Ask him to write a story

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From: Set Lyme to writing

Lyme has quite a fondness for reading. Encouraging him to write fiction is the ultimate test of his education.

Game Instructions: Success here will mean your pupil's education is finished!

Challenge information

Narrow, Pygmalion 13

  • 12 - very chancy (50%)
  • 13 - chancy (60%)
  • 14 - modest (70%)
  • 15 - very modest (80%)
  • 16 - low-risk (90%)
  • 17 and above - straightforward (100%)


A charming tale of weasels and lizards

You spend a lot of time talking to Lyme about style, narrative and plot. It pays off when he presents you with a sweet little tale about his pets. He's inordinately fond of his pets, and he's shown a lot of imagination here...


An odd little tale

Lyme wants to try this by himself, and so you leave him to his own devices. It is fiction, after all. Maybe it's better without too much guidance?

No, no, it's not. You consign his story to the flames before it can imprint itself too strongly...