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All Of Them VVitches: A Social Event feat. 03635a as Lord Flashheart and Eureka's Captive Audience


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Before television and the radio, and in an era of poorly-distributed literacy when the theatre was sometimes illegal (and always disreputable) you had to make your own fun. 
Unless you were very very wealthy; then you could pay other people to make your fun for you! 

A reading party might be one such thing, getting a new author to read their latest work of verse. It's causing quite a stir--some critics say it contains veiled criticisms of the King, while others say that no, it contains a satire on the Church, as cunningly hidden as it is blasphemous.


The dissolute Lord Barstead is always willing to fund such outrageous artists.



But what good is a shocking subversion of society's values without some Society to be scandalized? The gouty Squire and the parson are, naturally, invited. And that means vast quantities of rum punch and sherry. Also a nurse for the Squire's latest brat, as his lady wife is taking a rest cure. 











And of course, an extra special guest, a scintillating conversationalist, duelist, and ex-privateer laden down with the wealth of the Carolinas. Here's Lord Flashheart! (Pirate Lord, 03635a.) 
(There is, of course, a bitter rivalry between the Lords, and certainly both of them will be intriguing against the other.)



Oh, and of course the domestic staff is on hand. Who let that pig in, anyway?








In addition to several kegs of the controversial "tobacco" (the fame of which is sweeping the nation), Lord Flashheart has also brought a scientific curiosity, an exotic bird from Foreign Lands taken from a Dutch merchant vessel. He loudly and drunkenly proclaims it to be the ugliest [blasphemous oath] chicken he's ever seen. 


All in all, an occasion that will be gossiped about for months to come. 

The corpulent Squire, the Nurse, the Hog Maid, and the Man of Letters, as well as the tables and chairs and china, are from Eureka's Captive Audience. It's value for money. We've seen the Parson and the Socialites, along with Lord Barstead, before. They are from NorthStar 1672. Keen eyes will notice a certain Entrance, 77640, features prominently in the Barstead estate. 

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Thanks, all! 

On 4/22/2022 at 9:44 AM, Chaoswolf said:

I agree,  another excellent story/setting!

On 4/22/2022 at 2:21 AM, Glitterwolf said:


What a bunch of nose in the air nobles.. love the setting and the story.

Yes, they are just awful, overprivileged people. (Well, not the maid and nurse, probably.)  Glad you're liking it; I certainly am too! 

On 4/21/2022 at 11:01 PM, Grand Slam said:

Good job on these. This is a good bunch for using lots of color, and you definitely took advantage of that. Extra-nice work on the Squire's skin.

Thank you! The lighting here never did work the way I wanted, but yes. These are the people who don't have to worry about sumptuary laws. And I'm pretty happy about the blotchy high-blood-pressure look on that fellow! 

On 4/22/2022 at 8:33 PM, DragonWyrm said:

Nice storytelling. 
It's nice to see the Eurekas painted. It so hard to find painted examples of them when browsing. And they sure look better than the black and white website pictures. 

Thank you and too right! I've painted up several of their minis in the past; great ideas and sculpts but they could advertise better.

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