Give a Gift! A commotion in the Square of Lofty Words

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High on their poles in the square, the philosophers are arguing again. The point in contention: what is the truest gift for a true friend? You duck flung fruit as you pass, but their arguments set you thinking. What gift might you give?

Occurs with Standard Frequency

Options:

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The gift of the unexpected
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    Unlocked with 1000 x Penny

     

    When Sent

    En route! Will they accept or refuse it? What a shame if they refused it.

    • Banknotessmall.png You've lost 1000 x Penny

    Your friend will receive: Giftsmall.png [Your name] would like to send you a box of... something.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend's name] accepted your Surprise Package!

    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png You have a Surprise Package from [your name]! Click on it in your inventory to open it.

    ^
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The gift of admiration
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"I myself am my only true friend!"
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The gift of jewels
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The gift of a big bag of dead rodents
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The gift of a name
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The gift of a big box of live rodents
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    Unlocked with 500 x Piece of Rostygold
    Your friend needs Wounds < 3

     

    When Sent

    Negotiations You negotiate terms with Sven the Greek, a titanic rat-soldier whose head almost reaches your waist. "Gold first," Sven growls. "The Scuttering Boys don't work on spec. We'll give your friend summat to remember us by. Oh yes we will." He fondles his bandolier. My.

    Your friend will receive: Envelopesmall.png [Friend name] has sent you what might be a cat in a box.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    [Friend name] has opened your Box of Saboteurs. What larks! Their yells echo across the rooftops. You fall asleep with a smile on your face.


    Your friend will receive:

    Envelopesmall.png Rats sprung from the box, snarling and brandishing cudgels and dynamite! [Friend name] has sent you a Box of Saboteurs! "Saboteurs Boys come calling!," the lead rat chirrups gleefully. You are forced to defend yourself!

    • Sidebarwoundssmall.png Wounds is increasing… (+3 CP)
    ^
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The gift of Fate (50 FATE)
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    Action Cost: 0

     

    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^
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The gift of a great Fate (100 FATE)
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    Action Cost: 0

     

    Success

    No reward narrative information available for Fate-locked actions.

    Once Accepted

    You will receive:

    Your friend will receive:

    ^