Things to do in The Flit...

When your Shadowy is 81-90

As your Shadowy improves, more actions open up to you



The Tricks of the Courier's Trade

Unlocked with Shadowy 85
The couriers of the Flit have their own trade secrets. Learning these could bring knowledge and wealth.

Spy on the couriers

Learn their ways through stealth
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 90)

Spy on those who supply them

The contacts, the tattooists, the code-men, the message-holders. The are wary, of course, but they know a great deal.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 95)

Spy on the Topsy King's court

Sit with the smoke-blackened beggars and share a bite of rat. You might learn something if you can stomach it.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 100)


Shadowing Couriers

Unlocked with Shadowy 85
The Flit is a road for numberless clandestine couriers - men and women whose cargo is too valuable to trust to the streets. Shadowing these messengers will eventually net you valuable secrets

Follow at a distance

A safer option, although you might miss some details.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 90)

Follow closely

Risky, but you will learn more.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 95)

Disguise yourself as a courier

Who knows what secrets they might let slip to a colleague?
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 100)


Intercept a message

Many secrets cross the aerial byways of the Flit. They could be yours.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Seeking… 5

Lift the message

You know enough to work out when a courier will be carrying something substantial. All you have to do is remove it quietly.
Unlocked with Seeking… 5
(Seeking… challenge; straightforward at 8)


Raid a Message-drop

There are places where messages are left in the Flit. Delightfully secret messages.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Investigating…5

Getting the timing right

Messages are picked up quickly. You need to get there first.
(Investigating… challenge; straightforward at 8)


Dropping the eaves

Once a fortnight, a senior agent and a prominent revolutionary meet somewhere in the Flit. They think nobody will hear what they say.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Seeking… 5

A trial of cunning

Will it be a quiet corner of the rope court, or some far forgotten haunt of bats? It will take every scrap of your spycraft to eavesdrop on this conversation. But it should be worth it.
Unlocked with Seeking… 5, Investigating… 5
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 90)


Encounters in the smoke

Sometimes, strangers meet among the rope bridges and rising smoke. Who are they? What is their business?
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Seeking… 5

A little diversion

Take a little time away from chasing couriers to see who else is walking these creaking boards.
Unlocked with Seeking… 5
(Seeking… challenge; straightforward at 8)


More than just messages

There are perhaps a thousand hidden corners in the Flit. Ten thousand nooks. A hundred thousand crannies. Dead-drops and caches and hidey-holes without number.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Investigating… 5

A direct approach

Spycraft costs money. Substantial amounts are left around the Flit. Payment, bribes, hush money, slush money. It's all the same once you've stolen it.
(Investigating… challenge; straightforward at 8)


Wars of Illusion

You have picked up disturbing hints in your spying and ferreting out. There is something… untoward at work here.
Unlocked with Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion 2

What is going on?

Trained bats. Cats as accomplices. Mirrors, theatres, spiritualists. Why are all these things mixed up with honest spy work?


Bats …

Trained bats are used as messengers in the intrigues of the Neath. Perhaps you could get in on that game.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Embroiled in the wars of Illusion 6

Try intercepting some bats

If only one bat in four dozen has a message, it will be worth the effort. Let's see: a net, a lizard, one of those strange blue lights…
Unlocked with 1 x Reprehensible Lizard
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 90)

Train some bats of your own

If you have bats, you could train them to carry messages. The world of intrigue will then surely beat a path to your door.
Unlocked with 10 x Sulky Bat
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 95)


Cats …

Cats are involved in the Neath's intrigues. Perhaps you can make use of that.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Embroiled in the wars of Illusion 6

Try to find out about their allegiances

Who are they working for? Are they all in on the same thing? Are they individual agents?
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 95)

Make contacts among cat kind

They seldom have much to do with human spies, but one never knows. Try buying their affection.
Unlocked with 10 x Rostygold
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 90)

See what your Starveling Cat knows

If you are unfortunate enough to have to share your lodgings with the dratted creature, you may as well try asking it.
[Unlocked with: 1 x Starveling Cat]


You have worked hard to maintain a delicate network of contacts among cats. You have spent a small fortune on fishy snacks and allowed your shoe-laces to be put to undignified uses. It is time to get something back.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Embroiled in the wars of Illusion 6, Rat on a String 3

Ask for help with a little sabotage

Appeal to the cats' nature - they are territorial and playful animals. Ask them if they wouldn't mind shredding a rope or two in a strategic part of the Flit, just before a certain messenger is due to make a run… and throw in a rat or two to ensure cooperation.
Unlocked with Making use of Cats 5, 3 x Rat on a String
(Making use of Cats challenge)


Bats and the Palace

The air above the Flit is crowded with bats. But bat-couriers take one particular path between two blackened chimney-stacks on their way to the Palace.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Embroiled in the wars of Illusion 6

Intercept one of these bats

They must be carrying something good if they are going to the Palace.
Unlocked with Making use of Bats 5
(Making use of Bats challenge)


The Bats of Veilgarden

The more evasive and well-trained bats often head toward Veilgarden. What is going on there?
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Embroiled in the wars of Illusion 6

Track down where they are heading

That won't be easy. It will require leg-work as well as wing-work.
[Unlocked with Seeking… 5, Making use of Bats 5]
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 90)


The Cats of Spite

You used to spend time cat-catching in Spite, back when you were wet behind the ears. Since you have been cultivating the acquaintance of cats in more depth, you have begun to realise that there is much more going on than you thought.
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Embroiled in the wars of Illusion 6

Follow up a tip-off

A cat you remember from your Spite days has suggested you might like to accompany her to a gathering. More than that, she will not say.
Unlocked with Making use of Cats 5, Investigating…5
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 90)


What is going on with these people?

Stage magicians and mesmerists are conducting intrigues, possibly against each other. What is going on?
Unlocked with Shadowy 85, Embroiled in the wars of Illusion 6

Convoluted like a weasel

So, if you intercept that bat, and ask this cat to decrypyt the message, that should reveal the contact you need to shadow in order to find out… [Warning: failing here may mean you have to start over! Although that could be the least of your worries.]
Unlocked with Making Use of Bats 5, Making Use of Cats 5, Seeking… 5, Investigating…5
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 100)


Steal from the gullible

Unlocked with Shadowy 97
You're coming into contact with a lot of credulous people these days. You should take advantage.

Fleece a crowd of Carnival-goers

Set up as a street 'magician'. The age-old game of Follow the Duchess never fails, does it?
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 108)

Steal from the Theosophisticals

They have built up quite a library of esoteric texts. They'd be profitable on the black market.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 111)

Set up your own fortune-telling business

All you need is a stall in Spite and a pack of cheap tarot cards.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 114)


Make some money on the side

Unlocked with Shadowy 97
It's all very well, spying on bats and cats and fortune-tellers, but you've got to eat. Find out what you can do that's immediately lucrative.

Fleece a fortune-teller

Madame Shoshana keeps her takings in her tent. And opportunities for lifting purses abound when a person's attention is focused elsewhere.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 103)

Follow a conjurer

He provides entertainment at children's parties. What easier way to rob rich houses?
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 105)

Rob a séance

It should be easy to do. The room will be dark, attention will be diverted.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 107)


Make more use of bats. Or cats.

Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion 9, Shadowy 97
You have been dabbling at the edges of an intriguing conflict that uses bats and cats as spies. You know it involves mediums, mesmerists, magicians and mirrors. Time to find out more. [The choice between bats and cats is not permanent. You may be able to do something else later.]

Ask a bat for some work

Accost a passing bat. Tell him you'd like to get more involved.
(Shadowy challenge, straightforward at 103)

Ask a cat for some work

Hint - obliquely - to the next cat you see that you're keen to know more.
(Shadowy challenge, straightforward at 103)


Working with the Bats

You have chosen to work with the bats' spy ring. They send notes offering a choice of distressingly menial jobs, especially for a thief of your stature. Hopefully the secrets you learn will be worth the affront to your dignity. Increase your Making Use of Bats… to 6 to reach the next step…
catsmall.png [Unlocked with Shadowy 97]
batsmall.png [Unlocked with Making Use of Bats 1]
mirrordarksmall.png [Unlocked with Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion 10]

Run errands for an illusionist

The famed Henry Peppercorn needs assistance disposing of certain items every morning. It's a specialist job, apparently.
catsmall.png challenge, straightforward at 104

Fetch a conjurer's shopping

Jonesion is the stage name of a popular conjurer and ventriloquist. His real name is Jones, you see. Anyway, he needs someone to collect goods from the Bazaar.
catsmall.png challenge, straightforward at 103

Help an assistant with her costume

Probably less glamorous than it sounds, but still, why not?
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Gain the full trust of the bats

Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion 10, Shadowy 97, Making Use of Bats 6
You are ready to progress in the bats' organisation. About time, after all these menial tasks. Naturally, you have to steal something to prove your loyalty.
(Shadowy challenge; straightforward at 106)

A tricky assignment

The bats have asked you to steal one of Madame Shoshana's tarot cards.


Working with the Cats

You have chosen to work with the cats' spy ring…Sleek, gossipy cats drop in at your lodgings, offering a choice of menial jobs. Very menial, for a thief of your stature. Hopefully they'll let you in on some secrets once you've proved your worth. Increase your Making Use of Cats… to 6 to reach the next step…
greycatsmall.png [Unlocked with Making Use of Cats… 1]
catsmall.png [Unlocked with Shadowy 97]
mirrordarksmall.png [Unlocked with Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion 10]

Run errands for a Mesmerist

Philonous, the famous Mesmerist, needs someone to fetch his supplies.

_ Shadowy challenge

Help a medium

A respectable medium needs an assistant for larger and more complicated séances.

_ Shadowy challenge

Assist a fortune-teller

Madame Shoshana would appreciate your assistance in compiling her bat-charts for the day.

_ Shadowy challenge

Cement your place with the cats

The time you spent doing menial jobs for the cats is about to pay off. To prove yourself, you have only to perform one job. One risky job.
greycatsmall.png [Unlocked with Making Use of Cats… 1]
catsmall.png [Unlocked with Shadowy 97]
mirrordarksmall.png [Unlocked with Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion 10]

A theatrical theft

The cats would like you to steal an illusionist's prized white rabbit. Well. Rabbits are fairly biddable, aren't they?

_ Shadowy challenge

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