How to use food to seduce a Dark Lord

Welcome to Dark Lord Seduction Plan! In a world torn by a conflict between the Light and the Dark, Dark mage Alina only cares about seducing the Dark Lord and getting him to marry her... Come read about her plans, and the world where she lives!
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Because of my plan to seduce and marry the Dark Lord, I need to consider the topic of food, and all the sacrifices I'll have to do for the sake of politeness... Refusing to eat anything is extremely rude, regardless of how disgusting it is, so I'll have to endure whatever is served to me at elite gatherings. Once I'll finally have enough clout to host gatherings myself, I'll also have to be careful not to serve anything the Dark Lord would not like—not that he would force himself to eat anything, but him not eating would be a great public insult against me! This all means I'll have to be tactical...
Elites' food
  • Characteristics: capital, elite, rich
  • Starter: fish, very elaborate—Ok, but careful of risk of not being hungry anymore afterwards!
  • Main: wheat-based, creamy sauce, hunting meat or exotic meatMeat sometimes very strange especially with one-upmanship, most sauce excellent but can be too rich.
  • Cheese: cow and goat milk, compressed paste & non-baked, soft & creamy, very smelly & strong taste—Smell disgusting but delicious.
  • Dessert: very whippy-cream cake—Disgusting, too sweet & lack consistency + new trend from Illinie! Who even likes Illinie? Why are we imitating them??? No way I'm eating that!
  • Note: study vanishing magic.
    Dark Lord's family food
  • Characteristics: poor, Eastern local
  • Starter: only vegetablesSize perfect, but salad sauce rarely good.
  • Main: potatoes, fruity sauce, often mixing sweet & sour taste—Unusual but very interesting, explains why Dark Lord always prefers fruity-stuff -> adding fruits is great way to please him!
  • Cheese: cow milk, compressed paste & baked, hard, mixed with fruits & nuts—Hit or miss, some combinations too strange.
  • Dessert: fruit tarts with vanilla custard and/or chocolate & nuts—Delicious, I need to try new recipes! Could even try baking myself as a gift? Or too plebeian?
  • My family's food
  • Characteristics: mix elite and Northern local
  • Starter: small mix of meat and vegetables—Size ok, content likely to please Dark Lord.
  • Main: less exotic meat and prefer to eat all parts of the animals as is done in traditional cuisine—Taste great but weird out other regions, don't serve to Dark Lord!
  • Cheese: cow or goat milk used to make baked cheese with compressed paste that are hard and surface-ripened (gruyère, emmental, comté)—Dark Lord likely to consider them dull, serve with quince jam?
  • Dessert: real chocolate cakes & other cakes with consistency!The absolute best, especially melting-heart chocolate cakes! Can mix them with strawberries for Dark Lord.

    Related Articles

    Alina and her Plans
    Family Alina's family · Pet (Her Highness Princess Luna kitten) · Fiancé (Christopher Ashenfaures)
    Work Rune Guild · Colleagues (Madame Solène de Nivers, Master Sérénius de Coroy, Master Jean Lannoie, Mistress Lanton, Mistress Norine, Guild directors, Ingredient procurers)
    Magic Runic magic · Runes · Rituals
    Plans Courtship gifts · How to use food to seduce a Dark Lord · Letter from the Dark Lord · Light-activated artefacts

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    Author's Notes

    Thanks to Qurilion, Dutrius, Soulwing for the inspiration for this article!

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    Dec 9, 2022 23:02 by Aster Blackwell

    The "note: study vanishing magic" made me CACKLE! I have no idea the context for this but it's wonderful all the same.

    Dec 14, 2022 13:51 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

    Thanks XD Vanishing magic is really the perfect thing to have on hand while stuck at an important dinner with terrible food XD

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    Dec 9, 2022 23:32 by Soulwing

    I absolutely love her distaste for the new Illine whipped-cream cake. And Illine as well. Ready to even study magic to not have to eat it. ... I just hope the dark lord will not sit down on one such vanished cake. :P

    Creator, artist and writer of the science fantasy world Kingsmaker.
    Dec 14, 2022 13:51 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

    Thanks! I'm sure the Dark Lord is a person of taste and would agree those cakes are disgusting! :p

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    Dec 10, 2022 08:46

    A great, funny take on the article that gives us both a nice little peek into the food of the setting, the dark lord's preferred menu, and a whole lot of Alina's snark. Great stuff! :D Luna says it's a great article, too

    Creator of Araea, Megacorpolis, and many others.
    Dec 14, 2022 13:50 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

    Thanks! Luna only approve of what she can eat, so she's unconvinced by the absence of a testing menu :p

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    Jan 2, 2023 00:42 by Marjorie Ariel

    I love all the comments this character makes on each of the menus! And the strawberry chocolate cake sounds delicious.   They say the way to a Dark Lord's heart is through his stomach...

    Jan 29, 2023 10:29 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

    Thanks, I had fun coming up with all those comments XD And yes, writing/reading about food always makes me sooo hungry...

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