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The Rat Market is a real-time dependent carousel which cashes out a selection of three items from a fixed list, on a fixed cycle. These turn into an intermediate currency, Rat-Shillings, which must be spent before the market closes for that week. These Rat-Shillings can be used to purchase various things including items at equal prices to what they'd be sold at when sold to the Bazaar (meaning that the currency can be directly converted into echoes), or important items at prices cheaper than bazaar prices.

In addition to the above, it should be noted that there are many items which are intermittently sold at the Rat Market, being dependent on either one or both of the world qualities associated with the Rat Market (The Direction of the Rat-Wind and Phase of the Rat-Moon). These qualities change weekly at the closing of the Rat Market and thus give about a a week's lead time to grind the required resource to sell to the Rat Market that week, if you wish to buy them.

Of these conditional items, many of the two-quality-conditional items are incredibly [hard/involved] to acquire outside of the Rat Market, and as such should be prioritised when they appear if required for your ambition. As such, the following five tables give a following five tables refer give a summary of important items either hard to acquire, or much more efficient to acquire at the Rat Market, and the weeks that they are dependent on.

Further down the page, there is one last table highlighting efficient methods to grind resources that can be sold to the Rat Market. For brevity, this list only contains pre-Railway methods. (pre-Parawar, and pre-thing?)

Overall Table of Important Items[edit]

[Overall Table of stuff overall]

Item Ambition Quality Dependence? Optional? Currently available? Buy price at the Bazaar Shillings
(discount)
Quantity Needed Total Cost (RS) Usage
Intriguer's Compendium HD 2 (Rat Moon: Blue, Rat Wind: South) E N/A 3125 (N/A) 1 3125 [1]
Ray-Drenched Cinder HD/None 2 (Rat Moon: Soft, Rat Wind: East) N/A 3125 (N/A) 1 (possibly 2) 3125 (or 6250) [2]
Reported Location of a One-Time Prince of Hell HD 2 (Rat Moon: Soft, Rat Wind: West) N/A 15625 (N/A) 1 15625 [3]
Eyeless Skull None 2 (Rat Moon: Hard, Rat Wind: East) N/A 625 (N/A) 1 625 [4]
Eyeless Skull HD/None 2 (Rat Moon: Hard, Rat Wind: East) N/A 625 (N/A) 5 3125 [5]
Vial of Tears of the Bazaar BAL 2 (Rat Moon: Blue, Rat Wind: North) ✓ (FATE Alternative) N/A 3125 (N/A) 1 3125 [6]
Pair of Vakeskin Boots BAL 1 (Rat Moon: Runny) [either use "False", No" or "✗" (style question)] E 320 2800 (-12.5%) 5 14000 [7]
Ravenglass Knife BAL 0 Always E 204.80 2000(-2.34%) 5 10000 [8]
Ravenglass Knife BAL 0 Always E 204.80 2000(-2.34%) 1 2000 [9]
Skyglass Knife LF 0 Always E 12.80 120(-6.25%) 10 1200 [10]
Ravenglass Knife LF 0 Alternative Path Always E 204.80 2000(-2.34%) 1 2000 [11]
Skyglass Knife NEM 0 Alternative Path Always E 12.80 120(-6.25%) 777 93240 [12]
Ravenglass Knife NEM 0 Alternative Path Always E 204.80 2000(-2.34%) 77 154000 [12]


Item Usage Notes (Spoilers Within)[edit]

  1. Final Match Training
  2. Pages Training and/or Nadir Unlock
  3. Virginia Training or Hell 5 card Lodgings outside of Neathmas
  4. Use one for the Nadir Expedition unlock, (see other entry for other use)
  5. Combine 5 for Pages Training and/or Nadir Unlock (see other entry for other use)
  6. Gift to Wines
  7. Day of the Hunt
  8. Jaguar Blade Creation
  9. Jaguar Blade Recreation
  10. Preparation to find Poor Edward after camp ransack.
  11. Snake Allegiance
  12. 12.0 12.1 Knifegate


Tables split by Ambition[edit]

Heart's Desire Table[edit]

Item Ambition Quality Dependence? Optional? Currently available? Buy price at the Bazaar Shillings
(discount)
Quantity Needed Total Cost (RS) Usage
Intriguer's Compendium HD 2 (Rat Moon: Blue, Rat Wind: South) E N/A 3125 (N/A) 1 3125 [1]
Ray-Drenched Cinder HD/None 2 (Rat Moon: Soft, Rat Wind: East) N/A 3125 (N/A) 1 (possibly 2) 3125 (or 6250) [2]
Reported Location of a One-Time Prince of Hell HD 2 (Rat Moon: Soft, Rat Wind: West) N/A 15625 (N/A) 1 15625 [3]
Eyeless Skull None 2 (Rat Moon: Hard, Rat Wind: East) N/A 625 (N/A) 1 625 [4]
Eyeless Skull HD/None 2 (Rat Moon: Hard, Rat Wind: East) N/A 625 (N/A) 5 3125 [5]

Item Usage Notes (Spoilers Within)[edit]

  1. Final Match Training
  2. Pages Training and/or Nadir Unlock
  3. Virginia Training or Hell 5 card Lodgings outside of Neathmas
  4. Use one for the Nadir Expedition unlock, (see other entry for other use)
  5. Combine 5 for Pages Training and/or Nadir Unlock (see other entry for other use)


Bag a Legend Table[edit]

Item Ambition Quality Dependence? Optional? Currently available? Buy price at the Bazaar Shillings
(discount)
Quantity Needed Total Cost (RS) Usage
Vial of Tears of the Bazaar BAL 2 (Rat Moon: Blue, Rat Wind: North) ✓ (FATE Alternative) N/A 3125 (N/A) 1 3125 [1]
Pair of Vakeskin Boots BAL 1 (Rat Moon: Runny) [either use "False", No" or "✗" (style question)] E 320 2800 (-12.5%) 5 14000 [2]
Ravenglass Knife BAL 0 Always E 204.80 2000(-2.34%) 5 10000 [3]
Ravenglass Knife BAL 0 Always E 204.80 2000(-2.34%) 1 2000 [4]

Item Usage Notes (Spoilers Within)[edit]

  1. Gift to Wines
  2. Day of the Hunt
  3. Jaguar Blade Creation
  4. Jaguar Blade Recreation


Light Fingers Table[edit]

Item Ambition Quality Dependence? Optional? Currently available? Buy price at the Bazaar Shillings
(discount)
Quantity Needed Total Cost (RS) Usage
Skyglass Knife LF 0 Always E 12.80 120(-6.25%) 10 1200 [1]
Ravenglass Knife LF 0 Alternative Path Always E 204.80 2000(-2.34%) 1 2000 [2]

Item Usage Notes (Spoilers Within)[edit]

  1. Preparation to find Poor Edward after camp ransack.
  2. Snake Allegiance


Nemesis Table[edit]

[Table of items that are important to note for purchasing (ambition items that are hard to otherwise get) - split based on ambition]

Item Ambition Quality Dependence? Optional? Currently available? Buy price at the Bazaar Shillings
(discount)
Quantity Needed Total Cost (RS) Usage
Skyglass Knife NEM 0 Alternative Path Always E 12.80 120(-6.25%) 777 93240 [1]
Ravenglass Knife NEM 0 Alternative Path Always E 204.80 2000(-2.34%) 77 154000 [1]

Item Usage Notes (Spoilers Within)[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Knifegate


[Maybe add a neutral Table?]

[Quick Reference Good Weeks/Weeks to Watch for][edit]

[Quick reference table of "easy"/good weeks for midgamers/early-lategamers] e.g.:


(Note all of these resources grinds are covered in the MoL Flowchart?)

Formatting for Grind Footnotes: Resource, Grind, Grind description, requirements, Actions for 3125 RS.


Night Whispers (Favour and Mountain Sherds) (Done), UC (Staged Intro) Ballads (Done),

Crooked Cross PA RRs, Newspaper (140 and Meritorious) UIs Newspaper (140 + Meritorious) STs UC (Fabricated) C.B. (Done),

Orphangrind NWs (Ribcage or Newspaper EPA) SS PLS UC S.T.s L.B. CD L.B. RRs

(How do we orient sources?)

Item Tier Shillings (bonus) The Rat-Season:
FaF LL CC WaW VV TaT WW RaR NK KC SS DD
Dec 16 - Dec 19 Dec 23 - Dec 26 Dec 30 - Jan 02 Jan 06 - Jan 09 Jan 13 - Jan 16 Jan 20 - Jan 23 Jan 27 - Jan 30 Feb 03 - Feb 06 Feb 10 - Feb 13 Feb 17 - Feb 20 Dec 02 - Dec 05 Dec 09 - Dec 12
Always

E 12.50[1][2]

125 (+0%) No Good Early Sources of Fourth-City Echo - L.B. Industries maybe?
Tier 5

E 12.50

200 (+60%)[3] Storm-Threnody Ratty Reliquary No Good Early Sources for Unlawful Device (Moulin or Jericho Favours? or Zee Hunt turn ins) Uncanny Incunabulum
Tier 6

E 62.50

850 (+36%) Night-Whisper[4]

[5]

Parabola-Linen Scrap Crackling Device Captivating Ballad[6]

[7]

Tier 7

E 312.50

4000 (+28%) No Good pre-Railway Sources for Corresponding Sounders No Good pre-Railway Sources for Scraps of Ivory Organza No Good Early Sources for Cartographer's Hoards (Lab) No Good Early Sources for Parabolan Parables (War lock?)
  1. Assumed value, may not be sold directly
  2. Sale takes 0 actions
  3. Or sell 5 for 850 in one action (+36%)
  4. Night-Whispers Favour Grind: Turn Docks, Church, Society, Criminals, or Bohemians into at least 80 Tribute (for 3400 Rat-Shillings - more Tribute won't hurt though) after acquiring The Minister of Culture then turn the Tribute into Night Whispers at the Court of the Wakeful Eye, technically checkless, 72 actions.
  5. Night-Whispers Mountain-sherd Grind: Gather at least 80 Tribute worth of Mountain-sherds in the Underclay (Via Extract confessions from the Calcified Men) (for 3400 Rat-Shillings - more Tribute won't hurt though) after acquiring The Minister of Culture then turn the Tribute into Night Whispers at the Court of the Wakeful Eye, 100% at 209 Persuasive, 81 actions.
  6. Captivating Ballad Underclay Introductions Grind: Grind four (4) Captivating Ballads in the Underclay (Via Stage an introduction) (for 3400 Rat-Shillings), 100% at 209 Shadowy, 102 actions.
  7. Captivating Ballad Underclay Introductions Grind: Grind four (4) Captivating Ballads in the Underclay (Via Invent fabricated histories) (for 3400 Rat-Shillings), 100% at 147 Shadowy, 118 actions.