Ask where Furnace got her name

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From: Offices of the Tracklayer's Union: Ealing Gardens Branch

These people have known her for some years. Perhaps they can offer some insight.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 200

  • 137 - very chancy (41%)
  • 170 - chancy (51%)
  • 204 - modest (61%)
  • 237 - very modest (71%)
  • 270 - low-risk (81%)
  • 304 - straightforward (91%)
  • 334 - straightforward (100%)

Difficulty increases by 10 for each level of Tracklayers' Displeasure.


Old names and new

"She used to be called Beatrice," the Secretary tells you. "But then she was working for Mr Fires.[…]"


"These days," says the Secretary, "she wears a helmet at all times. And they call her Furnace because what else contains a fire?"

[Find the rest of the story at]


Why do you want to know?

What was meant as a confidential and friendly question came out sounding a bit more like an interrogation. The Union man invites you to go back to one of your London Clubs and grub up gossip there.