Investments/Round 2: Megail's Route

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You're not meant to know the effects of the investments, or to have a firm grasp of your financial future. I understand the desire for it, but that's what wikis and guides are for.
 
— Sierra Lee[1]
A brand new Ledger.

This page presents a compilation of all investments offered in the game, both those that can be funded by ProN, and Discretionary funds, and that one investment that is paid in Sx.

In addition to monetary profits and other effects, most investments also affect your relationship with your companions. Speaking with them will give you some hints.

Investment options become available after you arrive in Ari-Yhilina and foil the coup against the Widow Queen. The initial amount of ProN available to make investments depends on the amount of ProN you've given to Megail in Stineford. The minimum value is 50,000 and the maximum is 120,000[2]. Megail also offers you a ledger to keep track of your investments.

Sierra Lee has stated that you can make similar investments (for instance contracting two mercenary companies) to get better results, but it will be with diminishing returns.

You can spend your ProN in other avenues that don't appear as such in the Ledger[3]. They won't give profits in the form of ProN, but there will be other advantages to investing in them (most of them won't be shown in the game as such, but in the form of hidden advantages).

During Round 4: Discretionary funding and Round 6: Chapter 4 & 5 Investment smorgasbord you will receive funding several times during the round, these "sub-rounds" are referred to as "cycles" after this point.

Switches that look like this are named after the in code switches, some walkthrough pages will use them others won't. If there is only a single switch in both "Conditions" and "Advantages" sides it is likely the switch is used to indicate the switch for the investment itself. If there is more than one switch in either column, the other switches will have a foot note on how to set them ON.

So far, you get ProN returns from Megail at these points:

  1. At the start of chapter 2, although only 2 investments do so. They are marked in bold
  2. During the party split, Megail collects returns from some first-round investments in Ari-Yhilina. They are marked with this color.
  3. Near the end of chapter 2, when Simon returns from the Orgasmic Empire. They are marked with this color.
  4. During chapter 3, If Simon has the 2nd House of Petitions built, some of their personal assets will be turned into ProN before being shifted to the personal DF. These ProN returns are marked with this color
  5. At the end of chapter 3, after you have attended to the petitioners and pay your respects to the Fallen. They are marked with this color.
  6. In chapter 4 and 5, when you meet Megail in Stineford, and after major plot sequences. They are marked with This color

Pricing and other stuff associated with certain rounds are marked with that round's color (Note: To combat issues for the color blind pricing and Return on investment prices get an "RX:" in front of their numbers)

  1. Bold for round 1
  2. This color for round 2
  3. This color for round 3
  4. This color for Core Discretionary Funding
  5. This color for Personal Discretionary Funding
  6. This color for round 5
  7. This color for round 6
    • This color for the round 6 Erosian war bonus Cycle

The following symbols are also used to provide information on investments

  • N First time this investment is available
  • ◀ This investment is only available during this round
    • ◁ This investment is only available for about a cycle or less
    • ◁(1) This investment is only offered once before becoming unavailable
  • ▲ This investment has a (generally stronger version) available in (a) previous round(s)
  • ▼ This investment has a (generally weaker version) available in (a) later round(s)
  • ∞ This investment can be repeated indefinitely as long as the condition is met

Round 2: Megail's Route

During Megail's route, she will travel to Eustrin to gather some Investments to help with the plan. A few of them are also available after Simon's return. Some prices in this section are variable and depend on the investment choices that you made in the first round. Before any penalties or anything is withheld you start with a gain of 200,000 ProN.

ProN penalty[edit | edit source]

If you used Acquire Money during Round 1 (Megail Take ON) there will be 50,000 ProN less available.

Withheld ProN[edit | edit source]

Due to the fact that you will go to war soon, you will need a Processor, Supplier, and a Manufacturer on your payroll. If any are missing Megail will hold back the required ProN to buy one in Eustrin, losing you flexibility in other Investments.

  • 25,000 ProN if you did not Invest in Premium Steel (Premium Steel OFF)
  • 40,000 ProN if you did not Invest in Special Supplier (Megail Investment OFF)
  • 50,000 ProN if you did not Invest in Yhilini Mine Processing (Mine Processing OFF)

Non-investments (bribes, items, and kickbacks)[edit | edit source]

After having seen the Eustrin blockade you encounter your first Item for ProN. Instead of gathering 7,500 Sx worth of bounties for the technically legal Eustrin Papers, you can just spent 10,000 Pron to get the forged Eustrin Papers (there are no consequences other than the ProN loss for buying the forged papers).

Actual investments[edit | edit source]


Ari-Yhilina[edit | edit source]

Profitable investments[edit | edit source]

Name Location Condition Price Advantages Profits[4] RoI per return
Ardoheim Magic Trade N  Archon Inn

Ardoheim Magic Trade OFF

15,000[5] to 25,000

Ardoheim Magic Trade ON
+1 Economy
Helps during Third Arclent War
Raises value of Stineford Magic Shop

R3: 50,000 or 125,000[6]
R4(PDF): "50,000" or "125,000"[6][4]
R5: 50,000 to 225,000[7]
R6: 65,000

Lifetime[8]: 620,000 or 870,000

R3: 200% or 833.33%
R4(PDF): 200% or 833.33%
R5: 200% to 1500%
R6: 260% or R6: 433.33%

Lifetime[8]: 2,480% or 5,800%

Yhilini Supplier N  Outskirts

Yhilini Supplier OFF

5,000[5] to 10,000

Yhilini Supplier ON
+1 Economy
Helps during Battle of Yhilin
Gives Orc items at the Bloody Spire[9]

R3: 10,000
R4(PDF): "10,000"[4]
R5: 10,000
R6: 5,000

Lifetime[8]: 60,000

R3: 40% to 200%
R4(PDF): 40% to 200%
R5: 40% to 200%
R6: 20% to R6: 100%

Lifetime[8]: 600% or 1,200%

Eustrin and Aram border[edit | edit source]

The Eustrin embassy is only available once throughout the entire game. Investments made here can provide not only short-term advantages for the Ardford Summit, but also long-term advantages in later stages of the game

Profitable investments[edit | edit source]

Name Location Condition Price Advantages Profits[4] RoI per return
Aramite Supplier N  Aram Desert[10]

Aram Supplier OFF

20,000

Aram Supplier ON
+1 Economy
Helps during Third Arclent War

R3: 15,000
R4(PDF): "15,000"[4]
R5: 15,000
R6: 5,000

Lifetime[8]: 70,000

R3: 75%
R4(PDF): 75%
R5: 75%
R6: 25%

Lifetime[8]: 350%

Desert Bounty Office N  Bounty Hunter Office

Bounty Office Control OFF

20,000 Sx

Bounty Office Control ON
+1 Social
+1 Aram

R3: 5,000
R4(PDF): "5,000"[4]
R5: 5,000
R6: 5,000

Lifetime[8]: 50,000

R3: 25%
R4(PDF): 25%
R5: 25%
R6: 25%

Lifetime: Infinite[12]

Eustrin Manufacturer N  Eustrin Tunnels

Dwarf Manufacturing OFF
Mandatory Investment if: Premium Steel OFF

25,000[13]

Dwarf Manufacturing ON
+2 Economy
+1 Eustrin

R3: 100,000
R4(PDF): "100,000"[4]
R5: 100,000
R6: 25,000

Lifetime[8]: 400,000

R3: 400%
R4(PDF): 400%
R5: 400%
R6: 100%

Lifetime[8]: 1,600%

Eustrin Supplier N  Eustrin Tunnels

Dwarf Supplier OFF
Mandatory Investment if: Megail Investment OFF

40,000[14]

Dwarf Supplier ON
Helps during Battle of Yhilin

Third Arclent War
+2 Economy
+1 Eustrin

R3: 20,000
R4(PDF): "20,000"[4]
R5: 20,000
R6: 5,000

Lifetime[8]: 80,000

R3: 50%
R4(PDF): 50%
R5: 50%
R6: 12.5%

Lifetime[8]: 200%

Eustrin Processor N  Eustrin Tunnels

Dwarf Processing OFF
Mandatory Investment if: Mine Processing OFF

50,000[16]

Dwarf Processing ON
+2 Economy
+1 Eustrin

R3: 100,000
R4(PDF): "100,000"[4]
R5: 100,000
R6: 20,000

Lifetime[8]: 360,000

R3: 200%
R4(PDF): 200%
R5: 200%
R6: 40%

Lifetime[8]: 720%

Non-profitable investments[edit | edit source]

Name Location Condition Price Advantages RP changes

Eustrin Embassy N 

Aram Desert[17]

Dwarven Council OFF

100,000

Dwarven Council ON
+3 Ardoheim
+1 Eustrin
Helps during Ardford summit
Helps during the Ardan succession crisis
Helps during Eustrin final
Decreases cost of Aram Eustrin Embassy

+1 Tertia


References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://ulmf.org/threads/sierra-lee-the-last-sovereign-updated-1-7-100-illustrated-scenes.6640/page-13#post-744377
  2. Provided that you have done all the quests and ask Megail for more money.
  3. For instance, if you chose not to invest in the Cache excavation before leaving Ari-Yhilina at the start of chapter 2, you have the option to buy the remnants of the expedition for the original price: 10,000.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 The dark teal colored ProN between double quotes "" is ProN used to calculate how large the personal Discretionary funds will be.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Invested In Bridge Repair during Chapter 1 - Early Chapter 2
  6. 6.0 6.1 Magic Sales Synergy ON (Ardoheim Magic Trade ON andStineford: Magic Shop ON)
  7. 225,000 if Stineford: Magic Shop ON and Ardoheim CD < 30
    R5: 125,000 if Stineford: Magic Shop ON and Ardoheim CD ≥ 30
    R5: 75,000 if Stineford: Magic Shop OFF and Ardoheim CD < 30
    R5: 50,000 if Stineford: Magic Shop OFF and Ardoheim CD ≥ 30
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 Excludes the R4(PDF) values as those are not actual funds.
  9. 2x Orc Charm
  10. To the right of the Bounty Hunter Office.
  11. 1x Heavy Orc Helm, 1x Heavy Orc Armor, 1x Heavy Orc Shield
  12. The initial purchase cost requires no ProN, only Sx.
  13. Paid for with withheld ProN if Premium Steel OFF
  14. Paid for with withheld ProN if Megail Investment OFF
  15. 1x Dwarren Orc Helm, 1x Dwarren Orc Armor, 1x Dwarren Orc Shield
  16. Paid for with withheld ProN if Mine Processing OFF
  17. Slightly northwest of the entrance to Eustrin, next to a shrine with golden statues.