Professions (Guide)

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Every week Time, the Healer brings An Earnest of Payment and rewards according to the Profession. Each Profession's weekly reward is listed at Profession Payments.

To select a new profession, you'll first need to quit your current one (if you have any), and you can do so via Resign from your Profession under Send a Message to a Contact in your Your Social Engagements.

For Tier 1 professions you then have to wait for the desired Faction Cards to show up.

Tier 2 and 3 professions are selected from An Unsigned Message.

Tier 0[edit]

Profession Reward
Spypaper.png Enquirer Owl.png +250 CP Watchful
Whispered secret.png 500 x Whispered Hint
Writerglow.png Minor Poet Fox.png +250 CP Persuasive
Jade.png 500 x Jade Fragment
Steal.png Pickpocket Sidebarshadowy.png +250 CP Shadowy
Moonpearl.png 500 x Moon-Pearl
Fist.png Tough Bear.png +250 CP Dangerous
Red gold.png 500 x Piece of Rostygold


Campaigner Branch[edit]

Tier Profession Item Reward
1 Supporters.png Campaigner Supporters.png Feckless Supporters (Companion)
(Dangerous +6, Persuasive +6)
The Campaigner's reward (Icon-echo.png 37.5 + Favours):

Baldman.png 1 x Favour in High Places
Beetle.png 10 x Phosphorescent Scarab
Vialgreen.png 10 x Flask of Abominable Salts
Jade.png 200 x Jade Fragment
Scrap3.png 100 x Surface-Silk Scrap
Bottlewillow.png 2 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
Bottlegiant.png 4 x Bottle of Broken Giant 1844
Flames.png 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries
Clergy.png 1 x Favours: The Church

2 Mad2.png Mystic Supporters.png Circle of Acolytes (Companion)
(Persuasive +9, Dangerous +9, Respectable +1)
The Mystic's reward (Icon-echo.png 50):

Wineglass.png 1 x Cellar of Wine
Meteors.png 2 x Antique Mystery
Bookblack.png 1 x Uncanny Incunabulum
Bohogirl1.png 1 x Favours: Bohemians
Salon2.png 1 x Favours: Society

3 Fingerking.png Silverer Spectacles.png Set of Cosmogone Spectacles (Hat)
(Persuasive +12, Dangerous +12, Bizarre +1, Glasswork +1)
A Silverer's Penny (Icon-echo.png 60 + Favours):

Bookblack.png 4 x Uncanny Incunabulum
Candleblack.png 3 x Mourning Candle
Mirror.png 5 x Memory of Light
Bohogirl1.png 2 x Favours: Bohemians

Enforcer Branch[edit]

Tier Profession Item Reward
1 Burlyman.png Enforcer Burlyman.png Burly Assistant (Companion)
(Dangerous +6, Shadowy +6)
The Enforcer's reward (Icon-echo.png 34 + Favours):

Attacker.png 1 x Use of Villains
Mask.png 5 x An Identity Uncovered!
Red gold.png 1250 x Piece of Rostygold
Bottlewillow.png 5 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
Bottlered.png 5 x Amanita Sherry
Manacles.png 1 x Favours: Criminals
Flames.png 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries

2 Derringergold.png Murderer Derringergold.png Discreet Firearm (Weapon)
(Dangerous +9, Shadowy +9, Dreaded +1)
The Murderer's reward (Icon-echo.png 50 + Favours):

Diamondred.png 2 x Magnificent Diamond
Red gold.png 2500 x Piece of Rostygold
Manacles.png 1 x Favours: Criminals
Pawn.png 1 x Favours: The Great Game

3 Aliaslist.png Licentiate Aliaslist.png A List, Writ in Gant (Weapon)
(Dangerous +12, Shadowy +12, Bizarre +1, Kataleptic Toxicology +1)
The Licentiate's Bounty (Icon-echo.png 60 + Favours):

Document.png 4 x Bazaar Permit
Mask.png 3 x An Identity Uncovered!
Bookpurple.png 5 x Journal of Infamy
Manacles.png 1 x Favours: Criminals
Pawn.png 1 x Favours: The Great Game

Journalist Branch[edit]

Tier Profession Item Reward
1 Notebook.png Journalist Notebook.png Little Red Notebook (Weapon)
(Persuasive +6, Watchful +6)
The Journalist's reward (Icon-echo.png 32.5 + Favours):

Declaim.png 10 x Dubious Testimony
Paperstack.png 3 x Sworn Statement
Newgate.png 1 x Blackmail Material
Dance.png 1 x Night on the Town
Nevercold brass.png 500 x Nevercold Brass Sliver
Bohogirl1.png 1 x Favours: Bohemians
Flames.png 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries

2 Promissorynote.png Author Promissorynote.png Appreciation Society (Companion)
(Persuasive +9, Watchful +9, Respectable +1)
The Author's reward (Icon-echo.png 47.5 + Favours):

Newgate.png 1 x Blackmail Material
Dance.png 1 x Night on the Town
Lips.png 4 x Stolen Kiss
Wineglass.png 1 x Cellar of Wine
Whispered secret.png 500 x Whispered Hint
Crypticsecret.png 250 x Cryptic Clue
Bohogirl1.png 1 x Favours: Bohemians
Flames.png 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries

3 Violant.png Correspondent Violant.png A Pot of Violant Ink (Weapon)
(Watchful +12, Persuasive +12, Bizarre +1, Artisan of the Red Science +1)
The Correspondent's Accomplishments (Icon-echo.png 60 + Favours):

Meteors.png 4 x Antique Mystery
Paperstack.png 3 x Sworn Statement
Declaim.png 5 x Dubious Testimony
Bohogirl1.png 1 x Favours: Bohemians
Salon2.png 1 x Favours: Society

Rat-Catcher Branch[edit]

Tier Profession Item Reward
1 Rattingpiece.png Rat-Catcher Rattingpiece.png Ratting Piece (Weapon)
(Dangerous +6, Watchful +6)
The Rat-Catcher's reward (Icon-echo.png 37.5 + Favours):

Torsowhite.png 1 x Strong-Backed Labour
Map.png 1 x Puzzling Map
Red gold.png 1000 x Piece of Rostygold
Ratsstring.png 1250 x Rat on a String
Constablebadge.png 1 x Favours: Constables
Ship.png 1 x Favours: The Docks

2 Whispered secret.png Stalker Dog.png Perspicacious Lurcher (Companion)
(Dangerous +9, Watchful +9, Respectable +1)
The Stalker's reward (Icon-echo.png 50 + Favours):

Map.png 2 x Puzzling Map
Red gold.png 2500 x Piece of Rostygold
Constablebadge.png 1 x Favours: Constables
Ship.png 1 x Favours: The Docks

3 Harpoon.png Monster-Hunter Harpoon.png A Notched Bone Harpoon (Weapon)
(Dangerous +12, Watchful +12, Dreaded +1, Monstrous Anatomy +1)
The Monster-Hunter's Labours (Icon-echo.png 60 + Favours):

Map.png 4 x Puzzling Map
Library.png 3 x Volume of Collated Research
Scaryeye.png 5 x Tale of Terror!!
Ship.png 1 x Favours: The Docks
Constablebadge.png 1 x Favours: Constables


Trickster Branch[edit]

Tier Profession Item Reward
1 Imp.png Trickster Imp.png Loathsome Imp (Companion)
(Shadowy +6, Persuasive +6)
The Trickster's reward (Icon-echo.png 38.09 + Favours):
Bottledsoulblue.png 10 x Brilliant Soul
Eyestorm.png 1 x Storm-Threnody
Raven.png 1 x Dazed Raven Advisor
Weasel.png 1 x Lucky Weasel
Jade.png 599 x Jade Fragment
Lips.png 1 x Stolen Kiss
Scrap7.png 1 x Thirsty Bombazine Scrap
Honeymazed.png 5 x Maniac's Prayer
Bottlegiant.png 1 x Bottle of Broken Giant 1844
Devil.png 1 x Favours: Hell
Urchin.png 1 x Favours: Urchins
2 Keysteel.png Conjurer Imp.png Horrid Imp (Companion)
(Shadowy +9, Persuasive +9, Bizarre +2)
The Conjurer's reward (Icon-echo.png 50):
Clouds.png 10 x Aeolian Scream
Newgate.png 2 x Blackmail Material
Salon2.png 1 x Favours: Society
Devil.png 1 x Favours: Hell
3 Cross.png Crooked-Cross Cross.png A Crooked Cross (Weapon)
(Persuasive +12, Shadowy +12, Dreaded +1, Mithridacy +1)
The Wage of a Crooked-Cross (Icon-echo.png 60 + Favours):

Newgate.png 4 x Blackmail Material
Bottlegreen.png 3 x Muscaria Brandy
Document.png 13 x Infernal Contract
Devil.png 2 x Favours: Hell

Watcher Branch[edit]

Tier Profession Item Reward
1 Disguise.png Watcher Disguise.png Revolting Disguise (Hat)
(Shadowy +6, Watchful +6)
The Watcher's reward (Icon-echo.png 37.50 + Favours):
Newgate.png 1 x Blackmail Material
Meteors.png 1 x Antique Mystery
Moonpearl.png 100 x Moon-Pearl
Declaim.png 8 x Dubious Testimony
Paperstack.png 3 x Sworn Statement
Constablebadge.png 1 x Favours: Constables
Pawn.png 1 x Favours: The Great Game
2 Lantern.png Agent Chesspiece.png Memento of a Struggle (Weapon)
(Watchful +9, Shadowy +9, Dreaded +1)
The Agent's Reward (Icon-echo.png 50 + Favours):
Graffitihiero.png 10 x Presbyterate Passphrase
Mask.png 10 x An Identity Uncovered!
Constablebadge.png 1 x Favours: Constables
Pawn.png 1 x Favours: The Great Game
3 Joshuashrine.png Midnighter Joshuashrine.png Shrine to Saint Joshua (Home Comfort)
(Watchful +9, Shadowy +9, Dreaded +1, A Player of Chess +1)
The Midnighter's Currency (Icon-echo.png 60 + Favours):

Baldman.png 4 x Favour in High Places
Scrap7.png 3 x Thirsty Bombazine Scrap
Papers.png 50 x Stolen Correspondence
Pawn.png 2 x Favours: The Great Game

Less Entangled Professions[edit]

Tier Profession Reward
2.5 Libervisionis.png Tutor Banknotes.png 6000 x Penny
2.5 Bookblack.png Undermanager Banknotes.png 6000 x Penny
3.5 Bottleclear.png Doctor Banknotes.png 7000 x Penny
3.5 Nib.png Notary Banknotes.png 7000 x Penny


Advanced Profession Uses[edit]

Tier 3 Professions have a disproportionate amount of specific options/advantages, sometimes very impactful. Namely:

All of them can get Document.png 1 x Bazaar Permit from Day 11: Mr Sacks, mutely during Christmas.

Fingerking.png Silverer[edit]

Aliaslist.png Licentiate[edit]

Violant.png Correspondent[edit]

Harpoon.png Monster-Hunter[edit]

Cross.png Crooked-Cross[edit]

Joshuashrine.png Midnighter[edit]

Analysis[edit]

While choosing a profession, it can be advantageous to, instead of trying to choose “best” profession, think in terms of suitability to a particular playstyle.

Where/on what do you spend/plan to spend most of your time? Are there any particular locations on activities which are necessary for a particular goal or simply attractive?

  • Players who spend a large amount of time in Parabola and/or often move between Parabola and London/Upper River may want to choose Fingerking.png Silverer.
  • Players who prefer to hunt monsters in Parabola and at Zee may want to choose Harpoon.png Monster-Hunter.
  • Players spending a large amount of time in Moulin may want to choose Cross.png Crooked-Cross.
  • Players spending a large amount of time in Balmoral or at The Chessboard may want to choose Joshuashrine.png Midnighter.
  • Players seeking to optimise Railway Board meetings may want to choose Cross.png Crooked-Cross or Joshuashrine.png Midnighter.
  • Players spending a large amount of time in Lab may want to choose Violant.png Correspondent, Aliaslist.png Licentiate or Harpoon.png Monster-Hunter, depending on which types of experiments they prefer the most - Red Science/Correspondence, Chemical, Biological or perhaps they don’t have a particular preference and just want to get all experiments done at least a little faster?
  • Players often making skeletons in the Bone Market may want to choose Harpoon.png Monster-Hunter, Aliaslist.png Licentiate, Cross.png Crooked-Cross or Violant.png Correspondent, depending on which types of skeletons they prefer the most.
  • Players spending a large amount of time in Khanate may want to choose Fingerking.png Silverer, Cross.png Crooked-Cross or Aliaslist.png Licentiate depending on Knife4.png Weapon of a Khaganian Front, or Joshuashrine.png Midnighter if they can 100% the checks without profession items.
  • Players spending a large amount of time Brawling may want to choose Harpoon.png Monster-Hunter, Violant.png Correspondent or Aliaslist.png Licentiate, depending on which BDR/Skill option they have access to/best chances on.
  • Players looking to train their acquaintances and/or help them with grinding Making Waves may want to choose Violant.png Correspondent, Cross.png Crooked-Cross or Joshuashrine.png Midnighter.

Of course, it’s not an exhaustive list, and more importantly, it’s not necessary to choose permanently - for example, you can take a profession to get a particular grind done more quickly or to meet stat requirements for Renown/Scholar of the Correspondence/Poet-Laureate/Defender of the Public Safety, take Violant.png Correspondent or Fingerking.png Silverer for a massive one-time cost reductions, et cetera. Also, while those recommendations might be true in general sense, specific playstyle may still require a different profession from a main activity for various reasons:

  • Glasswork items are way more common/accessible than other Skill items, allowing some players to 100% all relevant checks without being a Fingerking.png Silverer.
  • Specific Ambition items may allow to 100% all relevant checks without a professional item, or, in case of Fallenlondon.png A Leasehold on All of London and Joshuashrine.png Midnighter, simply directly match/surpass Skill/stat bonus.
  • Old/rich players may have accumulated seasonal and/or fate-locked items, which allow them to 100% all relevant checks without a professional item.
  • Cross.png Crooked-Cross Mithridacy bonus can be replaced with Snakehead.png An Epistemologically Flexible Approach to Historiography - if a player has unlocked The Wellspring of Moulin, and doesn’t mind necessary weekly expedition/giving up a material weekly reward, they can weigh the remaining advantages of a Crooked-Cross against other professions.

Last, but not least, simply flavour of the profession may be important for players focused on roleplay - after all, the game is mainly a story.