Construe your Parabolan Parable into Oneiromantic Revelations

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From: The Contemplation of Parabolan Parables


Pull apart one singular insight into a number of specifics.

Unlocked with 1 x Parabolan Parable


Challenge information

Narrow, Glasswork 8

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

Success

Fragments

The decomposition is delicate work. Afterwards, you're left with a number of extra crumbs – but several entire revelations.

Description summary:
The second paragraph varies with Airs of Parabola.

Airs of ParabolaSecond paragraph
1 - 16For instance: the Chessboard is one of many game-boards in Parabola. There are other games: some skill, some chance, some of daring and bluff. There are other kingdoms, and some […] do not consider it merit when they prevail, but only Fortune.
20 - 28For instance: devils hunt now in the Forgotten Quarter. Time was when their silver hunting-horns rang out over Parabola instead […] Perhaps that is even where they got a taste for the sport – though one can't be sure.
32 - 43For instance: there are dreamers who have slept for centuries, holding fast their corner of Parabola, […] spouses and children long since passed into dust: a private Waswood for a singular past. But when they wake, Parabola will wash all clean.
50 - 66For instance: there are pyramids and ziggurats in Parabola […] all thriving as though newly built. But to a large extent, these districts conceal themselves from Londoners, so that you will not commit the effrontery of finding them antique.
70 - 88For instance: spiders dream in Parabola, whole citadels of silk. If you could find that place, you could walk in those same palaces, though you would soon lose your way.
91 - 96For instance: even Polythreme has dreams. Sometimes, its resting denizens will shed a sentient harpsichord or a disgruntled tuba into some adjacent sleeper's field.

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Failure

Fragments

The decomposition is delicate work. Afterwards, you have the deflated sensation that comes from inspecting a great epiphany and determining it was grounded in a number of comparatively obvious facts.

Description summary:
The second paragraph varies with Airs of Parabola.

Airs of ParabolaSecond paragraph
1 - 16For instance: the Chessboard is one of many game-boards in Parabola. There are other games; there are other kingdoms, waging their wars not as chess but as poker or roulette; gathering their dead with a croupier's hook.
20 - 28For instance: devils hunt now in the Forgotten Quarter. Time was […] their silver hunting-horns rang out over Parabola instead, and devils played the Nightmare's part. How many Surface dreamers […] woke sweating and eager to tithe to their church?
32 - 43For instance: there are dreamers who have slept for centuries, […] so that an inhabitant there might almost fancy they lived in the Is. Families of Fingerkings are born and nest there, and grow old in that facsimile of Being.
50 - 66For instance: there are pyramids and ziggurats in Parabola, and mound-cities: abandoned long ago when their inhabitants decided that the life of a city was unhealthy and unkind.
70 - 88For instance: spiders dream in Parabola. In the thick webbing of their dreams, every sort of succulent insect is caught and lies ready to eat. Every larger animal is also an insect: […] all dreamed with faceted eyes and sweetly fluid bodies.
91 - 96For instance: even Polythreme has dreams. Sometimes, the screaming can be heard in other nightmares far away.

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