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Subject:quick "Echo Bazaar" drabble
Time:02:00 am
Current Mood:apatheticapathetic
The city of London. Grand, old, city of London. Sure the weather may not be the best all the time, but that just adds to its charm. Or at least it did until the whole city was whisked-up and fell underground. Cushioned by a ‘cloud’ of bats in fact. I have always lived in the country, so I didn’t see it for myself, but the papers at the time were very adamant that there was a whole lot of bats. Enough of the buggers to blot out the sky they said. The ground also seemed to swallow it all, as at the site on the surface it is mostly barren, but lacking of the gapping chasm that would be expected.

There is a pit down into it, and those who wish to venture underground can do so there. Well, I shouldn’t use the word ‘wish’, as there are some that no longer have a place on the surface, usually those who have done something so horrible that they are sent to Newgate Prison, which yes, is still used for England, but not for the more common criminal anymore. There are other prisons for that. No, Newgate is used for the worst sort now. There are stories about how London has embraced its new location, and though it only really has one type of weather, the people seem to be enjoying themselves. Crime is more commonplace than ever, not just pickpocketing, but horrible crimes such as arson and murder.

It seems that the once respectable London has become a laissez-faire for all seedy things. They even call it ‘The Bazaar’. And it seems that it is well known that Hell has even set up a embassy to get in on the market. London truly has Fallen.
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2010-06-13 04:04 am (UTC)
Without much context, my impression of the setting was a mix of Batman: No Man's Land [Gotham in the aftermath of an earthquake] (all the bats, Newgate Prison, rise of crime), and The Authority: World's End (a post-apocalyptic London that's half-fused with a dying spaceship), both of which were settings I liked.

Poor London. I guess the safest place to live in fiction is the countryside -- it's always the metropolises that keep getting destroyed!

Minor nitpick: There are stories about how London has embraced it’s new location should read There are stories about how London has embraced its new location.
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lady_noremon
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Time:2010-06-13 07:18 am (UTC)
I don't play a lot of browser games, but I love the setting/atmosphere for "Echo Bazaar", and it always seems to have a new story or such.

According to the in-game stories, Queen Victoria traded London in exchange for Prince Consort Albert to live. Possibly even making themselves immortal. What I've been able to piece together is that a city has allowed itself to be sold to The Masters/be brought underground 5 times so far, even going back as far as around the time of Babylon. When my character went insane [there are Menances you can get, and one of them is Nightmares (and my character saw some disturbing stuff and I just let it build-up)] they had a vision of 'The Forth City' surrounded by soldiers on the eve of a large war and the day it went underground. They also had a conversation with a hungover cat and had a lizard try to sleep in their mouth...so reliability is so-so.

It is at http://echobazaar.failbettergames.com/, but you need a Twitter account to play.

AND YES! I fixed that :P I actually made that typo twice, but not to bad considering the time I typed it :P
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