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From: Guard duty at the Observatory

A guard has fallen ill recently after an unwise mushroom. His dysentery is your opportunity.

Challenge information

Broad, Bear Dangerous 18

  • 13 - very chancy (41%)
  • 16 - chancy (51%)
  • 19 - modest (61%)
  • 22 - very modest (71%)
  • 25 - low-risk (81%)
  • 28 - straightforward (91%)
  • 30 - straightforward (100%)


A largely uneventful night

You do unpeel a number of shambling fungus-things from their slow progress up the east wall of the Observatory. You are paid in moon-pearls, of course.

Rare Success

A rare thing.

It's a calm night. […] You spend the time listening to the sounds of the marsh, and watching glim twinkle on the cavern roof high overhead. When your watch is over you feel settled, even…content? The city will beat it out of you soon enough […]

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Blind with coughing -

Around midnight a number of shambling fungus-things make an attempt on the east wall of the Observatory. You unpeel one, but it puffs out a cloud of spores that provoke a nasty allergic reaction. You retire to your lodgings for the night.