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User:Asarta/Ambition: Heart's Desire (Guide)

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Work in progress by Asarta

They say that once every nine years there's a card game where you can gamble your soul and win your heart's desire. That sounds like tremendous fun.

The bit about gambling your soul is bound to be an exaggeration. Surely.

Disclaimer[edit source]

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This Guide describes the whole story of Heartsdesire.png Ambition: Heart's Desire! in detail. There will be spoilers ahead; if you don't want spoilers just look at Ambitions (Guide) which gives a spoiler-free introduction to all Ambitions

Introduction[edit source]

Heartsdesire.png Ambition: Heart's Desire! is an Ambition about trying to track down and win a card game to get your Heart's Desire. Along the way you'll meet a colorful cast of characters and locations. This might be the lighthearted Ambition out there apart from a small piece all the way at the end. It focuses primarily on Fox.png Persuasive and Owl.png Watchful.

Starting the Ambition[edit source]

Heartsdesire.png Ambition: Heart's Desire! is started in Veilgarden.png Veilgarden where you are investigating a rumor about a game where you can win your Heart's Desire on the storylet Ambition: Heart's Desire! 0 storylet. After choosing it there are a few storylets just to get you started:

Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's[edit source]

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After finding out that the Bishop of St Fiacre's is a player in the Marvellous you need to convince him to start playing earlier. This is done in a side branch of Heartsdesire.png Ambition: Heart's Desire! called Bishopofstfiacres.png Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's. As this Guide would get far too long otherwise that part is discussed in Ambition: Heart's Desire - The Bishop of St Fiacre's (Guide).

Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King[edit source]

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After having convinced The Bishop of St Fiacre's to play earlier and having gathered the traditional stake of the Marvellous; Coin.png 77 x First City Coins. You can now go on to convince the next player: The Topsy King himself. This might be complicated however as the man in question is "troubled" (MAD! I tell you MAD!). For the Guide to this side branch see Ambition: Heart's Desire - the Topsy King (Guide). (work in progress)