Gauge the tastes of the Court

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From: Business at the Court

These people are your audience, after all. Their tastes and predilections may deserve some sort of minor recognition in your work.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 105

  • 72 - very chancy (41%)
  • 90 - chancy (51%)
  • 107 - modest (61%)
  • 125 - very modest (71%)
  • 142 - low-risk (81%)
  • 160 - straightforward (91%)
  • 175 - straightforward (100%)


The mode

Symphonies are terribly old fashioned, but [...] some[...] long to hear music played above a plink and a whisper. Poetry is always popular. Melancholic ballads are the current vogue. [...] the Court's preferences[...] will change by the time your work is complete.

Rare Success

Knowing those in the know

Most[...] don't know the first thing about art. But they listen to those who do. You pick out the influential courtiers, and listen[...] And of course, there's the Empress. She doesn't speak much, but she is the moon to their tides. If only you could read her.


I don't think so

Next season's fashion will be for arrhythmic ballet in fuchsia pantaloons. Poetry is dead. The Consort wishes to see a production of Coriolanus, staged on burning frigates on the river.

Someone is having you on.