Ambition: Enigma (Guide)

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Why are you here? Are you here at all? Or is that just the treachery of maps?

A secret ambition (although in truth it's merely a morsel), for those who seek a way behind the scenes and are willing to dig very deep indeed to find it. It does not replace your existing Ambition, nor does it prevent players from selecting a regular Ambition if they don't acquire one first.

The entry point is not in Fallen London.

Some reading into Fallen London's inspirations would be advisable; the rest is up to you.

Ambition: Enigma is a secret set of puzzles embedded within Fallen London that unlock some easter eggs. The answers to the puzzles are considered under strict spoiler guidelines and so everything will be hidden underneath spoiler dropdowns with progressive clues.

The Hunt[edit]

Beginning Enigma[edit]

Hint 1[edit]

A new option has appeared at the Labyrinth of Tigers: Barter a Puzzling Map for a secret.

Hint 2[edit]

Consider this article from FBGs

Hint 3[edit]

This is played out in Access Code, which have the format: https://www.fallenlondon.com/a/[Code]. What might be the proper one to use to start Ambition: enigma?

Answer[edit]

Try https://www.fallenlondon.com/a/Enigma Make sure save the text. Its important.

Eggshells[edit]

Hint 1[edit]

One of the inspirations for Fallen London was Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Have you read that?

Hint 2[edit]

This is played out in Access Code, which have the format: https://www.fallenlondon.com/a/[Code]. What might be important from this work?

Hint 3[edit]

The clue for getting it once was in Sunless Sea but doesn’t actually exist anywhere any more, so I’ve never really been sure what to say about it. Which means I’m faced with a difficult choice; either I admit my calculations are wrong, and I am unable to describe the method of its acquisition, or else I reveal that the method is reflected exactly in this post. [1]

Hint 4[edit]

It can be found in a city of monsters which reflects exactly the order of the heavens.[2]

Hint 5[edit]

Try https://www.fallenlondon.com/a/argia. Hmmm...no that's not quite right.

Answer[edit]

Try https://www.fallenlondon.com/a/perinthia Make sure save the text. Its important.

Breadcrumbs[edit]

Hint 1[edit]

Consider the clue from the first section:

Well done! This is another clue. You'll need a Panoptical Mirror-Map (which doesn't exist, although I published it early in 2014).

Hint 2[edit]

Consider the clue from the second section:

Fortune presents gifts not according to the book. [This is part of something else. Be sure you've read SR's master work.]

Hint 3[edit]

This is played out in Access Code, which have the format: https://www.fallenlondon.com/a/[Code].

Hint 4[edit]

Ever delve into Fallen London's Wikipedia before? Its neat how they keep all that edit history isn't it?

Hint 5[edit]

This one in particular is fairly enlightening.

Hint 6[edit]

Give this a gander maybe. NotationallyPublished.png

Hint 7[edit]

It has ever only been notionally published.

Forgetting Something[edit]

Hint 1[edit]

Ceci n’est pas un indice.

Hint 2[edit]

This is played out in Access Code, which have the format: https://www.fallenlondon.com/a/[Code].

Hint 3[edit]

Certain things protect the neath from the Judgements of the Stars.

What Now[edit]

At this point, the treasure hunt is largely over and everything else related to Enigma can be found in the game itself. You have unlocked a handful of easter eggs and extras.

Mahogany Hall[edit]

There's a new storylet here, Ambition: Enigma, you cant miss it.

A PLACE WHERE THERE IS VERY LITTLE SCREAMING[edit]

Have you ever wondered what its like to be a Clay Man? Well now you get to experience such a thing, as a clay man working for the docks. Enjoy your time here, or dont.

How to escape[edit]

Play the storylet OBEY GRUDGINGLY to raise GETTING AN UNCO-OPERATIVE REPUTATION. Once that reaches 10, you will be BURIED. Play THERE IS A WAY OUT. to leave.

Mirror Marches[edit]

There are a handful of dev kit test options available in the Mirror-Marches, though they dont actually do anything.

Misc Stuff[edit]

  • If you try Bartering with the Tiger Keeper, you might notice a new option.
  • There is a new tattoo you can get come FEAST OF THE ROSE that is An Invisible City