The upcoming Whitsun will be my first time participating in this holiday and I want to make sure I understand how it works. I have read the Wiki guide for this holiday but my understanding may still not be completely correct. Here is my understanding with the added caveats that I do NOT possess the highly illegal augmentation device and I have no fate to spend. Please correct me where my understanding is wrong. Thanks.
The main focus during Whitsun is to collect eggs, augment/upgrade them, and then exchange them for certain companions. While there are other things that can be done, this is the main focus. Some secondary foci are 1) Studying eggs to raise certain attributes (e.g. shapeling arts) and 2) Breaking open eggs to yield “prizes”.
You acquire eggs from the Reliable Eggmonger but where is he located? You can acquire as many eggs as you want or can afford. You may have multiple base eggs in your possession at the same time. However, you may only have one egg that is being upgraded in your possession at a time. In other words, once you start upgrading an egg via invigoration or enlightenment, you cannot begin upgrading another egg until your existing one has hatched.
There will be an unknown number of different egg types but some of them will cost a pittance and some will cost an amber ha’penny. You begin Whitsun by being given only three amber ha’pennies and you cannot acquire more unless you buy/spend Fate. How do you obtain the starting three amber ha’pennies?
The best way to approach egg upgrading is to determine which companions you want. This is hard to do since the list for Whitsun 2022 is not yet known for certain. I have interest in the following new companions listed in order from most to least interest to me:
- Iron tooth terror bird – gain thorned ribcages in parabola[/li][li] Aurochs – source of horned skull[/li][li] Young terror bird – source of wing of a young terror bird[/li][li] Quizzical squirrel – gain emetic revelations from attar[/li][li] Spindlewolf – gain talk of the town at party[/li][li] Acicular squirrel – gain scouting in parabola[/li][li] Surveilling Spindlewolf – reduce cost of cover identities in Balmoral[/li][li] Dream-dwelling Carnivorous Aurochs – some gain to the church in Burrow-Infra-Mump (also can be used to upgrade parabola defenses but I have these at 3 already)
Any thoughts on the selection of companions listed above or the priority shown? I do not have an orphanage or Salon and have completed all my research projects to unlock all skeleton types.
Once you obtain an egg, it can be very quickly upgraded with minimal actions using fairly inexpensive items that I likely have in significant quantities. However, I should check this. I have:
- Appalling secrets = 1655[/li][li] Intriguing snippets = 264[/li][li] Foxfire candle stub = 143[/li][li] Extraordinary implications = 243[/li][li] Correspondence plaque = 38[/li][li] Mourning candles = 43[/li][li] Compromising documents = 13[/li][li] Journals of infamy = 326[/li][li] Tales of terror = 35[/li][li] Visions of the surface = 188
I think I have enough of all of these except possible for compromising documents. I will buy 35 of them (2 fourth city echo’s worth) from the rat market next weekend.
After the egg is upgraded to the level desired, you begin the hatching process. Once you start this, it takes 24 hours for the egg to hatch and yield its prize. During this hatching, you cannot upgrade any other eggs although you can investigate/study eggs in your lab or break open base level eggs.