Connected: Bohemian

On good terms with poets, artists, writers and other scoundrels. Mostly gained as a result of Persuasive challenges.

Raising your Bohemian Connection

[0-9]: At the Carnival, succeeding at the Big Top Bohemian option grants 30 cp.
[10-19]: Use the Ornate Typewriter for 75 cp per 3-action usage (costs 150 Whispered Secrets)
[5+]: The Kaleidoscopic Church (Sacrifice 15cp of Church for 30cp Bohemian)
[1+]: Publish Poetry in Praise of the Duchess at the Shuttered Palace (22 cp)
[Any]: Give a public lecture in the Forgotten Quarter (15 cp Bohemians, Revolutionaries, and Society and 1 cp of Suspicion)


1-9 — Acquainted
10-19 — Associated With
20-49 — Familiar
50-99 — Welcome Among
100-149 — A Legend in the Demi-Monde
150+ — A Notorious Wonder of the Age

Calling Favours from Bohemians

Favours can be called in at the Shuttered Palace:


Call on your Bohemian friends to return a favour

A Soft-Voiced Dancer knows where to lay their hands on a substantial quantity of Prisoner's Honey - if you'll call in some favours for her…
Unlocks: Connected: Bohemian 15

Opportunity cards unlocked with Connected: Bohemian


The Demi-Monde: Bohemians [Standard]

Writers, actors, musicians, painters and other reprobates. There is a certain glamour in attic and gutter, but surely there are better ways to make a living.

An evening with a Regal Actress

Let her reminisce about her glories. The crowds love her. Perhaps she'll tell you why. This will improve your Persuasive.
bottleandglassredsmall.png [Unlocked with 1 x Greyfields 1882]
foxsmall.png [Unlocked with Persuasive 31]
bohogirl1small.png [Unlocked with Connected: Bohemian 3]

Buy drinks for writers

A couple of bottles of wine should help you get acquainted.
bottleandglassredsmall.png [Unlocked with 2 x Greyfields 1882]

Take tea with a Reclusive Novelist

She was once tipped to be the next Imperial Artist-in-Residence.
foxsmall.png [Unlocked with Persuasive 71]
bohogirl1small.png [Unlocked with Connected: Bohemian 3]

In passing

The Fiddling Busker is snatching a quick pint at the Singing Mandrake before he heads back to his patch outside the Antimacassar Theatre.
wineglasssmall.png [Unlocked with Closest To Bohemians.]
bagsmall.png [Unlocked with Spending Secrets 4]

Solving a case: make enquiries in the demi-monde.

This is moderately effective.
A matter of luck: it could go either way.
bohogirl1small.png [Unlocked with Connected: Bohemian 3]
jigsawsmall.png [Unlocked when Engaged in a Case: is: the Other Wax-Work, the Crooked Bridge, the Copper Thumb, the Early Grave, the Man with the Mirrors, the Starving Poet, the Honey-Sipping Detective, the Absconding Devil]

Choose Journalist as your Profession

"You do get around, don't you? I like a [gender] who gets around. I'm sure you know all kinds of things. Shall I make some introductions? A Profession gives you a single unique item; in this case, a Little Red Notebook. You may only have one Profession at a time.
writersmall.png [Unlocked with Raking the Muck of the Neath 7]
bohogirl1small.png [Unlocked with Connected: Bohemian 25]
blacksmall.png [Unlocked when Profession: is: None]

Advance from Journalist to Author

Fewer interviews on damp street-corners. A less stringent requirement for factual accuracy. Sounds good, doesn't it? You'll need to demonstrate your skill to the shadowy organisations that govern authordom by donating a story. Being an Author, in Fallen London at least, pays better than Journalism, and will replace your Little Red Notebook with an Appreciation Society.
blacksmall.png [Unlocked when Profession: is: Journalist]
storyexceptionalsmall.png [Unlocked with 1 x An Exceptional Short Story]
bohogirl1small.png [Unlocked with Connected: Bohemian 25]

A Catalogue of Essences

You have this little box of treasures. It might raise some cash, were you to auction it. Perhaps it would raise a little more if you lavished particular care on the lot descriptions; if you took advantage of your current reputation… If you're not currently Closest To anyone else, this will make you Closest to the Bohemians.
bagsmall.png [Unlocked with Spending Secrets 4]
wineglasssmall.png [Unlocked when Closest To is: none]
goldenapplesmall.png [Unlocked with Hedonist 5]
foxsmall.png [Unlocked with Persuasive 120]
giftsmall.png [Unlocked with 1 x Collection of Curiosities]
sidebarscandalsmall.png [Unlocked with Scandal 6]
desksmall.png [Unlocked when Identified with a School is: The Bazaarines, both venal and visionary, who find inspiration in the engine of commerce and mystery that is the Bazaar.]

A New Leaf

Your reflection shocks the romantic fog from your brain. Your face is haggard from last night's revelry. There are honey-stains on your collar. And what the hell are you wearing? The clock chimes. Midday. You've only just woken up. This can't go on. Sever your ties with the Bohemians, allowing you to align with another group. Beware: You will lose all Connected: Bohemians.
heartsmall.png [Unlocked with 5 x Romantic Notion
bagsmall.png [Unlocked with Spending Secrets 4]
wineglasssmall.png [Unlocked when Closest To is: Bohemians]
[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]

A rather decadent evening (Std)

A select occasion. But if you can get an invite, the wine and honey should be flowing freely.
   [Unlocked with Connected Bohemian 10]

Engineer an invite

You'll use up a substantial amount of your Connected: Bohemian quality. The higher your Scandal, the greater the effect on your Making Waves.

_ Connected: Bohemian Connected: Bohemian challenge (1% per point)
_ Persuasive Persuasive challenge (2.4% per point)

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