Hallowmas 1898

By Sara Veal, October 26, 2020 · Fallen London


A damp fog fills London’s streets. Londoners of all stripes lurk in its concealment: masked, cloaked, triply hidden. It is the season of Hallowmas, of the commission and purging of sin. Londoners seek out the Attendants – the masked representatives of the Bazaar – to be shriven.

Hallowmas has returned to London! The Feast of Masks! A free festival, open to all citizens.

Go masked to exclusive Hallowmas parties. Raise your scandal, suspicion and nightmares, and unburden yourself to the seven Attendants. Expose certain of your Companions to the sights of Hallowmas and leave them changed.

This Hallowmas, you will encounter new potential romantic and platonic life Companions, and have opportunities for marriage and divorce.

The Feast of Masks

At Hallowmas, it is customary to go masked. 

Three masks are in vogue this year: the Smiling Demon, the Four-Eyed Moth, and the Triple Crown. Select yours, gain access to a secretive Hallowmas revel, and indulge yourself to raise your Scandal, Suspicion or Nightmares.

The Attendants

The Attendants are the representatives of the Bazaar at Hallowmas. Londoners deliver up confessions to them; their own and others.

Many Londoners wear masks. Only seven have been called on to do so by the Masters themselves.

The Smiling Jester. The Glasswhisper. The Knight of Numbers. The Silent Shame. The False Student. The Fool’s Apostate. Hammerstrike.

Specific combinations of Confessions can be brought to the Visitors if you have a certain Companion. These Confession combinations can then be used to upgrade that Companion to a new, Hallowmas version.


Confessions abound at Hallowmas, if one knows where to stand when the eaves are dropped.

Confessions will be released for free during the Festival, and also available to buy for Fate. You will receive a maximum of 14 free Confessions (some in week one, and more in week two).

There are six types of Confession in total, though not all will be available until the second week of the festival. Confessions can be unlocked on the Streets of London: Hallowmas 1898 card, and traded with other players to achieve the combination you desire.

In order to make a trade with someone else in Fallen London, you will need to add them as an acquaintance, either by visiting their profile page and clicking ‘add contact’ or by typing in their character name during the trade.

The Spirit of Hallowmas

A certain festival joie de vivre. A spring in the Hallowmas’ celebrants step.

Throughout the festival, look for a card in the Opportunity Deck called The Fool’s Judgement. This will allow you to convert Scandal, Suspicion or Nightmares into Spirit of Hallowmas.

At the end of the festival, you’ll be visited by a special character who will provide rewards dependent on the level of your Spirit of Hallowmas. The nature of this character will depend on the Menace you’ve most frequently converted.


At Hallowmas, you may catch a glimpse of your destiny.

The Feast of Masks, when opposites meet at midnight! This is the season of unexpected guests… who carry terrible glimpses of possible futures.

Acquire a destiny, or change yours for a new one. This can only be done at certain times of the year, so take advantage of the chance! Begin with Attract a Visitor at Hallowmas.

Your Presence is Awaited

This year, London’s Feast of Masks will take place from 26th October until the 6th of November.

You will be able to glimpse your Destiny from today (26th October.)

After the festival closes on the 6th, you’ll be able to turn in confessions and claim rewards until the 13th.

We hope you enjoy the revels!



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Colin Dobson Nov 7, 3:42am

Wait, so "After the festival closes on the 6th, you’ll be able to turn in confessions and claim rewards until the 13th" only meant "turn in spare confessions for cash-out rewards"? I thought this meant "turn in confessions like you can during the festival", so I consciously left all of my companion-upgrading until after Spirit gain closed. Now it looks like I misinterpreted the announcement, so despite doing all of Hallowmas I'll get zero of the companion upgrades.

Fader McGee Nov 5, 3:34pm

Is it possible to hit "Knight of Hallowmas" without spending copious amounts of Fate? I've done almost nothing but party in the various Masques since the event started, and I'm only around 1,500 Spirit.

Mister Vanishment Nov 4, 5:05pm

Three masks. Three masques. But four menaces. Hopefully, next year we'll have an additional ball with a more dangerous theme.

Osberend Nov 1, 11:46am

@Ace: Just FYI, it is possible to get rid of *all* your lodgings (albeit not by selling them) at an advanced point in the Seeking Mr. Eaten's Name storyline (actually, IIRC, there are two separate points at which this is possible, with different long-term consequences). But it's still bizarre and ridiculous that there's no way to get rid of them individually, more to do it at all without going deep into a storyline that will permanently alter one's character.

Ace Oct 28, 2:49am

Please let us sell our lodgings. I just built an orphanage and the note said: If you sell your Townhouse, your Orphanage will go with it. Which implies it is possible, and yet I see no option to sell any lodgings at the Bazaar or anywhere else.

V Oct 26, 9:02pm

Jon, you'll want to leave the Hallowmas party and look for a pinned storylet in any normal city area.

Jon Oct 26, 5:13pm

Does anyone know where the Fool's Apostate should appear? I'm at 7 Scandal, but he hasn't shown up. (I'm still the Sacristy. Do I need to go elsewhere to see the Apostate?)