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Whitsun has a lot of critters that you can make! It can be really overwhelming to plan exactly what you want from year to year. In order to help those who are overwhelmed and don't know where to start, here is a tier list of Whitsun creatures to help decide what eggs you want to bother hatching. As a tier list there's obviously quite a lot of subjectivity involved here, but this should at least serve as a reasonable starting point.

This page will not be covering how to obtain the various Whitsun creatures. For that, see Whitsun (Guide). This is purely to help players examine their options.

For all stats, strict BiS are in bold, shared BiS are in italics.

Note On Other Festivals[edit]

The way Whitsun works is that every year, some eggs will be freely available, and others will cost an Amber Ha'penny. We don't know ahead of time what the rotation will look like each year, but in principle any Whitsun item is available to someone playing freely, albeit some may require saving up several years' worth of Ha'pennies. In 2024, Pelagic Egg, Untreated and Scarlet Egg, Untreated are free while the others cost a single Amber Ha'penny.

The two other Companion-based festivals currently are Hallowmas and Feast of the Rose. Most of the peer companions from the latter cost FATE. With regard to Hallowmas, there may be Whitsun peer items available this year or there may not be; Hallowmas cycles through what's freely available every year, and the only real heuristic is that something which was available for free last year probably won't be this year.

Special Tier: Sartorial & Bellic Augmentations[edit]

The items gained from Sartorial and Bellic Augmentation are all good. They are all worth getting if you do not have any of their peer items; they give multiple useful stats and often have a useful niche as well. They can be quite expensive however at Amber Ha'penny per item, so plan accordingly. Note also that the items in this tier hatch immediately.

Sartorial Augmentations
Item Slot Stats Notable Uses Other Notes Egg type
Birdskin Gloves Gloves Dangerous +3
Respectable +1
Monstrous Anatomy +1
Neathproofed +1
None. Variant text in FATE-locked story Flame, Lead, Clay, Glass. Aged, Invigorated
Aurochs-Fur Coat Clothing Shadowy +6
Respectable +4
Bizarre -2
Glasswork +1
Reduces Nightmares build up.?
Neathproofed +2
None Shared BiS for BDR. The Waswood and Nadir upgrades to Parabola-Linen Suit and Parabola-Linen Frock are year-round alternatives for Glasswork clothing.

For those who do not have access to the Tatterskin Shawl, it is shared BiS for Shadowy with several other easily-obtained items.

Aged, Enlightened
Tuneful Hat Hat Persuasive +6
Respectable +4
Dreaded -2
Mithridacy +1
Can be used to gain immediate entrance to The Clay Tailor Club. Shared BiS for BDR. Note that the other two Mithridacy hats require FATE, either at Hallowmas or for the story The Mushroom's Dream. Scarlet, Invigorated
Iguana-Skin Boots Boots Watchful +5
Dreaded +1
Bizarre +1
Shapeling Arts +1
Neathproofed +1
None. Shared BiS for BDR. All currently available +2 BDR Boots are Sartorial Augmentation items. Scarlet, Enlightened
Honed Ushanka Hat Shadowy +6
Respectable -2
Bizarre +4
Kataleptic Toxicology +1
Neathproofed +1
Brawling with Dockers Shared BiS for BDR. Note that the only other Kataleptic Toxicology hat currently available is The Swan Bride's Mask, which requires playing the FATE story The Poisoner's Library, making this the only freely available KT hat. Percipient, Invigorated
Vigilant Chitin-Fur Boots Boots Watchful +5
Respectable +1
Bizarre +1
Artisan of the Red Science +1
Brawling with Dockers Shared BiS for BDR. All currently available +2 BDR Boots are Sartorial Augmentation items. Percipient, Enlightened
Moray Heels Boots Dangerous +5
Respectable +1
Dreaded +1
Zeefaring +1
Brawling with Dockers Shared BiS for BDR. The only other Zeefaring boots are FATE locked through Mr Chimes' Lost & Found. All currently available +2 BDR Boots are Sartorial Augmentation items. Pelagic, Invigorated
Mesmeric Parasol Weapon Persuasive +5
Respectable +2
Dreaded -1
Bizarre +1
A Player of Chess +1
An option at False-Dawn on long Khaganian Intrigues. The only other A Player of Chess weapons available are an item from Ambition: Heart's Desire! and an Estival item. Shared WiS for Dreaded. Pelagic, Enlightened
Bellic Augmentations
Item Slot Stats Notable Uses Other Notes Egg type
Iron-Lung Bagpipes Weapon Dangerous +8
Respectable -1
Bizarre +3
Monstrous Anatomy +1
Serenade the Saint during pilgrimages in Godfall, gives more St Stalactite's Favour than the alternative option Peer Monstrous Anatomy item, the Leviathan-Bone Knife, is freely available from The Rat Market during the False-Season of Summer. Aged, Invigorated
Skein of Silvered Catgut Weapon Shadowy +8
Respectable +2
Bizarre -1
Glasswork +1
Inerrant +1
Follow your silver skein during Parabolan hunts Strict WiS for Bizarre. Several peer items are available from other sources, namely Estival, Bag A Legend, two from Heart's Desire, and one freely available from the Rat Market. Aged, Enlightened
Coolflame Quill Weapon Watchful +8
Respectable +1
Dreaded +1
Mithridacy +1
Reduce Monograph Incoherence in Moulin None. Scarlet, Invigorated
Resinous Pyrophone Weapon Watchful +8
Respectable +1
Dreaded -1
Bizarre +2
Shapeling Arts +1
Warm up your Resinous Pyrophone to gain Fitting in at Helicon House in The South Parlour Shared WiS for Dreaded. Peer item for Shapeling Arts is available year-round from the story of the Rubbery Parishioner, which is accessible after building a Church or Freehold at the Burrow-Infra-Mump station on the Railway. Scarlet, Enlightened
Telsonic Signet Weapon Shadowy +8
Respectable +1
Dreaded +1
Kataleptic Toxicology +1
A (very bad) option on Toxicology lab experiments that lets you gain research that scales with Kataleptic Toxicology, in exchange for a bit of Scandal. Peer Kataleptic Toxicology items from several sources: freely available ( Honest Butcher's Tool & The Black Book of Hearts), FATE-locked except for Hellworm Gachapon ( Vial of Cantigaster Venom), or from Estival ( A Rack of Carefully-Individuated Deaths) Percipient, Invigorated
Russet Brachiator Weapon Watchful +8
Respectable -1
Dreaded +2
Artisan of the Red Science +1
Neathproofed +1
A Piracy option on a card that otherwise lacks one in the Sea of Voices Peer item for Red Science is Estival only. Percipient, Enlightened
Flexile Sabre Weapon Dangerous +8
Dreaded +1
Bizarre +1
Zeefaring +1
A Piracy option on a card that otherwise lacks one in the Sea of Voices Freely-available peer Zeefaring items from the Khanate ( Mostly-Cooperative Chart of the Eastern Unterzee) as well as the Sacroboscan Calendar ( M. D_____' A_____ for _______: F____ Edition) Pelagic, Invigorated
Cephalopod Satchel Luggage Bizarre +1
A Player of Chess +1
Insubstantial +1
Guide newcomers to where they might best fit in for a bit more Hinterland Prosperity in The City of the Tracklayers Shared BiS for BDR. Peer items for all stats (except A Player of Chess) freely available at Bazaar Side-Streets. Pelagic, Enlightened

S Tier[edit]

These are must-have companions; these unlock very useful options that players will be very glad to have, either from convenience or profitability. Companions with notable stats are located here as well.

S Tier
Item Stats Notable Uses Other Notes Egg type
Young Terror Bird Dangerous +3
Efficient source of Wing of a Young Terror Bird at the Ealing butcher None.
Double-Headed Terror Bird Shadowy +5
Dangerous +7
Dreaded +3
Monstrous Anatomy +1
None Shared BiS non-FATE BDR. Peer or better items for Dreaded, Monstrous Anatomy, and BDR are all other Whitsun companions or FATE- or Hallowmas-locked.
Aurochs Shadowy +3
Efficient source of Horned Skull at the Ealing butcher None.
Unquenchable Firebird Persuasive +7
Watchful +5
Respectable +3
Mithridacy +1
Neathproofed +1
One of several options for a watchtower in Ealing Gardens. Shared BiS non-FATE BDR. Peer or better items for Respectable, Mithridacy, and Neathproofed are all other Whitsun companions or FATE- or Hallowmas-locked.
Rubbery Dragon Watchful +7
Persuasive +5
Bizarre +3
Shapeling Arts +1
None. Shared BiS non-FATE BDR. Peer or better items for Bizarre and Shapeling Arts are all FATE- or Hallowmas-locked.
Transfixing Squirrel Watchful +5
Shadowy +7
Dreaded +1
Bizarre +2
Kataleptic Toxicology +1
A useful option on Moulin expeditions Shared BiS non-FATE BDR. Peer or better items for Kataleptic Toxicology are all FATE- or Hallowmas-locked.
Brachiating Spindlewolf Watchful +7
Shadowy +5
Respectable +2
Bizarre +1
Artisan of the Red Science +1
Ascend in the Nadir, but it's bad. Shared BiS non-FATE BDR. Peer or better items for Artisan of the Red Science are all FATE- or Hallowmas-locked, except for the Violant-Winged Bat only available in Ambition: Nemesis.
Inculcating Kraken Dangerous +5
Persuasive +7
Respectable +1
Dreaded +1
Bizarre +1
A Player of Chess +1
A highly profitable option on the 5-card variant Bazaar lodgings card with a difficult A Player of Chess challenge. Shared BiS non-FATE BDR. Another A Player of Chess companion is available to those who make certain decisions towards the end of Ambition: Heart's Desire!. All other peer or better items for A Player of Chess are FATE-locked.

A Tier[edit]

These are companions that are extremely useful and unlock options that a player may be very glad to have. This also includes companions that have notable stats, but with easily accessible alternatives.

A Tier
Item Notable Stats Notable Uses Other Notes Egg type
Iron-Toothed Terror Bird Shadowy +5
Dangerous +7
Dreaded +1
Hunting it in Parabola is a good source of Direful Reflection and Thorned Ribcage. None.
Carnivorous Aurochs Shadowy +5
Dangerous +3
Hunting it in Parabola is a good source of Memory of Discordance and significantly more efficient than the alternative Hurlyburly. Not as necessary with a certain Ambition reward from Ambition: Bag a Legend!.
Reflected Minotaur Shadowy +7
Dangerous +5
Dreaded +1
Bizarre +1
Glasswork +1
None The Honey-Mazed Bear available in Ealing Gardens is an accessible alternative, but keeping it removes a moderately-profitable bonus loop to Parabola trips. Notably, the Parabolan Kitten is widely available with social actions and may be more valuable, significantly lowering the ranking of this option if you can obtain one.
Lyrebird Educated in Three Schools Persuasive +7
Watchful +5
Respectable +1
A source of Making Waves for those with A Salon. None.
Warm-hearted Amber Iguana Watchful +7
Persuasive +5
Bizarre +1
Neathproofed +1
Can be used to gain Engaged in a Scheme: an Orphanage Also used to gain Amphibian Research in a non-repeatable lab project. Shared BiS for Neathproofed (with a 3-augment Whitsun companion, and a FATE-locked one).
Acicular Squirrel Shadowy +7
Watchful +5
Bizarre +1
Use Kataleptic Toxicology instead of Glasswork when Lost in Strange Lands This allows you to train Kataleptic Toxicology without expensive experiments
Elongated Spindlewolf Watchful +5
Shadowy +3
Gain Salacious Copy for your Newspaper An alternative is available with Renown: The Great Game 40.
Surveilling Spindlewolf Watchful +7
Shadowy +5
Respectable +1
Can be used instead of a Favour when setting up a Cover Identity Similar function as the Canny Cuttlefish and certain Ambition treasures from Heart's Desire or Bag A Legend, though different Ties.
Canny Cuttlefish Dangerous +3
Persuasive +5
Can be used instead of a Favour when setting up a Cover Identity Redundant with a treasure from Bag A Legend.

Same function as the Surveilling Spindlewolf and two Heart's Desire treasures, though different Ties.

Uttermost Eel Dangerous +7
Persuasive +5
Respectable +1
Dreaded +1
Bizarre +1
Zeefaring +1
An option when zailing the Salt Steppes Shared BiS non-FATE BDR. The Almost-Tame Blue Prophet available in Gaider's Mourn is an accessible alternative for Zeefaring. Better companions are FATE-locked and available only during Hallowmas and Feast of the Exceptional Rose.
Violantly Mercantile Cuttlefish Dangerous +5
Persuasive +7
Respectable +1
A profitable option on A Trade in Reputations None.

B Tier[edit]

Beyond this point there are no statistically interesting companions. These companions either unlock useful one-time options or repeatable, but niche ones.

B Tier
Item Notable Uses Other Notes Egg type
Untrained Lyrebird Deploy your Lyrebird on a Heist Highly Dreaded players don't need it
Dream-dwelling Carnivorous Aurochs Can be used to progress the Parabolan Base-Camp (alternatives are 450-900E, or FATE-locked) and also Burrow-infra-Mump. None.
Quizzical Squirrel Can be used to gain Emetic Revelation in Arbor Better sources are available by the time you need these.
Acute Squirrel Can be used to make progress with Kataleptic Toxicology on Monstrous lab experiments None.
Abyssal Sawtooth Can hunt when diving in the Magistracy of the Evenlode An alternative to Go spear-fishing at these same Airs of the Evenlode.
Immaculate Eel An option in the Nadir The better of the options available on that card, although not by much.
Prismatic Squidling Gain Inspired in the Empress' Court, and an airs-dependent option on a card in a non-repeatable laboratory project. None.

C Tier[edit]

These have highly niche uses at best.

C Tier
Item Notable Uses Other Notes Egg type
Elegiac Cockatoo Bring for tea at Beatrice's None.
Imminent Falcon Bring for tea at Beatrice's None.
Spindlewolf Gain Talk of the Town at the Veilgarden Party. The problem is that the Spindlewolf's option competes with Spill wine on a social rival, which is the best option for gaining Talk of the Town. A rare success for having your Spindlewolf eavesdrop gives 3.5E in Rumour items but even then this is just not competitive with Slighting someone through Spilling Wine because Slights give the opportunity for you to get a 12.5E item from the Assassin card that your rival sends after you. Overall the Spindlewolf is usually not worth it.

D Tier[edit]

The only thing notable about most of these is that they can be studied in your Laboratory when conducting certain non-repeatable experiments.

D Tier
Item Research Gain Other Notes Egg type
Amber Iguana Amphibian Research None.
Mycological Bullfrog Amphibian Research None.
Copper-Speckled Crustacean Piscine Research None.
Voracious Lamp-Eye Piscine Research None.
Unerring Elver Piscine Research This can be used to gain Seeking in the Flit (via Deploy your Unerring Elver - the option is a hard 70% luck check. At Shadowy 100 and above, Follow at a distance becomes plainly better.

F Tier[edit]

If these have any uses (and note that most do not), they're outclassed by other options that should be available to you by now. Most people will want to get them, if at all, for the sake of completionism alone.

F Tier
Item Notable Uses Other Notes Egg type
Suspicious Iguana Gain Investigating in the Flit The option is a hard 70% luck check. At Shadowy 100 and above, Spy on the couriers becomes plainly better.
Full-Grown Terror Bird No uses. Useless.
Operatic Lyrebird No uses. Useless.
Dilly No uses. Useless.
Burbling Wolfhound No uses. Useless.
Exuberant Batling No uses. Useless.