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by Matt Diaz and Failbetter Games

Episode 84 of Fallen London Exceptional Stories

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About the Story

"It is a party for the ages, an ancient obligation. We agreed to it long ago. Once in the course of a fallen city, we offer a chance to die. To truly die, as one would above."

The streets are crowded with dusty bandages. Foot traffic has slowed to a crawl. Tomb-colonists flock to London in advance of their one, last dance: the Totentanz. Hunt down its lost instruments and learn its deadly choreography. Help the Withered Celebrant throw a revel bathed in moonlight. Appease an ancient power that claims to hold even the Masters to account. Will you dance the true steps of death?

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Hold a dance to kill the dead , June 13, 2022
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours

This is an Exceptional Story from Fallen London, a piece of additional content for subscribers that can also be purchased separately.

In this story, a group of the Tomb Colonists (older people who have pushed Fallen London's immortality too far) desire to experience true death through the ancient Totentanz, a mystical dance that releases the dead into a dream world.

The dance is connected with the Third City, a predecessor to Fallen London from pre-Columbian America that ended in a horrible tragedy. It's also connected to moonlight, which in Fallen London shows things how they would be, not how they are.

Most of the story revolves around assembling the various parts of the dance. This includes visiting a mad scientist, hunting down a mysterious woman all across London, and attending a high stakes auction.

The concepts are interesting, but some of the interactions feel a little like filler. Definitely a good one for fans of the tomb colonists, though, or Mr Wines.

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