Le Journal de Paris de août 1624

Recording the events of Paris and beyond during août 1624

New arrival from London

Earl Lightfoot, father of the newly arrived Henry Lightfoot

We welcome this month Henry Lightfoot, newly arrived from religious persecution in London. Henry's father, Earl Lightfoot was arrested for non-payment of fines for his recusancy. Henry has thrown himself into the maelstrom of Parisian society, albeit during one of the hottest seasons for both the summer temperatures and the attitudes of those below the bottom of the pile1.

Rioting in quartier rouge


The recent hot weather seemed to have triggered trouble in the poorest district of Paris, Le Quartier Rouge. The cause of the rioting is still very uncertain, with various causes ranging from outrage at poor quality wines being sold to disappearances of some of the inhabitants being suggested. Some of our gentlemen have been caught up in the troubles, with both Aline Yar and Henry Lightfoot reporting that they had been subject of pickpockets in the crowd as they attempted to discreetly leave the area, while Roget Thésaurus claims to have avoided trouble by staying over night.

Formal Challenge

After the physicians at Hôpital de la Charité gave Jean Huile a clean bill of health, Jean Huile has challenged Fourier Transformée to a duel to be resolved during the first week of septembre. As readers will recall M. Huile discovered M. Transformée on the doorstep of his good lady friend, Victoria Gainsbourg during juin. Roget Thésaurus has offered his services as second to Jean Huile.

Relief for rumour mongers

We hear that Auriane Delaunay has been the centre of attention this month with several reports of gentlemen attempting to win her heart this month. However despite the many dinner dates Mlle. Auriane has spurned all comers this month. Perhaps fortunately for both the lady and her gentleman admirers those after her heart chose different weeks to make their attempts and hence avoided giving each other offence.

Meanwhile at the Beaumont household, Albert Kestrel2 was seen delivering flowers and making dinner invitations. All perfectly normal one might imagine given M. Kestrel's love affair with the younger sister, Mlle. Élisabeth Beaumont. Rumours from the household suggest that he was visiting the older sister, Mlle. Lesly Beaumont and that he had to make significant amends to his paramour the following week.

Marius Thibodeux has managed to find the perfect recipe for the gourmand, Mlle. Émilie Beaufils, who not only enjoyed the meal, but allowed M. Thibodeux a long and complex evening of entertainment and explanations.

Plays popular, but no one play wins out

With the hot weather driving most daytime activities out of the question, many of our gentlemen were driven to the cooler night time plays at out theatre. However with the wide variety of plays on offer no one play could be described as the most popular. Perhaps in an attempt to resolve this, Guillame de Batz is sponsoring a new play, Les Boutons Manquant whose opening night will be on the autumnal equinox during the third week of septembre. With plenty of opportunity for hobnobbing with other gentry, the opening night promises to be a busy evening3.

Victory at Château de Montaigle

Reports from the front line of the summer campaign report that the main thrust of the war this year was to secure the approaches to the city of Namur. We believe that the main battle was the siege of the old castle ruins at Château de Montaigle which has been taken by our forces. We hope for a more detailed report and for information about Captain Omer Dalors' endeavours next month.

Renovations at Hunter's

The old court billiard court at Hunter's is being relaid at the expense of Phillipe Lemoine. However old hands are outraged at the changes being made with the old turf being replaced with some kind of wood and fabric construction. We'll have to take this indoors to protect it from the autumn storms fumed one old hand. Suggestions from M. Lemoine that that's actually the point didn't go over too well and Phillipe was seen recovering at the banks of the Seine with his usual cronies and friends including Guillame de Batz (when not practising at Le Perche du Coudray), Gisèle Barthélemy and Rene Descartes (who had suggested that the new billiard surface should be marked out with a grid, further outraging the old hands...).

Le Perche du Coudray Updates

Le Perche du Coudray, the famous fencing master, offers his congratulations to Jean Huile and Marius Thibodeux, who have both completed a course of Coudray's rapier training. Jean Huile's Rapier Expertise is now rated at 11, while Marius Thibodeux is now rated at 17.

Regimental News

Colonel of the Royal Marines

General

As a general note, each regiment has an unlimited number of Subaltern positions, six Captaincies, three Majors, one Lieutenant Colonel and one Colonel.

King's Musketeers

We regret that we cannot accept Henry Lightfoot's application to join the regiment at this time. Better luck next month.

Royal Marines

Congratulations to both Cochon de Lait and Fourier Transformée for their promotion to Subaltern. We particularly congratulate Cochon de Lait for the presentation of an engraving of our colonel.

Picardy Musketeers

As we continue to promote those best able to achieve the regiment's aims, we welcome both Jean Huile and Marius Thibodeux of their respective companies (D company for M. Huile, B company for M. Thibodeux).

Hortus Bulborum Farms

We have the perfect fields for the growing of perfect tulips and demand for the flower is growing! Plots from only 100 crowns! 10% returns over the last year!4

100 Crowns Reward!

Provision of information leading to the arrest of the known traitor, Helen Transformée will be rewarded with up to 100 crowns.

Apply to the Commissioner of Public Safety

Missing

Have you seen this child? Missing since 29 août.

Last seen near the tailor's guild - any information should be supplied to the guild.


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel69Queen's Own Carabiniers, SubalternÉlisabeth Beaumont
Aline Yar44Picardy Musketeers, SubalternRed Phillips
Fourier Transformée4+116Royal Marines, SubalternRed Phillips
Guillame De Batz912Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Jean Huile412Picardy Musketeers, CaptainVictoria GainsbourgRed Phillips
Marius Thibodeaux612
Picardy Musketeers, CaptainÉmilie BeaufilsThe Frog & Peach
Omer Dalors113th Fusiliers, CaptainAt War
Phillipe Lemoine1016Gisèle BarthélemyHunter's
Roget Thésaurus57Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1013Royal Marines, SubalternAurélie PueyrredónHunter's
Cochon de Lait710Royal Marines, SubalternFlora PernetThe Blue Gables
Henry Lightfoot9-11
SL
Status Level as of the end of the month
±
Change in status level this month
SP
Status Points earned this month (blank if the character is out of Paris during the month).
Position
Regiment and Rank and other posts if any
Location
Location during the current month if out of Paris

Femmes Fatales

NameSLAttributesLast Seen With
Auriane Delaunay7Influential, Wealthy
Flora Pernet7Stunning, InfluentialCochon de Lait
Solène Prudhomme12Wealthy
Micheline Barbet15Influential
Élisabeth Beaumont8Albert Kestrel
Brigitte Silvestre8
Albane Bacque15
Lesly Beaumont11Wealthy
Aurélie Pueyrredón9WealthySir Alex Kuzbidon
Bernadette Cuvier7Stunning, InfluentialGuillame De Batz
Émilie Beaufils11Influential, WealthyMarius Thibodeux
Victoria Gainsbourg5WealthyJean Huile
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: February 28, 2018 at 13:48 pm

20 Feb 2018
Minor update to the rank of Cochon de Lait and the club of Fourier Transformée
28 Feb 2018
Image links updated to point to attachment pages.

Footnotes

  1. For those who witnessed the die rolls, I misremembered the tables and hence Henry is at the top end of the social scale rather than the bottom!
  2. Bonus status point for Albert for being the first to spot these two ladies as being sisters.
  3. All attendees of the opening night get to "toady" with the other attendees and Guillame de Batz will gain one status point and one crown for every notable attendee (i.e., including any player characters). If "Les Boutons Manquant" is the most watched play all attendees will also gain two additional status points. Note that attending this event will cost your status level in crowns. If you take your companion with you that will cost her social level in crowns but this will count as visiting your companion.
  4. Fields alrready owned by gentlemen are now worth 110 crowns

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