Experimental Object

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Object of study and investigation.


Wiki note: This quality reflects the current research project you are running. It is set to one of various levels when you Begin a Scientific Investigation (or Dream Up A New Experiment), and determines the options available when you Assess your Progress. It is reset after you complete your project.



See Category:Experimental Object for pages which require this quality (or specific levels of it), or click here to show them.

Levels[edit]

10: Plans for the Chorister's Bomb[edit]

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
10 Plans for the Chorister's Bomb.

Acquired with: Hire others to do the transportation or Move the Chorister's Bomb in your Landau

50 Part of Ambition: Bag a Legend! Take the Next Step

20-30: Setting Up the Lab[edit]

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
20 Disambiguation of an Eolith 5 Disambiguate the Eolith
30 Identification of a Seven-Sided Coin 5 10 Numismatic Research Extra options when you Rely on the Numismatrix Render a report on the coin

40: Building a Locomotive[edit]

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
40 Building a Locomotive of Unusual Design 550 Mr Spices Relies on You is available Assemble the experimental locomotive

101-200: Weapon Projects[edit]

Extra options when you Rely on April or Rely on your Esurient Smith (alone or with Lettice, the Mercy), and with the Reformed Protester (FATE)

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
110 Jaguar Blade

Acquired with: Any of the three options to Prepare a weapon of vengeance

50 Complete a Jaguar Blade
150 Complete a Jaguar Blade Wailing with Hunger
120 Jaguar Blade, Remembered 125 Complete your Jaguar Blade, Remembered
130 Replica Ancient Rifle 100 Complete your Hunting Rifle
1825 Disguise your Ancient Hunting Rifle as a valuable antique
140 Augmenting of a Parabolic General (Horizons) 450 50 PR Conclude your Augmentation of the Principle of Horizons
150 Augmenting of a Parabolic General (Hollows) 450 50 PR Conclude your Augmentation of the Principle of Hollows
160 Augmenting of a Parabolic General (Heralds) 450 50 PR Conclude your Augmentation of the Principle of Heralds

201-300: Cartographic Projects[edit]

Extra options when you Rely on Hephaesta (alone or with the Visionary Student)

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
210 Route to Parabola
  • Stage 1: 50
  • Stage 2: 75
Widening the Mirror (with Access to a Parabolan Base-Camp) 50 Widen the door
220 Location of a Forgotten Quarter Dig Site 50 Part of Ambition: Bag a Legend! Mark the spot
230 Cartographer's Hoard 2700 Nautical Focus (allows you to Draw on your nautical knowledge, extra options when you Rely on Hephaesta) Complete your Hoard
240 Glass Gazettes (5) 60 10 PR Required research reduced by PR How much research and how much dream?
Glass Gazettes (125) 2500 65 PR
250 Hinterland Scrip 125 Extra options when you Rely on the Numismatrix Conclude your study of Hinterland Scrip

301-400: Engineering Projects[edit]

Extra options when you Rely on your Esurient Smith (alone or with the Profound Student)

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
310 Infernal Machine 500 Finish your Machine of Industry
320 Devilish Probability Distributor 450 Complete and test the Devilish Probability Distributor
330 Augmentation Device 100 Red Science Focus [1] Finish the study of your Highly Illegal Device
350 Betrayer of Measures 300 300 PR Red Science Focus [1] Complete and test the Betrayer of Measures
360 Device for the Duplication of Bones 500 Red Science Focus [1] Complete and test the Device for the Duplication of Bones

401-500: Biological Projects[edit]

Extra option when you Rely on Lettice, the Mercy together with a gifted student

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
410 Theory on the Nature of a Parabolan Albatross 125 Monstrous Focus[2] Keep it in total darkness
  • Stage 1: 125
  • Stage 2: 1500
Stage 2: 50 PR
420 Theory on the Reproduction of the Seven-Throated Warbler 500 50 PR Toxicological Focus[3] Excretion, generation, the expulsion of toxins
430 Exploration of Monstrous Anatomy as Comprehended via Albatross 300 50 PR Monstrous Focus[2] Come to fresh conclusions about the shape of a monster
440 Exploration of Monstrous Anatomy as Comprehended through the Storm-bird 500 50 PR Monstrous Focus[2] Know the Storm-bird
450 Theory on the Anatomy of a Pinewood Shark 100 Turn attention to its Skeleton
  • Stage 1: 100
  • Stage 2: 1500
460 Inquiry into the Phylogeny of a Preserved False-Snake 100 Extract an understanding of its venoms
  • Stage 1: 100
  • Stage 2: 1500
465 Complete your study into the beasts of the Neath 1500 Conclude your Survey of Arachnids and Insects Native to the Neath
470 Experiment into the effect of Mr Spices' Drug on Assorted Subject Animals 550 Finish your experiment with Mr Spices' Drug and reveal the truth to the Dean
450 50 PR Finish your experiment with Mr Spices' Drug and lie to the Dean
480 Study of a Scarlet Egg 125 Shapeling Focus (lets you Draw on your Knowledge of the Shapeling Arts) Finish the study of the Scarlet Egg
490 Study of an Aged Egg 125 Red Science Focus [1] Finish the study of the Aged Egg
495
  • Study in the Transplantation of a Heart of Diamond
  • May be acquired in three different ways.
250 Conclude your study of diamond implantation

501-700: Palaeontology Projects[edit]

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
510 Truth about a Thorned Ribcage 350 15 PR Finish your study of the Thorned Ribcage
520 Exploration of the Treachery of Measures on a Human Ribcage 425 Red Science Focus [1] Finish your work resizing a human ribcage using the Red Science
530 Use of the Treachery of Measures on a Warbler Skeleton 425 Red Science Focus [1] Finish your work resizing a warbler skeleton using the Red Science
610 25 Experimental Stage 1 (currently unused) Determine the true nature of this bone
75 25 PR Invent a false nature for this bone

801-900: Geology Projects[edit]

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
810 Disambiguation of an Eolith 10 Disambiguate the Eolith
820 Survey of Neathy Geology (25) 100 Extra options when you Rely on Hephaesta (alone or with the Visionary Student) Assemble your conclusions
Survey of Neathy Geology (625) 2700

901-1000: Chemistry Projects[edit]

Extra options when you Rely on F.F. Gebrandt (alone or with the Profound Student)

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
910 Formula for Perfumed Gunpowder 150 25 PR Part chemistry, part invention
920 Formula for Railway Steel 500 25 PR Fire at the proper temperature
930 Toxicological Investigation of a New Drug Belonging to Mr Spices 550 Toxicological Focus[3] Complete your chemical analysis of Mr Spices' new intoxicant
940 Formula for Scintillack Snuff 100 Toxicological Focus[3] Complete your recipe for Scintillack Snuff
950 Toxicological Investigation of Queenly Attar 450 15 PR Toxicological Focus[3] Conclude your study of Attar
970 Study of a Percipient Egg 125 Toxicological Focus[3] Finish the study of the Percipient Egg
980 Metallurgical and Infernal Properties of a Justificande 125 Conclude your study of the metallurgy of Justificandes
990 Toxicological Investigation of Mr Spices' Tears 500 50 PR Toxicological Focus[3] Conclude your study of Mr Spices' tears

1001-1200: Mathematical Projects[edit]

An extra option on Review the Prior Literature, and Rely on Cora Bagley (alone or with the Visionary Student)

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
1010 Impossible Theorem 13000 300 PR Reach a realisation. Drag the knowledge kicking and screaming out of Parabola
1020 Statistical Observations 100 No PR allowed Finish assembling your statistical tables
100 Any PR Pass off your corrupted tables to an unsuspecting colleague
1030 Paradoxical Inversion of Inside and Out 2500 200 PR Red Science Focus [1] Finish your Paradoxical Inversion of Inside and Out
1040 Inquiry into the Filtration of Light 2700 300 PR Finish your Inquiry into the Filtration of Light
1050 Translation of a Pattern in the Bricks 500 15 PR Conclude your study of the mysterious brickwork

1201-1300: Botanical Projects[edit]

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
1210 Understanding of Toxins in an Orange-Apple 300 50 PR Toxicological Focus[3] Poison yourself as a practical test

1301-1500: History Projects[edit]

Extra options with the Stoic Classicist (FATE)

Level Project Name Laboratory Research Other Research Special Project Properties Result
1320 Prelapsarian Evidence of the Red Science 2700 depends several

Research Questions[edit]

These are questions posed by the player character in actions such as Review the possibilities and Give them a line of inquiry to follow up on.

ExperimentDescription
130What materials are most suitable? How thick must the barrel be to contain the pressure of firing?
150What materials are most suitable? What blade shape ensures maximum effectiveness?
230How reliable are the maps and charts you have gathered? What can we truly infer about the territory from reading them?
310, 320What materials will you need? What are the manufacturing tolerances?
410, 450, 460, 465, 470How can its anatomy be classified? How would one go about physical examination? How to best keep it contained?
510, 520, 530How old is it? What kind of animal did it belong to?
820What geological strata does it come from? What is its chemical composition?
920, 930, 950, 990What are the practical considerations of manufacture? Will the process work economically with larger batches?
1010, 1030What are the boundaries of the possible? Which Laws must be observed? Which can be split apart?
1210Where does it come from? How does it grow? How does it survive in the absence of sunlight?
1320Who made it? Out of what? For what purpose?

Research Descriptions[edit]

These are the remarks made by the player character when the Look closely at your current project option is taken. Watchful options for the Meticulous Student's card also has a passage taken from the table below.

ExperimentDescription
10The Correspondence Sigils that specify the function of the Bomb are written in mirror-writing.
20There are telltale chips in the surface. Scratches. Significant marks. Or has it just not been cleaned well enough?
30The letters are unfamiliar, and so is the pattern of scales.
40Some details of the blueprints that hadn't made sense until now.
110The blade you are working looks old even though you are making it now. Hold it to the mirror, and the reflection looks brand new. Time is treacherous.
120, 130This could be made more lethal to the victim, and less dangerous to the person wielding it.
140 - 160The Principle's debts are binding upon the gifts bestowed upon the body of the Principle, which in Parabola is congruent with its personhood. But should those gifts be themselves altered, would the debts not be paid?
210If a mirror frame is deformed just so, but not broken, in the presence of a live cat, while all light is excluded, then... yes. This is suggestive. Insufficient, but suggestive.
220 – 250Under magnification, this drawing looks much less like furious cross-hatching and much more like a street map.
310The principles behind the design of a Whirring Contraption can be scaled up to good purpose.
320, 330, 350, 360Besides the Brass, the machine uses joy-sensitive alloys in several places.
410Aim a beam of light straight into the middle of the animal, the twisted centre where a body should be and isn't. The bit you can't really look at. And then measure how that light fractures and scatters away.
420 – 440, 460Note behaviour. Chart food consumption. Track apparent mood.
450You don't understand how the ligneous bones form a viable skeleton, but you will.
470Some test subjects barely react to the drug. Others are very responsive. You will discover why.
480 – 490Measure diameter. Test shell thickness. Submerge in a barrel and observe how bubbles form on the surface.
495Track pulse rate and blood loss. Note the light dispersion from the diamond.
510You measure the length and sharpness of the thorns, and note their composition. Not only ordinary bone; this is resilient and very sharp even after ageing.
520, 530If you place the Betrayer incorrectly, the wrong parts of the torso grow; or they shrink instead of expanding; or the resizing is inconsistent. Time of day and duration of exposure matter more than one might think.
610Is it still entirely bone, or is it bone that has been replaced by rock? What is this scoring at one end? The correct chemicals are very informative.
810There are telltale chips in the surface. Scratches. Significant marks. Or has it just not been cleaned well enough?
820With the right reagents, you can make a guess at the mineral composition of the stone, and make an educated estimate at where in the Neath it might have come from.
910With the right reagents, you can make a guess at the effects […] It becomes rapidly apparent that the selection of perfume has effects beyond the aesthetic. You will, hopefully, regrow your eyebrows. But in the meantime, your forehead smells delightful.
920, 930This reagent fizzes; that one glows an outraged shade of apocyan before going dark.
940Carefully sifting distinguishes the different components, as the scintillack grinds finer than any other ingredient.
950With the right lenses and the aid of a furnace, you sear away the scarlet attar into its component dusts. Vapours rise from the attar, heady as perfume and thick as strangling death.
970You scrape samples off the shell, fill test tubes with some of the fine hairs to examine their chemical composition. Is it toxic? Reactive? Flammable?
980The material is quite hard, and difficult to take samples of with a scribing tool. The engraved words keep staring at you: "ONE DAY YOU WILL FORGIVE."
990The tears are unusually reactive – not in the chemical sense, but in the sense that they squirm in their vials, trying to escape or responding to the quality of the light.
1010 – 1040Two pages of notes, and when you get to the bottom it's all pure swearing.
1050If you interpret the redder bricks as significant and the paler bricks as gaps, does it look like a sign?
1210Fill flask after flask with reagents. Heat them, cool them, feed them to small animals. Take copious notes. You are getting somewhere, slowly.
1320Somehow, the graffiti littering the walls of the city seems pertinent here.