Academic Sources

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This page is part of the item grinding guide, q.v. for an introduction.

Foxfire Candle Stub[edit]

Best repeatable grind is to gather Bees in Flint or Dagger and then Send a small amount of Bees to Hell. Has an initial 4 action investment, then gives 250 stubs per action if Watchful or Dangerous is 147 or greater. Use up Favours: The Church at the Shuttered Palace. Characters with access to the Labyrinth of Tigers, coil 4, can earn these with the Breeding through Discipline storylet). Characters with access to The Empress' Court can compose A Rousing Hymn. Or grind in Veilgarden.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet: Spite Robbing the Ruins "Wot do yer say?" Befriending a Rooftop Urchin 2 Shadowy 15 80

0.80 (Success)
0.00 (Failure)

Befriending a Rooftop Urchin Set to 3 (Success)

Single Use

Card Jack strikes again A balanced and thoughtful approach An Annoyance to Jack-of-Smiles 1

Magnanimous < 5
Heartless < 5

Always Succeed 30 0.87 +1 CP Someone Is Coming

+1 CP Subtle (up to 5)

Location-specific cards in London (Lodgings)
Card Jack strikes again Be Heartless. Take the candles An Annoyance to Jack-of-Smiles 1

Magnanimous < 5
Heartless < 5

Always Succeed 30 0.87 +1 CP Someone Is Coming

+1 CP Heartless
-3 CP Magnanimous

Location-specific cards in London (Lodgings)
Storylet: The Flit More than just messages A direct approach 3 Shadowy 85

Follow.png Investigating... 5

Follow.png Investigating... 4

540

5.12 (Rare Success)

Follow.png Investigating... reset

Rare Success Only

Card A note from Mr Iron, who oversees the Game of Knife-and-Candle A practical test Dangerous 45 to 75 Dangerous 60 60 0.60 (Success) Knifeting.png An Umpire of the Game of Knife-and-Candle gain NA
Storylet: The Empress's Court Publish your song! A Rousing Hymn Lantern.png Inspired... 24

Empresscourt.png Working on... a Song

Carving out a Reputation at Court 1 to 3

Always Succeed 3000 14.44 Inspired... resets

+5 CP Making Waves

+1 CP Carving out a Reputation at Court OR

2 x A Fine Piece

(Inspired... value benchmark set at 0.06 epa. To be confirmed.)
Card Undertakings A second eye on the dead Watchful 45 - 75 Watchful 60 60 (Success) 0.60 None NA
Card The corrupt vicar A slippery man of the cloth Watchful 65

Church.png Investigating the Secrets of St Dunstan's 4

Watchful 65 50 0.70 1 x Favours: The Church

Church.png Investigating the Secrets of St Dunstan's set to 7

NA

Single Use

Storylet: Veilgarden Unfinished Business in Veilgarden An admirer among the clergy Diamond.png A Person of Some Importance - 1

Persuasive 70

Persuasive 100 100.5 (Random from 1-200) 1.005 The Airs of London set to Random Variable Rewards (1-200): Average 1 EPA
Storylet: The Shuttered Palace Call in favours at the Shuttered Palace An arrangement with the Vicar-General 1 x Favours: The Church Always Succeed 420 0.00 -1 x Favours: The Church NA
Card The Ways of the Forgotten Quarter An unusual job Watchful 40 to 80

Forgottenquarter.png Route: The Forgotten Quarter 1

Watchful 60 60 0.60 Forgottenquarter.png The Forgotten Quarter Moved to here NA
Storylet: The University Assistants wanted Ask around 2 University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University 9

University.png Term Passing... 5

Watchful 108 50 1.07 University.png Term Passing... +2 CP NA

No EPA value benchmark for Term Passing...

Storylet: Fallen London Knife-and-Candle: minor players Attack an Indomitable Chandler Master2.png A Participant in the Underground Leagues of Knife-and-Candle

Knifetoken.png Iron Knife Token < 9

Sidebarelusive.png Elusive! 65 50 0.50 Knifetoken.png Iron Knife Token +1

Shadowy is increasing...

NA
Storylet: The Labyrinth of Tigers Breeding through Discipline Breed the Tomb-Lion 4 Blackjack2.png Taming the Beast 6

Making Progress in the Labyrinth of Tigers 16

In the Labyrinth of Tigers, Navigating Coil 4

Luck: it could go either way 2000 NA Tomblion.png Tomb-Lion -1

Blackjack2.png Taming the Beast resets

Eater.png In the Company of Monsters -1 CP

Involves a carousel, a trip to the tomb-colonies, and cards.
Storylet: Spite Case a mansion Circumspect criminal Shadowy 35-49 Shadowy 39 13 0.13 None NA
Card The tomb-colonist's dogs Could you look after them for a day? Dangerous 81-118 Dangerous 81 61 0.81 NA NA
Card Will nobody help the poor fellow? Daring is needed None Dangerous 12 12 0.12 Mercyhand.png Magnanimous is increasing... (up to 5) NA
Storylet: The University Those meddling men from the Ministry Deal with the evaluators University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University 9 (< 25?)

University.png Term Passing... <5

Watchful 101 50 0.50 University.png Term Passing... +2 CP No value assigned to Term Passing...
Card The fate of a disciple Encourage him to return to the Monk The Protégé of a Mysterious Benefactor 6

Bowlerhat.png Unobtrusive Bowler Hat x1

Shadowy 40

Always Succeed 300 Missing CP Connected: The Widow +10 CP

-1 x Favours: The Great Game

6 x Hastily Scrawled Warning Note

Single Use
Card The Dean's distress Enter the detective Watchful 45-75 Watchful 60 60 0.60 None NA
Card A day out in your Clay Sedan Chair For a little sport Sedan.png Clay Sedan Chair x1 Always Succeed 180 1.80 Roseblack.png Heartless +3 CP (up to 10)

Mercyhand.png Magnanimous -3 CP

NA
Card As silent as the grave? Fresh fungi for her grave Shadowy 45-80 Shadowy 45 45 0.45 None NA
Storylet: Lodgings Investigating the Big Rat Have the Talkative Rat ask the Big Rat's guards Follow2.png Seeking the Meaning of the Plaster Face 3 to 9

Rat.png Talkative Rattus Faber

Luck: it could go either way 55 0.60 (Rare Success)

0.50 (Success)

Ratmasked.png Having Rodentine Minions Investigate... +3CP NA
Card A Polite Deacon needs discreet work Persuade a courier that the books should be saved All stats < 21 Persuasive 7 30 0.30 NA NA
Card A Night for Knives and Candles Playing even rougher Dangerous 21-51 Dangerous 36 36 0.36 None NA
Card A Night for Knives and Candles Playing rough Dangerous 21-51 Dangerous 21 21 0.21 None NA
Card The kaleidoscopic church Seduce the group’s leader and convince them to leave 5 x Favours: The Church

5 x Favours: Bohemians

Persuasive 40 300 2.07 -2 x Favours: Bohemians

2 x Stolen Kiss

Someone Is Coming +1 CP

NA
Storylet: The University Interview prospective assistants Select on the basis of qualifications University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University 9

University.png Term Passing... 5-6

Watchful 106 53 1.06 University.png Term Passing... +2 CP NA
Card The Lady and the Monk Skulk around where spies loiter The Protégé of a Mysterious Benefactor 4

Bowlerhat.png Unobtrusive Bowler Hat x1

Shadowy 20

Shadowy 25 90 Missing CP Silhouetteman.png The Protégé of a Mysterious Benefactor set to 5

+? CP Connected: The Widow

Single Use
Bundle of Oddities What's in the bundle? Something wretched Opening a Bundle of Oddities 1-3 Always Succeed 1 0.04 None NA
Storylet: The University The debate closes Speak against the proposition University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University 5

University.png Term Passing... 12

Watchful 90 210 1.56 Term Passing... resets NA
Card A Polite Deacon needs discreet work Steal the books All stats < 21 Shadowy 7 30 0.30 NA NA
Storylet: Ladybones Road The Vicar's Search for Knowledge The Nature of Souls Clergy.png Advising the Loquacious Vicar 2

Whispered secret.png Whispered Hint x100

Always Succeed 300 2.00 Clergy.png Advising the Loquacious Vicar set to 3 Single Use
Card The Ways of Wolfstack Docks The returning Gazetteer Dangerous 40 to 80

Wolfstack.png Route: Wolfstack Docks x1

Dangerous 59 60 0.60 Wolfstack.png Wolfstack Docks moved to here NA
Card Your benefactor knocks on your door Track down the disciple The Protégé of a Mysterious Benefactor 3

Bowlerhat.png Unobtrusive Bowler Hat x1

Shadowy 10

Missing Challenge 50 Missing CP The Protégé of a Mysterious Benefactor set to 4

+? CP Connected: The Widow

Single Use
Storylet: Veilgarden Attend a service at the Melancholy Curate's church Watch and listen Saturninegent.png 1

Follow.png Investigating... 3 to 9

Persuasive 33

Persuasive 38 37 1.03 Follow.png Investigating... +2 Success Only
Card The marvellous contrivance What could go wrong? Dangerous 69 to 106 Dangerous 69 69 0.69 None NA

Flask of Abominable Salts[edit]

Optimal repeatable grind is to convert up from Foxfire Candle Stub.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Profession A Professional Reward The Campaigner's reward 1 x An Earnest of Payment
Profession: Campaigner
Always Succeed 10 9.42 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries
1 x Favours: The Church
NA
Bundle of Oddities What's in the bundle? Something funereal Opening a Bundle of Oddities 801–810 Always Succeed 20 8.00 None NA
Item conversions Foxfire Candle Stub Stay up all night talking science with F.F. Gebrandt 100 x Foxfire Candle Stub Luck: it could go either way 10 2.50 (Rare Success)

0.20 (Success)

0.00 (Failure)

None

NA
Item conversions Foxfire Candle Stub Make a substantial donation to F.F. Gebrandt's church 1000 x Foxfire Candle Stub Always Succeed 105 0.50 None NA
Storylets: Spite Christen Jack for a Stuttering Fence Find a watchmaker without too many scruples Shadowy 11–25 Shadowy 15 3 0.30 (Rare Success) None Rare Success Only

Memory of Distant Shores[edit]

For person of some importance, The Cities that Fell card can give out 3. Convert from Abominable salts or get them in Polythreme.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects NA
Storylet: Mutton Island Discuss these Extraordinary Implications with the Custodial Chef "Do you know anything of..." Extraordinary Implication x4

Watchful 100

Always Succeed 1 0.50 None NA
Storylet: Polythreme Streets Finishing your Travelogue A strange place, but no better or worse than any other Writing of your Polythreme Travels 2

Fascinating... x12

Always Succeed 26 1.08 Fascinating... resets

Investigating... resets

Unnatural Exuberance set to 0

Writing of your Polythreme Travels set to 0

Mired in Clay set to 3

Polythreme has unique Fascinating... gains and has been treated as a 12 action carousel instead of using the benchmark value.
Storylet: Polythreme Streets Finishing your Travelogue A wonderland Writing of your Polythreme Travels 2

Fascinating... x12

Always Succeed 26 1.08 Fascinating... resets

Investigating... resets

Unnatural Exuberance set to 0

Writing of your Polythreme Travels set to 0

Mired in Clay set to 4

Polythreme has unique Fascinating... gains and has been treated as a 12 action carousel instead of using the benchmark value.
Storylet: Polythreme Streets Finishing your Travelogue An island of importunate horrors Writing of your Polythreme Travels 2

Fascinating... x12

Always Succeed 26 1.08 Fascinating... resets

Investigating... resets

Unnatural Exuberance set to 0

Writing of your Polythreme Travels set to 0

Mired in Clay set to 2

Polythreme has unique Fascinating... gains and has been treated as a 12 action carousel instead of using the benchmark value.
Card The Cities that Fell Ancient stories Walking the Falling Cities 1

A Person of Some Importance -

Watchful 100 3 1.50 Walking the Falling Cities +6 CP NA
Storylet: Polythreme Streets Looking a Little Deeper Ask around 4 Spying on Polythreme 1

Investigating... x12

Always Succeed 26 1.08 Fascinating... resets

Investigating... resets

Unnatural Exuberance set to 0

Spying on Polythreme set to 2

Polythreme has unique Investigating... gains and has been treated as a 12 action carousel instead of using
Card A disgraceful spectacle 2 Ask the man: what are they? A Headful of Picaresque Tales < 1

A Blue and Shining Stone < 1

Always Succeed 1 0.50 None NA
Storylet: The Labyrinth of Tigers Pulling out the Stops Breed the Somnolent Hyaena 7 Somnolent Hyaena x1

The Hunt is On! 6

Taming the Beast 6

Thwarting Beastly Devils 6

Making Progress in the Labyrinth of Tigers 16

In the Labyrinth of Tigers, Navigating Coil 4

Luck: pretty good odds. 80 1.26 Somnolent Hyaena -1

The Hunt is On! resets

Taming the Beast resets

Thwarting Beastly Devils resets

In the Company of Monsters -1 CP

Melancholy +1 or +2 CP

Approaching the Gates of the Garden +11 to +30 CP (up to 16)

Theological husbandry carousel EPA TBD

Gain on failure is 55

Storylet: Lodgings Preparatory Research Consult your current work Embarking on a Voyage of Scientific Discovery 2

Volume of Collated Research x1

A matter of luck: it could go either way 1 Overall EPA None Scientific Discovery EPA TBD
Storylet: Veilgarden The Honey-Dens of Veilgarden Deepen your acquaintance with Prisoner's Honey - DREAM OF A RIVER Persuasive 10

Drop of Prisoner's Honey x(Connoisseur level)

A Connoisseur of Neathy Delights 2

The Airs of London 40 - 65

Persuasive 20 1 0.10 The Airs of London randomly change

a Connoisseur of Neathy Delights +1 CP (up to 10)

EPA range -1.5 to 0.1

Changes The Airs of London

Storylet: Hunter's Keep Investigate the gardens Explore that mysterious hollow Time Passing in the Southern Archipelago 2 Watchful 115 1 1.00 Time Passing in the Southern Archipelago +2 CP

Walking the Falling Cities +1 CP

NA
Storylet: Wolfstack Docks Eyes and spiders Find a great many spiders Dangerous 62 - 76 Dangerous 69 3 1.25 None Rare Success Only
Storylet: Polythreme Streets A Little Spy Work Find out who's here Investigating... 12 Always Succeed 26 1.08 Fascinating... resets

Investigating... resets

Unnatural Exuberance set to 0

Spying on Polythreme set to 1

Polythreme has unique Investigating... gains and has been treated as a 12 action carousel instead of using the benchmark value.
Storylet: Grunting Fen The Skull of a Long-Dead God? Follow the trail of history Orthos is Coming! 6 Watchful 126 2 1.26 Orthos is Coming! is increasing... NA
Storylet: Polythreme Streets Making your Report For your own records Spying on Polythreme 2

Investigating... 12

Always Succeed 26 1.08 Fascinating... resets

Investigating... resets

Unnatural Exuberance set to 0

Spying on Polythreme set to 0

Polythreme has unique Investigating... gains and has been treated as a 12 action carousel instead of using the benchmark value.
Storylet: Polythreme Streets A Little Spy Work Get more details about the players Investigating... 13

A Person of Some Importance -

Always Succeed 51 2.13 Fascinating... resets

Investigating... resets

Unnatural Exuberance set to 0

Spying on Polythreme set to 1

Polythreme has unique Investigating... gains and has been treated as a 12 action carousel instead of using the benchmark value.
Storylet Name Investigate it Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Invite a friend to join you in Fallen London Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Joining the Dilmun Club Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Just watch for a while Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Learn a little more about where he's been Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Leisurely enquiries Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Look for her in the garden Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Look for something significant Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Look to buildings Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Report to Revolutionaries Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Report to the Brass Embassy Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Report to the Masters of the Bazaar Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Return home a little more subdued Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Return home a little more subdued Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Scheme: Reunite a Dispossessed Orphan with loving parents Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Search the island Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Seeds on the wind Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Sell your poison to zailors bound for the Elder Continent Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Set forth into the stone-flagged street Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Share tall tales with zailors Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Speak to a few natives Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Speak to everyone you meet Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Speak to the Dean of Neocartography Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Speak to the woman on the right Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Speak to those who know Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Speak to those who'll offer opinions Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Stories 1 Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Sunless Sea Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Talk to the fellow Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Unfinished Men Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Unrepentant! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Walk around the garden for a while Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name What are they up to? 2 Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name What's done is done Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Whispers and rumours Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Chat with the urchins who attend Mr Sacks Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Clear the path yourself Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name BSearch the shore Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA
Storylet Name Write on his behalf Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects NA

Volume of Collated Research[edit]

Convert Memory of Distant Shores. Also, see the Components page. component - sells for 2 Echoes, 50 pence Another good option is using 'Publish a paper on the subject and think no more about it' choice on Glimpse of Something Larger in The Case of the Fidgeting Writer, which nets 2 Collated Research.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name A scholar returns to the Surface Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A trunk of soggy letters Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A word with the Detective Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Become a Correspondent Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Collate some Research Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Collate your cryptopalaeontological work Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Collate your prelapsarian archaeological work Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Collate your research into Theosophistry Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Dealing with the deviless Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Express a positive opinion on the season Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Going over the spoils Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Publish a paper on the subject and think no more about it Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Set her an interesting challenge Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Settling out of court Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name She is wearing pearls today Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Something scholarly Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Speak with the Muffled Intriguer Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name The Monster-Hunter's Labours Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Those two Unfinished Clay Men are the ones that took Mr Pages' book! You're sure of it! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Under the counter Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes