Favours: Criminals

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You've done somebody a good turn. Now, they're in your debt.

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It is impossible to raise this quality beyond the cap 7 under any circumstance. Excess from actions raising the quality is wasted after hitting the cap!

Notable sources[edit]

Source Action Location/Card Cost/Requirements Number of Favors Notes
Professions The Enforcer's reward London 1 Once per week, after Time, the Healer
Storylets A better breed of shiv New Newgate Prison - again! 1 x Skyglass Knife 1 Wearing the Pirate Hat will keep your suspicion at 1 and prevent you from leaving the prison, allowing you to max out favours up to 7 per visit.
Meet some criminals Mrs Plenty's Carnival Less than 5 x Renown 1
Share what you've learned with a Second-Storey Man Spite 14 Actions 1 See A Boxful of Intrigue (Guide)
Cards Drop by for a chat A Visitthe Forger Acquainted 1
Any choice where he's alone. A drink with the Cheery Man The Cheery Man and the Last Constable: Favoring the Cheery Man 1 Early Game Only
Wade in with fists flying A riot in Spite! 0-1 Spite only, Early Game Only
Join the pirates An evening's zailing 3 Actions 1 Early Game Only
Buy them both a drink An opportunity for profit 10 x Piece of Rostygold 1 Early Game Only
Arrange for him to take tea with a maid Etiquette for the Ruthless 10 x Romantic Notion 1 Ruthless Henchman in inventory
Dirigible theft A merry sort of crime Renown: Criminals 20 1
The Life of Crime Remind them who's boss +2 CP Suspicion 1 Gang of Hoodlums in inventory
Recommend her 'sister' to a wealthy home Overly alluring? 5 x Intriguing Snippet 1 Alluring Accomplice in inventory
Find a third Burglary with the Master Jewel Thief 1 Master Jewel Thief in inventory
Scheme: Graduation The Tower of Eyes: Behind Closed Doors at a Handsome Townhouse Engaged in a Scheme: an Orphanage 6 1 An Orphanage, gains lots of Making Waves
The next victim? The Tower of Knives: Difficulties at a Smoky Flophouse 0-1 Key to a Smoky Flophouse Dormitory
Provide an alibi The Alleys of London: the Criminals +1 CP Suspicion 1
Volunteer Bilge duty CP loss on most stats. 1 Drawn in New Newgate Prison - again!
Make note of their comings and goings Respectable Passengers Renown: Criminals 10 1 Drawn in Upper River
Also increases Banditry
Introduce her to a buyer An Embarrassment of Snitches 1 Drawn in Upper River
Find an unusual home for your Mark of Credit Page Secrets and Spending 1
Use him to distract some Constables What will you do with your Disappointing Marsh-wolf? Disappointing Marsh-Wolf 1

Notable uses[edit]

Source Action Location Cost Reward Value/Notes
Storylets Seek a thieves' cache Base-Camp 1 x Favours 1 x Archaeologist's Progress
100 x Cryptic Clue
E 2
The warehouses of the Peaceable & Godly Trading Company The Copper Quarter 1 x Unassuming Crate Can be traded for items by chance, including 1 x Bottle of Fourth City Airag: Year of the Tortoise
Trade favours with criminals The Flit 3 x Favours 1200 x Moon-Pearl E 12
Acquire human remains from the criminals 5 x Favours 3 x Human Arm see Assembling a Skeleton (Guide)
A Grinning Villain Jericho Locks 4 x Favours 2 x Human Ribcage
1 x Human Arm
The Balustraded House in Elderwick On a Heist 5 x Favours 10 x Ostentatious Diamond
25 x Surface-Silk Scrap
1 x Puzzle-Damask Scrap
1 x Favour in High Places or 1 x Magnificent Diamond
E 32.5
Offer an unrepentant ex-convict who won't be missed The Labyrinth of Tigers 7 x Favours 23 x Tribute Can be exchanged for a E 62.5 item
Swap gossip with cat burglars The Alleys of London: the Criminals 1 x Favours ~20 Shadowy per favor If 0-30 Shadowy
Share a few drinks with a recently escaped recidivist 3 x Favours If 31-70 Shadowy
Consult with a master thief 5 x Favours If 71+ Shadowy
Easy money Demander for a day 1 x Favours 250 x Nodule of Deep Amber requires 1-3 A Name Scrawled in Blood
Deal with the mason 300 x Nodule of Deep Amber
Humbug! A merry sort of crime 220 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey E 4.4
Make use of this new development The Henchman and the Accomplice 7 x Ostentatious Diamond E 3.5
requires 2 x Ostentatious Diamond
Inquire about a 'special harvest' A Disillusioned Fungiculturalist 4 x Knob of Scintillack
2 CP Seeing Banditry in the Upper River
E 10
20 x Hinterland Scrip
Perhaps she is in danger Overly alluring? 1 x Favours
30 x Jade Fragment
180 x Shard of Glim
180 x Nodule of Deep Amber
E 3.3
Give evidence Crime or punishment? 2 x Favours 1 x Bottle of Broken Giant 1844
2 x Tale of Terror!!
2 x Sworn Statement
1 CP Someone Is Coming
E 8.5
Receive an offering from the Clay Highwayman Under the Statue at the Magistracy 1 x Magnificent Diamond
1 x Certifiable Scrap
42 x Flawed Diamond
Opening a Bundle of Oddities
E 17.54 plus Bundle
requires 10 Magistracy Development
Fencing certain coins Secrets and Spending 3 x Favours 20 x First City Coin E 5
Sit by your statue Under the Statue at Marigold Station 4 x Favours 1 x Unlawful Device
1 x Cave-Aged Code of Honour
10 x Compromising Document
E 30
requires 20 Marigold Development
Alert the Gracious Widow to these complaints A Word From Your Creditors 6 x Favours -3 CP In Corporate Debt Requires Board Member: the Gracious Widow
All storylets on the card An Implausible Penance 1-7 x Favours Wide range, see card entry for details
A grass The talkative gaoler all Favours removes all Suspicion
1 x A Turncoat
Only playable if Favours > Suspicion
Instant release from New Newgate Prison unless you wear Suspicion gear

The favours can also be used with the Old Bone Skeleton Key to increase Renown: Criminals.