Calling in Favours (Guide)

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You've raised your Favours?

Fixed storylets[edit]

Now, what to do with them? Perhaps you want to Call in some favours!

Location Action Connection Gain
Forgottenquarter.png The Forgotten Quarter The dead men's chest Bandagedman.png 1 x  Favours: Tomb-Colonies Waxjar.png 210 Primordial Shriek
A curious knot Rubberyman.png 1 x  Favours: Rubbery Men Amber.png 420 Nodule of Deep Amber
A soothing sight Devil.png 1 x  Favours: Hell Nevercold brass.png 420 Nevercold Brass Sliver
Shutteredpalace.png The Shuttered Palace Call on your Bohemian friends to return a favour Bohogirl1.png 1 x Favours: Bohemians Honey.png 210 Drop of Prisoner's Honey
A boon from a Lady-in-Waiting Salon2.png 1 x Favours: Society Bottleandglassred.png 210 Bottle of Greyfields 1882
A conversation with the Commissioner of Police Constablebadge.png 1 x  Favours: Constables Currency3 silver.png 140 Fistful of Surface Currency
An arrangement with the Vicar-General Clergy.png 1 x Favours: The Church Demetergreen.png 420 Foxfire Candle Stub
Curry favour with the Duchess Salon2.png 1 x Favours: Society Duchess2.png +50 CP The Duchess
A longer conversation with the Commissioner of Police Constablebadge.png 5 x  Favours: Constables Bone3.png 1 x Human Ribcage
Wolfstack.png Wolfstack Docks A meeting with one of the Widow's representatives Widow.png 120 CP Connected: The Widow Jade.png 240 x Jade Fragment
An elliptical conversation Pawn.png 1 x  Favours: The Great Game Crypticsecret.png 210 x Cryptic Clue
A round of well-intentioned backslapping Ship.png 1 x  Favours: The Docks Shard.png 420 x Shard of Glim
Empresscourt.png The Empress' Court Exchange a considerable quantity of Connections for London Street Signs Salon2.png 3 x Favours: Society
Flit.png The Flit Trade favours with urchins Urchin.png 3 x Favours: Urchins
Trade favours with criminals Manacles.png 3 x Favours: Criminals Moonpearl.png 1200 x Moon-Pearl
Trade favours with revolutionaries Flames.png 3 x Favours: Revolutionaries
Acquire human remains from the criminals Manacles.png 5 x Favours: Criminals Arm.png 3 x Human Arm

Notes:

  • Generally, 1 Favour is worth 420 pence of saleable items - the notable exception being The Flit's storylet.

Opportunity Cards[edit]

Conflict Cards[edit]

An efficient way to cash in your favours (and your connections with The Widow) is through conflict cards. These all require favours at 5+ in two conflicting factions at once, set up a conflict between two factions, and require you choose a side, spending favours from the side you didn't choose. They are drawn at Very Infrequent frequency (half as common as the typical card), and are undiscardable once drawn. Most either spend 2 favours to gain 7.5-8.5 Icon-echo.png or spend all favours to gain an amount which scales with the number of favours spent, on the order of 22.5 Icon-echo.png for 7 favours. Several also offer a compromise option, which requires 3 actions and a high value in a particular quirk, but which gains 7.5-8.5 Icon-echo.png without spending any favours.

In addition, all options on all conflict cards generate 1cp of Follow2.png Someone Is Coming; assuming no access to FATE-locked options, this has a value of 2 Icon-echo.png with access to the Bone Market, 1.1 Icon-echo.png if you are Diamond.png A Person of Some Importance, 1 Icon-echo.png if you've sold your soul, or 0.5 Icon-echo.png otherwise.

Of particular note is the card A contact in the Great Game has a tale for you. This card is unlocked with 5 Pawn.png Favours: The Great Game and 5 Clergy.png Favours: The Church, and allows spending 2 Pawn.png Favours: The Great Game for 7.5 Icon-echo.png of goods, 1cp of Follow2.png Someone Is Coming, and one of every second chance. This is one of the most efficient ways of getting second chances in the game, particularly Sudden Insights and Hard-Earned Lessons.

Card Action Favours consumed or quirk required Gain (+1cp SiC)

Spypaper.png
A contact in the Great Game has a tale for you

Everyone deserves a second chance Pawn.pngFavours: The Great Game Mask.pngAn Identity Uncovered!

Eye.pngSudden Insight (Up to 21)
Fist.pngHard-Earned Lesson (Up to 21)
Blackglove.pngHastily Scrawled Warning Note (Up to 21)
Confidentsmile.pngConfident Smile (Up to 21)

Make it clear that no one leaves the Game Clergy.pngFavours: The Church Implication.pngExtraordinary Implication

Crypticsecret.png 150 Cryptic Clue

Of course, he needn't get his own hands dirty...

(3 actions)

Quirkaustere.pngAustere Conversation.pngScrap of Incendiary Gossip

Honeymazed.png 10 Maniac's Prayer

A familiar face by the school railings
A familiar face by the school railings

Advise the girl to return to the Widow Urchin.png ALL Favours: Urchins Jade.png 175 x (Favours: Urchins - 3) Jade Fragment

Mask.png Favours: Urchins - 1 An Identity Uncovered!
Sidebarnightmares.png -(7-10)cp Nightmares

Arrange for the girl to return to the urchin-gangs Widow.png 500cp Connected: The Widow Eyestorm.pngStorm-Threnody

Honeymazed.pngManiac's Prayer
Sidebarnightmares.png -3cp Nightmares

Flames.png
A misfortune at the Carnival

Save the Rubbery Man Bandagedman.png ALL Favours: Tomb-Colonies Ticket.png 10 Carnival Ticket

Diamondred.pngMagnificent Diamond
Honeymazed.pngManiac's Prayer
Bottlewillow.pngBottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
Amber.png 250 * (Favours: Tomb-Colonies - 3) Nodule of Deep Amber
Sidebarwounds.png +1cp Wounds

Save the Tomb-Colonist! Rubberyman.png ALL Favours: Rubbery Men Ticket.png 10 Carnival Ticket

Scrap6.pngPuzzle-Damask Scrap
Silk.png 250 * (Favours: Rubbery Men - 3) Silk Scrap
Sidebarwounds.png +1cp Wounds

Well.png
Amber in the well

Convince the Rubbery Men to move on Rubberyman.pngFavours: Rubbery Men Book.png 210 Proscribed Material
Convince the Revolutionaries to find somewhere else Flames.pngFavours: Revolutionaries Amber.png 800 Nodule of Deep Amber

Amber red.pngNodule of Warm Amber
Sidebarscandal.png +3cp Scandal
Sidebarwounds.png -3cp Wounds

Spend the night in the well to prove there's nothing to be scared of.

(3 actions)

Quirkdaring.pngDaring Scaryeye.pngTale of Terror!!

Mountainglow.pngMystery of the Elder Continent

Church.png
Brimstone or frankincense?

Firecrackers in the thurible! Clergy.pngFavours: The Church Nevercold brass.png 400 Nevercold Brass Sliver

Scaryeye.pngTale of Terror!!
Sidebarscandal.png +1cp Scandal

Alert the vicar Devil.pngFavours: Hell Demetergreen.png 500 Foxfire Candle Stub

Conversation.pngScrap of Incendiary Gossip
Sidebarscandal.png -3cp Scandal

No time for pranks! This is a chance to settle the matter of St Meliflua's Thurible

(3 actions)

Quirkaustere.pngAustere Honeymazed.png 30 Maniac's Prayer

Scaryeye.pngTale of Terror!!

Fist.png
Crime or punishment?

Give evidence Manacles.pngFavours: Criminals Paperstack.pngSworn Statement

Bottlegiant.pngBottle of Broken Giant 1844
Scaryeye.pngTale of Terror!!
Sidebarsuspicion.png -(Favours: Criminals)cp Suspicion

Get word to the Smuggler Constablebadge.pngFavours: Constables
Implication.pngExtraordinary Implication

Mapfragment.pngPartial Map
Book.png 25 Proscribed Material
Sidebarsuspicion.png +3cp Suspicion

Envelope.png
Going gentle

Discreetly inform the family about the baronet's communication Bandagedman.pngFavours: Tomb-Colonies Diamondblue.pngOstentatious Diamond

Bottlemorelways.png 20 Bottle of Morelways 1872
Bottleandglassred.png 250 Bottle of Greyfields 1882

Sneak the old gentleman out Salon2.pngFavours: Society Crypticsecret.png 350 Cryptic Clue

Silk.png 100 Silk Scrap
Bag.png Opening a Bundle of Oddities (up to 80?)

Break him out! Salon2.pngFavours: Society Nevercold brass.png 500 Nevercold Brass Sliver

Wake.pngMemory of Distant Shores
Bag.png Opening a Bundle of Oddities (up to 80)

Ship.png
The Acacia and the Butterfly

Settle in the Widow's favour Ship.png ALL Favours: The Docks Baldman.pngFavour in High Places

Scrap2.pngWhisper-Satin Scrap
Scrap3.pngSurface-Silk Scrap
Jade.png 250 x (Favours: The Docks - 3) Jade Fragment

Make an agreement favouring the dock-gangs Widow.png 500cp Connected: The Widow Torsowhite.pngStrong-Backed Labour

Map.pngPuzzling Map
Bag.png Opening a Bundle of Oddities (up to 80)

Work long into the night forging a compromise solution Widow.png 100cp Connected: The Widow

Ship.pngFavours: The Docks

Jade.png 250 Jade Fragment

Torsowhite.pngStrong-Backed Labour
Bag.png Opening a Bundle of Oddities (up to 80)

Rookery.png
The Devil and the Child

Take the Devil's side Urchin.pngFavours: Urchins Nevercold brass.png 550 Nevercold Brass Sliver

Scaryeye.pngTale of Terror!!
Sidebarscandal.png -2cp Scandal

Convince the urchin to keep his soul Devil.pngFavours: Hell Clouds.pngAeolian Scream

Honeymazed.png 30 Maniac's Prayer
Sidebarwounds.png +3cp Wounds

Propose an alliance

(3 actions)

Quirksubtle.pngSubtle Mountainglow.pngMystery of the Elder Continent

Heart.png 10 Romantic Notion

Church.png
The kaleidoscopic church

Make it clear the Bohemians aren't welcome any more Bohogirl1.pngFavours: Bohemians Shard.png 300 Shard of Glim

Conversation.png 10 Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
Sidebarnightmares.png -1cp Nightmares

Seduce the group's leader and convince them to leave Bohogirl1.pngFavours: Bohemians Demetergreen.png 300 Foxfire Candle Stub

Lips.pngStolen Kiss
Sidebarnightmares.png -1cp Nightmares

Secure the artists' work Clergy.pngFavours: The Church Paperstack.pngSworn Statement

Declaim.pngDubious Testimony
Sidebarscandal.png -1cp Scandal

Convince both parties that they are spiritual allies

(3 actions)

Quirkhedonist.pngHedonist Heart.png 20 Romantic Notion

Conversation.png 10 Scrap of Incendiary Gossip

Rubberyman.png
They all look the same to me

Finger the guilty party Rubberyman.pngFavours: Rubbery Men Red gold.png 550 Rostygold

Paperstack.pngSworn Statement
Sidebarsuspicion.png -3cp Suspicion

Finger a scapegoat Constablebadge.pngFavours: Constables Library.pngCollated Research

Book.png 25 Proscribed Material

Urchin.png
Youthful high spirits

Sabotage the cannon Urchin.png ALL Favours: Urchins Ratsstring.png 200 * (Favours: Urchins - 1) Rat on a String

Bottlemorelways.png 5 * (Favours: Urchins - 3) Bottle of Morelways 1872
Sidebarwounds.png -(Favours: Urchins)cp Wounds

Convince the residents to pay their protection fees to the urchins instead Ship.png ALL Favours: The Docks Scrap7.pngThirsty Bombazine Scrap

Scrap2.pngWhisper-Satin Scrap
Silk.png 250 x (Favours: The Docks - 4) Silk Scrap

Options sorted by favour type[edit]

Note: The following lists only include notable uses for each Favours type that are both profitable at some point in the game, as well as repeatable. May be incomplete.

The Church[edit]

Storylets

Cards

Criminals[edit]

Storylets

Cards

The Great Game[edit]

Storylets

Cards

Hell[edit]

Storylets

Cards

Revolutionaries[edit]

Storylets

Cards

Rubbery Men[edit]

Storylets

Cards

Tomb-Colonies[edit]

Storylets

Cards

Urchins[edit]

Storylets

Cards

The Widow[edit]

Storylets

Cards

The Duchess[edit]

Storylets

Cards