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Benjamin Disraeli's Wreath
Ceremonial wreath

Origin

Benjamin Disraeli

Type

Wreath

Effects

User adopts a highly pragmatic stance

Downsides

Decreases tact and consideration of others. Inability to reply no.

Activation

Touch

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Constatine-77GH

Aisle

326404-7613

Shelf

343521-3628-241

Date of Collection

May 16, 1897

[Source]


OriginEdit

Benjamin Disraeli was a statesman and novelist who was British Prime Minister twice. His policies helped create and bolster the Conservative Party, supporting a Tory controlled government and imperialism over all else. When mentor Robert Peel became PM, Disraeli opposed him for overlooking his work and publicly argued against all his policies. He formed more adversaries within the Liberal and other short-lived political parties. In 1868 when Derby retired from politics, Disraeli became prime minister. “Yes,” he said in reply to a friend’s congratulations, “I have climbed to the top of a greasy pole.” He maintained a close friendship with Queen Victoria, who in 1876 created him Earl of Beaconsfield.

Attempts to remain formal during debates between the two major parties quickly dissolved, as Disraeli turned his attention to the crumbling Ottoman Empire. One of Britain’s long-held enemies, Russia, appeared ready to seize these newly appearing territories. His work to gain the Suez Canal and obtain peace in the Balkans were all successful attempts to gain greater control over the region. Controversial wars in Afghanistan and South Africa, along with growing dissent from farmers and strength in the Liberal party led to the downfall of the Conservatives.

EffectsEdit

Imbued with Lord Beaconsfield's rejection of the gift, anyone who touches the wreath will become highly pragmatic. They will work towards the practical goals over theoretical fantasies and become extremely blunt in arguing against their opponents. Some will follow the user for their straightforwardness and honesty, others will decry their insincere rudeness. The user is also unable to say no for the next twenty-four hours, leading to some future obligations they can’t easily back their way out of.

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