Having Transportation Difficulties
hat.png hansom.png hat.png

A Hansom is so Hard to Find These Days

This story begins with an Opportunity Card.


No trace of a hansom

Unlocks: A Person of Some Importance 1
Why are there so few hansoms around in bad weather? Do they dissolve in the fog?

To Hell with it! You'll walk.

The exercise will probably do you no harm.

Humbug! It wasn't that important anyway.

And there's an inviting tavern over the road. Perhaps a glass of something fortifying while the cabbies of London sort themselves out.

Now You Really Need One

The following actions appear when your Having Transportation Difficulties quality is 1. (The actions seem to appear in any location.)


I'll be late!

The lack of hansom cabs is becoming intolerable. A slimy street-corner draped with dank fog is no place for someone of your standing! You must do something!
Unlocks: Having Transportation Difficulties 1

Continue to rely on other means

If nothing else, Shanks' Pony will get you there.

Purchase a Respectable Landau

Few workshops make decent landaus any more. You may have to persuade a current owner to part with one.
Unlocks with:
4 x Book of Hidden Bodies 1500 x Cryptic Clue, 3000 x Whispered Secret each
2 x Comprehensive Bribe 1000 x Cryptic Clue, 1000 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey, 1000 x Silk Scrap , 1000 x Surface Currency each
1 x Favours in High Places 1000 x Cryptic Clue, 1000 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey, 500 x Proscribed Material, 800 x Stolen Correspondence

Obtain a Landau of dubious provenance

They say That Landau was used in the kidnapping of Lord G--. And wasn't the notorious Civet thrown from the very same vehicle a week later? A little blackmail, a tin of paint, and you could have yourself a perfectly respectable carriage at a bargain price.
Unlocks with: Connected: The Great Game 20, Connected: Society 20,
6 x Book of Hidden Bodies 1500 x Cryptic Clue, 3000 x Whispered Secret each

Opportunity Cards


Once upon a time in a carriage

As you rattle down the street in your Respectable Landau, you spot a Giddy Social Butterfly failing to hail a hansom. She's dangerously close to a puddle of clinging black mud.

Offer her a lift

It would be the civilised thing to do.

Yah! Yah!

Instruct your coachman to speed away, and aim for the puddle. She won't even know it was you.


Sitting in the back seat of your Landau

Unlocked with Having Transportation Difficulties 1, A Respectable Landau 1


Fallen London is © 2010-2016 and ™ Failbetter Games Limited: www.fallenlondon.com. This is an unofficial fan work.
Read the Rules for Posting before adding content to this wiki.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License