Bandy words with the Barbed Wit

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From: Sparkling wit

But do it carefully. If the Empress thinks you are mocking the Consort, you will be immediately fed to the Cantigaster.

Challenge information

Narrow, Fascinating... 6 (50% base)

  • 6 - very chancy (50%)
  • 7 - chancy (60%)
  • 8 - modest (70%)
  • 9 - very modest (80%)
  • 10 - low-risk (90%)
  • 11 and above - straightforward (100%)


A conversational broadside

[…] The Barbed Wit's eyes flash as she rounds on you. She launches into a devastating critique of your sartorial choices and previous scandals. She knows about you! That's half the battle.

[…] Is that a spark of passion you glimpse […]? […]

Description summary:
Your subtle insinuations about the Consort are a success. This makes you the Barbed Wit's next target, but it indicates she has taken note of you. She gives you a meaningful glance before she leaves.

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Too subtle

Your hints on the nature of the Consort and his position at court are subtle. Very subtle. Too subtle, as it turns out. All eyes are on the Barbed Wit, rather than you. They hang on her words. She barely notices you.