So I’ve just taken the leap to become a POSI and I’m wanting to get my profession from Author to Correspondent. I note that I need to get Scholar of the Correspondence to level 10. I’m just wondering what others think the "best" way of getting there to be? Currently I’m grinding "Somewhat Challenging Music" / "The Lead" at the The Empress’ Court (resetting my "Carving out a Reputation at Court" when it gets to 4) but obviously that takes a while (20 actions per with a bonus of 3000 pearls as well…)
That’s the best method to get it up to 10. If you have 20 Fate you can also get the Empyrean Redolence at the Labyrinth and breed an Ocelot (its card can give you a free point up to 10 periodically), but otherwise just keep up those symphonies.
I am in the similar situation, but I don’t have access to Court or University anymore. Beneath the Neath took me to 3, and I’ve managed to get to 4 with a help of some Surprise Packages. So, as far as I know, I now have only air dependent FQ option. Is it capped?
The University option used to grind up to 21 actually unlocks only with 5 levels of SotC, so, if you’re hesitant to spend Fate on Ocelots, you can always throw away more valuable resources to get that sweet, sweet SotC 10.
Just to be clear: The University option for increasing your SOTC by using correspondence plaques under Shadowy Dealings is available after you finish the Case at the University if you eventually go through the scientific exploration sequence and get re-instated (at the limited level available.)