"Why can't they just rant on Facebook like everyone else?" -Alt text regarding Charley Square's anarchistsMost revolutionaries oppose the Bazaar and the Masters, though this group... isn't really a group.
The Calendar Council is the primary revolutionary organization in London. Its members, named after the months of the year, are for the most part plotting and planning for their end goal, the Liberation of Night. The philosophy behind it is spreading across the Unterzee and up to the Surface, and predates the Council itself. (An inhabitant of the room of rods and chains bears a message from its master, a blackened star. The Liberation of Night began long ago...)
Revolutionaries of Some NoteEdit
- February is for many the most frequently encountered member of the Council; one can meet her in the Forgotten Quarter, where she is looking for a site of great interest to her cause. She's also involved in Knife-and-Candle, as a patron in the Moon League, which is odd because she is a sworn rival of Mr Iron.
- Despite February's prominence in the game, she's not the leader of the Council; their master is December, although nobody seems to know much about this ambiguously gendered individual.
- March was also briefly part of the game and appeared to have been a lot friendlier than the ruthless February. However, that iteration of March was likely killed by the Haunted Doctor, who had been hired to do it by the rest of the Council. The current iteration is a coffee-smuggler and a sworn enemy of Mr Wines.
- July used to be a cultured society lady and violinist, but she lost her mind to a powerful Fingerking. She trades her memories for dreams of the future.
- April is mentioned rarely, but it is known that she's a master at building explosives, and her work has made her deaf. They say her real name is Emelia Hathersage, and she is one half of a partnership that makes the finest naval weapons in London..
- September is known only by reputation. But we know he exists.
- The Curt Relicker was ejected from the council after falling in love with December.
- The Affluent Photographer is one of the Council's main correspondents.
- The Jovial Contrarian knows quite a bit about various revolutionary causes despite not always being involved in them. He may be the Photographer's husband, or at least her friend.
- The Secular Missionary is a charming lady who has come to the Neath searching for her missing husband. She looks innocent, but is actually well-acquainted with anarchist causes.
- The Revolutionary Firebrand is a recent arrival in London and the exceptionally handsome husband of the Secular Missionary. He is known for being a bit of a cheapskate.
|What is the Liberation of Night?|
It's an anarchist plot to blow up the Bazaar and extinguish every light in the Neath. And it would only be a test run, because the Revolutionaries then plan to get rid of all the light in the UNIVERSE (the Liberation, presumably, being from the sources of said light). Knowingly or not, players who give the Revolutionaries luminous items, like glowing scarabs, are contributing to the plot.
The method through which this Liberation will be achieved is not entirely known. However, numerous Unclear Bombs (which behave similarly to nuclear bombs, but instead of a blinding flash they release blinding darkness) are scattered on the Zee floor, and the anarchists spend much of their resources trying to research unclear devices.
This may well be the future; its hypothetical aftermath is visible in the Fair King's Mirror, deep below the Zee in Wrack. (The Bazaar is in ruins, London is dim, and an arch commemorating the city's liberation from death has been erected; but a lone zee-captain prepares to defy it all. Is this the future, or but a bad dream?)
Who associates with Revolutionaries?Edit
What do the Revolutionaries deal in?Edit
Wax, beetles, magnifying glasses: if its use advances the Liberation of Night, then the Radical Factotum will take it.