Feast of the Rose 2022 — Non-Gift Discussion

Just to have a separate thread for discussing the mechanics, strategy, or story of the Feast of the Rose. Traditionally the community has told players looking for social actions to do so in another thread, but why fight human nature? The main thread seems very popular for gift requests, so if you’d like to give or receive gifts, try over there!

On a topic other than gift-giving, A Lovers’ Tryst (Airs 1 - 25) has become a real steal with 2 Masquing, 5 Echoes, and ~3.33 Echoes worth of Fascinating to cash out in Helicon House! I’m struggling to justify playing anything else as long as I have enough actions to cycle Airs.

I enjoyed the Tentacled Entrepreneur story. Caroline supports the Rubberies but has been less…immersed…in their culture. Helicon House is providing some cool ways for the consummate Bohemian to become more so. This was no exception.

My first Feast! And the last of the yearly festivals that I will experience for the first time. It’s a lot less romantic than I had imagined. Jars of teeth? Singd cards? Creepy things in abundance.

I’m quite intrigued as to how Whitsun will look on my second go, this time as a high stats POSI (200+ in all but shadowy).rather than a rank newbie.

I have received (and accepted) 3 Gifts and have looked for them in my inventory. I have found the Glass of Teeth in my Curiosities, which is where I assumed they’d all go. I can find a Myrrh-Scented Rose there, but I was sent an Unblemished Exile’s Rose - same pic, but different name. And I don’t seem to see the Decanter of Chartreuse anywhere, not in Curiousities or in Wines or elsewhere.
So, I’m rather puzzled and wonder if I’m simply not seeing something obvious. Can anyone help?

[quote=Glorion]I have received (and accepted) 3 Gifts and have looked for them in my inventory. I have found the Glass of Teeth in my Curiosities, which is where I assumed they’d all go. I can find a Myrrh-Scented Rose there, but I was sent an Unblemished Exile’s Rose - same pic, but different name. And I don’t seem to see the Decanter of Chartreuse anywhere, not in Curiousities or in Wines or elsewhere.
So, I’m rather puzzled and wonder if I’m simply not seeing something obvious. Can anyone help?[/quote]

Chartreuse and Exile’s Rose are weapons.

And Custom-Engraved Skulls are companions. I’ve noticed that some of my acquisitions don’t seem to refresh in my inventory with any rapidity and I’ve had to reload the full page in order for very new acquisitions to show up. If you can’t find something by searching in either your equipables or your general stash, try refreshing the whole page and taking another look.
edited by Shaerys on 2/4/2022

[quote=Glorion]I have received (and accepted) 3 Gifts and have looked for them in my inventory. I have found the Glass of Teeth in my Curiosities, which is where I assumed they’d all go. I can find a Myrrh-Scented Rose there, but I was sent an Unblemished Exile’s Rose - same pic, but different name. And I don’t seem to see the Decanter of Chartreuse anywhere, not in Curiousities or in Wines or elsewhere.
So, I’m rather puzzled and wonder if I’m simply not seeing something obvious. Can anyone help?[/quote]

Under the Possessions tab there should be search fields for both wearable items and all the resource items.
edited by Kaminski on 2/4/2022

I’ve lost that struggle! Apart from acquiring custom engraved skulls in quantity (thank you Rat Market for the inklings!) and picking up a dozen or so Gifts of Scorn to jump start masquing purchases next week, it’s all Trysts and brawls for Airs the next week.

[quote=Glorion]I have received (and accepted) 3 Gifts and have looked for them in my inventory. I have found the Glass of Teeth in my Curiosities, which is where I assumed they’d all go. I can find a Myrrh-Scented Rose there, but I was sent an Unblemished Exile’s Rose - same pic, but different name. And I don’t seem to see the Decanter of Chartreuse anywhere, not in Curiousities or in Wines or elsewhere.
So, I’m rather puzzled and wonder if I’m simply not seeing something obvious. Can anyone help?[/quote]

Why not just type the name of the item in the search box? The game will filter the results for you. It’s here: Fallen London

There’s one search box for the items you have collected, and another search box for the wearable, equippable stuff.

Let’s work it out from the other direction: which is the worst path/option? High risk, low rewards, waste of action etc. The Perfumed Pleasure Garden?

Thank you, delicious friends! I knew I had to be missing something(s) obvious - the gifts can be Companions and Pets. And one’s Possessions are searchable.
edited by Glorion on 2/4/2022

Well, I had forgotten how long it takes to get through a Nuptial Phantasie! I enjoy them, but it does take ages to draw all three cards…

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying the season.

I have one question: what happens if you take the Fate-locked Advancing your Spouse’s Career option, obtain the upgraded Spouse and then were to separate for them?

Would you have to pay Fate once again if you wanted to re-join later? Or is it like with the Secular Missionary/Revolutionary Firebrand, whom you can freely separate from and re-join as many times as you like?

Has anyone in fact tried this?

Other than that - is there a new card for the Platonic Eminence Grise, or does she use the same one as the Partner in Crime?

Are there reasons later in the game to prefer one tattoo over another? What I mean is - are there reasons to prefer B or D or R? I currently have gear that can provide me with 9B, 7D or 15R. If the need for all three is roughly equal later in the game, I guess I will go for a D tattoo as it is my lowest BDR stat. If there are reasons to boost one of the BDR stats over the others, let me know and I will go for that one. Thanks.

You can get a second tattoo next year, but you can never get a second “no tattoo”.

What I’m saying is, you should definitely not choose R, even if you come a across a reason for wanting it very high.

Thanks. I now better understand the options and will definitely choose either B or D. Any reasons later in the game to select one over the other? Whichever I choose, can I get the same one again next year or do I have to end up with one B and one D?

You can chose any combination of tattoos, you can get 2 dreaded ones or 2 bizzare ones or 1 dreaded and 1 bizzare. Which is better is hard to say though, both are useful and you may find yourself wanting one over the other later in the game but calculating so far in advance is pretty hard so I’d say just go for what you think is the most interesting tattoo (personally I’d say the hidden tattoo is the most interesting but that can wait for next year…)

So the Efficient Commissioner is that woman from the Mask of the Rose dating game? Did we know that already?

Sure looks that way, yeah. And, people had their suspicions, but we didn’t know for sure, no. I was certainly taken by surprise.

Yeah, I was wondering whether this was already common knowledge from somewhere since I hadn’t seen anyone comment on it despite the portrait having been visible for a couple of days now.