Dramatic Tension (Guide)

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For Dramatic Tension in Hunter's Keep, see Hunter's Keep

Volcano.png Dramatic Tension is a quality used in several carousels in London, once you are Diamond.png A Person of Some Importance

The Carousels[edit]

The carousels are further explained in their separate guides. As Dramatic Tension is transferable from one carousel to the other, you may usually choose whichever is more fun or uses your favoured stats. For the rewards from the Missing Woman and Wilmot's End, you have to do an extra cycle after having the required Dramatic Tension, and the War of Assassins require an additional action to set up.

It should be noted that Angel.png Doing Business in Wilmot's End has an option that also provides Papers3.png Compromising Documents roughly 10% the time. There are also some cards which give additional progress occasionally. This is NOT taken into account in the table below.

Note: this quality is reset if you Dock at (or Leave) Hunterskeep port.png Hunter's Keep - so make sure to cash it in before you Zail, should you feel the need to pay a visit to the sisters!


Rewards from War of Assassins and from Wilmot's End.

Reward Actions DT needed Sell Value / EPA Action
Document.png 3 x Bazaar Permit 34 Volcano.png x 2  Icon-echo.png 37.50 / 1.10 FaWoA
Tribute from your Rival of Power
Attacker.png 2 x Use of Villains 34 Volcano.png x 2  Icon-echo.png 12 / 0.35 FaWoA
Deserting henchmen
Library.png 16 x Volume of Collated Research 34 Volcano.png x 2  Icon-echo.png 40 / 1.18 FaWoA
Settling out of court
Gift.png 1 x Collection of Curiosities 35 Volcano.png x 2  Icon-echo.png 61 / 1.74 [1] FaWoA
A few of your old things
Library.png 10 x Volume of Collated Research 22 Volcano.png x 1  Icon-echo.png 25.00 / 1.14 DBiWE
She is wearing pearls today
22 Volcano.png x 1  Icon-echo.png 24.00 / 1.09 [2] DBiWE
An exchange of favours
22 Volcano.png x 1  Icon-echo.png 16 / 0.73 [3] SoaMW
A friendly gesture
  1. Assumes Trade your Collection of Curiosities for five Puzzling Maps is used and that the resulting Puzzling Maps and Extraordinary Implication are sold. Favour valued at 4 E.
  2. Valuing the favour at 4E
  3. Rather than selling these, the labour may be used to fund expeditions for more profit.