Finish a libretto

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From: The Singing Mandrake

A Hot-Tempered Composer has fallen out with her librettist over the romantic-pastoral opera they were writing together. She'd like you to finish it, if you can inject the necessary note of dawn-lit longing.

Game Instructions: If this is successful, it'll ensure you're identified with the Celestial school, if you're not already.

Unlocked with 3 x Vision of the Surface, 5 x Romantic Notion, Melancholy 4, Identified with a School:

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 50

  • 35 - very chancy (42%)
  • 43 - chancy (51%)
  • 51 - modest (61%)
  • 60 - very modest (72%)
  • 68 - low-risk (81%)
  • 76 - straightforward (91%)
  • 84 - straightforward (100%)


A good run

The work is already good, and your finely tuned finishing touches have the audience weeping openly[…]Your name is on the posters in rather small print, but nevertheless, your vivid evocations of mountain mist have touched a nostalgic London nerve.

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So far below

Your work is rather more effective than you intended. The Composer only reaches the second page before she's sobbing with helpless nostalgia. She gives up the opera entirely the next day, gets drunk in Hollow Street[…]That could have gone better.

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