…when you are seeking certain special components.
Respectable firms crammed into ramshackle workshops and poky offices.
There are several fine shops in the Bazaar Sidestreets from which you can obtain components useful for creating more important items or purchasing, for example, a membership in a respectable club. A table summarizing the costs for the several components available in the Sidestreets can be found here.
Shops in the Bazaar Sidestreets
See if Empire Adornments is Open
This jewellery shop keeps irregular hours. Its patrons are chiefly desperate gentleman seeking an engagement ring before dawn, and the occasional unfortunate whose aunt's dog has eaten her favourite earrings.
Pick out a diamond
Mr Stones permits a tiny trickle of these to be sold to persons of good character.
Requires: 75 x Cryptic Clue
Pick out a sapphire
Freshly imported by moral and entirely hygienic zailors.
Requires: 75 x Cryptic Clue
Pick out a Venom-Ruby
These are kept on open display. Anyone shopping here is surely a person of prudence and wisdom. Or at least knows when to wear gloves.
Requires: 75 x Cryptic Clue
Walk down Blackfinger Street
Bookshops, publishers, printers and bookbinders. If it's printed on paper, parchment or even skin, you can purchase it here.
Collate some Research
It's time you had all this extraordinary information published! Or at least gathered into a single volume for the coffee table. And if some of your material isn't original, who is going to know?
previously unlocked with 1000 x Cryptic Clue, 250 x Proscribed Material, 1000 x Whispered Secret; from late January 2012:
unlocked with 15 x Tale of Terror!!, 70 x Appalling Secret
Compile a Book of Hidden Bodies
You know where they've hidden the bodies. better still, you've written it all down.
previously unlocked with 1500 x Cryptic Clue, 3000 x Whispered Secret; from late January 2012:
unlocked with 20 x Incendiary Gossip, 150 x Inkling of Identity
Assemble a Portfolio of Souls
A carefully indexed collection of souls and contracts will attract the favour of certain sulphurous individuals.
previously unlocked with: 200 x An Infernal Contract, 2000 x Soul; from late January 2012:
unlocked with 25 x Brilliant Soul, 200 x Amanita Sherry
Stop in at the Horse-Steak Club
The club can afford spacious premises. The membership fees would pauper a pope, but guests are assured of absolute discretion.
Create a Comprehensive Bribe
Assemble a Collection of Curiosities
The members pride themselves on collecting only the most fashionable knick-knacks. You should be able to pick up last month's must-have gewgaws.
unlocked with 20 x Mystery of the Elder Continent, 150 x Relic of the Third City
Solicit Favours in High Places
Call at the offices of Baseborn and Fowlingpiece, solicitors at law
Representing the accused and smoothing over life's little wrinkles since 1649.
Have a Legal Document drawn up
Mr Huffam tells his readers that the law is an ass. Not so. It is a maze, the fifth great labyrinth of Fallen London. These kindly gentlemen will guide you through the convolutions, for only a small fortune.
previously unlocked with 1000 x Cryptic Clue, 100 x An Infernal Contract, 500 x Proscribed Material, 2000 x Whispered Secret; from late January 2012:
unlocked with 25 x Correspondence Plaque, 200 x Maniac's Prayer
Arrange for a Personal Recommendation
Obtain a Permit from the Bazaar
The acquisition of these permits is a process to make even veteran solicitors tremble. Let's hope you have deep pockets.
previously unlocked with 10000 x Deep Amber; from late January 2012:
unlocked with: 35 x Vision of the Surface, 250 x Romantic Notion
Visit the workshops of the Great Downward Engineering Company
The crucible of technology and progress. The future lies behind these iron gates.
Order the grinding of a bejewelled lens
Would not these diamonds and pearls be better employed as adornments to the ears of some society beauty? Must they be sacrificed in the name of a component?
previously unlocked with 2 x Diamond, 2000 x Glim, 4000 x Jade Fragment, 2000 x Moon-pearl; from late January 2012:
unlocked with 30 x Correspondence Plaque, 200 x Maniac's Prayer, 100 x Moon-pearl, 2 x Diamond
Commission a Whirring Contraption
Hire Strong-backed Labour
Have a drink at the Bridge Without
The beer is expensive and watery, and there is barely enough room to sit down. The barman knows everyone, though.
Arrange a Night on the Town
Do you burn to impress that special someone? Or perhaps you want to render a great many people legless in a single evening. Either way, the barman can take care of you. [If this is too expensive, Night on the Town can very occasionally be found elsewhere in London.]
unlocked with 20 x Compromising Document, 50 x Intriguing Gossip
Lay down a Cellar of Wine
Wine must be carefully stored. The mushroom is less fussy than the grape, but old habits die as hard as people down here. And a well-stocked cellar is a boon to any civilised person. [Too expensive? A few powerful individuals will sometimes give you a Cellar of Wine.]
unlocked with 20 x Strangling Willow Absinthe, 200 x Morelways 1872
Obtain the Use of Villains
If you can afford their services, the barman can arrange for certain ungentlemanly gentlemen, unladylike ladies and just plain vicious squid-things to assist you with unsavoury tasks. [Too expensive? Very occasionally, a Shadowy Opportunity will give you the Use of Villains.]
unlocked with 30 x A Journal of Infamy, 100 x Appalling Secret
Record the Name of your Ship or Companion
The Intense Notary works for Baseborn & Fowlingpiece, but she has a separate office of her own…She is in the business of recording names.
Register your ship's name
Playing this storylet will change the name of your ship quality. It can be anything you like, within the bounds of reason and taste. This will be visible to you and anyone looking at your profile.
unlocked with An Explorer of the Unterzee 1
Record the name of your constant companion
Does your Boneless Consort have a name? Is your Artist's Model coy about her identity? Playing this storylet will allow you to discover and record the name of your companion. It can be anything you like, within the bounds of reason and taste. This will be visible to you and anyone looking at your profile.
unlocked with Committed 1