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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 478

7/27/2018
My dear fellow Londoners,

as I've recently become a Scarlet Saint and am still working on becoming a Paramount Presence I began thinking how I could help London after I've reached my goal.
As I was meeting up for a Coffee with Jolanda Swan, I had a wonderful idea and she helped me greatly in fleshing it out!

Erecting a Church of the Scarlet Saints in Parabola!
The scarlet building would go amazingly well with the Colours of Parabola, the holy waters would be honey, perhaps even red honey...
We would need a lot of Scarlet Saints of all manners of Profession to help us realise this far-fetched dream!

Monster-Hunters and Licentiates to drive off most Fingerkings, Crooked-Crosses and Midnighters to help us build the Shrines, Glassmen to help us establish a base to work from, Correspondents to notify the most worthy amongst us!

Imagine such a mighty society, we'd be living in dreams, literally! Amongst Parabolan Cats and Fingerkings, and perhaps with the false sun in there, we would be able to grow food that's different from Fungi!
Of course, other professions would be more than welcome as well!

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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Azothi
Azothi
Posts: 559

7/29/2018
Honeyaddict wrote:
I'm glad you're aboard!
The main issue is that we'll have to decide on one or multiple currencies, things that crossed my mind for monetary objects were souls, candles, mysteries, wine and of course honey.
My vote for a departure from the Echo is the Mystery for the sake of equating economic growth with the advancement of knowledge (barring the moral quandaries of burning revelations to create searing enigmas). Of the ideas, mysteries also permit the most flexible monetary policy, as the money supply can be regulated through the controlled introduction of mysteries and solutions, which are plentiful in number and easily producible. Let our libraries be the center of economy, and let knowledge flow freely, without Judgement.

The Echo, however, is what I believe to best represent the nature of the Scarlet Saint. The Echo is the currency of the Bazaar, but we are more than the London that was: we are the Fifth City. Life has changed, and the Echo reflects that. The value of the Echo lies neither in the value of a commodity nor the favor and debt of individuals bartered from one to another. The Echo exists because it is an echo of stories told and untold, and what is the nature of the Scarlet Saint but a shaper of stories? Wild, vivid adventures tempered by a safe and austere mind; living a life free of fear of heaven or hell.

The higher professions are paid not in Echoes but in stories and profits that are exchanged for echoes of what they were. Those who reject the Bazaar's schemes are paid in the echoes of their clients' stories. A candler may make a candle. They may love their work; they may hate it. They may feel nothing, but beneath the surface, there's a story to tell. The candle is traded for Echoes - echoes of that story - and the candles are traded to the makers of stories: to the church, to the Cousins, to the desks of scholars. To choose one aspect of the economy to form its foundation is to build ourselves on that singular principle. Remember, the Scarlet Saint is but one way to shape the stories: that is the price of power that the Masters demand. In Parabola, we may be liberated from the Masters and the Bazaar (save Wines and Spices), but the uniting principle of the Scarlet Saint remains that standard: stories. And the currency built on stories is the Echo.

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Azoth I, the Emissary of Cardinals - A Paramount Presence (not currently accepting new Proteges)
Away to where the Chain cannot bind us.
Hesperidean.
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1668

7/30/2018
Oh, why are we talking money already? This is a church in Dreamland. I am sure we can think of other things first. The songs of the sermons. The patterns of the stained glass and the secrets they shall conceal. The ecstatic rituals to follow every baptism. How to get rid of cat hair. You know. Important stuff.

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Lover of all things beautiful, secret admirer of ugly truths, fond of the Parabola Sun... and always delighted to role play.
http://fallenlondon.com/profile/Jolanda%20Swan
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1668

7/30/2018
Monster Hunters will do that!

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Lover of all things beautiful, secret admirer of ugly truths, fond of the Parabola Sun... and always delighted to role play.
http://fallenlondon.com/profile/Jolanda%20Swan
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1668

7/31/2018
I would say... Authors?
Also, we must invite Jenny. Hope it will not seem like a political movement; she is after all, the original scarlet saint.

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Lover of all things beautiful, secret admirer of ugly truths, fond of the Parabola Sun... and always delighted to role play.
http://fallenlondon.com/profile/Jolanda%20Swan
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Greg M
Greg M
Posts: 192

7/28/2018
This is a wonderful idea! I am -slowly- accumulating some of the items necessary for the probably-forever-impossible Base Camp in Parabola. Let me know if this Author can be of assistance!

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Profile: GregM.
http://www.fallenlondon.com/Profile/GregM

Available for any non-harmful social interactions.
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Azothi
Azothi
Posts: 559

7/28/2018
Might this be a scheme to institute a tax evasion scheme on a grand scale? With the appropriate connections we Scarlet Saints have with the Church, we can pull strings to make this institution tax-exempt, and perhaps the state will even fund us. After all, this emphasis on professions - especially the higher-paying ones - is suspicious. If I then donate the sum total of my income to the church, and I subsequently sell my London property (or, since that's impossible right now, sacrifice all of my lodgings for a candle) and move to the church, might I be able to evade both my income and property taxes?

If so, our brazen connections should help with getting the lawyers on our side.

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Azoth I, the Emissary of Cardinals - A Paramount Presence (not currently accepting new Proteges)
Away to where the Chain cannot bind us.
Hesperidean.
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Siegron
Siegron
Posts: 65

7/28/2018
You have earned one midnighter who is intrigued, and I'd be glad to build up a shrine (preferably of St. Joshua) or two for this project of yours, also promising discretion amongs the Game, and I believe purple would fit amazing as a contrast to the other possible colours! Just that I can't really seem to remember how those shrines look like...Maybe some other canons remember...

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Kid Nullman, the winsome and cheerful arch-agent of the Game. Forget. Them. Not.

Victor Waxwail, hiding under an irrigo-stained wing of family intrigue.

Always welcoming of roleplay invites!
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Kitty Rambunctious
Kitty Rambunctious
Posts: 38

7/29/2018
Honeyaddict wrote:


If this Utopia comes to be, we'd be as powerful as the entire British Empire on the Surface, the Empire on which the Sun never sets!


As a Lady who is overly fond of both the stunning tones of Parabola and causes greater than herself (at least ones she approves of), I should be thrilled to help with the creation of the Empire on which the Sun never rises. I shall use my influence as an Author to create such enthralling portraits of life in the new Empire that simply all will be falling over themselves to make it happen. Clearly I must spend more time in fevered dreams of Parabola to help with this goal.

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Currently under fire from the hellswamp that is the Surface and unable to reply to interactions. Love to all those who sent them anyway. smile

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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 478

7/29/2018
kittyrambunctious wrote:
Honeyaddict wrote:


If this Utopia comes to be, we'd be as powerful as the entire British Empire on the Surface, the Empire on which the Sun never sets!


As a Lady who is overly fond of both the stunning tones of Parabola and causes greater than herself (at least ones she approves of), I should be thrilled to help with the creation of the Empire on which the Sun never rises. I shall use my influence as an Author to create such enthralling portraits of life in the new Empire that simply all will be falling over themselves to make it happen. Clearly I must spend more time in fevered dreams of Parabola to help with this goal.



I'm glad you're aboard!
The main issue is that we'll have to decide on one or multiple currencies, things that crossed my mind for monetary objects were souls, candles, mysteries, wine and of course honey.

--
Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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