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Anne Auclair
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7/24/2017
Sara Hysaro wrote:
Hopefully his Fate-locked story (assuming he gets one, which seems a safe enough bet) will go into just what it is he's planning that requires all these duelists.

Revenge, most likely. Perhaps even "some evil against the Royal family."
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Sara Hysaro
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7/24/2017
That does seem the most likely, yeah. I'd find another attempt at that old expedition wherein he was the only survivor more to my personal liking, but that kinda hinges on the first one being a failure. Not sure if we know whether or not it was successful.
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Anne Auclair
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7/24/2017
He reached Arbour's rosebrick gate and there his confession ends.

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Diptych
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7/24/2017
You know who I'm most impressed by? Chuffy McAvoy-Dauntless. Who would have thought that behind the bloomers and the giraffe-spoon lurked the soul of a savvy political activist?

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Sara Hysaro
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7/24/2017
Ah, thank you for the echo. So that seems pretty unlikely - he only did it because he lost a duel, and he personally made it there. Good enough for him, I bet. We'll just have to wait and see what FBG decides to do with his story.

Edit: Chuffy is a good Stag. smile
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gronostaj
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7/24/2017
Anne Auclair wrote:
Feducci is holed up in a (probably illegal) casino, visibly furious that he can’t impose the Hunger Games or whatever on London. He is stymied by the Palace bureaucracy and under siege from a large crowd of outraged protesters, who the mayor’s thuggish supporters vainly try to scare away by brandishing cutlasses and rifles. The mayor, when he isn’t trying to instigate violence between said supporters and the protesters, spends his time presiding over vicious games and recruiting the winners into some sort of ominous conspiracy.

i know you mean this in derogatory way but my gods, anne, the stabby mummy should pay you for the advertisement because, in a way, you're selling his "chaotic (evil) badass" pitch better than anyone at failbetter does wink

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Diptych
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7/24/2017
I dunno about that - the combination of public ferocity and private frustration at the limitations of his power make him seem like the sort of villain who's defeated at the end of the first act, but whose downfall reveals to the hero the greater forces at work, and the powers behind the scenes whose machinations will concern them for the remainder of their quest.

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gronostaj
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7/24/2017
oh, I meant that purely about Anne's wording. You know, "illegal casino", "vicious games", "ominous conspiracy". It just sounds undeniably cool. Like something out of an adventure book.

as for Feducci's actual in-game situation, well. don't underestimate the potent mixture of opposition hostility and a high-ranked government official's frustration at the limitations of their power, not to get Too Realbut it's a main building block of a current-day political stink in central and eastern europe, and it's rather heralding a start of villainry than it's swift ending. though I gotta say it's...., heh, therapeutic, to be on the governing "side" at least in a fictional world wink

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Anne Auclair
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7/24/2017
Feducci honestly seems kind of small and spiteful to me with all this lashing out. Like, it's not all that impressive to try and instigate a fight between heavily armed supporters and peaceful protesters. That indicates, 1) the protesters shouts are actually getting under his bandages and 2) he's a bit of a sneak and a bully when things aren't going his way. His little conspiracy is also a sign of weakness, as it follows directly from his inability to pass any meaningful legislation.

I don't think Feducci is having fun :P

gronostaj wrote:
oh, I meant that purely about Anne's wording. You know, "illegal casino", "vicious games", "ominous conspiracy". It just sounds undeniably cool. Like something out of an adventure book.

Oh, I think the story and the situation are cool - the writing is simply wonderful and I want to see where it goes ^_^ But then, I've always had a fascination with crisis situations.
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Lady Sapho Byron
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7/24/2017
Anne Auclair wrote:
He honestly seems kind of small and spiteful to me with all this lashing out. Like, it's not all that impressive to try and instigate a fight between heavily armed supporters and peaceful protesters. That indicates, 1) the protesters shouts are actually getting under his bandages and 2) he's a bit of a sneak and a bully when things aren't going his way. His little conspiracy is also a sign of weakness, as it follows directly from his inability to pass any meaningful legislation.

I don't think Feducci is having fun :P


This sounds really familiar ... but I just can't figure out why.


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    Diptych
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    7/25/2017
    As always, in the interest of civility, let's keep contemporary real-world politics off the table. I'm always up for a good political discussion, but this isn't the place for it.

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    gronostaj
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    7/25/2017
    I still don't think it was him who tried to instigate the fight. I mean, there was a "platoon" of his supporters chilling there, military-li speaking that's less than thirty people. Unless the crowd of protesters was also rather small (which would be hilarious, in hindsight. just a handful of people yelling at each other.), they'd be easily swarmed. That definitely wouldn't look good.

    If he were irritated about the shouting, he'd use the constables to get the protestors off his back. Even if they didn't listen to him as a mayor, the Constables are so easily corrupted he could've probably buy and sell them five times and his ledger wouldn't feel the slightest impact. The fact that the protesters are allowed to chill outside his crib rather gives off a "the moon doesn't care for baying dogs" vibe.

    edit: Sorry abt the real life politics. I'm also of the mind they should be kept off the forums, but the pararells are so temptingly good sometimes. Won't happen again, pinky promise wink
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    Anne Auclair
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    7/25/2017
    gronostaj wrote:
    I still don't think it was him who tried to instigate the fight.

    It clearly wasn't the other side, the protest leaders calm things down in both versions (the DTC tells the crowd to disregard the angry gossip and Chuffy defuses the fight before it can start). That leaves Mayor Feducci as the would-be instigator.

    gronostaj wrote:
    If he were irritated about the shouting, he'd use the constables to get the protestors off his back. Even if they didn't listen to him as a mayor, the Constables are so easily corrupted he could've probably buy and sell them five times and his ledger wouldn't feel the slightest impact.

    The Constables don't take orders from him, they take orders from the Commissioner of Police. The Commissioner is rather close to Society (you ask him for favors at the Shuttered Palace) and probably sympathizes with the protesters. So dispersing the protesters is undoubtedly a bridge too far, but being absent at a convenient time on the other hand is doable.

    gronostaj wrote:
    The fact that the protesters are allowed to chill outside his crib rather gives off a "the moon doesn't care for baying dogs" vibe.

    The protesters are chilling outside his manor because they are yet another thing that Feducci can't do anything about :P
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    gronostaj
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    7/25/2017
    Anne Auclair wrote:
    That leaves the mayor as the instigator.

    It's a good explanation, but also a boring one. Failbetter spoiled me with their previous plot twists. Besides, I find it weird that a guy who has a back-up in lethal duels, the back-up being that he's practically immortal, would court the public humiliation of his supporters getting their asses kicked by protesters. Unless the protesting crowd is small enough to manage by thirty armed people or he genuinely doesn't care and just wants to see some blood, no matter whose, or who wins. Both options acceptable wink

    edit: you know what that was a mean thing to say about police, even a fictional one, scratch that.
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    Anne Auclair
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    7/25/2017
    Small groups of heavily armed people regularly overcome much larger groups of unarmed people, so it could have gone either way. Sure, it would have been a bit of a gamble...would have been a bit of a gamble, there we go.

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    gronostaj
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    7/25/2017
    Anne Auclair wrote:
    Sure, it would have been a bit of a gamble...would have been a bit of a gamble, there we go.

    (laughs) fair enough, you win that one

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    Gillsing
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    7/25/2017
    Anne Auclair wrote:
    That leaves Mayor Feducci as the would-be instigator.

    Unspecified revolutionaries seem to have just as much to gain by instigating violence.
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    gronostaj
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    7/25/2017
    Anne Auclair wrote:
    The protesters are chilling outside his manor because they are yet another thing that Feducci can't do anything about :P

    you know, I was about to joke that they're just camping there because they're salty about not being allowed into the fun zone- but actually, now I'm curious. I distantly recall that Jenny had dialogue variants on her "assist the mayor" option depending on whom you voted for.

    Any non-supporter tried to fight before the murder voyeur yet? did he even. notice you're one of the "i didn't vote for you" crowd?

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    Anne Auclair
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    8/17/2017
    Gillsing wrote:
    Anne Auclair wrote:
    That leaves Mayor Feducci as the would-be instigator.

    Unspecified revolutionaries seem to have just as much to gain by instigating violence.

    You mean the same violent revolutionaries who the Mayor is openly palling around with in Blythenhale?

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    you know, I was about to joke that they're just camping there because they're salty about not being allowed into the fun zone- but actually, now I'm curious. I distantly recall that Jenny had dialogue variants on her "assist the mayor" option depending on whom you voted for.

    Any non-supporter tried to fight before the murder voyeur yet? did he even. notice you're one of the "i didn't vote for you" crowd?

    I'm also curious about this. I haven't participated in any of his games because I have zero interest in Revolutionary favors and a high interest in Society favors.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    8/17/2017
    Madison supported the Implacable Detective during the election, and got this text when she won the duel. It definitely seems like he doesn't take any special notice of which candidate you backed during the election.

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