The Mayoral Election 1898

By Sara Veal, July 13, 2020 · Fallen London

A hustings stands in Hastings Square, festooned with bright banners and garish posters. From some, F.F. Gebrandt looks down with reassuring confidence. Others bear the regal features of the Viscountess of the Viric Jungle – as she appears in the Is-Not, rather than London. Others bear the remarkably-true to life image of the Tentacled Entrepreneur – there is even a suggestion of dampness to the image.

Three candidates. Three platforms for London’s health and prosperity. One will succeed Virginia to become London’s mayor for a year. Who will you choose?


Will you get behind F.F Gebrandt? This business-minded chemist and highly respected academic has plans for a wider range of chemical inventions, and founding a museum for the edification of the city’s palaeontologists… 


Or perhaps you’ll be supporting the Tentacled Entrepreneur? He promises to open a salon devoted to a Renaissance of Rubbery Culture in Fallen London!


Or will you vote for the Viscountess of the Viric Jungle? She promises to take Londoners to battle! To change the ascendant powers in Parabola, and raise the position of cats in London.

The Election is a free festival in Fallen London, open to all players. It begins today, Monday the 13th of July, and ends on the 27th of July, with the winner announced that afternoon (BST).

Choose Your Candidate

Use the first week of the Election to find out about the candidates and their platforms via ‘The Mayoral Election 1898’ hub, and through cards in your Opportunity Deck.

From Monday the 20th of July, you’ll be able to cast your vote! 

Choose a Career and increase your Reputation

Whether Campaigner, Fixer or Agitator, your efforts will be required to raise support for your chosen candidate. Advance your Career from the main Election card. At the end of the Election, your combined Election Career level and Notability will be counted towards whichever candidate you chose to support!

This is politics: Reputation is everything. Gain Reputation through the ‘Further your Reputation’ card in your Opportunity Deck. Reputation can be spent to advance your Career, gather information on the three candidates, and to acquire useful items.

Calling in Favours can also increase your Reputation, and each Career type can call on different factions:

Campaigner: Society, Bohemian, Hell, Constables, Church, Great Game

Fixer: Society, Hell, Urchins, Tomb-Colonists, Revolutionaries, Great Game

Agitator: Rubbery Men, Bohemians, Criminals, Urchins, Docks, Revolutionaries

The Outcome

Mr Huffam of the Unexpurgated Gazette (London’s newspaper of note) will be polling the populace throughout, and releasing the results periodically via the main Election card.

On the 27th of July, we will reveal the election results! The elected Mayor will serve for one year, and their Mayoral influence will be felt throughout London until next year’s Election. So, investigate all of their platforms vigorously!

May the best sentient being win!

Discuss the Election on the forums or our Discord!

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James Nox Jul 14, 3:12am

Huzzah! I look forward to a good, (mostly) clean race!