Investments/Round 4: Discretionary funding

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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 4: Governing Yhilin and Discretionary funding

After conquering Yhilin, you have to actually run the country. Thankfully, you've been spared from dealing with the details of the budget, but you have some amount of money that you can spend on projects of your choice. Unlike your usual investments, the costs are not denominated in ProN: instead, you allocate the necessary percentage of the available money to a task. Information about your remaining funds and general advice is provided by the helpful maid right inside the door of the House of Petitions.

Funding cycles and budget[edit | edit source]

Funding is a multi-stage process - you are able to assign funds while you are in Yhilin and then see the results when you return from missions outside. You get 100% funds at the start of each cycle in addition to the funds left over from the previous cycle. For example, if you have 20% remaining at the end of a cycle, you'll start the next one with 120%. As you progress in the development of Yhilin during chapter 3, you get a total of 450% to spend.

Prior to the Third Arclent War, there are five cycles of funding:

  1. After the invasion of Yhilin (while the Govern Yhilin quest is active).
  2. After you return from the Elven kingdoms (Govern Yhilin II).
  3. After you return from Zirantia (Govern Yhilin III, this and the next one).
  4. After you are done with the previous cycle (you only get 50% funds at the start).
  5. After you return from Eustrin (you can only do this cycle at the start of the section, and effects are immediate upon leaving the house of petitions even if they normally wouldn't be).

General Discretionary Funds


Point improvement and War cleanup investments[edit | edit source]

These investments are available from the start and are focused on improving (whether by decreasing or increasing) the chaos, collateral damage, and victory point scores that were earned during the invasion of Yhilin. In addition to repairing areas that were badly damaged during the fighting, and therefore restoring access to them.

Note Prime Something flags are set before Place X flags (and Economic Chaos) are turned off, meaning an additional round is needed before they can be set. For example: if Repair Merchant Quarter (sets Merchant Quarter X OFF is done during Govern Yhilin I, then Prime SuccBrothel will be set to on during Govern Yhilin III


Name Location Condition Availability Price Next cycle changes Cycle after the next[4]
Nobility Campaign[5] N   Palace Victory Points < 25

Govern Yhilin I - IV

10%

+3 Victory Points
If done during Govern Yhilin I prior to talking to the ambassador a second time[6]

-

20%

+6 Victory Points
If done during Govern Yhilin I prior to talking to the ambassador a second time[6]

-
Recover from collateral damage N  House of petitions Yhilini Collateral Damage > 0

Govern Yhilin I - IV

10%

-5 Yhilini collateral damage

-
Recover from chaos N  House of petitions Yhilini Chaos is not 0

Govern Yhilin I - IV

10%

-5 Yhilini Chaos

-
Undo Economic Chaos N  House of petitions

Economic Chaos ON[7]

Govern Yhilin I - IV

30%

Economic Chaos OFF
Bank can be accessed

Prime SexTrade ON
Meaning that Succubus guild fees can become available (assuming its other conditions are also met)

Repair Merchant Quarter N  House of petitions

Merchant Quarter X ON[8]
The Merchant Quarter was damaged.

Govern Yhilin I - IV

25%

Merchant Quarter X OFF
The Merchant Quarter can be accessed again.

Prime SuccBrothel ON
Meaning that Succubus Brothels can become available (assuming its other conditions are also met)

Repair the Square N  House of petitions

Square X ON[9]
The Ari-Yhilina Square was damaged.

Govern Yhilin I - IV

20%

Square X OFF
The Square can be accessed.
Helps during the Third Arclent War.

-
Repair the Court N  House of petitions

Court X ON[10]
The Ari-Yhilina Square was damaged.

Govern Yhilin I - IV

20%

Court X OFF
The Court can be accessed again.

Prime Slush ON
Meaning that Noble Gratuity can become available (assuming its other conditions are also met)

Repair Outskirts N  House of petitions

Outskirts X ON[11]
The Outskirts were destroyed by undisciplined orcs.

Govern Yhilin I - IV

10%

Outskirts X OFF
The Outskirts can be accessed again.

Prime RelInvest ON
Meaning that the Shrine Renovation investments can become available (assuming their other conditions are also met)

Repair Slums N  House of petitions

Slum Shops X ON[12]
The slums shops were destroyed.

Govern Yhilin I - IV

20%

Slum Shops X OFF
The slum shops reopen their doors.

Prime OrcProg ON
Meaning that FANCY WALK can become available (assuming its other conditions are also met)

Repair Elven Ghetto N  House of petitions

Elven Ghetto X ON[13]
The Ghetto burns down.

Govern Yhilin I - IV

15%

Elven Ghetto X OFF
The Ghetto is rebuilt so elves can return.

Prime Elven II ON
Meaning that Elven Ghetto improvement can become available (assuming its other conditions are also met)

Profitable investments[edit | edit source]

Name Location Condition Availability Price Next cycle changes Profits
Private Mineshaft N   House of Petitions

Before Elven kingdoms visit
Mine - Slums ON
DF: Mine OFF

Govern Yhilin I

25%

Private Mineshaft OFF

R5: 325,000
R6: 130,000

Lifetime: 1,365,000

Non-profitable investments[edit | edit source]

Name Location Condition Availability Price Advantages RP changes
DF Bridge Repair  House of petitions

Bridge Repair OFF
Bridge Repair Late OFF
DF: Bridge OFF

Govern Yhilin I - IV

10%

Immediate:
  • DF: Bridge ON

Next cycle:

  • Bridge Repair ON
  • Enables Infrastructure Project investment
-
Infrastructure N  House of petitions

Bridge Repair ON
Elven kingdoms visited
DF: Infrastructure OFF
INFRASTRUCTURE OFF

Govern Yhilin II - IV

100%

Immediate:
  • DF: Infrastructure ON

Next cycle:

Helps during the Border Incident and also is a hidden booster for it (especially important if the Aram border is not reinforced).

Has a small effect on the Third Arcient War by helping rebuild the royal army and giving Orc items at the Bloody Spire[15]

+5 Hilstara
+5 Janine

Another House of Petitions N  House of petitions

Yhilin Acceptance ≥ 30
DF: Slums Petitions OFF
Slums House of Petitions OFF

Govern Yhilin I - IV

25%

Immediate:
  • DF: Slums Petitions ON

Next cycle:

-
Mercenary regulations (Cities) N  House of petitions

Second House of Petitions built
Yhilin Acceptance ≥ 30
Local Mercenaries OFF

Govern Yhilin II - IV

20%

Immediate:
  • Local Mercenaries ON
  • +2 Yhilin

Increases Army Size by +1 for the Third Arclent War

+2 Hilstara

Mercenary regulations (Countryside) N  House of petitions

Second House of Petitions built
Yhilin Acceptance ≥ 30
National Mercenaries OFF

Govern Yhilin II - IV

100%

Immediate:
  • National Mercenaries ON
  • +5 Yhilin

Increases Army Size by +5 for the Third Arclent War

+5 Hilstara

Border reinforcement (Aram) N  House of petitions

Elven kingdoms visited
ARAM BORDER OFF

Govern Yhilin II - IV

50%

Immediate:

  • ARAM BORDER ON

Has a positive effect when going to Eustrin.

Has a moderate effect during the Third Arclent War and its aftermath.

  • Greatly improves the border incident, and is the only way to get a great result (this also reduces instability after the war).
  • Avoids a second seed attack in Aram.

+2 Esthera

Border reinforcement (Ardoheim) N 

House of petitions

Elven kingdoms visited
ARDOHEIM BORDER OFF

Govern Yhilin II - IV

50%

Immediate:

  • ARDOHEIM BORDER ON

Has a small effect during the Third Arclent War

+2 Esthera

Succubus immigration N  House of petitions

Elven kingdoms visited
Prime SuccImm ON[16]
SUCCUBUS IMMIGRATION OFF
DF: Succubus Immigration OFF

Govern Yhilin II - IV

25%

Immediate:

  • DF: Succubus Immigration ON

Next cycle:

Helps during the Third Arclent War.

  • Increases Army Size and makes it more likely to get Succubus Saturation in the Third Arclent War (4 of 5 boosts needed).
  • Reduces morale of the Incubus King forces by -5

+2 Yarra
+2 Qum
+2 Nalili

Magic standardization N  House of petitions

Elven kingdoms visited
Prime MagStand ON[17]
Magic Standardization OFF

Govern Yhilin II - IV

10%

Immediate: -
Succubus guild fees N  House of petitions

Elven kingdoms visited
Prime SexTrade ON[18]
DF: Local Sex Trade OFF
Yhilin Acceptance ≥ 20
Local Sex Trade OFF

Govern Yhilin I - IV

20%

Immediate:

  • DF: Local Sex Trade ON

Next cycle:

Increases Army Size and makes it more likely to get Succubus Saturation in the Third Arclent War (4 of 5 boosts needed).

+2 Yarra
+2 Qum
+2 Nalili

National succubus trade N  House of petitions

Local Sex Trade ON
DF: National Sex Trade OFF
NATIONAL SUCCUBUS TRADE OFF

Govern Yhilin II - IV

50%[19] to 100%

Immediate:

  • DF: National Sex Trade ON

Next cycle:

Increases Army Size and makes it more likely to get Succubus Saturation in the Third Arclent War (4 of 5 boosts needed).
Has a small effect during the Border Incident.

+5 Yarra
+2 Qum
+5 Nalili

Succubus Brothels[20] N  House of petitions

Prime SuccBrothel ON[21]
Merchant Quarter X OFF
SUCCUBUS BROTHELS OFF
Yhilin Acceptance of 30 or higher
Elven kingdoms visited.

Govern Yhilin II - IV

10%

Immediate:

Increases Army Size and makes it more likely to get Succubus Saturation in the Third Arclent War (4 of 5 boosts needed).

+2 Yarra
+2 Qum (unwhored)
+2 Nalili

Doom King statue N  House of petitions

Prime DF Statue ON[22]
DF: Monument OFF
Monument OFF
Yhilini Chaos ≤ 0
Yhilini Collateral Damage ≤ 0
Victory Points ≥ 25

Govern Yhilin II - IV

10%[23] to 20%

Immediate:
  • DF: Monument ON

Next cycle:

After first interaction with the statue

  • +5 Esthera
  • +5 Altina (Sluttier)
  • +5 Varia (Dominated)
Noble gratuity[24] N  House of petitions

Prime Slush ON[25]
Court X OFF
Noble Gratuity OFF
Elven kingdoms visited.

Govern Yhilin II - IV

20%

Immediate:
  • Noble Gratuity ON
  • +10 Victory Points

-5 Janine
-5 Aka

Monastery conversion (Shrine) N  House of petitions

Prime RelInvest OFF[26]
Outskirt X OFF
Monastery: Shrine OFF
Monastery: Aid OFF
Andra's been dealt with.[27]

Govern Yhilin II - IV

5%

Immediate:

+10 Carina
-5 Sarai

Monastery conversion (Aid Station) N  House of petitions

Prime RelInvest OFF[26]
Outskirt X OFF
Monastery: Shrine OFF
Monastery: Aid OFF
Andra's been dealt with.[27]

Govern Yhilin II - IV

25%

Immediate:

Has a small effect on the coup during the Third Arclent War.

+5 Carina
+5 Sarai

FANCY WALK N  House of petitions

Prime OrcProg OFF[28]
Slum Shops X OFF
Orc Discipline OFF
Elven kingdoms visited

Govern Yhilin II - IV

10% to 50%[29]

Immediate:

Increases army size by +2 during the Third Arclent War

+5 Balia

Elven Ghetto improvement N  House of petitions

Prime Elven II ON[30]
Elven Ghetto X OFF
DF: Elven II OFF
ELVEN GHETTO OFF
Elven kingdoms visited.

Govern Yhilin II - IV

50%

Immediate:
  • DF: Elven II ON

Next cycle:

Has a small effect on the coup during the Third Arclent War.

+5 Lynine
+5 Orilise
+5 Altina
+3 The Mother

Personal Discretionary Funds

Upon first entering the Second House of Petitions, Megail for socio-politics decides it is for the best to use your own money to fund the Slum petitions. After which a calculation, to determine how much Discretionary funds you have available occurs.

Available ProN, calculates the amount of ProN available depending on which investments you bought:

  • Yhilin Bank[31]: 200,000
  • Premium Steel[32]: 100,000
  • Yhilin Mine Processing: 200,000
  • Special Suplier: 25,000
  • Stineford Magic Shop: 25,000 or 50,000[33]
  • Ardoheim Magic Trade: 50,000 or 125,000[33]
  • Yhilini Supplier: 10,000
  • Aramite Supplier: 15,000
  • Desert Bounty Office: 5,000
  • Eustrin Manufacturer: 100,000
  • Eustrin Supplier: 20,000
  • Eustrin Processor: 100,000

With the following 2 Mercenary investments giving a penalty

  • Iron Cudgel[34]: -10,000
  • AriGarda[35]: -25,000

The lowest possible value is 180,000 ProN[36]

After having calculated your ProN Megail turns it into an approximate amount for the Discretionary Funds based on the total Pron available

  • 100% if Available Pron900,000
  • 90% if 900,000 > Available Pron800,000
  • 80% if 800,000 > Available Pron700,000
  • 70% if 700,000 > Available Pron600,000
  • 60% if 600,000 > Available Pron500,000
  • 50% if 500,000 > Available Pron400,000
  • 40% if 400,000 > Available Pron300,000
  • 35% if 300,000 > Available Pron200,000
  • 30% if 200,000 > Available Pron100,000
  • 25% if 100,000 > Available Pron [37]

Profitable investments[edit | edit source]

Name Location Condition Availability Price Advantages RP changes Profits
Slum Fighting Ring N  2nd House of Petitions

SDF: Fighting Ring OFF
Slums Fighting Ring OFF

Govern Yhilin II-IV

15%

Immediate:
  • SDF: Fighting Ring ON

Next cycle:

  • +1 Social
  • Slums Fighting Ring ON

+1 Janine

R5: 75,000
R6: 40,000

Lifetime: 395,000

Sex Fighting Ring N  2nd House of Petitions

SDF: Sex Ring OFF
Sex Combat Ring OFF
Nalili Idea ON[38]

Govern Yhilin III-IV

25%

Immediate:
  • SDF: Sex Ring ON

Next cycle:

+1 Janine
+10 Nalili

R5: 125,000
R6: 60,000

Lifetime: 605,000

Sex Shop N  2nd House of Petitions

Prime DF Statue ON[22]
Inv: Bought Sex Shop OFF

Govern Yhilin II-IV

35% 25% [39]

Immediate:
  • Inv: Bought Sex Shop ON

+2 Janine
+5 Megail

R5: 165,000
R6: 75,000

Lifetime: 765,000

Non-profitable investments[edit | edit source]

Name Location Condition Availability Price Advantages RP changes
Arcane/Sexual magical agreement N  2nd House of Petitions

Arcane/Sexual Agreement OFF

Govern Yhilin II-IV

20%

Immediate:

Helps during the Third Arclent War.

+2 Janine

Small Celebration N   2nd House of Petitions

Prime DF Statue ON[22]

Govern Yhilin II-IV

10%

+1 Yhilin Acceptance

+1 Janine

Medium Celebration N   2nd House of Petitions

Prime DF Statue ON[22]

Govern Yhilin II-IV

20%

+3 Yhilin Acceptance

+2 Janine

Large Celebration N   2nd House of Petitions

Prime DF Statue ON[22]

Govern Yhilin II-IV

30%

+7 Yhilin Acceptance

+3 Janine


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. Prime something flags are set before something X/Chaosflags are undone, meaning that an additional round is needed before the former can be set.
  5. Only once per funding cycle
  6. 6.0 6.1 Talking to him the second time can help, or hinder several secret stats (higher score helps better): Yhilin, Yhilin Acceptance, Yhilin Chaos, and Social.
  7. If Chaos was 5 or higher after the battle.
  8. If Chaos was 10 or higher after the battle.
  9. If Collateral Damage was 20 or higher after the battle.
  10. All of the following:
    Iron Cudgel OFF
    Iron Cudgel II OFF
    AriGarda OFF
    AriGarda II OFF
  11. This happens if you have chosen to send orcs into Ari-Yhilina to stop the coup and your Army Quality was 8 or lower.
  12. If Collateral Damage was 10 or higher after the battle.
  13. This happens if you never acquired Altina at any point.
  14. Yhilini Succubi Trade:
    From R5: 400,000 ProN to 300,000 ProN
    From R6: 550,000 ProN to 400,000 ProN
    Mercenary Offices:
    From R5: 150,000 ProN to 100,000 ProN
    From R6: 250,000 ProN to 150,000 ProN
  15. 1x Yhilini Orc Sword, 1x Yhilini Orc Armor, 1x Yhilini Orc Shield
  16. At the end of the previous funding cycle (includes stat changes from Point improvement and War cleanup investments) the following stats were:
    Yhilini Collateral Damage ≤ 0
    Yhilin Acceptance ≥ 45 or higher
  17. At the end of the previous funding cycle (includes stat changes from Point improvement and War cleanup investments) the following stat was:
    Yhilini Chaos ≤ 0
  18. At the end of the last funding cycle: Economic Chaos OFF
  19. If Yhilin Acceptance is 50 or more
  20. The conversation itself gives +1 Yhilin Acceptance even if you don't fund it.
  21. At the end of the last funding cycle: Merchant Quarter X OFF
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 At the end of the previous funding cycle (includes stat changes from Point improvement and War cleanup investments) the following stats were:
    Yhilini Chaos ≤ 0
    Yhilini Collateral Damage ≤ 0
    Victory Points ≥ 25
  23. Victory > Damage ON
  24. From a suggestion by DukeLeto7, there is a special option: Never, that remove this investment from the House of Petitions, with a brief intervention from Aka.
  25. At the end of the last funding cycle: Court X OFF
  26. 26.0 26.1 At the end of the last funding cycle: Outskirt X OFF
  27. 27.0 27.1 This effectively means that this project can't appear before returning from the Elven kingdoms (cycle 2).
  28. At the end of the last funding cycle: Slum Shops X OFF
  29. 10% if Orc Discipline is 10 or more
    20% if Orc Discipline is 8-9
    30% if Orc Discipline is 6-7
    50% if Orc Discipline is 5 or less
  30. At the end of the last funding cycle: Slum Shops X OFF
  31. This is the initial investment of 25,000 or 50,000 ProN before the reunion, not the core lender investment.
  32. Only if purchased before the reunion
  33. 33.0 33.1 Magic Sales Synergy ON (Ardoheim Magic Trade ON andStineford: Magic Shop ON)
  34. Before or after the reunion
  35. Only if hired before the reunion
  36. 220,000 from the three Eustrin Investments (Eustrin Manufacturer can be switched for Premium Steel) - 40,000 from the Mercenary Investments
  37. This is unachievable without save editing since the lowest possible Available ProN value is 180,000
  38. Requires rebuilding and visiting the Slum Fighting Ring
  39. As she promises, Megail negotiates down the price.