Mr Menagerie's Seal??

Alright, I’ve finished Mr Menagerie’s story chain. It said not to talk to him about Mr Barleycorn’s seal until after that. But he just gets mad at me and gives terror. What am I missing?

Haven’t played that far in the Blue Kingdom build. In commander, having finished Mr Menagerie’s storyline, I was presented with both storylets - the failed one you mentioned and the successful one.

Huh, I wasn’t aware there was any way to affect his story. I visited him at each place and bought all his scouts.

EDIT: Oh, it’s a bug that was fixed in the latest patch, never mind.
edited by MidnightVoyager on 2/4/2019

Pay for his story–it’s different the second time around–and then ask him again.