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A little hope, however desperate, is never without worth.
~ The Narrator
Abbey
The Abbey is one of the Locations in the Town where you allow your Heroes to relieve Stress.

The Abbey offers 3 different upgrades. Upgrading the Abbey increases the types of stress treatments and their effectiveness.
Each visit comes with a 37.5% chance of a side effect, which can be either positive or negative.
Positive and negative non-quirks (ie. hope, blood loss and bloodletting) will remain with the characters until they are taken on a quest.

NPC Image Upgrade Progression
Abbey.png Abbey progression.png


Abbey Upgrades[edit]

Abbey Upgrades
Cloister Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Increases stress recovery. Reduces treatment cost by 15%. Increases number of slots to 2. Increases stress recovery. Reduces treatment cost by 15%. Increases number of slots to 3.
Abbey.meditation.icon.png 4 Icon Bust.png 5 Icon Crest.png 8 Icon Bust.png 8 Icon Crest.png 11 Icon Bust.png 14 Icon Crest.png 15 Icon Bust.png 19 Icon Crest.png 19 Icon Bust.png 24 Icon Crest.png 23 Icon Bust.png 29 Icon Crest.png
Positive Effects
  • 3.75% - ...has used meditation to achieve resistance to the forces of the material world. New Quirk: Balanced
  • 3.75% - ...has found meditation to be a perfect fit. New Quirk: Meditator
Negative Effects
  • 7.5% - ...has achieved enlightenment. New Quirk: Enlightened
  • 7.5% - ...could not achieve a meditative state and has become frustrated. New Quirk: Unquiet Mind
  • 5.6% - ...has gone on a personal vision quest to achieve enlightenment. (goes missing for 1 week)
  • 1.9% - ...has gone on a personal vision quest to achieve enlightenment. (goes missing for 2 weeks)
  • 3.75% - ...has achieved constant calm. New Quirk: Calm
  • 3.75% - ...has achieved a state of emptiness and refuses to stop meditating. (stays in Cloister for another week)
Transept Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Increases stress recovery. Reduces treatment cost by 15%. Increases number of slots to 2. Increases stress recovery. Reduces treatment cost by 15%. Increases number of slots to 3.
Abbey.prayer.icon.png 4 Icon Bust.png 5 Icon Crest.png 8 Icon Bust.png 8 Icon Crest.png 11 Icon Bust.png 14 Icon Crest.png 15 Icon Bust.png 19 Icon Crest.png 19 Icon Bust.png 24 Icon Crest.png 23 Icon Bust.png 29 Icon Crest.png
Positive Effects
  • 6.8% - ...is filled with hope (-20% Stress) after communing with a Higher Power.
  • 3.4% - ...has impressed the Abbot with piety and was given a trinket as a gift! (Trinket name)
Negative Effects
  • 6.8% - ...while praying, saw a glimpse of Greater Beings controlling destiny. New Quirk: God Fearing
  • 6.8% - ...observed ...unsavory... activities and refused to take part in organized prayer again. New Quirk: Witness
  • 3.4% - ...lost 1000 gold after becoming overcome with emotion and donating generously.
  • 2.6% - ...has left in search of a holy vision. (goes missing for 1 week)
  • 0.9% - ...has left in search of a holy vision. (goes missing for 2 weeks)
Penance
Chamber
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Increases stress recovery. Reduces treatment cost by 15%. Increases number of slots to 2. Increases stress recovery. Reduces treatment cost by 15%. Increases number of slots to 3.
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Positive Effects
  • 9.4% - ...became more strong and powerful (+20% DMG) after overcoming the challenges of the flesh.
Negative Effects
  • 9.4% - ...has become one with pain and refuses to stop flagellating yet. (stays in Penance Hall for another week)
  • 4.7% - ...in a moment of pain and struggle, has lost faith. New Quirk: Faithless
  • 4.7% - ...has become addicted to the rush of pain. New Quirk: Flagellant
  • 4.7% - ...'s bloodletting was a bit too effective. (-25% Bleed Resist)
  • 3.5% - ...has left on a quest of personal hardship and pain. (goes missing for 1 week)
  • 1.1% - ...has left on a quest of personal hardship and pain. (goes missing for 2 weeks)


Costs[edit]

The higher resolve a hero is, the higher the costs for treating them.

Treatment Costs
Base Stress
Relief:
Increased
Relief 1:
Increased
Relief 2:
Base Cost: Reduced
Cost 1:
Reduced
Cost 2:
Cloister: 45 56 70 1000 850 700
Transept: 55 69 86 1250 1050 900
Penance Hall: 65 81 100 1480 1287 1110

Treatment Costs
Base Stress
Relief:
Increased
Relief 1:
Increased
Relief 2:
Base Cost: Reduced
Cost 1:
Reduced
Cost 2:
Cloister: 45 56 70 1400 1190 980
Transept: 55 69 86 1750 1470 1260
Penance Hall: 65 81 100 2072 1802 1554

Treatment Costs
Base Stress
Relief:
Increased
Relief 1:
Increased
Relief 2:
Base Cost: Reduced
Cost 1:
Reduced
Cost 2:
Cloister: 45 56 70 1800 1530 1260
Transept: 55 69 86 2250 1890 1620
Penance Hall: 65 81 100 2664 2317 1998


Treatment Quirks[edit]

There are certain Quirks a hero can receive that affect the way they relieve stress in town. Most either prevent them from an activity or force them into a certain one. The only exception to this is Meditator, which improves stress relief in the Cloister.

Treatment Quirks
Cloister Meditator Improves stress recovery for Meditating at Abbey and while camping.
Enlightened In Town, will only Meditate for stress relief. Unquiet Mind In town, will not meditate in the Cloister for stress relief.
Transept God Fearing In Town, will only Pray for stress relief. Witness After seeing troubling behavior, will not take part in Prayer activity in town.
Penance Hall Flagellant In Town, will only Flagellate for stress relief Faithless Will not Pray or Flagellate for stress relief.

Town Event[edit]

The Abbey has 7 Town Events related to it.

Event Image Event Name Description Effect
All Saints Day.png All Saints Day Take advantage of this faith-fueled charity - it will not last.

"The abbey will be decorated for the duration of the event, and all are welcome to visit during the extended hours."

Cloister is Free,
Transept is Free,
Penance Hall is Free
Noisy Repairs.png Noisy Repairs Ancient and crumbling, the Abbey's masonry fares no better than the faith of its congregation.

"Indeed, the elements have not been kind to the old abbey; the very soil itself seems to reject the place. The work is expected to last through the week."

Cloister is Locked,
Transept costs change by -50%,
Penance Hall costs change by -50%
Absent Abbot.png Absent Abbot Woe to the sheep, for does the absence of the shepherd not invite the wolves?

"The Abbot has sequestered himself in the wine cellar, ostensibly to consider how best to help his parishioners cope with the deluge of godless horrors that plague these lands."

Transept is Locked,
Cloister costs change by -50%,
Penance Hall costs by -50%
Cell Cleaning.png Cell Cleaning No amount of scrubbing can remove the stains of such fearsome piety.

"The Abbot will not comment on the condition of the Penance Hall at this time, except to say that he expects normal operations to be resumed shortly."

Penance Hall is Locked,
Cloister costs change by -50%,
Transept costs change by -50%
Town Fair.png Town Fair The town is alive with wild merriment and desperate jubilation!

"The town is alight with a spirit of goodwill and revelry, but this life-affirming attitude is not predicted to last long."

All Stress Relief Activities & Sanitarium Free
A Ray of Sunlight.png A Ray of Sunlight A ray of sunlight. A beacon of golden hope.

"This pleasant weather comes as a welcome change, particularly for those currently enjoying a period of convalescence."

All Stress Relief Activities More Effective
One Good Week.png One Good Week Perhaps things are not as bad as they seem... (laughter)

"...And while the campaign continues to drag on, recent events have emboldened the standing roster. Confidence is reported to be at an all-time high."

All Idle Heroes +200% Stress Heals
Mardis Gras.png Mardis Gras Death and demise - cause for celebration!

"The Tavern will be open later than normal throughout the celebration, and residents are asked to maintain some semblance of decorum when leaving after midnight."

Bar is Free,
Gambling Hall is Free,
Brothel is Free
Empty Kegs.png Empty Kegs A troubling shortage of ale...and a notable absence of good humour.

"Ironically, those most vocal concerning the current dearth of spirits and mead are the same patrons whose unrestrained exuberance the night before exhausted the supply."

Bar is Locked,
Gambling Hall costs change by -50%,
Brothel costs change by -50%
Daylight Robbery.png Daylight Robbery The beating heart of the gambling hall - now bloodless and still.

"Operations will be suspended temporarily, but given the limited avenues of egress from the Hamlet, officials are optimistic the thieves will be apprehended shortly."

Gambling Hall is Locked,
Bar costs change by -50%,
Brothel costs change by -50%
Laundry Day.png Laundry Day Any evidence of excessive exertions must be made scarce. After all, appearances must be maintained...

"Bedsheets and pillowcases gleam white on the line, their lascivious history easily erased, unlike the consciences of those who sullied them."

Brothel is Locked,
Gambling Hall costs change by -50%,
Bar costs change by -50%
All Saints Day.png All Saints Day Take advantage of this faith-fueled charity - it will not last.

"The abbey will be decorated for the duration of the event, and all are welcome to visit during the extended hours."

Cloister is Free,
Transept is Free,
Penance Hall is Free
Noisy Repairs.png Noisy Repairs Ancient and crumbling, the Abbey's masonry fares no better than the faith of its congregation.

"Indeed, the elements have not been kind to the old abbey; the very soil itself seems to reject the place. The work is expected to last through the week."

Cloister is Locked,
Transept costs change by -50%,
Penance Hall costs change by -50%
Absent Abbot.png Absent Abbot Woe to the sheep, for does the absence of the shepherd not invite the wolves?

"The Abbot has sequestered himself in the wine cellar, ostensibly to consider how best to help his parishioners cope with the deluge of godless horrors that plague these lands."

Transept is Locked,
Cloister costs change by -50%,
Penance Hall costs by -50%
Cell Cleaning.png Cell Cleaning No amount of scrubbing can remove the stains of such fearsome piety.

"The Abbot will not comment on the condition of the Penance Hall at this time, except to say that he expects normal operations to be resumed shortly."

Penance Hall is Locked,
Cloister costs change by -50%,
Transept costs change by -50%
Caregivers convention.png Caregivers Convention The preponderance of rare and exotic injuries make this place perfect for the study of suffering.

"Among the visiting delegation are experts in corporeal and cognitive disability, as well as several forensic specialists."

Sanitarium is Free
Medical Breakthrough.png Medical Breakthrough Finally the serum is working, and the side-effects are... manageable.

"The time and gold were not spent in vain, however, as today caregivers announced they have succeeded in concocting as effective antidote."

Medical Devices is Free
Nomad New Year.png Nomad New Year Their customs are curious, and their generosity is notoriously short-lived.

"The collection is indeed impressive, and all the more appealing when one takes notice of the discounted prices."

Trinkets discounted 50%
Labour Force.png Cornerstone
The Crimson Court Exclusive
With diligence, labour, and a king's ransom of resources, our fair Hamlet may yet surpass even its past glories!

"The resurrection of our ramshackle hamlet has lured brave artisans who see potential in the vacant lots surrounding the town square!"

1 Blueprint awarded!
This event appears between week 7 and 10,
but does not occur again.
Event Image Negative Event Name Description Effect
The Miserable Dark.png The Miserable Dark Windows and doors will be bolted. Tonight, something haunts the dark.

"... As one man put it, "Somethin' aint right with them shadows - movin' and twistin' as they do." Residents are advised to stay indoors until daybreak."

All Stress Relief Activities Less Effective

Events about Heroes and Resolve XP[edit]

Event Image Positive Event Name Description Effect
Revelry.png Revelry There will be no sleep tonight - the wild shouts and frantic drumming will see to that.

"Debaucherous and decadent in the extreme, several nomadic warriors have wandered into the Hamlet in search of a glorious death. We can only hope they find it quickly."

You get 2 Hellions you may add to your roster
Leper Colony.png Leper Colony Cast out from the "civilized" world, these men may yet be of use to us.

"One cannot help but admire these unfortunate souls - they bear their burden with a grace and humility seldom seen in the able-bodied."

You get 2 Lepers you may add to your roster
Wyrd Council.png Wyrd Council They meet in secret, that none may know the horrifying depths of their inquiries.

"While strange utterances and unsettling chants typically characterize such events, we have been assured there is no real danger present in the rituals themselves."

You get 2 Occultists you may add to your roster
Rumor of Riches.png Rumour of Riches Risk and reward - a siren's call to the enterprising stalker.

"Quiet and reserved, these men are professionals, compelled not by the scent of blood, but rather the gleam of gold."

You get 2 Bounty Hunters you may add to your roster
Holy Gathering.png Holy Gathering Let the organ notes ring out from the Abbey - the Sisters are gathering...

"The sisters of St. Martha's will lead the service with a chorus of 'We Are The Flame', after which they will be accepting confessions in the lower hall."

You get 2 Vestals you may add to your roster
Antique Roadshow.png Antique Roadshow There is, indeed, no better place for those in search of rarities and forgotten lore...

"...the recently recovered cache has excited local enthusiasts, and drawn the attention of experts in the neighboring regions."

You get 2 Antiquarians you may add to your roster
Call of the Crusade.png Call of the Crusade Behold - righteousness and zealotry - gleaming in the morning sun.

"...Inexplicably, however, only two have arrived. It appears that the Abbot's earnest appeals have been answered, albeit with mocking cruelty."

You get 2 Crusaders you may add to your roster
A Gibbous Moon.png A Gibbous Moon The man is slave to the beast, and the beast is slave to the moon.

"...and it is during such lunar phases that many residents report shrieks and howls of the most profoundly unnerving quality."

Idle Abominations gain 1 Resolve Level
Plague.png The Plague A new enemy - insipid and incurable.

"The shadow of sickness and disease has cast itself upon our hamlet, and with it - panic."

Idle Plague Doctors gain 1 Resolve Level
Eat the Rich.png Eat the Rich To the resourceful thief, burials are merely... ephemeral affairs.

"Most curious of all, however, is the absent of any evidence in the crypt itself. Nevertheless, the chest was found open, and its contents conspicuously missing."

Idle Grave Robbers gain 1 Resolve Level
Rats Among Us.png Rats Among Us Seditionists and heretics skulk in the alleys - they must be found out!

"Threats to our collective safety are never in short supply, but this week our local constabulary received a welcome augmentation..."

Idle Houndmasters gain 1 Resolve Level
Idle Busking.png Idle Busking Tonight, the fools make merry. Tomorrow, they die laughing.

"The music itself is damnably familiar, and yet, strangely unplaceable. Is it the instrument's odd tuning, or some inhuman quality in the bard's fingers?"

Idle Jesters gain 1 Resolve Level
Archery Tournament.png Archery Tournament Competition fosters skill and confidence...

"The keenest eye and steadiest hand will prevail during this week's tournament. The winner will receive the coveted Caretaker's Cup."

Idle Arbalests gain 1 Resolve Level
Idle Musketeers* gain 1 Resolve Level
Laying Low.png Laying Low The shadows hide the guilty and guilt-ridden alike...

"In the ensuing melee, two of the men escaped the scene and are said to be at large. They are most assuredly armed, dangerous, and desperate."

Idle Highwaymen gain 1 Resolve Level
Militia Training.png Militia Training Strength, purpose, and peace - all can be found in the focused mind.

"The veteran Sergent will be demonstrating his training regimen in front of the guild hall every night for the next week. All those concerned with self preservation are encouraged to attend."

Idle Men-at-Arms gain 1 Resolve Level
A Day Long Awaited.png A Day Long Awaited Women and men; soldiers and outlaws; fools and corpses. All will find their way to us now that the road is clear.

"Word of our predicament has spread, and a new crop of aspiring corpses step from the stagecoach..."

Stagecoach has an additional 6 recruits for this week.
Town event flagellant one.png Blood Scourge
The Crimson Court Exclusive
There is power in the Blood, for those with the fortitude to pay the price.

"There are some who believe that only a litany of blood and suffering can cleanse sickness in the land. Here is one who will do his part."

The Flagellant can now be found in the Stage Coach.
You may also add 1 to your roster.

This event only appears on week 5,
and only occurs once.
Town event flagellant two.png Blood Pilgrimage
The Crimson Court Exclusive
Awash in blood and delusion, they bear the burden of a thousand lifetimes.

"Unsettling in the extreme, several of the church's more zealous advocates have wandered into the Hamlet in search of a glorious death. We hope they find it quickly."

You get 2 Flagellants you may add to your roster
Town event shieldbreaker one.png A Desert Wind
The Shieldbreaker DLC Exclusive
She has paid dearly for her freedom, and deserves better than this place...

"A sandstorm of rumours and half-truths swirl around the newcomer."

The Shieldbreaker can now be found in the Stage Coach.
You may also add 1 to your roster.

This event appears every time after week 3,
but only occurs once.
Town event shieldbreaker two.png The Adder's Kiss
The Shieldbreaker DLC Exclusive
They arrive with the East wind - a torrent of whirling doom!

"Graceful and deadly, these elegant executioners are welcome additions to the standing army."

You get 2 Shieldbreakers you may add to your roster
Town event shard hungry.png Experienced Hero for Hire
The Color of Madness Exclusive
This veteran will fight for you for a fair sum of Crystal Shards! You may recruit a resolve 6 hero for Currency.shard.icon.png 20 shards.
  • Musketeers were a Kickstarter backer reward which was a reskin of the Arbalest.

Special Events[edit]

Event Image Event Name Description Effect
From Beyond.png From Beyond SoundIcon.png▶️ Back across the styx - Boatman be damned!

SoundIcon.png▶️ Life...the greatest treasure of all.

SoundIcon.png▶️ No rest, no peace for this wretched soul.

"By hateful curse or malign miracle, it seems even death may be defied in this damnable place. Only ONE of these soldiers can be returned to the living..."

You get a choice of 1 of 3 random heroes from your graveyard to resurrect. The resurrected hero will keep their resolve level, but their skills, armour and weapon will be lost.
Brigand Incursion.png Brigand Incursion SoundIcon.png▶️ Flames on the horizon, sulfur in the air - the wolves are at the door!

"To arms! A brigand raiding party is descending upon the Hamlet with explosive fury and murderous intent!"

Triggers Plot Quest: Wolves at the Door, a lvl 6 mission involving fighting bandits attempting to raid the town lead by their leader, The Vvulf. There are three potential Ancestor's Knapsacks available on the map.
Trinket retention.png A Thief in the Night "In the end, however, the damnable thing managed to get away with its prize; the Hamlet's coffers all the poorer for having hosted the unwanted guest." "The Shrieker has stolen 8 of your Trinkets!"
Triggers Plot Quest: your party fights the Shrieker and attempt to gain the treasures it has collected from you. Should your heroes survive, the trinkets will be given as Quest Rewards after choosing to return to the Hamlet.
Crow trinket event.png Shrieker's Prize "Stunned by the apparent value of the thing concealed amidst its putrid feathers, onlookers wondered if a trek to its perch might not be in order..." Triggers Plot Quest: Shrieker's Prize, a mission in the Weald where your party fights the Horrid Shrieker and attempt to gain the treasures it has collected.
Town event infestation.png A Maddening Whine
The Crimson Court Exclusive
SoundIcon.png▶️ Though long years may seek to separate them, action and consequence will invariably have their dreadful reunion.

"Intolerable! Clouds of mosquitoes and other, less identifiable pests continue to descend upon the Hamlet with maddening persistence! Illness and irritation abound"

Triggers Plot Quest: Burn the Hives, a mission in The Courtyard.
This event only appears on week 3, and only occurs once.
Town event infestation.png The Town is Abuzz!
The Crimson Court Exclusive
SoundIcon.png▶️ A fresh irritance to some. A sanguine memory to me.

"A crumbling stone entry to a forgotten labyrinthian garden has been uncovered! The discoverer, sadly, has perished from innumerable insect stings. Concern rises."

Stress reduction activities in town are slightly less effective.

Only triggers if the quest "Burn the Hives" is not completed after it becomes available. This event will keep repeating unless a priority event occurs (such as Blood Scourge) or "Burn the Hives" is completed.
Town event fanatic.png Heresy in the Blood
The Crimson Court Exclusive
SoundIcon.png▶️ Dire circumstances are rarely remedied with fear and fanaticism, and yet... here we are.

"An excommunicated madman has responded to the growing infestation in kind. Fulled by conviction, he is merciless, and plies his trade with extreme prejudice."

Triggers The Fanatic to spawn if at least two of your heroes who enter the next dungeon have the Crimson Curse. 20% chance with 2-3 heroes, 75% chance with 4.
Town event remove vampire.png A Veil Lifted
The Crimson Court Exclusive
SoundIcon.png▶️ The virulent clouds from the Courtyard have abated. The airs of the Estate feel...narrowly agreeable once again.

"The haze of contagion has abated, due in no small part to the recent triumph over whatever age-old horror was lurking behind the long-sealed courtyard gate."

Removes the Crimson Curse from all affected heroes.

This event only occurs after beating the Baron, Viscount or Countess
Town event they made a tonic.png They Made a Tonic
The Color of Madness Exclusive

"By accident, an enterprising charlatan brewed an actual potent draught made from dust harvested from the comet. It can work wonders, for a price"

For Currency.shard.icon.png 30 shards every hero in the roster has 1 diseased cured. This also applies to the Crimson Curse.
Town event tonic.png
Crystaline Focii.png Crystaline Focii
The Color of Madness Exclusive
"Gazing deep into the shimmering colors of the comet fractures can bring a sense of peace..." For Currency.shard.icon.png 30 shards every hero in the roster heals 50 stress.
Town event tonic.png
Shard Harvest.png Shard Harvest
The Color of Madness Exclusive
"Cosmic fortune has deposited some well-formed comet specimens right up on the Hamlet's doorstep! Not every treasure requires risking life and limb." Gain Currency.shard.icon.png +25 shards.

Trivia[edit]

  • While most of the town events have their own unique image, Valiant Spirit and Helping Hand share an image as well as Labour Force with Cornerstone and A Maddening Whine with The Town is Abuzz!
  • During the "Bumper Crop" event a farmer and his wife will apear at the ancestor's statue in poses that reference the painting "American Gothic" by Grant Wood.
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Buildings  Abbey MiniScrollpip.png Blacksmith MiniScrollpip.png Guild MiniScrollpip.png Nomad Wagon MiniScrollpip.png Sanitarium MiniScrollpip.png Stage Coach MiniScrollpip.png Survivalist MiniScrollpip.png Tavern
Special  Ancestor's Memoirs MiniScrollpip.png Graveyard MiniScrollpip.png Town Events MiniScrollpip.png DistrictsThe Crimson Court DLC

||The Miserable Dark.png |The Miserable Dark |Windows and doors will be bolted. Tonight, something haunts the dark. "... As one man put it, "Somethin' aint right with them shadows - movin' and twistin' as they do." Residents are advised to stay indoors until daybreak." |All Stress Relief Activities Less Effective

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Spreading the Curse[edit]

If you have the Crimson Court DLC added, and you put a hero afflicted with the Crimson Curse in the Abbey, they could infect another hero being treated there.

Achievements[edit]

Achievements associated with the Abbey
Image Name Description
Achievement48.jpg A rumination, a prayer, and a confession... Treat a hero in the Abbey
Achievement57.jpg The abbey my Ancestor once knew... Fully upgrade the Abbey
Achievement50.jpg Restored to its former glory... Fully upgrade the Town


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Buildings  Abbey MiniScrollpip.png Blacksmith MiniScrollpip.png Guild MiniScrollpip.png Nomad Wagon MiniScrollpip.png Sanitarium MiniScrollpip.png Stage Coach MiniScrollpip.png Survivalist MiniScrollpip.png Tavern
Special  Ancestor's Memoirs MiniScrollpip.png Graveyard MiniScrollpip.png Town Events MiniScrollpip.png DistrictsThe Crimson Court DLC