Exceptional Stories and other Fate-locked content (Guide)/Rewards Comparison
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This guide covers the various FATE-locked items and qualities available through Exceptional Stories and other FATE-locked areas. It also covers any permanent content and choices available even if they arent explicitly linked to the items in question. This guide excludes any Seasonal items, FATE-locked or otherwise.
Items Sorted by Stats
It is worth noting that some options are dependent on the choices you make during the ES. Make sure to look at the ES's page in order to reach the conclusion you want when you make a decision based on these options.
Best In Slot
These items are Strict Best in Slot or Worst in Slot for one or more stats.
|Item||Slot||Story||FATE||Stats||Notes||Additional Unique Items/Qualities to Story|
|A Pendant of Helicon Amber||Clothing||Accept a Pendant of Helicon Amber||45||Unlocks free entry to Helicon House with an added bonus of 2 x Fitting in.|
|A WORD, BROKEN||Weapon||Cricket, Anyone?||45||A Turnip? provides a greater reduction to Respectable.||Cricket Bat|
|Übergoat||Companion||GOAT OVER GOAT||1||Costs 2 x Overgoat ( 23,425.60 total).|
|Sugarplum||Companion||Codename: Sugarplum||45||A peer Steward of the Discordance item can be obtained from Breaking the Ice depending on your choice at the end.|
|Boneless Consort||Spouse||In Possession of a Peculiar Personal Enhancement -||20||Shared BIS for Bizarre and BDR with the Companion in Amber||Companion in Amber|
|Companion in Amber||Spouse||In Possession of a Peculiar Personal Enhancement -||20||Shared BIS for Bizarre and BDR with the Boneless Consort||Boneless Consort|
These items are often Shared Best in Slot for one or more qualities. However, peer items are available during certain Festivals, or with certain Ambitions, etc.
These items have peer or better items freely available at all times of year, though they may be difficult to acquire or require the completion of a lengthy storyline.
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.
|Item||Slot||Story||Fate||Stats||Notes||Additional Unique Items/Qualities to Story|
|Ornate Mortar Board||Hat||Dernier Cri||45||Persuasive Better item Beguiling Mask cost prohibitive for new players. Peer item for respectable The Admiral's Hat is also cost prohibitive.|
|Naval Waistcoat||Clothing||Dernier Cri||45||Watchful Better item Academic Gown gained through University Storyline. The same item is peer for respectable.|
|The Boatman's Lantern||Weapon||The Shallows||45||Watchful better free item includes Patent Scrutinizer Deluxe! from whitsun. For Dangerous buy a Rattus Faber Rifle, for Dreaded and Bizzarre many peer item exist but are event locked.||Clues to a Controller|
|The Knapt||Weapon||Flint||120||Peer item Selection of Garish Fireworks is cost prohibitive for new players.|
|Shepherd's Timepiece||Weapon||A Trade in Souls||25||
||Better item Set of Kifers is cost prohibitive for new players.|
|The Word of Caution||Weapon||Flint||120||Peer item Dilmun Club Lapel Badge not availible til at least Watchful 84|
|Boneless Pianist||Companion||Fading to a Coda||45||Better items like Winsome Dispossessed Orphan are cost prohibitive for new players.|
|Dashing Debunker||Companion||Noises from Upstairs||45||Better items for Persuasive like Alluring Accomplice are expensive for early game players, use Blemmigan Tourist for watchful. Many peer items for respectable are event locked.|
|Spider-Infested Eyeball||Companion||Required Repairs||45||Various peer dreaded items are seasonal or mid game, like The Minister of War, use Blemmigan Tourist for bizarre.||Used Eyepatch|
No Notable Stats
These Items cannot be reccomended based on thier stats alone.
Stories Sorted by Use
A listing of FATE stories with uses, grouped by usefulness to the average player. Fate stories with no uses will not be listed here. For a complete list see Exceptional Stories and other Fate-locked content (Guide). The stories themselves will be listed together as they are a package deal, regardless if the action comes from granted items, or from just playing through the story. It is worth noting that some options are dependent on the choices you make during the ES. Make sure to look at the ES's page in order to reach the conclusion you want when you make a decision based on these options.
These stories unlock repeatable options that are much better than their evergreen alternatives.
|The Mushroom’s Dream||Carousel||25||Unlocks Mangrove College and the Carousel located there.||Efficient source of Blackmail Material, Antique Mystery, Comprehensive Bribe, Correspondence Plaque, and Storm-Threnody|
|Upwards (Story)||Carousel||25||Unlocks a new carousel on the roof. Upwards (Guide)||Only source of Pentagrammic Skull and Five-Pointed Ribcage|
|The Empress' Shadow||
|The Blemmigan Affair||30||Storylet||A Blemmigan work and either an option on The Demi-Monde: Bohemians, Court and Cell: the Constables, or By the River's Side: the Docks||Only the By the River's Side: the Docks option is mechanically viable, giving 1 of each second chance, and a 50% chance of a 1 x Favours: The Docks|
|Flute Street||Carousel||Unlocks A source of Favours: Rubbery Men, Rubbery Skull, Helical Thighbone||The most efficient source of rubbery favors, and the only repeatable source of Rubbery Skull.|
|Learning from a Silk-Clad Expert (Story)||Partial Carousel||30||A researcher in the Laboratory or a guide on Moulin Expeditions.||As a guide she comes in with 15 supplies, giving access to two 15-supply guides. In the laboratory she's an expert on Biological subjects, but she's also good at generating Parabolan Research.|
|Inconvenienced by Your Aunt||
||15||The 30% luck chance for the Connected: The Masters of the Bazaar ending gives on average 2 extra actions from the card. The other options are niche at best. The Port Carnelian is useful.|
|A Trade in Souls as Shepherd||
|A Long-Lost Daughter?||Option||25||A Daughter in the Shadows|
|The Sinking Synod||Option||45||
|All Things Must End||
||HEADLINE: The Valkyrie Sings!|
|The Clay Man's Arm||Option||45||With A Clay Arm, a new option in the Underclay||The best way to gain Stone Confessions|
These stories unlock a one-time option that saves the player significant resources compared to the free alternatives.
|The Shallows if The Boatman's Lantern||Option||45||Option for lighting your Ealing Gardens watchtower.||Many other free options also work.|
|For All the Saints Who From Their Labours Rest||Option||Each of these options provide for a cost savings, assuming you dont have the other free alternatives.|
|Flint (||Story Option||120||Only way to wipe stains, only way to overcap Dangerous (Though you cant get it back if you lose it. )|
|Cut with Moonlight||Option||45||
|Lost in Reflections||Story Option||45||Reset of Advancing the Liberation of Night:||If you want to reset it, this is the way. Mutually exclusive with the other option.||Dreams of a Future: July|
|Honeyed laudanum (9 FATE)||Option||Gives you Honeyed Laudanum, which prevents losing dreams when leaving A state of some confusion|
These items unlock repeatable options that are either equivalent to or outclassed by their evergreen alternatives.
|A Pendant of Helicon Amber||Partial Carousel||40||Gets you into the Sculpture Garden at Helicon House (Guide)||About the same gains here as the rest of Helicon House.||A Pendant of Helicon Amber|
|The Brass Grail (Story)||
||35||Neither the card nor the action are particularly profitable.|
|The Marriage of Feducci (Story)||Storylet||35||Gain 3 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip or 15 x Romantic Notions||1.5 epa, which you get depends on the outcome of the story.|
|The Gift (Story)||
||30||Neither card is a particularly good source of favours, and it'll just clutter your deck. The Sinning Jenny option likewise is less rewarding than the other cash out option.|
|A Trade in Faces||Option||25||An option for reducing a menace on various faction cards||None of these options are better than social actions.|
|Mysteries of the Foreign Office (Story)||Partial Carousel||20||Expands options when Working toward a Foreign Posting||The reward payout is worse than other payouts for ending the carousel. Possibly a niche source of Favour in High Places|
|The Spinning of the Wheels (Story)||Partial Carousel||20||A new cash out option for Riding the Savage Cobbles||Not a terribly high EPA, even for early PoSI.|
||Most of the cards are just filler for the most part. The Corresponding Ocelot's card could be useful for raising ASotC while the Slavering Dream-Hound's rare card does clear all wounds.|
|Theological Husbandry & Flute Street||
||45||Ability to breed new creatures. Each creature comes with its own card, which can be found at Breeding Monsters||Most of the cards are just filler for the most part. The Bifurcated Owl's card could be useful for raising ASotC.|
|A Trade in Souls as Spirifer||
|The Rubbery Murders||Option||25||Capering Relicker Option||Relicker option is good if you're not a PoSI|
|Codename: Sugarplum||Option||45||Option on Snowfall in Adulterine Castle||One of the best ways to get Well-Placed Pawn, but its card based and in a place you wont be spending much time.||Sugarplum|
|Damp Martyrs||Option||45||Option on A Ship of Zealots||Unless you cant pass the other checks, this is the worst choice.||Near-Death Experience|
||A Sanguine Château|
|Fading to a Coda||Option||45||Option at Helicon House (Guide)||Same rewards and difficulty as other actions.||Boneless Pianist|
|My Kingdom for a Pig||Option||45||A way to Chronicle the history of Gaider's Mourn when Writing a Monograph (Guide)||Also unlockable with The Pirate-Poet|
|Noises from Upstairs||Option||45||Option on Lowell's Locks and Cages (Card)||This option is bad||Dashing Debunker|
|Written in the Glim||Option||45||Option on A Navigation Error||Option is outclassed once you start doing Piracy (Guide)||False-Star Chart|
|The Persona Engine||Option||45||Blueprint for a Seal of Red Science|
|The Frequently Deceased||Partial Carousel||45||With Sinning Jenny's Finishing School, a new pupil.||Graduating a Student at the lab is faster.||Business Card of the Triple Orpheus|
|Flint (||Carousel||120||Unlocks Apis Meet (Guide)||All the items provided can be sourced better elsewhere.|
|Lost in Reflections||Option||45||With Sinning Jenny's Finishing School, and ending option providing a couple relics||The option is not very efficient. Go for favours instead.||Dreams of a Future: July|
|The Haunting at the Marsh-House||Remote Address||45||Remote Address: A Once-Great Marsh-House||Its a remote address, nothing to write home about.||A Once-Great Marsh-House|
|Heptagoat||Option||7||The hurling usefulness is unknown The statue itself is not very good.|
These items unlock a one-time option that is either equivalent to or outclassed by the evergreen alternatives.
|Uncovering Secrets Framed in Gold||Option||19||Option on The Skin of the Bazaar||Unlocks the Passion destiny|
|The Fair Unknown||Option||45||Option at the end of Chess Campaign||Changes from Scarlet-Handed to Crimson-Handed||Scarlet-Handed|
|The Icarian Cup (Story)||Option||45||With Dawnburnt, Option at the conclusion of Playing with Soul||No mechanical advantage, otherbeing checkless, just story.|
|The Stag and the Shark||Option||45||With Dawnburnt, Option at the conclusion of Playing with Soul||No mechanical advantage, otherbeing checkless, just story.|
|The Attendants||Option||45||Narrative at the end of Bag a Legend, A dreaming Priest of the Second City's Campaign||No mechanical gains.||A Ubiquitous Ushabti|
|Action on Flute Street (Carousel)||Option||10||Remove 1 x Weeping Scar||The only way to remove Weeping Scars|
These Fate locked Stories only provide items or qualities that have no uses, except perhaps unlocking the season's conclusion of a particular set of Exceptional Stories. Exceptional stories that only provide their named quality are left off.