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What needs work: Needs an analysis of Larcenies
Casing... is used for four endeavours:
- Several criminal shenanigans in The Flit (Unlocked with Shadowy 73)
For details on the first two villainies check the corresponding quality page. (Note that CPs and levels of Casing are interchangeable between all sources and crimes, i.e. you do not necessarily have to steal paintings to do the Topsy King one)
Preparing for a Big Score
|Look for the targets||3||Shadowy 74||+6 Casing... (Rare: +8)||+3 Suspicion|
|Examine the target||3||Shadowy 76||+6 Casing...||+1 Suspicion|
|Criminal assistance||3||Shadowy 78|| +6 Casing...
+30 Whispered Hint
| -2 Casing...|
|Scapegoats and alibis||3||Shadowy 80||+9 Casing...||+3 Suspicion|
|Formulate a plan||3||Shadowy 82||+9 Casing...||+1 Suspicion|
|The decoy||3||Shadowy 84|| +9 Casing...
A Bundle (1-30)
| -3 Casing...|
|Set your gang of hoodlums to business
(needs PoSI & Gang)
|5||Shadowy 100||+18 Casing...||+3 Casing...|
If you instead agree to steal paintings for the Topsy King - which is not mutually exclusive with planning a heist, so you can have both selected at the same time - you can steal a painting from a struggling artist (costs 10 Greyfields 1879, grants +2 Casing on success or +1 Suspicion on failure) or a noted gallery (grants +3 Casing on success or +1 Suspicion on failure). Each of these takes 1 action point, so this can be used to grind Shadowy slightly faster.
Furthermore; if you made a deal with the Big Rat you can Purchase some assistance with Casing... from the Alliance with the Big Rat storylet available at your lodgings. At 9 CP per Action point, this is the most action-efficient method, but it is of course a bit costly.
In addition to the above, there is a late game option to acquire casing in Parabola by Finding the weakness in an opponent's defences, however this requires Shadowy Gains 6. Furthermore, this involves a Shadowy challenge with high difficulty; spending an Action point to reduce the difficulty may be needed to make this method more reliable, but this reduces the CP per Action from slightly over 9 to 7.
Late-game players can also gain Casing... at Helicon House. See the Table of Progress Qualities in the house guide.
- Constables: costs 6 CP of Casing / gains 260 Moon-Pearls
- Hell: -6 / +10 CP Persuasive
- Criminals: -10 / +10 CP Shadowy (requires Casing... 4)
Thefts of Particular Character
You can do Thefts of Particular Character once you reach Casing 10 to gain different items (requires Shadowy 73). All options will gain 12.50 Echoes worth of items after a Shadowy 120 challenge costing you 32 CP of Casing if successful. Failing will give the same amount of items but deduct 51 CP Casing. The options are:
- x 25 Steal Tales of Terror from a noted author
- x 25 Steal Journals of Infamy from an Iniquitous Solicitor
- x 5 Steal Muscaria Brandy from the Infernal Sommelier
- x 25 Steal Brilliant Souls en route to Hookman House
- x 1 Steal an Antique Mystery from Feducci
- x 1 Steal a Bazaar Permit from the offices of Baseborn & Fowlingpiece
Embark on a Heist
Various thefts in the Flit
You can do larger crimes at various difficulties, all of them resetting your Casing if successful:
Suggested level and expected actions per theft assume that you can reduce suspicion at 4 cp/action usually, or 2 cp/action in prison. Bear in mind there may be other consequences as well. The numbers are not completely accurate due to rounding, in reality they will usually be higher.
- Hard to measure due to prison mechanics
- This will increase Nightmares from 0 to 8 and drive you mad unless you wear Nightmare-reducing gear
If you've made it at least partially through the Clay Highwayman's story, you'll have access to Assorted Larcenies at his camp in Balmoral. These crimes can be accessed through the card deck there (it's infinite draw), do not have associated challenges, and have overall high EPA.
The EPAs for some of the options are hard to calculate. For example, Consignment of Scintillack Snuff cannot be sold directly and must be converted either to Hinterland Scrip via Engage in a bit of smuggling or Preserved Surface Blooms via Offer a well-packed keg of scintillack snuff. The calculated EPAs below generally assume that the items are directly sold, or sold as directly as possible. In cases where this is not possible, EPAs are approximate.