Choose an Ambition
|Choose an Ambition|
|Linked to||Character creation|
It determines the victory conditions for your game. Once you pick an ambition, you will have to stay with it until the game is finished.
Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]
Choose an Ambition is triggered if you do any action in the Who were you? event and have the following:
Story description[edit | edit source]
What does winning mean to you?
Interactions[edit | edit source]
|Your Father's Bones
Your father was lost at zee. You never knew him, but you've often dreamed of him. Find and return his remains to London for a decent burial.
||Full fathom five?
Find where he fell, and bring him home.
|Game note: When you've found your father's bones, you can retire to victory. Explore Fallen London to find your first clue.|
Gather a hundred tales. Learn all you can of the zee. Write a masterpiece. Retire.
|Game note: Whenever you return to Fallen London, you have the option of retiring: but you'll need to write your masterwork first.|
You know how it is to be poor. Now you want a mansion, servants, fine clothes. A family, perhaps.
|Beyond the dreams...
The Unterzee is full of riches. Death and darkness, too, but it's worth the gamble.
|Game note: To win, gather a substantial retirement fund, upgrade your lodgings to a mansion, and retire.|
Eternal life sounds like something you'd enjoy. And it's said that the Presbyter - the ruler of the Elder Continent - has lived forever.
The Presbyterate guards its secrets fiercely. But amidst the clamour and beer-stains of the Blind Helmsman a Salt-Scarred Navigator is telling tales of the continent's deepest interior. Of a city called Nidah, and the origin of the Presbyter's long life. Where is he getting his information?
Bring wine. He is susceptible to wine.
|Game note: You will find the Navigator, and your first clue, in London.|
|The Uttermost East
Find what lies beyond the map's edge.
Game note: This is now a hidden victory condition.
|A Private Kingdom
Establish a colony where you are absolute ruler. A utopia, perhaps. Perhaps.
|Find a suitable location - somewhere hospitable, but uninhabited.||
Game note: You can't choose this now, but you may find an opportunity to switch to it later in game.
Not implemented[edit | edit source]
A seventh, hidden, self-destructive ambition, or no ambition at all.