Ambition: Heart's Desire!

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Progress in looking for a notorious card game in which you can stake your soul and win your heart's desire.

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Unlocked with

Main Attribute: Owl.png Watchful and Fox.png Persuasive

Substories related to the main Ambition[edit]

Ambition: Heart's Desire[edit]

  1. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 0
  2. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 1
  3. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 2 and Ambition: Heart's Desire! 2b
  4. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 3 and Ambition: Heart's Desire! 3b
  5. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 4
  6. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 5
  7. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 6
  8. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 7
  9. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 8
  10. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 9
  11. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 10
  12. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 11
  13. Ambition: Heart's Desire! 12 (Continues in Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's)

The Bishop of St Fiacre's[edit]

The Topsy King[edit]

Convincing the Other Players[edit]

  1. Heart's Desire - Seeking the Manager's Beloved
  2. Heart's Desire - Gaining an Audience
  3. Heart's Desire - Meeting the King
  4. Heart's Desire - Walking in the Garden
  5. Heart's Desire - The End of Memory
  6. - 110. Ambition: Heart's Desire - the King's Heart
  7. - 105. Ambition: Heart's Desire - Completing the King
  8. - 160. Ambition: Heart's Desire - Virginia
  9. Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Prince's Prison
  10. - 200. Ambition: Heart's Desire - Mr Pages
  11. Ambition Heart's Desire – A Marvellous Conversation with Mr Pages

Centuryexibition.png A Marvellous Venue[edit]

Cardfan.png A Marvellous Deck[edit]

  1. - 14. Ambition: Storridges Printing House
  2. - 20. Ambition – Enter Parabola
  3. - 20. Ambition: Prepare to Travel the Wanting Way
  4. The Writhing River
  5. The Other Base Camp
  6. The Musings of the Heart
  7. Down the Gullet
  8. The Root of Need
  9. - 80. The Yearning Custodian
  10. The River Runs Backwards

Learning about the Previous Winners[edit]

  1. Ambition: Preparing for the Honour
  2. Piece your clues together (to locate October)
  3. Ambition – Finding October
  4. Piece your clues together (to locate Gregory Beechwood)
  5. Ambition – A Visit to All Christs (starts a side story about Gregory Beechwood)
  6. Piece your clues together (to locate His Amused Lordship)
  7. Search for His Amused Lordship

Side Story: Gregory Beechwood[edit]

The Honour[edit]

  1. Heart's Desire: Attend the Honour (after going to Arbor's Temple district)
  2. Ambition – Opening Hands
  3. The Honour: the Late-Game
  4. Ambition – The Victors

Interlude: The Monkey & Virginia[edit]

  1. Heart's Desire: Awaiting the Next Bout

Your Assigned Opponent[edit]

Stage The Topsy King The Bishop
320 Ambition – the Victim of a Burglary Ambition – the Theft of your Secrets
330 Ambition – Dealing with the Topsy King Ambition – Dealing with the Bishop of St Fiacre's
340 to 350 Ambition –Treating with the Topsy King Ambition – Dealing with the Bishop of St Fiacre's

Interlude 2: The Monkey & Virginia[edit]

  1. Ambition – Escort your Monkey to Moloch Street Station
Stage The Topsy King (continued) The Bishop (continued)
410 Ambition – The First Round Ambition – The First Round
420 Ambition – Against the Topsy King Ambition – Against the Bishop

After, you have to wait 24 real-time hours for the outcome of the match between the Manager and whoever he was matched with. Then, this message (Waiting for the Next Bout) appears in your inbox.

Interlude 3: Outcome of Other Match[edit]

Stage Defeated Topsy King Defeated the Bishop
475 Ambition – Learn the Outcome of the Latest Match (1) Ambition – Learn the Outcome of the Latest Match

(Depending on your first round opponent) 475 - Ambition – A Prodigious Thump

The Manager of the Hotel[edit]

  1. Wait upon Mr Pages' decision
  2. Consider the Manager
  3. Ambition – Addressing Some Confusion
  4. Ambition – Preparing to Face the Manager of the Royal Bethlehem
  5. Ambition – Face the Manager of the Royal Beth
  6. Ambition – The Garden of Nightmares
  7. Ambition – The Manager's Chance
  8. Ambition – Leaving the Garden of Nightmares

Interlude 4: Mr Pages Meddling[edit]

  1. Ambition – A Further Interruption
  2. Ambition: A Master's Wrath
  3. Ambition – Your Monkey is ready to play Mr Pages
  4. -639 Ambition – Gather Your Thoughts
  5. -660 Ambition – an Esteemed Visitor
  6. Ambition – Preparing for the Final Match
  7. Train with other players (you need 3)
    • The requirements of each training is listed here
    • Note that Mr Page's training also give out the unique Meteors red.png A Dream of Truth-Strangling, so might be worth taking

Here would be a good moment, just before the final game, to visit the Boatman, to collect the final advice and unique item Booktears.png A Bestiary of the Hearts' Desires, if you want it.

The Final Match[edit]

  1. Ambition – in the Heart of the Bazaar
  2. Opening Plays: Power
  3. Developing Play: Love
  4. The Game Matures: Time
  5. The Endgame: Escape
  6. Ambition – Your Last Chance
  7. Beechwood's Chance

The Conjunction of Gifts[edit]

Winning path[edit]

  1. Mr Hearts' Congratulations
  2. - 805. Ambition – The Conjunction of Gifts
  3. - 1400. Ambition – Cora Bagley, Again

Losing path[edit]

  1. - 1903. Ambition – Beechwood's Heart's Desire
  2. Ambition – An Encounter with Cora Bagley


  1. - 21400. You have finished seeking your heart's desire