(Engage in construction) as quickly as possible

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From: Participate in construction efforts

Who needs scaffolding?

Description summary:
This action's title varies based on the city's Founding Body.

Founding BodyTitle
Furnace Ancona
Furnace Ancona, Starved
Build a grain silo
CorneliusConstruct a hatching-ground
Your Own DoubleBuild a pumping station
The Double of the Manager of the Royal BethAdd a wing to a hospital

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Game Instructions: If successful, this will more significantly increase Hinterland Prosperity, as well as your familiarity with the city in general. It will decrease The City Waning.

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 200

  • 137 - very chancy (41%)
  • 170 - chancy (51%)
  • 204 - modest (61%)
  • 237 - very modest (71%)
  • 270 - low-risk (81%)
  • 304 - straightforward (91%)
  • 334 - straightforward (100%)


Not too damaging


There's a near miss with a load of [stone], but you manage in the end.

Description summary:
The first paragraph varies based on the city's Founding Body. An additional sentence may appear, depending on if you have The Inescapable Ubiquity of your Countenance.

Founding BodyFirst Paragraph
Furnace Ancona
Furnace Ancona, Starved
There are already grain stores and mushroom stores and other units throughout the city, but they are too widely spaced. Every neighbourhood ought to have its own; no one should have to walk too far to collect their rations.
CorneliusThe hatching-ground is as broad as an amphitheatre, with a central space for the eggs to be kept and warmed, and galleries for the citizens to view [...] Then, too, one needs kennels for the new hatchlings, and peligin lamps to encourage their development.
Your Own DoubleA city needs to drink, and this one, unlike London, did not come with its own pilfered river. The Creditor is well-supplied with aquifers, but there is still […] getting the water to the top of the city, and sending it out to the fountains and baths.
The Double of the Manager of the Royal BethThe wounded in body and […] mind both need care, and they will find it here. It is not this city's nature to deny such patients what they need.
First City
blue-veined marble
Bethlehemcrimson marble
School of Beatrice
True Beatrice
Porouspale brick
Attenuatedgrey stone
RememberedBath stone
Celestialwhite Portland stone
moon-coloured stone
Bazaarinered limestone
Cenotaphicblack marble
Have Ubiquity of your Countenance?Additional sentence
YesYou may have left a tiny carving of yourself under the eaves. All the best Hinterland buildings have your face on them somewhere.

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It seems you misjudged your own strength relative to that load of [stone].