Hello all :) I personally love the Language of Flowers and have always wanted to use it in character. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_flowers I realize historically, it became a society craze 9 years after 1811. But I figured people would be ok fudging that a little bit.
I would love any and all players to join me in using the Language of Flowers in letters and mailed trinkets. I definitely saw several posts of people expressing interest in sending other players pressed flowers. I propose that we all use the same source as our "codebook" so that PCs will have an easier time decoding the hidden sentiments of each nosegay or bouquet. I propose this one: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31591 I am open to proposals of other books/sources. I like this one b.c. it's free and was written during the Victorian era.
Rules and Logistics for the In game running of Alices Florist shop, W. GadsbysIIIIIffffIffff your PC wishes to send a bouquet to another PC, please send a letter addressed to Alice at W. Gadsby Florists.
2. In the letter, please state the name of the PC recipient, what you wish it to say on the card that comes with the flowers,and what meaning or sentiments you wish to convey with the bouquet.
3. This is the biggest rule: one bouquet !at be sent per PC per month. Bouquets take about 3-4 hours each for me to create. It is a joy to create them but time consuming and so I am setting this limit
4. Players from any part of the AU globe may sent flowers to a PC in any other part of the globe. But if this location is more than two days coach ride from London, the paper bouquet will be a phys rep (physical representation) of a dried flower bouquet to support a sense of in game laws of nature andcurrent technologies.
Why is Alice Managing a Flower shop when She is the owner of a theatre troupe???
During non-quarantine times, Alice is hard at work establishing her theater company, the Eglantine Players. Because theaters are not currently allowed to host in person performances, Alice has returned to the W. Gadsby Florists, the flower shop she worked in when she first arrived in London. As she is now more established in society, she was hired on as an assistant shop manager. Many of Alice's actors came to work for the flower shop temporarily as flower delivery people. The flower delivery business has been booming during the quarantine as many middle and upper class people have been sending flowers to loved ones and friends in the London area. Any PCs who feel they would be out of work due to quarantine are welcome to work at W. Gadsby Florists until the quarantine is over. Just send Alice a letter :)