Commingle fact and falsehood

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From: Lies for Clay Men to Tell

The origin of these Unfinished Men need not be a hindrance to their advancement, if properly varnished.

Challenge information

Narrow, Mithridacy 11

  • 6 and below - almost impossible (10%)
  • 7 - high-risk (20%)
  • 8 - high-risk (30%)
  • 9 - tough (40%)
  • 10 - very chancy (50%)
  • 11 - chancy (60%)
  • 12 - modest (70%)
  • 13 - very modest (80%)
  • 14 - low-risk (90%)
  • 15 and above - straightforward (100%)


In Nidah

The Mithridate Office is well versed in the histories of the Clay Men; their employment at Nidah, their refusal of Nicator, their fierce vanguard in the second Denunciation of Arbor. […] this […] stalwart of events that can only burnish their reputation […]

Description summary:
The description varies based on your Assisting an Unfinished Man:

Assisting an Unfinished ManDescription
1 (Studious Clay Woman)The Studious Clay Woman is so enamored with the histories she's never known that she takes to her new past like a stone to water.
2 (Recalcitrant Clay Man)The Recalcitrant Clay Man does not object. It is the best you can ask for.
3 (Mutinous Clay Man)The Mutinous Clay Man regards your inventions with a gleam in his eye. He says nothing; only retains what he hears for no doubt later use, though perhaps not one that you imagined.

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Aeons past

[…] Inconvenient facts, irritating contradictions and unhelpful ambiguities cloud the story you wish to tell. The history you offer the Clay Man is as murky as the truth, and more fragile, but they cling to it still. Erasing it and inventing anew […]

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