Contraband Sources

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This page is part of the item grinding guide, q.v. for an introduction.

Flawed Diamond[edit]

"The weekly variety bill!" in Mahogany Hall provides Diamonds on Tuesday and Thursday, and can on Friday if you chose the followup " Fallen London's Best-loved Entertainers"/'Take charge of the front of house' option (though you will then be hit twice with Plagued by a Popular Song). The best source of Diamonds is the "Make use of the development" option on the The Henchman and the Accomplice card (10 diamonds). Another source is the "It's beneath his dignity, but…" option on the Stealth watch repair card (1 diamond). The foolish can also acquire many by selling your soul. [45] Can be bought at the Bazaar Sidestreets for 200 cryptic clues. Rare success can provide 1 Magnificent Diamond.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name A bag of low-quality diamonds Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A place of jewels Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A small jewellery box Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name An easy theft Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Assist a hypnotist 2 Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Become the Phantom! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Catch the beetle Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Choose something heavy Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Creep into the Representative's bedroom and question him Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Demur Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Display admirable sportsmanship Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Dispose of twenty Trophies Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Enjoy the revel, but stay away from intrigues Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Extracting the payment Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Get rid of it 5 Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Get rid of it 6 Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Hang the coins! Take whatever looks most valuable! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Help the costume department Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Consult the lead's Opinions Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name It's beneath his dignity, but... Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Jewels! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Just desserts Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Move in for the kill Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Mr Stones' Exquisite Gifts and Luxuries Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Nobody would steal from it but you Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Not entirely out of respect Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name One last thing Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Risk letting her try to convince you Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Smile back Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Steal the coins! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Stick to business Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Take charge of the front of house Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Take her thieving Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Take him to tea Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Take one of the smaller pieces for yourself Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name The exploitation of knowledge Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name The gift of jewels Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Thursday Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Tuesday Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Turn the key of the copper rat Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Wait a minute. This is the house of your charming young heiress! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Warn the devil Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Ostentatious Diamond[edit]

Mostly gained cashing in Favours: Criminals in An Implausible Penance opportunity card. Eventually as a result of a Forgotten Quarter expedition, spending actions to trade with cryptic clues at the Bazaar Side-streets, or with good luck on the Pickpocket's promenade as a 20 trophies reward. Sells for 50 pence.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Opportunity Card An Implausible Penance Beating the minister Favours: Criminals Challenge 11 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
A knight of the underworld Favours: Criminals Challenge 10 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Possible reward from A thieves' cache! or A Shrine of the Deep Blue Heaven Name A wooden mask? Requirement Challenge 10 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Name An inscribed diamond Requirement Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet in Bazaar Side-streets See if Empire Adornments is Open Pick out a diamond 25 Cryptic Clue Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Pickpocket reward from The Crowds of Spite Name Dispose of twenty Trophies Requirement Challenge 3-8 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card An elaborate gift Accept the gift An Intimate of Devils 8-10 Challenge 2 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card An easy theft Master Jewel Thief Challenge 3 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet from The Fruits of the Zee Festival! on Mutton Island The Fruits of the Zee Festival! A small jewellery box Requirement Challenge 6-10 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Confront a Hooded Lady of Mysterious Provenance An Identity Uncovered! Challenge 2-4 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Pursuing the Master Jewel Thief Help him with a 'job' Favour in High Places Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card Remember the Honey-sipping Jewel Thief? Ignore him 1 A Person of Some Importance - Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card The Henchman and the Accomplice Make use of this new development Alluring Accomplice

Ruthless Henchman

Favours: Criminals

Ostentatious Diamond

Challenge 7 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card On a Heist A clutter of bric-a-brac Poke through the possibilities Requirement Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Random Award Opening a Bundle of Oddities Something contradictory Opening a Bundle of Oddities 401-504 Challenge 2-10 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card The Honey-Addled Monkey Try to cure him with bribery Malevolent Monkey

50 Nodule of Deep Amber

100 Drop of Prisoner's Honey

Route: The Shuttered Palace

Challenge 2 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Retired Storylet Name "Cousin"? Requirement Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet A masked revel for the Feast of the Rose! Remove a mysterious stranger's mask Requirement Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Rare success
Retired Storylet Name Take advantage of the distraction Requirement Challenge 2 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Magnificent Diamond[edit]

Conclusion of New Expeditions in the Forgotten Quarter tend to provide 2 Magnificent Diamonds in addition to 10 Ostentatious Diamonds. Rare success from Bulk purchasing Flawed diamond in Bazaar Sidestreets can provide one. Gain 2 from "Pugilism and politics" on the An Implausible Penance card (beating up a Minister). Requires (and uses up) 7 Favours: Criminals. Sells for 12 Echoes, 50 pence

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name A bag of low-quality diamonds Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A challenging theft Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A small jewellery box Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A wooden mask? Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Beating the minister Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Dealing with the Last Constable, once and for all Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Explore Fallen London Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name The Murderer's reward Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name The utmost delicacy Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Volunteer Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A Rose-Feast gift from your Constant Companion, the MasterJewel-Thief! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Advent Calendar 2014 Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Eat one Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Take advantage of the distraction Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

London Street Sign[edit]

For people with ~75 or lower shadowy, there’s a card that allows you to steal one. You can also steal them with casing in the flit, but it requires lots of effort. Your friend might send them with uncertain gift, too. 5 Echoes, sells for 2 Echoes, 50 pence

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name An old street sign Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Business and pleasure Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Compensation from Villein Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Emancipate a Clay Man Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Exchange a considerable quantity of Connections for London Street Signs Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Grab a pair of street signs Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Investigate your plant Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Something forbidden Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Speak to the Travel-Worn Antiquarian about his travels Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Take a different prize Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name They know nothing. Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name You know a fellow who wants it Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Use of Villains[edit]

See components page for POSI item grinding.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name Deserting henchmen Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Leave him hanging Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Obtain the Use of Villains Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name The Enforcer's reward Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Comprehensive Bribe[edit]

Can be gained from the case of the fidgeting writer. Can also be gained from the Bazaar grounds, or some rare successes. See its page for more info. component - sells for 12 Echoes, 50 pence

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name Create a Comprehensive Bribe Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Do your best for him Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
The Phantasie of the Sculptress Name Inspire her to imagine His Amused Lordship as a historical figure Challenge Max gain 2.5 Other Effects 2.5 EPA at conversion site, but requires multiple actions and x 100 Drop of Prisoner's Honey to get there. Still, beats the heck out of Fidgeting Writer.
Storylet Name Pen some Neathy love poetry for a Surface audience Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Smash it Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Tell him Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Trade them to the Marred Mercer Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes