Ambition: Nemesis

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A loved one is dead. Their murderer must be found, wherever they may hide.

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Unlocked with

Main Attribute: Watchful and Dangerous

Substories related to the main Ambition[edit]


First steps[edit]

The Forgotten Quarter[edit]

The Shuttered Palace[edit]

The Tomb-Colony of Venderbight[edit]

Back in London:[edit]

In the Iron Republic:[edit]

Back in London:[edit]

Remembering Lilac:[edit]

The Book of Red Murder[edit]

A Cardinal Sin (Midnight's Honey)[edit]

Fixing the Mirror[edit]

Through Parabola[edit]

Finale/Climax: Mr. Cups' Sanctum[edit]


(Editor's Note: If you have noticed the missing colons, these titles are exactly what they are in-game at this time of writing. Failbetter's writers did not exactly do their Quality Assurance well for this phase of the Ambition.)


If you killed your nemesis, then after 24 hours the following Living Story is triggered:

Followed by:

If you spared your nemesis, then the following Living Story is triggered:

An invitation on black vellum appears for you. It is hand-delivered by the Shivering Relicker, on her ruined cart, to your door. The text is in silver-leaf. It reads simply: "The Forgotten Quarter. The Amphitheater. All is prepared.

This is followed by:

A Dream of Chipped Mirrors[edit]

This card also appears in your deck and grants an item reward based on what you did to Mr Mirrors in Parabola.

Long-Term Rewards[edit]

You get to hire the Esurient Smith.

  • Hire in the Esurient Smith: The Esurient Smith is good at any project involving metals. His greater value is his Parabolan-self, which grants the most amount of Parabolan Research from Parabolan-selves of research assistants at this time of writing.

There are also the rewards that come every four weeks.