The Spider Symposium (Guide)

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Debating the Spider Symposium Summary
Variable-Length Activity
Setup Progress End
1 A 1+ A 1 A


Raise Chelicerae Clicked in Applause. Caps at 100/120/140/150 depending on desired payout.
Items Inputs/Outputs
Raw EPA 4.05 Raw SPA -
Carousels released with The Great Sink
Carousel Location Secondary Reward
Underclay Spite
Hunting Bees in Old Newgate The University /
L. B. Industries The Blind Helmsman
The Sunken Embassy Moloch Street /
The Spider Symposium The Singing Mandrake


The Spider Symposium is a carousel in The Singing Mandrake, released with Mr Chimes' Grand Clearing-Out. It is a variable length activity, and uses Chelicerae Clicked in Applause as a progress quality. Each point of these have an assumed value of 0.1 Echoes, as well as a bonus of 1.5 E for turning them in, although this takes 3 actions in addition to gaining the progress qualities. Any surplus points of Chelicerae Clicked in Applause you may have are exchanged for a secondary reward. The activity focuses on Persuasive.

The Academic Mood serves as a randomizer, similar to The Airs of London.

This carousel is one of only two sources of Lost Research Assistants.


Option Challenge Min for 100% Success Rare Success Failure
Suggest that thought shapes language 50 84 + 5  + 15 
Posit that language makes reality 178 297 + 32  + 34  - 19 
Suggest that they define knowledge 230 384 + 34 
Pass the floor to a spider inadequately prepared for debate 125 209 0-25 + 24  + 34 
Probe them on the nature of truth 125 209 0-49 + 15  + 34  - 19 
Suggest that language shapes thought 125 209 50-100 + 15  + 34  - 19 


Note that the calculator currently assumes all rare success chances are 20%.

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param = Resource|Optimise for:||select|Chelicerae Clicked in Applause;Nothing
param = RPA||per action|hidden
param = maingroup|Main stats||group|Watchful,Shadowy,Dangerous,Persuasive
param = Persuasive|Persuasive|100|int|0-500


For every additional point of Chelicerae Clicked in Applause you have beyond the cost of the reward you choose, you will be given a secondary reward of Silk Scrap. The current conversion rate is: 10 x  Silk Scrap per extra 1 x  Chelicerae Clicked in Applause.

Option Cost Reward Secondary reward
Accept a Volume of Collated Research 10 1 x  Volume of Collated Research Silk Scrap
Accept some handma— some silk 60 Silk Scrap
Accept the contents of a small cocoon 110 Silk Scrap
Accept the contents of a large cocoon 235 Silk Scrap
Accept some of the finest linen 610 1 x  Parabola-Linen Scrap Silk Scrap