Fallen London: Firkin of Hesperidean Cider

Item Name & Description: a Firkin of Hesperidean Cider, an in-game item from Fallen London, donated by Failbetter Games.

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 a handful of players possess it.

This is the chance for one lucky soul to acquire this miraculous drink. Your Fallen London character will acquire a Firkin 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 a Hesperidean.

Starting Bid: $100.

Shipping: n/a.

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  1. Right then, I\’ll set the ball moving. $100.

  2. The Dark Gentleman

    For the moment, this particular beverage appears to be within my grasp. While I doubt it shall stay as such, I’ll happily make the effort. To your good health, Cider. $120

  3. RevivalSPACESYMBOLLake

    Ah, the tradition is set. I was hoping it would stay quiet for a few days and I could sneak the bottle. Let’s say $140.

  4. The Dark Gentleman

    I’ve always arrived after the bidding has reached truly absurd heights. For the moment, I shall revel in the chance to bid, rather than the expectation I might win. $160

  5. I know how you feel, delicious friend! Quite a thrill to such auctions, even doomed ones. $180.

  6. The Dark Gentleman

    I’ll admit that I’m amazed to find this particular offering in a less-than-hotly-contested state. Although, now that I think of it, the craziest Londoners either have their immortality in hand, or have been snatched up into the fold of Failbetter… $190

  7. This reminds me that, having brought my first Cider NORTH after earning it the long way, I should toss my hat in the ring . . .

    $200.

  8. Oh a delicious drink of immortality, don\’t mind if I do.
    $250

  9. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    I believe this one will be mine. $275.

  10. Oh, well then. Let us see who has the deepest pockets shall we?

  11. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    Afraid this can only end one way. $350

  12. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    Dear me, $400

  13. Hmm? $425

  14. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    Sadly, I haven’t fallen into complacency yet. $425.

  15. Psst, Irresistible Individual, you typo’ed your bid.

  16. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    INDEED. Thank you dear. I’ll have to share! $450. And apologies to Mr Deltoid.

  17. Ginneon Thursday

    Friends! All who have is – the Cider shall be at your beck and call! $475

  18. Ginneon Thursday

    *all who have bid

  19. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    Well clearly, as I’ll be holding it. I guess I will share as well. $500.

  20. Yeah nah, $575

  21. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    Immortality for no less than $600 it seems. Thank you all for your understanding.

  22. Ginneon Thursday

    I am determined to find a way to bring my love to the surface once more. $625!

  23. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    I apologize, I cannot stand aside. You have my sympathies however. $650.

  24. Pssh pocket change, $700

  25. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    An exercise in passing time for the rest of you, I assure you. I’m not going anywhere. $725.

  26. Ginneon Thursday

    I am quite determined. $700.

  27. Small typo there Thursday :P

  28. (Psst, Ginneon Thursday: I suspect that was also a typo?)

  29. Ginneon Thursday

    Submitted at about the same time. No matter! $750.

  30. Thanks! (This kind of thing is why I’m glad we have the 10-minute increments for last-minute bidding.)

  31. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    I feel compelled to remind you that it is best to learn with thing inevitable. Accept the things you cannot change? $775.

  32. Ginneon Thursday

    Haha I like your sporting spirit! $850

  33. (psst: Someone go for a 777 bid, please!)

  34. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    I thank you sir. And that is a very lovely face you have. $875.

  35. Hmmm
    $900
    Bah

  36. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    Terribly sorry. $925. Also my gratitude to those I’m going to outbid for this for not resorting to childish tiny overbids.

  37. Ginneon Thursday

    Come, my friends! Let us sip the Cider together in shared victory. $1200

  38. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    It isn’t kind running the bid up when I’ve no intention of giving it up. $1225.

  39. Ginneon Thursday

    We both have all day – but let’s save some daylight for toasting one another. $1500

  40. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    That is quite the bid, and I appreciate you bidding your limit early. As I’ll have eternity to enjoy the cider, I am in no rush. $1525.

  41. Ginneon Thursday

    But an eternity is best spent drinking as soon as possible! $1600

  42. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    I’m not sure all the time in the world would be good for someone with a temperament so…robust? We all must learn to enjoy the time we have first. $1625.

  43. Ginneon Thursday

    Good fortune then that the Cider corrects mortal extremes! $1800

  44. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    I fear you are looking for answers to problems where something merely extends what you have already made for yourself. $1825.

  45. Ginneon Thursday

    Plenty of time to work them out! $1826

  46. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    That, sir, is a childish way to extend the bid. $1850.

  47. Ginneon Thursday

    Let’s switch it up then! $1952

  48. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    As you wish. $1975.

  49. Ginneon Thursday

    Drink it in good health, my friend!

  50. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    And if I may, I will contact you in London and share a toast with you? You all of course. I do believe I know where to find you, and best of luck with your beloved.

  51. Assuming that there will be no surprise third party, congrats to AICMASIOMAIG for winning the cider, and thanks everyone for keeping the IRC entertained for a good while!

  52. Ginneon Thursday

    It will be an honor, my good Individual Of Mysterious And Indistinct Gender.

  53. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    I’m in the middle of triple-reading the instructions to pay. I am sure CoB is very, very busy at this time, but if you have a chance to confirm the winner of this auction it would do my nerves some good. I believe I need a drink.

  54. Delicious friend of mysterious and indistinct gender, you are the winner at $1975. (It’s dinner and soon to be bath time here, so more detailed processing of everything will wait until later, but I can keep an eye on comments.)

  55. An irresistible, compelling, midnight and sinister individual of mysterious and indistinct gender

    Enjoy your evening, I will follow the clear and detailed instructions I found to go from here. Thank you all.

  56. Thank YOU all! This auction is always a delight, and I’m thrilled and stunned by your generosity. (Also, say hi to IRC for me.)

  57. Good game ol’ chap!

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