A straightforward approach... Persuade him to show you his slides

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From: Become Better Acquainted with a Cloistered Diatomist

He only receives visitors if they can provide a new kaleidoscopically arranged slide. You cannot master the art so swiftly, but perhaps you can present yourself as particularly eager novice.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 21

  • 15 - very chancy (42%)
  • 18 - chancy (51%)
  • 22 - modest (62%)
  • 25 - very modest (71%)
  • 29 - low-risk (82%)
  • 32 - straightforward (91%)
  • 35 - straightforward (100%)


A very pleasant afternoon

[…] it's hard not to be charmed by his descriptions of a fairyland in microscopic miniature. […]

[…] you see a neat spiral, formed by tessellated shapes – triangles, circles, stars. […] And the colours – richer and more varied than any jewel box. […]

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This wasn't what you planned...

He takes your desire to learn as entirely serious, providing you with a beginners recipe for glue […] "You need something […] slow to set," […] "Perhaps I'll see you in a few weeks?"

[…] you'll be in the Tomb-Colonies before you have any friendship to speak of.

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