Weekly Fallen London Questions, 13/07/2020

While three prominent Londoners want very much to be elected, there are still questions to be answered!

Which is the most threatening piece of text about Blemmigans in FL? I’m wondering just now how dangerous they actually are.

Has anybody else had two Time the Healers today? I’ve just lost a level of Notability which is annoying.

I don’t remember real threatening stuff in FL, but maybe I’ve just forgotten it or have to play some Fate Stories. Maybe take a look at Sunless Sea, if I remember right, there was a quest around helping the Blemingangs to spread around the Zee. That should provide some more information about them.

[quote=NNNnobody]Which is the most threatening piece of text about Blemmigans in FL? I’m wondering just now how dangerous they actually are.[/quote]This was the most informative quote I could find in a quick search regarding Blemmigans on the FL Archives.

&quotThey swarm in shallow waters. They ambush rush-gatherers and drag them to their doom.&quot

The Fifth City Wiki has a bit more information on them, if you’re interested in further reading.

[quote=reveurciel]Has anybody else had two Time the Healers today?[/quote] Based on my Bone Market Exhaustion and Making Waves, I’ve only had one. Are there two messages alerting you to Time the Healer? Maybe you could send a support ticket if you think it has bugged out.

Is there any other way of getting a Curator Skeleton besides starting with a Leviathan Frame?

Is there a better grind for Nevercold Brass than the old Spirifer circuit? Or alternatively, is there a better source of Souls than tricking Spirifers in Spite? It seems wild to turn my nose up at a ~1.7 EPA grind for a specific item, but these days who knows? Plus, I loathe the random rolls of Unfinished Business even if they do, eventually, average out.

A better option for Nevercold Brass would be using the cards to get and exchange your favours: hell. But that isn’t a reliable grind.
I also don’t like the big ranges at many Unfinished Business options. But the worst one isn’t souls, it’s Your crowd of admirers for Greyfield 1879 (5 actions for 101-1000).

[quote=Amalgamate]Is there any other way of getting a Curator Skeleton besides starting with a Leviathan Frame?[/quote]Currently, I don’t think so. The reason being you need exactly 6 limbs (2 wings, 2 arms, 2 legs) in order to make a curator. Adding more joints using the shapeling arts increases ‘Skeleton: Limbs Needed’ up to 8 on any other torso and there are no known ways to cap off these joints like you can with Stygian Ivory and ‘Skeleton: Skulls Needed’.

[quote=elderfleur]Is there a better grind for Nevercold Brass than the old Spirifer circuit? Or alternatively, is there a better source of Souls than tricking Spirifers in Spite?[/quote]You can get 100 souls per action if you’ve built Virginia’s spa in Ealing Gardens, alongside 1-2 brilliant souls. However, it has an alternate success that gives 5-7 Compromising documents instead. This does slightly increase the overall EpA of this option, but it makes it worse if you only want souls. A minimum EpA of 2.5 is pretty good though, so even if you don’t get the souls you’re making a nice profit.
edited by Mulligan on 7/20/2020

In light of the new election items becoming unlocked: Are there any particularly profitable opportunities available for having the new endgame qualities up to 10?

I read something about a lab grind with 10 Red Science, but from what can tell from the wiki, it’s only on an extremely limited list of experiments.

[quote=Alexander Feld]In light of the new election items becoming unlocked: Are there any particularly profitable opportunities available for having the new endgame qualities up to 10?

I read something about a lab grind with 10 Red Science, but from what can tell from the wiki, it’s only on an extremely limited list of experiments.[/quote]
To be a good grind, it only needs to provide a boost to one experiment, if it’s a repeatable experiment.

Researching the Impossible Theorem can be very profitable with high Red Science. Researching Night-Whispers from the Preserved False-Snake can be very profitable with high Kataleptic Toxicology. Player of Chess can be used to obtain checkmates at the chess board and sell them at the Bone Market, although apparently that was nerfed?

Monstrous Anatomy and Glasswork both provide some benefit while hunting. I’m not sure a profitable grind has been identified, although the impact of Monstrous Anatomy was patched last Friday, so there might be something new.

Honestly with new content becoming accessible on a monthly basis, as well as getting patched regularly, the idea of what’s profitable and what’s not is hard to keep up with.

True enough. Thank you for the answer.

What is the best way to farm Prisoner’s Honey? I have thousands of other base items, but for some reason have a lot of trouble getting any Prisoner’s Honey at all. Are there some specific repeatable stories for that that I’m missing?

I don’t know if it’s the best way, but you can reliably get Prisoner’s Honey from an option on Unfinished Business in Veilgarden, if you’re a Person of Some Importance.

With Renown: Criminals 20, you can also exchange their Favours for honey at a very reasonable rate.

[quote=Mulligan]You can get 100 souls per action if you’ve built Virginia’s spa in Ealing Gardens, alongside 1-2 brilliant souls. However, it has an alternate success that gives 5-7 Compromising documents instead. This does slightly increase the overall EpA of this option, but it makes it worse if you only want souls. A minimum EpA of 2.5 is pretty good though, so even if you don’t get the souls you’re making a nice profit.[/quote] After 20 passes the Souls seem to be the (comparably) rare result at 30%, although I’d certainly need a larger sample to confirm. Even if it’s accurate, &quotfailing&quot and &quotonly&quot making 3 EPA is indeed a reasonable consolation prize.

[quote=Judaspriester]A better option for Nevercold Brass would be using the cards to get and exchange your favours: hell.[/quote] Ah, thank you for the reminder; hopefully our new mayor will also have some Devillish connections, because the other Devil Cards are a bit too inconvenient.