Squeaky Clean Legacy 16.4: Little Knights and Ladies
The last )me we le, the Goodytwoshoes, things had taken a decidedly Arthurian turn, with
Dinadan Locks of Goldilocks and the Nine Heirs added to the family.
Nobody seems to have goAen any brighter, however, as it’s seldom advisable to have
snowball ﬁghts in the family graveyard in your jim jams.
I’ve added a bit of entertainment to this chapter. Since we’re in reverse gender Pleasantview,
you’ll see a lot of cross gendered Maxis townies. See if you can recognize them!
The oldest of these knightly liAle Goodytwoshoes are the twins, Parsifal, on
the le,, and Gawaine, on the right. They are, for the most part, very
‐‐and in general chivalry and bravery.
Gawaine: Hah! I was not afraid of that ghost, Percy. That is because I am
the eldest, and I am the leader.
You’re also the one with the red ghost sign over your head.
Parsifal: I do not wish to fall behind Gawaine in my dedica)on to the family’s
honor and well‐being.
Or, more simply, behind Gawaine.
Parsifal: Well. . . Yes.
Their liAle brother, Palomides, is being looked a,er by the family Servo,
Killick was also married to my ﬁ,h genera)on heiress, Ruby, but that was so
long ago that Penelope never even met Ruby.
And even though he has a salty vocabulary, and even though it is Talk Like A
Pirate Weekend, Killick is able to tone the language down for the liAle
Killick: ‘Cos there were this bear, see? An he comed out thru th’ brush an’
the President says, “I ain’t gonna shoot this bear account of it bein’
small, see?” An’ the bear et the President an’ it lived happy ever a,er.*
* Historically, this is not what actually happened.
Killick: An’ it’s bloody (*&%^*in’ lucky for you, m’ lad, which it is acceptable
to use *(&%^%& whatever words I like to felines acos they don’t go
repea)n’ it, see, or you wouldn’ get talked to half so much.
With Killick, the two cats, Dinadan, Penelope, and the three boys, it’s
impossible to try for a much‐wanted liAle girl. And so genera)on Seven
heiress Sophia moves out with her husband, the former Jack Buccaneer
of the Pira3cal Legacy, for a pleasant early re)rement.
And maybe nothing much has changed.
Pamela Wade: You just strolled in as if you own the place.
Jack: Your es)ma)on is not en)rely incorrect, as in point of fact I did own this place and
live in the adjoining domicile. I am so assured that I am welcome at all )mes in my
daughter’s and son‐in‐law’s residence that I feel it would be troublesome to impose
an actual request on their aAen)on.
Pamela: Oh. I see.
Dinadan is much more interested in the opportunity to Try For Baby.
We’ve married in other husbands who were eager to Try For Baby because
my heiresses are only allowed to Try For Baby and it is the only WooHoo
they get. Dinadan, however, really wants the actual baby. Six
Congratula)ons! Though I s)ll don’t understand the ques)on mark. In the
Sims, anyway, if you have to ask the ques)on, you already know the
We’re going to take advantage of Penelope’s early pregnancy right now.
‐‐and open up the ice cream parlor, Rose Ice Cream. This is similar to the store my
heiresses ran in Old Pleasantview, but of course Penelope has to build it up
again from scratch.
I suppose we don’t really have to, but it’s customary for my heiress to own a Level
Ten business and for her husband to run at least one business, the family toy
store. And we must maintain tradi)on.
This brings back old memories of Penelope’s great‐grandmother Ruby doing
exactly the same thing.
You’ll no)ce she’s bellowing almost into the ear of the Sim Doc Nerd calls
Jerky Jake, who has made the life of Cassidy Ve)nari so miserable. Here,
he is employed full )me by the ice cream store.
I’ll leave it to you to decide if that’s a ﬁfng punishment.
I did not understand this reporter at all. For one thing, I didn’t recognize her
as a reporter at ﬁrst. For another, she gave Rose Ice Cream the Best of
the Best Award AND a nega)ve review. Maybe she has a Life)me Movie
Channel psychological condi)on. We may never know.
Penelope: Hmm. I think I recognize him.
Recognize him? How about the blond townie back there?
Penelope: Ice cream, Mr. Legacina? Big stupid expensive pink bear?
Ian Legacina: Um, no thanks. Look, I don’t like being pressured to do
anything. Life’s tough enough, you know? Just let me look at the ice
cream and maybe I’ll buy some, but really, I’m here to live a nice quiet
life and to be let alone.
Ulysses, Penelope’s brother, shows up to toss the ice cream parlor a few stars,
which is also tradi)onal—and nice of him, considering he can only shop at
You may recognize Stanley Legacy of the Victorian Legacy behind him. Can you
iden)fy the guy in the track suit?
Killick has a thankless life, so I thought he deserved a treat and a bit of love.
Pamela: Whoosh. Cold.
She does look cold. And once again, Killick has fallen in love with a BV
townie, so you can’t simply invite her over, oh, no, she has to stay for a
minimum of three days.
Maybe I’ll let him do it when the kids are grown up.
Ah, baby )me.
Penelope: By the fourth )me, there aren’t any surprises.
He’s cheering, he doesn’t care if it’s a boy or a girl. . .
Dinadan: I want six! Or more!
Penelope: Let’s call her Elaine.
Dinadan: Elaine. That’s beau)ful.
I’m awfully pleased that you have a girl, though, and‐‐
Dinadan: About that, Professor.
Um. . .yes?
Dinadan: I would have been happy if Elaine had been a boy, but just possibly you
might not have been. In fact, there may have been some shenanigans.
Could I bribe you to say otherwise?
Dinadan: I’m unbribable, you know that. But if there were another baby, I might
develop a selec)ve memory.
It’s more than )me to meet some of the other neighborhood children and
see some birthdays.
First, over at LyAon’s house, his grandson Albert is about to grow up. Both of
the Goodytwoshoes boys and Ulysses’ daughter Nausicaa are invited.
You may remember Victoria’s husband Adrian, who did the honors. It was a
nice break from gefng him 20 Best Friends.
Albert looks a lot like his mother, Victoria, and like his grandmother, the
And of course it was nice for him to play with his cousins.
Though she is also just aﬀec)onate, period. In point of fact, she has been
going for WooHoo 20 Sims, which would be impossible in the main
While the large gi,s of electronics are much appreciated, I wish we had
thought to leave the service staﬀ for last. Now it is very diﬃcult to have
anyone over without )cking someone oﬀ.
Some of Mommy’s boyfriends are class acts and like playing with Lenore,
Like Rhys Fitzhugh. Rhys could easily have been Lenore’s daddy, if things had
gone another way, so it’s nice that he’s willing to be a sort of stepdaddy.
(Note: this does not make me a Rhys fangirl.)
Her actual daddy is Stanley Legacy, and now that she is older, it is gefng
harder and harder for Carmilla to date and not upset Lenore.
In the last Roman chapter, Marcus referred to a friend from school who had
to be le, behind so the Marius family could go oﬀ and get Marcus’
mommy and daddy hitched.
That was not what it sounded like.
This was the last )me you saw him—Bunthorne, the son of Heather Huﬃngton
and BarreA Goodytwoshoes.
BarreA’s from the extremely aesthe)c branch of the family, descended from Cecil
and LyAon’s brother De Beers and the Simself MichelleFobbs, and from his
son Dante Gabriel, and
You know how bad it makes you feel when a Sim gets old or dies because you
haven’t been paying aAen)on. Well, it’s much worse when it’s a Simself.
MichelleFobbs, the author of the Planetary Apocalypse, got dibsies on De
Beers and has been in my game for at least a year and a half. She was playing
with the baby when Grim came calling and Brutus came to take the baby from
This makes me feel even worse, because De Beers has always been a quiet,
shy, and aﬀec)onate husband, devoted to his art and to his family, and
he was wrecked.
Bunthorne: My candles. My cake. Mine.
De Beers: It’s not all yours!
But he’s cute, isn’t he? So what if he’s maxed playful and Mean? Just don’t
tell Brutus, or he will Encourage Bunthorne to be Nice.
So now that you’re met the other children in the family, it’s )me to get back
to the main house. . .
For a birthday party.
Oops. I o,en don’t no)ce the Fear of a Party un)l it’s too late.
Palomides: Yay! I’m big! I get to be a knight now!
Parsifal: Just one moment, dear brother. Of course you would like to be a knight,
but such an honor is not to be had for the asking.
Palomides: It isn’t?
Parsifal: Indeed no. One must ask—have I the strength? The purity of character?
The custom content? And alas, you do not have the custom content.
Palomides: So. . . If I can’t be a knight, what can I be?
Palomides: But I don’t wanna!
Parsifal: I am stopping my ears, younger brother. What must be, must be.
Palomides: Oh, man. This is sucky and it sucks.
Gawaine: What’s this? I thought Percy explained to you that you can’t be a
knight. There’s not enough CC for you and so you simply have to be a
Gawaine: Don’t be unreasonable. You don’t MATCH. You can’t be a knight if
you don’t match.
Palomides: Who said so?
Gawaine: I said so, and I’m the oldest and I’m named a,er the greatest
knight of Arthur’s court, so what I say goes.
Palomides: Well, I’m a Saracen knight, so I can dress how I want to. And I
bet if you asked Daddy he would say you have to treat me just the same
and that everybody can be a knight or nobody can be a knight at all.
Gawaine: Oh, all RIGHT. You can be a Knight. But ﬁrst you have to go
through a terrifying ordeal.
Percy: Why? We didn’t have a terrifying ordeal. Knights have to have purity
of heart and be truthful and have a sense of jus)ce and it doesn’t seem
fair for Palomides to have an ordeal that. . .
Gawaine: Shut UP, Percy.
Gawaine: In that case. . .
Welcome to the Armory, Palomides.
Gawaine: Daddy let us have it as long as we promised to be good knights
and to help Mom and Elaine.
‐‐un)l somebody catches a boot.
And then I let them do something my Goodytwoshoes children never, ever have
It seems odd that every Goodytwoshoes husband has to earn a Gold
Toymaking badge, and yet the children don’t get to play with the toys.
I’ve been loosening up a bit and lefng them be kids. And this is the ﬁrst
)me anyone has played with a Water Wiggler, instead of just making
them. First it was just Parsifal and Albert‐‐
And ﬁnally the yard was full of wet, laughing children.
A,er a day like that, some of the children were the best of friends.
And they were cold enough to need some cocoa, but very happy.
Parsifal: That was fun! I bet nobody else has that much fun in the water!
Not even at the beach!
You? Almost everyone has forgoAen about you, Cecil. Where are you,
Cecil: That is immaterial, Professor. Cecilia and I are on our travels for her
health and all is going exceedingly well.
Cecil: I repeat: All is going exceedingly well.
Lucy: Geez, you’re tense, Max. When you die, they’re going to have to put on
your grave “Here stands Max Goodytwoshoes.”
Max: Grandpapa called. He said “all is going exceedingly well.” I have no idea
what “all is going exceedingly well” means in his mind. I worry about Mama if
he refuses to face—OW!
Lucy: Don’t be a crybaby, Max, it’s good for you.
Max and Lucy—and Ulysses, and a few other family members—were invited
to Gawaine and Parsifal’s birthday.
Gawaine: I am the oldest. I hope that’s evident.
Parsifal: All right. I will wait. You can go ﬁrst.
Gawaine: Already am!
Gawaine rolled the want to Be The Law, which is just so him, it boggles my
Parsifal, on the other hand—
Parsifal: I see no reason why my strength and purity of heart should not
make me an excellent athlete.
I’m s)ll not convinced that Popularity is right for him, but since he always
does what Gawaine does, perhaps the dice know best.
And a,er all the excitement, the boys re)red to the Armory, and all was as it
had been before.
Also, now that the boys are over, they can be invited over to Uncle Ulysses’
house to get to know him when he is awake and stay there )ll all hours,
hogging his hot tub and bragging about their birthday party.
Ulysses: Lucky me.
Ulysses is like his sister Penelope—shy. So his life is mostly about his job and
his children. He has two liAle alien kids. This is Telemachus.
He’s been able to raise Telemachus and train him in his toddler skills by
taking advantage of irregular todder sleep hours.
It’s a bit tougher for children, but Nausicaa o,en gets up at four or ﬁve in the
morning, since she has a very high energy bed. Then she and her daddy are
able to talk and play before he has to go to his coﬃn and she has to go to
None of this would be possible without Uncle Achilles being around during the
day, making dinner and running baths and playing Pimp Viking.
You can never be quite sure that Ulysses isn’t going to do something
hammer‐headed and die, and yet he isn’t happy if he just lies around—
well, under—the house. I let him work towards his second LTW for no
good reason other than it made him happy.
The Goodytwoshoes cousins were invited over for Nausicaa and Telemachus’
birthdays, and Nausicaa became Best Friends with Palomides‐‐
Even though he is a mean liAle jerk and kept clocking her with baseballs.
Gawaine’s too old to clock her anymore right now, but he’s not above
admonishing her, which I’m sure gets really old, really fast.
No maAer how preAy he is, Gawaine always looks as though he knows best
because he is the Best of the Knights (he’s the oldest, remember?)
And Parsifal admonishes because he has the moral purity of ten, and in
general they can both become a liAle irrita)ng.
I think with Gawaine, it’s partly older‐brother syndrome.
At last it’s sundown, and )me for the birthday party, and it’s a full house,
with Jack (walking away from the camera) all three knightly
Goodytwoshoes boys, the Terror Twins, Max, Doc Nerd, Donna Lothario,
and a few others.
Nice looking, but the dress has got to go.
You’ll no)ce that Penelope and Victoria’s younger sister Regina was invited.
That’s important, as Regina is the Goodygirls placeholder and it’s never
too soon to work on gefng in.
Ulysses: Who’s the girl in the bathing suit?
Don’t know, just some random townie. Let’s let Telemachus blow out his
Carmilla: Awesome! Whoo!
Donna Lothario: At least a 9.5!
As you can see Telemachus grew up well, and very happy.
And his growing up is almost immediately upstaged.
Evidently Doc Nerd got )red of wai)ng for Ulysses to make a move, and she
has a point.
This means that Ulysses is in love for the ﬁrst )me in his life, so there are no
Ulysses: I worry about the implica)ons of this.
Lucy: Hey! Ulysses is HOT!
Too late, Lucy.
Ulysses: OK, um, Dad—I hadn’t exactly prepared for this possibility. I’ve got
two kids, and I’m a vampire—I can’t oﬀer a really normal life, and yet
maybe I should ask her to marry me. Maybe that’s what she expects.
Maybe she’ll be upset if I don’t or even more upset if I do, or ‐‐
Doc: ‘Scuse me, gents, my ears are burning.
Jack: As I was about to state before this young lady made her appearance,
perhaps it would be wise to ascertain her wishes in an open ended manner.
Ulysses: Um. . . ?
Jack: Ask her what she wants.
DocNerd: Why, I would like to be a werewolf! Thanks for asking!
Which I suppose is Knowledge Sim for “let’s take this rela)onship slowly.”
I think Nausicaa is really preAy. I just wish she hadn’t rolled Pleasure with an
LTW of 50 Dream Dates. I don’t think it suits a Pisces Sim who has zero
Outgoing points, ﬁve Playful, and ten Nice, but what do I know. Maybe
she just needs to ﬁnd the right Sim.
It’s too soon to know what Telemachus wants to be when he grows up, but
he’s got a less extreme personality than his sister: Cancer, one Outgoing
point, six Playful and eight nice.
At another Goodytwoshoes house, LyAon is bonding with his grandson
‐‐And Albert’s father Adrian is working on that 20 Best Friend LTW. He got
three cross gendered Maxis townies this )me! Guess who they are.
Legacy Sims also make their appearance.
It’s always fun to ﬁnd out what careers imported Legacy Sims have gone into.
It looks as though Rhys is in the military‐‐
And Apollo Bohemian is in Science. I changed him into his regular clothes
using InSim, or else I wouldn’t have recognized him at all.
Ready to put childish things behind you, Albert?
Albert: But I wish you would tell him to get out of the shot.
Apollo: I’m in ur party stealin’ ur focus!
Carmilla was also invited and was delighted that Rhys was there.
Albert: It’s my birthday? Anyone?
No worries, Albert. Everyone knows that.
Albert rolled Popularity, 20 Best Friends, like his father. With both Gawaine
and Parsifal also Pop Sims, a certain picture is star)ng to emerge.
Now that Albert is grown up, it seemed like a good idea to start doing some
family portraits. There is only one problem with this—I s)nk at using
Maybe a second problem—taking a picture in a group containing three Pop
Sims is fraught with diﬃcul)es. And it was extremely diﬃcult to pose
Adrian, in par)cular‐‐
‐‐so much so that I may have become a )ny bit frustrated.
Never mind. They make a charming family group.
Over at the aesthe)c house, Heather achieved her LTW to reach the top of
the slacker career, thus making it possible for me to ignore her. DG also
pulled a really, really good chance card.
DG: Who said the military didn’t suit me?
Evidently the Sims military suits you ﬁne.
Sadly, Bunthorne may have inherited some of Grandpa’s speech paAerns, too.
Bunthorne: Well, how would you react to a mediocre grade?
Telemachus came over as a friend from school. I love seeing how happy they
are to make friends.
Bunthorne startled me, though, by rolling—not Pop, nor Romance, not even
Knowledge like Great‐Grandpa De Beers‐‐
Fortune. Hall of Famer. He’s sloppy and maxed Playful and really mean, and
it doesn’t really ﬁt with the aesthe)c and ar)s)c heritage of his family,
but Fortune might work for a Sim who is going to inherit an art gallery.
Bunthorne: If you are going to capitalize on my features by making a
calendar, I will insist on gefng a cut.
Carmilla is s)ll gefng along well with Lenore, but it’s gefng trickier. In fact,
Lenore once no)ced that Mommy was on a date with someone other
than Daddy, and started to cry. I suppose what works for adults doesn’t
always work so well for kids.
Mrs. C : That is because you are a naughty, naughty young woman!
Carmilla: Look, Mrs. C, I don’t want to have to open up a can of whoopass on
Carmilla: But I will if I have to.
Mrs. C can’t leave Carmilla alone. It’s the blowback from using the Wishing
Well too much. Normally Carmilla gets along well with male Romance
Naturally, Cassius had to come over, introduce himself‐‐
‐‐and pick a ﬁght. By the )me I had Carmilla ask him to leave, they were
below ‐20 and she had the op)ons to Fight and Buy Oﬀ With $50.
Can I state again, for the record, that I hate this? I don’t care that they’re
high‐chemistry Romance Sims, Eaxis, they HATE each other. Cassius isn’t
even going to remember this, De, so don’t hate him for it. I took most of
my Squinge hacks out, but I miss Less Roman)c Greet and Goodbye.
Carmilla has been restric)ng her da)ng to when Lenore is in bed or in school,
and by now, Lenore is bringing home friends.
Like this one.
Zane: Hey, Lenore, do you have to be so mean? I just wanted to be your
Lenore: Do that again.
Believe me, Lenore, in the Devereaux Legacy Zane is all too familiar with this
kind of thing, but I don’t really think he misses it.
I could be wrong, though. Zane got tons of Aspira)on points for almost every
single interac)on, including the ones in which Lenore kicked him in the
Zane: I got to make friends with a mean and diﬃcult girl! YAY!
Lenore, in fact, makes a habit of invi)ng liAle boys home, kicking the stuﬃng
out of them‐‐
Finally, it’s )me for Lenore’s birthday. You’ll no)ce Daddy Stanley was
invited, of course, as well as Penelope‐‐
And Ulysses, as a long)me friend of the family.
Ulysses: I was vamped in this very house!
Make a wish, Lenore, and grow up to be. . . .
That’s as out of sync with her family as Fortune is for Bunthorne’s. There
haven’t been any Family Sims in Lenore’s family, ever—just Knowledge,
and recently more Pleasure and Romance. She also wants to Graduate
Three Children From College—how is she going to do that and keep up
the family’s supernatural tradi)ons?
Oh well, that’s a worry for another day.
Stanley: I can’t believe how grown up and preAy you look!
Stanley mostly has the Komei face template, and Carmilla has Ben Long’s, and the
results ARE preAy, thanks very much. Mean, yes, but preAy.
She’s also quickly inducted into the family rock band, the Counsels of
The family is so mean that they are constantly spying on the neighbors, and
all the slapping is aggrava)ng Mor)cia Goth’s arthri)s. The only way to
make them stop is to have them playing instruments whenever they’re
Back at Legacy Main, Penelope is enjoying herself as only a pregnant
Knowledge Sim can—wandering the grounds late at night, looking for
Fortunately, Dinadan is a very suppor)ve husband.
Parsifal is quite serious about feats of arms these days.
‐‐and the coopera)ve rivalry between these two has not worn oﬀ.
Parsifal: Why do you ask if I cheat, brother? You know my purity of heart
does not allow it. In fact—
Gawaine: ‐‐you were going to say that I’m the one who cheats, only such is
your virtue that you would never dream of saying such a thing, yeah.
Gawaine: You know our goal is to protect the family, especially our sister,
only so far there’s nothing to do. So in the mean)me, there is one quest
I think we ought to complete.
Parsifal: Should we ask Dad for Permission To Go Out?
Gawaine: You think real knights ask their fathers for Permission to go on
quests? Percy, seriously.
. . . probably we should.
Cashier you may recognize: Are you chafng me up? Were you thinking of
asking me on a date?
Parsifal: Um. . . I think I’m sworn to chas)ty, yes, that would be it.
‐‐Oh, Parsifal, you ﬁbber. Both he and Gawaine checked her out and didn’t
like her much, because they have ridiculous turn ons like custom hair and
hats and full face makeup, which are going to get changed. They merely
went downtown quietly to set their gender preferences‐‐
And to buy cellphones, which is probably more interes)ng to Pop Sims
Dinadan also brought Gawaine and Parsifal to work at the family toy store.
Dinadan bought Tyke’s Tower Toys some )me ago, mostly because I was
)red of running Inner Child Toys and Gi,s.
Poor Mor)mer. All he ever did was found the science nerd branch of the
family and set up the local robo)cs store. He’s lived a quiet life here in
Weivtnasaelp, and he can’t leave the house without having Dinadan
Hard Sell him something he deﬁnitely doesn’t want.
Even far more ruthless Sims than Mor)mer can’t resist Dinadan now.
But the star salesman is Killick.
WriterTina: I do not in any way wish to purchase a bear. Not a small bear,
nor a large bear, nor a stupid expensive Giant Bear. No bears at all.
Killick: Which you will be buyin’ a (&(^&*^&in’ bear.
Killick: Buy a )(&(^&*^&in’ bear.
Purple Bunny: Yes!
I suspect that Achilles really followed this fascina)ng specimen of
womanhood into the shop.
Killick: Which I is only callin’ it a nutcracker acos it cracks nuts an’ nothing
funny about it.
You didn’t understand that at all, did you?
Flavius: Face )me!
Parsifal: Congratula)ons on gefng all the Connec)ons perks!
That’s the real reason Dinadan invited them down to the business. Pop Sims
especially love having the Head For Numbers perk.
They didn’t go down to the ice cream shop, but Penelope made one last run
before the baby came.
Penelope has maintained the tradi)on of selling Very Expensive Stupid Pink
Bears, mostly to simselves like Candi (Chili Catastrophe.)
Penelope: Ice cream, Purple Bunny!
Purple Bunny: Oooo!
She’s really becoming one of our best customers.
Rhys: This is a new neighborhood and I am NOT going to buy ice cream and
Big Expensive Stupid Pink Bears. I refuse to—
Penelope: Big Expensive Stupid Pink Bear!
Rhys: YESS! ‐‐dang.
There’s that mysterious blond townie again. She seems to like the ice cream
store, and she looks very familiar.
Zeeshan may be Doc Nerd’s Jerky Jake, but here he’s a really good employee.
He loves selling people stuﬀ they don’t need.
The reporter came back and wrote a posi)ve review and gave us a second
Best of the Best Award. Maybe she had her memory modiﬁed. We put
both of them on the wall and customers and employees alike walk by
them and approve.
However, what we really want is to get the business to Level Ten. Once
you’ve done Five Top Businesses, one of two things happens—you hate
the sight of a business, or it’s become an addic)on and you can’t stop.
We may be able to wrap this up.
Penelope: Soooo, DocNerd. I understand you’re in love with my brother.
DocNerd: Yeah. What’s the problem?
Penelope: Oh, no problem. It’s just that Ulysses is a liAle. . .slow?
Penelope: And I need ONE MORE GOLD STAR and we’ll be at Level Ten and I
swear to you that if you give me one and I can go home and put my
swollen ankles up I will call Ulysses and tell him to speed up his game.
So Doc Nerd was thrilled to buy some ice cream or something and gave
Penelope the last gold star to put the business at Level Ten, and here is
the picture to prove it.
Penelope: So, Zeeshan, I’m going home now and I’d like you to be manager
so I don’t ever have to come back. I’ll be calling in once in a while to
collect some money, but otherwise I’m leaving you here to work a long
week with long hours at pathe)c pay. Interested?
Zeeshan was thrilled.
Penelope got the business to Level Ten just in )me. Pregnant Sims don’t like
running businesses much, since they have to throw up and pee a lot, but
if they’re permaplat and have a Servo like Killick to help, it’s not too bad.
S)ll, Penelope really was happy to quit. Once she earned her Gold Sales
Badge, she lost all interest in the business.
The twins’ rivalry con)nues.
Parsifal: I topped my teen career!
Gawaine: Big deal, I did mine days ago.
Apologies for the cutaway shot. Penelope appears to be gefng 5,000
Aspira)on points for Emptying a poAy. Actually, it’s Parsifal oﬀ gefng a
Finally, the event I have been wai)ng for so long—the birthday of the ﬁrst
Genera)on Nine girl. With the run of boys we’ve had, Elaine will almost
certainly be the heiress, so what will she be like?
Penelope: She’s beau)ful! But I’m sure we can dress her up a bit beAer. Oh,
goodie—I ﬁnally can use all those preAy liAle girl clothes.
Elaine looks a lot like Penelope, as you’ll see. She’s also Shy, like her mother
and Ulysses, and like her father: a Sag, 6/3/9/8/5.
Obviously Penelope found some of those cute liAle girl clothes she’d been
Dinadan loses no )me in teaching her how to walk.
‐‐which gives them both a lot of aspira)on points. This is helpful, as Dinadan
won’t be permaplat for a long )me and he needs whatever boosts he
I don’t know what she has to complain about. Everyone was thrilled when
she was born. The family went nuts buying her preAy clothes and
redecora)ng her nursery.
Elaine: SIGH. I’m languishing here in my tower. No one EVER pays any
aAen)on to me and I’m le, all ALONE.
Never happens. Everyone is falling all over themselves to give Elaine exactly
what she wants. Daddy is constantly coming in to teach her how to talk
or read to her.
Elaine: Sigh. Languishing.
Gawaine: So, Princess, I’m the oldest. . .
Gawaine: No, no, Princess, you don’t get it! Percy and Palomides and I—and
Dad and Mom—we’ve waited forever for you. Percy and I are sworn to
protect you. We’ll do anything for you. We’re your vassals. Say “vassal.”
Gawaine: Very good!
Parsifal: I hope whatever Gawaine said wasn’t too shocking for your pure
liAle ears, cherub. But you’re everything to us. I’ve put everything aside
to protect you and make you happy. We’re nothing without you.
Elaine: Bored. Lonely. Languishing. Entertain me?
Parsifal: I’m. . . not so good at the entertainment bit. I’m more the “sworn to
defend you to the death” type. I’ll get Palomides.
Palomides was happy to come in as Elaine’s jester or minstrel.
Though I’m not sure if that was a shriek of delight or a shriek of terror.
Elaine: Love. Want love, Mr. KiAycat.
Thank you to so many people, especially everyone who’s waited so pa)ently for an update.
Thanks to everyone whose Legacy Sims made an appearance:
To RubyBlue,Goldilocks and the Nine Heirs, Dinadan Locks and her Simself;
PurpleBunny, Pira3cal Legacy, Jack Buccaneer and her Simself;
Doc Nerd, Ve3nari Dualegacy, her Simself, again and again and again;
Orikes,Pseudo Legacy, Ian Legacina;
Ben/Blite27,Ten Caesars, without whom there would be no Flavius, no Cassius, and no Romans;
Dicreasy,Victorian Legacy, Stanley Legacy;
MichelleFobbs,Planetary Apocalypse, whose presence is greatly missed;
Marina/Smoothiequeen,Villainous Apocalypse, Rhys Fitzhugh;
Jamie/DocGirlP, Bohemian Legacy, Apollo Bohemian;
Peasant 007, Devereaux Legacy, Zane Devereaux;
Walk‐on Simselves: WriterTina, Candi.
Cover: Gordon Grant, from Booth Tarkington’s Penrod.
And thanks to Marhis, who created reversed‐gender Pleasantview. How many cross gendered townies
did YOU spot?