Discordant Studies - Costs and Rewards (Guide)
|Nothing lies beyond here|
This is a Failbetter-approved guide. The policy regarding Discordant Studies is still in effect and this content is still disallowed outside approved guides.
This is a guide for those who would like to know what they stand to gain and lose with deeper studies of the Discordance or just want a chance to prepare first.
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What This Guide Doesn't Cover
- Branch-by-branch mechanics
- Unique items and qualities given to you by this content only to unlock a later part of the puzzle
- Puzzle answers
- Lore and narrative
- Costs and rewards of optional and/or optionally-repeatable actions (with exceptions)
- Penalties of failed checks (none are severe enough to list)
- Costs and challenges of travel
Discordant Studies 2
If the notion of following an expensive and painful path doesn't appeal to you but don't want to miss out on increasing your Steward of the Discordance cap, fear not! The cap increase is a reward for the first step and the storylet tells you what you stand to lose for taking it. You are welcome to stop your pursuit after this point.
|List of stat challenges faced [Expand]|
|A Player of Chess||9||Narrow|
|Artisan of the Red Science||9||Narrow|
Costs & Requirements
|Stat Losses [Expand]|
|A Player of Chess||-(current level) CP|
|Artisan of the Red Science||-(current level) CP|
|Glasswork||-(current level) CP|
|Kataleptic Toxicology||-(current level) CP|
|Mithridacy||-(current level) CP|
|Monstrous Anatomy||-(current level) CP|
|Shapeling Arts||-(current level) CP|
|Menace Gain [Expand]|
|Nightmares||+8 CP||move directly to The Mirror-Marches|
|Suspicion||+4 CP||move directly to New Newgate Prison - again!|
|Unaccountably Peckish||+1 x|
|Wounds||set to 8||move directly to A boat trip|
|Wounds||set to 8||move directly to A boat trip again|
|Item & Quality Losses [Expand]|
|Item / Quality||Loss||Notes|
|A Vial of Queenly Attar (?, ?)||-1 x|
|Appalling Secret (?, ?)||-2 x|
|Breath of the Void (?, ?)||-1 x|
| Current Culinary Concoction (?, ?):
Solacefruit Champagne Sorbet
|Gone||Requires  to create from scratch|
|Discordant Missive (?, ?)||-1 x||Requires another player's help.|
|Discordant Soul (?, ?)||-1 x|
|Doubled Skull (?, ?)||-1 x|
|Impossible Theorem (?, ?)||-1 x|
|Memory of Discordance (?, ?)||-15 x|
|Night-Whisper (?, ?)||-1 x|
|Non-Cost Requirements [Expand]|
|Item / Quality||Required|
|The Rose-Red Streets||1+|
Over the course of your Discordant Studies, you will also unlock multiple repeatable actions. Most notably, this includes some new cards in the Adulterine Castle, some very expensive ways to lower your base Skills, and an expensive-but-repeatable source of Veils-Velvet Scraps.
Parts of this content that aren't directly tied to the progression of your Studies have been allowed to be placed on the wiki in a less limited capacity. Expand the tables below for more details.
- ↑ 1 x Bottle of Broken Giant 1844, 1 x Crystallised Euphoria 3 x Dark-Dewed Cherry, 1 x Fillip of Effervescence, 1 x Memory of Discordance, 3 x Moonlit, 5 x Solacefruit, 1 x Sudden Insight