Tag name:EnGarde

Suspension of "En Garde" (Mar 2018)

I'm sorry and sad to announce that I'm going top suspend my En Garde.

Having had a couple of players tell me this month that they either do not want or do not have the time to play, combined with those who have previously left and the impression I have from several other players that the same could easily apply to them, I'm forced to the conclusion that now is not the right time for this kind of game. I'm not going to formally end the game and I won't resolve the current plots and plans since there is a reasonable chance that I will come back to this in a few years time if circumstances change.

Again for those enjoying the game I can only offer my apologies...

octobre 1624

20th March 2018 / No Comments on octobre 1624

Silk Crisis continues to grow

Auriane Delaunay showing off the lacework of Madam Yar

The cries of distress from most of the ladies of Paris can even be heard in the royal palaces. Almost no new silk dresses can be obtained after the audacious theft of several gowns from the establishment of Marie Àpropos on the Île-de-la-Cité. About the only lady sporting the latest fashion is Gisèle Barthélemy, whose latest dress was a gift from her beau, Phillipe Lemoine. Although being denied by the Guild of Tailors, rumours persist that there is a huge stockpile of silk being hoarded by a rich client of the Guild.

One other lady that doesn't seem to be concerned about the shortage is Auriane Delaunay who has been sporting some intricate lace work in place of her linen ruff. This is the work of Aline Yar's Italian Mother and apparently took many hours of patient work. Whether this is the start of a new fashion trend remains to be seen. Madam Àpropos has expressed the view that, unlike the ruff, it fails to encourage the correct posture - though as the ruff can, in general, be only used once, she may have a business reason to support its continued use!

Flora Pernet showing that the silk crisis is requiring some sacrifices.

Meanwhile Cochon de Lait and Marius Thibodeaux have assiduously worked to distract their companions from the crisis. M. de Lait has ensured his continued following of the rules of floral etiquette by presenting Flora Pernet with a bouquet of asters while M. Thibodeaux has presented Émilie Beaufils with the season's finest pruneaux d’Agen fourrés, which were quickly gobbled up!

All of the above were much luckier than Fourier Transformée who was wooing Brigitte Silvestre. When he arrived with a large box, she admitted him at once but when she discovered that the box did not contain the expected silk dress he was quickly shown the door and told to remove the painting kit he had brought. Better luck next month!

Billiards match between Hunter's and Bothwell's

After the successful indoor billiards tournament at Hunter's last month, Phillipe Lemoine was invited to give a demonstration at the prestigious Bothwell's club. With an enthusiastic reception there (possibly aided by some of the worst octobre weather making the billiards pitch at Bothwell's completely waterlogged), a competition match between Hunter's and Bothwell's has been set up for the end of novembre. Members of the Hunter's team will be invited into Bothwell's for the event.

Victoria Gainsbourg fickle affections

With the departure of Jean Huile for the frontier, it seems that Victoria Gainsbourg has been quick to forget him and has been seen in the company of Omer Dalors. M. Huile has cause to issue a challenge to a duel, but does not need to do so until his return from frontier.

Continued slide of Henry Lightfoot

It seems that M. Lightfoot has been somewhat distracted by the continued political turmoil in London. Word has reached us that his father had invested in the play A Game of Chess which played in August until a prosecution against the play was brought by the Privy Council (the pretext being the portrayal of a living king rather than the political content of the play). As a result M. Lightfoot has not been seen around Paris this month and is steadily losing social status.

Roget Thésaurus scares off muggers

After watching one of the many plays of the month, Roget was accosted by a small group of gentlemen who suggested that he might like to have them accompany him on his way home for his own safety. Roget quickly demonstrated how he on his duel against Jean Huile earlier this year to show that he was perfectly safe thank you!

Army planning major siege at Namur

In a clear follow up to last season's successful siege at Château de Montaigle, the army is planning a major advance to the city of Namur next year. All regiments apart from the 69th Arquebusiers and the Gascon Regiment will be required to join the army during julliet, août and septembre 1625. Investors in arms companies receive a payout of 80%, while those investing in finance need to find an additional 60% to keep their investments afloat. Those investing in commerce receive a 10% payout.

As part of the preparation for next year's campaign, the frontier regiments welcome Jean Huile who has decided to spend the autumn season helping them.

Le Perche du Coudray Updates

Congratulations to OMer Dalors, Cochon de Lait and Phillipe Lemoine who have completed courses in Rapier, Cutlass and Sabre respectively. M. Dalors' Rapier skill is now rated as 10, M. de Lait's Cutlass skill at 11 and M. Lemoine's Sabre skill at 8.

Regimental News

Grand Duke Maxmillian Dragoons

Roget Thésaurus is promoted to subaltern.

Royal Marines

Sir Alex Kuzbidon is promoted to captain of C company.

Picardy Musketeers

Aline Yar is promoted to captain of C company.


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel69Queen's Own Carabiniers, SubalternÉlisabeth Beaumont
Aline Yar59Picardy Musketeers, CaptainAuriane DelaunayRed Phillips
Fourier Transformée3-12Royal Marines, SubalternRed Phillips
Guillame De Batz9-14Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Jean Huile5Picardy Musketeers, CaptainRed PhillipsFrontier
Marius Thibodeaux713
Picardy Musketeers, CaptainÉmilie BeaufilsThe Frog & Peach
Omer Dalors2+1913th Fusiliers, MajorVictoria Gainsbourg
Phillipe Lemoine1016Gisèle BarthélemyHunter's
Roget Thésaurus46Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, SubalternRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1016Royal Marines, CaptainAurélie PueyrredónHunter's
Cochon de Lait710Royal Marines, SubalternFlora PernetThe Blue Gables
Henry Lightfoot7-1-3The Frog & Peach
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, WealthyAline Yar
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 Gainsbourg5WealthyOmer Dalors
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: March 20, 2018 at 15:37 pm


septembre 1624

Les Boutons Manquant a great success!

Backstage at Les Boutons Manquant

Most of Paris was captivated by Guillame De Batz's production of Les Boutons Manquant, a farce set in London and whose plot includes King John, Queen Mathilda, and three courtiers Edmund, Percival and Thomas (together with their long-suffering boy (called Boy to avoid confusion, although the character's ambition is to One day have a name)).

The plot revolves around a bejewelled stud belonging to the Queen but gifted to a young man, Wilhelm, for undisclosed services. However the King is expecting to see the studs at the following night's Grand Ball, so Queen Mathilda tasks the courtiers to retrieve the stud. The courtiers accidentally get Wilhelm arrested as an Austrian spy. It turns out he actually is an Austrian spy, and they manage to retrieve the stud. Boy gets the stud to Queen Mathilda in the ballroom (Your Majesty, you dropped this.) when it turns out that the three don't have invitations. King John is awfully pleased (awfully pleased), and rewards Boy for his... services.

PERCIVAL: Well, it could be worse?

EDMUND: We have an hour to find where the Queen's stud has been hidden by someone who has been mistaken for an Austrian spy. Things could in no way be worse.

BOY [rushing on-stage]: Milord, there's a problem.

EDMUND: I stand corrected.

Attendees at the opening gala included Guillame de Batz (of course), Phillipe Lemoine, a (yet again) bemused descartes, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Iverson, Sir Henri Boyson (the Commissioner for Public Safety), Marius Thibodeux, Cochon de Lait, Jean Huile and Aline Yar. The appearance of the Commissioner for Public Safety (whose job includes the seeking out of traitors) was a cause for concern for all the other attendees. Rumours suggest he was hunting for information on the whereabouts of the Transformée family.

Promotion for Omer Delors

As a part of the successful Siege at Château de Montaigle, Omer Delors was forced to step into command of his battalion when the major in charge of his battalion was felled by shrapnel from a cannon shot from the Château's defences. Quickly realising the danger posed by simple confusion Captain Delors quickly ordered both his own A company and that of B company to get under the ramparts of the wall to avoid the fire of the cannon. A second quick dash to the already breached main gate of the castle brought the battalion to inside of the gates and acted as a relief to the 2nd battalion allowing it to head further inside the buildings of the Château. As a part of the gate garrison, Major Delors' stable mysteriously expanded in number to include a total of 3 horses and a large amount of supplies...

Bemused Jean Huile

Jean Huile's duel with Fourier Transformée was a somewhat confused affair after only Jean Huile and the local surgeon for gardens of the Palais Royale turned up at the appointed location and time. The absence of both M. Transformée and the putative second, Roget Thésaurus was a surprise but leads to a victory for Jean Huile1.

Silk prices soar

A busy milliner

The cost of keeping up with fashion could be about to significantly increase causing consternation amongst the ladies and gentlefolk of Paris. The problem is being put down to a dramatic increase in demand for silk across the whole of Paris causing the price of all clothing and, in particular, dresses. The tailor's guild denies that it has been responsible for the hoarding of the fabric, saying only that several recent commissions have used up almost all of the available fabric. An anonymous gentleman has already been overheard complaining about the demands for new dresses from his erstwhile companions, apparently saying These women are very expensive.....

New Table Billiards proving to be a success

Despite the criticisms of old fogeys at Hunter's, Phillipe Lemoine new sport of table billiards is proving to quite popular. An initial championship contest organised by M. Lemoine covered its costs with Guillame De Batz being the surprised winner after his triple carom after two balls bounced off of the edging used to prevent the balls rolling off of the table was ruled as a valid score by the watching Sir Alex Kuzbidon, who is yet to pass his opinion on the game2

Lucky in love

Gladioli presented by Cochon de Lait

Despite the difficulty of locating new fashionable clothing, Aline Yar appears to have successfully wooed Mlle. Delaunay to his side. The pair were seen at the end of septembre having a convivial tête-à-tête.

Suggestions that some of the other ladies of Paris may have playing the field have been firmly quashed by all concerned, with no untoward activities being noticed. Of course this could just mean that any putative lovers have been suitably discreet about their activities. M. Lightfoot has yet to successfully find a lady of substance who is willing to be seen with him3, could it be that he needs to take lessons from Cochon de Lait whose faithful adherence to floral etiquette is to be commended.

Meanwhile Marius Thibodeux has shown his continued love of poetry. Perhaps this one will convert Mlle. Beaufils to the joys of a good sonnet:

Superfluous physician, go, unpaid!
Apothecary, lock away thy wares,
And surgeon, of your goodness, sheath thy blade;
I have no need of thee to make repairs.
Though lately it were wounded to the quick
A heart shall heal, if time enough elapse.
What once entranced it, seemeth pale and sick;
Dismissed as boyish folly, youth’s mishaps.
Through wiser, older eyes I see the world,
And ‘tis revealed far finer than before.
And thankful tears hath those twin orbs impearled,
For she that hath the kindness to restore.
In gratitude for her benevolence
My loyalty shall be her recompense.

Le Perche du Coudray Updates

Congratulations to Albert Kestrel and Harry Lightfoot who have completed courses in Sabre and Rapier respectively. M. Kestrel's Sabre skill is now rated at 12, while M. Lightfoot's Rapier skill is rated at 10.

Regimental News

13th Fusiliers

We are pleased to appoint Omer Delors to the rank of Major of the 1st Battalion in recognition of his actions at the Château de Montaigle. In view of the pending investigation into possible misconduct earlier in the year, that investigation is temporarily suspended. The investigation and the appointment will be reviewed in septembre 16254.


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel68Queen's Own Carabiniers, SubalternÉlisabeth Beaumont
Aline Yar5+125Picardy Musketeers, SubalternAuriane DelaunayRed Phillips
Fourier Transformée411Royal Marines, SubalternRed Phillips
Guillame De Batz10+137Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Jean Huile5+131Picardy Musketeers, CaptainVictoria GainsbourgRed Phillips
Marius Thibodeaux7+126
Picardy Musketeers, CaptainÉmilie BeaufilsThe Frog & Peach
Omer Dalors113th Fusiliers, Major
Phillipe Lemoine1023Gisèle BarthélemyHunter's
Roget Thésaurus4-12Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1011Royal Marines, SubalternAurélie PueyrredónHunter's
Cochon de Lait721Royal Marines, SubalternFlora PernetThe Blue Gables
Henry Lightfoot8-11The Frog & Peach
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, WealthyAline Yar
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: March 6, 2018 at 15:00 pm


Footnotes

  1. No orders received for either Fourier Transformée or Roget Thésaurus. As there was no fight, Jean Huile's rapier skill does not increase by one. He does gain two status points from the non-appearance of his opponent, who loses two status points.
  2. Since this wasn't a formal tournament I haven't awarded status points for winning here - should one be organised I will do so!
  3. Sadly Henry Lightfoot failed again to have a female companion during the month but at least no one noticed his attempts....
  4. If Omer Delors Social Level is 3 or less at the review he will be expelled from the regiment (though, of course, events may, yet again, alter this timing!). In the meantime he has all the privileges of the rank of Major while having the duties of both Major of the 1st Battalion and captain of A company (neither of which require him to spend an action on performing).

août 1624

20th February 2018 / No Comments on 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

Henry Lightfoot

11th February 2018 / Comments Off on Henry Lightfoot

First Son of a wealthy nobleman Earl Lightfoot.

AttributeCurrentlyNotes
PlayerPeter Seaman
Strength8Started at 8
Rapier Expertise10Started at 9
Sabre Expertise9Started at 9
Cutlass Expertise9Started at 9
Constitution5Started at 5
Endurance40 of 40Started at 40
Military Ability4Started at 4
Cash600Started at 500
Allowance and/or Pension100Started at 100
Social Level7Started at 10
ClubThe Frog & Peach

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août 1624
Arrives in Paris for the first time.

Last updated: March 20, 2018 at 14:22 pm

juillet 1624

6th February 2018 / 1 Comment on juillet 1624

Payment being taken

Ban on sale of offices?

Cardinal Richelieu has proposed to His Majesty's council that the appointment of office holders on payment of an appropriate fee be banned. The Cardinal claims that this will allow more competent office holders to be found and appointed but has not explained how the massive hole in the state finances this would be filled. In addition it is not clear not this would affect the regiments and their officers. The Cardinal has also been unable to explain how these more competent people would be found if they are unable to prove their suitability by the ability to locate and provide considerable funds to the state treasury. The measures are part of a broader set of reforms which have yet to be approved by the council.

Disappearance of Mlle. Transformée

Investigations have begun into the disappearance of Mlle. Transformée from the Bastille prison. She had been detained last year by the previous regime of M. Sillery, but had not been released by Cardinal Richelieu. She had recently been seen by her brother, Fourier Transformée, on his return from the his duties at the frontier in the support of recent assaults on Mariambourg and Phillipeville. Fourier has denied any involvement, citing, as an alibi, his visit to Victoria Gainsbourg. This alibi can be corroborated by Jean Huile who caught Fourier Transformée on the doorstep of Victoria's home and hence has cause to challenge Fourier to a duel1.

"The consequence of not shifting the leg"

Marius Thibodeaux/Cochon de Lait duel spectacular

The early morning of the 22nd of juillet, the appointed day for the duel between Marius Thibodeaux and Cochon de Lait, proved to be a dank and rainy morning. Despite this, Cochon de Lait was the first to the site (again the gardens of the Palais Royale) having arranged an early morning call from his regiment and an escort. Marius Thibodeaux arrived shortly afterwards and after the formal rejection of any withdrawal of either insult or challenge the two men prepared to fight. Both men were clearly determined to score on their opponent with Marius perhaps measuring his opoonent's skill to gauge his own attack. However when signal for the start of the duel was given, it appears that Cochon de Lait was unprepared for the immediate attack from Marius whose rapier lunge immediately went under Cochon de Lait's Cutlass blade and deep into the side of Cochon de Lait. With Cochon de Lait immediately offering his surrender and its acceptance honour was satisfied. Flora Pernet rushed to the side of Cochon de Lait to aide the local surgeon.2

de Gonde's Hunting Lodge affected by fire

The hunting grounds near the midsummer ball held last month have suffered from a small forest fire in the early hours of the 29th of juillet. Luckily the heavy rain that day doused the incipient disaster and prevented the spread of the fire to the new hunting lodge of de Gonde. Witnesses claim the fire started shortly after the full moon has set while other suggest that a barbecue in the forest may have gotten out of trouble after the discovery of the remains of a small pig carcass in the ashes.

Unlucky Marius Thibodeaux

Despite discovering that Mlle. Émilie Beaufils fondness for the dishes and wines served at Lapérouse, he also discovered her allergic reaction to the day's fresh fish dish, freshly caught at Vigneux-sur-Seine. With the meal ruined, Marius was forced to escort Émilie back to her home and then had to travel alone back to his own home.

Le Perche du Coudray Updates

Le Perche du Coudray, the famous fencing master, offers his congratulations to Aline Yar, who has now completed a course of Coudray's rapier training and whose Rapier Expertise is now rated at 9.

Regimental News

Queen's Own Carabiniers

Albert Kestrel is promoted to Subaltern for his excellent military organisational skills.

Royal Marines

We welcome that hero of the Kingdom, Fourier Transformée, to D company as a private.

13th Fusiliers

We note the late arrival of Captain Delors to lead A troop. His explanation that he was assisting the frontier regiment and the presentation of his mention in dispatch has gone some way to provide amelioration for his tardiness (the error in the janvier 1624 issue of Le Journal has also been noted!). Captain Delors' appearance before the board of inquiry is now scheduled for novembre.


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel68Queen's Own Carabiniers, SubalternÉlisabeth Beaumont
Aline Yar45Picardy Musketeers, SubalternRed Phillips
Fourier Transformée3+112Royal Marines, Private
Guillame De Batz9-16Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Jean Huile410Picardy Musketeers, SubalternVictoria GainsbourgRed Phillips
Marius Thibodeaux6-13
Picardy Musketeers, SubalternThe Frog & Peach
Omer Dalors113th Fusiliers, CaptainAt War
Phillipe Lemoine1014Gisèle BarthélemyHunter's
Roget Thésaurus56Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1012Royal Marines, SubalternAurélie PueyrredónHunter's
Cochon de Lait79Royal Marines, PrivateFlora PernetThe Blue Gables
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, Wealthy
Victoria Gainsbourg5WealthyJean Huile
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: February 28, 2018 at 15:58 pm

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Footnotes

  1. Jean Huile will lose two status points next month if he does not challenge Fourier to a duel (Jean Huile is above half health and hence cannot decline to challenge on grounds of ill health).
  2. Two status points for Marius Thibodeaux.

juin 1624

23rd January 2018 / 1 Comment on juin 1624

Midsummer Masquerade

After the careful preparation and logistics set in train by Albert Kestrel, the Midsummer Masquerade held at the de Gonde estate to the south-west of Paris. Most of the great and the good of Paris attended the event, with some even managing to get into the spirit of the event rather than just hobnob with their better. Phillipe Lemoine (who had arranged the event), Guillame De Batz (who arranged the musicians and entertainment) even managed to convince the normally aloof Sir Alex Kuzbidon to attend the event along with Duke Gaston. All three were companied by the their lady-friends. Marius Thibodeaux was prevailed upon to give a short recital, although he did insist on reciting the melancholy poems from the obscure English poet, John Donne. M. Thibodeaux costume was also one of the more elaborate with a prominent broken heart motif. Also attending the masquerade was Roget Thésaurus and Colonel Henri d'Alembert.

The grounds of the hunting lodge were almost overshadowed by the marquee that had been set up for the festivities and a great time was had by all, even if the event was broken up in the early morning when a herd of wild boar, recently released into the surrounding woods broke into the marquee and started to consume the remains of the feast and charging the musicians! In the resulting fracas many of the attendees received minor injuries. Suggestions of the sounds of laughter from the hunting lodge itself have been denied by the de Gondi family.

Roget Thésaurus/Jean Huile duel quickly over

In the early morning glare of the 25th of June, Roget Thésaurus and Jean Huile met for their duel under the watchful eye of Albert Kestrel who was acting as Roget's second1. Both men had selected to fight with Sabres. After formally declining to withdraw either the insult or the challenge both men saluted each other and prepared for the fight. When Albert dropped his handkerchief to signal the start of the duel, Roget immediately took sprang to the attack and struck Jean soundly on his left leg causing a serious injury and deep cut which instantly started to bleed. Jean quickly offered his surrender and this was, as quickly, accepted by Roget2. The local surgeon for gardens of the Palais Royale quickly moved in to bind Jean's wounds and, although he is expected to recover, he will have an impressive scar3.

Marius Thibodeaux/Cochon de Lait

As expected, Marius Thibodeaux has challenged Cochon de Lait to a duel for the fourth week of juillet. The challenge was met quite vehemently and definitely and it will be interesting to see how the skilled M. Thibodeaux will approach the duel. M. Thibodeaux has been recently praised by Le Perche du Coudray for dedication to his practice and for being one of the best swordsmen in Paris.

Dispatches from Phillipeville

We now have the reports from the frontier regiments that captured Phillipeville. The commanders of the frontier regiments had called for volunteers to lead a diversionary attack to allow sappers to lay a large bomb at the town gates and our brave gentlemen all volunteered. So, led by Captain Omer Dalors, Harry Covert and Fourier Transformée were part of a team sent to make a noisy attack on the town's water gate. The townsmen had thought that the water gate would be relatively secure since the swamp outside the water gate was also overlooked by the town wall. Indeed as the small team began to set up its light artillery piece (sadly without cannon balls since those cost real money) the townsfolk started to pepper their temporary platform with musket fire. Captain Dalors4 maintained order amongst the team and ensured that several large puffs of gun-smoke were seen coming their position despite several shots whizzing over his shoulders. Fourier Transformée was less lucky, but despite the musket ball in his left shoulder he was able to keep passing the charges of gunpowder to the gun crew, even when a couple of the town lads started chucking lighted torches over the wall towards them5. Sadly Harry Covert took several musket balls as he provided cover to the team.

Misdirected mail?

The following has been delivered to us by an anonymous contact who says that he bought the poem from a servant of Flora Pernet's household. Quite how the letter ended up there is very unclear as it is obvious that the intended recipient was not Flora, but Émilie Beaufils. That lady, however, denies receiving the poem or its covering letter. We are unable to ascertain the author.

I stand here, that hath been Love's gentle Fool
A sadder, but a wiser man become
And though my tears about me form'd a pool
My much lamenting tongue hath fallen dumb.
Those tears have washed the scales from my eyes
And clearer see I than I did before
And dazzled am I by the bright Sunrise
The pallid moon; a thing that I abhor.
I know that by aspiring to the Sun
I stand the chance, mayhap, of being burned
But faint heart never Phoebus' daughter won
And any scorching shall be gladly earned
And so, sweet Émilie, to thee I'll fly
E'en though this Icarus might fall and die.

Devils target Guillame De Batz?

Mystery still surrounds the house fire that has seriously damaged one of the houses being rented out by Guillame De Batz. Several witness report seeing strange lights in the sky during the evening before the fire and state that they saw a glowing orb descend down from above the house and touch down on the thatched roof of the property. The property was badly damaged in the incident and will need considerable work and repair before it can be rented out again.

Power problems for Aline Yar

Aline Yar was called urgently to his father's mill outside of Paris this month to supervise the repair of the water wheel that powers the mill. As result M. Yar was unable to attend any events in Paris during juin.

Regimental News

13th and 53rd Fusiliers, the 27th Musketeers, the 4th and 69th Arquebusiers

Members of these regiments are reminded that they are required to join their regiments for the summer campaign during juillet, août and septembre


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel6+130Queen's Own Carabiniers, PrivateÉlisabeth Beaumont
Aline Yar4Picardy Musketeers, SubalternRed PhillipsFather's estate
Fourier Transformée2At Frontier
Guillame De Batz1020Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Jean Huile410Picardy Musketeers, SubalternVictoria GainsbourgRed Phillips
Marius Thibodeaux7+121
Picardy Musketeers, SubalternThe Frog & Peach
Omer Dalors113th Fusiliers, CaptainAt Frontier
Phillipe Lemoine1017Gisèle Barthélemy
Roget Thésaurus5+125Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1018Royal Marines, SubalternAurélie PueyrredónHunter's
Cochon de Lait78Royal Marines, PrivateFlora PernetThe Blue Gables
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, Wealthy
Victoria Gainsbourg5WealthyJean Huile
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: March 3, 2018 at 10:44 am

23 January 2018
Note: Duke Gaston and Colonel D'Alembert also attended the Midsummer Masquerade significantly increasing the toadying bonuses and resulting in Marius Thibodeaux, Albert Kestrel and Roget Thésaurus all gaining a social level. Albert Kestrel gained another status point for acting as a second.
3 March 2018
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Versailles hunting lodge drawing created during DensityDesign Integrated Course Final Synthesis Studio at Polytechnic University of Milan, organized by DensityDesign Research Lab in 2016. Image is released under CC-BY-SA licence. Attribution goes to Eyleen Camargo, DensityDesign Research Lab.

Cannon minature from Khurasan Miniatures.


Footnotes

  1. Albert Kestrel gains a status point for acting as a second.
  2. As the winner of the duel, Roget's Sabre expertise increases by one and he gains two status points this month.
  3. Jean's endurance was halved by this single blow - Jean's health will slowly recover over the coming months.
  4. Four bonus status points for Omer Dalors for three months on his return to Paris and one permanently thereafter. (As Omer Dalors is a member of the 13th Fusiliers he is required to join that regiment during the months of juillet, août and septembre.
  5. Fourier Transformée gains another six status points for the first three months of his return to join those gained in the previous campaigning season and will have two statis points permanently thereafter.

mai 1624

9th January 2018 / Comments Off on mai 1624

Recital by Marius Thibodeux a big success

Rapt attention being paid to Marius Thibodeux

Several of the notable gentlemen in Paris took advantage of the opportunity to listen to the latest works by Marius Thibodeux in the prestigious surroundings of Hunter's. Several of the spectators, including Aline Yar and Roget Thésaurus, took advantage of the opportuity to hobnob with their better and gawp at the opulent furnishings. The usual suspects of Phillipe Lemoine and Guillame De Batz (the host) were in attendance with their good lady friends, Bernadette Cuvier and Gisèle Barthélemy, along with a still somewhat bemused René Descartes. In honour of the occasion, Marius presented two new sonnets:

Should I by happenstance be rendered blind
Or, since a newborn babe, be lacking sight
Cast into darkness by a Fate unkind
In deepest cavern, quite bereft of light
My hands outstretched before me as I tread
A stumbling path set out before my feet
How then to fix my pounding heart 'gainst dread
When that my senses be thus incomplete
Yet, in the darkness I should not be lost
However Stygian remain the gloom
Not I, an unremark-ed, wild'ring ghost
Fated to be alone in silent tomb
For thy love shines a beacon on my way
In that dear light, how can'st I step astray?

What is it that a man may truly dread?
'Tis not the battlefield that some surmise
To lie amongst the fallen, valiant dead
May be considered Fortune's dearest prize
It is the thought that he shall be alone
Unthought of, unremarked, a bladeless haft
A heart that stays unmoved as a stone
Or broken and ill-served by Cupid's haft.
'Gainst such a fate, I threw up ramparts high
Sufficient strong that none should ever breach
With sturdy watchtowers clamb'ring to the sky
To keep my tender heart safe out of reach
I kneel now, midst the ruins of that wall
The proof that love can truly conquer all.

Duke Gaston's ball lightly attended

Much to the chagrin of the Duke, the mai ball was only lightly attended, particularly in comparison to the poetry recital. Aline Yar and Roget Thésaurus (who did keep being mistaken for a servant) joined Phillipe Lemoine and Guillame de Batz at the ball (along with Bernadette Cuvier and Gisèle Barthélemy). The uncrowded dance floor did allow Phillipe to show off his Rigaudon dance moves and he was able to direct the dancers in their moves by the end of the evening. Guillame de Batz and the Duke were seen having a long discussion and it later transpired that the Duke has rented one of Guillame de Batz properties for the month.

Cardinal Richelieu reshuffle

The reshuffle caused by the recent promotion of Cardinal Richelieu to the council of ministers. The reshuffle is affects all the appointments to both the government and the military. While most of the posts require either a high military or noble rank (for example the Commissioner of Public Safety requires a Colonel or Knight to be the office holder), the various brigades are looking for subalterns who wish to serve as the aide to the Brigadier1.

Roget Thésaurus Challenges Jean Huile

Roget Thésaurus has, as expected, challenged Jean Huile to a duel. This will be fought at the start of the fourth week of juin2.

Fickle Love

Despite the excellent poetry of Marius Thibodeux, his erstwhile partner, Flora Pernet, appears to have a new beau in the shape of Cochon de Lait. M. de Lait took advantage of the absence of his rival at his fencing school to woo Mlle. Pernet presenting her with a bouquet of exotic flowers from the Carribean3.

In a less decisive move Aurélie Pueyrredón has finally accepted the entreaties of Sir Alex Kuzbidon and is now his companion. Apparently his persistence wasn't a factor in her acceptance of her fate. She claims that her servants had not been passing on his enquiries to her - though we couldn't confirm with the staff concerned.

Rumours of a midsummer event

Is something is being planned? Guillame de Batz has been seen at the theatre, but only to talk with the minstrels providing the accompaniment to the show. At the same time, Phillipe Lemoine has been seen on the outskirts of Paris looking for a location where where tedious stuff such as peasants and farm animals can be excluded

Sir Alex Kuzbidon planning a barbeque?

Is the notoriously staid Sir Alex Kuzbidon planning something special for the autumn? He has been seen talking with several chefs well known for their hot fires and tasty food. On the other hand he has also been talking with several tradesmen too...

Frontier regiments take Phillipeville

The success of our frontier army has continued with the capture of Phillipeville. We are awaiting the reports on the activities of our gentlemen at the scene with interest4.

Praise from Le Perche du Coudray

In a break from the more usual rapier, Le Perche du Coudray has praised Albert Kestrel's sabre work saying that the improvements shown by the young gentleman shows great promise. Le Perche du Coudray also complimented Guillame de Batz for the improvements in his rapier techniques, though he did comment that Guillame still has a lot to learn!

More gentlemen for Provence

Following their troubles last month, both Côte de Boeuf and Lombard Chequers have retreated to the country to avoid the pressures of the city5. Investigations into the mugging of Lombard Chequers are continuing however after Phillipe Lemoine suggested to the current Commissioner for public safety that perhaps an actual investigation into the events could be warranted. After all if a newly arrived gentleman can't travel safely around Paris one wonders if any one is safe. The investigation could be hampered by the absence of both the victims and, apparently, any witnesses willing to talk.

Regimental News

Queen's Own Carabiniers

Albert Kestrel is commended for his devotion, giving up his club membership to concentrate on his duties within the regiment

Royal Marines

Cochon De Lait joins A troop as a private. We thank M. de Lait for the recruitment posters recently seen around Paris.

Picardy Musketeers

Both Jean Huile and Marius Thibodeux have been promoted to Subaltern.

13th and 53rd Fusiliers, the 27th Musketeers, the 4th and 69th Arquebusiers

Members of these regiments are reminded that they will be required to join their regiments for the summer campaign during juillet, août and septembre


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel58Queen's Own Carabiniers, PrivateÉlisabeth Beaumont
Aline Yar4+124Picardy Musketeers, SubalternRed Phillips
Côte de Boeuf1Provence (out of game for the time being)
Fourier Transformée2At Frontier
Groovy8Provence (out of game for the time being)
Guillame De Batz1011Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Harry Covert4At Frontier
Jean Huile410Picardy Musketeers, SubalternVictoria GainsbourgRed Phillips
Marius Thibodeaux6+127
Picardy Musketeers, SubalternThe Frog & Peach
Omer Dalors113th Fusiliers, CaptainAt Frontier
Phillipe Lemoine1010Gisèle Barthélemy
Roget Thésaurus4+120Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1012Royal Marines, SubalternAurélie PueyrredónHunter's
Lombard
Chequers
5Provence (out of game for the time being)
Cochon de Lait7Royal Marines, PrivateFlora PernetThe Blue Gables
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, Wealthy
Victoria Gainsbourg5WealthyJean Huile
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: March 4, 2018 at 10:17 am

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Footnotes

  1. It is, however, hard to get appointed. You need to roll a seven on 1d6 to be appointed, i.e., you will need one or more favours (level 4 or higher) to stand a chance of being appointed. Aides to the brigadier gain 3 status points a month, a level 1 favour a season and will need to accompany the brigade when the brigade goes on campaign.
  2. If Jean Huile refuses the challenge he will lose 2 status points during Juin. If he accepts both players need to indicate how they will divide their expertise between attack and defence and say when (or if) they will offer and/or accept surrender to/from their opponent.
  3. Marius Thibodeux has cause to challenge Cochon de Lait to a duel. If Marius declines to make a challenge he will lose three status points in juin.
  4. Those at the frontier will again have to choose how brave they were at the front. Note that the die rolls shown on the order template include all bonuses including those for mentoring provided by the regiment.
  5. Both players have decided to withdraw from the game. Should they wish to rejoin, their characters will be waiting for them.

avril 1624

19th December 2017 / Comments Off on avril 1624

Mai ball details announced

Last years ball

Duke Gaston of Anjou, younger brother of his Majesty Louis XIII, has announced details of a mai ball1. It will be held on le mercredi 1er mai at Bothwell's. All gentleman and ladies can attend on presentation of their invitation which can be obtained on application to the Duke's secretary2.

Cardinal Richelieu appointed to the royal council of ministers

Following the dismissal of Marquis of Sillery, his Majesty Louis XIII has appointed Cardinal Richelieu to his council of ministers. Observers believe that his Majesty has been relying on the advice of the Cardinal for many months and expect that the current aggressive foreign policy will continue to be pursued.

Victoria Gainsbourg spurns Roget Thésaurus; seen with Jean Huile

It would seem that Victoria Gainsbourg has a new beau in the shape of Jean Huile. Victoria was won by Jean's attentions while Roget was nowhere to be seen3.

Elsewhere in Paris, Sir Alex Kuzbidon has been seen at the door of Aurélie Pueyrredón but she has not yet seen fit to let him into her home.

Praise from Le Perche du Coudray

Phillipe Lemoine and Sir Alex Kuzbidon have both improved their rapier expertise sufficiently to gain praise from the fencing master, Le Perche du Coudray: I commend both these gentlemen for their dedication to the fine skill of the rapier. I look forward to working further with them.

The Great Egg Race

Monkey stealing one of Guillame's painted eggs

Guillame De Batz and Phillipe Lemoine have continued to provide entertainment and innovation to Parisian society by adapting the La Chasse aux Oeufs4. Guillame provided a set of colourfully painted hen eggs while Phillipe went one better by having the master chocolatiers create chocolate eggs. The pair then hid around Le Jardin des Tuileries. Having invited all the fashionable young ladies and their partners to join the hunt after the Easter Service at Notre Dame. Great fun was had by all as they attempted to collect the greatest total of eggs, including finding those hidden in those hard to reach places on the cages of the menageries (some eggs were lost to the cages' inhabitants!)

New boy Lombard Chequers robbed in red light district

Lombard Chequers, the first son of M. Chequers (the noted banker), has had an interesting first month in our fair city. Lombard decided he had to experience the best that Paris has to offer by visiting (repeatedly) the red light district. After complaining about the play at the baccarat tables (Lombard expressed a suspicion about exactly how often the house won the card play by exactly matching his score and hence winning by the house advantage), Lombard was returning home when he was accosted by some masked thieves who then proceeded to abscond with Lombard's stake and winnings for that week. This, combined with Lombard losing streak means that Lombard has lost some of his initial status5. Perhaps Lombard needs to learn from Aline Yar and Sir Alex Kuzbidon, who have been able to make monthly visits inside the red light district without getting accosted by ne'er-do-wells.

One hopes that the same run of bad luck does not affect Cochon de Lait, second son of Baron De Lait who arrives in Paris in time for the Mai activities. Our best wishes to both new gentlemen.

Small housewarming party held at Descartes house

Much to the surprise of M. Descartes, a housewarming party was held at his house on 24 avril. M. Descartes was overwhelmed by the visitation by Phillipe Lemoine and Marius Thibodeaux since M. Descartes has been at his current address for several months. It turned out the house being warmed was that of Phillipe Lemoine who was moving into a new property owned by Marius Thibodeaux and the two gentlemen had been shuffled out of the house as their respective young ladies took over the management and preparations of the property.

Outbreak of Dysentery affecting our gentlemen?

An outbreak of dysentery amongst the lower classes seems to have had an effect on a couple of our gentlemen this month. No sign of Côte de Boeuf nor of Roget Thésaurus has been apparent for this past few weeks and their failure to appear has been the cause of some rumours and discussions in the bars and cafés of Paris6

Regimental News

Queen's Own Carabineers

Albert Kestrel joins A troop as a private.

Frontier Regiments7

The frontier regiments thank Harry Covert and Fourier Transformée for their somewhat surprising decision to remain with the regiments for another season8. Fourier continues to serve with the elite Royal Highland Border Regiment. In addition, the frontier regiments welcome Omer Dalors to the frontier for the first time.

Guillame De Batz cordially invites all ladies and gentlemen to a recital of his poetry by Marius Thibodeaux9 at Hunter's10 on le 10 mai. Be the first to hear his latest composition:

'Tis April and the gentle showers start
Foreshadowing the tender blooms of May
But I that hath sweet Flora in my heart
Have beauteous blossom each and every day.


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel5+116Queen's Own Carabiniers, PrivateÉlisabeth BeaumontRed Phillips
Aline Yar36Picardy Musketeers, SubalternRed Phillips
Côte de Boeuf1-1-1
Fourier Transformée2At Frontier
Groovy8Provence (out of game for the time being)
Guillame De Batz1011Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Harry Covert4At Frontier
Jean Huile4+113Picardy Musketeers, PrivateVictoria GainsbourgRed Phillips
Marius Thibodeaux516
Picardy Musketeers, PrivateFlora PernetThe Frog & Peach
Omer Dalors113th Fusiliers, CaptainAt Frontier
Phillipe Lemoine1012Gisèle Barthélemy
Roget Thésaurus3-12Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1010Royal Marines, SubalternHunter's
Lombard
Chequers
5-1-4Newly Arrived
Cochon de Lait7Arriving in Paris
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, InfluentialMarius Thibodeaux
Solène Prudhomme12Wealthy
Micheline Barbet15Influential
Élisabeth Beaumont8Albert Kestrel
Brigitte Silvestre8
Albane Bacque15
Lesly Beaumont11Wealthy
Aurélie Pueyrredón9Wealthy
Bernadette Cuvier7Stunning, InfluentialGuillame De Batz
Émilie Beaufils11Influential, Wealthy
Victoria Gainsbourg5WealthyJean Huile
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: January 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

19th
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Footnotes

  1. This is anachronistic but that isn't going to stop me! As long as you (or me) can make some kind of reasonable justification I will be very open to this kind of idea.
  2. Note that the secretary will require 25 crowns per ticket.
  3. Roget Thésaurus does have cause for a duel with Jean Huile. If Roget declines to make a challenge he will lose three status points in mai.
  4. literally egg hunt
  5. As it happens, Lombard would have made a profit from his gambling if he hadn't been robbed during one of week's worth of gambling.
  6. No order received from either player. Each suffered the two status point penalty for lack of female companionship for the month.
  7. Those at the frontier need not submit orders for mai 1624
  8. Remember that the novice bonus drops to +2 for a character's second season at the frontier
  9. Attendance is free and counts as toadying to both Guillame and Marius. Marius will also gain an additional status point for every attendee other than himself and Guillame. Guillame will receive half of that bonus (rounded down).
  10. Each club has a good room available to members for purposes such as these. Rooms can be reserved on a first come first served basis

Cochon de Lait

14th December 2017 / Comments Off on Cochon de Lait

Second Son of Baron de Lait.

AttributeCurrentlyNotes
PlayerZygmunt Lozinski
Strength5Started at 5
Rapier Expertise10Started at 10
Sabre Expertise10Started at 10
Cutlass Expertise11Started at 10
Constitution12Started at 12
Endurance80 of 80Started at 80
Military Ability3Started at 3
Cash138Started at 250
Allowance and/or Pension50Started at 50
Social Level7Started at 7
ClubThe Blue Gables
Regiment & RankRoyal Marines, SubalternMember of A company
Female CompanionFlora PernetSocial Level 7, Stunning, Influential

Order Template



août 1624
Promoted to subaltern
juillet 1624
Loses a duel against Marius Thibodeux
mai 1624
Becomes the companion of Flora Pernet
avril 1624
Arrives in Paris for the first time.

Last updated: March 20, 2018 at 14:15 pm