Tales of Mahogany Hall (Guide)
Mahogany Hall is a location that is unlocked through the Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion storyline and primarily features a carousel that requires building the Tales of Mahogany Hall quality before it can be spent for various stage shows on a particular Day of the Week. This will be how you advance the Wars of Illusion storyline as well. See Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion (Guide) for more details there. There is an additional menace to be found here as well, Plagued by a Popular Song
When you first unlock Mahogany Hall, you’ll need to play a pair of storylets in order to get to the main section. The first, Start your career at Mahogany Hall requires you to have either Persuasive 95 or Shadowy 95. The second, The rhythm of life at Mahogany Hall has no requirements. Together these will unlock the main carousel.
Building Tales of Mahogany Hall
Initially you will have to build your Tales of Mahogany Hall to a minimum of 10 to cash out, (55 CP) with the max option occuring at 22 (253 CP). It's worth noting that when you cash out you will only spend 10, 20, or 30 CP, so as long as you dont fall below 10, you can continue cashing out. That said, you cannot bank more than level 22. The final two storylets on this chart will gain you Connected: Glass or Connected: Shroud for advancing the Wars of Illusion storyline.
Days of the Week (Cashing Out)
When you accrue enough Tales of Mahogany Hall you can spend some of that CP on shows with various rewards. As you advance further down the day of the week, the higher the Tales of Mahogany Hall you require. You will select the day of the show using The weekly variety bill! and then you will run the show, taking 2 actions.
One Time Storylets
- Level 10 - Work for Jasper and Frank
- Level 12 - Talking to Jasper and Frank
- Level 13 - Find the Kashmiri Princess
- Level 14 - The Kashmiri Princess
- Level 22 - Sunday ➤ Sunday's show
Addtionally Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion (Guide) has one one time option.
The max echoes per action is 1.125, so this grind is not particularly proffitable by the time you get to mahogany hall, given that you should be A Person of Some Importance at this point. But, if you particularly need Moon Pearls then it may be more worthwhile to pursue them here rather than buying them at the bazaar. However, Carving out a Reputation at court may well be more efficient for obtaining Moon-Pearls.
Other than either monday night actions on Light Entertainment!, or Tuesday Night's Try your hand on the trapeze on Feats of Daring and Grace!, the cashing in options are not more profitable than just grinding Tales of Mahogany Hall, given that they take 2 actions to cash in.
When picking options for building Tales of Mahogany Hall, its worth noting that many options only build Plagued by a Popular Song which, as long as you have at least 1 x Lucky Weasel and no Araby Fighting-Weasel will only cost .50 if it gets too high, so if you have a chance of failure, those options may be your best bet.
- 1 x Favours: Tomb-Colonies
- 1 x Favours: Bohemians
Plagued by a Popular Song
If this reaches 5, a storylet autofires that will cause you to lose 1 x Araby Fighting-Weasel or if you lack one, 1 x Lucky Weasel as it pops. If you have no weasels on you, instead an unlucky nearby weasel pops instead. If this happens, you will gain Scandal +2 CP. Either way, the Plagued by a Popular Song will then reduce by -7 CP. This will also reduce by 1 with Time, the Healer When this quality hits 3 or more, you can eliminate it at a 50% chance with the storylet A most vexing melody.