Items (Guide)

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There are many items in Fallen London. Many of these have no value and no role in the economy, e.g. Toysoldierclose.png Broken Toy. Others will either have a sell value or can be exchanged for other items. This guide focuses on economy items and items that can be exchanged for economy items.

Item Tiers & Currencies[edit]

Many items are sellable for echoes (Icon-echo.png ) or pence/pennies (p) in London and some have a value in Hinterland Scrip (Currency3 copper.png ) when selling them in the Railway.png Upper River. Some use a different currency altogether, such as Crypticsecret.png Cryptic Clue. Most items fall within certain tiers of sell values:

  • T1: Typical: 2p (1p - 5p)
  • T2: Typical: 10p (10p - 20p)
  • T3: 50p / 1 Currency3 copper.png
  • T4: 2.5 Icon-echo.png / 5 Currency3 copper.png
  • T5: 12.5 Icon-echo.png / 25 Currency3 copper.png
  • T6: 62.5 Icon-echo.png
  • T7: 312.5 Icon-echo.png
  • T8: 1560-1562.5 Icon-echo.png

Of particular note, many items in T3 can be exchanged in cross-category conversions, and items in tiers 1-4 can often be upconverted to the tier above. These can be seen in the item conversion chart below:

T1 items → T2 items:

  • A) 100:10/50:10 (1 Icon-echo.png ) with a 50% chance to get the additional reward (worth ~30p) which has a low chance of being the rare reward (worth 2.50 Icon-echo.png )
  • B) 1000:105 (10 Icon-echo.png → 10.50 Icon-echo.png ) with no chance of additional rewards

T2 items → T3 items:

  • A) 50:10 (5 Icon-echo.png ) with a 50% chance to get the additional reward (worth ~40p) which has a low chance of being the rare reward (worth 12.50 Icon-echo.png )
  • B) 500:105 (50 Icon-echo.png → 52.50 Icon-echo.png ) with no chance of additional rewards

T3 items → T3 items: 50:51 (25 Icon-echo.png , commonly referred to as "sideverts" or CCC (cross-category conversion))

T3 items → T4 items: 50:10 (25 Icon-echo.png ) with a 50% chance to get the additional reward (worth ~1 Icon-echo.png ) which has a low chance of being the rare reward (worth 25 Icon-echo.png )

T4 items → T5 items: 25:5 (62.50 Icon-echo.png ) with a 50% chance to get the additional reward (worth ~2 Icon-echo.png ) which has a low chance of being the rare reward (worth 62.50 Icon-echo.png ). This step costs a favour or connections.


Item Conversions
Label Tier 1 (2p) Tier 2 (10p) Tier 3 (50p) ↓ Tier 4 (250p) Tier 5 (12.5E)
Academic Demetergreen.png Foxfire Candle Stub (1p) Vialgreen.png Flask of Abominable Salts Wake.png Memory of Distant Shores Library.png Volume of Collated Research None
Infernal Bottledsoul.png Soul Bottlered.png Amanita Sherry Bottledsoulblue.png Brilliant Soul Bottlegreen.png Muscaria Brandy Flamering.png Brass Ring
Mysteries (see also Whispered Hint) Crypticsecret.png Cryptic Clue Appallingsecret.png Appalling Secret (15p)

Scaryeye.png Tale of Terror!!
Sidebarmakingwavessmall.png (converting gains MW)

Implication.png Extraordinary Implication Bookblack.png Uncanny Incunabulum
Influence Papers.png Stolen Correspondence (5p) Gossip.png Intriguing Snippet (20p) Papers3.png Compromising Document Lips.png Stolen Kiss Baldman.png Favour in High Places
Luminosity Lamplighter beeswax.png Lump of Lamplighter Beeswax Beetle.png Phosphorescent Scarab Mirror.png Memory of Light

(Crypticsecret.png 25 x Cryptic Clue = 50p)

Candleblack.png Mourning Candle Magnifyingglass.png Patent Scrutinizer
Cartography Shard.png Shard of Glim (1p) Map.png Map Scrap

Waves3.png Zee-Ztory
Sidebarmakingwavessmall.png (converting gains MW)

Mapfragment.png Partial Map Map.png Puzzling Map
Wines Bottleandglassred.png Bottle of Greyfields 1882 Bottlemorelways.png Bottle of Morelways 1872 Bottlewillow.png Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe Bottlegiant.png Bottle of Broken Giant 1844 Wineglass.png Cellar of Wine
Rag Trade Silk.png Silk Scrap (1p) Scrap3.png Surface-Silk Scrap Scrap2.png Whisper-Satin Scrap Scrap7.png Thirsty Bombazine Scrap Scrap6.png Puzzle-Damask Scrap
Mysteries (see also Whispered Hint) Crypticsecret.png Cryptic Clue Appallingsecret.png Appalling Secret Bookpurple.png Journal of Infamy Implication.png Extraordinary Implication Bookblack.png Uncanny Incunabulum
Wild Words Waxjar.png Primordial Shriek Honeymazed.png Maniac's Prayer Scrawl1.png Correspondence Plaque Clouds.png Aeolian Scream Eyestorm.png Storm-Threnody
Nostalgia Honey.png Drop of Prisoner's Honey Heart.png Romantic Notion

Sunset.png Vision of the Surface
Sidebarmakingwavessmall.png (converting gains MW)

Adoration.png Touching Love Story Document.png Bazaar Permit
Elder Jade.png Jade Fragment (1p) Idol.png Relic of the Third City Mountainglow.png Mystery of the Elder Continent Graffitihiero.png Presbyterate Passphrase Meteors.png Antique Mystery
Rumour Book.png Proscribed Material (4p) Silhouetteman.png Inkling of Identity Conversation.png Scrap of Incendiary Gossip

Sidebarmakingwavessmall.png (converting gains MW)

Mask.png An Identity Uncovered! Newgate.png Blackmail Material

Due to their rarity, many T7 and T8 items are hunted as trophies. Check out Items (Guide)/Most Valuable for a list of these.

Economy Categories[edit]

Economy items are also divided into several categories, such as Rubbery or Infernal.

Many items have item conversions up to tier 5 - usually at a small profit. The lower tiers also have bulk conversion options, which often are more useful, at least later in the game.

Some categories can be gained from the relickers in exchange for Sack.png Certifiable Scrap that you've accumulated from Lodging cards etc.

Items by category
Category Item conversions? Favours needed Notes
Academic University.png Benthic
Advantage Gives second chances on challenges in main attributes
Book Usually not sellable
Cartography None Zee items have regular item conversions, Parabolan items have separate options
Contraband
Curiosity Items that don't have a different category appear here
Currency
Elder Bandagedman.png Tomb-Colonies
Epistolary Contains letters from Epistolary Matters
Goods Items often used for bartering
Great Game
Historical Typically used for writing monographs in Bookblack.png Moulin
Infernal Devil.png Hell Relickers
Influence Pawn.png The Great Game
Legal
Lodgings Contains keys for all your lodgings
Luminosity Flames.png Revolutionaries
Mysteries
Nostalgia Bohogirl1.png Bohemians
Osteology Primarily used in Bone17.png The Bone Market
Rag Trade Manacles.png Criminals Relickers
Ratness
Rubbery Associated with Rubberyman.png Rubbery Men
Rumour Salon2.png Society Relickers
Sustenance Foodstuffs, often used in Station VIII
Theological
Wild Words Urchin.png Urchins Relickers
Wines Clergy.png The Church See also A Presumptuous Little Opportunity
Zee-Treasures

Item rarities[edit]

Many items have one of the following Item rarities, ranked in order of decreasing rarity:

  1. Precious
  2. Rare
  3. Coveted
  4. Scarce
  5. Commonplace

This list can be used as an attempt to show whether an item is easily replaceable or not, but it doesn't actually tell anything about their uses or value. It's also not that accurate, so sometimes it's better to disregard it altogether.

Assumed values[edit]

Some economy items don't have a sell value, but can either be exchanged with an action into something else with a sale value, or is gained by exchanging items worth a value. For ease of information we have given these assumed values. This should not be confused with a sell value, as these items cannot be sold directly for currencies, but the values may be used as an approximation to see how valuable an item is. It should also be noted that many such exchanges require specific qualities or opportunity cards, which may limit how valuable they are in practise.

These assumed values still follow the tier system, so for example Amber red.png Nodule of Warm Amber has an assumed value of 10p, Nevercold brass.png Bessemer Steel Ingot has a value of 50p and Mapfragment.png Glass Gazettes have a value of 2.5 Icon-echo.png . Exchanges will usually add a slight bonus when converting - usually 2.5 Icon-echo.png with end game options - so you might end up with more than this value when exchanging the items.