The Lady's Patronage
|The Lady's Patronage|
|Linked to||Isle of Cats|
Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]
The Lady's Patronage is triggered when you do the The Lady of the Garden's offer action in the Cavendish Abbey event.
Character description[edit | edit source]
"We have not met. Have we? No, this is definitely the first time. But - hmm." The Lady of the Cages shakes her head sharply. "Best to proceed as if it is the first, don't you think?"
A veil of gold-mesh obscures only her eyes, leaving her glistening, bitten lips bare. Perhaps a hundred small silver keys jangle in a bunch at her left hip. "I think we should be friends. I'm very important you know - or I was. No, still am." She pauses. "Yes, I am quite sure I still am."
Interactions[edit | edit source]
|Accept her offer
It is always useful to be friends with important people, even if they're hazy on the subject.
|"You should come back last Tuesday for another little chat," she pauses, and huffs. "No, that's not quite it. Ahem. Come back - soon? Another time. Pick a good one. There aren't enough of those."
That was - probably? - a dismissal.
|Game note: You may only have one Patron on the Isle of Cats. Choose well.|
|A change of Patron
"You know Isery? What a lovely coincidence, I know them quite well myself."
|She does not seem to mind your previous failures. "Pasts are tricky things. I find it's best to ignore them, on the whole. I think we're much more suited to be friends, don't you?"
You are quite busy at the moment, and possibly your grandmother is ill.
|Zaira takes your refusal in stride. "Maybe you'll rethink things, once your grandmother is feeling recovered. Is it sciatica? Or fluke-flu? Both? You don't say. My sympathies."
A Melliferous Sister glides into the room, and whispers a few words in Zaira's ear.
||"Are you quite sure you're working for Isery, and not for me?" Zaira wrinkles her nose. "How extraordinary. Oh well - another time. Another city. Probably? Quite."
You have failed them before. But perhaps they are feeling lenient?
|"We've already tried to be friends once, haven't we? I hardly think we should attempt it again. I might actually have you eaten by a Drownie." A flash of white teeth. "Or maybe Isery's the one that has people eaten by Drownies? Maybe we both do? Does that seem likely to you?"||Game note: The Patrons of the Isle of Cats have no further use for you.|
|Isle of Cats story events|
|A Message for Zaira • A Request from Zaira • Cavendish Abbey • The Honeyed Tongue • The Rose and Tiger|