In The Capital

Cater & Hero Limited

Cater & Hero Limited is a Vault.

Description:

It's been abandoned since the explosion, when both the owners died. The machines stand silent; the building is a collapsing shell. Mr Cater was known to display peculiar trinkets in his office. Perhaps some yet remain.

Start Description:

The remaining factory walls could topple at any moment. Blackened timbers creak in pain. We must equip ourselves properly and move with dreadful care.

Success Description:

Here is the capacious room where Mr Cater once watched his workers on the factory floor. The window-glass is long gone, and rats and crows have made this place their battle-ground, but perhaps there is still something of use here...

End Description:

Two floorboards lift away to reveal a hollow beneath Cater's desk! The rats have made free with the biscuits he stored there against the peckishness which haunts the entrepreneur, but they could not penetrate this iron lock-box. A moment with a crowbar will open it.

How to acquire

It is randomly awarded for exploring An Occult Scrap (Secret Histories 2).

Obstacles

Treacherous Ground - overcome with one of: Forge, Lantern

Rewards

An Abandoned Warehouse (HQ potential location)

Apollo and Marsyas (Book)

Lord Franklin Bancroft: Diaries, 1750-1790 (Book)

Marruvine Idol (Tool)

Vital Pigment (Ingredient)

Forgotten Mithraeum

Forgotten Mithraeum is a Vault.

Description:

Curiosity-seekers have picked over this ancient temple, but there may be a Hidden Door here somewhere.

Start Description:

I'm convinced the Mithraeum still holds secrets that its discoverers never found. It's unlikely to be dangerous, but the search will require funds.

Success Description:

A lonely space, musty with the memory of blood. We have found the hidden door that the highest grades of initiate used.

End Description:

The altar tilts back like a jaw. Behind it is the pyramid-space where only the Sun-hunters and Dawn-givers might go... but others have been here too, much more recently. They have left their treasures.

How to acquire

It is randomly awarded for exploring An Occult Scrap (Secret Histories 2).

Obstacles

A Hidden Door - overcome with one of: Knock, Lantern

Rewards

Empty Mithraeum (HQ potential location)

Cracked Noonstone (Tool)

Elagabaline Manacle (Tool)

Refulgin (Ingredient)

St. Agnes Hospital

St. Agnes Hospital is a Vault.

Description:

They did good work here, once. Certainly there were a few too many amputations, but then there are individuals one would prefer not to walk the city streets.

Start Description:

Only echoes walk the hospital halls now, but malice lingers in the air. We must search meticulously, room by room.

Success Description:

What was this place? The door bore no sign. There were no windows. The walls were painted a rich violet - rich even now after the ravages of rain through the leaking ceiling. A rotting chair has leather straps on the arms. The floor is porcelain, and runnelled.

End Description:

There is a padlocked cupboard in the wall: it does not long resist our strength. It contains instruments tipped with flint and glass - instruments one would not expect a surgeon to use. It contains other matters of more interest to us too....

How to acquire

It is randomly awarded for exploring An Occult Scrap (Secret Histories 2).

Obstacles

Dry Soul Curse - overcome with one of: Heart, Lantern

Rewards

Empty Hospital (HQ potential location)

The Rose of Hypatia (Book)

The Locksmith's Dream: Trespasses (Book)

Stained Gloves (Tool)

Rose-Pearl Dust (Ingredient)

Strathcoyne's Residence

Strathcoyne's Residence is a Vault.

Description:

The house of Mr Strathcoyne, a collector of rare objects. Strathcoyne will not sell his treasures. But a sufficiently cunning accomplice might gain entry.

Start Description:

Mr Strathcoyne has forbidden entry to his library. Unfortunate. Let's see what we can do.

Success Description:

Strathcoyne's cosy sanctum. A fire smoulders in the grate. Glass cases display hard-won trinkets. We must seize what we can, quickly! Strathcoyne may already have telephoned the police.

End Description:

Out into the night! We escape unseen, but the next day there are reports of a fire at Strathcoyne's. Did someone knock a live coal on to the hearth-rug? Or did Strathcoyne destroy the place himself, as part of some larger scheme?

How to acquire

It is randomly awarded for exploring An Occult Scrap (Secret Histories 2).

Obstacles

Watchers - overcome with one of: Edge, Grail, Moth

Rewards

The Wainscot Histories (Book)

Travelling at Night(Vol. 3) (Book)

The Treatise on Underplaces (Book)

The Journal of Alessandro LaCroce (Book)

The Locksmith's Dream: Stolen Reflections (Book)

The Congregation of St. Felix of Schuren

The Congregation of St. Felix of Schuren is a Vault.

Description:

A Nonconformist enclave of a heterodox sect of a Calvinist offshoot, tucked away in an odd corner of the city. They belt out hymns with unsuitable gusto, in a throat-scraping language that is very much not quite Latin.

Start Description:

Membership of the Congregation is strictly controlled. It may even be inherited. The safest approach is to burgle the minister's residence while he's conducting a service - but the sworn mothers of the Congregation guard the place in shifts, and they are not easily distracted.

Success Description:

The minister's bed-chamber is grand in proportion, but sparsely furnished. Beneath the window, a feathered ornamental axe rests besides an enameled chalice-drum on a little altar of yew-wood.

End Description:

Beneath the altar, in a box secured with a complicated triple knot, we find a trove of books - and more besides - a knife rank with old blood, a twist of cloth, a leathery remnant of something the minister must have surrendered at his ordination.

How to acquire

It is randomly awarded for exploring An Occult Scrap (Secret Histories 2).

Obstacles

Monks - overcome with one of: Edge, Moth

Rewards

Unattended Church (HQ potential location)

The Rose of Waznei (Book)

De Bellis Murorum (Book)

The Rose of Nuriel (Book)

Chione at Abydos (Book)

K├╝hner and Gerth (Book)

When playing as Medium?, a temporary action will occur - called One More Treasure - which will give you a Leathery Remnant after 10 seconds.

The Forsaken Reaches

The Forsaken Reaches are a repeatable Vault.

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