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Hammond
Hammond
Posts: 40

12/26/2013
Hello Ladies, Gentlemen, and those not limited by such feeble labels as "male" or "female".

My goal for this post was to keep the process of finding a Patron or Protégé... simple. Or as close to simple as my feeble mind can conceive: this is strictly (but not to strict) for Protégés seeking a Patron.


Anyway, some guidelines:

- Please post your unaugmented prime stats; your Watchful, Dangerous, Persuasive, and Shadowy without equipment, items, or pets. Please do not post if all your prime stats are over 100 (unaugmented), or else a Patron cannot help you and you cant help them.
- A Paramount Presence has the capacity to train in not one, BUT TWO stats: Watchful and Persuasive. Shadowy and Dangerous. However, do not harass these fine individuals for patronage... as they are likely very... very tired.

~ Knowledge of the Arts and Sciences ~
An Extraordinary Mind {Watchful}
A Legendary Charisma {Persuasive}


~ Training in both Physicality and Cunning ~
An Invisible Eminence {Shadowy}
A Shattering Force {Dangerous}

- Keep your post "up to date". I know its easy to post and forget. Ghost and post... set and forget.... I don't know, I'm tired. If a prime stat reaches 100, make it known. Found a Patron and want to be left alone by other potential Patrons? Make it known, or make them fight over you... that's your prerogative.
- Let prospective Patrons know a little about yourself. No one wants to teach a faceless husk of a human(?).
-Your favorite riddle... this is strictly for my benefit and completely optional.

Please keep as close to the guide lines as possible. I wont stop you if you wanted to post something about your affinity for parakeets... but there are other, and much better constructed, forums for such.

And again: If you're a Patron seeking a Protégé refrain from posting... Unless you add a riddle... BUT EVEN THEN! For the sake of convenience I dream of keeping this a place for potential Protégés to be collected and easily found.

On a final note: As of this posting I am an "Extraordinary Mind" (not something I would personal call myself, but a title I accept none the less). I am breaking my own rules... So... "I weigh nothing at all, yet you can see me. Put me in a bucket and I make it lighter. What am I?". I too am in the process of becoming a Paramount Presence. Onward and upward.
What's dressed when night falls and undressed when day breaks?
(X) An Extraordinary Mind
( ) A Legendary Charisma
( ) An Invisible Eminence
( ) A Shattering Force
edited by AgentBlueSky on 10/26/2017

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Hammond


All invitations are welcome.
{Warning: Messages sent within the forum might not be answered in a timely manner. Please forgive me, it is a bad habit I am trying to break.}
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suinicide
suinicide
Posts: 2403

7/29/2016
Aw man, I thought this was on a different thread and that someone was advocating for your aunt to be a member of the calendar council.

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http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/profile/sunnytime
A gentleman seeking the liberation of knowledge, with a penchant for violence.
RIP suinicide, stuck in a well. Still has it under control.
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La Melusine
La Melusine
Posts: 7

12/4/2015
As I am new to these lands and desire not to stamp on any toes (or tentacles or other appendages), I seek a kind guide with a silver Persuasive tongue. My needs in the Neath are to learn the native tongue of this land, that I might gain suitable companionship and the position of an Author who can woo the world with my own tale of woe. In return for linguistic training, I shall oblige such a Patron as much as I can accommodate, although Patrons must be willing to work around my strict regimen of cleanliness (a condition of a delicate nature that I unfortunately inherited from my departed mother).

My stats are:

- Persuasive 79
- Watchful 75
- Dangerous 52
- Shadowy 38

Alas, no riddles today. They vex me and I especially desire not to be vexed today. Merci beaucoup, delicieuse amis. A bientot.

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"'Ha, valyaunt Serseul, how ofte haue I sene your mortal enemyes tofore your presence that neuer ye were aferd, and now for a serpent of femenyne nature ye shake for fere..."
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curtistruffle
curtistruffle
Posts: 139

1/7/2018
Patronage established, thanks!

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Johnathan Priest(Nemesis), a Visionary Hunter of horrors both humane and eldritch.
I am a Dangerous patron
Jane Barlowe(Light Fingers), a Notorious Shenanigan and mediocre writer.
Cardinalli Browning(Bag a Legend), a Joyful Adventuress and a fictional character, written by Jane Barlowe.
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Pipedream
Pipedream
Posts: 5

7/27/2017
A very good day to all sirs, and madams, and otherwise.

I'll not waste your time with a long tale. My reason for writing is this: my father -- a sincerely respectable man -- is a sea-- sorry, zee-captain of many years, but, to this day, has told me sadly little of London, and the Neath at large. And so, of course, I've found myself profoundly curious about it.

Recently, I decided to act on this interest of mine. Freshly arrived (fresh off the boat, in fact), it is my intention to find lodgings here in London and then surprise my father at the docks when he next arrives at port. As I am fully aware he will be furious (Furious! Absolutely livid. Such fun already), I believe it would be in my best interest to make some commitments -- a few not-to-be-missed engagements -- lest he be tempted to escort me back to the Canal himself.

With that in mind, I would greatly appreciate any opportunity to accompany, and take note of, a long-time resident of character. If nothing else I am a quick study, and -- if I do say so myself -- make a very fine cup of tea.


Yours faithfully,
Harriet Sorrows


EDIT: Excellent news! The knowledgeable Mr. Hebediah Fix, has taken me under his wing.
edited by Pipedream on 7/27/2017
edited by Pipedream on 7/27/2017

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Harriet Sorrows - zailor's daughter. Came to see the zee.

Remembrance Chandler - devout missionary. Came to do whatever needs doing.
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Pipedream
Pipedream
Posts: 5

7/27/2017
Oh, come to think of it -- I should also throw in a word for my new friend Miss Chandler, shouldn't I? They had arranged for someone to look after her, she tells me, but... well. She doesn't like to impose, you see. Kind woman. Very considerate. Unfailingly polite. I'm not quite sure how she is at tea, but she can, ah... she can knit! Oh yes indeed. She's very talented. Such a fine protégé would be of interest to anyone.

But, for the sake of... that is, to make such a surely fortuitous arrangement even more of a pleasure for all involved, I recommend she be considered by those of a reserved nature. A member of the clergy or one of its associates would be wonderful. Perhaps a historian would do? No -- terrible idea. Forget that one.

Just-- Look, no 'frequenters' of any 'hives of sin'. Please. Before you consider contacting her, I would ask that you use the broadest definition of that phrase you can possibly imagine.

And do not mention my name.
edited by Pipedream on 7/27/2017
edited by Pipedream on 8/1/2017

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Harriet Sorrows - zailor's daughter. Came to see the zee.

Remembrance Chandler - devout missionary. Came to do whatever needs doing.
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Porkins...?
Porkins...?
Posts: 2

5/20/2016
I have heard rumors of fools who occasionally find themselves wanting to do something... "charitable." i hope to benefit from this. My skills, unmolested by apparel or accomplice, are as follows.

Shadowy 86
Dangerous 73
Persuasive 36
Watchful 29

I am currently spending my time training myself so that i may slay Feducci. While Shadowy is my one true love, that awful dame who keeps insissting i must become "Someone Importance" has taken it upon herself that i must become skilled in every branch in order to benefit from several contacts which she can offer me. I am looking for someone who is willing to train me in Watchful. In exchange i can get you into many, many places where one wouldnt normally be allowed into. Once you help me rid myself of this annoying damsel, we shall part ways, and you will become one of the only 2 buildings that i will not strip of any valuables.
Thank You, have a nice day, Hide you Children and modern art, For i am coming.

Lord Porkins

P.S. I presume you attained this letter from my assistant, Snout Chopski. Please ignore his slight odor, and if he asks for payment simply backhand him and send him out.
edited by LordPorkins on 5/20/2016
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norathar
norathar
Posts: 5

6/25/2017
Hello!

I'm hoping to find a patron of Invisible Eminence to help with Shadowy.

Current unaltered stats:

Watchful 84
Shadowy 52
Dangerous 59
Persuasive 95

Username is Norathar and my character is currently rather poor, having spent all her Echoes in purchasing an entry in Slowcake's and a bright brass reliquary with the eventual goal of having a marriage at Zee. (After that, her next goal is an expedition involving being a Scholar of the Correspondence, and hopefully opening a way to the University.)

Edit: Patron found! (Also, thank you to the person who kindly offered to be my Patron a few hours after the first person had responded. The game isn't allowing me to respond to you at the moment, so hopefully you'll see this.)
edited by norathar on 6/29/2017
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The Remorseless Villainess
The Remorseless Villainess
Posts: 16

8/20/2017
Well, good morrow to each and every one of you!

Firstly, I should like to address the rumour that my leaving the Convent in Italy was due to my dalliance with a noted privateer. There is no truth to such, whatsoever! The dalliance was only the icing upon a particularly salty cake.
I was banished (by the pope himself, should you doubt my notability!) for selling church-lead from the roof to a Handsome Devil of my acquaintance, and from Italy as a cautionary tale for negotiating my virtue with flagrant abandon.

I've since been experiencing many of the pleasures denied to me by the church, and came to London following Feducci's election, and promises of boundless opportunity. If you are to know anything of me, know this; one day, I intend to be the richest and most scandalous of persons, above or below.

...Unfortunately, some ruffians appear to have followed me from Italy. Some advice on keeping a Watchful eye out for them would be much appreciated - or if I cannot find tutelage under Sinning Jenny, anyone else who might help me Persuade Mr. Apples to back me instead.

Persuasive: 6
Watchful: 5
Shadowy: 5
Dangerous: 5

"If you have me, you want to share me. But if you share me, you no longer have me. What am I?"

P.S. I had quite the affinity for parakeets, before selling them to the Foreign Office. Strange bunch, but most generous.

-The Indolent Entrepreneur

EDIT: ahtog has generously offered Legendary Charisma patronage, thank you!
edited by MadameRequiem on 9/17/2017

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The Remorseless Villainess
Gone NORTH, to learn what happened there.
The Indolent Entrepreneur

"T'ain't the eatin' you need be afraid of. It's the chewin'."
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Malachai
Malachai
Posts: 3

12/11/2017
Hello, hello!

I have recently started playing Fallen London (as in, I signed up a few days ago, realized I made a mistake, deactivated my account, remade a new account just yesterday) and I would like a Patron! I'm not exactly sure how the process works, but I am eager to learn, even if I make mistakes along the way. If my stats are just not good enough to warrant a Patron yet, please tell me and I'll work on my stats before I reapply.

Now, as for my unaugmented stats...

Watchful: 12
Shadowy: 8
Dangerous: 20
Persuasive: 10

My name in Fallen London is MalachaiTea, and I am described as a ferocious and charming gentleman. How nice! My current Ambition is to hunt the Vake. I am highly interested in steampunk and I am a huge fan of the Dolls of New Albion and several other of Paul Shapera's works, and I was extremely excited when I stumbled upon this game. I also really like dragons! Is this weird? Am I rambling? Most likely! I don't actually have a riddle, but I do enjoy puns and twists of words and language.

I suppose I would like my highest stat to be Dangerous, as that seems the most fun for me at the moment. As such, I am looking for A Shattering Force to help me along! Again, if my stats are too low to even be considered, please tell me and I can delete this post and come back when I have better ones.
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Lady V.
Lady V.
Posts: 70

5/12/2016
A small disturbance in the shadows catches your attention. A flash of movement. Yet you can see nothing when you investigate. Oh, wait. What's that, down there? A small, white weasel sits on the cobblestone streets, staring back at you with wide, innocent eyes. Innocent, save for the cream-colored envelope it clutches in its paws with a few stains of red honey upon it. Honey? Yes, of course it's honey. Don't be foolish.

You crack open the red wax seal and slide out a letter addressed in cramped, meticulous handwriting:

"To whom it may concern,

Greetings. My name is the Vixen, but most prefer to call me simply 'V.' I do hope the weasel haven't caused too much of a disturbance...Bianca is as gentle as they come!
I am a captivating and insightful lady at the time of writing this letter. I am a lover of literature and visual arts. Also a shameless fan of Sherlock Holmes. What an extraordinary mind.

Being a newcomer of the Neath, I am in search of a kind soul out there willing to take me as a protege. My current stats are as of the following:

Watchful - 63 + 11 (74)
Shadowy - 38
Dangerous - 15 - 3 (12)
Persuasive - 62 + 14 (76)

As I am primarily focusing on improving my Watchful and Persuasive, a patron of the same vein would be the most appreciated. As of the moment, Persuasive is my primary concern. Are there any Legendary Charisma's out there? I assure you I am an able and willing pupil.
Thank you for your time, my friend. I will be in touch. The link to my profile is in my signature.

-V."

edited by EnigmaticVixen on 5/12/2016

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A fox is merely a wolf who sends flowers...
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Generalzx
Generalzx
Posts: 1

10/29/2016
Dear Sirs/Madams/Persons of Indiscriminate Gender:

I am newly arrived to Fallen London and primarily seeking the kind counsel of Invisible Eminences and Extraordinary Minds. I am however, eager to acquire patrons of all disciplines if they are so willing.

My deplorable stats are as follows:
Watchful: 17
Shadowy: 16
Dangerous: 21
Persuasive: 19

As it is now shamefully apparent that in my state I am in no condition to survive the trials of London and beseech your assistance in the trifling issue of my continued existence. I can also offer my meagre services in any desired cat-handling or any other social actions I am currently unaware of if you so desire.

http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Generalzx
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ellerit
ellerit
Posts: 2

2/18/2016
Jaeline sits at her writing desk and gazes out her window, three stories above the street. She idly brushes the feather of her quill pen along her upper lip as she considers. What to say, what to say...

"An observant and intriguing young woman requires connexions at all levels of society. Vigorous investigator (W36) and poet (P33), active cat conversationalist (S36), poor exercise programme (D11). Fascinated by a broad range of subjects. Individuals of strong character are invited to call at your convenience."

She pauses, then adds in a different hand:

"What force and strength cannot get through, I with my bared teeth can do."
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Jaeline sips her cassia-bark tea and considers a copy of her original ad. She scratches out the second sentence, adding after it:

"Consulting detective (W59) and writer (P54), tactical property assessment (S42) and threat reduction (D41) available. Sponsored to the social arts and in discussions with a potential mentor in self-defense--"

She breaks off her thought, feeling the stir of attention through Caligula's Coffee House. Someone is coming...
edited by ellerit on 2/24/2016
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bitterhorn
bitterhorn
Posts: 61

3/4/2015
[March 4th; ETA - Shadowy Patron get! Thanks, Lady Taimi Felix!]

Esteemed colleagues, parishioners, &c.,

While one likes to think one has attained some little importance in ones small way, some time spent in meditative seclusion away from ones duties &London's many distractions does remind one that one may still have a thing or two to learn about the arts of tact and subtlety.

Certainly, I'd never think to pen an advertisement seeking knowledge of anything Questionable. One must, after all, avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Nonetheless, I must confess that I may have a thing or two to learn yet regarding the proper means of self-defense against the (completely unwarranted) rumor; the suspicion and wounds to ones body and reputation alike that flit about like a whispered plague amongst sinners & socialites both. For shame!

Therefore, upon my imminent return from this... blessed mission to the Tomb-colonies, let the forceful & the unseen know they are welcome to call. Let us be subtle of mind and hale of body, the better to keep our fallen city standing proudly!


(riddle-tax paid in last post; as of this evening [post-yesterday's ill-fated persuasive grind]: WTCH 98 / SHAD 74 / DNGR 83 / PRSV 94)
edited by bitterhorn on 3/4/2015
edited by bitterhorn on 3/4/2015

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Marsh(-)mark(ed) thurifer, bookkeeper, &c. of Blackfen-on-Zee; Bazaarine aesthete, unnatural historian, thing-about-town.
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/bitterhorn
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Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
Posts: 1751

4/23/2016
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Aylward
(no surname, it seems)

http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Worldgnasher

http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rugon~Kasheran

Dr. Marmaduke Maxwell Pettifogetter
(I tried several combinations of his name and none of it work)
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A reminder: please include a link to your character profile if looking for patrons!


It tends to become a guessing game for user names most of the time, especially the longer and more flamboyant names.

Even if your player name does match up with the one on the forum, a link will still be appreciated. Make it easier for patron to contact you.

[I am not taking proteges for the moment.]

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Estelle Knoht, a juvenile, unreliable and respectable lady.
I currently do not accept any catbox, cider, suppers, calling cards or proteges.
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MintyMusings
MintyMusings
Posts: 1

12/1/2014
I focused a bit too much on persuasive this last year, it seems:

Watchful: 83
Shadowy: 66
Persuasive: 200
Dangerous: 48

Anyways, I'm willing to help someone with Persuasive in exchange for assistance with any of the other three stats.
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lady ciel
lady ciel
Posts: 2545

10/21/2016
You get five free evenings a week when Time the healer arrives. You can spend them on lessons.

You can have more than one patron. They need to have a 200 stat specialisation and to be an acquaintance.

For them to send a lesson their relevant stat must be at 200 and yours must be less than 100 (a Talkative rat can be useful) and you both need to have a free evening.

The lesson will appear in your message tab.

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ciel

Sorry RL means I am not a very active player at the moment. No social actions unless you are prepared to wait and definitely no sparring or other mult-action things.

No Calling Cards or boxed cats please. Will take dupes on the affluent photographers. Other social invitations welcome. Parabolan Kittens usually available, send me an in-game social action saying you want one and I will get one to you as soon as possible.

storynexus name - reveurciel
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dov
dov
Posts: 2572

6/24/2017
miss_all_sunday wrote:
I am terribly sorry if this is not the place to ask, but has someone had trouble with the patronage system lately? I got a message requesting patronage and it won't let me respond, it takes me to a new page to answer them but then they tell me there are no eligible contacts in my list. Anyone experiencing this?

Possibly, after sending you the request, their Social Influence raised above 94, making them ineligible to accept a Patron. If you choose the option to reject their offer, does the game show their name as a potential recipient?

Alternatively, you can always contact support for help to resolve this if it's unclear. There *are* a few bugs in the new social action approach where you can be left with a message to which you can't respond anymore (or even reject).

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Want a sip of Hesperidean Cider? Send me a request in-game. Here's an_ocelot's guide how.
(Most social actions are welcome. Please no requests to Loiter Suspiciously and no investigations of the Affluent Photographer)
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NiteBrite
NiteBrite
Posts: 1014

5/31/2016
Hi I am minor poet NiteBrite and my persuasive is currently 27. I'm looking to level it up to 150 again so that I can get to renown rubberymen 25. I'm on a quest to get every companion that its possible for me to get, and unfortunately having lost all of my persuasive to poor choices has finally caught up to me.

If you are a legendary charisma and feel like helping me re-level by sending persuasive lessons let me know. I believe already being a PoSI will not hinder my ability to become a protege. Second chance social actions for confident smiles are also welcome.

Kisses,
NiteBrite

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I AM currently accepting calling cards.
Stats loss counter: reset, irrigo equivalent: none
[00:34] <@ortab> NiteBrite's laugh is that of a condemned soul gazing into the abyss.
Merciless Modiste avatar by Paul Arendt (based on an original image by Joe England)
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/TheBriteModiste
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Troper
Troper
Posts: 18

11/25/2014
This fool needs a bit of help.

Watchful 91
Shadowy 74
Dangerous 78
Persuasive 92


While seeking his Heart's Desire, he's run into a problem. Namely, needing to be kicked out of Court and yet able to perform a play for a friend. Thus, he's turned to...completely legitimate business. A Shadowy Patron would be greatly appreciated.

I will say that he occasionally Seeks things he shouldn't, so you might find that he's occasionally in the bottom of a ___.

And that brings me to the riddle.

'Professor Moriarty has been caught by Scotland Yard. The judge states, &quotYou may make one statement. If it is true, you will be hanged. If it is false, you will be killed by firing squad.&quot

What did Moriarty say that let him get away?'

edit: patron found. May God have mercy on our souls.
edited by Tempest Troper on 11/25/2014

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Troper, a sinister and compelling individual of indistinct gender
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A song I often quote indirectly/directly. It deserves recognition, no?
http://community.failbettergames.com/topic5800-seeking-mr-eatens-name.aspx?Page=29#post49063
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Also, The Game. I'm afraid you've just lost.
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Shalinoth
Shalinoth
Posts: 490

10/29/2014
Name: Shalinoth.
Game: Kidsman, Conjurer, Orphanage Keeper, Revolutionary, Dilmun Gardener, Master Thief

*Seeking a Lord or Lady of Danger!

An Urchin of great means and many allies, I'm very fond of my patrons - showering them with jewels, warnings, healing, and even a heist or two at the Museum of Mistakes if need be.

Generally amenable to all social invites and deeper acquaintanceships. Loyal to none but my fellow Urchins and one disillusioned Master of the Bazaar, who shall remain Nameless.


Watchful: 102
Shadowy: 131
Dangerous: 84
Persuasive: 113



~ Long live the Liberation!
edited by Shalinoth on 10/29/2014

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Profiles: Shally, Chimes & Jack~of~Smiles . . . Current Goal:
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Mallachi
Mallachi
Posts: 16

8/26/2014
Greetings everyone!
I've recently come to this lovely place - I heard of treasures in here and because of "obtaining" first of those I've found myself in prison.
This might have made me wary for a little time, but is's time go out of my hiding and search for help. Some call me careless for trying to appropriate other things, since that already landed me in New Newgate...
I especially like emptying pockets of such people during their "sermons".
My current abilities:
  • Watchful 70
  • Shadowy 85
  • Dangerous 70
  • Persuasive 75
I'm currently seeking somebody to teach me how to be more shadowy, but I wouldn't mind somebody persuasive showing me how to talk my way out of trouble.

And riddle of course, maybe not favourite, since it is a place where secrets are so valuable, but liked:

"At the sound of me I can make women weep.
At the sound of me men may clap or stamp their feet.
What am I?"

Edit: Currently not seeking patron - reason: got one smile
edited by Mallachi on 9/23/2014

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http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Mallachi
Calling Cards and social actions welcome.
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The Dark Gentleman
The Dark Gentleman
Posts: 188

7/16/2014
Denizens of Fallen London:

I would be honored and rather pleased to accept the patronage of an Extraordinary Mind, should such an opportunity present itself. Currently my statistics are as follows, though they are subject to minor changes what with my current avid attention to their improvement-

Watchful: 91
Shadowy: 42
Dangerous: 54
Persuasive: 57

I'm equally at home with an invitation to spar (physically or mentally), chat, or engage in enterprises of dubious legality. I can be found at my lodgings over the bookshop, and at the address below. I look forward to hearing from potential patrons.

Sincerely,
The Dark Gentleman

P.S.- The last riddle I posed to a friend left them awake and pondering for days, until madness crept in and slowly ate their mind. Therefore, I shall refrain from unleashing them in future...
P.P.S.- I've been granted the patronage of a very Extraordinary Mind. However, as I will shortly be incapable of benefiting further from his patronage, I would happily accept patronage in any other area of study. Thank you for your consideration.


  • edited by The Dark Gentleman on 8/15/2014

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    The Dark Gentleman~ Social actions welcome. Menace reductions upon request. Newspaper interviews by appointment. Falconry by invitation only.

    "THE HOURS FEAR THE NAMES.
    THE NAMES FEAR THE LONG.
    THE LONG FEAR THE KNOW.
    ALL FEAR THE HOURS."
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    Reyouka
    Reyouka
    Posts: 2

    7/18/2014
    Weak, brainy person/thing wrapped in bandages currently looking for a Shattering Force to whip me into shape.

    Current vitals are:

    WATCHFUL 61
    SHADOWY 28
    DANGEROUS 18
    PERSUASIVE 42


    Open for a spot of everything when it comes to social ties. Looking forward to speaking with someone hopefully soon.
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    Cotton Dee
    Cotton Dee
    Posts: 76

    11/28/2014
    Professor Moriarty has been caught by Scotland Yard. The judge states, You may make one statement. If it is true, you will be hanged. If it is false, you will be killed by firing squad.

    What did Moriarty say that let him get away?


    "Hastur Hastur Hastur"
    edited by Cotton Dee on 11/29/2014
    edited by Cotton Dee on 11/29/2014

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    Henry Lamperouge may be found here...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Henry~Lamperouge

    Current Grind: 1/42 Presumptious Little Opportunites
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    Daykeeper
    Daykeeper
    Posts: 17

    10/10/2014
    The Ruthless wrote:
    Maybe you need to send a calling card to the person you wish to take on? Or maybe the other way around?



    Yeah I think you're right. And both ways should work, as long as the receiving end accepts the calling card.

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Daykeeper
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    Daykeeper
    Daykeeper
    Posts: 17

    4/25/2016
    Hej all, I'm going to make it simple: I'm seeking patronage in Shadowy, or Watchful. Perhaps in the English language as well.

    My stats:
    Watchful 95
    Shadowy 88
    Dangerous 111
    Persuasive 89

    My profile:
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Daykeeper


    Many thanks! I was away from Fallen London for a long while but returned a couple of weeks ago. It is an interesting feeling picking up the pieces I have left over.

    --
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Daykeeper
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    okmujnyhb
    okmujnyhb
    Posts: 44

    10/8/2016
    I (Melissa Edgecombe) am looking for a patron for Shadowy, as it is the only stat preventing me from becoming a POSI.
    My current stats are:

    W: 80
    S: 69
    D: 75
    P: 84

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    My main: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/okmujnyhb
    My (Seeking) Alt: http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Melissa%20Edgecombe [GONE NORTH]
    Social actions welcome, excepting Suspicious Loitering and Affluent Photographer
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    CulturalGeek
    CulturalGeek
    Posts: 79

    11/29/2014
    I have made a great deal of progress in my recent endeavors, thanks to all the delicious friends I have made at the Bazaar and the Mandrake.

    I am reaching the point where I believe I can learn more from subterfuge than conventional inquiry, and thus I seek an Invisible Eminence to guide my future shadowy steps.

    Watchful 98
    Shadowy 74
    Persuasive 88
    Dangerous 53

    Things in the Neath are always more complicated than they seem, and a riddle once thought to have no solution may have two, or more. So I put it to you: How is a raven like a writing-desk?
    edited by CulturalGeek on 11/29/2014
    edited by CulturalGeek on 12/4/2014

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/CulturalGeek
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    Brutus Core
    Brutus Core
    Posts: 4

    10/30/2014
    Name: Brutus Core

    I am a new arrival to the city, having come here in a quest for self-improvement and revenge. I act as a consulting detective for the constables, a Black Ribbon duelist, an amateur of spycraft and currently working as an archaeologist in the Forgotten Quarter. Hey, if I wanted a long healthy life, I wouldn't have come to this city.

    My stats:
    Watchful 78
    Shadowy 26
    Dangerous 62
    Persuasive 65

    I'm currently looking for a Devious mind who can help me increase my knowledge, not only of academia but the city's secrets as well.
    I also wouldn't be against having someone help me with my Dangerous or Shadowy abilities. My balance has been slightly off ever since I played dice with that boatman.

    If anyone is interested, please send me a calling card at my address with the skill your willing to help with : http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Brutus~Core

    (OOC: Just a warning, I talk a lot in character, especially with messages and calling cards, so I hope that's not a turn off for any potential patrons. Also, this might sound like a dumb question, but can you have multiple patrons, like one for each stat?).

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Brutus~Core
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    SilentArtifact
    SilentArtifact
    Posts: 11

    12/1/2014
    Oh good God, what have I done?

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Silent~Artifact
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    Lalswing
    Lalswing
    Posts: 6

    1/21/2015
    Fellows! London has become my true home. I've severed ties with the Surface, which never held fascination, and am determined to mire myself in the delicious mélange of hallucinations, squidges, entities and unmentionables that comprise our ab-fair city. I have thrilled to the sensation of the rough weave of a tomb-colonist's bandage under my snail-leather gloves. I have chortled watching the eyes of a carriage horse roll in terror as the grey and clammy flesh of its passenger pressed against the glass in the carriage window. I have become gloriously dizzy from the sulfur and ammonia smell of the Unterzee. This is where I am meant to be.

    I seek patronage, particularly from one with an Extraordinary Mind. I notice things, but I must learn to watch.

    Watchful: 43
    Shadowy: 54
    Dangerous: 44
    Persuasive: 51
    edited by Lalswing on 1/21/2015
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    Alex Churchill
    Alex Churchill
    Posts: 5

    2/11/2015
    Update - No patron found, but my lowest stat is 97 with equipment so I guess I'll cope without.


    A Law-Abiding Citizen Seeks an Invisible Eminence
    ================================

    I greet you all: gentles, ladies, miscellanea. I am AlexTFish, and I am in search of a Patron to aid my progression in London's fine society.

    My quirk, such as it is, is that I endeavour quite strongly to only take actions which are both moral and legal. Caring about either morality or legality seems to impose quite a restriction upon those of us exploring this Neathy city; caring about both at once? It turns out to be quite feasible to make progression in Watchful skills, Persuasive traits, and even Dangerous qualities. But the Shadowy arts are harder. So many of the opportunities for advancement would leave one on the wrong side of the law. It would be unthinkable to take up a Profession of Pickpocket, for example.

    Therefore, my distinctly uneven stats are: Watchful 114, Shadowy 66, Dangerous 87, Persuasive 85.

    However, I of course can't impose such a criterion upon those I associate with. Why, there would be almost nobody left! As a good Christian I aspire to be willing to associate with those at all stations in society, just like our Lord did.

    There are a number of noble and dutiful activities that would be fitting to one of my circumstances, but in which I find myself unable to partake due to insufficient Shadowy experience. I have climbed to the top of an ice-stone dome using gloves I fashioned myself from sorrow-spiders... but I do still bear the wounds from the failed attempt.

    So I seek an Invisible Eminence for instruction in the Shadowy arts.

    (I am also most willing to share what little Waves I may be Making with any Persons of Importance who might wish to invite me to Dante's Grill. As long as the statements you invite me to make of yourself are true, I am happy to proclaim them in public.)

    As for riddles, well! You wish to speak to me of riddles? I could quote many, but for now I restrict myself to one from the people known as Dal: "What can a peasant get for free that an emperor can never buy?"
    edited by AlexTFish on 4/17/2015

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/AlexTFish
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    brucepm
    brucepm
    Posts: 7

    1/23/2015
    I am BrucePM, a scholar and a gentleman. Though I am well on my way towards becoming an Extraordinary Mind in my own right, I am afraid I'm terribly lacking in more subterfugiferous skills, and in this I seek a teacher, nay, a Patron.

    I like petits fours, and I used to like long walks on the beach, before "the beach" meant "the slimy verge of an endless sea darker than night and colder than eternity." These days I prefer to get quietly drunk in the University pubs.

    Watchful: 109
    Shadowy: 77
    Dangerous: 91
    Persuasive: 92

    Sought: An Invisible Eminence

    --
    -For the duration of the Feast: I will be glad to reciprocate all 1-Masquing gifts with Jars of Teeth; I cannot reciprocate any other gifts except by arrangement. Thank you, and have a happy feast!

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/brucepm
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    Guest

    6/19/2017
    Hello!

    I am seeking an Invisible Eminence to help me learn the ways of the shadow.

    My current stats are:
    Watchful 53
    Shadowy 35
    Dangerous 44
    Persuasive 53
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    amethystcat
    amethystcat
    Posts: 7

    3/4/2015
    Greetings again, fellow Neathy dwellers! As I seem to have not found a Patron yet, I may as well re-inquire as to procuring one.
    Appreciated most would be an Extraordinary Mind or a Legendary Charisma, but tutelage in any of the four stats would be most appreciated.
    W-59
    S-28
    D-23
    P-47
    EDIT: Patron found, thank you to Lady Taimi Felix
    edited by amethystcat on 3/5/2015

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/amethystcat
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    Grenem
    Grenem
    Posts: 2067

    10/30/2015
    Elswyth wrote:

    As for your riddle: If you have me, you may want to share me. But if you share me, you haven't got me. What am I?
    edited by Elswyth on 10/30/2015

    Inferiority. Monopoly.

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    Married!:http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/takuza
    I will accept all social actions that do not consume free evenings- and i will provide patronage to anyone who requests it, though it will be split between all requesters.
    On psudeo-hiatus. Will be inactive and active and fluctuate without warning.
    Grinding Favors without cards: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic22266-storylet-favors-grinding.aspx
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    OctaviaCrowe
    OctaviaCrowe
    Posts: 137

    3/14/2015
    Noaw, Oi've been 'avin' a fink, Oi 'as, an' yew knows wot Oi come up wit? Oi recks, a roight shadowy cove wit a dab 'and at thievin' and a proppah good cosh arm moight jest be hangnin' 'round these 'ere parts lookin' for some one t' teach all manner o' stealy tricks too.

    One o' them what calls theyselves Invizeebull Emmynaces. Oi recks as an Invizeebull Emmynace moight foind me a roit proppah apprentice, sees? On acountta Oi'm ded sneaky. An' if in they dos, they could drop off a note under th' 'ol docks, make it out ta http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Aculous~Crowe

    Oi recks, a cove loik that'd foind me Roight. Proppah. Grateful.

    Cor blimy, near fergot me bloody numbahs! Ois at fourty two sneakiness. Fourty two! Tha's the answer to life an all, innit? As many as twennywun twos, an thas wunnerful!

    Also:

    OIL BUY A PINT AT TH' RUSTY TRAMP FER ANY EMYNACE WOT ELPS ME OUT ERE!

    edited by OctaviaCrowe on 3/14/2015
    edited by OctaviaCrowe on 3/14/2015
    edited by OctaviaCrowe on 3/16/2015
    edited by OctaviaCrowe on 3/16/2015

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    Ms. Octavia Crowe, the Hellfaring Mystic, former keeper of the Books of Brass. The Seeking... the Name... it has devoured... everything.
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    OctaviaCrowe
    OctaviaCrowe
    Posts: 137

    3/31/2015
    Happy Birthday to You.

    --
    Ms. Octavia Crowe, the Hellfaring Mystic, former keeper of the Books of Brass. The Seeking... the Name... it has devoured... everything.
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    kingcarnie
    kingcarnie
    Posts: 2

    3/31/2015
    Evening.

    I find myself in dire need of improving my chicanerous skillset. Circumstances have recently put me into a position where I need a higher level of subtlety than I have ever before achieved. In pursuit of this, I would like to request patronage from an Invisible Eminence.

    Surely we can help each other.

    Character: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Dale~Harrison

    Watchful: 51
    Shadowy: 72
    Dangerous: 43
    Persuasive: 61

    A poor man is sitting in a pub. He sees that the man next to him is extremely rich.

    Poor man: I have an amazing talent; I know almost every song that has ever existed.

    The rich man laughs.

    Poor man: I am willing to bet you all the money you have in your wallet that I can sing a popular song that includes a lady's name of your choosing.

    The rich man laughs again.

    Rich man: OK, how about my daughter's name, Joanna Armstrong-Miller?

    The poor man goes home rich.

    What song did he sing?
    edited by kingcarnie on 3/31/2015
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    BlakeTheDrake
    BlakeTheDrake
    Posts: 237

    3/26/2015
    This seems like a handy sort of place... if I can gain patronage at the price of a riddle, I would call it a bargain.

    Watchful 71
    Shadowy 52
    Dangerous 61
    Persuasive 66

    I aim for a well-balanced approach to life, seeking to sample all that the Neath has to offer. Hedonistic and rapacious, I am eager to take all that is offered... and steal whatever isn't. I pursue vengeance for a lost loved one - all the way down here - but man cannot live on hatred alone. Surely, with enough honey, enough wine, and enough pleasurable company, the dark pit in my heart can be filled...

    ...ahem. Like I said, I try to balance my pursuits, and as such, I'd welcome any kind of Patron. However, I've found it particularly difficult to keep my Shadowy skills sharp, for some reason. They lag behind the rest, despite my best efforts... so an Invisible Eminence would be ideal, if one is available.

    Ah, and a riddle, yes? I hope this one has not been used before...

    Buckets, barrels, baskets, cans...
    What must you fill with empty hands?

    And a second one, just for good measure - not much of a riddle, but a lovely little ditty!

    Two brothers wanted to race, of course
    To see who had the SLOWEST horse.
    When neither wanted to spur his mare,
    What must they do to make it fair?

    Oh, and...
    Tartutha wrote:
    The answer to the riddle is nothing, except for perhaps the last one. Fairly certain you got that one wrong, I have been known for my riddles. Behind robberies.


    I do not think any mistakes were made... if you eat nothing, then certainly, you will not live long. Well... perhaps TECHNICALLY, you could survive by drinking suitably nourishing draughts, or even gain the energy of a meal by injecting it directly into your veins - but that is mere sophistry. The spirit of the riddle is preserved regardless.

    (Oh, and before anyone asks - yes, my name is BlakeTheDrake within the game, too.)
    edited by BlakeTheDrake on 3/26/2015

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    One of these days, I will remember to record interesting things in my journal...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/BlakeTheDrake
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    Ilva Pieterse
    Ilva Pieterse
    Posts: 1

    6/2/2015
    My original post from 18 days ago failed to snag a potential Patron, so I'm editing it to update my stats and to (hopefully) be noticed this time. Perhaps simpler is better.

    I seek a Wise Patron to help me with my Watchful quality.

    My stats are as follows:
    Watchful - 55
    Shadowy - 60
    Dangerous - 59
    Persuasive - 76



    My profile can be found at: Ilvapie (http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Ilvapie)

    Thank you... looking forward to getting a response smile


    My riddle for the OP:
    What does man love more than life;
    And 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.
    edited by Ilva Pieterse on 6/20/2015
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    Sibre
    Sibre
    Posts: 2

    3/26/2016
    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of undeveloped talent, must be in want of a patron. So it is with me. As you can see from my statistics below, I'm focusing on my Persuasiveness - perhaps because that is my weakest spot in my aboveground life. In any event, Patrons of every stripe are welcome, though my current ambition is for a Legendary Charisma, which I one day aspire to be. Please consider allowing me to become your protegé.
    Watchful: 62
    Shadowy: 27
    Dangerous: 12
    Persuasive: 79

    My profile: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Sibre
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    Alaron
    Alaron
    Posts: 1

    4/4/2016
    Fellow souls,

    Greetings. I'm not particularly sure how it came to this. A few weeks ago, I was an officer in Queen Victoria's service, recovering from wounds taken in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and looking to finally mend my ways with my family. Now I'm here in this accursed place, where nothing seems to make sense whatsoever. I'm good in any sort of conflict, be it with rifles or words, but this cloak-and-dagger stuff is not my forte. I seek out a patron who can speedily instruct me on the finer arts of the shadows, as I will obviously need those skills in abundance here. I am currently staying in a poor widow's guest-room until I can establish my own lodgings; please call on me there.

    Sincerely,
    Alaron- Formerly Chas. Augustus Goodfellow

    (W19 S17 D43 P22, http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/profile/Alaron)
    edited by Alaron on 4/4/2016
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    Hobnail
    Hobnail
    Posts: 179

    6/12/2016
    My mind swirls with ASH, I gave too much, too quickly, too quickly...

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Hobnail
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     Saklad
    Saklad
    Posts: 528

    6/18/2017
    Seeing as it is currently impossible for Patrons to take on Protégés, as opposed to being asked to do so, I’d like to offer my services as an Extraordinary Mind. Anyone who would benefit from my tutelage may arrange it using the “Seek a Patron” storylet.

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    Saklad5, a man of many talents
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    Jazstar
    Jazstar
    Posts: 6

    1/5/2016
    Any stat is fine with me, but I was hoping specifically for someone to help me blend into the shadows and/or emerge from them to hit people, preferably the latter. Training in evil laughter is optional.

    W: 41
    S: 25
    D: 45
    P: 59

    My brain is devoid of a witty riddle, which is ironic considering my highest stat. Let us all pretend I came up with an amusing, thought-provoking conundrum.


    Update: Hieronymous Still has generously offered to help me smile
    edited by Jazstar on 1/6/2016

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    Jazstar is looking for new friends to make!
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Jazstar

    Evelyn Blackwood is looking for her hat. Have you seen it?
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Evelyn~Blackwood
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    Deathwatch101
    Deathwatch101
    Posts: 7

    1/8/2016
    My Stat Line is
    Watchful - 72
    Shadowy - 36
    Dangerous - 68
    Persuasive - 98


    I have included my profile below - http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/profile/Deathwatch101
    edited by Deathwatch101 on 1/8/2016
    edited by Deathwatch101 on 1/8/2016
    edited by Deathwatch101 on 1/10/2016
    edited by Deathwatch101 on 2/23/2016
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    Arrogancy
    Arrogancy
    Posts: 1

    1/12/2016
    Looking for help with Watchful.

    Stats:
    Watchful 51
    Shadowy 14
    Dangerous 18
    Persuasive 11

    I'm just some guy who played Sunless Sea and liked it and wandered down here.

    Profile: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Arrogancy
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    Swordprefect
    Swordprefect
    Posts: 10

    1/30/2016
    Hello there...

    I am Swordprefect, a new and enthusiastic denizen of our fair Fallen city. I am deeply enjoying my adventures so far and would be grateful for the guidance of An Extraordinary Mind.

    Watchful 72
    Shadowy 73
    Dangerous 70
    Persuasive 83

    As for a riddle, here is one that I've written with a slight Nealthly theme, but the answer is not exclusively found here:

    Lay down, my dear, but do not sleep,
    Lest you awaken far too deep.
    What I hold may turn and toss,
    Running forward, surging across.

    When I find that I have run dry
    Only then may you safely lie;
    When I am not, I’ve often read
    Only drownies may lay their head.

    Most delicious regards,
    Swordprefect


    [Edited for punctuation]
    edited by Swordprefect on 1/30/2016

    [I found a patron! Yay! Still very interested in connecting with more delicious friends.]

  • edited by Swordprefect on 2/3/2016

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    Swordprefect
    Foolhardy adventurer of the Neath that I am, I am open to all invitations. I am always open to making new, delicious friends.
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    maylee henst
    maylee henst
    Posts: 14

    6/20/2018
    Hello,
    I am Miss Henst! I could use a hand as I am new here but an avid player.
    As of 6/20 my stats are:
    Watchful:17
    Shadowy: 11
    Dangerous: 8
    Persuasive: 23

    I will accept help in any of the stats, and am an exceptional friend, so I can take the time to do social actions with you daily as well!

    Here is my profile: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maylee%20Henst

    Thank you for taking the time to hear me out. Hopefully I'll meet someone soon!
    edited by maylee henst on 6/20/2018
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    Arora leona
    Arora leona
    Posts: 3

    11/9/2016
    Salutations
    Fellows of amazing ability, I seek an Invisible eminence, to patronize me on every thing from the basics of hiding to the proper way to make poisoned tea. But anyone is welcome after all the Neth holds plenty of ways to kill some one.
    My current ability's include but our thoroughly limited to
    WATCHFUL 77
    SHADOWY 51
    DANGEROUS 73
    PERSUASIVE 65
    edited by Arora leona on 11/9/2016
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    cleverikke
    cleverikke
    Posts: 2

    11/14/2016
    Good evening! My name is cleverikke.

    I'm seeking tutelage from a shattering force.

    My stats are:

    Watchful 55

    Shadowy 22

    Dangerous 69

    Persuasive 29

    Assistance would be greatly appreciated!




    My character: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/cleverikke
    edited by cleverikke on 11/14/2016
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    Sankami
    Sankami
    Posts: 9

    11/18/2016
    Greetings.

    My name is Sankami, and I am currently looking for patronage from preferably either a Shattering Force or a Legendary Charisma, although other Patrons are also welcome. I am a relative newcomer to Fallen London, so help of any kind would be appreciated.

    My current stats are:

    Watchful 35

    Shadowy 35

    Dangerous 43

    Persuasive 42

    And as for a riddle:
    We are little airy creatures,
    All of different voice and features,
    One of us in glass is set,
    One of us you'll find in jet,
    Another you may see in tin,
    And the fourth a box within,
    If the fifth you should pursue,
    It can never fly from you.
    edited by Sankami on 11/18/2016
    edited by Sankami on 11/18/2016

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/sankami
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    Keelster
    Keelster
    Posts: 4

    11/29/2016
    I would be very happy to find a shadowy patron but all are welcome of course.

    Watchful 78
    Shadowy 72
    Dangerous 84
    Persuasive 88
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    Kenathon
    Kenathon
    Posts: 3

    3/20/2017
    Greetings!

    I am in search of a patron that could help me better understand the mysteries of the 'Neath. An Extraordinary Mind that knows the dangers and the rewards in pursuing the truths of the Bazaar, the Lost Cities, the Correspondence, the Underzee and everything of the sort.

    My unadorned attributes are:

    Watchful: 77
    Shadowy: 72
    Dangerous: 83
    Persuasive: 90

    I offer my friendship, gratitude and, of course, help in all that I can help with.

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Kenathon
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    Hiyami
    Hiyami
    Posts: 3

    1/29/2017
    Edit: Updated

    Hello Ladies and Gents and those of other, less specific labels or kinds.

    I should like it if I were able to introduce myself with so much as a quarter or the eloquence so many of you have managed, but alas, I am but deemed fascinating and, of all things, ferocious. I am rather a clumsy person, one who is trying to keep above the general confusion that is this new London. Admittedly, I have had some better luck than I first thought - for certain, my head is still attached... Or so it appears. My tongue is intact, my limbs still whole. I have yet to fall too far afoul of any entity and it is my greatest desire to keep from doing so. I try to keep things slated in my favor, though my skills are perhaps not quite up to par.

    Unclothed, bare, my sums seem quite small. I do promise, however, that I shall do my utmost to flourish and to blossom beneath the sun that your guidance will be.

    Watchful 11
    Shadowy 16
    Dangerous 21
    Persuasive 53

    I think, perhaps, that it would do me well to be persuasive, no? I am hoping that it would help me to keep afloat even in the event some of my other, perhaps less savory deeds were to come afloat...

    --

    It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
    Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
    It lies behind stars and under hills,
    And empty holes it fills.
    It comes first and follows after,
    Ends life, kills laughter.
    edited by Hiyami on 1/29/2017
    edited by Hiyami on 1/30/2017
    edited by Hiyami on 2/24/2017

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    Lady Hiyami, irresistible, breathtaking and insightful
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    Armel Lopin
    Armel Lopin
    Posts: 2

    6/29/2017
    Hello one, hello all,

    Now that we've been properly introduced, I come to you on this fair... whatever hour it is, seeking an Extraordinary Mind to hone mine own.

    If I was of a kind to rate my talents numerically, I'd say that without any tricks or costumery, I'd be:
    • 76 watchful,
    • 118 shadowy,
    • 76 dangerous,
    • 128 persuasive.
    I do hope one of you bright and keen detectives en herbe will take me under your wing... I am most interested in learning your trade. Most interested. But it's pure intellectual curiosity, mind. I certainly am not hoping to learn how to circumvent any insistent gentlemen in blue. Not at all.

    Dans l'espoir que vous voudrez bien accéder à ma demande, je vous prie d'accepter l'expression de mes sentiments les meilleurs.
    A.L.
    edited by Armel Lopin on 6/29/2017

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    [[Profile ]]
    Currently seeking a patron!
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    mattygroves
    mattygroves
    Posts: 5

    3/5/2017
    Good morning fair denizens of London below.

    I would be most delighted to find a suitable patron so that my education may continue. I am fairly new yet am considered a fascinating and devious lady. I would like to continue making my name - I am friendly yet I can be sly; gregarious except when I'm not.

    My unadorned attributes are:

    Watchful: 28
    Shadowy: 34
    Dangerous: 20
    Persuasive 42

    Perhaps I'd like to start with Watchful (or Dangerous) and go from there?

    I offer tea, coffee, chess and unending gratitude.


    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/profile/Matty%20Groves


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    Popprinxess
    Popprinxess
    Posts: 1

    5/25/2017
    Greeting Delicious friends, i am looking a newcomer to the underground working of Fallen London. I am a wily and insightful lady looking for a Shattering force or an Extraordinary Mind to help me through this confusing, but really intriguing game! I want to be a great mind in neath and learn all I can smile
    Currently my stats are as follows:
    W 74
    S 47
    D 20
    P 25

    Thanks
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Claire%20Sutcliffe
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    NikoLazuli
    NikoLazuli
    Posts: 5

    6/19/2017
    Hello! I'm searching for patrons to improve my Shadowy. My current stats are:

    Watchful 39
    Shadowy 36
    Dangerous 42
    Persuasive 38

    Thank you very much.

    Update: I have found a patron. I have no need to search for on anytime soon. Thank you very much.
    Profile Link
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    The night shivers, while secrets and shadows run past the hidden eyes.
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    Thisismyshine
    Thisismyshine
    Posts: 5

    6/25/2017
    Hoping to find a patron for Invisible Eminence.
    Just starting out really though I have a basic understanding of the game and how to navigate through it.

    Watchful 28
    Shadowy 15
    Dangerous 21
    Persuasive 9

    My profile: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Lilah%20Velinov

    Random adds ok.

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Lilah%20Velinov
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    ExcArc
    ExcArc
    Posts: 44

    6/9/2016
    I am currently seeking a patron for either Dangerous or Shadowy business.

    W 15
    S 13
    D 18
    P 18

    I was much higher, but recent events in my game have caused me to want to restart entirely. Those who are RP friendly would be much appreciated, as would someone willing to advise and shape me with regards to higher level decisions and choices within the game. Consider me an innocent who found his way into the Neath unbidden, but has no means of leaving, and now no desire to, either.
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    Hail Mary
    Hail Mary
    Posts: 1

    4/30/2016
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Hail~Mary

    W: 22, S: 52, D: 9, P: 59

    A charming but flustered young lady perpetually Set Upon by rumor and intrigue, through no fault of her own except perhaps by virtue of being Exceedingly Accommodating, e.g. always being the first to offer to Hold Something For a Friend, who then rather often it seems turns out to be not a Friend at all but rather an individual of Questionable Moral Standing.

    Without any thought whatsoever to her own personal gain, she seeks patronage from a Legendary Charisma to aid in the continued upstandingness of her good name.
    edited by Hail Mary on 5/1/2016
    edited by Hail Mary on 5/1/2016
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    Elisheva
    Elisheva
    Posts: 5

    5/2/2016
    The last time I was here the patronage aspect was not active so i'm not quite sure how it works, or if my skills are too low for it as I have recently started a new profile. But I shall post anyway out of fear i'm missing out on something important!
    My stats:
    Watchful 16
    Shadowy 17
    Persuasive 19
    Dangerous 16

    Looking to focus my watchful qualities to aid in my search for the truth of all things.

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    Myself: Open to all invitations! http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Elisheva
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    Dudebro Pyro
    Dudebro Pyro
    Posts: 721

    5/16/2016
    Greetings friends,

    First off, yes my name does not fit Fallen London at all, but it's my general gaming name and I didn't think things through when I first registered. If I ever get 15 fate... I'll still not change it because I'd rather get new content.

    *Ahem* With that out of the way, I am currently seeking a shadowy patron. Here are my stats:
    Watchful: 113
    Shadowy: 89
    Dangerous: 54
    Persuasive: 104


    I am an esteemed scholar, who believes knowledge is the key to ultimate power. Not that there's any real reason I'd need much power, but it's nice to have.
    That said, obtaining influence and leverage in the less academic circles of society is also nice, and can get you some very nice things; with this in mind, I occasionally debase myself by mingling with the frivolous nobles and other palace-dwellers. To further my standing, I even had to have a few romances in my time! Can you imagine! Needless to say, I have only kept minimum contact necessary to upkeep my network after these affairs, and any mementos are going on sale as soon as a lucrative opportunity presents itself.

    If possible, I choose the path of greatest gain in all circumstances. For instance, despite my disdain for the creatures, I have had a few dealings with devils, for the goods they supply come in handy at times. I have also on occasion participated in rather questionable and discreet ventures, usually to... *ahem* obtain... some much-needed funds, for my academic and other endeavours. That said, that is by no means my main occupation; at the same time, shadowy qualities certainly help in the gathering of secrets, which are valuable to me, which is why I would be grateful for a kind patron to further my skills in this area.

    What else to say?... I am fascinated by the Masters, as well as the Correspondence and the Bazaar, though these latter should come as no surprise. I have good connections in the Church, and pride myself on my austerity. My occupation makes me a frequent visitor to the Mirror-Marshes, and despite their ever-shifting nature I believe I have come to know them quite well. /*You may also have noticed that in a fight, I am no more dangerous than a drunk rubbery man; indeed, I do not like to engage in physical activities first-hand. It is always so much more convenient to learn of a better, more discreet way to achieve my goals, or if that fails, call in a favour with some of my acquaintances - yes, I have contacts even among the criminals and revolutionaries, for this very purpose.*/ Never mind, I decided to skip on character building and just enjoy the content, so I'm training Dangerous too now.

    If you should choose to become my patron, I am convinced we can achieve a mutually beneficial relationship,

    Yours faithfully,

    Dudebro Pyro
    (On second thought, signing letters and messages with this is so awkward that I might just get 15 fate for a do-over.)
    edited by Dudebro Pyro on 5/25/2016

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    Dudebro Pyro, eccentric scholar

    Spare Starveling Kitties always welcome. I collect them.
    For that matter, send me your unwanted cat boxes too.
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    Egard Errick
    Egard Errick
    Posts: 6

    6/4/2016
    Once, I dreamed I would know. I would write life itself. I sought tutelage from takuza in the ways of the mind; I meditated on the thousand-fold thought; I watched.

    During our acquaintance, my 'patron' has subtly insinuated that I am not, in actual fact, the greatest author in the Neath. Incredible Mind, my fanny!

    I seek a Legendary Charisma to supplement this pretender, a quiet place to write, and blackmail material. I would prefer to have M. takuza murdered by that is d_mnably difficult to ensure, I'm told.

    * * *
    W - 72
    S - 21
    D - 44
    P - 78

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    Greatest author in the Neath. Fatally overconfident. Liar.
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    BlabberingMat
    BlabberingMat
    Posts: 385

    6/9/2016
    My fellow Londoners, friends, those who aspire to reach the greatness in the fallen city of once mighty empire, under the roof of the cavern that surounds us all, I, humble fool of a man, prone to scandal and debauchery, come after you seeking help.
    Indeed, my dear fellow Londoners, I need a someone willing to help me learn how to stand among the shadows, unnoticed by the keenest of eyes and sharpest of minds. Someone whose specialty are Shadowy business , willing to let me enjoy their presence, and share their knowledge.
    My stats are as follows:
    P- 79
    W- 52
    D- 52
    S- 34
    I have penchant for beautiful woman, antonishing men and good wine. You have been warned, my friend and (hopefully) mentor!
    UPDATE: I've just became a Protege of lovely Hark DeGaul!
    edited by BlabberingMat on 6/11/2016

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    Alt-Lana Loter
    Main-Always Drunk Slav

    "To see a world in a grain of sand, and Heaven in wild flowers.
    To hold an infinity in palm of hand and Eternity in an hour”


    Finally, I am Crooked Cross! Feel free to send invitations for Salon!
    As of June 5th, 1895, I am London's newest Legendary Charisma!

    The current progress in Mega Soul Grind: 53727/1 639 121 Souls
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    Sven Freidman
    Sven Freidman
    Posts: 1

    9/6/2016
    Greetings and salutations friend,

    After a most erroneous imprisonment and most daring escape, I find myself seeking the inspiration which only the patronage and comradery of a Shattering Force can supply!

    Though currently engaged as a Rat-Catcher, I assure you that I am a hunter at heart friend, of of beasts and of truths. It is my grand ambition to stuff and mount the very Vake itself!

    Good fortune would seem to have one quality in common with misfortune, that of never coming singly and your patronage would find me thrice fortunate. Though if it should be attended with inconvenience, pray stand upon no ceremony and assume no obligation.

    W:52
    S:17
    D:62
    P:36

    Your future comrade-in-arms,
    Lieutenant Sven Freidman
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    Lestaroth
    Lestaroth
    Posts: 32

    11/12/2016
    Dear Delicious Friends,

    I am currently looking for a Patron to teach me more of the ways of Fallen London (discussions in this very forum would be appreciated).
    I have always found the Shadowy quality the toughest to level up, so I would favor an Invisible Eminence as Patron... but any kind of help is much welcome. I am still very intrigued by some advanced features, but I guess I'll witness and tinker with them in due time.

    In the little bit more than a month I have landed in Fallen London, I have been exploring it avidly.
    Hallowmas 1894 was my first event here.

    Right now my stats are (updated):

    Watchful: 85
    Shadowy: 88
    Dangerous: 97
    Persuasive: 100
    (I like to balance them out, but it is obviously not really the case as of now)

    Have a good day, Delicious Friends!

    Late update: Thanks, Devlin Norwell for your patronage!
    edited by Lestaroth on 11/23/2016
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    Quasarint
    Quasarint
    Posts: 6

    10/28/2016
    Good day, possible patron. I'm currently looking to improve myself in all ways during my stay at London. Of course, assistance from someone capable of helping me on my way to becoming an extraordinary mind or into a shattering force would be prefered. Sadly, I'm in no position to be seeking paid assistance and at best I can grant company and a cup of coffee at Caligula's.

    I hope to hear from you, soon.

    W: 50
    S: 33
    D: 59
    P: 36

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    Quasarint, a calm man of odd appearance that hails from Venderbight. (Currently looking for a dangerous or watchful patron)
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    Doctor Murder
    Doctor Murder
    Posts: 3

    10/26/2016
    Originally started playing Fallen London way back in the day, when actions were scant and Ambitions unfullfillable. Boats were just on the verge of becoming a thing, as I recall. I've done my best to fill my self in on what I've missed.

    Recently got back in the world, and am looking to make use of this new-fangled "Patron" system. My unmodified stats are:

    Watchful: 54
    Shadowy: 34
    Dangerous: 22
    Persuasive: 42

    Especially interested in an Extraordinary Mind or Legendary Charisma. I have an ambition to gain my Heart's Desire. Thank you, for your potential patronage.

    A riddle of my own devising:

    Not King, nor Queen, nor Knight, nor Page: mere One who wears a Suit both Black and Sharp. Who am I?

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    Fears heard!
    Wounds mended!
    Alibis provided!
    Rumours laid to rest!

    Acquaint yourself with The Late Doctor of Murder and we will see about mending your ills. The price is sure to be small.
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    mitvan
    mitvan
    Posts: 2

    1/22/2018
    Good evening ladies,gentelmen and rubbery men, i'm here to speak on behalf of one fine doctor:Oyvan.
    Watchful:100
    Shadowy:45
    Dangerous:69
    Persuasive:65
    As you can see,he is quite an intelegent man.His thirst for knowledge is trully endless...
    But he really lacks the skill of being cunning and subtle.
    Please, if you can spare several evenings, help him improve the art of a thief, or he will,as always, just drown himself in honey and wine.
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    mitvan
    mitvan
    Posts: 2

    1/23/2018
    Patronage established, thanks!
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    Malraza
    Malraza
    Posts: 1

    2/7/2018
    I'm newly escaped from the prison and fumbling through finding my place in the city. A patron would be appreciated.

    Watchful: 14
    Shadowy: 17
    Dangerous: 46
    Persuasive: 10
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    zerogravitas365
    zerogravitas365
    Posts: 24

    4/5/2018
    Greetings fellow Londoners.

    As a recent arrival in the city I am seeking Patronage, mostly to develop Shadowy and Dangerous. My current stats are as follows.

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/zerogravitas365
    Watchful: 75
    Shadowy: 75
    Dangerous: 76
    Persuasive: 86

    Thank you for your time. Edited, as I have moved along a little. I have had some Dangerous training, thank you kind patrons - but I would love to meet a Shadowy expert.
    edited by zerogravitas365 on 4/30/2018

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    zerogravitas365, midnighter, scholar, zeefarer.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/zerogravitas365

    Doctor Stripes, Crooked Cross, balancing on the brink.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Doctor%20Stripes
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    Tlacamela
    Tlacamela
    Posts: 7

    6/9/2018
    Greetings fellow londonians. (And the others i suppose?)

    Being a lady of high caliber-to-be, i humbly seek the guidance of a kind soul to help me achieve my current goals as well as to allow me to get some notoriousness.

    As such, i would prefer to accept helping hands from shattering forces alike.

    Watchful: 101
    Shadowy: 55
    Dangerous: 68
    Persuasive: 46

    Sincerly, Tlacamela
    edited by Tlacamela on 6/20/2018

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    Tlacamela. Lord Tlacamela.
    They came. They came by the dozen. They came by the hundred. You fought them. You fought like a cornered beast, but there were too many. They took them. D**n the little furry b****rds. They took your crackers!
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    Maggie o'More
    Maggie o'More
    Posts: 2

    7/1/2018
    Hello! I've been playing for not quite a month, but I feel that I've made a decent progress on my main account.


    Below are my stats & some info about my accounts (the last one is brand new!)

    Dr. H, a social-climbing beauty who may or may not be guilty of a recent crime spree...
    Watchful 80
    Shadowy 88
    Dangerous 94 - I do not need help with this one.
    Persuasive 107 - I do not need help with this one.

    Lady Maggie, a revolutionary Irish woman with a vendetta, masquerading as a lady of a foreign court.
    Watchful 71
    Shadowy 35 - I'd like help with this one!
    Dangerous 29
    Persuasive 67

    Hafsa, a person with absolute amnesia, come to the Neath in search of the truth.
    Watchful 57 - I'd like help with this one!
    Shadowy 39
    Dangerous 24
    Persuasive 62


    Riddle: How many one ft by one ft bricks would it take to complete a four wall building which is 20 ft by 20 ft each wall?

    Answer: One; the final brick will complete it.
    edited by Maggie o'More on 7/15/2018

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    Maggie, a lady with many false names.
    Dr. H, a woman always looking for trouble.
    Hafsa, a person with no memories.
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    Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick
    Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick
    Posts: 195

    3/8/2019
    Answer: A candle.

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    Sir Wensleydale of Hardwick- Riverside Regular, Newspaper Editor, Legendary Charisma.

    Mr Netae- SEEKING MR EATEN'S NAME

    Aaron Wimbleton- Private Detective. Some Medical Experience.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Aaron%20Wimbleton
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    lthowes
    lthowes
    Posts: 1

    4/3/2019
    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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    Asher
    Asher
    Posts: 3

    8/13/2017
    To whom it may concern:

    Good day. I'm a recent arrival to this quaint place we call the "Neath", yet my few weeks here have been... quite unusual, to say the least. I've tasted undescriptable delights and faced a most horrible monster, embarked on dangerous expeditions and met all sorts of people. I'll be honest, I even have been to prison twice, once unjustly, and once on my own accord. I've seen death, both true and the Neathly variant.

    But then again, haven't we all? I'm sure many have travelled the same path. To put it this way, I've been... interested in this "fake death" I've mentioned. A most curious event, that leads to unexpected opportunities. Snuffers, zee-monsters, devils, tomb colonists... I want to see. Experiment. Make their blood run free, and see if they come back. So far, I have only seen three people die permanently by my own hand.

    Regretfully, it is not enough. I want to see more. I've heard of those "Licenciates". Living shadows with a name on their list. I will become one. But first, I need to see. Truly see. There are secrets that one must learn. Yet my eye is not good enough for the task. I need a master. An extraordinary mind.

    Rest assured, I am a good student, and I will not forget my debts.

    Best regards,
    Asher Reagan


    Unaugmented stats:

    Watchful: 65
    Shadowy: 76
    Dangerous: 73
    Persuasive: 65

    Edit: I don't need a Patron anymore. Hebediah Fix has offered to take me.
    edited by Asher on 8/18/2017

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Asher%20Reagan
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    Konrow
    Konrow
    Posts: 9

    9/16/2017
    *Extraordinary Mind found, thank you.*

    Ahem..

    Hello fellow Londoners. I found myself in this city long ago. I even started getting accustomed to it. One could say I... developed a fondness for Spite. But I found something. I know not what. All I know is I danced with The Shadows... beautiful...fragrant...velvet...a strike of red...
    But yes, it seems much has happened during my waltz. I wish to sharpen my knowledge of this, once again, for me, New London. *I can dance with them once again, I know I can*
    I seek An Extraordinary Mind to help me develop my skills. If any of you would be so kind, I'd be honored to help you in any way. I have a fondness for cats as well, and chess, and bats, and shadows........

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Konrow
    Watchful: 64
    Shadowy: 98
    Dangerous: 67
    Persuasive: 79

    My riddles have been stolen from me... This is a part of my past I never speak of.. perhaps I can find Aigul...
    edited by Konrow on 9/17/2017

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Konrow
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    Drazzil
    Drazzil
    Posts: 5

    12/5/2017
    Oof. Too dense for a riddle. 80,42,68,68 respectively. I would like a patron of shadowy perhaps, but maybe someone who could introduce me to the RP side.

    Found a patron. Thanks in advance.
    edited by Drazzil on 12/28/2017
    edited by Drazzil on 12/28/2017
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    Drazzil
    Drazzil
    Posts: 5

    12/20/2017
    The moon?
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    Drazzil
    Drazzil
    Posts: 5

    12/20/2017
    Still looking for a patron.
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    Jacques
    Jacques
    Posts: 1

    12/8/2017
    Hi! I am a detective / writer / political intrigue character and am looking to get a watchful patron (An Extraordinary Mind) to help me raise watchful, in the hopes of one day becoming a PoSI.



    Stats:
    W71

    S30
    D24
    P47
    In-game name is TheCaptain157 (That name I chose before knowing anything about FL)
    Thanks!


    Oooh, a riddle. Hmmmmm. You are in a room with no doors, windows, vents, etc. All you have is a wooden bench and a mirror. How do you get out?
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    Coldarra
    Coldarra
    Posts: 3

    6/29/2017
    Greetings Fellow Londoners,

    I, Coldarra, former governor of the isles of Ascension find myself down on my luck (and down in the Neath one could say). I am currently in search of a mentor, a Shattering Force, who could perhaps improve my woeful skill in dueling.

    My talents are varied and uninspired, though I hope they will not turn any away for I am eager to learn.
    - 35 Watchful
    - 82 Shadowy
    - 15 Dangerous
    - 57 Persuasive
    I look forward to making an acquaintance and hopefully a long lasting friendship with a patron of Shattering Force.

    Coldarra, Former Governor of Ascension.

    P.S. my favorite riddle comes from a source lost to time itself - 'What is in my pocket?'
    edited by Coldarra on 6/29/2017

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Coldarra
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    Worldgnasher
    Worldgnasher
    Posts: 1

    4/21/2016
    I currently have dangerous 5, persuasive 29, shadowy 46, and watchful 9. I'm focusing on shadowy right now, so that or persuasive would be best, but I would definitely like a mentor in the other two.
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