sidebars claims it's famous for its booksellers, as is Bloomsbury. Then there is the fact that Bloomsbury was, of course, home to the Bloomsbury Group, who were all writers, artists, philosophers and so on, which fits in rather nicely with the Bohemian nature of the place.


I am as certain as I can be that Elderwick isn't Bloomsbury, and that the (ahem) 'booksellers' to be found thereabouts sling more lurid stuff than the Bloomsbury set would ever own up to writing. But because of a certain questionnaire that couldn't possibly be a lightly-garnished ploy to locate anyone who still deals in London Street Signs, I won't just come out with the name.

Like a certain eccentric Mr. Muybridge, the people who gave London's districts their first Anglo-Saxon names were highly partial to dipthongs. But they were not nearly so keen on the letter k.

These adjustments, plus a consultation with the Persona Engine or other algorithmic cross-referencer of your choice, should lead in the approximate direction of the answer.
edited by Vexpont on 7/21/2017

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Amélie Vaincœur
Amélie Vaincœur
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8 days ago
Vexpont: thank you, that was very helpful!

It's funny how I've learnt all of the (few) things I know about London placenames through this game...

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