Painting in Balmoral (Guide)

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Crown2.png Balmoral is found at the fourth station of the Railway. Apart from visiting the local forest (the Moonlit Woods, where you can gain Moon.png Moonlit for painting) and Balmoral Castle, you can join the artist in the old Distillery in Gamekeeper cottage.png Crathie and take up commissions for Her Enduring Majesty. She has neglected to visit the place since the Fall, but that doesn't seem to bother anyone.

Painting Progress[edit]

Your progress towards a finished piece is tracked by Paintbrushes.png Painter's Progress. It is set to 1 when beginning a new commission and when it reaches 7, the painting is finished. This means you have 6 actions to contribute to your work and it takes 8 actions to fully begin and finish a painting. Your painting's style (the reward) is determined by the combinations of Moonparliament.png Painting: Luminosity, Shutteredpalace.png Painting: Nostalgic and Liberationofnight.png Painting: Incendiary.

You have 6 actions to influence your work for every painting. Both success and failure increase Paintbrushes.png Painter's Progress by 1.

Option Cost ~In Icon-echo.png Challenge Success Fail
Paintbrushes.png Painter's Progress 0
Undertake a commission
Paintbrushes.png Painter's Progress 1-6
With Moonlight ~11.60[1] Fox.png Persuasive 200 Moonparliament.png Luminosity 1 Shutteredpalace.png Nostalgic 1
In a subversive cast Surmise.png 1 x Vital Intelligence 12.50 Chesspiece.png A Player of Chess 5[2] Liberationofnight.png Incendiary 1 Shutteredpalace.png Nostalgic 1
Paint! Adoration.png 5 x Touching Love Story 12.50 Fox.png Persuasive 200 Shutteredpalace.png Nostalgic 1 Liberationofnight.png Incendiary 1
Paintbrushes.png Painter's Progress 7
Complete a commission Painting fragment.png Completed Painting

Creating a painting is essentially a 70-75 Icon-echo.png investment in order to gain different items.

Since both success and failure add one of the three attributes, your painting will always end up with 6 marks in total. The amount and combinations of these determine the rewards.

You must present your Painting fragment.png Completed Painting before starting another one!

There are small additional rewards for the success of each option:

Failure consumes the items as well, except for "Paint!" where the penalty is only Adoration.png 3 x Touching Love Stories.

Finishing a painting also increases the Paintbrushes.png Painter of Fine Art quality by 1, tracking the number of paintings you completed and your reputation as an artist.


Return to either London or the Helicon House in Ealing Gardens to present your painting. Only a Painting fragment.png Completed Painting may be presented.

Requirements Reward Value (Icon-echo.png )
London - Presenting your Painting
Shutteredpalace.png Nostalgic at least 4 80
Moonparliament.png Luminosity at least 4 100.20
Liberationofnight.png Incendiary at least 4 80
Any other combination
Helicon House - Display your own painting
Any combination
  1. 11.00 with Tattoo wheel.png The Seal of St Joshua
  2. Reduced with high Flames.png Renown: Revolutionaries
  3. Valued at 62.50 Icon-echo.png , but there's no direct way to sell it.