Wild Words Sources

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All active, non-FATE-locked sources of Wild Words items. Check each action's page for unlock requirements, challenge information, etc.

Primordial Shriek[edit]

The simplest Shrieks grind, if you are a PoSI, is to Debate the nature of Primordial Shrieks for 50 Shrieks per action. You can also trade 1 x Favours: Tomb-Colonies for 210 Shrieks.

Storylets
Location Title Branch Max Gain Notes
The Labyrinth of Tigers Cat fight! Break up the fight 1 49
The Labyrinth of Tigers Breeding through Discipline Breed the Somnolent Hyaena 4 1050 Multi-action: Breeding Monsters (Guide)
Corpsecage Island Up the Hill Caging ancient echoes 62
Ladybones Road Unfinished Business in Ladybones Road Debate the nature of Primordial Shrieks 50
Veilgarden Not quite archaeology Fabricate and then foil an elaborate plan to steal the tablets 22 Story: A Name Signed with a Flourish exactly 3
The Labyrinth of Tigers The arena: Abraham the lizard Into the ring against Abraham 49
The University Do some teaching Introductory lecturing 42 Story: Featuring in the Tales of the University exactly 5 (Guide)
The University Reveal the murderer of the Senior Reader in It was the Provost of Summerset! 1500 Story: Featuring in the Tales of the University exactly 25 (Guide)
Veilgarden Capturing a magician Kidnap 1638 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
Watchmaker's Hill Hunt the White Marsh Wolves Kill a white marsh wolf 504 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
Watchmaker's Hill Hunt the Fungus-column Kill the Fungus-column 270 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
The Flit Hunt the Goat Demon Kill the goat demon 1188 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
Spite Hunt the Rattus Faber Brigands Kill the rat brigands 810 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
The University Enjoying the pace of academic life Perhaps you might read a book today 20 Story: Featuring in the Tales of the University exactly 5 (Guide)
Veilgarden Not quite archaeology Play the professor 20 Story: A Name Signed with a Flourish exactly 3
The University Take tutorials for a little extra cash Sign up for a few tutorials 42 Story: Featuring in the Tales of the University exactly 5 (Guide)
Watchmaker's Hill Hunt the White Marsh Wolves Take a white marsh wolf alive 810 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
Watchmaker's Hill Hunt the Fungus-column Take the Fungus-column alive 504 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
The Flit Hunt the Goat Demon Take the goat demon alive 1638 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
Spite Hunt the Rattus Faber Brigands Take the rat brigands alive 1188 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
The Labyrinth of Tigers The escaping hyaenas Take them back 50
The Forgotten Quarter Call in favours in the Forgotten Quarter The dead men's chest 210
The Labyrinth of Tigers The arena: the beast on two legs The Deranged Keeper 101
The Labyrinth of Tigers The arena: the Inhabiter of Wolves The Inhabiter of wolves 50
Wolfstack Docks Hunt a spider-council This will take work 2160 Multi-action: The Hunt is On! (Guide)
Veilgarden Dabble in the Great Game Trade on your connections: sell Society's secrets 100 Story: Uncover hidden tattoos
Mutton Island The Wrecker's Cove A thrumming chest of stoppered jars 100 Seasonal: Fruits of the Zee Festival
Mutton Island The Fruits of the Zee Festival! Accompany a passing crowd of drunken revellers stat-based Seasonal: Fruits of the Zee Festival
Cards
Location Title Branch Max Gain Notes
A Gift from the Capering Relicker A Scream for your Mantel 250
Divining the Dirigibles Cracking the timetable 12 Story: A Name in Seven Secret Alphabets 2–4
The Shivering Relicker and Pinnock are Trundling By Hand over a paltry few creditable scraps for Primordial Shrieks 100
One's public Put on a fine show for them 30
Other
Location Title Branch Max Gain Notes
Cover for an Acquaintance (dupe) Hide vital evidence from the case (dupe) 10 Social Actions (Guide)
Merrigans Exchange 0.04
Opening a Bundle of Oddities 21–40 80 Bundle of Oddities (Guide)


Maniac's Prayer[edit]


Storylets
Location Title Branch Max Gain Notes
Polythreme Streets Spending your Time A Distressing Lack of Progress 65 Polythreme (Guide)
The Labyrinth of Tigers Fungus and Pious Wrath Breed the Somnolent Hyaena 6 310 Multi-action: Breeding Monsters (Guide)
The Forgotten Quarter A Confrontation with a Rival Bribe Virginia 1 Multi-action: Forgotten Quarter Expeditions (Guide)
Spite Opportunism in Spite Burgle a Glim assayer's office 8
Your Lodgings Preparatory Research Consult the Masters of the Bazaar 3 Multi-action: Embarking on a Voyage of Scientific Discovery
Veilgarden The Honey-Dens of Veilgarden Deepen your acquaintance with Prisoner's Honey - DREAM OF A TEMPEST 2
The University The Last Alphabet Perhaps you can remember something useful 10
The Means to Knowledge Publicly defend a liberator of books 25
Ambition: 'Moral Selection' Read the first chapter 1 Ambition: Heart's Desire (Guide)
Ambition: 'Moral Selection' Read the second chapter 1 Ambition: Heart's Desire (Guide)
Ambition: 'Moral Selection' Read the third chapter 1 Ambition: Heart's Desire (Guide)
Viric Jungle Waking the Efficient Commissioner Send her home 25 Multi-action: Parabolan Hunting (Guide)
Speak softly to the little villains
Speak to the woman on the right
Swap Cryptic Clues for Appalling Secrets with a Disgraced Philosopher
Talk of old times
Talk through your troubles with them (sincere)
The serpent
The Trickster's reward
What's going on here?
Witness a feat of illusion
Accompany a passing crowd of drunken revellers
Betray Colonel Molly's trust
Let them bury their secrets with you
Open a window to the night air
Suggest a children's puppet show
Cards
Location Title Branch Max Gain Notes
A familiar face by the school railings Arrange for the girl to return to the urchin-gangs 5
All fear the Overgoat! Ask the Goat's opinion 10
The Devil and the Child Convince the urchin to keep his soul 30
An Encounter with Tristram Bagley Discuss art, poetry and music 10 Ambition: Heart's Desire (Guide)
Your Lodgings The Neath's Mysteries Going to the theatre 21 Social Actions (Guide)
The Shivering Relicker and Pinnock are Trundling By Hand over a small collection of scraps for Maniac's Prayers 80
Brimstone or frankincense? No time for pranks! This is a chance to settle the matter of St Meliflua's Thurible 30
A contact in the Great Game has a tale for you Of course, he needn't get his own hands dirty... 10
The song of the Mandrake Play with your pet Mandrake 20
A misfortune at the Carnival Save the Rubbery Man 1
Other
Location Title Branch Max Gain Notes
Listen to your Primordial Shrieks A dispiriting experience 1 Upconversion
Listen to your Primordial Shrieks An arrangement of screams 10 Upconversion
Listen to your Primordial Shrieks Let your shrieks loose on the Square of Lofty Words 105 Upconversion
Make sense of your Map Scraps Discuss your scraps with the Salty Fabulist 4 Upconversion
Cover for an Acquaintance (dupe) Hide vital evidence from the case (dupe) 3 Social Actions (Guide)


Correspondence Plaque[edit]

Convert from Journals of Infamy or Maniac's Prayers.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Using a Journal of Infamy Blackmail a Special Constable 50 Journal of Infamy 51 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Using a Maniac's Prayer Consider the Prayer... Maniac's Prayer

A Scholar of the Correspondence 1

80% Luck 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Research your Maniac's Prayers 50 Maniac's Prayer

A Scholar of the Correspondence 1

Challenge 10 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Repeat a great many Maniac's Prayers 500 Maniac's Prayer Challenge 105 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
From an Implacable Detective's Business Card Recover the haul of an Eccentric Burglar A notable success – still in residence? Cat: Getting Warmer 60+ Challenge 32 Overall EPA Other Effects Needs luck or resources. Not worth for grinding.
A sound success Cat: Getting Warmer 50+ Challenge 30 Overall EPA Other Effects
The narrowest of misses Cat: Getting Warmer 49- Challenge 4 Overall EPA Other Effects
Storylet in Wolfstack Docks Finding the Screaming Map: The Enterprising Astronomer A notable success - a good deal Cat: Getting Warmer 60+ Challenge 25 Overall EPA Other Effects
Sternly shut Cat: Getting Warmer 49- Challenge 4 Overall EPA Other Effects
Opportunity Card The Shivering Relicker and Pinnock are Trundling By Hand over a box of scraps for Correspondence Plaques Watchful 75

30 Certifiable Scrap

50% Luck 42 (10 failure) Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet in Spite Encryption of a Sort Intercept the messages A Power in Waiting -

A Boxful of Intrigue 7-9

Shadowy 130 2 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Rare Success on Opportunity Card on The Broad Unterzee The Clinging Coral Mass "Put your backs into it, lads!" Requirement Persuasive120 3 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card from Society pet What will you do with your Thoroughbred Slug? Get rid of it 5 Racing Slug of Fine Pedigree Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card from Revolutionary pet What will you do with your Partisan Messenger Tortoise? Send her where they need her more Partisan Messenger Tortoise Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Opportunity Card from the Great Game's pet What will you do with your Subtle Mole? Set her to sabotage Subtle Mole Dreaded 6 3 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Reward from a bundle of oddities What's in the bundle? Something perilous Opening a Bundle of Oddities 841-950 18 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Rare Success on an Opportunity Card A runaway horse! Tear loose a case from the hansom Requirement Challenge 1 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet concluding The Jack-of-Smiles Case The Aftermath of Secrets Wash your hands The Jack-of-Smiles Case 17 100 Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Aeolian Scream[edit]

Can be gained from lots of rare successes on cards and storylets alike. You can also convert it from Plaques. sells for 2 Echoes, 50 pence

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet A spot of footpadry Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet A stroll with a sack Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet A thrumming chest of stoppered jars Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet A tradition developed after the Fall Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet An arrangement of screams Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet An invitation to a rather exclusive soirée Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Ask the Goat's opinion Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Become the Phantom! Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Buy a Brass Embassy Guest Room from your Infernal friends Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Challenge a friend to a Contest of Mysteries Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Confront your dreams Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Creeping closer Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Debate the nature of Primordial Shrieks Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Exorcise your secrets by writing a journal Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Get in on a card game Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Hand over a sack of scraps for Aeolian Screams Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Hunt down a huge lizard Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet I will consume them! Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet I will examine my thoughts Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet I will pay whatever I am asked (5 FATE) Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet I will smash them! All of them! Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Let me ask my neighbours Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Pay the Doctor a visit Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Spiders and mystery Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet The Conjurer's reward Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet The fellow in the corner Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet The next victim? Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Unlikely customers Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Use the Goat's... unique talents Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet What's this? Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Who can argue with me? Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Retrieve and sell a confession from a year gone by Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Search the shore Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Storm-Threnody[edit]

Convert from Aeolian Screams, or get from rare success. sells for 12 Echoes, 50 pence

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet A thrumming chest of stoppered jars Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet An instrument? Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Challenge a friend to a Contest of Voices Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Hand over a sack of scraps for Aeolian Screams Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Hand over all the scraps you can carry for Storm-Threnodies Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Speak to naturalists, hunters and the breeders of monsters Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Study your journals with a learned colleague Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Sunless Sea Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Take your Aeolian Screams somewhere high Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Tell him Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet The Trickster's reward Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Trying to remember Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Use the Goat's... unique talents Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet "Let's get down to business." Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Advent Calendar 2013 Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Advent Calendar 2014 Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Search the shore Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Night-Whisper[edit]

'What is this?' Conclusion of New Expeditions in the Forgotten Quarter provide 2 Night-Whisper. Can be gotten from the case of the fidgeting writer, too. sells for 62 Echoes, 50 pence

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Burn his works. Break his pen. Escort him to the Royal Beth Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Hand over a cartload of scraps for a Night-Whisper Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Lay in supplies and sail 2 Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Neither confirm nor deny the countless confidences you keep Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Trade it to the Infernal Sommelier Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet What is this? Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet "Let's get down to business." Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes

Starstone Demark[edit]

Can currently only be gotten with Fate, relickers, or selling The Location of the Cave of the Nadir to Urchins.

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Storylet Hand over a roomful of scraps for a Starstone Demark Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet Sell the location of the Cave of the Nadir (to Urchins) Branch Requirement Challenge Max gain Overall EPA Other Effects Notes
Storylet The Maundering Rat's Stall The Starstone Demark 3125 Rat-Shilling

Direction of the Rat-Wind: East

Phase of the Rat-Moon: Hard

The Rat Market (Quality)

Always Succeed 1 Varies N/A


Breath of the Void[edit]

Compared to the other highest-tier items that can be had from the Relickers, this one is currently only available from the Relickers themselves (discounting Fate-derived sources).

Type Name Branch Unlocks With Challenge Max Gain Overall EPA Non-item Effects Notes
Card: Very Infrequent The Shivering Relicker and Pinnock are Trundling By Hand over a multitude of scraps for a Breath of the Void 3200 x Certifiable Scrap Always Suceed 1 1562.60
Storylet Proscribed by Mr Pages Purchase the wax-sealed box on the counter Legenda Cosmogone

Edicts of the First City

Cartographer's Hoard

Dreadful Surmise

Coruscating Soul

Always Succeed 1 0 Only available once the railway has reached Moulin