Defend the protest from Mr Fires' thugs

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The Ballad of Johnny Croak

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From: An Exceptional Story: The Ballad of Johnny Croak

You'll keep the brutes at bay with fist and boot.

Game Instructions: This is a Daring choice.

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 45

  • 31 - very chancy (41%)
  • 39 - chancy (52%)
  • 46 - modest (61%)
  • 54 - very modest (72%)
  • 61 - low-risk (81%)
  • 69 - straightforward (92%)
  • 75 - straightforward (100%)


A spoiled fight

[…] They pause when you interpose yourself between them and the nervously-smiling protesters […]

A consensus is reached. "Pack this up in an hour," […]

They trudge away. "Thank you," mutters one of the protesters […]. He hands you a pamphlet. […]

Description summary:
You convince the neddy men to leave the protesters alone by looking intimidating. An old man gives you a pamphlet, as well as an earful about their cause: environmental destruction in the marshes caused by a new factory.

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Crowd dispersal

There are too many. […] As you crawl away, you hear a chorus of yelps and thumps […].

It seems they were protesting the construction of a new factory in Bugsby's Marshes. An awful disruption for the local wildlife, by their account.

Description summary:
The neddy men beat you up, along with the rest of the protesters. Later you return, to find a discarded pamphlet, decrying the environmental disruption caused by a new factory.

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