Feast of the Rose (Guide)

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Introduction[edit]

This is a work-in-progress guide that collates all the notes on playing Feast of the Exceptional Rose.

Key Dates for 1899 (2021):

  • 4th February – Festival Opens
  • 11th February – Masquing can be exchanged for companions
  • 18th February – Gift-giving and feast activities close
  • 22nd February – Exchanging gifts for Masquing, the Clathermont story and meeting companions close.
  • source: https://www.failbettergames.com/the-feast-of-the-rose-1899/

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External Resource links:

Gaining Masquing[edit]

See The Airs of London for how to change unfavourable Airs when necessary, probably the best is Observe the spires of the Bazaar. The following table shows the number of Masquing gained with any conditions. None of the options will increase Masquing past 20.

Abbreviations used:


The Airs of London 0-25[edit]

Tables for individual cards:

A masked revel! (Unlocked with 1 x  Mask of the Rose)
Option Requirements Challenge Success Rare Success Failure
Dance with your Spouse 3 x Romantic Notion
1 x Masquing
-10 CP 
-10 CP 
Dance with a mysterious stranger 20 +4 CP  (bonus)
1 x Confident Smile
1 x Masquing
+5 CP  (bonus)
3 x Confident Smile
2 x Masquing
1 x Romantic Notion
1 x Antique Mystery
1 x Alight with Passion
The Airs of London (random)
1 x Masquing
An assignation in the garden with a stranger 70% +1 CP  (<lvl 5)
2 x Romantic Notion
The Airs of London (random)
1 x Masquing
+3 CP , (<lvl 10)
5 x  Romantic Notion
The Airs of London (random)
1 x Masquing
1 x Vision of the Surface
2 x Extraordinary Implication
+2 CP 
-4 CP 
1 x Masquing
The Airs of London (random)
Cast aside your mask! The Airs of London 90+ 50% -1 x Mask of the Rose
+15 CP 
2 x Masquing
-1 x Mask of the Rose
5 x Confident Smile
+15 CP 
2 x Masquing
+2 CP 
+3 CP  (<lvl 10)
-1 x Mask of the Rose
+3 CP 
The Airs of London (random)
1 x Masquing
Remove a mysterious stranger's mask 20 1 x Confident Smile
1 x An Identity Uncovered!
1 x Masquing
+1 CP an Intimate of Devils (<lvl 4)
1 x Masquing
1 x An Identity Uncovered!
1 x Ostentatious Diamond
1 x Venge-Rat Corpse
1 x Masquing
+2 CP 
Spy on conversations 20 ( ) x Whispered Hint ( /2) x Cryptic Clue
1-10 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
1-10 x Surface-Silk Scrap
+1 CP 
+1 CP 
Dance with an acquaintance (2 FATE) No reward information available for FATE-locked actions.
Partake of Mr Wines' hospitality (2 FATE) Occasionally Seen at Mr Wines' Revels 1 50-60% No reward information available for FATE-locked actions.
An assignation in the garden with a friend (3 FATE) No reward information available for FATE-locked actions.
A dance with devils!
Option Requirements Challenge Success Rare Success Failure
Bluff your way in 40 12 x Cryptic Clue
1 x Masquing
1 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
5 x Appalling Secret
1 x Masquing
3 x Compromising Document
+2 CP 
Attend as an invited guest 30 22 x Stolen Correspondence
3 x Appalling Secret
1 x Masquing
6 x Appalling Secret
3 x Compromising Document
1 x Masquing
+10 CP Walking the Falling Cities
1 x Extraordinary Implication
+2 CP 
Actually, you'll be meeting someone there An Intimate of Devils 3 60% +2 CP An Intimate of Devils
1 x Masquing
10 x Romantic Notion
+2 CP An Intimate of Devils
1 x Masquing
1 x Stolen Kiss
10 x Romantic Notion
+1 CP 
-1 CP An Intimate of Devils (if < 20)
A lovers' tryst
Option Challenge Success Failure
Choose an out-of-the-way spot 75 +10 CP  (if > 0)
1 x Touching Love Story
1 x Masquing
+1 CP 
Arrange to meet by the silver fountain 100 +10 CP  (if > 0)
2 x Masquing
1 x Touching Love Story
1 x Stolen Kiss
+1 CP 
Seasonal mischief
Option Challenge Success Rare Success Failure
Disrupt an inconvenient romance 50 30 x Whispered Hint
1 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
1 x Intriguing Snippet
1 x Masquing
1 x Stolen Kiss
5 x Masquing
+1 CP 
Rid yourself of that irritating suitor 50% 5 x Romantic Notion
1 x Masquing
1 x Touching Love Story
5 x Masquing
+2 CP 
1 x Masquing
Take advantage of others' distraction 40 51–150 x Nodule of Deep Amber
1 x Romantic Notion
2 x Brilliant Soul
1 x Touching Love Story
1 x Puzzle-Damask Scrap
2 x Masquing
+2 CP 
Make a profit 50% 35 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
3 x Romantic Notion
1 x Masquing
1 x Touching Love Story
4 x Masquing
+1 CP 

The Airs of London 26-50[edit]

Option Challenge Success Rare Failure
Help Mrs Gebrandt answer her correspondence:
Be sympathetic
50 ( /2) x Jade Fragment
1 x F.F. Gebrandt's Tincture of Vigour
1 x Masquing
+2 CP 
Help Mrs Gebrandt answer her correspondence:
Be cruel to be kind
75 10 x F.F. Gebrandt's Tincture of Vigour
1 x Masquing
+2 CP 
Help Mrs Gebrandt answer her correspondence:
Take cold-blooded advantage
80 1 x Whisper-Satin Scrap
1 x Thirsty Bombazine Scrap
30 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
+2 CP 
Enjoy a theatrical entertainment:
Suggest a children's puppet show
40% 1 x Inkling of Identity
2 x Intriguing Snippet
2 x Masquing
1 x Tale of Terror!!
1 x Tale of Terror!!
2 x Appalling Secret
1 x Inkling of Identity
1 x Maniac's Prayer
4 x Masquing
1 x Masquing
+2 CP 
Enjoy a theatrical entertainment:
Suggest a magic lantern show
60% -2 CP 
10 x Romantic Notion
1 x Masquing
1 x Touching Love Story
1 x Masquing
+2 CP 
-2 CP 
A long-lost love:
Help to console the gentleman
30 15 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
+3 CP  (<10)
4 x Romantic Notion
1 x Masquing
2 x Cryptic Clue
2 x Mystery of the Elder Continent
+3 CP  (<10)
1 x Memory of Distant Shores
3 x Appalling Secret
1 x Masquing
2 x Cryptic Clue
+3 CP  (<10)
+2 CP 
A long-lost love:
Offer to help find the lady
30 +3 CP  (<10)
10 x Nodule of Deep Amber
7 x Romantic Notion
1 x Masquing
2 x Cryptic Clue
1 x Touching Love Story
1 x Masquing
2 x Cryptic Clue
+3 CP  (<10)
Buy a kiss from Sinning Jenny:
Pay the asking price
100 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
60% 1 x Masquing
-100 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
5 x Romantic Notion
1 x Stolen Kiss
4 x Masquing
-100 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
10 x Romantic Notion
1 x Stolen Kiss
+1 CP  (bonus)
+2 CP 
-100 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
Buy a kiss from Sinning Jenny:
Negotiate a little first
50 x Nodule of Deep Amber
60 -50 x Nodule of Deep Amber
2 x Romantic Notion
2 x Masquing
1 x Stolen Kiss
+2 CP 
+2 CP 
-50 x Nodule of Deep Amber
1 x Masquing
+2 CP 

The Airs of London 51-75[edit]

(Still needs a table)

The Airs of London 76-100[edit]

Option Challenge Success Rare Failure
Scandal and intrigue!:
Send a romantic note
Fascinating... 1
Ask a friend +10 CP 
1 x Masquing
Both receive:
3 x Romantic Notion
+2 CP  (up to 20)
+10 CP 
1 x Masquing
Scandal and intrigue!:
Take the opportunity
50 3 x Appalling Secret
1 x Masquing
5 x Intriguing Snippet
2 x Inkling of Identity
+1 CP 
Secure a table at Dante's Grill:
Try your luck
50% +3 CP  (<10), -3 CP 
+8 CP  (if > 0)
-2 x , -3 CP 
3 x Romantic Notion
2 x Masquing
+3 CP  (<10), -3 CP 
+2 CP  (if > 0)
-2 x , -3 CP 
1 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
3 x Romantic Notion
1 x Touching Love Story
2 x Masquing
-10 CP 
+3 x 
Secure a table at Dante's Grill:
Bribe the maître d'
2 FATE No reward information available for FATE-locked actions.
A face from the past:
Don't remind yourself
A Finder of Heiresses 1
Auto +1 CP  (< 5)
1 x Hard-Earned Lesson
6-15 x Romantic Notion
2 x Masquing
A face from the past:
An intriguing resemblance
A Finder of Heiresses 1
Auto +1 CP  (< 5), +3 CP  (< 10)
1 x Masquing
1 x Touching Love Story
Sweets to the sweet:
Eat one<
50% all -2

5 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
2 x Masquing

all -3
3 x Romantic Notion
1 x Magnificent Diamond
2 x Masquing
all +2

1 x Masquing