The Cheesemonger (Guide)
This is the combined guide to On the Trail of the Cheesemonger and An Agent of the Cheesemonger. These storylines grant you The Great Game: A Fine Piece in the Game, if you choose to complete them, or several opportunities to gain Favours if you choose not to.
This storyline is advanced entirely through opportunity cards. You can get the first level by talking to the Gossip in your Lodgings (The first move in a Game), but the opportunity cards require A Name in Seven Secret Alphabets 3.
This storyline is done partly through opportunity cards and partly through storylets. The first sections are particularly good for gaining favours.
These cards are unlocked with 40 in a main attribute, as well as the right level of An Agent of the Cheesemonger.
The actions can be split in two sections. Spy actions give 1 CP An Agent of the Cheesemonger on a success on a challenge, as well as 32 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey. Favour actions give a favour of a type depending on who you're supposed to spy against.
At levels 4–5, getting favours costs a CP of An Agent of the Cheesemonger, and there's additionally an option to resign from the service of the Cheesemonger.
This section of the story is highly profitable, as favours are very valuable, either for direct profit or for renown. Some players avoid progressing the story at all, in order to keep playing these cards.
|Card||Spy Challenge||Favour type|
|Unlocked at level 1–3|
|A task from the Cheesemonger||40||1 x Urchins|
|A commission from the Cheesemonger||48||0-1 Rubbery Men|
|A job from the Cheesemonger||48||1 x Tomb-Colonies|
|An assignment from the Cheesemonger||48||1 x The Church|
|Unlocked at level 4–5|
|A deed for the Cheesemonger||40||1 x Society|
|A mission from the Cheesemonger||48||1 x The Docks|
|An errand for the Cheesemonger||48||1 x Bohemians|
|An undertaking from the Cheesemonger||48||1 x Revolutionaries|
- Also gives 24 x Cryptic Clue
- Also has an option to pay someone else to spy for the Cheesemonger
The rest of the story
- 11 - The valet
- 18 - An... invitation?
Alice's Plan - Spite
- 22 - Murder the controller of the French network
- 23 - Murder the controller of the Russian network
- 24 - Clean up the rest of the spies
Betraying Alice - Fallen London
Replacing Alice - Veilgarden
A Fine Piece in the Game
Congratulations: you are now A Fine Piece in the Game! The quality is needed for several things:
- One option for becoming A Person of Some Importance
- One of two ways to get Profession: Watcher
- Profession: Midnighter
- Complaisant Frost-Moth from Cave of the Nadir
- A tattoo option
Plus, you get 2 free Fate when you finish the storyline and get this quality.