A Boxful of Intrigue (Guide)

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This is a combined guide of the storyline of Box2.png A Survivor of the Affair of the Box, as well as Waves2.png A Boxful of Intrigue, a carousel unlocked with A Survivor of the Affair of the Box 12

A Survivor of the Affair of the Box[edit]



A Survivor of the Box starts in Spite with Mask.png A Name Whispered in Darkness 3. You will be able to find the box and gain Box2.png A Survivor of the Affair of the Box 1

The Flit[edit]


The story continues in The Flit, where you discover that you're not the only one interested in the Box. The box also seems to contain some Shard.png Shard of Glim. Eventually, you will increase Box2.png A Survivor of the Affair of the Box to 5.

Mahogany Hall[edit]


Unlocked with Mahoganyhall.png Tales of Mahogany Hall is a storylet that lets you remember the story and find the box again if you've lost it.

Further options will unlock with Mahoganyhall.png Tales of Mahogany Hall up to 14. Eventually you'll discover that the key to the box is carried by some of the performers, and you'll need to increase Mahoganyhall.png Tales of Mahogany Hall up to 22 in order to get the key. This should set your Box2.png A Survivor of the Affair of the Box to 12

Back to Spite[edit]


With Box2.png A Survivor of the Affair of the Box 12, several options open up in Spite, tied to A Boxful of Intrigue. In this section, you will learn what is in the box and you will also find some information that you can use to blackmail the Masters of the Bazaar.

Mr Stones[edit]

Mr Fires[edit]


A Boxful of Intrigue[edit]


In the following table, any success that follows your side provides Flag.png Empire's Kingmaker, which is needed for one of the rewards. Any success on the opposing side, changes your side and gives you Sidebarturncoat.png A Turncoat. This is a menace that will cost favours to reduce, once it reaches 4. This should be avoided. For the most profit, it is advisable to side with the Conscience of Empire, aka common-folk, as this provides an additional Scrawl1.png 2 x Correspondence Plaque.

The storylets generally have broad Shadowy 130 checks, so you would need Shadowy to be at 217 to play them at a 100% chance of success. They give different menaces on failures, as noted by the table. This is a reasonable way to grind Shadowy at higher levels.


Waves2.png A Boxful of Intrigue Storylet Action Map.png Side Menace on failure
0-3 An Agent of the Masters Expose him to the newspapers Empire Sidebarsuspicion.png
Help cover up the sordid business Guardian Sidebarscandal.png
The Unionist Help her escape Empire Sidebarsuspicion.png
Join the hunt Guardian Sidebarsuspicion.png
4-6 Doing the Rounds Tell them the truth Guardian Sidebarsuspicion.png
Lie to them Empire Sidebarsuspicion.png
The Course of Love Keep its agents at bay Empire Sidebarsuspicion.png
Help keep them together Guardian Sidebarsuspicion.png
7-9 A Night of Desperate Ambushes Wade in with the neddy men Guardian Sidebarsuspicion.png
Defend Spite from the neddy men Empire Sidebarsuspicion.png
Encryption of a Sort Intercept the messages [1] Empire Sidebarnightmares.png [1]
See that the messages arrive safely Guardian Sidebarwounds.png
10-12 A Salon of a Sort Steer the conversation to Mr Stones [2] Both Sidebarsuspicion.png
Steer the conversation to Mr Fires [2] Both Sidebarscandal.png
A Strong Box Tell your larcenous colleagues when the strong-box will be moved Empire Sidebarscandal.png
Tell the gentlemen in blue about any plans for robbery you hear about Guardian Sidebarsuspicion.png
  1. 1.0 1.1 Also provides Scrawl1.png 2 x Correspondence Plaque
  2. 2.0 2.1 Doesn't provide Flag.png Empire's Kingmaker


Option Items Icon-echo.png (EPA)[1]
Accept a gift for your efforts Bottlewillow.png 35 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
Scrawl1.png 6 x Correspondence Plaque
20.5 (1.46)
Write it all down Papers3.png 35 x Compromising Document
Scrawl1.png 6 x Correspondence Plaque
20.5 (1.46)
Speak of your work in intimate company Lips.png 7 x Stolen Kiss
Scrawl1.png 6 x Correspondence Plaque
20.5 (1.46)
Send your report to certain bandaged gentlemen [2] Candleblack.png 8 x Mourning Candle
Scrawl1.png 6 x Correspondence Plaque
23.0 (1.64)
Share what you've learned with a Second-Storey Man Papers.png 300 x Stolen Correspondence
Scrawl1.png 6 x Correspondence Plaque
Manacles.png 1 x Favours: Criminals
22.0 (1.57)[3]
Share what you've learned with a Cross Clouds.png 6 x Aeolian Scream
Scrawl1.png 6 x Correspondence Plaque
Urchin.png 1 x Favours: Urchins
22.0 (1.57)[3]
  1. If siding with the Empire with no failures
  2. Requires Flag.png Empire's Kingmaker 40
  3. 3.0 3.1 Valuing the favour at 4 Icon-echo.png