A robust young lady

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From: Can the Louche Devil negotiate a tea shop?


There's a handsome young woman who's rather fond of the company of devils. She'll be amenable to going out for tea.


Challenge information

Narrow, Pygmalion 12

  • 10 - tough (40%)
  • 11 - very chancy (50%)
  • 12 - chancy (60%)
  • 13 - modest (70%)
  • 14 - very modest (80%)
  • 15 - low-risk (90%)
  • 16 and above - straightforward (100%)

Success

"Personable. Almost charming, in an animalistic sort of way."

The lady reports back to you after she's taken leave of the devil. "He could begin to pass for a gentleman," she says. "His dress was not too eccentric for the season. He claimed to be interested when I told him about my Aunt Tabitha's dropsy."

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Failure

"Outrageous. And worse, ineffectual."

The lady reports back to you after she's taken leave of the devil. "That young fellow," she says, "needs to learn some patience and finesse. We'd barely sat down before he'd grabbed my hand and tried to sweet-talk me into an Abstraction. […]

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