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Alonto
Alonto
Posts: 12

10 days ago
Ironically enough, I would have been happy to provide sustenance to that leech if he was forthcoming and honest about it. I'm sure he had a lot of interesting knowledge to barter in return. But take away the option of consent?! I made sure to obliterate it.
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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2663

10 days ago
"Leech" is a great word for the Vicomte, though "tick" would have been even better, in my opinion. The description of him in the final scene reminded me powerfully of an engorged tick.

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Sir Reginald Monteroy
Sir Reginald Monteroy
Posts: 282

10 days ago
So, we can add ticks, leeches and mosquitoes to the list of animals mr. Groover has handled so far.

A brilliant, highly enjoyable, well-written story, with interesting mechanics, nice pacing and even bit of a thrill when prowling through the various buildings.

Beside the material rewards, which were quite nice, I immensely appreciate all the nice lore drops and snippets we got here. It was another prime opportunity to learn many delicious secrets for my character, who is an academic to a fault, and this in turn was the reason why I chose to walk out on the Vicomte instead of popping him.

Oh, and since so many of you spoke highly of the skillfully utilized references to and vibe of Dracula, I need to point out that the story also included incredibly well handled and evocative allusions to Nosferatu of the classical film fame, and with the cosmic topic and both references to as well as subversion of the theme of "rats in the walls" was also distinctly lovecraftian.
Only one missing was perhaps Carmilla (though some of what the Vicomte said was quite similar to her approach to love and life), who my character would probably gladly have given a few transfusions to, actually.

All in all, I found this story sublime, probably one of my favourite. I will, in fact, subscribe with my so far unexceptional alt, just because this story fits her so well!

My only wish is that FBG implements a possibility to upgrade the lodging to 4 cards, which would be quite a bit more fitting considering it's a large chateau. And a 4-card, remote lodging would be something quite useful to many players, I imagine.

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Toran
Toran
Posts: 298

2 days ago
So.

I reactivated my exceptional friendship because this story intrigued me and I was not disappointed.

Other than one bad run of luck that forced me to hang out with The Tick, I loved every minute (and didn't really mind about that).


Beautifully written, lore-adding, and just cool. Good stuff. I already own the Marsh House, so I'm not sure I'll stay in this place, but kudos to everyone.

Oh, edited to add that it's nice to see just how much Penstock really sucks as a person. The years of hinting at it has paid off.
edited by Toran on 1/18/2021

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