Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box
|Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box|
|Price||300 x Echo (Sell) at The Friendly Face|
Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box is considered a Trade goods item.
Item description[edit | edit source]
"It's very dangerous, but who cares when it's so pretty?"
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
A Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box can be obtained by taking an Empty Mirrorcatch Box to the Surface via the Cumaean Canal Staging Area, or by taking it to Aestival (However, filling Mirrorcatch Boxes at Aestival has a risk of increasing Wounds).
Usage[edit | edit source]
Shops[edit | edit source]
|Item location||Shop name||Buy price||Sell price|
|Gaider's Mourn||The Friendly Face||-||300 x Echo|
Interactions[edit | edit source]
- Selling Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box in the Isle of Cats in the Sell Sunlight action pays 400 x Echo and may not return an Empty Mirrorcatch Box. If the Empty Mirrorcatch Box is not returned, 500 x Echo is received instead.
- Selling Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box in London to the Blind Bruiser pays 400 x Echo and will always return an Empty Mirrorcatch Box. This is the most profitable method over time when collecting sunlight from the surface, as the Cumaean Canal Staging Area is always close to Fallen London.
- Trade a Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box in Nook for seven Caskets of Sappires, This will not give back an Empty Mirrorcatch Box. As each casket of sapphires is worth 99x Echoes at Uncle Ankle's Lean Place at the Chelonate, this nets a total profit of 443 echoes after subtracting the cost of the mirrorcatch box, making it the most profitable option per-unit. This method works best when harvesting sunlight from Aestival as it is pretty close to the Chelonate.
- The Man who Stole the Sun is a Random Event with one crewmember stealing and opening Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Boxes. A single box is lost and turned into Empty Mirrorcatch Box.
- The Man Who Was Determined to Steal the Sun is a variation of the same random event occurring if the player has a Secure Compartment. Just as above, a single Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box is turned into an Empty Mirrorcatch Box.
- During Shiftwork in the Dead Letter Office in Nuncio, one can choose to "Descend into the basement with sunlight" for a small Terror reduction, a Searing Enigma, and 50x Fragments, the Empty Mirrorcatch Box will also be kept after the sunlight is spent.
Yearning, Burning[edit | edit source]
While trading in Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Boxes is immensely profitable, it brings mortal danger. The captain's addiction to sunlight is measured by Quality Menaces: Yearning, Burning: the higher it is, the more dangerous it becomes. If it high enough, a Random Event can be triggered at zee, where the captain starts uncontrollably opening the boxes themselves, losing sunlight and inflicting Menaces: Wounds. This random event has three variations, depending on Menaces: Yearning, Burning.
- 100 to 139: the event is rare and called The Sun, the Sun
- 140 to 179: the event is more frequent and called The Sun, the Sun!
- 180 and more: the event is extremely frequent and called THE SUN! THE SUN!
If Menaces: Yearning, Burning high enough and there are several Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Boxes on board, the event may turn into a chain reaction, repeating until the captain's imminent death... unless they manage to fling every sunlight-filled boxes overboard before it's too late. If someone survives this ordeal, it might be a good idea for them to lay off the sunlight trade for a while, and rest frequently in their lodgings to decrease Menaces: Yearning, Burning.
If you plan on engaging in the mirror-box trade, it's highly recommended to not upgrade your Lodgings until you've had your fill of it. Upgraded lodgings cost you ten times the the amount of Echoes to rest, but resting in an Elegant Townhouse reduces your Menaces: Yearning, Burning stat by the same amount as it would if you were resting in your rooms above the Helmsman. Also, note that the Cladery Heir may help here, once, so save it until you need it.