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Prospects are opportunities to earn more Sovereigns selling items in Sunless Skies.

Overview[edit | edit source]

In regular port markets, items buy and sell for the same amount, making profit impossible. To make money through trade, you will need to use Bargains and Prospects.

Prospects are item requests made by characters stationed at various ports. They require delivery of an amount of a certain item to a certain port's Bazaar. By doing so, you will sell the item for a higher value than at a regular market. By delivering all of what was requested, you will earn a pay bonus in addition to the Sovereigns gained through the sale.

For example, if you accept the prospect for delivering three Sacks of Verdant Seeds to Magdalene's at 80 Sovereigns each, you will need to find them and drop them off at Magdalene's Bazaar. By delivering all three, you will not only gain 80 Sovereigns per item (3 x 80 = 240 Sovereigns total), but also a bonus 100 Sovereigns on top of that (340 Sovereigns total). Compare this to selling them at a regular shop, where you will gain 40 Sovereigns per sack, netting you a total of just 120 Sovereigns.

Prospects can only be obtained from the Bazaar of the largest port in each region, and you can only accept up to four at once. They can be checked and abandoned on the Hold screen. They also will not expire, meaning that you can spend time chasing Bargains for an even bigger profit.

Information on Bargains and Prospects is available in-game at New Winchester, by choosing to Visit the Promise of Days. This will also give you Seasoning with the other captains, unlocking an extra Bargain and Prospect for you to take.

Possible Prospects[edit | edit source]

New Winchester[edit | edit source]

In The Reach, prospects are only available at the New Winchester Bazaar.

Prospect Name Item Required Amount Delivery Location Unlocked with Earned per item Total earned Bonus
Extra Time for Titania

A recent visitation by the Candlewind has withered the orchards that grow in Titania's nature reserve. The mayor will pay an excellent price for five Barrels of Unseasoned Hours which they can use to encourage the growth of new trees. If you complete this Prospect you will receive Visions of the Heavens.

BarrelofUnseasonedHours square icon.png Barrel of Unseasoned Hours 5 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Eleutheria_NatureReserve = 4 [Fruit Harvest] Sovereigns icon.png 170 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 850 Sovereigns The Rhapsodic Mayor breathes a sigh of relief when you deliver the hours. "Wonderful. We'll dig these into the soil to mature the new trees." The old trees, gnarled and grey, with candle-flames still dancing on their dead twigs like autumn leaves, are being felled and dragged away.
Hours for the Leadbeater & Stainrod Nature Reserve

'Captain required to supply up to five barrels of hours to the Leadbeater & Stainrod Nature Reserve. Please report to Capability's Cabins on arrival. Discretion prioritised.'

BarrelofUnseasonedHours square icon.png Barrel of Unseasoned Hours 5 Naturereserve icon.png Leadbeater & Stainrod's Nature Reserve Sovereigns icon.png 155 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 775 Sovereigns A Superior Researcher has the barrels carried into a timbered laboratory. She hands over your pay. "This is for your service," she says. "And this for your silence." She deposits a serpentine plant in a clay pot in your hands. It purrs, gently.
Hours for the Circus' Ringmaster

'Wanted: up to five barrels of unseasoned hours. Deliver to: the Ringmaster, Polmear & Plenty's Inconceivable Circus, the Reach.'

BarrelofUnseasonedHours square icon.png Barrel of Unseasoned Hours 5 Circus icon.png Polmear & Plenty's Inconceivable Circus Sovereigns icon.png 155 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 775 Sovereigns "A gentleman must prepare for his retirement," the Ringmaster says. "I intend mine to be long and indolent." You join him at the fire to drink cups of chorister-nectar and watch the stars wheel.
Bronzewood for Port Avon

'Cricket season is nigh! Mr. Sharma of Port Avon will pay for five consignments of Bronzewood to furnish the village team with bats, bales, stumps, shin-pads and protective cups to minimise damage to delicate areas.'

Bronzewood square icon.png Bronzewood 5 Portavon icon.png Port Avon Sovereigns icon.png 295 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1475 Sovereigns Delighted by your arrival, the villagers invite you to afternoon tea on the green. There is an alarming surfeit of scones, and you are pressed to take rather a lot of them away with you.
Bronzewood for the Prosper Engine Yards

The notice reads: 'Loyal captains! The General Manager of the Windward Company is prepared to pay handsomely for up to 7 consignments of bronzewood to be delivered to Port Prosper engine yards as soon as possible.' It ends with the Company's motto: 'Progress marches on!'

Bronzewood square icon.png Bronzewood 7 Portprosper icon.png Port Prosper Affiliationestablishment icon.png Affiliation: Establishment ≥ 2 Sovereigns icon.png 295 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2065 Sovereigns The engine yards are a riot of activity. A Stolid Clerk signs for the wood while hammers clang and foremen bellow. They're building new engines. "The Company is grateful, captain," the clerk says, including a freshly-stamped permit with your payment.
Carving the Erlking's Head

The owner of the Erlking's Head in Titania needs to expand his establishment, and only premium-grade wood will do. He asks for a captain to drop off five slabs of Bronzewood. Completing this Prospect will award Otherworldly Artefacts.

Bronzewood square icon.png Bronzewood 5 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Albion_Salon = 2 [Pub] Sovereigns icon.png 325 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1625 Sovereigns The owner of the Erlking's Head slaps his hand on the Bronzewood. "That's a right beaut of a piece. If I can find summat that'll carve it, the sign'll last forever."
All the Comforts of Home

With the Tacketies on the run, and the trade routes from London secure, the Stovepipes are growing accustomed to certain luxuries. A prosperous Company shareholder at Port Prosper is prepared to pay 210 sovereigns each for up to nine Caddies of Dried Tea.

Tea square icon.png Caddy of Dried Tea 9 Portprosper icon.png Port Prosper Seed icon.png Dominion of the Reach = 3 [The Windward Company] Sovereigns icon.png 210 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1890 Sovereigns The Company shareholder is hosting a party to celebrate the publication of a set of pamphlets on the Company's successes. Your delivery arrives just in time.
Defending the Titanian Outpost of the House of Cavy

An awkwardly written note claims that 'the grate hose of cavy' requires munitions for its defence. There is a large paw-print in the corner. The guinea pigs require five Carefully-Packed Crate of Munitions to be dropped off – carefully – at Titania. If you complete this Prospect you will gain a Moment of Inspiration.

Munitions square icon.png Carefully-Packed Crate of Munitions 5 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Eleutheria_NatureReserve = 3 [House of Cavy] Sovereigns icon.png 120 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 600 Sovereigns Midnight. A cloaked guinea pig, the representative of the House of Cavy, meets you at the station. While a work-team of his comrades struggle to unload the munitions, he sees to your payment. "Every nation has the right to defend its holdfast!" he proclaims, and launches into a short but inspiring speech.
Monetary Munitions: Explosives for Lustrum

'An Opportunity for Fearless Captains: Sweet Jane's Counting House on Lustrum requires five Crates of Munitions in order to enforce a claim. Remuneration generous.'

Munitions square icon.png Carefully-Packed Crate of Munitions 5 Lustrum icon.png Lustrum Sovereigns icon.png 60 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 300 Sovereigns Sweet Jane takes the munitions themselves, hauling the crates into the backroom with surprising speed. She refuses to be drawn on why she needs them, but she does throw in a significant bonus when the subject comes up.
Munitions for Port Prosper's Parsimonious Chairman

The Parsimonious Chairman of the Windward Company is looking to outfit a dozen more engines with 'the appropriate precautions'. He requires guns in satisfactory quantities. (Deliver up to three Carefully-Packed Crates of Munitions to Port Prosper.)

Munitions square icon.png Carefully-Packed Crate of Munitions 3 Portprosper icon.png Port Prosper Sovereigns icon.png 120 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 360 Sovereigns The Parsimonious Chairman is apparently delighted, and pours you both an almost but not quite indecent measure of brandy. "So good to do business with a sky-captain with an eye to the future."
Things That Go Bang in Titania

The retired Corporal in charge of Titania's Imperial Museum is running low on gunpowder for his cannons. His neighbours sometimes suggest it might be better if he didn't fire them on the hour, every hour. Few of them, though, dare to suggest it twice. He requires five Carefully-Packed Crates of Munitions to be sent to him in Titania. Completing this Prospect will grant Ministry-Stamped Permits.

Munitions square icon.png Carefully-Packed Crate of Munitions 5 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Albion_Museum = 2 [Empire] Sovereigns icon.png 120 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 600 Sovereigns "Jolly good!" The Colonel shakes your hand. "Damn shame the cantankeri don't fly near, what? Would make for good target practice!" As an additional thank you, he hands over a small subsection of the permits he obtained to own and fire the cannons.
Eyes for a Princess of Titania

A sculptor from Titania is looking to complete a statue of the Captivating Princess with some freshly cut gems. Only the finest will do, so he needs three Casks of Navaratine Gemstones. Completing this Prospect will grant a Moment of Inspiration.

Navarantinegemstones square icon.png Cask of Navaratine Gemstones 3 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Albion_Museum = 3 [Art] Sovereigns icon.png 475 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1425 Sovereigns The sculptor has almost finished his work. It's has captured the Princess uncannily: the beauty, the poise, the danger. He begins digging through the casks of gemstones, discarding each in turn: "Too dull, too flawed, too lurid, too characterless..." You leave him to it.
The Admiral's China: Crockery for Port Avon

London's Erratic Admiral is a tactical genius, but perilously fragile. Unless his daily routine adheres to exact specifications his inspiration abandons him, and the loss of his tea set in a recent engagement has rendered him entirely ineffective. His batman, currently recuperating at Port Avon, seeks an exact replacement. He will pay 110s for each of up to five Crates of Nostalgic Crockery.
Game note: Completing this prospect will aid the Stovepipes war efforts.

CrateofNostalgicCrockery square icon.png Crate of Nostalgic Crockery 5 Portavon icon.png Port Avon Seed icon.png Dominion of the Reach = 2 [Stalemate] Sovereigns icon.png 110 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 550 Sovereigns The Admiral's batman rummages through the crockery with increasing excitement. "Some of these might do! We'll soon have the Admiral back in the thick of things!"
A Polyphonic Penance: Nectar for Carillon

The devils of Carillon are experimenting with a new penance involving close-harmony singing. They request up to five Gourds of Chorister Nectar, which is considered a panacea by opera singers and actors with extensive monologues.

Choristernectar square icon.png Gourd of Chorister Nectar 5 Carillon icon.png Carillon Sovereigns icon.png 240 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1200 Sovereigns The Presiding Deviless takes your last gourd herself. "Fabulous. We would hate the limitations of the penitents' vocal chords to obstruct their treatment. We prefer their confessions to at least be in tune."
Nectar for Magdalene's

'Magdalene's, the House of Small Comfort, requires up to three gourds of Chorister Nectar. Report to the Amenable Host upon arrival. Respectable businesspersons only need apply."

Choristernectar square icon.png Gourd of Chorister Nectar 3 Magdalenes icon.png Magdalene's Sovereigns icon.png 240 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 720 Sovereigns The Amenable Host gives you a warm smile. "Marvellous. A number of our staff need to speak in voices that are not their own, and chorister nectar works wonders upon the vocal chords. Why don't you stay a while? Enjoy the facilities?"
Souls for Port Prosper

'Lord _______ of Port Prosper requires three consignments of souls for an infernally-themed party to celebrate his diamond wedding anniversary. The quality of the souls is immaterial; their function will be purely decorative. God save the Queen, etc.'

Undistinguishedsouls square icon.png Jumble of Undistinguished Souls 3 Portprosper icon.png Port Prosper Sovereigns icon.png 150 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 450 Sovereigns A butler receives the bottled souls at the servant's entrance to a grand townhouse. "Most appreciated. And please accept a small additional sum, as an indication of how highly we value your discretion."
Souls for the Titanian Poets

Is poetry rooted in the soul? If it is, could a lesser poet be inspired by the soul of a greater one? A circle of Titanian aesthetes at the Eleutherian Academy is willing to try. They want five Jumbles of Undistinguished Souls to be delivered to Titania. Completing this Prospect will grant a Cryptic Benefactor.

Undistinguishedsouls square icon.png 1 Jumble of Undistinguished Souls 1 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Eleutheria_Academy ≥ 2 Sovereigns icon.png 150 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 150 Sovereigns A student poet meets you quietly on the docks and pays for the souls. "Surely one of these must have been a poet," she mutters, sorting through the souls. Her circle will be pleased.
Dust-Jackets of Deceit: Literature for Lustrum

The beleaguered Tacketies need to build sympathy for their cause. Word has reached you that the Whiskered Evangelist in Lustrum requires up to five crate of Ministry-Approved Literature. No one knows why.
Game note: Completing this prospect will aid the Tacketies' war efforts.

Ministryliterature square icon.png Ministry-Approved Literature 5 Lustrum icon.png Lustrum Seed icon.png Dominion of the Reach = 3 [The Windward Company] Sovereigns icon.png 90 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 450 Sovereigns The Whiskered Evangelist pays promptly. He has a plan for the books: to replace the middle pages with pro-independence pamphlets and distribute them to schools and workworlds.
Literature for Polmear & Plenty

'Wanted: up to five consignments of Literature. Genre, literary merit and moral worth irrelevant. Deliver to: the Ringmaster, Polmear & Plenty's Inconceivable Circus, the Reach.'

Ministryliterature square icon.png Ministry-Approved Literature 5 Circus icon.png Polmear & Plenty's Inconceivable Circus Sovereigns icon.png 190 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 950 Sovereigns The Ringmaster beams with delight as he inspects your final volume. "Looks thoroughly dreadful," he says cheerily. "Just the thing to invigorate our next performance."
Literature for the Titanian Library

The Curator of Titania's new Library is stocking it with as robust a collection as he can manage. But to avoid trouble with the Ministry, he needs five crates of Ministry-Approved Literature, to fill the lower, more visible shelves. If you complete this Prospect, you will gain Savage Secrets.

Ministryliterature square icon.png Ministry-Approved Literature 5 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Albion_Museum = 4 [Library] Sovereigns icon.png 210 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1050 Sovereigns "Ah, these are splendid!" declares the Curator, looking at the Ministry-approved books. "Yes, cozy, unchallenging and anodyne. These will be the rough in which we can hide our diamonds." He indicates another pile of books, piled on his desk: works uncensored by the Ministry.
Literature for Traitor's Wood

The Summerset students camped in the dark wood require fresh material for their continued studies, entertainment, and occasionally, roughage. They've requested five consignments of Ministry-Approved Literature.

Ministryliterature square icon.png Ministry-Approved Literature 5 Regentsgrave icon.png Traitor's Wood Regentsgrave icon.png A Regent's Grave ≥ 1 Sovereigns icon.png 190 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 950 Sovereigns The classicists are delighted, but you can't please the theologians. Too fanciful, apparently. The medievalists cannot seem to come to a definitive conclusion. You're paid well all the same and invited to go star-gazing in the Palewood.
Experiment-Grade Glass for Titania

The Royal Society Enclave in Titania gets through much stained glass, with both its telescopes and experiments aimed at the dangers of the Wilderness. They require more. Five Panes of Stained Glass, to be precise. Completing this Prospect will grant a Condemned Experiment.

Stainedglass square icon.png Pane of Stained Glass 5 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Albion_RoyalSociety ≥ 2 and ≤ 3 Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1375 Sovereigns The scientists of the Enclave pounce upon the glass, already assigning colours and thicknesses to their experiments. "Perfect quality, Captain. This will do nicely."
Glass for the Titanian branch of the Royal Society

The Great Exhibition at Titania is already starting to look slightly run-down. Some new windows will help restore its former beauty. The Titanian branch of the Royal Society have requested that someone deliver five Panes of Stained Glass. Completing this Prospect will grant a Moment of Inspiration.

Stainedglass square icon.png Pane of Stained Glass 5 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Albion_RoyalSociety = 4 [Great Exhibition] Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1375 Sovereigns "Careful with that, it's fragile!" The Royal Society engineer turns to you. "Beautiful craftsmanship, Captain. Can't wait to see the light burst through it."
The Winchester Windows

A mob, allegedly sponsored by the Windward Company, recently shattered some of the stained glass windows of Victory Hall, seat of the Colonial Assembly. A renowned glazier at Titania has been commissioned to manufacture a replacement, even more magnificent than the last. She will pay for up to five Panes of Stained Glass.
Game note: Completing this prospect will aid the Tackety war effort.

Stainedglass square icon.png Pane of Stained Glass 5 Titania icon.png Titania Seed icon.png Dominion of the Reach = 2 [Stalemate] Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1375 Sovereigns The glazier frowns. "It's one thing to squabble over politics. It's another thing entirely to destroy art." She looks at the pile you've brought her and nods, tersely. "This will do. I suppose I should thank you."
Seeds for Port Avon

Attention! The Annual Allotment Competition Looms on Port Avon. Up to three Sacks of Verdant Seeds required urgently! Deliver to the vicar at the Nowhere Inn as soon as possible, if not before!

Verdantseeds square icon.png Sack of Verdant Seeds 3 Portavon icon.png Port Avon Sovereigns icon.png 80 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 240 Sovereigns The vicar is almost excessive in his gratitude. "Hah! I shan't be the laughing stock of the village this year. I shall put even the carpenter's marrows to shame. Thank you for recognising the importance of our little competition."
Seeds for Lustrum's Free Colonists

An enthusiastic notice reads: 'An OPPORTUNITY for captains of an INDEPENDENT SPIRIT! Generous payment offered for up to SEVEN SACKS of VERDANT SEEDS to be delivered to the HANGED MAN at LUSTRUM.'

Verdantseeds square icon.png Sack of Verdant Seeds 7 Lustrum icon.png Lustrum Affiliationvillainy icon.png Affiliation: Villainy ≥ 2 Sovereigns icon.png 80 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 560 Sovereigns The Hanged Man is packed with prospectors. Among the throng, a Silvered Captain pays your fee, buys you a drink, and tells war stories about furtive clashes between Company engines and Tackety scouts. "The sky keeps our secrets."
[ALWAYS]Seeds for Magdalene's

Magdalene's provides comfort and sympathy to the weary skyfarer. Its hosts will tell you any lie you need to hear. Some of those lies require flowers. The Amenable Host wants up to three sacks of verdant seeds, and will pay eighty sovereigns for each.

Verdantseeds square icon.png Sack of Verdant Seeds 3 Magdalenes icon.png Magdalene's Pastscandal icon.png Seasoning ≤ 10 Sovereigns icon.png 80 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 240 Sovereigns The Amenable Host smiles. "Just what we needed! Although I must admit, I do miss roses. And lilies. And bluebells. Still, these celestial blooms have their own virtues. Some of them weep, you know." He pays you a generous gratuity.
Seeds for Titania

The Rhapsodic Mayor of Titania seeks interesting plants for her new nature reserve. The more colourful, the better. She seeks five Sacks of Verdant Seeds, to be delivered to Titania.

Verdantseeds square icon.png Sack of Verdant Seeds 5 Titania icon.png Titania Titania icon.png Titania_Eleutheria_NatureReserve = 2 [Water Gardens] Sovereigns icon.png 90 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 450 Sovereigns You find the Mayor taking a bracing early morning swim. While you avert your gaze, she emerges from the water and dons a towelling robe that satisfies the needs of decorum. "Excellent. Thank you. I'll set someone sprouting these immediately."
Flowers for Titania

A Florid Landscapist is planning a modest floral garden in Titania to commemorate the birthday of whatever dead artist, composer or poet is currently in vogue. She requires Verdant Seeds, and lots of them. Five sacks, to be exact.

Verdantseeds square icon.png Sack of Verdant Seeds 5 Titania icon.png Titania Sovereigns icon.png 80 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 400 Sovereigns "That should do it!" the Florid Landscapist declares. She stores the sacks carefully away from any sources of water, for the flora of the Reach is dangerously ebullient when nourished. "Impeccable service. Please accept this additional compensation."

London[edit | edit source]

In Albion, prospects are only available at the London Bazaar.

Prospect Name Item Required Amount Delivery Location Unlocked with Earned per item Total earned Bonus
An Astronomical Opportunity: Hours for the Royal Society

The astronomers at Nell's Tower are struggling to keep up with their increased workload. The Ministry has them at their great telescope every hour of the day. More time would be greatly appreciated. Three Barrels of Unseasoned Hours are requested.

BarrelofUnseasonedHours square icon.png Barrel of Unseasoned Hours 3 Royalsociety icon.png The Royal Society Fuel icon.png The Strength of the Sun ≤ 34 Sovereigns icon.png 155 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 465 Sovereigns The Supercilious Bursar takes your delivery with unfeigned delight. "Thank you! Thank you! I'll have the loom spin these forthwith!"
Upkeep in the Undercroft: Bronzewood for Parliament

'Required: five consignments of good Bronzewood, for vital restoration works to the Parliamentary undercroft.'

Bronzewood square icon.png Bronzewood 5 Floatingparliament icon.png Floating Parliament Sovereigns icon.png 295 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1475 Sovereigns The Member is beside herself with glee. "Oh, wonderful. We'll be able to stock the good wines from Pan again." She coughs. "I mean. Re-open an important forum for facilitating bi-partisan camaraderie."
Enough Tea to Fuel the Sun

The Clockwork Sun does not, of course, run on tea. But the battalion of engineers who maintain it surely must. Every month, a new tender for three Caddies of Dried Tea is offered. Regular as — yes — clockwork.

Tea square icon.png Caddy of Dried Tea 3 Clockworksun icon.png Clockwork Sun Sovereigns icon.png 190 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 570 Sovereigns A Solitary Foreman asks you to wheel the tea through empty corridors to a storeroom. It is stacked with identical unopened, dust-covered crates. Either the Sun's engineers don't like tea (unthinkable!) or there are fewer of them than is presumed.
Fulminous Festivities: Fireworks for Parliament

A Zealous Undersecretary is already planning next year's Guy Fawkes' Night: a vital celebration of parliamentary democracy and high explosives. He wants the festivities' fireworks to be seen (and heard) all the way in London, and is prepared to pay well for three Carefully-Packed Crates of sufficiently dangerous Munitions.

Munitions square icon.png Carefully-Packed Crate of Munitions 3 Floatingparliament icon.png Floating Parliament Sovereigns icon.png 120 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 360 Sovereigns The undersecretary asks probing, inexpert questions about the yield, lumens, and decibels of your delivery. "I want them to rattle Her Majesty's china," he admits, savagely.
Cordite and Order: Munitions for Brabazon

'The Governor of Brabazon Workworld requires five Crates of Munitions. Immediately, if not sooner. Trouble brewing. Malcontents. Ingrates. Workers.'

Munitions square icon.png Carefully-Packed Crate of Munitions 5 Brabazon icon.png Brabazon Workworld Brabazon icon.png Unrest at Brabazon ≥ 50 Sovereigns icon.png 120 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 600 Sovereigns Two overseers are on hand to haul away your crates. They open a heavy iron door, and place the crates inside, to rest amongst dozens of similar crates. You are thanked for your trouble.
Fizz and Bang: Munitions for the Avid Horizon

Your Devil requests 'fireworks' for a display he's planning at the Avid Horizon. "Safety," he informs you in his missive, "is the province of the parochial and the literal-minded." Three Crates of Carefully-Packed Munitions are requested.

Munitions square icon.png Carefully-Packed Crate of Munitions 3 Avidhorizon icon.png Avid Horizon The Devil at the Horizon ≥ 1 Sovereigns icon.png 120 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 360 Sovereigns "Oh yes," the Devil's expression would have done much for Caravaggio's career had he ever seen it. "This will really lift the spirits here. And the roof."
In Memoriam: Gemstones for the Mausoleum

Her Renewed Majesty has ordered the construction of a memorial chapel for the labourers who, during the Promised Days, gave their lives to lay the foundations of Albion. Five Casks of Navaratine Gemstones are required for its grand mural, to depict the blood, the sweat and the tears.

Navarantinegemstones square icon.png Cask of Navaratine Gemstones 5 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Sovereigns icon.png 475 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2375 Sovereigns The Direful Chamberlain takes your consignment with customary gloom. "Serviceable. Which is, let's face it, all that we can really hope for." High praise.
Somber Ceramics: Crockery for the Macabre Counsellor

The Macabre Counsellor's afternoon teas at the Most Serene Mausoleum are notorious for their sepulchral decor and clinical dissection of political events. She insists on appropriately sombre tableware to accompany them, and if a single saucer is chipped she replaces the entire set. Her staff require three sets of Nostalgic Crockery, in case of future breakages.

CrateofNostalgicCrockery square icon.png Crate of Nostalgic Crockery 3 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Sovereigns icon.png 110 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 330 Sovereigns A Doddery Butler painstakingly counts out your payment. "The Counsellor is grateful," he wheezes, and hands it over with a receipt of goods. Later, you realise he also accidentally gave you something else.
Choirs Ignite: Nectar for the Horizon

A curt note from your Devil requests an 'excess' of Chorister Nectar for the practice of the entire seven act opera 'Pandemonia: the Flight from Heaven's Chariot and the Progress through Dream's Embrace'.
The Devil suggests the residents don't have anything better to be doing anyway. Three Gourds of Chorister Nectar are requested.

Choristernectar square icon.png Gourd of Chorister Nectar 3 Avidhorizon icon.png Avid Horizon The Devil at the Horizon ≥ 1 Sovereigns icon.png 240 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 720 Sovereigns The Devil takes the Nectar greedily, spiriting it away into the Home Bureau, where detainees lounge in varying stages of inebriation. "Their vocal chords won't know what's hit them."
The Fruits of Labour: Literature for the Clockwork Sun

The Dazzled Sequencer requires five consignments of Ministry-Approved Literature for the engineers who maintain the Clockwork Sun, to remind them of the culture that their hard work sustains.

Ministryliterature square icon.png Ministry-Approved Literature 5 Clockworksun icon.png Clockwork Sun Sovereigns icon.png 190 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 950 Sovereigns The Dazzled Sequencer thumbs through the books with little interest. "I'm sure these will do. Although some of them seem frivolous. I prefer hymns, myself."
Words in the Wind: Literature for the Avid Horizon

Those who remain at the Avid Horizon are desperate for diversion, distraction or escape. The authorities will pay for three consignments of more recent Ministry-Approved Literature to keep their charges content.

Ministryliterature square icon.png Ministry-Approved Literature 3 Avidhorizon icon.png Avid Horizon Sovereigns icon.png 190 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 190 Sovereigns The planetary romances of the Turbulent Fabulist are notably popular among the denizens of the Horizon, as is Botheridge's 'A Tour of Heaven'. An amateur engineer gratefully offers to repair your engine before you depart.
The Celestial Exhibit: Glass to Worlebury

An Exuberant Architect at Worlebury-juxta-Mare intends to construct a glass hall to house a public exhibition of curiosities from across the heavens. He requires five Panes of Stained Glass.

Stainedglass square icon.png Pane of Stained Glass 5 Worlebury icon.png Worlebury-juxta-Mare Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1375 Sovereigns The Exuberant Architect claps his hands with glee. "Oh, marvellous. Marvellous. We shall know glory yet. Do you think it'll get rather hot inside the hall? Ah, no matter. I'm sure we can stand a little heat!"
A Surfeit of Sunlight: Bombazine for the Mausoleum

The Direful Chamberlain is engaged in a struggle with the current dazzling glare of the Clockwork Sun. It is washing out the black drapes and disturbing the much-deserved sleep of the Deathless. Bombazine cloth drinks light. He will require three rolls of it, for starters.

Bombazineroll square icon.png Roll of Thirsty Bombazine 3 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Fuel icon.png The Strength of the Sun ≥ 67 Sovereigns icon.png 250 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 750 Sovereigns The Luminous Cardinal holds your delivery to the light. The cloth drinks the sunlight thirstily, darkening to an even more resplendent black. "This will serve. The Macabre Counsellor will, regrettably, be very pleased."
A Demonstration of Folly: Illicit Literature for the Avid Horizon

The Devil requests a body of literature on alternate theories of labour, the values of idleness, and the merits of treating every day as the Sabbath. Five Trunks of Illicit Literature are requested.

Illicitliterature square icon.png 7 Trunk of Illicit Literature 5 Avidhorizon icon.png Avid Horizon Smuggling icon.png Smuggling ≥ 1

The Devil at the Horizon ≥ 1

Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1375 Sovereigns The Devil claps his hands with abject delight when he sees your troves of literature. "London has consigned its workers to idleness and decay, leaving their minds free for all sorts of antediluvian notions."
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Pan[edit | edit source]

In Eleutheria, prospects are only available at the Pan Bazaar.

Prospect Name Item Required Amount Delivery Location Unlocked with Earned per item Total earned Bonus
Lord Langley's New Library: Bronzewood for Langley Hall

His absent Lordship's servants have put out an urgent request for high-quality building materials. The old library was mere mahogany and gold. His Lordship is no pauper! Three consignments of bronzewood should suffice.

Bronzewood square icon.png Bronzewood 3 Langleyhall icon.png Langley Hall Sovereigns icon.png 295 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 885 Sovereigns Guests hurry to unload the wood. "About time you got here. We've got it all built, save the roof. Would've been just our luck if it had rained. Here. Take this as a bonus. Found it in the gardens."
The Murgatroyd Run: Tea for Achlys

A merchant waits for rescue by a still smoking locomotive. "I was taking the Murgatroyd family's tea to their stall in Achyls when we got hit by the Candle-wind. Knackered the engine. Worse, broke the cargo hold. All came flooding out, it did." He adds that his usual delivery is five Caddies of Dried Tea to Achlys.

Tea square icon.png Caddy of Dried Tea 5 Achlys icon.png Achlys Sovereigns icon.png 190 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 950 Sovereigns Amberley Murgatroyd's assistant looks irritable as she digs through the tea with her hands. "I don't understand. Where are the microfilms, the manilla folders?" She sighs. "Never mind. We'll sell it anyway, I'm sure."
[SPECIAL PROSPECT]A Taste of London: Tea for the Eagle's Empyrean

Thanks to your earlier efforts, subversive Albiophile book groups are spreading across the Eagle's Empyrean. The gatherings like to drink milky, sugary tea while they read, in the London fashion. A Nimble Trafficker is confident she can sell seven Caddies of Dried Tea at an elevated price.

Tea square icon.png Caddy of Dried Tea 7 Eaglesempyrean icon.png Eagle's Empyrean Propaganda On Parade ≥ 1 Sovereigns icon.png 209Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1463 Sovereigns The Nimble Trafficker unloads the crates into a shadowy warehouse. Soon, Albiophiles within the Empyrean will be meeting in secret, reading forbidden London texts, and making the increasingly familiar raised pinky-finger sign to identify each other.
Brazen Acts of Reprisal: Caged Catches for Carillon

An angry member of the Neonocturnals approaches you. "The Brazen Brigade keeps interfering with our deliveries. How about you show those devils a thing or two, perhaps at that spa of theirs. Carillon." They explain their scheme. It involves seven Caged Catches.
Game note: SPECIAL PROSPECT

Cagedcatch square icon.png Caged Catch 7 Carillon icon.png Carillon Devilshell icon.png Caught in a Brazen Rebellion ≥ 1 Sovereigns icon.png 400 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2800 Sovereigns Your crew unleashes the foul creatures into Carillon's water. Screams echo through the halls. Unfortunately, the devils just smile, appreciating the assistance. The Presiding Deviless even gives you a bonus.
Let Them Eat Squid: Caged Catches for Piranesi

A hastily scratched note claims that the Chaplains at Piranesi will pay good money for fresh seafood. They do not seem to mind whether or not it is identifiable. Three Caged Catches should be a good start.

Cagedcatch square icon.png Caged Catch 3 Piranesi icon.png Piranesi Sovereigns icon.png 365 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1095 Sovereigns The Chaplain assigned to the kitchen takes the fresh meat, makes a small incision, and peels off the fur. He hangs it ready to be smoked, dried, and served up to the prisoners as a special treat.
The Diplomatic Bag: Gemstones for Eagle's Empyrean

The London Embassy in the Eagle's Empyrean has a need for Navarantine Gemstones, to bribe officials who cannot be swayed with mere Sovereigns. Three Casks should suffice.

Navarantinegemstones square icon.png Cask of Navaratine Gemstones 3 Eaglesempyrean icon.png Eagle's Empyrean Sovereigns icon.png 475 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1425 Sovereigns "Not a moment too soon," says the junior diplomat deemed expendable enough to handle such a flagrantly illegal transaction. "The fellow who handles smuggling is getting nosy. If he found out about this before we slipped them to him..." He shudders.
A Sip Of Nostalgia: Crockery To Langley Hall

Port rumours say that Lord Langley's staff is running short on tableware. Five Crates of Nostalgic Crockery should be more than enough to keep them going.

CrateofNostalgicCrockery square icon.png Crate of Nostalgic Crockery 5 Langleyhall icon.png Langley Hall Sovereigns icon.png 110 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 550 Sovereigns "Ah, excellent." The staff quickly gathers up the crockery and carries it to the garden, where His Lordship's guests await with hunting rifles. "Throw!" calls one, aiming skyward. Shards of crockery rain down from on high.
A Gift for the Thorn Maiden: Souls to Caduceus

A frustrated devil waits outside the gates, barred entry by the Khan's guards. "I miss Old London. Your people were so much freer with your souls. I have to bring back something to lure—" He stops abruptly. "I don't suppose you have five Jumbles of Undistinguished Souls, do you? For now, I crave quantity over quality."

Undistinguishedsouls square icon.png Jumble of Undistinguished Souls 5 Caduceus icon.png Caduceus Sovereigns icon.png 150 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 750 Sovereigns The Thorn-Maiden accepts your offering and tells you where to place them. Silver mirrors surround the hoard, multiplying your reflections into infinity. Some of your reflections are slower to react than others.
Propaganda on Parade: Literature to Eagle's Empyrean

A cloaked figure from the Ministry patrols the market, looking for skyfarers. '"Would you be interested in some patriotic work?" he asks. "The Khan is poisoning the minds of Eagle Empyrean with spiteful stories about life in Albion. Worse, most of them are true. We plan to balance the books with some Ministry-Approved Literature. Shall we say five good volumes?"

Ministryliterature square icon.png Ministry-Approved Literature 5 Eaglesempyrean icon.png Eagle's Empyrean Sovereigns icon.png 190 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 950 Sovereigns A representative from the London Embassy meets you at the agreed drop-off point near the Lane of Lions and Unicorns. "Five volumes of poems by Mrs Frontispiece?" They sigh. "It'll do for now."
The Master's New Cloak: Bombazine to the House of Rods and Chains

A retired zee captain beckons you over. "Birdie in my ear says someone at the House of Rods and Chains Is looking for some nice material for new cloaks. Three rolls should do it."

Bombazineroll square icon.png Roll of Thirsty Bombazine 3 Houseofrodsandchains icon.png The House of Rods and Chains Sovereigns icon.png 250Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 750Sovereigns The zee-captain who advised you of this opportunity is waiting outside the towering obsidian spire, his shirt open and revealing a blinking eye embedded in his flesh. "Now I can make the master a worthy gift. Maybe then he'll free me."
Under Cover of Darkness: Bombazine to the Eagle

A shady figure beckons you into the shadows. "You have the bombazine? For the Empyrean?" He realises you are not his contact and bolts. But you already have the information. Three rolls should be worth something to the Eagle's many enemies.

Bombazineroll square icon.png Roll of Thirsty Bombazine 3 Eaglesempyrean icon.png Eagle's Empyrean Sovereigns icon.png 250 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 750 Sovereigns Your crew unloads the cargo onto the dock while you ponder where to take it. The clattering of a stone distracts you. When you look back, the crates are gone. In their place, your payment, delicately wrapped and finished with a bow.
[ALWAYS][SPECIAL PROSPECT]The Murgatroyd Files: Secrets within Bombazine

Amberley Murgatroyd's assistant flags you down. "That tea you brought to Achlys. It was meant to have information hidden in it for us to trade with visitors. It didn't. But Mr Murgatroyd can't know that. Help the mistress out. Take seven rolls of Bombazine to her sister in Lustrum and pack it full of any old secrets you might know." In exchange, she offers a Cryptic Benefactor.

Bombazineroll square icon.png Roll of Thirsty Bombazine 7 Lustrum icon.png Lustrum Completed the Murgatroyd Run ≥ 1 Sovereigns icon.png 209Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1463 Sovereigns You deliver the cargo to Murgatroyd's daughter Melusine, who raises her unburned eyebrow in surprise. "Amberley's been busy," she says. "I'll make sure Father gets these. And you've made a friend in our family."
Flowers In The Dark: Seeds to Achlys

A Battle-Scarred Youth waters a patch of soil. "Nothing yet," they say, smiling. "When I was a Ringbreaker on Achlys, we tried starting a garden in the marsh. Didn't take. Could have been beautiful though. I'm sure Sigrid would love to try again." Five Sacks of Verdant Seeds would be a good start.

Verdantseeds square icon.png Sack of Verdant Seeds 5 Achlys icon.png Achlys Sovereigns icon.png 80 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 400 Sovereigns Achlys is a thick, poisonous marsh, lit only by the cancerous light of its sun. Still, the urchins of the port plant the seeds. One nicks a finger in the process; a drop of blood falls on the grey soil. A green shoot creeps up into the air.
In Loving Tribute: Seeds to the Mausoleum

An urchin from Achyls is selling seeds from their new garden. "Most of them we sell to the Mausoleum," they tell you. "Can't get enough of them there. More than we can supply, if you get my meaning."
Game note: SPECIAL PROSPECT

Verdantseeds square icon.png Sack of Verdant Seeds 7 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Started the Ringbreakers' Garden ≥ 1 Sovereigns icon.png 88 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 616 Sovereigns A flower seller happily purchases your seeds to grow in his garden. "Many people want to leave tribute here. They come from many places. Let me tell you about some of them."
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Sky Barnet[edit | edit source]

In The Blue Kingdom, prospects are only available at the Sky Barnet Bazaar.

Prospect Name Item Required Amount Delivery Location Unlocked with Earned per item Total earned Bonus
Passing the Time: Hours to the White Well

An enterprising hawker has constructed a makeshift hour loom to make the wait to enter the Stone-Faced Court seem less, or to prolong the time before spirits are pronounced dead, if they wish to linger. He needs hours to feed it. Five Barrels of Unseasoned Hours should do. The White Well is north-west of Sky Barnet.

BarrelofUnseasonedHours square icon.png Barrel of Unseasoned Hours 5 Whitewell icon.png The White Well Sovereigns icon.png 170 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 850 Sovereigns "Marvellous!" The hawker rolls the barrels under his rattling, clanking hour-loom. Business is brisk. Many shades, it seems, want to make their final journey pass more quickly, or crave a few moments more to indulge their last regrets. The hawker rewards your efficiency with a generous tip.
The Price of Knowledge: Bronzewood for the Forge of Souls

An obsessed scholar is seeking permission to enter the library that is now housed in the Forge of Souls. It is said to contain records of every law, past and current, that the suns have decreed. Unfortunately, the scholar's entry has been denied, and he requires seven consignments of Bronzewood to win the favour of its keeper: the Lamentation of Mists. The Forge of Souls is east-north-east of Sky Barnet.

Bronzewood square icon.png Bronzewood 7 Forgeofsouls icon.png The Forge of Souls Affiliationacadame icon.png Affiliation: Academe ≥ 2 Sovereigns icon.png 350 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2450 Sovereigns The scholar's tattered gown makes him look like a bedraggled bat. "This should be enough for a visit or two," he says, gleefully examining your delivery. "I was told the Lamentation likes Bronzewood. So Bronzewood she must have!" As an additional thanks, he hands over some of his old research notes. Flicking through them, you suspect it is probably for the best he is far, far from London.
Ritual Oils: Caged Catches for Death's Door

Fats and oils from certain sky-beasts are needed to perform the Test of Substance, which shades must pass to approach Death's Door.The Sequestrator requires Five Caged Catches to be delivered to her there. Death's Door is north from the Transit Relay, on the other side of the Blue Kingdom.

Cagedcatch square icon.png Caged Catch 5 Deathsdoorstep icon.png Death's Door Sovereigns icon.png 365 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1825 Sovereigns The Sequestrator sends a servant to arrange the exchange. It is one of the yoked dead: the shade of some lumbering creature across between a lobster and a whale. It strings each cage onto its back, oblivious to the bites and scratches from their occupants. With a complicated but elegant bow, it drops something at your feet. Thank you?
The Lamentation's Encyclopedia: Caged Catches for the Forge of Souls

The Lamentation of Mists has set a servitor cataloguing the various species of the sky. She wishes to know which are descended from the Forge's creations. The half-hearted servitor cannot leave its post at the Forge of Souls, and will pay for up to five Caged Catches to be delivered there. The Forge of Souls is east-north-east of Sky Barnet.

Cagedcatch square icon.png Caged Catch 5 Forgeofsouls icon.png The Forge of Souls Sovereigns icon.png 365 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1825 Sovereigns The Lamentation's servitor loiters by the dock. It is one of the yoked dead, its face and expression concealed behind its porcelain mask. After examining your caged specimens, though, and making several messy notes on a yellowing scroll, it pushes a small cask of gems into your hands. Perhaps it is pleased?
Accoutrements and Adornments: Gemstones for the White Well

One of the Graven – the skull-headed lawyers of the White Well – requests five Casks of Navaratine Gemstones be delivered there. His position has recently advanced, and the stones decorating his skull are no longer of a lustre or quantity suitable to his rank. He intends to supplement them with his pick of the gems you deliver. The White Well is north-west of Sky Barnet.

Navarantinegemstones square icon.png Cask of Navaratine Gemstones 5 Whitewell icon.png The White Well Sovereigns icon.png 475 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2375 Sovereigns The Graven awaits your arrival at the station, twitching its robes in irritation. It has pulled a hood close about its bone face, clearly ashamed of the meagre handful of gems that gleam there. As its clerks carry your delivery away, the Graven expresses its deep gratitude and promises to return the favour some day.
Burning Aspirations: Gemstones for Death's Door

A young member of the London embassy is hoping to win an audience with the Daughter of the Sun. He has travelled to Death's Door but not managed to cross the Endless Furrows. The Shadow of the Sun – the garden palace where the Daughter resides – is closed to him. He hopes a gift might change the situation. Five Casks of Navaratine Gemstones should do it. Death's Door is north from the Transit Relay, on the far side of the Blue Kingdom.

Navarantinegemstones square icon.png Cask of Navaratine Gemstones 5 Deathsdoorstep icon.png Death's Door Sovereigns icon.png 475 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2375 Sovereigns The diplomat is grateful, though he has come to learn that in order to impress the Daughter of the Sun he will need more gems than these. He passes you several permits as thanks. "We are permitted to give out a few at our discretion. It's entirely legitimate."
Feeding the Flames: Undistinguished Souls for the Forge

An unnamed individual at the Forge of Souls requires shipments of bottled souls. They only need ones of meagre quality – five Jumbles of Undistinguished Souls should be sufficient. In the Blue Kingdom it's usually exceptional souls that are in demand, for use as gifts or bribes. What does someone want with so many unremarkable specimens? The Forge of Souls is east-north-east of Sky Barnet.

Undistinguishedsouls square icon.png Jumble of Undistinguished Souls 5 Forgeofsouls icon.png The Forge of Souls Sovereigns icon.png 150 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 750 Sovereigns The First Venturer, masked to disguise himself as one of the shades of the dead, meets you at your engine. What does he need the souls for? "Nothing yet," he says, "but should the forge ever be restored, they will be most useful." He includes with your payment a sack of blazing gemstones. "I found them clogging one of the under-furnaces," he says.
The Last Last Rites: Literature for Death's Door

Your establishment connections have recommended you for an opportunity. The request is written in brusque capitals: 'LITERATURE REQUIRED TO REMEDY UNACCEPTABLE SPIRITUAL SITUATION'. The requester needs seven boxes of Ministry-Approved Literature, to be delivered to them at Death's Door. Death's Door is north from the Transit Relay, on the other side of the Blue Kingdom.

Ministryliterature square icon.png Ministry-Approved Literature 7 Forgeofsouls icon.png The Forge of Souls Affiliationestablishment icon.png Affiliation: Establishment ≥ 2 Sovereigns icon.png 210 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1470 Sovereigns Your client is a New Sequence preacher, fresh from London and simmering with zeal. She is attempting to convert the dead before they pass through Death's Door, and means to hand out the pamphlets you delivered to those that look like they might waver. "This is not the light that was promised!" she bellows at a hesitant spirit, before reassuring you that her superiors will hear of your assistance.
Hidden from the Eye of God: Stained Glass for the White Well

You have received a furtive request via your contacts in the underworld (specifically the criminal underworld, which it pays to be clear about in the Blue Kingdom). Someone waiting at the White Well wants to buy up to seven Panes of Stained Glass. Their reasons are undisclosed. The White Well is north-west of Sky Barnet.

Stainedglass square icon.png Pane of Stained Glass 7 Whitewell icon.png The White Well Affiliationvillainy icon.png Affiliation: Villainy ≥ 2 Sovereigns icon.png 300 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 210 Sovereigns The well-winds howl as a cloaked conclave of spirifers approach your engine. These unlicensed soul-traders are unwelcome in the Kingdom, and use thick layers of stained glass to hide what goes on in their locomotives from the Sapphire'd King and his servants. Satisfied you have comprehensively fulfilled their requirements, the chief spirifer slides you a roll of paper. A chart, detailing hidden routes through the sky.
The Art of Adventure: Bombazine for the Forge of Souls

'Seven Rolls of Thirsty Bombazine to be delivered to the Pilgrims of Progress at the Forge of Souls.' The Pilgrims are a small movement of bohemian mendicants intent on seeing the Blue Kingdom from the bottom rungs. To this end, they dress themselves in Bombazine like the shades of the Invisible caste, so few of the Kingdom's bureaucracy will deign to trouble them. The Forge of Souls is east-north-east of Sky Barnet.

Bombazineroll square icon.png Roll of Thirsty Bombazine 7 Forgeofsouls icon.png The Forge of Souls Affiliationbohemia icon.png Affiliation: Bohemia ≥ 2 Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1925 Sovereigns The Pilgrims meet you before the walls of the Forge, where they have been begging for petrichor, the food of the dead, from visitors. They are malnourished and fever-eyed. Their spokeswoman whispers their motto ("In humility, truth") in your ear as she hands over the payment in sovereigns she has found all-but useless here.
The Wheels of Diplomacy: Immaculate Souls for the White Well

A discreet request: five Selections of Immaculate Souls are required at the White Well for 'political reasons'. The White Well is north-west of Sky Barnet.

Selectionofimmaculatesouls square icon.png Selection of Immaculate Souls 5 Whitewell icon.png The White Well Sovereigns icon.png 460 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2300 Sovereigns The red-robed Graven who collects the souls is, perhaps, pleased. It's hard to tell, since he has meticulously stripped the flesh from his skull. "This should soothe the Judge," he says, and supplements the agreed-upon amount with a couple of curios which he promises have use here in the Blue Kingdom.

Smuggling Prospects[edit | edit source]

Smuggling prospects are unlocked by finishing Smuggling icon.png Wit & Vinegar: a Smuggler's Tale. All delivery location of these prospects are in a different region than where you obtained the prospect. Some of the prospects have certain time limitation. Finishing prospects outside of the time limitation means that you will receive less bonus than if you were finish it in time.

Titania[edit | edit source]

In The Reach, prospects are only available at the Titania Bazaar.

Prospect Name Item Required Amount Delivery Location Unlocked with Earned per item Total earned Bonus
A New Flavour: Red Honey for Achlys

A visitor from Achlys, marked with the tattoo of a cinnamon trader, wishes to arrange a supply of Red Honey. To begin with, they require seven Firkins, and suggest that more opportunities might be forthcoming.

Redhoney square icon.png Firkin of Red Honey 7 Achlys icon.png Achlys Sovereigns icon.png 200 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1400 Sovereigns Mr Pipes, proprietor of the House of Silks, makes a rare personal appearance outside its establishment to acquire your entire delivery of red honey. "The precise nature of your product is not well known here," it tells you. "Let us not concern these fine people with the truth."
A Rose by Another Name: Red Honey for the Empyrean

You find the Ethereal Apiarist dreamily taming a rosebush with her secateurs. "Are you acquainted with the Empyrean's 'diplomatic corps'? Their Rose-without-Thorns?" she laughs, delightedly, at the name. "I suppose it's a prettier title than 'secret police'. Well, they want seven Firkins of Red Honey, for reasons of their own. London, meanwhile, is determined to prevent them. How exciting!"

Redhoney square icon.png Firkin of Red Honey 7 Eaglesempyrean icon.png Eagle's Empyrean Sovereigns icon.png 200 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1400 Sovereigns The Rose-Without-Thorns slip you into the Empyrean via hidden tunnels, and into cavernous cellar. From behind one door you can hear singing. From behind another, sobbing. But a stern official explains you can, in fact, not hear either of those things. In fact you can hear nothing, because people who hear nothing are very well paid. The payment is produced: a pouch of bright, freshly-minted sovereigns, several rolls of bombazine, and a caged sky-beast they have no further use for.
All Across the Sky: Red Honey for Worlebury-juxta-Mare

A recent fad among the holiday-makers at Worlebury-juxta-Mare is red honey gathered from the memories of skyfarers and exiles. Those who have travelled far and lived hard. "Their memories are honeycombed with madness," the Ethereal Apiarist observes. "Perhaps that adds to their allure." Can you deliver seven Firkins of Red Honey to Worlebury before the season ends in a month?

Redhoney square icon.png Firkin of Red Honey 7 Worlebury icon.png Worlebury-juxta-Mare Sovereigns icon.png 200 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1400 Sovereigns Intrigued holidays makers sidle, furtively, to your locomotive, eager for a taste of 'skyfarer's delight'. Later, they will clamber through someone else's memories: of distant nooks of the sky, of little-trod heavenly roads, of star-madness encroaching like the tide.
Late! (30 Days)
Late Bonus
Dead Man's Drop: Red Honey to the Mausoleum

An envelope reaches you. Inside is a simple note, offering the opportunity to provide nine Firkins of Red Honey to a specific platform at the Most Serene Mausoleum. It is marked with a stamp: a mark of the Duchess Incarnadine, one of the Deathless courtiers who served Her Majesty and were permitted to retire with an eternity of hours.

Redhoney square icon.png Firkin of Red Honey 9 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Affiliationestablishment icon.png Affiliation: Establishment ≥ 3 Sovereigns icon.png 200 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1800 Sovereigns The Duchess' men unload the honey, and carry it onto a Necropolis Line engine idling at a nearby siding. The Necropolis Line carries London's dead for burial at the Mausoleum, and returns for more. A useful cover to allow the transport of contraband into the well-watched city. Apparently, the Duchess likes to keep busy in her dotage.
Repaying a Debt: Red Honey to Worlebury

Another smuggler has been caught while attempting to complete a prospect. Even now, they take the stand before a judge renowned for his lack of mercy. In the meantime, their opportunity could be yours. Time is now of the essence. Nine Firkins of Red Honey must be delivered to Worlebury-juxta-Mare within two months of you accepting the prospect.

Redhoney square icon.png Firkin of Red Honey 9 Worlebury icon.png Worlebury-juxta-Mare Affiliationvillainy icon.png Affiliation: Villainy ≥ 3 Sovereigns icon.png 200 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1800 Sovereigns The delivery goes to plan and arrives on time. You carry the honey through the Worlebury mists to an isolated barn near the shore. An enterprising villain is establishing a honey den. The animals are gone, and their stalls have been draped with red velvet. It all still smells of straw.
Late! (60 Days)
Your delay is not received happily. "I had to make other arrangements. Expensive arrangements," the buyer growls. "I can sell it, given time. But you'll not get our original price."
Quid Pro Quo: Red Honey for the Empyrean

Though the relationship between London and the Eagle's Empyrean is strained, each is haunted by the other. The people of each city crave news of the other: its politics, its fads, its follies. The latest Empyreal fascination is with London's vices. Criminal families at the Empyrean require nine Firkins of Red Honey. Several smugglers have attempted this prospect before, and failed. Her Majesty's Customs and Excise have retasked several enduring dreadnoughts to comb the skies.

Redhoney square icon.png Firkin of Red Honey 9 Eaglesempyrean icon.png Eagle's Empyrean Smuggling icon.png Reputation: Smugglers ≥ 6 Sovereigns icon.png 200 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1800 Sovereigns The honey is snapped up at a secret auction attended by the Empyrean's most ambitious criminal families. What better way to understand the madness of Londoners, than by taking a spoonful of honey and living it? One of the factions, clearly hoping to win your future goodwill, pays you with casks of shimmering gems.
The Rose At Midnight: Red Honey to Achlys

The Ethereal Apiarist approaches you directly. "There's little point going to anyone but the best for this. A client at Achlys requires an unusually large shipment of Red Honey:thirteen Firkins! A difficult prospect, to get so much past the Revenue Men. They'll no doubt have got wind something is afoot, and put some dreadnoughts on patrol." She looks dreamily into the sky. "I wonder who it is that needs it, and what for?"

Redhoney square icon.png Firkin of Red Honey 13 Achlys icon.png Achlys Smuggling icon.png Reputation: Smugglers ≥ 15 Sovereigns icon.png 200 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2600 Sovereigns The mysterious customer is a successful tobacco trader, who insists on doing the handover deep in Achlys' poisoned marsh. In a grove of leaning trees, cowled men are constructing iron cages, while nearby a set of beehives drone, furiously. "We'll have our own cage garden soon," the trader tells you. "But first, we must create a market. You keep our little secret, and we'll help you keep yours." He swears a thief's oath to you, there amidst the dripping grove. You suspect he was not always a tobacco trader.
Tribute to the Unquiet Dead: Red Honey to the Mausoleum

The Ethereal Apiarist teases a thorn from her hand. Blood beads on her palm. "I received a letter from a dead man today. Well, officially dead. Ceremonially dead. One of the Deathless aristocrats of the Most Serene Mausoleum. They are planning a revel. What else will you do with eternity, I suppose? They want five Firkins of Red Honey."

Redhoney square icon.png Firkin of Red Honey 5 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Sovereigns icon.png 200 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1000 Sovereigns Little attempt is made to hide your transaction, for the Deathless do as they please. After all, if you are exempt from the laws of time, why should you be subject to those of customs and excise? A haunted footman hands over your payment, along with the Macabre Counsellor's thanks for a job well done, and an invitation to Perdurance's Half-Light Masque.

Wit & Vinegar Lumber Company[edit | edit source]

In Albion, prospects are only available at the Wit & Vinegar Lumber Company Bazaar.

Prospect Name Item Required Amount Delivery Location Unlocked with Earned per item Total earned Bonus
A Spring In Their Step: Illicit Literature for Port Prosper

A Prim Dowager lingers, out-of-place, near the platform. As soon as she sees you she hurries forward brandishing an umbrella. "Ah, Captain. No, you need not explain your presence here; I can see at a glance that your character is above reproach. I am here to stop the most awful smuggling to Port Prosper. Why, they say that anyone with, oh, say seven Trunks of Illicit Literature could just swan along there and sell their smut and scandal for a startling and entirely inappropriate sum. Shocking. I must insist you tell the ruffians here to cease this appallingly profitable trade, at once!" Her gaze is level; her expression carefully arranged.

Illicitliterature square icon.png Trunk of Illicit Literature 7 Portprosper icon.png Port Prosper Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1925 Sovereigns Your Illicit Literature is avidly received in Port Prosper. The local paper puffs and tuts about the sudden influx of 'gentleman's relish', even as servants from well-heeled families crowd your locomotive, offering bulging purses for paper-wrapped samples of your cargo. The handmaid of a certain Prim Dowager purchases several of the most scandalous volumes, while giving you a wicked wink.
Light In The Darkness: Illicit Literature for Lustrum

Not even the King James' Bible is safe from the purgative pens of the Ministry of Public Decency. You receive a tip-off from your benefactor: an Intractable Reverend in Lustrum is willing to pay well for unedited, uncensored religious texts. Five Trunks of Illicit Literature should suffice.

Illicitliterature square icon.png Trunk of Illicit Literature 5 Lustrum icon.png Lustrum Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1375 Sovereigns A frost-bitten priest thumbs eagerly through an unexpurgated Bible. "The first winter here was a bad one, and the settlers burned all their books to stay warm. We've been preaching the Word According To The Windward Company ever since." He snaps the book shut. "These will help put an end to that."
Scribbles and Cyphers: Illicit Literature for Achlys

The Murgatroyd family: humble purveyors of fungal crackers to those unacquainted with the Great Game of spies and nations, and of espionage to those who are. Their outpost in Achlys requires seven Trunks of Illicit Literature (the spicier the better), and they need it within one month of you accepting the prospect.

Illicitliterature square icon.png Trunk of Illicit Literature 7 Achlys icon.png Achlys Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1925 Sovereigns One of Amberley Murgatroyd's maids thanks you for your prompt delivery and collects the shipment of scandalous literature. "The mistress likes hiding her cyphers in these. The Ministry doesn't usually look too closely before chucking them in the fire."
Late! (30 Days)
One of Amberley Murgatroyd's maids collects the shipment. She is not pleased. "You're late!" she complains. "We had to start sending out cyphers hidden in bibles. Bibles! Auditors aren't embarrassed to read bibles! It's only a matter of time before one of them notices the cyphers. I'm afraid this will affect your fee."
The Eagle's Education: Illicit Literature for the Empyrean

A Bespectacled Official at the Eagle's Empyrean wants authentic, unadulterated insights onto London culture, and the Ministry's censored versions of prose and poetry are too curated for his needs. He requests five Trunks of Illicit Literature that represent London's warts as well as her glory.

Illicitliterature square icon.png Trunk of Illicit Literature 5 Eaglesempyrean icon.png Eagle's Empyrean Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1375 Sovereigns The Bespectacled Official is satisfied with your delivery. "I spent some time in London, you know." he tells you, flipping through an uncensored Wilde. "But somehow I don't recognise this city the Ministry of Public Decency tell me it is." He pays you in crisp sovereign-notes in high denominations.
The Pages Vault: Illicit Literature to the Empyrean

The Gloomy Middleman has an opportunity for which someone has specifically requested you. A private collector in the Eagle's Empyrean seeks books from the notorious 'Pages Collection' of Old London, which was said to contain copies of works assumed to be mythical. "I rarely read myself," the Middleman confides, "on account of my deep mistrust of writers, whom I consider perfidious. The odds of finding something from the Pages Collection is vanishingly small, of course, but to an optimist any haystack might hide a needle. Nine Trunks of Illicit Literature should do in this case. Within two months, if you please."

Illicitliterature square icon.png Trunk of Illicit Literature 9 Eaglesempyrean icon.png Eagle's Empyrean Affiliationacadame icon.png Affiliation: Academe ≥ 3 Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2475 Sovereigns The client is attached to the London embassy. She avidly begins rummaging through the books. "The Pages Collection contained works written during the heyday of the Khans; ones which might shed some truth on the Eagle's... unlikely account of his early family history. Your promptness is appreciated; I have a lot of reading to do."
Late! (60 Days)
The collector thumbs through your delivery with a bored expression. "You're late. I've already got most of these. I suppose there's a few that might still be worth a little..."
The Prosper Revolution: Illicit Literature to Port Prosper

The Gloomy Middleman insists on speaking in person. "I consider politics to be the refuge of the incapable, but my employer has decided to dabble. His interests in the Reach align with those of the Tacketies, who have agents in place at Port Prosper. They need revolutionary materials to spread their dissent. Can you get eleven Trunks of Illicit Literature into the port? Be wary: the Revenue Men have got wind of the endeavour, and have sent dreadnoughts to prevent it."

Illicitliterature square icon.png Trunk of Illicit Literature 11 Portprosper icon.png Port Prosper Smuggling icon.png Reputation: Smugglers ≥ 10 Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 3025 Sovereigns You make the exchange in a gloomy alley behind a shabby tea-shop. Your contacts are hooded and jumpy: Prosper is firmly a Stovepipe port. The Tacketies plan to distribute the seditious tracts to a struggling local cell of sympathisers, and to any Company captains that might be willing to turn. The Blind Bruiser sends his regards, and recompense for your time.
Them that ask no questions isn't told a lie

Word has come to the Blind Bruiser from the Gentlemen, the merciless gang of smugglers who operate in Eleutheria. A Bohemian Baronet, exiled for a string of scandals, has led his coterie to the spice-port of Achlys. He considers himself a poet-philosopher, and a devotee of the unspoiled word. As a result, he and his followers refuse to read works censored by the Ministry. They want only unadulterated originals and will pay for seven Trunks of Illicit Literature to be delivered to them at Achlys.

Illicitliterature square icon.png Trunk of Illicit Literature 7 Achlys icon.png Achlys Sovereigns icon.png 275 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1925 Sovereigns The Bohemian Baronet has installed himself in a stilted, smokey salon at the end of a long jetty. His coterie pay you with the last of his inheritance, collections of expurgated literature they no longer want, and a number of insightful secrets.

The Gentlemen[edit | edit source]

In Eleutheria, prospects are only available at the The Gentlemen Bazaar.

Prospect Name Item Required Amount Delivery Location Unlocked with Earned per item Total earned Bonus
A Thought Of Home: Starshine For Lustrum

One of the Gentlemen, Pan's notorious smugglers, claims to have an opportunity for you. However, getting details out of him is difficult. He seems distracted by old memories. Has he been sampling the shinney? Eventually, you're able to get extract the necessaries: five Hogsheads of Starshine to be delivered to a shinney-joint at Lustrum.

Starshine square icon.png Hogshead of Starshine 5 Lustrum icon.png Lustrum Sovereigns icon.png 350 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1750 Sovereigns A stoic crew of ex-prospectors meet you at the station. You help them transport the starshine to a tangled knot of caves that burrows into the mountain. In each little cave a lamp hangs, spilling the glow of old, familiar stars. Limed in the faint light, miners sit and muse, or weep.
Delusions Of Home: Starshine to the Mausoleum

Now you've proven yourself a competent smuggler, the Gentlemen can offer more challenging and more rewarding prospects. They keep many of the details secret, but you deduce that one of the Deathless courtiers at the Most Serene Mausoleum operates a pipeline of contraband into London. They require nine Hogsheads of Starshine, and they need them within two months from the day you accept the prospect.

Starshine square icon.png Hogshead of Starshine 9 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Smuggling icon.png Reputation: Smugglers ≥ 3 Sovereigns icon.png 350 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 3150 Sovereigns You deliver the shinney to a gloomy, pillared hall where corpses are prepared for burial. Silent servants transfer the starshine into coffins, marked with the stamp of the Necropolis Line.
Late! (60 Days)
You deliver the shinney to a gloomy, pillared hall where corpses are prepared for burial. Unfortunately, you are late with your delivery, and the Deathless have made other arrangements. They reluctantly agree to take the shinny off your hands anyway, but for much less of a reward than you might have hoped for.
Forbidden Light: Starshine to Worlebury-juxta-Mare

Two gangs are feuding over the shinney-trade at Worlebury-juxta-Mare. The endless tide of holiday-makers represents a lucrative market, and one of the gangs wants seven Hogsheads of starshine to corner it. The scarred Gentleman from whom you learn of the prospect, though, warns you to take care. The gangs haven't been subtle, and the Revenue Men's dreadnoughts are on high alert.

Starshine square icon.png Hogshead of Starshine 7 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Sovereigns icon.png 350 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 2450 Sovereigns Your instructions are to come alone with the shinney. You ignore them, and just as well. One member of the gang had got it into his head to improve their bottom line by bringing knives rather than payment. There is a short fracas, during which you convince them of the benefits of fair dealing. The gang bring your payment, and as a token of goodwill, your quartermaster only demands one finger from each of them.
Melancholy Memorials: Starshine for the Mausoleum

Certain august funerals at the Most Serene Mausoleum have begun to hang lamps of starshine during the ceremonies. The soft silver glow evokes memories of distant times that will never come again, and can move even the most stolid mourners to melancholy. Can you deliver five Hogsheads of Starshine for a series of upcoming burials?

Starshine square icon.png Hogshead of Starshine 5 Serenemausoleum icon.png The Most Serene Mausoleum Sovereigns icon.png 350 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1750 Sovereigns The hogsheads are discreetly wrapped in black, funereal cloth. A chaplain hands you a sombre black briefcase, clinking with coin. "The Duchess Incarnadine appreciates your assistance," he says, as servants hurry to remove the contraband.
Revolution and Homesickness: Starshine for Port Prosper

An undermanager of the Windward Company has sent word to the Gentlemen of Pan that their branch in Port Prosper has use for starshine, but nobody seems willing to sell the five Hogsheads they require. At least, not openly.

Starshine square icon.png Hogshead of Starshine 5 Portprosper icon.png Port Prosper Sovereigns icon.png 350 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 1750 Sovereigns Your illicit delivery is just what the Indiscreet Undermanager wanted. "It's not for us, you understand. In fact, we mean to give it away!" He gives what he considers a cunning grin. "The Tacketies preposterous insurrection should be harder to sustain with a shinney-habit. Homesickness will take the fight out of them."
The New Astrology: Starshine to Prosper

Word has spread to the Gentlemen that Bohemian groups in Port Prosper are developing a taste for shinney. But few smugglers can afford the nine Hogsheads their coteries demand, even with the promise of an impressive payday.

Starshine square icon.png Hogshead of Starshine 9 Portprosper icon.png Port Prosper Affiliationbohemia icon.png Affiliation: Bohemia ≥ 3 Sovereigns icon.png 350 Sovereigns Sovereigns icon.png 3150 Sovereigns You make your delivery, bit by bit, to a draughty manor. Eager bohemians pour each new hogshead into the garden's ornamental pond. When it is full, they gather around and kneel at the edge, their faces silver with the far-travelled light of Old Earth's stars. You watch as each sinks of them sinks into childhood memories.