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Nine
Nine
Posts: 5

11/8/2018
Greetings, delicious friends. Ackerly is a devilish, silver-tongued rogue who has found new artistic vision, owing to the generous removal of his soul by his infernal friends. Some say his new art is madness. Some say it is disgusting, abominable. But art is art, no? And he puts so very much effort into his. Subtle, ruthless, and hedonistic, Ackerly Diomedes seeks training in the arts of physical subtlety (shadowy), so as to propel himself into significance.


His base stats:
Watchful: 66
Shadowy: 48
Dangerous: 59
Persuasive: 106


"Two men sit on gilded thrones;
Face to face, eye to eye;
Both are bald, both are old;

But vultures circle only one.
Why is this?"


https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Ackerly%20Diomedes


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Ackerly Diomedes, mad, bad, and dangerous to know. Anything is worth its price in the name of art.
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Fitzpartick
Fitzpartick
Posts: 2

11/11/2018
Lieutenant Felix Fitzpatrick is the second son of a successful mariner. Finding himself cut off from his previous life on the surface, Felix has set out to build a new legacy beneath the false stars of Fallen London.

Watchful 58
Shadowy 37
Dangeous 27
Persuasive 29
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Cornelius_Greene
Cornelius_Greene
Posts: 3

11/12/2018
Respected Delicious Friends,

My name is Cornelius Greene. I am looking for a patron who are willing to teach me in the way of Fallen London. My stats are of the following:

Watchful: 30
Shadowy: 18
Dangerous: 57
Persuasive: 50

Though embarrassing to admit, I have only been in the Neath for a couple of weeks and still have a lot to learn in the ways of Fallen London. I was a Lieutenant of sort on the surface and have come to Fallen London because of unfortunate circumstances; which, once again, unfortunately, the reason I can not share. Since then I have been seeking a way to really understand who I am and learn my true place in this oddly charming world. My work as of the moment, is writing short stories to earn a living, with the occasional odd jobs on Watchmaker's Hill.
I also understand that the stated two skill I hope to learn are contradictory in nature; and thus I welcome advises on how to better reach my true, full, potential. As I stated previously, I am relatively new to this world so I hope you understand where I'm coming from and answer a plea from this humble gentleman.

Sincerely,
Cornelius Greene

Here is the link to my name card: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Cornelius%20Greene

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edited by Cornelius_Greene on 11/13/2018

UPDATE:


Dear Respected Friend,


I am happy to announce that I have found a generous and irresistible, as well as a mysterious sinister mentor. However, I shan't refuse any person who would like to be my patron or anyone who wish to be a friend of mine. And should any require assistance from this gentleman, I shall give them my help to the best of my abilities. Thank you for all the help and time you delicious friends have given this humble letter. This humble gentleman is, truly, humbled.


Sincerely,
Greene


Here is the link to my name card: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Cornelius%20Greene
edited by Cornelius_Greene on 11/18/2018
edited by Cornelius_Greene on 11/18/2018
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Mark
Mark
Posts: 1

11/17/2018
Respected and surely very tasty friends,

My parents gave me the name stormgathering. Don't ask; they had some odd ideas about childrearing. I'm returning to the Neath after a decent amount of time away and I was hoping I might find a patron in the dangerous arts.

Watchful: 82
Shadowy: 43
Dangerous: 37
Persuasive: 100

You can find me at most hours in the vicinity of the Brass Embassy doing nothing unethical whatsoever. I don't know anything about souls. Thank you.

Update: I think I've found a patron, the charming and dangerous Snallygaster. Thank you all.
edited by stormgathering on 11/17/2018
edited by stormgathering on 11/17/2018

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https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/stormgathering
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potatao42
potatao42
Posts: 2

11/19/2018
I hope this letter finds you in good health. My name is Werner Salaman, and I am a new arrival to this mysterious land. I wish for a patron in the watchful arts, but really any help would be appreciated.

My stats are as follows:


Watchful: 17
Shadowy: 21
Dangerous: 10
Persuasive: 20

As for a riddle, I am afraid I do not have one of my own, but perhaps this one that I heard many years ago could be serviceable:
I sizzle like bacon
I spit like an egg
I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg
I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole
I am long like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole
What am I?


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Update: I have found a patron, thank you for browsing this thread though! Big Grin
edited by potatao42 on 11/29/2018

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https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Werner%20Salaman
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kranach
kranach
Posts: 1

12/21/2018
Greetings fellow Fallen Londoners,

Kranach, quiet and inscrutable gentleman, learnt quite a lot about ways of Neath already. He is slow to trust, yet those who earn his respect, can find in him loyal and cheerful friend.



Most of his skills already passed the threshold beyond which patronage is feasible, yet he would be happy to learn from someones who excel in matters of Watchfulness and/or Danger. Or just anyone, whether of some importance or not, willing to share knowledge, stories or bottles of gin.



Watchful: 86
Shadowy: 115
Dangerous: 92
Persuasive: 101


There is one "riddle", that occupies his mind most of the time, yet he still cannot come to terms with its solution.





What can change nature of a man?


https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/kranach

edited by kranach on 12/21/2018
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Quinn Dobranoc
Quinn Dobranoc
Posts: 2

12/24/2018
'llo, folks. Name's Dobranoc.

Been 'round a while, now, but never made friends. Never much talk in me. 'Silent type'. Get the gist.

'Lone Wolf'-ing...tiresome. Dull. Can skulk only so long. So...

Dobbs not much a detective, so'd like a mentor, help keep eyes sharp - priority. Many thank to come.

Lessons to help...talk...good...appreciated, too.

Watchful: 44
Shadowy: 104
Dangerous: 97
Persuasive: 87

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dobranoc


"It follows you wherever you will -
Dress in black? 'tis darker still.
Fades at dusk, is made at dawn,
Flees the thing from which it's born.

What is it?"


Fingers now crossed.

Cheers,
D.
edited by Dobranoc on 12/24/2018

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The Bright-Eyed Laconic ~ Quinn Dobranoc, Trickster and Thief
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MaireadAnnette
MaireadAnnette
Posts: 1

12/28/2018
Greetings!

Watchful 79
Shadowy 37
Dangerous 55
Persuasive 92

MaireadAnnette is a compelling and insightful individual of mysterious and indistinct gender seeking a patron, preferably a guide to the fascinating shadowy places of the neath. A true hedonist, MaireadAnnette enjoys galavanting about, scandalizing the Ministry of Public Decency, and taking long sabbaticals in the Tomb Colonies.
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Grant van der Merwe
Grant van der Merwe
Posts: 2

12/30/2018
Respected friends,

I have no one to blame but myself. On the surface I had a life that was charmed, if perhaps not gilded. I was a man of science, of letters, with a tenured post at a fine university; I had a comfortable home, opportunities to travel, and people who cared about me. There was no sane reason to turn away from that life, and yet I did. The implication there seems obvious.

And yet, there seemed at the time -- and still seems today -- that there was truly no other option for me. The very forces that drove me into academia -- a thirst for knowledge, a need to know, to truly understand our place in the universe -- drove me out of it as well, and here, to the Neath. I cannot turn away, and will not, so long as my heart beats and my mind sustains thought.

But I have come to recognize the dangers of being here, too, and I am not too proud to admit that I may be in over my head. Please, you who read this, consider taking me as a protégé -- I need all forms of guidance, but I am most of all compelled to attempt to better my mind.

I am here. My eyes are open. I will not turn away.

Watchful 71
Shadowy 50
Dangerous 53
Persuasive 66

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Grant%20van%20der%20Merwe
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BrokenLeg
BrokenLeg
Posts: 2

1/4/2019
My fellow children of the Neath,

Some call me Doctor, but you may call me whatever you wish. What I seek is not a name, after all, but something rather more... tangible. And while the Neath offers many sinful pockets to explore and gather from, some of them are deeper than I can manage. Subtlety can carry one only so far.

Thus, I petition you, good people of London. To all you esteemed and talented folk, won't you spare an evening to help elevate this frugal, honest gentleman? I promise, should you be so exceptionally kind, no Londoner shall be ignorant of your good name.

Watchful 102
Shadowy 111
Dangerous 74
Persuasive 111

"What do you call a doctor, an aspirant of the Imposter Church, and a petty thief?"

Edit: The kind gentleman Desmond Jordan has offered his most Watchful patronage. May the luck of the Flit forever grace him.
Edit 2: I have now come under the tutelage of a second patron: the Dangerous and newly Paramount Sam Norrey. A toast to his eternal health!


I am no longer in need of additional patronage!

A special thanks to Desmond, who has proven himself time and time again to be noble and generous far beyond the call of mentorship, and a gentleman deserving of all the kindness the Neath has to offer.
edited by BrokenLeg on 2/9/2019

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https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/BrokenLeg
Light-fingered advocate and Imperial Artist-In-Residence. An excellent presence at salons. All social actions welcome.
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LAJ-47FC9
LAJ-47FC9
Posts: 1

1/14/2019
Greetings, prospective Patrons!

My name is Elizabeth Fairweather. Today I come to you to petition for acceptance by a member of your esteemed ranks. As a very recent immigrant to the city of Fallen London, this grand city is satiating my desire for mystery far more greatly than any Surface area ever could. Regretfully, many of these mysteries are far beyond even my talents - in fact, a level of Watchfulness considered significant on the Surface is nearly worthless down here.

While I would normally "tough it out", as the folks say, my attempts to do so have been plagued with nightmares that I dare say are rather supernatural in their intensity. I fear they may consume me before I can embark on a journey to uncover the answers to the greatest mysteries of all. After this last sleepless night, I've become rather tired of it (pun not intended). And thus, I petition you all, fine People of Some Importance, for your assistance in honing my intellectual skills beyond what I ever could have hoped for on the Surface. Preferably before the nightmares consume me. I speculate that there may be a threshold to what my mind can handle, and I fear the territory that lies beyond it.

If you wish to accept my plea, you may contact me here: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Elizabeth%20Fairweather

Watchful: 86
Shadowy: 47
Dangerous: 83
Persuasive: 79

As for a riddle, I have none of my own, but I offer up one that I have heard in my time - and dare I say, it's rather pertinent to London's current situation!
I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I?


EDIT: Since this plea was sent out, I have come under the tutelage of Laura Cress in matters of Persuasion, and Sam Norrey has sent me an offer to teach me the ways of the Dangerous. In addition, I have updated my statistics appropriately. Thank you for your assistance!
edited by LAJ-47FC9 on 1/27/2019
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TheKolega
TheKolega
Posts: 4

1/16/2019
Seeking, yes, I am seeking... Patrons, not names, no delicious names... TheKolega is mine. Name, not patron. No patrons. Yet. Don't give names, please, I am fasting...

I have persuaded 103 moths to step away from the nightlight, seen 93 bats hanging from a single perch, broke 80 wine glasses in my disreputable moments, but my shadow can only hide 54 rats from the moonlight. No foreign names here. They taste unaquired... I seek your eminence, Your Eminence. For now. Until we meet.

Don't like riddles. They don't have names. Blasphemous...

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https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/TheKolega
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FelixVanHuss
FelixVanHuss
Posts: 1

1/22/2019
Hello, all. I am Vic Moore, an artist who enjoys causing scandal. I am new to the Neath and would very much appreciate help improving my skills. Especially shadowy and watchful. I also wouldn't mind a few more contacts.


  • Watchful: 39
    Shadowy: 38
    Dangerous: 20
    Persuasive: 119

    I can be found here: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Vic%20Moore

    Thank you very much for your time.
  • EDIT: I have found a patron! Big Grin

  • edited by FelixVanHuss on 1/27/2019

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    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Vic%20Moore
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    Cussock
    Cussock
    Posts: 2

    1/24/2019
    Hello!
    I'm a weirdo who seeks to see the Bazaar burn. I am currently seeking to plot against the masters and as such require a great deal of shadowy training.

    Watchful: 66
    Persuasive: 50
    Shadowy: 48
    Dangerous: 25

    I'm a late-game character with early game stats. Also, if said potential protege got into contact with me about how to get bloody Favors: Society without waiting 10 million years for an opportunity card that will never come I would be VERY grateful. Thank you I suppose.
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    Miredis
    Miredis
    Posts: 1

    1/31/2019
    Good Evening,

    Artemis Wretch is an unsavory, hedonistic, and selfish creature, however he acknowledges that the help of someone learn'd in the arts of persuasion or stealth would help on his journey through the Neath's back-alleys and tables of high society.

    Watchful: 75
    Shadowy: 74
    Dangerous: 75
    Persuasive: 87

    "Lauded by all as illness' foe
    The ancient cause of mankind's woe
    The harbinger of law to the wise
    It is the love in your eyes

    What am I?"

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/miredis
    edited by Miredis on 2/13/2019
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    Born2Hula
    Born2Hula
    Posts: 3

    2/1/2019
    The mysterious person or personages known as Heighington seeks a patron most kind to share their vast experience. Any and all qualities most relished. Current stats are;

    Watchful: 85
    Shadowy: 68
    Dangerous: 64
    Persuasive: 78

    Best wishes and may the sorrow-spiders leave your eyeballs unvexed.

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    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Heighington
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    Stratak
    Stratak
    Posts: 1

    2/6/2019
    Stratak is a mysterious and refined gentleman. Also a (self-proclaimed) Lord. He vehemently hoards all the dangerous secrets, scandalous whispers, flesh-bound books and forbidden relics he can find find. He might use them to solve the mysteries of the universe... or sell them to the highest bidder.. or exchange them for the most depraved of pleasures... Currently looking for Shadowy and Dangerous patrons, to help him train in these... more mundane qualities.


    Watchful: 28
    Shadowy: 21
    Dangerous: 7
    Persuasive: 17

    "How do you unit test a unit testing framework?"

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Stratak
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    Dungeon-Raided
    Dungeon-Raided
    Posts: 1

    2/6/2019
    Greetings my good men, women, and other such gentlefolk! I, Dungeon, a shrewd, sly gentleman Doctor seeks patronage in some arts not of my current skill. I seek almost any patron, however I feel my watchfulness is progressing swiftly enough for my liking. Any assistance one may be able to provide in any other matters is gladly welcomed, however my most desired patron would be able to tutor me in such skills as keeping myself safe from other, more dangerous folks about town, and the manner in which to conduct myself around others, to be most persuasive with my words.

    My current skill set is as follows :
    Watchful : 49
    Shadowy : 15
    Dangerous : 8
    Persuasive : 8

    My kind and most humble regards.

    P.S. : I remember this riddle, one I needed assistance to complete, perhaps you might get some enjoyment out of it?


    "You can give me but you cannot take me,
    It takes one to give me, but two to make me.
    The biggest circle I begin,
    And it is I that lies within.
    To all living things I give breath,
    But I am not God nor Life nor Death.
    And like the Phoenix from an Urn,
    Through me, from ashes it returns."
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    Etyx
    Etyx
    Posts: 1

    2/8/2019
    Hello, my delicious friends.

    I, Etyx, a confessed phantasmagoric lunatic, am seeking patronage. Preferrably someone well versed in persuasive affairs.

    My skills are as follows:
    Watchful: 29
    Shadowy: 34
    Dangerous: 26
    Persuasive: 27

    "Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?"

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    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Etyx
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    Fenn
    Fenn
    Posts: 3

    2/8/2019
    Good Morning,

    Let me begin by making known my current level of skill:

    Watchful: 58
    Shadowy: 52
    Dangerous: 79
    Persuasive: 92

    Humble as my talents may be, it is admittedly with some pride that I should note such an increasingly respectable measure of formidability in one such as myself. I should never have imagined it possible, as I have always been inclined to to rely upon a more delicate approach to self-preservation. Some time ago, however, I found myself in a position of considerable vulnerability with which I was unsuitably prepared to handle. The week that followed was spent in bed, nursing all manner of bumps, bruises, and Tinctures of Vigour. A common enough lamentation in the Neath, to be sure, but as I found myself burdened with a curious assortment of mouths to feed, I endeavored to develop a quality of reasonable ferocity. I have, until now, been very much satisfied with the results of this pursuit, but at the present I once again find myself unpleasantly wounded, and quite unqualified to continue any further without proper tutelage. I should be immeasurably grateful to whomever will agree to provide such instruction and will no doubt be in his or her debt.

    As to the matter of the riddle, I have always liked this one:
    You can easily touch me, but not see me. You can throw me out, but not away. What am I?

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    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/FennFlannigan
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