[quote=Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook][spoiler]The degree to which the Sacks-Nomen’s agendas aligned with those of the Masters and/or the Bazaar is unclear. Did their warnings not to become entangled in the designs of the Bazaar - manifest in the form of Notability and Professions - represent the secret feelings of the Masters, appalled by their employer’s schemes? Or were they controlled by another power?
In any case, I suspect that the approval of Doctors and Notaries comes from their refusal to provide stories for the Bazaar. They appear to take the bait of Notability, but then channel all of Slowcake’s efforts into something everyday, humdrum and routine, entirely unconnected to zee-monsters or the Correspondence or Parabola. (After all, who would want to read about a boring doctor?)
Gillsing, you’re very likely right - our choices as Londoners seem to be A: to go down into the reservoirs and be unmade, B: to seek the Liberation of Night and strike out the Sun, or C: to leave (which may or may not require Hesperidean - I would venture that there are certain gaps in the lore on this point), allowing London and two more cities to be devoured before… what happens?[/spoiler][/quote]
There do seem to be a number of other possibilities, looking at the various Destinies options (however, those only seem to apply to a few far and between, so I don’t think any option is very good for the general public). And you can technically leave the Neath without Hesperidean, as long as you haven’t died already.
And remember, we’ve also seen the Master’s are divided, both publicly conflicting over areas of trade domain, and we’ve seen behind the scenes to them feuding over moving cities, and I believe there are several hints that only a few of them even bother trying to do service to the Bazaar.
Either way, we don’t have the full picture for the paths that could befall us (Though the idea of the Liberation of Night is greatly disturbing. I haven’t converted Luminosity items since that trait appeared). Other than, as I and others mentioned, it will undoubtably be bad for the majority of London residents.