Find the Big Rat on your own

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From: Address the problem of this Big Rat

You have an idea where his agents, at least, might be found.

Game Instructions: Warning: failure here will cost all of your progress so far.

Unlocked with Investigating a threat to your Rat Companions... 5

Challenge information

Narrow, Investigating a threat to your Rat Companions... 8 (50% base)

  • 5 - high-risk (20%)
  • 6 - high-risk (30%)
  • 7 - tough (40%)
  • 8 - very chancy (50%)
  • 9 - chancy (60%)
  • 10 - modest (70%)
  • 11 - very modest (80%)
  • 12 - low-risk (90%)
  • 13 and above - straightforward (100%)


Worse than a den

[…]You spy and follow. But where the trail leads you… the thing that was holding court in that sewer is no rat. No human, either. Its face is a cascade of other faces, a patchwork of rats. You are not equipped to take on something like this.[…]

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Hours of foetid waiting

Armed in case of ratwork weapons, you stake out the spots in your neighbourhood where the more vicious L.B. gangs are said to work. You listen. You wait. Nothing.