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Cochon de Lait

14th December 2017 / Comments Off on Cochon de Lait

Secpnd Son of Baron de Lait.

AttributeCurrentlyNotes
PlayerZygmunt Lozinski
Strength5Started at 5
Rapier Expertise10Started at 10
Sabre Expertise10Started at 10
Cutlass Expertise10Started at 10
Constitution12Started at 12
Endurance80 of 80Started at 80
Military Ability3Started at 3
Cash250Started at 250
Allowance and/or Pension50Started at 50
Social Level7Started at 7

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mars 1624
Arrives in Paris for the first time.

Last updated: December 14, 2017 at 19:17 pm

Lombard Chequers

9th December 2017 / Comments Off on Lombard Chequers

1st son of a very wealthy merchant.

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AttributeCurrentlyNotes
Strength8Started at 8
Rapier Expertise11Started at 11
Sabre Expertise11Started at 11
Cutlass Expertise11Started at 11
Constitution13Started at 13
Endurance101 of 101Started at 101
Military Ability5Started at 5
Cash825Started at 825
Allowance and/or Pension137Started at 137
Social Level6Started at 6

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Avril 1624
Arrives in Paris for the first time.

Last updated: December 10, 2017 at 8:13 am

mars 1624

4th December 2017 / 1 Comment on mars 1624

Mariambourg Bravery

Alembic D'Gustion, Harry Covert, Jean Huile show off their uniforms

We can be proud of our troops and in particular the gentlemen we have been following closely. All of them were mentioned in dispatches for their bravery (and in some cases extreme bravery). In the event most of them have returned safely to Paris with their tales of bravery and with bulging purses with their gains from the sacking of Mariambourg.

Sadly we have to report the death of Alembic D'Gustion1 whose bravery in charging the light cannon set up by the inhabitants as part of their ambush led to the outflanking of their position as they concentrated their fire on Alembic D'Gustion as he charged their position. This action allowed Harry Covert and Jean Huile to use this as a distraction to achieve positions in the adjacent building and then bravely chopped down the supports of the wall dividing them from the light cannon and they dived through the wall as the floor above collapsed2.

Fourier Transformée and Côte de Boeuf gained their mentions in dispatches during the initial assault on the town. M. Transformée was assigned to the sappers that tunnelled under the town gate. He was mentioned in dispatches for his brave defence of the tunnel after it accidentally broke into the cellar of the gate3. Côte de Boeuf was assigned to the squad that followed up when the town gate was opened and rallied his squad after the death of the subaltern originally assigned to the squad4.

Cardinal Richelieu condemns Huguenot perfidy

Responding to the reports from the action at Mariambourg Cardinal Richelieu has condemned the treachery of the heretics who had set up the ambush of the frontier regiment as it set about arrangements for the surrender of the town. The Cardinal was very clear that this was a demonstration of the lack of honour and trust that is regularly displayed by the enemies of France, both those inside and outside of the country.

Pineapple Party is the event of the month

Presentation of the pineapple

Guillame De Batz and Phillipe Lemoine stunned Paris society with their display and subsequent consumption of a whole pineapple - especially imported from Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Islands. The display drew many admirers from across Paris, including a few from the royal court itself (it is said that the visitors from the court were attracted by the opportunity to actually taste the fruit (it being normally reserved for the royal table itself and those able to afford the hundred crowns for an individual fruit.

Among those attending the party included Albert Kestrel, Marius Thibodeux and somewhat bemused René Descartes, a young lawyer who gained his degree at the University of Poitiers and visiting Paris to learn more about potential clients.

Release for Mlle. Transformée?

One person who will be particularly pleased by the bravery shown by Fourier Transformée will be his sister, Hélène. She was detained by M. Sillery last year and her brother's letter shows that the family is most supportive of the current regime:

I hope that this reaches you, it's been such a long time. know that when I eventually make my fortune that I will see you released. With the first sign of spring weather, I find that my fine blue winter coat is now a brown-coat, mud is everywhere. There is enough wood to to keep us warm with a Fire. Fly's make life a hell here. My normal serenity is somewhat shattered as I look over the valley, mist and smoke from musket fire mask any birdsong or green fields.
For the glory of king Louis this war will see unification with the misguided enemy.
Vive La France!

The bravery of the Transformée family, together with the fall of the Marquis Sillery lends hope for the release of Hélène5.

Splendid oration after La Reine d'Ecosse

Attendees at latest staging of La Reine d'Ecosse were treated to an oratory written by Marius Thidobeaux as an epilogue to the play6:

The goddess Aphrodite wept in vain
And all Olympus marveled at her tears
The many beauteous nymphs that formed her train
Wept with her, to the wonder of their peers.
"What ails thee?", cried Ares, god of war
"Perchance some mortal fool hath slighted thee?
Tell me his name that falsely thee abhor
A bitter vengeance shall I work on he."
"Alas," the lovely goddess wailed aloud,
"I fear 'tis jealousy that makes me weep Like raindrops tumbling earthwards from a cloud
Tormenting me so that I cannot sleep.
You call me fair, whose eyes are red and wet But FLORA is accounted fairer yet!"

Victoria Gainsbourg charmed by Roget Thésaurus

Despite hints of interest from Omer Dalors, Victoria continues to be charmed by Roget Thésaurus. She was treated to an excellent picnic and conversation on the outskirts of Paris7.

Aurélie Pueyrredón stays single

Despite the attentions of Sir Alex Kuzbidon, Mlle Pueyrredón has, so far, rejected his advances. Perhaps his bad luck has aided the good luck of (most of) those who joined the frontier regiments!

Regimental News

Queen's Own Carabineers

We regret that we are unable to accept an application from Albert Kestrel at this time.

Picardy Musketeers

Aline Yar is promoted to Subaltern in C company.

13th Fusiliers

Captain Omer Dalors stands accused of ungentlemanly behaviour. He is called before a board of inquiry in three months time8.


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel49Élisabeth BeaumontRed Phillips
Aline Yar36Picardy Musketeers, SubalternRed Phillips
Côte de Boeuf2
Fourier Transformée2
Groovy8Provence (out of game for the time being)
Guillame De Batz1013Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Harry Covert4
Jean Huile3Picardy Musketeers, Private
Marius Thibodeaux513
Picardy Musketeers, PrivateFlora PernetRed Phillips
Omer Dalors1-2-2
13th Fusiliers, Captain
Phillipe Lemoine1010Gisèle Barthélemy
Roget Thésaurus47Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateVictoria GainsbourgRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1011Royal Marines, SubalternHunter's
Lombard
Chequers
6Newly Arrived
Cochon de Lait7Newly Arrived
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 Gainsbourg5WealthyRoget Thésaurus
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: December 5, 2017 at 18:10 pm

5th December
Added footnote to record bonus status point for Marius Thidobeaux this month

Footnotes

  1. Zyg supplied the image above. His next character will gain a bonus status point during his first month.
  2. Both Harry Covert and Jean Huile have four bonus status points during avril, mai and juin and then one bonus status point every month thereafter.
  3. Fourier Transformée gains six bonus status points for the months of avril, mai and juin and then one bonus status point per month thereafter.
  4. Côte de Boeuf gains one bonus status point every month from now on.
  5. Fourier Transformée will gain another bonus status point next month for this item.
  6. Bonus status point for Marius Thidobeaux this month again!
  7. Despite his suspicions, Roget does not have cause for a duel with Omer Dalors at this time.
  8. If Captain Dalors does not raise his social level to a minimum of three by the end of juin, the 13th fusiliers will discharge the captain from their service. If the captain chooses to go on campaign with the frontier regiments this will pause the three month clock.

février 1624

21st November 2017 / Comments Off on février 1624

L’Ark de Triomphe a success

A safer form of the ostrich racing?

Despite a low turnout for the event of the month, the grand menagerie race and the associated activities proved to be a fairly successful day for the organisers, Phillipe Lemoine and Gulliame De Batz. The day itself was overcast, but at least the mud of the street had a delightful crust for the racers to crunch through. The day started with an initial set of races to determine the fastest animal of each type. Getting the ostriches to race proved relatively easy after the stand providing mulled wine to the spectators collapsed in flames (it appears that the stallholders weren't watching over the candles used to keep the mulled wine to temperature), bu the armadillos proved to be much more reluctant to race and embarrassingly were eventually overtaken by the tortoises that had only been added to the roster as an additional late entry by a pair of enterprising bookies.

Before the main event, Guillame rose to make his challenge to Phillipe: Phillipe, you scoundrel, you leave me no choice but to challenge you to a duel, to which Phillipe quickly responded with Accepted, I choose to fight with Lances with us mounted on these Ostriches..... Although there was some mutterings as to whether this was an honourable way to settle the issue1, the road was quickly cleared by Albert Kestrel and his quickly organised band of gofers all ably overseen by Élisabeth Beaumont. One of the nearby stalls was dismantled to be converted into lances and then Phillipe and Guillame retreated to opposite ends of the road and attempted to mount their new steeds. Their first attempt was marred for both of them when their respective ostriches dodged their dramatic leaps with the pair ending up in the mud. After their mounts had been recaptured both took a more cautious approach and eventually both were on their ostrich. They then attempted to do the run down the street towards their opponent. While Guillame was able, miraculously, to keep his balance and keep his steed on the line of the street, Phillipe was less lucky as his ostrich dove down a side street, reaching Le Pont Neuf and dodging around La pompe de la Samaritaine, dumping the unfortunate Phillipe into the Seine.

After the rescue of Phillipe from the waters, and a short break for him to recover his composure (and luckily he was otherwise unhurt), Phillipe declared himself to have lost the joust on grounds that Guillame had, at least, managed a run down the course without losing his way!2

The final race of the day was then easily won by the Guillame's ostrich Gisèle Barthélemy awarded him the grand prize cup in her role as Queen of the Revels and the winnings from his bets on himself!

Marquis of Sillery dismissed by Louis XIII

His Majesty, King Louis XIII is looking to form a new council after dismissing the Marquis of Sillery from his court for the financial irregularities in the foreign affairs department. Attempts by the marquis to prevent further investigation seem to have failed and the ramifications of the plot have yet to become clear.

Mariembourg falls to the Royal North Highland Regiment

Frontier Regiments try new mentorship programme

After a furious assault, the town of Mariembourg has been taken by the frontier regiments preparing the route for this summer campaign. The assault was led by the elite Royal North Highland Regiment who broke through the town gates after a very short siege of only a couple of days. However it seems that the inhabitants had attempted to set a trap for our brave frontier forces when the main force was ambushed inside the town itself as it attempted to assert its control of the main square of the town. Control was re-established after two days of heavy fighting3.

Those concerned for the well being of our raw recruits will be relieved to hear that the frontier regiments have adopted a mentorship scheme to attempt to improve the general survivability of the regiments. In the scheme raw recruits are looked after by veterans of earlier campaigns to stop them from making simple errors of judgement and help them gain some initial experience4.

Guillame De Batz turns to Bernadette Cuvier's shoulder

Following his success at L’Ark de Triomphe, Guillame De Batz has been seen with the stunningly beautiful Bernadette Cuvier who has apparently already forgiven him for forgetting about Saint Valentine's Day on the 14th. To be fair to Guillame, it seems that almost all of the gentlemen in Paris (with the honourable exception of Phillipe Lemoine) had also ignored this most auspicious day leaving the ladies of Paris somewhat disappointed.

Victoria Gainsbourg seen with Roget Thésaurus

Despite her rejection of Omer Dalors5 earlier in the month (perhaps she was upset that Omer didn't suggest attending L’Ark de Triomphe?), Victoria was later seen in the company of Roget Thésaurus who seems to have gained her favour this month after flowers and a picnic in the Tuilleries gardens.

Flora Pernet and Marius Thibodeaux

We have managed to find another example of Marius's poetry (suggestions that, perhaps, Flora is our source cannot be confirmed or denied!):6

Full well I know how fortunate am I
That hath the beauteous Flora hand in mine
And when apart, my thoughts to her must fly
And comfort seek in memory of her eyne

Suggestions that Marius's application to join the Picardy Musketeers was only accepted after Flora Pernet was seen visiting the Regiment headquarters are being refuted by the regiment. Colonel Henri d'Alembert7 is quoted as saying We do not judge recruits based on their connections even when Mademoiselle Pernet visits. On the other hand rumours suggest that Marius' application was on the verge of being rejected...

Investment opportunities abound

After the 40% investment returns from financial investments that was drawn by investors last septembre, many of the richer gentlemen in Paris are considering whether to make investments before the summer. The potential returns are high, but then so are the risks that the investments may turn sour and require yet more funds to keep the investment solvent8.

Le Perche du Coudray Updates

Le Perche du Coudray, the famous fencing master, offers his congratulations to Albert Kestrel, who has now completed a course of Coudray's rapier training and whose Rapier Expertise is rated at 11.

Regimental News

Picardy Musketeers

Marius Thibodeaux joins B company as a private. Aline Yar joins C company as a private.

We regret that we were unable to accept an application from Albert Kestrel - better luck next time.

La maison de blanc

Best Gambling tables in town! Still the premier inn of the quartier rouge! Visited by Nobility! Still no crime reported! (we are as safe as your house!)

The house accepts no responsibility for your losses at the table, gaming or otherwise.


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel411Élisabeth BeaumontRed Phillips
Alembic D'Gustion3At the Frontier
Aline Yar34Picardy Musketeers, PrivateRed Phillips
Côte de Boeuf2At the Frontier
Fourier Transformée2At the Frontier
Groovy8Provence (out of game for the time being)
Guillame De Batz1015Bernadette CuvierHunter's
Harry Covert4At the Frontier
Jean Huile3Picardy Musketeers, PrivateAt the Frontier
Marius Thibodeaux5+112
Picardy Musketeers, PrivateFlora PernetRed Phillips
Omer Dalors3-10
13th Fusiliers, Captain
Phillipe Lemoine1014Gisèle Barthélemy
Roget Thésaurus47Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateVictoria GainsbourgRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1011Royal Marines, SubalternHunter's
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 Gainsbourg5WealthyRoget Thésaurus
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: November 21, 2017 at 16:17 pm

21st November
Marius goes up a level as the rules summary incorrectly stated you only need three times your current social level to go up one level. You actually need three times the next level to go one level, which is the rule that will apply from mars 1624 onwards....

Footnotes

  1. I did dock a couple of status points for this approach - but these were easily outweighed by bonus points for style and newsworthiness! 🙂
  2. I ruled that you needed a roll of 5 or 6 on 1d6 to ride the ostrich and a 1 was fumble - only if both succeeded to get on the ostrich in the first place would any attempt at combat be needed.
  3. Those at the frontier will see that they need to decide how brave they were in the battle. Those who take increased risk of death will also have a better chance at the rewards. Those choosing to be cowardly will have a better chance at survival, but will not gain any plunder and their cowardice may be spotted. Note that those at frontier will need to submit orders this turn.
  4. Since I'm feeling generous and because I don't want to kill too many characters straight away, I've applied a hefty +4 bonus to a character's chance of survival in their first tour of duty at the frontier (This will be reduced to a +2 bonus on your second tour and removed entirely on your third or later tours). However since your mentors are better at spotting the loot, the amount of plunder you could get as been reduced, this penalty also reduces on the later tours. I would advise those not at the front to take a glance at the order template for those at the front. Be warned that while an assault is quite deadly to its participants the other potential battle outcomes are not that much safer! Higher ranks and regiments do get bonuses
  5. The two gentlemen did not court Victoria in the same week. Omer Dalors' courting happened before that of Roget Thésaurus so as Omer was unable to convince Victoria of his charms he does not have cause for a duel at this point.
  6. Another bonus status point for Marius Thibodeaux.
  7. As the colonel of the Picardy Musketeers is now named, the post of Colonel for the Picardy Musketeers is no longer available for purchase until Colonel d'Alembert resigns or is killed in battle.
  8. See the investments page for more details.

Investments

9th November 2017 / Comments Off on Investments

There are several investments that gentlemen may care to make that are described below. A gentleman can sell his investments to another gentleman at any time for any agreed price, or can cash out his investment at a 10% loss. To make a transaction does not take a weekly action, so simply record your desires in the other on the order template.

Arms Companies

Investments in Arms companies may be made in any month except julliet, août or septembre. Each investment in an arms company must be made in multiple of one thousand crowns. The investment pays out in septembre based on the number of brigades being sent to the front in the following summer campaign as follows:

3 brigades
If the gentleman does not pay 500 crowns for each block of 1000 crowns invested during octobre his investment is completely lost.
4 brigades
If the gentleman does not pay 200 crowns for each block of 1000 crowns invested during octobre his investment is completely lost.
5 brigades
300 crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
6 brigades
500 crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
7 brigades
800 crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
8 brigades
1000 crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.

Parisian Finance Houses

Investments in Parisian Finance Houses may be made in any month except julliet, août or septembre. Each investment in a Parisian Finance House must be made in multiple of one thousand crowns. The investment pays out in septembre based on the number of brigades being sent to the front in the following summer campaign as follows:

3 brigades
400 crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
4 brigades
200 crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
5 brigades
100 crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
6 or more brigades
If the gentleman does not pay 600 crowns for each block of 1000 crowns invested during octobre his investment is completely lost.

Parisian Commercial Businesses

Investments in Parisian Commercial Businesses may be made in any month except julliet, août or septembre. Each investment in a Parisian Commercial Business must be made in multiple of one thousand crowns. The investment pays out in septembre based on the battle results of the previous summer campaign as follows:

1
400 Crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
2
200 Crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
3
100 Crowns paid per each block of 1000 crowns invested.
4
No money paid out, but the investment remains unaffected.
5
If the gentleman does not pay 100 crowns for each block of 1000 crowns invested during octobre his investmentx is completely lost.
6
If the gentleman does not pay 100 crowns for each block of 1000 crowns invested during octobre his investment is completely lost.

Parisian property

Gentleman may invest in property at any time in blocks of 100 Crowns. For each plot a 2d6 dice roll on the following table will be made each month:

2 The building on this plot has been badly affected by fire. Until 80 crowns is spent on repairs, no income can be made from the property.
3, 4, 5 or 6 No one is renting the property during this month. No income this month
7, 8 or 9 The property has been rented out for this month. Two crowns of income this month
10 or 11 A wealthy merchant has hired the property for the month to use as temporary storage. Ten Crowns income this month.
12 A nobleman from the countryside needs a residence for the month and hires the property. Income of twenty crowns and a bonus status point.

Tulips from Amsterdam

Paris has recently become aware of the attractions and beauty of the tulip and possibilities of growing the attractive flower and exporting them into the Spanish Netherlands and beyond. Gentleman may currently invest in the farms in blocks of 100 crowns.


Last updated: November 21, 2017 at 14:12 pm


janvier 1624

5th November 2017 / 2 Comments on janvier 1624

More financial scandals hit the Marquis of Sillery

Enquiries at the exchequer continue

The financial rumours surrounding Pierre Brulart, Marquis of Sillery, have intensified with the discovery that he had been involved in the overcharging of the fees for officer's commissions in our brave regiments. Although the amount of the surcharge is quite small (10 crowns in general1), the combination of this new problem, together with the earlier irregularities that are still under investigation, many at the royal court are being to question whether it is time for a new Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and if so, who?

The furore over the commission charges may have been the cause for the rejection of several of our new young gentleman's applications to join a regiment. Among the affected are Albert Kestrel, Aline Yar and Marius Thibodeaux - better luck next time!

Albane Bacque's door being repainted

After several quite unsuitable suitors beat a path to Albane Bacque, the well renowned young lady, her front door is being repainted with a brilliant white finish in an attempt to discourage those suitors whom she would rather not have to send her butler to stop them from blackening her door.2

Frontier Regiments welcome new recruits

Several recent arrivals have opted to support France by becoming members of the Frontier Regiments for the winter campaigning season. Côte de Boeuf and Fourier Transformée have been accepted into the elite Royal North Highland Regiment, while Alembic D'Gustion and Harry Covert join the regular troops of the Expeditionary Regiment. M. D'Gustion looked particularly dashing in his new blue uniform3. This winter season campaign is occupied with an attempt to gain ground in the Spanish Netherlands in readiness for the main summer cmapaign4.

Gisèle Barthélemy's Lucky Month

Feather Fan presented by Guillame De Batz to Gisèle Barthélemy

During the first week of janvier, Gisèle Barthélemy was courted by the dashing Guillame De Batz who wined and dined the young lady in a manner that she was very happy become accustomed to. In fact, she became so accustomed to it that after pledging herself to M. De Batz, she was able to enjoy the same again courtesy of Phillipe Lemoine in the following week. Gisèle was very even handed about the affair and has now pledged herself to M. Lemoine5. As a result of her fickle nature, Guillame De Batz now has cause to issue a challenge to a duel with Phillipe Lemoine6.

Impromptu Race Planned

Porte Saint-Honoré

Not content with his stunning appearance at the first showing of La Reine d'Ecosse at the Hôtel de Bourgogne (where he was showing off the latest in Paris fashion despite only recently being arrived in Paris), we are hearing rumours that Phillipe Lemoine is organising a race to be held during the first week of février at the Horsemarket (just outside Porte Saint-Honoré). However this will be no ordinary horse race as M. Lemoine has been seen inquiring of the whereabouts of unusual animals in the city and has been pointed to those private collections known as menageries as the most likely source of such creatures as ostriches, armadillos and llamas, the gentlemen also appears to be looking for mythical creatures such as kangaroos (apparently some form of giant rabbit). Also involved in this scheme, and presumably before he discovered Phillipe Lemoine's affair with Gisèle Barthélemy, is Guillame De Batz who has been telling all and sundry (or, at least, those that matter) about the scheme and has been handing out ostrich feathers (and cards) to remind people about the event. One also hopes that the Commissioner for Public Safety doesn't decide that the event is a cover for some other activity7.8

Flora Pernet and Marius Thibodeaux

After rebuffing Jean Huile's approaches earlier in the month, Flora Pernet has been charmed by Marius Thibodeaux's poetry and two have been sharing evenings together9. We have managed to smuggle out the following as an example of the art:10

Where Flora treads, a myriad buds burst forth
And shew their perfumed petals in her train
And I, inhaling deep, know well her worth
And pray that she will bid me not refrain

Groovy heads to Provence

The business requirements of being a pirate (or, at least, of being a pirate's descendent) have forced Groovy to head out of town and to the rural wilds of Provence for the time being. We hope to see his return to Parisian society once he has sorted out all the problems with Provence (either that or once he has drunk all the available wine!)

Regimental News

Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons

Omer Dalors appointed captain of A troop. Roget Thésaurus joins E troop as a private.

Royal Marines

Sir Alex Kuzbidon joins C company as a subaltern.

Picardy Musketeers

Jean Huile joins D company as a private.

Volunteers Still Wanted!

We're looking for brave men to help defend France from our numerous neighbours. If you join us in février, you'll be back in Paris in time for the month of avril!
All frontier regiment members will be involved in any battles and so will have the opportunity for glory and plunder!

You may even be eligible11 to serve in our elite Royal Highland Border Regiment as a private!

The regiment takes no responsibility for any injuries or deaths that may occur during the campaign

Personal Notices

Albert Kestrel: I'm looking to make mutual connections and explore ways of advancing our mutual standing. Looking to meet up at Red Phillips or other venues, perhaps at the fencing master12? -- Roget Thésaurus

La maison de blanc

Best Gambling tables in town! Still the premier inn of the quartier rouge! Visited by Nobility! No crime reported!

The house accepts no responsibility for your losses at the table, gaming or otherwise.


The Greasy Pole

NameSL±SPPosition(s)Last Seen WithClubLocation
Albert Kestrel47Élisabeth BeaumontRed Phillips
Alembic D'Gustion3n/aAt the Frontier
Aline Yar33Red Phillips
Côte de Boeuf2n/aAt the Frontier
Fourier Transformée2n/aAt the Frontier
Groovy8n/aProvence (out of game for the time being)
Guillame De Batz1014Gisèle Barthélemy (see above)Hunter's
Harry Covert4n/aAt the Frontier
Jean Huile3-1-1Picardy Musketeers, Private
Marius Thibodeaux49
Flora PernetRed Phillips
Omer Dalors44
13th Fusiliers, Captain
Phillipe Lemoine1015Gisèle Barthélemy (see above)
Roget Thésaurus44Grand Duke Maximillian Dragoons, PrivateRed Phillips
Sir Alex Kuzbidon1011Royal Marines, SubalternHunter's
SL
Status Level as of the end of the month
±
Change in status level this month
SP
Status Points earned this month (n/a if the character is out of Paris during the month13).
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, Influential
Émilie Beaufils11Influential, Wealthy
Victoria Gainsbourg5Wealthy
Gisèle Barthélemy14Stunning, InfluentialPhillip Lemoine
Roseline Geffroy11



Last updated: November 17, 2017 at 14:51 pm

Footnotes

  1. No refunds are being offered though!
  2. I've improved the user interface so that the default young lady chosen when you select Court new female companion is one for which you do stand a chance of courting. I have not penalised those who were led into this trap.
  3. Zyg sent a nice link to http://c8.alamy.com/comp/A4K00T/french-army-musketeers-of-louis-xiii-and-louis-xiv-17th-century-19th-A4K00T.jpg which sadly requires quite a hefty license fee for me to use directly
  4. All those at the frontier need not send orders for février 1624 (though are still welcome to do so if they have dispatches from the front). More details on how the battle will be resolved next month!
  5. Both get the status points for having a companion during the month however.
  6. If he should decline to make the challenge this will result in the loss of five status points during février as Paris worries about his lack of personal honour. (only applies to février - the loss is not permanent).
  7. Attendees of the event need to indicate such in their orders and this will count toadying with Phillipe Lemoine. Obviously you'll need to carouse there (costing the usual social level in crowns) and those with young ladies may wish to bring them along too. Those wishing to gamble can do so (indicate how much and on what - current odds: Ostrich evens, llama two to one, armadillo five to one)
  8. Phillipe Lemoine was awarded several bonus status points this month with a couple to Guillame De Batz. The owners of the menagerie are lending the animals in return for their care and fodder (costing the pair 50 crowns each).
  9. As Jean Huile and Marius Thibodeaux did not meet on Flora's doorstep and Jean Huile did not win the companionship of Flora, Jean Huile does not have cause to issue a challenge to a duel.
  10. Bonus status point for Marius Thibodeaux.
  11. An endurance of 110 and an expertise of 9.
  12. Two characters can choose to be sparring partners during their fencing practice. If so (by both specifying as such in their order and practising during the same week) each will get a 25% discount on the costs of the practice.
  13. If you're out of Paris your social level does not change and any bonus status points earned will be saved until you're next in Paris.

Map of Paris

4th November 2017 / Comments Off on Map of Paris

1618 Map of Paris (see the original from wikimedia if you want to see this in its full 20207x13139 glory).

Map of Paris by Claes Jansz. Visscher_- Harold B. Lee Library

Thanks to Tina for finding this!

Albert Kestrel

29th October 2017 / Comments Off on Albert Kestrel

Second Son of a well-to-do Gentleman.

AttributeCurrentlyNotes
PlayerChris Carrigan
Strength11Started at 11
Rapier Expertise11Started at 10. 2 weeks of practice
Sabre Expertise10Started at 10. 1 week of practice
Cutlass Expertise10Started at 10
Constitution13Started at 13
Endurance143 of 143Started at 143
Military Ability6Started at 6
Cash122Started at 250
Allowance and/or Pension50Started at 50
Social Level4Started at 4
ClubRed Phillips
Female CompanionÉlisabeth BeaumontSocial Level 8

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janvier 1624
Becomes the companion of Élisabeth Beaumont.
décembre 1623
Arrives in Paris for the first time.

Last updated: December 5, 2017 at 15:08 pm

Alembic D'Gustion

29th October 2017 / Comments Off on Alembic D'Gustion

First Son of a merchant.

AttributeCurrentlyNotes
PlayerZygmunt Lozinski
LocationAt Frontier
Strength10Started at 10
Rapier Expertise8Started at 8
Sabre Expertise8Started at 8
Cutlass Expertise8Started at 8
Constitution11Started at 11
Endurance110 of 110Started at 110
Military Ability2Started at 2
Cash216Started at 150
Allowance and/or Pension20Started at 20
Social Level3Started at 3
Battle OutcomeD9 M7 P8 C5 4x40
mars 1624
Killed in Action at Mariambourg with the Frontier Regiments
janvier 1624
Heads to the frontier
décembre 1623
Arrives in Paris for the first time.

Last updated: December 5, 2017 at 15:09 pm

Guillame De Batz

28th October 2017 / Comments Off on Guillame De Batz

Second Son of a very wealthy Viscount De Batz.

AttributeCurrentlyNotes
PlayerRhodri James
Strength7Started at 17
Rapier Expertise6Started at 6. 2 weeks of practice
Sabre Expertise6Started at 6
Cutlass Expertise6Started at 6
Constitution11Started at 11
Endurance77 of 77Started at 77
Military Ability2Started at 2
Cash423Started at 750
Allowance and/or Pension125Started at 125
Social Level10Started at 10
ClubHunter's
FavoursOne Level 2 favour
Female CompanionBernadette CuvierSocial Level 7, Stunning, Influential
Investments in Tulip Farms100 Crowns
Investments in Parisian Property200 Crowns

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février 1624
Wins Ostrich joust against Phillipe Lemoine1.
janvier 1624
Wins the companionship of Gisèle Barthélemy and promptly loses it
décembre 1623
Arrives in Paris for the first time.

Last updated: December 5, 2017 at 15:13 pm

Footnotes

  1. +1 expertise (i.e. 7) in ostrich jousting should it become relevant