The Builder's Influence (FM)

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A fan mission for The Dark Mod.


  • Author: Railgun, Springheel
  • Type: Single Mission
  • Releases: 2010-03-20 (20 March 2010) - latest
  • Version: 1
  • Size: 15.6 MB
  • EFX Reverb: No


You've been hired to sneak into the City Council chambers and retrieve records that could get your employer killed.

Whenever I attract too much attention in Bridgeport, I use some friendly smuggling lines to head north to Braeden.

It's smaller than Bridgeport, but still large enough that a visitor like me can go unnoticed. I've always been on good terms with the Cratchit Gang here, and for a small cut, they set me up with a place to stay and some information on jobs in the area.

Braeden is a great getaway for someone in my line of work. The Watch is stretched thin and will usually look the other way for a small fee. With the constant threat of barbarian invasions on the minds of the people, a little domestic burglary tends to be overlooked.

Things have soured over the past few months, however. The Inquisition has come to Braeden. Suddenly there are armoured Builder guards everywhere, even on street patrol. A lot of the underground closed up and fled for greener pastures, and jobs have been drying up.

I've decided it's time to head home to Bridgeport, but the Cratchit boys have asked me for a favour first.

There's a city councillor by the name of Gerrard, who is payed handsomely by the gang to overlook their smuggling activities. He writes forged tax registers and toll records for them, among other things.

Apparently, the Inqusition has been paying a lot of attention to the city councillors recently, and they've arrested Gerrard on suspicion of heresy. The Cratchit gang is worried that they'll get ahold of Gerrard's forged records during the investigation; that would put their entire operation at risk.

They need someone to break into city hall after hours and get the tax records from Gerrard's office before they fall into the wrong hands. The gang is good at what they do, but they're smugglers. Breaking into city hall is beyond them.

That's where I come in.

They've given me a map with Gerrard's office on it, so finding the tax records should be easy enough. I have a hunch that the city archives are worth a visit too; there might be some useful maps there. Of course, I'll help myself to some valuables along the way - enough to enjoy myself for a while when I get back to Bridgepot.


The FM is part of Springheel's Corbin series.

This is the first installment in this loose series. It is followed by the FM A Score to Settle.

Theme / "Genre" / Setting

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Item Jewels/Goods/Gold General location Exact spot
A wine bottle 0/110/0 Starting area Upper patio
A golden goblet 0/0/15 Starting area Upper patio
A golden vase 0/0/75 Across from cellar window Open shutter
4 wine bottles 0/440/0 Cellar Vinotheque
4 golden goblets 0/0/60 Kitchen Cupboard
A purse 0/0/50 Guard's barracks Chest
A purse 0/0/50 Guard's barracks Chest
A purse 0/0/50 Court records Chest
A purse 0/0/50 Court records Chest
A golden trophy 0/0/250 Lower west corridor Shelf
A purse 0/0/50 West office On desk
A golden goblet 0/0/15 West office Shelf
A golden vase 0/0/75 West office Shelf
2 golden statues 0/0/300 Marcus's office Shelf
A ring 40/0/0 Marcus's office In bowl
A purse 0/0/50 Lower records Chest
A diamond ring 60/0/0 Lower records Bookshelf above desk
A purse 0/0/50 Lower records Chest
A golden lion 0/0/175 South of lower records Corridor table
A golden vase 0/0/75 Treasurer's room Table
3 purses 0/0/75 Treasurer's room Chest
Coins 0/0/240 Treasurer's room Chest
2 golden hammers 0/0/160 Upper south corridor Shelf
3 golden candlesticks 0/0/120 Dining room Dining table
A wine bottle 0/110/0 Dining room Side table
2 golden goblets 0/0/30 Dining room Side table
A golden plate 0/0/35 Dining room Side table
3 golden plates 0/0/105 Central-north office Food table
A golden vase 0/0/75 Central-south office Table
A golden statue 0/0/150 Inquisitor's office Table
A purse 0/0/25 Inquisitor's office Cash box
Coins 0/0/30 Inquisitor's office Cash box
A ring 40/0/0 Archives In glass shelving
3 porcelain bowls 0/30/0 Corridor Table
2 golden plates 0/0/70 Cardinal's office Table
An amulet 100/0/0 Cardinal's office Secret place
2 purses 0/0/100 Cardinal's office Secret place
A bag of gems 150/0/0 Cardinal's office Secret place
A ring 40/0/0 Cardinal's office Secret place
3 golden goblets 0/0/45 Mayor's office Sofa table
A wine bottle 0/110/0 Mayor's office Drinks table
A purse 0/0/50 Mayor's office Desk drawer
Coins 0/0/15 Mayor's office Cash box
A wine bottle 0/110/0 Private records Table
A golden goblet 0/0/15 Private records Table
2 golden hammers 0/0/160 North corridor Shelf
A golden vase 0/0/75 Councillor's office Table
A bag of gems 150/0/0 Councillor's office Table


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See also

  • Official FMs list
  • Fan Missions for The Dark Mod - Main article on all of the published fan missions to date, in addition to the official list on the website.
  • Fan Mission Series - An overview of all currently known series or campaigns of fan missions interconnected by their stories or characters. There are already plenty in TDM, and have been since its early days as an expandable game.
  • Upcoming Fan Missions - An overview of Fan Missions in development or tentatively planned. (Do not edit the overview.)
  • Mission recommendation discussions - An overview of past discussions on what FMs the community recommends to players looking for various challenges (difficulty, size, theme, setting, objectives, etc.).
  • Fan Mission Contests - An overview of past and present contests in Fan Mission creation, by members of the TDM community.