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A loved one is dead. Their murderer must be found, wherever they may hide.



See Category:Ambition: Nemesis for pages which require this quality (or specific levels of it), or click here to show them.


Unlocked with

Main Attribute: Owl.png Watchful and Bear.png Dangerous

Substories related to the main Ambition[edit | edit source]

Progress[edit | edit source]

First steps[edit | edit source]

The Forgotten Quarter[edit | edit source]

The Shuttered Palace[edit | edit source]

The Tomb-Colony of Venderbight[edit | edit source]

Back in London:[edit | edit source]

In the Iron Republic:[edit | edit source]

Back in London:[edit | edit source]

Remembering Lilac:[edit | edit source]

The Book of Red Murder[edit | edit source]

A Cardinal Sin (Midnight's Honey)[edit | edit source]

Fixing the Mirror[edit | edit source]

Through Parabola[edit | edit source]

Finale/Climax: Mr. Cups' Sanctum[edit | edit source]

Choices[edit | edit source]

(Editor's Note: If you have noticed the missing colons, these titles are exactly what they are in-game at this time of writing. Failbetter's writers did not exactly do their Quality Assurance well for this phase of the Ambition.)

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

If you killed your nemesis, then after 24 hours the following Living Story is triggered:

Followed by:


If you spared your nemesis, then the following Living Story is triggered:

An invitation on black vellum appears for you. It is hand-delivered by the Shivering Relicker, on her ruined cart, to your door. The text is in silver-leaf. It reads simply: "The Forgotten Quarter. The Amphitheater. All is prepared.

  • Nemesissmall.png An occurrence! Your 'Ambition: Nemesis' Quality is now 2000!

This is followed by:

Long-Term Rewards[edit | edit source]

You get to hire the Esurient Smith.

  • Hire in the Esurient Smith: The Esurient Smith is good at any project involving metals. His greater value is his Parabolan-self, which grants the most amount of Parabola.png Parabolan Research from Parabolan-selves of research assistants at this time of writing.

There are also the rewards that come every four weeks.

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