Your relationships to the many factions of Fallen London are governed by several qualities. For most factions these are Renown, Favours and Wineglass Closest To. For a small number of special factions the key quality is Category:Connected. Note that these qualities are distinct from Social Influence, which tracks your relationship to other players of Fallen London.

  • Favours are the primary game-play mechanic. They are gained when you perform actions that are viewed favourably by the faction and are lost when you either displease the faction or cash in on your favours. Favours are very profitable but are capped at 7. See Raising Favours and Calling in Favours (Guide) for more details.
  • Many factions are in a natural conflict with each other. If you have 5 favours of each of the opposing faction you can draw non-discardable Conflict Cards.
  • Renown is predominantly a role-playing quality. It is harder to raise and it never decreases. Its principal game function is to unlock Renown Items although it does open up other options as well (e.g. A merry sort of crime). Low levels of renown can be gained at Mrs Plenty's Carnival. Later, Renown is raised primarily through one-off storylines and by cashing it Favours using Faction Items.
  • For the few factions that have not been converted to the new system their Connected quality combines the functionality of Favours and Renown. See Raising Connections.
  • Wineglass Closest To is also primarily a role-playing quality. Corresponding Faction Cards need to be drawn to get (or break) Wineglass Closest To with a certain faction.

Faction Cards have many other uses, such as increasing main Attributes, providing the default option for gaining Favours and enabling Profession advancement.

List of FactionsEdit

The Big TopEdit

The SideshowsEdit

The UniversityEdit


Faction ItemsEdit

These are items which allow you to increase your Renown/Connected qualities by sacrificing Favours and certain items. All items needed to pay such costs are available at the bazaar, but some are available otherwise as well. For more details visit the Raising Connections guide.

Faction items can be bought at the Bazaar (or gained elsewhere) and most of them can be sold for either 250p or 500p less than their purchase price making them good investments for certain endeavours. However, there are, of course, exceptions.

For factions using Connected qualities, faction items can be repeatedly used when you have Connected 10–19 with a faction. This takes three actions and gives 75 CP in exchange for 150p worth of items (2p/CP at 25 CP/action). For factions using Renown qualities, the conversions are more complicated and depend on your current Renown level.

Item Buy/Sell Effect Input Notes
Nikolas Pawnbrokers
Coppersmall Antique Constable's Badge 30.00
Converted to Renown
Bookbrownsmall Entry in Slowcake's Exceptionals 30.00
Converted to Renown required to gain Sidebarnotability Notability
Red goldsmall Copper Cipher Ring 40.00
Converted to Renown
Flagsmall Red-Feathered Pin 40.00
Converted to Renown
Unfinished paintingsmall Tiny Jewelled Reliquary 40.00
Converted to Renown
Tankardsmall Engraved Pewter Tankard 50.00
Converted to Renown
Typewritersmall Ornate Typewriter 60.00
Converted to Renown
Keystonesmall Old Bone Skeleton Key 62.50
Converted to Renown
Universitysmall Endowment of a University Fellowship 100.00

University 75 CP Benthic

University 75 CP Summerset

Vialgreen 15 x Flask of Abominable Salts

Vialgreen 15 x Flask of Abominable Salts

available from Connected 1

University 1 CP Benthic
Sidebarmakingwaves 3 CP Making Waves

University 1 CP Summerset
Sidebarmakingwaves 3 CP Making Waves

University 50 CP Summerset

University 50 CP Benthic

requires Connected 10
Merrigans Exchange
Skullbrasssmall Bright Brass Skull 62.50
Converted to Renown
Amber redsmall Nodule of Pulsating Amber 100.00
Converted to Renown
Crawcase Cryptics
Bookpurplesmall O'Boyle's Practical Primer in the Various Languages of Nippon, Tartary, Cathay and the Princedoms of the Raj 30.00
Widow 75 CP Connected: The Widow Crypticsecret 75 x Cryptic Clue
Bookdeadsmall Diary of the Dead 62.50
Converted to Renown this item is needed for upgrading your Shadowy line Raven Advisor
Scarydoorsmall Rookery Password 62.50
Converted to Renown

Renown ItemsEdit

Faction Renown 10 (3 favours) Renown 25 (5 favours) Renown 40 (7 favours)
Bohemians Barrel Barrel with Leather Shoulder-Straps (card) Papers3 The DF (Mahogany Hall) Mirrormonster2 Oneiric Key (The Mirror-Marches)
Constables Cigar Bully Belvedere (card) Spypaper The Chap on the Corner (Flit) Swamphand The Place Where they Bury the Bodies (A boat trip)
Criminals Cardsinged Ace of Hats (card) Deportestration Defenestrating Boots (Flit) Puppet One Who Pulls the Strings (New Newgate Prison)
Hell Boneshard Diabolical Fascinator (card) Flames Hellish Hymn (The Shuttered Palace) Ginbottles Infernal Vinification Apparatus (The Iron Republic)
Revolutionaries Beartrap Implausible Beartrap (card) Notebook Language of Laces (Spite) Black Gleaming Buttons (A state of some confusion)
Rubbery Men Violin Amber Cello (card) Bell Rubbery Bellringer (The University) Stalagmite Location of an Underground Organ (Flute Street FATE)
Society Flamering Antique Ring Worth Killing For (card) Judge Unassuming Judge (The Shuttered Palace) Medal Most Humbling Expression of Her Majesty's Esteem (Port Carnelian)
The Church Papers Angelic Publication (card) Teethglass The Very Teeth of St George! (The Flit) Coral Beatific Stone (Corpsecage Island)
The Docks Stamp Ex-Privateer Charter Clerk (card) Crabclaw Chelatic Mitten (Wolfstack Docks) Mine Unexploded Mine (Unterzee)
The Great Game Newspaper A Subscription to the Gazette and a Whetted Pair of Scissors (card) Tattoo wheel The Seal of St Joshua (Wilmot's End) Tattoo chess The Great Game (The Mirror-Marches)
Tomb-Colonies Griswine Cup of Dustwine (card) Tombcolonistribbons Your Very Own Bandages! (Mahogany Hall) Keepermoth TC Newly-Born Frost-Moth (Tomb Colonies)
Urchins Feather A Feathered Bonnet (card) Spiderflorence Constant Cufflinks (Wolfstacks Docks) Stormlogo What Might Be A Thunderbolt (Mind of a Long-Dead God)
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