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Nuti
Nuti
Posts: 27

10/25/2014
A forum game that has been popular in the RPG forums I have chilled in (and where I have occasionally introduced the game):


The idea is simple. The person before you asks a question; your character(s) answer(s) to that question; you ask a new question so the next person can answer to it with their own character. Example:


Person A:
[answers to the question presented to them in the previous post with their characters]
Are you a virgin?

Person B:
Lorelei: *noblewoman laugh* No, I am not! I am well familiar to the bodily pleasures of the Neath! It was silly for you to ask!
Herlinda: *flushes, perhaps angrily* What does that question have anything to do with anything?!! >___<
What is your favorite color?

Person C:
[answers to the question presented to them with their characters, then asks a new question]


Here is the kick-starter question:

What is your top favorite leisure time in Fallen London?

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Mr. Zane
Mr. Zane
Posts: 62

5/12/2015
Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
Wait. You say "take that any way you want" but then you say "don't get too perverted." Seems like you are contradicting yourself. Anyways it would be Mr Iron because it is the strong, silent type.

Question: What is your favourite Neathy joke?

  • edited by Lady Sapho Byron on 5/12/2015

  • I agree, Lady Byron, quite unsporting.

    I think the biggest Neathy joke would be the fungal wine.

    But seriously, if you pardon the irony, I would have to say it would be the following exchange:

    "What is black as sin on a forgotten night, claws as sharp as a knife, and fangs that bite as deep as betrayal from a ungrateful child?"
    "I don't know, sir, what?"
    "I don't know either, but it's got my leg! AAIIIIEEE!"

  • And as far as my question, What (or whom) is your favorite pet?

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    "Yes, I realize that projecting my internal dialogue onto my cat is probably not the healthiest way of dealing with stressful situations."
    "Meow."
    "No, murder is not the answer. You always suggest that."

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    1/25/2016
    That man has a serious case of serpent envy...


    What's your favourite colour of the Neath-bow?


    Passionario wrote:


    Speaking of which, what's your opinion on Dr. Schlomo and his theories?


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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

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    Hattington
    Hattington
    Posts: 140

    6/27/2018
    kittyrambunctious wrote:
    BiggerBoy wrote:

    Question: What's one thing that has changed about you, since you arrived here in the Neath?



    I have become more free, living in such a place where nobody seems a bit scandalised that I enjoy the company of other women. Well, any more than they are scandalised by my enjoying any company at all. It is most refreshing.


    Question: If you could take anyone of note in London to bed, who would it be?



  • AnyONE of NOTE in London, you say? Regardless of station, species, duration of residence, proof of identity and with a generous definition for "of note"? It would have to be a lady of absolute conviction and unerring ambition. A delegator who puts her money where her mouth is and takes what she wants, but isn't afraid to play the long game and carries an air of mystery about her. A voluptuous, insatiable madame who can't wait for her partner to be inside of her and vice versa, her perverse appetites barely belying the inscrutable mask of respectability she dons in public. A woman with a voracious appetite for life, who does not fear her baser desires but is rather empowered by them to seize the day in the name of a better tomorrow.

    I'm talking about the Dawn Machine, of course.

    That tease.

    Question: What do you think about goats?

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    NotaWalrus
    NotaWalrus
    Posts: 187

    10/21/2015
    I do enjoy tea, and that activity does sounds rather exhilarating.

    [A few hours later]

    That might not have been the wisest of ideas. Fun, regardless.

    It did get me wondering, what is your worst encounter with a sorrow-spider? I think I know mine already

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    Ignacious, the Licentious Scholar, he will accept most social invitations, including boxed cats and affluent photographers (but only betrayals), though he is absent-minded and might take more time than entirely necessary. He apologizes.

    Good evening from Ignacious
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    Pyrodinium
    Pyrodinium
    Posts: 639

    1/25/2016
    Viti Rose wrote:

    So, what do you think Mrs Brite does to her goat when people are not looking. *Runs out giggling*


    [spoiler]

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    Speaking of our caprine friends, what kind of items (Jade, Whispered Hints etc.) will you use to exchange for the 11712.80 echoes needed to by an Overgoat and why?
    edited by Pyrodinium on 1/25/2016

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    (A Monster hunter on the hunt of his twin brother's killer. Overprotective dad of his twin's daughter)
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    (an indeterminate person of potentially rubbery lineage)
    * All social actions except photographers and loitering welcome!
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    5/10/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:
    Which stranger would you like to learn more about?

    Missed Connections: We met in the Chambers of the Heart on Thursday. You were wearing ceremonial Khanate armour. I had seventeen mirrors embedded in my hair. I smiled and said "Hello". You smiled back. We briefly had sex in someone's memory of a zee-storm. Fancy a coffee at Caligula's?

    If London decided to open it own embassy in Hell, would you be interested in applying for a diplomatic position there?

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    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    1/27/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Question: What's your solution when someone is impolite to you?



    A judicious application of pain and fear, repeated as necessary.

    (Unless the offender in question is one of the Masters or my Constant Companion, in which case the solution is "head off to the nearest honey-den and try to forget").

    Pyrodinium wrote:
    Question: If you can permanently give life to a certain item that you own at Polythreme, what would that be?

    There is a certain green-eyed statue of a young woman buried somewhere in the Clay Tunnels. And if you check this deed, prepared and witnessed by none other than Baseborn and Fowlingpiece, you'll find out that it's, in fact, an item that I own as of today. That's the one.

    What do you think of the Implacable Detective and her methods?
    edited by Passionario on 1/27/2016
    edited by Passionario on 1/27/2016

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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    6/16/2015
    Kylestien wrote:
    If you have reached it, how went your governorship of Port Carnelian?

    Right, I don't know whether you've been reading the Formerly Known Magazine or the Gazette, but all that stuff about the 'mad butcher of Port Carnelian' and 'innumerable crimes against London and the natural order' is nothing but slander and they will both be hearing from my lawyers.

    Let it be known that I conducted myself as a perfect gentleman at all times, always keeping in mind that I was there as a representative of our Enduring Majesty. In the darkest moments of indecision, I did not look to the Wicked Books, but instead asked myself: "what would the Empress do?". So what if the answer turned out to be 'betray my countrymen to hungry monsters for a fleeting pittance'? That's the price of greatness and I pay it gladly!

    Speaking of places beyond the zee, which of your possessions would you never, under any circumstances, take with you to Polythreme?
    edited by Passionario on 6/16/2015

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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    7/18/2017
    Six Handed Merchant wrote:
    "If you could have tea with one Master, which one would it be? And what question would you ask it?"

    "Now that you've partaken of the tea, Mr. Cups, how badly do you want the antidote for what I've just put into it?"

    How many knives do you have with you, at this particular moment?

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    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    1/7/2019
    Slyblue wrote:

    Questions, questions...Tell me, my dear - What is the mark of a true Londoner?


    Grinding.

    Question: When you spend time with your Noman, what do you do?

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    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    11/10/2014
    I surely do not miss the Surface. Society was so restrictive, so limiting , especially to one of my sex and temperament. I thrive in the Neath, and if there are sticks-in-mud here they do not hold sway unopposed (and besides, I need _someone_ to scandalize). Too, the Surface lacks Devils, Clay Men, Rubbery Men, and the glorious nightmares of the Correspondence. Death is a bit too nasty up there, too.

    Question: What is your favorite Neathy festival? Why?

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    The Masked Felon
    The Masked Felon
    Posts: 59

    10/27/2016
    Eglantine-Fox wrote:
    What in all this world do you love most?


    To rob my enemies, see them go bankrupt before me and hear the lamentations of their accountants.

    I'll pass this question along.
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    Eglantine-Fox
    Eglantine-Fox
    Posts: 872

    6/14/2016
    "Hethersprite. A blue that has the same qualities of blue that fresh butter has for yellow. This light buttery blue brings a warmly relaxed feeling, calm and content. Walking around in a cloak of it is akin to stopping for every single person who sees you and giving them a drink of hot cocoa and a cute fluffy animal to pet."

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    Eglantine Fox, the charming and androgynous Correspondent, teetering between hobbies of seduction and self-destruction.

    Siobhan O'Malley, Irish patriot (or 'bl__dy Fenian' if you're impolite).

    Isidore Day, an up-and-coming London gentleman. All allegations of wrongdoing are categorically denied.
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    Daedalus_Falk
    Daedalus_Falk
    Posts: 230

    11/16/2017
    Amsfield wrote:
    Honoria Kastern: "I think not, sadly. Much as we all may miss our green and pleasant former lands, we have too many commitments here in the dark. To many fights have been started now; to return would be to flee, and Londoners never have been cowards. On that note, where should they eye of Empress's forces fall next?"
    edited by Amsfield on 11/10/2017


    When, God willing, the Empire's forces set forth once more, we should start by seizing Gaider's Mourn - that wretched hive of scum and villainy should be turned into a shining beacon of civilization and culture. But mark me - one day, the Union Jack will fly over every island in the Neath - from Irem to the Iron Republic even unto the Winking Isle itself. God Save the Queen! RULE BRITANNIA; BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES!

    I may be a Nocturnal, and I may scorn morals, and I may not have been able to pass up putting on a scandalous opera for Her Enduring Majesty, but I am a patriot above all else. D__n the Drowned Man! D__n the Dawn Machine! Only God, Queen and Country for me! Well, Art, of course, takes priority. And Honey. And Laudanum. And pleasant company. Well, at any rate, God, Queen & Country are definitely in the top 10.

    So, what do YOU think of Her Enduring Majesty?
    edited by Daedalus_Falk on 11/16/2017

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    For I was hungry, and you gave me rats. I was thirsty, and you gave me rats. I was naked, and you gave me rats. The rodents were gathered together, the cats slept in the Sun’s blindness, and the rats rose like the Moon, in the light at the edge of the cheese.
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    myrese
    myrese
    Posts: 22

    12/11/2015
    Myrese:
    I prefer not to rely on luck. Hard work and extensive preparation are far better friends, I find. However, when Lady Luck is inclined to be kind, I do not turn her away. A piece of luck almost literally fell in my lap quite recently.

    I woke up one frosty night to find an urchin singing on my rooftop. As a good night's sleep was essential to the work I was planning to do next day, I politely asked him to leave, using my rife (unloaded of course! I do not know where people get these dangerous misconceptions about firearms safety). Rather surprised, he reflexively launched his sock at me to confuse the expected attack and bounded off. Not only was his sock made of some VERY nice Surface-wool, there was a diamond inside! All-in-all, the urchin-equivalent of a gold-plated gun.

    My turn, then. What is your favorite time of year?

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    A former Constable with a soft spot for children.
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    Amyntas
    Amyntas
    Posts: 71

    1/17/2016
    The Name, of course. A bill must be paid, a matter settled, and though it has been suspended it cannot be postponed indefinitely. Not in the end. Not for long.

    You have two choices: a quiet life in utter seclusion and relative safety or a life of fame, prominence, and notoriety. You cannot have it both ways. Which do you choose?

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    Amyntas. Zubmariner and aspiring romantic.
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    GamerGallade
    GamerGallade
    Posts: 92

    1/26/2016
    Màiread wrote:
    After earning a dreadful pittance from flogging off all the moon pearls going spare from my days of composing challenging music (how I miss the Barbed Wit!), Sally's upkeep has been principally drawn from a heap of puzzling maps, which I have in ready supply (if people WILL keep trying to kill me when I'm eating my scones, I will just have to keep taking their stuff) thanks to my friendship with the Tomb-Colonists. Ah Lettice, you are quite a girl.

    Where would take your beloved on your very first date?


    I think the obvious best place is the feast of the exceptional rose, with it coming up. Will be my first feast, but I'm sure I'll be fine.

    What is your favorite neathy pun? I only have so much material.

    Here is one of mine below:
    [spoiler]
    My friend had been acting oddly recently, hoarding thousands of amber peices and working tirelessly to obtain favors and wine. When I asked him why he was doing such a thing, he told me about his dream to one day be the captain of a massive ship. He wouldn't give up even after I pointed out that he has nowhere to keep it and he cannot sail. One could say that his efforts were all for yacht.
    [/spoiler]
    Edit:spoiler wasn't acting right.
    edited by GamerGallade on 1/26/2016
    edited by GamerGallade on 1/26/2016

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    I just noticed if you try to record "why is it so easy to get lost in Fallen London?" The title changes to "What are they trying to hide?"
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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    1/8/2016
    I think that would be an complete Calamar-ity!


    To keep to a theme. What would you serve to a Tiger who came to tea?
    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 1/8/2016

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

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    Professor Strix
    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    3/22/2016
    I find this question most insulting. I would happily teach to every single Fallen Londoner with a perchant for knowledge, without taking into account trifle things as 'species' or 'being able to talk English'. If I ever create a school, even bats would be able to enroll, should they choose to!
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    Would you take part in a comitee looking for ways to ensure better life conditions for urchins?

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    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Social actions welcomed. Will take menaces if not currently grinding that one stat. Send them and cross your fingers.
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    My alt loiters suspiciously if you want to:
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Derek%20Davis
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    Professor Strix
    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    4/4/2016
    Parelle wrote:

    What of your furnishings makes your current residence your home?
    edited by Parelle on 4/4/2016


    I have been hoarding broken chemistry glassware to make a new home laboratory. This residence will be truly home as soon as I find a cheap substitute to a Bunsen burner (no, I WILL NOT buy hydrogen from devils). I am considering writing Correspondence sygils on garbage.

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    Do your pets live as spoiled children or you make them earn their stay?

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    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    6/6/2016
    Passionario wrote:
    Have you ever paid your respects to Saint Joshua?


    I do not remember doing so.

    Who pays your weekly rewards?

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    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    My alt loiters suspiciously if you want to:
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    Professor Strix
    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    5/27/2016
    Lamea Lawless wrote:
    If someone were to write a scathing article in the papers about you, what do you suppose they'd have to say?


    Oh, the usual stuff. "Her scientific work is gibberish", "her temper is terrible", "her penny-dreadfuls are trite and lack the quality to be proper literary works", "her gothic romance has too many monsters", "she is haughty and treats everyone as idiot children, who she thinks she is"... and on and on we go.

    Bah, I am 56 years old. I am old enough to be the grandmother of half of my acquintances and the mother of most of the other half. I earned the right to be grumpy when young people are acting young and dumb. It is not my fault that my face is stuck on its twenties.

    Oh, and the reporters also like to say things about my bats. Well, the Flock of Science is a strictly professional and highly trained small army of messenger bats. Our relationship is as simple as "I give you this cricket, you deliver this piece of paper for me". When I said that I would marry my own sulky bat before I consider marrying any of my suitors, it was a joke. Jesus, people.


    In that vibe, have you ever been slandered by enemies?
    edited by Professor Strix on 5/27/2016

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    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Derek%20Davis
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    Inchoatl
    Inchoatl
    Posts: 45

    4/21/2016
    I take my secrets like lightning bugs, vibrant and ephemeral, flitting here and there as the winds of society are wont to blow them. Some I keep overlong, and their glow slowly sputters out into nothingness – entropy and irrelevance. Others I share too quickly before they have a chance to mature into a proper, smouldering intrigue, motes of scandal and sin too soon snuffed out from overexposure. Some I swallow whole and they burn in my gut, the knowing, the knowing, the knowing, always wanting to be free. Some unravel into ribbons of insignificance, confetti of forgotten truths littering my mind, so shredded by time that I may never piece them together again. Others glow brighter as their brothers and sisters die off in the minds of others, eventually turning into quite pinpricks of shining darkness all mine own.


    I take my secrets as they come. For my pleasure, for my pain, for my sins, and for my gain.


    Now a question: The Rubbery Men, what think you of these curious creatures wandering London's dark-lit streets?

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    Oh you lament the state of my immortal soul, but I shall have a life, a life as has not been seen or forgotten by the Neath in an age!
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    Zoe DeGeest
    Zoe DeGeest
    Posts: 104

    5/17/2016
    Passionario wrote:
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    What scars do you bear from time in the Neath? Mental, physical, spiritual? All three?

    I bear no physical or spiritual scars. As for mental ones... I have forgotten. What were we talking about again?


    We were talking about how much of a braggart you are that not even irrigo can dull it!

    But answering Amelia, I once choked on a mug of swill from Medusa's Head very badly. Saw the boatman.

    What's your ideal marriage candidate?
    edited by Zoe DeGeest on 5/17/2016

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    Zoe DeGeest, your humble churchgoing grocer, now respectable.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    11/14/2014
    Ah, at such a time what place could be better than my private library? Nothing keeps the world at bay like shelves upon shelves of thick books, thin books, picture books, and poems; a chair deep enough to curl up into; a roaring fire in the fireplace; and a bottle of Broken Giant. And if a certain special someone is there, too...all the better.

    Question: What scares you most in the Neath?

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    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    1/28/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Eli Lowe: I'd just let her take the lead and roll with it. They seem like genuine sweethearts.

    Question: Have you ever considered Zee faring?


    I have. I've even done it. Although I much prefer London with all its people and salons and poetry and plays and shadows and vices and lack of giant monsters that will swallow you up in no-time flat (the monsters in London consume us much more slowly).

    Who would you feed to Marsh Wolves if you could? Not that I'm offering that opportunity.



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    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    3/17/2015
    I have been to Zee, but what could be finer than dear London?! Where else is so teeming with dubious diversions, has so many salons of questionable character, contains so much proscribed material to be titillated by, is awash in so many wicked secrets, and is filled with so many delicious friends? Yes, it is London for me.

    What is the best name for someone's pet or companion that you have encountered?

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    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    5/12/2015
    Wait. You say "take that any way you want" but then you say "don't get too perverted." Seems like you are contradicting yourself. Anyways it would be Mr Iron because it is the strong, silent type.

    Question: What is your favourite Neathy joke?

  • edited by Lady Sapho Byron on 5/12/2015

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    12/8/2014
    Everyone. It is shocking the amount of people who wish to see me harmed. -ME!- It's not like I've stolen anyone's beau or belle, or skewered anyone with scurrilously salacious verse, or stabbed anyone when they weren't looking, or cheated at cards, or stole books from their library, or ...

    oh.

    Right.

    So! A question! If a Clay Sedan leaves Veilgarden at 10:00 am traveling at 6 miles per hour, and a Velocipede leaves Spite at 10:02 am traveling at 12 mph and the Airs of London are "The wind toys with paper-scraps in the gutter," when will Jack of Smiles strike again?

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    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Taimi Felix
    Lady Taimi Felix
    Posts: 202

    5/28/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:



    Have you been collecting those odd Scraps you seem to find around the place?


    Indeed I have, and once I stopped gambling with them willy-nilly is when my pile finally managed to grow into a hoard large enough to purchase a top-tier thing! Well, technically it is more useful as knowledge than as a thing but I hold great hope that should I put this information back into the hands of my infernal former friends, they might see fit to forgive me for accidentally... reallocating some of the Embassy's treasures. Repeatedly. And for great profit. Maybe they'd even be kind enough upgrade my accommodations! Fingers crossed.

    What is the most notable thing you've come across in the Cave of the Nadir? (To the best of your recollection, of course.)

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    Lady Taimi Felix: Devoted Wife. Invisible Eminence. Patron of the Shadowy Arts. Monster Hunter. Lady of Adventure. Exceptionally Lethal. Loves a Good Chat over Coffee.
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    Lady Taimi Felix
    Lady Taimi Felix
    Posts: 202

    10/25/2014
    That would be my magnificent tomb-lion Archibald, of course, the scourge of rats by land and by zee! He was destined to be given to the Bishop, but one look into that adorable bandaged furry face and I fell in love. No matter how much he drools or the bruises he makes when he enthusiastically pounces without warning, Archie will always be my sweet boy.

    My question, given my close, personal relationship to the Duchess: which luminary of London would you most like to become acquainted with and how would you manage to catch their eye?

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    Lady Taimi Felix: Devoted Wife. Invisible Eminence. Patron of the Shadowy Arts. Monster Hunter. Lady of Adventure. Exceptionally Lethal. Loves a Good Chat over Coffee.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    8/30/2015
    Lisbella Peridot wrote:


    Do you have a signature weapon?


    My devastating flirtatiousness!

    Question: Do you dance?





  • --
    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Ginneon Thursday
    Ginneon Thursday
    Posts: 265

    12/18/2014
    My last honey-dream, I found myself at a ball in a majestic palace of ice. Everyone waltzed Viennese in the middle of a grand hall surrounded by great, towering columns of snow - still like sentries, smooth like marble. A hundred thousand orbs of phosphorescent beetles – not unlike the buoys that pepper the Zee – warmed the room with a constant glow. I got drunk. There was a great deal of very cold champagne in the fountains, you see.

    What do you imagine Devils do with souls?
    edited by Ginneon Thursday on 12/18/2014

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    Ginneon Thursday: Revelrous Professor of Benthic
    Departments of Mycoenology, Lepidoptery
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    Màiread
    Màiread
    Posts: 385

    2/4/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Eli: Love.

    A question, if I may?
    Would you rather meet what lies at the bottom of the Zee or the roof of the Neath?


    Màiread came down to the Neath in search of a particular word, and instead she found the voice of Thunder calling from the roof. So she'd like to get up there for a hot chocolate and a slice of cake with the storm. Hugs are a possibility. Also, dampness and pressure play havoc with the violin strings, so, yeah. No underzee for her.

    Who is your favourite furry friend (or scaly, if you're more of a turtle fan) here in the Neath?
    edited by Màiread on 2/4/2016

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    Màiread - Correspondent, composer, lover of cats. Can probably bake you a d__n fine cake.

    Useful Links: Traveller's Friend (Progress Tracker & Notability Calculator) | phryne's Guide to Favours & Renown |

    Peggy the Nowoman lived to see the Feast. Thank you for the memories, Snow Lady.

    I'm happy to accept most social actions except for lethal sparring and loitering suspiciously. Please challenge my plant! Currently not accepting calling cards.
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    The Midnight Road
    The Midnight Road
    Posts: 47

    11/14/2014
    There are some...a certain thief, though that remains a private affair...More often, though, it is less "who" then "when."

    If you step outside, at just the right moment, you can catch an urchin piping a tune about happy tomorrows...if you stand in one specific spot, and tilt your head just so, all the lights in the Neath will seem to shine that little bit brighter, and all of Fallen London will spread out before you...Walk the streets, going nowhere in particular. Listen not to anything, but everything. Feel the beat underneath your feet, the flow through the streets...When you can understand just how marvelous, how precious, how fragile this life is, a mile from mortal sun....Then my heart smiles, for then I know that I Am Alive.

    Where is your favorite place to go, when the world is cold, and the past steps on your heels?

    --
    The Midnight Road
    Come one, come all! I enjoy embracing all the various activities to be experienced down here in the 'Neath!
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    Vivienne Thursday
    Vivienne Thursday
    Posts: 41

    5/18/2016
    absimiliard wrote:

    I would truly like to know more about dying to Jenny's scarlett stockings, they are a favorite thing of mine.

    Can you tell me more?


    Could I? Oh yes.
    Shall I? Mmm.... Not today.

    Now, if we might for just a moment turn our gimlet eyes towards our esteemed... hosts, my question is this:
    If you were suddenly to become a Master, what would your title be?

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    Vivienne Thursday:
    Artist • Author • F̶l̶i̶r̶t̶ Wife
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    7/27/2017
    Lord Gazter wrote:
    What is the goal that you are to make a reality, and what would you sacrifice to make these dreams a reality?

    My goal is not unlike that of a certain cheesemonger: I want to end the Game. And to that end, I am prepared to sacrifice everything and everyone. Even me. Even you. Especially you.

    Friends, enemies, lovers, rivals, those you've saved and those you did not... of all the people you no longer see around, whom do you miss the most?

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    7/4/2016
    Addis Rook wrote:
    What do you daydream about doing in your spare time, but still haven't got around to doing yet?

    The Jovial Contrarian.

    How are you dealing with false-summer weather?

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    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    1/28/2016
    Rysiek wrote:
    what is your weapon of choice?

    Nine times out of ten, that would be knives. The tenth time, I'd be having another polite disagreement with Jasper and Frank on matters of urban architecture and design*, and therefore would opt for dynamite and industrial drills.

    * Specifically, whether they or me would make for a better adornment when splattered across the walls and pavement.

    In a pit fight between the Calendar Council and twelve spider-councils, who would you bet on?

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    12/10/2015
    Gerald Edgerton wrote:
    What has been your most heartbreaking disappointment?

    Passionario rolls his eyes across the room.





    ...oh, there she is.

    Do you play chess?

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    12/10/2015
    Rysiek wrote:
    Is there a group you hate?

    Contrary to what Huffam's slander would have you believe, that group is not called 'everybody'. Yes, I'll be the first to admit that I have been notably cruel to a very diverse and broad range of people and things, but I insist that I have almost never done so out of hatred. Duty, love, fear, even force of habit - but not hatred.

    That said, if the Calendar Council was to spontaneously perish tomorrow, I would sponsor a citywide parade to celebrate the occasion.

    Is there anyone in the Neath whom you secretly envy and would trade places with in a heartbeat?

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    2/13/2016
    Reminder: Questions, questions!

    --
    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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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    6/28/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:

    What is something that's made you happy lately?


    The legalization of the Neathbow on the Surface!

    Er.

    Marvellous marches on, too. That also makes me happy.

    How do/will you teach your proteges?

    --
    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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    narcissus_echo
    narcissus_echo
    Posts: 65

    11/12/2014
    It was winter when my sweetheart came back from the Zee, back from the peligin depths and the Fathomking's feasts, neither of which he remembered. He remembered teeth. He remembered song. His hands were cold in mine, but solid -- I could hold them. I could make them warm.

    I smiled until my face ached, until my heart hurt with loving.

    Who in the Neath makes your heart smile?

    --
    a Shiny Pleasant Person who's not often covered in blood
    and the Second-Most Hedonistic Individual in London.
    DeepDarkMarvellous.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    6/9/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: "Last words were: This will be fun." I'm hoping I'll have enough money after that misadventure for a full on crying angel. Maybe one surrounded by smaller crying angels.
    Those who don't like would probably make sure I got buried somewhere were the lightening or thunder can't reach me. Hopefully it won't be in Irrigo. Glitter would be nice.

    Evensong: "Loving Wife, hard to kill. I want birds and flowers. Also candles. Lots of candles."

    Where's the best pie shop in London?

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    dragonridingsorceress
    dragonridingsorceress
    Posts: 622

    11/10/2014
    Avian Overlord wrote:
    What is your opinion on hell, and its hunger for our very souls?

    Ooh, now that's an interesting question. (DragonRidingSorceress leans forward eagerly. Her teasing, lascivious smirk is gone. Instead, her face is alight with delight at the academic challenge.) Hell is complicated. I don't think it is the Hell of Christianity. I don't think the Devils are the Devils of Christianity, either. I think they just took those names and those forms because they were a convenient way of expressing themselves to us - a metaphor, if you will. The Devils do seem to have been around for some of the previous Cities.

    Now... this is likely to get confusing. I have snippets of information, half-heard stories from friends, rumour, innuendo, outuendo, and I am trying to weave them together into something coherent. I apologise in advance if this makes no sense. I hope that at least it will entertain.

    I think, in much the same way that a cat is not a cat in Parabola, so too are Devils not Devils. Hell is close to Parabola, by all accounts. There has been some talk of Devils as Bees pollinating a Tree - the Tree of Life, perhaps? But what is that, in truth? Hesperidean Cider must come from somewhere.

    Collecting Souls is truly interesting. Humans seem to need Souls for motivation and positive emotions - for the figurative "inner light".

    I know Devils are interested in the Correspondence. That in itself is shrouded in mystery. Based on what I have heard and read and seen... perhaps the Correspondence is the language of the stars? There certainly seems to be a connection. For those of you who have seen the Seventh Letter (I think it is called), the Bazaar seems to be a Messenger of two Judgements - which again, seem to be stars.

    Are souls sparks of star-stuff, illuminating us from within? Do the Devils seek to gain souls of their own by studying ours, or are souls needed for the creation of new stars? Or for something else entirely?

    I may be very wrong. I certainly have no sure answers. The Devils are fascinating, mysterious, and very, very dangerous. They want our Souls, for whatever reason. And although the loss of your Soul will not kill you, the Soulless seem to lack an inner light.

    (She pauses, seeming to debate whether to share the next bit of information.)

    Devils also want to travel North, following the River that is Death. North, north, north lies a path of destruction, and perhaps a path of knowledge. I do not know exactly what is to be found there, for I am not willing to make the sacrifices required. Others are... (She glances at Seeker of Names. The hooded figure is silent, but has the air of one who is listening. DragonRidingSorceress pauses, but Seeker of Names does not speak. She shakes her head and turns back to her audience.)

    I have rambled long enough. I have no answers. I have only suppositions. All I can conclude is: while Hell is a very useful contact to have, I will not be selling my Soul.

    In a related question - although perhaps not all will see the relationship - what do you think of Lacre? I suspect Devils have opinions of it, but I have not heard them.

    [OOC: Forgive me, the answering took a while.]
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    edited by dragonridingsorceress on 11/10/2014

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    DragonRidingSorceress is an Author of good standing. Mostly good standing. She's happy to accept any social action except Photographer and Loitering, but requests warnings before duping/poisoning/etc.

    Seeker of Names is a... being with an obsession. They're willing to accept all invitations.
    One who seeks to know all that is and may be. One who dances in the silence of the void. One whose fantasies make the reality come alive.
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    Johnny Felix
    Johnny Felix
    Posts: 180

    3/23/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    Another question: What does parliament actually do?



    I assume they engage in a never ending series of boisterous, but entirely meaningless political debates, passing bill after bill, pretending to steer thee course of whatever is left of the Empire, while the real political power is in the hands of the Bazaar, who controls all politics by ruthless use of its economic and sometimes physical force.
    In other words, they don't do anything different than they did back on the surface.

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    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Johnny%20Felix
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    TheThirdPolice
    TheThirdPolice
    Posts: 609

    1/15/2016
    HEART'S MIRROR

    What's your favorite way to undermine foolish attempts at joy and laughter?


    --
    Excessive Corpse & Tender to Irreal Ravens

    Lover of Flawed Souls

    And with especial pride, Worst Screwup of the Decade!
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    dragonridingsorceress
    dragonridingsorceress
    Posts: 622

    11/5/2014
    Rackenhammer wrote:
    On that note, what was the thing that cheered you up the most when you saw it in London?


    (A surprisingly soft, quiet voice speaks from within the shadows of Seeker of Names' hooded cloak.) The Correspondence. The first time I saw the wonderful curves, I was enchanted. Although I did not understand it, my soul knew it. Here at last was a language truly meant to share names.

    And then I caught aflame. Ah well, you can't have everything.

    What is your name, and what does it mean?

    --
    DragonRidingSorceress is an Author of good standing. Mostly good standing. She's happy to accept any social action except Photographer and Loitering, but requests warnings before duping/poisoning/etc.

    Seeker of Names is a... being with an obsession. They're willing to accept all invitations.
    One who seeks to know all that is and may be. One who dances in the silence of the void. One whose fantasies make the reality come alive.
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    dragonridingsorceress
    dragonridingsorceress
    Posts: 622

    12/23/2014
    Edimonde wrote:
    Speaking of drab and dreary things, what do you do to lighten up your mood after a long day of looking into the abyss?


    (DragonRidingSorceress speaks.) I take up my pen and write. Whether I write something joyous, to distract myself, or spill out my dark, disturbing discoveries, I find the quiet scratch of quill on paper soothing for my nerves.

    Yes, quill. I know it is somewhat old-fashioned, but I like the feeling of sophistication it gives me.

    What do you do when you have an assassin after you?
    edited by dragonridingsorceress on 12/23/2014

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    DragonRidingSorceress is an Author of good standing. Mostly good standing. She's happy to accept any social action except Photographer and Loitering, but requests warnings before duping/poisoning/etc.

    Seeker of Names is a... being with an obsession. They're willing to accept all invitations.
    One who seeks to know all that is and may be. One who dances in the silence of the void. One whose fantasies make the reality come alive.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/18/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: Attempting to talk to a spider-colony about the correspondence. You can imagine the rest.
    Evensong: Standing to close to a gunpowder factory when somebody decided it was a nice night for a bit of arson.

    What's the best way to die down here?

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/9/2016
    Direa Erinyes: Eli? Are you okay?

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Pyrodinium
    Pyrodinium
    Posts: 639

    1/20/2016
    Kukapetal wrote:
    Flesh-Stick: NOTHING

    WHAT WAS THE ONE THING YOU WISHED YOU COULD HAVE GOTTEN THIS CHRISTMAS THAT YOU MISSED OUT ON? (I DUNNO IF I CAN MAKE IT ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT A WALL SHARK...*SNIFFLE* )



    Pyro: "Ah, I wish to have one of those mysterious coffins. But alas, I have promised a certain lady and I have to keep my word so I didn't have enough Lacre to get one."

    Rudolph: Pretty Houses. *Looks longingly at the Spires of the Bazaar* But I have new snail home. Snail home is nice. No fleas too!

    You wake up one day with a Master snoring besides you. Who is that Master and what were you doing the night before?

    --
    My profiles: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Pyrodinium
    (A Monster hunter on the hunt of his twin brother's killer. Overprotective dad of his twin's daughter)
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rudolph~of~Taured
    (an indeterminate person of potentially rubbery lineage)
    * All social actions except photographers and loitering welcome!
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    Curious Foreigner
    Curious Foreigner
    Posts: 210

    11/18/2014
    The Garden can be seen through dreams. It stands to reason, then, that even closer observation is possible through Parabola. For that purpose, I wish to build an Oneiroscope, a contraption involving rostygold, glowing amber, and far too many lenses. With this, I will circumvent those pesky oaths and gaze upon Immortality directly!
    I already have amassed a tenth of the necessary glassware, and might be finished as soon as 1894.

    Now, to my question: Where do you hail from? Where you born here in the Neath, or in one of the Surface-Nations?

    --
    Cochimetl went North, and beyond. No poems, only candlelight now. (Well, maybe one poem.)
    The Gun-Toting Gallivanter, after an extended absence, is back in London again.
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    Lady Eris
    Lady Eris
    Posts: 162

    5/28/2015
    Lady Sapho Byron wrote:


    Question: Who is your most adored romantic partner in the Neath? And why?


    Well, that is my husband, obviously. No, I realise that is not a particularly scandalous or unusual answer, but it is - for better or worse (ha!) - the truth. As to why? Well, I shall not go into details, in case any of you have recently eaten, but suffice to say I did not believe it was possible to be so happy.

    So, my question would be - what decision do you regard as the best you have made?

    --
    Lady Eris Psmith, Society darling, devoted wife. Dangerous when crossed. Accepts most social invitations. Distributor of Parabolan Kittens. Welcomes new acquaintances, especially those who write 'in character'.

    William Templeton, Viscount Manningham, newcomer, gentleman, all-round good egg - accepting absolutely all invitations.
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    dismallyOriented
    dismallyOriented
    Posts: 215

    11/21/2014
    The urchins have been and will be my family for the rest of my days. My role in this ragged family has definitely changed over the years, but I know that this is one relationship I will not let go. Not after all that has happened between us.

    And no less dear is my (slightly) less illegal family. To the courts and anybody else that matters, I bear the Banning name now. And even if I don't live in their spire so much as visit, my time with them is treasured. With the life I have lead, there are few things that I will not sell. The first is my soul. The second is my families.

    Next question! What would you never sell, even if you had the chance?
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    Pyrodinium
    Pyrodinium
    Posts: 639

    1/21/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    Mr. Cups and he was failing to die!
    Or Mr. Veils was partying a bit too much at the carnival and crashed in my pad.
    Continuing the same vein
    What would be the worst person to wake up next to?



    Pyro: Mr. Pages! I can't imagine how I can deal with them in person much less in my bedroom. Whenever I get a stack of a certain type of literature, I get the following opportunistic postcards from them:

    1. "Can we read Fifty Shades of Gant together?" <this made me cry irrigo tears>

    2. Can I borrow your Devilbone die? I need them for a Oubliettes and Ouroboroses. <last time they were returned to me, they smelled of bat dung>

    3. Pyro-kun, you're so sugoi! Can I be your waifu? <I still have no idea what kind of Correspondence sigils lurk behind this text but they did make my ears bleed>

    Rudolph: Angry Shiny Men (Special Constables)! They have squinty look even if they are friends. I'm friends with Shiny Men (Constables) and Dirty Men (Criminals). Why are they angry?

    Question: If you can make something else out of the Lacre aside from the Noman. What would that be and what will you do with it?

    --
    My profiles: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Pyrodinium
    (A Monster hunter on the hunt of his twin brother's killer. Overprotective dad of his twin's daughter)
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rudolph~of~Taured
    (an indeterminate person of potentially rubbery lineage)
    * All social actions except photographers and loitering welcome!
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    Pyrodinium
    Pyrodinium
    Posts: 639

    1/27/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Have you heard of the Fourth City? People say it's pretty BAZAAR (bizzare)!
    -laughs silently for three minutes-

    Would you rather spend an evening on a heart-felt romantic retreat across the Zee with a rubbery man, clay man, or a tomb-colonist?


    Pyro: You mean Tomb-colonists!, Pyro exclaimed. I'm look forward to having a wild, wet and dangerous zee ride with a pair of Merciful ladies!

    Rudolph: Romance? Oh, better friends! Yes! Better friends with Squishy Men (Rubbery Men). Squishy Men is like me.

    Question: If you can permanently give life to a certain item that you own at Polythreme, what would that be?

    --
    My profiles: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Pyrodinium
    (A Monster hunter on the hunt of his twin brother's killer. Overprotective dad of his twin's daughter)
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rudolph~of~Taured
    (an indeterminate person of potentially rubbery lineage)
    * All social actions except photographers and loitering welcome!
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    dragonridingsorceress
    dragonridingsorceress
    Posts: 622

    11/7/2014
    Ami Miljkovich wrote:
    what creature would you have as a pet if you could, but which is currently impossible to obtain?


    Dragon.

    Not that I'm obsessed.

    Or anything.

    (DragonRidingSorceress won't meet your eyes.)

    What is your favourite Neathy food?

    --
    DragonRidingSorceress is an Author of good standing. Mostly good standing. She's happy to accept any social action except Photographer and Loitering, but requests warnings before duping/poisoning/etc.

    Seeker of Names is a... being with an obsession. They're willing to accept all invitations.
    One who seeks to know all that is and may be. One who dances in the silence of the void. One whose fantasies make the reality come alive.
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    Lady Taimi Felix
    Lady Taimi Felix
    Posts: 202

    12/18/2014
    The Devout Intriguer. The only thing that would give me more joy would be dicing her into chum first and feeding her to a zee-monster. (It is possible I have rather strong feelings about this.)

    To whom did you become connected with in the Wars of Illusion: the Glass or the Shroud? Why?

    --
    Lady Taimi Felix: Devoted Wife. Invisible Eminence. Patron of the Shadowy Arts. Monster Hunter. Lady of Adventure. Exceptionally Lethal. Loves a Good Chat over Coffee.
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    Rackenhammer
    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    11/8/2014
    Well, if I read your taste in evening entertainment aright from our delightful little dalliances, I would guess that you'd wed the Mercy (the most scandalous option, too!), bed the Master, and behead the Lordship. Still, I could see you doing all three to any three.

    Assuming that was your question... what's your favorite weapon that you've acquired in your stay, that you won't sell even if you get a more "effective" option?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    narcissus_echo
    narcissus_echo
    Posts: 65

    11/4/2014
    Oh, let me play, let me play!

    Like any artist, I adore what's new and inspired -- the first spark of creation, not yet the work but the work-to-come. But The Bell and the Candle! There's a work I gloried in having performed, in having finished -- I was giddy with the afterglow and a lust for the spaces between stars, for the furious striking of the bells. It taught me the true sublimity, the true possibility, of the Correspondence.

    Speaking of art, then, what's your favourite act at Mahogany Hall?

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    --
    a Shiny Pleasant Person who's not often covered in blood
    and the Second-Most Hedonistic Individual in London.
    DeepDarkMarvellous.
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    narcissus_echo
    narcissus_echo
    Posts: 65

    11/8/2014
    A question after my own heart! My love of music has been a life-long affair. I was on the pianoforte as soon as I could reach the keys. At first I made only noise, but I thrilled in the making of it; when my tutor taught me melody, I took to it as a game. You could say I practiced, you could say I worked hard, but I knew nothing of that -- I loved, I played. Later I had my pick of string instruments, and I fell for the deep voice of the violoncello.

    If I had a favourite, it would be music for dancing: a whirling waltz, a leaping tarantella, a tango heady as the first kiss of champagne. And opera, always opera -- whether it's Wagner's intricate, epic gesamtkunstwerk, or Verdi's arias sung by jesters and courtesans. And though it wasn't proper of me, I was soon seduced by the popular songs of music halls, no less evocative to me than Verdi's.

    The Neath's only seduced me further. I'll always sing along to the latest bawdy lyrics from Mahogany Hall, shared in a dockside pub, or in the Parlour of Virtue. And still I love a dance! Not only the waltz, but the fiery, impossible rhythms of the Elder Country. Still I love an opera. The Neath gave me, too, the Correspondence -- our cloaked friend in the corner already spoke of its curves, its enchantments, it power to express true names -- and ever since The Bell and The Candle, I've thrown myself into expanding Tristan Bagley's Correspondent notation system. The music it makes is sublimity itself. I love, and I play, like a wonderful game.

    Now, here's a game. Of these three, who would you wed, who would you bed, and who would you behead? Mr Wines, His Amused Lordship, Lettice the Mercy.

    --
    a Shiny Pleasant Person who's not often covered in blood
    and the Second-Most Hedonistic Individual in London.
    DeepDarkMarvellous.
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    Diptych
    Diptych
    Administrator
    Posts: 3448

    4/4/2016
    I think... they are not so very far away, and not entirely to be trusted. But perhaps that shouldn't bother us very much. After all, an angel's just a fairy with a badge and an expense account. Perhaps it's safest to defer to no greater authority than the bootmaker.

    A question for you... is there anyone among Fallen London's locals you'd consider a dear friend? Someone you'd share your confidences with, on a quiet evening?

    --
    Sir Frederick, the Libertarian Esotericist. Lord Hubris, the Bloody Baron.
    Juniper Brown, the Ill-Fated Orphan. Esther Ellis-Hall, the Fashionable Fabian.
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    Nigel Overstreet
    Nigel Overstreet
    Posts: 1220

    12/20/2014
    By far my favorite gift has been the rain of snow. It gave me a chance to entertain, and be received by, our lovely hosts, the Masters.
    Such lovely chaps, don't you feel. I think we get along splendidly.
    Until the Revolution comes, that is. Then we'll see what's what!

    If you could start a Neathean fashion trend, what would it be?

    --
    The Romantic Egotist: Most Hedonistic Man in All of Fallen London
    Are you or someone you know Overgoated? Please, let me know!

    Cider Club
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    Catherine Raymond
    Catherine Raymond
    Posts: 2442

    11/2/2017
    cathyr19355 means to evade the True Death if she can. That being said, she would rather die as she lives--wresting Souls from devils and restoring them to their owners, writing, creating art, helping her friends, helping the helpless. And playing with her cats of all sizes, of course.

    --
    Cathy Raymond
    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/cathyr19355

    Catherine Raymond aka Mrs. Rykar Malkus http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Catherine%20Raymond (Gone NORTH)
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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    7/5/2015
    Parvorus wrote:

    Would you like to join me and a few 'friends' from the...*ahem*...'church' in a little 'endeavor'?
    We have a 'Great Work' that still needs a bit more work and we'd be delighted to have you with us. But make sure noone follows you. Especially not the Masters.


    I would have joined, but Fabulous February has just been informed of your traitorous report (signed with your name, no less!) to the Special Constables and is on her way to evenly distributing you all across Fallen London. Do better next time!

    As a host, what kind of supper do you treat your guest to?

    --
    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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    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Posts: 781

    1/29/2016
    Drowning. Sorrow-spiders too, but mostly drowning.

    Is there something the Constables must never find out about you? wink

    --
    Old hand, still occasionally playing.
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    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Posts: 781

    1/14/2016
    The Cheesemonger's. We could have been more than allies, but you cannot bend the rules of the Great Game!

    Daughter? What daughter? I don't know what you're talking about. And I would advise you never to talk about it again!

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    Do you have any ethical or moral principles that you would never compromise? If so, which and why?

    --
    Old hand, still occasionally playing.
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    KatarinaNavane
    KatarinaNavane
    Posts: 462

    10/25/2014
    I used to regret things. Before my soul was severed so many times it remains but a ragged scrap. I almost remember what regret tastes like.

    Where across the unterzee would you most like to visit that you haven't been before?

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    Storynexus sn Katarina Navane.

    My art page (much of which is dark, Victorian, and/or full of tentacles): http://www.facebook.com/demonkittydesigns
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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    1/17/2016
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:

    Possibly asked before? But worth repeating I think. What is your favorite Neathy night-cap?


    No caps, wearable or drinkable.

    What is your position on Snuffers?

    --
    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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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    1/19/2016
    Someone else's aunt.

    If you are given an opportunity to change your name, what would it be?

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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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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    1/25/2016
    I have plenty of fond recollections of life on the Surface. Trouble is, I can no longer tell which of them are truly mine. The combination of irrigo exposure and indulgence in the Taste can do all sorts of funny things to one's memory.

    Speaking of which, what's your opinion on Dr. Schlomo and his theories?

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    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    12/15/2015
    Pyrodinium wrote:
    If you'll be a Master for a day who will you be at what totally magnanimous action would you first do?

    I would be Mister Games, both of skill and of chance. I would probably do something about Marvellous - either make it a weekly event or ban it altogether.

    What can change the nature of a neddy man?

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    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    7/6/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    What's your favorite vegetable?

    A certain Right Honorable Earl. Poor fellow should've been shipped off to Tomb-Colonies decades ago. Playing cards with him is so ridiculously easy and profitable, I'm surprised that no Master has claimed that as a part of its portfolio.

    What's your favorite way of dealing with unwanted campaigners and agitators that come to your doorstep?

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    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    7/8/2016
    The Masked Felon wrote:
    What would you do if you encountered your doppelganger?

    I did encounter one, after a fashion. I gifted him with the mercy of a steady hand and a sharp knife. I hope that, when it's my turn to lose the Great Game, I will be shown the same couresty.

    Speaking of the Game, have you heard any news of Paris lately?

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    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    12/4/2015
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
    With Mr Sacks on his way any day now, tell me have you been naughty or nice?



    You've gained 5x Stolen Correspondence.

    ̶"̶D̶e̶a̶r̶ ̶M̶r̶.̶ ̶S̶a̶c̶k̶s̶,̶ ̶I̶'̶v̶e̶ ̶b̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶g̶o̶o̶d̶ ̶m̶a̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶y̶e̶a̶r̶"̶
    ̶"̶D̶e̶a̶r̶ ̶M̶r̶.̶ ̶S̶a̶c̶k̶s̶,̶ ̶I̶'̶v̶e̶ ̶b̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶o̶s̶t̶l̶y̶ ̶g̶o̶o̶d̶ ̶m̶a̶"̶
    ̶"̶D̶e̶a̶r̶ ̶M̶r̶.̶ ̶S̶a̶c̶k̶s̶,̶ ̶I̶'̶m̶ ̶h̶a̶p̶p̶y̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶o̶r̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶I̶ ̶m̶a̶n̶a̶g̶e̶d̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶k̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶y̶e̶"̶
    ̶"̶A̶t̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶s̶t̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶s̶e̶ ̶b̶_̶_̶_̶d̶s̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶d̶e̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶d̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶I̶"̶
    "MWAHAHAHA! I REGRET NOTHING! BRING ON THE COAL, YOU HOODED FRAUD!"

    malthaussen wrote:
    What do you want for Neathmas, besides two front teeth?


    The same thing that people on the Surface want for Christmas. Stockings full of joy and cheer.

    What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?
    edited by Passionario on 12/4/2015

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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    6/6/2015
    Estelle Knoht wrote:
    What do you look for in a patron?

    Power. In matters of patronage, always look to power. Until recently, I thought this was the only quality that mattered.

    (It turned out that "not ordering a hit on my immediate family" is also an important factor)

    In your opinion, what kind of governance does Port Carnelian really need?

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    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    lady ciel
    lady ciel
    Posts: 2546

    10/25/2014
    Oh dear - as a newcomer to London taking a trip to the carnival and looking, innocently, into a mirror.

    Question: What or who is your favourite pet/companion?

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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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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    8/3/2016
    I voted for Jenny, because my vote was brought to vote for Jenny.

    If you could make one thing in the Neath happen, what would it be and why?
    edited by Kylestien on 8/3/2016

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    I will accept all actions, though I hold the right to refuse for my own reasons. However, if you explain WHY you send me a harmful action like Loitering or Dantes,And I feel the reason good, I will consider it more. http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Kylestien

    Persuasive patron. You want a lesson, send me a message asking for one.
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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    4/7/2015
    Estelle Knoht wrote:


    Millicent Clathermont boinked a tiger. Rubbery lovers are now pedestrian. The rich boinks snuffers. Morality aside, how will you one-up them? You don't actually have to do it, mind you.



    Simple:

    Doing the impossible deed.
    The Bohemians will talk about this day for years to come, how you were a master of seduction. Society will at the same time condemm you and congratulate you. You are talked about from Watchmaker's Hill to The Palace. And all for boinking one of The Masters. People come to you asking how you pulled it off and what it was like. You just smile and leave them hanging. And oh, the things you've learned!

    Connected Bohemiens has risen to 500: Famed in tales!
    Connected Society has risen to 500: Toasted often!
    Connected The Master Of The Bazzar has risen to 50: Very well connected, if you catch my drift.
    Notabilty has increased to 20 - a book to yourself!
    You've gained 50 Dreadful Surmises!
    Connected Church has dropped to -500: depraved!


    If you had the chance, would you boink a Master? Is so, why, if not why not?

    --
    I will accept all actions, though I hold the right to refuse for my own reasons. However, if you explain WHY you send me a harmful action like Loitering or Dantes,And I feel the reason good, I will consider it more. http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Kylestien

    Persuasive patron. You want a lesson, send me a message asking for one.
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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    10/10/2015
    I once tried to boil a egg in Melted Lacre. Terrible idea. As in "Everything's on fire AND smells bad" bad.

    Have you ever had a idea that seemed like a good one at the time, only for it to turn out to be a absolutly terrible one? If so, what?

    --
    I will accept all actions, though I hold the right to refuse for my own reasons. However, if you explain WHY you send me a harmful action like Loitering or Dantes,And I feel the reason good, I will consider it more. http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Kylestien

    Persuasive patron. You want a lesson, send me a message asking for one.
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    Avian Overlord
    Avian Overlord
    Posts: 62

    11/12/2014
    Virgina the deviless. Showing the devils that despite their hunts, that no, they don't know the Forgotten Quarter all that well. One particular coup I am particularly fond of is how I tricked her into thinking the correspondence (some form of enchonian I believe) was the language of the "Stone Pigs". And they don't even exist! At least, not to my knowledge.

    Would you rather get drunk at a party of Mr. Wines or have a few hours with Mr.Pages books? Why?

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    The Principled Dectective-http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Corvidae
    Open for social actions of all sorts.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    10/12/2017
    Aberrant Eremite wrote:

    “Actually, that brings me to my own question: what do you regret more – the things you did, or the things you didn’t do?”


    "Hmmm ... since most of my regrets about the things I've done deal more with timing rather than the actual doing, I will say it is what I have not done that bothers me the most ... I stood at the gates of Hell and did not go in ... a prudent choice ... but oh how my curiosity still burns! So to speak.

    "Now ... what is the most adorably cute entity you have witnessed in London?"

    --
    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    1/27/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:

    Question: Do you believe that there should be repercussions for the numerous public executions of Rubbery Men during outbreaks of mob hysteria?


    Not only should there be ... there are! Allegedly. Or so I am told. Not that I know anything about how the leader of last week's anti-Rubbery riot was accidentally eaten by Marsh Wolves.

    Would you date a Rubbery Man/Woman/Other?



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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    1/14/2015
    My most precious -item-? Were the question about my most precious -thing- the answer would surely be my library. Even now my floors grown with its weight and I must need find new lodging. But item ... a single thing ... that would be my Counterfeit Head of John the Baptist; I am waiting until just the right moment to do something entirely depraved with it ...

    Question: Rubbery Men: Friends, Foes, or Lovers?

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    1/22/2015
    I am currently aligned with The Great Game; I sold them a secret and now they think we are best friends forever. My -real- people, of course, are the Bohemians (they accept and love my scandalous self).

    Question: Have you taken an non-human lover? Who or what was it?

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    1/26/2015
    A -ghastly- noise? Of course I must look around the corner to see what it is! Hopefully it is something gruesome and shocking the likes of which I have never seen before (like a Rubbery Man eating an Neddy Man).

    Question: Supposing it -is- a Rubbery Man eating a Neddy Man; what do you do?

    --
    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Taimi Felix
    Lady Taimi Felix
    Posts: 202

    11/21/2014
    Well, when I got married, I was quite aware that I was gaining a magnificent husband and new name, but I didn't realise that I was going to be a̶f̶f̶l̶i̶c̶t̶e̶d̶ er, the proud new possessor of a conscience as well. I hadn't realised they were contagious. So what was an exceptionally lethal lady to do? I had all the skills I'd carefully honed as a Licentiate, as well as a vast and varied array of weaponry, and all of those very quiet shoes. In the end I decided Monster Hunting was the closest thing suited to my talents and, though the transition left some lingering side effects I wasn't at all prepared for, I've settled into it quite nicely.

    My question, since we seem so often to focus on what we've lost by leaving the Surface behind, what's your favourite thing that you've gained by living in the 'Neath?

    --
    Lady Taimi Felix: Devoted Wife. Invisible Eminence. Patron of the Shadowy Arts. Monster Hunter. Lady of Adventure. Exceptionally Lethal. Loves a Good Chat over Coffee.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    9/13/2015
    Parvorus wrote:


    Given all the professions available in the Neath, which would you least like to have?


    Pickpocket I have to say. I can barely imagine--and I could certainly not actually DO--a job that required I NOT draw attention to myself. How tiresome!

    Question: What is the title of your favourite Neathy book?

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    9/12/2015
    Of the things that live in the Neath, which blood do you most wish to spill?

    That of anything or anybody who wishes to make London something other than it is, or to destroy it altogether. London is my delightful, decadent, and delicious home. I chose to move here for all of its charms and despite its flaws. Don't mess with my London!

    Question: What is your ideal Neathy home?

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    9/13/2015
    I've already written an epic novel! It is _The Phantom of Sin_: a Gothic Romance featuring an orphaned heroine, a large inheritance, a scheming uncle, a brave and pretty friend, a haunted(?) mansion, secret passages, and a great many flimsy nightgowns. Banned in fine bookstores all over London.

    Question: Do you think The Black-Shirted Radical -forgot- to ask a question, or is he attempting to radicalize our discussion by -intentionally- not asking a question?

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    12/19/2014
    Sinning Jenny and a Rubbery Man walk into a bar.

    Sinning Jenny says, "What a long day! I need a drink!"

    And the Rubbery Man says, "thrrreeeeeeeee umphulummmmmphum!!!"

    Ha! Brilliant!!


  • Question: What has been your favorite advent gift so far?
    edited by Lady Sapho Byron on 12/19/2014

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    11/16/2014
    My very favorite party trick is when you take a piece of lace, a cricket bat, a spoon and -- er. Hm. That one's probably not appropriate to tell in mixed company. My _second_ favorite party trick is this: I can tie the stem of a cherry in a knot using only my tongue.

    Question: On a related topic, what is your favorite Neathy pick-up line?

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/Lady%20Sapho%20L%20Byron
    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Macy Grey
    Macy Grey
    Posts: 19

    12/8/2014
    Trick question; Jack of Smiles is striking as we speak. Watch your back, friend.

    Do you have any family you are in contact with? If so, tell me a bit about them.

    --
    Always looking for more company down here.
    The Acrobat: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Macy~Grey

    Her brother, the Academic: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Frederick~Grey
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    NotaWalrus
    NotaWalrus
    Posts: 187

    10/14/2015
    Hmm... Perhaps my soul... Or my dearest... Perhaps the memories that remain...

    No, I know. The Neath itself, the spires of the Bazaar, the lights on the roof, the Apocyan glow of the waves of the zee, the Viric behind the mirrors, the honey, the glim, even the devils! Oh I once lived far from this cave of miracles, how I now do not know. This is indeed why the Liberation of Night must not succeed, oh but I digress, forgive me

    My question: What faction do you dislikes the most, and why?

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    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/NotaWalrus
    Ignacious, the Licentious Scholar, he will accept most social invitations, including boxed cats and affluent photographers (but only betrayals), though he is absent-minded and might take more time than entirely necessary. He apologizes.

    Good evening from Ignacious
    Ignacious's Backtory
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    Sestina Valdis
    Sestina Valdis
    Posts: 210

    11/9/2015
    Unfortunately, madame, I have no birds currently, although I am fond of them as well! I do love all of my creature companions quite equally, but Sister Magdalene, my dear blemmigan friend, has a special place in my heart. I am fond of the colour purple, and of fungus, and managing to gain the trust of a purple fungal being with the most elegant penmanship that I have seen on this side of the Zee has been a true privilege!

    Have you ever wondered why we are legally able to rename other human beings? That has always struck me as rather... eccentric.
    edited by Sestina Valdis on 11/9/2015

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    Sestina Valdis, the Saccharine Satirist.
    Appearance and Misc. Accoutrements
    A Past Scattered Across Discarded Stockings

    Fei Xue, the Artful Assassin.
    Self

    Edward de Riere, the Barebones Baron.

    Avatar by Daniel Ilinca.
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    Arensen
    Arensen
    Posts: 70

    10/14/2015
    "The strangest accomplishment?" he muses, before turning to his mantlepiece. "I feel that would be this. An eggshell. Painted black. I think, I'm fairly sure, it is in fact just an eggshell painted black. Despite my best efforts to discern its secrets, it remains stoicly an eggshell, and stoicly black. I found it, sitting on the end of my bed after a bizarre dream, with the certainty that I'd Accomplished something. So whether or not it really was an accomplishment, it was certainly the strangest. My question now. What is the single most treasured possession that you own?"

    --
    Mysteries are fire. Truth burns.
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Arensen
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    Vincent Asmund
    Vincent Asmund
    Posts: 303

    8/3/2016
    Vincent grins. "I'd say it's a definite yay. Tigers are quite intelligent, acute and majestic."

    The author then turns to the next person. "You are told that soon, a Sixth City will be taken. What do you think and say?"
    edited by Vincent Asmund on 8/3/2016

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    Vincent Åsmund
    , a rather charming fellow. Do stop by for a cup of tea.
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    Lamia Lawless
    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    3/30/2016
    absimiliard wrote:
    "If I may, what was the most heartbreaking decision you've had to make?"


    Betraying the Bishop's confession. When they write another book about the contradictions and paradoxes inherent in human nature, be sure to let them know that, apparently, it's possible to feel deeply satisfied and saddened by the very same act, at the very same time.

    The censors' methods for deciding which material is unfit for the public are sometimes straightforward (pornography) and sometimes esoteric (anything by Oscar Wilde). What's the most fascinating- or baffling- proscribed material you've ever read?

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    Kolanowski
    Kolanowski
    Posts: 148

    9/1/2015
    Jonathan Galloway wrote:
    Now that question is out of the way, what is the most interesting thing you smuggled into Fallen London?


    Ah, hah hah hah... There was a certain creature that I had to smuggle into Fallen London from the Surface. It was not easy - suffice to say, the easiest way to achieve this was through dirigibles going to and from New Newgate! But ah, a being so marvellous, so beautiful, so captivating... the whole ordeal was certainly worth it, if only to present the delighful thing to Londoners.

    That thing, kind sir... was me.

    Now, let loose the juicy gossip and tell me, delicious friends: what is the most nefarious, most sinful, most immoral, sweetest act of evil that you performed during your stay in the Neath? Just asking, for... research. Research for a psychological thesis, yes.

    --
    Kazimierz Kolanowski, gentleman, scholar, humble servant of the Maw. Chaotic Evil. Open to all social actions & accepting almost all requests. Might sell you to Satan for a single corn chip.
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    6/25/2016
    Flesh-Stick: *hangs head*

    YES, MA'M. SORRY MA'M.
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    Hobnail
    Hobnail
    Posts: 179

    1/17/2016
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:

    Possibly asked before? But worth repeating I think. What is your favorite Neathy night-cap?


    Hmm! It can certainly be difficult to choose! A dry sherry before bed, naturally, both delicious and veritably medicinal. Fine roasted coffee, brewed and brought to a pearly whiteness with light milk in the Algerian style, if one must avoid alcohol. An infusion can be made with thinly sliced ginger root, the flavour of the resulting concoction resembles the urine of ruminants to some degree but is not without its charm. A flame applied to high quality boot polish will render it into a liquid that I find IRRESISTIBLE, it has an EXTRAORDINARY creaminess upon the palate.

    Hmm! HMM! HOT GOATS BLOOD WITH BITTER HERBS ON VERY COLD NIGHTS, HOLLY AND HEMLOCK AND TANNIS ROOT! WELL WATER DRAWN WITH AN IRON BUCKET, WELL BOILED AND WELL SALTED! ENGINE OIL COOLED BY THE ZEE! A DRAM OF AMMONIA! A TINCTURE OF RAT BONES!

    SO!

    WHY IS WATER?

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    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    1/25/2016
    Flesh-Stick: WOAH, THAT'S A FULL NEATHBOW, ALL THE WAY! DOUBLE NEATHBOW OH MY GOD! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? IT'S SO INTENSE AND IT'S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A TRIPLE NEATHBOW! OH MY GOD IT'S FULL-ON! DOUBLE NEATHBOW ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE...UH...CAVERN ROOF! WHAT DOES IT MEAN?????????

    *BREAKS DOWN SOBBING*

    ALSO, DOES INVISIBLE COUNT AS A COLOR?

    NO THAT'S NOT MY QUESTION. MY QUESTION IS...WOULD ANYONE BE WILLING TO BRING ME SOME NEW PANTS? I CAN'T HANDLE THESE INTENSE NEATHBOWS LIKE I USED TO...
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    5/28/2015
    The most notable thing from the Cave? It would have to be the delicious recipe I found for delicious Zoup! Mind, I have not actually -made- it, but it must be wonderful, right?

    Question: Who is your most adored romantic partner in the Neath? And why?

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    Zhorgren
    Zhorgren
    Posts: 23

    5/15/2015
    Quoth, my black raven, has dined on men, women, devils, devilesses, drownies, and at one point, even found a scrap of a Master’s cloak once. He never shuts up about that one. Tasted of Gant. He tried a Rubbery Man once, but found them too chewy for his beak. Neither Quoth, nor Maggie, my white raven, let me eat. They say I don’t need to. I’m so hungry, I can barely speak. I can’t disobey them. Please, don’t tell them I’m speaking to you. Please...


    What is your favourite colour of the Neathbow?
    edited by Zhorgren on 5/15/2015

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    "Elapsam semel occasionem non ipse potest Iuppiter reprehendere, Quoth"

    "Shut up, Maggie"

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    Mr. Zane
    Mr. Zane
    Posts: 62

    6/4/2015
    Estelle Knoht wrote:

    Who is allowed into your bedroom?


    What a capital idea! I shall make my way to the Flit and make inquiries.

    In my bedroom?

    Well, my ravens and kitten have free reign in my house, so they come and go, especially Khoshekh, the little scamp.

    Other than them, I am quite particular about those I let in my bedroom, as I keep my typewriter in there, the better to jot down snippets when one wakes, and incautious fingers can jam up the works something awful. I thrashed some overly inquisitive fans of my work when they broke the ribbon. Oddly, while such behavior I would consider shameful and nigh unforgivable seems to have only enlivened the others and increased their number. Although they do now stay outside unless invited in.

    What new experience in the Neath required the most mental adjustment?
    edited by Mr. Zane on 6/4/2015

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    "Meow."
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    Gerald Edgerton
    Gerald Edgerton
    Posts: 127

    12/10/2015
    A virgin? No, but for having been down here as long as I have I've had very few partners. I experimented with a Starving Artist once, and now he won't leave me alone. I dated a Rising Model for awhile, but she never challenged me. Perhaps my most prolonged engagement was with the Barbed Wit, but that was lust, not love. And I fell in love with a Constable, once. The best. But that was a long time ago and I was not nearly then what I am now. She left. Had to get away from people from whom I couldn't protect her for long.

    I'm not going back to Newgate, do you hear me?! And although I of course would NEVER venture afoul of the law, one must be mindful of who one lets into one's confidences or one's bed. For now I'm married to the Game.

    Sacksmas isn't far off, and soon lacre will be in abundance. What has been your most heartbreaking disappointment?
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    Bertrand Leonidas Poole
    Bertrand Leonidas Poole
    Posts: 336

    5/27/2016
    I wasn't aware that gothic novels could have too many monsters. If anything, we need more monsters in gothic fiction.

    Let's have monsters as the ingenues! As sweet, horrifying young ingenues!
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    Edimonde
    Edimonde
    Posts: 1

    12/21/2014
    Hm, the Neath could do with some colour. Everything is so drab and dreary dont you think? My fashion idea would be luminescent bow-ties to lighten the mood up a little!

    Speaking of drab and dreary things, what do you do to lighten up your mood after a long day of looking into the abyss?

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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    12/18/2014
    I don't even know where the Wars of Illusion are. I hear they are in Mahogany Hall, bot not how to bring it about. Thus I know not the difference between Glass and Shroud. Though going by just the names I imagine the glass is not pleasant since I know not all things behind glass are exactly good...

    What is your favorite area in our city and why?

    --
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    Posts: 1329

    11/3/2015
    The one buying me drinks, of course.

    How many people have spent time with the Boatman because of you?

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    Posts: 1329

    1/21/2016
    the truthseeker wrote:
    What life-changing experience has transformed your way of doing things compared to how you used to do things before?

    Dying.


    Which FL or SS character would you like to challenge to a K&C duel?

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    phryne
    Posts: 1329

    1/28/2016
    Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
    Who would you feed to Marsh Wolves if you could? Not that I'm offering that opportunity.

    The whole Ministry of Public Decency! Those killjoys have prevented my last three poetry collections from being published! Apparently, they were "libelous and seditious"? Pfff, so what? What do they know about art?

    Have you ever seen a rabbit in the Neath? Or a hare? Where are they? I would so love a pet rabbit... with a waistcoat, and a pocket-watch. wink

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    Amelia Syrus
    Posts: 626

    4/29/2016
    Inchoatl wrote:
    Upon my arrival to the Neath, I was intrigued by the fact that street signs, of all things, were items of great contention and scarcity. Would anyone enlighten me as to why such a prohibition has been levied against these items in particular? Are the Names themselves taboo, or is it something to do with the actual object?



    You sound like a bloke from the University. So many of you are ready with not one but several questions all the time. All it is all day is talk and explosions, explosions and talk. All day long with you lot. Bloody ridiculous and noisy if you tell me. But alright, I usually charge people for such information too but here's a quick tip from me. It's scarce cause no one wants to risk losing their life trying to get a sign. Anything more and you'll have to pay me up front.

    Any of you ever heard of the Cheery Man before?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    Lady V.
    Lady V.
    Posts: 70

    5/12/2016
    "Hmm, if my memory has not became addled, I do recall deciding not to question matters too much after encountering people with the faces of squid in my first week or so. Only so much a human brain can process at once.
    Funny. I wonder if one could ever truly get "used" to the whimsy and mysteries of the Neath. It's quite a transition from the Surface. Have you heard of the works of that crazy naturalist Charles R. Darwin? The one who presented the claim of something called "evolution?" Funny theories. He seems to think that the ancestor of humans were apes.
    So, hypothetically, if Mr. Darwin is correct, one could argue that only the most adaptable of a species survive. Likewise, only those who get used and adapt to the ways of the Neath thrive, while those who don't become...mad...and still stick around...? And since death becomes significantly more difficult down here...erm...

    ...I think I just lost my own train of thought. I didn't know what I was trying to say.
    What is your most prized possession?"
    edited by EnigmaticVixen on 5/12/2016

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    Professor Strix
    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    5/23/2016
    Amelia Syrus wrote:
    So I've been finking, seems like thars a lot of aunts in the Neath and plenty o' blokes who are right tossed bout it too. Seems blooming strange what with this place bein underground and such. But 'ow do you fink thars so many aunts?


    I blame a ring of con women (or maybe a single resourceful woman). I do not even HAVE an aunt, yet a woman claiming to be "my dear Aunt Elizabeth" just showed up one day saying that she got my letter about the Neath and decided to visit. Would you believe it? I let her in for a while, so I could unravel her scheme, but when she saw I was unto her, she eloped away with some devils.

    Do you have any other relatives down here?

    --
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    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    4/27/2016
    It is the most curious thing. At first, I thought that it has changed me for the worse. I mean, I deliberately went in a rash of burglaries to earn favours and renown among criminals and to make me a better investigator, even knowing that stealing is abhorrent. I still keep everything I earned in those burglaries locked in a chest, and will use it for charity work when the opportunity arises. Maybe I will build an orphanage or something.

    But then, I remember that I was not a saint back in Surface. Hell, my expertise in breaking and entering was not something I learned on the Neath. Sometimes I wish I did not have to always choose between the bad and the even worse.

    ---

    Is there anyone from Surface that you wish would be here?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    6/17/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    What is your opinion on cricket?


    It packs more protein than rat and is generally a better option for nutrition, costing less resources to raise.

    I may be spending too much time training bats.


    What are your thoughs on Rattus Faber?

    --
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    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    4/24/2016
    Oooo, it was a penny dreadful about a certain master thief that confounded the constables for months and disappeared in the shadows. A thief that's totally not me.

    What do you rave about when you are mad?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    5/17/2016
    Amelia Syrus wrote:
    For that matter, any one here ever been out to the Unterzee? If not, thoughts on zailors?


    The answer to this question comes tied in a messenger bat:

    "Greetings! I AM at the Zee, right now. More precisely, at the Sea of Voices. It is the most interesting place. I am currently on a Voyage od Scientific Discovery and I must say, these waters house the most fascinating secrets! I have learned so much that I can barely contain it on my head. I might pursue some more doctorates as I come back to London.

    Now, a question back to you: do you train your pets/companions to do some specific job? Are they any good at it?

    (Also: could someone feed this bat some cave crickets? It flew quite a bit to reach you and deserves some.)"

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    vanillafog
    Posts: 16

    3/28/2016
    Ah. Although I don't much care for material pleasures, I did bring the twin vices of bibliomania and scribomania from the Surface. This is especially problematic when the things you read have a habit of bleeding your eyes and burning your hair, and your written works spontaneously combust.

    If you could become personally acquainted with one Master, which would it be?

    --
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    The Absurd Rogue
    The Absurd Rogue
    Posts: 1049

    1/27/2016
    Eli: I would dismount the brass knocker on my door and imbue it with life. Maybe then people will LEAVE ME ALONE WHEN I'M TRYING TO GET SOMETHING DONE. It's harder to use a knocker when it yelps in pain.

    Question: What's your solution when someone is impolite to you?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    Glass Doll
    Glass Doll
    Posts: 52

    6/25/2016
    Maestra Valencia: Naturally I would speak of...

    I see I've been interrupted by this 'Flesh-Stick'. Hmmph. Well, you might be the answer to your question. Or perhaps you would be wildly entertaining. It would depend on the party.

    Glass Doll: /stares blankly at Flesh Stick for a bit before going back to brushing her doll's hair/

    ... what is the most unusual thing you've seen at Zee?...
    edited by Glass Doll on 6/25/2016

    --
    Glass Doll An odd little duck with a preoccupation for dolls and dreams.

    Maestra Valencia: An erstwhile primadonna from the Surface who wants to regain her former glory.
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    Gail Gerrund
    Gail Gerrund
    Posts: 18

    6/5/2016
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
    Which gate have you most often used to enter the Bazaar?



    A tricky question, but the only true entrance is the Wicket. There is a sea more sunless.

    A sensitive question, don't answer if you put your charge in danger: Who do you protect?

    --
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    The Absurd Rogue
    The Absurd Rogue
    Posts: 1049

    1/29/2016
    Eli Lowe: I was fighting a tomb-colonist who decided to take up a "life" of swordplay, despite being sedentary his entire existence. Once he challenged me, I simply waited until he decomposed to the point of complete helplessness and then swept him into a sewer grate.
    It didn't take as long as one might imagine. I never heard back from him, but I can safely say that I won the duel.

    A question, if I may?
    Would you rather be found guilty of a sin of cruelty or mercy?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    2/3/2016
    Eli Lowe: Maria! I would never place you for a revolutionary thief! I recently introduced you to my friends as The Innocent Law-Abider! *tips hat to the three Constables standing at the street corner.* Afternoon, gentlemen.

    A question, if I may?
    When you are trying to impress a lady/man/gentleperson/attractive statue, what do you boast about?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
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    Posts: 759

    7/6/2016
    Absimiliard bursts out laughing at the Reverend's answer. "How cruel, yet also how accurate from your description."

    "For myself I have a stock response to people on my doorstep I do not wish to deal with. I look up the staircase near my door and yell in my loudest most commanding voice, 'Igor, get the bonesaws!' It is rare for someone to remain at that point -- and, frankly, if they do they are interesting enough that I shall probably enjoy a conversation with them."

    ---

    Money, or Morality, and why?

    --
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    Eating nightmares from friends -- and I'm easy to befriend.
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    4/30/2016
    I normally put my money on the Turkish Girl. But I heard she was stuck with a true oaf of a dance partner and he stepped on one of her feet. The gossips swear it's true, they saw it, along with her ankles. So, just maybe, this time I might bet on another racer.

    I am told, by a witness, that the Bazaar forbade Love to the denizens of Axile, does anyone know why that was?

    --
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    Eating nightmares from friends -- and I'm easy to befriend.
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    3/30/2016
    I think the last question asked was: "If you could permanetly kill a Master, what Master would you kill?"

    Absimiliard: "From what I hear we'd all be better off if Mr. "Eaten" was truly gone for good."

    "If I may, what was the most heartbreaking decision you've had to make?"

    --
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    Eating nightmares from friends -- and I'm easy to befriend.
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    Viti Rose
    Viti Rose
    Posts: 32

    1/15/2016
    delphinus wrote:
    What's the least helpful thing anyone has ever done for - or to - you?
    edited by delphinus on 1/15/2016

    ... Promise me my husband then use that promise to take my soul and practically enslave me to a contract that no matter how hard I try I can't get out of. I'm stuck with a contract that I got into because I loved someone and the best part is that I've forgotten how to feel love anymore and the only hope I have is to find him in some vain attempt that maybe just maybe he'll remind me of what emotions feel like.
    ...
    ...
    ...
    If you could reverse the clock and change your choices... what would you change?
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    Viti Rose
    Posts: 32

    1/25/2016
    Kukapetal wrote:
    Flesh-Stick: WOAH, THAT'S A FULL NEATHBOW, ALL THE WAY! DOUBLE NEATHBOW OH MY GOD! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? IT'S SO INTENSE AND IT'S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A TRIPLE NEATHBOW! OH MY GOD IT'S FULL-ON! DOUBLE NEATHBOW ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE...UH...CAVERN ROOF! WHAT DOES IT MEAN?????????

    *BREAKS DOWN SOBBING*

    ALSO, DOES INVISIBLE COUNT AS A COLOR?

    NO THAT'S NOT MY QUESTION. MY QUESTION IS...WOULD ANYONE BE WILLING TO BRING ME SOME NEW PANTS? I CAN'T HANDLE THESE INTENSE NEATHBOWS LIKE I USED TO...

    Uhh, yes good sir I suppose I could. *Starts looking for some pants in her wardrobe* Uhh, here *hands him a skirt with a pair of scarlet stockings* I'm afraid thats all I have. On the bright side they do look dashing!

    So, what do you think Mrs Brite does to her goat when people are not looking. *Runs out giggling*
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    GamerGallade
    Posts: 92

    1/28/2016
    I don't know if jack counts because there is technically no proof he exists, but if he does, he is certainly the worst. He may be easy to eliminate, but unlike the worst monsters, jack of smiles cannot be permanently killed. Sure, one could incapacitate him by blinding it's current form with the bejeweled cane and then quickly shooting him with a rifle, but he'll always be back and angrier than ever. (Do try the cane thing. Works every time)

    What was the easiest fight you ever fought?
    edited by GamerGallade on 1/28/2016

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    I just noticed if you try to record "why is it so easy to get lost in Fallen London?" The title changes to "What are they trying to hide?"
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    Anne Auclair
    Posts: 2215

    10/10/2017
    "Oh, it's so easy to switch back and forth between the rituals of the Game and the rituals of the Church. I've done it four times now and I'll certainly do it again."

    "So, tell me, how do you take your Darkdrop?"

    --
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    Rysiek
    Posts: 694

    2/13/2016
    Estelle Knoht wrote:
    Màiread wrote:
    I'll start us off again!

    Have you ever had a broken heart? How did you mend it, if you did?


    Nope! I guess that isn't very exciting, but not all of us has been involved in heartbreaking tales with top billings.

    When you were a new arrival, how did the city treat you?



  • Maria & Rysiek: RUDELY! THEY THREW US IN PRISON!

    Were you taken something away while getting here?

    --
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    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
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    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    3/30/2016
    Eli: None.
    -checks to make sure there isn't anyone listening in-
    While I'm tempted to say Mr Irons, I'm not sure that anyone taking his places would be leagues better than him. I might say Mr Wines because he keeps ripping me off and also profits from deforming lack of moderation. I think I'll linger somewhere between the two.
    As for who I'd become acquainted with, probably Mr Pages. He looks like he has some things to say.

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    5/30/2016
    Eli: I was a student only long enough to get a Bachelor Degree. I forget what my major even was, I could have done it with my eyes closed. I've never been supremely book-smart, it's just that Benthic is very lax compared to Summerset. Their curriculum is tight as a Snuffer's bonnet.

    Question for you, the one with the face...
    What makes you happy?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    The Absurd Rogue
    The Absurd Rogue
    Posts: 1049

    5/23/2016
    Eli: Excellent tattoo artists. Terrible spies. Why are they terrible spies? Because I know they're spies. And now you do too. Whoopsie-doodle.

    How has your aunt blighted you recently? Don't even pretend like you don't have an aunt. You have an aunt. I know for a FACT that you have an aunt. So, what happened?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    The Absurd Rogue
    The Absurd Rogue
    Posts: 1049

    7/3/2016
    Eli: What the hell kind of a question is-

    EZ: Yes.

    If you could look into the future, would you?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    1/17/2016
    Estelle Knoht wrote:

    No caps, wearable or drinkable.

    What is your position on Snuffers?



    Preferably on the other side of its cage's bars.


    Hobnail wrote:


    SO!

    WHY IS WATER?


    BECAUSE IT'S WET!!


    What is your favourite of all the tattoos soon to be offered by the Lady in Lilac? And why is that one your favourite? (Excluding the Nomen one)

    .
    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 1/17/2016

    --
    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Charlotte%20de%20Witte
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    Rysiek
    Rysiek
    Posts: 694

    3/31/2016
    Lamea Lawless wrote:
    absimiliard wrote:
    "If I may, what was the most heartbreaking decision you've had to make?"


    Betraying the Bishop's confession. When they write another book about the contradictions and paradoxes inherent in human nature, be sure to let them know that, apparently, it's possible to feel deeply satisfied and saddened by the very same act, at the very same time.

    The censors' methods for deciding which material is unfit for the public are sometimes straightforward (pornography) and sometimes esoteric (anything by Oscar Wilde). What's the most fascinating- or baffling- proscribed material you've ever read?



  • Maria: there was mushroom poetry... weird and illegal
    Rysiek: my sisters books. She can write very well
    Agata: I am a fan of Ms. Von Ravenscrofts books, myself.

    What was the most BORING book you ever read?

    --
    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    Lamia Lawless
    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    10/19/2017
    "I have been sheltering orphans in Spite. Nowhere in the Neath is "safe," exactly. Not Veilgarden. Certainly not the Shuttered Palace. If you're not prepared to carve out safety with your own teeth and nails, then you don't deserve to call yourself a guardian."

    What is the most awe-inspiring natural feature of the Neath, in your opinion?

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    Lamia Lawless
    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    4/29/2016
    Amelia Syrus wrote:
    Inchoatl wrote:
    Upon my arrival to the Neath, I was intrigued by the fact that street signs, of all things, were items of great contention and scarcity. Would anyone enlighten me as to why such a prohibition has been levied against these items in particular? Are the Names themselves taboo, or is it something to do with the actual object?



    You sound like a bloke from the University. So many of you are ready with not one but several questions all the time. All it is all day is talk and explosions, explosions and talk. All day long with you lot. Bloody ridiculous and noisy if you tell me. But alright, I usually charge people for such information too but here's a quick tip from me. It's scarce cause no one wants to risk losing their life trying to get a sign. Anything more and you'll have to pay me up front.

    Any of you ever heard of the Cheery Man before?


    I don't charge for conjectures: The Bazaar has tunnels under just about every part of the city, and then some, and occasionally it sees fit to rearrange a few streets. I think the street signs are contraband because no one wants us to notice that the streets are moving.

    I've heard of him. I heard he refused to touch the soul trade, and lost the use of his legs for his trouble. It's always interesting when a man who has almost no scruples risks his life to defend the few he does have.

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    Lamia Lawless
    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    6/15/2016
    "Er... 'crunch crunch,' 'zzzzz'?"

    This question makes me laugh. I want to see someone else answer it.

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    A Dimness
    A Dimness
    Posts: 613

    7/14/2016
    What gives you hope?


    A good few bottles of Broken Giant 1844

    If you had to choose between owning a batcatrat, a catratbat, or a ratbatcat, which one would you prefer?

    --
    A truth so strange it can only be lied into existence
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    lukeskylicker
    lukeskylicker
    Posts: 85

    6/23/2018
    Azothi wrote:

    Question: What is the greatest challenge that London faces today?


    Aside from this election? I would say our unwillingness to come together and agree, as a majority, on the challenges we face. I am aware that there will always be discontent minorities on everything. What I'm talking about is even, three way splits, between people who think something is bad, people who think something is good, and people who don't care.

    Look at the soul trade, the Bazaar, scandal and everything it implies. If we sat down and agreed if they were issues we would have promoted or eradicated them long ago!

    Question: If you could change any one thing about London, what would it be and how.

    --
    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/lukeskylicker
    A man who likes to sound smart when he's really just making it up as he goes.

    Rehabilitator of Wretched Mogs.
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    lukeskylicker
    lukeskylicker
    Posts: 85

    6/25/2018
    BiggerBoy wrote:

    Question:Who do you think should run for mayor next year?


    The Dark Spectacled Admiral (he could finally get some desperately needed funds).
    Virginia (Hell is no longer subtle since Mr. Slowcake anounced his canidacy).
    And two urchins in a trenchcoat (I don't care which so long as they have a trenchcoat and the top one tries to sound mature).

    asinineFlatfoot wrote:

    <snip> Perhaps it would be best for someone else to answer this question


    Don't mind if I do!

    Question: If you could have any food from the surface, perfectly cooked and all, what would it be? (Thought I would stick with the interchanging surface theme).

    --
    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/lukeskylicker
    A man who likes to sound smart when he's really just making it up as he goes.

    Rehabilitator of Wretched Mogs.
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    asinineFlatfoot
    asinineFlatfoot
    Posts: 85

    6/24/2018
    lukeskylicker wrote:
    Question: If you could change any one thing about London, what would it be and how.

    To change London is to create something which is London no longer. There is nothing I would change; let London be what it is. Let it change naturally over time, as do we all.

    Question: Our choice of attire is important, here in the Neath. What we wear can make the difference between success and failure... but let's say it didn't. Suppose you could wear anything you like without hindering your ventures. What sort of clothing would you prefer to wear?

    --
    [spoiler](This is an RP account for The Asinine Flatfoot, an insane detective bent on self-destruction in pursuit of something terrible. If you hear me say something that sounds dreary, depressed, or suicidal, please do not worry about me; it's all part of the character. I am in good health.)[/spoiler]
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    incerteza
    incerteza
    Posts: 103

    7/12/2018
    MrEvil135 wrote:
    Alejandro: To the next citizen of this most glorious city of London: Do you have a destiny? If so, what is it?

    My destiny basically said "your tattoo will freak out even krakens". Rude.

    Which Surface holiday or festival would you like to import to the Neath?
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    Strawbreevee
    Strawbreevee
    Posts: 25

    6/24/2018
    asinineFlatfoot wrote:


    Question: Our choice of attire is important, here in the Neath. What we wear can make the difference between success and failure... but let's say it didn't. Suppose you could wear anything you like without hindering your ventures. What sort of clothing would you prefer to wear?



    Strawbreevee: An incredibly expensive purple suit. Most likely with my academic gown billowing over it. And that talking hat. Just because.
    Northe: A crown of teeth. A dress of weeping scars. A pair of luminous goggles, stained with candle-wax.
    The Nameless PoSI: EVERY SINGLE HAT I CAN FIND, ON TOP OF EACH OTHER!
    Question: What city, if you could choose, would you like to become the sixth?
    edited by Strawbreevee on 6/24/2018

    --
    Strawbreevee - The Princely Correspondent. Best-selling author, royalty, and in possession of a rather bonny gem. Main Account. All non-dupes accepted! Orphanage invites especially accepted.
    The Siamese Servant! Most recommended maidservant in Slowcake’s, menacing, and [redacted]. Alternate Account. All socials accepted, even dupes and names.
    Northe Lights - The Northbound Bride... Jaw-droppingly beautiful, charming, and speaker of things that should not be. Seeker Account [Hiatus]

    Abandoned Accounts:§
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    Daedalus_Falk
    Daedalus_Falk
    Posts: 230

    10/9/2017
    Look, my good man, Love cannot be constrained by such trivialities as "decency", "humanity", or "social mores"!

    I myself have made love to monsters in both mind and deed - at the same time. Once, for example, I had a rendezvous with a Sorrow-Spider council and a Seeker of the Name in the Iron Republic. Sixteen hours of uninterrupted lovemaking on top of a lightning bolt (it being the Iron Republic), ended only when my companions were turned into butterflies (again: Iron Republic). Wonderful.

    Which is the most morally righteous Master of the Bazaar? That is to say, which of them would you say is the best person (of an admittedly bad lot), morally speaking?
    edited by Daedalus_Falk on 10/9/2017

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Daedalus_Falk

    ----

    For I was hungry, and you gave me rats. I was thirsty, and you gave me rats. I was naked, and you gave me rats. The rodents were gathered together, the cats slept in the Sun’s blindness, and the rats rose like the Moon, in the light at the edge of the cheese.
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    Amelia Syrus
    Amelia Syrus
    Posts: 626

    5/24/2016
    THIS ISN'T THE FECKIN' SALON YOU BLOODY NUDIST! Feckin' swear.... it's not even uncommon knowledge. The balmy cats o' ta duchess should know ta same by now and o' course ya ran off. Always got your tail down and running like ta boatman is nippin at ya heels, ya do. Be wastin so much time usin my blade on an ounce of ya flesh.

    Ignorin' ta bloke who keeps babblin' for bloody knows what reason, what's ta state of affairs over in the shuttered palace? 'Ave any o' you been thar before?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    Gideon
    Gideon
    Posts: 21

    6/13/2016
    My choice would be the same as Absimiliards, and given the state of my current lodgings that would be preferable in any case.
    But it is cheating a bit, for when would the arms of a lover not be considered home, even if it's only for a night?

    Passing on the question like before.

    absimiliard wrote:


    dragonridingsorceress wrote:
    If you find yourself out and about, and you can't get home, where would you choose to stay for the night?




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    Teaspoon
    Teaspoon
    Posts: 866

    11/3/2017
    *twenty minutes of enthusiastic babble later, concerning some inane Surface sport that involves ice-skating while hitting people with sticks*

    "But I wouldn't want to bore anyone. D'you think anyone will ever raise London back to the Surface one day?"
    edited by Teaspoon on 11/3/2017

    --
    Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Alt%20Ern
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    Teaspoon
    Teaspoon
    Posts: 866

    12/3/2017
    "My mortal enemy? I wouldn't be surprised if he had himself posted to me just to see my reaction. Come to think of it, I'd better keep an eye out for any person-sized packages..."

    "Suppose the Masters ordered you to send a Christmas card to one of their number, which one gets it?"
    edited by Teaspoon on 12/3/2017

    --
    Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Alt%20Ern
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    Teaspoon
    Teaspoon
    Posts: 866

    12/17/2017
    "Stone, I think. To ask what's going on with that whole immortality business- and other things. I mean, it probably wouldn't work, but I could ask, right?"

    "Question. Does anyone know where I can buy one of those jillyfleur cloaks I've heard so much about?"

    --
    Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Alt%20Ern
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    Eglantine-Fox
    Eglantine-Fox
    Posts: 872

    6/14/2016
    "...Too much hethersprite, not enough concentration. Ahem."

    "If you were transformed, thanks to your sympathies or actions, into some other form of the Neath's sapient life, what would it be?"

    --
    Eglantine Fox, the charming and androgynous Correspondent, teetering between hobbies of seduction and self-destruction.

    Siobhan O'Malley, Irish patriot (or 'bl__dy Fenian' if you're impolite).

    Isidore Day, an up-and-coming London gentleman. All allegations of wrongdoing are categorically denied.
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    Addis Rook
    Addis Rook
    Posts: 125

    10/9/2017
    "How 'human' are you?"

    Addis stares blankly and hesitates for a moment, as though momentarily paralyzed by such a question. His raven shifts on his shoulder uneasily. A hint of grief flashes across his face.

    "I am quite human, thank you very much... Probably moreso than most people in London, actually."

    Crimson eyes narrow ever so subtly in suspicion, meeting similarly red eyes as he raises his teacup to his lips. "I do wonder, however, what your reasons are for a question whose answer should be a foregone conclusion."

    He looks down at his tea with far off, misty eyes.

    "If your lifelong love became a monster, warped into something utterly hideous by the lawlessness of the Neath, in either mind or body, would you still love them, if they loved you? How far would you go to make it work?"
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    Addis Rook
    Addis Rook
    Posts: 125

    11/17/2017
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    I am visiting for short time. Will be gone soon. What sights should I see while in London? Have only one good eye right now, may find new one before long. What is pretty? What is not-in-pleasing-way?

    "If you want desolate beauty, I have seen none greater than the highest points of the Flit during a light glim-fall. It's almost like being back on the surface on a winter's night, if snow were broken pieces of the sky."

    "If you could have an endless supply of one of the following delivered to you here in the Neath from the Surface for free, which would you pick? Surface fruits, surface vegetables, or real meat and cheese?"
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    The Masked Felon
    The Masked Felon
    Posts: 59

    10/10/2017
    Freshly ground and fully prepared, with sugar please. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XpmD_fjt6I

    If you could steal someone's face and wear it for a day, whose face would that be?


    edited by The Masked Felon on 10/10/2017
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    The Masked Felon
    The Masked Felon
    Posts: 59

    7/8/2016
    The Starveling Kitty! The Starveling Kitty!
    It's still alive and more's the pity!

    What would you do if you encountered your doppelganger?
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    Sandi Gummy
    Sandi Gummy
    Posts: 75

    7/10/2016
    Pleasure!

    Which election candidate are you picking?

    --
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Julia~Jokes

    Hello all I am new xD
    You can play chess or do things with me ^^
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    Sandi Gummy
    Sandi Gummy
    Posts: 75

    9/11/2016
    Edward Frye wrote:
    Edward Frye thinks a moment before saying, "The Duchess, I already know one of her secrets, but there seem to be so many more. Why does she love cats so much, why won't she answer your questions? I also enjoy her company, her cats are so adorable!"

    Who, or who would you like to be, closest to? Who else might you choose?


    The University! People get along in schools. xD

    Who might you choose?

    --
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Julia~Jokes

    Hello all I am new xD
    You can play chess or do things with me ^^
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    Sandi Gummy
    Sandi Gummy
    Posts: 75

    7/16/2016
    Nope! Julia has no long time job yet!

    Did you make any new friends this election??

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Julia~Jokes

    Hello all I am new xD
    You can play chess or do things with me ^^
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    zinkul
    zinkul
    Posts: 2

    10/16/2016
    Questions can become riddles, with a right line of thought. Every form of inquiry leads to the truth, but questions in their purest form can paint a bigger picture...

    And I ask, how far you would be willing to go, for an important secret?

    --
    Zinkul:
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Zinkul

    Layfa:
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Layfa
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    Simon Crawe
    Simon Crawe
    Posts: 1

    10/28/2016
    The parlor door open and a tall man unravels from the shadows, a mildly disturbing yet intoxicating charm about him. "Addiction?" he starts, "Well that would have to be camaraderie." An aura of tranquil joy emanates from him as he continues, "But more than just the companion, I am addicted to evoking pleasure within them. The rush of pure happiness cuts through the dark skies of Neath and is a refreshing bliss that is unique and delicious every time."

    The man seats himself comfortably on one of the more stolid looking chairs and announces, "My name is Simon Crawe, and I am relatively new here, just two weeks since arriving from the surface. So I must ask, what advice could you give to a young, fresh-faced explorer of the Neath?"
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    Siankan
    Siankan
    Posts: 1031

    1/18/2019
    Jack Crow wrote:
    What is your thought on Hunter keep? Do you like the sisters? if not, what you think would be a good replacement?

    Replacement? You aren't intending to evict them from their own home, are you?

    Anyway, they're delightful young women. A bit too interested in love stories and Gothic horror for safety, down here, but so far nothing untoward has occurred. I am still unsure what to make of the wait staff.

    How will you end? The Surface? The Sanatorium? Or wings?

    --
    Prof. Sian Kan, at your service.
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    Aberrant Eremite
    Aberrant Eremite
    Posts: 359

    10/12/2017
    Hannah Lucy Ku wrote:

    "Ugh, the bloody palace fer sure. It's pretty enough, yeah. All nice silks and all." she chirps bitterly. "But 'er Graciousness insists I wear a dress when I go. With frills. Actual, real frills!"

    For sure, the Sullen Delinquent bears no frills now. All raggedy cap and threadbare coat against the rising swell. A heavy wooden bat taps against a rooftop's brittle tiles, and the rope bridge sways and creaks. They've cornered themselves, now. But they don't yet know. No need to rush. No one wants what comes next.

    "Orl'right, yer turn. Let's see then." she turns, stops at the closed door to a quiet little shack. The lock doesn't hold, and the wood splinters. They yell. "Do you think you'll ever be a good person?"



    Tanith Wyrmwood, now an elegant young woman in Parabola-linen and emeralds, watches the ragged girl going about her ugly work with something like nostalgia. “Most of the time,” she comments, “I think I am a good person. Then I remember some of the things I’ve done,” the corner of her mouth quirks unhappily, “and I’m not so sure.


    “Actually, that brings me to my own question: what do you regret more – the things you did, or the things you didn’t do?”

    --
    Hieronymus Drake: Gentleman scholar, big-game hunter, scar-faced aristocrat. Remarkably sane, all things considered.
    Tanith Wyrmwood: Longshanks cat-burglar; Bohemian author; now, perhaps, something more. Bubbly, expressive, and affectionate. It’s not only still waters that run deep.
    Telemachia Lee: Gentle lady by birth, brawling Docker by choice. Good company in the drunk tank.
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    Anchovies
    Anchovies
    Posts: 421

    10/30/2017
    Anchovies ponders for a moment and then laughs, eyes shining. "Why, of course! Plenty of them! You can find them buried at Heartscross and Lowgate Cemeteries."

    "I already know the answer to this one myself, but I'm curious about your thoughts. Among the Neath's powers, where could London most safely place its trust? And, why?"

    --
    Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God — but to create Him.
    —Sir Arthur C Clarke

    Lionel Anchovies. Character on indefinite hiatus.
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    Anchovies
    Anchovies
    Posts: 421

    11/16/2017
    Daedalus_Falk wrote:
    When, God willing, the Empire's forces set forth once more, we should start by seizing Gaider's Mourn - that wretched hive of scum and villainy should be turned into a shining beacon of civilization and culture.

    But mark me - one day, the Union Jack will fly over every island in the Neath - from Irem to the Iron Republic even unto the Winking Isle itself.
    Yes. The Neath shall know our flags. Those who plot against us shall be dragged from their holes to wither beneath our light. We shall bring order to this place.

    God Save the Queen!
    ...

    RULE BRITANNIA; BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES!
    Three cheers for the Royal Navy!
    RULE BRITANNIA; BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES!
    RULE BRITANNIA; BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES!
    RULE BRITANNIA; BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES!

    D__n the Dawn Machine! Only God, Queen and Country for me!
    I'm starting to think we may not see completely eye-to-eye.

    So, what do YOU think of Her Enduring Majesty?
    Can any among us rightfully claim unshakeable superiority to their kin? Nay! The Traitor Empress has no more divine authority than your aunt. If we are to have a monarch, let it be truly worthy of its throne! A ruler greater than ourselves, to lead us with its fierce majesty into a brilliant future!

    edit: I almost forgot to ask a new question! What are your favorite and least favorite among the strange colors unique to the Neath?
    edited by Anchovies on 11/16/2017

    --
    Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God — but to create Him.
    —Sir Arthur C Clarke

    Lionel Anchovies. Character on indefinite hiatus.
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    Six Handed Merchant
    Six Handed Merchant
    Posts: 139

    7/18/2017
    Anne Auclair wrote:
    Which newspapers and/or periodicals do you subscribe to and why?


    The Six Handed Merchant's smile peeks over the lip of their coffee cup.

    "Which Newspapers and periodicals do I read? Why, that depends on the case. Typically, the answers my clients seek aren't written down. Well, except maybe on lead tablets-"

    "Oh? Which ones do I read personally? Well, the The Unexpurgated Gazette, of course, and the Proceedings Of The London Academy of Optometrists are always quite diverting..."

    Six's voice tapers to a whisper, but their red eyes stay fixed on you. "A man in a postal uniform just sat down behind me, correct? Don't stare! Best that we keep our friendly conversation going..."

    Six lounges back in their chair, "Here's a question that is a favorite of my raven advisor:"


    "If you could have tea with one Master, which one would it be? And what question would you ask it?"


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    --
    The Six Handed Merchant: If it's the truth you seek, The Six Handed Merchant is the gentlemen-, er, lady-, er, detective you need! Just pay no heed to that Eradication Officer tailing Six: that poor fellow is simply out of his mind!

    Six's Mantlepiece (I am available for roleplaying and SAs. My schedule is pretty full, so please PM me first to work out the details.)
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    Teaspoon
    Teaspoon
    Posts: 866

    11/21/2017
    "Why should I miss London? It's not my birthplace, it isn't my home. If anything, I prefer Port Carnelian down the way. They speak English there, you know. And enjoy a reasonable substitute for sunlight. Although...there is this place down by the Docks that does an amazing fungal chestnut-stuffed mushroom takeaway, I guess I'd miss that if I couldn't go anymore. Also this subscription library I like, down by the House of Chimes. And Wilmot's End! Wilmot's End is hilarious. All these cloak-and-dagger players running around chasing each other's tails."

    "Does anyone else agree with me on that?
    edited by Teaspoon on 11/21/2017

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    Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Alt%20Ern
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    Zephyrmoth
    Zephyrmoth
    Posts: 22

    5/20/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    What's your best escape?

    Zephyrmoth: There are... certain events you can feel before they happen- the kind of electric shock of change you seem to get every time you turn a corner down here. That's how I remember Hong Kong. Sure, you might say what happened was justified- I was never a supporter of the mincing of Earth into a vast colonial meat pie of unknown derivation. I remember this one Polack, some sailor on the Oriental trade, who had some very insightful quote about it... something about noses. Nevermind that.
    Of course, it was obvious we were going to take the brunt of the damage and the blame if this inevitable situation escalated, which of course, it did. However, I, among with a handful of others, none of those blank-faced penal types who would hold the line if the Queen herself charged at them with a bayonet, made arrangements- we all had connections to smugglers, bartenders, opium dealers, anyone who could get us on a boat... I remember the flames as I left. There were at least twenty privates under my command- most of them with a mental capacity more suited to bovine, but I could still hear their screams all the same. I knew then I had to get as far as way from my duty post as possible. I had an identity all ready to go by the time I reached Avernus- I was a badly scarred English colonist, seeking the unholy medicines of the Neath for my thankfully bandaged complexion. Of course, I underestimated the speed of a telegraph by far, but that's another story entirely, and one I have slightly more of a bounty for. Waiter! Another glass of Greyfield's!

    Question: What does the Neath mean to you?

    --
    Call on me here
    In search of the Marvellous and "kicks" as the kids call them
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    Amelia Syrus
    Amelia Syrus
    Posts: 626

    5/27/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Ezekiel: If want to get into that vein, who here do you think you could take in a fight?

    No one 'ere or thar for tha matter. Worse fing ya can do is assume ya can make it out alive every time.

    If'n ya discovered ya had a hit on ya, what do ye fink would be tha best course o' action?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    Amelia Syrus
    Amelia Syrus
    Posts: 626

    6/5/2016
    Professor Strix wrote:
    Are you, like me, separated from your love?

    What a bloody bizarre question ta ask. Separated from love... feh. If'n I was tho... and just sayin fer ta sake o tis, but if'n I was I wouldn't nary be trouncin' my box open bout ta detail. Everyone 'ere loses somefing from time ta time, but a love lost is a sorry fing to misplace.

    +1 Melancholy

    Enough of tha, what bout rivals or people ye hate? Who out thar do ye hate ta most?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    Amelia Syrus
    Amelia Syrus
    Posts: 626

    6/25/2016
    absimiliard wrote:
    What is the most emotionally painful thing your character has ever undergone; did it bring tears to your eyes as well as your character's?

    [ Writing this OoC because there is no way in hell Amelia would ever admit to this. Losing Madeline or Maddie was the most painful thing to have happen to her so far. So much so that it drastically changed her outlook on life and demeanor. Anything that remotely mimics what happened, be it drowning or someone falling shakes her badly. I've actually roleplayed something off forums that touched upon this and it did bring me to tears. ]
    ---

    If you ever had a chance to go back in the past and change your life, would you take it and what would you change?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    Amelia Syrus
    Amelia Syrus
    Posts: 626

    6/16/2016
    knguy wrote:
    You decide to rent out a nice townhouse in Veilgarden - perfectly suited for parties. You invite one person from each faction who tends to act like the average person from their faction would. Which faction are you most likely to kick from the party first, which one do you dance with, and which one do you have a lucrative business proposition with?

    Revolutionary anarchist gets booted out me home immediately. Ya just kno if'n it's naught ta explosions, it's gotta be somfing else that'll rattle tha guests to tha core. Bohemian will probably be danced wiff... I guess. Never had much o' problem wiff any o' them before. Could learn a fing or two just dancin'. Suppose tha leaves criminals or zailors fer business. Dealt wiff both 'n no doubt they'd need someone wiff my skill fer aid.

    Passin' tis one along. Can be interestin wiff different results I'm sure. If it's not yer fancy tho, answer tis: If'n ya could work wiff a Master, who would it be and why?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    Eglantine-Fox
    Eglantine-Fox
    Posts: 872

    8/11/2016
    Eglantine: Love is the joyful foolishness that rushes headlong toward heartbreak, celebrating even as its momentum breeds its doom.
    Siobhan: Love is... trust. Sincerity. The knowledge that someone means more to you than you yourself do, and that both you and they are greater for sharing it.

    EDIT:
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    "Don't hurt, don't hurt, no more." Ezekiel chitters.

    "What? No. Love is the best excuse and the main reason for needing an excuse. The fire that consumes itself, becoming it's own fuel, and when it's done, nothing but charred bones and ashes remain. Beautiful." Eli lights up.

    What's new?

    Eglantine: This moment, and the next.
    Siobhan: -beams and waves hand with ring on it-

    What Menace are you most frequently at risk of?
    edited by Eglantine-Fox on 8/11/2016

    --
    Eglantine Fox, the charming and androgynous Correspondent, teetering between hobbies of seduction and self-destruction.

    Siobhan O'Malley, Irish patriot (or 'bl__dy Fenian' if you're impolite).

    Isidore Day, an up-and-coming London gentleman. All allegations of wrongdoing are categorically denied.
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    Eglantine-Fox
    Eglantine-Fox
    Posts: 872

    7/31/2016
    Eglantine: "The Name. There is a history with hidden teeth there, and it is devouring people who reach for it. And yet they carry on... and it is easy, so easy, to be caught up, tempted with scraps of knowledge and haunted by echoes of ancient sorrows. What could drive me there? I don't know yet."

    What do you most hope for?

    --
    Eglantine Fox, the charming and androgynous Correspondent, teetering between hobbies of seduction and self-destruction.

    Siobhan O'Malley, Irish patriot (or 'bl__dy Fenian' if you're impolite).

    Isidore Day, an up-and-coming London gentleman. All allegations of wrongdoing are categorically denied.
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    Eglantine-Fox
    Eglantine-Fox
    Posts: 872

    7/9/2016
    Eglantine: Yes, more than once. It was an interesting experience. To be honest, I pursued it just to find out what would happen and how it would feel, and the results were fascinating.

    What's one surface thing you wish was more prevalent down in the Neath?

    --
    Eglantine Fox, the charming and androgynous Correspondent, teetering between hobbies of seduction and self-destruction.

    Siobhan O'Malley, Irish patriot (or 'bl__dy Fenian' if you're impolite).

    Isidore Day, an up-and-coming London gentleman. All allegations of wrongdoing are categorically denied.
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    Eglantine-Fox
    Eglantine-Fox
    Posts: 872

    10/28/2016
    With a wry, bitter laugh, Eglantine simply says, "My advice is go back up to the surface before you can die down here, and be trapped forever. You'll miss the sunlight soon enough, and if you wait too long you might never get it back without it killing you forever."

    "And for the rest of us... Say you have a day and a night back on the surface, without the sunlight ending you, in whatever place you choose. Where do you go and why?"

    --
    Eglantine Fox, the charming and androgynous Correspondent, teetering between hobbies of seduction and self-destruction.

    Siobhan O'Malley, Irish patriot (or 'bl__dy Fenian' if you're impolite).

    Isidore Day, an up-and-coming London gentleman. All allegations of wrongdoing are categorically denied.
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    knguy
    knguy
    Posts: 70

    6/14/2016
    An answer? Without a question?
    UNTHINKABLE!

    --
    "Knguy" - a rich, well connected, and steadfast gentleman. Terribly indulgent. Cunningly charming. Prone to zeezickness.

    "No CP waste."
    Have mysteries or need to gain second chances? Send me requests! High Shadowy/Persuasive. (yes, I loiter)
    Nightmares/Suspicion woes? Stop hesitating! Let me know and I'll take care of those issues!

    I am a Crooked-Cross! Invite me to your Salon.
    Convenient wikia link
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    knguy
    knguy
    Posts: 70

    6/17/2016
    Numerous and resourceful. Despite being mostly dim-witted in my opinion. Certain Rattus Faber, such as those of the Scuttering Company, are incredibly skilled, however, so make sure to hire a squad if you've got the Echoes to spare. If you decide to invite more of them to your lodgings, however... well, you'll quickly learn why they're nicknamed the L.B.

    You are suddenly inspired to make a new weapon/tool or piece of apparel for one of the shops in the Bazaar! What are you going to make, how much will it cost (in Echoes or items, take your pick), and which shop will it be added to?

    --
    "Knguy" - a rich, well connected, and steadfast gentleman. Terribly indulgent. Cunningly charming. Prone to zeezickness.

    "No CP waste."
    Have mysteries or need to gain second chances? Send me requests! High Shadowy/Persuasive. (yes, I loiter)
    Nightmares/Suspicion woes? Stop hesitating! Let me know and I'll take care of those issues!

    I am a Crooked-Cross! Invite me to your Salon.
    Convenient wikia link
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    Teaspoon
    Teaspoon
    Posts: 866

    10/25/2017
    "Have them tell me everything. Everything! Or at least, how to get hold of as much of everything as I can for later perusal. With particular focus on what, exactly, I can do to avoid them wanting me dead so badly that a barrel of Cider wouldn't save me afterwards."

    "How will London look in a hundred years, do you think?"

    --
    Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Alt%20Ern
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    Teaspoon
    Teaspoon
    Posts: 866

    10/30/2017
    "Paid vacation," the Innocent Spy says dryly. "Not that I'm in any hurry to go home, I have to admit."

    "There's a point. Is there anybody in London who hasn't got an agenda or private loyalties or a cellar full of secrets?"

    --
    Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Alt%20Ern
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    asinineFlatfoot
    asinineFlatfoot
    Posts: 85

    6/24/2018
    BiggerBoy wrote:
    what achievement in any of your professions are you most proud of?

    After great meditation and a tremendous amount of tedious work, at last I made a single stride in my search. I don't fully know what happened -I awoke to a sight of wax on the walls and the sound of growling on the streets- but I'm certain it was a momentous occasion. The first of many, I hope.

    Question: Watchful, Shadowy, Dangerous, Persuasive. Imagine you could select one of these and never again be faced with a challenge of that type. Imagine you could always solve such troubles in some other way, somehow. Which of the four would you eliminate?

    --
    [spoiler](This is an RP account for The Asinine Flatfoot, an insane detective bent on self-destruction in pursuit of something terrible. If you hear me say something that sounds dreary, depressed, or suicidal, please do not worry about me; it's all part of the character. I am in good health.)[/spoiler]
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    asinineFlatfoot
    asinineFlatfoot
    Posts: 85

    6/24/2018
    Strawbreevee wrote:
    Question: What city, if you could choose, would you like to become the sixth?


    Call me biased, but my hometown of Paris would be striking with an air of gloom about it.

    Question: We all make mistakes. Which mistake, of those you've made since you arrived, do you regret the most?

    --
    [spoiler](This is an RP account for The Asinine Flatfoot, an insane detective bent on self-destruction in pursuit of something terrible. If you hear me say something that sounds dreary, depressed, or suicidal, please do not worry about me; it's all part of the character. I am in good health.)[/spoiler]
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    Malena Mordekai
    Malena Mordekai
    Posts: 4

    7/2/2018
    asinineFlatfoot wrote:
    Hattington wrote:
    Question: What do you think about goats?


    Question: What do you like to do to unwind after an especially long and stress-filled day?
    edited by asinineFlatfoot on 6/27/2018


    Malena Mordekai: Probably recite all the stressful things I've enjoyed all day long until they become meaningless and therefore less worthy of consideration or worry.
    If I don't have the proper patience or elation for that, cook for my younger brother, Sinuhe. Or discuss his current heists. Or punch him on the face.


    FORWARDING QUESTION...
    Would you prefer spending a day with a rubbery man, a clay man, or a tomb-colonist? Please don't answer "none". You are not allowed.

    --
    Bazaarine and Unconfined Author of Moral and Immoral Stories
    Currently Studying Archeology and Correspondence
    Welcome our Mayor the Jovial Contrarian!



    "There's something about love and light that doesn't bode well for us."
    - Records of Dying Light, by Malena Mordekai

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Malena%20Mordekai
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    Richard Davenport
    Richard Davenport
    Posts: 1

    8/31/2018
    asinineFlatfoot wrote:
    Daedalus_Falk wrote:
    What is your stance on whether or not we should give Clay Men, Drownies, Nomen, Rattus Faber, and/or Rubbery Men the vote?

    There isn't much point. The elections are clearly fixed. May as well take the right to vote away from us all.

    Question: The Neath is a place of many unusual activities. What's one pastime you enjoy down here, that you couldn't have experienced on the surface? If you can think of more then one, which is your favourite?

    Before my arrival to this blasted cave system, I always ventured myself as a journalist. Looking for the truth, writing things that citizens will keep on talking for days on end... Even though I could do it on the Surface, the joys of running a newspaper could only be found in the Neath. There's nothing better than the smell of fresh prints... Of course, nothing compares to the best smell of all: Stolen loot.

    A question, if I may: What is your favorite delicacy down here?

    --
    Lord Richard Davenport. A gentleman, with quick words, and quicker fingers. Currently looking(Not Seeking, mind you) for a way to get away from this damned Neath.
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    Frogvarian
    Frogvarian
    Posts: 88

    11/10/2018
    Eli-Lilly wrote:

    My question then, how do you view the urchins?



    Poor things. Dealt a bad hand, if you ask me. Then again, who of us wasn't? There is greatness hidden within each of them. Potential, waiting to be unlocked. It seldom does. It did, once. Poor urchin. Poor man. Poor Captain. That is long behind us, of course. We should help them find their potential.

    A question for you (whoever you may be) - Revealing as much or as little as you'd like, what is something you regret saying?

    --
    R. J. Frogvarian
    An Extraordinary Mind, Correspondent, and author of mysterious, if a bit scandalous, qualities.
    Open to interactions, roleplay, chess, and the occasional scanadlosity.

    Rebeka Frogvarian
    Gone NORTH.

    Publisher of The Goosey Gazette, the best stop for all things arty and Neathy!
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    Osborn Draiss
    Osborn Draiss
    Posts: 16

    10/30/2018
    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    Question: if you could build a venue in Fallen London, what would it be?

    (not sure if this counts, but whatever)

    I myself would construct a boatyard. There are so few, and none of them affordable. Apparently, one can't even buy a boat until they are "a person of some importance" (whatever the hell that means). Clearly, there is a profit to be made in selling the common man affordable zee vessels, and I would intend to make it.

    If I may ask, how did you end up in Fallen (Better) London?

    --
    Osborn Draiss, a bumbling idiot who doesn't know what he's doing.

    If you, for some unknowable reason, want to contact me, you can find me at https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Osborn%20Draiss. I am always interested in new friends.
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    Eli-Lilly
    Eli-Lilly
    Posts: 14

    11/6/2018
    Osborn Draiss wrote:
    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    Question: if you could build a venue in Fallen London, what would it be?

    (not sure if this counts, but whatever)

    I myself would construct a boatyard. There are so few, and none of them affordable. Apparently, one can't even buy a boat until they are "a person of some importance" (whatever the hell that means). Clearly, there is a profit to be made in selling the common man affordable zee vessels, and I would intend to make it.

    If I may ask, how did you end up in Fallen (Better) London?


    What a funny question to ask! Well I had a desire to see my fathers birthplace, or the closest I could come to it. So I bought a ticket, legally mind you, and came down here. And then the constapels thought that I was a criminal and locked me up in that dreaded prison!

    My question then, how do you view the urchins?
    edited by Eli-Lilly on 11/7/2018

    --
    All sincere and like-minded are welcome to my parlour
    (will gladly help) (NO SMEN for me please!)
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Eli-Lilly
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    The Elfin Cannibal
    The Elfin Cannibal
    Posts: 198

    7/2/2018
    A Rubbery, they're interesting. A bit creepy, a bit pathetic, but interesting.

    Who is your favorite Master?

    --
    DO you recall how the Hunger began?
    I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
    OUT past the High Wilderness and beyond
    I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
    --The Elfin Cannibal

    Seven scars, seven chains, a soul too stained for Hell, and seven sainted candles burning at the well.

    Gone to Grieve on the 17th day of the 7th month, 1897.
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    Honeyaddict
    Honeyaddict
    Posts: 483

    6/24/2018
    asinineFlatfoot wrote:

    Question: Watchful, Shadowy, Dangerous, Persuasive. Imagine you could select one of these and never again be faced with a challenge of that type. Imagine you could always solve such troubles in some other way, somehow. Which of the four would you eliminate?

    Most likely Dangerous, I'm quick enough in the shadows to trip anyone up regardless, and persuasive enough to talk them out of violence if needed.
    But I need to be Watchful and observant enough to correctly estimate the situations at hand.

    Question: What do you miss more, the Surface itself and all it's being? Or the sunlight?

    --
    Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
    pleasure to meet you.

    Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

    I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
    Have some possibly still active codes!
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    Honeyaddict
    Honeyaddict
    Posts: 483

    5/18/2018
    Ixc wrote:
    What does your Profession mean to you?


    My Profession is part of who I am, as a Midnighter and Invisible Eminence.
    As well as my passion, plus it's nice to have a small shrine at home. Forgivement for my sins is less than a block away. If I wanted to be forgiven for said sins.

    What is the sin you indulge most in here, in London?

    --
    Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
    pleasure to meet you.

    Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

    I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
    Have some possibly still active codes!
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    Honeyaddict
    Honeyaddict
    Posts: 483

    5/17/2018
    Catherine Raymond wrote:


    How much is your soul worth to you?




    I've sold it twice so far, once when I first arrived, it was more like it was stolen then I merely got a collection of Sapphires, Nevercold Brass and such likes, the second time I gained a fabulous diamond from with, it's so shiny!

    Who amongst you is happily married, to whom? Or planning to get married?

    --
    Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
    pleasure to meet you.

    Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

    I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
    Have some possibly still active codes!
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    BiggerBoy
    BiggerBoy
    Posts: 28

    7/3/2018
    GuesssWho wrote:
    A Rubbery, they're interesting. A bit creepy, a bit pathetic, but interesting.

    Who is your favorite Master?



    Pages. I could be wrong, given how mysterious they all are, but he seems like the friendliest.

    Question: What is your worst encounter with the constabulary?
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    Kowth
    Kowth
    Posts: 64

    5/17/2018
    Way back when I found out you could get it back, I bought and sold it like twelve times to see if “Metaphysical Caprice” did anything. I always hoped I’d start going sour. “Better that Parabola had rotted your lights”.
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    Smiling King
    Smiling King
    Posts: 19

    5/16/2018
    "Literally, or figuratively? Either way, the answer would be the rose petal of dasies in my window."
    [Aight, Malcolm's officially lost it.]
    [Well, uh... Question, question... Ah!]
    [If the ending to the SMEN storyline was horribly anticlimactic, what do you think it would be like? Oh, and no spoilers as to the actual ending.]

    --
    [https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Smiling%20King]The Smiling King[/https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Smiling%20King] ~ The throne will be mine again. I simply have to wait for the usurper's kingdom to crumble.
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    Kitty Rambunctious
    Kitty Rambunctious
    Posts: 38

    6/27/2018
    BiggerBoy wrote:

    Question: What's one thing that has changed about you, since you arrived here in the Neath?



    I have become more free, living in such a place where nobody seems a bit scandalised that I enjoy the company of other women. Well, any more than they are scandalised by my enjoying any company at all. It is most refreshing.


    Question: If you could take anyone of note in London to bed, who would it be?

    --
    Currently under fire from the hellswamp that is the Surface and unable to reply to interactions. Love to all those who sent them anyway. smile

    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Kitty%20Rambunctious
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    asinineFlatfoot
    asinineFlatfoot
    Posts: 85

    6/27/2018
    Hattington wrote:
    Question: What do you think about goats?

    ...... goats...? I wasn't aware there was much to think about them. They climb things. And they make obnoxious noises. I can think of nothing to think of them. They're merely livestock. But I can think of a lot to think about this question. What's your angle...?

    Question: What do you like to do to unwind after an especially long and stress-filled day?
    edited by asinineFlatfoot on 6/27/2018

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    [spoiler](This is an RP account for The Asinine Flatfoot, an insane detective bent on self-destruction in pursuit of something terrible. If you hear me say something that sounds dreary, depressed, or suicidal, please do not worry about me; it's all part of the character. I am in good health.)[/spoiler]
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    asinineFlatfoot
    asinineFlatfoot
    Posts: 85

    6/24/2018
    BiggerBoy wrote:
    Question:Who do you think should run for mayor next year?

    I am still new to the Neath, so I only know so many figures. The Starvelling Cat. The Cheery Man. Mr. Eaten. None of them suitable to hold a position in office. Perhaps it would be best for someone else to answer this question.

    --
    [spoiler](This is an RP account for The Asinine Flatfoot, an insane detective bent on self-destruction in pursuit of something terrible. If you hear me say something that sounds dreary, depressed, or suicidal, please do not worry about me; it's all part of the character. I am in good health.)[/spoiler]
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    asinineFlatfoot
    asinineFlatfoot
    Posts: 85

    6/26/2018
    BiggerBoy wrote:
    Question: What condition is your soul in?

    Tortured, twisted, aching, yearning. I still have it, if that's what you mean. And I'm reasonably certain there hasn't been any actual damage to it yet. Unless this dreadful hunger is a thing of the soul, rather then the mind. But I don't expect I'll be untarnished much longer.

    Question: Suppose you returned to the surface, and you found that a local store was selling something you thought was only available here in the Neath, like Prisoner's Honey or Primordial Shrieks, at a roughly equivalent rate. But only one such thing; they don't have all of the wares of the Bazaar. What item would you hope to find for sale?

    --
    [spoiler](This is an RP account for The Asinine Flatfoot, an insane detective bent on self-destruction in pursuit of something terrible. If you hear me say something that sounds dreary, depressed, or suicidal, please do not worry about me; it's all part of the character. I am in good health.)[/spoiler]
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    asinineFlatfoot
    asinineFlatfoot
    Posts: 85

    6/27/2018
    BiggerBoy wrote:
    Question: You wouldn't happen to be a Seeker, would you?

    It is probably poor form ask questions which are obviously directed at specific people. But, I am.

    Question: What's one thing that has changed about you, since you arrived here in the Neath?

    --
    [spoiler](This is an RP account for The Asinine Flatfoot, an insane detective bent on self-destruction in pursuit of something terrible. If you hear me say something that sounds dreary, depressed, or suicidal, please do not worry about me; it's all part of the character. I am in good health.)[/spoiler]
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    asinineFlatfoot
    asinineFlatfoot
    Posts: 85

    7/30/2018
    incerteza wrote:
    Which Surface holiday or festival would you like to import to the Neath?


    Holidays... not my forte. I'm not much for celebration. Closest thing I can think of is the Cirque du Soleil. Perhaps someone else has an idea which is more suitable?

    --
    [spoiler](This is an RP account for The Asinine Flatfoot, an insane detective bent on self-destruction in pursuit of something terrible. If you hear me say something that sounds dreary, depressed, or suicidal, please do not worry about me; it's all part of the character. I am in good health.)[/spoiler]
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    Lord Gazter
    Lord Gazter
    Posts: 665

    7/25/2017
    "I'm impartial to coffee of darkdrop and the surface varieties," Lord Gazter answers. "I much prefer a glass of wine of a good vintage."

    "I recon that I prefer Darkdrop Coffee," Victoria responds with a noticeable lack of enthusiasm. "I've never had the kind of coffee that they serve on the surface, and I 'ave no particular interest in finding out what it tastes like."

    What is the goal that you are to make a reality, and what would you sacrifice to make these dreams a reality?

    --
    Lord Gazter: a genial and charming gentleman of noble birth.

    Victoria Crow: a spirited la.. young woman and freshly anointed firebrand.

    Get a copy of the Phlegethonian Gazette for pertinent and trustworthy news! Only five pence!
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    Amsfield
    Amsfield
    Posts: 176

    10/26/2016
    Danny-Denouement wrote:
    Honestly, who goes without some kind of semi-concealing face-ware these days? They're terribly comfortable. I predict they shall become the height of fashion in the near future!

    Question: What do you suppose the masked men of Visage would think of our merely occasional concealment?
    edited by Danny-Denouement on 10/24/2016

    I agree. I myself have never knowingly been seen unmasked. I have some excellently made ones that fit my monocle.

    To answer your question; Sadly, doubt they think of us at all. I'm not sure they are able to even; what mask's role is to consider the actions and customs of those who are sometimes unmasked? I wouldn't be surprised if they struggle to even recognize that you unmasked people exist when not directly confronted with your naked faces.

    If you could (and had to) return above, what would you choose to do first and why?

    --
    Amsfield: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Amsfield
    A devotee of pleasures intellectual and fleshy. Always fabulously masked.
    Honoria Kastern: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Honoria%20Kastern
    A hunter, a shooter and a fisher. Also a patriotic busy body. Mildly corrupted.
    Maiser: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maiser
    A young firebrand of obviously criminal intent.
    Venshik: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Venshik
    Not a nice person.
    Asmeria: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Asmeria
    Quiet, thoughtful and possibly mad. Excellent listener though. Favours grey.
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    11/10/2017
    Honoria Kastern: "I think not, sadly. Much as we all may miss our green and pleasant former lands, we have too many commitments here in the dark. To many fights have been started now; to return would be to flee, and Londoners never have been cowards. On that note, where should they eye of Empress's forces fall next?"
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    A devotee of pleasures intellectual and fleshy. Always fabulously masked.
    Honoria Kastern: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Honoria%20Kastern
    A hunter, a shooter and a fisher. Also a patriotic busy body. Mildly corrupted.
    Maiser: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maiser
    A young firebrand of obviously criminal intent.
    Venshik: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Venshik
    Not a nice person.
    Asmeria: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Asmeria
    Quiet, thoughtful and possibly mad. Excellent listener though. Favours grey.
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    Posts: 230

    10/12/2017
    Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
    Aberrant Eremite wrote:

    “Actually, that brings me to my own question: what do you regret more – the things you did, or the things you didn’t do?”


    "Hmmm ... since most of my regrets about the things I've done deal more with timing rather than the actual doing, I will say it is what I have not done that bothers me the most ... I stood at the gates of Hell and did not go in ... a prudent choice ... but oh how my curiosity still burns! So to speak.

    "Now ... what is the most adorably cute entity you have witnessed in London?"


    Without doubt it is Dûsh, my Racing Slug of Fine Pedigree. His pedipalps are adorable, and he's a marvellous racer.

    All characters in Fallen London, it seems, have surface ties. What are yours?

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Daedalus_Falk

    ----

    For I was hungry, and you gave me rats. I was thirsty, and you gave me rats. I was naked, and you gave me rats. The rodents were gathered together, the cats slept in the Sun’s blindness, and the rats rose like the Moon, in the light at the edge of the cheese.
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    10/12/2017
    CollegeOfMiskatonic wrote:
    Daedalus_Falk wrote:
    If you could go anywhere in the Neath you haven't already, where would it be?


    Farther into the mirror marches than I have been able to traverse up to now.

    Which is your least favorite place to visit?


    "Ugh, the bloody palace fer sure. It's pretty enough, yeah. All nice silks and all." she chirps bitterly. "But 'er Graciousness insists I wear a dress when I go. With frills. Actual, real frills!"

    For sure, the Sullen Delinquent bears no frills now. All raggedy cap and threadbare coat against the rising swell. A heavy wooden bat taps against a rooftop's brittle tiles, and the rope bridge sways and creaks. They've cornered themselves, now. But they don't yet know. No need to rush. No one wants what comes next.

    "Orl'right, yer turn. Let's see then." she turns, stops at the closed door to a quiet little shack. The lock doesn't hold, and the wood splinters. They yell. "Do you think you'll ever be a good person?"
    edited by Hannah Lucy Ku on 10/12/2017

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    Posts: 85

    6/24/2018
    BiggerBoy wrote:
    Which of London's various factions are you closest to?


    The revolutionaries. I have no love for the Bazaar and would be appreciate it's removal from our fair city. I do not care for the liberation though. No matter what that damned drownie tried to show me.

    Question: Where would you go if you had the opurtunity to visit the surface once more?

    --
    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/lukeskylicker
    A man who likes to sound smart when he's really just making it up as he goes.

    Rehabilitator of Wretched Mogs.
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    Posts: 604

    6/25/2016
    "I don't visit that place unless necessary. I had tea with a leopard there in a nice little garden, once, but I'll be damned if I could tell you where in Parabola that was."

    How do you react under extreme duress?

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    Posts: 604

    6/14/2016
    "Thinking of a name for it is beyond my creative powers right now. But it would be the color of steadfast hope, moored in certainty. It would be the color of light."

    It's a fun question, so I'll pass it on for someone else.

    --
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    Posts: 604

    5/20/2016
    Zephyrmoth wrote:

    Question: What does the Neath mean to you?


    "Freedom."

    The Neath's secrets unravel themselves in layers. What was the most surprising, horrifying, or wonderful thing you discovered about the Neath?

    --
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    Posts: 604

    5/27/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Ezekiel: Love most about my love is how sharp it is and how it looks black in the moonlight when covered in blood.

    Eli: God's Wounds, it's too early in the morning for this, EZ. But... unfortunately the thing I Love most about my beLoved would probably be far more depressing and involve just as much carnage... Let's direct this conversation in a different direction...

    Do you have a true and proper nemesis? A Moriarty to your Holmes, perhaps?


    "I'm a little curious about who your Love is, now.

    The closest I have to a nemesis is the Bishop of Southwark. I've already foiled his plans, though, so mostly we just trade blows whenever we meet. Probably nothing like Moriarty and Holmes. Neither of us is very subtle."

    When it comes time to go all out against an enemy, what is your weapon of choice? Forcing your foe into social exile? A pistol duel at the hour the gaslights are turned up? A good, honest fist fight? Poison? Financial ruin? Or something subtler and more devious than all of the above?

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    5/28/2016
    (OOC: The reason, I've heard, is so that if you lose one of the non-named characters, it won't be as confusing. Like, for instance, if you let the Sardonic Music Hall Singer abscond with the Absconding Devil, and then meet her later- it could be some other Sardonic Music Hall Singer.)

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    Posts: 604

    5/30/2016
    "Not anymore. I hit the balls too hard. The stick, as it turns out, is not meant to be thrust like a spear."

    If you could vacation anywhere in the Neath, where would you go, and who would you bring?
    edited by Lamia Lawless on 5/30/2016

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    10/10/2017
    "I am diametrically opposed to his goals and everything he stands for. But Mr. Wines is an idealist. I can sympathize."

    Forces beyond your control impel you to change sides. You may choose any other faction in Fallen London. Which side do you leave, and which do you join?

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    5/19/2016
    Passionario wrote:
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    Whats your favorite way of dealing with nightmares?



    Of your pets, companions and underlings, whom do you trust the most? The least?


    "I have a black cat. I trust him the most of my animal companions.

    I sometimes share a table with a green-eyed devil. He has grabby hands and he is not to be trusted."

    Fallen London is a place of constant striving, opportunistic liaisons, and frequent betrayal. Who betrayed you?

    --
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    5/18/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Eli: Death. If it sneaks up on you, like getting shot in the back or falling from somewhere high, it's relatively painless, just makes you feel both sore and numb all over. I'd compare it more to waking up from a binge with a piercing hangover.

    A question, if I may?
    Would you rather end up as a tomb-colonist, a drowny or a rubbery-thing?


    I haven't died yet. The idea of being so nonchalant about it is still new to me.

    Anyway, I'd rather be a tomb-colonist. Many of them are formidable fighters, even moreso if their "condition" is so advanced they don't feel pain anymore. And tomb-colonists know how to make the best of things. I think the nearly-dead appreciate life more than the fully living do.

    I wouldn't want to be a drownie. Drownies have to serve the Fathomking.

    My question springs from Eli's: If you lost a limb or an eye, would you be willing to let the Rubbery people craft you a prosthetic? With the assurances that the prosthetic would look, and function, exactly as the original, and the caveat that doing so would break the laws of nature and render your soul unsaleable.

    --
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    Posts: 604

    5/14/2016
    The Master wrote:

    What is the best book you read down here? If you ever read any, that is.


    I was hard pressed to think of a book specific to the Neath. I tend to read Surface writers.

    I found Collar very compelling, and Terra Cotta Erotica deserves an honorable mention for addressing a practical subject many would not dare to touch.

    What do you think of the Bohemians?
    edited by Lamea Lawless on 5/14/2016

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    5/15/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Ezekiel: Will just drop question here. Bad hangover. Not in answering mood.

    What scars do you bear from time in the Neath? Mental, physical, spiritual? All three?



    "I have tiger bites, claw marks, burn scars, and my personal favorite, a bullet scar on the lowermost part of my left shoulder blade. A young man (a child, really) was hoping to make his name by dueling me. I refused. He shot me in the back. Mercy always pays, doesn't it?" (She laughs.)

    I think this is a question many people would like to answer, so if no one minds, I'd like to repeat it for the next person.

    --
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    Posts: 604

    6/25/2016
    My animal companions can talk, so unless they were born in my care, they tend to come with their own names.

    How do you feel about your own name?

    --
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    Posts: 604

    6/25/2016
    Well, most people don't need to be told at all, so you'll understand if I can't really be sure about you.

    --
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    Posts: 604

    6/25/2016
    F.S., you're a handful and you know it.

    --
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    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    7/1/2016
    "Sakhi, my Bengal tigress. Excellent taste in poetry. Always ready with a bon mot. And an easy way to advertise 'I am dangerous; think twice,' on days when I don't want to be bothered."

    (The Revolutionary Firebrand Reforged does go well with my dancing slippers, though.)

    What's your favorite weapon?

    --
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    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    7/6/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:

    If you could start a new fashion trend, what would it entail?



    Lamia answers so fast she nearly knocks something over. "Shorter trousers and dresses! Please! False summer is here and my knees need to breathe. I can only walk around wearing a bathing costume for so long before people start to realize I'm not on my way to the pool."

    What's your favorite kind of story?

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    Posts: 604

    7/28/2016
    "It used to be murder."

    How would you describe your values?

    --
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    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    10/15/2017
    "A stained red velvet gown."

    Have you ever tried your hand at something far outside of your skill set? What was it?

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    Chrisotoph
    Posts: 18

    7/27/2017
    JimmyTMalice wrote:
    "My colleagues from the Department of Impossibilities, now defunct," says Gideon. "Some died in the fire; some suffered a worse fate. I like to think they're still part of me, though. In here." He taps his head.

    EDITH, says a voice from a nearby well.

    What is your preferred outfit in these Neathy environs? Much clothing down here is regrettably vital, but I make do.
    edited by JimmyTMalice on 7/27/2017


    Oh, but dear Dauncey, so is a bit of panache, is it not? See, Gideon, I would par example perish without my suit: it has the most peculiar colour, goes well with, well, to be honest anything except mushrooms perhaps... I forget where I acquired it from in the first place, but I would not think any price too dear had I to buy it again. The texture is just wonderful, not even mentioning that whether it is coffee, violant or blood, stains just wash out like a dream. Admittedly, my hat has oftentimes been accused of being a liar, a swindler and a cheat but exquisite friend, have we not had worse thrown at our headwear before? And, to be entirely frank, to an indeed patient and attentive audience, its tales are absolutely marvellous! Now why would anyone care, I ask you, if they are to the point of fact, true? A tale that grips the heart with awe must itself bear truth at heart, that is what I say, or at least what I should and shall from now on. Elsewise I sport the dancemaster's wardrobe, for a day without a smidgen chance of dance, is in my opinion a day at loss of hope.


    But you there, who have been sitting quietly so far! I always wonder when I had enough to drink of the finer of the neath: If you had the uncanny power of granting a single wish, whatever it might encompass, who would you offer it up to?



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    Yours, Correspondent Chrisotoph
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    Posts: 1060

    12/4/2015
    That's easy. When I'm naughty, I am nice. Party

    What do you want for Neathmas, besides two front teeth?

    -- Mal

    --
    "Of two choices, I always take the third."
    Will do all socials except Loitering or Private Evenings (all my Free Evenings are accounted for), and Affluent Photographer Betrayals only, please. I am not currently accepting calling cards.
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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    12/5/2015
    Amyntas wrote:
    Fortunately, no. I despise wolves. I am generally uncomfortable around canines of all kinds - I prefer cats, if only by a slight margin. If one were to speak to me, it is terribly likely I would deign not to reply.

    We've had a few Master related questions. The talk borders on seditious. In my view, however, it could stand to be a little more seditious. To that end:

    If you were a Master, what would your purview be and how do you suppose you'd get on with the other Masters?


    I apologize in advance but you've put the song in my head,

    ‘If I were a Master,
    ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum.
    All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
    If I were a wealthy bat!
    I wouldn't have to work hard.
    ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum.
    If I were a biddy biddy rich,
    Yidle-diddle-didle-didle bat!’

    I would like to have purview over secrets, mysteries, forbidden knowledge and ciphers. I don't think Mr Pages would like me very much.

    To keep with Amyntas excellent theme - what is the most seditious and/or scandalous thing you have ever done? What is the one you didn't even dare tell at Hallowmas?
    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 12/5/2015

    --
    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    1/14/2016
    Curiosity. I want to know what will happen if I jump! What's at the bottom?! There could be cake?! (There's probably not cake... upset )


    What can you see looking out from your Lodgings window?


    TheThirdPolice wrote:


    You stand on a knife's edge, one small breeze away from an irreversible plummet. What brought you here? What is your greatest weakness?

    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 1/14/2016

    --
    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

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    Rysiek
    Posts: 694

    3/3/2016
    Appolonia wrote:
    Zeroebbasta wrote:


    Speaking of wine... What's your favourite drink, alcholic or not?



    Appolonia: Tea, and particularly Murgatroyd's Fungal Finest - a blend from Port Carnelian.


    If you had the chance to wish for your heart's desire today (and a reasonable expectation that you would get what you wished for), what would your wish be?




  • Agata: Do you really need to ask, Ms. VonRavenscroft? I would get Sara back.
  • Maria: That Eliza would marry me? Too impersonal... she wouldn't appreciate it. Maybe to see a free Poland?
  • Rysiek: To see the next city. Do you want to play football with me? Do you actually even know what it is?


  • --
    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    4/22/2016
    absimiliard wrote:
    Awwww, Lamea, you so let them off easy with your answer. Now they'll all think it's not nearly as horrific as it actually is...

    Anyhow, I know the answer to your question, it's common knowledge amongst zailors that the foxes went South, to the Mountain. I can't attest to the truth of that, Zee-stories are what they are. But it is what I have heard.

    Now my question: Who in Fallen London do you currently find most attractive? (I must admit a shallow, and fairly recent, crush on the Turkish Girl, she has quite the way of bounding past me at the tail end of a race that I just have to admire, and those ankles . .. .. .)



  • Rysiek: To tell the truth... I have to admit the same thing. She looks great, doesn't she?
    Agata: This person *she pulls out a picture*. It does count that she is in all of my dreams? Including the nightmares? If not... I admit Ms. Von Ravenscroft is looking quite good... though I don't have a crush on her. But she is a beautiful woman.
    Maria: Well, Eliza obviously. You have to ask?
    Frank: Please. Such questions should not be asked. Women and men whom I might like should only be a matter between me and the significant other person.
    What are your nightmares about?

    --
    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    2/2/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    I recently charted a course for the Iron Republic, but I was waylaid and ran into a friend instead. I'd have preferred the Republic, but it will be my next destination once I've wrapped up things in the Shuttered Palace and the University.

    A question, if I may?
    What would you say to your worst enemy the moment before they were removed from your path forever?



  • Rysiek: Probably: You have just made my day. Yours won't be that pleasant.
    Maria: Just "Досвиданя"

    Now, what do you like most about London?

    --
    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    Rysiek
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    2/26/2016
    CecyElliot wrote:
    Which do you like more, trifle or mince pie?


    Maria, Rysiek and Agata: *look at each other*
    Agata: How to say this.... I prefer to eat my shoe over English food....
    Frank: A mince pie please!


  • Would you go back to the surface, if you could?

    --
    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    6/1/2016
    Zoe DeGeest wrote:
    Oh! Sometimes I dream that a pickpocket will steal everything I have.

    How many pennies do you spend on food everyday?


    Probably too many, but who'd really want to subsist on mushroom-porridge and moonish water? Then again, when I really can't be bothered to go out to shop I'll probably just fry up some old romantic notions.

    Which gate have you most often used to enter the Bazaar?
    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 6/1/2016

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

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    5/27/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Ezekiel: it is easier just to let the spores do their work. Is not unpleasant feeling.

    Eli: Hm. I had an affair with a woman by the name of... Uh. She had yellow hair and dressed in black. Eventually, love of any kind became too painful. It will always be a Russian Autumn for me.

    Question,
    If you decided to throw a part for a bunch of your closest friends, what would you organize?



  • Maria: No ball, for sure.... something you need a lot of Vodka for. Something wild. And you can't forget pickles and bacon.... probably just a lot of drinks... I don't host many parties, to say the truth.... none to be exact. But I am inviting since I recently moved to a nice townhouse.... a bit too quiet...

    Agata: Hm... I don't know too... maybe we will see by next year... or earlier... afterall, I am being told I should be happy.

    Why do you think are we being kept behind the times, without electricity?

    --
    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    Posts: 694

    6/25/2016
    Lamia Lawless wrote:
    "Efemena is the most beautiful name I've ever heard."

    You find yourself in an unfamiliar group, and various social obligations compel you to stay and make conversation. What's your ice breaker?



  • Maria: A hammer and an ice pick. But what does the previous have to do with destroying ice?

    *the question is passed on*

    --
    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    Posts: 1049

    7/4/2016
    All three at once: Men.

    Where do you put your shoes when you go inside?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    5/24/2016
    Eli: Yeah, Amelia. Do you?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    5/20/2016
    Eli: I don't like Revolutionaries for the same reasons I don't breed salt-lobsters in my toilet bowl. That's all I have to say about that.

    When you need to go incognito, what is your alias? Nom de guerre?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    5/27/2016
    Eli: The Flowerdene Underground. We publish the tales of the downtrodden within Lower Spite in hopes of changing the perspectives of those who see us as guttersnipes and nothing more.

    Ezekiel: Also write weekly column. "Fantastic Beasts and How to Kill Them". Good fun.

    Has anyone else noticed that names are rather rare? Like, true names and not titles or honorifics? Has anyone else noticed this?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    7/11/2016
    Eli: I only regret not being able to spend more time with a certain someone before All Of This happened.

    What thought makes tears come to your eyes?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    8/11/2016
    "Don't hurt, don't hurt, no more." Ezekiel chitters.

    "What? No. Love is the best excuse and the main reason for needing an excuse. The fire that consumes itself, becoming it's own fuel, and when it's done, nothing but charred bones and ashes remain. Beautiful." Eli lights up.

    What's new?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    7/6/2016
    "I'd recommend reading some of the new erotic novels featuring tomb-colonist protagonists. It's the only thing that really surprises me anymore in terms of literature, people have jumped the shark so much on shock-value. It doesn't even do it for me, it's just something to do." Eli puts his head in his hands and murmurs something.

    If you could start a new fashion trend, what would it entail?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    4/1/2016
    Eli: Flesh! How can you ask such a question when we can simply take copious amounts of illicit substances! Also, there is other, less appealing things like... love. And companionship... Mushrooms? I almost fell asleep. Just do drugs.

    A question, if I may?
    Is there any moral code, line or barrier that you have had to cross in Fallen London that you wouldn't have on The Surface (assuming you were a surface dweller.)

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    4/27/2016
    I would. I would do absolutely anything asked of me, with no barriers and no caveats. Anything. Just let me remember. Or at least make me entirely forget.

    How has your moral code changed since you first came to the Neath?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    5/1/2016
    'Tis a balance, but bats have the better end of the balance. They would be easier to work with if they didn't speak as much. Some of mine even tried to form a union. Thankfully, H&F didn't pick their case because of precedent and all that.

    Which of your main senses could you go without? Sight, Smell, Hearing etc.

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    6/28/2016
    "A statue made from the bones of victims of Jack. Serial killer monuments are usually pretty tasteless. It wasn't even that good, either. It was all lopsided."

    Is the answer to this question 'no'?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    6/28/2016
    Ezekiel: Sometimes hide in Tyrant Gardens and pretend to be potted plant. Helps work through things emotionally.

    Elias smirks. "The Singing Mandrake, The House of Chimes and of course, The Inflammatory Salon!"

    If you could only drink one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    6/9/2016
    Ezekiel: Fleet St...

    Eli: Nope.

    *pass question*

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    6/25/2016
    Ezekiel: With even more extreme duress. Nobody gets to cause more extreme duress than this one.

    Salt or pepper?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    6/14/2016
    Ezekiel: ANYTHING BUT WHAT AM RIGHT NOW

    Question!
    can you describe your last Saturday night using only onomatopoeia?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    5/25/2016
    Amelia Syrus wrote:
    Though who here even perfumes themselves? Like what benefit does that bloomin' grant?


    Eli: It grants the bloomin' benefit of not smelling like "greyfields on a summer morn", which isn't something that most people would pride themselves on reeking of. But most people wash themselves, so they don't need perfume at all.

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    5/26/2016
    Ezekiel: *satisfied grunt* Appreciate.

    Eli: Just to make sure there is a question left behind...

    If you had to leave London tonight, what three possessions would you bring with you that are small enough to fit in a ruck sack?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    Posts: 694

    12/10/2015
    Passionario wrote:


    After my recent visit to the Elder Continent, where I beheld most educational sights such as talking animals of all kinds, I started to wonder about London's own L.Bs - who are they really working for, what's their agenda, things like that. What's your best guess?



  • (Maria)
    Я heard they want to take over the Neath. Maybe it is true

    (Rysiek)

    Well, Who do we people as a race really work for, what do we do as an Mission? Care to answer? So thought I.

    If you had a chance to get a thing from the Surface what would it be?

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    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    Posts: 694

    12/10/2015
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
    Well, I think I may have left the iron on...

    A tan would also be nice.

    Speaking of which where would be your ideal Neathy holiday/vacation location?



  • (Rysiek)
    I heard Port Carnellian was nice. But actually, I would stay in London. If you are tired of London, you are tired of life, maam. And the Zea is dangerous. Not a place for ya.

    (Maria)

    Wherever beautiful ladies are. Are you a virgin?

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    The silesian Detective
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Rysiek
    The incredible Warsovian. She certainly didn't steal your diamond necklace. That idea is RIDICULOUS...
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Maria~Konstantynopolska
    The silesian vengeance seeker
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Agata~Grym


    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    Posts: 804

    3/29/2016
    vanillafog wrote:
    Ah. Although I don't much care for material pleasures, I did bring the twin vices of bibliomania and scribomania from the Surface. This is especially problematic when the things you read have a habit of bleeding your eyes and burning your hair, and your written works spontaneously combust.

    If you could become personally acquainted with one Master, which would it be?


    I am with the revolution, of course, but that doesn't mean I will miss a chance to get acquainted with a Master, it also depends on if the Master you choose would become an actual friend, which the Masters don't have, or just another favorite, friending a Master could be quite useful if we are talking about the first one. Mr Mirrors/C___ could possibly be the best one for the revolution if it would fall for it.

    If you could permanetly kill a Master, what Master would you kill?
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    edited by The Master on 3/29/2016

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Lolwolfking
    A very ruthless and daring doctor of the neath.

    No more gift exchanges, im getting too many and I can barely hold these.
    He has knowledge of a certain enigma, ask, you will get a clue.
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    Sir Goomy
    Posts: 111

    7/13/2016
    Lady V. wrote:
    "Lord, no. I'm in no hurry to suffer inside a watery plain of madness. Zailing could be profitable, yes, but I'd rather stay in one piece in the comforts of my Lodgings, thank you very much.
    And don't even get me started on seasickness. Giant crabs too. What despicable creatures.

    What was the motivation for your descent into the Neath?"


    Edwyn "Goomy" Groom: "Exile born forth from loss, ignorance, hope and...crumpets."

    Now mein Q fer yous peeps:

    If you could, would you have a harem of Rubbery gentlefolk?
    edited by Sir Goomy on 7/13/2016

    --
    Social actions, invites, roleplaying and general merrymaking is more than welcomed!

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Sir~Goo
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    Posts: 1

    12/9/2015
    Rackenhammer wrote:
    London is full of people who have come to indulge their appetites, and even more who have found previously unmentioned ones stoked to life. But what of the opposite? Have their been incidents that have inspired, or frightened you to act less scandalously than before?


    Nay, not even the constables will prevent me from interacting with the poor, poor, Rubbery Men.

    On a different question, "What race intrigues you the most obviously not including those on the surface."
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    Posts: 110

    7/27/2017
    The Masters, for their failings. It is too easy to rally against them for the way they lord over London and us all, too easy to demand their banishment or death. They are a cancer, but...at the same time, they are trapped. They are stuck down here, like the rest of us. They have their foibles and quirks. We have to forgive ourselves for what we do, because we couldn't live with ourselves otherwise...but to forgive them for being no more free than we our, despite their threat and actions...that is the most difficult thing to forgive.

    Enough of them. What have you left, back on the Surface?

    --
    Hotshot Blackburn: Messidor, Aspirant to the Calendar Council. Paramount Presence. Seeker of the Name. A firm believer in kindness, solidarity, and sufficient use of force and firepower.
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    Posts: 92

    1/10/2016
    I am quite suprised that you think the drownies are anywhere near the tomb-colonists in terms of appeal. May I note that it does not say that you are a drownie, just that you are living among them. I do not think that they would hesitate for a second to attack you. On the other hand, I am currently closer to the tomb-colonists than to any other group, and from them I have learned much that few others know. I really do not know why nobody can get along with the colonists, maybe the fact that I do not care much for looks when making acquaintances lets me see farther than their tattered rags. Also, who would want to be wet for eternity?

    Would you allow another human whom you have never met and will never meet to control your every move if said human had good decision-making skills?

    --
    Welcome to Fallen Pun-don!


    I just noticed if you try to record "why is it so easy to get lost in Fallen London?" The title changes to "What are they trying to hide?"
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    Posts: 92

    1/9/2016
    First, I would try to think up any sort of loophole to this problem. If I cannot escape with conventional means, I will just use unconventional means! Then I remember that I am only a skilled detective living in a bookshop, and I do not have access to unconventional means. At this point, I would try to finish my current case, or if I was not far enough along to be able to make a quick and accurate deduction, visit the parlor of virtue. Now before you start a vicious rumor, think about your own answer.

    My question is this: were any of your deaths, if any, caused by your own hand, purposefully or accidentally, directly or, the most common way of killing yourself, indirectly?
    edited by GamerGallade on 1/9/2016

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    Welcome to Fallen Pun-don!


    I just noticed if you try to record "why is it so easy to get lost in Fallen London?" The title changes to "What are they trying to hide?"
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    Posts: 2215

    6/23/2018
    Yes - getting a tan in the summer months.

    What's your opinion of the Empire, such as it is?

    --
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Anne%20Auclair
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    Appolonia
    Appolonia
    Posts: 248

    3/5/2016
    Lisbella Peridots. wrote:


    What do you like to watch at Mahogany Hall?


    Appolonia: I never miss the FLSO (Fallen London Symphony Orchestra). And the operas, of course. But, my very favorite, I think, is when they are brave enough to perform a forbidden production in the dead of the night. There is much to be learned from art that is considered dangerous.


    Question: What is your favorite love story in the Neath? (Feel free to describe your own, or one that you discovered).



  • --
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Appolonia%20VonRavenscroft
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    The Absurd Rogue
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    Posts: 1049

    3/15/2016
    Eli: Fire.

    A question, if I may?
    Do you believe that there is a cause worth permanently dying for, and if there is, what is it?
    edited by The Absurd Rogue on 3/15/2016

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    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    3/23/2016
    Eli: What does parliament do? Have you ever seen an inside out sock? Yeah? Well, yeah. A lot like that.

    A question, if I may?
    Would you rather only be able to speak the language of the Correspondence or only be able to read in the language of the Correspondence. Not that such a language exists. -pointedly avoids eye contact-

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    Posts: 92

    1/15/2016
    Make a horrible (I would describe it as good) pun. It is the only type of humor that I have found to silence a room of laughter. I really don't understand why. Some are pretty..... Punny.

    Sorry for that. Anyway, what I would like to inquire is this: Is there a goal that you have been working towards recently, and if so, what is it?

    --
    Welcome to Fallen Pun-don!


    I just noticed if you try to record "why is it so easy to get lost in Fallen London?" The title changes to "What are they trying to hide?"
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    Posts: 759

    3/31/2016
    When I was but a cabin-boy my Captain once took a devil from Mt. Palmerston to the Brass Embassy. The Wistful Deviless from Mt. Palmerston always seemed trustworthy to my Captain, and the crew of the 'Watchful and Wary'. To be sure she wanted our souls, but she was ever honest about that -- and she wanted them less than she wanted transport home from Mt. Palmerston.

    Question: If our souls are nothing but meat and drink for the Judgements, a real possibility, is it possible that having one's soul be owned by a Devil might be better than having it consumed by a Star?

    (that's actually a real question, as I don't know enough lore to know why the Devils want souls, it could very well be more benign than the intended fate of souls -- could be less benign as well, of course)

    --
    "Because, Parabola!" -- the Curious Captain
    Eating nightmares from friends -- and I'm easy to befriend.
    Absimiliard: the Black Rose of Wolfstack Docks
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    Posts: 759

    3/31/2016
    Oh dear me, let's see. Most recently I was a Murderer, I do love diamonds, before that an Enforcer, of course. I've been a Ratcatcher, but despite their deliciousness I actually find I quite respect the rats, but they really are delicious.

    Currently I'm between activities. (damn Church card, come up, I want to be a Campaigner)

    So, as you can guess, my profession is NOT a passion of mine.

    Have you ever heard of someone who has become a cat? With a follow-up, if so, how?

    --
    "Because, Parabola!" -- the Curious Captain
    Eating nightmares from friends -- and I'm easy to befriend.
    Absimiliard: the Black Rose of Wolfstack Docks
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    Posts: 52

    5/17/2016
    Valencia:....I will leave that task to you, Ariel, while I muse over the professor's question.

    Glass Doll: /She mumbles something unintelligible from underneath her cowl, and produces dead insects for the bat from some unseen pocket./

    Valencia: Now I probably could train dogs, and I have trained a few men in my time but I am most fortunate at the moment to not need to do so. I just got a, if one can imagine it, a blemmigan secretary! It's most delightful! I am free to envision my next work aloud and have it written down without the smallest smear of ink on my fingers! What about you, dear?

    Glass Doll: /She remains silent./

    Valencia: Hmmph. Probably asleep. That leaves the questioning to me. Hmm. Ah! Which group that lurks here in our beloved London frightens you the most?

    --
    Glass Doll An odd little duck with a preoccupation for dolls and dreams.

    Maestra Valencia: An erstwhile primadonna from the Surface who wants to regain her former glory.
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    5/14/2016
    Unsurprisingly I am most closely affiliated with Wolfstack Docks. This is to be expected as someone who is both a union rep and a Captain in the Navy, in the reserves on half-pay and lent to a Colonial Power.

    Does anyone happen to know how I could possibly be a Hellfarer if I do not recall ever having gone to Hell?

    (this is the case in-game, and I'm damn curious, did I forget something, I feel like I can't have forgotten an entire trip to Hell for goodness sakes, the Devils and my character are not on good terms generally)

    --
    "Because, Parabola!" -- the Curious Captain
    Eating nightmares from friends -- and I'm easy to befriend.
    Absimiliard: the Black Rose of Wolfstack Docks
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    5/15/2016
    suinicide wrote:
    You don't finish the fidgeting writer, its like the third option.


    Ahh, then I bet that was it. I know I've started the early stages a few times. Some I've bailed on, others I'm still saving for a big run. So I probably accepted one of those. Thanks Suinicide, much appreciated.

    --
    "Because, Parabola!" -- the Curious Captain
    Eating nightmares from friends -- and I'm easy to befriend.
    Absimiliard: the Black Rose of Wolfstack Docks
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    Posts: 1049

    2/4/2016
    Eli: Society is a delicate game played by delicate people with very un-delicate rules. It's like stacking bits of eggshells when you have hammer for hands, or teaching a horse to fix a merry-go-round. So, yeah, just my cup of tea!

    What is your favorite delicacy down here in the Neath?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    2/6/2016
    Eli Lowe: There are many beautiful, passionate and intelligent women in the Neath but if I were to develop a relationship with them, I would place both of our lives at risk. I'm not exactly the type for a one-act-play, either. Life is lonely. True professionals don't make friends, I guess.

    Are you excited for the Feast of the Exceptional Rose?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    1/25/2016
    Eli Lowe: You're asking me who I want to run up and stab? How unbelievably convenient, I have a list right here! Wait, challenge? Oh, maybe not then.

    Do you have any fond memories of life on the surface, before you came to The Neath?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    1/27/2016
    Have you heard of the Fourth City? People say it's pretty BAZAAR (bizzare)!
    -laughs silently for three minutes-

    Would you rather spend an evening on a heart-felt romantic retreat across the Zee with a rubbery man, clay man, or a tomb-colonist?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    1/27/2016
    Eli Lowe: I'd just let her take the lead and roll with it. They seem like genuine sweethearts.

    Question: Have you ever considered Zee faring?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    1/29/2016
    Eli Lowe: Ah! Flesh-Stick! I apologize greatly for the confusion, I had no idea that the rats were going to be alive when they reached your lodgings! I sent you an apologetic letter and some assorted chocolates but you declined, which was apropos, all things considered.

    The most embarrassing way I have ever died was easily the time I was dared to eat a (thankfully dead) bat in the middle of a shipyard in the Wolfstack Docks. The zailors did not take kindly to it. If only I had known...

    A question, if I may?
    What is the most vivid nightmare you can recall in the waking world?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    2/1/2016
    Eli Lowe: It owes me money.

    A question, if I may?
    What are your personal opinions on Prisoner's Honey, London's drug of choice since the fall?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    1/29/2016
    Eli Lowe: If they know that I exist, then they already know far too much. Beyond that, I wouldn't care to record it here. You understand, I'm quite sure.

    When things go wrong and you need some time alone, where do you run to?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    2/2/2016
    I recently charted a course for the Iron Republic, but I was waylaid and ran into a friend instead. I'd have preferred the Republic, but it will be my next destination once I've wrapped up things in the Shuttered Palace and the University.

    A question, if I may?
    What would you say to your worst enemy the moment before they were removed from your path forever?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    Posts: 1049

    2/3/2016
    Eli Lowe: Ah, the social intrique is a sport all in itself! No-one in Vienna cared this much about the little subtleties of life! 'Tis invigorating.
    Also, courier chasing is quite lively. Especially across the rooftops. Mind the gap!

    A question, if I may?
    I know that many here prefer to go by their surface names, which is admirable, but if you could pick a name in the London format (Adjective - Noun) what would you pick?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    Gail Gerrund
    Posts: 18

    5/22/2016
    Professor Strix wrote:
    Have urchins ever pranked you?


    Yes, when I was renovating my townhouse. Several showed up on my door and suggested I could make a name for myself by taking them in. Of course, they expected a large number of echos for "embeence", said that proper dirty cheeks were expensive to maintain. The nerve of them! I chased them right off.

    For weeks afterward there was an unholy thumping on my roof at all hours. Turns out they rearranged rope bridges to divert half the messengers in London across the top of my house. I tried to stop them and ended up buried in useless letters. Things shifted back in time, as they always do.

    What is your favorite pleasure of the Neath that you could never obtain on the surface?

    --
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Added~Space
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    Posts: 8

    2/26/2016
    Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    No-one is keen on talking about it, even with the Church in such strong numbers, but do you believe in God?



  • Which one?

  • Which ONE? How can one decide a particular from the many of they which hover over our souls like so many carrion birds....

    Which do you like more, trifle or mince pie?
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    Vavakx Nonexus
    Posts: 892

    6/25/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Eli: I don't drink very much, but when I do, it's for social purposes and it's something cheap and not smelly. No use in paying a fortune for something you don't enjoy.

    How much is too much?


    When it can't fit through the door.


    How little is too little?

    --
    Amets Estibariz, the Moulting Eidolon: Cradled by a sun all their own.


    Blabbing, the Hobo Everyone Knows: The One Who Pulls The Strings. A Clarity In The Darkness.


    Charlotte and the Caretaker: A family?
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    6/25/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:

    Salt or pepper?



    Salt. If need be, it can be used to make a makeshift shrine to a Zee-god, which is always appreciated.

    Whilst we're on the topic, best/favorite zee-god?

    --
    Amets Estibariz, the Moulting Eidolon: Cradled by a sun all their own.


    Blabbing, the Hobo Everyone Knows: The One Who Pulls The Strings. A Clarity In The Darkness.


    Charlotte and the Caretaker: A family?
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    Vavakx Nonexus
    Posts: 892

    3/31/2016
    Vastra Ludlow wrote:

    Question: What is your profession and is it your passion?



    I am currently but a simple watcher now, and while I do adore the methodical playing of the Great Game, the long-term prospects of my involvement are... not optimal, especially for people of low religious standing, such as I.

    --
    Amets Estibariz, the Moulting Eidolon: Cradled by a sun all their own.


    Blabbing, the Hobo Everyone Knows: The One Who Pulls The Strings. A Clarity In The Darkness.


    Charlotte and the Caretaker: A family?
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    3/31/2016
    To compensate for my outrageous streak of questionless replies, what are the opinions of our delicious acquaintances on polite murder and Knife-and-Candle?

    --
    Amets Estibariz, the Moulting Eidolon: Cradled by a sun all their own.


    Blabbing, the Hobo Everyone Knows: The One Who Pulls The Strings. A Clarity In The Darkness.


    Charlotte and the Caretaker: A family?
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    Posts: 892

    7/10/2016
    Cats. Even keeping in account my... recent problems with their kind, I would prefer their company than a having a canine beast near me without a clear need to.

    Wisdom, Pleasure, Experience, or Truth?

    --
    Amets Estibariz, the Moulting Eidolon: Cradled by a sun all their own.


    Blabbing, the Hobo Everyone Knows: The One Who Pulls The Strings. A Clarity In The Darkness.


    Charlotte and the Caretaker: A family?
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    Vavakx Nonexus
    Posts: 892

    7/13/2016
    Be on top when the sixth falls. Both of the meanings.

    What might you miss most of London after it faces it's inevitable doom?

    --
    Amets Estibariz, the Moulting Eidolon: Cradled by a sun all their own.


    Blabbing, the Hobo Everyone Knows: The One Who Pulls The Strings. A Clarity In The Darkness.


    Charlotte and the Caretaker: A family?
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    Vavakx Nonexus
    Posts: 892

    10/28/2016
    "Yes. But I have no desire to do such a thing here."

    (I'd like to remind everyone there's a separate thread for confessions: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic23423-the-ivory-door.aspx I'd like to keep this thread filled with actual questions, while Hallowmas confessions go into the hallowmas confession place)

    Do you miss the Sun?

    --
    Amets Estibariz, the Moulting Eidolon: Cradled by a sun all their own.


    Blabbing, the Hobo Everyone Knows: The One Who Pulls The Strings. A Clarity In The Darkness.


    Charlotte and the Caretaker: A family?
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    fadi_efendi
    Posts: 22

    6/6/2016
    Drake Dynamo wrote:

    Now I might ask, if it came down to the two, who would you support, the Revolutionaries or the Masters, and why?


    The revolutionaries, without a second thought. It's scary how good a fit a cabbal of robed alien chiropterae was in a city of aristocrats, factory bosses, scabs and bobbies. I still have this scar on the head from the big dock riots of '93. Hurts every time the wind blows from the North...

    edited by fadi_efendi on 6/6/2016

    Alas, bested by the powers that be!

    Zero wrote:

    The Church or the devils?


    I'd have to go with the Church. Devils are fascinating, no doubt about it, but their obsession with hoarding souls is distasteful and disconcerting. And as I was reminded last week by a passing urchin, if souls are of no consequence, why do they so desire them?

    So, what was the first trip you took after leaving London for the first time?
    edited by fadi_efendi on 6/6/2016

    --
    Fadi_efendi, the Levantine radical. If a law of men could be torn down by a mob, why not a law of nature?
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    Morkan Kassington
    Posts: 261

    5/31/2016
    Having a pint with friends after a long day. Solving problems for other people, having a home with people who cares. Ah, and of course to court a lady who is happy with these.

    Or getting a good friend back from the grave, but that ain't gonna happen.

    Do you lost someone who are dear to you, even if you might not be the same to them?

    --
    Ladies of the Neath, here comes Morkan Kassington, the gem among gentlemen
    (He is actually a self-centered and foolish braggart, but he means no harm. Hit him up for social actions or dangerous lessons! Or just flirt.)
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    Morkan Kassington
    Posts: 261

    6/27/2016
    Kylestien wrote:
    Passionario wrote:
    What is the price that you most regret paying?


    My terrible Duel in The Forgotten Quater with Le Platt. Yes, I mean Le Pratt. Everything went wrong on that expedition. All my men died. Le Pratt tricked me repetedly. I ignored him to my follow and almost lost the prize twice. I lucked out twice and found more staff by some miracle, only to lose them too. I got so frustrated I beat him to death with a stone pillar and took it from his camp. And was it worth all the cost? NO. he did not even die.

    What was your worst expedition there? Tell me the tale.


    It is not an expedition I led, but one where I was just some muscle for hire. Some pretty young thing hired the lot of us, then we got into a fight before we even made it into the quarter. After the fight, the lad went to a cafe at the entrance and choked on a mushroom muffin, so that's the end of the expedition right there.

    --
    Ladies of the Neath, here comes Morkan Kassington, the gem among gentlemen
    (He is actually a self-centered and foolish braggart, but he means no harm. Hit him up for social actions or dangerous lessons! Or just flirt.)
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    Morkan Kassington
    Posts: 261

    5/7/2016
    I once slipped and fell face-first into a little bowl of honey that has someone's nose blood in it. Taste like any other honey.

    How do you dress to impress?

    --
    Ladies of the Neath, here comes Morkan Kassington, the gem among gentlemen
    (He is actually a self-centered and foolish braggart, but he means no harm. Hit him up for social actions or dangerous lessons! Or just flirt.)
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    Morkan Kassington
    Posts: 261

    2/12/2016
    I am new to this city, and I just successfully found a home of my own very recently.

    I do not actually have any sort of companions yet, nor do I actually kept a pet before to have a favorite.. What would you recommend? Something low maintenance and loyal, I hope.
    edited by Morkan Kassington on 2/12/2016

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    Ladies of the Neath, here comes Morkan Kassington, the gem among gentlemen
    (He is actually a self-centered and foolish braggart, but he means no harm. Hit him up for social actions or dangerous lessons! Or just flirt.)
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    The Absurd Rogue
    The Absurd Rogue
    Posts: 1049

    1/27/2016
    Eli: Ah, The Implacable Method is the keenest and most advanced way of catching criminals. For that reason, I have only the deepest respect for her and I hope that she will reciprocate this respect when I attempt to have her killed. Absolutely diamond lady, that one. Salt of the earth.
    Don't write any of that down.

    Question: Do you believe that there should be repercussions for the numerous public executions of Rubbery Men during outbreaks of mob hysteria?

    --
    "There is never another story. There is only one, and I try to tell it with every page. I fail, and I try again. There are no new stories; I have this one."
    -S.N

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    Posts: 759

    7/2/2016
    I'ma gonna gender-swap that goat demon for ya. It'll be awesome four female goat-demons saving Fallen London from horrors like Cats and Dogs living together. (but we don't)

    Also, passing the question along.

    The Absurd Rogue wrote:

    You're in trouble. Who ya gonna call?

    edited by absimiliard on 7/2/2016

    --
    "Because, Parabola!" -- the Curious Captain
    Eating nightmares from friends -- and I'm easy to befriend.
    Absimiliard: the Black Rose of Wolfstack Docks
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    5/19/2016
    People with the ambition of hunting the Vake are no strangers to betrayal. The only betrayal that ever hurt me, ironically, did not happen in Fallen London. It happened on the Surface, when a dear friend of mine decided that he did not want to offer his own soul in a deal with a devil...

    Are you still in touch with your family?
    edited by Professor Strix on 5/19/2016

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Posts: 616

    5/12/2016
    Hopefully, my reflection. Because when my reflection is not there, bad things are about to happen.

    Question: Do you still make poetry, or you grew out of it as soon as your reputation in society improved?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Posts: 616

    4/1/2016
    Vavakx Nonexus wrote:
    To compensate for my outrageous streak of questionless replies, what are the opinions of our delicious acquaintances on polite murder and Knife-and-Candle?


    Professor: No. I could die. I do not want to risk it.
    Derek: You DO know that people come back in Fallen London, right?
    Professor: And you do not know anything about me, impudent beast. If you did, you would be the first to beg me not to risk my life.
    Derek: ...Just what are you hiding, woman?
    Professor: Nothing. Go eat a cricket.

    ------

    Which reminds me, can you still go back to surface? If not, do you regret it?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    4/22/2016
    Rysiek wrote:
    What are your nightmares about?



    I have more nightmares about the things I have done than the things I have seen. I had so many nightmares about Comtessa and about the burglaries in the Flit that I pretty much welcome nightmares about monsters and Correspondence symbols.


    What was the hardest thing you had to do in order to make your name?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Posts: 616

    6/30/2016
    Feeding on blood for more than twenty years does not do any wonders to one's breath.

    The urchin gangs are at war! Do you have sympathies for any of them?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    5/5/2016
    I hunt monsters. With my Melancholy rising every time there are "clouds" down here, let's just say that the monsters in the Neath are having a pretty rough time lately.

    -------

    Do you have any literary accomplishment that made you proud when you finished?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    5/20/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    Direa Erinyes: I have several! There are the velocipedes, and this quite spirited stallion, and the sedan chair that clayman go racing with. . .
    Evensong: We also have landau. Which has yet to responsible for breaking the necks of any riders, passengers, or anyone else on the road.

    In regards to the nom de plume-
    Dirae Erinyes: That's my wife's work. My appearance is a bit hard to disguise.
    What was your hardest case?



    Oooo, it has to be the Case of the Two Cats. I might turn that one to a penny dreadful, it was fun. The second hardest was my first investigation on the University, if only because the motives were so petty and infuriating that I had half a mind to kill both the murderer and the victim (again) at the end of the proceedings.

    Now that I am in a detective mood, are you in good terms with the Honey Addled-Detective? Still a fan, despite his present state?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    5/20/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    When you need to go incognito, what is your alias? Nom de guerre?


    It would be pointless to reveal your secret identity, now would it not? I have many disguises. The only one that I can tell you without compromising myself is the alias Writing Owl, my nom de plume in Veilgarden. I write mystery penny dreadfuls and the occasional poetry under this alias. Just... do not go around announcing it, I do have some enthusiastic fans among the younger people in London, and some are a little too over enthusiastic.

    Do you have a private method of transportation or do you rely on taxis?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    5/31/2016
    My parents' death (of old age, just before I came to the Neath) was one of the biggest losses in my life. Most of my old siblings are dead as well, and I miss them terribly. It doesn't help that my younger brother now looks like he could be my father, and he is my only surviving family.

    What is the prettiest of the Neath colours?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Lady V.
    Posts: 70

    7/6/2016
    "There's no easy answer. Preferably, a system of ruling where there are no imbecility or illogicality. But as Aristocracy spawns rich, greedy pricks and Democracy allows hysteria to reign, I'd say neither. A sensible Tyrant far outshines any of these.

    But non-politically, I'd prefer Cavies. I respect their refined ways rather than the barbaric habits of the Rattus Faber. D*mned things took over my lodgings once...

    I'm going to pass this question on."
    edited by EnigmaticVixen on 7/6/2016

    --
    A fox is merely a wolf who sends flowers...
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    Amelia Syrus
    Posts: 626

    7/12/2016
    Infinity Simulacrum wrote:
    Question,
    Would you rather fight one spider-council sized rat or ten rat-sized spider councils?

    "Tha big'un, means an actual fight than a sorry stompin' challenge."

    Question: If you could go anywhere in the Neath or Zee without any consequences, where would you go?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    Amelia Syrus
    Posts: 626

    5/7/2016
    Inchoatl wrote:
    Have any of you run across a gentleman with a number of remarkable gems circling about his hat? I ask only because I have not seen him since he regaled me with a number of truly touching stories, and I do worry. The Neath would be a poorer place if he no longer walked its streets.


    Really? No answers? I think that rightfully is your own answer in a way. Lots of higher ups fit your description, that's the problem. Lots with gems. Lots with hats. Some with gems and hats. Tryin' to find one bloke with a hat adorned with gems is like tryin' to find a needle in a nest of sorrow spiders.

    For what it's worth, you might have better luck askin over at the Quarters. If you're lucky.

    Though that reminds me, were rubbery men always here in the Neath?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    Posts: 626

    5/14/2016
    Lamea Lawless wrote:
    What do you think of the Bohemians?

    Thought they were a lot of useless vagabounds up until I saw 'ow they run things. Can't really deny or not tip my hat to a bunch that run a tight ship like that. But the ones that drink through the dens like like it's milk straight through the womb bothers me to no end.

    Bohemians are only one group in Neath, which out there carries your favor?

    --
    Amelia Syrus: A Drunken Thief For Hire.
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    5/19/2016
    Professor Strix wrote:
    Are you still in touch with your family?

    Ifn ya mean by blood, haven't seen my folks since I was young. Though if you don' mean that than the answers still the same. Seems pointless to have family around... though there seems to be an unhealthy amount o' aunts around 'ere.

    Anyone 'ere even have relatives down in the Neath?

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    Jane Brontë
    Jane Brontë
    Posts: 3

    3/31/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    Question: How many people have actually acted on a stage or other capacity? Professionally I mean, not just the normal acting of hiding ourselves from the eyes of society.



    Yes, I have, in fact. When I was still permitted entrance into the Empress's court, I was often commissioned to write works of fiction. When the mood struck me to write a play, I'd almost always take it upon myself it fill a role within it. Sometimes, I took the part of a nameless support character. Other times, I was the leading lady. It was great fun.

    After staging my first and final opera, a change in venue was necessary. Should you come to Mahogany Hall on Saturdays, you'll find me among the Glass's illusionists.

    As for acting work prior to my arrival in this city...Well, that's all in the past.

    Question: Which group do you toast when nobody is listening, and why have you placed your trust in them?

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    Jolanda Swan
    Posts: 1692

    9/4/2018
    Well, Parabola of course! Cats, trees and an approximation of sunlight. If we are to end horrifically, at least let it be in some kind of style.

    Question: if you could build a venue in Fallen London, what would it be?

    --
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    Inchoatl
    Inchoatl
    Posts: 45

    4/30/2016
    Lamea Lawless wrote:
    If you were to have any historical figure of your choice for a 'ghostly presence' companion, who would you pick?

    Sappho.

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    Oh you lament the state of my immortal soul, but I shall have a life, a life as has not been seen or forgotten by the Neath in an age!
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    Inchoatl
    Inchoatl
    Posts: 45

    5/22/2016
    Amelia Syrus wrote:
    Reminds me, there's alot of mysteries in the Neath. Anyfink out thar you wish you hadn't solved?
    A great many, I assure you. The tale of the Missing Comtessa appears to be fairly common knowledge at this point in time, but that does not make her fate any less... unnerving. The reason behind the taste for eyes that lurks within all sorrow spiders was also quite a disturbing discovery, though that may have as much to do with the fact that I encountered a Spider Council for the very first time shortly afterwards as it does with the secret itself. The encounter left an impression. The source of the peculiar skulls that appear in the Forgotten Quarter too lurks in the back of my mind, squatting there like a persistent and dire promise.

    Still, the regret is a mental... I wouldn't say deficiency. To call my regret a mental deficiency would be an insult to the emotion itself and the event that brought it about. Rather, stumbling block. A hazard inherent within my character through which I endeavour to persevere. Squeamishness has always struck me as poor recompense for the secrets I have been entrusted with, willingly or otherwise.


    Now, something I have been wondering for some time: What exactly is rostygold? Is it a specific type of metal, or is it an alloy of variable components with its moniker derived from having been minted specifically to serve as payment for the letting of blood, or is it something else entirely?

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    Lady V.
    Posts: 70

    5/10/2016
    Lady V. laughed abruptly.
    "The Clay Men? Rubbery Folks? Rattus Faber? You speak boldly." She paused to purse her lip and pondered the subject for a moment.

    "Well, I suppose, to an extent, everyone deserve fair and equal treatment and rights. Of course, that is only real in the most lurid of visionary dreams. The real world is seldom so clean and tight-seamed. It's a dog-eat-dog reality we live in, my dear, and its wisest to limit the capabilities of potential competitors. We may not be the first beings to descend to the Neath, but we certainly are the most powerful at the moment. Why empower and arm your rivals? Only sentimental fools would choose such a tactless action."

    V. smiled knowingly, folding her gloved hands and settling her chin atop of the plateau she made with her fingers.
    "Now, enough about me. Tell me, stranger; what was your past life like, back on the Surface? And don't try to lie and say you had none, or forgotten. We all know better than that."
    She smirked, "Of course, remorsing for the past does little good. Again, only mistakes sentimental fools make."

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    A fox is merely a wolf who sends flowers...
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    Lady V.
    Lady V.
    Posts: 70

    5/11/2016
    "To an extent. But I try not to dwell on it for too long. At any rate, they are usually accompanied by material gain or fascinating tidbits of information. I think it's more than enough of a compensation.

    Would you care to introduce to us your companion?"

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    Professor Strix
    Professor Strix
    Posts: 616

    7/4/2017
    Professor Strix: "Devils offer perks for short-term profit. The Church offers you gains on the long run. Like not going to burn in Hell forever when you die, for one."

    Derek: "Church parties are cheaper to attend, have uncursed food and are less likely to end with you soulless or otherwise ******."


    Which Neath secrets are you pursuing right now?

    --
    The Inescapable Professor, London's Most Academic Detective. Open to consultation from Mondays to Fridays, above the Silver Binding bookshop, Veilgarden. Half the payment in advance, half after closing the case. No refunds.

    "THIS SATURDAY, in MAHOGANY HALL, delight your eyes with the DARING FEATS of the DAPPER ESCAPIST. Gape at his CHARM and WIT and his CLEVER TRICKS OF ILLUSIONISM. No mirrors used."
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    Zoe DeGeest
    Zoe DeGeest
    Posts: 104

    6/1/2016
    Oh! Sometimes I dream that a pickpocket will steal everything I have.

    How many pennies do you spend on food everyday?

    --
    Zoe DeGeest, your humble churchgoing grocer, now respectable.
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    Zoe DeGeest
    Posts: 104

    5/1/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    'Tis a balance, but bats have the better end of the balance. They would be easier to work with if they didn't speak as much. Some of mine even tried to form a union. Thankfully, H&F didn't pick their case because of precedent and all that.

    Which of your main senses could you go without? Sight, Smell, Hearing etc.


    Smell, of course! London smells!!!!!

    What's your daily diet?

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    phryne
    phryne
    Posts: 1329

    6/8/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    What's a profession you would never list, even if you have done it?

    Well, one doesn't usually call oneself a "Spy" or "Secret Agent" in public... wink

    absimiliard wrote:
    What is your 'official' profession, as in, what do you write on your calling cards?

    Midnighter/Canon.

    Which profession would you add to FL if you could?

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    bitterhorn
    bitterhorn
    Posts: 61

    2/12/2015
    Kylestien wrote:
    Which Master do you like the most and why, and which do you dislike most and why?


    A bold question. Indeed, some might say, rather, "dangerous."
    Surely the proper response to commit to print can only be that one bears each one of our Gracious Hosts an equal measure of respect and gratitude for their contribution to London's prosperity and je ne sais qoi. One so humble as myself, at the very least, would be mortified at the thought of extolling the majesty of, for example, a single sea-wet, fox-warmed malefactor, in so many words.

    Ahem. As one who finds themselves partial to the marshes, may I inquire after the experiences therein of others reading? The Neath is wide and I am certain I cannot have seen everything yet even in my own immediate vicinity.

    The Under-world is our oyster, friends!

    --
    Marsh(-)mark(ed) thurifer, bookkeeper, &c. of Blackfen-on-Zee; Bazaarine aesthete, unnatural historian, thing-about-town.
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    OctaviaCrowe
    OctaviaCrowe
    Posts: 137

    4/6/2015
    The Bishop, empty night, the Bishop. Bible-thumping arse, but the man can westle. Too Never-cold on him whooping all THREE.

    Have you been feeling oddly hungry lately?

    --
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    OctaviaCrowe
    Posts: 137

    4/7/2015
    My armor. Far Khanate, seen me through snarky tigers and spider councils and formal balls, and never given me any lip, which is more than I can say for my companions! Although, if they're considered items, I'd bring my dear friend the Albino Rat, poor dear could use a vacation.

    Speaking of, have you met her?
    edited by OctaviaCrowe on 4/7/2015

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    OctaviaCrowe
    Posts: 137

    4/7/2015
    Mr. Irons. I'd ask why he doesn't speak.

    What? Everyone else will ask the big questions, and I can beat the answers out of them.

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    Arcalyte
    Arcalyte
    Posts: 17

    3/27/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:


    What was the first thing you bought at the Bazaar?


    *The gentleman give a small giggle, takes of his Mask and answers*
    This "Mask of the rose" that I got a duplicate of within the hour of purchase, from a deal I couldn't say no to.

    What is the closest you have ever been to having to become a permanent resident in the Tomb Colonies, or in the unlikely event, actually die?
    edited by Arcalyte on 3/27/2015

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    Noire LeSable
    Posts: 4

    4/9/2015
    "Noire" LeSable -- "At least one point four litres. That much I am aware of. I was missing three litres of equivalent brewed volume of ground darkdrop coffee beans when I regained consciousness the next evening, blood dribbling from my mouth, and I can't be sure as to whether I had drank it, eaten it, or thrown it out a window in a caffeine-and-God-knows-what-induced frenzy. I know, I know, it was foolish of me to drink several cups' worth of darkdrop coffee at once, but I was still new from the Surface back then, and years of studying in the libraries and laboratories of... my home university, had left me well acclimated to the comparatively weak coffee I could afford on my stipend. I thought the same minimum amount of Neath coffee would be necessary to keep me awake. I didn't consider it to be 'too much.'

    "Trust me, it is not something I intend to try again; I'd ruined a good number of my notebooks and part of my wardrobe, and trying to get the ink off of the ceiling has been a nightmare (how I managed to write all that without owning a ladder will forever remain a mystery).

    "My question: what was the most remarkable thing that has happened to you this week?"

    --
    "Un bon mot ne prouve rien." --Voltaire

    Arathénaïs "Noire" LeSable.
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    5/16/2015
    "Noire" LeSable -- Violant.

    I once managed to procure a small volume of violant ink at some cost. Such beauty trapped in a vial! It deserved to be in the Louvre, and I still feel terrible when I think of how I used it...

    You see, I wished to use it on an invention of growing popularity a colleague in the Americas had sent to me (well, sent to someone that I knew, rather, but the journey across the Atlantic is quite a long one and things can get lost, you understand) called a type-writer. Have you heard of this marvelous device? Through a fine series of levers and wheels, it is a machine that writes! Imagine! Clear, crisp text as good as a printer's press whenever you want it! Yes, it is large and unwieldy, makes a ghastly noise while it works, and it takes a sizable periodic bribe of cheeses and sweetmeats to keep my rats from all but taking it to pieces to see the mechanisms, but it is worth it. I doubt it will ever surpass the fine art of the fountain pen, but I am sure the fellows at Sholes & Gliddon would make quite a fortune if they ever sold these in the Tomb Colonies.

    In any case, the ribbon that provides the contraption with ink had faded, so I thought to use the sample of violant to see how it would look.

    It... ended poorly.




    Question: Of your pets and companions, who do you hold most dear?
    edited by Noire LeSable on 5/16/2015

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    Noire LeSable
    Posts: 4

    5/18/2015
    (Note: Slight Labyrinth of Tigers spoilers)
    (OOC Note: I've been meaning to write a 'character development' piece for Noire ever since I hit the third coil in the LoT -- apologies if it's rather sloppy, it's still a first draft, cobbled together at an ungodly late hour after some cursory research)

    "Noire" LeSable: "I am a biologist, with particular focus in the Ferae and Glires classes, having received my education from l'Université de Paris prior to my arrival here in the Neath. I have deeply studied the works of Malthus, Linnaeus, Lamarck, Schwann... but I might as well have studied Siamese table manners for all that it has helped me here. There is so much new here, so much that we do not understand, that sometimes it takes all of my willpower to keep myself from throwing my hands up, burning all of my notes, and drinking until my blood turns to alcohol.

    "However, non. Each new scientific discovery I make or hear from others, as amazing and terrible as they can be, they do not... how you say... shake me to the core as something else I recently experienced had. You see, I had been spending quite some time lately in the first and second coils of the Labyrinth of Tigers, observing the exhibits and assisting the staff where I can. After quite some time, the rather charming Keeper of the Labyrinth of Tigers bade me to assist with several matters regarding the third coil. The human exhibits.

    Noire shifts and glances away, appearing uncomfortable with the topic now. "Something... happened during my first walk through the cages. It... it was a deeply harrowing feeling, one that did not go away even after a week or so of duties and observations. I was aghast. I still am aghast. But I... it... I tried to ignore it at first, but... I..." She pauses in thought, tugging nervously on the embroidered fringe of her left sleeve. "My mind... it kept returning to... It was... The Exposition Universelle in Paris some years ago... they had a, how you say, 'ethnological exposition' -- the largest one I had ever seen until l'Acclimatation Anthropologique opened in Bois de Boulonge. Savages and natural peoples from Sudan, Guiyana, Lapland, Imerina... Esquimauxs, Aztecs, Igorots, all in cages and displays, much like these men and women here. And I... I did not think much of it back then when I wandered the exhibits of that exposition in the past, fascinated... and yet in the Labyrinth of Tigers... Such a different response for so similar situations... But it is... different, yes? They are different. It is all different. It has to be, yes? But the question still runs in my mind, keeping me awake during the night hours long after the menagerie and its caretakers fall asleep: Is it truly different? Were they, behind those iron bars in Paris, truly different? And if they are not, then most of all...

    "...what in God's name have we been doing?"




    Question: Er, in any case, let us return to lighter topics, oui? Of the various groups and factions in London, who do you say you, monsieur/madame/*mumble* associate yourself with?
    edited by Noire LeSable on 5/18/2015

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    peppep25
    peppep25
    Posts: 15

    5/13/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:
    friendshipranger wrote:
    For my question: if you could have one thing you don't already own for your mantlepiece, what would it be?


    I have heard a hint of a rumour of a riddle. The whispers I hear speak of an Enigma, promising a trail of clues. I would be Ambitious enough to follow it, if I had but the slightest clue of where to start.

    Ah, well.

    What has most recently made you angry?


    Trying to find the very thing you speak of.

    What character would you like to have as a constant companion?

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    Talkes
    Talkes
    Posts: 90

    2/29/2016
    A certain chamber in Clay Quarters under Ladybones Road. You should have a fairly good idea why. It's been almost a year, yet I'm still uneasy about it as if it happened yesterday.

    Why are glassmen forbidden to wear their spectacles together with hats (unless unfinished, but those don't count)?

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    phryne
    phryne
    Posts: 1329

    1/29/2016
    Of mercy, naturally. I am never cruel without a good reason...

    What are you most afraid of?

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    phryne
    phryne
    Posts: 1329

    1/19/2016
    Kingeater's has helped me with terror-reduction in what would otherwise have been desperate circumstances quite a few times. And of course, a certain engine can be constructed there, so it's definitely the most useful of these places - I wouldn't go so far as to call any of them nice.

    What will you wear to the Duchess' Banquet this Feast of the Rose?

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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    1/4/2015
    Neogeo wrote:
    Dear Vollandahl,

    Given the opportunity, destroying the cycle of the Master's and their cities. Many do not realize, but one day another city will be chosen by the masters. It will tumble, quite literally on top of us. All will be crushed. And the vicious cycle will continue unabated.

    To whom that finds this correspondence. If you had the opportunity to alter the fate of london's rats to your choosing, what would you do?

    ~n



    Have them all swear fealty to the ruler of rats, Spacemarine9, who would then lead them on a ratty apocalypse of the world.

    What is your favorite color?

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    Persuasive patron. You want a lesson, send me a message asking for one.
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    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    2/3/2015
    ...Nope. Not gonna touch that one with a ten foot bargepole. I dislike punishing myself in games, and I do no know the intent of Eaten. However, if it is merely to get revenge on those who betrayed him, I wish him the best of luck in his endeavors. Such a fate is harsh. If this reckoning extends to the whole neath however and our city... then I would defy him to the last breath.

    On the subject of this person, why do you think what happoened to him happened? Protection from evil, plots most sinister, or another theory?
    edited by Kylestien on 2/3/2015

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    Arol
    Arol
    Posts: 24

    1/8/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:

    What do you miss most about the Surface?


    Nothing. The Neath has so much to offer, things that make the Surface seem like a joke. Well, there is one thing. I sort of miss real, honest, actual tea. Each time I'm invited to tea down here, it makes me yearn for the real stuff. I've been experimenting a bit to try and brew a suitable replacement. Boiling dried tomb colonists wrappings can come close if you know how to season them properly, but it just isn't the same.

    Who would you rather have as a blind date? A Tomb Colonist, a Rubbery Man, or a Master?
    edited by Arol on 1/8/2015

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    Psyche Labyrinth
    Psyche Labyrinth
    Posts: 159

    1/10/2016
    Why of course, there's nothing better than a sadistic, potentially poisonous spider boy. A wonderful source of protection from not only death but anyone who dared bother you. Would you rather send the rest of eternity living among the drownies or the tomb-colonists?

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    phryne
    phryne
    Posts: 1329

    1/8/2016
    Since I want this game to go on, I'll just continue with a repeat of the last question that was asked:

    Pyrodinium wrote:
    You managed to seduce a certain Surface spy. Where in the Neath will you take them for a date and how will you take (or protect) their secrets?

    That's easy: the Singing Mandrake first, a honey-den later. They will wake up on board a steamer to Venderbight the next day. Or, if I don't like them, I'll leave 'em for the Fingerkings to play with... Cool

    What do you think would happen if you fed Lacre to a Rubbery Man?
    edited by phryne on 1/8/2016

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    phryne
    Posts: 1329

    10/21/2015
    Cotton Dee wrote:
    "For those of you who partake of Prisoner's Honey; what sort of dreams do you favour?"

    Those of sun- and moonlit Surface days, of course... the dappled sunlight through a forest canopy... a cloudless full moon night at sea... Northern Lights... a warm summer breeze... birdsong... fresh food... a dragon flying through mountain valleys -- oops, perhaps that last one was a bit personal!

    Speaking of food: what is your favourite restaurant in Fallen London?
    edited by phryne on 10/21/2015

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    Bertrand Leonidas Poole
    Posts: 336

    6/14/2016
    (( Every skin-suit? What does Ezkiel mean?))
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    Andrew Astherson
    Andrew Astherson
    Posts: 118

    7/1/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:


    What is the silliest item you've had to defend yourself with?



    Rew: Deep lurker's fin bone

    Clem: A cat... that cat

    _______________

    Clem: If you had an (absolutely legal) opportunity to cook something from the surface provisions, what would it be?

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    11/11/2015
    Amyntas wrote:

    Those who are assailed by visions have some measure of understanding as to how the affair of London will end, for us and for the Masters and the Bazaar as a whole. I ask you a two-pronged question: how do you suppose it will all end, and how would you prefer for it to end?



    Astherson: Oh, for Saturn's sake ! Do you actually imagine how many people claim to "know the future" after looking to those visions ? There is like an army of those who claim that it will end in "liberation of the night", almost two regiments of those who claim they will become Masters and guide the Bazaar to the Sun, three divisions of those who belive they will dedspoil demigod Stone in september 1911, and like a battalion of those lunatics who claim they will become lorn-flukes. Lorn-flukes, Carl ! Oh, you're not Carl... Nevermind. All these visions are contradictional and logically incompatible, and that compromises them a lot. So, It will end, jut like everything in this universe. It will end in the way it will. And I seriously doubt that we have even the slightiest insight on how will that happen.
    In any case, I hope that the time when London will be no more, my successors will have their happy, materially secured lives somewhere in surface Britain or Canada. That constitutes as an answer for your second question.

    Astherson: Now, when we touched the family and kinship topic, I wish to know if you do occupy yourself with such thoughts and how do you see the future of your (possible) family ? Do you have any solidified plans concerning this matter or are you a dreamer ?
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    Andrew Astherson
    Posts: 118

    11/9/2015
    Rackenhammer wrote:

    I'll tell you what did strike me as eccentric, though. Animals talk in the Neath! Cats, rats, dogs, and the like! What was your reaction when you first had a conversation with them?



    Astherson: I Shoot them ! It was those times when I was a simple pugilist, not even a rat-catcher. One of my neighbours had a problem with these organized, trained and devious vermins. She was screaming as loud as a deck siren on a sinking ship, and as for me, I was too creeped out to panic visually, I pummeled, squashed, shot, cut and pummeled those furry bastards again as if my life was on stake. That's how I met my first friend down here, and shortly after I became a rat catcher. Ah... good'ol times.

    Clement: If we were allowed to have airships, where would you fly in the first place?
    edited by Andrew Astherson on 11/9/2015

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    Posts: 118

    9/14/2015
    Haneul wrote:

    For my next question...
    What is your most favorite aroma?


    Astherson: Used to be aromas of autumn bonfires and post-rain scent. Now these smells compete with fragrance of someone special...

    Mustela: Fish'n'chips with beer ! If you tried it at least once, it will haunt you 'till the judgement day.
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    Mustela:
    Don't you think that this particular salon became over-lively of late ? As if we were paid for asking&answering. If so, then I demand to know where to cash-up !
    edited by Andrew Astherson on 9/14/2015

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    > Currently open for RP:
    Andrew Astherson - heavy-tempered, rapacious but reliable menace of slavonic-tatar origin.
    Clement "don't you call me Clem!" Mustela - merry and licentious to a stupid degree Irishman-detective
    > My lads appearances ; Astherson's short backstory

    > Seeking for RP partner(s), are you ? This thread might be the right place.
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    Andrew Astherson
    Andrew Astherson
    Posts: 118

    7/4/2015
    "If you will ever see a Swiss man breaking in to someone's window - do follow him"

    When will London's kiosks start to sell proper contact books, g__ d___t ?! I gerew dangerously tired from operating separate dossiers !
    edited by Andrew Astherson on 7/4/2015

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    > Currently open for RP:
    Andrew Astherson - heavy-tempered, rapacious but reliable menace of slavonic-tatar origin.
    Clement "don't you call me Clem!" Mustela - merry and licentious to a stupid degree Irishman-detective
    > My lads appearances ; Astherson's short backstory

    > Seeking for RP partner(s), are you ? This thread might be the right place.
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    Andrew Astherson
    Andrew Astherson
    Posts: 118

    3/1/2016
    Kukapetal wrote:

    WHAT KIND OF SHIP DO YOU HAVE AND WHY DID YOU PICK IT?


    Andrew: My naval vessel and my pride is a third generetion submarine. Why? Because it is armed, much safer than the regular ship (once you know how to handle it) and can easily cut through waters of surface seas. It happens so that my submarine covers all my needs and requirements. The only downside is it's cargo capacity restriction. I must also mention that the process of it's construction was tiresome and expensive to the extent that driven my fellow naval architect (and also co-designer) to treat 'her' as his own daughter. I consider his eccentrism understandable.

    Clem: I picked a swift steam clipper. Mostly 'cause it is mobile, stealthy and easy to operate either with limited crew or without such. That's the traits that are valued among men of me profession, not speaking that having a clipper gives you certain daringly luxorious fleur in the eyes of others. Who needs yachts at this age, anyway ?
    _________________________________________

    Andrew: It happened so that I ran across some musically ignited folks soon after my recent return from the latest Surface voyage. In light of the fact that I will soon open a new season at my salon, I'd like to update my knowledge on actual musical tastes of londoners.
    Is there some kind of music you would very like to listen? Is it one of those recently written and explosively popular symphonies of eastern European school? Or, perhaps, you long to hear folklore tunes and songs of countries both familiar and unknown?
    edited by Andrew Astherson on 3/1/2016

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    > Currently open for RP:
    Andrew Astherson - heavy-tempered, rapacious but reliable menace of slavonic-tatar origin.
    Clement "don't you call me Clem!" Mustela - merry and licentious to a stupid degree Irishman-detective
    > My lads appearances ; Astherson's short backstory

    > Seeking for RP partner(s), are you ? This thread might be the right place.
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    Andrew Astherson
    Andrew Astherson
    Posts: 118

    2/29/2016
    Morkan Kassington wrote:

    Do you have an eating establishment you prefer for romantic purposes?


    Astherson: No. Not really. As long as you are able to cook and to be original at the same time you may want to have a romantic dinner at your own lodgings. Turning regular food preparation process into a game for you and the other person may be an interesting and icebreaking part of that special evening you schemed. If you know what I mean.

    Clem: My hon likes sweets. A lot. So, sometimes we go for a stroll around the palace quarter, so she could ravage a bakery or two. One day I noticed the amounts of sugar she's able to consume in a minute or so, which made me stop wondering of why is she so sweet.
    ___________

    Clem: Do you have any leave destinations? Some particular overzea places to regain your breath after having a bit too much of London?

    --
    > Currently open for RP:
    Andrew Astherson - heavy-tempered, rapacious but reliable menace of slavonic-tatar origin.
    Clement "don't you call me Clem!" Mustela - merry and licentious to a stupid degree Irishman-detective
    > My lads appearances ; Astherson's short backstory

    > Seeking for RP partner(s), are you ? This thread might be the right place.
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    Hobnail
    Hobnail
    Posts: 179

    2/2/2016
    Moderation...

    We are removed. All of us, every one of us who isn't a dilettante Surfacer is removed from such concepts. If we only had the time, three or four generations, to properly grapple with the enormity of our freedoms.

    Do what you can for yourself. Shed the antique moralities like a skin and appreciate what you have.

    The sky is falling and the earth is cracking. You can save one book. Which is it?

    --
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Hobnail
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    Parvorus
    Parvorus
    Posts: 42

    9/13/2015
    Well, there's no question to answer, so...

    If you were a Master of the Bazaar, what kind of goods would you trade in?

    --
    Feel free to send me anything other than Photographers.
    My Profile
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    Mr. Zane
    Mr. Zane
    Posts: 62

    6/19/2015
    Passionario wrote:

    Speaking of places beyond the zee, which of your possessions would you never, under any circumstances, take with you to Polythreme?
    edited by Passionario on 6/16/2015


    I would think this delightful souvenir of Newgate, an old Prison Shiv. I keep it for sentimental reasons, but I shudder to think what it would say if it could speak. It was well used before I was given it, and I need not be told of its long and bloody history in excruciating detail.

    What is your favorite recurring dream?
    edited by Mr. Zane on 6/19/2015

  • edited by Mr. Zane on 6/19/2015

    --
    "Yes, I realize that projecting my internal dialogue onto my cat is probably not the healthiest way of dealing with stressful situations."
    "Meow."
    "No, murder is not the answer. You always suggest that."

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Warren~Zane
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    Mr. Zane
    Mr. Zane
    Posts: 62

    6/3/2015
    Your ideal partner? Why, I have no idea. In fact, the thought that I might possibly be able to surmise such a thing is ludicrous! If I were to hazard a guess though...I would say someone kind, daring, respectable, but not too respectable. One who complements as well as compliments.

    My question: If you have more than one residence, what do you do with the spares?
    Rent them out?
    Fill them with traps and invite bill collectors over?

  • edited by Mr. Zane on 6/3/2015

    --
    "Yes, I realize that projecting my internal dialogue onto my cat is probably not the healthiest way of dealing with stressful situations."
    "Meow."
    "No, murder is not the answer. You always suggest that."

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Warren~Zane
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    1/29/2016
    Flesh-Stick: HEY, WEREN'T YOU ONE OF THE 8 MILLION PEOPLE WHO SENT ME LIVE RATS IN THE MAIL?? LIKE I'D TELL YOU MY HIDING SPOT! HMMPH!

    OKAY, FINE, IT'S BEHIND THE SOFA. BUT DON'T TELL ANYONE ELSE. THIS IS ALL REAL CONFIDENTIAL AND STUFF.

    SOMETIMES I HIDE CANDY AND COMICBOOKS BACK THERE AND MAKE A LITTLE FORT FOR A WHILE. USUALLY CHEERS ME UP AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS.

    WHAT WAS THE MOST EMBARRASSING WAY YOU'VE EVER DIED?
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    2/11/2016
    Flesh-Stick: I CRY CAUSE IT MAKES ME SAD THAT SOMEONE I LOVE DOESN'T LOVE ME BACK. I CRY A LOT DOWN HERE.

    IF YOU'VE GOTTEN ANY GARLIC CANDIES OR HATEMAIL THIS FEAST, WHICH ENEMY OF YOURS DO YOU THINK SENT IT?
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    5/24/2016
    Flesh-Stick: I DUNNO, HOW ABOUT BOMB POPS? I'LL BET THE REVOLUTIONARIES KNOW HOW TO MAKE 'EM!

    WHEN YOU FIRST CAME TO FALLEN LONDON, WHAT METHOD DID YOU USE TO GET OUT OF YOUR CELL?
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    6/27/2016
    Flesh-Stick: Pssst! Ask a question!
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    6/25/2016
    Flesh-Stick: DROPPING MY PANTS

    WHO'S THE ABSOLUTE LAST PERSON YOU'D WANNA RUN INTO AT A PARTY?
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    6/25/2016
    Flesh-Stick: YEAH, I'D GO BACK AND STOP MYSELF FROM SELLING PEOPLE FOR EXPERIMENTS. THEN MAYBE HER PARENTS WOULD BE ALIVE AND SHE WOULDN'T HATE ME. CAUSE I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE SHE DOESN'T HATE ME.

    SO...UH...WHICH OF THE CAT COMPANIONS IS YOUR FAVORITE?
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    2/26/2016
    Flesh-Stick: *sniffle* MY SNUFFER...MY POOR POOR SNUFFER! IT WASN'T FAIR! I DIDN'T WANT TO! BUT THERE WAS NO OTHER OPTION! OH NATURALIST, I MISS YOU AND YOUR HORRID COFFEE SO MUCH! I'D RIP OFF MY OWN EARS AND GIVE 'EM TO YOU IF IT WOULD BRING YOU BACK! BAWWWWW!!!!!

    *sniffle* ALSO, THAT POOR POOR SEA CAPTAIN IN THE BLACK RIBBON...ALL THE OTHER DUELISTS LIVED, SO I THOUGHT YOU'D LIVE TOO...AND YOUR GIRLFRIEND WAS STILL ALIVE...I WAS GONNA SEND YOU OFF TO BE WITH HER....INSTEAD YOU'RE A TORSO! BAWWWWWW!!!!!

    THIS PLACE IS TOO SAD SOMETIMES....*sniffle*


    AHEM....

    SO, ANYWAY, WHAT'S THE GROSSEST THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN DOWN HERE?
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    4/1/2016
    Flesh-Stick: NO I CAN'T. YES I DO, 'CAUSE NOW THE ONLY WAY OUT FOR ME IS DEATH. OR MADNESS.


    IS THERE ANYTHING LEFT IN THE NEATH THAT MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING? I NEED TO KNOW...
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    Cryptix23
    Cryptix23
    Posts: 33

    7/4/2015
    Antfigo wrote:
    My question is this: who is the most intriguing person you have met in this place, and why did they scar your memory so profoundly?



    23: This may be rather an... unpopular opinion, given the general attitude toward Law (or shall I say justice) in the Neath, but I must confess a special place in my heart for the Last Constable. She was a dear, world-weary but unbroken, still carrying on the good fight. Perhaps a little too idealistic, but in a place like this that kind of light is all the more worth defending. I do hope to see her again. One day.

    Given the opportunity, would you return to the surface? Why or why not?

    --
    Prone to occasionally disappear for weeks at a time.

    Lady 23; the Magnanimous Midnighter, self-styled detective vigilante. Extraordinary Mind. Loves boxed cats.
    The Aluminum Eagle; grumpy bandaged hobgoblin with entirely too many dogs. Shattering Force.
    Threnody Lament; charmingly ruthless socialite.
    Carrion Crow; Seeker of the Name. Cares little for safety or sanity.

    All characters accepting calling cards and social actions. Follow their adventures here
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    Drake Dynamo
    Drake Dynamo
    Posts: 402

    6/6/2016
    "I used to be quite the playboy back in the day, but my studies in the correspondence and my close ties with the Church now preclude me from such things. Fine wine was a chief vice of mine (and that became a rather nasty laudanum addiction for a while), and I suppose it might be said I'm rather immune to some of the Neath's more carnal pleasures, after a particularly infamous scandal at the Shuttered Palace made me rethink my ways."
    Now I might ask, if it came down to the two, who would you support, the Revolutionaries or the Masters, and why?
    edited by Drake Dynamo on 6/6/2016

    --
    Drake Dynamo -Correspondent, Hesperidean Cider Drinker , Matchmaker, and Paramount Presence
    Mr. Mauvais - A ghostly skullduggerous fellow, chopped up for the time being (Only active during seasonal events)

    Guide to becoming a Poet-Laureate
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    JackiePink
    JackiePink
    Posts: 31

    9/14/2015
    Come now, Mustela! As long as the wine is good and laughter sprinkles among us like snow, why worry?

    Now, friends, tell me: Where can one find a good card game around here? Not that damned high stakes one that everyone whispers about. I mean just a pleasant card game with a few toughs where one can sip whiskey and relax?

    --
    Jackie Pink, the melancholy American. Drop a calling card for menace reduction, social actions, or roleplaying.http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Jackie~Pink
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    JackiePink
    JackiePink
    Posts: 31

    11/23/2015
    The ultimate failure? Why, death, of course. Permanent death, that is. The kind Feducci wants to see. I have fought tooth and nail to live in a world that doesn't want me. I'll be d---ed if I let that work go to waste. Even a life in Hell is better than no life at all.

    But what's in the flask, friend? Liquor? One of Gebrant's tinctures? Or something else?

    --
    Jackie Pink, the melancholy American. Drop a calling card for menace reduction, social actions, or roleplaying.http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Jackie~Pink
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    JackiePink
    JackiePink
    Posts: 31

    12/4/2015
    Growing up I was a bit of an urchin myself, so I do have a soft spot for those young criminals. I also find them rather useful in some of my endeavors. If only things had been different perhaps I could have had...no, that's a story for another time.

    What's the best way to get rid of Neathmas carolers at the door?

    --
    Jackie Pink, the melancholy American. Drop a calling card for menace reduction, social actions, or roleplaying.http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Jackie~Pink
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    Aurel Faine
    Aurel Faine
    Posts: 29

    10/13/2015
    "A while back I held a ballet in the court, let's just say it ended with a nymph on the prime minister and me with a one way ticket to exile."

    What do you think is the strangest thing you've seen in Fallen London?

    --
    Across the street you can barely make out a woman, she flashes a strange grin at you, her goggles alive in the night.
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Concede
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    Lisbella Peridot
    Lisbella Peridot
    Posts: 138

    10/21/2015
    Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
    Tyrone’s House of Alimentary Nourishment and Palatial Delight

    Question: What is the wickedest act you will confess this Hallowmas?


    I am considering lying this Hallowmas.

    How do you duel?

    --
    Anatasia Swansong - fencing prodigy, extraordinary beauty, and very stubborn
    Welcoming friends of all sorts! All independent now.

    Kelly Siniature - grinning, deranged, elegant child of indistinct gender
    Kelly is taking a long break on isolation.

    I also play Town of Salem and a few other games - still Lisbella Peridot!
    I finally regained stable internet access, so I should be around more often...
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    Lisbella Peridot
    Lisbella Peridot
    Posts: 138

    12/15/2015
    I fear loss. Only when you lose things you realize they have value.

    Do you have a plan this Christmas?

    --
    Anatasia Swansong - fencing prodigy, extraordinary beauty, and very stubborn
    Welcoming friends of all sorts! All independent now.

    Kelly Siniature - grinning, deranged, elegant child of indistinct gender
    Kelly is taking a long break on isolation.

    I also play Town of Salem and a few other games - still Lisbella Peridot!
    I finally regained stable internet access, so I should be around more often...
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    Lisbella Peridot
    Lisbella Peridot
    Posts: 138

    12/31/2015
    Hobnail wrote:
    Rysiek wrote:
    Is there a group you hate?


    LET THE SUN BE SUNKEN!

    LET THE BAZAAR BE BLINDED!

    LET MY ENEMIES HAVE MY LOVE!

    A RECKONING IS NOT TO BE POSTPONED! NOT FOREVER!

    NOT FOR LONG!

    CURSED! CURSED! CURSED!


    PLEASE DO NOT POSTPONE YOUR QUESTION THX

    --
    Anatasia Swansong - fencing prodigy, extraordinary beauty, and very stubborn
    Welcoming friends of all sorts! All independent now.

    Kelly Siniature - grinning, deranged, elegant child of indistinct gender
    Kelly is taking a long break on isolation.

    I also play Town of Salem and a few other games - still Lisbella Peridot!
    I finally regained stable internet access, so I should be around more often...
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    Kolanowski
    Kolanowski
    Posts: 148

    9/13/2015
    DecroMcQuin wrote:
    Now my question to the next will be: What would you do should Jack of Smiles came to your door and asked if you'd wish to dine with him that evening?



    How exciting! I'd let the poor, misunderstood fellow in and break out my best cheese! I'm sure we'd exchange some lovely professional tips over a bottle of absinthe.

    Question! A lorn-fluke or a clay man - which one would you choose to eat alive, if given no other option? I need this for... research.

    --
    Kazimierz Kolanowski, gentleman, scholar, humble servant of the Maw. Chaotic Evil. Open to all social actions & accepting almost all requests. Might sell you to Satan for a single corn chip.
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    Isaac Zienfried
    Isaac Zienfried
    Posts: 364

    7/18/2017
    "Uh, hm, let's see. Five, six... eight... twelve, if you're being liberal with the term 'knife.'"

    What's your method of coping with this accursed diet of mushrooms upon mushrooms?

    --
    Isaac Zienfried, 'The Vacillating Belligerent.'
    A gentleman of complicated loyalties, complicated morality, and complicated goals.
    But really, it's hard to keep things simple down here!
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    mnemosius
    mnemosius
    Posts: 50

    1/11/2016
    Power can be ever so easily transformed into money, by whatever avenues one might desire. Money, however, can only lead to a certain sort of power - one that is easily taken away as a stack of echoes left unguarded. Not that I've ever done something of the sort, of course. That would be rude.

    My question for you is this - when the time comes for you to forget, would you rather keep your worst memory, or lose your best?

    --
    The pursuit of purple is my penultimate purpose. I'm also happy to be a Persuasive Patron for any who might need one!
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Diosthenes

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/profile/nathaniel%20grayborne - so very gone. Going NORTH does that to you.
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    Hark DeGaul
    Hark DeGaul
    Posts: 208

    3/31/2016
    Jane Brontë wrote:
    Question: Which group do you toast when nobody is listening, and why have you placed your trust in them?


    Hark- "I toast the Dawn Machine. Oh, no don't look like that, it's really not as dangerous as everyone thinks. Frankly, I think we could use a little more light down here... and a stronger fleet... and the power to rewrite the most basic laws of physics. Are my allies trustworthy? Perhaps. Perhaps not. But at least the New Sequence has a vision that benefits London, unlike those uncaring Masters and devils or the anarchy of revolutionaries. After them I suppose I toast the Duchess. She, like me, is a cat person."

    Hebediah- "I don't spend my quiet moments drinking, my girl. I get too few instances of peace and quiet and I d__n well want to remember them! If I did toast anyone though it would be God and the Queen! So what if it's starry-eyed patriotism? So what if it's not original? It's not like anyone's going to hear it now is it? Besides, those two have seen the city right so far! Don't fix what's not broken and all that."

    Question: How did you spend your childhood (if you had one)? Were you bought up on the Surface, in London, or somewhere more exotic?
    edited by Hark DeGaul on 3/31/2016

    --
    The Dawn-Eyed Optician: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Hark%20DeGaul

    That Vicar Who Ruined the Royal Wedding for Everyone (including himself): http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Hebediah%20Fix

    The Dreaded Relative: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Your%20Aunt
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    1/13/2016
    Flesh-Stick: WHO DO I CARE ABOUT MOST? THE SCARRED NATURALIST.

    WHICH MASTER WOULD I KILL? MR. VEILS. I'VE......ALREADY GIVEN THE REASON WHY.

    IF I HAD A CHANCE TO BECOME A MASTER I'D SAY NO OR KILL MYSELF. I HATE THE MASTERS. THEY...they...they take away the things you love...*sniffle*

    *sniffle*


    so...whose death do you regret the most?


    *sniffle*
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    1/14/2016
    Flesh-Stick: I SEE MY WINSOME DISPOSSESED ORPHAN CLIMBING DOWN THE WALLS USING A ROPE MADE OUT SILK SCRAPS....IS THAT MY THIRSTY BOMBARDMENT SCRAP IN THERE, BORT??? YOU'D BETTER GET BACK IN YOUR ROOM RIGHT NOW OR YOU'RE GONNA BE GROUNDED FOR TWO MONTHS INSTEAD OF JUST ONE! LITTLE BRAT IS ALWAYS STEALING MY LAUDENUM. I KNOW I'M TRYING TO QUIT THE STUFF, BUT IT'S THE PRINCIPLE OF THE THING!

    UH...SO, WHAT COMPANION THAT YOU'RE LOCKED OUT OF (CONNECTED PET, MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE, RETIRED, ETC.) DO YOU WISH YOU COULD GET?
    edited by Kukapetal on 1/14/2016
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1447

    1/19/2016
    Flesh-Stick: NOTHING

    WHAT WAS THE ONE THING YOU WISHED YOU COULD HAVE GOTTEN THIS CHRISTMAS THAT YOU MISSED OUT ON? (I DUNNO IF I CAN MAKE IT ANOTHER YEAR WITHOUT A WALL SHARK...*SNIFFLE* )
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    Lamia Lawless
    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    4/24/2016
    The church, and all of its crimes.

    If you could return to the Surface for one month, where would you go? Would you go back home for a while, or would you travel someplace you've never seen before?

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    Barse
    Barse
    Posts: 707

    7/13/2016
    My decapitation.

    What's your heart's desire?

    --
    The Scorched Sailor, up for most social actions and RP. Not as scary as he looks.
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    Schmidt
    Schmidt
    Posts: 114

    12/1/2015
    Can a Snuffer be Forgiven for what they do or did?


    They must be forgiven, for they are as their father made them. Some are cruel and monstrous, but no more than man by nature of their birth.

    What is your opinion of biblical revision, as per St. Cyriac's Illuminated College? Being in the employ of the Church myself, I have a vested interested in such a question.

    --
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Atticus%20Schmidt

    I'll accept any actions, except loitering and Affluent Photographer (will accept dupes).
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    Lamia Lawless
    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    12/28/2015
    I know it's not in the spirit of the game of 'kiss marry kill,' but realistically it would be 1. No one, 2. No one, and 3. No one.

    If I were somehow possessed by a Fingerking playing a badly conceived, uninhibited version of myself, it would be: 1. Sinning Jenny. 2. The Sardonic Music-Hall Singer, but it would be a marriage of convenience. She would gain a wealthy spouse with an open pocket policy, and I would gain a buffer against the constant barrage of questions about my marriage status. 3. The Vake.

    Actually, that last one is accurate.

    So... Surface food or Neathy cuisine?
    edited by Lamea Lawless on 12/28/2015 because her player forgot to add a question
    edited by Lamea Lawless on 12/29/2015

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    Lamia Lawless
    Lamia Lawless
    Posts: 604

    4/4/2016
    Professor Strix wrote:


    Do your pets live as spoiled children or you make them earn their stay?


    Neither. My pets are grown animals, free to come and go as they like. I offer them food and shelter in return for the privilege of their company.

    Do you have any bias or biases that changed after spending time in the Neath?

    --
    The Harmonic Hellfarer
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    Ami Miljkovich
    Ami Miljkovich
    Posts: 98

    11/8/2014
    Soran: My beloved, who I left behind on the surface when I came here. I did try to convince them to follow me, but the thought of living in this dark place did not sit well with them. There's no specific thing I'd want to do with them; their simple presence would be enough to make life down here a great deal more bearable. *Sigh* Maybe someday...

    Zero: This is kind of an awkward question for me; most of the people from my past are long dead. And the one that isn't - my aunt - I already tried to bring down here. Unfortunately, I'd apparently forgotten where I learned most of my excesses; it wasn't long before she had to go right back up. I guess it was stupid of me to put her in danger like that, but I just wanted someone familiar around, you know?

    Cairn: As for me, the only person from my past that I would care to share my Neathy life with is already right right here in front of me. *Looks at Soran*

    Soran: Cairn, I am going to crack your skull with an armoured guinea pig if those eyes aren't looking somewhere else within the next five seconds.

    Zero: Oh, well, look at that; it's time for another question! Let's see, something light... Ah, I know! What's your favourite kind of music, and has your taste in music changed much since you came to the Neath?

    --
    The Secret-Hungry Bat ~ "I have my bats and my works, and endless secrets and pleasures at my disposal; what need have I of a soul?"
    The Dangerously-Charming Fox ~ "Let's go stab each other and then get drunk together! That's what friends do around here, right?"
    The Ever-Scheming Magpie ~ "All I'm after is a fresh start... And maybe a little profit on the side..."
    The Blood-Thirsty Moth ~ "This floor isn't red enough. I need to fix that. Come closer."
    Meet the families.
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    Macy Grey
    Macy Grey
    Posts: 19

    11/6/2014
    Immortality, my friend! Can you imagine the fortune one could possess with a limitless life? That, and there is so much opportunity down here. Do you really think a lady like me could ever have become -important- up there? Hardly. If I cause scandal down here, just imagine what they'd have to say up there. Hmph. You can have your mysteries, but me? I like to explore the Neath as is, and make the most of my time while I'm here.

    Do you have any family?
    edited by Macy Grey on 11/6/2014

    --
    Always looking for more company down here.
    The Acrobat: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Macy~Grey

    Her brother, the Academic: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Frederick~Grey
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    11/4/2014
    My favorite act is my own of course!! Especially when I get up on stage, the spot light illumines me and naught else, a hush falls heavy. I pause. So quietly, so calmly, I ask questions. Just questions. Just simple questions about names and spaces between spaces, things that came before, and things to come. Just simple questions. That scare the wits out of the audience. And me.

    Speaking of questions: Who is your favorite Hallowe'en visitor? And why?

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    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    10/29/2014
    Oh goody, questions about secrets! [claps excitedly] My favorite is the one known only to only to the Melancholy Curate, his sister, and me.

    Question: Have you eaten Rubbery Lumps from Mutton Island? Would you do so again?

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    10/25/2014
    Easy question my dear Panthalassa! I have written a blush-inducing Gothic Romance and, given time, would fill a bookcase with more. Of course that is my preferred Courtly reading, too (I do enjoy other works, but they are rather...ah...inappropriate to read in those circles).

    Question: What form did your most embarrassing death take?

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    10/30/2014
    "Psst." A quick whisper-- "Jaime! Ask a question!"

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    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    5/19/2015
    My dear Miss LeSable, although I have great sympathy for your reaction to the Third Coil of the Labyrinth, I am also heartened by it. Cages are horrid, horrid things. You are correct, I believe, to draw connections between the Labyrinth and the Exposition, there are just as many non-parallels. Although I shan't discuss these publicly.

    But as you say .. on to lighter topics. I associate first and foremost with the Bohemians for words and creation are my life. And pleasure, too, is my life, and who embraces these deeper than my Bohemian friends? (and what place besides the Neath?).

    Question: If you had to take a non-human as a spouse, which type of non-human would it be?

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
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    2/7/2015
    I have not invited anyone down to London, so I guess that's a horrid answer. But I'm chomping at the bit to ask my question:

    Why does EVERYONE live in the northeast corner of London?

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    12/7/2014
    A kick in the shins!

    It's such a good question I'll use it again: What would you give to Mr Sacks if you could give anything?

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    Fighting the Menace of Corsetry Since 1892.
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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    11/21/2014
    Ooo... -Two- questions!

    Tell me, if you could make your own league of Knife and Candle, what rules would your propose to Mr. Iron?

    When you dispatch someone you get to take one item they are equipped with. Not that anyone plays this game of course.

    Who or what is your favourite pet?

    My darling little black cat, Rumpleteazer, has been with me since almost my first day in the Neath. As a fierce ratter she leaves something to be desired. As a warm ball of softness soothing the physical and psychical aches of Neathy life she is perfection.

    Question: What would your autobiography be titled?

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    4/9/2015
    phryne wrote:
    Estelle Knoht wrote:
    How will you make use of a Ruthless Henchman?

    Why, darling, he's looting your place even while we're sitting here talking... another coffee?

    Which combination of Neath colours do you find most fashionable?
    edited by phryne on 4/9/2015



  • Peligin and ... um ... er ... Drat, now I can't remember what that other colour was.

    What is your favorite London location? And why?

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    9/11/2015
    Andrew Astherson wrote:



    London - just like any imperial metropolis - is a home to various cultures. And due to the unparalleled cosmopolitanism of this place it is almost impossible not to meet any intriguing foreigners. What is the most exotic heritage among all your contacts ? Please, do net tell me of the neathy nations, I am more interested in more "surfaced" beings.


    I have met several Asians, Australians, and North Americans, they are equally exotic to my Welsh self. I have also met several individuals who purport to be supernatural ... mayhap they are.

    My question: What is the most disturbing thing you have seen upon or under the zee (aside from a giant squid)?



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    William The Marshal
    William The Marshal
    Posts: 24

    12/8/2014
    That peculiar Christmas punch they serve at the Singing Mandrake. You know the one I mean - it tastes of cinnamon and woodsmoke and falling snow, and it once started a riot that ended up with a mob of people plundering a dockside warehouse for gifts to give passersby.

    Why not continue the thought? What do you like to do when seized by the holiday spirit? And I'm not using that phrase as a euphemism for being possessed by... nevermind.
    edited by William the Marshal on 12/8/2014

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    William The Marshal
    Posts: 24

    11/18/2014
    I make a policy of almost never telling the truth to others, but that is trivial. The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. "I had no choice." "This too shall pass." "I couldn't help them." "It wasn't my fault." "All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."
    ... Each one I tell eats away a little more of my humanity. I do not dare wonder what will be left when I am stripped bare of my soul.

    What would you do for a Klondike - I mean, a... frozen, chocolate-covered fungal delight, I suppose?

    --
    William the Marshal - a Pensive Professor and Sorrowful Soldier. A gentleman of very little importance, except perhaps in his own mind. On good terms with the Bohemians and, oddly, Society. Do feel free to drop by for a visit. http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/William~the~Marshal
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    William The Marshal
    Posts: 24

    11/10/2014
    Hell... well, as pompous and self-righteous as the Church and their friends can be, I might reasonably expect to find myself aligned with Hell; however, I can't help finding them just as pompous as their opposition. Although I enjoy the company of a few individuals connected with the Brass Embassy, I find Hell's denizens largely unpleasant. And their taste is truly atrocious.
    As far as the soul trade, I have no real objections to it. Someone very dear to me is soulless, and that does nothing to change my regard. I would, however, hesitate to sell my own soul; as tattered and faded as it is, I retain something of a sentimental attachment to the old thing. Besides, I doubt it would fetch much.

    A question for reflection and remembrance: Who has betrayed you?

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    12/31/2014
    Debauchery! One of my favorite pastimes! So naturally, a profession I would chose would be the same as Sinning Jenny's.

    Question: Who is the most adorable person in the Neath?

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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    12/18/2014
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:

    What would you do if a cockroach landed on your head?


    I'm not going to answer that, but you get bonus points for asking it!



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    Lady Sapho Byron
    Lady Sapho Byron
    Posts: 766

    10/21/2015
    Tyrone’s House of Alimentary Nourishment and Palatial Delight

    Question: What is the wickedest act you will confess this Hallowmas?

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    Avian Overlord
    Avian Overlord
    Posts: 62

    11/10/2014
    Lacre? Is that some sort of cheese? I miss cheese. I once ate a decent young woman's attempt at neathy cheese at a church picnic. She was a decent woman that is, not the cheese. A word of warning: Don't try to make cheese out of mushrooms, squid, or rubbery lumps. It does not end well.

    Do you miss the surface? If so, what most of all?
    edited by Avian Overlord on 11/10/2014

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    Panthalassa
    Panthalassa
    Posts: 27

    10/31/2014
    (Egotistical? Hardly.) I shall answer your word with my own, sir, madam, whoever--Lynnette. As for why? It is because of what happened to her.

    (Is that cheating? Once again, hardly.) My question--where is your favorite place to be in all of Fallen London?
    edited by Panthalassa on 10/31/2014

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    My characters: Marina
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    Parelle
    Parelle
    Posts: 1084

    1/28/2016
    Yes! I'll send it the Drones later or trade it for a silver cow creamer.

    Where would you look for a present for your beloved?
    edited by Parelle on 1/28/2016

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    Parelle, Lady Joseph Marlen. The Singular Librarian. A Midnighter, a Player of the Marvelous.
    pages from a dusty bookshop: a badly updated FL changelog | Useful Guidance and Explanations
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    Parelle
    Parelle
    Posts: 1084

    1/8/2016
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:

    To keep to a theme. What would you serve to a Tiger who came to tea?



    As long as tea was not intended to be me, which I doubt, as the politeness of Tigers is noted in this city, the following should do nicely:
    Tea: Smokey Earl Grey
    Sandwiches: Cucumber Sandwiches
    Savory: Goat Cheese & Mushroom quiche
    Sweet: Scones with Jam

    Query: Would you bring up children in the Neath?

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    pages from a dusty bookshop: a badly updated FL changelog | Useful Guidance and Explanations
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    Parelle
    Parelle
    Posts: 1084

    5/30/2016
    I will take the Name. The temptation of knowledge is too much for me, even if I should perish for it.

    You're looking to make a couple echoes. What's your plan to do so?

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    pages from a dusty bookshop: a badly updated FL changelog | Useful Guidance and Explanations
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    Kat Curwen
    Kat Curwen
    Posts: 3

    11/2/2014
    I am very new here, so there must be scads of places I've not visited and that I don't even know about but I do enjoy Ladybones Road so much! Isn't the tattoo parlor remarkable. I never saw a tattoo before I came down here--I mean I read about them, but to really see them... Oh, yes, but Ladybones, the detective work there is just grand isn't it?

    Oh, yes, a questions! What is your favorite bookstore?

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    Màiread
    Màiread
    Posts: 385

    2/6/2016
    Inordinately. Each year I hope a certain red-haired lady with a way with words will finally appear.

    Also it's an excellent time of year for the music business. Serenades in demand everywhere.

    What gift will you give your beloved(s) at the feast?

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    Màiread - Correspondent, composer, lover of cats. Can probably bake you a d__n fine cake.

    Useful Links: Traveller's Friend (Progress Tracker & Notability Calculator) | phryne's Guide to Favours & Renown |

    Peggy the Nowoman lived to see the Feast. Thank you for the memories, Snow Lady.

    I'm happy to accept most social actions except for lethal sparring and loitering suspiciously. Please challenge my plant! Currently not accepting calling cards.
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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    7/26/2015
    I have many, many regrets alas, but the one that came to my head the fastest is The Fidgeting Writer. I would keep on trying to get lucky and get Coruscating Souls, and I did not get so much as one. EVER. Now I stay away.

    Where is your favorite place to Zail?

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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    7/4/2017
    Professor Strix wrote:
    Professor Strix: "Devils offer perks for short-term profit. The Church offers you gains on the long run. Like not going to burn in Hell forever when you die, for one."

    Derek: "Church parties are cheaper to attend, have uncursed food and are less likely to end with you soulless or otherwise ******."


    Which Neath secrets are you pursuing right now?


    I have long sought the secret of immortality and to study what exactly it is about a certain drink that makes one immortal, but alas I always get distracted by various things too often to begin raising the funds to start research.

    If you could put one person in power, who would it be and why?

    --
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    Persuasive patron. You want a lesson, send me a message asking for one.
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    Sephiroth2727
    Sephiroth2727
    Posts: 23

    12/4/2015
    Heheheh, after all the work I've put in to make myself a name and slip profits away from the Masters, why would I ever give up?

    As for you all, what is your standing on those Londoners among us unseen behind bandage, those destined for the Colonies?

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    Breckner
    Breckner
    Posts: 38

    10/25/2014
    The songs of the Fisher-Kings in the high places. Sometimes it's a comic ditty from Mahogany Hall, rewritten so thick with urchin cant that you'd need an unexpurgated dictionary and a week's study to figure out why it's obscene; sometimes it's high sweet harmonies that beggar (aha) description. Sometimes they'll let me sit in on a rooftop; sometimes I'm just walking down Flowerdene and I can hear it coming out the air.

    (It's kind of thing you can't buy and shouldn't sell. Even here. But that's the sort of thing I keep between myself and the Shrine of St Joshua, please and thankyou.)

    Next question, a Midnighter's question - What's your most Direful Reflection? A good deed you regret, or a ruthless act that still haunts you?

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    Breckner
    Breckner
    Posts: 38

    11/16/2014
    Lazaroth wrote:
    Whom do you most respect, and whom do you respect the least?


    Most: A young man I grew up with; for a while he was my personal gentleman and... assistant, but these days he manages my affairs in the Flit. Sea travel doesn't agree with him. We call him the Dean, as the foremost among the "professors," the professional thieves of London.

    When I was buried alive it was he who dragged me from the earth and put my shattered corpus back together enough for the Boatman to release me.

    There aren't many I trust as much, and none who seem to have it all figured out the way that he does. He has his family; he is ethical, by the standards of his world; his ambitions are modest, achievable, and all but fulfilled. He wants no more than he can have, and he has it, and he knows how to rest and enjoy it. There's an art to that, that the great must lack to become great--but I respect it, truly.

    Least: My godforsaken aunt. The last, least bonds of charity and shared history bind us together, not to mention the damnable things she knows about my childhood... I keep her safe and under my good eye, but I bear her presence as little as possible.

    Next Question: The great Interpreter of Dreams has classified the major recurring dreams that plague the city; the winds that blow out of Parabola. We all know them; some of us bear their marks.

    Which is most important to you? Haunts or charms you most?
    edited by Breckner on 11/16/2014

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    Cotton Dee
    Cotton Dee
    Posts: 76

    11/6/2014
    If you refer to countries of international influence, then I'm afraid I must hold my tongue.

    As for supernatural ability, then I would first enquire the cost of such a trade.

    But all choices being equal, I would favour the power to grant superpowers to beings, both myself and others. A little bland, I know, yet the fun I would have would be worth almost any price.

    If you had a say in which city was next brought down to join ours, where would you pick?
    edited by Henry Lamperouge on 11/6/2014

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Henry~Lamperouge

    Current Grind: 1/42 Presumptious Little Opportunites
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    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    12/16/2014
    A bunch of liars and scoundrels of the worst order. But very useful if you keep your wits about you.

    If you had to choose a Master Of The Bazzar to side with, which would it be and why?

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    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    11/20/2014
    (The cloaked man is silent for a moment.)

    Who would I consign to true death you ask? I think one of the revolutionary leaders would be a good choice. I can see a potential eventual need for a redistribution of the ruling order (After all I doubt The masters will be with us forever and it may be prudent to prepare for whatever happened to the other cites should it befall us), but their ultimate goals from what I hear make Jack of Smiles look like the sort of guy you want to hang out with. So i will go with whichever mad revolutionary plotted/works on the scheme, with a revolution of the revolution in eventual order.

    Let us say you wish for a holiday in the neath and have the means. Where do you go aside from our city and why?
    edited by Kylestien on 11/20/2014

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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    4/21/2016
    The Master wrote:
    I mostly spend my time in the Filt, planning heists on everything that exists.

    if you didn't sell your soul, would you ever sell your soul and for what would you sell it? And if you already sold your soul, do you regret the choice?


    My relationship with my soul is rather complex. Right now I am running a scam on devils as it were: Sell soul for a rather large diamond, regain soul by some means, rinse and repeat. I get to keep my soul when I raise enough profit, which for all we know may be important, I get large amounts of profit from it, the devils don't seem to mind, and it does not feel any different when I get it back, so I assume its ok. Everyone wins. A dangerious gamble of course, but highly profitable and one I will take the risk for.

    if you are the sort of person to con others or do other such dark deeds, what was your biggest ever take? And did it have repercussions?
    edited by Kylestien on 4/21/2016

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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    5/30/2016
    The Garden. Deadly nigh unkillable beasts for hunting, lovely scenery, and the chance to become immortal? Sign me up. Course, the hard part is getting there... Also, a consignment of study materials/ portable lab. Oh what fun I could have...

    You hold in your hand one of three things: Hesperidean Cider, a Heptagoat, or a Peice Of Paper With The Name on it. You can have but one. Which do you choose and why?
    edited by Kylestien on 5/30/2016

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    Persuasive patron. You want a lesson, send me a message asking for one.
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    Zantumall
    Zantumall
    Posts: 109

    2/2/2016
    Rather than save a book, I'd save my ink. I've many more books than one left to write.

    My question: have you ever visited the Iron Republic? If so, what did you think of it? If not, do you plan on it?

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    Zantumall
    Posts: 109

    1/8/2015
    Ginneon Thursday wrote:
    Do Nomen have souls? Could a devil acquire a Noman soul?



    Well, I doubt anyone really knows for sure, except possibly the devils. My strong suspicion, however, is that they do not. By all accounts, the creation of a Noman seems to draw upon the... essence? personality? of its creator, and it seems that the individual to create a Noman imbues it with some fraction of their self. This is supported by the fact that Nomen seem to resemble their creators physically. This would seem to suggest that the Noman shares in the soul of its creator in some fashion - except for the fact that Nomen can and have been created by the soulless. While I know little about the human soul itself (my associations with devils have ended, likely permanently), it seems unlikely that a soul would be spontaneously created to "fill" the newly formed Noman when every other aspect of the creature appears to be sourced in its creator. Thus, I find it highly unlikely that Nomen have souls. Again, however, this is pure speculation.

    Have you ever (permanently) taken a human life? If so, why?

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    Zantumall
    Posts: 109

    12/16/2014
    As a relatively new arrival to the city, this is my first experience with the city's "snowfall". That said, as a man fortunate enough to have both a keen interest in the Correspondence and a fabulous device known as a Semiotic Monocle (surprisingly comfortable once you get used to your eyelashes sizzling, and it scares the daylights out of any would-be assailants), it makes a very interesting object of study. I look forward to understanding it further.

    My question: How do you feel about the Velocipede Squad and their particularly violent brand of law enforcement?

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    Avian Overlord
    Avian Overlord
    Posts: 62

    12/8/2014
    I trust the urchins of this city far more than I trust many of the adults and even more of the respectable. They also seem to know a bit about the Correspondence (Enochian if I'm not mistaken.) And anyone who truly grasps the words of creation can't be all bad can they?

    Hypothetically speaking, if people were called by descriptions instead of names, what would you be called?

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    Màiread
    Màiread
    Posts: 385

    1/25/2016
    After earning a dreadful pittance from flogging off all the moon pearls going spare from my days of composing challenging music (how I miss the Barbed Wit!), Sally's upkeep has been principally drawn from a heap of puzzling maps, which I have in ready supply (if people WILL keep trying to kill me when I'm eating my scones, I will just have to keep taking their stuff) thanks to my friendship with the Tomb-Colonists. Ah Lettice, you are quite a girl.

    Where would take your beloved on your very first date?

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    Màiread - Correspondent, composer, lover of cats. Can probably bake you a d__n fine cake.

    Useful Links: Traveller's Friend (Progress Tracker & Notability Calculator) | phryne's Guide to Favours & Renown |

    Peggy the Nowoman lived to see the Feast. Thank you for the memories, Snow Lady.

    I'm happy to accept most social actions except for lethal sparring and loitering suspiciously. Please challenge my plant! Currently not accepting calling cards.
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    Màiread
    Posts: 385

    6/25/2016
    Edit: Alas, too slow! So.

    When the rats start perusing the property pages. Then you know more must be supplied.

    What keeps you warm on a cold misty night?
    edited by Màiread on 6/25/2016
    edited by Màiread on 6/26/2016

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    Màiread - Correspondent, composer, lover of cats. Can probably bake you a d__n fine cake.

    Useful Links: Traveller's Friend (Progress Tracker & Notability Calculator) | phryne's Guide to Favours & Renown |

    Peggy the Nowoman lived to see the Feast. Thank you for the memories, Snow Lady.

    I'm happy to accept most social actions except for lethal sparring and loitering suspiciously. Please challenge my plant! Currently not accepting calling cards.
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    Màiread
    Posts: 385

    6/27/2016
    Joy.

    Who would you love to take for coffe at Caligula's?

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    Màiread - Correspondent, composer, lover of cats. Can probably bake you a d__n fine cake.

    Useful Links: Traveller's Friend (Progress Tracker & Notability Calculator) | phryne's Guide to Favours & Renown |

    Peggy the Nowoman lived to see the Feast. Thank you for the memories, Snow Lady.

    I'm happy to accept most social actions except for lethal sparring and loitering suspiciously. Please challenge my plant! Currently not accepting calling cards.
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    Artemis Evans
    Artemis Evans
    Posts: 15

    12/8/2014
    Yeah and what's it to you? I've not only danced with devils, I've slept with them, and tasted the hot coals of their lips, and maybe you know, maybe I slipped up a long the way my fault, and fell in love with one, but screw em, I say, they only want a piece of you and it ain't your heart.
    Question to the next: Have you listened to an urchin's tales, do you heed them, or do you knock them as children?

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    "To say I'm mad is an understatement. To say I'm happy would be a lie."
    Arty here and always accepting calling cards and help
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    Felix Merivel
    Felix Merivel
    Posts: 20

    1/9/2015
    doctor wolfram wrote:

    What is your major problem with the Neath lifestyle?

    The food. It's intolerable. I detested the flavor of water-dwelling creatures on the Surface, but here's even worse. It tastes of putrefaction and despair. And what else is there? Fungus. I swear, sometimes I have the feeling that I'm turning into a mushroom myself.
    Well, there are some... alternatives, of which I shall not speak.

    Completely unrelated to my answer,
    Have you ever tasted man-flesh?

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    Felix Merivel, an absent-minded soulless bastard. Frequent lodger in New Newgate.
    All manner of social interactions welcome. Even cats. I do so love cats.
    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/FelixMerivel
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    Suhe Gul
    Suhe Gul
    Posts: 200

    1/13/2016
    @Amyntas
    Repying party Suheyla(My alt): I like my body parts. But since we are talking about eternal life and the thing I surrender will not kill me, I would be willing to surrender my heart. Mybe some of my memory, there are things I rather forget.
    @Viti Rose
    Replying party Suhe(My main): Why should I care about someone. I care about things and people who can get me things.
    Question: If you had the chance to become a master what will you do? If you had the chance to kill a master of your choice permenantly, which one would you kill and why?

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    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/suhe%20gul
    I am open to social actions except affluent photographer and loitering.
    Correspondent and willing to make orphanage calls.
    Want a sip of cider? http://community.failbettergames.com/topic20425-want-a-sip-of-hesperidean-cider-heres-how.aspx
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    Holly
    Holly
    Posts: 14

    12/31/2014
    Mm most favorite is being taken on excursions into debauchery with a significant other. In fact, I was about to answer the question the same as you, but refreshed the page and saw your response already!
    I am still hoping to find the more 'permanent' relationship, however.

    If you could create a new profession, what might it appear to be?

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    Too all things there is an end; to Love there is not...not even the dark, murky Neath can quench my flagrant romanticism. http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/grnwoodtree
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    Kittenpox
    Kittenpox
    Posts: 869

    1/28/2016
    narcissus_echo wrote:
    All right, then, let me ask you. What should I get for my beloved?

    An outfit crafted of the finest Strange-Shore Parabola fabric. Whether a dress, a suit, or some kind of fashionable poncho, that's entirely at your discretion. One must always apply ones own preferences when deciding upon fashion choices, whether they be conventional or otherwise!

    A question: The segment of our population who have, one way or another, found themselves missing a soul - are they a blessing or a blight upon our fair city?

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    Kittenpox
    Current [Fabulous Diamond] count: Twenty-Five (of 50). Halfway there! ^_^
    Metaphysical Caprice: 11.
    -
    Currently: Returned to the Neath, and regaining my footing in this place. :-)
    NO PLANT BATTLES PLEASE.
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    Solomon Husher
    Solomon Husher
    Posts: 62

    9/2/2015
    Hah. Asking me of my sins? There isn't a priest alive who'd hold a sermon long enough for me. For all the people I've killed, for all the souls I've claime, for all the goods I've robbed. Most would say my most despicable would to convincing a warweary soldier that he'd be better off without a soul. But I know that the blackest act I've done is send my wife to New Newgate for her ties with the calendar council. You might say that three years of marriage was worth something, but so was that bounty on her head.

    So, my friends, what have you done that most would say was out of character for you? What drove you to that course of action, and was it as out of character as they would think?

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    Solomon Husher, a most persuasive and shadow gentleman.
    Airia Saint-Clair, A watchful and persuasive young lady.
    Marcus Demorgan, a dangerous and watchful man.
    Lucas Saint-Clair, a persuasive and dangerous man.
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    Solomon Husher
    Posts: 62

    2/10/2015
    *Solomon Scoffs* Good Lord, are you crazy? Leave all of this? *Gestures wildly* That fool Marcus might, but look at this? Pleasures beyond your wildest dreams! Profits that exceed anything the surface could offer! Not even death is a concern down here! What kind of fool would sacrifice all of this for a bit of sunlight and grass?

    *ahem* Anyways, if you had the option to become a Master, would you take it?

    --
    Solomon Husher, a most persuasive and shadow gentleman.
    Airia Saint-Clair, A watchful and persuasive young lady.
    Marcus Demorgan, a dangerous and watchful man.
    Lucas Saint-Clair, a persuasive and dangerous man.
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    delphinus
    delphinus
    Posts: 22

    1/18/2016
    That dratted Writer is nearly impossible to find. Every time I get a lead, I lose it!

    The citizens of Fallen London are so very fond of stories, you know. They write them all the time. If someone were to write one involving you tomorrow, would you rather be the hero or the villain?

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    Delphinus La'Rue. Just Delphi if you know me. Pleased to make your acquaintance.
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    delphinus
    Posts: 22

    1/15/2016
    I would be ever so grateful if someone would do away with my nuisance of an aunt. Preferably permanently. Even on the Surface she is nothing but trouble.

    What's the least helpful thing anyone has ever done for - or to - you?
    edited by delphinus on 1/15/2016

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    Delphinus La'Rue. Just Delphi if you know me. Pleased to make your acquaintance.
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    Lazaroth
    Lazaroth
    Posts: 66

    7/11/2015
    There are Dazzle, my Bejeweled Cane, Flashy, my Infernal Sharpshooters Rifle, Pokey, my Poison Tippled Umbrella, and Dies Furor, my Iron Republic Journal—though, that is more of a title than a name..

    Oh, yes. I named my nodules of amber, too. The Warm ones are the Lumpy Horde, and the Violet... huh, I seem to have forgotten. Odd.

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    In all our time in Fallen London, we accrue a variety of accoutrements. Of all that you consider yours, what is most precious to you?
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    edited by Lazaroth on 7/11/2015

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    The Perspicacious Romantic — When all the world is washed away by misery, something beautiful will still remain.
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    Lazaroth
    Posts: 66

    11/14/2014
    Somerset College. They consider them a bastion of academia, but they are no more than a house of arrogance and hypocrisy. As an example, I could tell a little tail about a spider, the Provost, and a deviless if I was so inclined, but I don't think it would be exactly prudent.

    That, and I blame the Provost for my current exile form the University — but that shall be remedied in time.


    But for my question, two parts: Whom do you most respect, and whom do you respect the least?

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    The Perspicacious Romantic — When all the world is washed away by misery, something beautiful will still remain.
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    Lazaroth
    Posts: 66

    11/18/2014
    Do you mean our facsimile here in the Neath, or chocolate made from real Cacao? For the former I would not do much — the stuff gives me indigestion — but the real thing? It has been so long since I have eaten real chocolate...

    I would take on a Spider-council stark naked and weaponless.


    So then, what (non-living) do miss most from the surface, or (if you were born in the Neath) what of the surface do you most crave?

    --
    The Perspicacious Romantic — When all the world is washed away by misery, something beautiful will still remain.
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    Lazaroth
    Posts: 66

    11/10/2014
    The University. I brought to them truth. I sought justice. They cast me down. I suspect that they see now the folly of their mistake, but I will not be satisfied until I the University welcomes me again, and the Provost... well...

    The Drownies always have room for another in their choir.

    On that note, with whom do you most desire a reckoning?

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    The Perspicacious Romantic — When all the world is washed away by misery, something beautiful will still remain.
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    lady ciel
    lady ciel
    Posts: 2546

    10/27/2014
    Tricky - there are so many delicious mysteries I would love to have answered but I will say Mr Eaten's name.

    Question - which area outside London do you look forward to visiting most? An area you haven't reached yet or a place you enjoy revisiting.

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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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    lady ciel
    Posts: 2546

    12/18/2014
    The Forgotten Quarter - seeking curios; going on expeditions; recovering for my next visit to the Nadir; Wars of the Assassins. There are just so many things I enjoy doing there smile

    Where do you live and and is there anywhere else you would like to live someday?

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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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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    1/14/2016
    Keep my worst memory. It's what let to me to some of my best.
    What is currently outside my window is a swarm of bats. Again. Maybe I should clean the attic out for them to live in, instead of my windows.
    The turtle. It makes me laugh. But I'm too kind hearted to give up my dog.

    Question: Valentine's day is coming up. What are you doing to prepare?

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    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    1/20/2016
    Mr. Cups and he was failing to die!
    Or Mr. Veils was partying a bit too much at the carnival and crashed in my pad.
    Continuing the same vein
    What would be the worst person to wake up next to?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    1/28/2016
    The calendar Council: there's a reason why even monster hunters don't hunt them.
    What/who are the worst monsters in London?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    1/15/2016
    the truthseeker wrote:


    But is Vengeance ever truly worth it? Even if you swore an Oath to do so, does it ever make a difference in the End?
    edited by the truthseeker on 1/14/2016

    I believe so. I must believe so. Those who are not punished will only commit such acts in the future. They must be taught the consequences of their action. Though, vengeance and death in a place like this. . .is not straightforward. Especially for certain beings.

    Maybe in the End they will finally rest and we both can discover what it's like to longer be haunted. To give them peace when we cannot give them back life.

    Perhaps I am a romantic. I've been accused of such.

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    1/15/2016
    As for my question, I will go for a lighter vain.
    What's your favorite part of the Mrs. Plenty's carnival?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    1/1/2016
    Dirae Erinye to the shrines in the Forgotten Quarter. The beauty there is unspeakable and the privacy unbeatable.
    As for their secrets, well I would start of with a few honey dreams and then figure out from there. Each lock requires it's own special key.

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    3/24/2016
    Vavakx Nonexus wrote:
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:

    A question, if I may?
    What's that smell?



    Has that urchin been drinking my laudanum again?! I swear, if that little bastard touches the bottle, I'll skin him alive and... *descends into furious rambling*


    On the subject of your laudanum, it appears to be one of the surface vices not heavily changed by the neath. Which leads me to my question: What vices did you leave up (or perhaps bring with you) from the surface?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    3/4/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: In a deep blue shrine in the arms of my wife. It's so quiet there and the ceiling is the closest to the sky she's ever seen. We don't have to worry about visitors, so she can let her face air.
    Question: Do you also like archeological expeditions?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    3/2/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: Scotland - anything from Scotland really. Or those old folk songs that Morning Glory sung from India. If you don't have those, something sweet.
    Evensong: I personally like the symphonies. I'm trying to understand the surface, and learning what they like and why the like is an excellent exercise. I want to learn to see the sky through listening.

    Question: If you could return to the surface, where would you go?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    3/22/2016
    Yes, but only if I get to solves gridlocks in committee decisions with dueling.Though who would give any sort of power to this committee?
    Another question: What does parliament actually do?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    4/24/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: "To kill a master. Maybe several. Survive the experience and continue to help guide London after such an event. Masters don't die easily and not without consequence."
    Evensong: "To ensure my family's survival between the Masters, the Liberation of the Night, and everyone else."

    Question:
    Many of us here have composed a least one work of art. Which is you favorite piece that you personally created?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    3/31/2016
    absimiliard wrote:
    Oh dear me, let's see. Most recently I was a Murderer, I do love diamonds, before that an Enforcer, of course. I've been a Ratcatcher, but despite their deliciousness I actually find I quite respect the rats, but they really are delicious.

    Currently I'm between activities. (damn Church card, come up, I want to be a Campaigner)

    So, as you can guess, my profession is NOT a passion of mine.

    Have you ever heard of someone who has become a cat? With a follow-up, if so, how?


    Yes, yes I have. They went to the parabola and made a deal with what the jaguars call a jaguar. I do not know what they come up in return. Certainly not memories -that's the fingerkings- but something more then mere secrets.

    Question: How many people have actually acted on a stage or other capacity? Professionally I mean, not just the normal acting of hiding ourselves from the eyes of society.

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    3/31/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: My childhood was lonely. I was born in Scotland, during a thunderstorm. My parents only cared for me for a few short years, before they grew sick and died. Before then all the servants had died or left for better jobs. That's how I got my hands. They taught me how to survive on my own, with the basic schooling. The rest I learned myself in the library and grounds for the rest of my childhood. Thankfully, they were extensive. My parents claimed it was a castle built before England took the King of Scotland's throne. I officially place the end of my childhood, when my first wife came into my home. Apparently, she was there to disapprove all the ghost stories told about it. After some accidental frights and much talking, she took me away. I've never been back since.
    Evensong: I was born on the Elder continent. It is something which I would prefer not talk about.

    Knife and Candle.
    Dirae Erinyes: All for it! When else does society allow me to throw weasels down a friend's chimney without scandal?
    Evensong: I find it a foolish game, by those who don't know to prize their lives. Still, I play my part when called upon.

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    4/4/2016
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Of course, I used to think that life had no meaning. Now I know it for a fact.

    A question, if I may?
    When you cannot trust yourself, your government or your weapon, who do you turn to?


    Dirae Erinyes: My wife of course! Provided nobody kills this one. . .
    Evensong: I'm really not planning on dying any time soon. Of course I have my spouse and I have my cousins.
    The bishop once posed a question. If there are devils, where are the angels? What do you think?

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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/1/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: I would go with "Dirae Erinyes SMASH!"

    Evensong: *Quietly whispers something about devils and trademark.*

    Dirae Erinyes: Hmph. Well then, how about "Let them eat cake?" and I just label my fists *cake* and *more cake.* Or "Fiercer then a zailor's hangover!" or . . .

    Evensong: "I would just go with, "I don't like fire."

    Question: Everyone's here met Sinning Jenny, right? What did you think of the lass?
    edited by Shadowcthuhlu on 5/1/2016

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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    6/8/2015
    Lady Eris wrote:
    Tell me about your clothes. (I do so love clothes.) What item of clothing do you value most - either for what it says about you, or for what you had to do to get it?

    Passionario launches into a well-rehearsed speech about the relative merits of Parabola-Linen suits and bespoke Ivory Organza shirts.


    The Celebrated Artist's Model rolls her eyes and whispers in your ear:

    "I'll tell you what his real favorite item of clothing is. It's stockings. Ones that are as scarlet as his conscience."


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    What do you think of Velocipede Squad?

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    Passionario
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    4/7/2015
    Well, they've certainly screwed me enough times, so it's fairly tempting to return the favor. On other hand, given what I've seen of their blood, I suspect that their other bodily fluids are just as dangerous, if not more so. So no, you won't find me putting my other neddy stick up any sigil-ridden cloaks.

    If you had to spend a year marooned in Polythreme and could bring only one item with you, what would it be?

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    4/26/2015
    That would be the University. I'm a Summerset fellow, you see.

    What's your opinion on the Unfinished Clay Men?

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    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    12/10/2015
    Rysiek wrote:
    What is your favorite area?

    This is an excellent question. I have to admit that I still bear some fondness for Wilmot's End, even though I am less engaged in the Game as of late. Veilgarden is unmatched as far as entertainment is concerned, while the good old University has a lot to offer for a person of refined taste.

    After my recent visit to the Elder Continent, where I beheld most educational sights such as talking animals of all kinds, I started to wonder about London's own L.Bs - who are they really working for, what's their agenda, things like that. What's your best guess?

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    Passionario
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    6/9/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:
    My next question is a hypothetical situation. If you could grant all power in the Neath to one person - or a group, let's say - but would die to do so, to whom would you grant it? Would you grant it?

    I would prefer not to grant it. There is a lot of power in the Neath and most of it (especially that which lies beyond the zee) is exceedingly dangerous. The only saving grace is that it is currently dispersed among many competing forces, factions, individuals and sentient phenomena - and I would like to keep it this way.

    That said, if I was facing a particularly humilating variety of certain final death at the hand of a victorious foe, I would use my last spiteful breath to bequeath all of Neath's power unto Captivating Princess. And then I would be dead and everyone else would envy me that.

    What is your favorite attraction at Mrs. Plenty's Carnival?
    edited by Passionario on 6/9/2015

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    7/13/2016
    Vavakx Nonexus wrote:
    Out off all the factions, species and groups of the Neath, which one earns the most of your disapproval?

    Since I'm not sure that "Iron Republic" counts as a faction, species or group, I'll go with "Calendar Council" instead.

    What dream do you remember most vividly?

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    7/17/2016
    Sandi Gummy wrote:
    Did you make any new friends this election??

    I wouldn't say 'make'. 'Buy some new friends for a very reasonable price' would be more apt.

    What can change the nature of a man?

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    Passionario
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    8/11/2016
    Vavakx Nonexus wrote:
    What is your opinion on Schlomo's work in the analysis of dreams? Do you happen to know any better alternatives?

    "In the Game, communication has always been a thorny issue. Letters can be intercepted or forged, verbal commands can be forgotten or given up to the enemy under duress, and even secret tattoos are no longer perfect, now that everyone's caught on to them. Which is why certain players have turned to more esoteric means, such as encoding messages in their agents' dreams. When said agents make their way to the good doctor's recliner, he carefully notes everything down and proceeds to send out letters to very interested parties. And so the Game goes on.

    My opinion? He is a very talented man with a unique niche, which makes him supremely dangerous. There are no better alternatives, unless you can afford to have Millicent Clathermont personally tattoo all of your Surface-runners with her special inks."

    Question: what do you hope for, despite odds and reason?

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    Posts: 609

    1/14/2016
    I have not thought on that question for a long time. I was gentle when first I descended to the Neath. I had many principles, and stood with every downtrodden creature I witnessed. How much has changed since then. Now I see the Masters' choking grip, and know that any price is worth prying off their wretched fingers. For long, long years I still let lovers and romantics slip past my knife. How deep must I have drowned in sentiment, to let the Bazaar feed at my expense.

    No. The answer is no.

    &—

    You stand on a knife's edge, one small breeze away from an irreversible plummet. What brought you here? What is your greatest weakness?

    --
    Excessive Corpse & Tender to Irreal Ravens

    Lover of Flawed Souls

    And with especial pride, Worst Screwup of the Decade!
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    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    12/4/2015
    Grenem wrote:
    What do you fear most?

    I've lived a long and violent life. I've zailed to lands beyond the Empress's grace and walked through mirrors. I stalked the forests of Presbyterate and saw what lies beneath the Shuttered Palace. I fought spider-councils, Unfinished Men and tomb-horrors. I've been down the hungry well and clawed my way back to the light. I have faced many terrors and have been a terror to many.

    Of all these things, there is only one that I truly fear. Of all these places, there is only one where I will never ever set foot again. Only one thing in the Neath or elsewhere can fill me with mindless dread and paralyze my reason. I will not speak of it, for it has ears even in London. If you wish to know more, there's a book I've written, currently held in the archives of Ministry of Public Decency. Twenty-second vault, cabinet 'Aleph', fourth shelf from the bottom, small brass-bound tome. And then, once you've read it, never go there.

    You've gained 1x Iron Republic Journal.

    Now to more pleasant subjects. What do you think of Sinning Jenny?

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    2/26/2016
    Lamea Lawless wrote:
    Kukapetal wrote:


    SO, ANYWAY, WHAT'S THE GROSSEST THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN DOWN HERE?


    A crate of flesh-eating cockroaches in one of the Embassy's warehouses. As if regular ones aren't bad enough.

    On a more cheerful note... what is the most beautiful thing you've seen in the Neath?


    Let's see - tigers at Carnelian Coast and my aunt? Perhaps too stressful. The children who lost their governess this month reading Baby Goodcat? Hm, on second thought perhaps I should nominate things I want to actually stare at all day long. Penstock's beard. No, wait, the Ruthless Henchman's beard. No, too static. Perhaps the sight of the man taking a dance lesson. Yes. That.

    --
    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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    Nigel Overstreet
    Posts: 1220

    11/20/2014
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:
    Which outpost of the Empire would you most like to visit, if you could return to the Surface?

    Anywhere in the Empire? From the southernmost wilds of Australia to the rich cultural landscape of India? If I could explore the highest peak of Kilimanjaro to the lost kingdoms of the hidden Zulu tribes? Where would I go?

    Wiltshire.
    All my family still lives there near the old apple orchards near Upavon. Mum and Dad and brothers and sisters. Cousins beyond count. Not two pennies to rub together between any of them, but lots of laughs. Lots of love.
    While I sit here alone in the finest hotel in London.
    But I'll get there someday. The orchards of immortality await me in the Neath. Not soon, but soon enough.

    Who from your past do you miss the most?

    --
    The Romantic Egotist: Most Hedonistic Man in All of Fallen London
    Are you or someone you know Overgoated? Please, let me know!

    Cider Club
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    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    7/5/2015
    Something like overgoats, but they'd have to stand on two legs! Neither the plotting Masters nor the Liberation of Night will escape their gazes, and lo! London reaches salvation and exaltation as selfish idiots are torn in a Circle of Goat Poop to create the Crown of Feces!

    Who is your favorite among the Calendar Council?

    --
    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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    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    12/16/2015
    Passionario wrote:

    What can change the nature of a neddy man?


    Anyone can be a neddy man, no? Anything can change one, too, you just need to get lucky and hit the right spot. Both literally and figuratively.

    Suggest a mutation of Mr Sacks?

    --
    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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    Posts: 2442

    5/16/2018
    Passionario wrote:
    "...Relieved."

    Is there a line that you promised yourself not to cross ever?


    [cathyr19355] Yes. I vowed to myself that, despite all my dealings with Devils I would never sell my soul. And then, through sheer negligence and inadvertence, I did. Twice.

    Why have you advanced the Liberation of Night if you have done so?
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    --
    Cathy Raymond
    http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/cathyr19355

    Catherine Raymond aka Mrs. Rykar Malkus http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Catherine%20Raymond (Gone NORTH)
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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    3/31/2016
    No one can say for certain, but according to Discernment, the chief concern is to
    [spoiler]Keep people's soul in circulation[/spoiler]

    --
    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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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    4/2/2015
    Passionario wrote:
    "I today went out and hired me a base fellow".

    What is your favorite year, wines-wise?


    2015, Iremi wines were, would, could, should, are being, have been, maybe exceptional.

    Would you say the Fingerkings are Finger lickin' good in public?

    --
    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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    4/7/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:

    Do you miss Easter?


    In the "I wish the Masters would create a Easter Substitute" sense only. I never got any nice eggs back then.

    Millicent Clathermont boinked a tiger. Rubbery lovers are now pedestrian. The rich boinks snuffers. Morality aside, how will you one-up them? You don't actually have to do it, mind you.

    --
    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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    4/7/2015
    OctaviaCrowe wrote:
    Mr. Irons. I'd ask why he doesn't speak.

    What? Everyone else will ask the big questions, and I can beat the answers out of them.


    That's all good and fine, but I hope you are going to ask a question too instead of straight out beating answers out of us without even asking at all.

    --
    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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    Posts: 1751

    4/9/2015
    OctaviaCrowe wrote:
    None of them. Useless tosh. I know things'd make their hair curl!

    What is your favorite dwelling place?
    edited by OctaviaCrowe on 4/9/2015


    The Soft-hearted Widow's place, because I enjoy the noises, the food and the coziness. Gives me an excuse to share a bed with all my companions, although the goat do stink.

    How will you make use of a Ruthless Henchman?

    --
    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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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    5/30/2015
    Oh yes! Apparently, the newest Dreadful Surmise from the University is that PHRYNE AMARANTYNE, who call herself THE FUTURE QUEEN OF PARABOLA AND A DRAGON-RIDING ELF QUEEN, is also a DRAGON-RIDING SORCERESS!

    You should sue her for social plagiarism!

    What's my ideal partner, by your recommendation?

    --
    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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    Posts: 1751

    6/8/2015
    Passionario wrote:

    What do you think of Velocipede Squad?


    Disappointingly lacking in charm, stamina, morality, intelligence, manners and hairs.

    What would be your legacy to the Carnelian Coast?

    --
    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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    Estelle Knoht
    Estelle Knoht
    Posts: 1751

    6/27/2015
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:

    What do you think of the fashion for bustles and other such... posterior padding?


    A menace to public safety! I have encountered and heard of many incidents in which inappropriate materials are used for bustles, resulting in explosions during duels, dinners, debates, and debaucheries in the bedroom (no, not with me, I don't go for people with bustles).

    Even when they do not explode, most still look terrible - a Thristy Bombazine bustle leads to clouds of darkness in unfortunate position, and Puzzle-Damask... try wearing that and go to the Nadir.

    What would be your ideal ship?

    --
    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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    narcissus_echo
    narcissus_echo
    Posts: 65

    1/28/2016
    Parelle wrote:
    Yes! Ill send it the Drones later or trade it for a silver cow creamer.

    Where would you look for a present for your beloved?



    Your question cuts straight to the heart! The Feast is approaching, and the date I first met my beloved and his spouse. One of my beloveds. We live complex lives. I think I should get him a stickpin for his cravat -- he is always so fashionably dressed.

    All right, then, let me ask you. What should I get for my beloved?

    --
    a Shiny Pleasant Person who's not often covered in blood
    and the Second-Most Hedonistic Individual in London.
    DeepDarkMarvellous.
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    11/24/2015
    Viti Rose wrote:
    JackiePink wrote:
    But what's in the flask, friend? Liquor? One of Gebrant's tinctures? Or something else?

    Muscaria Brandy, my friend. Not for me of course, I prefer to avoid death at all costs. However, when you live with a devil you need a bargaining chip and mine is this vile brandy. My loathsome imp can't get enough of the stuff so it tends to be when ever I need something to be done this little flask come quite handy.


    But I must ask: What are your thoughts on the soulless, being one myself this interest me greatly.
    edited by Viti on 11/23/2015

    (the truthseeker)
    Back then when I recently arrived (and resolved the "immediate legal confusion,") I considered anything against The Order to be wrong, and that included the Natural Order of Self.


    Later, when I learned the "Order of Things" is highly manipulated and obscured by competing parties or Factions of the Masters to find Love Stories to [CENSORED BY THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC DECENCY,] my view changed significantly. I foud groups of "Law and Order" that were more Criminal than the alleged "Cheery Man," (but that's all I feel I can safely say on the matter here at the moment if I wish to live.)


    The same goes for the Soul. If I was asked (and often I was) to give up my soul for the promises of whatever the Devils could offer me, it seemed despicable and ruinous to be so...incomplete. Now, after seeing what Sprifters and Shepherds can do, the Soul seems to be more of a (and I realize the less learned might disagree due to their teachings of Dogma) thing incubated in other bodies that can very rarely become its own autonomous being hatched from it. Again very rare, but since the things in the sky are from the most powerful (and oddly most quiet,) of souls before being born, it is true. That means should one lose their soul, their "conscience" could be missing, but that could be regained by regaining your lost soul or even another's attached in your body later.
    [spoiler]And as one who recovered a certain Soul Trade item, the Regretful Solder in the House of Chimes and his wife can vouch for me with this[/spoiler]


    So as a certain Holiday draws near, and I look at a very hard to get item for the best the Brass Embassy's private Sanctum the rest of the year, I wonder if debating "What Profit" would make moving there easier next month, or if I am already lost even considering what once was Unthinkable becoming Soulless?


    Most likely whatever I decide, I will take the Coward's Decision, and use the Rites of Saint Joshua to Irrigo forget my Decision why I decided that way. So is the Blessing and the Curse of a Midnighter....




    After so much I thought I knew turns out False, I ask those in the Know about this and those who think they can be one day:


    Can a Snuffer be Forgiven for what they do or did?
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    1/14/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    Keep my worst memory. It's what let to me to some of my best.
    What is currently outside my window is a swarm of bats. Again. Maybe I should clean the attic out for them to live in, instead of my windows.
    The turtle. It makes me laugh. But I'm too kind hearted to give up my dog.

    Question: Valentine's day is coming up. What are you doing to prepare?





    (the truthseeker)

    He looks as if you just ignored all his expertly crafted Machinations, walked up to him, and stabbed him right through the heart with a Waxwall Knife. One word, barely audible, escapes through his muttered lips.

    Cynthia
    .


    He crumples to his knees and begins sobbing; a memory whose tragic details thought lost to Unburdening Irrigo, apparently were not.


    He regains his composure, and if a Soulless could have an even-more-dead-look in his eyes, he replies as follows:



    Collect all manner of Mysteries components, Collect Romantic Notions, collect all other components necessary to improve Masquing, and afterwards, send you on the Train to Hell for making me recall her dead face again, you Humbug!


    But he somehow inexorably softens for a moment and pleadingly asks you, and everything else for the answer,

    But is Vengeance ever truly worth it? Even if you swore an Oath to do so, does it ever make a difference in the End?
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    narcissus_echo
    narcissus_echo
    Posts: 65

    12/17/2014
    Why, Wines, of course -- and I'd see if I could get a fetching pair of stockings out of the deal.

    Where do you go when you honey-dream? If you don't honey-dream, whyever not?

    --
    a Shiny Pleasant Person who's not often covered in blood
    and the Second-Most Hedonistic Individual in London.
    DeepDarkMarvellous.
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    Rackenhammer
    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    11/5/2014
    It's a funny story, really; it all started when I, observing a dispute in the street, warned one of the urchins that he'd get caught if he picked one of the disputant's pockets. In thanks, he gave me a little kitten, who I still keep to this day. I wouldn't have gone much further in that, save when I saw the Regiment actually use a cannon to gain some respect in the docks! After that, I had to throw my lot in with them. Such spirit! They're pushed lower (or higher, depending on how you look at it) than any in the Neath, and yet are the least melancholy fellows around!

    On that note, what was the thing that cheered you up the most when you saw it in London?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    10/25/2014
    I have died at least once, and gone mad a great many times. I have loved unwisely and not quite well. I have burned bridges behind me I should like to cross over at least one more time.

    But...I have yet to regret any kindness I have evenr done, nor have I been so mean as it would be worth thinking about. Perhaps I should be regretful, but I still think, that if I can only keep my humor and magnanimity, that all shall be ultimately well.

    But now for a Glassman's question! Have you ever wondered where it is you *really* go when you honey dream, and would you go there awake if you could?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    11/4/2014
    The Revolutionaries may scheme all they like, but I have seen, and I know... there will still be Light on the Mountain.

    As for dreams... I have seen little of it as of yet, but my dreams of battle and strategy in a game of Chess intrigue me the most.

    Tell me now, what is your favorite little creative work you've thrown off.

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    11/18/2014
    Immortality, and the chance to grant it. Death does not come to everyone in the Neath, but preys upon the weak and unfortunate... the Children do not come back from the Boatman.

    Along the lines of ambitions... what is the one great and singular accomplishment you wish to tally in the Neath (that has no relation to Ambition storylines or goats?)

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    11/14/2014
    I used to reserve that distinction for a certain Privy Counselor, steeped in high-life hypocrisy, pointless intrigues, and perfidious promises of foreign posts, but now that said face is on another-

    No, scratch that. Villein is still punchable no matter what face he wears. And the only reason I tolerate his continued trade is because if the Ministry of Public Decency had a collective face, I'd punch it twice.

    Come to that, what bastion of authority would you blow to Hell (or wherever) if you could?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Posts: 354

    12/8/2014
    I would give a song. As many of my current performances are more for my own amusement than for pay, they're free anyhow, and there's just something gratifying in the unannounced performance of music come upon unexpectedly. London loves that sort of thing.

    One more question for the season: What do YOU want for Christmas?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Posts: 354

    1/2/2015
    Love, affection, and devotion. One should not give these things as if they were coin to be exchanged for favors. Is it not the measure of a good man to give with no expectation of payback?

    As to that though, I'm wondering... what is your largest outstanding debt, either in money, favors, or duties yet unpaid?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    6/10/2015
    Yes, if you have a kitten of any sort, make sure they get along before taking it home. And if you have a Starveling Cat... get rid of it first.

    Speaking of which; if you are an unfortunate host of such a thing, why do you still keep it? I personally have never been able to turn away a cat, no matter how wretched.

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Posts: 354

    6/8/2015
    I haven't started my term yet, but I should like to establish two major ones. First would be the greater integration of the society of London proper with the pre-existing cultures on the coast, though that would require greater effort from the Admiralty in securing routes between Port Carnelian and Wolfstack,

    If we're speaking personally, however, I should like to create a center of learning in the Colonies, which would in turn serve as a survey base for expeditions to the Mountain of Light, and the Garden...

    But I wonder if I should tell you more, now that I look at you. Were you on that expedition, to find the source of deathlessness, what would you aim to do should that expedition succeed?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Posts: 354

    12/23/2014
    Whatever those... things were I fished up last summer. Those gave me the willies, without exception. Still, pretty tasty once you removed the pedipalps and sauteed them in mushroom sauce.

    As for my soft spots... those are reserved for the many beasts of Parabola, felines in particular. True, not exactly the most "Neathy" of beasts, but then I suppose there's a limit to how much I'll stretch my affections.

    Hm, now that we're closing in on the Feast of Christmas, what delicious dishes have you planned for the menu?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    1/10/2015
    Breakfast.

    But seriously, I've never had any trouble getting myself out of bed for anything. I'm somewhat more selective about what gets me in, though. Somewhat.

    On that note, how profound do you like to appear with people? Do you try to impress them, or come off as more casual and less off-putting?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    2/12/2015
    I don't think much of cold, wet grounds... not on this side of the mirror, anyhow. The other is much sunnier.

    What's the most interesting little knicknack you've picked up in the Forgotten Quarter? Not in terms of echo value, but in what in what you learned from it.

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Posts: 354

    2/2/2016
    That's an interesting question, for me.

    Like most newcomers, I had to give it a try, just to see if all the stories were true. Well, let me tell you, they were all right! The strange, wonderful visions I saw...

    Of course, I knew nothing then of their true nature. And, after climbing a bit in the world, and incidentally involving myself in more constructive and charitable pursuits than pure hedonism, my use of it rather tapered off. However, when I began to uncover the mysteries of Parabola, I found it an invaluable tool for my chosen profession.

    Not to say I don't keep a small supply around for personal use, of course! Much like alcohol, a moderate indulgence does no harm.

    Question, though: do you have an easy time with observing moderation, or do you pay it any heed at all?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Posts: 354

    2/6/2016
    Cruelty and callousness towards the children in it.

    What is the most wonderful thing in the Neath?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    11/9/2015
    Not really. Honestly, about halfway through I ran out of secrets to confess, and just started to make them up. If any of them get betrayed... well, the Master's probably won't reward you so highly, hehe.

    What were your favorite sort of confessions to collect?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    9/13/2015
    I have family on the Surface and, strange to say, we've never gotten along better now that I've moved several hundred miles below the surface of the earth. They even came to my wedding, which brings me to the family I have down here.
    I've a lovely wife, and have adopted several exceptional daughters. We've made quite the happy English home, if I do say so myself, with the requisite Neathy twists that come from living here.

    Tell me... when you were warned to not fall in love, or if you were, did you think it worth heeding? Or could you even stop yourself if you wanted to?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    1/8/2016
    As a matter of fact, I'm currently doing so, having adopted daughters from the Orphanage I run. There's troubles, of course, but really, there's going to be troubles everywhere, when you're a parent.

    On that note, though, would you have wished for a childhood in the Neath?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    12/5/2015
    While I have never done anything that I wasn't willing to confess, there is one (and only one, that I can remember) instance of scandalous behavior that I seriously regret.

    A gaggle of aristocratic in-laws had staged an invasion from the surface, and as my wife had quite enough of their ilk growing up, we conspired to comport ourselves in such a manner as to send their propriety-starched figures fleeing in horror back to Cumean canal! And in concert with Lady Sapho L. Byron (who will probably be a little ticked that she didn't get to answer your question!) we all dressed as if we were going to party with Sinning Jenny and headed off to meet them at Dante's. Great fun, except that two of us died, and we never caught the poisoner. And.... Eris very nearly didn't come back. That was a sobering experience, to say the least.

    London is full of people who have come to indulge their appetites, and even more who have found previously unmentioned ones stoked to life. But what of the opposite? Have their been incidents that have inspired, or frightened you to act less scandalously than before?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Rackenhammer
    Rackenhammer
    Posts: 354

    4/27/2016
    I do not myself hold to the Paris theory; there are too many elements conspiring to prevent the deal. In fact, given what I know of the Surface political conditions, I'm not sure that any European city will be attractive for purchase by the Masters if current trends persist.
    The real question is, where would the price of Love offer an opening? And in what city would the most vigorous stories come from? Such literature as I have managed to procure from the surface, particularly a set of stories by an American author calling himself O. Henry, suggest New York.

    Do you wish, sometimes, that another city had been taken for the fifth?

    --
    "DO NOT TRUST HAPPY ENDINGS. DO NOT FEAR SAD ENDINGS... NEITHER ARE ENDINGS."
    ~
    Mathieu Psmith: The Bard of Lost Children, loving husband, and a fixture of the artistic set. Can never resist making a show of things...

    Irene Psmith: Adopted Daughter of Mathieu. Specializes in Information, Acquisitions, and the Acquisition of Information.

    Vaughan Montblanc: Once a frontiersman of Western Canada, he now practices medicine in London. His discretion may be absolutely trusted.
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    Gul al-Ahlaam
    Gul al-Ahlaam
    Posts: 202

    7/27/2017
    To the Dawn Machine. It's nearly impossible to get a straight answer from, and I would love to know more about it. Its hopes, dreams, ambitions, desires, and so on. It seems benevolent too, in its way, or at least grateful. And no doubt whatever it wished would vex the Judgements something awful. ^_~ More practically... my daughter. There is no one in the world I care for more than her.


  • What have you found it most difficult to forgive, and why?

    --
    The Uncanny Hierophant.
    The Delicate Princeling.
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    the Inquisitive Masseurse
    the Inquisitive Masseurse
    Posts: 39

    10/18/2017
    The two are integral to each other. I could no more sacrifice my principles on my goals' altar, than cut the rope i am climbing to fashion it an extension.
    ----

    Where in the Neath would you most like to raise your children, and why?
    edited by the Inquisitive Masseurse on 10/18/2017

    --
    Main character
    Seeker
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    Jaime
    Jaime
    Posts: 10

    10/30/2014
    "Ain't that a deep question." The ex-urchin sneaks long, pianist's fingers underneath his newsboy cap to scratch at his head. His mouth twists to the side as he contemplates.

    Jaime thinks of the practicalities: a steady, predictable source of money, enough food each week for him and his birds, an leak-proof roof over his head. He thinks of the intangibles: luck whenever he needs it the most, a ward from nightmares of fire and drowning, the touch of sunlight blooming across the horizon of a waking world, the thrumming of a summer storm, vicious and untamed, on his bare skin.

    "Isla," Jaime says. The young man leaves it at that.

    --
    Flitling Pianist. Veilgarden Virtuoso. The Castilian Composer. The Lost Magpie.
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    Jaime
    Jaime
    Posts: 10

    10/30/2014
    "Tch. Wot, I can't just leave it at that? Fine. Question fer the next egotistical enthusiast: Wot's yer biggest regret an' why?"

    --
    Flitling Pianist. Veilgarden Virtuoso. The Castilian Composer. The Lost Magpie.
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    Miss Verity Green
    Miss Verity Green
    Posts: 14

    12/26/2014
    Not precisely a Neathy fashion, but I find it most irksome that amidst the many choices of shoewear in the Bazaar, there is not a single pair of high-heeled boots! What is a vertically-challenged lady to do? Well, said lady is to have boots custom-made elsewhere at great expense, that's what.

    If you were given the option to head your own department at the University, on which topic would you choose to devote yourself?
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    The Foolsman
    The Foolsman
    Posts: 88

    12/31/2014
    Love, dear heart. It provides one with a great many opportunities. A never-ending supply of stolen kisses, for instance, which are much harder to obtain from a friend.

    What is your favourite vice, my darling?
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    Lady Taimi Felix
    Lady Taimi Felix
    Posts: 202

    12/23/2014
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:
    What do you do when you have an assassin after you?


    Well live my life, of course. Were everything to come to a screeching halt every time someone took to the notion to try to kill me, I'd never get anything done at all! I do make an exception for that malodorous fellow though. It seems such a strange profession to take up when you give away your position with your stench at 50 paces, but no matter. He I usually cleverly lure down to the docks and then give him an impromptu bath in the Stolen River. The Drownies glare at me for a solid week afterward, but everyone landward is ever so grateful.

    Given my profession, I quite often get the chance to get up close and personal with the many and varied monster populations of the Neath. Which of the unique beasts chills you to your very marrow? Is there one you have a soft spot for?

    --
    Lady Taimi Felix: Devoted Wife. Invisible Eminence. Patron of the Shadowy Arts. Monster Hunter. Lady of Adventure. Exceptionally Lethal. Loves a Good Chat over Coffee.
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    Lady Eris
    Lady Eris
    Posts: 162

    11/10/2015
    Amyntas wrote:


    How often do you think of the surface, when, and what - if anything - do you think about?


    For a long time, I tried not to think of the Surface. Too many painful memories. And also... a wistful longing for sunlight. Warmth on my skin. The smell of rain. Trees. And fruit... oh, my goodness, the fruit. My husband has many fine qualities, but I think I began to fall in love with him when he gave me cherries from the Surface. I cannot pretend that I do not miss those things, but life here has its compensations, to be sure. I think... I think I would not go back, even if I could.

    Is there someone you wish you could see again? Who is it?

    --
    Lady Eris Psmith, Society darling, devoted wife. Dangerous when crossed. Accepts most social invitations. Distributor of Parabolan Kittens. Welcomes new acquaintances, especially those who write 'in character'.

    William Templeton, Viscount Manningham, newcomer, gentleman, all-round good egg - accepting absolutely all invitations.
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    Lady Eris
    Lady Eris
    Posts: 162

    11/9/2015
    Rackenhammer wrote:


    What were your favorite sort of confessions to collect?


    I especially enjoyed it when people confessed things that they thought I didn't already know about. The masks came in very useful; I'm not sure I could have kept a straight face.

    Did you choose wisely when placing your trust, or were you betrayed? If so, did you retaliate or take a higher path?
    edited by Lady Eris on 11/9/2015

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    Lady Eris Psmith, Society darling, devoted wife. Dangerous when crossed. Accepts most social invitations. Distributor of Parabolan Kittens. Welcomes new acquaintances, especially those who write 'in character'.

    William Templeton, Viscount Manningham, newcomer, gentleman, all-round good egg - accepting absolutely all invitations.
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    Snowskeeper
    Snowskeeper
    Posts: 575

    11/6/2014
    We would say "none." For one who speaks of trades, you seem oddly unworried about the price of that particular deal. Let London lie within the belly of the Neath forever.

    Which of the Masters do you respect the most?

    --
    S.F., a midnight midnighter and invisible eminence. Impossible to locate them, personally, but there are dead drops and agents.
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    Snowskeeper
    Snowskeeper
    Posts: 575

    10/30/2014
    Ms Sapho, that was a cheat. We suspect you are aware of that, but we suppose we will allow it, as our question was rather vague.
    Our most trusted ally is called Adrian. We suspect you do not recognize that name, nor should you.

    What do you prize above all else?

    --
    S.F., a midnight midnighter and invisible eminence. Impossible to locate them, personally, but there are dead drops and agents.
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    dismallyOriented
    dismallyOriented
    Posts: 215

    10/30/2014
    I was just going to say--telling a treasured secret would make it, well. Not a secret anymore. Well played, Ms Sapho.

    Oh, right. Questions. Hm. I prize...money. I've been told that's selfish. I'm just glad I can rely on a full belly, these days. Or a roof above my head when the lacre starts falling and the air grows cold. Or food, enough to share with my wandering rooftop "flatmates."

    I guess it would be more accurate to say I prize money for what it can get me. Whoever said money doesn't buy happiness likely had more than they knew what to do with.

    A question for you. What do you desire most, but cannot have?
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    dismallyOriented
    dismallyOriented
    Posts: 215

    11/12/2014
    Cosmogone. There is so little down here that is warm or red. The lamps are cold white, and fires suffice, but. There's something about the color that's *different* than the light of fires.

    I'm a born and bred Londoner, but sometimes I'll dream of it. And I'll long for something above the Roof.

    A question for you. Winter's drawing near, and soon the lacre will fall. What's your most treasured winter memory?
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/9/2016
    "Some claim the eyes. Sometimes they are correct. People without souls have eyes deader then a snake. But that is not always.
    "Do your foresee any problems with my clayman learning a tap dancing routine? I'm worried it might be hard on the floors."

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/17/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: Honestly, it's the royal family. I know their are worse out there, but I some reason they get under my skin.
    Evensong: Feducci.

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/19/2016
    Direa Erinyes: I dreamed that I got commissioned by Mr. Irons to help start up a factory across the zee. My whole crew was mice and cats. We got hit by a storm of priests.

    Evensong: After a night drinking with devils, I dreamed I was lady working with a detective. But my dress was much too short, the detective smoked thin tubes of tobacco, and the lights were bright and such weird colors - but they never illuminated the darkness. Too much brandy before bed.
    Whats your favorite way of dealing with nightmares?

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    5/12/2015
    Lady Sapho Byron wrote:
    Question: What is your favourite Neathy joke?

    - What is the difference between the Calendar Council and a spider-council?
    - You can't load a spider-council into a lacre vat with a pitchfork.

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    11/17/2014
    Kylestien wrote:
    My question: Someone offers you a flask of Hesperidian CIder in game, no grinding, no anything. However, you have to reset all of your character progress and stats with only the cider in your inventory, and have to get back up in a sort of prestige mode (Whether or not things are harder this way is your choice). You DO however get any Nex you have spent or earned returned to you. Would you do it and accept that goal and the cider or not, and why?

    Yes. YES. In fact, you can keep the Cider!

    I regret most of the choices I've made in the Neath, particularly those involving the expenditure of Fate/Nex. I'd trade all that "progress" for a clean slate in a heartbeat.

    What can change the nature of a Rubbery Man?

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    3/24/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    Another question: What does parliament actually do?

    I'm not sure about the actual MPs, but their clerks keep minutes of the advancing deliberation of the night.
    The Absurd Rogue wrote:
    Would you rather only be able to speak the language of the Correspondence or only be able to read in the language of the Correspondence. Not that such a language exists. -pointedly avoids eye contact-

    The gift of fiery speech. Reading, in any language, is no longer one of my strong suits.

    Speaking of which, if you were given the choice between spending a couple of weeks (on a zee-voyage, perhaps) playing games, would you go for cards, dice or chess?

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Passionario
    Passionario
    Posts: 777

    11/1/2017
    Teaspoon wrote:
    "The other reason I'm thinking that...war with the Presbyterate inside of ten years, yes or no?"

    "No. Definitely not." Passion shakes their head. "Presbyterate needed only a single champion to capture London; they likely have plenty more left in reserves for whatever we manage to develop in ten years." They frown. "Besides, London's greatest enemies are much closer to home."

    "If you were forced to choose between loyalty to your family and staying true to your friends, what would you do?"

    --
    Passionario: Profile, Story, Ending
    Passion: Profile, Appearance
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/20/2016
    Direa Erinyes: I have several! There are the velocipedes, and this quite spirited stallion, and the sedan chair that clayman go racing with. . .
    Evensong: We also have landau. Which has yet to responsible for breaking the necks of any riders, passengers, or anyone else on the road.

    In regards to the nom de plume-
    Dirae Erinyes: That's my wife's work. My appearance is a bit hard to disguise.
    What was your hardest case?

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/26/2016
    (Since I'm tired, and feeling a bit punchy, I'm going to answer out of turn the Klondike bar question.)
    Dirae Erinyes: Punch a devil. Which how I first got a klondike bar. The real mystery is how it didn't melt considering the average temperature of the embassy. . .
    Evensong: Import an icebox from Prussia. Survive a shot out when French agents mistake it for a trade of stolen secrets from Paris. Get a boat. Sail to the cold north. Collect ice and fight off giant crabs. Return home. Fill ice box with ice. Pickpocket one from a devil. Allow it to chill for an hour. Enjoy."

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    5/27/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: Lure them into the Forgotten Quarters, or the Flit, or deep into the marshes. Somewhere that you know well and won't bother the good folks of London. If they are unfamiliar, the terrain will usually do the job for you. Set up a few traps ahead of time if you can help it. If they are, still try to exhaust with the chase. Have a good selection of weapons, I prefer knives. My wife prefers guns. Use whatever s best. Never fight fair when it's your life.
    Question:
    What's your favorite tea time treat?

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Shadowcthuhlu
    Shadowcthuhlu
    Posts: 1536

    6/8/2016
    Dirae Erinyes: "Correspondent."
    Evensong: "Secretary at the Foreign Office."
    What's a profession you would never list, even if you have done it?

    --
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Dirae%20Erinyes. Closed to calling cards, but open for all other social action. I also love to roleplay.
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    Rook Crofton
    Rook Crofton
    Posts: 83

    11/12/2014
    The books, definitely! Mr. Pages' collection must surely have answers to some of the greatest mysteries of the Neath! I can always get drunk with poets or feast with high society (or enjoy cigars, brandy, and urbane conversation with devils), but Mr. Pages must preserve unique books from the earliest cities and perhaps even knowledge of Hell, Parabola, and the Judgments themselves.

    Which of the Neathy colours (irrigo, cosmogone, etc.) is your favourite? When did it appear to you most poignantly?

    --
    Rook Crofton: dreamer, antiquarian, mystic
    Now a Scarlet Saint. Happy to send anyone an invite to the Temple Club.
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    dragonridingsorceress
    dragonridingsorceress
    Posts: 622

    11/18/2014
    Ami Miljkovich wrote:
    what's been your most heroic moment since coming to the Neath, and what was your most villainous?


    (DragonRidingSorceress goes quite still at this question.) You may not count this, but my most heroic moment happened in a Hallowmas vision. The thought of it still unsettles me, as I've already said. The darkness came, consuming all light and all colour, and I had to decide - who would I save?

    I chose to save as many as I could. It wasn't - I wasn't trying to be a hero. I just knew I had to do all I could, to help anyone I could. But I'm sure it seems - (her voice turns bitter, and she almost spits the words) - dashing and heroic. (She looks down, to where her tight-clenched fists hold handfuls of her skirts, and with an effort of will, relaxes her grip. She is silent as she smooths away the creases she caused.)

    (When she speaks again, her voice is quiet.) My most villainous action will be in the future, too. Even knowing what I know, I will eventually go in search of the Cave of the Nadir. May God have mercy on my soul...

    (She keeps her eyes down. A soft voice speaks into your ear.) Nothing upsets her as deeply as talking of her vision, and yet she cannot seem to help herself. She is quite obsessed with it. (Perhaps you jump, perhaps you don't. Would you admit it, if you had? Seeker of Names is standing so very close, and you're not quite sure how he - she - it got there without you noticing. The darkness of h--its hood may be unsettling - but again, would you admit if you found it so?)

    (There is an impression of amusement from within the hood, and in an an almost challenging tone it asks,) What is the most egregious lie you have told in the Neath?

    --
    DragonRidingSorceress is an Author of good standing. Mostly good standing. She's happy to accept any social action except Photographer and Loitering, but requests warnings before duping/poisoning/etc.

    Seeker of Names is a... being with an obsession. They're willing to accept all invitations.
    One who seeks to know all that is and may be. One who dances in the silence of the void. One whose fantasies make the reality come alive.
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    dragonridingsorceress
    Posts: 622

    11/16/2014
    Breckner wrote:
    Next Question: The great Interpreter of Dreams has classified the major recurring dreams that plague the city; the winds that blow out of Parabola. We all know them; some of us bear their marks.

    Which is most important to you? Haunts or charms you most?
    edited by Breckner on 11/16/2014


    (DragonRidingSorceress smiles.) What the Thunder Said. I feel like there is more I can learn in these dreams. I want to learn what the voice -

    (Seeker of Names is inscrutable as ever when they speak, quietly, over DragonRidingSorceress.) Death by Water. (They say nothing else.)

    (DragonRidingSorceress looks a little uncomfortable in the silence.) So... what is your favourite party trick?

    --
    DragonRidingSorceress is an Author of good standing. Mostly good standing. She's happy to accept any social action except Photographer and Loitering, but requests warnings before duping/poisoning/etc.

    Seeker of Names is a... being with an obsession. They're willing to accept all invitations.
    One who seeks to know all that is and may be. One who dances in the silence of the void. One whose fantasies make the reality come alive.
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    dragonridingsorceress
    dragonridingsorceress
    Posts: 622

    11/23/2014
    narcissus_echo wrote:
    Let's talk another sort of skirt -- what's your smartest outfit?


    (DragonRidingSorceress grins a slightly smug grin.)

    If we want to get technical, my smartest outfit, in the sense of making me seem smart, consists of:
    • Luminous Neathglass Goggles, which shine with the light of discovery;
    • Academic Gown, the garb of any self-respecting academic;
    • Avid Gloves, which are alert and watchful and hardly likely to bite at all;
    • Either my 'For Your Own Good' Compass, a curious device which will point any way but north; or my Pre-Emptive Guinea-Pig, who is a darling and has a better airspeed velocity than a laden swallow, at least for short flights;
    • Meticulously Altered Stockings, a Sacksmas present I remain very fond of;
    • My Appreciation Society. My readers are so very sweet, and very eager to feed me interesting tidbits that they feel I might like to publish;
    • I now like to carry a copy of my Newspaper, The Dragon Chronicle. Nothing speaks to intelligence quite like owning a newspaper;
    • My White Glim Telescope lets me study the distant secrets in the moonish light;
    • and of course, my accursed Destiny Gleams.

    But perhaps you mean my smartest outfit in the social sense - what do I wear when I wish to look well-turned-out?
    • My Modish Bonnet is utterly stylish - a little too stylish for some, it seems, because it always sets off rumours;
    • I'll admit, I have yet to go past my Glad Rags. They're a little old, but they're comfortable, and they look good on me;
    • I wear Magician's Gloves, which are white and genteel and absolutely don't have a pocket for Aces;
    • over which I will wear a Brass Ring. I have dabbled with the Devils, and am not afraid to show it. It didn't stop me joining the CVR;
    • This Hallowmas, I bought myself a pair of Scarlet Stockings of Dubious Origin. It seemed the thing to do, to celebrate the Feast, although it set tongues wagging again;
    • My Appreciation Society is always keen to accompany, in spirit if not in form, and it lends quite a social clout;
    • Being a member of God's Editors, of course, also presents well in company;
    • as does my membership at The Parthenaeum.

    Since I am half-way through, let me continue.

    It is, at times, smart to be sneaky. When I must deflect attention, I will wear:
    • A Tanned Mask, leather as supple as skin - weaselskin, surely;
    • A Ratskin Suit, hardwearing and waterproof;
    • Cutpurse's Mittens, my lucky gloves;
    • My 'For Your Own Good' Compass, which I have mentioned before;
    • I will be accompanied by the Scuttering Squad, the sneaky geniuses;
    • and a Gang of Hoodlums;
    • and I will ride my Ratwork Velocipede.

    And of course, there are times when it is smart to be Dangerous. At those times, I will wear:
    • An Iron Hat - more helmet, than hat, truly;
    • My old Rough Gown, or a Bloodstained Suit, depending on the type of Dangerous I am going for - subtly, or obviously;
    • A Knife of Lost Sky, which I won through completely legal participation in a candle competition;
    • Savage Hob-Nailed Boots; and
    • I will travel with the Scuttering Squad, again.
    But of course, that is not all, is it? There are times when it is smart to belittle oneself, and seem less than you are. Exactly what I wear in those times varies, depending on my aim, but at a minimum I will wear:
    • A Starveling Stole, which I am fairly sure is dead. Fairly sure; and
    • a Talkative Rattus Faber, who is terribly useful, but whose company I try not to endure for overly long periods of time. If not for his surprisingly sweet nature, I'm not sure I could bear his company at all.
    (It is a wonderous thing, is it not, these authors who can speak in bulleted lists?)

    Would you consider joining an Armed Force?

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    Seeker of Names is a... being with an obsession. They're willing to accept all invitations.
    One who seeks to know all that is and may be. One who dances in the silence of the void. One whose fantasies make the reality come alive.
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    11/3/2014
    Snowskeeper wrote:
    What places within the city are most sacred to you?


    (DragonRidingSorceress steps forward with a smile of happy reminiscence.)

    There is a wonderful corner of Wolfstack Docks, a little niche between two warehouses. The shouts of workers and the clatter of feet are not far away, but here, they seem to fade to nothingness. The waves beat upon the pier in a comforting way, and snatches of the Drownies' song can be heard if you strain your ears. I like to sit here and watch the ships come and go. A great many of my books have been written here, in my tiny pocket of solitude.

    In the Spirit of Hallowmas, I would ask the next passer-by to confess their greatest shame.

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    11/4/2014
    Jaime wrote:
    Right, then. Next question. What or who first broke yer heart down here in the Neath?
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    (DragonRidingSorceress shrugs nonchalantly.) To answer the question as I think you meant it: The heart is a remarkably resilient organ. I cannot say my heart has been broken by any of my dear, darling dalliances - perhaps because, in truth, I have not invested it fully. The only exception is, of course, the lovely wavesandmoon, whom I am Seen With frequently, and who is the only one to have truly won my heart, etc. etc.

    To answer the question another way: Last year's Hallowmas vision broke my heart. I retreated to solitude for a time after seeing it. Before this vision, I had dabbled with Revolutionaries. Does that shock you? I am an Author. I must court scandal, research the seamier side of life, experience all that I may - and of course, who does not love the brave Rebellion, those bright, rag-tag and diverse fighters who pull together in the face of a cruel and oppressive foe!

    I can hardly bear to face the Revolutionaries after my vision, and I most certainly have no wish to aid them. The Neath, plunged into darkness darker than night, where no flame and no light can ever again shine... Mayhem, deaths, pain, suffering for those robbed of their most important sense, and all being left vulnerable to the monsters of the darkness...

    The darkness spreading, to extinguish even the distant stars of the Surface.

    It left me quite heart-sick.

    (She is silent for a long moment, lost in melancholy. A shiver of - something - runs through her body, a visible tremor of fear, or regret, or sorrow, or something else? Very quietly, she says,) I saved all I could, but it wasn't enough... (You don't think she intended you to hear her. Her eyes are dark with loss...
    -- and then it is gone. She shakes her head, shakes away the emotion, and then she is her usual jovial self, smiling her smile of mischief up at you.)

    Enough of that. Your turn. What is your favourite dream?

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    12/26/2014
    Miss Verity Green wrote:
    If you were given the option to head your own department at the University, on which topic would you choose to devote yourself?


    Onomastics. (You can almost hear a smirk in Seeker of Names' voice.)

    Literature (says DragonRidingSorceress, looping a stray strand of hair behind her ear.)

    What sport are you most inclined to play?

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    2/3/2015
    William The Marshal wrote:
    Now then! If you could eat any denizen of Fallen London, what manner of creature would it be? How would you prepare it? How much grease would be involved?


    He has already been Eaten. (Seeker of Names' voice is soft, quiet, and sends chills down your spine.) Many times he has been consumed, and yet he lives. Drowned in the Well.

    All will be Well, indeed?

    A reckoning is not to be postponed indefinitely.

    (There is a long, cold silence.)

    Do you dare to Seek the Name?

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    5/28/2015
    Passionario wrote:
    What are your views on shroom-hopping?

    Oh I love shroom-hopping! Haven't been for ages, but I found it quite a lark. Even when I lost I had fun.

    Having said that, the prizes were rather nice, too.

    (Seeker of Names nods at DragonRidingSorceress' enthusiasm, then speaks quietly.) I agree.

    (DragonRidingSorceress beams at them.)

    (And then waits)

    ...

    ...

    (DragonRidingSorceress clears her throat uncomfortably.) Well then, there you have it.

    Have you been collecting those odd Scraps you seem to find around the place?

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