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May Exceptional Story: The Pentecost Predicament Messages in this topic - RSS

babelfishwars
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4/28/2016
The Exceptional Story for May is here!



You are invited to a marvellous party!

Be served by trained Pentecost Apes whose aspirations of humanity will amuse and repel. Discover the dark culinary secrets of the Empire of Hands. Just keep a tight grip on your soul.

Treachery. Revenge. Canapés. RSVP for a night you'll never forget.

Play An Exceptional Story: Tea and Sympathy to begin, available throughout London.

The Pentecost Predicament was written by Richard Cobbett. Editing, QA and special thanks: Chandler Groover, Chris Gardiner, James Chew and Olivia Wood. Art by Paul Arendt.



EXCEPTIONAL FRIENDSHIP

In addition to a new, substantial, stand-alone story every month, Exceptional Friends enjoy:
  • Access to the House of Chimes: an exclusive private member's club on the Stolen River, packed with content
  • An expanded opportunity deck: of ten cards instead of six!
  • A second candle: Twice the actions! 40 at once!
This is the final story in the Family Ties season. If you've played The Frequently Deceased and The Seven-Day Reign, finishing this story will make you eligible for an additional opportunity, to follow.

If you want to keep an Exceptional Story beyond the month it’s for, you must complete the related storylet in the House of Chimes. This will save it for you to return to another time.


AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE!

Exceptional Stories usually change over on the last Thursday of the month, with the new story replacing the previous one. Unusually, The Seven-Day Reign is going to be available to play for a further week! This serves as a welcome to the new Exceptional Friends who’ve joined us since we launched in the App Store. (Hello!)

Please remember to be liberal with your use of spoiler tags when discussing this story. If you're unsure whether something is a spoiler, use the tag!
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edited by babelfishwars on 4/28/2016

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The Duke of Waltham
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4/28/2016
And thus the Seven-Day Reign becomes the Seven-Day Regency...

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Kalix
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4/28/2016
Hmm. I just saw the description of this story on the Fate page, and scared a cat off the sofa by wailing "Oh no, please not cannibalism again!". And it started so well...
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Kylestien
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4/28/2016
Kalix wrote:
Hmm. I just saw the description of this story on the Fate page, and scared a cat off the sofa by wailing "Oh no, please not cannibalism again!". And it started so well...


Prehaps that's exactly what they WANT you to think, and the real dark culinary secret of the Empire of Hands is that they don't use knifes and forks. The horror!

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Kalix
Kalix
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4/28/2016
I am relieved Stick Out Tongue

I actually really liked this one, especially after the Young Stags- it was still a bit dark, but it didn't leave me sad :-)
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absimiliard
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4/28/2016
They know what they did....

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M. Cinder
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4/28/2016
I do hope it's not cannibalism. They are already apes. They really don't need any more savagery.

My guess right now is something to do with souls and spirifage, but I might just be biased due to the apes being receptacles for the souls of the damned.

I am slow with these stories intentionally, so hopefully the discussion don't die out before I finish it.
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Bertrand Leonidas Poole
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4/28/2016
Even though we don't really know much of the Cardsharp Moneky's origins or intentions, and really have no clue as to whether it is even a Pentecost variety at all, or just an unusually intelligent monkey, there is one thing rather bugging me.
What did it bet in the Marvellous? What did that other pious fellow with the burning eyes bet, while we are on the subject?
What does that monkey even hope to win?
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Dinjoralo
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4/28/2016
Well, this looks like it'll be fun...
Wait, I need three of my menaces lowered before I can even get into the good stuff? What? Come on, now...

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M. Cinder
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4/28/2016
Bertrand Leonidas Poole wrote:
Even though we don't really know much of the Cardsharp Moneky's origins or intentions, and really have no clue as to whether it is even a Pentecost variety at all, or just an unusually intelligent monkey, there is one thing rather bugging me.
What did it bet in the Marvellous? What did that other pious fellow with the burning eyes bet, while we are on the subject?
What does that monkey even hope to win?


It's not out of the question that it was a human who bet their humanity and lost it.
edited by M. Cinder on 4/28/2016
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Optimatum
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4/28/2016
When I first remembered this was for Family Ties I wondered whether my aunt was getting back into spirifage with a new group of buyers.

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Trilby
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4/28/2016
I'm going to regret not takeing the tea, aren't I?

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Hark DeGaul
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4/28/2016
I'm not sure if anyone else has gotten this, but...
[spoiler]When leaving the kithcen of the Merchant's house I got an autofire event with a shoeless child. I chose the second option and pressed onwards but instead of taking me onwards it's just looped me back around to the same event. Is that supposed to happen or is that a bug?[/spoiler]
edited by Hark DeGaul on 4/28/2016

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Trilby
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4/28/2016
Also, was I supposed to do something to get the merchant's key?
I didn't really get anything special from the party itself. Aside from a 2 journals of infamy.
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suinicide
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4/28/2016
You can grab the key in a bit. I think its just so you don't have to do the luck check again if you fail during the first night.

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Kylestien
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4/28/2016
I just keep failing the luck check. It's now 11:15 and I'm still stuck in this cage.

...How am I even sending this message anyway? 0-0
edited by Kylestien on 4/28/2016

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suinicide
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4/28/2016
I think thats how long I spent stuck in there too. The cage is nothing more than a front for the RNG.

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Optimatum
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4/28/2016
I drank the tea. And I now have Menace: A Terrible Itch 1 - MAKE IT STOP!

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RandomWalker
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4/28/2016
Okay, so I've added the things to one of the things, and opened those other things so that the other person will help me, and I've cured the thing, and disposed of two obstacles.

Has anyone stuck around close to morning, to see if new options open up? If I'm ready to confront you-know, do I still need to get it all done by morning?
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Optimatum
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4/28/2016
I would assume given the text it needs to be done by morning or you'll have to redo various things.

I'm at the ending point; are there any special rewards from anything?
edited by Optimatum on 4/28/2016

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