Argue the Monkey's case

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From: Heart's Desire: Awaiting the Next Bout

Play devil's advocate to Virginia's lawyer. Charm won't be enough – but familiarity with Hell might be.

Unlocked with 5 x Favours: Hell, 1 x Bright Brass Skull, Ambition: Heart's Desire! exactly 305

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 180

  • 123 - very chancy (41%)
  • 153 - chancy (51%)
  • 183 - modest (61%)
  • 213 - very modest (71%)
  • 244 - low-risk (81%)
  • 273 - straightforward (91%)
  • 300 - straightforward (100%)


The true crime

[…]You learn your monkey has been charged with "crimes against the Chain," […]you corner him by invoking an archaic law of your own: the Judgement of Fire […]the devil need only climb into the fireplace […]Your monkey is safe, for now.

Description summary:
After a makeshift court session in which you act as its defence counsel, you win an acquittal for the Monkey by invoking an archaic law that declares an accusation true if the accuser is set on fire and survives the ordeal. The Prim Devil acquiesces. You learn that apparently not all devils like fire.

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  • Bearsmall.png Dangerous is increasing…
  • Devilsmall.png You've lost 5 x Favours: Hell
  • Heartsdesiresmall.png It is perhaps time to check on how the University is coming along with the 'Moral Selection.' (Sets Ambition: Heart's Desire! to 310 - It is perhaps time to check on how the University is coming along with the 'Moral Selection.')
  • Devilsmall.png Renown: Hell is dropping… (-3 CP)


High crimes from the low

The devil is slippery as a Neither. […] The Monkey is guilty against Hell and the Chain (only ascension is permitted). […] The devil's goat-demons tear up your home before they are forced to admit defeat.

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