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From: Ambition: Light Fingers! The Candle

Consider the facts: you are a master thief, and the Cartographer is blind. What could possibly go wrong?

Challenge information

Broad, Cat Shadowy 110

  • 76 - very chancy (41%)
  • 94 - chancy (51%)
  • 112 - modest (61%)
  • 131 - very modest (71%)
  • 149 - low-risk (81%)
  • 167 - straightforward (91%)
  • 184 - straightforward (100%)


A surprisingly shabby feeling

You have the impression that the Cartographer knows exactly what you are up to […] He shakes his head as you […] lift the candle from the bookshelf and pocket it. 'On yer own ead,' he mutters as you slip out of the door.

Player summary:
The Cartographer knows you stole the candle.

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No ordinary candle

Stealing candles ought to be child's play to someone like you. But this is a very unusual candle. It senses your approach and burns with a finger-scorching light. In the corner, the Cartographer nods to himself sadly.