I have Watchful 112 with equipment modifiers and I am trying to become a POSI. I would like to work on Shadowy but as far as I know all the choices at the Flit and Spite are stealing. I find this rather undignified! So besides cards there are few other options I know of that increase Shadowy. Anyone know of any that aren’t stealing?
Well, if you have Affair of the Box level past Machogany Hall, you could do that, I suppose. But, you don’t really have a lot of choice there, if you don’t want to stea. Depending on how high your Shadowy is, you might want to try and scrape past S check using equipment only,which will require a lot of echoes.
What exactly are the bounds of your ethics? Shadowy skill checks tend to involve dubious activities. But if you think that, e.g., blackmail is acceptable, then there may be opportunities for you. Or if you think that stealing is bad, but acceptable under certain circumstances. Or if your objections of “undignified” are aesthetic instead of moral, there are certain posher types of theft more suited to someone of standing.
It’s not grindable, but a good source of Shadowy is cashing in favors on the Criminals connection card, which gives over 100cp for 5 favors. Criminal favors can be earned from other opportunity cards, for actions which have varying levels of criminal culpability (lying to a constable, blackmailing the Mayor, etc).
Once you become a POSI, there are less-dubious options for grinding Shadowy. You can get a spying hobby, or own and operate your own newspaper. The latter can be done in a completely legal and above-board manner, for people who are into that sort of thing. But the initial hump of getting a POSI and shadowy 110+ is difficult without some skulduggery or justifiable larceny.
BlabberingMat Thank you but I don’t have Mahogany Hall unlocked. But I could try to get at least a better outfit, thanks!
PSGarak I am okay with lying to the constable (it seemed like a pretty small crime,) I might be okay with stealing a few paintings for The Topsy King. For the POSI options, I’m going to be happy when I become one… I like the idea of spying (; . Thanks.
P.S. Do you know if the card for trading criminal favours is the same card for lying to the constables?
In the Flit, shadowing couriers (The Heights of Chicanery) and interacting with the Topsy King and Flit racing (in The Flit and its King) are relatively benign ways to grind Shadowy.[li] edited by Lady Sapho Byron on 9/9/2016
[quote=Mr. Hamilton]I consider that thieving, also I have never liked devils. Thanks anyway though. edited by Mr. Hamilton on 9/10/2016[/quote]
I beg your pardon? I consider parting devils from their valuables a most holy rite. To view such species of sacramental larceny as petty theft… Why, that is irreverent of you, sir. Blasphemous, even. For shame!