Claim to know the Dean of Palaeomycology

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From: Try a little advanced name-dropping


The Dean is both a well-respected scientist and a man of extraordinary diffidence. He rarely leaves his laboratory except to hunt fossils in unsavoury places.


Challenge information

Broad, Fox.png Persuasive 63

  • 44 - very chancy (41%)
  • 54 - chancy (51%)
  • 65 - modest (61%)
  • 75 - very modest (71%)
  • 86 - low-risk (81%)
  • 96 - straightforward (91%)
  • 105 - straightforward (100%)

Success

'How very fascinating! Of course, I met him once...'

Your bluff has worked. Your mark knows even less about the Dean than you do. To rub it in, you throw in some 'facts' about fossilised fungus, and pick his pocket a little.


Failure

'Ah, the Dean! Good-oh!'

'How's his research on petrified flagella coming along?' Oops. The one man in the world who is really friends with the Dean, and he's here! You have to feign a coughing fit to get away.