What a merry band we make! Sir Owen, you shall bring the nets and forensic equipment. Lady Joy, you shall bring the spikes and rifles. And I? …The tea set! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (regular maniacal laughter)
[quote Owen Wulf]I just hope that the prize is worth it, although I get the feeling that we will make a large decision regarding our prey should we ever have it at our mercy[/quote]I expect to be paid with a tub of Hesperidean Cider. Drink it? I shall very well bathe in it! I envision other splendid rewards, but the bathroom filled with cider is the most tempting one.
Do not read this till you’re far into the story:
[spoiler]Mr Wines is Mr Veils’ best buddy and co-conspirator, so I expect him to gun me down or pay me off. Mr Wines seems the type to resort to bribes rather than fisticuffs. Since his ally is Mr Apples, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a offer of Hesperidean Cider as the least of rewards for my silence and ejection. Of course, this is based on the presumption that those Masters are still allies. The Masters have their own private games to play with and against each other, and the Vake is possibly one of several such games.
What part will the Seekers of Mr Eaten’s Name play in this? It seems natural to be both a seasoned Seeker of the Name and a hunter of the Vake. There might be a special ending in store for those who are both. It’ll likely be awful, but such is the nature of Seeking.
My most burning question is the dual nature of Mr Veils. He’s shrouded in mystery and darkness – like, literally, that guy’s abode in the Bazaar is utter darkness. He also has blind orphans harvesting and spinning his hairs into a "velvet" fabric. Yeesh, what is this? Not really sure at which point I should be shrieking and at which point I should be giggling, but I’m loving it. Does Mr Veils have dissociative identity disorder or what? Does he drink some bad brew of Mr Wines and experience a Jekyll/Hyde transformation? Is the Vake the scandalous lovechild of Mr Wines and Mr Veils?![/spoiler]
So, yeah, the hunt for knowledge thrums in my blood.
[quote Joy Phillip]ooc, apparently my daughter signed up on FL with my email address, and when I came to play, I found that I was hunting the Vake, was a no-sex person, and had many other things already chosen for me.[/quote]Heh, lemonade from lemons, yes? We work with what we’re given.
I seriously considered eenie-meenie-miney-moe’ing it at one point. I wasn’t fully satisfied with any of the opening Ambition descriptions. They all sounded highly interesting, but none of them gave me the exact "lifelong dream" vibe I wanted for my character. Nemesis seemed too tragic, Heart’s Desire too Faust-ish, Light Fingers too greedy, and Bag a Legend too violent and greedy. (None of those qualities are necessarily negative, but I didn’t want them shadowing this character.) I listed two cons for Bag a Legend, but I dismissed them because I saw an opportunity for subversion (no need to kill the Vake or to gather the Echo reward) along with the focus on Dangerous and Watchful. I don’t regret picking the Vake quest. The storyline has turned out to be the right mixture of horror and amusement for me.