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From: The Tower of Sparrows: Vice and Virtue in a Gambling Den

Deep amber is the usual stake here. There is an opening at a table seating a noted poetess and a few financiers.

Unlocked with Amber 20 x Nodule of Deep Amber, Keysilver 1 x Key to your Rooms above a Gambling Den

Challenge information

Broad, Fox Persuasive 40

  • 28 - very chancy (41%)
  • 34 - chancy (51%)
  • 41 - modest (61%)
  • 48 - very modest (71%)
  • 54 - low-risk (81%)
  • 61 - straightforward (91%)
  • 67 - straightforward (100%)


What is this?

The poetess is a fine player, but can be goaded to rashness once she has a little brandy inside her. She gasps as you flip over your final cards. You walk away with […] a thin thing, with a sort of knobbly bit on it. You'll work it out.

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The financiers are eventually outwitted. But that poetess! She plays like a professional. Perhaps poetry is her sideline. You watch her depart with your stake.