An Implausible Penance

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At the Catholic church of St Leonard, off Flowerdene Street, the priest takes a frankly heterodox approach to confession. Trade stories with him, and he will pass on commissions and opportunities as 'penance'.

Game Instructions: These jobs allow you to trade in Favours: Criminals for various rewards.

Unlocked with 1 x Favours: Criminals

Occurs with Standard Frequency

The Smugglers' Grave

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One stone in a thousand  — 4.2 per Favour — 2.1 EPA

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    Unlocked with 1 x Favours: Criminals

     

    Challenge information

    Broad, Watchful 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%)

    Success

    Eliza Trove, beloved mother? That was foolish of them.

    Failure

    Harsh whispers among ancient stones

    ^
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Try to glimpse a notorious smuggler  — 4.45 per Favour — 2.23 EPA

Bare-knuckle prize fight

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Take your chances with the gallery of ruffians and bruisers  — 4.2 per Favour — 2.1 EPA

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    Unlocked with 1 x Favours: Criminals

     

    Challenge information

    Broad, Dangerous 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%)

    Success

    Thirty rounds later...

    Failure

    Too soon...

    ^
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Take on the local champion  — 4.2 per Favour — 2.1 EPA

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    Unlocked with Favours: Criminals 1

     

    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%)

    Success

    To fell a giant

    Failure

    So that's why they put fists on their helmets

    ^

Drown an informant

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Offer a less lethal solution  — 4.2 per Favour — 2.1 EPA

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    Challenge information

    Broad, Shadowy 60 || 41 - very chancy (41%) || 51 - chancy (51%) || 61 - modest (61%) || 71 - very modest (71%) || 81 - low-risk (81%) || 91 - straightforward (91%) || 100 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    Already starting to run

    Failure

    Too late to save her

    ^
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Drown her beneath oily grey waters  — 4.2 per Favour — 2.1 EPA

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    Challenge information

    Broad, Shadowy 30 || 21 - very chancy (42%) || 26 - chancy (52%) || 31 - modest (62%) || 36 - very modest (72%) || 41 - low-risk (82%) || 46 - straightforward (92%) || 50 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    A quiet word, a quick shove

    Failure

    The river folk

    ^

Arson and Avarice

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Tip the squatters off  — 7 for 3 Favours, 2 per Favour — 1.5 EPA

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    Challenge information

    Broad, Dangerous 50 || 35 - very chancy (42%) || 43 - chancy (51%) || 51 - modest (61%) || 60 - very modest (72%) || 68 - low-risk (81%) || 76 - straightforward (91%) || 84 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    And off they go

    Failure

    Catching the heat

    ^
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Burn it down  — 9 for 3 Favours, 3 per Favour — 2.25 EPA

A Knight of the Underworld

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Not entirely out of respect  — 11.2 for 3 Favours, ~ 3.73 per Favour — 2.8 EPA

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    Unlocked with 3 x Favours: Criminals

     

    Challenge information

    Broad, Shadowy 55 || 38 - very chancy (41%) || 47 - chancy (51%) || 56 - modest (61%) || 66 - very modest (72%) || 75 - low-risk (81%) || 84 - straightforward (91%) || 92 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    The last drink

    Failure

    A press of respectful villains

    ^

Glim-Smuggling

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A lack of entanglements  — 18 for 5 Favours, 3.6 per Favour — 3 EPA

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    Challenge information

    Broad, Shadowy 75 || 52 - very chancy (41%) || 64 - chancy (51%) || 77 - modest (61%) || 89 - very modest (71%) || 102 - low-risk (81%) || 114 - straightforward (91%) || 125 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    Through the back streets

    Failure

    Where do they get these detectives?

    ^
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Cheat the Widow  — 28 for 5 Favours, 5.6 per Favour — ~4.67 EPA

Smuggle Brandy

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Just fence a few casks for now, while you get to know your new colleagues  — 18 for 5 Favours, 3.6 per Favour — 3 EPA

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    Unlocked with 5 x Favours: Criminals

     

    Challenge information

    Broad, Dangerous 60 || 41 - very chancy (41%) || 51 - chancy (51%) || 61 - modest (61%) || 71 - very modest (71%) || 81 - low-risk (81%) || 91 - straightforward (91%) || 100 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    A pleasure doing business with you

    Failure

    No one's buying brandy tonight

    ^
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The gang could use an extra hand or three tonight  — 18 for 5 Favours, 3.6 per Favour — 3 EPA

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    Challenge information

    Broad, Dangerous 80 || 55 - very chancy (41%) || 68 - chancy (51%) || 82 - modest (61%) || 95 - very modest (71%) || 108 - low-risk (81%) || 122 - straightforward (91%) || 134 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    It’s a quiet night.

    Failure

    There would be three of them on patrol - typical

    ^
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Join the salvage party  — 25 for 7 Favours, ~ 3.57 per Favour — 3.13 EPA

A job for the Topsy King

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Someone stole his fiddle?  — 20 for 5 Favours, 4 per Favour — ~3.33 EPA

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    Challenge information

    Broad, Shadowy 90 || 62 - very chancy (41%) || 77 - chancy (51%) || 92 - modest (61%) || 107 - very modest (71%) || 122 - low-risk (81%) || 137 - straightforward (91%) || 150 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    'Viddlo! Goden most capering!'

    Failure

    Too late

    ^

Pugilism and politics

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Beating the minister  — 18 for 7 Favours, ~ 2.57 per Favour — 2.25 EPA

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Beat up the Underworld Kingpin  — 19.5 for 7 Favours, ~ 2.79 per Favour — ~2.44 EPA