[li]So I was thinking about what sort of stuff to put in the "they say" section of my character. I decided on some sort of mysterious rambling hinting at the character’s lore (and my headcanon), but after a while I thought of too many things to fit, so I’ve decided to put them all here. (And possibly put a link to them in my in-game profile.)
So then, the ramblings of Mr. Xisuthros, gleaned from the other side of thin walls, within Honey dens, intercepted letters, and other such places:
"Seven days, seven nights, seven cities… Why is it always seven?"
"They changed my name too. You don’t see me complaining."
"Word of advice: Do not accept gifts from the Masters. They are merchants by nature, and always expect reciprocation."
"I have been a zailor exactly twice. I have no desire to repeat either experience."
"Do not despair. The shepherd-king fell too, but he did not let that stop him from ascending to his desire."
"I can’t return to madness. I am not welcome there."
"Even Babylon was young when the First City fell."[/li][li]
edited by Xisuthros on 2/25/2016
"Another new face in Fallen London! How intriguing!" (You’d think people with entirely fate-locked equipments would bother to change that)
Maybe they have a new face every, say, couple of weeks, making everyone around intrigued. Especailly their creditors.
Also, the phrase looks like one a snuffer would use.
@Estelle: not all of us have mantlepiece items with our names on them.:) I think, however, that there are some people who don’t know that bit of text can be edited.
[quote=malthaussen]@Estelle: not all of us have mantlepiece items with our names on them.:) I think, however, that there are some people who don’t know that bit of text can be edited.
Possibly, Mal. Though I figured it out within a short while of starting to play the game.
My main character’s text is based, very loosely, upon Robert Lewis Stevenson’s description of the solicitor Utterson in "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." The first paragraph of the novella describes Utterson’s character in the following terms: "But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove. I incline to Cains heresy, he used to say quaintly: I let my brother go to the devil in his own way. In this character, it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of downgoing men."
My own personal experience is that I tend to be the only "reputable" acquaintance of good people who are trying to fight their way up: up to a better financial status, to reputation, etc. Thus my character quote: "She is the first, and often the only, respectable acquaintance of the ambitious but socially unspeakable."
I used the phrase from the lady of Shalott “I am half-sick of shadows.” It’s a phrase that’s stuck with me, and becomes particularly meaningful the longer you are entrenched in London’s mysteries.
I could be that I’m just overly fond of the poem.