Examine the birds

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From: Aboard the Delight

Gilded cages fill the hold where cargo would more typically be stowed.

Unlocked with On the Deck of the Delight exactly 3

Locked with Nightmares 7

Challenge information

Narrow, Delighted 0 (50% base)

  • 0 - very chancy (50%)
  • 1 and above - straightforward (100%)


For the Prester

Peacocks strut behind the bars [...]. Nightingales pour golden notes[...]. Robins [...], and bluejays [...], and topaz canaries [...], each more mellifluous than the bird before. They sing together [...] as they will sing for the Prester himself in Nidah at their journey's end.


For the Prester

Eagles enchained. Peacocks leashed. Blackbirds captured to bake into a pie. [...] Perhaps the creatures know their destinies. Perhaps that's why they flap their wings and thrash against the bars. [...] Claws scratching for liberty beyond their reach.