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Erika
Erika
Posts: 528

12/6/2015
Dwellers of a vertically challenged city I cry for your attention!

There's currently two unorganised threads running around about trading cat boxes, so let's simplify that.
If you want a Starveling Cat, or have an excess, post here.
If you want to trade Cat Boxes, or just want to send them out, post here.
If you're interested in a long term trading of cat boxes, for ease, post here.

Long Term Trading Instructions
(Mostly copied and pasted for the rules I wrote for this thread)
  • 1a. Post in this thread stating your availability to trade all cat boxes that come your way with another player OR
  • 1b. Respond to an already existing post stating availability either via this thread or via PM
  • 2. If an arrangement is reached, edit your posts to state it
  • 3. Send each other your cat boxes until the next Exceptional Story comes out, these are Universal Storylets available to everyone and as such, hard to miss
  • 4. Unless otherwise stated, repay each Cat Box with another, if the month is up and you find yourself in debt, if your partner has said it's alright to repay them in either Surprise Packages or First City Coins, do that
Long Term Trading Rules
  • Boxes from alts do count, but you will need to state in the message that the box is from you
  • Don't use alts to put others into debt, only to repay your own, box debt incurred in this manner doesn't count
  • Be polite, follow through with your deals. If something should occur, please notify this in the thread
  • If for some reason cat box scamming has occured, we will need screenshots, turn email notifications on if you want extra insurance
  • If your long term trading request isn't on the last 3 pages of the thread, feel free to make another post
#shamelessselfpromotion
If you don't mind where your box goes, I am a good destination as long as you don't mind sending boxes to the Starveling Cafe, which already has more than a few Starveling Cats. I also record all cat boxes that come my way as you can see in my signature.
edited by Cecil on 12/11/2015

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Erika
Erika
Posts: 528

12/6/2015
How Boxed Cats Work
In your deck, there's a card called 'Pass the Cat: a wriggling delivery', if you 'Accept the delivery' you get 1 x 'A Boxed Cat?'. You can then click on the item either from your inventory of the universal storylet it unlocks and choose to pass it on to someone (or thing) else. If they then accept the invitation they get 1 x 'A Partially Unwrapped Cat?' which they can access from either their inventory or the universal storylet it also unlocks. 'Behold[ing] the cat' has a chance of giving you Wounds, Appalling Secrets, a unique item (the Starveling Cat), or very rarely a Watchful companion.

About the Starveling Cat
The Starveling Cat! The Starveling Cat! It likes your bones! It prefers your fat!
The Starveling Cat is an curiosity item only available from Boxed Cats and a Bundle of Oddities value of 99 exactly (if you want to grind Bundles of Oddities for them, 'Fun with the Fisherkings' in the Flit is your best bet, it'll take about a day average). The item is -3 to persuasive, but since the Starveling Cat is never equipped, the modifier is never applied.

Other Useful Information
If you have either kind of boxed cat in your inventory, either 'A Boxed Cat?' or a 'A Partially Unwrapped Cat?', you lock yourself from drawing the card 'Pass the Cat: a wriggling delivery' again. This is where long term trading comes in handy as you can immediately send off the boxed cat without temporarily locking yourself from drawing the card again.

The chances of each type of cat are liable to be close to what follows:
52.3% - Every 1.9 Boxes  - A Sorrow Spider
39.6% - Every 2.5 Boxes  - A Black Cat
7.7%   - Every 13 Boxes   - A Starveling Cat
0.4%   - Every 250 Boxes - A Midnight Matriarch
edited by Cecil on 12/11/2015

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              Catboxes (send more!) opened in the name of science: 1093
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12/10/2015
Kit Foxtrick wrote:
I still don't entirely understand how the passing of boxes and cats works, but I have a gently rustling box sitting on my table in search of a good home.

[nursing a few wounds, yet the haunted look from his eyes seems oddly gone, like some memories as he exits from the Nadir, the truthseeker overhears the question, and hurriedly grabs Kit to a side-street]
[Speaks in hushed tones] Are you Mad?! Don't speak of such things so close to the Palace! She worships cats (ask me why another day) and if anybody was caught by her Court sending them in the Post, let alone catching any cat....


Here's how it "works" :


One happens to be in possession of a box filled with...we shall not mention. The "game" is called "Pass the Cat." One either unwraps a layer and sends it to a friend that gets who-knows-what that was mailed, or one turns in the package for thanks and restoration of your good name, reducing any Scandalous acts you have done.


Should the package be mailed to a friend of yours, they then have the option of unwrapping a layer (likely the final one) and receiving the contents (whatever that may be, and I can attest the Starveing cat is one unfortunate outcome,) or also reporting the package to the palace reducing Scandal. Should one get the Starveing cat, one has the option of mailing it off directly to a friend to be rid of the D**mable thing! You do not wish to know what those of us do if we must keep it.
edited by the truthseeker on 12/10/2015
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Ridagoth
Ridagoth
Posts: 86

12/7/2015
Parelle wrote:
I have come to an agreement with Ridagoth until the Feast of the Exceptional Rose to trade cat boxes for fun and profit.

Indeed, we should have fun sending perilous boxes of sorrow-spiders from time to time! Let's hope for the best with this interesting endeavour!

Also, thanks Cecil for putting this together. I hope this grand remastering for starveling cats shall be a hit in time. I really like the percentages in your second post, it puts the results in perspective!

One last slightly related note, the active player reddit list for December currently has at least two folks that are offering some starveling cats (see here and here). So consider seeing that thread (or the subreddit in general) from time to time if anyone lists they have a few.

Edit: Updated links. Sorry for the confusion!
edited by Ridagoth on 12/8/2015

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ExplosiveCrate
ExplosiveCrate
Posts: 2

2/14/2017
Urgent help requested! I've been bamboozled by a close acquaintance- what I thought was a heartwarming gift of a Starveling Stole turned out to be more active and rambuctious than expected! Please do help me take this... thing off my hands, my cats are beginning to conspire with it Please reply with haste!

But yes, a Starveling Cat to anyone who wants it.

Edit: Taken by a certain Mr. Bogdan.
edited by ExplosiveCrate on 2/14/2017

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Mycroft Tennyson
Mycroft Tennyson
Posts: 29

3/1/2017
Lou Grace wrote:
Ellia has just hit SMEN 18 and needs Starveling Cats to progress. If you're sending one, let me know in the accompanying message what sort of social action I can offer in return for them, and thank you!

Cat sent!

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splendentcarmine
splendentcarmine
Posts: 7

3/24/2017
I have two Starveling Cats to rehome, let me know if you'd like one or both.

Edit: Cats are happily adopted now. smile
edited by splendentcarmine (Alodia Eschec) on 3/24/2017

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Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 1944

3/24/2017
splendentcarmine (Alodia Eschec) wrote:
They're all yours!
edited by splendentcarmine (Alodia Eschec) on 3/24/2017

Much appreciated and this is yours!

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earthbourn
earthbourn
Posts: 149

4/13/2017
Many thanks! The course is set, though I may yet come to regret it...

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robberbaroness
robberbaroness
Posts: 4

5/1/2017
Waterpls wrote:
Hello. I'm going to sacrifice my alt to SMEN too. Can somebody send him or me (link below) a Starveling Cat? I will repay with 'A strange sort of prank"s (not sure how many is enough)
edited by Waterpls on 4/24/2017



I've got a Starveling Cat I don't want- I'll send it to you as soon as I get the opportunity card. (Unless there's a faster way?) My character is Desdemona Rank.
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Lemondrop
Lemondrop
Posts: 9

8/6/2017
I'd love a cat, when it comes to that!

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Philip Wolf
Philip Wolf
Posts: 20

7/3/2018
ImOscarDotCom wrote:
As a new aspiring seeker who has heard rumours of horror and woe but so far mainly just sampled some suspiciously rare meat and exotic freshly caught seafood I would very much appreciate a starveling cat donation.


Sent one your way, my good sir.

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Gallmarch
Gallmarch
Posts: 111

8/10/2018
Thanks for that! (I was "fortunate" and received Appalling Secrets.) The next catbox card has your name on it.

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Gallmarch
Gallmarch
Posts: 111

8/12/2018
Thanks! I am becatted. I'm cashing in Tribute at the Court of the Wakeful Eye at the moment but I'll be back in London and send some Surprise Packages your way when I draw the card. I'll take good care of the cat, I promise!

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Mountrose
Mountrose
Posts: 9

8/13/2018
I have recently acquired a box, and I'm told it may contain a cat. Would anyone be interested in a bit of trading ? I admit the idea of tweaking the Countess' nose is rather irresistible...
Edit : the box has found a home!
edited by Mountrose on 8/14/2018
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Kitty Rambunctious
Kitty Rambunctious
Posts: 38

8/26/2018
Greg M wrote:
1) I have a SECOND Starveling Cat, which I do not need. I NEED NOTHING IN TRADE. PLEASE RID ME OF IT. The Starveling Cats are now charging me rent to live in my own Brass Embassy Room, and are threatening to eat one of my companions a day, starting with all my lucky weasels.


I would love a Starveling Kitty, but am willing to defer to somebody who does not already have one.

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Kitty Rambunctious
Kitty Rambunctious
Posts: 38

10/3/2018
The Ambivalent Dynamo wrote:
The Ambivalent Dynamo has received a starveling cat and would like anyone-absolutely anyone to take it off his hands. If interested do be sure to send a reply.



*waves hand and goes "Oooh oooh, me!"

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Mountrose
Mountrose
Posts: 9

11/5/2018
What can be so bad about a Starveling Cat? I'm sure feeding it enough would make it a darling. Nothing bad can possibly come from me requesting one and trying just that, r-right? [FL name Mountrose]
Edit : Thank you to the delicious friend who sent me one ! (though I suspect it wasn't a completely selfless act). It seems I now inhabit my Lodgings on the sufferance of the new master of the house. What am I going to do with the pile of dead rats I bought for the d__ed thing? It's eaten everything in the pantry but those! Now I have nothing to eat but rotting rat meat and my stomach growls alarmingly. Oh well, needs must, I guess.
edited by Mountrose on 11/5/2018
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isi7140
isi7140
Posts: 3

2/4/2019
My Seeking alt is in need of a cat! If it's eating up all someone's food and needs a new home, GAZINGNORTHWARD will accept it gladly.
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Kit Foxtrick
Kit Foxtrick
Posts: 16

12/10/2015
I still don't entirely understand how the passing of boxes and cats works, but I have a gently rustling box sitting on my table in search of a good home.

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Parelle
Parelle
Posts: 1084

12/7/2015
I have come to an agreement with Ridagoth until the Feast of the Exceptional Rose to trade cat boxes for fun and profit.

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Erika
Erika
Posts: 528

12/11/2015
Kit Foxtrick wrote:
I still don't entirely understand how the passing of boxes and cats works, but I have a gently rustling box sitting on my table in search of a good home.

I updated the second post with how it works. Also, props to the truthseeker for getting there before me.

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                           Going on a fate expedition? I'm collecting data! Help me?
               "Bottles of Oblivion" drunk in the name of content: 57
              Catboxes (send more!) opened in the name of science: 1093
                    Fancy a friend?
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Kit Foxtrick
Kit Foxtrick
Posts: 16

12/18/2015
I have another box, which *most certainly does not contain a cat* [nods at the Truthseeker], should anybody need it for... box purposes.

I am, additionally, happy to receive boxes. To, uh, wrap gifts in. But not the box I have already. It's... the wrong size.

EDIT: The box has been claimed!
edited by Kit Foxtrick on 12/22/2015

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FireScyther
FireScyther
Posts: 17

12/18/2015
If someone still has a spare starveling cat, I am in need of one for my collection of critters and companions (gotta catch them all). I also know these cats to be use for certain seasons, but Mr. RNG does not look favourably on me when I open "perfectly normal" boxes, although I am still willing to try.

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  • edited by FireScyther on 12/18/2015

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    navchaa
    navchaa
    Posts: 542

    1/5/2016
    Thank you, Gemma Hawley! You were so quick to send the cat, and with a lovely message to boot!

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    DT
    DT
    Posts: 15

    2/11/2016
    I just came across a box if anyone is interested! I also wouldn't mind setting up a long-term trading arrangement myself, as I am looking to acquire a Midnight Matriarch (mostly for RP purposes).

    EDIT: Box has been sent off. smile
    edited by DT on 2/11/2016

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    Ysrthgrathe
    Ysrthgrathe
    Posts: 86

    3/1/2016
    I would love to receive that little rascal.

    Also I'm interested in a long term trading arrangement of boxed cats.
    Darkroot, are you still available?
    edited by Ysrthgrathe on 3/1/2016

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    Mr Sables
    Mr Sables
    Posts: 597

    3/5/2016
    Looking to adopt a starveling cat, too, if anyone has any spare smile
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    Hark DeGaul
    Hark DeGaul
    Posts: 208

    3/7/2016
    I have sent a Starveling to RobinMask. Sardiak, I will send one to you as soon as you're in London again.
    edited by Hark DeGaul on 3/7/2016

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    Hark DeGaul
    Hark DeGaul
    Posts: 208

    3/12/2016
    James Turner wrote:
    James Turner wrote:
    I would dearly love the company of a Starveling Cat, are there any kind souls who care to unburden themselves?


    Many thanks Hark DeGaul! Its eaten its way through the all cheese, a barrel of weevil infested biscuits and I'm certain there are considerably fewer lucky weasels thsn before...

    Thanks again!
    edited by Fireballjim23 on 3/11/2016
    edited by Fireballjim23 on 3/11/2016

    Always happy to help! I'd recently received a Starveling from a box theonie sent me (thanks theonie!) so I thought it would be nice to pass it on.
    I advise you make your cheese from only the most luxuriously coiffed of spiders from now on. It's a well known fact cats can't stand wigs.

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    Hark DeGaul
    Hark DeGaul
    Posts: 208

    3/25/2016
    Professor Strix wrote:
    I am unfortunate to share my lodgings with a Starveling Cat. My Grubby Kitten has put the thing in its place when it first arrived, but I grow weary of its lies and uncouth behaviour.
    Is there any reason why I should tolerate the beast? I mean, besides the potential for comedy. Because if I can find any usefulness for this hairy nightmare, I would happily give it away to whomever may be interested.

    Having a cat is currently only really useful around Hallowmas, when it helps to have a good source for wounds and nightmares around.
    [spoiler] It's useful for SMEN content too, but that's currently retired from the game. Not sure if we're allowed to talk about it so I'm spoilering it for caution's sake. [/spoiler]
    If you don't want it I'm always happy to exchange it for something.
    edited by Hark DeGaul on 3/25/2016

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    junkseer
    junkseer
    Posts: 12

    4/9/2016
    Good day fellow feline fanatics, i'm on the lookout for a person interested in a longterm trading arrangement. I do not currently have a cat on hand, having just traded it off, but all of those still to come are without prespectve owners at the moment. And if anyone is simply looking to offload their beast, i'd also be happy to accomodate

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    Parelle
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    Posts: 1084

    6/16/2016
    Sir Joseph Marlen wrote:
    I'd appreciate a starveling cat from anyone willing.


    Done! Packaged and sent.

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    Parabuteo
    Parabuteo
    Posts: 47

    7/1/2016
    Cinnabar wrote:
    I am, alas, in need of a Starveling Cat and would be willing to relieve someone of the wretched feline burden if they would be kind(?!) enough to pass it on.


    I've sent one of the beasts on your way. Good luck.

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    Cassandra Flint
    Cassandra Flint
    Posts: 1

    7/3/2016
    I've recently made a terrible decision and would like to make an even worse one. I wanted to see how my straveling cat would handle an L.B. infestation, and the results were terror and loss for everyone involved. I am now down one cat and would be absolutely delighted if anyone could send me a spare.

    EDIT: (Mis)fortune has favored me. A straveling cat burst out of my bundle of oddities, so I am no longer in need.
    edited by Cassandra Flint on 7/7/2016
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    karmakaze
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    Posts: 7

    9/19/2016
    I should note that my starveling cat was the most terrible influence upon my kitten. Still, surely it's only a matter of giving the poor dear enough love and reassurance.

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    Hailey
    Hailey
    Posts: 43

    9/26/2016
    I would very much be interested in homing a Starveling Cat to better control my Hunger... Address to Hailey Daniels please.

    EDIT: The lovely Lady Sapho Byron has sent me a cat. Much obliged.
    edited by elvor on 9/26/2016

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    Revival Lake
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    Posts: 28

    10/18/2016
    Greetings lovelies~ I am Lake, and I am here to help. I would love the opportunity to make exchanges as needed, and am not too worried if you get one or two ahead of me by the end. Always looking for friends, and love to help regardless. Cat boxes are a keen interest of mine, though I would not turn down one of those poetic shabby ones that polite company tends to shy from, if anyone were looking to find a home for one! Much love, and see you in the City!

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    suinicide
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    12/11/2016
    Cat sent!

    (I would like suspicion decreases if thats all right, a surprise package if not)

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