The Empress' Court

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Pray silence for her Imperial Majesty. Silence, and darkness.

See Category:The Empress' Court for cards or storylets that are found in this place or location.

See Category:The Empress' Court Moves for actions that change player location to this location.

Unlocked with A Name Signed with a Flourish, later with Restored to the Court of Her Enduring Majesty

Main Quality: Persuasive

This location has access to the Bazaar.

Music: Empress at the Window

Starting Storylet: Spend a Few Days at Court


  • Card deck: This location uses the main Fallen London deck.
    • There are no cards that can only be drawn in this location.
  • This location forms part of the main Fallen London setting. All locations within the main setting share the same hand and deck. Moving between other locations of the main setting does not affect the hand or the deck size, with the exception of adding or removing location-specific cards to/from the deck.
  • The deck in this location is limited to 6 cards (or 10 cards for Exceptional Friends).
  • The hand size in this location is determined by your Lodgings.
  • If you leave this location and come back later you will start with all the cards that were in your hand when left, except the cards whose unlock requirements you no longer satisfy.

Finishing a certain storylet will make this place inaccessible, so make sure you finish every business here before proceeding. Finishing said storylet will unlock The Foreign Office, provided you are sufficiently Persuasive and A Person of Some Importance.

As of October 2017, there is a way to return to the court: to do this, one has to Host a State Dinner after finishing 5 terms as the governor of Port Carnelian.