Assault Orthos' camp

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From: A Confrontation with a Rival

Action Cost: 4

Orthos has hired a blood-stained tomb-colonist with a murderous brace of pistols as his lieutenant. His porters are guarded by professional ring-fighters. Your hirelings are nervous.

Game Instructions: Your Wounds quality will increase, even if you succeed.

Unlocked with Hearing Rumours of Orthos' Progress 1, 100 x Bottle of Greyfields 1879, 10 x Crate of Expedition Supplies

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%)


A surprise raid!

[…] They drop their guns and flee into the Quarter. You find Orthos attempting to hide in a steamer-trunk, and threaten him with every horror you can bring to mind. After this long in the Quarter, your mind is well-stocked with horrors. […]

Description summary:
Your men ambush the camp, which is not easy when there are watchful sentries, but they are chased off after they fire a few shots. You find Orthos trying to hide and threaten him. He eventually gives in and tells you what he knows, and you leave before his men regroup.

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An unsuccessful surprise

Your men wait in a gully until the camp seems quiet: then leap to their feet and swarm the tents with stones and neddy-sticks. But Orthos has out-foxed you![…] watches with magisterial delight, puffing at his pipe from the safety of his camp-stool.

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