I've noticed that I recently gained a few new Qualities, namely Savage!, Elusive!, and Baroque!:


It seems that these Qualities are part of the forbidden game of Knife-and-Candle, but I haven't put myself so in harm's way as to gain admittance to this dark sport.

I also have another picture to show how perplexing this situation is to me:

Not a participant in Knife-and-Candle

If I am not a player in the game of Knife-and-Candle, why am I seeing these Qualities?

  • I have to ask the obvious question: do you have any Iron Knife Tokens in your inventory? Nov 27, 2013 at 2:35
  • @PaulMarshall The only Iron Knife Token I ever had I gave away long before any of these Qualities appeared. I'm also an umpire in the game, but I also started that long before these Qualities appeared.
    – RedRiderX
    Nov 27, 2013 at 14:39
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    There have been some new changes rolled out over the past few days, and I've seen a few other buglets - such as getting my Earnest of Payment two days in a row. This could simply be another bug. Nov 29, 2013 at 19:05
  • That would make sense, yes.
    – RedRiderX
    Nov 29, 2013 at 19:14
  • I would speculate that, although you gave away the token before the addition of the content, your save is still internally marked as having had one. Probably a bug, but this is sometimes a device used to advertise a certain feature. Ideally, the player would notice the new content, and in curiosity explore the feature that might otherwise get ignored.
    – user106385
    Jul 15, 2015 at 10:38

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A (very!) late response: I've found that, when you go on a zee-voyage, it clears a large number of progress qualities. This includes SAVAGE!, ELUSIVE!, and BAROQUE!.

If this problem happens again, and you have access to a zee-vessel, go on a cruise and it should clear things up.


If you're not in Knife-and-Candle, but these qualities are showing up, it's a bug in the game. Writing to support@failbettergames.com with your character name and an explanation of the bug will generally get it cleared up in short order.

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