Estival (Guide)/Item Comparison
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|Exceptional Stories and Misc Fate Content|
|Mr Chimes' Lost & Found|
|This content is only available during Summer festivals!
The purpose of this guide is to help players decide how to spend their allowance of Estival Tokens every year.
Items Sorted by Stats
Note that these tables follow the following format: strict BIS is bold, shared BIS is italic, and stats which are neither but are nonetheless notable will be in regular case. Stats which are none of the above have been omitted for ease of perusal.
Best In Slot
These items are the strict best in slot for one or more stats.
|Elevating Silk Slippers||Boots||30||Peer Dangerous items include the easily-available Pair of Vakeskin Boots.|
|Corinthian Belfry Hat||Hat||20||Provides three points of Shadowy over the Bazaar-buyable Sneak-Thief's Mask, and one point over the Tanned Mask from FEAST OF THE ROSE.|
|Epicurean War-Helm||Hat||20||Provides two points of Dangerous over the freely-available 'Surplus' Captain's Hat.|
|Velvet Cloak with Burning Buttons||Clothing||30||None.|
|Polythremean Peacoat||Clothing||20||Peer Neathproofed items include the easily-acquired Ratskin Suit.|
Peer BDR items include the Rusty Census-Taker's Badge
|'Lucky' Claw||Gloves||30||Persuasive peer items include the easily-available Twelve-Carat Diamond Ring.|
|Strangling Willow Ring||Gloves||20||Persuasive peer items include the easily-acquired Twelve-Carat Diamond Ring.|
|A Hungry Little Snuffbox||Weapon||30||None.|
|Horseless, Driverless, Remorseless Carriage||Transport||50||Non-FATE BIS for Dangerous for those without Your Very Own Miniature Hellworm, Saddled and Bridled. For those willing to spend FATE, it is surpassed by An Uneasy Alliance with an Exiled Tiger, available for 7 x Memory of a Tale.|
|A Patron of the Pliable Arts||Affiliation||50||BIS in Persuasive for those who don't have access to Lyon Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary or the event items A Bronze Plaque Dedicated to Your Good Self/ The Final Resting Place of an Old Friend|
Shared BIS for BDR with the freely-available Membership of God's Editors
|Conspicuously Liveried Carriage||Transport||20||Only Mithridacy Transport.|
|Khatun-class Electric Launch||Transport||50||Only A Player of Chess Transport. Best Non FATE Shadowy transport, surpassed by Thoroughly Cowed Pony.|
|Overwrought Bathtub||Home Comfort||30||None.|
Situational Best in Slot
For a subset of players, these items are the best available options for their slot. This may be because the alternatives are only available at other festivals, are only obtainable with certain Ambitions, cost FATE, etc.
Perennial Peer Items
These items have peer items freely available at all times of year, though they may be difficult to acquire or require completion of a lengthy storyline.
|A Rack of Carefully-Individuated Deaths||Weapon||20||Peer items available from several sources: freely available ( Honest Butcher's Tool), FATE locked except for the Hellworm Gacha ( Vial of Cantigaster Venom) or from WHITSUN ( Telsonic Signet).|
|Genuine Rubbery Lumps||Weapon||20||Peer Persuasive items include the easily accessible Twelve-Carat Diamond Ring, and a peer Neathproofed item, Devil's Dictionary, is available from a story in the Hurlers.|
|Highly-Accurate Gargoyle||Home Comfort||30||Free alternative available as part of Evolution.|
|Extensive Collections of Mayoral Campaign Buttons||Clothing||20||Peer Mithridacy items include the easily-acquired Viscount's Bejewelled Collar.|
|Devilbone Talons||Gloves||30||Just buy the Insatiable Glove from the Bazaar instead.|
These items are strictly outclassed for endgame players, but may be useful options for those who do not yet have access to a more lategame alternative.
|The Neathy Tarot, Featuring all 77 of the Major Arcana||Gloves||20||Outclassed by the Pair of Lenguals.|
|Indignant Bearskin||Hat||20||Outclassed by Devilish Fedora/ Fecund Amber Tiara. Several free, non-seasonal hats also provide Neathproofed.|
|Mr Slowcake's Caducean Rose||Weapon||20||Peer items available year-round, albeit not every week, include Polythreme Drinking Vessel and Rat's-Head Cane. Outclassed by Unexploded Mine.|
|A Mutton Island Account||Weapon||20||Peer items available year-round, albeit not every week, include Polythreme Drinking Vessel and Rat's-Head Cane. Outclassed by Unexploded Mine.|
|A Bottle of Angry Bees||Weapon||20||Outclassed by the Infernal Sharpshooter's Rifle. Peer items available year round, albeit not every week, include Ratwork Pocket Piece and A Poisoned Pen.|
|The Contrarian's Monochromatic Lantern||Weapon||20||Peer items include the Bazaar-buyable Ratwork Watch. Outclassed by several options, including the Infernal Vinification Apparatus.|
|Voting Booth of One's Own||Home Comfort||50||
||Equaled by the Rook-Crowned Oneiropompic Stave, outclassed by the Oneiric Key.|
|A Gazebo!||Home Comfort||40||Equaled by the Serpent-Headed Oneiropompic Stave, outclassed by the Beatific Stone.|
These items are difficult to recommend based on stats, even for earlygame players
|A Traitor's Carriage||Transport||30||Buy the Augmented Electrostatic Machine instead.|
|A Seven-Times-Exiled Parliamentarian's Guide to Electioneering||Weapon||40||
||Buy A Seven-Times-Exiled Parliamentarian's Guide to Electioneering instead. Or don't and just wait to be able to afford the Ratwork Watch.|
Items Sorted by Use
These items unlock repeatable options that are much better than their evergreen alternatives.
|Augmented Electrostatic Machine||30||Trade Hedonist CP for two Parabolan Orange-apple in your Parabolan Base-Camp||Possibly of interest to those interested in becoming A Poet-Laureate.|
These items unlock a one-time option that saves the player significant resources compared to the free alternatives.
|The Neathy Tarot, Featuring all 77 of the Major Arcana||20||Shortcut an expensive step when upgrading your Laboratory.||The universal options are all expensive. Those who chose a particular ending of Ambition: Heart's Desire! can shortcut this step for free as well.|
These items unlock repeatable options that are either equivalent to or outclassed by their evergreen alternatives.
|Cloud-filled Sphere||30||A unique conclusion when shaping dreams for the Sculptress||The option is equally economically to the others, and it may be a decent midgame source of the Rubbery items it provides, particularly to those who are disinclined towards the Bone Market but need Nodule of Warm Amber.|
|A Mutton Island Account||50||Deal with Corporate Debt||The option is just bad. Just boomerang the Tentacled Entrepreneur. He won't mind. He never does.|
|A Gazebo!||40||A standard frequency card in Ealing Gardens||The card it unlocks isn't very profitable.|
|Khatun-class Electric Launch||50||Ride your boat to your ship when London is in a state of emergency||Really, how often is London in an emergency situation, anyway?|
Currently only known to be used during The London Horticultural Show, but could recur if a crisis strikes again. Can also be bypassed with a Persuasive check that scales based on Zeefaring. You may also prefer to stay and help during an emergency in London.
|Heavily Annotated Timetables||30||An option during False-Dawn during long Khaganian Intrigues||False-Dawn options are situational; additional options are available to those with Mesmeric Parasol and all players have one option available based on Methods of a Khaganian Front:|
These items unlock a one-time option that is either equivalent to or outclassed by the evergreen alternatives.
|'Lucky' Claw||30||Offer her a weapon to resolve the Efficient Commissioner's Nightmare and increasing Dangerous Gains||Several other options available. Ambition: Bag a Legend! and Ambition: Nemesis players may be able to progress with items acquired during their Ambitions. For the rest, this is certainly better than Offer her a tonic, but Offer her a guardian is easy for a player reasonably comfortable with the Bone Market.|
Note that while technically repeatable, this option is not valuable after raising your Dangerous Gains.
|Indignant Bearskin||20||One of several options to become Acquainted with Sophia's.||Multiple other options, including passing a Monstrous Anatomy check, having An Orphanage, and having a few points of Monster Nurturer from WHITSUN.|
|The Contrarian's Monochromatic Lantern||20||One of several options to build a watchtower in Ealing Gardens.||There are multiple other options, including one that merely costs 250 x Phosphorescent Scarab. The watchtower itself is completely optional and purely a roleplaying decision: it does not unlock any permanent options, merely altering text in a few places.|
|Mr Slowcake's Caducean Rose||20||Shortcut a certain hunt in Parabola||You are required to do the hunt once as part of the Shadowy Gains story and then are unlikely to ever do so again. Even if you do, this "shortcut" will only save you 1-2 actions when you take into account the actions for purchasing it.|
These items do not unlock any additional actions.
Special Note: The Waswood and Festival Story Items
While we can expect the items available for Estival Token to recur again every year, certain items from summer festivals are tied to the story of the event, and will not be available in subsequent years. Some of these may be available through the Sacroboscan Calendar when the event is eventually added to the Waswood rotation, either in their original form or altered to suit the Parabolan settings. Possibly some may even become permanently accessible in future content. We won't know until it happens.
The Grand Clearing-Out
Several of these are actually former ELECTION items, given a permanent home in the GCO Waswood.
|A Preserver of London||Affiliation||Unlocks a unique title for your character.||RETIRED; reenacting the events in the Waswood to get this instead gives A Reverie of Heroism, which is in no way a mechanical replacement.||Freely available peer Artisan of the Red Science affiliation in Lowell's Locks and Cages. Peer all-around affiliation is FATE-locked at Christmas, The Undying Respect of the Order of the Blackened Hoof. BDR peer items include Membership of God's Editors.|
|Singed and Stained Work Gloves||Gloves||None.||Given as a bonus in the Waswood when acquiring A Reverie of Heroism||None.|
|F.F. Gebrandt's Patent Illuminating Cap||Hat||None.||Ask Gebrandt if she has any of her patent Illuminating Caps left for 50000 x Curator's Gratitude||None.|
|A Pre-Lapsarian Speaking Tube||Weapon||None.||None.||Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar.||None.|
|M. D_____' A_____ for _______: F____ Edition||Weapon||Zeefaring +1||None.||Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar.||None.|
|Polythreme Drinking Vessel||Weapon||None.||None.||Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar.||None.|
|A Poisoned Pen||Weapon||None.||None.||Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar.||None.|
|Wax-Hardened Boots||Boots||Respectable +1||None.||Free from the Sacroboscan Calendar.||None.|
|Haunted Clydesdale||Companion||None.||None.||RETIRED, no replacement.||Farewell, sweet prince.|
F.F. Gebrandt's Prelapsarian Exhibition
Note that this event has yet to be added to the Waswood.
|A Bronze Plaque Dedicated to Your Good Self||Affiliation||None.||TBD||Peer item is The Rank of Flight Captain, a story item from The London Horticultural Show.|
|Your Name in F.F. Gebrandt's Address Book||Affiliation||None.||TBD||None.|
|An Initiate into the Perfumer's Arts||Affiliation||None.||TBD||None.|
|A Stalking Stone Shadow of your Very Own||Burden||None.||TBD||None.|
|A Stalking Stone Shadow Beyond the Glass||Affiliation||None.||The option to obtain this is permanently accessible by hunting, albeit it requires story qualities not currently available.||Peer item available as an option in Ambition: Heart's Desire!, if you make a certain choice.|
The London Horticultural Show
|A Hard-Earned Knack for Repair||Affiliation||None.||TBD||Currently one of only two Scandal-mitigating items, and the only Affiliation.|
|The Rank of Flight Captain||Affiliation||None.||TBD||Peer Monstrous Anatomy item is A Bronze Plaque Dedicated to Your Good Self, a story item from F.F. Gebrandt's Prelapsarian Exhibition.|
|Honorary Membership in the London Horticultural Society||Affiliation||None.||TBD||Strict worst in slot for Dreaded. Those who need a perennial way to reduce Dreaded should look to Annings' Complete and Reliable Kit to craft skeletal Home Comforts, or making offerings to the Fingerkings at The Dome of Scales, Occupied.|
|The Final Resting Place of an Old Friend||Affiliation||None.||TBD||Strict BIS for Nightmares mitigation and situational BIS for Mithridacy. For those without this and without The Thief-Oath of Tristram Bagley, wait for A Stalking Stone Shadow of your Very Own to become available via the Waswood.|
|Amber Ambassador's Seal||Home Comfort||None.||With London, Falling, spend a few weeks conducting cultural exchange at The Starved Embassy. There is currently no way to obtain the quality for those who do not already possess it.||Only Nightmares-mitigating Home Comfort. Peer Shapeling Arts items available include Amber Vision of the Sea of Spines and Cloud-filled Sphere|