“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”
– Jane Clawsten, Crabsfield Park
Turn Deadline: Friday, Feb 23 @ 11pm EST
As the plague continues to worsen, passersby are often seen carrying fashionable handkerchiefs or fans to cover the nose and mouth. At the moment, one might expect the following:
Turn 1 risks: Lousy chance of a decline in health that would likely be minor. Average chance for any existing condition to either improve or worsen.
Turn 1 rewards: Outside chance to receive a modest inheritance.
Choose only one of the following options as well as how much you wish to invest in that option. Greater investments results in greater economies of scale. A higher relevant stat will further improve outcomes, but to a lesser extent than the size of the investment. For example:
Invest 1 300
Option 1: Invest in the remaining released tracts: Several entirely acceptable options are still available. Additional brokers have been called up to assist in drawing up the necessary legal papers. One may even express a preference as to which specific resources should be sought after.
Relevant stats: BUS, FSH
Rewards: Average chance for good income improvement, average income improvement otherwise.
Risks: Poor chance of incurring a future legal risk.
Option 2: Invest in improvements to existing holdings: For individuals more interested in concentrating existing holdings, various professionals and tradesentients are available for hire to help expand operations.
Relevant stats: EDU, BUS
Rewards: Very good chance of of good income improvement, average income improvement otherwise.
Risks: Poor chance that unexpected challenges will arise, resulting in a less effective outcome.
Option 3: Invest in new inventions and discoveries: Any number of individuals are hard at work on fascinating devices that will improve all aspects of living. With proper financial backing of the right inventor, any number of residuals will contribute to your bottom line.
Relevant stats: PER, MIL
Rewards: Lousy chance of outstanding income improvement, good income improvement otherwise.
Risks: Average chance that income will be tied up next turn due to delays at the patent office.
Attend a Social Gathering
Optional: Receive an invitation from a local Salon. Only Weatherby’s finest are expected to receive a coveted invitation to Ms. Applethwaite’s salon, but thankfully many other options exist for the eager social striver. As your name becomes more and more talked about, you will almost certainly have more impressive doors opened for you in the coming fall months.
Be warned however: It would be the scandal of the season to attend such a gathering without a hat.
Option 1: Attend Ms. Fangley’s Salon to discuss politics - with the coming fall election, what better way to become well versed in the local political scene than to dive into a vigorous discussion with other concerned citizens.
Requirements: 1) That you have started the season in a Modest Apartment or better and 2) possess a hat.
Rewards: Fair chance to receive an introduction to an individual of significant means, otherwise receive an introduction to an individual with important connections. Additional rank bonus based on hat.
Risks: Outside chance that you will say something intemperate that will affect your reputation resulting in a modest loss of FSH and rank.
Option 2: Attend a gathering of Mr. Bracewell’s Salon to discuss poetry
Requirements: 1) That you have started the season in a Spartan Apartment or better and 2) possess a hat.
Rewards: Very Good chance to be inspired to write your own volume of verse, which will sell a number of copies primarily based on PER and EDU. Otherwise, you will be motivated to pen some critical analysis of the evening’s selections in an academic journal. Additional rank bonus based on hat.
Risks: Fair chance that you will make a clumsy comment or give a poor reading, resulting in unpleasant gossip.
Option 3: Attend a public lecture at Weatherby University
Requirements: possess a hat
Rewards: Fair chance to learn something that will moderately improve two of your holdings, otherwise learn something that improves one of your holdings. Additional rank bonus based on hat.
Risks: Outside chance that you are bored to tears by the evening’s topic and choose to leave early.
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
The goods in the market district will be available from turn to turn, although prices may change. One may upgrade or downgrade in any given category from turn to turn as needed.
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
Once personal lodging has been acquired, there’s no need to submit a new rent order unless you desire to move to new accommodations.
Nature of Quarters Upkeep Effect
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Spartan apartment 75£ per turn +50 rank
Modest apartment 200£ per turn +75 rank
Proper apartment 400£ per turn +150 rank
Optional: One may purchase various items to enhance ones abilities in various aspects. These items will change from season to season depending on current fashions and availability. Purchases of the same object beyond the first will have no further effect. What on earth would one do with two monocles?
45£ Fashionable Handkerchief/Charming Fan (FSH+4)
65£ Provocative Novel (PER+4, EDU+2)
25£ Lacquer Snuffbox (PER+1, MIL+1)
With the arrival of the haberdashery at the start of the salon season, hats are in very high demand. It is customary that only a single hat be purchased in a given season, as only indulgent fops insist on wearing many hats.
50£ Cloche Hat (Rank + 10)
75£ Poke Bonnet (Rank + 20)
50£ Felt Bowler (Rank + 10)
75£ Silk Bowler (Rank + 20)
Although it appears none is needed, a brief reminder to use the Public Ledger to establish your intentions for this season.
Several medicines have also been presented for purchase.