OOC: I’m aware that some people will join the game who haven’t made themselves known online, and we’ll be “meeting” them entirely through their letters. For those of us who established some connections and enjoy shared interests and geographical proximity, I want to offer an opportunity for our characters to have all had a mutual experience before the timeframe the first newsletter will cover. This way, those of us who are only communicating here in the forums can reference a consistent "when last we met."
So, to anyone for whom it narratively makes sense, your character is cordially invited to have attended an afternoon gathering for games and entertainment hosted by Lady Emmeline in honor of her cousin @Maj Gerard St. George, visiting from Galway, Ireland.
When: 11am-4pm Saturday, 18 January 1811
Where: Drawing Room 2, Lansdowne House on Berkeley Square in London
Things You Could Do: A few tables were set up for games, including Whist and Cribbage. Wagering did take place. Charades was enjoyed in one corner and we also have a fine piano and a harp, for anyone so inclined, set up in the opposite corner. Cheese, fruit, breads, jams, and pastries plates along with tea, port and a rare stash of Champagne made the rounds.
Weather: The windows of the room overlook our gardens where we could see there's a light frost on the ground. It was quite cold out when you arrived and departed, but it didn't rain or snow directly before or during the event. Still, you likely did not venture outside.
What you'd have heard from me about my cousin is that he's recently arrived in London, he's my father's sister's child and he's 28 (turning 29 in April). He was a major in the British Army and he's just starting to put himself out there socially after the death a couple of years ago of the woman he'd meant to marry.
I'll leave it to the player(s) portraying him to describe him further and how he interacted at the party.
Please RSVP in the comments to let me know if you were in attendance. If you were there, please share as much as possible:
Interactions with Emmeline:
We can collectively suss out anything memorable that happened during these few hours we spent together, primary topics of conversation, etc. Please don’t be shy about proposing ideas. Bring your personality! (Note: I’m almost positive none of this will impact the first newsletter.) Update: @Athena Peters says anything she catche wind of is fair game for newsletter...