The false-stars are orbiting a little closer to the city; Bohemians have put on their suits without holes in them; the smell of lacre on the streets has very nearly dissipated. Love is in the air, and the Feast of the Exceptional Rose begins once again.
Discover all the festival has to offer through ‘Celebrate the Feast of the Exceptional Rose’, available throughout London.
Join the Revels!
Take part in the festivities to gain Masquing, which can be later spent on rewards. Exchange gifts of love (or scorn, or mysterious yet enticing indifference) with other players. Keep your gifts – or trade them for Masquing!
As always, additional Masquing can be obtained with Fate, which unlocks further options.
The Lady in Lilac
“You are desired,” she says. “Give me the proof of it, and I’ll make arrangements.”
Also, starting on February 9th, the mysterious ‘Lady in Lilac’ card will appear – allowing you to exchange your Feast gifts for Masquing.
Meet New Faces
Every year, the Feast brings new companions to Fallen London. Starting next week, on February 9th, you will be able to spend your Masquing to attract companions from Feasts past, as well as four returning characters who can now be encountered at the Feast:
- Promenade with Verity, a deviless of exacting tastes
- Watch the festivities with Ivy, who has seen so many Feasts come and go
- Picnic with the Abbot-Commander of Godfall atop Southwark Cathedral
- Catch up with Ferret at the theatre
Those last two can be unlocked with Fate.
The Revolutionary Firebrand and the Secular Missionary have one last request. If you are married to either of the pair, these small stories will allow you to upgrade your spouse and make them more powerful.
If you have completed the Cave of the Nadir storyline by spurning both the Missionary and the Firebrand, it is now possible to reacquaint yourself with one of the pair in ‘The Missionary and the Firebrand: A Memory of Regret’, in your Social Engagements.
Skin-bound Memories and Nuptial Phantasies!
How better to prove your devotion than through permanent ink? High time for a visit to Clathermont’s Tattoo Parlour! Make your way to Ladybones Road to complete the story of the Clathermont family, as long as you have reached level 4 or higher in A Name in Seven Secret Alphabets. Tattoos will become available in the second week of the Feast, from the 9th.
Also available during the Feast of the Exceptional Rose: Nuptial phantasies! Obtain custom-tailored dreams of nuptial bliss (or marital discord) with some of your favourite Fallen London characters. Find these by visiting the Shopkeeper in Viric, in Veilgarden.
A New and Continuing Mystery
Just what is the Exceptional Rose? Rumours abound. Some say that it’s a vicious, fanged flower. Others that it’s a cherub sent to watch over star-crossed lovers. Yet more tut, calling it an elaborate ruse cooked up by Mr Inch. Whatever it is, nobody has seen the real Exceptional Rose in years. But perhaps this Feast is different?
Start this in ‘The Exceptional Rose’, available anywhere in London. This story will progress throughout the Feast, and will return in future years. But the Exceptional Rose, like love, is a changeable thing, and does not always look the same…
Key Dates for the Festival
- The Feast of the Rose starts on February 2nd
- February 9th: ‘An Encounter at the Feast’ and ‘The Lady in Lilac’ become available. Trade gifts for Masquing, and obtain new companions. Tattoos will also be available in the Forgotten Quarter.
- February 16th: Gift exchanging and obtaining Masquing closes. You will still have a week to exchange Masquing for companions and to experience Feast seasonal stories.
- February 23rd: The Festival ends. Any Masquing not spent will become Making Waves when Time, the Healer comes.