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 Tier 0 or 1 profession (or any of the Less Entangled Professions), 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. You can force-draw the card if you have a Favourable Circumstance. But don't do so unless you have already acquired the five necessary favours from the relevant faction, or you'll waste your Favourable Circumstance.

Tier 2 and 3 professions are selected from An Unsigned Message. In order to select one, you must be currently employed in its prerequisite profession. The Less Entangled Professions are also selected here but do not have prerequisites.

Tier 0[edit]

Profession Reward
Enquirer +250 CP Watchful
500 x Whispered Hint
Minor Poet +250 CP Persuasive
500 x Jade Fragment
Pickpocket +250 CP Shadowy
500 x Moon-Pearl
Tough +250 CP Dangerous
500 x Piece of Rostygold


Campaigner Branch[edit]

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

1 x Favour in High Places
10 x Phosphorescent Scarab
10 x Flask of Abominable Salts
200 x Jade Fragment
100 x Surface-Silk Scrap
2 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
4 x Bottle of Broken Giant 1844
1 x Favours: Revolutionaries
1 x Favours: The Church

2 Mystic Circle of Acolytes (Companion)
(Persuasive +9, Dangerous +9, Respectable +1)
The Mystic's reward ( 50):

1 x Cellar of Wine
2 x Antique Mystery
1 x Uncanny Incunabulum
1 x Favours: Bohemians
1 x Favours: Society

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

4 x Uncanny Incunabulum
3 x Mourning Candle
5 x Memory of Light
2 x Favours: Bohemians

Enforcer Branch[edit]

Tier Profession Item Reward
1 Enforcer Burly Assistant (Companion)
(Dangerous +6, Shadowy +6)
The Enforcer's reward ( 34 + Favours):

1 x Use of Villains
5 x An Identity Uncovered!
1250 x Piece of Rostygold
5 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
5 x Amanita Sherry
1 x Favours: Criminals
1 x Favours: Revolutionaries

2 Murderer Discreet Firearm (Weapon)
(Dangerous +9, Shadowy +9, Dreaded +1)
The Murderer's reward ( 50 + Favours):

2 x Magnificent Diamond
2500 x Piece of Rostygold
1 x Favours: Criminals
1 x Favours: The Great Game

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

4 x Bazaar Permit
3 x An Identity Uncovered!
5 x Journal of Infamy
1 x Favours: Criminals
1 x Favours: The Great Game

Journalist Branch[edit]

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

10 x Dubious Testimony
3 x Sworn Statement
1 x Blackmail Material
1 x Night on the Town
500 x Nevercold Brass Sliver
1 x Favours: Bohemians
1 x Favours: Revolutionaries

2 Author Appreciation Society (Companion)
(Persuasive +9, Watchful +9, Respectable +1)
The Author's reward ( 47.5 + Favours):

1 x Blackmail Material
1 x Night on the Town
4 x Stolen Kiss
1 x Cellar of Wine
500 x Whispered Hint
250 x Cryptic Clue
1 x Favours: Bohemians
1 x Favours: Revolutionaries

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

4 x Antique Mystery
3 x Sworn Statement
5 x Dubious Testimony
1 x Favours: Bohemians
1 x Favours: Society

Rat-Catcher Branch[edit]

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

1 x Strong-Backed Labour
1 x Puzzling Map
1000 x Piece of Rostygold
1250 x Rat on a String
1 x Favours: Constables
1 x Favours: The Docks

2 Stalker Perspicacious Lurcher (Companion)
(Dangerous +9, Watchful +9, Respectable +1)
The Stalker's reward ( 50 + Favours):

2 x Puzzling Map
2500 x Piece of Rostygold
1 x Favours: Constables
1 x Favours: The Docks

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

4 x Puzzling Map
3 x Volume of Collated Research
5 x Tale of Terror!!
1 x Favours: The Docks
1 x Favours: Constables


Trickster Branch[edit]

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

4 x Blackmail Material
3 x Muscaria Brandy
13 x Infernal Contract
2 x Favours: Hell

Watcher Branch[edit]

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

4 x Favour in High Places
3 x Thirsty Bombazine Scrap
50 x Stolen Correspondence
2 x Favours: The Great Game

Less Entangled Professions[edit]

Tier Profession Reward
2.5 Tutor 6000 x Penny
2.5 Undermanager 6000 x Penny
3.5 Doctor 7000 x Penny
3.5 Notary 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 1 x Bazaar Permit from Day 11: Mr Sacks, mutely during Christmas.

Silverer[edit]

Licentiate[edit]

Correspondent[edit]

Monster-Hunter[edit]

Crooked-Cross[edit]

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 Silverer.
  • Players who prefer to hunt monsters in Parabola and at Zee may want to choose Monster-Hunter.
  • Players spending a large amount of time in Moulin may want to choose Crooked-Cross.
  • Players spending a large amount of time in Balmoral or at The Chessboard may want to choose Midnighter.
  • Players seeking to optimise Railway Board meetings may want to choose Crooked-Cross or Midnighter.
  • Players spending a large amount of time in Lab may want to choose Correspondent, Licentiate or 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 Monster-Hunter, Licentiate, Crooked-Cross or Correspondent, depending on which types of skeletons they prefer the most.
  • Players spending a large amount of time in Khanate may want to choose Silverer, Crooked-Cross or Licentiate depending on Weapon of a Khaganian Front:, or Midnighter if they can 100% the checks without profession items.
  • Players spending a large amount of time Brawling may want to choose Monster-Hunter, Correspondent or 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 Correspondent, Crooked-Cross or 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 Correspondent or 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 Silverer.
  • Specific Ambition items may allow to 100% all relevant checks without a professional item.
  • Old/rich players may have accumulated seasonal and/or fate-locked items, which allow them to 100% all relevant checks without a professional item.
  • Crooked-Cross Mithridacy bonus can be replaced with 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.