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Записи с темой: fallen london (список заголовков)
02:13 

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Миссис С. в Падшем Лондоне обзавелась уже четвёртым ключом от очередной квартиры. Широко живёт эта perilous and shrewd lady.

@темы: fallen london

18:31 

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Интересно, если у моего персонажа, находящегося в тюрьме, кошмары дорастут до восьми, её сразу переведут в Бедлам или она попадёт туда лишь после того, как самостоятельно выберется из кутузки (а смысл тогда выбираться, если всё равно примчатся санитары и зафиксируют). А если восьми достигнут раны? А если сразу три параметра будут по восемь? А если четыре?

@темы: fallen london

12:20 

Fallen London

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Раз уж у меня не получается сохранять ценную информацию в журнале персонажа, буду постить фрагменты сюда.

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A letter fragment, dated Singapore, 1821

"I have, I fear, at last determined the cause of our poor Leopold's sad disappearance. You will recall that I sent by the Borneo a very considerable collection of [illegible] ... identified one variety as the sinister exile's rose of the Bosphorus. Sophia had long admired their colour [illegible] ... gardens here about the Government-house [illegible] ... although here they call it 'lion's rose'. Singapura is Lion City in the Sanskrit [illegible] ... There are of course no lions here, though many tigers. I would not mention this except that when I dream of Leopold, as still I often do, it has always seemed to me that there is a great cat present, the colour of sunset, which is also the colour of the roses..."

* * *

What does this mean?

Residents have been known to say 'since the Fall', to mean, not the Biblical Fall, but the Descent of London. Well enough. But what do they mean by 'since the Bazaar was between stars'?

* * *

What is the Correspondence?

They say it's a series of confidential negotiations between the Masters and a devil of some note. They say it comprises the billets-doux written by Jack-of-Smiles to the Traitor Empress. They say it's the letter the Pope wrote, the one without which Rome would have been the Fourth City. They say if you read it your eyes boil and your hair turns the white of old ice. They say it's written on slate in the blood of poisoned bats.

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The Starveling Cat! The Starveling Cat! Wraps round your throat like a cheap cravat!
The Starveling Cat! The Starveling Cat! Sits on your chest when you're sleeping flat!
the Starveling Cat! the Starveling Cat! mangy as a goat! mad as a bat!
the Starveling Cat! the Starveling Cat! stole your shoes! ate your cravat!
The Starveling Cat! The Starveling Cat! Quick as a ratgun! Sharp as a gnat!

** "Whose name's on your collar Mr Starveling Cat?" "Come closer, my dear, if you want to read that..."
* the Starveling Cat! the Starveling Cat! warm as a lizard! fragrant as a bat!
* the Starveling Cat! the Starveling Cat! it likes your bones! it prefers your fat!
* the Starveling Cat! the Starveling Cat! stole your shoes! ate your cravat!
* the Starveling Cat! the Starveling Cat! look what it did! to your nice new hat!
** Starveling Kitty! Starveling Kitty! Ruled the roofs of five stolen cities!
* The Starveling Cat! The Starveling Cat! Sharp as ravenglass! Blunt as a bat!
* the Starveling Cat! the Starveling Cat! won't sit on a cushion! won't sit on a mat!
* The Starveling Cat! The Starveling Cat! Why does it look at us like that?
* The Starveling Cat! The Starveling Cat! Comes for the child who acts like a brat!
* the Starveling Cat! the Starveling Cat! steals from your pantry! blames it on a rat!
* The Starveling Cat! The Starveling Cat! Swims like a bloodfish! Tastes like a sprat!

@темы: fallen london

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