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 (2022):

Activity 1st week 2nd week 3rd week Info
The Feast of the Rose! Card for gaining Masquing and other qualities
An Arranger of Nuptial Phantasies Storylet for purchasing romantic dreams
Celebrate the Feast of the Exceptional Rose! Storylet to send Rose gifts to other players
An Encounter at the Feast Card Storylet Spend Masquing on rare items
The Lady in Lilac Card Storylet Raise Masquing above 20 using Rose gifts, and other qualities
Millicent's Parlour Storylet to get a tattoo; requires Entwined in the Intrigues of the Clathermont Family 30

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 if it's 20 or higher.

Abbreviations used:


The Airs of London 0-25[edit]

Most reliable way to obtain 2 x Masquing: A lovers' tryst --> Arrange to meet by the silver fountain (with sufficient Persuasive)

Option Sub-option Requirements Challenge Success Rare Success Failure
A masked revel! (Unlocked with 1 x  Mask of the Rose) 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! 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 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 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]

Most reliable way to obtain 2 x Masquing: Buy a kiss from Sinning Jenny --> Negotiate a little first (with sufficient Persuasive)

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
1 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]

The Duchess' Banquet allows you to gain Acquaintance: the Captivating Princess in exchange for 15 Masquing. A mysterious envelope always gives at least 1 Masquing and gives 2 Masquing 50% of the time.

Options on The Perfumed Pleasure Garden, unlike other selections, are repeatable, though they cost 1-2 Carnival Tickets each. The Exceptional Rose option grants x 10 on success, so it can be used to sustain a prolonged visit. In this way, an early character might use Enjoy the decadence to reliably increase Hedonist to a cap of 10, or use The Wheel of Affection to grind Romantic Notions to afford a Key to a Handsome Townhouse.

Option Sub-option Requirement Challenge Success Rare Failure
The Perfumed Pleasure Garden The Exceptional Rose x 2 70 +1 CP (up to 3)
x 10
1 x Tale of Terror!!
+1 CP(up to 3)
1 x Tale of Terror!!
x 20
3 x Romantic Notion
1 x Extraordinary Implication
+1 CP (up to 3)
+1 CP
Mr Hearts' Devilled Hearts x 1 50% +5 CP (if already present)
+1 CP (up to 4)
1 x Carnival Ticket
1 x Vision of the Surface
20 x Cryptic Clue
Alight with Passion
+5 CP (if already present)
+1 CP (up to 3)
1 x Extraordinary Implication
1 x Masquing (if 19 or less)
1 x Vision of the Surface
+1 CP
The Wheel of Affection x 1 80% 10 x Romantic Notion
+3 CP
+1 CP (up to 4)
1 x Memory of Light
1 x Antique Mystery
1 x Masquing (up to 20)
1 x Gift of Scorn
-1 CP
Enjoy the decadence x 1 70% +1 CP (up to 6)
+3 CP (up to 10)
-3 CP
6-10 x Romantic Notion
+1 CP (up to 6)
+5 CP (up to 15)
1 x Memory of Light
+1 CP Having Recurring Dreams: The Fire Sermon
1 x Extraordinary Implication
-5 CP
+3 CP (up to 10)
+1 CP
Join the dancers x 1 150 +2 CP (if 4 or lower)
3 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
3 x Masquing (if 17 or lower)
1 x Puzzle-Damask Scrap
+3 CP
The Duchess' Banquet Catch the attention of the Duchess 90 Move to Lodgings
3 x Relic of the Second City
+1 CP
+2 CP (up to 20)
1 x Tale of Terror!!
+10 CP
2 x Relic of the Second City
1 x Touching Love Story
1 x Antique Mystery
What's going on in the wine cellars? 50% 1 x Appalling Secret
1 x Tale of Terror!!
1 x Tale of Terror!!
1 x Extraordinary Implication
Move to Lodgings
+2 CP
+2 CP
Share a little honey with the Captivating Princess 15 x Masquing
Locked with Acquaintance: the Captivating Princess
150 Move to Watchmaker's Hill
+1 CP
1 x Dreadful Surmise
+1 CP Acquaintance: the Captivating Princess
+1 CP (up to 21)
+1 CP One Who Has Indulged in Unknown Pleasures
-15 x Masquing
Move to Watchmaker's Hill
+1 CP
1 x Dreadful Surmise
+1 CP Acquaintance: the Captivating Princess
+1 CP (up to 21)
+1 CP One Who Has Indulged in Unknown Pleasures
-15 x Masquing
+2 CP
+4 CP
Joke with His Amused Lordship 11 x Masquing 50% +1 CP
20 x Cryptic Clue
1 x Tale of Terror!!
1 x Favours: Society
+1 CP
3 x Appalling Secret
1 x Tale of Terror!!
1 x Memory of Distant Shores
2 x Extraordinary Implication
1 x Favours: Society
+2 CP
-20 CP
A mysterious envelope Open it 50% 1-10 x Romantic Notion
+20 CP
2 x Masquing (if 19 or lower)
-1 CP Freed from the Name
2 x Unaccountably Peckish
+30 CP
1 x Appalling Secret
1 x Tale of Terror!!
1 x Masquing (if 19 or lower)
+10 CP
Seek advice from Madame Shoshana Have your horoscope cast 5 x Moon-Pearl 20 -5 x Moon-Pearl
51–150 x Whispered Hint
1 x Masquing (if 19 or less)
-5 x Moon-Pearl
+3 CP
1 x Masquing (if 19 or less)
-5 x Moon-Pearl
+2 CP
1 x Masquing (if 19 or less)
Ask for an extispicy 20 x Moon-Pearl 70% -20 x Moon-Pearl
+2 CP
6-15 x Romantic Notion
1 x Masquing (if 19 or less)
1 x Touching Love Story
-20 x Moon-Pearl
2 x Romantic Notion
1 x Masquing (if 19 or less)
-20 x Moon-Pearl
+1 CP
+1 CP
1 x Masquing (if 19 or less)

The Airs of London 76-100[edit]

Most reliable way to obtain 2 x Masquing: A face from the past --> Don't remind yourself (with A Finder of Heiresses)

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

Gifts[edit]

Cost for free gifts equate to E 10 per Masquing with the exceptions of A Custom-Engraved Skull and Pink-Painted Cat which cost E 20 per Masquing.

Item Cost Masquing gain Notes
Free gifts, which are capped at 30 Masquing
A Custom-Engraved Skull 200 x Inkling of Identity 1 x Can be used as a skull in The Bone Market
An Antediluvian Ushabti 20 x Mystery of the Elder Continent Can be used to gain Parabolan Research and Expertise of the Second City in the University Laboratory (Place) and the Reflection of your Laboratory.
Illicit Volume of Unexpectedly Racy Fungal-Themed Poetry 100 x Romantic Notion N/A
Singed Playing Card 500 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey
Tiny Silver Kettle of Pickled Liar's Tongues 50 x Intriguing Snippet Can be offered to De Gustibus in Whitsun
Lemurian's Mask 50 x Intriguing Snippet N/A
Glass of Teeth 500 x Cryptic Clue
Unblemished Exile's Rose 200 x Inkling of Identity 2 x
Buttered Chess-Piece 200 x Inkling of Identity
Pink-Painted Cat 200 x Appalling Secret Counts as a cat for The Dome of Scales, Becoming
A Decanter of Lachrymose Chartreuse 200 x Amanita Sherry N/A
Metaphysically Educated Rattus Faber 40 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip Can be upgraded to Rodentine Panegyrist during HALLOWMAS
FATE gifts, which are uncapped
Hamper of Heart-Cuts 5 FATE 3 x Can be combined into Shimmering Songster
Rose-bearing Maggot
Watchful Doll Can also be acquired for only 3 FATE via a contract
Starveling Stole 10 FATE 10 x FATE-locked
Box of Potentials
Key-to-Heart Dagger
Promissory Note for Intimate Favours 20 FATE 20 x
Liberalian's Mask
Chivalrous Murder of a Rival
Box of Terrifying Candies
Hand of Glory 30 FATE 30 x
Tear-Drowned Collection of Incomprehensible Love-Poems
Mouthless Amber Mask
A Heartwood Hearse
Blemmigan Pedant 40 FATE 40 x
Lupercalian Mask
Explosion of Neath-Colours on the Stroke of Midnight
Tanned Mask
Golden Spiked Rosary
A One Way Ticket on the 12:15 to Hell 50 FATE 50 x Unlocks Point out the extraordinary flaws in their service on Disagreements at Moloch Street when setting up the Railway
Well-Song FATE-locked
Luxuriantly Coiffed Sorrow-Spider
Set of Martyr's Bones

Spending Masquing[edit]

Gaining Companions[edit]

Masquing required Companion Stats Opportunities unlocked
Free Companions
3 x Debonair Palaeontologist
Impenitent Devil
Clay Curmudgeon N/A
Curious Contrarian Ask an old friend during Ambition: Heart's Desire!
Enthusiastic Visitor N/A
The Pirate-Poet
Neurasthenic Assassin N/A
Canny Costermonger Trade (your dish) to the Canny Costermonger on A Kitchen for Artists in Station VIII, which is an entirely new option to gain resources for your dish.
4 x Enigmatic Augur N/A
10 x Dr Schlomo
Regular Correspondence with an Incarcerate N/A
Thoroughly Experienced Gondolier
Resourceful Dirigible Pilot
A Ghostly Presence
Presbyterate Diplomat
Affable Spy N/A
Pentecost Ape
The Cat's Chiefest Claw Options in several Exceptional Stories (FATE)
Sister Lydia Invite Sister Lydia on Choosing a Lay Minister when setting up the church in Burrow-Infra-Mump
Cloistered Diatomist N/A
20 x Genre Painter Can be used as a fitting in companion in Helicon House
FATE-locked, unless using the Rusty Census-Taker's Badge
40 x Appointment with the Gentleman of the Marsh N/A
Intrepid Deacon
Hollow-Eyed Tragedian N/A
Lettice, the Mercy
A Gentleman of Undisclosed Business N/A
A Stiff-Backed Young Lady
The Last Constable's Cudgel
The Cheery Man's Cane
Tempestuous Astronomer
FATE-locked
60 x Nacreous Survivor
Lovelorn Bishop
Countess of Thorns
Crimson Captain
80 x Efficient Commissioner
Bohemian Sculptress Can be used as a fitting in companion in Helicon House
September
November
Profoundly Educated Gentleman
An Irresistible Lady
A Monster-Hunting Academic
A Restless Clay Man
100 x The Secular Missionary, Renewed
The Revolutionary Firebrand, Reforged
Green-Eyed Devil
Quiet Deviless
Devil-May-Care Dowager
Incognito Princess
Captain Amelia Whitlock

An Arranger of Nuptial Phantasies[edit]

During the Feast of the Rose An Arranger of Nuptial Phantasies will set up shop in Veilgarden, offering dreams of a future with one of 5 spouses, at the cost of 20 Masquing. All of these will earn a Magnificent Diamond in the end.

Your progress (i.e. how many dreams you have left) is stored in Dreaming in Viric, while Subject of a Trance-Dream remembers your modifications. All dream conclusions increase your Shared a Phantasie of the Bazaar by 1.