Direct the miners towards a promising dig site

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From: High Tide in The Poisoned Pawn

If the tales of the old Grandmasters are to be believed, coral lies thickest where the great scintillack chess pieces of the Principles fell.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 180

  • 123 - very chancy (41%)
  • 153 - chancy (51%)
  • 183 - modest (61%)
  • 213 - very modest (71%)
  • 244 - low-risk (81%)
  • 273 - straightforward (91%)
  • 300 - straightforward (100%)


The pulse of the Principles

[...] the Principles shifted with the pieces of the chessboard. You recount the moves [...] over there is Bishop's Rest [...]; that near the shore is Night's Folly [...]

In return, the miners regale you with stories of their previous labours across the zee. [...]



Tall tales

[...] that shape on the horizon is the Midnight Fork[...] That glistering hillock is the Grave of Creams[...]

It is clear that the miners do not put much stock in these stories, but they do mark down the locations nonetheless – even if they don't pay you for them.