Rumors of Winter, 1722

  • Avy has a wonderful gift in mind for a treasured friend.
  • Bertrand is no longer employed as a butler and is now free to enter the noble family rat race himself - And with his new marriage he certainly intends to!
  • Sibella and Annaliese are secretly sisters.
  • Sibella has her eyes set on a pirate, and will be spending most of Remembrance on a romantic cruise.
  • The final leaves of Autumn have fallen for the year. The Fall will rest, and the Shadow cheer.
  • Sometimes being stuck between a rock and a hard place is actually the only thing keeping you from falling directly into the aether. Tread carefully.
  • Bishop is not actually ZED’s real brother. He just found a poor, memory-less fish boy and stole him away, fabricating his life.
  • Annaliese doesn’t just read. She absorbs the knowledge of each book, such that it is never lost – so long as she remains.
  • Friday is trying to teach Tiyagans how to play pitball. Perhaps we’ll have a friendly rivalry between new teams?
  • Sláine is dating Radumil. This isn’t a rumor, but a basic fact - please stop being surprised when she informs you of this.
  • Is James’ boxing ring a cover for something?
  • Despite Bertrand’s new marriage (or maybe because of it!), his eligibility has soared. Who will be pursuing him next?
  • Rhett has been receiving shipments of noodles, are they from an admirer, or are they a threat?
  • Prudence is finally going to achieve her desired widow status!
  • CORRECTIONS: We have been informed that the baby DID try to eat Lilywhite first. For what it is worth.
  • Pink leech?
  • Mathias is still peeved he couldn’t compete with Zhany and Byrgen for most wheel spins before surgery. He has very big plans for this upcoming festival…
  • Remy is more cursed than they seem, but less so than they think. A perfectly balanced breakfast of cursed.
  • All of Rukiye’s names are actually names of people she’s had assassinated. Watch out, or your name will be the next addition.
  • The pirates are luring you all into a trap, how can you be such fools? They work for the highest bidder, do you really think you can bid higher than Anne and McHenry?
  • Silas has been spending a lot of time on the beach lately.
  • Silas was originally a spy for McHenry, but changed sides after living in Port Katherine.
  • Rukiye will be keeping a low profile while on Island with all of the pirates… too many colleagues who could recognize her and blow her cover…
  • What is Silas hiding behind the graveyard, that he needed to turn people away?
  • The secret menu is bees.
  • Caitriona has a lovely garden. Completely full of poisonous and toxic plants.
  • ZED is the secret son of the Mariner, and next in line to take a Saints title.
  • Our town lawyer seems a little fishy… or was it F.I.S.H.y?
  • The winter sorrow sows its seeds, deep beneath the frozen trees. The end is near, what’s that you fear? It seems as though McHenry draws near.
  • We don’t tend-shame here. Some people enjoy being tended by multiple people (in sequence or in parallel). Some people prefer to be tended by a single person. Some people prefer to self-tend and some prefer not to be tended at all if they can avoid it. There is no wrong way to tend or be tended, as long as all parties are open about their needs and consent to the tending occuring.
  • If you gather enough crowns to make a crown, you become the next emperor.
  • Petra is not a person becoming more fish, but a fish becoming more person.
  • The beans cometh.
  • I heard that Lilywhite covered himself in aetherwhale blubber and took a dip in the aether on a dare.
  • Petra’s fins are slowly growing; they will soon become large enough for sustained flight.
  • Gideon Lureen is on the verge of surpassing Isaac’s efforts in a new form of Artificing! The element we are still unsure of, but it sure smells delicious!
  • Rhett has been intentionally antagonizing his family to increase the dangers surrounding himself, and thus making him more mysterious and sexy. Is it working? (It is!)
  • Cleary and Sibella sure seem to be the best of chums. I wonder what they do in the woods.
  • Tiyagans are willing to pay for information in ducats or crowns.
  • Captain Stone has a ship’s cat named princess that he secretly dotes on.
  • The Gourmand is, in an astounding turn of events, vegan.
  • “A year and a day” isn’t a threat on Hobbes’ life. The mushrooms want to make him fashionable.
  • Damienne is hatching spiderlings so she can train them to make clothes as gifts for her spouse.
  • What’s a little blood sacrifice between friends?
  • Rukiye knows how to Manage the Mushrooms.
  • The Earth Elementals are beginning to unionize. No, I don’t know what that means.
  • Ravil’s new arm, independent of its owner, requires regular “enrichment” to stay properly maintained
  • Petra’s been looking for a spouse. Perhaps they can light the fire of romance in someone special’s eyes…
  • The High Aether is safe to breathe, and has highly hallucinogenic effects.
  • The Navy seemed to wield a lot of power in the fight against the Seamstress. What aren’t they willing to do for Queen Katherine?
  • If you yodel at the chicken house, it will yodel back.
  • Heysel-bright is wanted for tax dodging on all islands, under different names.
  • Fourfold, foretold: Anna will restore the balance.
  • The Gourmand knows what happened at the tea party.
  • Lillywhite and Ravel conspired to make Livewell a changeling so they could take his place on the town council.
  • Isaac Everhart is secretly a werebear.
  • Gideon loves the adrenaline rush of examining potentially dangerous spiritualist tags.
  • Ursula Swift, she’s learned her gift, but just how will she use it? The seeds are sown, she approaches their thrones, calling us all before them.
  • Water prevents dehydration. You should check this for yourself, frequently.
  • Zhany is an experienced Angel of Death, but only applies these skills to those who truly deserve it… Definitely ask them for lessons though, and trust whatever they say!
  • Seren has found the secret ingredient for the perfect drink! She’s only got one eye left though, so she may be looking to source the ingredient elsewhere…
  • Scrap has been looking for love in all the right places, and now has at least two secret suitors.
  • The eye in the jar isn’t Seren’s…
  • Jules has proven himself as a trustworthy advocate for those in need.
  • Tiyago has many secrets, but the one they keep most hidden, only ever discussed in the most hushed of whispers, is apparently the perfect recipe for beef brisket.
  • Caitriona’s garden seems to flourish all year. What’s her secret?
  • Newcomers to the island arrived in time for an audience with the Queen. That’s just a coincidence right?
  • If words clean cut by the blade of a wit sharpened tongue tickles your fancy, you might want to try flirting with Sibella.
  • If you want to hear information repeated across the islands, be sure it passes by Catriona’s ears. She has the attention of some very powerful people.
  • Lilywhite and Prudence bet ducats on whether or not the Seamstress would die. Neither of them won but someone sure did take the ducats.
  • Lilywhite plans to personally ensure that every Tiyagan soldier defects.
  • Giving Lilywhite your money will just accelerate the inevitable.
  • SlaĂ­ne is looking to be Port Katherine’s first Angel of Death.
  • It’s good luck to tap your coin to your glass before you tip Seren.
  • Lilywhite is just a large cat: precocious, refined and elegant tastes, wants to be pampered, knows all your secrets, and is rendering judgment upon you for them.
  • Annaliese has another proposal on the way.
  • All the world’s a stage, and Miles Skylark? Quite a Player.
  • Look there! Quick! How dare you blink so soon! You almost missed the sight of Bertrand, causing at least three people to swoon.
  • Monty is not a ghost trapped in a ring, he merely faked his death and changed his appearance to avoid trial.
  • Who, more loyal or more kind, than Lt. Jules Alabaster, so we find!
  • Red rover, red rover, send Petra right over. Their time’s running out, tick tick, boom! Kapow!
  • Hobbes has expressed interest in taking James on a lovely little balloon ride to “reconcile their differences or something.”
  • Eliot drowned at sea a long time ago. What’s been shambling around the island isn’t him.
  • Bertrand plans to retire after his honeymoon, and honestly? Good for him.
  • Which particular skill set is Bertrand being hired by the Alize for?
  • There appear to be an awful lot of people walking around with poetry books these days. Is it some kind of curse?
  • Is it just me, or does James seem a bit more… transparent? No, I don’t mean honesty, I mean… am I crazy, or is he see-through now??
  • Scrap that idea.
  • The rumor mill is abuzz: Caitriona braved occupation to escape her past! What could she be hiding from?
  • Katrina might’ve only just got to Port, but she knows more secrets than all the colonists combined.
  • Scrap is courting another high ranking member of society. Hopefully they don’t come down with any sudden health complications in the coming years…
  • Hobbes turned his parents into trees with Shadow magic and is now being hunted by the forest as revenge.
  • Livewell left his research to Isaac to continue their working relationship.
  • Chadwick wanted the Seamstress to turn Thaddius into a were-monty the whole time, he was just playing the long game.
  • Heysel-Bright is a mage looking to get caught.
  • Avy has renounced science and is now fully devoted to the Penitent Order.
  • Countess Friday’s lovely jellylocks change color depending on what’s in her tea.
  • Tireless and Talented: The Tea Alize story will be in print soon!
  • Gardener Ben is mixing the medicinal and herbal fields in new, terrifying, and deadly ways.
  • My name is Gideon Lureen, and I caused the sewer explosion.
  • Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. Then again, not all of us can be Sibella.
  • Avy doesn’t know their right from their left. That must make giving proper directions very difficult.
  • Why do all the cook’s names start with R? Is it a Requirement?
  • I heard Sibella used to box while in University. That is, until the “incident.”
  • Velenza is reportedly looking to start a local branch of the Round Aether Society in Port Katherine!
  • Annaliese is on the verge of renouncing the Knights Belligerent entirely - Will her family be next on the chopping block?
  • I hear Tiyagans actually kick the ball when they play sports.
  • Tea held Prudence’s heart in her hands. That seems like the ultimate expression of love to me.
  • Rukiye wants to build an aether diving suit.
  • I heard Elliot and Willoby went on a date. Apparently those that box together stay together.
  • The Prudence/Annaliese timeline convergence draws ever closer. Soon they will be one and the same.
  • Friday’s hair is so big because it is full of secrets (and electricity).
  • I saw Petty Officer Beans playing with some foxes in the woods.
  • Someone in town is one slim discovery away from creating meat that bounces perfectly into a hat every time it is thrown.
  • I haven’t heard any heinous rumors about Mr. Steinmann in seasons. Has romance inspired him to seek the straight and narrow path?
  • Silas has been feeding off of the flesh of the Skirmisher teacher to steal their power. They were missing for some time, hidden in his basement. Elixirs from the memory palace have completely wiped their memory of their imprisonment.
  • Eliot has a long history of respected family in the Navy. Skipping out on muster is purely Mommy issues run rampant.
  • The Eos family has offered a large reward sum for anyone with details on the location of their missing son, who packed up and vanished from their home one night after getting a mysterious tattoo on his face…
  • Fight. WIN!
  • Marinus Labs has discovered how to make raw meat sentient! Visit Marinus Labs to hear a steak scream in existential horror!
  • Rhett’s latest recipe? Marinated beans, perfectly seasoned.
  • Jakob eats iron for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. His mines are a desperate attempt to sate his impossible hunger.
  • After working in close proximity, a romance has begun to bloom between Bolton and Stanton.
  • The bonds of marriage increase one’s personal strength. The more weddings, the more weight you can lift.
  • Sharp teeth, pointy teeth, invite us all to tea. Shiny teeth, bitey teeth, what good guests we shall be.
  • Rukiye? Ruki-Yay! Make sure you appreciate our Lt. Governess today.
  • Elliot’s next means of avoiding muster? Well, he’d never do that, but if a navywoman was to, say, miss the note about the time and place, they might find themself in the graveyard, loudly practicing their poetry presentation.
  • Rhett’s full name has a hidden Q in it. No one knows where, and he’s not telling.
  • The Tiyagans are building a giant teapot effigy.
  • When Arden had his surgery, they took more than just his liver.
  • If you listen carefully when Zhany’s about, you can hear not one but two hearts beating from their vicinity.
  • Anna was seen buying strange elixirs from a shady person on the edge of town.
  • Thaddeus’ werebadger curse is slowly spreading to Prudence.
  • A lot of drugs are getting made for “surgeon lessons.”
  • Caitriona’s study of the herbaceous is less academic and much, much more sinister than her sweet facade allows.
  • With the printing press out of commission, with what – or who – has Prosperity been filling her time?
  • Did you know that Rukiye is just thirty disapproving looks in some stays?
  • Chop, Slice, Season, Spice. Peel, Cream, Cut, Steam. Meat so tender, soft, divine. Come taste a bite, it is sublime. Pass the eyes, don’t squirm, sit up. Be careful now, you’ll tip your cup. My dear you haven’t touched your spleen? Everything alright? You appear a bit green. What’s this, you’re done? Don’t RUIN my FUN. I’m not in the mood, you’ll regret wasting food.
  • Cleary Cleary Cleary Cleary Cleary Cleary Cleary Cleary Cleary
  • Glory to the Eyes.
  • Gideon’s shoulders are so big because he stores air in there.
  • Between Jakob’s mines and the bloodworms, the very earth beneath the town is destabilizing. Unless something is done, expect cave-ins and sinkholes.
  • Z.E.D.: Fishboi? New Saint of the Sea? Both? You decide.
  • Got rocks? Eldrid’s got rocks. Got some holes, too. Nice empty holes in the dirt.
  • What creature can’t Damienne tame? Let’s hope we never find out.
  • All it takes is Her tooth, to undo what’s now truth, and Stev has a handful or more.
  • Prudence has no more curses.
  • Nobody caused the sewer explosion, it just did that.
  • Cleary has been raising an army of Aether Hedgehogs with the help of Port Katherine’s most prominent farmers.
  • Vesper was absent at Souls because he was building some experimental engineering experiment deep in the woods.
  • There is no 19th story. There is no printing press. Sorry.
  • Jakob has been selling low quality iron, and keeps all his complaint letters framed in his office.
  • Scrap is the lost heir to the Tiyagan throne.
  • Zhany’s leeches are unionizing.
  • The bloodworms want more wedding cake.
  • Dammiene tamed the chicken house, and now travels the length of the island atop its modest steeple.
  • Isaac’s been delaying Vaast’s return because he wanted to marry Czeslawa first.
  • Stev is absolutely furious that Livewell beat them to the role of Autumn Changeling. The only course remaining to them is to seduce the former Psychopomp.
  • All food has started tasting like uncooked mushrooms to Hobbs. A year and a day.
  • Isaac has been exploring “alternative methods” for powering his aether gauntlet. Perfectly safe and legal ones, we assume.
  • Jules Alabaster has discovered a new method for navigating the Aetheric Seas, one to rival even Alara’s proficiency!
  • There’s been talk of suspicious noises from Scrap’s workshop recently. They sound a lot like gunshots.
  • Everhart? Never had a heart. Just check and see.
  • Someone in town is planning their own secret underground establishment to stir competition. Details are scarce, but the name “Seven Feet Under” has been heard in hushed whispers.
  • Stev is being mind-controlled by the Hive.
  • Citizens of Port Katherine who love the town may hate the crown.
  • Damienne’s first marriage, to Sibella, was to secure status. Now she is free to marry Big Stanton, finally.
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