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Early
Early
Posts: 196

12/29/2011
Having recently bought access to the Soul Trade and Rubbery Murderers stories, I thought I'd ask what other people thought of them, and what recommendations you have to make for future expenditures of Fate. No spoilers, of course.

Personally, I was disappointed with the Rubbery fiasco. It wasn't a bad story, per se... but nothing was really resolved, there were no real rewards, and no new pieces of information that I hadn't been aware of. As a regular story I would have been fine with it since it's at least nicely atmospheric, but for the Fate price, I wasn't thrilled. The Soul Trade is more interesting, at least partially because the Fork and Timepiece both unlock the occasional choice in storylets, which is a great way to tie it into the story.

Considering getting the Long-Lost Daughter or the Secrets Framed in Gold story next, or possibly waiting to eventually unlock the fate-locked part of the Hound of Heaven story. Any advice?

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Reused NPC
Reused NPC
Posts: 259

10/30/2017
Aniline wrote:
ExceptionallyDelicious wrote:
I do miss the forger, but there is always a price that has to be paid in the search for sacred knowledge. I only regret it was his life I ruined, instead of my own, but I think there's some beauty in that. Most people are willing to sacrifice their own wellbeing, but another's? That forced me to reevaluate my priorities. In the end, I decided there was no price too great to pay for knowledge, and my choices reflected that. Even if you don't change your destiny, I would say the decision is still well worth it.

Er, do you know you can pay Fate to get him back? The ultimate price of knowledge and friendship is like $4.
edited by Aniline on 10/30/2017

Well yeah, but where's the poetry in that?

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Diptych
Diptych
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12/29/2011
Rubbery and Daughter were interesting at the time, but ultimately forgettable. The Soul Trade is something you can carry with you always. Secrets Framed in Gold has more ties in the lore - I'm glad I did it - and Hound of Heaven Part 2 is epic and well worth pursuing.

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Estelle Knoht
Estelle Knoht
Posts: 1751

5/29/2016
Significant Lore Bombshell:
The Waltz that Moved the World - Lore on Vienna, Woods in Winter, Thief of Face, Sunless Sea tie-in (Vienna)

Discernment - Bombshell about Devils and Souls, Potential premature ending, players confused about a soul called Salami (or something like that), Fate-locked Story tie-in (Soul Trade)*, actual effect based on your involvement with the Soul Trade

Flint (Part 1) - Chit-chat with the Bishop of St.Fiarce, Mostly hype, Preparing seriously for the Elder Continent

Flint (Part 2) - Elder Continent sightseeing, Zootopia tour (making your prior preparation a joke), Marsh-style Flash Lay, Potential companion loss (not permanent), Potential Dangerous overcapping, Permanent access to Apis Meet, Chit-chat even more with the Bishop

Run around London:
The Frequently Deceased - Optional choice allows you to torment the Starveling Cat successfully, story about the Serving Class of London; many small nods to your other stories and items, well-received

The Art of Murder - Gigantic murder-fest, info about Thief-of-Face, best to play with Flint

The Court of Cats - Coy lore about cats and Parabola, not much info about the Duchess

Explore a place, adventure game style:
The Haunting at the Marsh House - One-shot self-contained misadventures, minimal lore, rare quirk checks, unique remote address available (functionally equal to others)

The Pentecost Predicament - Does the "explore the house" structure better than Marsh House, Sunless Sea follow-up (Empire of Hands)

Affects regular gameplay:
Cut with Moonlight - Odd info about Mirrorcatch Boxes, add varied options to faction depending on your choice, Sunless Sea tie-in (Mirrorcatch Box, the Blind Bruiser)

Five Minutes to Midday - Temporarily affects factions cards, Fate-locked Story tie-in (Theological Husbandry / Diocesan Intrigue)

Promises of future consequences
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Lost in Reflections - Bombshell about Paris, Mandatory stats loss, Potential premature ending, Side-plot structure similar to Diocesan Intrigue, One choice provide lasting consequence, well-received

The Last Dog Society - One choice provide lasting consequence, mandatory quirk loss, Sunless Sea tie-in (Dawn Machine)

Nonsensical:
The Seven-Day Reign - Nonsensical mechanics towards the end, (pointless) potential permanent loss (mauve shirt available at start to make it extra pointless), player backlash against cannibalism, minimal effect depending on Membership with Stags, Minimal Sunless Sea reference (Kingeater's Castle)


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Tie-in = Recommended you play the relevant content; the stories themselves will explain the background to you, but they are biased in-character and can't make up for first-hand experience.

Follow-up = Highly recommended you play the relevant content - the ES is practically a sequel to whatever content mentioned.
edited by Estelle Knoht on 5/29/2016

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travellersside
travellersside
Posts: 288

2/9/2012
There aren't many suggestions that we can give you, since you're really asking for spoilers.
But go on, I'm sure that you want to know what will happen if you force the forger to destroy the picture. You're just reluctant to be so heartless. You'll break him, of course. And you won't have the painting to sell, obviously. And it is a rather valuable picture. But if you sell it, you'll always wonder just what you missed.
So, go on. Break him. It's not like he's someone important, after all. People like him can be replaced so easily. After all, he may have lied when he said that there was nothing left to reveal. There might be further secrets to uncover.
Or there might not.
Choose.
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Hailey
Hailey
Posts: 43

1/12/2012
Speaking as someone who has been enhanced, I'm fully happy with the purchase, although I have tired of my rubbery companion and have since become entangled with a certain spy. The extra options are always interesting, and I look forward to seeing what comes later. Although I do wish I had a few more points in the quality to spend.

Also, I've bought pretty much every fate option. I don't mind giving failbetter my moneys, given how much Echo Bazaar has entertained me over a long period of time.

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Cornuthaum
Cornuthaum
Posts: 13

10/11/2012
I just wanted to chip in for a moment.

I got Exceptional Friendship somewhere around the start of september, and, after a few days worth of camping in Watchmaker's Hill to find a very regretful fellow, I went to the House of Chimes and did his story.

It was beautiful. Fallen London has top-notch writing all around, but the Regretful Soldier storyline is, so far, my clear favourite. It is so very human in the cavernous horror that is the Neath.

It was so good, in fact, that it motivated me to skip a movie (ParaNorman, alas, I shall catch you on DVD) and buy the Soul Trade, just so I could become a Shepherd and... do the thing for the person in the place.

Yes, that's how good it was: It made me buy another fate-locked option all on its own.

So far, the Soul Trade was quite fulfilling. It lacks the cohesive greatness of the Regretful Soldier since it's spread out in opportunity cards, and the jump from being barely involved and then meeting a certain Sour individual is ... quite drastic. The story would have benefitted greatly by explaining more about the Soul Trade in general and just -why- Spirifage is such a crime, as the Murder option wouldn't be such an odd nail out in that case.

TLDR: The Regretful Soldier is, so far, the best thing in Fallen London, and dealing with the horrors of [That Place] and [That Vehicle] is a wonderful step upwards after doing the University storyline. I whole-heartedly recommend getting an Exceptional Friendship just for that story, much less its other benefits.

(Don't get me wrong, I love the University storyline; it's brilliantly well-written, but I hate skittering things and I don't think I'll ever be able to look at a mirror again in the next year or so without thinking about having my eyes torn out. I hate skittering things. And mirrors.)
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dov
dov
Posts: 2580

3/29/2016
Skinnyman wrote:
As everyone else said, you can get Cider from Eyeless skulls conversion, but you need 5 of them.
If only that were true.

You can get a Cinder, though, to keep you warm until you get the Cider :-)

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Lady Taimi Felix
Lady Taimi Felix
Posts: 202

12/6/2015
Lomias wrote:
I am wondering, does anyone like me who spend 12 passphrase to travel to the South in disguise in Flint II, and get nothing special in return? (థ౪థ)


Our bonus was not to smell animal dung the whole journey, which is its own reward, I think.

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Jolanda Swan
Jolanda Swan
Posts: 1823

12/24/2016
Let me leave that here: The Empress' Shadow was one of the best Fate-Locked stories I have played through and the carousel it leaves you with is so much fun. I intend to play through it a lot from now on - the rewards are variable and worth the grind, and I can use Tomb Favors, Dock Favors and the various Connected it possibly bestows. Most importantly - the story is beautifully written.

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Daedalus_Falk
Daedalus_Falk
Posts: 239

4/13/2018
I just want to post this here, both because I am very salty and as a warning to others:

I just finished the "Bound in Diocesian Intrigue" plotline. Picking the option where you refuse to help the Bishop resets your alignment in the Affair of the Box to "A Guardian of the Realm" - which means that if you picked "Conscience of Empire", you will gain A Turncoat next time you pick the normal options.

I want to say that this is really kind of unfair on the part of the devs, here - I had no warning that my choice there would affect an entirely different plotline, and in addition not wanting to see London invaded again doesn't really seem to logically entail that you support the Masters. Anyway, be warned.

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For I was hungry, and you gave me rats. I was thirsty, and you gave me rats. I was naked, and you gave me rats. The rodents were gathered together, the cats slept in the Sun’s blindness, and the rats rose like the Moon, in the light at the edge of the cheese.
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Barse
Barse
Posts: 707

9/23/2018
Yep!

Source: did it 7 times.
edited by Barse on 9/23/2018

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RandomWalker
RandomWalker
Posts: 948

2/11/2015
Lomias wrote:

Right, FBG is tempting players to pay fate for "shortcuts", it is really up to players themselves to consider whether they should invest on these "shortcuts". For me, exploring stories that are otherwise inaccessible like the Soul Trade and the Gift is the prime reason to purchase fate, while 20 fate for ratwork velocipede is fair, 30-40 fate for 1 or 2 extra BDR is just not worth it.
edited by Lomias on 2/11/2015


To be fair to FBG, they really don't have aggressive monetisation with this game, and everything is pretty clearly labelled. You can spend fate for extra content, you can spend fate to smooth out the grind, but it could be much worse in both cases, and they don't force your hand. You could spend fate just because you like the game, come to that.
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Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3740

4/2/2018
Last Dog Society is also not well-liked. Discernment is a bit more popular but I wasn't a fan either. Haunting at the Marsh House is decent and can give a unique lodgings, so I'd recommend that.

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Finvara
Finvara
Posts: 430

5/10/2013
Sometimes a Love Story is more complicated than the basic formulae we are taught to expect, and more enjoyable.

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Sara Hysaro
Sara Hysaro
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Posts: 4514

12/2/2015
I don't think the penalty is that bad. I don't regret getting a Boneless Consort for Delmar at all. A bit on the steep side in terms of money, sure, but the non-monetary cost isn't terrible enough to negate the benefits of getting a +3 Bizarre spouse. You can regain what you've lost afterwards (and that particular connection is very easy to get back).
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TheThirdPolice
TheThirdPolice
Posts: 609

1/29/2016
More like a trip to Polythreme. There's a long action carousel with many storylets to choose from, so you can spend a ton of time there if you want to. Your first trip will take particularly long (in a fun way), as you travel down there. Later trips let you shortcut that stage for 15 actions round trip (and no supplies), so it's definitely not just popping out to the corner store. Don't remember what if any items you need besides supplies.

EDIT: *Shakes fist* Saraaaaa!
edited by TheThirdPolice on 1/29/2016

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Sara Hysaro
Sara Hysaro
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Posts: 4514

1/15/2016
You could get a Judgement's Egg through Flint Part I if you got precisely what the Bishop was wanting you to acquire for your trip.

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Sara Hysaro
Sara Hysaro
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5/29/2016
Mordaine Barimen wrote:
It sometimes happens, but I've not worked out the pattern yet.


It's the way the post is displayed in the split second while it's being submitted. I think if you doubleclick submit it has a chance of posting that instead of what you wanted to post.

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Diptych
Diptych
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12/3/2014
Having now finished the Dadd Wing storyline (hooray for four endings, counting the two variations on 'Ambition'), I have to say, what a brilliant story! The interpretation of the title character is a marvellous use of a fascinating figure out of modern history, and I was really satisfied with the endings. I hope it's available as a general purchase in the future so everyone can enjoy it.

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Juniper Brown, the Ill-Fated Orphan. Esther Ellis-Hall, the Fashionable Fabian.
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Guest

12/2/2015
Whadda you expect for forbidden romance? Considering what you keep, it's acceptable. (Oh look, no spoiler tags needed for now.)As noted, what's lost is easily regained while the +3 Bizarre (and their card) is permanent. Whether it's worth 100 fate is a whole other story....
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Alexis Kennedy
Alexis Kennedy
Posts: 1374

5/10/2013
> counted up a total of 159 words...75 cents



  • Whenever someone says something like this, it briefly inclines me to ask them exactly how many words they'd expect for 75 cents. But only briefly.

    It ... felt like other content that you can get for free.


    And whenever someone says *this*, it briefly inclines me to go through and Nex up, say, a half-million words of the million words we currently give away for free. 3-Nex snippets are little scraps of extra fiction or advantage, for the price of half a cup of espresso or a packet of crisps; we generally find people treat the 3-Nex level of purchase as a tip jar.
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    Alexis Kennedy
    Alexis Kennedy
    Posts: 1374

    5/10/2013
    OPG: I see your point re: timing. I'll add it to the list of things to take a look at.


    Someone said elsewhere - I thought on this thread, but I can't see it now - that they'd cheerfully pay Fate for more Sisters information. That's unlikely to happen - they are what they are - but there are extant clues about some of the island's subsidiary mysteries, and there will probably be more.
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    streetfelineblue
    streetfelineblue
    Posts: 1459

    12/28/2012
    Nagato-01 wrote:
    I've concluded my Diocesan Intrigue storyline, I chose to side with the Bishop. Did anybody choose the other options?


    Nope. The Bishop's was so wholeheartedly optimist and overall nice that I couldn't stand to disappoint him smile (Seriously, a bishop that you can find beside you shoveling snow from Fallen Londoners' houses? I'll do all I can to try and avoid him getting killed).

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    Diptych
    Diptych
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    8/12/2014
    You can ask here if you want to know mechanics, rewards, recommendations, and so on. The wiki ban is because, in a story-based game like this, posting the actual text would literally be giving the Fate-locked content away for free.

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    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Posts: 786

    5/3/2014
    This seems to be a recent change: raising Connected the Masters by singing for a certain Master at the revel is no longer capped!

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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.
    Dr. Kvirkvelia, gone NORTH on 23/12/1894.
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    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Rupho Schartenhauer
    Posts: 786

    12/12/2014
    For those interested in the new Incarnadine Robe items: Mr Stones' gift can be seen on my own profile, and Mr Apples' gift here.

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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.
    Dr. Kvirkvelia, gone NORTH on 23/12/1894.
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    pinstripeowl
    pinstripeowl
    Posts: 53

    12/29/2011
    I wish I had paid more attention to the Rubbery Murders as I played it as I'm stuck on the last step and can't remember what I had done. If you could replay it, like the benefactor storyline, that'd be better. Particularly as now it could be tie in with the velocipede squad corruption.

    In general I do spend all my fate on stories. The ones that go on for longer (like the secrets framed in gold, which was a card) or places like Flute Street which are glorious, or the extra breeding of animals are worth it. In fact, I often forget which things did cost Fate as I take it more as a token for the entire game.

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    Flyte
    Flyte
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    Posts: 672

    6/7/2013
    Owen Wulf wrote:
    Speaking of fate-locked content, does anyone else find it ridiculous that we need to cough up 10 fate just to name our ships and 'remember' the name of our spouse?
    Respectfully, I think this is just the sort of thing we should be expected to pay for. It's a cosmetic change. It can be monetised without locking up delicious narrative (which, like all inmates, wants to be free), thereby denying it to the many adorably precocious orphans in developing countries who, as we all know, learn English (and civilised gender politics) by playing this game.

    For the rest of us, it's a gentle reminder that even Starving Artists need coffee, that we might easily assist them by means of some small economy elsewhere, and that, should we do so, they've prepared a small something by way of thank you.

    To put things a little differently: it's actually good when it looks like we're not getting much for our Fate, because it means that instead of charging us for lots of content, Failbetter is giving it to us for free. I see Fate expenditure as a donation which helps pay for next month's free content and comes with a few perks. I'll continue seeing it that way until the tabloids expose the extravagant lifestyles of England's fat cat interactive narrative pioneers.

    Sorry if I sound preachy. These forums sometimes make me think that the easiest way for Failbetter to increase customer satisfaction would be to put more content behind paywalls, so we'd technically get more for our Fate.

    circe wrote:
    It does seem ridiculous to me as they are both expensive to acquire in the first place and you can name your pets at absolutely no cost, not even an action.
    Shh, don't give them ideas...

    More seriously, I suspect that not many people would spend Fate on naming their pet Sorrow Spider, but that those who did would reasonably expect it to be better implemented than it is at present.

    I had a goldfish once, called Dr Pangloss. We were never close, but even so I couldn't bring myself to feed her to my St John's Lily. I bought five sacrifical redshirts from the Bazaar, but it transpired that they were cunning as well as cheerful. They all adopted the same name, and I couldn't tell one from the other by sight. In the end, I fed my plant all six.
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    dov
    dov
    Posts: 2580

    4/6/2014
    Rook Crofton wrote:
    Yes, I see him every 2-3 days on average.

    And today he appears out of nowhere! Thank you, Dov. (It must have been the RNG playing games with me. Sorry!)

    Nothing to be sorry about.
    It's a known and established fact that one of the best way to force a reluctant opportunity card to finally arrive is to ask/complain about it on the forums. Works every time.

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    David
    David
    Posts: 79

    12/11/2012
    Nagato-01 wrote:
    I've gotten my hands on Flute Street. Without giving too much away, which of the final choices are best for grinding?


    From a monetary standpoint, none are especially rewarding. However, they can be good for a few select things. A the time I did it Connected:Rubbery was kind of hard to come by; but with conflict cards that is less so now. Really though the best part is the story; I would stay until you've done each one at least once just for that, and then you'll know which (if any) to grind.
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    Alexander Feld
    Alexander Feld
    Posts: 371

    12/7/2013
    Seberin wrote:
    I'm mulling purchasing the continuation of the Velocipede Squad storyline. My understanding is that this story can result in the acquisition of a new mode of transport. I also understand that, if certain choices are made, you can be locked out of the squad carousel. Can someone let me know (via PM or cryptic hints) if these two are related? In other words, will I be forced to surrender the vehicle to get a desired story outcome? Many thanks!

    Buying the Fate-continuation for the story will immediately give you a new velocipede with +2 Respectable, +2 Dreaded, and +1 Shadowy. I do not believe there is anything you can do to lose this vehicle; you certainly do not lose it through the same choices that lock you out of the carousel.

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    Erika
    Erika
    Posts: 528

    2/5/2016
    Hello, /me waves their hand

    It's me with the fate expedition data!
    Uttermost Wind seems to be the entire range or 40~240.

    Gallery of Serpents:
    1% What is this (125E)
    24%A carefully wrapped container (125E)
    25% Lovers? (126E, or close, I forget how much jade)
    25% Fallen Idols (625E)
    25% A terrible end? (312.5E)

    Regarding how best to spend your fate on an expedition? That's easy. Get 100 supplies, go through it 1 progress at a time, let your progress go above the goal, let your Rival's Progress hit 10, read unique (for Serpents) Rival content, read all priest/gentleman content.

    If you go through the Fate expeditions for text, then take your time! Prepare yourself, savour the content.
    Different recommendations apply if you're doing it for the treasures.

    Also What Profit?:
    [spoiler]
    City Vices: What Profit?
    (Unusual Frequency)
    Involved in the Soul Trade 5
    Connected: Hell 5
    0 x Your very own Infernal Contract
    0 x Remote Address
    [/spoiler]

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    Màiread
    Màiread
    Posts: 385

    10/19/2017
    My echoes for the Unpleasant Person path start here (all done in the name of a certain destiny, alas): http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Màiread?fromEchoId=4277335

    I didn't do any of the really mean options to force him to continue so it isn't a complete archive of all the story options, but you'll get the secret nonetheless.

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    RandomWalker
    RandomWalker
    Posts: 948

    2/4/2015
    The story is good, in my opinion, there is the opportunity to access some juicy lore, and the reward is an extra option on an existing card that will either significantly reduce Scandal or Suspicion (your choices determine which card and so which menace they reduce).

    My only real objection to it is that my 'Connections: Society' card is now massively over-loaded, with a panther, a closest to, a menace reducer, and a making waves / minor wounds reducer on it. If I'd known the consequences of my choice, I might have let game mechanics over-ride my conscience and get the menace reduction on a different card.
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    RandomWalker
    RandomWalker
    Posts: 948

    8/3/2015
    RandomWalker wrote:
    So there's a new option on the 'A restorative' card, which is specific for people with a peculiar appendage. It looks very interesting, but I kinda want to keep my wounds right now. Has someone taken up that option, and if so could someone link me the results, and the consequences?

    Thanks.


    As it seemed to be unknown, I took the option, and you can find it echoed here: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/RandomWalker?fromEchoId=6283174

    Unfortunately my Dangerous is at max right now, so I have no idea how big an increase it offers, but it does seem to be a very effective (if expensive) wounds removal option.
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    Barse
    Barse
    Posts: 707

    4/19/2018
    Jaina wrote:
    I was browsing the Wiki for Flint related content and found this
    http://fallenlondon.wikia.com/wiki/The_Imperturbable_Patroness
    20 Dangerous, 10 Watchful, 3 Dreaded. Is she a temporary ally? I never see folks talking about her in terms of minmaxing.

    Also, is a Dreadful Surmise guaranteed for Flint? (I intend to do Flint at the start of next month, when I allow myself to purchase more fate, and would like to get that for Sacksmas 2018/19).

    She is very temporary, only with you for a short while at the Prison of Flint (long enough for her stats to help you with exactly one stat check, I think). If there was a way to bring her Londonwards with you, believe me, I'd be first on that train!

    A Dread Surmise is not guaranteed, but it is one of the rewards available at the very end, and the three final options tell you in italicised text exactly what they will give you, so if you need a Surmise it's pretty hard to miss.

    edited by Barse on 4/19/2018

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    Barse
    Barse
    Posts: 707

    9/26/2018
    I've done Flint too many times; you get at most one from Flint per playthrough. I think you can also get one from the Art of Murder but don't quote me on that; I might be making it up. They go away if you use them, and using them is entirely not worth it - gives either a Diamond (I think a Magnificent one) or a Map item (I think Puzzling, but I don't recall right now). If you ask for the candle, the Snuffer says no, and you have to pick one of the other options.

    I'll edit this later when I'm home and can say the rewards for sure! Needless to say, the Gratitudes themselves are far cooler than the things you can trade 'em for, in my opinion.
    edited by Barse on 9/26/2018

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    suinicide
    Posts: 2434

    5/31/2016
    A grand total of one action. If even that.

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    RIP suinicide, stuck in a well. Still has it under control.
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    phryne
    phryne
    Posts: 1414

    11/20/2017
    re: Flute Street. Here's a bare bones list of rewards which I hope will be allowed:

    [spoiler]
    (1) The Rubbery Hound
    a) Lure: 1 x Rubbery Hound (if < 1)
    b) Speak: 1 x Direful Reflection

    (2) The Neighbours
    a) Deviless: 600 x Nodule of Deep Amber, 1 x Nodule of Warm Amber
    b) Clay Man: 300 x Cryptic Clue

    (3) A closer look at their devices
    a) Watch: 7 x Appalling Secret, 2 x Extraordinary Implication
    b) 100 Fate option: Peculiar Personal Enhancement

    (4) The Deepest Tunnels: 1 x Unearthly Fossil (if < 1), 5 x Appalling Secret, 7 x Cryptic Clue, 2 x Extraordinary Implication

    (5) Interview with a Fluke: 5 x Appalling Secret, 2 x Extraordinary Implication

    (6) The Rubbery Men take you away: 61 x Cryptic Clue, 2 x Extraordinary Implication

    (7) Elocution Lessons: 1 x Favours: Rubbery Men (up to 7), 200 x Nodule of Deep Amber, 4 x Whisper-Satin Scrap
    [/spoiler]
    edited by phryne on 11/20/2017

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    Jeremy Avalon
    Jeremy Avalon
    Posts: 345

    2/15/2016
    absimiliard wrote:
    Since we're talking about the Court of Cats I'd like to ask for some advice.

    Since I ran across Sunless Sea and then came here I've strongly wanted to toss some money at Failbetter, so I've bought some Fate. I'm doing a bit of gift exchanging as I plan to stick around for a bit and didn't want to miss out on Feast items and then have to wait another year in frustration for them to roll around again. But, honestly, I'm more into story, particularly as it relates to my character's backstory and role-play with my in-game friends.

    My character is obsessed with cats, the lands behind mirrors, snakes, and the Duchess. So I chose to play the Court of Cats, and I really liked it, it pushed almost all of my buttons -- again, didn't really care what the reward was, just really loved the story. I then got Lost in Reflections and really enjoyed that story as well, this time I do have to admit I liked the reward as well.

    I'm not asking for spoilers, and I don't really care much about the reward as I would prefer good story and lore -- though "Nope, that's too much of my Fate for nothing at all," does exist.

    Given all that wall-of-text, would those who have remained reading to here care to offer me any advice on either Fate stories or choices on cards involving Fate that you think I should get?

    P.S. "It occurs to me that perhaps I should confirm I am an Exceptional Friend of the Bazaar, just in case there's something especial in Mr. Chimes' that I should look out for."

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    edited by absimiliard on 2/15/2016



  • I suggest getting Caught Up In A Soldier's Heartbreaking Tale, which you can do in the House of Chimes (no additional charge). Completing the story permanently will require involvement in A Trade In Souls, but if you have access I might suggest Heartbreaking Tale first, because having it confound your decision for the Trade is altogether a good thing for story purposes.

    Purchasing the conclusion to The Secrets of Beasts in the Labyrinth of Tigers is also highly recommended -- and, if you pursue that content all the way to its ending, it is possible to tie it in with Parabola during a later season.

    The Gift has little to do with Parabola, but it is widely regarded as some of the best-written Fate content in the game; often it comes recommended with a disclaimer that "you should buy this regardless of the fact that it will clog your deck with a below-average opportunity card, because the writing is amazing".

    Flint is recommended for similar reasons, although its scale is much larger and its price commensurate (and the rewards, and risks, are much more significant).

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    navchaa
    navchaa
    Posts: 569

    2/17/2016
    Ava Pepper wrote:
    I took it, and loved it. I think the warning is there for good reason. Some characters would never want to risk harm to others.

    [spoiler]My character already had "Bringer of Death" so it wasn't a big deal, ethically for her.[/spoiler]



    Thank you Ava, that's helpful because my character had no qualms taking on that role either.

    Thanks also to Charlotte, who generously sent me some sample echoes to decide whether I'd like to take the plunge.

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    Danko
    Danko
    Posts: 142

    2/12/2016
    th8827 wrote:
    I have enough fate for 1 Exceptional story. I like the Navy and the Duchess, so I am debating between Last Dog Society and Court of Cats. Which story has better lore, and which story has better rewards? Please don't spoil anything.

    Personally I found those two stories slightly weaker than the rest, with Last Dog Society being a little better. I think you won't regret trying Lost in Reflections, since no exceptional friend in existence ever did.

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    2/17/2016
    I would also happily recommend taking the option to become Jack. I read through the non-fate route on the wiki before choosing myself, and that is also a good story. it really comes down to an RP choice of choosing to stay as the detective or become what your hunting.

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    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

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    Jermaine Vendredi
    Jermaine Vendredi
    Posts: 598

    4/3/2016
    Greetings, gentles!

    Having worked my patient way through the 88 pages of records created by your discussions, I would like to express my gratitude for the recommendations and sundry judgments on the quality of fate-locked tales. I am about half-way through the Soul Trade, my first purchase, and find it fascinating.

    Thank you!
    Jermaine, late Vicomte Vendredi

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    Julius Stokes
    Julius Stokes
    Posts: 113

    6/24/2016
    I finished Cut With Moonlight a few days ago - 11/10 would sell illegal sunlight again.

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    Aniline
    Aniline
    Posts: 144

    10/7/2018
    Vega wrote:
    No, remarrying a Foreign Office spouse does not require Fate, provided they're in the same faction you originally chose. (At least, that's my experience through remarrying a spouse my character Betrayed. The heinous things a character does for the sake of Seeking the Name.)

    "It's cheaper than a divorce!"

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    Francesca Ayers-Kernighan, bat-hunter, cat-whisperer
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    Sandi Gummy
    Sandi Gummy
    Posts: 75

    7/12/2016
    Understood! One day I will save up enough for a prepaid card!

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    Hello all I am new xD
    You can play chess or do things with me ^^
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    Anchovies
    Anchovies
    Posts: 421

    10/2/2017
    ExceptionallyDelicious wrote:
    Hey all, about to complete the Empress' Shadow. Would someone mind PMing/echoing me some of the end results? I have not yet played the Gift, so I'm at a loss as to whether or not I'm supposed to be diametrically opposed to everything the Empress does or feel sorry for her.
    How does "political dress-up with lesbian overtones" sound to you? All six parts of the best ending to Empress's Shadow can be found in this other post of mine.

    ExceptionallyDelicious wrote:
    Any insight really would be nice, or any opinions on the Empress and her children in general. Appreciate it!
    Well, the Traitor Empress did consign an entire city to an underworld of apocalyptic dangers (evil spider hive-minds? literally Hell itself?) rather than accept her lover's mortality.

    The Empress's children aren't responsible for London's condition. They are, however, users of red honey, which makes them nigh-unforgivable monsters. If you've been to the Isle of Cats in Sunless Sea, then you know how deeply appalling that stuff is. Literally eating the memories of an unwilling victim is sorrow-spider levels of shameless evil.

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    —Sir Arthur C Clarke

    Lionel Anchovies. Character on indefinite hiatus.
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    Anchovies
    Anchovies
    Posts: 421

    11/12/2017
    Màiread wrote:
    So I know that Theological Husbandry is one of the more recommended Fate purchases, but does it offer much that's useful to an end-game player beyond the story (I think the narrative is pretty short, right?) I'm trying to pick between a few things and balancing the best stories with more mechanical advantages, so, yeah. Cheers!
    The Empyrean Redolence content includes the following game benefits:

    1. A companion with a total +4 BDR, tied for best-in-slot with the much-much-much more expensive Übergoat.
    2. Two cards which can increase Scholar of the Correspondence up to level 10 for almost no cost.
    3. A card which provides an Aeolian Scream on a successful 50/50 luck challenge.
    4. A companion which reduces the cost of starting a newspaper by 1 Ornate Typewriter (effective discount of £60.00).
    5. A rare card which removes all wounds.

    There's other goodies as well, but those are the big ones.

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    Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God — but to create Him.
    —Sir Arthur C Clarke

    Lionel Anchovies. Character on indefinite hiatus.
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    Wiwo
    Wiwo
    Posts: 365

    4/19/2016
    Remaining in the Squad's good graces gives a pretty decent opportunity card if you don't mind profitable menaces.

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    Care for some cider? Here's how to ask me for some. Strange pranks strongly preferred.

    Care to pet a Heptagoat? Too bad. It doesn't do anything (probably).

    I'm a Correspondent and would be delighted to lecture at your orphanage.
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    Delphinia Drael
    Delphinia Drael
    Posts: 14

    12/11/2017
    I believe I got my Dreadful Surmise from the 'Share a little honey with the Captivating Princess' option during the Feast of the Exception Rose.

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    A Crooked-Cross who burned the orphanage down.

    Currently: Flute Street, I'm coming...
    Available for calling cards, boxes, and other shenanigans.
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    Reused NPC
    Reused NPC
    Posts: 259

    12/3/2017
    I got my Surmise through the season conclusion for the Season of Ruins, personally. Since the Surmise is at the same stage as other items offered by season conclusions, it may be available in other season conclusions as well (although I wouldn't depend on it).

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    Edmund Viric, a rather dreamy sort.

    "I won't stay long, I shan't stay long! Tell me a secret."
    --the Baldomerian
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    The Curious Watcher
    The Curious Watcher
    Posts: 323

    12/5/2017
    I recently finished the Secrets Framed in Gold story and picked the special Skin of the Bazaar option, but I still have some questions about the significance of the painting. I wasn't able to get all the details like about who made the painting?", what happened to the people featured in the painting, or the nature of the nightmares and cryptic phrases that seems to make no sense. I am especially salty that I wasn't able to pass the almost impossible luck check near the end, so if anyone can summarize the significance of this painting, please let me know.

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    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Melancholic%20End-Bringer
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    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/The%20Lethal%20Nightmare
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    Greg M
    Greg M
    Posts: 197

    6/19/2018
    I would love an option to attack the Gazebo. Knowing Fallen London, they've got to know the "Eric and the Gazbeo" story (see link below if you don't)...

    http://www.dndadventure.com/html/articles/gaming_stories.html

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    earthbourn
    earthbourn
    Posts: 151

    9/26/2018
    I'm currently out of London, so I can't look at the options' text, but I know one option (something about remembering Stone?) gives a Magnificent Diamond, and I believe the one about a map gives a Puzzling Map. Not sure what the other two do.

    Can confirm the item goes away when you use it. I got two from the two times I helped the Woman in Yellow during Flint.

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    earthbourn
    earthbourn
    Posts: 151

    9/4/2018
    Skinnyman wrote:
    4) When starting the second part, I noticed that having a Deputy is required, but in the list there's also A Quiet Woman which I didn't have as an option. What did I miss or will this be something related to the second part?
    edited by Skinnyman on 9/2/2018

    I believe A Quiet Woman is referring to the Woman in Yellow, so if you didn't choose to save her from the Patroness, you won't be able to take her as your deputy.
    edited by earthbourn on 9/4/2018

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    SingingFlame
    SingingFlame
    Posts: 34

    12/3/2017
    Pan Tofel wrote:
    Can anyone please confirm playing the fate locked option on the Decommissioned Streamer card won't replace my submarine with some half-wrecked washtub?

    I know it's highly improbable, but better safe then sorry, right?


    Nope. There are only two ways to lose your ship - scuttling it yourself, or [spoiler]pursuing a very unwise quest to its natural conclusion[/spoiler].
    edited by SingingFlame on 12/3/2017

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    Plynkes
    Plynkes
    Posts: 647

    5/1/2018
    Monara wrote:

    I'm quite annoyed that the game just skips something that important, that I paid to be able to read, without confirmation, if the page times out. Three times in a row nonetheless, and now I'm considering asking for a refund.



    With the game behaving how it is right now, I am not doing any important or one-time content at all. It just isn't worth it. I shall wait until things improve, assuming that they do.

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    "Then tell Wind and Fire where to stop, but don't tell me."
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    Plynkes
    Plynkes
    Posts: 647

    4/17/2018
    Daedalus_Falk wrote:


    I just finished the "Bound in Diocesian Intrigue" plotline. Picking the option where you refuse to help the Bishop resets your alignment in the Affair of the Box to "A Guardian of the Realm" - which means that if you picked "Conscience of Empire", you will gain A Turncoat next time you pick the normal options.


    I think you have solved my mystery. On another thread I was bemoaning and puzzling the fact that I was branded a turncoat the very first time I ever played the box carousel, having never declared for the Masters and only ever picking anti-Masters options. I played Bound in Diocesian Intrigue a long time before I got around to doing the Affair of the Box and had forgotten all about it (besides which I had no idea what the qualities I picked up there did). Seems my alignment was decided for me by my conduct with the bishop.

    Feels a bit inconsistent to me. There are plenty of other ways to help and harm the Masters in the game that don't do this, so it seems a bit odd that this one singular action does it. Anyway, perhaps you can take some solace from the fact that you've helped someone else out in solving my mystery for me. Now I at least know it wasn't a bug.

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    Beau Mercy
    Beau Mercy
    Posts: 76

    6/17/2016
    I am somewhat disappointed to discover that the second Exceptional Friend Candle doesn't recharge at the same time as the other candle. I had hoped Exceptional Friends got actions twice as fast! Oh well, it will pay off when I wake up in the morning or get home from work!

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    Wiwo
    Wiwo
    Posts: 365

    3/29/2016
    Skinnyman wrote:
    Now, a question of myself: I heard that the Aunt story can get a card which has a certain success to get you some coffee. If the choices to it aren’t intuitive, can someone PM with some hits regarding the options.
    Thanks you!



    At the conclusion of the story, your aunt will ask your advice regarding employment. You might steer her toward Mr. Wines if you've got an interest in pills and potions...

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    Care for some cider? Here's how to ask me for some. Strange pranks strongly preferred.

    Care to pet a Heptagoat? Too bad. It doesn't do anything (probably).

    I'm a Correspondent and would be delighted to lecture at your orphanage.
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    Clifton Royston
    Clifton Royston
    Posts: 110

    5/6/2016
    I have a question regarding The Gift, perhaps best asked under spoiler:

    [spoiler]I made my way to the somber dining room and chose to Look at the dinner at the last moment, because it turns out I can't resist anything I've been told is an unwise choice. So I got to see all the horrors at their meal but it sent me to Nightmares 8 and I went raving mad which pulled me out of that storyline and into the Mirror Marches, from which I ended up back in my lodgings. Fortunately it didn't end the storyline for me.
    I assume if I get back to the same point and continue to wait and listen, it follows the normal course whatever that turns out to be.
    The question: If I were to go back in there starting with Nightmares at 0, would choosing to Look instead of prudently waiting still send me up to Nightmares 8, or would I be able to get through that storyline differently? Or does Look just saddle me with nightmares and then proceed as if I hadn't looked?[/spoiler]

    I don't need to be driven insane by horror again, I've done that now. I'm more interested in whether making the more reckless choice here would give me an otherwise different part of the ensuing storyline, which I'm very curious about.

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    Lady Karnstein
    Lady Karnstein
    Posts: 333

    6/6/2020
    Zeel wrote:
    In terms of the Fate-Locked Story 'Discernment', could anybody tell me why it's not popular? As a Hell-affiliated entity the premise seems quite interesting, and yet based on the reddit ranking of Fate stories it's one of the lowest. Any tips as to why?


    If you don't go with the flow in terms of going along with the infernal hijinx, the story ends fairly quickly and you miss a large chunk. This is the case for a few stories, but I suspect a larger percent of players were just not okay with what was going on there. Aside from that I don't recall it being particularly good or bad. I rank it lower less because I thought it was a bad story more because I just did not get that much out of it.

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    Daedalus_Falk
    Daedalus_Falk
    Posts: 239

    7/23/2018
    So, I just finished "The Gift", and at the end of the story I offered myself up to B. My question is - what just happened? Are there any theories? The text mentions "dining on something less replaceable", but I'm not sure what that could be given that I still have my soul.
    edited by Daedalus_Falk on 7/23/2018

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    For I was hungry, and you gave me rats. I was thirsty, and you gave me rats. I was naked, and you gave me rats. The rodents were gathered together, the cats slept in the Sun’s blindness, and the rats rose like the Moon, in the light at the edge of the cheese.
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    Jaina
    Jaina
    Posts: 239

    5/2/2018
    Does anyone have a link to an up-to-date spreadsheet on breeding rewards? I found an old one that was missing a few and I updated it with Wiki info (assuming that's current) but I'm still missing a few for Rubbery Hound. Trying to figure out what to use mine for.

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    Hungry Ego, A morally upstanding citizen
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    Jaina
    Jaina
    Posts: 239

    5/5/2018
    What do you get from using Snuffer's Gratitude? I'm probably holding onto it but I am curious.

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    Hungry Ego, A morally upstanding citizen
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    Fadewalker
    Fadewalker
    Posts: 136

    12/6/2016
    I'm afraid that the season of recolution here is not the season of exceptional stories; it might refer to an FL version of Spring of Nations/ Year of Revolution, I suspect?

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    Skinnyman
    Skinnyman
    Posts: 2149

    11/7/2016
    Mr. Sails wrote:
    What does the Long-lost Daughter option on the "Old Bones" card in the Nadir yield?

    [spoiler]One CP of Dramac Tension and 1.7 Echo worth of stuff (think it's a Memory of a Distant shore, one Romantic Notion, some Appealing Secrets[/spoiler]

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    I am accepting Plant battles, Neath's Mysteries card, Starveling Cats and boxed cats.
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    Jermaine Vendredi
    Jermaine Vendredi
    Posts: 598

    6/30/2018
    Yes, the only way not to be invited to the revels is never to go in the first place.

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    No plant battles, please.
    https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Jermion
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    Jermaine Vendredi
    Jermaine Vendredi
    Posts: 598

    10/28/2017
    Faey wrote:
    Having been away for quite awhile, I'm looking for information about what, if any, Exceptional Stories are worth buying at this point (both in terms of just being a great story and in-game rewards). Also is The Empress' Shadow worth it? Obviously I'd love to do all of them, but I'm not financially ready to drop 1000 Fate on extra stories.


    The Empress's Shadow is generally very highly rated, partly for the lore, but mainly for the complete action refresh Of the other ES stories, it depends how far you want/need to go back. We have had a couple of exceptionally good seasons recently. There is a thread with some information here:
    http://community.failbettergames.com/topic25248-results-of-fatelocked-story-survey-sept-.aspx

    HOTOHOJO and the 12.15 have generally been reckoned excellent of among the more recent offerings. The question also came up in this thread:
    http://community.failbettergames.com/topic22290-the-best-fate-locked-content.aspx
    edited by Jermaine Vendredi on 10/28/2017
    edited by Jermaine Vendredi on 10/28/2017

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    Cthonius
    Cthonius
    Posts: 362

    7/23/2016
    BlabberingMat wrote:
    Is additional Aunt content worth purchasing?


    No plot of note I've seen, but if you choose a certain profession for her then her opportunity card has a chance of refreshing actions. Or cause wounds. Usually wounds.

    I'm glad I went with the choice, even with Odds Strongly Against You on the card, you'll often get the positive outcome, with the negative being negligible. Idk what her other career choices do though. All in all I'd say yes.

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    Skinnyman
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    6/18/2018
    Should be free next week so there's no reason to spend Fate unless you want more than 1 item. smile

    Thanks for the info, as usual!

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    12/10/2019
    phryne wrote:
    One of the new Incarnadine gifts has been unearthed and the writing on it fairly makes my mouth water. I wonder, does it unlock an opportunity card, like the recent Hallowmas affiliations did? If so, would anyone share the results with me? smile


    And what's the second new gift...?
    Yes, it does!
    Many thanks to dov for providing this info over Discord:

    Journal echo: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/dov/17289306

    Card (I think): https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/dov/17289361
    Has two options and here's an echo: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/dov/17289375
    [spoiler]

    Card is non-discardable. Two options: either receive a letter (no requirements) or send a letter (requires 5 x Map-Scraps and no more than 6 Favours: The Great Game). I assume the send option gives a Favour for the cost of the map scraps

    Receiving a letter gives 2 x Dubious Testimony and 1 x Intriguing Snippet.[/spoiler]

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    Professor Strix
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    5/29/2016
    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    I would love Flute Street... it is just that my character has a mind of her own and refuses to be sent to the Tomb Colonies, or get thrown out of the University.
    What about Discernment and The Waltz that Moved the World?


    You can get back to the University in style after a Darwin-esque exploration of the Unterzee. Granted, the academics won't throw a fanfare at you coming back (have you ever seen a nerd happy to admit they were wrong?), but I considered a huge victory anyway. Grudgingly or not, they HAD to aknowledge that my place was there. HA.

    Also, a really academic character wouldn't refuse a chance to do a Voyage of Scientifc Discovery just because they don't have the courage to say the truth in a case. Hell, I would take being expelled for being right over being wrong for the sake of appearances any day. I do recomend being kicked of the university, and I'm the one roleplaying as an old professor since day one. It pays on the long run.

    Flute Street is the best thing I've purchased with fate so far. <3 Soul Trade was the second best (would be the first if it wasn't so short). I'm considering paying to unlock the neathymons next. GOTTA CATCH'EM ALL. And breed'em all, I suppose.

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    Jolanda Swan
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    12/4/2019
    There are many, many instances in these older stories when a card is required. Shepherd of Souls and Secrets Framed in Gold depend a lot on card drawing. Just keep playing, and make sure you make the appropriate choice (Spepherd or Spirifer).

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    Sir Goomy
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    9/30/2016
    So, hey, uh, I kind of need some advice - at the moment I have 41 fate (and probably won't have any more than that for maaaaany months to come) and since I'm starting to get kind of bored I feel the need to spend it on something, you know, to spice things up a bit.

    Problem is, I don't know where exactly to throw it and at the same time, I kind of want to get something unique out of it. So in the language of memes - wut do?

    P.S - I know similar questions have been asked before but c'mon, backtracking through huge threads is always a pain.

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    absimiliard
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    Posts: 759

    2/15/2016
    Since we're talking about the Court of Cats I'd like to ask for some advice.

    Since I ran across Sunless Sea and then came here I've strongly wanted to toss some money at Failbetter, so I've bought some Fate. I'm doing a bit of gift exchanging as I plan to stick around for a bit and didn't want to miss out on Feast items and then have to wait another year in frustration for them to roll around again. But, honestly, I'm more into story, particularly as it relates to my character's backstory and role-play with my in-game friends.

    My character is obsessed with cats, the lands behind mirrors, snakes, and the Duchess. So I chose to play the Court of Cats, and I really liked it, it pushed almost all of my buttons -- again, didn't really care what the reward was, just really loved the story. I then got Lost in Reflections and really enjoyed that story as well, this time I do have to admit I liked the reward as well.

    I'm not asking for spoilers, and I don't really care much about the reward as I would prefer good story and lore -- though "Nope, that's too much of my Fate for nothing at all," does exist.

    Given all that wall-of-text, would those who have remained reading to here care to offer me any advice on either Fate stories or choices on cards involving Fate that you think I should get?

    P.S. "It occurs to me that perhaps I should confirm I am an Exceptional Friend of the Bazaar, just in case there's something especial in Mr. Chimes' that I should look out for."

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    edited by absimiliard on 2/15/2016

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    5/6/2016
    PM sent

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    th8827
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    4/11/2016
    Yes, Spinning the Wheels is from the Fate option, which you can start either from the Fate choice at the end of the Carousel, or from the Clay Man Coalman at your lodging. I don't know how certain choices there interact with the Jack story, though.

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    Ysrthgrathe
    Ysrthgrathe
    Posts: 90

    4/5/2016
    May anyone please inform me if the "Your Salon: invite the Captivating Princess as a guest of honour" option yields worthwhilereward?
    Or an interesting text snippet?

    Salon 20 is... a whole lot of Salon. And I don't need the making waves.
    edited by Ysrthgrathe on 4/5/2016

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    Pan Tofel
    Pan Tofel
    Posts: 55

    12/3/2017
    Can anyone please confirm playing the fate locked option on the Decommissioned Streamer card won't replace my submarine with some half-wrecked washtub?

    I know it's highly improbable, but better safe then sorry, right?

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    Jeremy Avalon
    Jeremy Avalon
    Posts: 345

    6/25/2016
    Skinnyman wrote:
    Now that I'm an EF, what's the deal with the options in House of Chimes(1), what do they offer(2), do any of them consume the materials (3), where does one get "GETTING AN UNCO-OPERATIVE REPUTATION"(4), is Enigma unlocked all the way to level 10(5)?



    1. Nothing. They are entirely cosmetic. The 1-fate option unlocks an additional possibility for A Rainbow of Offerings (the one-time freebie you get after becoming a Person of Some Importance) but it is not significantly better or worse than the others.

    2. No, apart from the one that requires Fate.

    3. From a bit of retired content that was repurposed for Ambition: Enigma.

    4. No.

    Skinnyman wrote:
    And are there any location specific cards for the House?



    No.

    Trilby wrote:
    Does anyone know where I might find the location of a underground organ



    In Flute Street. You'll need to purchase the key there for 25 Fate, after you've completed the Solitary Glim-sculptor's story.
    edited by Jeremy Avalon on 6/25/2016

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    2/17/2016
    MidnightVoyager wrote:
    I'd quite like to see the text of some of the new tattoos from this year, particularly the Exceptional Story-related ones.



  • As far as I'm aware there are no new tattoo options this year, and definitely nothing related to any of the Exceptional Stories. At the very least, I didn't see any when I got my Second Skin-Bound Memory, and I've been subscribed for a continuous year now.

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    phryne
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    9/28/2016
    No, that will definitely not happen! smile

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    phryne
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    Posts: 1414

    12/12/2016
    Jasper, don't tell the Masters - that option is totally worthless! You won't even get a single CP of Connected: Masters.

    Edit Well, not totally worthless, since you get some Incunabula or something. But picking a side unlocks a unique Destiny - you'll find more about that in the link in my signature!

    Here are all four possible outcomes:
    [spoiler]

    [/spoiler]
    edited by phryne on 12/16/2016

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    phryne
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    9/30/2016
    Sir Goomy, why don't you have a good look at these two posts for starters? wink

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    phryne
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    5/31/2018
    It's not out yet. This happens sometimes when they're very busy with something, like the site redesign right now.

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    Optimatum
    Optimatum
    Posts: 3740

    7/12/2017
    Heart's Blood: 'Flint', 'Art of Murder', 'The Waltz That Moved the World'

    Family Ties: 'The Frequently Deceased', 'The Seven-Day Reign', 'The Pentecost Predicament'

    Revolutions: 'Five Minutes to Midday', 'The Chimney Pot Wars', 'The Calendar Code'

    Wrecks: 'Where You and I Must Go', 'Our Lady of Pyres', 'The Final Curtain'

    Skies: 'The Persona Engine', 'The Twelve-Fifteen From Moloch Street', 'The Century Exhibition'

    Stones: 'The Clay Man's Arm', 'The Heart, the Devil, and the Zee', 'HOJOTOHO!'

    Ruins: 'Web of the Motherlings', 'All Things Must End', ?

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    Suhe Gul
    Suhe Gul
    Posts: 200

    1/18/2016
    that is totaly a quality my character cherrishes. Only regret is he didn't have the option to kill that sprifer just for fun. Killing someone because you think what they are doing is wrong is not something he would do. but for fun or all the wrong reasons, he will definetely kill.

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    Natalie H.
    Natalie H.
    Posts: 16

    12/10/2014
    I hope this is OK to post. There are two new options on the Incarnadine fur robe storylet: to ask for gifts from Stones and Apples. Stones' gift raises bizarre and persuasive, and Apples' raises dangerous and persuasive.

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    suinicide
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    12/6/2016
    Nope, surprisingly unrelated. However there is some connection with the 5 minutes to midday, just not a lot.

    The next ES is absolutely hell related though.

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    Barse
    Barse
    Posts: 707

    6/18/2018
    [spoiler]The Carriage is a Transport that gives +3 Dangerous and +1 Dreaded. The Gazebo! ("!" is part of the name and I am delighted by this) is +6 Persuasive and +1 Respectable. This makes the Carriage a Transport Best in Slot for Dangerous. The Gazebo is pipped to the post by the Beatific Stone.[/spoiler]
    We have no idea about the Candidate-specific weapons yet, as we can't grab any of them until Week 2 when we're able to declare our allegiances.
    edited by Barse on 6/18/2018

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    Barse
    Barse
    Posts: 707

    12/3/2017
    Aniline wrote:
    What should I know going in? Is the surmise hard to get? If I mess up, can all be made well again with grinding or Fate?

    In part 2 of Flint the game will ask you "Will All Be Well?", and if you choose yes then there's very little in the way of permanent bad consequences that you can suffer. Big Four can always be saved, stat loss is very optional and very minimal, etc. As for the Surmise, that comes as a reward for one of the final choices, and it tells overtly on the branch which one gives you which reward, so you can't miss out on it.

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    7/13/2017
    Try the gift.

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    1/21/2018
    curtistruffle wrote:
    Reused NPC wrote:
    A quick question. What sort of items can be gained from the Regiment this Sacksmas? I've heard people say it's not worth the 12 Fate, but perhaps there's a gem in it somewhere.



    Doubt you still need to know, but FYI: Urchins was 8 Fate, and at the end they left me with a [spoiler]Starstone Demark worth 312 Echoes[/spoiler]. And possible minor items and lacre, but I did not remember because I've read lore (was real good for 8 Fate as far as I can tell).
    edited by curtistruffle on 1/21/2018


    The regiment isn't a Mr Sacks storyline, they stole Mr Sacks' sack and are offering it to people under the "explore the festive season". It gives a random collection of items, all fate locked, some unique. Some worth it, some not.

    The value depends on how much of a completionist youbare.

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    TyrrelDuckard
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    Posts: 69

    4/28/2015
    Well thank you all for the quick answer, the story is indeed very good, definitively worth the price.

    Not done with it yet, as it seems I have momentarily misplaced my sanity after making an injudicious choice, but I am pleased at what I saw until now.

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    RandomWalker
    RandomWalker
    Posts: 948

    12/14/2015
    Oh, and in case anyone is interested in the rewards for rooting around in Mr Sacks' sack, my main has done so a number of times, and I've linked the bag number and the reward. Lots of the same items as were given out with the charity driver earlier in the year: royal blue feathers, knobs of scintilliac etc., although I haven't seen any of the big ticket items yet.

    One unique item so far - a Fraught Research Assistant, +5 watchful, -1 dangerous. Plus lots of fun text, of course.

    Out of 17 pulls, I've had 8 outcomes, but my number distribution hasn't been even (I've pulled bag 87, 88, 89, and 90, and I pulled one identical bag twice - sigh).

    I'll purchase a few more later. Mainly as an apology to FB for not doing beta testing on the app, due to other time concerns *cough*Fallout4*cough*
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    RandomWalker
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    1/21/2016
    Flute street does stand out for stuff other than echoes. It allows menace-free training of Watchful (the carousel has an option at each stage that will not add to your menaces, IIRC), it has the rubbery hound, and it is the most efficient source of Direful Reflections (useless at the moment, but maybe not forever), plus, y'know, rubbery lore. There are worth places to visit.
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    RandomWalker
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    12/24/2014
    I gave in. Shocking! Shocking! I had to have a lie-down in my hotel room for a while, to recover my senses. Not saying that it wasn't worth it, mind you...
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    Mordaine Barimen
    Mordaine Barimen
    Posts: 670

    12/28/2013
    I now have the Day 5 Ducal option in my Journal.

    It also gave me quite an unusual item, and one which seems to befit my backstage DestIny in a Roundabout way.. As bEst I can tell From the wiki, it coULd only be obtained one other place otherwise.
    edited by Mordaine Barimen on 12/28/2013

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    Valiant
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    Posts: 128

    3/23/2016
    suhe gul wrote:
    or a pm full of spoilers.

    I'm sorry for off-topic, but I keep reading "pm full of spiders" every time I see that message. It would definitely be entertaining to receive THAT!

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    Posts: 21

    1/8/2015
    I did! I had no time to faff about with that 'chance' nonsense. Bring on the party barge, posthaste!
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    Parelle
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    7/11/2016
    Estelle Knoht wrote:

    Do note that the Fate point is just enough to be, er, not sufficient for unlocking any storylines of note, not even the Aunt one. It might still come in handy however, so don't spend it on trivial things.



    I'm starting to keep a list of things you can buy with your free Fate, but it's mostly one-off storylets/results. The one exception is Shroom Hopping, which is rather amusing, actually.

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    Màiread
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    Posts: 385

    6/25/2016
    You've posted a major spoiler there in your first question; please delete it, as this is a subject not meant to be discussed openly on the forums, even here. Wouldn't want to ruin the fun for others!

    I'll need to dig up the relevent echo, but I'll answer your question via pm.
    edited by Màiread on 6/25/2016

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    Màiread
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    12/28/2015
    The Duchess and the Widow both give a net gain of 2 taste and a rare high-value item. The duchess's reward is always fate-locked, but you can get the widow's offering another way. The cheaper options also give a rare item but consume the taste they give (assuming you fulfil your promise this year, rather than waiting for the next). The text is all interesting.

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    Posts: 50

    1/2/2015
    The Gift is as disturbing as it is brilliant.

    The game is extraordinary. Words fail me.

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    Optimatum
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    Posts: 3740

    2/2/2016
    The Temple of Uttermost Wind expedition rewards items from the higher end of the normal reward range and part of the special fate expedition range. The Gallery of Serpents rewards almost entirely within the fate reward range, only overlapping with the highest regular option of Airag and Parabola-Linen. The Gallery is definitely the most profitable expedition, coming out to around 5 EPA and with a max reward value of 625 E.

    The only BDR home comforts not from the Incarnadine Fur Robe are the three paintings from the Sunless Sea backer story and the Midnighter profession item.

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    2/22/2016
    th8827 wrote:
    Do you get anything else out of the Captivating Princess salon option besides a metric ton of MW? Anything unique? Don't spoil what it is, though.


    It's just a ridiculous amount of Making Waves and text as far as I can recall.

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    Optimatum
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    Posts: 3740

    7/13/2017
    You can only choose one deputy per playthrough. Bad things can happen to them depending on your decisions. Good things can happen depending on your decisions, though without mechanical effects. Different things happen story-wise but not mechanically.

    If you're specifically interested in the expedition, keep in mind that the Fallen London reworks will include an expansion of the Dilmun Club content. According to Alexis Kennedy's commentary, one of the reasons for writing such a large ES is that content like the expedition could be reused for other storylines like the Dilmun Club. While it could take a while, there is a chance the expedition will appear outside Flint in the near future. (Though that wouldn't involve choosing a deputy.)

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    Optimatum
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    2/10/2018
    It gives Scorched by the Sun. Be careful though, as doing so wipes your Notability and Second Chances, as well as killing you instantly.

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    Optimatum
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    6/10/2016
    Skinnyman wrote:
    How fast will I be able to unlock the Soul Trade menace reducing card and what options does it offer. I know about the most expensive one, but information regarding the other would be great!
    Looking to get this card into my desk pretty soon to lower the menaces of the Seekers; I won't look for it, but I think those that do need some support.

    Become a Shepherd of Souls and it's at the end of that branch of the story. The cheaper options are just the same thing on a smaller scale iirc.

    spacecatte wrote:
    Hello! I'm looking to take an expedition to the Temple of Uttermost Wind soon, and I'm curious about its amazing lore. I know there's a point where you can steal a certain something from the priest who's taking you there, and the item itself seems interesting enough and a decent guaranteed reward for the quest compared to a chance of getting a reward equal to something from a Thieves Cache, but I'm also curious if stealing it will lock you out of the deeper lore of the quest and further explanations from the priest. Could someone tell me if stealing the item will lock me out of any interesting story stuff from the expedition?

    Stealing the item is one ending; the priest only goes into full detail in the other. It only locks you out for that go of the expedition though; if you pay fate to do it again you can get the other ending.

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    Two options from the end of Diocesan Intrigue unlock an option each on one destiny branch. That's about it for mechanical differences, though the different endings give different "this ultimately may be the key to your future" quality gains.

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    5/29/2016
    Well having both Flute Street and Empyrian Redolence does unlock the Legendary Neathymon. Plus Empyrian Redolence has some cool storyline.

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    3/15/2013
    Flipz wrote:
    Is the Fate-locked option on the "An Unusual Itch" card worth the price? I wouldn't give it a second thought, except that it promises additional information on the Vake...will I eventually learn this information anyway, through playing the rest of the storyline, or is the Fate-locked info truly Fate-locked?


    An Unusual Itch offers a shadow of a glimpse into the final card of the chain, but nothing truly breathtaking or exclusive to spent Fate.

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    5/12/2013
    "Constant Companion" was a nice catchall, especially for maneuvering around the issue of whether you were bound legally or not to your possible (but probable) lover of uncertain gender. It was open-ended enough to allow your imagination to roam how it wanted.

    On the other hand, "Spouse" is far easier to type out. This obvious advantage clearly outweighs all other considerations!

    In case anyone has yet to read this:
    http://about.failbettergames.com/2013/03/15/slightly-breaking-same-sex-marriage-legal-in-fallen-london/

    So, it turns out you were married all along and you just weren't aware of it till recently. Welcome to Fallen London!

    Not everyone's choice of Great Love will be that of a lover. Your most valued personal relationship is not necessarily fraught with passion. Perhaps the person you love most is your sibling, your friend, or that rowdy zailor you see every other week at the Blind Helmsman pub who slurs his speech when he's nervous. (I'm dodging the non-humanoid and abstract options.)

    From what I've read, it seems players want a specific breakdown:
    Spouse - Married or Unmarried (Romantic)
    Constant Companion (Platonic)
    Harem - Married or Unmarried (Romantic)
    Other(?) - Nonentity and/or Inanimate (Bizarre as the Bazaar)

    I would appreciate access to the first two models to distinguish between a Platonic companion choice and romantic companion choice. For Platonic CC, think Holmes and Watson (and not the slash fanfiction you've been reading). I'm more likely to select a friend than a lover for my "Beloved" game slot. I think it quite natural to be an option, so I'll just patiently wait for it to be coded...

    @Flidget
    It's possible we'll see such a storyline when we get to explore more of Parabola. An allusion to Narcissus' tale seems too good to pass up, especially when you think of the fantastically crazy and lovelorn versions which include Echo the nymph and Ameinias.

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    3/17/2016
    Odexios wrote:
    I set my priorities on Lost in Reflections, The Last Dog Society and Cut With Moonlight, in this order.

    I'd highly recommend trying Cut with Moonlight before The Last Dog Society.

    My personal ranking of the Exceptional stories:
    • Lost in Reflections
    • Cut with Moonlight
    • The Frequently Deceased
    • The Waltz that Moved the World / Flint
    • The Art of Murder
    • Discernment
    • The Haunting at the Marsh House
    • The Last Dog Society
    • The Court of Cats

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    12/20/2015
    RandomWalker wrote:
    No option. Sorry, but yeah, you picked the worse of the two choices (except from an RP perspective, of course).

    "Worse" is relative. Until the recent Criminals:Favours change, I had always considered the Cheery Man card as a punishment (i.e. a completely useless card cluttering the deck), and that for this reason, the Last Constable is the only "correct" choice mechanics-wise.

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    11/14/2017
    Ivica wrote:
    Anchovies wrote:

    5. A rare card which removes all wounds.

    Please remind me what that card is?It is related to some place , or is universal?

    It's a Universal (rare) card called "A dream of blood".

    (Also: please don't use custom fonts and colours on the forum. The convention is that this is reserved for FBG stuff)

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    5/29/2016
    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    So Marsh-House is as good as Lost in Reflections?

    Personally, I don't think they are even close.

    I rank Lost in Reflections as the best of the Exceptional Stories to date, and the Marsh House as the last of the list of "good" ones.


    Here's my own, subjective, ranking:

    Excellent:
    Lost in Reflections
    Cut with Moonlight
    The Frequently Deceased
    The Waltz that Moved the World / Flint (I can't decide which of these is better for me)

    Good:
    The Pentecost Predicament
    The Art of Murder
    Discernment
    The Haunting at the Marsh House

    Meh:
    The Last Dog Society
    The Seven-Day Reign
    The Court of Cats

    YMMV, of course.


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    5/11/2013
    Zeedee wrote:
    When I said "narrative necessity", I really meant it would be a helluva lot easier to write and code a two-party storyline. That also seems to be the foundation FL is setting: a stage for you and your true love and your choices. Always with the choices. I support the idea of a character who feels he/she/it's in love with two or more people. It'll be exquisite when the character's feelings are tested. Yes, you love them all, but who do you love most? If you were forced to save only one, who would it be? It'd be a delicious tale, the taste of honey mixed with bitter almonds.


    That brings up the question of what the Bazaar considers a quality love story - does tragedy make it bitter or just more delicious?

    In terms of the difficulty of writing such storylines, we do already have a few opportunities for threesomes in the game. Matters concerning the Wit and the Celebrated Beauty especially could easily continue being marvellously over-complicated on a more permanent basis.

    As for my original request for a paramour it's partially because I assume that in the 5th City, especially among the upper classes, it's still not expected you always marry for love. Marriage to them is an economic arrangement and a political alliance, love is something you do on the side - and the Bazaar seems to accept that sort of business as valid nutrition, given the investigative interests of certain fake reporters.

    I'm sure that certain economically-minded Masters are trying to change that, though, because if nothing else it would be so much easier to gather love stories if everyone wasn't busy being so discreet about theirs. (That at least is my personal explanation for why I woke up one morning and discovered my Constant Companion was now my Spouse - it's in the best interests of the Bazaar . . . or at least the cheaper way to feed it.)


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    5/10/2013
    I, on the other hand, am a hedonist to the bone, and would love to pay fate for the option of polygamy. Obviously you could only EQUIP one spouse at once, but if they're into it, I don't see why they can't all hang out in my various suites in and around Fallen London doing each others nails, curling each others mustaches, soforth and so-on. Honestly it's just so difficult to find properly decadent pursuits these days.

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    11/5/2013
    On the Halloween option: there's no material advantage to it, no. You get several paragraphs of text, though, all told.
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    5/10/2013
    Zeedee wrote:
    Nor was it Pygmalion and Galatea and the Animated Chisel.

    Best slash fiction ever.


  • Also as we all should know, whatever you do in the Neath, you don't fall in love.

    (Then again, I'd make an exception for one of the Feast companions if given the option)

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    6/1/2013
    Yeah, married to the Devout Intriguer and kept getting the honey sipping thief EVERY refresh of the deck is really wearing. But in my quest for the tapestry, I just got rid of my Dear Anne. Seriously, I nearly cried IRL over doing that, but ce-la vis!

    Now I hope they allow the option of having the Deviless as a spouse.

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    6/1/2013
    I wish two things:

    1. Option for Devils/Rubbery/Tomb spouses. There's the one rubbery spouse, but you have to have the growth to get it. But no option for Devil or Tomb. It would be nice to have those, and possibly a chance for a bluestocking spouse.
    2. The option of possibly marrying another player. I can think of about four players I would make an alliance with in marriage, and it would be interesting as it would also be possible through doing so that you could swap items more directly, but only items, and if one of you left the "marriage" the items went back to the other. With a lock on it so you couldn't sell it... Might be interesting. Of course, it would cost to do it, like 50 fate, from each, but I think it might be worth it.

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    12/14/2015
    Pyrodinium wrote:
    PM me about ray-drenched paperweight?


    I have one sitting on my mantle at the moment. If you have specific questions feel free to message me.

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    12/26/2013
    Bilingual bonus: The name of the gentleman in charge of remodeling your home is 'snow' in Chinese (雪 [xuě]).

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    2/17/2016
    Sara Hysaro wrote:
    Those two are specifically for A Trade in Faces and The Gift, which were released as regular Fate stories rather than Exceptional Stories.

    Ah, I see!

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    12/19/2013
    Yes, you're right; both of those options remove the carousel.

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    12/26/2013
    Sir Fred, Lord Hubris, Ms Esther and Juniper are all taking different paths - Duchess, Widow, Revolutionaries and Docks, respectively - so you can follow their adventures through their journals. I will say that, last year, the Fate options were well worthwhile - Sir Fred aided Benthic and Hubris the Urchins, and they enjoyed some delicious stories.

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    12/30/2011
    Abraham Bounty wrote:
    Something I've been wondering about for a while now, if you buy a fate-locked option from an Opportunity Card (example: Plaster Saint from the Opportunity Card An Afternoon of Good Deeds), is that option unlocked on subsequent drawings of the card? Obviously if you buy a route with fate, the option to buy it again is gone, but that's clearly a special case. Or must you cough up the fate each time you wish to pursue that option?


    I think he's on to something here. I'd be much more open to buying such options if they where permantly unlocked. You guys should totally do that.

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    6/11/2012
    I liked Soul Trade in that how both options are equally viable - that they made Sprifiage profitable, but also made Shepherd somewhat useful without making it too profitable.
    The Regretful Soldier in the House of Chimes storyline is great, and the Shepherd conclusion to it was... touching, to say the least.


    And the daughter doesn't do anything besides taking a slot in the inventory and doesn't even look pretty or ugly or interesting. Which is kind of irritating with how the description say that she's useful to have around....
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    3/2/2016
    zhirzzh wrote:
    I'm at the point in the foreign office where I can make a choice between factions. I noticed however that the options say that they're unlocked when you don't have any terms as governor. Does that mean that there are different choices after you've done a term? If so would people say it's worth waiting to do a term as governor before I choose a side?
    edited by zhirzzh on 2/29/2016


    Nope! There's very little to the office, fate-locked or not. It basically sat there for like three years as a teaser to Carnelian Coast and becomes just a bit more irrelevant (because it already is) after Governorship is available.

    Advice: Don't marry anyone from the Office. Seriously.

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    6/4/2012
    My Take, from best to worst:

    The Soul Trade
    A Day at the Races (now that it warns you that it is sending you to another region and emptying your hand).
    A Visit from a Cloaked Stranger(Neathymon)
    Set fire to your mirror (travel from Bedlam to the Mirror Marches)
    Exceptional Friendship
    Uncovering Secrets Framed In Gold
    Flute Street (Though, they've sold themselves short - it's two new regions, not one, and the trip there is the highpoint)
    An auspicious day for gardening
    Zubmarine
    Apply a bottle of FF Gebrandt's Verdant Stimulator
    Long Lost Daughter
    The Rubbery Murders


    And here's mine, against best to worst, of the ones I've done:

    Exceptional Friendship
    The Soul Trade (because it permanently gives you opportunities to boost Connections)
    Flute Street (ditto, and I agree with whitelaughter that it's really two regions)
    Day at the Races (probably the most fun of the Fate-Locked Stories I've bought)
    Getting the Formula for Empyrean Redolence (which makes it possible to breed cool new pets permanently!)
    Buying my Swift Zee Clipper (Buying it the hard way would have taken forever, and I've had lots of fun exploring the Unterzee!)
    Secrets of the Foreign Office (has some choice tidbits about the uberplot, and gives you a better choice of Constant Companions than you otherwise get)
    Velocipede Squad (gets you a nifty mode of transport, but kind of dull as a story)
    The fate-locked end of the Jack story
    Uncovering Secrets Framed in Gold (Fun to play, but I found the ending, as I played it, to be quite a bummer)
    Apply a bottle of FF Gebrandt's Verdant Stimulator to your plant (too little bang for your Fate, in my opinion)

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    10/20/2016
    Skinnyman wrote:

    Not even rich, but I'll want to try all the Fate locked content at least once so I might profit in the long run while enjoying it. But I don't quite understand the part with 100 Fate? You mean that you get something after sending or receiving the Fate?


    During Christmas, you can send a 100-Fate Christmas Card to someone. The recipient receive a purge of menace and a bottle of Tears of the Bazaar.

    Since you want it for yourself, you basically put Fate in your alt and have that alt send a Bazaar's Christmas Card to you so you get the goodies.

    It is really expensive though and isn't really there for a regular player to skip grinding.

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    12/30/2011
    Hi, yes, if you buy the Backstage Pass with Fate you will gain the Route to Mahogany Hall permanently. Remember it's most interesting for those who have Shadowy or Persuasive 95+.
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    1/9/2016
    Sorry, meant Sunless Sea Delve as in the game, so fixed the reply. I was off last night.
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    10/22/2018
    I remember reading that exceptional stories become available to for purchase via fate after three months- does that mean that the entire season of storylets unlocks at the end of the following season?
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    1/12/2012
    Little The wrote:
    Hyoscine wrote:

    I have not purchased it myself, but according to the wiki all it does is allow you to marry a unique Constant Companion that has no effect. So no, really not worth it. :/


    That's incorrect.

    It's difficult to talk about this without ruining it, but that option...changes...your character in an unusual way. It gives you a pool of points that you can then spend at various points in the game to get unique outcomes. It's not a boost to stats. It's reward is fictional. It allows you to do things that otherwise you couldn't.

    How valuable that is to you depends. I think that most people who will want it know the second they come across the option in the game. Either you're into...that sort of thing or you aren't.

    He said, delicately.
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    2/4/2012
    Early wrote:
    At last, it seems I am finished with Secrets Framed in Gold. I chose to trust the Forger when he told me that it was the last layer of paint, and sold it. It would be most dangerous to allow oneself to slip into paranoia and madness from dealing with the Neath's secrets... Of course, I now can't help wondering if that was the proper choice. Has my caution caused me to miss out on some tantalizing lore?


    I made the same decision as you, and I stand by it. The Forger did me a damn good turn, and I wasn't going to antagonise him. Maybe there was something written on the canvas - but there are a lot of mysteries in the Neath, and only a few good friends.

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    2/2/2016
    The card is specifically for selling you soul, so you do need that and Connected: Hell 5. Unfortunately I forget what the early game Spirifer's Fork options say specifically; hopefully someone can PM you some echoes.

    I think they share the same pool, but they go up to higher values and won't go below a certain value of treasures. Pretty sure there's some overlap, though I'm not sure what the minimum value is.

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    1/29/2016
    I would definitely compare it more to a trip to Polythreme than a Polite Invitation. You have a fairly lengthy trip down, and once you're there you'll probably want to go through at least a couple loops on the cycle before leaving. You're very well prepared, however, so feel free to jump on in whenever you're ready.

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    4/26/2016
    Ysrthgrathe wrote:
    Just out of curiosity:
    Can you uncover a special treasure in the Temple of Uttermost Wind that you can't also find in the Shrine of the Deep Blue Heaven or the Gallery of Serpents?


    You get something special if you betray the priest, but otherwise the uncovered treasure list is basically "Gallery of Serpents with worse odds".

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    7/27/2015
    LadyRosaline wrote:
    I have 9 fate, currently.

    Presently I am marked by the Eater-of-Chains and an opportunity card presents me with the option to learn more about this creature. I also have noticed the fate-locked expeditions in the Forgotten Quarter. I made it to the docks today, and the "Affair of the Difficult Breakfast" story has a 5 fate option that looks intriguing.

    Which of these options are worthwhile? Will I get to learn about the Eater-of-Chains still if I don't pay or is that knowledge lost?


    I wouldn't recommend the Eater-of-Chains option. I think it predates the finale of that storyline, so you'll learn more once your Dangerous gets high enough to pursue the hound more.

    The Fate-locked expeditions are pretty interesting, and have a decent chance of giving you something valuable. I think either of them would be a pretty good use of your Fate. Just be sure to pack lots of extra supplies so you won't fail the expedition.

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    1/2/2015
    Okay, I made the choice in "the Gift." You know, the one I HAD to choose. While remaining circumspect, is there anyone who decided to listen? If any did, could you kindly PM me with what you heard? I'm assuming I'm not going to get another chance and my decision is made smile. Thanks, all.

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    12/19/2016
    Specifically the robe that allows you to choose which one you get - it is thankfully not random.

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    4/1/2013
    I think I will just pay for the fate option because for me, the Jack-of-Smiles case is personal. My Mysterious Benefactor was the Fierce Anarchist, and I still have the Brass Knuckles he gave me so long ago. I want to have a satisfactory end to this story, for his sake.

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    12/5/2015
    Valiant wrote:
    I opened this thread thinking about Decomissioned Steamer, and here it is! I tried that option recently, and it is AWESOME. More awesome than some exceptional stories. 11/10, would recommend.

    That is one of my favourite options in the game! I think I played it two or three times for the MW and because the writing is just awesome... I've repeatedly used that quote "like the death-barge of a renegade pharaoh" when trying to get people interested in FL wink
    edited by Amélie Vaincœur on 12/9/2015

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    11/14/2014
    I haven't done the Face-Tailor but the Parabolan Panther uses Bohemians, Docks and Society.

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    No Calling Cards or boxed cats please. Will take dupes on the affluent photographers. Other social invitations welcome. Parabolan Kittens usually available, send me an in-game social action saying you want one and I will get one to you as soon as possible.

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    lady ciel
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    3/29/2016
    You don't get coffee from your aunt but something else to drink which is highly experimental and results in either you feeling great (gives 10 actions) or wounding you. Of course that depends on what you decide to do with your aunt and only happens if you get her the right job.

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    Alys Indigo
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    1/1/2013
    I would prefer that people do not start swapping items for out-of-game things/value through these forums - although it may appear straightforward it does necessitate swapping personal information etc and the forums are really not the place for this kind of transaction.
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    Sara Hysaro
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    11/10/2015
    You can get one of the following options when you get the reward for allowing a Master to shovel your snow:
    [spoiler]
    1. Terrifying Weathercock
    2. Extraordinary Drinks Cabinet
    3. Thoroughly Cowed Pony
    4. White Glim Telescope
    5. Probably a Coincidence
    6. Ray-Drenched Correspondence Paperweight
    7. Mostly Stuffed Bound Shark[/spoiler]

    The only item available through the robe that was retired is the lantern, Mr Fires' old reward for non-POSI players.

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    aceinit
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    8/24/2012
    I truly wish there was a way to go back in time and get a transcript of the Fate-Locked storylets I've traversed. I would get so wrapped up in them that I'd forget to echo (and some of them were even in the pre-journal days, which makes things even worse). I am trying to put together a personal history of my character's more formative exploits, and really wish I had access to some of the storylets I had no way of saving.

    I see that some storylets are now replayable for an extra Fate cost--such as the Meaning of the Plaster Face and parts of The Affair of the Box (accidentally clicked on the wrong thing and replayed that one even though I didn't mean to, actually). So I am curious if a full recap or the option to replay will eventually be available for all Fate-Locked content, particularly the earliest branches. I would definitely pay to be able to go through them again, if only for journal echo purposes.
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    10/7/2018
    No, remarrying a Foreign Office spouse does not require Fate, provided they're in the same faction you originally chose. (At least, that's my experience through remarrying a spouse my character Betrayed. The heinous things a character does for the sake of Seeking the Name.)

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    Twoflower
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    7/1/2012
    But one of the options unlocked when siding with the Face has a Vake-hunter think the thing on the roof is his quarry. The Cultured Attaché says "nonsense, of course, but try telling her that".
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    Fhoenix
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    12/15/2013
    Yes it's kind of a problem, since sometimes you want to use Fate on different accounts or gift it to other players.

    Hey, I have an idea. How about an option, that would allow you to send 10 Nex (and only Nex). Since Nex can only be bought with real money, there should be no way to "mine" it. This should not be exploitable?
    edited by Fhoenix on 12/15/2013

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    Master Polarimini
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    11/5/2014
    I'm SO torn on the candidate to recommend to the Face-Tailor! What was your experience?
    Also, what changes on the result?
    edited by Master Polarimini on 11/5/2014

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    Aryenke
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    6/11/2012
    Dave wrote:

    Soul Trade - the story that keeps on giving! I wish I had started it early in my career in Fallen London, but I'm glad I did eventually do it.

    I suppose I'm missing something myself, but this is the one Fate purchase I've made that I regret. I found it to be an expensive fate purchase of a story that is somewhat forgettable compared to many non-fate-locked stories in the game. The only reward for the 'principled' path that I've seen is a +1 weapon that one quickly outgrows and an op card (that others call rare, but I see pretty often) that is VERY expensive to use but has no payout.

    Every time I see that op card, I regret my Fate purchase of the story because the card is useless to me and takes up valuable potential op card space (and comes up quite often in my experience). I feel a bit like the game punished me for being principled keeps throwing reminders up in my face asking me to put more of my hard earned goods down a sinkhole.

    Well, that's my 2 pence worth - I keep hoping I'm missing something down the line, but I haven't seen anything that that story 'gives' to me once it was complete.

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    6/11/2012
    Byron Man wrote:

    It is mostly about the uncapped Magnanimous increase and Connection increases - 50 CP for Society, Constables and the Church for 50 Soul + 5 Contract (2 Unfinished Business actions) is a very good deal.

    The daughter, on the other hand.... It takes a lot of work to be completely out-performed by every.single.piece.of.equipment.in.the.game.including.the.ridiculous.hat.
    edited by Byron Man on 6/11/2012



    Hmm, is there any reason I'd want to up my Magnanimous extra high? as for the connections, hich CP amounts are pretty easy to come by, (at least right now - I suppose these options might close for me later). I didn't know about that unfinished business for Infernal contracts ( I just became a POSI this week) so I suppose that makes it less expensive than I thought, but still this one leaves me feeling meh.

    I didn't do the daughter - the reviews here have made it unlikely I will.

    Since I rained on the Soul Trade parade, I feel I should give a shout out to my favourite piece of Fate content - maybe one of my favourite pieces of content in game at all. At the House of Chimes there is a story with the Regretful Soldier. Brilliant story, simply fantastic. I've not seen any lasting rewards or references to it, (I would love to, but it seemed pretty wrapped up at the end), but it was so superb that I'd have happily paid fate for that exquisite story alone.

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    Kade Carrion (an_ocelot)
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    12/5/2013
    It's possible to get something that was previously only available at the Feast of the Exceptional Rose.

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    Kade Carrion (an_ocelot)
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    11/6/2014
    Master Polarimini, a boatload of Making Waves, IIRC.

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    Kade Carrion (an_ocelot)
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    4/27/2015
    MrDuckard wrote:
    I would like to know if the story "The gift" is worth the price of admission.


    Absolutely.

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    7/11/2016
    Play the game and occasionally you will get small quantities within the game, but very occasionally and very small.

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    Spacemarine9
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    9/18/2013
    The unique vehicle is given to you right at the start of the content, before you make any decisions.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    9/18/2013
    I haven't seen any further content after making the decision that cuts off the Velocipede carousel, apart from the transport's card. There was a card or two I got while the story was active, but I forget when they turned up or if they were available right after you spend the Nex. I think you get to keep the carousel if you pick a certain ending, and assuming I'm not wrong it was really obvious which one would allow you to keep working with them.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    1/27/2014
    Lyme's education does end. There's nothing stopping you from playing all four options as often as you'd like. No limitations or caveats at all.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    12/24/2013
    It's progressed through more cards.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    12/14/2013
    At the end of the University storyline you'll be able to start a new storyline that leads into Flute Street. After reaching the Fourth Coil within the Labyrinth of Tigers you'll be able to draw a card to purchase the Empyrean Redolence, which you can use to breed new pets (Flute Street provides one of the four animals you'll be using for this). After making a Stallion you can draw another card to become involved in Diocesan Intrigue.

    Also, the two come together in the Voyage of Scientific Discovery to make the Bifurcated Owl.
    edited by Sara Hysaro on 12/14/2013

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    Sara Hysaro
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    2/5/2013
    Well, you can go back to Flute Street whenever you want (as well as repeat the trip down if you'd like). You can also breed monsters with the Empyrean Redolence as long as you don't have the resulting pet already. I don't know if there's any Fatelocked content that you can repeat entirely, but there may be parts of it you can continue to do.

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    6/1/2015
    Definitely Flute Street. You'll get a new pet to breed which can turn into a Bifurcated Owl if you've bred the other Fate-locked pets. The lore is also pretty nice, especially if you like Rubbery Men.

    The Corresponding Ocelot has an option on its card that lets you increase SOTC up to 10.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    11/22/2015
    [spoiler]I did it on an alt and got both the Carnations and a point of Connected: Masters. I'm fine with it, but it's definitely not a unique reward.[/spoiler]

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    Sara Hysaro
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    4/10/2014
    I remember one difference, but it all leads to the same card to conclude (or restart).

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    Sara Hysaro
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    12/7/2014
    That's up to you, but the deciding factor shouldn't be based on your annoyance at the luck challenge. It's easy to simply discard that particular card and wait for the ones that give a sure chance at growth.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    11/4/2014
    Nope, it won't take them away.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    1/20/2016
    I don't know for sure as I've never done it, but I'm pretty confident that it is just an item.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    1/10/2016
    You keep the candles; they basically function like Expedition supplies on the way down.

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    1/11/2016
    You'll lose it after leaving the forest regardless, so no worries - you didn't miss a thing.

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    Alys Indigo
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    5/22/2012
    Please remember to use pms if you are going help with sharing fate locked text and not white spoilers.
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    TheThirdPolice
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    2/15/2016
    I that case I wouldn't consider either story a major source of lore, but I would still choose Last Dog over Court of Cats. Or, recognizing that not everyone shares my love of Last Dog, you could roll the dice with a month of Exceptional Friendship.

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    TheThirdPolice
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    1/21/2016
    Cecil wrote:
    Failing the end resets the carousel, just like the Velocipede Squad and the Foreign Office.

    Failing the end of the carousel gives around 3 echoes instead of 6/7. Flute Street could really use a buff considering the watchful needed to 100% things is 180 or so. It's not even a good source of amber compared to Unfinished Business (it would be a lot nicer if it was like the War of Assassins, Pygmalion, or the Labyrinth of Tigers truth be told.)


    Flute Street has so much unique, fascinating content that it doesn't need echo-efficiency to be desirable. And it would be slightly awkward to put an efficient grind in a card-less area with a 10?-action gateway.

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    1/16/2012
    Sleepy wrote:
    Does in contact with a Long-Lost Daughter increase past 6, as I don't seem to have any story resolution or indicator where to go next? Am I just waiting for an opportunity card?



    There was at least one point in the story where you must wait for an opportunity; alas my journal on the subject neglects to mention the specific level of that quality at which this occurs. I can say with certainty however that the quality goes higher than six.

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    1/3/2012
    I have only purchased two to date: Long Lost Daughter and Flute Street.

    The long-lost daughter was disappointing. The story was interesting enough, but the first third was just choosing a back story (that was quickly irrelevant) and then the story just concludes. Unlike the soul smuggling one, there are no further tie-ins with the rest of the game at all. I wish I had chosen differently; but the long lost daughter idea appealed to me. I still have some hope that future content will make it relevant somehow.

    Flute street was different; it was interesting, it remains accessible later for future visits, and it has at least one tie-in with other content so far (even if that tie in is also fate locked!) I enjoyed that one much more than the long-lost daughter; and it was a lower cost to boot.
    edited by TheDaveEBZ on 1/3/2012

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    6/4/2012
    Here's my breakdown of the options I've purchased. They fall into three categories:

    Would highly recommend / shouldn't miss:
    A visit from a Cloaked Stranger (Labyrinth of Tigers / Empyrean Redolence / Theological Husbandry) - I just like collecting my own bestiary, and there is the promise of more story to come
    Flute Street - one of the better experiences in the game, especially if you're fascinated by the rubbery men like I am
    Soul Trade - the story that keeps on giving! I wish I had started it early in my career in Fallen London, but I'm glad I did eventually do it.

    Worth the cost if it's something you enjoy:
    A Day at the Races - a great low-cost buy especially if you are the appropriate level. A nice break from the usual.
    Take on a Rubbery Pupil - Not much reward, but a bit of variety and low cost. The failures are particularly humorous to me.
    Exceptional Friendship - extra actions, a few extra stories, and keeps food on the game writer's tables.
    Zubmarine - who doesn't want a zubmarine?! (it's probably easier to grind now than when I got it, but still the thought of zailing one of these is what initially drew me to Fallen London)

    Might not choose again:
    A Long-lost daughter - so much potential here, but it's just a short story with few to no tie-ins later. I hold out hope that it will be extended, but not much hope.
    The two Jack of smiles fate options - These just didn't do it for me for some reason.

    I know there were a few other fate purchases here and there, but I can't seem to recall them. Next on my list to try is probably the foreign office.

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    2/9/2012
    Wieland Burandt wrote:
    I hope this is not inappropriate, but I'd like to point you all to a suggestion I've made on the Feedback forum concerning the reaccessibility (is that a word?) of Fate-locked content. I can't be the only player who's already forgotten quite a bit of the huge bulk of wonderful text that is Echo Bazaar, and while we can always re-read the "normal" stories on the wikis (a nod of appreciation to all the contributors there - keep up the good work!), it's a bit sad that there's no way to have a second look at content you payed for with real money...


    I'll be heading over there to add my vote to this suggestion. Currently I have a rather large google doc where I cut and paste the paid-for content, but even just the fate locked stories can grow quite large and difficult to manage. I'd hate to think how much text I'd have to manage if it weren't for the various wikis out there!

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    2/5/2013
    Aximillio wrote:
    @Luke, no, you don't need fate for the Republic, unless you wish to spend them on increasing quirks.
    The Substantial treasure is better gained w/o nex, I'd say.

    @Urth, different options give different amounts of cp's. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmIgjvh0rFaLdEFBandlZUFMUDNNaVBXTjZLSC1kbHc#gid=0 shows the Garden of Forking paths and how to deal with it.


    slim version: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmIgjvh0rFaLdFNKMENNSUh3ZGdwdXdZMjFMS2dlSlE#gid=0

    at some point I need to tidy them up... smile

    and yes, I'd second Aximillio's comment about not using Fate there. Very much a fiendish trick Devils like to pull on unsuspecting Players...

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    5/14/2018
    It reduces scandal

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    6/23/2018
    There is a Shepherd card which is pretty good. The more souls and contracts you have the better it is.
    edited by reveurciel on 6/23/2018

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    Owen Wulf
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    2/6/2015
    Marcus of the Mangrove College wrote:
    Ah, I see. What does "Even the odds in a Clay Dispute" do? I'd be hoping far too much if I guessed it got you a "Restless Clay Man" companion?


    While I do not know about the content, i can assure you that it gains you no such boon.

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    Sherman Jones
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    4/15/2013
    I am a fan of the House of Chimes. Some interesting stories to be had there, especially upon entry. That may be the MOST options for any storylet I've ever seen. The extra candle isn't anything to sneeze at either, unless you allergic to candles, of course.

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    5/11/2013
    Zeedee wrote:
    I'm expecting to be blown away when we're faced with genuine love. It's been built up to be this Big Thing in FL. I can't help being hyped for a grand finale involving Spouses or whatever game mechanic marks your choice of True Love.

    That's along the lines of what I was thinking as well... which is why I was a bit surprised (and a little disappointed) when "Constant Companion" switched to "Spouse" a little while ago without any real fanfare.

    I guess I had considered Constant Companions as being a step or two down from that--sort of the level where you're committed to each other and might both have your name on a lease or a bank account (and so disentangling yourself requires a bit of effort) but not at the level of being married.

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    1/20/2013
    The unique prize is a unique item. This is not an equipable item and does not give stat bonuses.

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    11/17/2013
    IHNIWTR wrote:
    can I get a PM with that as well? I also couldn't go through with revealing it all the way.


    Same here; I wasn't willing to sacrifce my friend but I would like to know what would have happened.

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    LouBlue
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    11/22/2015
    So fellows and folks,

    Are any of the new Fate-locked stories worth the button? Court of Cats, Lost in Reflections? I mostly crave the scraps of lore, you understand, tho items are not beneath me. Any and all recommendations most appreciated.

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    Owen Wulf
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    6/1/2013
    Personally I always thought that was a tad disappointing. A small opportunity card where we benefit and learn more about our spouse sounds pretty intrinsic to Fallen London. There is one for every club, affiliation, and the Artist and Thief Spouses - stands to reason that they would consider such things.

    Still, I have way too many cards floating around my deck as is. I just wish they would remove the "remember the artist/thief" cards, maybe add a Committed 0 requirement for them to show up. The payout isn't worth having them around.
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    9/30/2012
    Endy wrote:
    it's just specifics that are off limits as far as open discussion goes.

    Generally speaking I think you'll be happy with your decision.


    Really? Well... I'll give it some thought. The Artist's Model is nice and all but I can't relate to her very well - plus she is not terribly interesting. The Devout Intriguer seems the kind of person who will stand by you no matter what hellspawn comes knocking.
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    5/6/2013
    Well, I am at the point of the Bishop of Southwark Storylet (gained trhough fate unlock in the Fourth Coil). I have to make a big decision now - to go with the Bishops plan or not. On the one hand it sounds fun.... but on the other hand it could get everyone killed. What do you guys think.. you know, those who know what I am talking about?

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    Sara Hysaro
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    10/19/2017
    The image url confirms it explicitly.

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    JulietChauvelin
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    12/5/2013
    I played, made a couple of choices, gained a new item. Not a particularly helpful item at my level, but still, something nice for the collector of oddities. I'm considering another go 'round just to satisfy my curiosity as to other possible choices.


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    deadcrystal
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    12/20/2013
    Whilst I'm kind of leery of most of the new NW generating options I will say the Decommisioned Steamer is worth it for the text alone. Did it twice :P

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    lady ciel
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    3/13/2014
    You first meet him in Watchmaker's Hill and make his acquaintance. I believe that everything after that depends on fate-locked stories. Exceptional Friendship to visit the House of Chimes, The Soul Trade and Theological Husbandry.

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    11/24/2013
    When you get all of the Fate-locked Theological Husbandry pets you have a Neathy Pokemonsmile

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    12/11/2014
    If it is like last year you can only get one and then use it once for one of the available items.

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    lady ciel
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    12/12/2014
    I think Flute Street was 25 and Theological Husbandry was 20, but they are both quite a long way into the game. The first after completing the University and the second after finding your way into the Fourth Coil of the Labyrinth.

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    12/28/2014
    It was on another thread but take a look here - http://saint-arthur.tumblr.com/post/106194180392/do-you-know-what-the-final-rewards-for-the

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    lady ciel
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    10/20/2014
    You can just try it as it isn't a subscription - you have to buy it every month (if you want to).

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    Sara Hysaro
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    1/25/2016
    It does give you an Incarnadine Robe, allowing you to choose one of 8 Fate-locked Home Comforts.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    2/17/2016
    Those two are specifically for A Trade in Faces and The Gift, which were released as regular Fate stories rather than Exceptional Stories.

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    Sara Hysaro
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    11/13/2016
    You can get multiple Incarnadine Robes per Christmas - potentially one for each time you're SNOWBOUND. I personally got a couple of them last year.

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    Diptych
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    1/29/2012
    You're not seeing the option? A CHANGE IN SOULS! - 25 FATE. Next to Reset Your Ambition.

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    2/1/2012
    LukeMcMillan wrote:
    Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook wrote:
    You're not seeing the option? A CHANGE IN SOULS! - 25 FATE. Next to Reset Your Ambition.

    But I don't want to reset the ambition, just the soul trade storyline smile


    Note I said 'Next To'. A Change In Souls, resets the Soul Trade storyline, is NEXT TO Reset Your Ambition.

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    12/5/2013
    It's terribly atmospheric - well worth a look! I wonder, can we consider the existence of a Miniature Menace to be proof of an exceptionally ingenious, vicious and cruelly intelligent designer?

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    11/8/2013
    It's been a while, but I believe you need to have bred a Stallion! And then wait for a card where the Bishop takes a liking to your steed.

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    amaresu
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    6/11/2012
    Tesuji wrote:
    Dave wrote:
    Soul Trade - the story that keeps on giving! I wish I had started it early in my career in Fallen London, but I'm glad I did eventually do it.

    Have I missed something? I'm at "Involved in the Soul Trade 6" and "Shepherd of Souls 5". I received one opportunity card soon after hitting Shepherd of Souls 5, but nothing since then, and it's been a while. Is there somewhere I need to be or something I need to do to trigger anything else?



    No, you're at the right place in the storyline. Highest you can go. You'll start getting a gold-bordered card that'll give you certain perks. I tend to go weeks without seeing one and then get 5 in quick succession. You'll also get various extra opportunities on various cards and storylines only available to those "Involved in the Soul Trade" or that need a Shepherd's Timepiece (or Fork, but that doesn't apply to you).
    edited by amaresu on 6/11/2012

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    amaresu
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    12/5/2013
    Sharonhorste wrote:
    Since this appears to be the Fate general thread, I thought I'd ask a question. I recently got Flute Street and Theological Husbandry, and my question is: do they have an end? For example, on Flute Street, is there some kind of goal to reach or do you just play all the storylets before leaving? As for Theological Husbandry, I made the four new beasts and I'm not sure what to do next. Sorry if I'm breaking any rules posting this, tell me and I'll delete it



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    Nagato-01
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    2/24/2013
    PetulantProcrastinator wrote:
    I've only recently become involved in the soul trade despite being a high level character, are there many chances to use the spirifer's fork for POSI or have I missed most of the opportunities. The only thing I can remember that I can still use it for is the Regretful Soldier's story and... there are limits to how heartless my character is.



    There aren't that many things to do with the Soul Trade, apart from the lore, and from the insanely good money. It hits 143ppa, and it'll be rather straightforward for a POSI character with high Shadowy and good gear.

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    10/1/2012
    The solution to this problem, as it is to so many of life's challenges, is a horse. You need to breed a horse. Then the third part will come knocking at your door.

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    Diptych
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    6/11/2012
    The Shepherd of Souls opportunity card is rare, but great for reducing menaces and boosting connections. The Merchant equivalent is always available, and is profitable but risky.

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    Diptych
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    2/10/2012
    LukeMcMillan wrote:
    Actually, I wasn't curious about its immediate effects nor to know the details of each choice, but only if one of the two possibilities (or both) will lead to something more or if the story will have a conclusion with that card, in whatever form will be.
    This is what I was meaning by "far-reaching consequences"...


    Choose honestly. Neither choice will rob you of storyline. Either will mean the end of the matter, equally and validly.

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    Early
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    2/4/2012
    travellersside wrote:
    When the forger tells you that he's done everything, he's right - there's nothing left under the paint bar the canvas itself. There is no sane reason to strip the last layer of paint away. Doing so will bring no joy - only grief. There are things that we are not meant to know.


    Ah, the ever-present lure of insanity. It's a pity to hear that I've potentially missed another step of the story, but I'm content in the knowledge that I will not needlessly self-destruct for the base instinct of curiosity.

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    2/6/2012
    Selling your soul to devils has little effect, especially after you get it back. The process of retrieving it is fairly simple and uneventful, actually. Although if you feel like getting some Devilbone Dice (they don't do anything, but they're kind of neat), I think that's the only way.

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    Urthdigger
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    2/2/2012
    Can't you force your way onto the storyline using a storylet from the clay coalman?

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    11/16/2013
    I will say this publicly about the painting: Your friend is telling the truth. There are no further layers of paint. Removing the final layer will mean you've destroyed a work of art, and received nothing in return.

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    Amalgamate
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    10/3/2012
    Yeah, that one doesn't get very many rewards. There's something with a tomb-colonist I think that lets you both advance the plot and get rewards. For some time.

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    AlexWattsEsq
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    1/12/2012
    I am a bit foxed about how to get into Fluke Street. I believe you can gain access after helping the solve cases around London storyline but I've returned the item in question to the diminutive shop keeper and Flute Street has failed to rear it's head.

    Possibly I should be waiting for an opportunity card, but I've absent mindedly put to Zee in search of scientific revelation and academic celebration. Whoops.
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    1/12/2012
    AlexWattsEsq wrote:
    I am a bit foxed about how to get into Flute Street. I believe you can gain access after helping the solve cases around London storyline but I've returned the item in question to the diminutive shop keeper and Flute Street has failed to rear it's head.
    Possibly I should be waiting for an opportunity card, but I've absent mindedly put to Zee in search of scientific revelation and academic celebration. Whoops.

    Don't worry, once you've returned from Zee the opportunity card will appear sooner or later. The price is 18 Fate, by the way, in case you need to start saving... ;-)

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    12/30/2011
    Abraham Bounty wrote:
    Must you cough up the fate each time you wish to pursue that option?

    Yes.

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    1/12/2012
    Hyoscine wrote:
    I'm currently in Fluke street, and there is a storylet option available to me that costs 100 Fate. Has anyone pursued this? If so, do you consider it worthwhile?

    As of now, it's definitely not worth 100 Fate. Maybe it will be in future content. Also note that your Peculiar Physical Enhancement quality decreases whenever you use it -- so you'll probably even have to pay the 100 Fate more than once.
    But the developers have clearly stated that Fate-locked content is never an integral part of the game's whole story-arc. It's just an expensive easter-egg for players who can afford it...

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    1/31/2016
    PageofCups wrote:
    I was just tempted to try the tiger option in "A dream about a stable" and it was pretty underwhelming. 3 fate may not be much, but there's no way I'll choose a fate option completely in the blind again.

    All I can say without yet another spoiler tab is that type of Fate purchase is the one that gives you a higher boost of reward compared to the regular offerings rather than extra story content. If anybody wants to make a list of such examples, they may, but since I'm trying to think of others, I of course am blanking out. (Or my main character Irrigoed me again, of which I will then discuss the "delete button" concept with him Big Grin.)
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    2/1/2012
    My apologies! I think I was looking for another drawing and the idea that the key could indicate also the resetting of the Soul Trade didn't occur to me...
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    2/5/2012
    Speaking again about the Soul Trade... there is an option to exchange 1000 souls to get a number I don't remember of brilliant souls. Now that the economy has been introduced, is that option favourable?
    Of course it is from the point of view of the number of actions that must be spent, but is the exchange rate good?
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    12/1/2015
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
    Thank-you! Deceitful, but with a soft spot for well-dressed fops, sounds like me smile I'll echo the texts if anyone else reading is interested smile

    [spoiler]Plagiarizing Wilde to trick a blue-penciled Space bat! Worth it! Big Grin Also lovely carnations, wine and connected Masters[/spoiler]
    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 11/30/2015

    While I don't often spend fate to get both options in a choice as many of the little fate story choices do, I did this time to sock it to them secretly just this once. They screwed me over before? Favour returned!
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    12/29/2011
    My Take, from best to worst:

    The Soul Trade
    A Day at the Races (now that it warns you that it is sending you to another region and emptying your hand).
    A Visit from a Cloaked Stranger(Neathymon)
    Set fire to your mirror (travel from Bedlam to the Mirror Marches)
    Exceptional Friendship
    Uncovering Secrets Framed In Gold
    Flute Street (Though, they've sold themselves short - it's two new regions, not one, and the trip there is the highpoint)
    An auspicious day for gardening
    Zubmarine
    Apply a bottle of FF Gebrandt's Verdant Stimulator
    Long Lost Daughter
    The Rubbery Murders
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    travellersside
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    12/29/2011
    I consider Secrets Framed in Gold to be one of the better ones, so yes, it's very much worth getting. However, if you found the Rubbery Murders to be disappointing, you'll probably think the same of the Long-Lost Daughter storyline.
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    1/12/2012
    Sadly, however, there is very little actual content associated with this. It unlocks some 4 minor options on existing cards, and should one take the afore-mentioned Companion, it offers a single associated yet generic card. The purchase of access to Flute Street is an excellent use of Fate, opening up a very interesting area and providing a great many tidbits of lore. The purchase of this, however, does not.
    Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference, but I assure you that this expenditure has little to recommend it, and I am far from alone in my opinion. It is not that the content is poor as such, it is that it is poor for the price. Personally, I would say that a fair price for this would be 10 Fate, but no more.
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    2/4/2012
    Oh, I let my forger go mad from playing with things that man shall not wot of, and then picked up another on my next visit to New Newgate. After all, it's not like there's a shortage of them.
    (Why yes, I am remarkably Heartless and Ruthless. Thank you for noticing)
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    2/4/2012
    When the forger tells you that he's done everything, he's right - there's nothing left under the paint bar the canvas itself. There is no sane reason to strip the last layer of paint away. Doing so will bring no joy - only grief. There are things that we are not meant to know.
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    11/14/2016
    suinicide wrote:
    Trilby wrote:

    On this old note, anyone know the best way to grind the race?
    I swear I got a point of master connection from one victory in the race.


    That's the rare success, I think it might only be a one shot thing, since you have a quality that you can use. Not entirely sure though.


    Getting the Master connection is not particularly sustainable - you need to be "almost winning" instead of having a clear lead (the text implies you are getting hurt from charging desperately as opposed to "no one even came close"), then get a rare success that occurs around at a chance of 2% to 3%.

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    11/15/2016
    Trilby wrote:
    Also, does anyone know the reward for doing the Halloween option in ones public for all the companions?


    Given that they specifically removed all text that says "the better your edition the more effective" and some such, they are probably the same.

    At the very least, I got *less* than my self-interviewing alt.

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    7/11/2016
    an_ocelot wrote:
    Play the game and occasionally you will get small quantities within the game, but very occasionally and very small.


    Do note that the Fate point is just enough to be, er, not sufficient for unlocking any storylines of note, not even the Aunt one. It might still come in handy however, so don't spend it on trivial things.

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    4/2/2018
    Optimatum does not mention the Court of Cats. I found the Court of Cats disappointing; it was all about petty squabbles relating to a high-ranking feline couple, if the idea of a feline couple makes sense. I was all the more disappointed because I love cats, both in real life and in the game. Overall I agree with Optimatum's observation; I did not choose to get the unique Lodging he refers to when I played Haunting at Marsh House, and I've regretted that since.

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    Posts: 1751

    2/21/2017
    Pourquoi wrote:
    What does the Fate-locked option in the Iron Republic do? Does it give any actual material reward?


    It gives you a bigger boost of the "Changed by the Iron Republic" quality you grind during your trip, which is generally cashed out for Iron Republic Journals as a monetary reward.

    As for the word content, it is less than 5 words long so you can guess that very few people are actually happy about reading the result once they had paid for it.

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    Estelle Knoht
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    10/20/2016
    Skinnyman wrote:
    Are there any unlocked ES or Fate stories which offer wines as a reward? I'm looking to get a Vial of M_____'s B____ to convert it into a Crimson Book this year so I'm looking for Fourth City Airag and Tears of the Bazaar.
    I know that a Fate expedition has a chance to yield Tears and I doubt a VoMB is offered somewhere as a reward from a story.


    If you look at the prices, you might notice that all ES give a 62.5E item on completion and each season give a 312.5E item for the trade in. However none of these currently give out Tears of the Bazaar, so your best bet is to keep doing Gallery of Serpents, which is relatively likely to reward you with Airag or Tears. Tears are the second-highest results and the Gallery has the best chance to reach it as both fate-locked expeditions has the same price but Gallery has a higher minimum value.

    Alternative, at Christmas you may gain Taste of Lacre. 7 Taste to Lacre can be converted to a bottle of Tears in the Cave of Nadir. Or if youare ridiculously rich you can fire up an alt and spend 100 Fate to send it to your main. Or find someone to exchange it with, although not too many people might be up for that.
    edited by Estelle Knoht on 10/20/2016

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    Lady Red
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    Posts: 517

    11/23/2014
    Kyria - no, there is a permanent shortcut once you've done the journey once. Although you can repeat the scenic, expensive route again if you want to!
    edited by Lady Red on 11/23/2014

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    Passionario
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    Posts: 777

    2/10/2012
    travellersside wrote:
    You'll break him, of course. And you won't have the painting to sell, obviously. And it is a rather valuable picture. But if you sell it, you'll always wonder just what you missed.
    So, go on. Break him. It's not like he's someone important, after all. People like him can be replaced so easily. After all, he may have lied when he said that there was nothing left to reveal. There might be further secrets to uncover.


    There are more than enough delicious secrets in the Neath that don't require one to destroy valuable paintings or shatter people's lives.
    And if you go all the way, you'll be left forever wondering what wondrous reward you could get if you just sold the thing.
    edited by Passionario on 2/10/2012

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    5/21/2012
    Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook wrote:
    I have a community request regarding the Diocesan Intrigue story, if anyone's played it recently. I've just been taking Hubris through it, and noticed new options when one meets the Regretful Soldier. I'm fairly sure that when I first played that card, the choice unlocked by having returned his wife's soul (which I had) wasn't available, and would dearly like to see what it says. Can anyone PM me the text?

    As far as I know, that particular option bears an interesting distinction of being the only triple-Fatelocked piece of content in Fallen London.

    Unfortunately, I haven't saved the text. All I recall is that neither of them were in favor of you-know-who's ambitious plan.

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    11/18/2013
    Mr. Mercutio wrote:
    She seems like such a, erm, bright and cheerful young lady. What's to be terrified of?

    I'll give you a hint: it rhymes with "dead money" and is one of the most evil things ever.



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    11/20/2017
    suinicide wrote:
    I believe one cycle of the velocipede squad should get rid of them. And besides, you can always expose or try to reform the squad instead.

    One? IIRC, you need at least nine cycles (you get 1 CP per cycle, and the cards trigger on Spinning the Wheels 1-3) to make the cards go away and get the option to decide the Squad's further fate. Oh, and they give much worse monetary payoff that the non-Fate option (10E vs 17.5-18.5 E).

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    5/24/2015
    Reteq wrote:
    I'm involved in the Soul Trade but I don't know how to decide Sour Elizabeth's fate. I know the end result I want, the watch. But I don't know which option leads there. Could someone please enlighten me?
    Thank you! Reteq


    Her fate doesn't matter, you pick a side after that.

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    Theus
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    1/2/2014
    Solipsism: The philosophical idea that things may not actually exist. (A simplification)
    edited by Theus on 1/2/2014

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    KatarinaNavane
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    Posts: 462

    1/1/2012
    Patrick Reding wrote:
    KatarinaNavane wrote:
    Also, I wonder if there is still more to the fate-locked portion of Wilmot's End that I haven't explored, because thus far it pales in comparison to the fate-locked part of the labyrinth.

    I also found it rather short, and it more-or-less terminates after you pick a side. I can only assume there's more yet to be written, or that associations with the Face or Teeth will come in handy elsewhere, in particular when Polytreme opens up.



    I hope so as well. They certainly have been teases, offering so many destinations on the 'zee and having us wait so long for them to be reachable!
    edited by KatarinaNavane on 1/1/2012

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    Branden Linton
    Branden Linton
    Posts: 391

    1/12/2012
    Wieland Burandt wrote:
    AlexWattsEsq wrote:
    I am a bit foxed about how to get into Flute Street. I believe you can gain access after helping the solve cases around London storyline but I've returned the item in question to the diminutive shop keeper and Flute Street has failed to rear it's head.
    Possibly I should be waiting for an opportunity card, but I've absent mindedly put to Zee in search of scientific revelation and academic celebration. Whoops.

    Don't worry, once you've returned from Zee the opportunity card will appear sooner or later. The price is 18 Fate, by the way, in case you need to start saving... ;-)


    I paid 100 fate. -_- Why did they have to drastically reduce the price right after I bought it?

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    Branden Linton
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    Posts: 391

    2/1/2012
    Alexander von Brennenburg wrote:
    I do apologize for bothering those of you who are implicated in a struggle against hell, but even after acquiring an ocelot, hound and stallion, that thick-headed priest still won't let me know about his no doubt insane plan.
    Which, I find, to tell the truth, rather frustating.


    Its a card that shows up eventually. That particular story kind of just takes forever.

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    MidnightVoyager
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    Posts: 886

    12/6/2013
    Inky Petrel wrote:
    I wasn't aware that item already existed before now, sorry! *facepalm* I had never seen one before. The other option didn't give anything unique, no. Just tasty words.


    Look at the item description, and that's where it was gettable before. It isn't gettable NOW in any other way.

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    1/2/2014
    Master Polarimini wrote:
    For those who got it: am I mistaken or the Fate-locked Day 10 option (the Urchins) ends the story of Mr Sacks?
    It says "Your 'Investigating the Twelve Days of Mr Sacks with:' Quality has gone!" and the text sounds pretty... definitive...
    (I echoed it in my profile)


    It doesn't end "the story of" Mr. Sacks. It ends your investigation of Mr. Sacks. You will still get more Sackses.

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    2/17/2016
    I'd quite like to see the text of some of the new tattoos from this year, particularly the Exceptional Story-related ones.

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    2/17/2016
    Jeremy Avalon wrote:
    MidnightVoyager wrote:
    I'd quite like to see the text of some of the new tattoos from this year, particularly the Exceptional Story-related ones.



  • As far as I'm aware there are no new tattoo options this year, and definitely nothing related to any of the Exceptional Stories. At the very least, I didn't see any when I got my Second Skin-Bound Memory, and I've been subscribed for a continuous year now.

  • I was going by the list of available ones. A Face for the Evening and The Gift sound specifically Exceptional story-related.


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    Diptych
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    1/2/2014
    Spirifing is simple and profitable, certainly, but it's not the only way to earn cash in Fallen London. Shepherding souls won't earn you money, but it does offer very efficient Menace cures. Story-wise, they're pretty much equal - whenever there's an option for one, there's generally an equivalent option for the other. If your conscience is telling you to start saving souls, it's probably the right thing to do.
    edited by Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook on 1/2/2014

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    8/12/2014
    I'm not a Failbetter employee or a wiki admin or a lawyer, but I imagine it's easier for everyone to keep the pay content off the wiki, in terms of copyright and policy and what is or isn't considered an authoritative record and/or a spoiler. As I say, you're free to ask here, and refer to others' questions and answers - most questions of "is X profitable" or "what level should I do Y" have been answered already, leaving only the subjective story content that is better left unspoiled!

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    MidnightVoyager
    MidnightVoyager
    Posts: 886

    7/15/2016
    Does anyone have the text for the option to help the Huz and the text for helping the Huz? It's a hole in my personal documentation I'd like to fill.

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    7/13/2017
    Speaking of Flint, I still would like to hear the end of the Huz content there, how you end up getting them settled. (I've seen the echo but not the text leading to it, so I don't actually know what they're doing or wear)

    I also very much would like to see what happens if you [spoiler]keep the knife first off and then refuse to hand it over when you meet the Patroness again.[/spoiler]

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    Branden Linton
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    Posts: 391

    6/4/2012
    streetfelineblue wrote:
    Asking for the community's opinion on Fate-locked storylets... I'm currently quite undecided between the Fate-locked continuation of Theological Husbandry and Flute Street. Theological Husbandry does give some interesting pets and is slightly cheaper, but I remember somebody telling me on the forum that Flute Street is a very good storylet by my personal favourite Fallen London writer - Nigel Evans. Which one would you suggest me to peruse? Or maybe a totally different one, like the Foreign Office continuation for example?


    The Theological Husbandry promises future rewards as does the Foreign office. Flute street has the most lore so I would pick that one. The ironic thing is there's an pet in Flute street you can only get while pursing beast to breed. So you know.

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    Posts: 1220

    12/7/2014
    Marcus of the Mangrove College wrote:
    Should I increase my small plant's stuff with Fate? I hate how the luck based stuff makes me lose the plant growth..

    No, that's a Fate sink. Just discard that card. Only use the ones where growth is guaranteed.

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    Aximillio
    Aximillio
    Posts: 1251

    12/6/2014
    Theological husbandry will appear on cards once you're finished with the rest of the labyrinth - or- with your neighbours. Flute street is unlocked after finishing the university and the investigations after that piece of content.

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    1/8/2015
    derkatt wrote:
    Could someone remind me the requirements for the city vices devil card? The one where you can sell your soul. The only requirements I remember are connection: Hell around 10 and Involved in the soultrade: 5
    edited by derkatt on 1/8/2015
    edited by derkatt on 1/8/2015

    Yep, it's uncommon. You might need only connected: 5 for all I remember.

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    1/6/2014
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:
    Does anyone have results for the different results of the HO HO HO storylet from the Incarnadine Robes?

    With a little imagination you can figure it out from http://fallenlondon.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Home_comfort and http://fallenlondon.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Transport

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    crewmate
    crewmate
    Posts: 7

    12/29/2011
    Where did you buy the "Secrets framed in Gold" Story? I can't find it.


    Minor Aunt Spoiler:
    I spend real money on fate for the "Aunt in the Brass Embassy" Storyled to save her.
    Err, did I? Nothing really happend. Or did I just planned the rescue?
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    A B Nile
    A B Nile
    Posts: 414

    3/9/2015
    You can get them there - unfortunately I cannot for the life of me remember how. Sorry!

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    A B Nile
    A B Nile
    Posts: 414

    7/7/2015
    I haven't done the Blemmigan Affair, but I second the recommendation for The Gift. A Trade in Faces is good too, but The Gift is better.

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    Posts: 1207

    7/31/2017
    Well, no Making Waves from creating an Übergoat.
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    Sackville
    Sackville
    Posts: 295

    11/10/2013
    Bound in Diocesan Intrigue is a quality associated with the fate-locked extension of Theological Husbandry. I'm not sure how much more I can say about it, although I can confirm that the next step after BiDI 5 is an opportunity card. I recently drew mine in the Forgotten Quarter, but I expect you can find it anywhere.

    I'd also like to know where one might start looking for Cantigaster Venom, though. Wouldn't some of that be exciting!
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    Posts: 295

    11/8/2013
    Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook wrote:
    It's been a while, but I believe you need to have bred a Stallion! And then wait for a card where the Bishop takes a liking to your steed.


    Playing through this content now and I can confirm that breeding a Stallion is the first step. I understand that the House of Chimes Regretful Soldier storyline has additional material unlocked with Diocesan Intrigue, though, and I have to ask if I've already missed it at Bound in Diocesan Intrigue 3?
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    11/24/2013
    Karaeir wrote:
    Aazyla wrote:
    Hey everyone,

    I'm not entirely sure where to ask this, but it's part of fate-locked content, so I suppose that here's a good enough place as any.

    Is it possible to get more than one beast for breeding purposes? Ex: I would like to both have a Hound of Hell, Bifurcated owl, and all of their respective 'parents'. Is this possible?

    It is, but you can have just one of a kind.



  • I'm not entirely sure what you mean here. Do you mean that I can breed one of the later animals (Hound of Hell & Bifurcated Owl) then return to get another rubbery hound, plated seal, etc?

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    12/12/2013
    Zephyr, I believe that a user named Blackleaf has it echoed on their profile~ That's where I read it anyways.

    Thanks so much you guys! Very interesting to have some perspective on. I'll still wait for the results from the church option & the 'for the sake of the city' option~

    Thanks again!

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    12/15/2013
    If anyone is interested i will be in a few hours able to provide the results of sending the decommisioned steamer out for a final voyage. The branch costs 9 fate, 1 whirring contraption, 1 strong backed laborer, 5 "A conniseur of neathy delights", Person of some importance, An experienced zailor, 150 watchful and ofcourse the patience to gather all these things.

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    11/10/2013
    It has +12 dangerous! And thanks. Tell me, Is it the lion or the seal that creates a horse? (( how did devils get a hold of cantigaster venom by the way?! ))

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    12/10/2013
    Blackleaf wrote:
    IHNIWTR wrote:
    is the bottle of "special vintage" something new, or something that we've seen before?


    Ill say this and hope i dont get mauled by tigers:

  • Its not new.
    Its bazaar themed.
    Its not actuly wine. You probably shouldnt drink it.


  • How sad.


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    12/15/2013
    Thank you OPG, that was very insightful. I'm glad I don't have to rush to finish of the university as I quite like its nightmare reduction option and I want to build up my connections to the two sides.

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    1/7/2014
    I recently finished the matter of the painting framed in gold. I chose to trust my friend and sell it in the end, but I am now rather curious what would have happened if I had pressed him. If anyone could share some insight, I would appreciate it.

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    Elene
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    1/13/2014
    I think the repentant forger quality doesn't always drop. At least where I stopped. As you progress you usually have options to be nice to him at your own cost or threatening, which probably hurts your relationship.

    On the subject of the secrets framed in gold, I chose to trust my friend when he gave his word. I am rather curious what happens if you don't, should anyone be kind enough to enlighten me.

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    1/15/2014
    If it didn't tell you to go anywhere specifically then its just a wait for an opportunity card.

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    11/10/2013
    Continuing questions on the Diocesan Intrigue chain - when you finally get to Bound in Diocesan Intrigue 5 (when you actually decide on the matter), is the next step an opportunity card or a gold storylet somewhere? I've checked the Forgotten Quarter and the Labyrinth of Tigers, and waited a week for the card, but I'm not seeing anything to continue it.
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    12/14/2015
    The 30 FATE investment for that Bound Shark was totally worth it. Can anybody PM me about ray-drenched paperweight?

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    11/21/2013
    dragonridingsorceress wrote:
    Does anyone know if it is possible to Die while at the Races?


    For anyone else wondering, the answer is no.

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    5/25/2013
    I just tried the fate-locked ending for the Jack of Smiles case. I have to say I really enjoyed the fate-locked content for the whole thing, both the bit in the middle and this very nice end.

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    circe
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    12/9/2013
    Tears of the Bazaar have moved to the Wines Category - maybe a clue to which wine a Bazaar Christmas Card gives.
    edited by circe on 12/9/2013

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    2/27/2014
    I'm not entirely sure if this is postable here, but it's now possible to sell the pets/transportation from the fate-locked Husbandry branch for various amounts of echoes apiece. No clue whether I can post them here or not, but if you have them you can look under the Bazaar/Sell My Things tab.

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    12/15/2013
    Don't worry, you can unlock Flute Street any time. The Voyage of Scientific Discovery option which requires it will remain open to you.
    edited by Flyte on 12/15/2013
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    Posts: 187

    12/19/2013
    Just got Mr. Pages from the Snowbound storylet. Yay, the Epigrammatic Irishman!

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    Posts: 187

    11/19/2013
    Blackleaf wrote:
    Cocytus wrote:
    Would someone be so kind as to tell me of the potential rewards from the Gallery of Serpents? I'm pondering buying some Nex to get in, but am chary after a misclick cost me 10 Nex last week...

    You're gonna need a bunch of shadowy.

  • Ive gotten elemental secrets off it though. (( 700 echoes!! ))
    Also its guaranteed to give some lore about Parabola and also 3 uncanny incanubulum thingies.

  • No problem, I have over 180 Shadowy with gear. Thanks!


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    3/9/2014
    According to my notes, there's an option on the 6th card (if the last one is 9th) to "break off the acquaintance".

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    1/7/2017
    Chronos wrote:
    Which are the best combinations for breeding the rubbery hound w/o redolence?


    None of them are good enough to bother. All the lower results have low tier rewards (rats, candles, glim, beeswax, journals of infamy, compromising documents) that you can grind at comparable or better rates elsewhere (unfinished business, AotB, educating Lyme, thefts in flit).
    Pulling out all stops gives storm threnodies, and that's probably what you want to do if you already have the hound and are willing to get rid of it. It's still not a good grind (much worse than AotB, and threnodies are not useful for much).

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    10/31/2017
    Faey wrote:
    ..., I found that A Brazen Fate (as well as CPs in Hellfarer) is apparently gained through the Theological Husbandry (specifically the Bound in Diocesan Intrigue portion) Fate content. Yet, as far as I know, I have completed all of that content and never received those qualities. I can't even remember/tell what final choice I made, since it was years ago....


    There are two endings that give brazen fate, and one that doesn't. Like me, you chose to inform the masters. The masters weren't too impressed. Here, I think: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/xKiv?fromEchoId=2645417

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    It's likely an option getting just as much. I haven't looked at the regular content much at all in my excitement at following the fate-locked story. I do know what I got for the fate-locked reward option that doesn't change decisions, and I can't call it efficient by my count. Amusingly, it seems to give slightly less than two of the options. I think the main value here was in the absolutely delightful story. Which was absolutely delightful.

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    5/10/2013
    A VERY good point, although marrying someone ELSE'S spouse would CERTAINLY be decadent! Jambie! *Claps twice* The chocolate icing! Quickly, I feel a draft!

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    5/10/2013
    Well, yes, that too, but I can't actually marry my first choice for a spouse due to the awkward social status of their being dead and, if their death does not bar the match, the open secret they already have a spouse among the living.

    Several other romance options fall into such problematic categories, such as the alluringly mature but quite certainly married F.F. Gebrandt.

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    5/10/2013
    I personally would gladly pay Fate to be able to keep a mistress or a cicisbeo on the side in addition to my spouse (that honey-addicted wastrel is constantly cheating on me with some heiress, anyway).

    I don't want them to give much of a stat bonus, it's just that it feels odd to me that before becoming People of Some Importance we can be notoriously open and free with our affections but it all dries up once we've achieved some social standing.

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    3/14/2013
    I apologize if this question is annoyingly vague, but...

    Are there any Fate-locked options within regular storylines that are particularly worthwhile? I know I plan to set some Fate aside for the Fate-locked "good" ending to the Jack-of-Smiles case, and I plan to hold off on the Loquacious Vicar storyline until I have access to the A Trade in Souls options. Any others I should set aside until I have the funds to buy Fate? Are the Eater of Chains Fate options worthwhile? What about the Fate options linked to An Intimate of Devils? Basically, pretty much any Fate option that offers a substantially different storyline path and/or a unique Quality or item is one I'll likely be interested in; Fate-options to skip ahead or grind more quickly aren't really worth it in my mind. ;-)

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    Yep. Enough for any level of Notability.
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    12/30/2013
    Blackleaf wrote:
    Also, Can anyone tell me how high you need to get the "Intrigue" quality in the... I forgot what its called dammit. The one with the bishop and thats started from the stallion card.
    How high do i have to get the quality?
    And what happens afterwards?

    I don't remember how high you need to get it, my Bound in Diocesan Intrigue is at 6 (I've finished the storyline), so maybe to 5?
    After you get it high enough you'll have to wait for the opportunity card called A Meeting on the Embankment.

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    If I recall correctly it's an opportunity card. I think it's called A Meeting on the Embankment. You probably just need to be patient.

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    1/3/2017
    Lou Grace wrote:
    Quick question about this: is the robe usable even if it's not Christmas? I was thinking strongly about getting the robe with my next Snowbound, but I might just wait until I'm ready to enter the Nadir actually.

    Yes. I'm always keeping a Robe with me throughout the year till next Christmas ("always" meaning for the past 3 Christmas events).

    This way I can peek at the Robe's options even before the first SNOWBOUND event to see if there are new delicious items added this year.

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    6/1/2017
    Meradine Heidenreich wrote:
    There are seven (11) base animals? I thought four?

    There are 4 base animals.
    • All of them can be upgraded (with the Formula for Empyrean Redolence) to an advanced version.
    • One of them (Plated Seal) can also be upgraded normally (to a Hound of Heaven).
    • All the 5 upgraded versions mentioned above can combine together to form the ultimate pet.


    So, you can have 10 different versions of these animals, and to do that you'll need overall:
    • 4 x Plated Seals
    • 3 x each of the other base animals

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    7/6/2017
    I seem to remember that you can get a Judgement Egg from the Empress's Shadow by choosing the Docker ending. I think.

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    12/4/2016
    Indeed, you trade the Robe for an item of your choice (mostly a Home Comfort item, though one option is a Transport).

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    5/29/2016
    absimiliard wrote:
    For some reason the Waltz didn't move me, so to speak.

    I don't usually listen to a soundtrack while playing, but seriously, listening to this while playing the Waltz that Moved the World made all the difference:



    Such an amazingly immersive experience.


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    9/26/2018
    Skinnyman wrote:
    Can you get Snuffer's Gratitude multiple times during the Flint or you just did that story 17 times?
    Besides this, what do you get from using it and does it go away when you use it?

    I have two of those, but I can't tell you from what story/action.

    Also, I have no idea what they actually do (or, if I've once known, I've since forgotten).

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    12/13/2019
    dov wrote:
    Skinnyman wrote:

    Card (I think): https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/dov/17289361
    Has two options and here's an echo: https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/dov/17289375
    [spoiler]

    Card is non-discardable. Two options: either receive a letter (no requirements) or send a letter (requires 5 x Map-Scraps and no more than 6 Favours: The Great Game). I assume the send option gives a Favour for the cost of the map scraps

    Receiving a letter gives 2 x Dubious Testimony and 1 x Intriguing Snippet.[/spoiler]

    On a second attempt I got 2 x Dubious Testimony and 2 x Intriguing Snippet. So there's a range to the results.


    Update: the card should now be discardable.

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    8/8/2017
    phryne wrote:
    hellaGumshoe wrote:
    A Lot does the thing with your Menaces, and 4 Church, 3 Constable, and probably 2 or 3 Society once it's converted.
    Wow. Pretty sure A Lot of people are going to buy the Soul Trade now! smile


    I'm guessing the 7 Favours cap is in place here too, though? Means one has to be pretty alert about when to play this option for maximum profit

    It's a great way to grind lots of Favours, but it's *not* profitable. So once you raise Renown as high as you want/need/can, the Shepherd's card might not be useful anymore.

    To be seen...

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    2/12/2016
    I agree. For me, these two are the weakest stories, but if you want to sample one of them, I'd go with Last Dog Society over the Court of Cats.

    My personal ranking:
    • Lost in Reflections
    • Cut with Moonlight
    • the Waltz that Moved the World / Flint
    • the Art of Murder
    • Discernment
    • the Haunting at the Marsh House
    • the Last Dog Society
    • the Court of Cats

    (I rank the Waltz and Flint both at #3)

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    2/12/2016
    It was the September Exceptional story, which followed the Last Dog Society.

    It should have been released for purchase with Fate according to the original schedule (3 months after being released to Exceptional Friends). I guess the release got delayed.

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    2/11/2016
    That's the only such combination of which I know

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    5/13/2013
    It seems that seducing over 20,000 people with your writing is a smidgen more difficult than it sounds. It's far easier to convince someone that two characters deeply love each other when one of them isn't the reader. Otherwise, you get comments like ours, haha.

    It's taken me nearly a year to realize this, but Alexis Kennedy and Paul Arendt have duped me into playing a dating simulation. Where's that hand-slap-to-face emoticon when you need it? This game shrouds itself as a fantasy adventure piece mixed with horror and comedy in a steampunk setting, but at its heart of hearts, it's a dating sim. Worse, it's a dating sim hybrid crossed with a reading comprehension test:
    http://community.failbettergames.com/topic1328-the-pickpockets-promenade.aspx?Page=1#post20172
    The almighty seventh labyrinth of FL is surely composed of the multiple love-love endings. Crud, and the Masters are the matchmaker AI's. This cannot bode well for my character.

    Seriously, though, I have faith in the writing capabilities of the FBG staff. Expansions and revisions are surely underway for the Spouse stories. We received a hint of that in this year's Feast of the Exceptional Rose. Some of those pet-panions will become Spouse options. They'll probably have an intriguing storyline to match...or they will eventually! After all, "Fallen London is in beta." (says so right there at the bottom of the log-in screen). Many things are still largely in an experimental or testing phase. More change is bound to come, but it's quite unlikely we'll learn of narrative specifics. The writers might be near to bursting with desire to scream "Stop suggesting that! I ALREADY WROTE IT!" or "It'll NEVER happen!" but they'll not say a word. Wouldn't want to spoil the story, yes?

    By the way, I fully agree with your sentiments, Rowan. You even named my top two Spouse picks. Unfortunately, there's a possibility we may never have either one as a Spouse option due to narrative reasons. The Smuggler and Missionary's individual stories are not complete (for some, the Smuggler's story has a sense of closure, I know). It doesn't matter how much you want them. They may not want your character...enough... They may not even survive to want anything. I'm okay with this. If their stories carry them to a permanent death, the Surface, or the arms of another, then so be it. I'm slightly heartbroken just thinking about it. In the meantime, I would really appreciate the option to form a Platonic fabulous duo with the Quiet Deviless. We could roam the hard streets of Fallen London solving mysteries, posing dramatically in our whirling capes and Neathglasses, and catching all the bad guys. After defeating one of them, she could toss out a quiet and wince-worthy witticism. Oh, and she's still after my soul and she may even be a bad guy herself -- whatever, it creates delightful frisson in our relationship!

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    5/10/2013
    Isn't the single Spouse restriction based on narrative necessity? Does the Bazaar not hold an interest in our affairs? When you bind yourself to a Spouse, the Bazaar hopes you're doing it due to true love; your mate is as vital to you as the fetid air you breathe; parting with your limbs would be easier than parting with your beloved. You and your Spouse will craft a towering love story. One day, the Masters will come for you and your story. (Or at least I think that's what's suppose to happen.)

    Besides, how many tales of true love involve three or more parties? Was it Romeo and Juliet and the Friar? No, please. Nor was it Pygmalion and Galatea and the Animated Chisel. Did Orpheus go to Hades for his wife, his mistress, his second mistress, his satyr beau, and his satyr beau's studly twin? There is some throwing of arms up in exasperation happening here.

    This isn't to say I'm against legal polygamy being enacted in the game. That's something I voted for in the feedback forum. :p

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    11/23/2015
    the truthseeker wrote:
    Regarding the last two questions: Lost inReflections is the best fate-Locked story done so far, bar none. It's masterful and somber in its potential outcome.
    I agree that Lost in Reflections is probably the best Exceptional story until now (I haven't finished Flint yet). However, I rank The Gift as the overall best Fate-locked story I've encountered.

    I't so good, that even though it added a semi-useless standard-frequency card to my deck, I don't much care just because the card reminds me of that story (though I rarely actually play it).

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    1/5/2014
    Richard makes a good observation about the different types of fate-locked results. I've whipped up a quick list that's divided into what I consider the major categories. Fate-locked content that fits into more than one category is listed in each. Within each category, I've ordered them in descending order from most to least favorite. These are, of course, still incredibly subjective, and even the "least favorite" are still generally worth doing if you can spare the Nex.

    In-Game Benefits (Unique equipment, pets, or other beneficial effects);
    • The Soul Trade (either branch)
    • Empyrean Redolence ("A Visit from a Cloaked Stranger")
    • Fate-locked continuation of Velocipede Squad
    • Ubergoat *
    • Flute Street (in combination with Empyrean Redolence)
    • Foreign Office
    • Fate-locked Expeditions *
    Lore
    • Flute Street
    • The Soul Trade
    • Foreign Office
    • Empyrean Redolence
    • Fate-locked Expeditions *
    • Fate-locked Jack content
    Role-playing (making decisions that help define your character)
    • Empyrean Redolence
    • A Long-Lost Daughter?
    • The Soul Trade
    • Secrets Framed in Gold
    • Inconvenienced by Aunt
    • Become Jack
    • Temple of Uttermost Wind *
    • Foreign Office
    The majority of these options cost somewhere around 20-25 Fate to play, which means you will probably need to purchase Nex to acquire them. Entries marked with an asterisk (*) indicate a more moderate price that can probably be paid from the Fate you acquire in the course of playing the game. I'm not taking value into account in my ordering, just how beneficial each is.

    There's another major category of Fate-locked options that provide one-shot conveniences, such as dealing with menaces or quickly advancing past a challenge. I haven't listed any of these above, but I'll note that, in several cases, you'll also receive some minor benefit in addition to what's described on the card.

    Also, seasonal content (Sacksmas, Feast of the Exceptional Rose) is almost always worth doing: it typically provides items that aren't available at other times of the year, at a reasonable price, with some nuggets of delicious lore.

    I should note that there are some major stories I haven't purchased, such as the Rubbery Murders or the Rubbery Appendage.

    Edited to indicate which stories have more nominal costs.
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    I am content with the Intriguer. And really are faces so hard to grow back?

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    11/16/2013
    I would also be very interested to know what is revealed by the canvas at the end, as I gave up eventually to spare the Repentant Forger. The pleading of a friend won out over curiosity, but the curiosity remains.

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    12/15/2013
    Fhoenix wrote:
    Yes it's kind of a problem, since sometimes you want to use Fate on different accounts or gift it to other players.

    Hey, I have an idea. How about an option, that would allow you to send 10 Nex (and only Nex). Since Nex can only be bought with real money, there should be no way to "mine" it. This should not be exploitable?
    edited by Fhoenix on 12/15/2013

    Building on that, since Nex covers the entire Storynexus platform, it really shouldn't have to be an in-game option. An upgraded purchasing screen, perhaps, with options to gift varying amounts of Nex to other accounts?

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    7/26/2018
    I can't find The Mergatroyd Formula on the fate page. Have I gone blind?

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    4/6/2014
    Yes, I see him every 2-3 days on average.
    And today he appears out of nowhere! Thank you, Dov. (It must have been the RNG playing games with me. Sorry!)

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    12/20/2013
    Seberin wrote:
    Along the same lines, does anyone know if you can re-marry the Devout Intriguer if you divorce her? Does it cost Fate to get her back?



  • I went through most of the options in the FO a while ago to see the text and remarried my particular choice. I believe everything always cost the same amount of fate, regardless of whether I was swapping a tapestry for a person, and so on.

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    5/17/2017
    Skinnyman wrote:
    Oh, and I read that this story has some connection with cellars beneath the Palace, but I failed to find anything. Was it at the beginning or I'm yet to find it?


    Iirc there's one option later in the story unlocked by having a high enough level of the A Nocturnal Visitor to the Palace Cellars quality, but nothing important.

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    9/27/2018
    Switching from Face to Teeth costs Fate. Remarrying a Foreign Office spouse should be possible, as far as I'm aware, but likely costs additional Fate as well.

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    9/4/2018
    As there's no visible option requiring a Seared Snuffer, I suspect there are none. The options requiring the Woman in Yellow definitely work if she isn't your deputy, though.

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    6/19/2018
    Regarding candidate weapons, they're probably going to be +8 in the relevant stats, as was the case for the previous two years.

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    6/5/2018
    IIRC you just get more items. It's nothing special.

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    5/31/2016
    Nope, the carousel relevance is that Riding the Savage Cobbles either gets a couple more ending options (plus you get a mediocre card) or you get some immediate reward instead of further carousel access.

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    10/2/2017
    A couple of the choices give specific qualities and one lets you get a unique destiny, The Instrument, but to my knowledge none of the choices actually remove anything.

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    3/11/2018
    Not quite - you don't sideconvert all the way around, but upconvert Tales of Terror!! to Implications and Incanabula.

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    Optimatum
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    3/30/2018
    IIRC all the spouse cards are profitable.

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    Optimatum
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    12/3/2017
    There are a few other ways to get one - iirc siding with the University for the Twelve Days of Mr Sacks Fate content will get you one very cheaply.

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    12/3/2017
    It does not change your ship.

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    1/21/2018
    The noteworthy items from the Regiment include: Fraught Research Assistant (unique), Ratty Reliquary (unique), Mountain-sherd, Element of Dawn, and the Fragment of the Tragedy Procedures. Aside from the first two, you're probably better off spending Fate on ESes that reward those items than hoping to get lucky.

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    Odexios
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    3/17/2016
    dov wrote:
    Odexios wrote:
    I set my priorities on Lost in Reflections, The Last Dog Society and Cut With Moonlight, in this order.


    I'd highly recommend trying Cut with Moonlight before The Last Dog Society.


    My personal ranking of the Exceptional stories:
    • Lost in Reflections
    • Cut with Moonlight
    • The Frequenctly Deceased
    • The Waltz that Moved the World / Flint
    • The Art of Murder
    • Discernment
    • The Haunting at the Marsh House
    • The Last Dog Society
    • The Court of Cats


    Considering I find myself in agreement on the relative order of the ones I have tried, I might bump Cut with Moonlight up and maybe give a second chance to Discernment. Thanks for the advice!

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    Ink
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    1/4/2015
    Had a gut feeling Theological Husbandry worked best at a certain time. I might miss on some of the aspects, having played through the Soul Trade already. Still, that is my choice for now as I am still not yet in the late game to see deeply into some of The Gift's overarching implications.

    Even though The Gift would be available later on the Nex page, seeing a well written story is rather euphoric. Nevertheless, I thank all of you who replied for helping me decide.

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    Cordelia Blackburne
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    3/13/2015
    Hello delicious friends, I have listened to the tale of a certain Regretful Soldier and I find myself presented with the option of either intervening in his life or walking away. Intervening requires participation in the Trade in Souls, which I am not interested in purchasing at present, but possibly someday in the future. I'd like to get this Frequent card out of my deck, but I'm not sure if choosing to walk away will close off the option to intervene forever. Does anyone know?


    genesis wrote:
    I am contemplating signing up for the House of Chimes but I gather there are different ways of doing so and you only have one opportunity to do so.

    Could someone who's been there let me know what the different requirements are?

    I don't need the actual lore and descriptions of the options per se, only the item/stat requirements so that I can gauge whether I am likely to meet those requirements within 31 days of signing up.

    For example I know one option requires high Austerity, Hedonism, Hell and Church but not the numbers and it would be useful to pump those numbers before I pay so that I can make an informed decision at the time.



  • They aren't really "Requirements," you simply get to choose one for fun, basically. Some of them require as little as 20 Shadowy or owning a weasel, whereas others like the one you mentioned are much more difficult. I'd recommend not worrying about it, as the only reward is the accomplishment in your profile.

    Also, if you come to meet the requirements for a harder one later one, you can pay I think 30 fate to reset your entry condition with Mr. Chimes.

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    Parelle
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    4/6/2016
    Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
    It has it's uses, but save for when you really need that many waves.



    If the estimate of 2800 CP of MW is correct, that's 76 Levels of Making Waves. That's good for the Level 13 Notability increase if you have no BDR at all.

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    7/19/2016
    Because I'm a fool who forget to check before galavanting off, can someone tell me what kind of Notes (500, I believe) are needed for the Bi_____ O_l? I believe I have all of the necessary animals (or will, once I'm back from being at Zee.

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    7/11/2016
    Sandi Gummy wrote:
    Is there a way to get fate for free?

    From having kept my free Fate, there's [spoiler] 13 Fate available.[/spoiler]

    You gain fate when you complete major storylines or sections.
    edited by Parelle on 7/11/2016
    edited by Parelle on 7/11/2016

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    Erika
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    1/26/2016
    The Duke of Waltham wrote:
    Question for the audience: when following a Fate-locked story, are the relevant cards and storylets always marked by a metal frame—gold, or at least bronze? I pursued the Soul Trade a few days ago, and at some point it took me a few moments to find the storylet I needed ("The Soulless Messenger") because it had a white frame. It seemed odd at the time, but perhaps it was just my failing to notice it happen on previous occasions.

    They are supposed to be bronze/gold/silver, yes. Send a bug report about it. (source: Sent in a bug report about just this thing before, I think)

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    1/31/2016
    th8827 wrote:
    Since the Rubbery Hound is Fate Locked, I'll ask this here. Is there any downside to siding with the Devils and betraying the Bishop when breeding monsters in the Labyrinth of Tigers (Toadstool and Stick)?

    You may want to cash in any Connected: Church above 20. If you catch my drift.

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    1/21/2016
    The Bifurcated Owl card can increase SotC 50% of the time (luck challenge, up to 10), the Corresponding Ocelot can increase SotC 100% of the time (up to 10).

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    12/4/2015
    LawrenceKeyworth wrote:
    I'm just finishing up the face tailor story and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the outcomes.
    I can choose:
    "Peruse his selection of prestige faces"
    Or
    "Report the Face-Tailor's plan to the Ministry of Public Decency"

    I chose the Relicker as the initial choice if that makes a difference.

    I'm torn - I heard the option with the Relicker could have a good payoff, not sure which branch leads there.
    Thank you!!

    I should troll this thread more often with how much information I have.
    [spoiler]Replacing the relicker with the Face-Tailor only happens if say, the Face-Tailor is still alive. Reporting him to the Ministry would lock that on account of him being dead.[/spoiler]

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    2/11/2015
    RandomWalker wrote:

    To be fair to FBG, they really don't have aggressive monetisation with this game, and everything is pretty clearly labelled. You can spend fate for extra content, you can spend fate to smooth out the grind, but it could be much worse in both cases, and they don't force your hand. You could spend fate just because you like the game, come to that.



    Actually I think FBG is doing their job pretty wellsmile, otherwise I won't buy Nex and the Sunless Sea. FBG have to make people to spend fate because this is how they generate income, what I am saying is, some of these fate-locked content look more appealing to me, whereas some of them are just not so attractive.
    edited by Lomias on 2/11/2015

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    8/16/2017
    I'll send you a pm.

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    11/12/2017
    So I know that Theological Husbandry is one of the more recommended Fate purchases, but does it offer much that's useful to an end-game player beyond the story (I think the narrative is pretty short, right?) I'm trying to pick between a few things and balancing the best stories with more mechanical advantages, so, yeah. Cheers!

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    11/20/2017
    So I recently acquired a ratwork velocipede, and my plan was to progress the velocipede squad story no further as I'd like to retain access to the carousel without having to be a venal git. However I now find myself plagued by some rather persistent cards encouraging me to raise 'spinning the wheels' - can I raise the quality sufficiently to be rid of these nuisances without having to finish the story?

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    11/24/2017
    Thanks to everyone who helped answer my velocipede question!

    @ The Curious Watcher: IIRC there's nothing difficult in SFiG (you don't need high stats or any hard to find resources) but it can be time consuming as I'm pretty sure progress is entirely card based until the penultimate stage. You don't need a massive number of cards to advance, though, so hopefully the rng will be on your side. If you're worried about losing the card maybe look into the card protector browser extension (assuming you play on a desktop of course). If it's any encouragement for you I managed to hang on to the card for more than a month brfore using it, & I've had two moods banked for what feels like at least a year, and I use the extremely wobbly safari on mobile, so, yeah. It is possible!

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    1/15/2015
    Well, it definitely isn't a story about financial rewards, but then almost none of the fate-locked stories are. As for whether you're missing something, that's hard to determine without posting spoilers. As I said, the plot deals with matters close to the heart of the game, both in what you uncover and your own actions, and if there's something that's confusing you in particular you can drop me a line (although I'm not claiming I have all the answers, by any means - there are definitely some things I haven't quite worked out). It does link up with another storyline so it may make more sense depending on whether you have finished that. A massive part of its impact is in your interactions with the forger, too, so it sort of depends on whether that affected you. Of course you may just not have liked it, which - each to their own.

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    1/16/2015
    There's a list of home comforts on the wiki: http://fallenlondon.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Home_comfort

    Not all of these are from the robe, though, and one option provides a transport instead. Really it just comes down to what item you fancy the most; pick one that provides BDR if that interests you, but otherwise the best choice is the one that most appeals.

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    11/25/2015
    Evening all! I'm choosing my entry route for the House of Chimes and I was hoping somebody could help me out - I'm probably picking one of two options, but I wondered if anybody had echoed the text for either the [spoiler] stormy-eyed or wine-related choices? Just so I can be sure I don't pick something totally out of character.[/spoiler]

    Cheers!

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    12/11/2014
    Yes. My husband, always a sucker for the pretty ones, chose that option. http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Johnny~Felix?fromEchoId=3434475

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    Posts: 202

    12/2/2014
    Yes, you can return at will via a storylet option at Mrs Plenty's Carnival. It takes 10 actions to use the 'shortcut'(i.e., end up directly in Flute St, skipping the slow journey), or you may retake the slow route with the Deluged Docent to relive the adventure.

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    Posts: 3

    3/17/2014
    Would anyone mind PMing me if the long lost daughter is in fact a biological daughter? I know that's probably part of the mystery of it, but my character can not have children, and I would like to keep it in character.

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    12/18/2013
    It's interesting that Death seems less eager to walk the racers' path there. I wouls guess that its OOC answer is to avoid kicking someone out of a Fate-purchased location too easily, but it could lead to some interesting speculation as to what's in the muck and mire as well.

    And regarding the MM, I finally went ahead and asked for the text from official sources, which was happily supplied. Thank you for trying to help, though.

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    Posts: 75

    1/3/2014
    Sara Hysaro wrote:
    Yep, you've got almost a full year to get through it. More than enough time to wrap up the storyline.

    At least for most of us non-hardcore players, the 12 days of Mr Sacks are not 12 consecutive days of a conventional calendar. Also, I can easily imagine at least Mr Shachks taking his time to find the door he was looking for. Big Grin

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    Posts: 167

    1/2/2014
    Sigh, looks like I'll have to stick to just racing this time round, and come back at a later time to check out the hats.

    Is it ok if I post the hats that get used here?
    [spoiler]Modish Bonnet
    Iron Hat
    Pirate Hat
    Ridiculous Hat
    ... And maybe more if any of the hat options open further choices.
    [/spoiler]

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    12/5/2015
    I opened this thread thinking about Decomissioned Steamer, and here it is! I tried that option recently, and it is AWESOME. More awesome than some exceptional stories. 11/10, would recommend.

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    11/16/2014
    Actually, it't the Prim Baronet that shows up on Scoiety Card. I chose the Privy Counselor, and he appears on the Great Game card.

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    9/23/2014
    I don't remember it doing so, no.

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    9/27/2014
    Thank you to everyone who helped me out here. I definitely have more of an idea now of what I stumbled into.

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    Erika
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    Posts: 528

    12/14/2015
    Scienceandponies wrote:
    Currently looking into the Velocipede Squad. Found an option that lets me grind steadfast like crazy. Anyone know how high it goes?

    Capped at 15.

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    12/5/2015
    Pyrodinium wrote:
    Uncovering Secrets Framed in Gold... I guess there are certain journeys where the sacrifice and the wait is worth it.

    Anyways, are there any good stories which are like this one? I'll probably hold on my FATE "for SNOWBOUND!" for the remainder of the year though.
    edited by Pyrodinium on 12/5/2015

    USFiG is pretty damned unique as the stories go. Flint I hear has some pretty great choices in it, and a lot of content. As other fate stories go.. yeah, I think Flint might be closest. Maybe Lost in Reflections? I haven't done Cut with Moonlight so I can't say any judgement there.

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    12/4/2015
    Boneless Consort information to end all other Boneless Consort information

    [spoiler]It only costs 20 Fate (at no additional cost), but it costs 100 Fate to get your own enhancement. It removes your Connected: Society quality and sets your scandal at 10, but doesn't automove you to the tomb colonies.[/spoiler]

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    3/24/2016
    No harm done! Not in the slightest, curiosity is a saving grace, not a punishable offense.

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    3/17/2016
    Corran wrote:
    Zero wrote:
    - Letting my aunt return to London. She often pesters me with letters, and I liked having her around, but I don't know if it's really worth it...


    The advantage of picking this one is that a card that is totally annoying for you now potentially turns into a card that gives you a more than 10% chance at 10 fresh actions.
    Actually, the chance is 30% (source: recording 200 results). This is notable as a 10% chance of refreshing your actions would generate a net loss of actions (spent on decreasing wounds), but a 30% chance of success means net profit actions.

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    1/6/2015
    Some significant story lines give a point of fate as a reward. Do not expect to earn more than, guessing, fifteen fate or less throughout the entirety of Fallen London. Basically, if it's fate locked, you'll probably have to pay for it.
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    8/19/2016
    To be fair to the nice snakey-gentlemen, he is buying those incunabula from you. His exchange rate is even pretty good, if you time the deal right. And I'm sure he's a wonderful fellow, who only wants what's best for everyone on both sides of the mirror. Plus, after a while, my steadfast was demolished from cheating him too often.
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    5/18/2016
    PM sent
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    1/24/2014
    The lore is the absolute treasure there. It's some of my favorite in recent memory.

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    1/6/2014
    I just finished the matter with the Duchess beneath the Bazaar. Now that was story and deed sufficient for the Fate spent. My compliments to the writers, if they happen to read this.

    I actually smiled a little at the thought of my character being able to possibly temper a certain person's suffering a little.

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    RandomWalker
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    6/1/2015
    The Bifurcated owl also has an option on its card that can increase SotC (again limited to 10), alongside being an excellent source of BDR.
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    12/7/2014
    I would mention that maxing out your plant is no guarantee of victory in the league. I maxed out mine, and it was winning about half the contests it took part in.

    I'm pretty sure it'll improve your odds, but I personally wouldn't spend fate on the upgrade unless you haven't got anything else to do with it.
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    11/27/2014
    Okay, so I have an alt, and I sent them ahead. And they played it fair, giving the apprentice what he wanted. Can't spoil obviously, but I was initially slightly disappointed by the reward (although not by the text - fantastic), and actually thought that the story was bugged, because I couldn't find one item. Then I looked on my lodgings tab. Third Walker now has a very nice painting hanging over his mantelpiece. Third Walker is very happy. Or at least he will be when he stops having nightmares.
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    2/12/2016
    From what I recall, both stories have periods where they lock you into a location. I wouldn't be too panicky - they don't take a large number of actions to complete (well, depending on how much time you spend looking for completionist stuff like rare successes / failures and the like).

    Of the two, I'd go with the Lost Dog society.
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    2/23/2016
    You will retain the ability to purchase that item after the story has completed, but it will move to (pre-existing) opportunity cards.
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    6/6/2020
    Lady Karnstein wrote:
    Zeel wrote:
    In terms of the Fate-Locked Story 'Discernment', could anybody tell me why it's not popular? As a Hell-affiliated entity the premise seems quite interesting, and yet based on the reddit ranking of Fate stories it's one of the lowest. Any tips as to why?


    If you don't go with the flow in terms of going along with the infernal hijinx, the story ends fairly quickly and you miss a large chunk. This is the case for a few stories, but I suspect a larger percent of players were just not okay with what was going on there. Aside from that I don't recall it being particularly good or bad. I rank it lower less because I thought it was a bad story more because I just did not get that much out of it.




    Thank you very much. As a spirifer I find the premise interesting, I think I will give it a shot afterall. I know where my loyalties lie.

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    4/27/2015
    MrDuckard wrote:
    I would like to know if the story "The gift" is worth the price of admission.


    It's one of the best stories on the site. The end reward is underwhelming, but everything else about it is great.
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    5/5/2018
    An ostentatious diamond or puzzling map I believe.

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    5/20/2018
    You get 25 magnificent diamonds.

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    8/2/2015
    The toad does have a card. I wouldnt say it is a good card, but it is a card.
    edited by suinicide on 8/2/2015

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    12/28/2015
    th8827 wrote:
    From the three 12 Fate options on Day 4, do any of them give equipment, or just sellable items? Don't tell me what the actual prize is, though.

    I have extra Fate sitting around, since I was planning on getting a third snow shoveling item (my TtH just barely missed it), so I'm picking one of the three choices regardless, because of lore and ToL, but I would like to end up with something usable in the end, if at all possible. I'll just keep the unique sellable item, so the final sale value is meaningless to me, if there are no practical prizes.
    edited by th8827 on 12/28/2015


    The Duchess' reward can be equipped, and gives high stats.

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    12/20/2015
    One thing that I find amusing is now that Judgement Eggs are an obtainable item, I can walk around with the Tartar priest, and have his life's goal jangling around in my pocket.
    edited by suinicide on 12/20/2015

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    3/27/2016
    I think so. But I know the eyeless skulls can always get you more cinders.

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    2/29/2016
    navchaa wrote:
    Anyone has any advice on whether to take the "Be Jack" storyline?

    I have a related question. I'd like an opinion about "The Spinning of the Wheels", the story about the secrets of the Velocipede Squad, and most importantly which is the best order in which to go through this story and "Become Jack". I don't expect either of them locks the other, but perhaps starting with one story is more fulfilling and plausible than starting with the other.

    EDIT: Someone has taken the time to send me a PM about this. With my thanks, I therefore withdraw this question.
    edited by The Duke of Waltham on 3/1/2016

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    1/25/2016
    Question for the audience: when following a Fate-locked story, are the relevant cards and storylets always marked by a metal frame—gold, or at least bronze? I pursued the Soul Trade a few days ago, and at some point it took me a few moments to find the storylet I needed ("The Soulless Messenger") because it had a white frame. It seemed odd at the time, but perhaps it was just my failing to notice it happen on previous occasions.

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    2/1/2016
    PageofCups wrote:
    I was just tempted to try the tiger option in "A dream about a stable" and it was pretty underwhelming. 3 fate may not be much, but there's no way I'll choose a fate option completely in the blind again.

    It's hard to judge when you haven't echoed it into your Journal. :-p

    (Actually, I've found an echo elsewhere, so it's only the results I'm missing.)

    the truthseeker wrote:
    All I can say without yet another spoiler tab is that type of Fate purchase is the one that gives you a higher boost of reward compared to the regular offerings rather than extra story content. If anybody wants to make a list of such examples, they may, but since I'm trying to think of others, I of course am blanking out. (Or my main character Irrigoed me again, of which I will then discuss the "delete button" concept with him Big Grin.)

    I tried a certain proprietary stimulator recently. Nothing special, and not terribly better than the success in the regular option, but one needs to take into account the fact that it's a certain gain. The wine option fails often and loses you progress when it does, and it was partly my exasperation with that—and partly my curiosity—that made me try the option in the end. I do not intend to repeat the experience (or waste my wine on that ungrateful weed again), but it helped at the time and I did owe F.F. a favour, so...

    (I've just read this aloud, and I assure you it was unintentional.)

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    11/22/2015
    LouBlue wrote:
    So fellows and folks,

    Are any of the new Fate-locked stories worth the button? Court of Cats, Lost in Reflections? I mostly crave the scraps of lore, you understand, tho items are not beneath me. Any and all recommendations most appreciated.

    Lost in Reflections was my first ES, and boy I have to say that in my humble opinion it's the greatest story in the game, words-wise. It is simply brilliant. The Court of Cats I haven't seen.

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    6/6/2020
    For what it's worth, Discernment is one of my favorites, so I can heartily recommend it.

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    12/4/2015
    Loosing 100+ connection was upsetting until I had an evening with the Duchess who made enough introductions that they are overlooking my special friend.

    I never realized how easily society is gained
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    8/22/2017
    Did anyone play through that storyline with the Regretful Soldier where you dream you're on one of the slave rowed triremes? Can I please get echoes from results in that dream where the player did NOT punch the guy driving the slaves? (Punching him was fun, but I think I might have missed out on more pertinent text because of it.)

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    12/28/2015
    @th8827: note that Mr Gardiner has attested that the Snowbound! condition was slowed down so the staff could have a break, so if you didn't get all 3 you will presumably be getting one in the near future.
    reference: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic21014-christmas-in-the-neath-a-guide.aspx?Page=21

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    edited by malthaussen on 12/28/2015

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    7/24/2016
    (Hoping this isn't too spoilery) -- The Relicker option opens up a new option, providing scraps, on the relevant opportunity card. I believe the others open up an option on the relevant faction card that provides a little menace reduction (so it's worth considering if there's already a better option on the card in question -- I barely ever used the option I unlocked.)
    edited by Dr Cop on 7/24/2016

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    1/26/2017
    Is there a list anywhere of all the unique items, companions and lodgings available from Exceptional Stories?

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    10/19/2017
    Are we supposed to know who is the Profoundly Educated Gentleman? "Later [1 x Profoundly Educated Gentleman]"

    The map-mask is astonishing. Is that the entire Elder Continent? A scrawl of silver rivers – an abyssal gash for the mouth – a diamond carbuncle for the Mountain of Light. Whoever this man is, he has expensive tastes: and now those tastes apparently include you. "My preference often runs to devils," he confesses, "but it does me no good. I would love to do this again... if you don't mind me staying masked. Or keeping the lights off."

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    3/9/2016
    Dine with the Crew of the Galatea now gives a 15p item instead of Connected: Docks. Had really hoped it would give a favor.
    edited by maleclypse on 3/9/2016

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    12/31/2016
    The Master wrote:
    Kourkoumpina wrote:
    Hello,

    I just purchased the 'both' ending from Jack of Smiles story and I am confused as it seems as if its the same ending with the same reward as if I had just destroyed his place... (I checked the reward of that in the wiki).

    I didnt even see the 'fate locked' steps from the wiki.

    Could it have been a bug or did I just do something wrong????


    Are you sure there was no story after that? I didn't get that fate locked option but judging by what it says it will do it should show the other path after that.

    Also, do you still have the fate? Make sure you didn't just click the wrong option.


    I think the reward happens when you return to London (though I don't know where you are at the moment)

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    1/2/2017
    RBM? The royal beth manager? I think its only the shiny reward.

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    1/3/2017
    The robe is usable outside of Christmas.

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    1/9/2017
    If there's an item you need, you'll be able to grind it there, so don't worry.

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    12/28/2016
    Sending PM.

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    12/4/2016
    Its from flute street, where you need to drop 100 more fate to get it.

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    Barse
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    10/25/2016
    The Courier's option goes until 2, this Hallowmas option caps at 3.

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    10/20/2016
    If you haven't played the Art of Murder then the appearance of that story is unintentional and shouldn't be there - and the blood that is taken from you during that storylet is the Vial of Murderer's Blood that you get from the Art of Murder.
    edited by Barselaar on 10/20/2016

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    7/6/2017
    Optimatum wrote:
    The Element of Dawn can also be obtained through the Sacksmas lucky dip, at a 2% chance.

    The end of Flint part 1 gives an Element of Dawn, Fragment of the Tragedy Procedures, or Mountain-sherd. I don't remember which options reward the latter two but keeping the Knapt gives the Element.

    It's a Judgement's Egg, rather than A Fragment of the Tragedy Procedures. Saving the Sister nabs you the Mountain-Sherd.

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    10/25/2016
    Hm. iirc, it wasn't anything major. A small detail about SS for each option.

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    10/9/2016
    Yep. That's the end of soul trade.

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    5/28/2016
    PMs will be sent.

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    4/23/2016
    I believe you can buy them on one of the faction cards, and which card depends on which ending you chose.
    edited by suinicide on 4/23/2016

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    9/5/2018
    You are forced to heal her in Caution and she becomes the Woman in Yellow.
    edited by Barse on 9/5/2018

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    1/4/2015
    I've never done Theological Husbandry so I cannot help you there, but I do wish to offer my twopence on The Gift: the rewards are of average value if you ask around (personally I like mine solely for the in-character implications), but the story was absolutely filling, savory, and nearly to-die for.

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    4/23/2016
    Vavakx Nonexus wrote:
    Question: How damaging to the immune system is the experimental brew created by your easily-impressible aunt?

    Nothing overwhelming, but if you have a generous friend to tend your Wounds it becomes pretty much negligible in the long run.
    I highly recommend it, myself.

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    1/9/2015
    I must say that I did as well. Money well spent, I'd say.

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    3/19/2015
    That's disappointing to hear. I hoped there would be a slightly better payoff, not just lots of making waves. I will have to invite more eccentric guests to my salon, I suppose.

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    4/7/2016
    I just finished Cut With Moonlight and it was one of the most wonderful stories I've read in Fallen London! I really recommend it to anyone looking through this thread to find ways to spend Fate.

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    3/22/2016
    I was hoping it wasn't. I should have asked before making the choice. I wanted to involve her with masters but I thought it will cost me connection if the story progresses and masters connection is precious.
    to avoid such things in the future, can someone tell me the final choices level(each fate story has its own quality, the level of that quality) for USFiG, velocipede squad, and theological husbandary. or a pm full of spoilers.
    edited by suhe gul on 3/22/2016

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    3/28/2016
    What someone could do with it, if they find themselves in posesion of a peculiar skull from flute street?

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    4/12/2016
    I am at the end choice for velociped squad. can someone pm me what happens exactly with each choice and the text for the result of each choice. I am thinking of joining them ( a little violence is good for both mind and body smile ) but want to make sure if that is what I want.
    also the text from talking to inspector about the squad, I didnt get a chance to do that part of story.
    edited by suhe gul on 4/12/2016

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    7/15/2017
    Yes. The Face sings for him and the Teeth make sacrifices.

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    7/12/2017
    SeveredJoke wrote:
    Is Flint worth the money? It seems like a huge amount compared to the other fate options.

    As Plynkes says, whether it's worth the money is up to you. Flint does have substantially more content than any other ES. There's a lengthy story section in London, permanent access to everything in Adam's Way, a lengthy story section in the Elder Continent, a lengthy expedition there, and lots of very interesting content at the destination before returning home. Mechanically, Flint's rewards are far greater than other Exceptional Stories. Besides access to Adam's Way and the usual 62.5 E item reward, you can get a 312.5 E item, up to three unique pieces of equipment, and massive quirk changes of choice*. Is all that worth the 120 Fate to you?

    *Or removal of any Stains on your Soul, or a complete menace wipe. Or none of those, if you so choose.

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    12/4/2016
    Vavakx Nonexus wrote:
    Another Sacksmas question: Does the Fatelocked option(s) in SNOWBOUND give PtPT: The Taste of Lacre at any point?


    Iirc they should give one level of PtPT: ToL but no Pail.


    ivica wrote:
    Which fate-locked content allows you to have Boneless Consort for spouse. I find option on the 'Slime and Amber: the Rubbery Men' card, but it's locked with 'In Possession of a Peculiar Personal Enhancement' quality. Is that quality from some fate-locked content??



    As suinicide said, it requires spending 25 Fate to access Flute Street then spending 100 Fate there for the Enhancement itself. Getting an Enhancement gives 10 CP or so in the quality, and each option requiring it decreases it by 1 CP.

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    1/23/2015
    Random thought, but I really wish the "Long-Lost Daughter" storyline was better. Never done it, but from what people say, I don't think I want to. It's a pity; it sounds really fun and great, and the idea of having a "Daughter-in-the-Shadows", no matter who she may actually be, sounds really cool, but the lack of good feedback makes me want to avoid it.

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    1/8/2015
    Just curious; how many of those with Luxury Yachts simply used Fate to bypass the final luck and skill checks?

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    12/6/2014
    Thanks! I have quite a bit of Fate left, so I think I'm good for Sackmas. I am an Exceptional Friend for a while too, which is nice...though I did just buy the Soul Trade stories.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing what the Fate can unlock!

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    2/12/2016
    I am curious about those masked revel options. I'll probably try the dance option but I was waiting untill I made a certain acquintance which I didn' realised I have to do it in the feast time last year. Next time I get the card I will try it. I don't think there would be much of material reward but I am expecting something fun to happen. Also I hope they are social actions.
    Edit: I've done the dance option, it was a social action as I hoped for. I will PM suinicide and Charlotte after it has been accepted. Also @Charlotte Rewards seem to worth it for this kind of fate use, if it is not caped, I don't know if it is capped or not.

    Edit2: PM sent to Charlotte and in game message to suinicide.
    edited by suhe gul on 2/12/2016

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    1/29/2016
    Thank you both.
    I guessed the items would be enough, the benefits of being a hoarder. Well the trip is too long. I will wait until I feel ready, at least until Liliac comes and goes. I tend to stay too long in those kind of places. I spent a real life week in polythreme each time I went there.
    Edit: I am curious about something else. When going through this thread, I read sth about regretful soldier and triple fate locked content. I am really curious, and which three fate stories. Though I wouldn't be able to do it because someone said sprifers cannot do that.
    edited by suhe gul on 1/29/2016

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    5/30/2018
    Skinnyman wrote:
    Jaina wrote:
    Is there any profit to be had from the "A Touch of the Upstairs" content or is it merely for flavour? I haven't gotten any successes yet.
    What exactly are you talking about?smile
    the Exceptional Story "Cut with Moonlight"

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    8/14/2017
    Aniline: Court return is part of FB's plans for the near future, so maybe you won't have to wait so long after all wink

    It doesn't really matter what you play first - if you already have the School anyway, you've probably noticed that it's just one more pupil unlocked by TFD.

    Also, it's even possible that there are servants you can speak to in the Empress' Court, too. If there should be, please share the storylet text with me via PM (in case you buy the story). I can share the FO one with you anyway, no problems smile
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    10/16/2016
    It's not repeatable, sadly. Consider it an epilogue.

    I had it pop up months after playing the story, too - a nice surprise, really!

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    6/7/2016
    Could someone PM me a journal link to the text of having the Capt. Princess visit your Salon?

    I've only just opened my own Salon, meaning I'm incredibly far away from being able to invite her. I'd like to know whether this is something my character absolutely needs to have done, from a RP view-point, BEFORE undertaking that massive grind! wink

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    navchaa
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    2/17/2016
    Anyone has any advice on whether to take the "Be Jack" storyline? I usually take the Fate route, but am taken aback by the warning that this seems to be irreversible and that the writing is graphic and visceral. Any feedback from those who took it and either regretted it or loved it to bits?

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    2/17/2019
    I remember reading that exceptional stories become available to for purchase via fate after three months- does that mean that the entire season of storylets unlocks at the end of the following season?


    There's no fixed schedule for this. But some time between one week and three months after the end of a season the stories appear on the Fate page. Probably when someone at Failbetter remembers to add them. So if you're waiting for a specific story, it may be worth sending a mail...

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    11/30/2015
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
    I'm going to have a rummage in this thread, but if anyone sees this first, can you give me your opinions on the Fate locked branch on the Confronting the Wilting Dandy card? I didn't expect it and now I'm locked on the card. I usually like chance to prevaricate a little longer on these things smile No need for spoilers, only if you would recommend trying it.
    As the option indicates, it allows you to not disappoint anyone so I recommend it if your character is one that would sympathize with the Dandy but doesn't want to anger a Master. To be slightly spoilery, the option involves [spoiler]deceiving Mr. Pages[/spoiler] if that affects your decision.
    edited by Travers on 11/30/2015

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    5/30/2015
    Just finished The Gift last night, and it was freaking awesome. I have so many questions and theories I want to discuss now, though. Is there anywhere we can actively discuss fate-locked stuff with people who have also played through it? I know we can't openly talk about it all here, but maybe somewhere else?
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    3/27/2016
    Ok. Followup question.

    This is a bit out of season for most people, but do any of the Home Comfort items from the Crimson Robe have cards associated with them? Maybe the non-BDR ones?

  • edited by th8827 on 3/27/2016

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    2/23/2016
    I got Cut with Moonlight. Pretty cool so far.

    I have access to a 1 Echo purchase in a certain area. If I continue the story, would I lose access to that item, or should I try to view every success from that item before continuing the story?

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    2/19/2016
    Do you get anything else out of the Captivating Princess salon option besides a metric ton of MW? Anything unique? Don't spoil what it is, though.

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    2/11/2016
    I found that a certain insect and piece of meat interact to create an insect that is 1/7th the color of a rainbow. Any other Feast items interact with each other in interesting ways?

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    Sir Goomy
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    10/9/2016
    suinicide wrote:
    Yep. That's the end of soul trade.


    Well dang. I gotta say, the story was kind of underwhelming.

    But aside that, thanks for the reply.

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    Sir Goomy
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    10/9/2016
    Got a question regarding "The Soul Trade".

    Once you get the fence, is that...the conclusion of the story?
    I found some tidbits on the net that suggest just that and if it's really the case...

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    Sir Goomy
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    9/30/2016
    phryne wrote:
    Sir Goomy, why don't you have a good look at these two posts for starters? wink



    Danke very much, Phryne! Those posts are Indeed very helpful.

    Hmm...to become a soul-thief or have that sweet ratty ride that all the kool kids seem to have...or...ha, tough choices! Big Grin

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    9/15/2016
    You can get x5 as well.

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    8/11/2016
    Pretty sure thats it. And it'll have stuff in future content, which will probably be the best part.

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    8/13/2016
    Shh. Don't talk bad of the RNG. It might overhear. (Totally RNG)

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    8/18/2016
    Nope, you keep it forever. (Thank goodness)

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    11/20/2017
    I believe one cycle of the velocipede squad should get rid of them. And besides, you can always expose or try to reform the squad instead.

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    11/12/2017
    Nicole Charade wrote:
    For some reason the forum ate my reply when I tried to quote, so I'll try again:

    About the Foreign Office story (which thank you for helping me continue it!), I picked the Teeth to side with, but is there a reward other than a Spouse for that route? I've already married the Artist's Model.


    Both sides offer a home comfort too

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    3/25/2018
    TimurMurtazin wrote:
    Could someone let me know if there is a [spoiler] cap on the bifurcated owl sotc gain? [/spoiler]


    it caps at 10.

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    5/29/2016
    I think either you're having some formatting issues or my browser's horked Dov. I can't manage to pull a link from your post.

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    4/23/2016
    Kittenpox wrote:
    absimiliard wrote:
    Vavakx Nonexus wrote:
    What are some good things to spend 15 Fate on(that aren't becoming Jack)?

    I'm quite fond of the Gallery of Serpents, though more for the words than the payout. If you aren't obsessed with behind the mirrors, snakes, or the Fourth City, in that case, well, your mileage may vary.

    I've not heard of that one - where should I go to acquire it?


    It's one of the fate-locked expeditions in the Forgotten Quarter. You have to have seen it, you must just be mis-remembering. I think it has nice words, and I hear the payout is supposed to be pretty good. (though the three or four times I've done it I've never failed to get the two lovers entwined that yields two eyeless skulls)

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    8/19/2016
    I love, L O V E, the Gallery of Serpents. For me it's a chance to do something that actively works against the Fingerkings. The chance to interact with, and refuse, a certain someone is also really nice. As Barselaar points out the echoes aren't bad either....

    (but for me, "I get to tick off the Snakes!!!!", really, yeah)

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    8/19/2016
    It is completely worth every action I spend, just to watch him realize that "No, still not gonna get what my master's want."

    (And: Just finished a run through, my rewards ... 2 Elemental Secrets! BAM, 600+ Echoes! Hello Nurse!)

    {edit: because just finished a run and needed to squee}

    .
    edited by absimiliard on 8/19/2016

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    10/24/2016
    Yes!

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    10/8/2016
    Just finishing Flint, and I found it exceptionally good, especially the second part. Incidentally, did anyone hang around a particular garden long enough to score a ratue? That had me in stitches. Great stuff.

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    10/20/2016
    The trouble there is that I haven't played The Art of Murder. And the storylet, as I discovered to my utmost horror, gives an item worth 312.50 echoes in exchange for, among other things, a vial of M. B. Can't believe I fell for that.

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    4/11/2016
    Is it Fate that locks us from Content, or is it Content locking us from fate?
    *tending to the needs of a plant*

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    7/1/2016
    I was informed that there was a way to change one's cameo through the "a Trade in Faces" story. Is this true or would I need to acquire the related object in question through the "Mask of Mr. Veils"?

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    1/25/2016
    Does paying fate for the Cinder do anything besides save you 400 Echos?
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    2/11/2018
    I decided to go and get myself exiled to the Tomb-Colonies for the purposes of grabbing a few Favors: Tomb-Colonies (because I really want that Renown: 40 Companion to make my other moth-buddy less lonely), and just found out that completing the All Things Must End ES unlocks an additional card for the Tomb-Colonies!

    I shouldn't have been surprised I guess, but it was still neat. Another bit of connection between the two tomb-colonist places you can theoretically visit.

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    5/1/2016
    Are there special Opportunity Cards for the House of Chimes? For obvious reasons it is difficult to conclusively determine this one way or the other, but I think we can safely assume that SOMEONE would have seen a card there by now.

    So, anyone seen anything? Yes or no?

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    Ava Pepper
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    2/17/2016
    navchaa wrote:
    Anyone has any advice on whether to take the "Be Jack" storyline? I usually take the Fate route, but am taken aback by the warning that this seems to be irreversible and that the writing is graphic and visceral. Any feedback from those who took it and either regretted it or loved it to bits?



    I took it, and loved it. I think the warning is there for good reason. Some characters would never want to risk harm to others.

    [spoiler]My character already had "Bringer of Death" so it wasn't a big deal, ethically for her.[/spoiler]

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    5/29/2016
    absimiliard wrote:
    I quite enjoyed the Court of Cats, but I am aware I am in the minority in my opinion of that. And it's not like anyone who knows me would be surprised I loved it. .


    Minority of two...

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    12/24/2017
    The Curious Watcher wrote:
    I just played through "The Gift" and turned around at the first opportunity; I probably missed some details as a result. If anyone has echoes for the conversations between the Empress's children, can you show them to me?


    I take it you're aware the story doesn't end with you in the wounds sin bin...

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    12/31/2016
    Kourkoumpina wrote:
    Hello,

    I just purchased the 'both' ending from Jack of Smiles story and I am confused as it seems as if its the same ending with the same reward as if I had just destroyed his place... (I checked the reward of that in the wiki).

    I didnt even see the 'fate locked' steps from the wiki.

    Could it have been a bug or did I just do something wrong????


    Are you sure there was no story after that? I didn't get that fate locked option but judging by what it says it will do it should show the other path after that.

    Also, do you still have the fate? Make sure you didn't just click the wrong option.

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    12/11/2019
    Hymenaeus wrote:
    Guys, I’m at the very end of Cricket Anyone, and have no idea who to give the WORD, BROKEN to. I’m freaking out about making the right choice as I get the impression I could get that sublime sceptre if I make the right choice, but perhaps I’m wrong...


    Ι chose to keep it. And though there was a minor hit at connections with our bat overlords, I never regretted it.

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    12/12/2019
    Ms Rose wrote:
    Is "uncovering secrets framed in gold" a worthwhile fate expenditure? (If only to get the dang thing out of my opp deck)

    Whats the story content related to/what's the rewards?


    I enjoyed it, but if you are going for mechanical rewards, choose the Soul Trade. Check the Fate-Locked Content thread for details, since people are more spoilerific there

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    12/13/2019
    Apologies for the confusion, Ms Rose, I mixed my threads.
    Indeed you can find a lot of discussion concerning Secrets Framed in Gold, but If you don't want to go looking, here is the gist:

    This was one of the first stories, and it is well-loved. It has a lot of grinding and waiting, something which newer ES avoid. However, it is nicely written and at the end, you get a hard dilemma. If you go with the "knowledge at all costs" option you will lose acquaintance: Forger (and if you want to regain him, you need to spend more Fate and go to prison); however, you open up a new Destiny, and get a very rare but profitable card only drawn at the Bazaar sidestreets. If you go for the merciful option, you don't get anything equally impressive.

    If your goal is the story and the lore, go for it. There are other stories I would recommend more, but I do not regret playing it, untangling the web, getting a fuller taste of Fallen London, and of course getting rid of the cards showing up on my deck. If you are interested in Bazaar lore, the Correspondence etc, even better.
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    6/29/2018
    This card no longer appears. But a new card, Invited in Another Revel of the Masters, does. The story is sort of interesting (we are talking about 2 Fate after all) but onceis more than enough, especially considering how it eats up resources.

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    6/28/2018
    Great! But my question comes even before that: should I do the heist even if it seems like an obvious scum? If I deny her, the story ends here, right?

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    6/28/2018
    Even if you pay the Fate, the card remains. I have played it once and it still clutters my deck; you might want to revisit.

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    6/19/2018
    Ah, thank you. Well I am all for the BDR, so I will retain the awful Lovecraftian mask! I did buy Feducci's helm though.

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    5/28/2016
    I recently completed Secrets Framed in Gold, preserving my friendship with the forger, but... well, after all I got curious. Could someone PM me what is under the painting, if you do go the extra mile? Thank you in advance.

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    5/10/2016
    Some endings of The Gift give you a card which gives you Docks Favours.

    Some endings of the Blemmigan affair give you highly profitable options on the Bohemians or Constables card which incidentally raise connections a decent amount. Remains to be seen whether or not it will provide favours.

    Some endings of a Trade in Faces give you suspicion reduction and faction gain options on Society, Criminals, or the Great Game. I don't know if the criminals option provides favours, and we don't know yet whether the other two options will.

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    4/20/2016
    What Fate options that don't open any new storylets would you all consider worth it, if any? Any interesting lore or incredible rewards locked away behind using extra-good Laudandum, returning to the Nadir early, having a picnic on an expedition, etc. etc.?
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    7/24/2016
    Well, it seems I'll just be picking Relicker, as the others are kind of useless. Thanks for clearing this up.

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    6/29/2018
    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    Even if you pay the Fate, the card remains. I have played it once and it still clutters my deck; you might want to revisit.

    You mean it doesn't reset to 1 or 2 so this card won't appear? But it takes you directly to 3?

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    Many thanks to you both! Sad to hear this as I was about to get rid of that card since I followed the Fate path the first time.

    Meh, it'll just sit there.

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    9/23/2018
    Can you get Snuffer's Gratitude multiple times during the Flint or you just did that story 17 times?
    Besides this, what do you get from using it and does it go away when you use it?

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    9/22/2016
    So I've been running through a ton of exceptional stories as I've not much else to do beyond tedious goat grinding. Finally got to The Waltz that Moved the World, easily one of the best ES's, but I'm left with many questions.


    I went for the reconciliation ending, but if one kills the duke what's the secret one gets? I'd imagine it some interesting lore thing, but wouldn't be too surprised if it was just valuable Mysteries item. And I guess while im at it, does anything notable come from letting his daughter kill him?


    As for the rest; do we ever see or learn more of the Old Man beyond this story? Or is the conversation with the duke all we get? As well, the Thief. What is he even doing about, another ES established he's imprisoned. Is it one of hiseveral similar natured children? Why is the thief even involved in this?

    [spoiler] And then one final thing. I've seen the Where You and I Must Go Easter egg, at least the text, and heard that it has an image connecting to the Waltz. Could either be a reused imagine or a hint to a character, I've read. I can make guesses, that it's the portrait of the Aesthete or her mother used for the woman who appears, but I'm not certain [/spoiler]

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    10/12/2017
    @phryne -- I certainly did not trust that person claiming to be a daughter of mine. And yet she still hangs around...

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    5/1/2018
    Monara wrote:
    A friendly someone from customer support has reset the story for me! Echoes won't be needed anymore.


    This has been my experience with the support staff as well -- always extremely helpful and fair-minded. Glad it was sorted out.

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    4/5/2018
    I have played The Court of Cats a couple of times, partly because I enjoy interacting with the cats in the Neath. It comes in two parts, and the player can withdraw from the first part (the hearing) at any time and return, so it's not one of the stories that locks you in place until it's finished. There are a lot of little snippets of information to be gathered at this stage, so if, like me, you love to hunt in all the niches for text and flavour, you'll likely enjoy that. The second part takes you to a realm accessible in dreams (wink, nod), where you can explore before you make the final decision. One of the decisions produces a late add-on via a card in London. Rewards are in the usual range, though if I remember correctly, that one has a little something extra.
    The decisions are not of the heart-rending, can't-make-up-my mind sort, but the case is not straightforward, so it's really down to who you prefer rather than who you believe.
    The only other one I have played is the Marsh House. I remember reading the thread on here beforehand and noticing that some people found the time constraints during the game play at the house rather stressful, but it's no more so than in, say, The Attendants. A mood of gloom does obtain. however.
    Let us know if you play the other two -- they're on my to play list as well!

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    4/5/2018
    Skinnyman wrote:
    Anything related to dream qualities? Is the option relevant in any way; material, qualities or lore?


    No to your first question, as far as I remember. You interact with the ambassador of the Wriggling Courts, for what that's worth, and explore a cat tomb. The postscript give a different and updated view on the aftermath of the decision. The text also indicates "a shining scaled robe, splendidly banded in red and black and gold." But let me add, I don't actually have an unusual robe of any kind, so it may have been in the form of parabola linen.

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    10/16/2016
    Re.: Court of Cats
    I did this some time ago and recently had a card pop up unexpectedly at nightmares 5 (Very Infrequent Frequency). Has anyone else [spoiler] taken part in the Viscountess's Last Revel? Is it repeatable? Hefty reward, incidentally.[/spoiler]

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    10/4/2016
    So there was an error after clicking the Wry Functionary fate locked option, I'm at the topic of conversation part but missed whatever the intro text was beforehand, anyone have an echo at hand of it to please share?

    EDIT: and apparently the option with the Mother requiring Connected Masters 5 (I've only 3 sadly)
    edited by Cthonius on 10/4/2016


    EditX2: wow I see why it was well liked. It had a brief option for if one has the Intriguer as a spouse, wonder if there are other options for other spouses. My only regret is trying that one challenge with the Functionary's acquaintance till success and then somehow missing out on tge other conversation topic of my career. Also wish could see more of what the mother said
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    10/20/2016
    Iirc all the Theological Husbandry animals have cards , with the Ocelot the most useful I'd say (haven't kept the toadbeast or dream hound around long enough to test that though), and someone asked the other day about the Consort, with the answer that they do have a card.
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    12/12/2016
    surreyjack wrote:
    I would love to know what sort of fantastic gifts are coming out of the two fate locked christmas options
    edited by surreyjack on 12/12/2016

    [spoiler]
    dov wrote:

    No echo, but the two new items are now on the wiki:


    [/spoiler]

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    1/26/2017
    maleclypse wrote:
    Is there a list anywhere of all the unique items, companions and lodgings available from Exceptional Stories?

    Not that many, but here's an old thread which might help you.

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    6/13/2017
    Church will probably have a factor of 5-6, but who knows?

    In Jenny's school, are there any option that require anything related to her being the Mayor? Wonder if I should try and get it before she steps down.

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    3/10/2018
    Honeyaddict wrote:
    Quick question for anyone who finished the Wedding of Feducci, what would be best to get making waves? Finish it? Or keep it going? If finishing it, breaking them apart or making sure they're wed? Thanks you!

    Seeing the wedding to it's success offers the best preparatory grind that can be consumed without waiting for cards.

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    9/29/2016
    Arandia wrote:
    Thank you, I will do some hunting in your echoes! Would you happen to roughly know how long ago this was?

    First page only. Here's an older thread which contains the echos if you push the Forger in uncovering the whole painting.

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    9/14/2016
    Does the University's story The day of the debate have a rare success for a Shepherd?

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    5/31/2016
    suinicide wrote:
    A grand total of one action. If even that.

    Great, thanks for the fast reply, Suic! I read something about a carousel and thought it was an end reward. Sweet! Hope I'll be able to get it tomorrow!

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    5/28/2016
    Well, the Forger is a good friend of mine and I won't want to lose him. So, please add me to that PM as well.
    Cheers!

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    4/12/2016
    If there's an ending that will offer an opportunity card or an additional story I would like a PM as well.
    Cheers!

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    4/23/2016
    Vavakx Nonexus wrote:
    What are some good things to spend 15 Fate on(that aren't becoming Jack)?

    Didn't get it myself yet, but I would go for the Aunt for the chance to get a +10 AP "potion" think you need to choose the Bazaar to get this option after the story.
    But mostly depends on your play style and what you wish to accomplish.
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    3/30/2018
    Auto-exile sounds potentially useful in very specific situations. The others seem fairly meh.

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    I've been doing the Mysteries of the Foreign Office questline and I've reached the choice between the Face and the Teeth. Under the requirements, it says unlocked with no successful terms and governor. Do the rewards change if I complete a term? Are they noticeably better?
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    4/9/2018
    How do I finish the Empyrian Redolence stuff? I got Diocesian Intrigue up to five but I haven't gotten any more opportunity cards since and I don't see any storylets anywhere that will let me make the final choice.

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    3/20/2018
    Could someone PM me the "easter egg" of the story "To Where I Must Go?" Here is the proof that I bought it: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Den%20Blackwell?fromEchoId=13827719

    To me, its a trial run to the Avid Horizon right before completing SMEN, and I couldn't in my heart stay on the lifeberg longer than intended. I couldn't bring myself to pick the SMEN option, not if it meant defacing the body of a captain, and I've kept the crew safe and honored my promises. But still, I am curious about the easter egg that appears, the one in which you decide to stay on the lifeberg longer than intended. If anyone could provide me the answer or at least a hint, I would be grateful.

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    Quick question: Having forgotten about it for an embarrassingly long time, I finally remembered that as a Soul Shepherd I could finish out the Regretful Soldier's storyline. Consequently, I have now drawn the "Dream yourself onto Hell's flagship" card. My question: Is this a card I am only going to see once? Or does one have opportunity to explore multiple options?


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    12/11/2017
    Is it worth playing Secrets Framed in Gold if I don't plan on betraying the Repentant Forger (or if my character dislikes the Bazaar)?

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    1/20/2018
    Reused NPC wrote:
    A quick question. What sort of items can be gained from the Regiment this Sacksmas? I've heard people say it's not worth the 12 Fate, but perhaps there's a gem in it somewhere.



    Doubt you still need to know, but FYI: Urchins was 8 Fate, and at the end they left me with a [spoiler]Starstone Demark worth 312 Echoes[/spoiler]. And possible minor items and lacre, but I did not remember because I've read lore (was real good for 8 Fate as far as I can tell).
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    Jaina wrote:
    I've been doing the Mysteries of the Foreign Office questline and I've reached the choice between the Face and the Teeth. Under the requirements, it says unlocked with no successful terms and governor. Do the rewards change if I complete a term? Are they noticeably better?
    edited by JainaEgo on 4/16/2018


    Hallo! You mean this one? This storylet will open a colonial government for you so you can't complete a term without picking it before. Mysteries questline allows you to choose a spouse / home comfort (particularly two spouses and one HC per faction) and opens a couple of storylets inside a carousel, none of options seems to have any extra modifiers of outcome.

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    8/29/2016
    Is Rubbery Skull found in Flute Street used for something? I see you can't have more than one at a time, but, I haven't seen anything that requires it

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    10/9/2016
    Sir Goomy wrote:
    suinicide wrote:
    Yep. That's the end of soul trade.


    Well dang. I gotta say, the story was kind of underwhelming.

    But aside that, thanks for the reply.


    Well, it kinda is. But it has really nice mechanical benefits, so that makes up for the short narrative.

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    To hold an infinity in palm of hand and Eternity in an hour”


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    hellaGumshoe
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    Posts: 76

    7/20/2017
    crazyroosterman wrote:
    I was just playing a fate locked story in which red honey was mentioned and it made me wonder something.
    are they any storylets (even if there not fate locked) that directly involve red honey?
    I know you can learn a lot about it in sunless seas of course.



    Ooh, I know this one! Ambition: Nemesis is the big one, of course. A bit near the beginning, I think around part 10. You can also nab some yourself during the Feast of The Rose(Valentine's Day) while endearing yourself to the Captivating Princess, and there might be more. Neither are Fate-Locked, though.

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    hellaGumshoe
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    Posts: 76

    8/28/2017
    Hey, I'm about to play through "Where you and I Must Go." I know staying on the Lifeberg for too long leads to cool spooky content, but can I still get a good ending to the story if I do it? I don't want the outcome to end up as "You're a bad Zeaman so too bad, no good ending for the Bluejacket," or anything like that.


    Edit: Nevermind, I've done it. And right at the beginning it says to keep things secret, so don't bother answering if you don't want to.
    edited by hellaGumshoe on 8/28/2017

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    hellaGumshoe
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    Posts: 76

    8/8/2017
    Màiread wrote:
    A question for shepherds!

    I was planning on buying the Soul Trade post-conversion as a source of Church favours, but it looks like the card was a more beneficial before the changeover, and I'm not really familiar with the mechanics of the card. Could someone please drop me a line as to how it works and if it is a worthwhile favours source? Cheers.



    There's 4 options on the card, one costs some Souls, one costs some Infernal Contracts, one costs both, and one costs a Lot of Souls and Contracts.

    The souls or contracts alone give (I think) 0-1 Church and Constable Favours, and probably Society too once it's converted.
    Souls AND Contracts gives 1 guaranteed.
    A Lot does the thing with your Menaces, and 4 Church, 3 Constable, and probably 2 or 3 Society once it's converted.

    It's probably absolutely worth it. People were thinking it'd be 5 of each, since Constables used to give 5, but they changed it. I think it's still more beneficial now.

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    Koh Kai Ying
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    Posts: 110

    7/14/2016
    Sandi Gummy wrote:
    Understood! One day I will save up enough for a prepaid card!


    Since you said you couldn't afford Sunless Sea, you should save up for a prepaid Steam card first. More game out of that.

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    Teaspoon
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    Posts: 866

    7/21/2017
    Have you tried The Gift?

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    Zoe DeGeest
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    Posts: 104

    4/30/2016
    genesis wrote:
    When you choose to become Jack a number of cards give you a quality called "Are they talking about you?". But the branch that progresses to the next level (Which is, as I understand it, where the story rejoins the non-Fate stream) does not use this quality... So what's it for and where do I use it?


    I know that one! You can also gain it from Seeking Mr Eaten's Name, and it is called Reputation: Abomination!

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    Chrono717
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    Posts: 8

    3/30/2016
    I've just started the game this week and I've been really invested in the story ever since I started with Sunless Sea. I want to support the company and try some Fate-locked content, but I'm not sure about which ones to get. I'm almost certainly getting A Trade in Souls from what I've heard, but can anyone PM me a good list of what content is good storywise? I have just started, so if you're going to recommend late-game content, could you mark it so that I won't buy that content yet? I've got a limited amount of funds at the moment, so anything that could discuss the ups and downs of these fate-locked choices would be good. Thank you for any help!

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    Trilby
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    10/24/2017
    Could someone explain to me how some individuals were able to get "Something is wrong here."
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    Jolanda Swan
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    4/2/2018
    Hello there! I am missing four stories and wanted to know what other people think of them, so I can choose my next one.

    Last Dog Society
    Court of Cats
    Discernment
    Haunting at Marsh House.

    I understand Court is not well-liked, but had no idea about the others.

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    Jolanda Swan
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    3/10/2018
    The blemmigan story was really, really good! And so was the Wry Fynctionary! I throughly enjoyed both and the cost was prett low.

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    Beau Mercy
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    Posts: 76

    6/22/2016
    The House of Chimes stories have the option to advance without spending anything, but I didn't find them to be terribly expensive anyway. They mostly provide some background on certain aspects of Fallen London.

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    Beau Mercy
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    7/11/2016
    I will say that, so far a browser games go, Failbetter Games is incredibly fair and affordable with its fees.

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    spacecatte
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    6/10/2016
    Hello! I'm looking to take an expedition to the Temple of Uttermost Wind soon, and I'm curious about its amazing lore. I know there's a point where you can steal a certain something from the priest who's taking you there, and the item itself seems interesting enough and a decent guaranteed reward for the quest compared to a chance of getting a reward equal to something from a Thieves Cache, but I'm also curious if stealing it will lock you out of the deeper lore of the quest and further explanations from the priest. Could someone tell me if stealing the item will lock me out of any interesting story stuff from the expedition?

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    spacecatte
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    6/10/2016
    Thank you very much Optimatum!

    If it's not too much to ask, I'm at the final decision and didn't realize there would be a third one, requiring Ruthless. For anyone who's taken that decision, would you mind PM'ing me the text for it? I think I'm going to steal the item, but I would like to see whether or not I should be a total jerk about it as well :P
    edited by spacecatte on 6/10/2016

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    Plynkes
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    7/6/2017
    So a Fragment of the Tragedy Procedures is something important, is it? Mine is lining the litter tray of my Pink-Painted Cat. Better fetch it out of there and give it a scrub.

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    Plynkes
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    7/12/2017
    It's my favourite story so far (there are lots I haven't seen yet, though), but whether its worth the money to you I don't know. I think it's more expensive because it was originally in two parts. So it's kind of like two stories. For me it felt like an epic adventure, you get to tramp around the Elder Continent for a spell and get a feel for what that strange place is all about. I enjoyed it much more than some of the more London-bound stories. I like new places.

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    Ragnar Degenhand
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    5/31/2018
    I loved that story. In fact, I still have it open, because the final decision is so very tricky.

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    Loulou
    Loulou
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    4/3/2017
    So I have a question about Seeking; not sure if I should ask this here or in the Seeking thread, but by any chance could someone tell me what the 40 Fate option to get St. Beau's Candle does? A PM is fine if it can't go on the forums.

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    Sammael Smith
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    12/6/2016
    Ah thank you both for the clarification!
    Yes that makes alot of sense Fadewalker, holidaying regularly in the Iron Republic gives me a sense that Hell might have an anarcho-stalinist style of governance.
    Which ES in particular are you referring to as the next one Suinicide?
    edited by Alick Rawmill on 12/6/2016

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    12/6/2016
    PSGarak wrote:
    Alick Rawmill wrote:
    Ah thank you both for the clarification!
    Which ES in particular are you referring to as the next one Suinicide?
    edited by Alick Rawmill on 12/6/2016

    The second story in the Season of Skies, which will be the ES for January 2017. If you go to Your Studies, you can see the title.


    Well that's very exciting, I very much enjoyed learning about Brass diplomacy from the ambassador this month and shall check the title of next months the very moment I return from zee.

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    Sammael Smith
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    12/6/2016
    Hello hive mind,

    I am a loyal servant of Hell and as such obviously betrayed the location of a certain cave to a certain game to gain the location of a certain missing individual.
    In the description of that reward it mentions a season of revolution that effected the monarchy of hell.
    Am I correct in thinking this means that previous exceptional stories season have significant story content in relation to hell?
    If so am I right in guessing five minutes to midnight was one?
    I have already played the soul trade and discernment so any extra hell stories would be very welcome.
    No spoilers requested but any pointers in the direction of a fate-locked story would be wonderful.

    Alick Rawmill

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    Nicole Charade
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    Posts: 29

    11/12/2017
    For some reason the forum ate my reply when I tried to quote, so I'll try again:

    About the Foreign Office story (which thank you for helping me continue it!), I picked the Teeth to side with, but is there a reward other than a Spouse for that route? I've already married the Artist's Model.

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    PSGarak
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    Posts: 1025

    6/13/2017
    I started playing about a year and a half ago, and for the first year was not grinding any faction with dedication. The Church was actually my second-highest Connected value, most likely due simply to the wealth of Conflict cards (my highest was Devils, who I made a point to always favor). My intuition is that long-time players are likely to have astronomical values because the Church was the faction you were most likely to raise accidentally through cards, despite the lack of grinding options.

    Right now in my mind, the biggest question is whether the high values for Hell and Constables conversions were due to historic accumulations of the Connections from Soul Trade; or recent accumulations due to the announced updates. I suspect the latter, because Constables' ratio was higher than Hell's. I think more people ground Constables than Hell because they thought there would be a gap between the conversions, and I think on balance the Soul Trade would inflate the player base's Hell value more than its Constables value.

    As a result, the Church's lack of grind-ability may keep its conversion value reasonable. Nonetheless, I'm honestly weighing whether long-term I get more enjoyment out of playing the grind from the beginning rather than the middle.

    Skinnyman wrote:
    Back to Jenny? In her school, are there any option that require anything related to her being the Mayor? Wonder if I should try and get it before she steps down.
    Nothing of significance. There may be a reference here or there in the school or the Empress' Shadow storyline, but certainly there are no options that depend on it. At most a few sentences will need to be edited, but possibly not even that.

    That said, they have added temporary new options inside the school during previous festivals. There was one card during Christmas, and another during the Feast of the Rose that had a lot of different text options depending on which students you had. The Christmas card stuck around until the Feast of the Rose, but the Feast of the Rose card was retired right at the end of the festival. It's quite possible there will be an Election tie-in.

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    PSGarak
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    6/12/2017
    xKiv wrote:

    I would wait until after church gets converted.

    I'm actually on the fence on whether I want to tank my Church connections ahead of the conversion anyways. My connected is 140ish, which if the ratio is similar to Constables would only net 10 Renown. Mathematically, cashing out for Candles may net me more Echoes than the Favors I would save.

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    PSGarak
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    9/5/2017
    Optimatum wrote:
    You need to spend Fate again for the watch. If you wished to return to Spirifage afterwards, you would need to spend the Fate once more.

    Note that you can choose the third ending that doesn't require one of the A Trade in Souls items. From what I've heard, this ending just resets the story and you can replay it later. That way, if you don't currently want to spend the Fate to switch, you could both finish the story now and leave yourself open to restoring her soul later.

    Can confirm, you can replay indefinitely until you do one of the Soul Trade-related endings. In fact, you get a souvenir item each time you do it. You can collect multiple, despite making zero narrative sense.

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    Mr. Sails
    Mr. Sails
    Posts: 37

    11/7/2016
    Thanks

    That's pretty solid, although I suppose it would pay off at most once a week. I happen to have 50 fate on hand though, of which 25 will be spent on Flute Street once that's unlocked, so shelling out 25 fate for the Long Lost Daughter storyline fits well. The only other 25 fate option right now is Rubbery Murders anyways, and I heard it's mediocre. Seems like I'll be on a search soon smile
    edited by Cantankerous Captain on 11/7/2016
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    earthbourn
    earthbourn
    Posts: 151

    10/19/2017
    Thanks much, and congrats on your passionate destiny!

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    earthbourn
    earthbourn
    Posts: 151

    10/19/2017
    I recently played through Secrets Framed in Gold, and I stopped at the point that would have broken off my acquaintance with the Forger. Does anyone have the ending echoed? I had heard great things about the story, but I didn't realize how far I needed to press on to see it.

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    earthbourn
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    Posts: 151

    11/20/2017
    Anchovies wrote:

    Can someone please tell me or direct me to a list of the rewards for the carousel endings in Flute Street? The wiki refuses to list anything which is at all fate-locked, and this is exactly the sort of information a wiki should have -_-
    edited by Anchovies on 11/20/2017

    Seconded. I was wondering specifically which option gives Rubbery favours, if anyone knows off-hand.

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    earthbourn
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    Posts: 151

    12/11/2017
    trajing wrote:
    Is it worth playing Secrets Framed in Gold if I don't plan on betraying the Repentant Forger (or if my character dislikes the Bazaar)?



    In my opinion, no. There's not much in the way of material or lore rewards if you spare the Forger. You won't get the "answer" to the mystery, and the payout for selling the painting isn't anything special.

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    TimurMurtazin
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    Posts: 19

    3/25/2018
    Could someone let me know if there is a [spoiler] cap on the bifurcated owl sotc gain? [/spoiler]

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    Raihan
    Raihan
    Posts: 41

    5/31/2018
    Did the Season of Adorations not have a season-wrap story like previous seasons? I see a new Season has started, and I don't recall any thing new after The Rat-Catcher.
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    Honeyaddict
    Honeyaddict
    Posts: 505

    6/18/2018
    With the new Elections I've noticed new items becoming available to each faction! One of the more notable ones being the "Gazebo!" which is a home comfort with a BDR-stat.
    I'd love to know the stats of each of these items!
    Or should we not share the stats publicly as they're Fate-locked? (If not, where best to share them?)

    Cheers!

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    6/18/2018
    Barse wrote:
    [spoiler]The Carriage is a Transport that gives +3 Dangerous and +1 Dreaded. The Gazebo! ("!" is part of the name) is +6 Persuasive and +1 Respectable. This makes the Carriage a Transport Best in Slot for Dangerous. The Gazebo is pipped to the post by the Beatific Stone.[/spoiler]
    We have no idea about the Candidate-specific weapons yet, as we can't grab any of them until Week 2 when we're able to declare our allegiances.
    edited by Barse on 6/18/2018


    Cheers mate, I know what to spend fate on!
    Wanted to make sure the Gazebo! was worth the Fate, I guess it is, since Renown 40 church is quite a bit off still! (And the Carriage seems most interesting)

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    pleasure to meet you.

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    Cooper
    Cooper
    Posts: 61

    6/19/2018
    Greg M wrote:
    I would love an option to attack the Gazebo. Knowing Fallen London, they've got to know the "Eric and the Gazbeo" story (see link below if you don't)...

    http://www.dndadventure.com/html/articles/gaming_stories.html


    To be honest, getting attacked and eaten by a gazebo would not be out of place in this setting.

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    Jaina
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    Posts: 239

    6/19/2018
    Honeyaddict wrote:
    Jaina wrote:
    Only ones I'd spend the Fate on is the Carriage, the Epicurean War-Helm, and the Corinthian Belfry Hat since they're all Best-In-Slot (other than moods and profession items). Still, the others are fun and all.



    Is the Corinthian Belfry Hat really that good compared to the Tanned Mask?
    But I was indeed planning on acquiring both the War-Helm and the Carriage; I was thinking about the Gazebo! as well, but then I looked at Renown Church and saw it was around 36 already, so a little more patience for me.

    I was going to ask another question surrounding the Obdurate Stallion, it opens up an entirely new storyline, does it have any impact on what I choose at level 5? (Sell the Bishop out to Devils/Masters or Join him or abandon the idea)
    I've made up my mind about the choice, but I'd like to know the other possibilities.
    Cheers!


    There's a destiny that depends on whether or not you ally with the Bishop or Hell. Other than that, nothing.

    Yeah, it's only one more Shadowy than the Tanned Mask but that's still a point better, if you care about maximizing things. Plus it's a funny looking hat.

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    6/18/2018
    Only ones I'd spend the Fate on is the Carriage, the Epicurean War-Helm, and the Corinthian Belfry Hat since they're all Best-In-Slot (other than moods and profession items). Still, the others are fun and all.

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    Jaina
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    6/28/2018
    Honeyaddict wrote:
    Is the Mr. Wines' Revels fate option worth the Fate? (I keep getting the damn card, can't I remove it from my deck?)


    Nah, it doesn't give much. You actually *spend* some resources, too. I don't remember the rewards, but I wouldn't recommend it.


    Jolanda Swan wrote:
    Has anyone played the Lost Daughter storyline? I bought it so I can have an extra option in the Nadir, and I need to know about the final decision. Could anyone pm me - I do not mind spoilers at all.

    Keep the Daughter. Turning her over to the Constables just gives you a Bejewelled Lens. If you keep her, there is an *excellent* card in the Cave of the Nadir that gives a bunch of echoes of stuff and one point of Dramatic Tension.

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    Jaina
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    Posts: 239

    6/23/2018
    Yeah, I'm aware of the opportunity card. It's ridiculously awesome.

    I was just disappointed by the other stuff.

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    6/27/2018
    PM'ed

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    Jaina
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    6/28/2018
    I don't believe I've taken that path, but I suspect it doesn't close things off.

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    Jaina
    Jaina
    Posts: 239

    6/5/2018
    The ES is about unusual souls, but at the front and back end there is discussion about the soul of someone from the Bible named Salome. Her soul is a Coruscating Soul, and you can buy one for about 295 echoes worth of Muscaria Brandy and at the end trade one in for an alternative reward. I didn't have one and I was wondering what the reward was and if the text was interesting.

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    Jaina
    Jaina
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    6/5/2018
    That's a pity. The purchase of the Coruscating Soul is profitable, though, so you can make a decent profit if you have a bunch of Muscaria Brandy.

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    Jaina
    Jaina
    Posts: 239

    5/20/2018
    Ah, so it's a downward conversion. I had been hoping for something more interesting.

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    Jaina
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    5/30/2018
    Fair enough! I do plan to, I just won't prioritize it.

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    Jaina
    Jaina
    Posts: 239

    5/19/2018
    What does a Fabulous Diamond do when clicked on?

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    2/11/2018
    Optimatum wrote:
    It gives Scorched by the Sun. Be careful though, as doing so wipes your Notability and Second Chances, as well as killing you instantly.

    Thank you! I didn't know about Nota. Looks like the reckoning is being postponed again.

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    Francesca Ayers-Kernighan, bat-hunter, cat-whisperer
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    Posts: 144

    4/4/2018
    Marsh-House: very happy with the reward (I started playing in summer 2017 and appreciated my new house's Remoteness a lot), unimpressed with the story (finished it in like 10 actions).

    Court of Cats: unimpressed with the story as it unfolded, had to google the best choice for me/my character to make, story-wise (I ended up siding with the lady cat), very happy with the outcome (I love cats and I'm glad to have helped). I don't remember the material reward but it wasn't anything unique.

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    Francesca Ayers-Kernighan, bat-hunter, cat-whisperer
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    Reused NPC
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    Posts: 259

    12/11/2017
    A quick question. What sort of items can be gained from the Regiment this Sacksmas? I've heard people say it's not worth the 12 Fate, but perhaps there's a gem in it somewhere.

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    Edmund Viric, a rather dreamy sort.

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    SeveredJoke
    SeveredJoke
    Posts: 171

    7/12/2017
    That's an incredibly detailed and helpful answer thank you. It's still a lot of money but good to know there's solid content, story and items. Also good to know it's part of a wider season. I have enjoyed some of the ES / FL but found them too short.

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    SeveredJoke
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    Posts: 171

    7/12/2017
    Is Flint worth the money? It seems like a huge amount compared to the other fate options.

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    Posts: 67

    5/31/2017
    SeveredJoke wrote:
    I've bought my first fate locked content (Flute Street and Empyrean Redolence) and am a little confused about the latter. Does it have a specific storylet or is it more a case of hunting beasties around FL? I've already found a [spoiler]rubbery hound [/spoiler] but the storylet in the Labyrinth that I thought would give me more information just seemed to be a placeholder reminder.

    Any non-spoilery advice?



    There's four different beasts you can find in Fallen London, rubbery hound included. When you get all of the labyrinth stats to max (Thwarting Beastly Devils, The Hunt is On!, and Taming the beast), the Pulling Out The Stops storylet gains an additional option to feed the beasts Empyrean Redolence, in addition to the normal non-fate options. That's the main mechanical brunt of the labyrinth continuation, though there's also a brief storyline that plays throughout opportunity cards, which will let you get special destinies if you've yet to acquire one. Hope that wasn't too spoilery.

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    5/31/2017
    SeveredJoke wrote:
    Yeah wrote:
    SeveredJoke wrote:
    I've bought my first fate locked content (Flute Street and Empyrean Redolence) and am a little confused about the latter. Does it have a specific storylet or is it more a case of hunting beasties around FL? I've already found a [spoiler]rubbery hound [/spoiler] but the storylet in the Labyrinth that I thought would give me more information just seemed to be a placeholder reminder.

    Any non-spoilery advice?



    There's four different beasts you can find in Fallen London, rubbery hound included. When you get all of the labyrinth stats to max (Thwarting Beastly Devils, The Hunt is On!, and Taming the beast), the Pulling Out The Stops storylet gains an additional option to feed the beasts Empyrean Redolence, in addition to the normal non-fate options. That's the main mechanical brunt of the labyrinth continuation, though there's also a brief storyline that plays throughout opportunity cards, which will let you get special destinies if you've yet to acquire one. Hope that wasn't too spoilery.


    Thanks! I haven't encountered a destiny yet. Is that distinct from ambitions? Good to know about the story being played out in opportunity cards. I've been hoarding so that will explain why I haven't encountered them yet. I was hoping that it would be more story heavy given the promise!


    Destinies are little bonuses you can get during Halloween or Christmas, depending on which option you pick on the specific "Destiny" you've been given. Most of these are neat little story pieces regarding the different ways that life in London as we know it can end, like the Liberation of Night. The vast majority of them are free, and give +5 to a specific stat, there are a few fate-only destinies that give +5 to one stat and +3 to another, and, of course, there's a seeking destiny which imposes -3 to all stats. Permanently. You can only ever get a single destiny, and switching them costs like 30 fate, so even if you'd dislike spoilers you might want to look into which one you'll pick next time an opportunity comes around.

    As a side-note, neither of the Labyrinth continuation destinies are the special +5 +3 destinies, so you're not losing any possible fate value by missing them.

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    Delphinia Drael
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    Posts: 14

    12/26/2016
    I just wanted to say I bought and played through The Gift (my very first fate-locked story) and it was amazing. Many people said it was a player-favorite for a reason and now I know because I feel like playing it again. I won't spoil anything, mostly because I recorded my...journey in my journal, but I will say it was well worth the fate.

    The ending sure threw me for a loop. Was pleasantly surprised and a little horrified, but I loved every moment of this story. Plus, I'm a sucker for the all the good lore.

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    A Crooked-Cross who burned the orphanage down.

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    Aberrant Eremite
    Aberrant Eremite
    Posts: 362

    12/11/2017
    I agree, it's not worth it if you're not willing to break a friend in the pursuit of knowledge. Drake refused to do so, and didn't get anything very interesting out of the storyline.

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    Tanith Wyrmwood: Longshanks cat-burglar; Bohemian author; now, perhaps, something more. Bubbly, expressive, and affectionate. It’s not only still waters that run deep.
    Telemachia Lee: Gentle lady by birth, brawling Docker by choice. Good company in the drunk tank.
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    Hymenaeus
    Hymenaeus
    Posts: 17

    12/11/2019
    Guys, I’m at the very end of Cricket Anyone, and have no idea who to give the WORD, BROKEN to. I’m freaking out about making the right choice as I get the impression I could get that sublime sceptre if I make the right choice, but perhaps I’m wrong...

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    Hymenaeus Blackwood, a radical academic and philosopher balancing on the tightrope of infernal and aristocratic allegiance. Celestial poet, tinkerer, teacher, vehemently British.
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    Azothi
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    Posts: 589

    5/16/2017
    Skinnyman wrote:

    So, any way to skip the dream drain? upset

    Oh, and I read that this story has some connection with cellars beneath the Palace, but I failed to find anything. Was it at the beginning or I'm yet to find it?
    The closest non-Fate way I know is to have a Memory of Light and go to the Mirror-Marches instead, which takes out a bigger piece of Is Someone There? but doesn't affect the rest of your dreams.

    For the connection to the cellars, you go beneath the palace into the cellars to get to the dining hall, if I recall correctly, and you can return there to finish the story after you've recovered.

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    Hesperidean.
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    Waterpls
    Waterpls
    Posts: 406

    12/17/2019
    fafer.forums, 70 souls IIRC.

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    Wiwo
    Wiwo
    Posts: 365

    3/30/2016
    Chrono717 wrote:
    I've just started the game this week and I've been really invested in the story ever since I started with Sunless Sea. I want to support the company and try some Fate-locked content, but I'm not sure about which ones to get. I'm almost certainly getting A Trade in Souls from what I've heard, but can anyone PM me a good list of what content is good storywise? I have just started, so if you're going to recommend late-game content, could you mark it so that I won't buy that content yet? I've got a limited amount of funds at the moment, so anything that could discuss the ups and downs of these fate-locked choices would be good. Thank you for any help!


    You might find this thread helpful. Incomplete though it is, it's probably the best summary you'll find. You can PM me if you have any questions.

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    Wiwo
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    3/28/2016
    suhe gul wrote:
    What someone could do with it, if they find themselves in posesion of a peculiar skull from flute street?



    Nothing. It's just a keepsake.

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    Care for some cider? Here's how to ask me for some. Strange pranks strongly preferred.

    Care to pet a Heptagoat? Too bad. It doesn't do anything (probably).

    I'm a Correspondent and would be delighted to lecture at your orphanage.
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    Anchovies
    Anchovies
    Posts: 421

    11/20/2017
    The full Velocipede Squad story is worth playing through for the sake of seeing more content. As for the choice at the end, there's no shame in staying one of the lads. A city like London needs some of its coppers to be like us rough types on the Squad.

    Can someone please tell me or direct me to a list of the rewards for the carousel endings in Flute Street? The wiki refuses to list anything which is at all fate-locked, and this is exactly the sort of information a wiki should have -_-
    edited by Anchovies on 11/20/2017

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