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James StAnthony
James StAnthony
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11 days ago
The Exceptional Story for December is here!


You are invited to join the
Mollusca Tour de London! Intrigue, dirty tricks and all manner of slugs abound! Who will win – who will cheat – and what will be the cost for racer and gambler alike?


Por Una Cabeza is the first story in the Season of Animals and was written by Chandler Groover.
In this season you will experience three stories of the bonds between human and beast, the fauna of the Neath and the divides between London and the animal kingdom.


Begin with the Season of Animals card available throughout London.

Editing and QA: James Chew and Olivia Wood
Art: Tobias Cook


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 members’ 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!

Finishing all three stories in the Season of Animals will make you eligible for an additional opportunity, to follow.

If you want to keep an Exceptional Story beyond its release month, you must complete the related storylet in the current Season’s card. This will save it for you to return to another time.



EN: Updated with a link to Chandler's website!
edited by James StAnthony on 12/9/2019
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1587

11 days ago
Lovely so far! But honestly, I hope it allows us to slap a certain someone with a leaf of lettuce really, really hard in the end.
In a completely unrelated note, the art weirds me out. I don't know if it's the slappable face or the anachronistic haircut/jewels/expression but I can say with certainty that the slag is the most likable thing in this picture.

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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.
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Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 936

11 days ago
Jolanda Swan wrote:
In a completely unrelated note, the art weirds me out. I don't know if it's the slappable face or the anachronistic haircut/jewels/expression but I can say with certainty that the slag is the most likable thing in this picture.

She does rather look like a female lead from a 1980s punk movie, given piercings ca. 2010 and put in a dress and pearls that could be from any period but not her social class. Perhaps she spends too much time at the Brass Embassy (pun not intended)?

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Prof. Sian Kan, at your service.
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1587

11 days ago
I thought so too, but this doesn't seem to be where the story leads.

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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.
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BillyCosmos!
BillyCosmos!
Posts: 29

11 days ago
Just in case, I’m going to get rolling on a new edition of The Sub-Terrestrial Times-Examiner.

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Overjoyed to finally have a decent secretary to take dictation. Even if it is a somewhat more mushroomy sort of secretary than one might be used to.

Dictated, thuroughly read.
William, "Billy" Cosmos, the !
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1587

11 days ago
I am on the third leg of the race and still haven't found
[spoilers] the phonograph key [/spoilers]


Is that normal? Should I have picked it up by now?

I cannot continue with the story until I know.
edited by Jolanda Swan on 11/28/2019

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The Ambivalent Dynamo
The Ambivalent Dynamo
Posts: 34

11 days ago
[spoiler] Keep progressing through the story and you'll eventually get it [/spoiler]
edited by The Ambivalent Dynamo on 11/29/2019

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https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Ambivalent%20Dynamo Happy to take most social actions except plant-related ones. Don't hesitate to send one.
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the old man
the old man
Posts: 109

11 days ago
just so you two know your spoiler tags aren't working

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an old man from the colony's mentioning his name to the right people might get you help to the wrong a beating
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no plant battles please for the love of god
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Azothi
Azothi
Posts: 541

11 days ago
PSA: For those of us with a certain apple cider, there's a little something at the end.

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Azoth I, the Amaranthine Wanderer - Midnighter - A Paramount Presence (not currently accepting new Proteges)
Away to where the Chain cannot bind us.
Hesperidean.
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The Curious Watcher
The Curious Watcher
Posts: 136

11 days ago
For people who have the Racing Slug of Fine Pedigree [Society Favor Pet], does it open up any extra options? It would be weird for them to include an option for something as niche as Cider, only to ignore the pet that likely inspired this story in the first place.

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Den Blackwell, Paramount
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Den%20Blackwell
The Silent Vake Hunter: GONE NORTH
The Ravenous Wanderer:
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Ravenous%20Wanderer
The Melancholic End-Bringer:
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Melancholic%20End-Bringer
The Lethal Nightmare:
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Lethal%20Nightmare
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1587

11 days ago
Oh God this was beautiful. Great characters. Great scenes. Amazing ending. And the Cider snippet in the end - that was really worth it.

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mp
mp
Posts: 40

10 days ago
For those interested, I've echoed the secret ending mentioned by Azothi: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/mp/17209344

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The Ambivalent Dynamo
The Ambivalent Dynamo
Posts: 34

10 days ago
[spoiler] For those curious what happens if you helped the orphans win: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Ambivalent%20Dynamo/17204362 . If anyone helped the Rat Jockey/Rubbery Man would you know what happened? [/spoiler]
edited by The Ambivalent Dynamo on 11/29/2019

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mp
mp
Posts: 40

10 days ago
[spoiler]The Rubbery outcome: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/mp/17209146 [/spoiler]
edited by mp on 11/29/2019

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Hattington
Hattington
Posts: 132

10 days ago
mp wrote:
For those interested, I've echoed the secret ending mentioned by Azothi: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/mp/17209344



  • As someone who grinded for years to get my own cider, I just wanted to say this story was worth it for finally having someone in-story I can share a sip with.

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    Dreaded and judged
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    Pryno Belle
    Pryno Belle
    Posts: 21

    10 days ago
    Got my sweet Zahir ending. Couldn’t help but choose the gambler.
    edited by Pryno Belle on 11/29/2019

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    A sweet smile for urchins. A deceitful grin for everyone else.

    A forensic doctor, gone to the Neath to pursue a relationship with a zailor. He has gone East, but she remains, the heart full of ambition.
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Pryno

    Available for social interactions, especially those that raise making waves.
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    The Curious Watcher
    The Curious Watcher
    Posts: 136

    10 days ago
    [spoiler] Rat Victory: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Den%20Blackwell/17209038[/spoiler]

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    Den Blackwell, Paramount
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Den%20Blackwell
    The Silent Vake Hunter: GONE NORTH
    The Ravenous Wanderer:
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Ravenous%20Wanderer
    The Melancholic End-Bringer:
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Melancholic%20End-Bringer
    The Lethal Nightmare:
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Lethal%20Nightmare
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    Winthropx
    Winthropx
    Posts: 92

    10 days ago
    Well, I’m going to wait to complete this story till I get my own cider. Best start grinding now!

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    A Paramount Presence
    I accept all social actions
    His Appearance
    http://community.failbettergames.com/topic9363-your-characters-appearances.aspx?messageid=229809&Page=10#post#post229809
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    Jaina
    Jaina
    Posts: 232

    10 days ago
    What a fabulous story. I got back to playing after a hiatus and wow, this story... it was truly exceptional. I'll admit to some bias as I've lived in Argentina and I have a great love for certain aspects of it... not to mention that I find Villar quite appealing and would happily have my character marry her were that possible.

    I looked up the song 'Por Una Cabeza', and it's from 1935. I think this is additional confirmation (on top of the fact that their fashion is ahead of its time by a few decades) that Hell has at least some access to the future.

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    Cair-Var, a power-hungry lover of Devils and Rubberies
    Hungry Ego, A morally upstanding citizen
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    Skinnyman
    Skinnyman
    Posts: 1944

    10 days ago
    James StAnthony wrote:
    In this season you will experience three stories of the bonds between human and beast, the fauna of the Neath and the divides between London and the animal kingdom.
    At looong last!!!
    After more than a year since I expressed my opinion about something like this, we have such an ES!

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    ESs items and quality requirements sheet. Please check if there are errors or if something is missing
    Achievement list if you're feeling bored!
    I am accepting Plant battles, Neath's Mysteries card, Starveling Cats and boxed cats.
    No suppers, no second chances gain and no need to cure my menaces!
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