Fallen London is a world where not having allies means not having resources. Unfortunately, unless one is seemingly everywhere at once ( say, a Mr), forging solid connections to all factions is nigh on impossible. Therefore, sacrifices must be made. One can realistically only join a limited number of factions; which ones are you the most connected to? Who do you most value? Why do you associate with certain factions, and avoid others?
Personally, the Bohemians are among my staunchest allies. Being the Hedonist I am, I enjoy their wine and art filled company, and have oft found myself coming to in their salons and houses without an inkling of how I got there. Furthermore, they are quite a good source of wine and honey, two items which I prize. I am currently saving up for Broken Giant 1844, and they have helped me get there fractionally.
The Devils are also quite interesting. While I am hardly up to their level of -dare I say it?- devilishness, I admire their ruthless cunning and find myself deliciously intrigued by their trade in souls. I value my demonic friends, and oft find myself aiding them in performing their dark deeds.
Finally, the Urchins see things that many do not. Though young and seemingly harmless, they have far more power over Fallen London than others wish to believe, and forging connections with them is rewarding, at least to me.
I would also like to take a moment to point out how much I loathe The Great Game. Though it is an especially vital connection to have, thinking of myself as a piece in the grand scheme of Fallen London does not sit well with me. I am no pawn, but an actor, or so I’d like to tell myself. At least the Bohemians tell me so, though.
One last note: I am quite interested in the dealings of the Masters. Connections to them are difficult to bring about, and surely only the very great know them more intimately than the rest. I wonder at what potential they could unlock…