Curiosity Sources

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First City Coin[edit]

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One side bears what might be a cedar tree. You've never met anyone who can read the script on the other side. Ambition-only: Trade in Connected: The Masters for 50 per change point, or trade in Warm Ambers for 6 apiece. For everyone: From the Pennies from Heaven card in the Numismatrix storyline, or exchange Broken Giant on a Presumptous Little opportunity. [4] Fortunate result for converting 50 x Compromising Document to Stolen Kisses.

Name Location Unlock Test # Other Result
A polypous offer Ambition (Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4) 5 x Nodule of Warm Amber
1 x Favours: Rubbery Men
Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4
< 77 x First City Coin
6 -5 x Nodule of Warm Amber
-1 x Favours: Rubbery Men

A romantic sort of compromise

Item (Compromising Document) 50 x Compromising Document
1 x Favours: The Great Game
Luck (50-60%) 4 -50 x Compromising Document
-1 x Favours: The Great Game
+10 x Stolen Kiss
+1-3 CP Making Waves

A smaller bazaar

Card (The Awful Temptation of Money) Spending Secrets 4 1 +2 CP A Pocketful of Loose Change

Accidentally commission burglaries

Ambition (Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4) 1 x Favours: Criminals
15 x Inkling of Identity
Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4
< 77 x First City Coin
5 (Success)
-1 x Favours: Criminals
-15 x Inkling of Identity

An improbable exchange

Card (A Presumptuous Little Opportunity) 5 x Cellar of Wine 5 + 1 x Bottle of Fourth City Airag: Year of the Tortoise
-5 x Cellar of Wine

Fencing certain coins

Card (Secrets and Spending) Spending Secrets 4
Counting the Days 14
3 x Favours: Criminals
20 +1 CP Suspicion
-All Counting the Days
-3 x Favours: Criminals

Gamble for silver!

Ambition (Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4) Renown: Bohemians 5
2 x Mystery of the Elder Continent
Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4
< 77 x First City Coin
Luck (20%) 2 (10) (Rare Success)
10 x First City Coin
1 x Ridiculous Hat
+? CP Making Waves
+? CP
Daring
+? CP Hedonist
1 x Nodule of Warm Amber
20 x Nodule of Deep Amber
1 x Horsehead Amulet
24 x Jade Fragment

Give them to someone else

Item (First City Coin) 30 x First City Coin 30 (Sender Receives:
+? CP Walking the Falling Cities
+? CP Steadfast)

Look at those coins

Card (An unusual wager) Spending Secrets 4
Counting the Days < 10
Luck 1 +5 CP Counting the Days
+4 CP A Pocketful of Loose Change

Meeting the King

Ambition (Heart's Desire - The End of Memory) Ambition: Heart's Desire! 17
Fascinating... 12
Unnatural Exuberance 1
1 Ambition: Heart's Desire! 18
-All Investigating...
-All Fascinating...
-All Unnatural Exuberance

Send your monkey out into the night looking for coins

Ambition (Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4) Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4
< 77 x First City Coin
Luck 1 +? CP Inciting a Simian Revenge?

Speak to the manager about...

A state of some confusion (A word with the manager) Tracking down the Manager 5
Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4
1 -All Tracking down the Manager
+? CP Watchful

Steal the coins!

A theft from the Museum of Mistakes planning a Theft from the Museum of Mistakes 5 planning a Theft from the Museum of Mistakes 4 30 30 x Flawed Diamond
-All planning a Theft from the Museum of Mistakes

The Master's Voice

Ambition (Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4) Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4
Connected: The Masters of the Bazaar 1
< 77 x First City Coin
50 -1 CP Connected: The Masters of the Bazaar
1 x Hastily Scrawled Warning Note

There he is!

Ambition (Heart's Desire - The Man with the Brass Buttons) Nightmares 5
Watchful 103
Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King 19
Watchful 111 1 +? CP Watchful
Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King 20

Visit the Numismatrix

Ambition (Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4) Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4
111 x Fistful of Surface Currency
< 77 x First City Coin
1
Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name A polypous offer Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A romantic sort of compromise Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A smaller bazaar Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Accidentally commission burglaries Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name An improbable exchange Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Fencing certain coins Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Gamble for silver! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Give them to someone else Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Look at those coins Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Meeting the King Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Send your monkey out into the night looking for coins Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Speak to the manager about... 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 The Master's Voice Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name There he is! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Twist together the skeins of destiny (38 FATE) Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Visit the Numismatrix Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Venom-Ruby[edit]

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Can be bought at the Bazaar Sidestreets for 75 cryptic clues. "The weekly variety bill!" in Mahogany Hall provides Rubies on Friday.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Unpredictable Treasures A wooden mask? Uncovering an Unpredictable Treasure 41-59 Always succeeds 10 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Burglary with the Master Jewel Thief An easy theft 1 x Master Jewel Thief Challenge 1 Overall EPA Nightmares -1 CP Notes
Storylet Dispose of your Pickpocket's Trophies Dispose of twenty Trophies 20 x Pickpocket's Trophies Challenge 6 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 Help the costume department Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Jewels! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Pick out a venom-ruby 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 The gift of jewels 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

Sapphire[edit]

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"The weekly variety bill!" in Mahogany Hall provides Sapphires on Thursday. One source of Sapphires is the "It's beneath his dignity, but…" option on the Stealth watch repair card. [1] Exchange 75 x Cryptic Clue at the Bazaar Sidestreets [1] Rare success at lizard throwing at the Carnival. [15] Rob the rats [Tiny Rivals] while on a heist. [100] Can be obitained by selling your soul through "A serious offer" from Deviless… But is it worth it?

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name A sound success Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name A sword in the streets Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Act as his accomplice Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name An audience with a Master Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name An audience with you 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 Avail yourself of a farewell 'gift' Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Days of black and gold 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 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 Help the costume department 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 Lizard Throwing 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 Out you go, longshanks Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Pick out a sapphire Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Poke about in your plant's extremities 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 Sapphires? Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name See him off at the dock Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Seek out the music of dreams 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 A sword in the streets Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Dark-Dewed Cherry[edit]

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A few can be got from Set a revolutionary free in the Labyrinth of Tigers or Take up his invitation in the Smuggler's bronze card Treasures from the Royal Table. The only reliable source is probably an Alliance with the Big Rat opportunity card option to Press him for information about the Elder Continent. If nothing else is possible, consider attempting "A droll pass-time" with The Capering Relicker [3] Can be obitained by selling your soul through "A serious offer" from Deviless… But is it worth it?

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name A droll pastime Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Press him for information about the Elder Continent 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 Set a revolutionary free Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Take up his invitation Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name You could just... you know... ask him Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Darkdrop Coffee[edit]

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The rare success on This sort of thing happens after four cups in the Caligulas Coffee House card offers a repeatable grind for those with Persuasive between 81 and 118. Otherwise gain this by referring friends to join Fallen London by signing up a new account via the link button on your profile page.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Name Have another coffee... Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Let's go! Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Stop for a coffee... Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Sunless Sea Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name The Benefits of Company Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name This sort of thing happens after four cups Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Name Advent Calendar 2013 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 Something invigorating Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes