Catch the attention of the Duchess

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From: The Duchess' Banquet

The Duchess has many things in common with her feline companions. They say that if you approach her with perfect stealth, she will tell you a secret.

Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 90

  • 62 - very chancy (41%)
  • 77 - chancy (51%)
  • 92 - modest (61%)
  • 107 - very modest (71%)
  • 122 - low-risk (81%)
  • 137 - straightforward (91%)
  • 150 - straightforward (100%)


The old city

You startle the Duchess by coughing quietly while standing directly behind her. She twists her head around at a peculiar angle and smiles, briefly but warmly - a rare expression indeed for her. 'A matter of the City,' she says thoughtfully. […]

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Rare Success


[…] She whispers something else, her lips an inch from your ear. Something about love, love that lasts through the ages and stretches between the stars.

When your senses return, you are in your lodgings. An ancient clay tablet sits on the table. […]

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Too slow. Too loud.

You are about to cough quietly, directly into the ear of the Duchess, when she reaches behind her - without haste, and without turning - and touches your chin. She returns to her fish course without comment.