Whitsun 1899

By Sara Veal, May 10, 2021 · Fallen London


Whitsun is here! A Fallen London festival marked by the mysterious and abrupt appearance of eggs!

Eggs all over London – in bath tubs, balanced on chimneys, nestled in sofas, tucked in the holds of docked ships. And they’re vast ones, the size of a beer barrel, an over-rounded dog, a prize-winning marrow.

This year, a new type of egg is available at Whitsun. The Percipient Egg is much like the Scarlet and Aged eggs – except in the ways in which it is not. What will hatch from it?

All of last year’s Whitsun items are available again this year, though Scarlet Eggs will cost one Amber Ha’Penny to buy. Once again, you will get three Ha’Pennies at the start of the festival, with the ability to obtain more for Fate. Spend them wisely.

Acquire an egg. Apply augmentations to it, if you like. Why not? The d___ed things are everywhere, and while London is hardly short on distractions, they’re wonderfully novel – though they do take up quite a bit of space in your parlour.

Incubate eggs, one at a time. What will happen when they hatch? Who knows! Each will take 24 hours to hatch unless you, ahem, assist it.

What else to do with them? Try sending one to a friend. Surely no more dangerous than a boxed cat!

Also: there’s a gathering of gourmets who will sample almost anything. The Apicius Club. These connoisseurs of novel flavours are reconvening for the festivities, and willing to take all manner of delicacies off your hands, including but not limited to these tempting, giant ova. Look for De Gustibus in Whitsun at Ladybones Road to make their acquaintance.

Employ SCIENCE to further your egg experiments!

Purchase a Highly Illegal Experimental Augmentation Device (Probably) in order to get the very most out of your eggs, or investigate them in your University Lab to learn more about their mysterious origin.

Whitsun begins today, 10th May 2021. From the 24th you will no longer be able to buy further eggs. The festival will conclude on the 27th, when – to prevent a dreadful stench – all eggs will be removed, including any which you have not hatched.

Enjoy your eggs!

Note: this post has been updated with an extension to the original dates.


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