Flint or Dagger

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The cells yawn like the fissures in the stone; the bars reddened with old blood and spilt honey. In Old Newgate, the inmates rule the prison, where they compete in an ancient game: Flint, or Dagger? Mr Iron's prohibition was not heard here. […]

Description summary:
The last two paragraphs vary depending on Dagger or Flint and on your number of Bees Caught.

Dagger or FlintThird Paragraph
0 – 9root
10 – 19The shadows are full of candles. The Flint are confident in their supremacy.
20 – 29The Daggers walk warily, fearful of ambushes in the light. They walk in twos, knives held front and back.
30 – 39There are skirmishes in the shadows; bodies mount on the tiles. You hear rasping breaths as feet run through the dark, the dying pursuing those they would see dead.
40 – 49The corridors and chambers are hushed. Eyes watch from behind bars. Breaths are held; all wait for the next move in the game.
50The game stands on a knifepoint. Your contribution is noted. Emissaries from the other side draw near. Which side will see you as one of their own?
53 – 69The game runs amok. Figures in ragged cloaks run pell-mell through the crumbling chambers of the prison. Daggers flash; bodies fall, lights race on through the dark.
70 – 79Fighting is fierce in the refectory. The Flint ring bells in the chapel as a warning, but the bells are soon stilled. The Dagger encroaches; Flint holds its cells to the last man.
80 – 89The Flint shutter their lamps and carry dim rushes. Their eyes are ever wary for blades in the dark.
90 – 97Blood washes the tiles. Knives are carried openly. The Dagger are confident in their victory.
Bees CaughtFourth Paragraph
0 - 49Your cage of bees is practically empty.
50 - 99Your cage of bees buzzes. There is room yet for more.
100 - 599Your cage of bees grows heavy. But perhaps you could still fit more inside...
600+Your cage of bees is like a lead weight on your arm. Surely this is bees enough.

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Unlocked with a redirect from Choose DAGGER or Choose FLINT

Storylet appears in The University

Options:

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Escape

  •  Spoiler 
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    Action Cost: 0

     

    Success

    Old Newgate's Province

    Redirects to: The Caging of Bees

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Flint

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Set an ambush

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Become leader of the Flint

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Defect to the Dagger

Dagger

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Sow carnage

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Become leader of the Dagger

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Defect to the Flint

Airs of Old Newgate

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Betray both sides ( Airs 0 - 25)

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Spring an ambush ( Airs 0 - 50)

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Hunt a swarm of drones ( Airs 25 - 75)

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Keep to the shadows ( Airs 50 - 100)

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Commune with the bees ( Airs 75 - 100)

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    Unlocked with Airs of Old Newgate 76 - 100

     

    Challenge information

    Narrow, Mithridacy 6 || 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%)

    Success

    Unity

    Failure

    Turn and turn about

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