Get casual work sweeping the parlour floor – and listen in

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From: Investigate Clathermont's Tattoo Parlour

The customers ask for secrets to be encoded into their tattoos through slang and innuendo. If you can listen in and get the hang of this, it'll be valuable information.

Game Instructions: This may earn you Cryptic Clues, or occasionally something more.

Unlocked with The Airs of London 26-50

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 18

  • 13 - very chancy (43%)
  • 16 - chancy (53%)
  • 19 - modest (63%)
  • 22 - very modest (73%)
  • 25 - low-risk (83%)
  • 28 - straightforward (93%)
  • 30 - straightforward (100%)


It's beginning to make sense

[…] Clathermont has three glum triplets who serve as his assistants. Some say they're his daughters, but you've seen him exchange undaughterly kisses with them.

[…] Customers give hints to him […] and then his assistants do the actual work.

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Rare Success

An odd sort to find in a tattooist's shop

The triplets all stop what they're doing when the burly, scar-knuckled fellow walks in. He […] says, "[…] one of me boys sliced up a Jack and we're trying to identify a tattoo he had." Everyone relaxes. Is this fellow a Constable?

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It all sounds innocuous

One young firebrand asks for DEATH TO MR WINES on his upper arm, and is turned away for seditious silliness. Nothing more exciting happens.