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Vincent van Grey
Vincent van Grey
Posts: 1

Good evening, delicious friend.

My Name is Nikodemos van Grey.
Collector of moonlight and blessed with a talent of finding things.
My buisness had recently bring me from the Iron Repulic to Fallen London.
Im searching a gentelmen who can study me in the fine arts of stealth and cunning other proffesions like being more dangerous or persuasive are fine too.

My portfolio
Dangerous 39
Persuasive 25
Shadowy 48
watchful 52

A little riddle for your amusement
My magic circle has seven lit foxfire candles. When you blow out one candle in the circle, the two adjacent candles are extinguished as well. If you blow on a candle that has already been extinguished, it will relight. And if there is an extinguished candle next to the one you blow on, it also will relight.
Extingish all lights. Reign from the shadows.

I will be found here https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Nikodemus%20van%20Grey
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Brass Lion
Brass Lion
Posts: 7

I am Melchior Cavendish. I'm new to this place. Well, maybe not any more - I think I'm making the Neath my home, now and hereafter. I'm looking for a patron - any sort of patron, this place is terribly confusing. Mushroom wine? Masters? That language that sets your hair on fire? Too strange.

Watchful 56
Shadowy 46
Dangerous 72
Persuasive 38

(Melchior is my second character, so I'm able to bounce some social actions around. You might also get some social actions from my main.)

A Neathy riddle: My life lasts hours as I am devoured. I am tall when young and short when old. You are eating me, for some reason. Stop looking for seven of me, for God's sake what are you doing for yourself? All this for a Name?


Brass Lion - Gone NORTH - https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Brass%20Lion
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Posts: 2

Hello delicious friend, I'm Isyander. I'm quite new in neath - but that doesn't mean I can't do anything.
I'm seeking a legendary charisma

Watchful 26
Shadowy 21
Dangerous 19
Persuasive 87
(this is my first character)
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Professor Wensleydale of Hardwick
Professor Wensleydale of Hardwick
Posts: 209

Answer: A candle.

Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick- Monochromatic Myrmidon, Newspaper Editor, Legendary Charisma.


Aaron Wimbleton- Private Detective. Some Medical Experience.
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Posts: 1

Good evening to all!

I'm pajinka (meaning liquor, spirit in an Eastern-European language), a newcomer to the neath, trying to solve its myteries. Being new, I seek a patron to help me becoming an extraordinary mind someday.
Watchful 92
Shadowy 59
Dangerous 67
Persuasive 55

Ambition: Nemesis

What do you call someone who rises early, wears a white apron, bakes bread but is not the baker?
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Hi I go by R.R and I have joined the Neath to entertain myself from 8 to 5. Being new I seek a patron to help me enjoy my time more and move farther.

Watchful: 67
Shadowy: 49
Dangerous: 63
Persuasive: 75
I hope anyone can help out. Much appreciated
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Posts: 18

Good morning, afternoon, or evening, delicious friends. Though in the Neath, does the time of day even matter anymore?

This particular specimen goes by Lord Misfortune (not the most assuring of names, I know) and has come down to the Neath for... well, it’s been some months, I can hardly remember the reason at this point.

Currently, I seek a patron preferably of a Legendary Charisma, though as I am not quite sure how a relationship between a protege and patron would go about, any patron would do (Legendary Charisma would take first priority when considering a decision, of course); it would certainly help for an ambition such as Heart’s Desire.

(Edit: Stats as of 3/19/19)
Watchful: 57
Shadowy: 53
Dangerous: 18
Persuasive: 67

I’m in no rush to be a Person of Significant Interest or anything like that, though assistance in raising my stats would be much appreciated. As someone free of any ties to the surface, I have all the time in the world to wait for a reply (though, of course, the sooner I hear a response, the better).

As for a riddle.... hmm....

Those who make it don’t want it, those who buy it don’t need it, and those who use it can’t appreciate it. What is it?

(Edit: a patron has been found)
edited by Misfortune on 3/26/2019
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Good... Morning? Is it morning down here? No matter, who can really tell.
Allow me to introduce myself... My name is Lt. Howes, no first name given (or needed, truthfully)
I've been attempting to make a go of it on my own for a while now, but I finally find myself looking to reach out.
Current stats are as follows:
Watchful: 79
Shadowy: 54
Dangerous: 95
Persuasive: 85
I'd like some help becoming more sneaky, as I often find myself being quite boisterous at inopportune times.

Any help, of course, would be appreciated
(Edit: A Patron has been found! Thank you friends!)
edited by lthowes on 4/6/2019
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Vorwoda Hawksby
Vorwoda Hawksby
Posts: 27

Greetings and Felicitations, Delicious Friends!

Please permit me to introduce myself (a trifle forward, I know, but without a mutual acquaintance to do the honours, what else can I do?) My name is Vorwoda Hawksby - Lord Vorwoda Hawksby on the Surface, but I'm a bit vague as to the applicability of surface titles here in the Neath. Still, the Urchins have let it get about that I'm a nobleman, so there it is, I suppose, what? I'm a chap of early middle age, an operetta librettist, an amateur detective, an excellent swordsman, and a terrible shot. I came to the Neath, on a quest to avenge my beloved, a Lady tragically cut down in her prime by a villain who has fled here below.

In any case, it's the "revenge" and "terrible shot" parts that bring me here, as the latter makes the former a touch difficult. I'm hoping to find a Patron who is a Shattering Force who might be willing to improve my marksmanship.

My current unmodified abilities:
Watchful: 89
Shadowy: 57
Dangerous: 76
Persuasive: 80

I'd be terribly grateful for any assistance!

And to gratify the OP's request for a riddle, here's one of my favourites, which I learnt as a child from my dear mother:

'Twas whispered in Heaven, 'twas muttered in Hell,
And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell;
On the confines of Earth, 'twas permitted to rest,
And the depths of the ocean its presence confessed;
'Twill be found in the sphere when 'tis riven asunder,
Be seen in the lightning and heard in the thunder;
'Twas allotted to man with his earliest breath,
Attends him at birth and awaits him at death,
Presides o'er his happiness, honor and health,
Is the prop of his house and the end of his wealth.
In the heaps of the miser, 'tis hoarded with care,
But is sure to be lost on his prodigal heir;
It begins every hope, every wish it must bound;
With the husbandman toils, and with monarchs is crowned;
Without it the soldier and seaman may roam,
But woe to the wretch who expels it from home!
In the whispers of conscience its voice will be found,
Nor e'er in the whirlwind of passion be drowned;
'Twill soften the heart; but though deaf be the ear,
It will make him acutely and instantly hear.
Set in shade, let it rest like a delicate flower;
Ah! Breathe on it softly, it dies in an hour.

With thanks in advance for any assistance,
Your Humble Servant,
Lord Vorwoda Hawksby
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Ambition: Nemesis
My darling lady-love,
Lies cruelly slain above;
To track her unknown killer I've descended,
To London, in the Neath.
And though I pass Hell's teeth,
I'll see her slayer's foul existence ended!
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Here do I creep, cautious, without sleep.
I am Leisuma and Leisuma is me.
What manner of person here idles,
Planning mischief and dangerous trials?

Let me be your guard though of stone I'm not carved.
Lend me your stealth and through me gain wealth.
Or grant me ferocity and - for you -
I'll commit atrocities.
If none of these, then perhaps I can still please.

I have some wit, but need more to complete my kit.

W: 6
S: 6
D: 6
P: 33
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Leisuma, an intriguing and keen-eyed lady
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Morgan Stevens
Morgan Stevens
Posts: 1

Hello all. I'm trying to become a POSI, but for rp reasons it's tough. My unmodified stats are:

W: 40

S: 22

D: 90

P: 33

It's annoying to boost persuasive when the roleplay makes no sense for the character, so a patron would be greatly appreciated.
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Posts: 1048


Prof. Sian Kan, at your service.
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Posts: 1

Good day. I believe the answer to the riddle is a candle. My name is SkinMedley and I would love to be a protege to someone, anyone. I am not too new to this game but I am still a bit unfamiliar with it. I like animals. I have two cats myself.

My raw stats are:

Watchful: 68
Shadowy: 70
Dangerous: 50
Persuasive: 59

Here's a little riddle I know: I lose my head in the day, and it returns at night. What am I?
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Posts: 4


Sergeant Becker Caelan, professional Trickster, at your service:
  • Known for having a sharp sword and a sharper tongue.
  • Currently in search of the Marvellous.
  • Chiropteromantic Zodiac is the Shepherd.
  • Always on the hunt for delicious friends in high places.

Unmodified Stats:
  • Dangerous: 111
  • Persuasive: 114
  • Shadowy: 91
  • Watchful: 98

Many thanks in advance.

[Updated as of 4/28/2019]:
I have been contacted by a patron of Legendary Charisma as of recent.

[Updated as of 6/15/2019]:
Now that I have reached the status of a Person of Some Importance, I no longer require the aid of a Patron.
However, please do not let this information prevent you from contacting me if one wishes to.
Here's to making many more delicious friends.

Now for a riddle:
  • I can bring tears to your eyes; resurrect the dead, make you smile, and reverse time.
  • I form in an instant but I last a life time.
  • What am I?

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Becker Caelan, otherwise known as the Convivial Sergeant, at your service.
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Posts: 45


I am seeking a Patron for a young mind addicted to exploration and adrenaline.
I am hoping to improve my skills related to stealth and combat.
Open minded. wink

Unmodified Stats:
  • Watchful: 67
  • Shadowy: 42
  • Dangerous:48
  • Persuasive: 44
A riddle I wrote quite a while back:

Hypnotic dancer -
Dangerous slave;
The bane of he who gave her.

Hypnotic dancers -
Hoards of locusts;
Destroying those who free her.

Do not touch the dancer!
Let her dance;
Carefully, be her master!
edited by SilvaTomorrow on 5/20/2019

Contact: Silva Tomorrow
Available for Social Interactions
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Posts: 2

Greetings, my friends of dubious humanity!
I, Charles Hawthorne, duelist with friends both in high places and the lowly ports of the Unterzee, is seeking a tutor in matters of cunning and persuasion. It may appear as such, but I sadly compensate for my folly using various items and trinkets. Ah, the prices.
Watchful: 85
Shadowy: 52
Dangerous: 97
Persuasive: 70

My favourite's a riddle overheard in the night when the mists speak: What are the words which burn the skin?

Charles von Hawthorne, the Hedonistic Duelist - open for loitering, boxed cats, gifts and lethal sparring.
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Hail to those with the vaulted titles of
Legendary Charisma, Invisible Eminence, and Shattering Force:

I am DogSpirit, a generally friendly soul
(unless there is need to be otherwise)
making my way 'round the Neath as best as I am able.
As such, I have need of skills broadly ranging and seek patronage.

I humbly present my current skillset, as of 6/11/2019:
Persuasive 66
Shadowy 58
Dangerous 53
Watchful 90


By way of thanks, I offer the following:

What does man love more than life
Fear more than death or mortal strife
What the poor have, the rich require,
And what contented men desire,
What the miser spends and the spendthrift saves
And all men carry to their graves?

DogSpirit, currently a sagacious and captivating lady
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Jay Nighte
Jay Nighte
Posts: 21

DogSpirit, I believe the answer to your riddle is right here ->

As for proteges seeking patrons...
Mortimer Brickton, a self-made detective looking for vengence and justice, and an improvement in any attributes:
67 Watchful
30 Shadowy
73 Dangerous
28 Persuasive

And Jay Nighte, someone who is completely trustworthy and will not use any skills you teach them against you:
30 Watchful
56 Shadowy
42 Dangerous
68 Persuasive

A riddle: Take me out of a window, and I leave a grieving wife. But stick me in a door, and I can save somebody's life. What am I?

EDIT: Stats updated
edited by Jay Nighte on 7/2/2019
edited by Jay Nighte on 7/2/2019

Jay Nighte - "trustworthy" https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Jay%20Nighte

Mortimer Brickton - Amateur Detective https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Mortimer%20Brickton
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Good evening friends,

I've been wandering about Fallen London for a while and have just come to seek your help. I made the mistake of becoming a seeker rather too early and watchful suffered for it.

  • Watchful 74+13

  • Shadowy 82+3

  • Dangerous 87+3

  • Persuasive 111+7
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Jay Nighte
Jay Nighte
Posts: 21

I just realized. If only proteges can post here, how do patrons let them know they're interested? Can they send invites, I thought that was something only proteges could do. Guess I was wrong?

Jay Nighte - "trustworthy" https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Jay%20Nighte

Mortimer Brickton - Amateur Detective https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Mortimer%20Brickton
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