Writing a Monograph (Guide)

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A guide on how to writing a Monograph in Porticolight.png The Archaeological Institute.

Writing and publishing a Monograph is similar to Assembling a Skeleton, but with some significant differences.

Mechanics[edit]

Before you Start[edit]

First you will need to unlock access to Porticolight.png The Archaeological Institute in Bookblack.png Moulin. This requires going on expeditions to raise Hellgorge.png 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 Porticolight.png Moulin Archaeological Institute, with higher levels unlocking more buyers.

Writing and Publishing[edit]

Writing and publishing a Monograph is essentially a series of 4 parts:

  1. Begin composing a new Monograph to start
  2. Continue writing your Monograph until it is ready to finish
  3. Finish your Monograph
  4. Publish your Monograph

Begin composing a new Monograph[edit]

The topic you choose to start your Monograph will determine:


Starting Topics
Topic Requires Cost Currency1 copper.png Penny Value Magnifyingglass.png Object Attributes Buyers
Ancientrifle.png Campaign of '68 - - 500 210 Warning.png Cautionary 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Clergy2.png The Militant Curate
Devil2.png The Diabolical Propagandist

Foliage.png War in Parabola Mirror4.png Touched by Fingerwork 20

Mirror.png Glasswork

Honey.png 1 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey 500 100 Maskcomedy.png Ironic 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Devilessinsect2.png The Exiled Antiquarian
Clergy2.png The Militant Curate

Rose.png History of Arbor Redhoneyjar.png 1 x A Vial of Queenly Attar - 500 120 Masktragedy.png Tragic 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Devilessinsect2.png The Exiled Antiquarian
Tobacconist.png The Genteel Elder

Mirror2.png Fourth City's Decline Ruins.png Walking the Falling Cities 20

Mirror4.png Touched by Fingerwork 20

- 500 130 Warning.png Cautionary 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Devilessinsect2.png The Exiled Antiquarian
Bohoman1a.png The Disgraced Diplomat

Portcarnelian port.png History of Port Carnelian Medal.png Successful Terms as Governor 4 - 500 220 Maskcomedy.png Ironic 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Clergy2.png The Militant Curate
Tobacconist.png The Genteel Elder

Khansglory port.png London's relations with the Khanate - Pawn.png 1 x Vienna Opening 750 230 Maskcomedy.png Ironic 200 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Bohoman1a.png The Disgraced Diplomat
Clergy2.png The Militant Curate

Khanbannerblack.png Khanate's failed invasion of the Elder Continent - Graffitihiero.png 1 x Presbyterate Passphrase 750 300 Warning.png Cautionary 200 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Bohoman1a.png The Disgraced Diplomat
Tobacconist.png The Genteel Elder

Nevercold brass.png Fourth City's War against Hell Ruins.png Walking the Falling Cities 25 - 500 310 Warning.png Cautionary 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Bohoman1a.png The Disgraced Diplomat
Devil2.png The Diabolical Propagandist

Horsesilver.png Khan's Exile Ruins.png Walking the Falling Cities 20 Horsehead.png 50 x Relic of the Fourth City 250 320 Masktragedy.png Tragic 200 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Bohoman1a.png The Disgraced Diplomat
Bohoman2b.png The Wistful Stoker

Palmerstoncrater.png Revolution in Hell Shipbig.png 1 x Reported Location of a One-Time Prince of Hell - 500 500 Masktragedy.png Tragic 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Devil2.png The Diabolical Propagandist
Bohoman2b.png The Wistful Stoker

Roseblack.png Expulsion of Roses Flames.png 1 x Hellish Hymn Devil.png 1 x Favours: Hell 900 110 Masktragedy.png Tragic 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Devil2.png The Diabolical Propagandist
Devilessinsect2.png The Exiled Antiquarian

Piratepoet.png History of Gaider's Mourn Piratepoet.png The Pirate-Poet - 500 240 Maskcomedy.png Ironic 100 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Clergy2.png The Militant Curate
Bohoman2b.png The Wistful Stoker

Snakehead2.png Nicatorean Myth Cycle Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 5 Knifegreen.png 1 x Nicatorean Relic

Mountainglow.png 1 x Mystery of the Elder Continent

800 400 Maskcomedy.png Ironic 200 Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor

Tobacconist.png The Genteel Elder
Bohoman2b.png The Wistful Stoker

 

Continue writing your Monograph[edit]

Failure has the exact same results as Success except it also adds Snakehead.png 5 x Monograph: Incoherence. The only exception is Unlawful Device, which will provide Wounds if failed.

Research
Item Base Challenge Success Attributes & Notes
Footprint.png 25 x Trace of the First City Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 6 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Warning.png +100 x Cautionary
Maskcomedy.png -50 x Ironic

Coin.png 50 x First City Coin Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 6 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Masktragedy.png +100 x Tragic
Maskcomedy.png -50 x Ironic

Tablet.png 80 x Relic of the Second City Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 8 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Warning.png +100 x Cautionary
Masktragedy.png -50 x Tragic

Idol.png 125 x Relic of the Third City Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 6 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Masktragedy.png +100 x Tragic
Maskcomedy.png -50 x Ironic

Horsehead.png 250 x Relic of the Fourth City Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 8 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Warning.png +100 x Cautionary
Masktragedy.png -50 x Tragic

Book.png 200 x Proscribed Material

Papers2.png 8 x Palimpsest Scrap

Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 8 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Warning.png +100 x Cautionary
Masktragedy.png -50 x Tragic

Horsesilver.png 125 x Rusted Stirrup Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 8 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Warning.png +100 x Cautionary
Masktragedy.png -50 x Tragic

Ring stone.png 25 x Trace of Viric Mirror.png Glasswork 6 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Maskcomedy.png +100 x Ironic
Masktragedy.png -50 x Tragic

Knifegreen.png 5 x Nicatorean Relic Snakehead2.png Mithridacy 6 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Maskcomedy.png +100 x Ironic
Warning.png -50 x Cautionary

Silverleaf.png 125 x Silvered Cat's Claw Mirror.png Glasswork 6 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Maskcomedy.png +100 x Ironic
Warning.png -50 x Cautionary

Hillmover.png 1 x Unlawful Device Dawnmachine.png Artisan of the Red Science 6 Currency1 copper.png +1700 x Penny Value

Maskcomedy.png +100 x Ironic
Warning.png -50 x Cautionary

Pen.png 1 x Revisionist Historical Narrative - Removes all Snakehead.png Incoherence

Does not increase Paperstack.png Depth of Historical Study

Pen iron.png 1 x Corrective Historical Narrative - Removes all Snakehead.png Incoherence

Does not increase Paperstack.png Depth of Historical Study
If Chesspiece.png Colour at the Chessboard is Black, also adds Bohogirl7.png The Charismatic Tracklayer as a Buyer

 

Finish your Monograph[edit]

While there are currently four options available depending on Paperstack.png Depth of Historical Study and Snakehead.png 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.

Publish your Monograph[edit]

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 Pen iron.png Corrective Historical Narrative while your Chesspiece.png 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 Currency1 copper.png Approximate Value, minus 1% for each level of Snakehead.png Monograph: Incoherence. The distribution of the three rewards will match the proportions of Masktragedy.png Monograph: Tragic, Maskcomedy.png Monograph: Ironic, and Warning.png 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.

If your Monograph is Exceptional, you will receive an additional bonus item worth Icon-echo.png 12.50.


Buyers
Buyer Masktragedy.png Tragic Reward Maskcomedy.png Ironic Reward Warning.png Cautionary Reward Exceptional Reward
Requires Porticolight.png Moulin Archaeological Institute 1+
Devilessinsect2.png The Exiled Antiquarian Wake.png 1 / 50 x Memory of Distant Shores Guisemale.png 1 / 250 x Unprovenanced Artefact Oxygen.png 1 / 50 x Final Breath Heartfruit.png Parabolan Orange-apple
Clergy2.png The Militant Curate Implication.png 1 / 250 x Extraordinary Implication Trebleclef.png 1 / 250 x Apostate's Psalm Honeymazed.png 1 / 10 x Maniac's Prayer Cross.png Verse of Counter-Creed
Genericman1.png The Fidgeting Factor Scrap7.png 1 / 250 x Thirsty Bombazine Scrap Currency3 copper.png 1 / 50 x Hinterland Scrip Bazaar.png 1 / 50 x Nightsoil of the Bazaar Document.png Bazaar Permit
Bohogirl7.png The Charismatic Tracklayer [1] Candleblack.png 1 / 250 x Mourning Candle Scaryeye.png 1 / 50 x Tale of Terror!! Scrap7.png 1 / 250 x Thirsty Bombazine Scrap Newgate.png Blackmail Material
Requires Porticolight.png Moulin Archaeological Institute 2+
Devil2.png The Diabolical Propagandist Document.png 1 / 40 x Infernal Contract Bottledsoulblue.png 1 / 50 x Brilliant Soul Bottlegreen.png 1 / 250 x Muscaria Brandy Bottledsoulwhite.png Silent Soul
Bohoman2b.png The Wistful Stoker Boneshard.png 1 x Bone Fragments Fungalpoetry.png 1 / 250 x Slim Volume of Bazaarine Poetry Library.png 1 / 250 x Volume of Collated Research Scintillack.png Crystallised Euphoria
Requires Porticolight.png Moulin Archaeological Institute 3+
Bohoman1a.png The Disgraced Diplomat [2] Scintillack.png 1 / 250 x Knob of Scintillack Chesspiece.png 1 / 50 x Moves in the Great Game Eolith.png 1 / 50 x Ambiguous Eolith Surmise.png Vital Intelligence
Tobacconist.png The Genteel Elder Graffitihiero.png 1 / 250 x Presbyterate Passphrase Cherries.png 1 / 50 x Solacefruit Feather.png 1 / 50 x Royal-Blue Feather Diamondred.png Magnificent Diamond