The Protégé of a Mysterious Benefactor (Guide)

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Silhouetteman.png The Protégé of a Mysterious Benefactor is a storyline that starts 1 hour after joining the game. The following option appears at your lodgings:

Warning! This storyline permanently adds a card to your opportunity deck. You can safely acquire a gift (the only useful item is the shoes), but after continuing the story further, the only way to remove it is to pay real money, so be aware.

Progress[edit]

1. Waiting for a Surprise (Appears in Your Lodgings)

2. Associated with a Benefactor (Appears in Your Lodgings)

3. Associated with a Benefactor (Attribute of 10, Challenge 15)

Thread Item Connected
Shoes.png Your Patron appears Book.png +10 Proscribed Material Clergy.png 1 x Favours: The Church
Bowlerhat.png Your benefactor knocks on your door Demetergreen.png +50 Foxfire Candle Stub Widow.png Connected: The Widow +5 CP
Brassknuckles.png A knock at the door Red gold.png +60 Piece of Rostygold Flames.png 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries
Humbugs.png A note from your benefactor Book.png +15 Proscribed Material Urchin.png 1 x Favours: Urchins

Either consolidate the connection or favours with your benefactor and get a little something or lose your gift - the story will end then and appear again.

4. Associated with a Benefactor (Attribute of 20, Challenge 25)

Thread Item Connected
Shoes.png The Ragged Mendicant is back Crypticsecret.png +45 Cryptic Clue Clergy.png 1 x Favours: The Church
Bowlerhat.png The Lady and the Monk Demetergreen.png +90 Foxfire Candle Stub Widow.png Connected: The Widow +5 CP
Brassknuckles.png Jack and the Anarchist Honey.png +25 Drop of Prisoner's Honey Flames.png 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries
Humbugs.png Your benefactor wants to meet Silk.png +100 Silk Scrap Urchin.png 1 x Favours: Urchins

5. Associated with a Benefactor (Attribute of 30)

Thread Item Connected Challenge
Shoes.png The Mendicant and the book none Clergy.png 1 x Favours: The Church 30
Bowlerhat.png An evening's work at the carnival none 36
Brassknuckles.png The Anarchist is back none Flames.png 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries 35
Humbugs.png Your benefactor is back Jade.png +140 Jade Fragment Urchin.png 1 x Favours: Urchins 40

Note: Doesn't look like we've all information at hand here

6. Associated with a Benefactor (Attribute of 40, Challenge 40)

Thread pick end 7 pick end 8
Shoes.png A pilgrimage? Quirkmelancholy.pngMelancholy
Clergy.png 1 x Favours: The Church
Book.png +140 Proscribed Material
Quirkmagnanimous.pngMagnanimous
Clergy.png -1 x Favours: The Church
Devil.png 1 x Favours: Hell
Nevercold brass.png +560 Nevercold Brass Sliver
Bowlerhat.png The fate of a disciple Blackglove.pngHastily Scrawled Warning Note
Pawn.png 1 x Favours: The Great Game
Widow.png Connected: The Widow -10 CP
Red gold.png +300 Piece of Rostygold
Blackglove.pngHastily Scrawled Warning Note
Pawn.png -1 x Favours: The Great Game
Widow.png Connected: The Widow +10 CP
Demetergreen.png +300 Foxfire Candle Stub
Brassknuckles.png Death of an Anarchist Quirkmelancholy.pngMelancholy
Sidebarnightmares.pngNightmares
Flames.png 1 x Favours: Revolutionaries
Bandagedman.png 1 x Favours: Tomb-Colonies
Red gold.png +500 Piece of Rostygold
Sidebarsuspicion.pngSuspicion
Quirkruthless.pngRuthless
Sidebarnightmares.pngNightmares
Quirksteadfast.pngSteadfast
Humbugs.png A knock on your door n/a Urchin.png 1 x Favours: Urchins
Diamond.png +25 Flawed Diamond

7. / 8. - Free of Patronage / Remembered Fondly



Conclusion: On a pure financial view the threads add up echoes as follows

  • Shoes.png 6,9 
  • Bowlerhat.png 4,4 
  • Brassknuckles.png 6,1 
  • Humbugs.png

But that's peanuts - the recurring second chances count more. From my personal view now, since it's a while that I did this storyline - well, what I actually miss the most from these are Fist.png Hard-Earned Lessons. But others may have a different experience to that and finally one should follow, what one feels comfy with in my opinion.

On the other hand, the whole game has only 5 watchful boots in total - three others are from seasonal content, and one requires Renown: Revolutionaries 25. The Pair of Mirror-Polished Shoes is a good choice if you value stat bonuses.