Celebrate the Feast of the Exceptional Rose!

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Love is kind, except when it's cruel. At this time of year, Fallen Londoners celebrate by sending unexpected gifts […] Join the Feast, watch the crowds, or send something special to someone special. Or someone special to something special.

[Find the rest of the story at https://www.fallenlondon.com]

Game Instructions: Send rose-gifts as signs of affection and scorn. Later in the Feast, you can trade your rose-gifts for Masquing, and trade Masquing for special companions!

Find other players to trade rose-gifts with here on the forums.

Or join other players in the Failbetter Games Discord, here.

Unlocked with London's Season: The Feast of the Exceptional Rose is 1-2 (World Quality, now locked)

Options:

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Learn about the Feast of the Rose

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    Success

    A guide to the Feast

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Draft a brief article on the state of Love in London

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    Success

    A City of a Thousand Love Stories

    • Banknotessmall.png You've gained 50 x Penny
    ^
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Watch passers-by

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Visit the Perfumed Pleasure Garden!

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Observe the spires of the Bazaar

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    Unlocked with The Airs of London 90+

     

    Challenge information

    Broad, Watchful 50 || 35 - very chancy (42%) || 43 - chancy (51%) || 51 - modest (61%) || 60 - very modest (72%) || 68 - low-risk (81%) || 76 - straightforward (91%) || 84 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    A ruddy nimbus

    Failure

    Nothing

    ^
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Purchase a Mask of the Rose

Sending Non-Fate Gifts

(your friend can exchange these for Masquing, but only up to 30)

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Send a Custom-Engraved Skull

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    Unlocked with 200 x Inkling of Identity

     

    When Sent

    Respice post te, hominem te esse memento, memento mori - nam mors indecepta There's a ghoulish fashion amongst the well-heeled for unearthing the Prelapsarian dead and putting them on display. It's rare to see permanent death in the Neath, after all. […] You could add words of your own, […] to fill the head of the recipient.

    Your friend will receive: Skullmothsmall.png [Your name] has sent you a Custom-Engraved Skull – a considered and morbid gift, perhaps indicating that you should commit their message to memory.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend's name] has accepted your gift. Let's hope they appreciate it.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Something dead! [Your name] has sent you a token of undoubted interest! Check your inventory.

    ^
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Send someone an Antediluvian Ushabti

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    Unlocked with 20 x Mystery of the Elder Continent

     

    When Sent

    I repeat to you the good deeds which my own heart did for me from within the serpent-coil […]The Nile Kings were entombed with these […] so that they would have labourers after death. […] That night you dream of an overgrown garden. […] The Ushabti is at your side. A heavy crown rests on your head. […] The dream lingers after waking.

    Your friend will receive: Envelopesmall.png [Friend Name] has sent you an Antediluvian Ushabti. It is an antiquarian gift. A funeral figurine of the Nile Kings, its polished jade sheen obscures its wide, staring eyes.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] has accepted your wonderful gift. Let's hope they appreciate it.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Something extraordinary! [Friend Name] has sent you a token of undying love! Check your inventory.

    ^
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Send an Illicit Volume of Unexpectedly Racy Fungal-Themed Poetry

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    Unlocked with 100 x Romantic Notion

     

    When Sent

    Secret and safe Perhaps an inscription inside the cover - something intimate; something pointed. Thick brown paper, double wrapped. An entire ball of string, tied into knots that would give a zailor palpitations. There - proofed against all but the nosiest of postmen.

    Your friend will receive: Fungalpoetrysmall.png [Friend Name] has sent you an Illicit Volume of Unexpectedly Racy Fungal-Themed Poetry. Are they sending you a message? Or trying to get you arrested?

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] has accepted your wonderful gift. Let's hope they appreciate it.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Something extraordinary! [Friend Name] has sent you a token of undying love! Check your inventory.

    ^
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Send someone a Singed Playing Card

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    Unlocked with 500 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey

     

    When Sent

    A slim envelope "I would abandon even the Marvellous for you". "Love is not a game." "Fate is our plaything." "Be discarded." A message of a hundred ambiguities.

    Your friend will receive: Cardsingedsmall.png [Friend Name] has sent you a playing-card crisped in a candle-flame. What does it mean?

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] accepted your gift. How delicious.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png How charming! [Friend Name] must hold you in high regard. Check your inventory

    ^
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Send a Tiny Kettle of Pickled Liars' Tongues

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    Unlocked with 50 x Intriguing Snippet

     

    When Sent

    Without number You've never heard of anyone actually eating the things. How many silver kettles sit, you wonder, in the dust at the back of forgotten cupboards?

    Your friend will receive: Envelopesmall.png [Friend] has sent you a Tiny Silver Kettle of Pickled Liars' Tongues. How...delicious? Possibly.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend] accepted your gift. How brave of them.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Check your inventory. And, perhaps, thank [Player] by returning the favour.

    ^
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Send a Lemurian's Mask

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    Unlocked with 50 x Intriguing Snippet

     

    When Sent

    Hallowtide The mask of Hallowmas, worn by the midnight confessor and the masquerader. A mask out of season. To wear them during the Feast is to make a deliberate statement. What omen do you wish your intended to divine?

    Your friend will receive: Envelopesmall.png [Your name] has sent you a Lemurian's Mask. A Hallowmas Mask, worn fashionably, or spitefully, out of season. Become the ghost at the feast!

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] accepted your gift. How brave of them.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Check your inventory. And, perhaps, thank [your name] by returning the favour.

    ^
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Send a Glass of Teeth

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    Unlocked with 500 x Cryptic Clue

     

    When Sent

    Tightly wrapped You don't want it rattling in the post.

    Your friend will receive: Teethglasssmall.png [Friend Name] has sent you a Glass of Teeth. Read that how you will.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] accepted your gift. How brave of them.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Check your inventory. And, perhaps, thank [Friend Name] by returning the favour.

    ^
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Send an Unblemished Exile's Rose

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    Unlocked with 200 x Inkling of Identity

     

    When Sent

    A rose without thorns The flower pressed to the paper, its petals flattened like ink. Velvet to the touch and wet with unstolen nectar, the Exile's Rose is redolent of dark promises made at midnight. London's veterans returned from the war on Hell wearing them on their breasts.

    Your friend will receive: Roseblacksmall.png [Your name] has sent you an Unblemished Exile's Rose, an untarnished flower of Hell. Do they flatter you with its dark beauty? Or mean to suggest you should take a trip there?

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] accepted your gift. How brave of them.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Check your inventory. And, perhaps, thank [your name] by returning the favour.

    ^
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Send a Buttered Chess-Piece

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    Unlocked with 200 x Inkling of Identity

     

    When Sent

    Suitably anointed Butter is the aristocracy of dairy-goods. Cheese, its wicked demi-monde.

    Your friend will receive: Envelopesmall.png [Friend Name] has sent you a Buttered Chess-Piece - a gift opaque, perhaps, to the most determined and insightful analysis.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend name] has accepted your wonderful gift. Let's hope they appreciate it.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Something extraordinary! [Friend Name] has sent you a token of undying love! Check your inventory.

    ^
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Send a Pink-Painted Cat

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    Unlocked with 200 x Appalling Secret

     

    When Sent

    A stream of protests You've paid a fair price, but the cat professes to regret the arrangement. The colour of the paint is unexpectedly strident. The quality of your payment is inferior. The box to which it must submit smells unsuitably of peppermints. You are relieved to abandon it at the post-office.

    Your friend will receive: Catwetsmall.png [Friend Name] has sent you a Pink-Painted Cat. One hopes this bedraggled wisp of fur has been well-paid. Its dudgeon glows like a storm-cloud.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] accepted your gift. How brave of them.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Check your inventory. And, perhaps, thank [Friend Name] by returning the favour.

    ^
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Send a Decanter of Lachrymose Chartreuse

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    Unlocked with 200 x Amanita Sherry

     

    When Sent

    Of imbibing The liquid is the colour of jaundiced emeralds. It tastes of pickled sweetness, earthy roots, and macerated cloves. The terroir is of dark waves lapping against cold stone. The aroma is redolent of peat. Much like St Stalactite, this chartreuse plummets from a high place to a lower one.

    Your friend will receive: Envelopesmall.png [Friend Name] has sent you a Decanter of Lachrymose Chartreuse – a tart and ascetic gift, that lubricates the vocal chords for diverse vocalisations.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] has accepted your unique gift. Let's hope they appreciate it.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Something green! [Friend Name] has sent you a token of undoubted interest! Check your inventory.

    ^
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Send a Metaphysically Educated Rattus Faber

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    Unlocked with 40 x Scraps of Incendiary Gossip

     

    When Sent

    "Full nakedness! All joys are due to thee!" She leaps eagerly into the box and nestles herself into the padding, as if settling down for a nap […] It is only when you hand the parcel over at the post office that she begins reciting – with impressive projection. The postmistress blushes furiously.

    Your friend will receive: Envelopesmall.png [Friend Name] has sent you a Metaphysically Educated Rattus Faber. The value of such a gift depends on whether you judge a rat's nasal tones to improve or diminish 'The Good Morrow'.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend Name] has accepted your wonderful gift. Let's hope they appreciate it.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Something squeakily loquacious! [Friend Name] has sent you a token of undoubted interest! Check your inventory.

    ^

Sending Fate Gifts

(your friend can exchange these for Masquing, without a cap)

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Send a Hamper of Heart-Cuts (5 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Watchful Doll (5 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Rose-Bearing Maggot (5 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Starveling Stole (10 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Box of Potentials (10 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Key-to-Heart Dagger (10 FATE)

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Send a Promissory Note for Intimate Favours (20 FATE)

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Send a Liberalian Mask (20 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Chivalrously Murder Someone's Rival (20 FATE)

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Send Terrifying Candies (20 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Hand of Glory (30 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Tear-Drowned Collection of Incomprehensible Love-Poems (30 FATE)

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Send a Mouthless Amber Mask (30 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Heartwood Hearse (30 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Blemmigan Pedant (40 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Lupercalian Mask (40 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Arrange a Explosion of Neath-Colours on the Stroke of Midnight (40 FATE)

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Send a Tanned Mask (40 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Gold-Spiked Rosary (40 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a One Way Ticket on the 12:15 to Hell (50 FATE)

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Send a Well-Song (50 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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Send a Luxuriantly Coiffed Sorrow-Spider (50 FATE)

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Send a Set of Martyr's Bones (50 FATE)

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    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^

Begin Past Exceptional Stories

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Begin 'A Little Pandemonium' (45 FATE)

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Begin 'For All the Saints Who From Their Labours Rest' (45 FATE)