Confessions at the Feast of Masks

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A rash of visions troubles London. A chosen few have truly glimpsed their future, but everyone claims they have. […]

Preapocalyptic hysteria is in fashion. The long-abandoned confessional practices of the Feast of Masks return. […]

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

Game Instructions: If you have gathered confessions, you can now choose to keep or betray them. These options will be available until the 9th of November.

Storylet appears in Your Lodgings

Options:

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Seek a petty confession of violence

  •  Spoiler 
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    Action Cost: 3
    Unlocked with Wounds a friend with 3, Trust with you no more than 0, Exposed by and you no more than 0
    Locked with Confessions 6

     

    When Sent

    You don a bear mask... […] You pass a costermonger giving his wares away to any who'll take them. 'This time next year I'll be Prince of Polythreme!' he declares. 'And I'll never have to look at morels, ratskin or weasels again! I'll ban them! By royal decree!' […]

    Your friend will receive: Sidebardangeroussmall.png At the Feast of Masks [Friend] called on you with bare feet, their face hidden behind a bear mask, and invited you to confess an error of violence.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend] tells you a tale of split knuckles, broken bones and blood in the mouth. You nod - there is no judgement at the Feast - and reassure them that you'll light a candle. Its flame will consume their error.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png You confess your error of violence to [Friend], who tells you they will light a candle to burn it away. Already, your pains are less.

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Seek a petty confession of curiosity

  •  Spoiler 
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    Action Cost: 3
    Unlocked with Nightmares a friend with 3, Trust with you no more than 0, Exposed by you no more than 0
    Locked with Confessions 6

     

    When Sent

    You don an owl mask... […] A vicar stands on a cart, spewing prophecy. […] '...the Stone Pigs will be crowned to reign in filth and folly! The mouthless angel will unleash a plague upon the stars! They will fall - first one by one, then in multitudes!'

    Your friend will receive: Sidebarwatchfulsmall.png At the Feast of Masks, [Friend] wore white. From behind their feathered owl mask, they invited you to confess an error of curiosity.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend] tells you of the things they did to prise secrets from the city. Their eyes shine. You lay a hand on their shoulder. You will light a candle, you say, and the flame will eat their wrongdoing.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png You confess your error of curiosity to [Friend]. They lay a hand on your shoulder and swear to light a candle to burn your deeds away. You'll sleep better, knowing that.

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Seek a petty confession of impropriety

  •  Spoiler 
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    Action Cost: 3
    Unlocked with Scandal 3, Trust with you no more than 0, Exposed by and you no more than 0
    Locked with Confessions 6

     

    When Sent

    You don a fox mask... […] A zailor bumps into you in the street[…]. 'Don't look up!' he entreats you. 'Look down! Down, to the belly of the zee. It lives. It moves! Ask it a question it doesn't know and It will shrug, and drown all the Neath!' […]

    Your friend will receive: Sidebarpersuasivesmall.png [Player Name] seeks you out at the Feast of Masks, wearing a fox mask and humming an old Bazaar-hymn. Discreetly, they invite you to confess your error of Impropriety.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Player Name] admits a disgraceful incident. Fortunately, even were you to blush, your mask would hide it. You light a blue candle, to burn the mark of their shame away.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png If [Player Name] is shocked by your tale of scandal, their fox mask reveals nothing. They light a blue candle, to burn the mark of shame from your reputation.

    ^
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Seek a petty confession of guile

  •  Spoiler 
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    Action Cost: 3
    Unlocked with Suspicion 3, Trust with you no more than 0, Exposed by and you no more than 0
    Locked with Confessions 6

     

    When Sent

    You don a cat mask... […] you hear rooftop voices.[…] Cats. 'I saw all the mirrors open like doors...' 'Well we've all had that one.' 'Yes, but this time nothing came out. Instead all the people climbed in. […]'

    Your friend will receive: Sidebarshadowysmall.png [Friend Name] calls on you during the Feast of Masks wearing a cat mask and a pair of white-stitched black gloves, and invites you to confess an error of Guile.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    In a whisper, [Friend Name] reveals a number of skullduggeries. You promise to light a dark candle to conceal their involvement. Step more softly [Friend Name]. To err is one thing; to be caught, another.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png You admit a certain skullduggery to [Friend Name], and the suspicions that fell on you as a result. They say they'll light a dark candle to hide your involvement. Is that disappointment in their voice?

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Seek a toothsome confession of pride

  •  Spoiler 
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    Action Cost: 3
    Unlocked with A Person of Some Importance - of either tier; A Person of Some Importance - a friend who is, Nightmares with 3, Wounds 3, Trust with you no more than 0 and Exposed by you no more than 0

     

    When Sent

    You don a skull mask... ...and carry an unlit candle. The air is raucous with weeping and laughter. You overhear two urchins on a rooftop. 'I saw it!' One whispers. 'I'll steal the sun's own eyes, and wear 'em as cufflinks!' His colleague is sceptical. 'You'll need cuffs, first. Rest of the shirt wouldn't hurt, neither.'

    Your friend will receive: Skullbrasssmall.png At the Feast of Masks, [Friend] wore a golden skull and carried an unlit candle. Softly, they invited you to confess an error of pride.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend] admits the things they've done to achieve their high station. It takes some time. You tell them you'll light a candle to devour the stain of their deeds. It had better be a big one.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png You confess the deeds you committed to attain your high station while [Friend] listens patiently. The night has passed by the time you're done. You feel lighter, somehow.

    ^
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Seek a toothsome confession of whimsy

  •  Spoiler 
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    Action Cost: 3
    Unlocked with A Person of Some Importance - of either tier; A Person of Some Importance - a friend who is, Scandal with 3, Suspicion 3, Trust with you no more than 0 and Exposed by you no more than 0

     

    When Sent

    You don a clay mask... ...solid and serious, and bathe your hands in grey ash. A Rubbery Man sits in the gutter surrounded by sharp shards of glass, watching a dozen tiny white cave fish flop their last on the wet cobbles. Their mouths are round and desperate.

    Your friend will receive: Clayman5small.png During the Feast of Masks, [Friend] called on you in a clay mask. Their hands grey with ash, they invited you to confess an error of whimsy.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    You listened to [Friend] confess their errors of whimsy. Your mask hid your smile. You'll light a candle for them, and its light will burn away their folly.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png You confessed your whimsy to [Friend], whose solemn mask watched you without sign of amusement. They left wordlessly to light a candle for you. In its light, your folly will wither.

    ^
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Retrieve and sell a confession from a year gone by

  •  Spoiler 
    Urchin.png
    Your friend needs Trust [with you] exactly 2

     

    When Sent

    Disinterred

    Rare Success

    Forgotten but flourishing

    In Messages Tab

    You will receive:

    [Friend]'s confession is the subject of tea-room chatter and public mockery. Old errors are not forgotten, it seems.

    Your friend will receive:

    [Friend] has betrayed the faith they once kept. The details of your old confession races across London!

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Devour an old confession

  •  Spoiler 
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    Your friend needs Trust [with you] exactly 2

     

    When Sent

    Hidden rites

    In Messages Tab

    You will receive:

    You consume [Friend]'s confession. You barely remember it, now. All of London admires your discretion. Your promises are legendary.

    Your friend will receive:

    To prevent unseemly forces from disinterring your old confession, [Friend] devoured it. Your trust and their fidelity are much admired during the Feast of Masks.

    • Holdinghandssmall.png Trust is increasing… (+? CP) Trust [Friend] (3 - You have shared something)
    • Sidebarmakingwavessmall.png Making Waves is increasing… (+2 CP)
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Consign a friend's Confession safely to the Bazaar

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Gossip with the Masters, betraying a friend's Confession

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Flaunt a Confession!

  •  Spoiler 
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    Unlocked with Confessions 1, The Date - 2nd of November
    Your friend needs Trust (you) exactly 1

     

    When Sent

    'Did you hear...'

    In Messages Tab

    You will receive:

    [Friend]'s confession becomes further fuel for the ravening engine of gossip that drives London's salons. Their star dips; yours rises.


    Your friend will receive:

    Looks in the street. Stifled laughter as you leave a room. A man spits in your footsteps. A number of your acquaintances no longer reply to your letters. The fruit of [Friend]'s betrayal.

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Bury a Secret

  •  Spoiler 
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    Unlocked with Confessions 1, The Date -
    2nd of November,  Trust a friend whose (you) is exactly 1

     

    When Sent

    Safe and sound

    In Messages Tab

    You will receive:

    [Friend]'s confession is safely buried. Their trust in you is confirmed, and your friendship is the subject of admiring conversations.

    Your friend will receive:

    [Friend] never reveals your confession. People regard your bond as an example of fidelity in an otherwise cynical world.

    • Holdinghandssmall.png Trust [friend] (+1) (2 - You have shared something)
    • Sidebarmakingwavessmall.png Making Waves is increasing… (+? CP)
    ^
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Make hay while the sun shines