Character: Dependable, hardworking, ‘like our hardworking rat friends.’ Pragmatic in approach. Practical and responsible. Stable and grounded. Reliable, above all.
Archetype: Investigator, Politician.
Good Luck: The heavy, geological pull of the rocks beneath us all.
Ill Luck: Macramé (in spite of a talent for it). Volcanoes. Crustless sandwiches, high tea taken too far.
2 - The Lovers.
Character: Dependable — a ‘rock.’
Archetype: Scholar, Politician.
Good Luck: The colour mauve (when others wear it).
Ill Luck: Unknown.
3 - The Bat.
Character: Nothing if not practical. Strong and wise. Pragmatic and well organised. ‘Like the bats in their flocks above,’ brings ‘order to chaos.’
Archetype: Investigator, Scholar.
Good luck: Unknown.
Ill Luck: Rag-and-bone men. Rags. Bones.
4 - The Bear.
Character: Enthusiastic in his or her interests. Intelligent and thoughtful. Secretive, ‘like the mountain bears, which … are not mythical at all.’
Archetype: Dreamer, Criminal.
Good Luck: A clove of garlic in the bath.
Ill Luck: Sawdust, especially in the corners of rooms and on the tops of tables.
5 - The Shepherd.
Character: Ruled by logic. Fiercely intellectual. At home in the mountains of learning. ‘A shepherd of ideas, perhaps.’ Thoughtful.
Archetype: Gambler, Criminal.
Good Luck: Unknown.
Ill Luck: Taking hansom cabs in Spite. Traveling on foot in Veilgarden.
6 - The Crow.
Character: Easily inspired and creative. Idealistic. Clever, cunning. Quick-witted, ‘much like the crows themselves.’ Prone to day-dreaming.
Archetype: Dreamer, Gambler.
Good Luck: A spotted handkerchief — but tying knots in it will not aid memory.
Ill Luck: Cooking tapioca. (Caution advised with cocoa.)
7 - The Lady.
Character: Charming, ‘often the most charming person in the room.’ Impulsive. Has strong feelings about most things. Appears positive, radiant with energy, ‘like certain well-loved Ladies of our time.’
Archetype: Adventurer, Hedonist.
Good Luck: Unknown.
Ill Luck: Black umbrellas, especially in damp weather. The foxtrot or waltz, even when asked by a devil. Incriminating evidence and cool fireplaces.
8 - The Lantern.
Character: Creative, devoted to a craft. Passionate and energetic. Spirited, shining, ‘like the flame of a lantern in the dark.’ Possessing an enthusiasm either warming or tiresome.
Archetype: Hedonist, Philanthropist.
Good Luck: Toadstools.
Ill Luck: Mosses and lichens. The colour maroon, especially on library wallpaper.
9 - The Cat.
Character: Sometimes overly idealistic — this is a good thing. Assertive and daring. Clever, ‘quick and sharp as a cat.’
Archetype: Adventurer, Philanthropist.
Good Luck: Porridge (when chosen over toast).
Ill Luck: Jam on porridge or toast.
9 - The Rose.
Character: Intuitive and insightful. Empathetic towards all unfortunates.
Archetype: Artist, Assassin.
Good Luck: Unknown.
Ill Luck: Curtains of plum or burgundy. Velvet. Holes in one’s mittens. Mittens that do not match one’s scarf.
11 - The Spider.
Character: Embraces the life of the mind. Intuitive and romantic. Spins ‘intricate webs of supposition and intrigue, much like the spider herself.’ Sentimental, kind, sensitive, and enigmatic.
Archetype: Artist, Animal Enthusiast.
Good Luck: Respect towards match-sellers and penny-dreadful pedlars.
Ill Luck: (Presumably) disrespect towards match-sellers and penny-dreadful pedlars. A possibility of poison spikes in one’s shoes.
12 - The Hunter.
Character: Plagued with dreadful bad luck. Thrice cursed, ‘just as Actaeon was cursed for his profanity.’ Sensitive and romantic.
Archetype: Animal Enthusiast, Assassin.
Good Luck: Buckets of sand? Bedrest.
Ill Luck: High places, low places, zee-level places. Letters, strangers.
—Mr Eaten's Lament
When Mr Eaten Goes Away: An Epilogue of Deeper Misfortune
There has been an unexpected twist in Mr Eaten’s tale, and it brings great sorrow to all. For reasons I will not go into here, the writer of the Mr Eaten’s Name content was forced to reconsider his approach. As such, all things related to the Name have been sequestered, pending review. I cannot say what changes may occur. They may be tumultuous, or minor; what I can say, is that I believe Mr. Kennedy will do everything he can to continue, and I do not begrudge him the time he takes to deliberate.
All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. That was the promise.
And sometimes, so it is.
About a week ago, Fallen London released a new feature: the ability to send calling cards to your contacts. I was one of the first to discover this, but I couldn’t possibly have known just how important it would turn out to be.
Below I have attempted to render a faithful account of these portentous events. This is the story of how I went where no other had before, and where, it may be, that no other will again. Forgive my tendency for grandiloquence, and read on, all ye Seekers…
A twist in my tale! 1,000 posts!
((Avis can’t really remember this buuut I drew it anyway! I am loving this storyline.))
((So… what will you accept?))
doodlin’ some relickers
not entirely happy with the capering relicker but EHHH IT’LL DO FOR NOW