I recently went looking for methods of getting antique mysteries in order to aquire a room number at the royal bethlehem.
What I saw was a bunch of either dated, or somewhat inconclusive methods of achieving this, punctuated, consistantly with the recommendation of "thefts of a particular character" as now, the conversion route from jade had become borderline useless due to the sheer amount of favours needed.
Now, seeings as I am, for better or worse, not a terrifically stealthy gentleman, this didn’t really help me too much.
But looking at the sources I couldn’t help but notice the plated seal, if caught by a monster hunter (which I had funnily enough spent my entire fallen london career up until very recently attempting to aquire), gives the hunter an antique mystery.
Now, I considered this, and, while it was nice, surely it wasn’t worth farming through the zee, then dragging that damned seal back to shore, grinding it into cash and then heading back to zee again for one antique mystery at a time?
Action wise, it seemed flawed, and I was about to resign myself to grinding shadowy. (An idea I was not looking forward to because despite everything attribute grinding makes me feel like I’m not achieving anything)
What caught me by surprise however, was the discovery that, with just using the "tame your beast" tree of breeding the plated seal, you can trade it in for, interestingly, 15 Presbyterate Passphrases, which are just one step away from the Antique mysteries.
Now I understand that the zee is unpredictable at best, but assuming average conditions, I have to wonder if this might actually be as fast, if not maybe even faster in terms of getting those 50 mysteries?
Going for the first flat number, 5 trips in this manner will ganer 75 passphrases (translated into 15 antiques) and 5 antiques straight.
I suppose, the biggest downside I have seen so far is going to be getting the few favours I am still going to need…or well, maybe not so few, it’s going to be somewhere around 9 of the things, which goes well beyond mrs. plenties carnival, which I’ve already used to sell collections…
Anyways, back onto the matter at hand, does anyone know how this method would square up against other methods of getting the room number, and hell, does anyone have any idea how one would go about getting favours from the tomb colonies anywhere near reliably?
edited by Neonir on 6/19/2016