Allow your Acicular Squirrel to lead you

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From: Lost in Strange Lands

The creature finds food by scent – if you expose it to some smell associated with your target, it may head towards it.

Game Instructions: This gains an impressive amount of Parabolan Scouting, but becomes harder the more Scouting you have already done.

Unlocked with Acicular Squirrel, Parabolan Destination

Locked with Parabolan Quarry

Challenge information

Narrow, Kataleptic Toxicology 7 (50% base)

  • 3 and below - almost impossible (10%)
  • 4 - high-risk (20%)
  • 5 - high-risk (30%)
  • 6 - tough (40%)
  • 7 - very chancy (50%)
  • 8 - chancy (60%)
  • 9 - modest (70%)
  • 10 - very modest (80%)
  • 11 - low-risk (90%)
  • 12 and above - straightforward (100%)

Each point of Parabolan Scouting increases the base difficulty by 1 point.


A Parabolan tracker

The squirrel is particularly well-suited to finding its way through the Is-Not. Mirrors can fool the eye, but[…] few of those asleep dream of smells[…] It's just a pity it has such little legs – it grows weary, and leaps to your shoulders, walking no more. […]

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The way forward

[…] You are making good progress – until you cross the dream of a parfumier.

You are deluged with aroma: dew on grass, burnt rose, sweet belladonna, ambergris. The Acicular Squirrel sneezes repeatedly […] it will be of no further use to you for the moment.

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