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Hannah Flynn
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6/27/2019
We're returning to the polls from the 15th of July this year. Candidates will be announced on twitter in the run-up. May the best choice prevail, for London!
edited by h4nchan on 6/28/2019

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Passionario
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7/9/2019
"Good for the Soul" and "A Vision for London" are not slogans.

They're exchange rates.

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Jolanda Swan
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7/15/2019
Diverting your soul from the body, perhaps.

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NinjaComedian
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7/15/2019
Vryl wrote:
I answered the first poll question. Then, because I'm being a fixer, I was given an opportunity to bribe the pollster to "spread the word about your candidate instead". I don't even have a candidate yet, how does that make sense?


It makes about as much sense as me already being a level 13 Agitator without a candidate to agitate for.

Right now it seems like London is full of people throwing their weight around making sure others will back their candidate - whenever they bother to get around to choosing a candidate that is!
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Anne Auclair
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7/9/2019
I wouldn't put it past Shoshana and Plenty to be working together in some sort of elaborate confidence scam. Heads or tails, the Carnival wins.

It is a little strange to see two Carnival themed candidates at the same time, but then the Carnival is a big part of London and it hasn't featured in the elections, like, at all. So, making up for lost time I suppose.

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Lady Sapho Byron
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7/8/2019
phryne wrote:
I'm quite curious what her 'vision for London' will look like exactly!


Probably something like this:

"Do not paint your bedroom mustard. Or your parlour. You may paint your scullery mustard, though, should you please."

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Siankan
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7/9/2019
Anne Auclair wrote:
I wouldn't put it past Shoshana and Plenty to be working together in some sort of elaborate confidence scam. Heads or tails, the Carnival wins.


I kind of hope you're right. My character doesn't, but that's another matter.

Of course, there's a sense in which you could describe the last two mayors as confidence men, so I suppose it's not inappropriate to have it, as it were, out in the open.

Early prediction is that the Plenty v. Shoshana axis works in Virginia's favor. Split the opposition between two reasonably similar candidates, so both come out weaker. Beyond that, I'm with Anne: it seems very strange to see two candidates so closely connected, especially ones that were not (to my knowledge) really on anyone's radar. (I apologize if I've forgotten some impassioned campaign for Mrs. Plenty. I'm fairly certain I've not heard anyone mention Madame Shoshana.) Past years have had candidates from distinct positions with clear backing, which made for an interesting race. Right now, all I can call is that the devils will support their own. I hope that the actual election launch will bring us more information and differentiate the candidates more successfully.

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Anne Auclair
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7/15/2019
The Contrarian himself is publishing lengthy diatribes both for and against each candidate, in contravention of electoral custom. It's important, he protests, that the electorate sees a range of views.

Good old Contrarian.

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Catherine Raymond
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7/11/2019
Passionario wrote:
"Good for the Soul" and "A Vision for London" are not slogans.

They're exchange rates.

... Then I would expect Virginia and Mme. Shoshana to have well-funded campaigns.

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Anne Auclair
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7/8/2019
This is the most criminal lineup yet :P

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Jolanda Swan
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7/6/2019
Between the Devil and a former seeker... well... at least Ms Plenty isn't seeking anymore, correct?

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Lady Sapho Byron
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7/5/2019
It's a bit of a stretch but ... July 4 Mrs Plenty's candidacy is announced ... she puts on fireworks shows at her Carnival ... July 4 is all about fireworks in the US ... even if this is a coincidence, it's a fun one.

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Siankan
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7/5/2019
phryne wrote:
I hope that there will be text snippets reflecting past encounters with Mrs Plenty (SMEN...) and Virginia (Correspondence Stones, Heart's Desire)!

Or just having discussed with her a certain portrait in the Archipelago...

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Chronos
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7/5/2019
Yesterday I saw Mrs Plenty and I tought: "We already have a winner". Now I'm seeing Virginia while thinking "Ouch! Such an hard choice!"

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Anne Auclair
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7/5/2019
"A Moment's Peace" and "Good for the Soul"

Both slogans are blatant lies :P

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Catherine Raymond
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7/5/2019
Hurrah! I am pleased that Mrs. Plenty will be a candidate. She will be most excellent.

Today, a second candidate has announced; Virginia! As a devil and archaeologist both, she makes an excellent contrast with Miriam Plenty.

The third candidate is to be announced on Monday. I wonder if we will have three female candidates this year?

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Hannah Flynn
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6/28/2019
Ha! I checked it twice and everything. Big Grin

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phryne
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7/8/2019
Madame Shoshana vs Mrs Plenty, ha! Let's see how that affects the atmosphere at the Carnival :P

I like her Election portrait a lot more than the old in-game pic! smile

I think she's the dark horse in this election. We have some knowledge about the other two candidates' pasts and affiliations. Shoshana has remained a mystery so far. I'm quite curious what her 'vision for London' will look like exactly!
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Tsar Koschei
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7/8/2019
Interesting choices. I'm not particularly excited by or opposed to any of these options. Leaning towards Virginia for now (in keeping with my support for last year's infernal candidate), though that may change once the campaigns get properly underway. In principle I like Shoshana fine, but I'm not sure she'd be a good fit for mayor. Same with Miriam, she's great and all but with her no-nonsense manner the prospect of her in government seems a bit tiresome. Virginia seems the most compelling prospect overall.

Incidentally, I must say the all-female lineup is rather a surprise.

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Lady Sapho Byron
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7/9/2019
Anne Auclair wrote:
I wouldn't put it past Shoshana and Plenty to be working together in some sort of elaborate confidence scam.


How deliciously devious! I hope this is true!

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Vryl
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7/9/2019
I have to admit I'm not wild about the two Madams both running for mayor at the same time. I guess we'll see how similar they appear once the campaigning starts, but as people have stated they could easily split the vote and leave a devilish victory all but certain.

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Jolanda Swan
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7/11/2019
Anne Auclair wrote:
Isn't Madam Shoshana connected to the Shroud, which in turn is close to the Cats?


Oooh, that makes it more interesting! The Duchess then? And... Parabolan interference? Hell and Parabola featured pretty heavily in so many Exceptional Stories after all. Which leads me to the second question.


I am pretty sure Failbetter chose two people from the Carnival exactly because they have something in mind. The elections seldom reveal large chunks of lore, but then again last year's Neathmass had a whole beautiful storylet in the end (mechanic problems aside). So they might be trying something similar here?

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Dudebro Pyro
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7/15/2019
Given that the new style portraits have been very hit-or-miss for me so far, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the candidates' ones this year.

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Azothi
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7/15/2019
NinjaComedian wrote:
Did everyone else get a profession item when they chose their Election profession? I took agitator as I've done the other two professions and I wanted to get the third item, only I don't think I got it.

I can contact support about it but I wanted to check if I've just misunderstood or something first in case the Election doesn't work the same way this year as it did last.
Items will be available beginning next week. You can still buy them for Fate right now, but the free gift comes when you choose your candidate.

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JaneAnkhVeos
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7/16/2019
MrCandles wrote:
Even princess is devil (stupid Sunless Skies).

Wasn't she that, um, creature long before SS?

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Jeremiah Oathes
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7/16/2019
JaneAnkhVeos wrote:
Wasn't she that, um, creature long before SS?
A creature of love at most. wink

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Tsar Koschei
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7/16/2019
Jolanda Swan wrote:
Diverting your soul from the body, perhaps.
It would hardly be the first time. I rather prefer it that way, it's safer hidden.

Jeremiah Oathes wrote:
A creature of love at most. wink
Love of herself only, surely.

I do find it interesting that some who supported the Princess last year are now opposing Virginia on supposedly moral grounds. The mind boggles.

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Anne Auclair
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7/15/2019
MrCandles wrote:
All vote to Virginia, next mayor must be devil!

Why?

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Tsar Koschei
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7/15/2019
Well, it would certainly be a first. Bit of diversity, what? And whatever else might come of it, I'm sure it would be an interesting term. Diverting.

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JaneAnkhVeos
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7/16/2019
Anne Auclair wrote:
The Contrarian himself is publishing lengthy diatribes both for and against each candidate, in contravention of electoral custom. It's important, he protests, that the electorate sees a range of views.

Good old Contrarian.

As expected. D_mn, I'm going to miss him.

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Tsar Koschei
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7/15/2019
Huzzah! The heat is on!

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Jolanda Swan
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7/15/2019
Well, first of all you get a free (and sometimes great) item once you choose your candidate. Then Flash Lays and Heists give you items at the end. And you can exchange extra Reputation for items, once you have reached peak career.

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Vryl
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7/15/2019
I answered the first poll question. Then, because I'm being a fixer, I was given an opportunity to bribe the pollster to "spread the word about your candidate instead". I don't even have a candidate yet, how does that make sense?

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Jolanda Swan
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7/15/2019
Eh, I understand that it seems funny building up reputation without a candidate, but it does make more sense to only choose a candidate the second week. You need to find out about them first and make an informed decision.
As for Heists, I am looking for them too, but I remember them from last year. I can't imagine they deactivated them now, but I can't find them either.

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Vorwoda Hawksby
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7/14/2019
I'm afraid that this will be my first Neathy Election, too. However, of the three candidates, I've had the most contact with Virginia, and have quite come to admire her. She is tenacious in pursuit of her goals, but honest (and honourable) enough to back off when beaten. Having defeated her at chess for very high stakes, I am delighted to say that she is keeping her bargain faithfully! For me, she has gone from adversary to opponent to respected acquaintance, which places her higher in my esteem than either the charlatan Madame Shoshana (whose predictions are literally no more accurate than a coin toss) or Mrs. Plenty (whose sale of "edible" rubbery lumps unsettles me more than anything in Hell)!

I'll hold off on a final decision until after I've seen what the campaigns hold, but I'm inclined at the moment to stick with the Devil(ess) I literally know.

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Tsar Koschei
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7/15/2019
It's almost time! Ladies and gentlemen (and, ah, other), start your engines!

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Jolanda Swan
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7/15/2019
Manic refresh time!

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Jolanda Swan
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7/15/2019
Once you choose your profession, you can find it in the main event card, the silver-lined "The Mayoral Election of 1897".

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The Elfin Cannibal
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7/9/2019
Seeker as Mayor sounds like it'd be hilarious, lets do that.

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Siankan
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7/9/2019
Public acknowledgement that a friend pointed out a certain Lady's pitch for Mrs. Plenty.

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Catherine Raymond
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7/6/2019
Jolanda Swan wrote:
Between the Devil and a former seeker... well... at least Ms Plenty isn't seeking anymore, correct?

She could not be. She has too much wealth to be currently Seeking.
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Jolanda Swan
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7/8/2019
Madame Soshana is the new candidate then! Lore-wise, this could open up all kinds of options.
I admit I am kind of glad I don't have to think of real-world politics this time. Of these candidates, only Virginia is remotely popular in the way Jenny or Feducci was, which makes for a more interesting race. And given that Soshana works with Ms Plenty there are probably more shenanigans ahead. Onwards to the polls.

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phryne
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7/5/2019
Oh wow. Virginia! That's bound to be interesting...

Both characters have tons of secrets in their past, so investigating them will be fun.

I hope that there will be text snippets reflecting past encounters with Mrs Plenty (SMEN...) and Virginia (Correspondence Stones, Heart's Desire)!

Btw, both portraits are gorgeous! smile
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Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick
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7/5/2019
Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
It's a bit of a stretch but ... July 4 Mrs Plenty's candidacy is announced ... she puts on fireworks shows at her Carnival ... July 4 is all about fireworks in the US ... even if this is a coincidence, it's a fun one.


...heh. That is a fun connection.

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phryne
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6/27/2019
Thanks for the heads-up! There's a slight mistake in the thread's title though... surely, it should be 1897 wink

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