How to get a Destiny
Destinies are currently available during three holidays: the Fruits of the Zee Festival, Hallowmas, and Christmas. The Destinies and associated glimpses of the future are the same during all three holidays; only the way to start the stories differs.
Fruits of the Zee Festival
To find your Destiny at the Fruits of the Zee Festival, you must first Hire a fishing boat to go fishing. You need to land a Strange Catch 5+. Then visit The Fruits of the Zee Festival! and cycle Sights at the Festival until you get Sights at the Festival 0-33. Offer your Strange Catch to the Drownies and they'll take you to The Drowning Feast where you can choose your Destiny.
To find your Destiny during Hallowmas, you must first wait for Visitors at Hallowmas. The visitor you choose will determine which possible future you can experience and thus which Destinies are available to you. You can change this by taking different visitors until you lock it in at The Gates of Midnight, but keep in mind each visitor has a cost.
Every visitor requires Making Waves 5 and Nightmares 5 and will reduce your Making Waves. Most visitors also require other Qualities and/or cost other items.
|Visitor||Costs / Requirements||A Possible Future:||Associated future|
|A thud at the window||1 x Tiny Cave Fish||The Taste of Blackest Brine||An abyssal future|
|A greedy thud at the window|
|A furtive knock at the back door||-||A Darkness in the Air||An obscure future|
|An unmarked black coach||A Scholar of the Correspondence 1||The Chill of the Void||A chilly future|
|A metallic rap at the door||Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion 2||A Pricked Finger||A silvered future|
|The Bishop of Southwark|
|A Diabolical Diplomat|
|A sword in the streets||-||A Blaze of Distant Light||A jewelled future|
To find your Destiny during Christmas, you need an Unusual Pail of So-Called Snow and Putting the Pieces Together: the Taste of Lacre 1+. Use the Unusual Pail of So-Called Snow. Select the The Oracle of the Lintel and you will dream of The Gate of Tears where you can choose your Destiny.
Glimpses of the Future
There are 5 different glimpses of the future and each has 4-5 options. Your Destiny depends on which glimpse you view and which option you select during that glimpse. Some Destinies can be found in multiple glimpses, but all options within a glimpse give different Destinies.
Since glimpses of the future are story-heavy in addition to having the mechanical effects of awarding Destinies, this guide includes multiple tables to help you determine your future with a level of spoilers you choose.
In-Game Hints (spoiler-free)
The branches to choose a possible future include a short hint of that glimpse's theme. This table simply shows those hints for those who wish to consider their options before being locked into making a decision but also wish to avoid spoilers.
|A chilly future||Destinies between stars.|
|An obscure future||Nocturnal, anarchic destinies.|
|A silvered future||Destinies in an imagined wilderness.|
|A jewelled future||Destinies of conquest and immortality.|
|An abyssal future||Destinies beneath the black waves.|
Short Descriptions (story spoilers)
Each possible future puts your character into a very particular situation and requires you to make a choice. This table briefly describes the situation and the choice for those who wish to choose a future they find interesting or avoid ones that would be out-of-character.
|A chilly future||You are years into your journey flying to a Judgement with the other Masters of the Bazaar.||Have you grown fond of the others?|
|An obscure future||The Liberation of Night is here and every light in the Neath is extinguished.||Who will you save, if anyone?|
|A silvered future||You are in Parabola, working for the Fingerkings. Today is the Feast of Masks.||Which prisoner will you release?|
|A jewelled future||You and your many allies are days away from breaching the Mountain-of-Light||What will you do with the power to bestow eternal life?|
|An abyssal future||You are meeting the oldest Lorn-Flukes at the Drowning Feast.||What gift have you brought? Or do you instead oppose them?|
Rewards of Choices (mechanical spoilers)
The glimpse you select and the choice you make within it will determine your Destiny. This table simply shows what you receive for each choice as well as any requirements those choices may have.
Note that during Fruits of the Zee Festival and Christmas — but NOT during Hallowmas — An abyssal future also requires An Explorer of the Unterzee - The Captain.
Choices for Each Destiny (mechanical spoilers)
Each Destiny can only be obtained by choosing particular options; some even have only one path to obtain them. This table is the reverse of the previous, showing which sets of choices correspond to each Destiny.
Choosing a New Destiny
Once you select a Destiny, it is locked. The only way to choose a new one is with Fate. Offer your Strange Catch to the Drownies: Reprise (25 FATE) at the Fruits of the Zee Festival, Embrace a different destiny (25 FATE) during Hallowmas, and The Oracle of the Lintel: Reprise (25 FATE) during Christmas can all be found the same way as the storylets to obtain a Destiny.