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Item Name & Description: A bottle of Fallen London‘s Hesperidean Cider, donated by Failbetter Games.
Fallen London is a free browser role-playing game set in an alternate Victorian-Gothic underworld, where three decades ago, London was stolen by bats and dragged deep into the earth by the Echo Bazaar. Many things are different now, including death itself . . . but once you die in Fallen London, you can never return to the surface. Unless you have a rare flask of Hesperidean Cider, perhaps.
Hesperidean Cider may just be the secret to immortality, and it’s the most expensive item in Fallen London. Though it’s been in the game from the earliest days, only one person has a bottle, as a reward for a pledge of $500 in the Silver Tree Kickstarter.
This is the chance for one lucky soul to acquire a bottle of this miraculous drink. Your Fallen London character will acquire a bottle of Hesperidean Cider. With it in your possession you need never fear Death again — waltz from the Boatman’s clutches and back to Fallen London in a single action! Are your friends suffering from wounds? Then invite them over for a tipple! See their injuries miraculously close!
Be the talk of the Fifth City. Be only the second Hesperidean.
Starting Bid: $100.
Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.