Things To Do At Mrs Plenty's Most Distracting Carnival...

When you have tickets for the Carnival

So many things to see and do!



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Most Educational Anatomy Exhibition

The NOTED PEDAGOGUE Mrs Plenty presents an INFORMATIVE and EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITION of ANATOMY and DANCES of ANTIQUITY for DISCERNING GENTLEFOLK. You will BE IMPROVED!

The male specimen

WONDER at the gentleman's MUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT. Marvel at the DERMIS and LIGAMENTS! BE IMPROVED by DISPLAYS of MOVEMENT and FLEXATION.
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(Watchful challenge; straightforward at 28)

The female specimen

WONDER at the lady's VITRUVIAN PERFECTION. STUDY CAREFULLY as she demonstrates RHYTHMIC MOTIONS and SERPENTINE LITHENESS in ANCIENT DANCES.
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(Watchful challenge; straightforward at 28)

The bandaged specimen

What is BENEATH the BANDAGES? We shall ENDEAVOUR to DISCOVER! The SPECIMEN is DISCOVERED for the EDIFICATION of ALL.
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(Watchful challenge; straightforward at 28)

The rubbery specimen

What SPONGY HORRORS await beneath the FLIMSY CONCEALMENT of CIVILISED CLOTHING? EXAMINE the BONELESS WRITHING in pursuit of INTELLECTUAL BETTERMENT.
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(Watchful challenge; straightforward at 28)

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The Refreshment Pavilion

The pavilion is less civilised than it sounds. Some of its wares are surprisingly tasty, if you're brave enough to try them. Warning: some foods may damage your abilities.

Try some hot wine

Hot spiced wine to warm the body and soothe the spirit. It might calm your nerves, but public drinking is frowned upon.
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A matter of luck; it could go either way.

Try some spore-toffee

The favoured snack of the criminal classes is known to be good for you after a knife fight or a fall from a rooftop. Not the sort of thing honest folk would be seen eating, though.
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A matter of luck; it could go either way.

Lu-umps! Get yer rubbery Lu-umps! Pride of the Neath!

Alarming beasts dredged up from the Unterzee, hit on the head, chopped up and fried in batter. Two hours from trawler to newspaper wrapping. Luvverly. No rubbery man content whatever. Guaranteed by Mr. Hearts, so it is.
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A matter of luck; it could go either way.

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The Big Top

A riot of colour! A sea of sound! A place where polite society's rules relax and a costermonger may rub shoulders with a bishop. Note - you may raise your Connected qualities here, but not above 10.

Meet your bohemian friends

Artists and poets of your acquaintance are discussing the wolves' rather lacklustre performance.

_ Persuasive challenge
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2 actions

Meet some churchmen of your acquaintance

A gaggle of men of the cloth are having a quiet discussion with Philonous the Uncanny, the mesmerist.

_ Watchful challenge
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2 actions

Meet some Constables you know

Some Constables who you have dealt with before are interviewing a sword-swallower concerning the provenance of her set of silver knives.

_ Watchful challenge
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2 actions

Meet some of the Widow's agents

They are enjoying an evening at the carnival. You see them over by the performing bears.

_ Persuasive challenge
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2 actions

Meet some high society types slumming it

A group of bright young things from the society set are making a scandalous trip to the carnival. They're admiring Hephaesta, the strong-woman, on loan from Mahogany Hall in Spite.

_ Persuasive challenge
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2 actions

Meet tomb-colonists

Some tomb-colonists of your acquaintance hover gloomily near the tiger cages. They appear to be offering money to the owner.

_ Dangerous challenge
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2 actions

Meet some devils

A number of junior devils are taunting the fire-eaters and fire-breathers. They tip their strange hats to you as you approach.

_ Shadowy challenge
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2 actions

…an incognito Master?

Who's that, high at the back? A hunched figure wrapped in a… well you could call it a cloak and cowl, it's like a winding sheet crossed with a tapestry and dipped in ink. A vigilant throng of neddy men menaces anyone coming too close. If you have…
A matter of luck: it could go either way.
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The sideshows

The ragged little tents around the edges of the carnival. Throw quoits! Bet on the shell game! Get a tattoo! Have your pocket picked five times in an hour! Note: you may raise your Connected qualities here, but not above 10.

Meet some revolutionaries

Several members of what they call 'the dynamite faction' are betting at the weasel pit.
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[This storylet will cost you 3 actions!]

Meet some Rubbery Men

A gaggle of Rubbery Men is gathered around the musical donkey. The thing emits an awful racket, but they seem to like it.
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2 actions

Meet some urchins

Urchins from various gangs treat the carnival as neutral ground. They are staring, rapt, at Madame Shoshana as she prognosticates.
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2 actions

Meet some criminals

A villainous gang of your acquaintance lurks in the carnival's shadows, discussing the acquisition of the carnival's Overgoat. Connected: Criminals may go a little higher than 10…
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2 actions

Meet some zailors

A gang of zailors is getting this week's tattoos.
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2 actions

Meet with spies

A few spies you recognise are meeting discreetly near the drownie choir. The astounding noise masks their words.
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2 actions

Meet servants of the Duchess

A few of the Duchess' servants are having a night out. You spot them betting briskly at a shell game booth.
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2 actions

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The games tent

The air thrums with the furtive energy of money changing hands. Games of skill. Games of chance. The occasional thrown lizard snatching a bat from the air. What could be better?

Chess against Philonous the Uncanny

Philonous is a mesmerist and a mnemonist, and is said to play a ferocious game of chess. Can you beat him?
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(Watchful challenge; straightforward at 55)

Try your luck at dice

'Three throws for a ticket! Throw a pair for a prize! A pair of bats for this bottle of rare spirits!'
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(A matter of luck; it could go either way)

Lizard Throwing

'Have a lizard? Let's see if the bugger can catch a bat! Three goes for a ticket - just how good is your lizard?'
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(A matter of luck; it could go either way)

Cards: the low tables

Buying the seat costs a ticket, but you'll need a stake too. Bluff and banter swirl about, and the jade chips never stop moving. You'll be right at home here.
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(Persuasive challenge; straightforward at 41)

Cards: the high tables

Much like the low tables, but the jade chips are fatter. The players are sharper, too.
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(Persuasive challenge; straightforward at 55)

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Beneath the Neath!

Descend PRECIPITOUSLY to ABYSSAL DEPTHS! EXPLORE the unknown CHASM!

The carnival's big wheel lowers brave customers into the earth. It almost always brings them back, too.

Go for a ride

Beneath the Neath will take you far from the gaudy lights of the carnival, deep under the 'surface' of the Neath. What horrors lie there?
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A matter of luck: pretty good odds.

What's that?

It's a fossilised titanites giganteus the height of a man, embedded in the wall! Is that something written into its ridges?
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Visit Madame Shoshana, the Neath's Foremost Clairvoyante

Madame Shoshana's shabby, perfumed little tent is tucked away behind the House of Mirrors. Cross her palm with silver, er, tickets, and choose your method of divination.
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Have your tea-leaves read

The advantage of this choice is you get a nice cup of tea into the bargain. Drink up and let's see what the future holds.
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A matter of luck; it could go either way

Have your palm read

You hold out your hand. Madame Shoshana grasps it firmly. Her hand is encrusted with gold rings, and her nails are long, pointy, and green. You think it is just lacquer.
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A matter of luck; it could go either way

Try the tarot cards

Madame Shoshana's tarot deck is somewhat… unusual. But you have heard that it gives uncannily accurate readings.
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A matter of luck; it could go either way

See what the crystal ball can foretell

It sparkles beautifully in the soft candlelight. Starry shadows shift and merge in its infinite depths.
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A matter of luck; it could go either way

Ask for a romantic prediction

Ask Madame Shoshana to prophesy on matters of the heart. It costs a little more, but she may be able to give you some more specific predictions.
You must have some Fascinating… already to take advantage of this
Fascinating... challenge
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Ask for help with artistic endeavours

Ask Madame Shoshana for advice on where to find inspiration. Well, why not? She might know.
You must have some Inspired… already to take advantage of this.
Inspired... challenge
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Ask for advice on your investigations

They are one of your most pressing concerns, after all.
You must have some Investigating… already to take advantage of this.
Investigating... challenge (straightforward at 8)
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The House of Mirrors

The House of Mirrors squats like an ape in a quiet corner of the carnival. Strange mirrors are labelled in a neat, scholarly hand. It is not a popular attraction. Warning: bad things happen here. Looking into the mirrors is the prerogative of the foolish.

An iron-framed mirror

'The frame of this mirror is cast from cannonballs recovered from the Crimea. Looted church silverware was melted to silver the glass.' An inscription in the frame reads: BE UNDEFEATED.
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_ Ruthless challenge

A gold-framed mirror

'The gold leaf of this mirror's frame was scraped from idols stolen from the Pale Tabernacle, or so claims…' You don't even read the rest of the label. You're looking at your reflection. Good God, you're gorgeous.
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_ Hedonist challenge

A mahogany-framed mirror

The mirror is burnished to a deep and treacherously sensuous sheen, carved with beetles and the twining roots of trees.
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A bronze-framed mirror

'The cavorting gargoyles round the frame are the work of a student of Dalou; the surface is not glass but glim, clarified in the Embassy furnaces…' An inscription in the frame reads: BE WARY.
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_ Subtle challenge

A mirror with a lapis frame

'The insets date from the Second City, although the mirror and frame are of recent manufacture. Scratches on the mirror's surface might be claw-marks…' An inscription in the frame reads LOOK BEHIND YOU.
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_ Melancholy challenge

Gaze into Dream's Mirror

Don't do that. That would be unhinged. The mirror's frame is decorated with bronze cats and silver lizards.
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Gaze into Heart's Mirror

Don't do that. That would be foolhardy. The mirror smells of blood and dust.
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