Mr Chimes' Lost & Found (Guide)

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Unique among the Bazaar's shops, Mr Chimes' Lost & Found doesn't accept Echoes. The highly exclusive stock here is purchased with Memories of a Tale, earned only at the conclusion of Exceptional Stories. This guide advises players how best to spend their limited allowance of these most precious commodities.


Items Sorted by Stats[edit]

Note that these tables follow the following format: strict BIS is bold, shared BIS is italic, and stats which are neither but are nonetheless notable will be in regular case.

Best In Slot[edit]

These items are the Strict or Shared best in slot for one or more stats.

Item Slot Notable Stats Notes
A Firm Conviction of the Absence of the Supernatural Hat 7 Strict BiS for Nightmares reduction. Many better items for Persuasive and Watchful.
An Enviable Social Calendar Weapon 3 Strict BiS for Scandal reduction. Many better items for Persuasive and Respectable.
July Companion 12 Strict BiS for KT. Many better items for Dreaded and Persuasive.

Situational Best in Slot[edit]

For a subset of players, these items are the best available options for their slot. This may be because the alternatives are only available with world qualities, restricted to a particular Ambition, cost FATE, etc.

Item Slot Notable Stats Notes
A Slug, For Casual Draping Adornment 7 Peer item Viscount's Bejewelled Collar available through The Sacroboscan Calendar (Guide) every couple months. Peer item Strangling Willow Ring available through SUMMER.
Love-Sickened Seneschal Boots 3 Peer items available through WHITSUN, SUMMER or the The Sacroboscan Calendar (Guide) every couple months.
Polythremean Captain's Boots Boots 7 Peer item Moray Heels is only available at WHITSUN.
Courteous Assistant Companion 12 Peer items are FATE locked and seasonal (FEAST OF THE ROSE or HALLOWMAS).
Ebullient Undertaker Companion 12 Peer items are FATE locked and seasonal (FEAST OF THE ROSE or HALLOWMAS).
Johnny Croak Companion 12 Peer items are FATE locked or WHITSUN exclusive: Double-Headed Terror Bird for MA and Transfixing Squirrel for KT. Better companions are FATE locked, including Ebullient Undertaker who costs 12 x  for MA, and July for who costs 12 x  for KT. Probably better to just buy July or the Undertaker and wait for Whitsun for the other boost.
Tabitha Murgatroyd Companion 7 Peer items are FATE locked or Double-Headed Terror Bird from WHITSUN. Better companions are FATE locked, including Ebullient Undertaker who costs 12 x .
Illuminating Futurist Companion 12 Peer BiS is The Eagle, Ascendant from HALLOWMAS. Many better items for Respectable and Watchful.

Perennial Peer Items[edit]

These items have peer items freely available at all times of year, though they may be difficult to acquire or require completion of a lengthy storyline.

Item Slot Notable Stats Notes
Stalwart Pigeon Hat 7 Cheap and freely available Modish Bonnet for Scandal gain and Pair of Luminous Neathglass Goggles for Watchful.
An Uneasy Alliance with an Exiled Tiger Transport 7 Better item is freely available, but it's Your Very Own Miniature Hellworm, Saddled and Bridled.
Priscilla Transport 7 Better item is freely available, but it's Most Humbling Expression of Her Majesty's Esteem, the Society Renown 40 item.
A Machine for the Committing of Murder Home Comfort 7 Peer Dangerous item in The Very Teeth of St George! at Church Renown 25. Tiger-Furred Oneiropompic Stave eventually offers better Dangerous. Just get Unopened Bottle of Broken Giant 1899 'Century Label' for Respectable.
A Sapphire, Allegedly Imbued with a Minor Curse Home Comfort 7 Better item for Shadowy and Dreaded is freely available, but it's the expensive Rook-Crowned Oneiropompic Stave.
Reflections on Ys (Second Edition) Home Comfort 7 Peer item for Watchful is Naturalist's Map during the Evolution storyline. Better Watchful items are also available through completing the Evolution or Railway storylines, or by getting a full Neathbow of Mirrorcatch Boxes. Just get Unopened Bottle of Broken Giant 1899 'Century Label' for Respectable.
Vespasian Home Comfort 7 Peer items for BDR are Oneiropompic Staves or Neathoscope.

Early-Game Utility[edit]

These items are strictly outclassed for endgame players, but may be useful options for those who do not yet have access to a more lategame alternative.

Item Slot Notable Stats Notes
A Parabolan-sized Headache Hat 3 Beguiling Mask is the first better free option, expensive for new players.
Ostentatious Paisley Suit Clothing 3 Peer item is the Bohemians 10 faction item, Barrel with Leather Shoulder-Straps
A Much Put Upon Pawn in the Game Clothing 7 Insatiable Glove is freely available, but cost prohibitive for early game players.
Reformed Protester Companion 12 Just get the Disgraced Rattus Faber Bandit-Chief instead for Dangerous, Perenial peer item for Dreaded is expensive Bengal Tigress or after various renown or festivals.
Stoic Classicist Companion 12 Just get the Blemmigan Tourist instead for Watchful, and Perennial peer item for Respectable is expensive Midnight Matriarch or after various renown or festivals.
The Eldest Daughter Companion 12 Perennial peer item for Persuasive is expensive Winsome Dispossessed Orphan or after various renown or festivals. Perennial peer item for Dreaded is expensive Bengal Tigress or after various renown or festivals.
A Dream of Red Chivalry Affiliation 3 Perennial peer items require PosI or festivals.
A Flawless Example of Hubris Affiliation 3 Perennial peer items for Dreaded require PosI or festivals. Free Perennial better item The Crew of the HMS Ramillies availible during Evolution (Guide) storyline.
A Working Relationship with the Precocious Tosher Affiliation 7 Better Watchful items are tied to Nemesis or The Great Game (Affiliation) renown . Perenial peer items for Dreaded and Bizarre require PosI or festivals. Eventually surpassed by free The Crew of the HMS Ramillies from Evolution.

No Notable Stats[edit]

These items are difficult to recommend based on stats, even for early-game players.

Item Slot Notable Stats Notes
Extraordinarily Strong Reading Glasses Hat 3 Just buy the freely available Pair of Luminous Neathglass Goggles instead.
Sebastian the Nocturnal Smotherer Hat 3 Just buy the freely available Sneak-Thief's Mask instead.
An Unwisely Cultivated Plant Clothing 3 By the time you need Bizarre, other peer items are freely available, including Far Khanate Lacquered Armour
Calliope the Yowler Clothing 3 Just buy Dignified Tailcoat or Respectable Grey Gown instead.
A Censer with an Unusual Scent Gloves 3 Just buy Pair of Dancemaster's Dabs instead.
A Tattered Library Card Gloves 3 Just buy Avid Glove instead.
Benvolio the Bacon Thief Gloves 3 Just buy Avid Glove instead.
A Brick from the Very Walls of Hell Weapon 3 You should have a Bejewelled Cane by the time you need Bizarre.
A Tune in Three-Four Weapon 3 Just progress A Name Whispered in Darkness for a book of your choice instead.
Freya, Scourge of Fragile Ornaments Weapon 3 Just buy a Rattus Faber Rifle for Dangerous or Patent Scrutinizer for Watchful.
Ornamental Storm in a Teacup Weapon 3 Just progress A Name Whispered in Darkness for a book of your choice instead.
A Knotted Sock with a Heavy Lump in It Boots 3 Just buy Pair of Savage Hob-Nailed Boots instead.
Gustav the Ankle Weaver Boots 3 Just buy Pair of Savage Hob-Nailed Boots instead.
Percipient Cricketer Companion 12 Just buy Devious Henchman instead for Shadowy, and Make Your Name for Blemmigan Tourist for Bizarre.

Items Sorted by Use[edit]

Efficient Repeatable[edit]

These items unlock repeatable options that are much better than their evergreen alternatives.

Item Unlocks Notes
A Dream of Red Chivalry 3 Lower the ferocity of your Parabolan quarry through Demonstrate a sporting commitment to fairness This is not as powerful as the action given to Monster-Hunters, but only just and is open to everyone.
A Working Relationship with the Precocious Tosher 7 Accompany the Tosher on a spot of mudlarking on the Urchin card Most efficient source of scraps
The Eldest Daughter 12 Lab assistant with Toxicological Focus. Several repeatable labs including Analyse your False-Snake and Study the properties of Attar.
July 12 Usable as a member on the Railway Board (Guide). A pretty reliable board member for the usual actions.
Percipient Cricketer 12 Lab assistance with Correspondence Focus and an option with the Profound student. Most notably usable for Study the Prelapsarian history of the Red Science.
Stalwart Pigeon 7 Release your Stalwart Pigeon into the cloud ~5-7 EPA, depending on Watchful, from A Parliament of Bats.
Stoic Classicist 12 Most notably usable for Study the Prelapsarian history of the Red Science.
Tabitha Murgatroyd 7 A useful expedition leader in Moulin Expeditions (Guide) Also helps you out if you run out of supplies.

Efficient Single-Use[edit]

These items unlock a one-time option that saves the player significant resources compared to the free alternatives. Right now no items meet this criteria.

Niche Repeatable[edit]

These items unlock repeatable options that are either equivalent to or outclassed by their evergreen alternatives.

Item Use Notes
A Sapphire, Allegedly Imbued with a Minor Curse 3 An action in the Hurlers Speak to the Remorseless Archaeologist or move up and down the railway instead.
Ebullient Undertaker 12 Option in the Library Niche option in the library
Johnny Croak 12 Recruitable as an assassin No better than any other assassin
Ornamental Storm in a Teacup 3 Option when Zailing Very marginally better than the free option.
Ostentatious Paisley Suit 3 Option in the Maze-Garden The Maze garden is relatively niche, and results not fully known.
Polythremean Captain's Boots 7 Option in the Sea of Voices Marginally better than the free option.
Reflections on Ys (Second Edition) 7 An option in Oneiropomp Carousel Trade 4 x Memory of a Much Lesser Self for 6 x Intensity of the Dream
Reformed Protester 12 Lab Assistant with a Weapons Focus Very few projects have this focus, notably Making Hunting Rifles

Niche Single-Use[edit]

These items unlock a one-time option that is either equivalent to or outclassed by the evergreen alternatives.

Item Use Notes
Benvolio the Bacon Thief 3 Can be introduced in the dome of scales If you have all chimes cats, you can get a bonus cat at The House of Chimes
Calliope the Yowler 3 Can be introduced in the dome of scales If you have all chimes cats, you can get a bonus cat at The House of Chimes
Freya, Scourge of Fragile Ornaments 3 Can be introduced in the dome of scales If you have all chimes cats, you can get a bonus cat at The House of Chimes
Gustav the Ankle Weaver 3 Can be introduced in the dome of scales If you have all chimes cats, you can get a bonus cat at The House of Chimes
Ostentatious Paisley Suit 3 Can get you into the Clay Tailor Club The same price as other option to join.
Sebastian the Nocturnal Smotherer 3 Can be introduced in the dome of scales If you have all chimes cats, you can get a bonus cat at The House of Chimes

No Uses[edit]

These items do not unlock any additional actions.

Item
A Brick from the Very Walls of Hell 3
A Censer with an Unusual Scent 3
A Flawless Example of Hubris 3
A Knotted Sock with a Heavy Lump in It 3
A Machine for the Committing of Murder 7
A Much Put Upon Pawn in the Game 7
A Parabolan-sized Headache 3
A Slug, For Casual Draping 7
A Tattered Library Card 3
A Tune in Three-Four 3
An Enviable Social Calendar 3
An Uneasy Alliance with an Exiled Tiger 7
An Unwisely Cultivated Plant 3
Courteous Assistant 12
Extraordinarily Strong Reading Glasses 3
Illuminating Futurist 12
Love-Sickened Seneschal 3
Priscilla 7
Vespasian 7