A quick commission: Hymns to Sobriety

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From: Literary Ambitions

Action Cost: 3

A Dauntless Temperance Campaigner has dared the sinful depths of Veilgarden. She's looking for someone who can 'bang two rhymes together'.

Unlocked with The Airs of London 31-60

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 5

  • 3 - tough (36%)
  • 4 - very chancy (48%)
  • 5 - chancy (60%)
  • 6 - very modest (72%)
  • 7 - low-risk (84%)
  • 8 - straightforward (96%)
  • 9 - straightforward (100%)


A stern taskmistress

She watches you with considerable suspicion as you go through your work. As a 'poet' you are as perilous and unclean as a serpent or a gin-bottle. But she acknowledges the quality of your rhymesmanship, thanks you politely and pays you well.


Disappointed, not angry

'I'm sorry, I don't consider these pagan allusions appropriate for a properly Christian city. Nor can I commend this 'water of life' business. Alcohol is both sin and death! […] 'satin' has never rhymed with 'pattern' in any English I speak.'

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