Fight him off

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From: A Sudden Shadow!

The Gloomy Guttersnipe, formerly the leader of a nameless urchin gang, is one of Fallen London's premiere purveyors of bespoke stabbings.

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 171

  • 117 - very chancy (41%)
  • 146 - chancy (51%)
  • 174 - modest (61%)
  • 203 - very modest (71%)
  • 231 - low-risk (81%)
  • 260 - straightforward (91%)
  • 285 - straightforward (100%)

Challenge difficulty is 0.9 × Base Dangerous. Value shown is for Dangerous of 190 before equipment modifiers.


A scuffle

You swat away his knife arm; he strikes back with a kick. […] Land a haymaker. […] It was a good blow; he won't be in fighting condition for a while.

Chasing after him is futile. […] Come the next evening, a package arrives at your doorstep[…]

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Sure, you manage to fend him off; […] But not before a few nasty holes have been broached in your body. […] longing for stitches and receiving only concerned looks and proffered handkerchiefs. Why are people always offering you their d__ned handkerchiefs?

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