Redoubtable Downtown Space Abbey - Turn 11 - Cheerfulness Taught By Reason

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Turn Deadline: Sun, May 20 @ 8am EDT


With the new year, new life. Many families experience the joy of receiving their first offspring in these short and cold days. The tenderness only redoubles the commitment to establishing a proper legacy to honor and continue the family line. Although storm clouds may be seen gathering on the horizon, one cannot live as if every hour is dictated by the chance of rain. One must think of the future after all.

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@pogo

  Cmdr Damerl Capstanturnbuckle
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Hale & Hearty (10) |  733 |  32 |  56 |  30 |  66 |  30 |  3  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Commission: Captain in the Space Dragoons (-2035£, MIL+20, Rank+200)
  | Rocco Fulcrumpivot Capstanturnbuckle is born! (Citizen Pretender)
  | Legacy Progress (MIL: Serve with distinction)
  |   + No progress (no funds)
  |   + No progress (no funds)
  |   + No progress (no funds)
  |   + Insight: resource management is key to operational success (PLUCK+1)
  |   + Overall progress 0/10
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Decapoda Downs             |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Rocco Capstanturnbuckle    |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Modest Apt. (rank+75)      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 |   0  |
  | Successful Patent          |    358  |   358  |      0 |   0  |
  | Import/Export Shares       |      0  |   700  |   -359 | -381 |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  -256£
  | Income: 733£/turn

@gwwar

  Duchess Gummibunns
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Very Good (8)      |  856 |  35 |  64 |  35 |  45 |  31 |  2  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Health (+1): Your condition is improving
  | The Blight has lifted from your Whipweed Farm
  | LSP is born! (True Citizen)
  | Legacy Progress (FSH: Found a bean salon)
  |   + Success! (Meet and discuss the idea with like-minded citizens, FSH+3)
  |   + Success! (Hold an initial gathering, FSH+3)
  |   + Huge failure! (Lampooned in press, PER+2 writing retorts)
  |   + Result: Many initial attendees balk at the idea, some stay.
  |   + Overall Progress (2/10)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Lumpy Estates              |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Nanny                      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 |  -75 |
  | LSP                        |    -50  |     0  |    -50 |  -50 |
  | Fashionable Apt. (rank+300)|   -700  |     0  |   -700 |   0  |
  | Sandfishery Rights         |    252  |   337  |    -85 |   0  |
  | Whipweed Farm              |    381  |   654  |   -273 | +381 |
  | Industry Verticals (bad)   |    260  |   400  |   -140 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  112£
  | Income: 568£/turn

@nimelennar

  Aaaakzeee St-Patrick-Hartbrooke II
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Hale & Hearty (10) |  731 |  44 |  41 |  32 |  31 |  30 |  1  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+     
  | Luna Penumbra is born! (Citizen Pretender)
  | Legacy Progress (PER: Run for political office)
  |   + Success! (Participate in policy debates with other clubs, PER+3)
  |   + Success! (Cultivate passionate supporters, PER+3)
  |   + Huge failure! (Gaffe regarding military doctrine, MIL+3 brushing up)
  |   + Result: Two passionate supporters, initial name recognition
  |   + Overall Progress (2/10)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Hartbrooke Hall            |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Luna Penumbra              |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Proper Apt. (rank+150)     |   -400  |     0  |   -400 |   0  |
  | Import/Export shares       |      0  |   549  |   -205 | -344 |
  | Successful Patent          |    172  |   172  |      0 |   0  |
  | Municipal Bonds            |     96  |    96  |      0 |   0  |
  | Seryl Mine                 |     57  |   186  |   -129 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  117£
  | Income: 425£/turn

@ghoti

  Reginald Oblongnoknees Ursulak Nock-nock Dipswitch, VII
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Well Enough (6)    |  682 |  42 |  64 |  49 |  40 |  39 |  2  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | The Blight has lifted from your Whipweed Farm
  | Child Peyote Goetia Aiwass Trigrammaton is born! (True Citizen)
  | Legacy Progress (FSH: Found a salon)
  |   + Huge failure! (Initial theories wildly out of fashion, EDU+2 research)
  |   + Huge Success! (Revised theories stunningly popular, FSH+5)
  |   + Modest Success! (Salon noted favorably in broadsheet, FSH+1)
  |   + Result: Cultivated a modest following.
  |   + Overall Progress (3/10)
  | Your mysterious adversary has placed a hex on you!
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Pouncington Boxfort Castle |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Nanny                      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 |   0  |
  | Peyote Trigrammaton        |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Spartan Apt. (rank+50)     |    -75  |     0  |    -75 |   0  |
  | Sandfishery Rights         |    125  |   175  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Successful Patent          |    171  |   171  |      0 |   0  |
  | Municipal Bonds            |    129  |   129  |      0 |   0  |
  | Import/Export shares       |      0  |   500  |   -248 | -252 |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  338£
  | Income: 800£/turn

@daneel

  Lt. Erythro Brummell (ret)
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Hale & Hearty (10) |  896 |  43 |  76 |  34 |  43 |  34 |  1  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Child Primus ... Brummell Branchwit Brummell is born! (True Citizen)
  | Legacy Progress (FSH: To the haut ton, &c.)
  |   + Failure! (New style too outré for popular society, EDU+2 research)
  |   + Failure! (Revised style too derivative, PER+1 discussing fashion)
  |   + Huge Success! (Latest style is the talk of the town, FSH+5)
  |   + Result: Tastemakers have begun to seek your input
  |   + Overall Progress (2/10)
  | Your mysterious adversary bides their time
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Cthonington Grove          |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Primus Brummell            |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Nanny                      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 |   0  |
  | Proper Apt. (rank+150)     |   -400  |     0  |   -200 |   0  |
  | Import/Export shares       |      0  |   565  |   -187 | -378 |
  | Lagoderm Ranch             |    138  |   193  |    -55 |   0  |
  | Municipal Bonds            |    120  |   120  |      0 |   0  |
  | Whipweed Farm (blight)     |      0  |   260  |    -40 | -220 |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  206£
  | Income: 233£/turn

@wisconsin_platt

  Hieronymoose Farnsworth, III
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Hale & Hearty (10) |  792 |  33 |  58 |  57 |  43 |  44 |  1  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | The Blight has lifted from your Whipweed Farm
  | Child Hieronimoose Farnsworth IV is born! (Citizen Pretender)
  | Refund for Valet's wages (+50£)
  | Legacy Progress (BUS: Become a titan of the shipping business)
  |   + Success! (Initial plans declared sound, BUS+3)
  |   + Modest Success! (Trial runs suggest viability, BUS+1)
  |   + Huge failure! (Prototype lost in accident, -200£, EDU+1)
  |   + Result: Promising start
  |   + Overall Progress (2/10)
  | Your mysterious adversary bides their time.
  | Wager (-30£): Gin Rag (gambler: FSH+2)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Abacus Racks               |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Hieronimoose Farnsworth IV |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Nanny                      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 | -75  |
  | Proper Apt. (rank+150)     |   -400  |     0  |   -400 |   0  |
  | Sandfishery Rights         |    147  |   240  |    -93 |   0  |
  | Industry Verticals         |    228  |   350  |   -122 |   0  |
  | Import/Export shares       |      0  |   500  |   -157 | -343 |
  | Whipweed Farm              |    344  |   466  |   -122 | +344 |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  148£
  | Income: 694£/turn      

@MalevolentPixy

  Olivier Richard Pierre Jean-Robèrt Sylvain
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Hale & Hearty (10) |  136 |  39 |  40 |  40 |  59 |  57 |  0  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Commission: Captain in the Space Dragoons (-2035£, MIL+20, Rank+200)
  | Your Physician will need to discontinue services
  | Apartment seized (Rank-100)
  | Legacy Progress (EDU: Transform the social structure of the Empire)
  |   + Success! (Alternate societal structures identified, EDU+3)
  |   + Success! (Established primary arguments against status quo, EDU+3)
  |   + Failure! (Unable to boil down the complexity, PER+2)
  |   + Result: Promising start to challenging problem
  |   + Overall Progress (2/10)
  | Your mysterious adversary has set the powers that be against you (Rank-400)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | DeForest Hall (seized)     |      0  |   565  |    -50 | -515 |
  | Printing business (seized) |      0  |  1260  |   -489 | -771 |
  | Municipal Bonds (seized)   |      0  |   255  |      0 | -255 |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  315£
  | Income: 0£/turn

@fintastic

  Cmdr William T. Piker
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Hale & Hearty (10) |  947 |  50 |  35 |  40 |  50 |  40 |  0  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Child Richard... Liversnaps-Grayson Mark II is born! (True Citizen)
  | Legacy Progress (MIL: Path to True Citizenship through military service)
  |   + Modest success! (Supportive mumbling among officers, MIL+1)
  |   + Modest failure! (Idea declared 'too unusual', PER+2 countering arguments)
  |   + Modest failure! (Concept lacking je ne sais quoi, FSH+2 sprucing up)
  |   + Result: Off to a rough start
  |   + Overall Progress (1/10)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Riker Stream Ranch         |    515  |   565  |    -50 |   0  |
  | R. Liversnaps-Grayson Mk2  |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Nanny                      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 | -75  |
  | Fashionable Apt. (rank+300)|   -700  |     0  |    -75 |   0  |
  | Import/Export shares       |      0  |   920  |   -394 | -526 |
  | Successful Patent (.NETs)  |    126  |   126  |      0 |   0  |
  | Industry Vert. (smelters)  |    260  |   400  |   -140 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  362£
  | Income: 76£/turn
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@penguinchris

  Lady Jane
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Hale & Hearty (10) | 1029 |  33 |  36 |  47 |  40 |  45 |  0  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | The Blight has lifted from your Whipweed Farm
  | Child Mechaootokage is born! (Citizen Pretender)
  | Legacy Progress (RANK: Recontextualize rank via art)
  |   + Success! (Basic form determined, Rank+50)
  |   + Huge Success! (Inspired selection of media involved, Rank+100)
  |   + Failure! (Too much madness, not enough art, EDU+2)
  |   + Result: Something promising begins to take form
  |   + Overall Progress (3/10)
  | Wager (-99£): Don Mondo (high roller: FSH+3)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Thunder Down               |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Mechaootokage              |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Fashionable Apt. (rank+300)|   -700  |     0  |   -700 |   0  |
  | Whipweed Farm (blight)     |    385  |   616  |   -231 | +385 |
  | Lagoderm Ranch             |    483  |   794  |   -311 |   0  |
  | Lagoderm Ranch             |    203  |   338  |   -135 |   0  |
  | Seryl Mine                 |     50  |   146  |    -96 |   0  |
  | Problematic Synergies      |   -100  |     0  |   -100 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  0£
  | Income: 771£/turn

@old

  Dr. Heinz Franksenketchup
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Excellent (9)      |  711 |  34 |  44 |  38 |  45 |  50 |  0  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Health (+2): Excellent care from your physician
  | Child Parabola Spare is born! (Citizen Pretender)
  | Legacy Progress (EDU: Create a great work of genetic engineering)
  |   + Failure! (Notes for initial trial illegible, PER+2)
  |   + Huge failure! (Attempt to violate the laws of physics, EDU+2)
  |   + Success! (Potentially viable germ cells isolated, EDU+1)
  |   + Result: If at first you don't succeed...
  |   + Overall Progress (1/10)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Castle Ponsfleischmann     |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Parabola Spare             |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Nanny                      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 | -75  |
  | Proper Apt. (rank+150)     |   -400  |     0  |   -400 |   0  |
  | Sandfishery Rights         |     95  |   115  |    -20 |   0  |
  | Lagoderm Ranch             |    113  |   133  |    -20 |   0  |
  | Seryl Mine                 |     91  |   295  |   -204 |   0  |
  | Whipweed Farm              |    100  |   133  |    -33 |   0  |
  | Industry Verticals (bad)   |    260  |   400  |   -140 |   0  |
  | Import/Export shares       |      0  |   579  |   -288 | -291 |
  | Physician's Services       |   -150  |     0  |   -150 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  140£
  | Income: 484£/turn     

@hadley

  Elizabeth Mary Farnsworth VI
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Hale & Hearty (10) |  742 |  38 |  47 |  46 |  41 |  41 |  1  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Child Qaaxtzl Farnsworth is born! (True Citizen)
  | Lawsuit decided in your favor
  | Legacy Progress (BUS: Create a revolutionary new product)
  |   + Failure! (Initial concept already patented, EDU+2)
  |   + Huge success! (New concept deemed 'revolutionary', BUS+5)
  |   + Huge failure! (Concept sketches difficult to manufacture, PER+3)
  |   + Result: Just need to work out manufacturing, distribution, and marketing
  |   + Overall Progress (2/10)
  | Your mysterious adversary has spread scandalous rumors (Rank-50)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Farnsworth Downs           |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Qaaxtzl Farnsworth         |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Barrister                  |   -300  |     0  |   -300 | -300 |
  | Fashionable Apt. (rank+300)|   -700  |     0  |   -700 |   0  |
  | Printing business (large)  |    805  |  1290  |   -485 |   0  |
  | Whipweed Farm              |      0  |   365  |   -146 |   0  |
  | Problematic Synergies      |   -150  |     0  |    -75 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  0£
  | Income: 105£/turn

@donald_petersen

  Carcinogennifer Honeyvenom
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Excellent (9)      | 1066 |  26 |  44 |  28 |  31 |  32 |  0  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Child Marmaduke Mason Honeyvenom is born! (Citizen Pretender)
  | Health (-1): Your grueling schedule wears on you
  | Legacy Progress (RANK: \<secret\>)
  |   + Success! (Rally support staff to the cause, RANK+50)
  |   + Success! (Initial policy draft passes muster, RANK+50)
  |   + Huge success! (Buy in from other diplomatic staff, RANK+100)
  |   + Result: This is just crazy enough to work
  |   + Overall Progress (4/10)
  | Your mysterious adversary has likely compromised your inner circle.
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Dewclaw Manor              |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Marmaduke Mason Honeyvenom |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Fashionable Apt. (rank+300)|   -700  |     0  |   -700 |   0  |
  | Successssful Patent        |    223  |   223  |      0 |   0  |
  | Indussstry Verticals       |    240  |   433  |   -193 |   0  |
  | Lagoderm Ranch             |    327  |   552  |   -225 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  222£
  | Income: 540£/turn

@David_Falkayn

  Julius Rothschild Karekin
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Excellent (9)      | 1135 |  49 |  51 |  38 |  41 |  37 |  0  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Health (+1): Your condition is improving
  | The Blight has lifted from your Whipweed Farm
  | Child Shmuel Wentworth Karekin is born! (True Citizen)
  | Legacy Progress (RANK: Seek a position in the royal court)
  |   + Success! (Introductions brokered with important connections, RANK+50)
  |   + Huge success! (Very favourable character assessment, RANK+100)
  |   + Huge failure! (Patent lawsuit reflects poorly, EDU+2, RANK-50)
  |   + Result: You have a foot in the door
  |   + Overall Progress (3/10)
  | Your mysterious adversary has won the lawsuit (PLUCK-1)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Waddesdon Manor            |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Shmuel Wentworth Karekin   |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Nanny                      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 | -75  |
  | Luxurious Apt. (rank+500)  |  -1200  |     0  |  -1200 |   0  |
  | Seryl Mine                 |    116  |   221  |   -105 |   0  |
  | Sandfishery Rights         |    150  |   170  |    -20 |   0  |
  | Industry Verticals         |    124  |   248  |   -124 |   0  |
  | Whipweed Farm (blight)     |    510  |   678  |   -168 | +510 |
  | Import/Export shares       |      0  |   206  |   - 43 | -163 |
  | Barrister                  |   -250  |     0  |   -250 |   0  |
  | Sandfishery Rights         |    290  |   430  |   -140 |   0  |
  | Lagoderm Ranch             |    150  |   210  |    -60 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  261£
  | Income: 265£/turn

@mrmonkey

  Jean-Rhys Witherspoon Wilhelmina Winnifred Rodchaser née Westingham
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Well Enough (7)    |  996 |  37 |  62 |  40 |  43 |  60 |  0  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Health (+1): Your condition is improving
  | Child Talulah Bean Marrienne Westingham-Flowers is born! (Citizen Pretender)
  | Legacy Progress (EDU: Make an astounding academic discovery)
  |   + Failure! (Initial premise fails to hold up to scrutiny, PER+2)
  |   + Success! (Revised premise has legs, EDU+3)
  |   + Huge success! (Implications of premise are promising, EDU+5)
  |   + Result: You feel you are on the right track
  |   + Overall Progress (3/10)
  | Wager (-99£):Don Mondo (high roller: FSH+3)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Coulibri Island            |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Talulah Westingham-Flowers |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Nanny                      |    -75  |     0  |    -75 | -75  |
  | Scholar                    |   -100  |     0  |   -100 | -100 |
  | Fashionable Apt. (rank+300)|   -700  |     0  |   -700 |   0  |
  | W.U. Distinguished Prof.   |    472  |   533  |    -61 |   0  |
  | Import/Export shares       |      0  |   767  |   -321 | -446 |
  | Sandfishery Rights         |    242  |   404  |   -162 |   0  |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  0£
  | Income: 289£/turn

@nightflyer

  Eudaemonia Betalinda Ponsonby-Britt
  +-Health-------------+-RANK-+-PER-+-FSH-+-BUS-+-MIL-+-EDU-+PLUCK+
  | Excellent (9)      |  671 |  48 |  50 |  40 |  40 |  43 |  0  |
  +--------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
  | Health (+1): Your condition is improving
  | Child Euphrosynia ...Milkthistle Ponsonby-Britt is born! (True Citizen)
  | Commission: Lieutenant in the Space Hussars (-250£, MIL+3, Rank+15)
  | Legacy Progress (PER: Education & Employment for Citizen Pretenders)
  |   + Huge success! (Strong popular support at first gathering, PER+3)
  |   + Huge failure! (Strongly cautioned against disturbing the peace, MIL+3)
  |   + Success! (Speech rallies several supporters, PER+3)
  |   + Result: An uphill battle, but one that can be won
  |   + Overall Progress (3/10)
  | Your mysterious adversary bides their time
  | Wager (-25£):What Goes Around (Bettor: FSH+1)
  +--- Holdings ---------------+---Net---+-Income-+-Upkeep-+Change+
  | Bedlams Bower              |    500  |   550  |    -50 |   0  |
  | Euphrosynia Bonsonby-Britt |    -50  |     0  |    -50 | -50  |
  | Proper Apt. (rank+150)     |   -400  |     0  |   -400 |   0  |
  | Printing business (small)  |    138  |   180  |    -42 |   0  |
  | Successful Patent          |    225  |   225  |      0 |   0  |
  | Industry Verticals         |    200  |   400  |   -200 |   0  |
  | Weatherby War Bonds (I)    |    424  |   600  |   -276 | +100 |
  +----------------------------+---------+--------+--------+------+
  | Purse:  127£
  | Income: 1137£/turn
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[GM Note: Turn options will be available tomorrow. Meanwhile, all typos, copy and paste errors, and other discrepancies are mine and mine alone. As always, please point out cases where output fails to match the local tally and ask clarifying questions as needed. Target deadline is Sunday morning EDT in an effort to try and keep to our weekly schedule. Thank you for your continued patience.]

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In a dive bar in one of the rougher parts of Weatherby, a young sentient slams a copy of the Times down on a table.

Fuck.” Coming after him would be one thing. But this… This crosses a line. “That is my family. You do not fuck with my family.” As if that wasn’t bad enough… No other members of Leviathan’s are popping up in the news as destitute, so they’re fitting him up him for fucking murder.

“You want to call me a terrorist, I c’n show yah fuckin’ terror.” A pair of heavy, scarred hands grip tightly around his glass. He’s got a pretty good idea who’s behind this attack. He hopes they sleep well, tonight, because it’ll be the last they’ll get. Tomorrow, they’re going to start looking over their shoulder. “Y’do not fuck wi’ my family, b’y.” Liv releases the glass as he hears it beginning to crack. “Y’just made the biggest fuckin’ mistake of your life.”

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Oh little LSP, you’re like the best thing we ever made, and growing so fast too! Isn’t that right Tom (@Tom_Ratchetcrank)?

Baby_lsp

I’ve been feeling it in my lumps, but the world is a dangerous place and Mommy and Daddy may be called to war to globbing protect you! Don’t fret, it like might not happen, and like we are totally paying good wages for this, totes wizenly and wise nanny. She’ll like teach you another language for sure.

[ Duchess Gummibus leans in to whisper ]

But you know, LSP, I’ll let you in on a secret. Some of the best beans are in the green military rations. I always trade for them.

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Yes Duchess, when I gaze upon little LSP my heart aches with awe. I thought our life together to be so perfect, yet here you have made it even more perfecter.

And look! I’ve gotten LSP their first rattle.

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I have to ask, though, are you totally sure about the nanny?

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are you totally sure about the nanny?

Now dear, a few curses never hurt anyone! She’s totally knowledgable cuz she’s old and junk, and she just knows things she shouldn’t. I mean like really shouldn’t. Just imagine how lively our salon will be, with our atmospheric nanny in the library. What a slight sense of danger and exhilaration for our guests. And doesn’t she make LSP sparkle even more?

She said she really wanted hair as payment though. I truly insisted on beans or pounds for payment, but glob, what can you do?

Oh, hah don’t look at me like that. I didn’t give her your hair Tom! There’s a perfectly good wig shop down the street.

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Forgive, dear, never shall I doubt you. Of course she will be a wonderful curiosity in your salon.

And who knows, perhaps she will teach LSP a few hexes to totally show those runts on the playground what’s up.

by the way, which does the ‘P’ stand for?

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“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

– Jane Clawsten, Pincers and Pinchability

Turn Deadline: Sun, May 20 @ 8am EDT


Genetic bundles of joy have brightened many a household and made many a proud parent. In time, you hope that both your child and your Legacy will live on after you are gone to carry the family name across the centuries. With parenting come new challenges, at least as daunting as the ones faced in building a Legacy.

New Prussia has always been an aggressive military power. Although a full declaration of war would be unlikely, the two Empires certainly squabble over far flung colonies on a regular basis. The press on Britannia Prime may not report a conflict as ‘war’, but that would mean little to the citizens of Weatherby. Even if nothing comes of it, the threat must be taken seriously.


Turn-specific events

Meanwhile, one might expect the following:

Turn 11 plague progress: Almost certain chance for any existing condition to improve, Lousy chance for it to worsen instead.
Turn 11 blight progress: Average chance for any existing whipweed holding to recover.
Turn 11 special risk: Good chance of interference from the mysterious adversary, should you have one.
Turn 11 special risk for Space Hussars: Due to the potential New Prussian threat, those that have purchased commissions in the Space Hussars will be called up with their units to the frontier for a one month period (@ghoti, @penguinchris, @Nightflyer). You will still have time to pursue your Legacy, but there is a Poor chance of receiving a Bad wound while on manoeuvres.


Raising a family

Optional: Some families opt for a single child, but many feel that siblings play an important part in the development of children. Some might point out that this really represents an additional ticket in the True Citizen lottery, but those individuals are considered crass and boorish.

If you choose, additional children may be requested in the same manner:

Child Reginald Hollyhock, Space Human

The child has an equal chance of being designated as a True Citizen or a Citizen Pretender at birth.


Final Challenges

You will continue to make progress on your Final Challenge and that progress will once again absorb all remaining income. Funding of final challenges at less than 50% of current income will result in a more difficult challenge this season.


For Weatherby!

Given the tense news from the frontier, many civic-minded Weatherbeans have decided to do assist directly in preparing for the worst. Options are available for both hawks and doves.

Prepare 1 [offense | defense]: Contribute your PER-based skills toward putting Weatherby in a better situation by raising awareness, demanding effort in particular areas, and general calls to action.

Prepare 2 [offense | defense ]: Use your FSH-based skills to raise public awareness, lead by example, and in general use the power of celebrity to encourage others to contribute to the overall effort.

Prepare 3 [offense | defense]: Use your BUS-based skills to improve stockpiles, manufacture additional supplies, increase production capacity, and the like.

Prepare 4 [offense | defense]: Use your MIL-based skills to drill partisans, neighborhood leaders, and willing volunteers in relevant skills and techniques.

Prepare 5 [offense | defense]: Use your EDU-based skills to instruct citizens regarding first response, disaster preparedness,

Prepare 6 [offense | defense]: Use your RANK to lobby the administration to fund and prioritize more important endeavors over less critical ones without spending time in unproductive debate.

Aldersentients, Ambassadors, and others of formal office receive a 25% bonus for their contribution due to their office.

The total number of skill points allocated to each bucket will determine the change in Weatherby’s overall preparedness going into the next season.

Example block for turn 11 orders:

Child Reginald Hollyhock, Space Human
Prepare 3 offense

As always, additional options may be selected as well

Military Service

Expand for details regarding purchasing military commissions

With the potential threat of a resurgent New Prussia, the Queen herself has authorized the purchase of an official commission in the local forces. Purchasing a commission is a one-time payment that allows one to immediately assume the appropriate rank. Each subsequent rank is incremental instead of cumulative, that is to say: moving from the rank of Ensign to the rank of Lieutenant in the Space Hussars will cost an additional 250£ and yield an additional bonus of MIL+3 an Rank+15. This option will remain available for at least the next 12 months (i.e. at least through Turn 9). For example:

Commission Ensign Space Dragoons
Commission Space Hussars MIL bonus RANK bonus Space Dragoons MIL bonus RANK bonus
Ensign 450£ 4 20 840£ 8 80
Lieutenant 700£ 7 35 1190£ 12 120
Captain 1800£ 18 90 3225£ 32 320
Major 3200£ 32 160 4575£ 44 440
Lt. Colonel 4500£ 45 225 6175£ 60 600

Place Wagers

Optional: One may choose to wager on this season’s Lagoderm race. Merely select a promising creature from the Sports & Leisure section and also indicate the size of the wager. Example:

Wager Hamdinger 100

Rent:

Expand for details regarding renting of apartments

Optional: One may procure personal quarters within the city at the current market rate. Any change of quarters comes with an additional 25£ fee for moving services. Each improvement represents a move to a better neighborhood with a more impressive address. Example:

Rent Spartan apartment

The following neighborhoods are available for rent.

Nature of Quarters          Upkeep                Effect     Neighborhood       
--------------------        --------------       ---------- --------------
Spartan apartment            75£ per turn         +50 rank  Ten Path
Modest apartment            200£ per turn         +75 rank  Paddingdown
Proper apartment            400£ per turn        +150 rank  St. Marrowbone
Fashionable apartment       700£ per turn        +300 rank  Dragoon Mews
Luxurious apartment        1200£ per turn        +500 rank  Whipweed Place

Although the plague continues to abate, several useful medicines are still available for purchase by popular demand:

 5£ Dr. Arbuckle's Whipweed Tonic Wine
10£ Ms. Merrimoose's Soothing Syrup
15£ Franklin Gooseberry's Remarkable Colloidal Seryl
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Leviathan’s has always been the Vanguard of Weatherby; whether creating economic opportunities, co-ordinating Plague relief, providing essential journalism, or Upholding Standards, all Weatherby knows to look to us.

As the the uncertainty of war looms, we will stand firm and united in furthering Weatherby’s best interest.

I am confident we will each use our talents to the utmost. The question is which way:
DEFENSE or OFFENSE.

We should discuss which is the better course for Weatherby, and than purse that in unison.

To help coordinate, here are the three highest-ranking members for each quality.

PERsonality
@nimelennar
@David_Falkayn
@fintastic

FaSHion
@gwwar
@ghoti
@daneel

RANK
@penguinchris
@Donald_Petersen
@David_Falkayn

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BUSiness
@Hadley
@penguinchris
@ghoti
@Wisconsin_Platt

MILitary
@fintastic
@MalevolentPixy
@Pogo

EDUcation
@Old
@MalevolentPixy
@MrMonkey

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I argue strongly for DEFENSE

Not only is an attack risky, but as we don’t know New Prussia’s true intent, we may provoke an unnecessary war with a hasty assault.

By coordinating an active DEFENSE, we can meet the New Prussian threat if it should appear with out compromising efforts to build peace and comity.

  • DEFENSE
  • PRETENSE
  • OFFENSE

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Meanwhile, back at St. Marrowbone…

The clock had struck midnight ere an hour ago, yet Hieronymoose continued to pour over the papers in front of him.

Now seated at the dining table, his mess had long since out grown the roll-top desk that had been moved to the front room to make room for the nanny.

He stroked his chin. The world of Weatherby had been turned upside down. The spaceport explosion had taken his prototype freight hauler. A set back, to be sure, but he would overcome it.

That odd-duck from Levithan was on the lamb. The papers hanging the Sea Pea murders on him. Hieron frowned at the thought. If it was the same thing that he’d encountered in the alleyway, then Liv wasn’t the right bloke. Even being on the svelte size for a Space Moose, Hieron stood rack and shoulders above most men.

Little he could do though for him at this juncture, though. Hieron sighed and made some notes on a pad.

Shuffling that pad to one side, he looked at his ledger. Not only did he lose the prototype, but it had decimated the import export business. Money had gotten quite a bit tighter and some tough choices needed to be made.

The room brightened almost imperceptibly, but enough that Hieron lifted his tired eyes to see Lizzy had materialized at the other end of the table.

“I’m sorry, love. I know I said I’d be to be to bed an hour ago…” Hieron whispered.

“No, dearest, you’re fine. I know a burden weighs on your shoulders” Lizzy replied.

“Lizzy. I’m afraid we will need to cut some expenses until this ‘skirmish’, this ‘police action’, this damn ‘sabre rattling’ is concluded.”

“I know. I was thinking how nice it would be for you if we reclaimed your office from Miss Price.”

Hieron sighed. He had wondered how Liz would take losing the nanny, and he hadn’t even thought about returning her room back to his study.

“If I have to be completely honest,” Lizzy continued, “I wondered about hiring someone from Bebknobs and Boomsticks. Sure a nanny-slash-bodyguard was a great idea in theory, but…”

Hieron smiled and Liz shimmered seeing that.

“Did I mention, that after we got back her references, I found out she is a published author? Under the nom-de-plume of ‘Fletcher’?”

Hieron raised a quizical eyebrow.

“Exactly. Out of the Cabot Cove Prime. So, I went and read some of Ms. Fletcher’s books - trashy murder mystery pulps. Don’t waste your time.”

“Thank you, I’ll make sure they don’t come up at book club.”

“But then as I was reading the reviews, I stumbled into this whole theory that the books were more than they seemed. It seems if one was to trace Where ‘Ms. Fletcher’ had traveled, that a surprising number of bodies piled up.”

“Is that so…”

“All just rumor and inuendo. And ‘Ms. Fletcher’ always had a convenient alibi, but tougues do wag.”

“So you’re okay with raising little Quatro without help?”

"Of course, the little calf needs it’s mama more that some two-bit Marianne Poppins wanna-be.

“And all the other spouses are around. It’s not like we’re all alone.” Lizzy put on a brave face, “And with the lottery results… Well, Weatherby has an excellent public school system and magnificent Trade school.”

“We’ll talk more in the morning, dearest. Let’s get to bed.”

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Ahem

[Casually polishes medals weighing down his sash]

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I must agree. We have been put on the back foot by the attack on our spaceport; we will need the port fully functional before we can even consider retaliation. A canny move, on their part.

Once we have rebuilt our ability to launch and land spacecraft, then we can put to the test the adage that the best defense is a good offense. Until then, we will need to instead depend on our best defense being a prepared fortification.

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Oh mr. karekin,

My luck seems to have run out again. First the travesty at the ball and now I am not a leading citizen in any area. starts weeping
and I’m almost all out of money because my whip weed farm is a complete failure. What am I to do?
Isn’t there anything which the rest of us True Citizens can do to help the common good?

Your true friend,
Lady Elizabeth

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correction amended. thanks.

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Your mysterious adversary has placed a hex on you!

Pffffft. Amateur! You call that a hex? I’ll hex you so thoroughly your own mother won’t recognize you…

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Dear Lady Elizabeth.

You ARE a leading citizen of Weatherby in BUS. Your name was omitted from the table only due to a quirk of the statistics. Your cousin has the highest BUS at 57. No surprise there. However the next three Leviathan’s members have BUS of 46, 47, 49 – an inconsequential difference given that all other members have BUS of 40 or less.

You run a successful Printing Business; Weatherby needs your BUS skills. May I entreat you to consider

Prepare 3 DEFENSE

At Your Service,

Mr. Jules Karekin

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