User:Asarta/Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King (Guide)
For the Main guide to Ambition: Heart's Desire! see Ambition: Heart's Desire (Guide), for the Guide to the previous sub-branch see Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's (Guide)
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Devious. Inscrutable. Melancholy. Filthy. Incomprehensible. The Topsy King is many of these things.
In the previous part of Ambition: Heart's Desire! ( Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's) you tracked down the first player of the Marvellous the Bishop himself and convinced him to start early; you also gathered the traditional stake of the Marvellous 77 x First City Coin. The Bishop gave you the name of two other players: The Topsy King, insane ruler of the Flit (at least that's what he says) and The Manager the Royal Bethlehem who is "interested" in persons who are only loosely attached to their sanity. You decided to convince the Topsy King first and therefore traveled to The Flit.
Who is the Topsy King? (Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King 1-4
After having convinced the Bishop to start early you have traveled to The Flit to convince London's mad beggar-king; The Topsy King.
Wiki note: A lot of the following options have 77 x First City Coin as a requirement. None of them will consume them however, the requirement is only there to check if you still have them. As soon as you have less than 77 you'll be locked out of this branch and send back to Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's 4
- Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King 1. Having climbed London's rooftops you arrive at the Court of The Topsy King. As soon as he catches sight of your Monkey he becomes immediately aggressive and you'll have to use Persuasive to make peace between the two.
- Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King 2. After having made peace between your Monkey and the Topsy King you proceed to the matter of The Marvellous. He answers with gibberish which you using your Watchful understand as him being happy with things are.
- Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King 3. If the Topsy King doesn't want to play you'll make him play! To find something he loves enough to convince him to play again you'll first need to find out who the Topsy King actually is. You'll need to either interrogate The Raggedy Men, his servants or turn to your store of Cryptic Clues. Both options will increase Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King by 1 CP. you'll need to continue using these options until it reaches level 4.
- Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King 4. You've by now heard hundreds of story's about London's beggar-king but two elements keep cropping up; he was a musician and had a career in the the Shuttered Palace. After questioning people about this you find out that the Bale Collection of antique and exotic musical instruments is sometimes open to visitors. You'll need to travel to the Shuttered Palace next.