Ask around the Mandrake

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From: It's time to hire a locksmith

The Bohemians thrive on secrets. The right bribe to the right person is all it will take.

Game Instructions: You can obtain a Vision of the Surface by using other Nostalgia items in your inventory.

Unlocked with 1 x Vision of the Surface

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 69

  • 48 - very chancy (41%)
  • 59 - chancy (51%)
  • 71 - modest (61%)
  • 82 - very modest (71%)
  • 94 - low-risk (81%)
  • 105 - straightforward (91%)
  • 115 - straightforward (100%)


You drop a casual reference to a particular brandy

A striking young scholar gives you a nod and you follow her outside. You slip her the Surface photographs and your address. The schedule is at your door in a day.


The Singing Mandrake is overrun with zailors

They're gloomy and smell of the sunless zee. You share a drink with a glim-skimmer back from an unprofitable voyage. He can't help locate the schedule, but you do learn that the Duchess has been visiting the tomb-colonies. […] You retire early.

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