Duplicate the Vake's skull and use it to decorate your (Skeleton Type)
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From: Assemble a Skeleton
Game Instructions: (Without Skeleton: Vake Skulls) The Vake's skull will confer three points of Menace on your skeleton in progress.
(With Skeleton: Vake Skulls) Adding more Vake skulls will confer decreasing amounts of value and Menace to your skeleton, and eventually increase Implausibility.
- 1 and below - almost impossible (10%)
- 2 - high-risk (20%)
- 3 - high-risk (30%)
- 4 - tough (40%)
- 5 - very chancy (50%)
- 6 - chancy (60%)
- 7 - modest (70%)
- 8 - very modest (80%)
- 9 - low-risk (90%)
- 10 and above - straightforward (100%)
The bones are worse than the face
Even in its deathly state, the skull is still ghastly. The near-sapient teeth are still very much mobile. Getting the skull to the Bone Market also requires some discretion, but even so, attendees take notice. It is also complicated to mount, considering its size and hazard. But you have created something special. Careful – the novelty would wear off if you added too many of this particular skull.
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|1||[…] With fur and flesh removed, it is freshly horrific. The teeth shuffle themselves into a new position.
[…] has to be brought in under a black velvet drape […]
[…] It's the Vake, to the life. Now: will the rest of the body live up to the skull? […]
|2||A second Vake skull makes a terrifying companion for the first. You wire them so that they stare at one another, jaws open in bestial rivalry.
It no longer resembles the Vake quite so much. […] you could convince a buyer that the Vake had two heads.
|3||You assemble a sort of chiropteran Cerberus. It's difficult when one only has the bones[…] but you try to give each head its own personality. The middle one is obviously the leader. Left head is aggressive, vicious. Right head is the clown of the bunch.|
|4||Four heads! Four Vake heads. That is four times as many as the original Vake. It is, perhaps, not four times as menacing.|
|5||Once again, you have the Vake's massive skull brought in under a velvet drape. The other vendors at the Bone Market have begun to stare disapprovingly at the repeating spectacle. "Four's enough!", someone heckles in the crowd.|
|6||Six heads? Six Vake heads. You have to reinforce the extremely front-heavy skeleton, lest it collapse into a pile of bones – the teeth would get everywhere.|
|7||Seven is the number (of Vake heads on your skeleton).|
|8||Eight duplicated (octoplicated?) severed heads of the Vake, attached to a skeleton. It is horrifying, ungainly, and comical in equal measure. A true monument to humankind's folly and the structural properties of plaster and bailing wire.|
- You've gained (6500 - (500 * Vake Skulls)) x Approximate Value of Your Skeleton in Pennies
- You've lost 1 x Skeleton: Skulls Needed
- You've gained 1 x Skeleton: Skulls
- You've gained 1 x Skeleton: Vake Skulls
- You've gained (3 - Vake Skulls) x Skeleton: Menace (You will gain a minimum of 1)
- You've lost 6000 x Bone Fragments
- Artisan of the Red Science is increasing… (+1 CP, up to level 5 + Artisan Studies)
With Vake Skulls 3-4:
- You've gained 1 x Skeleton: Self-Evident Implausibility
With Vake Skulls 5-6:
- You've gained 2 x Skeleton: Self-Evident Implausibility
With Vake Skulls 7-8:
- You've gained 3 x Skeleton: Self-Evident Implausibility
A gruesome misapplication