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Fazione [ Faction ] Downstairs. Include i gruppi [ includes sub-groups: ]: Relatives and Servants of the House - Servants of the Guests -
Fazione [ Faction ] Upstairs. Include i gruppi [ includes sub-groups: ]: Artists and intellectuals - High Society - Mysterious Guests - Relatives and Servants of the House -

"Keystone - ENG 1" - PARTECIPANTI TOTALI: 55 | giocatori: 54 | organizzatori: 1 | : 3 | f: 23 | m: 27 | o: 1 | Downstairs€0: 14 | Upstairs€60: 36 | gioca a TS: 26 | gioca altrove: 25 | mai giocato: 3 |

Downstairs
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Servants

“When I think about the years I spent in service, I often ask myself why was our job so poorly considered. Why, for instance, they were calling us 'Servants'. Maybe, I told myself, it depended by the intimate nature of our duties, all that serving and respecting people who were absolutely able to care for themselves, and still we were almost expected to feed them. In some ways we were not better than slaves, as the masters ruled any aspect of our lives: timing, dresses - on the job, obviously, but in many ways also when we were outside. Even the few hours we had for ourselves was dominated by the thought 'You have to be back no later than ten o' clock'. We were definitely NOT free.”

The Servants are a group of women and men who know very well how life works.
They know life comes down to: effort, work, and few pennies. Although their personal freedom is more or less that of a slave, the role of servant is longed for among the masses of poor that crowd the streets, as it guarantees a meal, a clean bed, and the possibility to save money for the old age. Besides, for the most traditionalists, to serve a noble family or a rich bourgeois is a honour and a privilege, that elevates them to a nobler and higher world, creator of order and progress. For the most modern thinkers, servitude is lived in a conflictual way, and perceived as an injustice.
However, it is still a lighter, cleaner, and better paid job than being a factory worker. Among them there is the loyal butler, the servant vexed by a Lord’s avances, the strict and traditionalist housekeeper, the God-fearing maid, the artist-minded valet and also those who secretly support new revolutionary ideas.
The Servant chambers are rich not of wealth and power, but of secrets, aspirations, blackmailing, ambitions, denied feelings, loyalty and betrayal. Normally the Upper Class consider the Servants as loyal dogs, or deaf ornaments, and in their presence they speak freely of intrigues and passions. For this reason the kitchens, launderettes and the servant’s rooms are filled with gossip, huge or embarrassing truths that are whispered, with a mixture of envy and disapproval.
Serving in a elegant household means to work in kitchens and caves, endure hard fatigues the whole day and always be ready to satisfy any request from upstairs. Everything has to be done following a strict code of conduct that often forbids relationships with the opposite sex or having admirers or visitors. Servants must always look tidy; posture and education are a must even in the most liberal households, and in the old-fashion parlors it is forbidden to speak to the master if not asked to. Failing even one of these rules could mean to be immediately fired, and could give a bad name and subsequent difficulties in finding another job.
Reputation and loyalty are more valued than effective competences. A good conduct, including modestly accepting the avances of the master, but not mingle with the rest of the personnel or the mailman, could elevate the servant, socially and economically.
Very few do not aim for prestigious or leadership roles, as warden, housekeeper, personal maid or valet, butler, that allow social redemption and the entrance in a hierarchically organised world, mirroring the one of the High Society. The Servant’s rooms are just a mirror of the luxurious parlours: a traditional world where class division is neat and there is huge gap of culture, language, economics, and freedom.

Remarks on the Choice of a Downstairs Character
If you want to play a character with a hard life, living the theme of class division or social injustice, that doesn’t need a fancy costume and is free to meddle in every plot thanks to the invisibility of its social role; or if you just want to pay less, then a DOWNSTAIRS character is right for you. As Servants are expected to perform real duties (for instance, helping in cleaning, cooking and serving the meals), to make the larp more realistic, we considered a reduced price for these characters. All the DOWNSTAIRS characters will receive a part of their costume: an apron. Women will also receive a maid’s headwear.

Relatives and Servants of the House

Claretta Benvenuti
#19 - The feminist maid (età Any age)
Derrick Gravehound

“ The house in which I serve is a temple, and I am its custodian ”

#6 - The loyal butler (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Elizabeth Rush

“ The order of ideas must follow the order of things ”

#8 - The strong housekeeper (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Emilio Fiori
(disponibile / available)

“ A specter is hunting Europe... ”

#13 - The new odd-job man (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Fanny Andrews
#29 - The serious and accountable servant - STAFF CHARACTER (età Any age)
Giovanni De Simone

“ There are no huge barriers, just tiny motivations. ”

#23 - Lord Scarborough's personal vallet (età Any age)
Hector Schmitz
#1 - Lord Scarborough's vallet (età Any age)
Jean-Pierre Guillot Savarin
(disponibile / available)

“ La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur ”

#5 - The renowned Chef (età Any age)
Lily Fisher

“ To a pure maiden fair, even the trees will bow down ”

#25 - The innocent servant (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Tracy Conner
#7 - The attentive eye (età Any age)
Volker Beckmann
(disponibile / available)

“ A home servant is invisible though always in sight, remembers what the Master hates and provides for his needs before he expresses them. A home servant is all about discretion: the Master knows his darkest secrets will go to the grave with him. ”

#22 - Lord Scarborough's loyal attendant (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)

Servants of the Guests

Abigail Kelly
#12 - The curious maid (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Alfred Hanson
(disponibile / available)

“ I don't believe a man can consider himself fully content until he has done all he can to be of service to his employer. ”

#15 - The visiting butler (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Arjuna Ghalib
#16 - The exotic servant (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Bernard Russell
(disponibile / available)

“ Memories are like wine decanted from the bottle: most remain clear while the turbid ones sink to the bottom. You should not shake that bottle. ”

#2 - The man with purpose (età Any age)
Candide Artoise
(disponibile / available)

“ There is an innocence of admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired. ”

#9 - The devoted valet/waitress (età Any age)
Christabel Goulden

“ One of the most unpleasant things about ambition is the display of modesty ”

#11 - The ambitious maid (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Edmond Roncourt
#18 - The Monsignor's secretary (età Any age)
Eileen Walsh
(disponibile / available)

“ I'd commit any sin, mortal or otherwise, to get the hell out of here. ”

#4 - The servant fled from the Magdalene (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Jacques Palanche
(disponibile / available)

“ Each of us alone is worth nothing. ”

#10 - The waiter with socialist ideas (età Any age)
Judith Price

“ The noblest souls are love's first victims ”

#27 - The romantic housemaid (età Any age)
Katrina Schneider
(disponibile / available)

“ Hope is a terrible disease, inflicter of the greatest suffering. Yet I cannot and will not recover. ”

#3 - The German ambassador's maid (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Lena Reinhart

“ Malice is a better muse than friendship ”

#28 - The malicious servant (età Any age)
Leo Vaughan
(disponibile / available)

“ Savoir faire is the best master key that exists. Many more doors have been opened by a smile, a compliment or a perfect bow than have been opened with the sword. ”

#14 - The polished servant (età Any age)
Marco Sartori
(disponibile / available)

“ The truth is not unreachable. It's like a drop that reflects the entire universe, though some can see only the drop. ”

#24 - The young vallet (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Morgan Camden
(disponibile / available)

“ People become rich in two ways: by birth or through guile and determination. I wasn't born comfortable. ”

#26 - Personal servant (età Any age)
Nathan Goodwill
(disponibile / available)

“ Change is the only sure characteristic of true fortune ”

#21 - The manipulative servant (età Any age)
Scarlett Owen
#17 - The cunning maid (età Any age)
William Monck
(disponibile / available)

“ You know who the good seamen are when the storm comes. ”

#20 - The valet who was a sailor (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)

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Upstairs
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High Society

“In the darkest of nights, a lamp can attract both the wanderer and any kind of insect. The wanderer 'utilizes' the light to 'fix' the direction of his journey. Insects, on the contrary, fly randomly 'towards' the light and, buzzing, some end up circling around it with no direction or purpose. But, circling and circling, some others end up burning in the 'heat' of the flame.”

In a lively age filled with possibilities, the High Society’s favourites, hidden behind a façade of bigotry and morality, pursue anything novel and fulfilling for their ambitions. Sunday is for Church, but then there are night receptions dedicated to art and occultism, to new literary and philosophical ideas, where reckless political scheming is just another mean to fight boredom.
The innovative rush of the industrials is colliding with the pride of the old landowners, and so a various, lively environment is formed, filled with outstanding characters, an environment where the gilded light of the luxurious parlours hides the shadows of corruption and perversion.
Among the rich and powerful the greed for more power is strong, and many aspire to join secret societies that guarantee privileged positions in the political and cultural life. The fascination for occult and the powers it can grant sparks the greed of some, and the morbid curiosity of others: discussions about mysteries, esoterism, and freemasonry, can be heard quite often.
Women, trapped in the role of housewives, start to dream and loudly ask for a place among the important people, with the clear intent to abandon their role as “society decoration”.
Some, tired of being subject to their husbands, support the feminist claims of the suffragettes from overseas.
Others aim for a subtler and millenary power, the one of those that silently rule behind the curtains of History.

The nobility and gentry members are thus influential and renowned characters.
In a setting of excess and lush, skittish Lords and Ladies of the old aristocracy are contending for the most influential roles in the society with greedy bankers, smart entrepreneurs from the Indies, or famous Colonels of the Empire. Among this colourful group you could find a noble Baronet used to handle the schemes of politics, a rich intellectual with a love for science and the new technologies, a renowned artist or a famous explorer of the wild lands.
Chaste, puritan and repressive, and still sensual, unconventional and voluptuous. This is the double-faced soul of the Victorian Era.

Remarks on the Choice of an Upstairs Character
If you wish to play a character used to luxury, with a fancy costume respecting the fashion of the time, and tempted by great and small ambitions; if you are interested in playing a real historical character; then a UPSTAIRS character is what you are looking for.
Ambitious, elegant, spoiled and power-thirsty, these fancy people are the right choice if you want to join political scheming, intellectual debates, esoteric research, and face difficult and ambiguous themes.

Artists and intellectuals

Mary Shaw

“ The heroic fidelity of Antigone, the fateful fury of Cassandra, the devouring fever of Phaedra, the ferocity of Medea, the sacrifice of Iphigenia, Mirra before her father, Polissena and Alceste before her death, Cleopatra as fickle as the wind and the blaze of the firmament , Lady Macbeth prophesising the executioner with small hands, the great lilies of dew and tears, Imogene, Juliet, Miranda, and Rosalind, Jessica and Perdita, the sweetest souls, the most terrible and the most magnificent were all in her. ”

#48 - The charming actress (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Arthur Conan Doyle
#50 - The doctor with literary aspirations (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
César Dyer
(disponibile / available)

“ To enter high society one must know how to feed people, entertain, or scandalize them. Nothing else is needed. ”

#45 - The writer à la garçonne (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Charlotte Cotillard
#53 - The famous opera singer (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Christopher Pierce
#35 - The visionary philosopher (età Any age)
Dominique Lemaire
#51 - The artist who lost his muse (età Any age)
Guy de Maupassant

“ The spoken word dazzles and deceives because it is expressed by the face, because it is seen coming out of the lips, and lips are attractive and eyes seduce. But black words on white paper are like a soul laid bare. ”

#52 - The successful author (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Miriam Alexandrine de Rotschild
#49 - The rich heiress (età Any age)
Paolo Valera

“ How lovely were the evenings we spent together! I stepped into your pale cerise parlor, my cheeks blushing with shyness, my heart pounding, brushing against the rich carpets to the sudden thought of a flurry of kisses. You, illuminated by a twilight glow, your flashing eyes in the pale, sweet face, gave off a sigh that was all promise ... ”

#46 - The disheveled journalist (età Any age)
Pau Torregrosa

“ Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as plain as doves. ”

#64 - The wandering artist (età Any age)
Shelley Ruthven
#47 - The decadent dandy (età Any age)

High Society

Alphonse Raimbaud Rubenstein

“ Nothing and no one is as noble as gold ”

#34 - The banker (età Any age)
Annie Besant
(disponibile / available)

“ Christian leaders consider women to be a necessary evil. The ''greatest'' saints are the ones who despised women the most ”

#38 - The political activist (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Cedric Constantine Crosby

“ If you want something you've never had you must do something you've never done. ”

#41 - The entrepreneur (età Any age)
Contessa Luisa Gigli Cervi de Robilant

“ Corruption of the ones we love pushes us apart. Never touch the idols for the gold plate stains the hands ”

#36 - The Italian ambassador's widow (età Any age)
Costantino Nigra
#40 - The Senator of the Kingdom of Italy (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Emmeline Pankhurst
#70 - The suffragette (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Gaetano Osculati

“ Thank Heaven I am still alive, a curse upon He who spared me ”

#43 - The explorer who surived a tragedy (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Heinrich von Wissman
#54 - The German ambassador (età Any age)
Joseph Emmanuel Wedder
(disponibile / available)

“ Never talking about oneself is a very distinguished hypocrisy ”

#60 - The accomplished philosopher (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Lady Johanna McEwan
#57 - The rich philanthropist (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Lord / Lady Ashley Wetmore
#39 - The debutant heir(ess) (età Any age)
Lord Francis Wimsey
#37 - The English ambassador (età Any age)
Lord George Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan
(disponibile / available)

“ For a man of class nothing is more unsuitable than to laugh; it is such a vulgar expression of passion! ”

#69 - The Conservative Politician (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Lord Gordon Asherton
#44 - The captain of industry fascinated by the future (età Any age)
Lord Terence Hamilton-Blackwood
#68 - The noble scion (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Madame Poisson La Ferté
#66 - The patron marchioness (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Monsignor Giulio Orazio Mattei

“ All of this I shall give you, if you will bow down and worship me. ”

#67 - The bishop of ancient nobility (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Sir Charles Cowdery
#33 - The general (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)

Mysterious Guests

Arthur Edward Waite
#61 - The scholar of the occult (età Any age)
Captain Philip Lawrence

“ My slumbers - if I slumber - are not sleep, but a continuance of enduring, irresistable thought: in my heart there is a vigil, and these eyes but close to look within. ”

#58 - The regular soldier (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Eusapia Palladino

“ Naturally, the supernatural haunts us ”

#65 - The Medium (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Friedrich Gunter Kroyer

“ In resurrecting the dead to life we become more intensely alive, and elevating ourselves to this fullness we can exist in the best way before we too become earth, for nothing else is given to us. The rest is secondary, or illusion. ”

#63 - The explorer archaeologist (età Any age)
Mary “Mayavati“ Morstan

“ She had only her body. Therefore she had everything. ”

#62 - The high-class prostitute (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)

Relatives and Servants of the House

Gabriel Wooster

“ Shake the bourgeoisie! ”

#31 - Lord Scarborough's closest friend (età Any age)
Lady Violet Scarborough

“ A silent woman is God's gift, there is no reward for a polite woman. A discrete woman is grace upon grace, one cannot evaluate the weight of a modest soul. ”

#56 - The landlord's sister (età Adult: ask this character only if you're at least 28)
Leonard Warren-Hopkins
#59 - The renowned physician and scientist (età Any age)
Lord Henry Scarborough - Talbot
#55 - The young scion (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Lord Oliver Maxwell Scarborough
#32 - The quirky lord of the manor - STAFF CHARACTER (età Any age)
Margaret Alice Murray
#42 - The brilliant bourgeoise (età Young: ask this character only if you're 36 or younger)
Saverio Francesco Vegezzi
#30 - The family lawyer - STAFF CHARACTER (età Any age)

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