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TGOK 8 [Swashbuckler] - Mister B. Yorke

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Re: TGOK 8 [Swashbuckler] - Mister B. Yorke

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:27 pm

October 1707

MISTER BARTHOLOMEW YORKE, feeling rather needled on being called
a sassenach, laid on the Yorkshire accent, thick, in his reply to Charles Stirling
of Kippendavie.

Now then, Mister Stirling. I thank thee for y' kind offer, but I'm of a mind
t'venture east and no t'west. So the Americas is well out of't picture. India, that
looks like place where profit can be had for't taking - and I plan to do just that.
Now, if that might fit bill for yer'sel an't partners, then an arrangement could
just be had if't numbers prove right enough. What say y' t'that?

Charles narrowed his eyes, shook his head and tutted. I offer ye one way, and ye
take it another, are ye slippery like an eel, eh Mister Yorke? Ill take ma time
and think on it.

Bartholomew nodded, and told the Scotsman that he would allow him time to
come to his decision.

Mister Yorke then went and paid Maestro Hindes for his services at the
upcoming ball (10 guineas). He was most pleased, and thanked you for
employing him, I trust the music will be to your satisfaction, and make it my
noble aim to ensure it is! he said.

Then began his own preparations for the event, visiting first a cobbler for fitted
shoes (5 guineas) and then a tailor to have made new clothing (6 guineas).
Lastly a new hat was sought (a guinea). All these items being of a plain and
practical design, in dark colours, but of obvious good quality and marking him
as a commoner of no small means. Bartholomew's only concession to vanity was
made in the purchase of a silver topped black walking cane (3 guineas), which
could be suspended via a looped strap from a waistcoat button to allow him use
of his hands.


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The ball is next turn, on the 5th of November, so I'd best think up something interesting to contribute.
Maybe I'll have to have it posted on the door in big letters, "No persons calling English men sassenachs
are to be permitted - on pain of a Yorkshire-shoe-clad-foot encountering seized backside of the offender!"
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Re: TGOK 8 [Swashbuckler] - Mister B. Yorke

Post by Jason on Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:00 pm

I see...EVEN MORE anti-Scottish in-game...just you wait...any minute now a thousand highlanders will turn up on your doorstep and go Braveheart on you

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Re: TGOK 8 [Swashbuckler] - Mister B. Yorke

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:46 pm

In my defence. He started it! lol!

And it could have been worse ... I could have employed my weakness of Temper when giving my reply to Mr Stirling of Kippendavie.

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Re: TGOK 8 [Swashbuckler] - Mister B. Yorke

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:35 pm

My Game Account's information:

November 1707 - Hull:

EMPLOYING HIS FAVOURED letter writer, Mister Bartholomew
Yorke had drawn up a paper listing those named as being 'donating
backers' to the Royal Society, leaving space available at the bottom of
the document for late entries. The document was then handed over to
the parish church of Holy Trinity, for safekeeping and as record of
those generous residents of Hull who can rightly beproud of their
action to aid the Scientific Mission to Greenland.

On the way back he met again Charles Stirling of Kippendavie, who
hailed Mister Yorke, No, laddie. Mah ain folk are but interested in the
Americas trade, an if ye will nae tak advantage ofour offer, so be it, we
must find someone else. An may ye find fair winds tae the east.
Howsoever, shud ye change yer min in the next month or so, ye can
write tae me at Kippendavie.

Lung mae yer lumb reek, Mister Yorke, he concluded, tipping his hat.

The ball being, still, some days away, Bartholomew made arrangements
for a selection of food stuff be available at the event. Small morsels to
offer repast and fortify between dances, nothing heavy nor too large.
The bill for the same cost 150 guineas, ensuring there was plenty of
such exquisite delights for all who are to attend.

During attendance at the ball, Bartholomew made acquaintance of all
present, thanking them for their efforts aiding the Royal Society and
benefit to Scientific understanding of the Modern Age. Before the
gathered host became enthralled to the merriment, Bartholomew led
them in toasting the English Monarchy and to the success of the Royal
Society - adding, part in-jest, that he wished upon the gentlemen
belonging the government of Denmark, who had initially attempted to
thwart the mission, a hearty case of flatulence andall the pain to the
body that such did bring! Such humour caused mild offence to some
present, but the younger set laughed most heartily.

Before the evening did come to a close, an appearance was made of a
sewn-up set of clothes plumped out with fodder and other such filling,
and topped with a reversed wooden bowl attached in place and bearing
the crude visage of a male face. 'Tis that fiend, Guy Fawkes. The
gunpowder-plotter has come back to receive his just punishment! cried
out Bartholomew, who then took hold of the puppet and led it around the
room to receive it's insults and comic attacks, all done to the
accompaniment of fevered music prearranged with Maestro Hindes.

Having Ern come forth to rid them of the 'traitor Fawkes', the mood
and music became more relaxed, allowing a last chance for
Bartholomew to mingle amongst the esteemed gentlemen present and
to beg the indulgence of a last dance with the ladywhom he
considered most prettily dressed.

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The Newspaper's account:

HULL
A paper listing those named as being 'donating backers' to
the Royal Society has been handed over to the parish
church of Holy Trinity in Hull, for safekeeping by
Mister Bartholomew Yorke, as a record of those generous
residents of Hull who can rightly be proud of their
action to aid the Scientific Mission to Greenland.

A much-vaunted ball was held in the city on 5th
November, to the delight of the local gentry. They at one
point toasted the English monarchy, and the success
of the Royal Society. Mister Yorke added, part in-jest it
seems, that he wished upon the gentlemen belonging to
the government of Denmark, who had initially attempted
to thwart the mission, a hearty case of flatulence and
all the pain to the body that such did bring!

Before the evening did come to a close, an appearance
was made of a sewn-up set of clothes plumped out with
fodder and other such filling, and topped with a
reversed wooden bowl attached in place and
bearing the crude visage of a male face. 'Tis that fiend,
Guy Fawkes. The gunpowder-plotter has come
back to receive his just punishment! cried out
Bartholomew, who then took hold of the puppet and led
it around the room to receive insults and comic
attacks, all done to the accompaniment of fevered
music prearranged with Maestro Hindes.
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Re: TGOK 8 [Swashbuckler] - Mister B. Yorke

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:02 pm

Mister Bartholomew Yorke

December 1707

Type: Merchant (common class).

Nationality: English.

Religion: Anglican.

Aptitudes:
Persuasion.
Civilised.
Gallantry.

Weakness:
Temper

Social standing: In good standing.

BARTHOLOMEW WENT ON a spending spree around Hull,
securing a lockable travelling trunk (priced at four guineas), and a
smaller lockable strongbox which can fit into the said trunk (price six
guineas). A linked neck chain upon which to keep the keys for both
was procured, at a further two guineas.

It was noted with great approval that Mister Bartholomew Yorke has
gifted 30 guineas to Holy Trinity Church, in aid of poor relief to be
disbursed over the winter months. Mister Yorke is known to frequent
the said church, and was believed to be only too delighted to spread
goodwill amongst his fellow men as they celebrated Christmas.

At church the services of Alfred Taylor, man of law in partnership with
Messrs. Thatcher, Cooper & Abbott, was recommended to you. Their
office is on Laburnum Avenue, at number 49. The following Sunday to
when his name had been mentioned he turned up at church in person
and introduced himself. In the conversation which followed he was
pleased to confirm he would be only too able and willing to assist in
drawing up papers to detail trade investments, whenever they are to be
made, to ensure legal protection and contractual veracity. Especially for
such a renowned fellow as Mister Bartholomew Yorke!

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