Port Carnelian (Guide)

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Welcome, delicious Governor, to Port Carnelian. The outpost of London on the Elder Continent.

How to Unlock[edit]

To be able to reach Port Carnelian, one must complete the Pithman.png Working toward a Foreign Posting storylet that appears at Wilmotsend.png Wilmot's End. This can be opened after becoming Deportestration.png Banished from the Court following the return from exile at the Tomb-Colonies. If Wilmot's End is not reachable, this can be obtained at Speak to the Bohemian Sculptress found in Your Lodgings.

After getting Working toward a Foreign Posting to 7, you can finally head to Port Carnelian.

How to Reach[edit]

Port Carnelian can now be reached from Destination: The Elder Continent > Set a course for Port Carnelian once you have a ship from Wolfstack Docks. See Zailing (Guide) for more.

Basic Rules[edit]

A term as governor in Port Carnelian lasts 26 actions, measured with Declaim2.png Time Passing in Office and there are no cards to draw in Port Carnelian. All actions are dependent upon Portcarnelian port.png The Airs of Port Carnelian and those will change every time an action is taken. The goal is to gain either Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights or Horsesilver.png Silver Horseheads while not allowing Empresscourt.png Imperial Legitimacy to reach 0. If it does, the player will immediately be sent back to zee and gain no rewards.

Options which depend on Declaim2.png Time Passing in Office level[edit]

Declaim2small.png Portcarnelian portsmall.png Options Tigerstripessmall.png Horsesilversmall.png Empresscourtsmall.png
1-11 - Attend the Daily Assembly of Tigers +4 - -
1-11 - A day in Murgatroyd's Imperial Tea Shop - +4 -
1-10 1-10 Within their rights:
Close your door without a word
+15 - -10
1-10 1-10 Within their rights:
"Quickly, sir - in, in!"
-10 - +5
1-10 91-100 A plea for pardon:
"Release him immediately!"
- +15 -10
1-10 91-100 A plea for pardon:
Give the executioner the nod
- -10 +5
1-6 1-40 A sickness in the Khaganian Quarters
(with Tigerstripes.png 20 x Striped Delights)
-20 +25 -
1-6 11-50 A tithe. Not a bribe. +15 - -10
1-6 41-50 Survey the sapphire mines - - +10
1-6 51-70 A stroll through the Blue Bazaar* (+10) (+10) -
1-6 51-90 Allocate funds to repair a Khanate ship - +15 -10
1-6 71-100 The aegis of aesthetics
(with Horsesilver.png 20 x Silver Horseheads)
+25 -20 -
7-10 1-30 Caring for the needy - +15 -10
7-10 11-30 A dangerous source
(with Tigerstripes.png 10 x Striped Delights)
+10 - -
7-10 31-40 Inconvenienced
(with Aunt.png Inconvenienced by Your Aunt 12-16)
7-10 31-60 A shortage of workers
(with Horsesilver.png 10 x Silver Horseheads)
- +20 -15
7-10 41-70 A summons from the Smouldering Herald
(with Tigerstripes.png 25 x Striped Delights)
+25 - -20
7-10 61-70 His Amused Lordship
(with Goldenapple.png Associating with Radical Academics 5)
- - +10
7-10 71-90 A man above a bookshop
(with Horsesilver.png 25 x Silver Horseheads)
- +25 -20
7-10 71-100 A means for praise
(with Horsesilver.png 20 x Silver Horseheads)
+25 -20 -
11 1-20 The Fortification of Native Vitality
(with Mountainglow.png 5 x Mystery of the Elder Continent)
+12 - -
11 21-40 Building the Sky, a Public Works' request
(with Sunset.png 5 x Vision of the Surface)
- +12 -
11 41-50 Orders from on high - - +10
11 - Balancing the desires of the locals
(with Horsesilver.png 30 x Silver Horseheads)
+38 -30 -
11 - Negotiating the rights of the Earth
(with Tigerstripes.png 30 x Striped Delights)
-30 +38 -
12 - Honoured with a State Dinner
(with Tigerstripes.png 1 x Striped Delights and
Horsesilver.png 1 x Silver Horseheads)
Reset Reset -
12 - An audience with the Banded Prince
(with Tigerstripes.png 1 x Striped Delights)
Reset - -
12 - An equine festival
(with Horsesilver.png 1 x Silver Horseheads)
- Reset -
12 - Host a State Dinner
(with Deportestration.png Banished from the Court and
Medal.png Successful Terms as Governor 5)
Reset Reset -

* A stroll through the Blue Bazaar provides either 10 x Striped Delights or 10 x Silver Horseheads


At the successful completion of a term, the player may choose to spend all of their Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights or Horsesilver.png Silver Horseheads for specific rewards. The more obtained, the more rewards are given. If the player has very few Striped Delights and Horsesilver.png Silver Horseheads, they may choose to be Honoured with a State Dinner, which grants a Salon2.png Favours: Society and 2 Baldman.png Favour in High Places at the cost of resetting both Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights and Horseheads. Alternatively, the player may choose An audience with the Banded Prince to spend all Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights or An equine festival to spend all Horsesilver.png Silver Horseheads, gaining rewards based on which one is chosen.

Rewards for turning in Horsesilver.png Silver Horseheads:

Rewards for turning in Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights:

The table below lists the minimum amount of Horsesilver.png Silver Horseheads or Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights required to achieve a specific reward tier.

Horsesilver.png / Tigerstripes.png 2.5E Items 12.5E Items Echo
105 6 2 40
136 7 2 42.5
165 8 2 45
176 8 3 57.5
196 9 3 60
225 10 3 62.5
245 10 4 75

As one can see, this is an excellent source of Meteors.png Antique Mystery or Map.png Puzzling Map, especially if one has had multiple terms saving up one reward.

All completion of terms gains 1 Medal.png Successful Terms as Governor, 5 of which are needed to Host a State Dinner to host the Captivating Princess. This will reset both Striped Delights and Silver Horseheads, but gives a Cellar of Wine, a Baldman.png Favour in High Places, and the ability to be Restored to the Court of Her Enduring Majesty, opening the ability to become A Poet-Laureate of London.


Before unlocking tribute, there are limited ways to increase your profits. It doesn't matter that much which of the resources an action provides, whether they are Horsesilver.png Silver Horseheads, Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights or Empresscourt.png Imperial Legitimacy, because they can usually all be exchanged for each other on airs-dependant options. This means that you should always try to get the most resources, regardless of what that resource is, as long as it doesn't reduce your Imperial Legitimacy to 0. You should also try to avoid having Imperial Legitimacy 100, because this prevents you from benefitting some options.

Assuming a net gain of 5 resources per action (more is doable), you should end up with a gain of at least 130 net resources per cycle. More can be gained by using some particular options. Assuming you have at least 105 combined Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights and Horsesilver.png Silver Horseheads, it's always more profitable to cash in one resource rather than hosting a state dinner. This would suggest that you never host state dinners, but there are some rare exceptions to this, e.g. when using most of your actions in a cycle to regain Imperial Legitimacy.

Instead of cashing out around 140 resources each time, it's however more profitable to alternate between cashing out 105+ and 176+, as this leads to favourable rounding. Once you've unlocked tribute, you should always try to cash out Tigerstripes.png Striped Delights, as 5 tribute is more or less equivalent to 12.5 E.

Assuming you're able to alternate between 105 and 176 Striped Delights, you'd earn around 61.25 E per cycle, or around 2.36 EPA, in addition to Graffitihiero.png Presbyterate Passphrases from A dangerous Source. This is pretty decent for gaining a lot of Meteors.png Antique Mystery at least.