Writing a Monograph (Guide)
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A guide on how to writing a Monograph in The Archaeological Institute.
Writing and publishing a Monograph is similar to Assembling a Skeleton, but with some significant differences.
Before you Start
First you will need to unlock access to The Archaeological Institute in Moulin. This requires going on expeditions to raise Para-Archaeologist, then Constructing an Archaeological Institute at the Offices of the Tracklayer's Union: Moulin Branch. There are a total of three levels of Moulin Archaeological Institute, with higher levels unlocking more buyers.
Writing and Publishing
Writing and publishing a Monograph is essentially a series of 4 parts:
- Begin composing a new Monograph to start
- Continue writing your Monograph until it is ready to finish
- Finish your Monograph
- Publish your Monograph
The topic you choose to start your Monograph will determine:
- The initial Approximate Value of your Monograph in Pennies
- The initial value of one Monograph quality ( Cautionary, Ironic, or Tragic)
- Which three Buyers you can sell to
- Object of Historical Study, which is relevant if you have a Moulin statue that uses this quality
|Item||Base Challenge||Success Attributes & Notes|
|25 x Trace of the First City||Mithridacy 6|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|50 x First City Coin||Mithridacy 6|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|80 x Relic of the Second City||Mithridacy 8|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|125 x Relic of the Third City||Mithridacy 6|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|250 x Relic of the Fourth City||Mithridacy 8|| +1700 x Penny Value|
| 200 x Proscribed Material
8 x Palimpsest Scrap
|Mithridacy 8|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|125 x Rusted Stirrup||Mithridacy 8|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|25 x Trace of Viric||Glasswork 6|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|5 x Nicatorean Relic||Mithridacy 6|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|125 x Silvered Cat's Claw||Glasswork 6|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|1 x Unlawful Device||Artisan of the Red Science 6|| +1700 x Penny Value|
|1 x Revisionist Historical Narrative||-||Removes all Incoherence|
Does not increase Depth of Historical Study
|1 x Corrective Historical Narrative||-||Removes all Incoherence|
While there are currently four options available depending on Depth of Historical Study and Monograph: Incoherence, the only thing that is currently known to matter is whether or not you publish an exceptional thesis. Publishing an exceptional thesis nets an extra 12.50 Echo reward from Buyers, and unlocks the option to purchase particular statues.
This is the part where you sell your completed Monograph. You will have three available Buyers that depend on your Monograph's topic. If you applied a Corrective Historical Narrative while your Colour at the Chessboard was Black, you will have an additional Buyer available.
Each buyer will pay out in a mixture of three different items. Rounding aside, the total value of the three rewards will be equal to the Approximate Value, minus 1% for each level of Monograph: Incoherence. The distribution of the three rewards will match the proportions of Monograph: Tragic, Monograph: Ironic, and Monograph: Cautionary that your Monograph has. For example, if your Monograph has 200 Tragic, 100 Ironic, and 0 Cautionary, then 2/3 of your Monograph Value will be paid in the item associated with Tragedy, 1/3 in the item associated with Irony, and you will receive 0 items associated with Cautionary.