Stretch Goals #1 and #2: the Town and the Courtyard
Thanks to your amazing generosity we’ve hit our target already, and The Silver Tree is going to be an actual thing. Thank you!
Lots of people have asked us about stretch goals - it’s time to begin revealing them! The city of Karakorum is now open to us. There are six places in it to visit: the Town, the Courtyard, the Palace, the Steppe, the Temple, and the Mountain. There’s a stretch goal associated with each one.
As a thank you for the incredible support shown by our backers, we’re going to consider our first planned stretch goal - the Town - well and truly hit, and make it available to all backers!
Stretch Goal 1: the Town - achieved!
The streets of Karakorum are clogged with travellers from the Silk Road. The air clamours with a dozen languages as people buy and sell, trade news and tell each other outrageous stories about far-off lands.
We will organise a live online chat between our delightful backers and a number of characters from the Silver Tree and Fallen London! Have you ever wanted to ask one of the Masters a question? Is there something you need to say to the Gracious Widow? Would you like to hear the salacious details of some of Sinning Jenny’s celebrity indiscretions in person? Now’s your chance! We can’t guarantee they’ll give you the answers you want, but who knows what they might let slip among good company...
All our backers, at every pledge level, will receive an invite to this little soirée in a couple of weeks, with information on the date, how we’ll do it, and the characters taking part. If you can’t make the scheduled time don’t worry! We’ll give you a chance to submit questions beforehand, and get through as many of them as we can. We’ll also make a transcript available for backers afterwards.
Stretch Goal 2 - the Courtyard: $26,000
At the end of the main road through the town stands the Great Khan’s palace. In the courtyard gleams the pride of the city: the silver tree fountain. The guards allow a select few travellers to drink from its streams of wine, mead and mare’s milk. Will we be among the lucky ones?
If our funding total reaches $26,000 we will write a new backer-exclusive story for The Silver Tree!
The Sculptor’s Tale will allow you to delve into the past of the silver tree’s creator, William of Paris. Learn the secret behind his miraculous craft! Find out what he’s running from, and why he had to run so far. Discover what he’s hiding from his patron, the Great Khan, and what will happen if he’s found out...
Told in flashback, the Sculptor’s Tale will be a tale of desperate secrets and human fallibility. If we reach this stretch goal, every backer who has pledged $25 or more will be able to play it when The Silver Tree is released.
This story will be an exclusive Kickstarter reward - it will only be available to you, our backers.
And finally, a little tease about our next stretch goal: Around Karakorum stretches the broad Steppe. A few hardy travellers cross it, bringing word of other cities, other lands, other stories...
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