primarily about the importance
objects in our life. Though the storyline follows Florentine as she
unravels the mysteries of an underground fencing organization (FOIL)
and its judges, she's constantly challenged with ideas of possession,
collection, and obsession. Each evening, the members of FOIL bout with
their Prized Possession on the line. The loser must relinquish the one
object that they prize above all others, leaving its fate in the hands
of their opponent.
of loss are eschewed in favor of balanced "rewards," and even failed
bouts are rewarded with some cash. There is nothing in Fleuret Blanc
that can be truly taken away from the player--except for Prized
Possessions. Objects gathered are tallied at the end of each day for
arbitrary points. And though collecting is encouraged for a better
score, the overall implications of the act can be bittersweet.