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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Main Attribute: Watchful and 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

A Marvellous Venue[edit]

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 (after Topsy King) Ambition: Learn the Outcome of the Latest Match (after Bishop)

(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 and Heart's Desire: Further Winners
  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 are listed here
    • Note that Mr Page's training also give out the unique 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 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
  8. Ambition: Your Defeat

Winning path[edit]

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

Losing path[edit]

  1. An Invitation From Mister Hearts
  2. - 1903. Ambition: Beechwood's Heart's Desire
  3. Ambition: An Encounter with Cora Bagley


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