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What is your preferred skill?

I am Dangerous.:5
I am Persuasive.:26
I am Shadowy.:13
I am Watchful.:40
I prefer a combination of two or three skills.:27
All four! Is that not the point?:49
Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 215

5/20/2018
Congrats to all Paramount Presences Big Grin
I'm currently working on itself, about a week from London's Marrow, after that London's Blood is in reach.
Any tips for grinding Dangerous or Watchful levels, besides the four weekly Trade Secret? (And which one of the London's Nerves would be easiest to acquire? Cheers~)

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Canon
Planning on becoming a Paramount Presence and establishing a Colony in Parabola for him and his friends.
Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of Like some items or some beasts

Please send me a calling card (or letter) first in Fallen London, I will accept most social interactions. (Photographer only if it's a dupe, else not.) I do enjoy RPing ingame, cheers!
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Jaina
Jaina
Posts: 229

5/20/2018
Assuming you haven't finished the University investigations, asking the Porters at the cost of 50 Cryptic Clues gives 104 Whispered Hints and a Sudden Insight, so on average that'd be 31 Watchful per 6 actions.

For London's Nerves:
-Ubergoat is some 22000 echoes (11000 actions at 2.2 epa, +1 action to combine your goats and 1(?) Fate)
-For Scholar, assuming you get to 10 with other stuff, that's 176 actions for Perhaps you can remember something useful. Total cost would be 1760 Maniacs' Prayer, 2750 Correspondence Plaques, 176 Aeolian Screams, 176 Extraordinary Implications, and 176-528 points of Wounds. Not counting Wound reduction, that's 2431 echoes worth of stuff, which would take a fair number of actions to acquire but not necessarily as much as an Ubergoat.
-For Chess, I think it's like 3 actions per game, so in an ideal world, 300 actions to reach 100 Mastery, if we assume 50/50 chances, 600 actions. It should help if you have a weak alt to fight against. Chess with the Boatman would take somewhere in the realm of 403 actions, assuming absolute perfect Watchful. However, I almost certainly screwed up a bit in there and you probably won't have 100% Watchful gear, as that requires a mood, a profession item, and Ubergoat. Hands hurt too much to calculate more but I'd add like 15 actions, so in the realm of 1050 actions.

*There's probably a few errors but that should give you a general idea.*

edited by JainaEgo on 5/20/2018

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Cair-Var, a power-hungry lover of Devils and Rubberies
Hungry Ego, A morally upstanding citizen
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 215

5/20/2018
Jaina wrote:
Assuming you haven't finished the University investigations, asking the Porters at the cost of 50 Cryptic Clues gives 104 Whispered Hints and a Sudden Insight, so on average that'd be 31 Watchful per 6 actions.

For London's Nerves:
-Ubergoat is some 22000 echoes (11000 actions at 2.2 epa, +1 action to combine your goats and 1(?) Fate)
-For Scholar, assuming you get to 10 with other stuff, that's 176 actions for Perhaps you can remember something useful. Total cost would be 1760 Maniacs' Prayer, 2750 Correspondence Plaques, 176 Aeolian Screams, 176 Extraordinary Implications, and 176-528 points of Wounds. Not counting Wound reduction, that's 2431 echoes worth of stuff, which would take a fair number of actions to acquire but not necessarily as much as an Ubergoat.
-For Chess, I think it's like 3 actions per game, so in an ideal world, 300 actions to reach 100 Mastery, if we assume 50/50 chances, 600 actions. It should help if you have a weak alt to fight against. Chess with the Boatman would take somewhere in the realm of 403 actions, assuming absolute perfect Watchful. However, I almost certainly screwed up a bit in there and you probably won't have 100% Watchful gear, as that requires a mood, a profession item, and Ubergoat. Hands hurt too much to calculate more but I'd add like 15 actions, so in the realm of 1050 actions.

*There's probably a few errors but that should give you a general idea.*

edited by JainaEgo on 5/20/2018


Sadly, I have finished said investigations in exchange for Flute Street for a Bifurcated Owl.
I'm going for Money, Money, Money for the London's Marrow, so I'll have that as starting capital for the Übergoat, would it be best to built up on that fortune or first buy one overgoat? (~12k London's Marrow is ~10k)

Thank you very much for the calculations smile

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Canon
Planning on becoming a Paramount Presence and establishing a Colony in Parabola for him and his friends.
Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of Like some items or some beasts

Please send me a calling card (or letter) first in Fallen London, I will accept most social interactions. (Photographer only if it's a dupe, else not.) I do enjoy RPing ingame, cheers!
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dov
dov
Posts: 2454

5/20/2018
Honeyaddict wrote:
Any tips for grinding Dangerous or Watchful levels, besides the four weekly Trade Secret?

Don't spend Trade Secrets on stat boosts. It's a huge waste.

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Jaina
Jaina
Posts: 229

5/20/2018
The most profitable thing you can do, AFAIK, is to buy a bunch of Winsome Orphans and turn them in for tribute. The tribute you have when you go to court, the closer to 2.2 EPA you get (as the actions expended while Zailing are relatively less and less significant), so build up on that and buy the Goats once you have enough for both.

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Hungry Ego, A morally upstanding citizen
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 215

5/20/2018
dov wrote:

Don't spend Trade Secrets on stat boosts. It's a huge waste.


how comes? Are the Searing Enigma's better?

edited: accidentally pressed send too fast
edited by Honeyaddict on 5/20/2018

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Canon
Planning on becoming a Paramount Presence and establishing a Colony in Parabola for him and his friends.
Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of Like some items or some beasts

Please send me a calling card (or letter) first in Fallen London, I will accept most social interactions. (Photographer only if it's a dupe, else not.) I do enjoy RPing ingame, cheers!
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Jaina
Jaina
Posts: 229

5/20/2018
You get a Searing Enigma and 5 Antique Mysteries (125e) for only ten actions (12.5EPA). You're of course allowed to get the stat points but Trade Secrets are worth a ton. They're also one of the only reliable ways to get your score high enough to guarantee a Classic Short Story, if you're looking for one.

If you have two characters, you can get a fair amount of Sudden Insights from playing chess between them. It's cheap but effective (the more you lose, the more you get). Same goes for Sanguine Ribbons (loser gets 5 Hard-Earned Lessons, each round lost gives one, you can avoid actually dying because of silliness). That's pretty much going to give the best results if you're willing to cheese things.


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Cair-Var, a power-hungry lover of Devils and Rubberies
Hungry Ego, A morally upstanding citizen
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 215

5/20/2018
Jaina wrote:
You get a Searing Enigma and 5 Antique Mysteries (125e) for only ten actions (12.5EPA). You're of course allowed to get the stat points but Trade Secrets are worth a ton. They're also one of the only reliable ways to get your score high enough to guarantee a Classic Short Story, if you're looking for one.

If you have two characters, you can get a fair amount of Sudden Insights from playing chess between them. It's cheap but effective (the more you lose, the more you get). Same goes for Sanguine Ribbons (loser gets 5 Hard-Earned Lessons, each round lost gives one, you can avoid actually dying because of silliness). That's pretty much going to give the best results if you're willing to cheese things.


Thanks! I already have a Classical Short Story, no clue what to do with it though :/

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Canon
Planning on becoming a Paramount Presence and establishing a Colony in Parabola for him and his friends.
Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of Like some items or some beasts

Please send me a calling card (or letter) first in Fallen London, I will accept most social interactions. (Photographer only if it's a dupe, else not.) I do enjoy RPing ingame, cheers!
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Jaina
Jaina
Posts: 229

5/21/2018
Just keep it. It's incredibly annoying to get and not worth selling for the amount of effort it takes to get it.

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Cair-Var, a power-hungry lover of Devils and Rubberies
Hungry Ego, A morally upstanding citizen
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 215

5/21/2018
Jaina wrote:
Just keep it. It's incredibly annoying to get and not worth selling for the amount of effort it takes to get it.



I had hoped it was an item, like a weapon or home-comfort when I first looked at the challenge, since it was incredibly hard to acquire.

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Canon
Planning on becoming a Paramount Presence and establishing a Colony in Parabola for him and his friends.
Has some strange ideas the Masters probably won't approve of Like some items or some beasts

Please send me a calling card (or letter) first in Fallen London, I will accept most social interactions. (Photographer only if it's a dupe, else not.) I do enjoy RPing ingame, cheers!
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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2094

5/21/2018
Honeyaddict wrote:
Jaina wrote:
Just keep it. It's incredibly annoying to get and not worth selling for the amount of effort it takes to get it.



I had hoped it was an item, like a weapon or home-comfort when I first looked at the challenge, since it was incredibly hard to acquire.


Nope. They cannot even be mounted as Comforts or Weapons--they appear in your Curiosities section.

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Cathy Raymond
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/cathyr19355

Catherine Raymond aka Mrs. Rykar Malkus http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Catherine%20Raymond (Gone NORTH)
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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 715

5/22/2018
I am a newly minted Paramount Presence, an Author, and a Scarlet Saint (not that anyone asked, but why go for the pointless achievement if you cannot brag somewhere?)

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Lover of all things beautiful, secret admirer of ugly truths, permanently ink stained under the lace... and always delighted to role play.
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Jolanda%20Swan
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Vernet
Vernet
Posts: 9

5/26/2018
I am a Midnighter, a veteran player of the Game, and now a Paramount Presence.
edited by Vernet on 5/26/2018

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http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Mr%20Sherry%20Vernet
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Winthropx
Winthropx
Posts: 33

5/27/2018
I have done it!!!! To everyone who helped me to reach this position, you have my sincerest thanks! Bishop Winthrop is a Correspondent and An Artist in Ivory.

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Bishop Winthrop, a kind-hearted soul
A Paramount Presence
I accept all social actions except Investigating the Affluent Photographer
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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
Posts: 2094

5/29/2018
I have made it at last! cathyr19355 is now a Paramount Presence. Thanks to everyone, especially esrtweet and Fenoglio, who helped me on my journey.

EDIT: cathyr19355 is, like so many others on this list, a Correspondent.

2dEDIT: Many thanks, Ixc, for officially adding me to the list.
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Cathy Raymond
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/cathyr19355

Catherine Raymond aka Mrs. Rykar Malkus http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Catherine%20Raymond (Gone NORTH)
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Jamit
Jamit
Posts: 8

5/30/2018
At last, I have become a Paramount Presence. "(1116 days ago) A stranger slipped you a note! ...but by the time you turn, they're already gone." The Correspondent profession seems to be the most popular. I believe that I've been a Patron in all four qualities. Is it now possible to be a Patron in any of them? My last quality to reach 215 was Shadowy and I became an Invisible Eminence. I would like to continue helping others. Best wishes to all! Jamit EDIT: I see that there are more options on dealings with patronage now. How wonderful!
edited by Jamit on 5/30/2018
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slapchop
slapchop
Posts: 1

6/2/2018
I too have made Paramount Presence

My profile is here: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/slapchops

And obviously Im a correspondent
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Gergerous
Gergerous
Posts: 12

6/11/2018
I also wish to add my name to the rolls of London's Paramount Presences. My profile can be found here: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/profile/Gergerous

I am a Midnighter, a watcher from the shadows, unraveler of secrets.

And suddenly, very available. So if anyone needs a patron, or a speaker for their Orphanage... smile
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colinsapherson
colinsapherson
Posts: 190

6/11/2018
I have been paramount for a little while. Glassman, for the time being.

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http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Colin%20Sapherson%2c%20Lord%20President%20of%20the%20Council
Available for Knife & Candle Moon League matches, Tournaments of lilies and other social actions (including boxed cats and photographers).
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Strangewheys~Wandering
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/RUSKIN~WARE
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Seberin
Seberin
Posts: 109

6/13/2018
Hullo! I recently became a Paramount Presence, and am delighted to join the ranks of such an august group. I am a Correspondent, a Deacon in the Church, and an ersatz doorman of the Temple Club.

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http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Seberin%20Cirion
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