Fighting a War of Assassins (Guide)

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Diamondsmall.png Mid-Game Content

Depending on your qualities and which menaces you are willing to risk acquiring, there are numerous ways to raise Fighting a War of Assassins (abbreviated as FaWoA in the tables below):


Storylet Challenge Requirement CP on Success Failure
Level 0-2
The Forgotten Quarter
Ruins1.png A Noose Dangerous 120 FaWoA +1 Wounds +1
Devil.png The Infernal Hunt Shadowy 120
Tea.png The Tea Shop Dangerous 120
The Flit
Paperstack.png Gather urchin informants - Renown: Urchins 20 FaWoA +1 -
Fatman.png The Portly Assassin Watchful 120 Suspicion +1
Ropecourt.png Recruit the Raggedy Men Persuasive 120 200 x Rat on a String -100 x Rat on a String
Level 3
The Forgotten Quarter
Hansom.png A Ride to the Quarter Dangerous 120 1 x Ratwork Derringer FaWoA +1 Wounds +1
Forgottenquarter.png The Waker of Snakes Dangerous 120 FaWoA +1

TbF +? (up to 16)

Wounds +1
Ruins2.png The Picnic Luck: 50% FaWoA +2 FaWoA -1
The Flit
Mask.png The Boatman's Market Watchful 120 FaWoA +1 Scandal +1
Boho9.png The Woman in Green Persuasive 120 Nightmares +1
Revolutionary.png The Revolutionary Gathering Persuasive 120 Renown: Revolutionaries 10 Wounds +1
Level 4 (These actions exchange 4 levels of FaWoA for 1 CP in Dramatic Tension.)
The Forgotten Quarter
Ruins.png An Avenue of Dusty Earth Shadowy 120 Dramatic Tension +1 Wounds +2
Forgottenquarter.png A Moment of Respite Dangerous 120 1 x Ancient Hunting Rifle
Chap2.png The Courier for Killers[1] Shadowy 120
The Flit
Ropecourt.png A Pause for Reflection Watchful 120 Dramatic Tension +1 Wounds +2
Ropecourt.png A Long Drop[2] Dangerous 120 Wounds +2
Topsy2.png The Topsy King would like a Word[3] Watchful 120 Nightmares +2

SttEoI +1

  1. Moves you to The Flit on success.
  2. Moves you to Spite on failure.
  3. Two mutually exclusive, but seemingly functionally identical options, depending on Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King.


You will need Dramatic Tension 2 (3 CP total) to get your rewards through The Treasures of War at your Lodgings.