Jericho Library (Guide)
There are 4 Research projects currently available, one of which isn't FATE-locked.
- History of the Hinterlands:
- Reward: False Hagiotoponym - 62.5
- The remaining 3 projects are unlocked with The Poisoner's Library
- Main Reward: The Swan Bride's Mask
Each study consists of 3 stages, each requiring 200 research, with the following ways to research:
- All stages: Common for the 3 stages are several basic options, each giving 25 progress. In addition, you will have access to one of the following, depending on your stage:
- Stage 1 will either have an option with languages or with cartography up to around 4 times, which in turn unlock an option with liminality.
- Stage 2 allows advanced options in addition to the basic options
- Stage 3 allows the most advanced options
To begin with, you have the choice of two options
Unless your Mithridacy is very high and your other attributes are low, it is recommended to go with field research, as it unlocks the best options later.
Table of easy options
These are actions available for every stage of your research. They are easy challenges and typically give 25 research.
|Area of Research||Action||Challenge||Success|
|Historiography||Beguile unwitting scholars||Persuasive 125||25|
|Establish a useful counterfactual||Mithridacy 3|
|Cartography||Aquire recent maps||Shadowy 125|
|Trace unreliable connections||Glasswork 3|
|Enlist qualified assistance ||Watchful||7 + Partial Map|
|Languages||Engage in correspondence with practised experts||A Player of Chess||25|
|Engage in correspondence with the Grand Sanatoria||Persuasive 125|
|Enlist qualified assistance FATE ||Watchful 88||7 + Sworn Statement|
|Liminality||Index your catalogue||Watchful 125||25|
|Forge original connections||Artisan of the Red Science 3|
|Enlist expert assistance ||Shadowy 88||7 + Glass Gazette|
|Ecology||Begin a theoretical dissection||Monstrous Anatomy 3||25|
|Drink with Monster-Hunters||Dangerous 125|
|Enlist qualified assistance FATE||Dangerous 88||7 + Unprovenanced Artefact|
Table of Stage 1 options
You start with either Cartography or Languages, either of which unlocks Liminality.
|Lead: Cartography||Study antique terrain||Watchful 177||39|
|Lead: Ancient Languages||Practise the Unspoken Languages||Mithridacy 11||35|
|Lead: Liminality||Chart the reflection of Hell's hinterlands||Glasswork 11||35|
Table of Stage 2 options
Cartography / Languages unlock Liminality, which unlocks Historiography
|Lead: Cartography||Conduct a survey||Persuasive 177||39|
|Lead: Ancient Languages||Correspond with fellow scholars||Mithridacy 11||35|
|Lead: Liminality||Consult texts of a speculative science||Artisan of the Red Science 11||35|
|Lead: Partial Historiography||Deduce obscure conclusions||A Player of Chess 11||35|
Table of Stage 3 options
Either option unlocks all others, except Cartography / Languages
|Lead: Cartography||Test out your theories||Dangerous 230||41|
|Lead: Ancient Languages||Converse with devils||Mithridacy 12||41|
|Lead: Liminality||Repair destroyed texts||Kataleptic Toxicology 12||41|
|Lead: Partial Historiography||Posit impossible conclusions||Mithridacy 12||41|
|Lead: Ecology||Analyse the fauna of Hell||Watchful 177||39|
With an optimal EPA of around 3, this will never be an effective source of money, but it may be a useful source of the one item it provides.
Optimal play involves focusing on the more advanced options that you can do reliably, and using easy options when you need 25 research or less. If you only need 7 or less research for the next stage, use one of the options that provide additional items.
Stage 1 and 2 both take at least 6 actions, while stage 3 can be done in 5 actions. In addition, 1 action is required to start, one to gain your first lead, and 3 to finish stages for a minimum of 22 actions.