Astonish the company with an illusion

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From: The Mirrored Salon


(see table below)

Description summary:
The description varies based on your level of Connected: Glass.

Connected: GlassDescription
0You know little of how professional illusionists perform, but your experience with Parabola suggests how you might dazzle the people here.
1 - 5This will combine your own Glasswork expertise with the tricks and tips you've observed among the Glass.
6To everything you've gleaned from your acquaintance with the Glass, you'll add your own knowledge of what lies behind the mirror.
15 - 20There are magicians who claim to perform Grand Illusions. But how many of them are experts in the ways of the Glass and also veterans of Parabola?

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Game Instructions: This will provide both Fitting In and Making Waves.

Unlocked with Time Remaining at Helicon House 2


Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 125

  • 86 - very chancy (41%)
  • 107 - chancy (51%)
  • 128 - modest (61%)
  • 148 - very modest (71%)
  • 169 - low-risk (81%)
  • 190 - straightforward (91%)
  • 209 - straightforward (100%)

Narrow, Glasswork 4

  • 0 - high-risk (20%)
  • 1 - high-risk (30%)
  • 2 - tough (40%)
  • 3 - very chancy (50%)
  • 4 - chancy (60%)
  • 5 - modest (70%)
  • 6 - very modest (80%)
  • 7 - low-risk (90%)
  • 8 and above - straightforward (100%)

Success

A volunteer from the crowd

[…] you send him through into the mirror – and bring him back again through a warped surface. He emerges just an inch tall.

[…] he kneels on the face of his own watch and puts his ear to the crystal, fascinated.

In the crowd, [varies] applauds […]

Description summary:
The identity of the applauder varies depending on Airs of Passengers, for which the possible values depend on the Stations you've opened and your Charter of the Great Hellbound Railway.

Airs of PassengersDescription
1001 - 1029a lady in a blue gown
1030 - 1049a gentleman in a grey silk waistcoat
1050 - 1059a Rubbery man in fawn-coloured gloves
1060 - 1064a Gondolier of upper rank with the uniform to prove it
1065 - 1069an agent of the Bazaar
1070 - 1079a judge from the Evenlode
1080 - 1089a friend of the Veteran Privy Counsellor
1090 - 1099a very bureaucratic-looking man
1100 - 1109a woman dressed in Bohemian style but very expensive fabrics
1110 - 1119a man with a briefcase covered with Correspondence sigils
1120 - 1124a man in a very thick fur coat
1125 - 1129a woman with a mink stole
1130a determined Baroness with a hand-stamped letter of recommendation to the gates of Hell
1---a person in a dove-grey suit
2001 - 2049a mushroom-farmer
2050 - 2059a Rubbery man dressed for the factory
2060 - 2069a down-at-heels ex-Gondolier
2070 - 2074an escapee from the prisons of the Evenlode
2075 - 2130a speechless woman with a lamp affixed to her hand
3001 - 3009a scholar in Benthic robes
3010 - 3024a palaeontologist (bag of tools uncouthly on the table)
3025 - 3049a scholar in Summerset robes
3050 - 3059a scholar of Rubbery linguistics
3060 - 3064a professor interested in the sociology of the Gondoliers
3065 - 3069an archaeologist investigating the Sere Palace
3070 - 3129a legal scholar of the Evenlode
4001 - 4009a determined-looking Tracklayer
4010 - 4019a Tracklayer wearing the insignia of the Prehistoricists
4020 - 4049a solicitor employed by the Tracklayers' Union
4050 - 4059a Rubbery man in a Tracklayer's uniform
4060 - 4069a Tracklayer recruited from the Gondoliers
4070 - 4079a burly Tracklayer
4080 - 4089a wiry Tracklayer
4090 - 4099a scrawny Tracklayer
4100 - 4109a Tracklayer with a book of psalms
4110 - 4119a Tracklayer with thick protective boots
4120 - 4129a Tracklayer who hasn't bothered removing her helmet
4130a Tracklayer in fire-proof gloves
5007a vicar
5016 - 5024a deacon
5025 - 5038a rector
5040 - 5047a lay preacher
5053 - 5056a lay theologist translating the Bible to Rubbery speech
5062 - 5124the vicar-sailor of the floating Church of Saint Barbara
10001 - 10009a sardonic-looking Devil
10010 - 10019a grim-looking Devil
10020 - 10029a glum Deviless
10030 - 10049a smug Deviless
10050 - 10059an expert in Rubbery souls
10060 - 10130one of the regulars of the Fiddler's Scarlet
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Missing confirmation for the following ranges (ranges grouped together are assumed to have the same text; Charters 1, 2, 4 and 10 are complete):

Charter 3 (Scientific Knowledge)
  • 3130


Charter 5 (Expansion of the Church)
  • 5001-5006, 5008-5009
  • 5010-5015
  • 5039
  • 5048-5049
  • 5050-5052, 5057-5059
  • 5060-5061


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Failure

A volunteer from the crowd

[…] He emerges just an inch tall. He kneels on the face of his own watch and pounds its crystal with tiny fists.

His sisters fret. […] By the time you have him restored to his usual stature, both he and his relatives are inconsolable.

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