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misterrojo
misterrojo
Posts: 5

11/7/2015
Hello, and good evening to all.
I am in need of a certain, large quantity of brass buttons. 5000 of them to be specific, for a rather merry gentleman.
Could someone mayhaps be able to give some brass buttons to me? Or if this is not possible, at least advice a good way to acquire them in large amounts and with due haste?
my profile is: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Lord~Arturus~Dragonne

Thank you in advance
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Rupho Schartenhauer
Rupho Schartenhauer
Posts: 786

11/7/2015
It is not possible to give you brass buttons. It is also the wrong option anyway.

You need a certain key.

But first, you need a ship.

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misterrojo
misterrojo
Posts: 5

11/7/2015
Then this task shall prove somewhat more difficult.
Any advice on entering the docks and adquiring a ship?
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Sara Hysaro
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11/7/2015
Get all your stats to 100 if they aren't already, and become a Person of Some Importance. By then you should have access to Wolfstack Docks (or it should be reasonably easy to gain access), and you can begin your quest for a ship. I'd recommend the Rusty Tramp Steamer to start out with; later on you can sell your ship to get the one you like the most.

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Rupho Schartenhauer
Rupho Schartenhauer
Posts: 786

11/7/2015
You need to become a Person of Some Importance (POSI) first. To do this, raise any of your four main stats to 100 (the help of equipment is permitted), then start looking through your card deck for a blonde lady.

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Cortez the Killer has killed a Master, definitely.
Deepdelver has become the progenitor of London's brightest star. It's... complicated.
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misterrojo
misterrojo
Posts: 5

11/7/2015
Thank you all
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VioletBandit
VioletBandit
Posts: 100

11/7/2015
I believe (I'm also at this stage of the ambition, and on the process of acquiring a ship) that giving him your dreams also works, in case raising those happens to take you less time than to become a PoSI and acquire a ship. It's a matter of luck on drawing dream cards.

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Rupho Schartenhauer
Rupho Schartenhauer
Posts: 786

11/7/2015
VioletBandit wrote:
I believe that giving him your dreams also works.

Indeed it does, I had forgotten about that!

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Cortez the Killer has killed a Master, definitely.
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Hobnail
Hobnail
Posts: 179

11/7/2015
I HAVE MEAT

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Grenem
Grenem
Posts: 2067

11/7/2015
VioletBandit wrote:
I believe (I'm also at this stage of the ambition, and on the process of acquiring a ship) that giving him your dreams also works, in case raising those happens to take you less time than to become a PoSI and acquire a ship. It's a matter of luck on drawing dream cards.

If you value those qualities at all, though, the price is too high, and the story will soon require the ship anyways. it may be theoretically possible to continue with just the polythreme ferry for some time yet, but it's highly inconvenient, and the story gets progressively more expensive from here on. For most people, it'd be wiser to buy the ship, and put the ambition on hold until then.

Also, the text when you turn the brass in might be interesting to you, though it's probably just a waste of 45 echoes of goods. It's no bold revalation, no prophecy from heaven, but it is a little, interesting, moment of characterization.
edited by Grenem on 11/7/2015

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11/7/2015
Grenem wrote:
VioletBandit wrote:
I believe (I'm also at this stage of the ambition, and on the process of acquiring a ship) that giving him your dreams also works, in case raising those happens to take you less time than to become a PoSI and acquire a ship. It's a matter of luck on drawing dream cards.


If you value those Dream qualities at all, though, the price is too high, and the story will soon require the ship anyways. It may be theoretically possible to continue with just the polythreme ferry for some time yet, but it's highly inconvenient, and the story gets progressively more expensive from here on. For most people, it'd be wiser to buy the ship, and put the ambition on hold until then.

Also, the text when you turn the brass in might be interesting to you, though it's probably just a waste of 45 echoes of goods. It's no bold revalation, no prophecy from heaven, but it is a little, interesting, moment of characterization.
edited by Grenem on 11/7/2015




Snow Belie is one looking for her Heart's Desire. I can say that you never, ever want to give up the Dream ranking, as even if the card draws are standard, the time getting to those ranks again is ridiculously long since you have to draw them all enough frequently to that value.

And as noted from other replies, it is not an option choosing the Brass selection, unless you wish to read flavour text at a cost of 45 Echoes worth of goods.


So that leaves one left. The Stone tentacle Key requires a ship. Even if you get the inexpensive Tramp Steamer, you need to progress on the Wolfstack Docks to the point where you have crafted or won the following: 1 Bazaar permit, 1 Legal Document, 1 Personal Recommendation, 1 Cellar of Wine, 1 Whirring Contraption, 1 Volume of Collated Research, and 2 Strong backed Labour to get to the buying a ship section, whoich you need really to be a PoSI to do.
At that point, you can just buy a cheap Tramp Steamer and worry about getting the components for a full ship later (or if you so wish to do the high-end cost now, you could try for a proper ship, but that takes 1-2 weeks of grinding on average when you solely focus on that, give or take a few turns on played card draws, and this is assuming you are a PoSI of course.)




If you have any questions on any specific details, just post in the thread.
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