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Shadowcthuhlu
Shadowcthuhlu
Posts: 1560

11/9/2017
I wonder if Reused NPC will post all the super long confessions at the end. Also, I apologize for the length of my my first one.

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Reused NPC
Reused NPC
Posts: 260

11/9/2017
Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
I wonder if Reused NPC will post all the super long confessions at the end. Also, I apologize for the length of my my first one.

I will, although I'll probably post them nearer the, well, end, so that as a part of the remainder, the post would only have three or four confessions as opposed to a full seven. I might try to instill some of the longer, but not too long, ones on the way there though.

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ReusedNPC, a d__ned lunatic.

Edmund Viric, a rather dreamy sort.

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shylarah
shylarah
Posts: 171

11/9/2017
Please do this next year. If you don't, I might!

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Lady of Cold Steel, Lady of the Flit, Lady Alyssana Grey. A formidable woman, hard to read and slow to trust. Darkness lurks inside her.

Alts: (please direct all inquiries to Alys & say who they're for)
-Nikki, the Playful Daredevil, leading the constables on merry chases across London at every available opportunity. It's not a good robbery if you didn't get chased~
-Shylarah, waifish, wide-eyed, painfully foreign, entirely untamed. Her search for a way home now leads her to Parabola. There's something about her...
-Dr. Maxwell Thomas, a kindhearted physician who can't stand to see suffering. Moral to a fault, even to his own detriment. Unlucky in love.
I would rather be taken for a fool than deny aid where it is needed.
-Angie, the Cheeky Sharpshooter. Got her start with the Regiment and proudly operated their cannon for years. Rowdy, rough, and among the best shots in London.
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Lady Karnstein
Lady Karnstein
Posts: 382

11/9/2017
I just want to say I am really enjoying this. And looking forward to speculation on mine. Thanks for doing it.

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Infamous writer, artist, and courtesan. Unrepentant Invert. Hesperidean.
Paramount Presence, Correspondent, Nocturnal. Poet Laureate of the Neath, Ambassador to Arbor
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Daedalus_Falk
Daedalus_Falk
Posts: 252

11/9/2017
I agree. This is a LOT of fun. Thank you for doing it.

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Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
Posts: 1751

11/9/2017
Reused NPC wrote:
As an aside, I'm thoroughly pleased that everybody's enjoying this so much. Perhaps I underestimated how seriously people take their Fabularities. Maybe I'll try this again if I'm still around for Hallowmas of 96.

It is popular for the same reasons as the other threads about your character background and some such - you get to do some commitment-free RPing, with a peanut gallery and some helpful writing prompts to begin with. All thanks to you wink

gronostaj wrote:
i've been laughing about the idea of londoners being so desperate for confessions that they'd put their hands into an incinerator for them but i must confess, i'm curious enough for more of these delicious secrets that, while perhaps i wouldn't risk an incinerator, i'd maybe consider a quick flick of fingers through a candle flame (;

Nonsense. Some would rather jump into an incinerator if the alternative is Notability. Probably more efficient, too.
edited by Estelle Knoht on 11/9/2017

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I currently do not accept any catbox, cider, suppers, calling cards or proteges.
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shylarah
shylarah
Posts: 171

11/9/2017
Definitely more efficient than grinding making waves. And when TtH takes away your burns, you're not normally annoyed by it.

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Lady of Cold Steel, Lady of the Flit, Lady Alyssana Grey. A formidable woman, hard to read and slow to trust. Darkness lurks inside her.

Alts: (please direct all inquiries to Alys & say who they're for)
-Nikki, the Playful Daredevil, leading the constables on merry chases across London at every available opportunity. It's not a good robbery if you didn't get chased~
-Shylarah, waifish, wide-eyed, painfully foreign, entirely untamed. Her search for a way home now leads her to Parabola. There's something about her...
-Dr. Maxwell Thomas, a kindhearted physician who can't stand to see suffering. Moral to a fault, even to his own detriment. Unlucky in love.
I would rather be taken for a fool than deny aid where it is needed.
-Angie, the Cheeky Sharpshooter. Got her start with the Regiment and proudly operated their cannon for years. Rowdy, rough, and among the best shots in London.
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Slyblue
Slyblue
Posts: 225

11/9/2017
Reused NPC wrote:

Firm and boldly slanted, but meticulously adherent to the lines:
I was almost certain that I knew, when she mentioned 'other honeys.' But I had to be certain. I had to see for myself how deep the rot at Court went. And so I went with her.
I knew that they craved the red honey, but I had been so repelled by viewing the manner of its collection that I never asked myself why. Yet when I tasted it, I knew.
To be another person, live another life, see things through fresh new eyes as for the first time: a first kiss; a first broken bone; a first sight of the color yellow…
And underneath, low enough to be easily ignored, the screaming of a brain in torment. I shall never forgive the Empress for allowing red honey to be served at the Palace.
I shall never forgive the Princess for giving it to me. And I shall never forgive myself for liking it.
It was only the once. I thought that I could not remember that night, that taste. But I shall never forget.

I know exactly who wrote this. It's no secret he doesn't agree with red honey (and the process behind it), but, oh, the scandal....

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Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
Posts: 1751

11/9/2017
Slyblue wrote:
I know exactly who wrote this. It's no secret he doesn't agree with red honey (and the process behind it), but, oh, the scandal....

You say Scandal, I hear Sapho! But that is most certainly wrong for this confession. I had a former protege whose first impression to me was profound fury about red honey, and I can't quite shake off the association to make a guess.

I would be quite thrilled if you elaborate on your guess, though!
edited by Estelle Knoht on 11/9/2017

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Estelle Knoht, a juvenile, unreliable and respectable lady.
I currently do not accept any catbox, cider, suppers, calling cards or proteges.
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Reused NPC
Reused NPC
Posts: 260

11/9/2017
Don't mind me if you want to keep discussing the red honey confession, but we have a third day of confessions incoming...

With a left-hander's distinctive slant:
A beautiful woman once seduced a close relative of mine. I became suspicious and did some investigating; soon I discovered she was actually an assassin hired to kill him. Because he was so much in love with her, I feared informing him might irreparably damage our relationship and therefore said nothing. Eventually he realized the truth and foiled her attempt, though not without incurring some damage, physically as well as emotionally.
The close relative and I are always open and honest with each other, but to this day this is the one secret I've always kept from him.



In neat cursive (with many loops and stylized capitals) but oddly impersonal:
I like to tell people that I am happy here. That everything that happens in the Neath is well in hand and in my favour. The truth? I'd much rather have my brother than any of the Neathy delights that wait for me here. Alas this is the only path left for me... I am quite sorry it came to this.



In plain, neat handwriting:
A dear friend seeks to hunt the Vake no matter the cost. I am a dedicated agent of the Teeth. I do not know what to tell her, let alone when or how.



In small, neat, and remarkably unremarkable handwriting:
I don't recall. I chose to forget.



Formally typewrit:
Some wish to support the regime. Some wish to dismantle it. I want to supplant it, and rule eternally. Hubris is a cowards' word.



In handwriting described to me as "sloppy":
I married this beautiful bohemian lady - a model, I think, or something - for one reason only. Now, when the lady of the well asks why do I seek the Name, I can reply "it's cheaper than a divorce".
Sorry, bohemian lady, I love gallows humor, not you.



And finally, in impeccable, but rather tiny handwriting:
I've been in the Neath for three-hundred years. I've been a Tomb-Colonist for two-hundred and fifty. In those first fifty years, I was a semi-notorious and thoroughly ruthless murderer. Someone paid me a fortune to poison a Master. It did not end well for me, I am now in bandages. It ended even worse for my employer.


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ReusedNPC, a d__ned lunatic.

Edmund Viric, a rather dreamy sort.

"I won't stay long, I shan't stay long! Tell me a secret."
--the Baldomerian
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shylarah
shylarah
Posts: 171

11/9/2017
Red Honey Guy is [spoiler]DRAKE?! I wondered, but...well I didn't realized he'd used the stuff! I know he abhors the Princess...I guess this is just one more reason why![/spoiler]

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Lady of Cold Steel, Lady of the Flit, Lady Alyssana Grey. A formidable woman, hard to read and slow to trust. Darkness lurks inside her.

Alts: (please direct all inquiries to Alys & say who they're for)
-Nikki, the Playful Daredevil, leading the constables on merry chases across London at every available opportunity. It's not a good robbery if you didn't get chased~
-Shylarah, waifish, wide-eyed, painfully foreign, entirely untamed. Her search for a way home now leads her to Parabola. There's something about her...
-Dr. Maxwell Thomas, a kindhearted physician who can't stand to see suffering. Moral to a fault, even to his own detriment. Unlucky in love.
I would rather be taken for a fool than deny aid where it is needed.
-Angie, the Cheeky Sharpshooter. Got her start with the Regiment and proudly operated their cannon for years. Rowdy, rough, and among the best shots in London.
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Aberrant Eremite
Aberrant Eremite
Posts: 362

11/9/2017
Right you are. This is THE reason why Hieronymus Drake abhors the Princess - he doesn't even really mind her attempt to [spoiler]feed him to her sister.[/spoiler]

I believe that he confessed the story to Mademoiselle, which is why Slyblue knows. All but the last part - he had genuinely blanked out the memory of that night until he saw the Princess at dinner in Port Carnelian.

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Tanith Wyrmwood: Longshanks cat-burglar; Bohemian author; now, perhaps, something more. Bubbly, expressive, and affectionate. It’s not only still waters that run deep.
Telemachia Lee: Gentle lady by birth, brawling Docker by choice. Good company in the drunk tank.
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Slyblue
Slyblue
Posts: 225

11/9/2017
And here I was, trying to keep Drake's identity secret and Estelle entertained! I guess the secret's out.

But please, do call her Madeline smile

Estelle Knoht wrote:
You say Scandal, I hear Sapho! But that is most certainly wrong for this confession. I had a former protege whose first impression to me was profound fury about red honey, and I can't quite shake off the association to make a guess.

Sapho is a cinnamon roll that must be protected at all cost. It is known.

Reused NPC wrote:

In neat cursive (with many loops and stylized capitals) but oddly impersonal:
I like to tell people that I am happy here. That everything that happens in the Neath is well in hand and in my favour. The truth? I'd much rather have my brother than any of the Neathy delights that wait for me here. Alas this is the only path left for me... I am quite sorry it came to this.

This one is Shy's (Not Shylarah's, confusing as it might be) Keilios! My favorite probably human being of indistinct gender. He's such an odd case--His brother isn't dead. He's gone. Just gone.
edited by Slyblue on 11/9/2017

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The Smiling Devil The Curt Licentiate The Keen-Eyed Captain

"For hearts of truest mettle, absence doth join and Time doth settle."
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Sara Hysaro
Sara Hysaro
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Posts: 4514

11/9/2017
Aha, I see Anchovies' confession in this batch.

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Sir Joseph Marlen
Sir Joseph Marlen
Posts: 577

11/9/2017
Wow, day three and already half of my confessions have been read! I'm loving this so far, and can't wait to delve deeper into the players' characters. Points, and maybe even a bit extra on the side, to whoever can figure out which confessions belongs to who of my characters.
edited by Sir Joseph Marlen on 11/9/2017

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Mordant
Mordant
Posts: 9

11/10/2017
Slyblue wrote:
Reused NPC wrote:

In neat cursive (with many loops and stylized capitals) but oddly impersonal:
I like to tell people that I am happy here. That everything that happens in the Neath is well in hand and in my favour. The truth? I'd much rather have my brother than any of the Neathy delights that wait for me here. Alas this is the only path left for me... I am quite sorry it came to this.

This one is Shy's (Not Shylarah's, confusing as it might be) Keilios! My favorite probably human being of indistinct gender. He's such an odd case--His brother isn't dead. He's gone. Just gone.


You're probably the only one who would have actually picked out Kel's confession. As for the name I go by Shy pretty much everywhere else with the exception of the group of us. As for my lovely character one day they will find their brother and all hell shall break loose, as one does when they find their long lost family members.

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Anchovies
Anchovies
Posts: 421

11/10/2017
Sara Hysaro wrote:
Aha, I see Anchovies' confession in this batch.
I'm not a snuffer! The rumors are false!


*eats a candle*

Not a snuffer!

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Lionel Anchovies. Character on indefinite hiatus.
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Six Handed Merchant
Six Handed Merchant
Posts: 155

11/10/2017
*cross-references the Directory post while conferring with their raven advisor*

"Hmmm, interesting....Just give me a little longer and I may actually crack one of these confessions..."

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    Daedalus_Falk
    Daedalus_Falk
    Posts: 252

    11/10/2017
    Wow; I never knew that directory existed! I shall add myself tonight.

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    For I was hungry, and you gave me rats. I was thirsty, and you gave me rats. I was naked, and you gave me rats. The rodents were gathered together, the cats slept in the Sun’s blindness, and the rats rose like the Moon, in the light at the edge of the cheese.
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    shylarah
    shylarah
    Posts: 171

    11/10/2017
    I should add myself too...I meant to, but then I got sidetracked. That was months ago.

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    Lady of Cold Steel, Lady of the Flit, Lady Alyssana Grey. A formidable woman, hard to read and slow to trust. Darkness lurks inside her.

    Alts: (please direct all inquiries to Alys & say who they're for)
    -Nikki, the Playful Daredevil, leading the constables on merry chases across London at every available opportunity. It's not a good robbery if you didn't get chased~
    -Shylarah, waifish, wide-eyed, painfully foreign, entirely untamed. Her search for a way home now leads her to Parabola. There's something about her...
    -Dr. Maxwell Thomas, a kindhearted physician who can't stand to see suffering. Moral to a fault, even to his own detriment. Unlucky in love.
    I would rather be taken for a fool than deny aid where it is needed.
    -Angie, the Cheeky Sharpshooter. Got her start with the Regiment and proudly operated their cannon for years. Rowdy, rough, and among the best shots in London.
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