Term Passing... (Guide)

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At Benthic or at Summerset, each day is a new page.

Introduction[edit]

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As soon as you reach University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University 5 you can attend to university life. This is done by selecting different storylets in the University. All options on these storylets raise University.png Term Passing... by one level. As University.png Term Passing... increases new storylets will become available while old ones lock. This culminates in 6 different storylets at University.png Term Passing... 12 each of which will set it back to zero. This carousel can be repeated forever unless you select A most notable academic which sets University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University to 6 and progresses the story. Note that once you've selected that option all the earlier options will be gone for good so make sure you're finished with them. Once you've reached University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University 6 new Term related storylets will appear between University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University 9-24. After level 24 the University storylet will finish and you'll be locked out of these carousels. The same rules apply, although it only cycles up to T7.

Story Lines[edit]

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There are six main plots including several storylets that lead up to the University.png Term Passing... 12 finale.

Which to pick?[edit]

Some storylines are better for some characters and some better for others.

  • The Feasts involves you feasting with members of Summerset University. This storyline should only be done by people who still have their soul, as almost all good options are otherwise locked. Most of these options require University.png Connected: Summerset and also lower it slightly
  • The Stoats involves you hanging around with a student club. It doesn't require anything special and gives out various wines in varying quantities.
  • The Match involves Benthic University and more specifically their Cricket team. Like the Summerset line it requires you to have University.png Connected: Benthic however it doesn't decrease it and also can still be done when you've sold your soul.
  • The Debate, debate, discuss and or threaten everybody until they agree with you(diplomacy at its finest). Just like the Stoats it doesn't require anything special although the University.png Term Passing... 12 can drop Connected of one of the University.
  • The Library. Just some quiet reading until the Library refuses to loan you a book and revolutionaries start stealing stuff.The most interesting option is Report them to the college authorities under The library roof which gives you +30CP in both the connected categories for the university.
  • Teaching and other things to spend time on. Despite this being a University, this is literally the only storyline involving learning teaching and together with the Murder the only one which doesn't involve drinking copious amount of alcohol(or to say it in a different way, these two are dull and lack alcohol).
  • The Murder. Ah who doesn't love some academic infighting. The Murder involves you trying to find out who killed the research fellow in Antiquarian Esquivalience (don't worry about him he does this everyday). Note that this is the only storyline that starts at University.png Term Passing... 6 instead of zero.

Notable Storylets[edit]

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These are some of the more interesting storylets you can do:

University.png Term Passing... 12 storylets can only be played once before University.png Term Passing... has to be rebuild, so choose wisely. Some of them have massive negative effects even on succeeding in the relevant challenge. However, there are many challenge-free options with great rewards.

All the Options[edit]

Storyline Options Term Passing...
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The Feasts
Feasting at Summerset 0-7
Wine-tasting at Summerset 8-10
The Feast of the World 11
The World, devoured 12
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The Stoats
The Stoats 0-7
Fun with the Stoats 8-10
More fun with the Stoats 11
Stoats' Honour 12
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The Match
Cricket at Benthic 0-7
Picking the team 8-10
Match day 11
The end of the match 12
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The Debate
A public debate 8-10
The day of the debate 11
The debate closes 12
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The Library
Off to the library 0-7
Back to the library 8-10
Once more to the library 11
The library roof 12
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Teaching and other things to spend time on
Take tutorials for a little extra cash 0-7
Enjoying the pace of academic life 0-11
Prepare your lectures 2-10
Do some teaching 5-10
The golden path 8-11
Do some actual research 8-11
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The Murder
The body in the library 6-7
Begin your investigation 8-10
Talk to the deceased 11
Name the murderer! 12

The second Carousel (Featuring in the Tales of the University 9-24)[edit]

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After you've advanced University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University to 9 a second carousel opens up. This carousel works exactly the same as the previous except that it only goes to University.png Term Passing... 7. This carousel locks when you reach University.png Featuring in the Tales of the University 24.

Notable Storylets[edit]

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By far the most interesting storylet here is Talk to the Porters. For the cost of Crypticsecret.png 25 x Cryptic Clue you gain Whispered secret.png Whispered Hints and a Eye.png Sudden Insight. Eye.png Sudden Insights can be traded in on Every stone in your Lodgings (under Attend to Matters of Watchfulness and Nightmares) for a great boost in Owl.png Watchful. Because Crypticsecret.png Cryptic Clues can be gained using the other investigation storylets this is one of the best Watchful grinds in the game.

Every Option[edit]

The table below lists every possible option:

Option Requirement Challenge Success Failure
Assistants wanted:
Advertise
University.png Term Passing... <5 Owl.png 106  Bottleandglassred.png 53 x Bottle of Greyfields 1882
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.06 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarscandal.png +1 Scandal
Assistants wanted:
Ask around
University.png Term Passing... <5 Owl.png 108  Demetergreen.png 50 x Foxfire Candle Stub
Shard.png 57 x Shard of Glim
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.07 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Seek out some influential help:
Use your Society connections
Fox.png Persuasive 90
University.png Term Passing... <5
Owl.png 103  Jade.png 100 x Jade Fragment
Bottlewillow.png 1 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.50 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarscandal.png +1 Scandal
Seek out some influential help:
Use your less savoury connections
Sidebarshadowy.png Shadowy 90
The Flit 1
University.png Term Passing... <5
Owl.png 104  Bottleandglassred.png 25 x Bottle of Greyfields 1882
Moonpearl.png 105 x Moon-Pearl
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.55 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarsuspicion.png +1 Suspicion
Seek out some influential help:
Try to gain patronage on your own
Scrawl1.png 2 x Correspondence Plaque
University.png Term Passing... <5
Owl.png 105  Bottleandglassred.png 50 x Bottle of Greyfields 1882
Crypticsecret.png 53 x Cryptic Clue
Scrawl1.png -2 Correspondence Plaque
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.06 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Scrawl1.png -2 Correspondence Plaque
Sidebarscandal.png +1 Scandal
Those meddling men from the Ministry:
Deal with the evaluators
University.png Term Passing... <5 Owl.png 101  Demetergreen.png 50 x Foxfire Candle Stub
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 0.50 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarsuspicion.png +1 Suspicion
The student body:
Pick out some likely candidates
University.png Term Passing... <5 Owl.png 98  Bag.png 1-195 Bundle of Oddities
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= ~1.5 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Investigations in the university:
Head to the library
- Owl.png 98  Follow.png +3 Investigating...
Crypticsecret.png 49 x Cryptic Clue
= 0.98 Echoes
Sidebarnightmares.png +2 Nightmares
Investigations in the university:
Interview the suspects
- Owl.png 100  Follow.png +3 Investigating...
Crypticsecret.png 50 x Cryptic Clue
= 1.00 Echoes
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Investigations in the university:
Conduct forensic analyses
- Owl.png 102  Follow.png +3 Investigating...
Crypticsecret.png 55 x Cryptic Clue
= 1.10 Echoes
Follow.png -5 Investigating...
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Investigations in the university:
Interview students and staff
- Owl.png 104  Follow.png +4 Investigating...
Crypticsecret.png 52 x Cryptic Clue
= 1.04 Echoes
Sidebarnightmares.png +2 Nightmares
Investigations in the university:
Interview the Department of _______ staff
- Owl.png 106  Follow.png +4 Investigating...
Crypticsecret.png 53 x Cryptic Clue
= 1.06 Echoes
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Investigations in the university:
Talk to the Porters
- Owl.png 108  Follow.png +4 Investigating...
Eye.png +1 Sudden Insight
Whispered secret.png 108 x Whispered Hint
Crypticsecret.png -25 Cryptic Clue
= 0.58 Echoes
Crypticsecret.png -25 Cryptic Clue
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Find allies at the Department of _______:
Get the Semi-semiotic Fellow on your side
University.png Term Passing... 5-6 Owl.png 98  Crypticsecret.png 49 x Cryptic Clue
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 0.98 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Getting into the journals:
Publish and be... well, yes
University.png Term Passing... 5-6 Owl.png 101  Book.png 25 x Proscribed Material
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.00 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Secure your funding:
Take the equitable approach
University.png Term Passing... 5-6 Owl.png 104  Jade.png 104 x Jade Fragment
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.04 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarscandal.png +1 Scandal
Secure your funding:
Institute a hierarchy of donors
University.png Term Passing... 5-6 Owl.png 106  Shard.png 106 x Shard of Glim
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.06 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarscandal.png +1 Scandal
Interview prospective assistants:
Select on the basis of qualifications
University.png Term Passing... 5-6 Owl.png 106  Demetergreen.png 53 x Foxfire Candle Stub
Amber.png 53 x Nodule of Deep Amber
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.06 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Interview prospective assistants:
Select on the basis of... personal qualities
University.png Term Passing... 5-6 Owl.png 108  Jade.png 107 x Jade Fragment
University.png +2 Term Passing...
= 1.07 Echoes
University.png +1 Term Passing...
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Where is Dr Orthos?:
Make your peace with Dr Orthos
University.png Term Passing... 7 Fox.png 90  University.png +10 Benthic
University.png +10 Summerset
Wake.png 4 x Memory of Distant Shores
Sidebarmakingwaves.png +2 CP Making Waves
University.png Reset Term Passing...
= 2 Echoes
University.png Reset Term Passing...
Sidebarscandal.png +1 Scandal
University.png -5 Benthic
University.png -5 Summerset
The patronage of the Duchess:
Court the Duchess' patronage
University.png Term Passing... 7 Owl.png 98  Tablet.png 15 x Relic of the Second City
Duchess2.png +20 the Duchess
University.png Reset Term Passing...
= 2.25 Echoes
University.png Reset Term Passing...
Duchess2.png -20 the Duchess
Sidebarnightmares.png +1 Nightmares
Dealing with Virginia:
A word at the Embassy
University.png Term Passing... 7
Devil.png Renown: Hell 5
Owl.png 106  Book.png 55 x Proscribed Material
University.png Reset Term Passing...
= 2.20 Echoes
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Conclusion[edit]

This concludes the Guide on University.png Term Passing.... I hope it was useful! (and that you had fun of course!)