Ambush Smugglers

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From: The Tower of Knives: Difficulties at a Smoky Flophouse

One of your neighbours in the dormitory has heard about a great quantity of wine leaving London through Bugsby's Marshes. You might have some friends and hirelings who are up for a bit of banditry. Good-natured, violent, criminal fun.

Unlocked with 1 x Key to a Smoky Flophouse Dormitory, 3 x Favours: The Docks, A Person of Some Importance -, 1 x Strong-Backed Labour

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 120

  • 82 - very chancy (41%)
  • 102 - chancy (51%)
  • 122 - modest (61%)
  • 142 - very modest (71%)
  • 162 - low-risk (81%)
  • 182 - straightforward (91%)
  • 200 - straightforward (100%)


A royal ruck!

You assemble a hardy band of hammer-handed amateur brigands; consume enough beer that it seems like a sufficiently good idea; and head down to the marshes. The battle is brief and bruising, but there are no fatalities. You […] cart the wine away.

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A failed raid!

They beat you back with cudgels and dogs. You've made nothing, after you pay your helpers off. But they'll be telling tales of your valour in a brawl for weeks to come.