Someone Is Coming (Guide)

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Someone Is Coming is a mechanic that is used throughout the game. 1 CP Progress is gained on many different cards, and once you've reached Level 4 (10 CP), someone will finally arrive. Alternatively, it may be cashed in on the Rob a drunk storylet in Spite. This means that a normal reward takes 11 actions, and robbing a drunk takes 7 actions.

Requirement Option Items Profit/EPA
A Scream for your Mantel x 275  5.5 E
0.50 EPA
Your very own Infernal Contract You just put it down for a moment x 300 
x 25 
11 E
1.00 EPA
Involved in the Soul Trade FATE A dealer in souls x 4  10 E
0.91 EPA
Investigating the Rubbery Murders, FATE Not making much sense now x 110  11 E
1 EPA
In Contact with a Long-Lost Daughter, FATE A present for your daughter x 22  11 E
1 EPA
A Person of Some Importance - For someone who has it all, or at least most of it x 24  12 E
1.09 EPA
Route: The Bone Market Raw material x 2200  22 E
2.00 EPA
Involved in a Railway Venture 50 A bag of jangling coins x 400 
x 10 
x 3 
14.5 E
1.32 EPA [1]
A furious and incoherent drunken rat x 100[2]  5.27 E
0.75 EPA
  1. 22E / 2.00 EPA if valuing Justificandes to 2.5 E
  2. Varies, 100 at Shadowy 200


Breakdown of Cards[edit]

Profit in addition to the cp of Sic:

Option Requirement Profit in addition to SiC (E )
Conflict Cards 5 favours with 2 relevant factions 8 E for 2 favours.
Attend the ceremony 4.58
The Aftermath of the Great Sink of 1899 Weeks After the Great Sink 1 - 48 2.0[1] and Nightmares -2 CP
City Vices: a Rather Decadent Evening 1 x Favours: Bohemians 4 + MW and Scandal
The oracle of the weasel-fights Dazed Raven Advisor 1.0
They don't even cheat well Featuring in the Tales of the University exactly 5 0.85
The Soft-Hearted Widow 20 x Moon-Pearl 0.8 E
City Vices: a tournament of weasels! Lucky Weasel 0.6
An Evening with your Spouses Philosophically Perfect Partnership 1 or Nightmares -3 CP
Join him in training Flexible Intelligencer 2.5 (5 )
Jack strikes again An Annoyance to Jack-of-Smiles 0.3
Exterminate the rats but charge a fee Vermin-free, 3-5 MYN 0.3
You're a complicated person... 1-3 MYN 0.2
Find a patsy Suspicion 5 Suspicion -2 CP
The answer to Nightmares? Nightmares Varies, Sic on success only
An opportunity! Free of Surface Ties - 0.15
A past benefactor The Protégé of a Mysterious Benefactor 7 Second chance
City Vices: a Plea from an Old Friend An Admirer of Beauty -
City Vices: an Entanglement with an Old Friend An Admirer of Art -
Bringing the revolution Plotting against the Masters Main stat +5 CP
  1. This card currently provides +5 CP of Someone is Coming, making it much more profitable than the rest

Cards while Zailing[edit]

Note: You'll meet someone first when you return to London. Excess CP over level 4 should preferably be spent on robbing the drunk rat.