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December 6 – Cold Welcomes

I’m amazed sometimes at how well Mariah can plug into the rumor mill of New Babbage. She’s certainly much better at it than I am, and it can often come in very handy–such as now. I’d heard Loki mention at the ball last month that the Van Creed had appropriated his property here in New Babbage. Just now, though, Mariah told me rumor has it that Mr. Hopkins of the Van Creed has been seen here in the city.

Mr. Hopkins. The man who endangered the entire city with that Aether Pump. The man who kidnapped Gadget. The man who shot and killed the Malkuth knight Sebastian in front of a dozen or more witnesses.

He has much to answer for.

Unfortunately, while rumor can tell one where someone has been, it’s usually not very good at predicting where someone will be. The best I can do, for now, is to keep discretely checking Loki’s Absinthe Bar.

The coal shortage continues to worsen.  While our downstairs fireplace can burn wood, the kitchen stove and the upstairs heating elements are designed to burn coal. So far, we’re managing at night with burning just a little coal to take the edge off the cold, as well as using all of the blankets we can find. If this continues, though, there could be real trouble–especially for the factories.

((If you haven’t figured it out by now, the whole thing about the coal is a setup for the next ‘Designing Worlds’ episode, which is a special episode set here in New Babbage (and which I’m in *grin*). This episode should be broadcast this coming Monday at 2:00 SLT at the ‘Designing Worlds’ studio. I don’t have absolute confirmation of that yet–once I do, I’ll post it here on the BAR. I hope to see at least some of you there! If you can’t make it, never fear–the episodes are usually posted on the web a day or two after broadcast, and I’ll post the URL once it’s up.))

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  1. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon December 6, 2012

    Add the terminal damage to Avariel 2.0 to the list. *nods*

    Also, Designing Worlds! Who would have known! ^_^

  2. Saffia Widdershins Saffia Widdershins December 6, 2012

    The show will be broadcast at 2pm SLT on Monday 10th December. There’ll be a viewing party in our Garden of Dreams studio at: and we’d love to see people there.

    We now have quite a collection of Babbage shows, and I know there’s a wealth of material out there. Perhaps we could, in the New Year, plan a special weekend of Babbage shows (made by us and made by Babbagers too, if they wanted and could process to the format Treet need) to be broadcast on Treet?

    • Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery December 6, 2012

      Nothing will prevent me from attending!  A weekend of Babbage shows sounds spiffing. If you need a place to show it I’ll have the ground floor of Old Transport House ready by then.

    • Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon December 6, 2012

      I will do what I can to be at the viewing party ^_^

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