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babelfishwars
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7/29/2021
Exceptional Story for August: The Tempest



Weather? In London? A ferocious storm has come in from the zee. Join a crowd of storm chasers to examine this rare phenomenon. Consider the omens in the forks of lightning. Ignore the small child who persists in kicking your ankles.

Written by Mary Goodden
Art by Monika Eidintaite
Editing and QA: Olivia Wood

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edited by babelfishwars on 7/29/2021

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Captain Blood Storm
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7/29/2021
Well, I’ve just encouraged an urchin to control her anger so that she can become, in a sense, a god. I’m both proud, and a little jealous.

By the way, could someone please echo It Is All Clear Now!’s result? Like an idiot I went into the eye of the storm not knowing what the words “There will be no turning back” entailed before glimpsing that moment of lucidity in Storm’s mind.

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Diptych
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7/29/2021
Oh, gosh - I think I've reached the final decision. I have two Control options. I'm hesitating over my choice - fascinated to see what others' outcomes are.

Edit: Removed incorrect info!
edited by Diptych on 7/30/2021

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blackmaria
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7/29/2021
Captain Blood Storm wrote:
Well, I’ve just encouraged an urchin to control her anger so that she can become, in a sense, a god. I’m both proud, and a little jealous.

By the way, could someone please echo It Is All Clear Now!’s result? Like an idiot I went into the eye of the storm not knowing what the words “There will be no turning back” entailed before glimpsing that moment of lucidity in Storm’s mind.


Here you go: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Maria%20Russell-Black/23398864

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Plynkes
Plynkes
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7/29/2021
This will just have to wait. I'm not going to go off gallivanting in the middle of what feels like a 1970s disaster movie.

By the way, I'll be Gene Hackman as the minister, or maybe Steve McQueen as the fireman.

Oh? Those are taken already? All right then, I'll be Shelley Winters.

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Thjazi
Thjazi
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7/29/2021
Diptych wrote:
Oh, gosh - I think I've reached the final decision. I have two Control options and one Relent option. I assume that, if I'd chosen three Control options in the story, I'd have three Control options now. I'm hesitating over my choice - fascinated to see what others' outcomes are.


Oh, interesting-- I've tilted towards Express options, with one Control, and I've two Express options and one....Possibility [spoiler] (adoption, which isn't labeled as Express, Control, or Release, just ' it is a possibility' ). I'd take the adoption option without blinking, except I hate leaving Slivvy on his own...
I'm curious on how the options differ--if it's actual results (the Express options are Work For Storm and Live With the Urchins) [/spoiler] or if it's just flavor text?
edited by Thjazi on 7/29/2021

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radicalace
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7/30/2021
I got two release (stay with Slivvy, go to the orphanage) and the adoption option

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0bsidian Fire
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7/30/2021
I got two "Control Her Anger" options ("Work for Storm, alongside Slivvy" and "She Should change things here in London instead") and the adoption option. I went with "Work for Storm" and wound up with two immortal Urchins helping Storm and each other work through anger management for the long term.

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Thjazi
Thjazi
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7/30/2021
I tried the Adoption Option; turns out she just turns it down (but appreciates the thought). And then took Work For Storm, and things are evidently going to be Exciting now...

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Toran
Toran
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7/30/2021
What a nice story with a nice little bit of lore on Storm, that naughty old dragon.

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Anagram
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7/30/2021
Thjazi wrote:
I tried the Adoption Option; turns out she just turns it down (but appreciates the thought). And then took Work For Storm, and things are evidently going to be Exciting now...

would you mind sharing the echo? i was wondering if she'll just decline but was afraid it'll look me out of my actual choice

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Lord Chillingsworth
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7/31/2021
Ah, how these tales with the Urchins tug at my heart! I had to try to adopt the little firebrand... alas, that did not work as I'd hoped.

Still, I hope she will be happy. Slivvy certainly seems more so.

At least she's learned to control her temper.
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Perlino the Thief
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8/2/2021
I just want to say wow. That was great, and though it was shorter I loved it as much as HOJOTOHO!

(I kinda wondered if the story would recognize that I was "Stormy-Eyed," but I'm not surprised it didn't, since I've never really known what that quality is for.)

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Catherine Raymond
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8/2/2021
Thjazi wrote:
I tried the Adoption Option; turns out she just turns it down (but appreciates the thought). And then took Work For Storm, and things are evidently going to be Exciting now...

Thanks for reporting that! I considered offering to adopt her myself, but I didn't think that would go down well with her so I went with Work for Storm.

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Pnakotic
Pnakotic
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8/5/2021
Anagram wrote:
Thjazi wrote:
I tried the Adoption Option; turns out she just turns it down (but appreciates the thought). And then took Work For Storm, and things are evidently going to be Exciting now...

would you mind sharing the echo? i was wondering if she'll just decline but was afraid it'll look me out of my actual choice

https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/J.%20Ward%20Dunn/23540576

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Pnakotic
Pnakotic
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8/5/2021
I helped her control her anger, but decided to it was best for her to pursue her own future in London. I think that's what she really wanted, though I was curious what she'd do with Storm.

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Book of All Hours 9:99: Journey's end in lover's meeting. Progress is ascendancy.
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zommuter
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8/6/2021
I helped her control, express and let go of her anger which meant Storm doesn't want her any more. I still had the option to have her help Slivvy. I am however slightly offended Storm did not seem to remember my Stormy-Eyed visit...
edited by zommuter on 8/6/2021

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Skinnyman
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8/6/2021
Does this ES have any particular item or quality requirements? smile

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NotaWalrus
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8/10/2021
Finally played this one. Fairly disappointed at the lack of acknowledgement of Renown: Urchins, Stormy-Eyed and What Might Be a Thunderbolt. Those little details go a long way.

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theonie
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8/11/2021
NotaWalrus wrote:
Finally played this one. Fairly disappointed at the lack of acknowledgement of Renown: Urchins, Stormy-Eyed and What Might Be a Thunderbolt. Those little details go a long way.
Yes, any of those would have been a neat extra to the story, but perhaps we can explain their absence by Storm being too mad to remember meeting us before - we were a flash of lightning in his (its?) mind, there and gone. smile

I enjoyed this ES! I helped the urchin control and express her anger which led me to the two Control Her Anger options ("Work for Storm" or "Change things in London"). Setting the Urchin loose on London was very tempting but in the end, so many people have the opportunity to work for change in London, but only this particular one can help a god! And her best friend into the bargain.

Did anyone manage to succeed the high-risk Urchin Betrayal challenge inside Storm? and if you did, would you mind linking the echo, please? I got all the others, but gave up on this one after a few tries, still I'm curious about the success text, if anyone got it.

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