Look For The Masked Clay Man

This storylet is found in Wolfstack Docks and is used to obtain the Right Hand side of the Screaming Map. This follows the Cat-and-Mouse mechanic, and individuals with Cat and Mouse should be sure to finish their current work before pursuing the Screaming Map.

Comment: The left hand side of the Screaming Map can only be obtained from the Disgruntled Naval Officer. Whereas the right hand half can be found from the Enterprising Astronomer or the Masked Clay Man.


Finding the Screaming Map: beginning the search

Somewhere in these wharfs and warehouses, someone knows where to find a Screaming Map half. [You will need to complete any other Cat and Mouse activities before you can do this. You also won't be able to do this if you're waiting for a certain message.]
Unlocked with Polythreme Ho! 1

Look for the Masked Clay Man

What would make a lumbering Clay Man wear a mask? Don't they all look alike anyway? He has the right-hand part of the map, but he'll only deal with you if your reputation is appropriately fierce. You will lose your Partial Maps whether you pass or fail this challenge.
Unlocked with Partial Map x2, Dreaded 1
(Dreaded Challenge Straightforward at 10)

Pursuing your Target (Mouse between 2 and 10)


Cat and Mouse: the Screaming Map

They have half of the Screaming Map, and they're around here somewhere. [Gain 50 Cat before your Mouse reaches 1. You can trust your luck or spend resources to be sure of it. But the longer you wait, the more expensive it gets…]
Unlocked with Mouse 2 , Playing Cat and Mouse with an Evasive Target (at least) 1

Early days: follow your nose

Preliminary investigations. You still have time. You will gain five Getting Warmer if you're lucky.
A matter of luck: pretty good odds.
Unlocked with Cat 1, Mouse 7-10

Early days: play it safe

Or you could trade glim for a hint to your target's whereabouts. You will always gain five Getting Warmer.
Unlocked with Cat 1, Mouse 7-10, Glim x 50

Fate is on your side.

This will give you forty Getting Warmer tokens - usually enough to pass the challenge.


Requires 15 Fate

Fate-locked content must not be placed on the wiki, per the developers.

Time is passing: follow your nose

The stakes are higher! Time is running out, but your information is fresher. You will gain eight Getting Warmer if you're lucky.
A matter of luck: pretty good odds.
Unlocked with Cat 1, Mouse 3-6

Time is passing: play it safe

Perhaps now's the time to use that map you've been saving. You will always gain 8 Getting Warmer.
Unlocked with Cat 1, Mouse 3-6, 1 x Partial Map

Last chance! - follow your nose

One last desperate throw of the dice! Will it be enough to find your quarry in time? You will gain ten Getting Warmer if you're lucky.
A matter of luck: pretty good odds
Unlocked with Cat 1, Mouse 2

Last chance! - play it safe

You will be giving up a treasure, but it might be worth it. This will cost you a Puzzling Map, but you will always gain ten Getting Warmer.
Unlocked with Cat 1, Mouse 2, 1 x Puzzling Map

Close in for the kill!

Enough of this. You have your prey. Use this if you've managed to garner enough Cat tokens, and just want to finish it.
Unlocked with Cat 50

Resolution! - Mouse: 1


Finding the Screaming Map: The Masked Clay Man

At last, here he is. Standing on a rooftop within easy reach of a Flit-rope, his head cocked to one side.
Unlocked with Mouse 1, Playing Cat And Mouse With An Evasive Target 2

You can't find him!

You open the door to his room. Empty and clean and smelling of polish. But what's this on the dresser?
Unlocked with No More than 49 x Cat

He has something for you

The Masked Clay Man waits until the street empties before speaking.
Unlocked with 50 x Cat: Getting Warmer

A notable success - something extra for your troubles

The Masked Clay Man is holding a satchel. Does he have something special for you?
Unlocked with 60 x Cat: Getting Warmer

Receiving the Screaming Map half

You will recieve a message approximately 2 days after completing the above storylets

" "IN FALLEN LONDON: The Masked Clay Man waits in your lodgings with a gift.""


The Masked Clay Man Comes Calling

A heavy knock in the wee small hours.
Unlocked with Playing Cat and Mouse with an Evasive Target - 2 (A Masked Clay Man!) , Screaming Map: A Visitor! - 1

Invite him in quickly

Before someone sees him here.

Once you get the Screaming Map: Right Hand Half you can then continue on the quest to acquire the Screaming Map: Left Hand Half once you do, you can craft the Screaming Map and travel to Polythreme

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