Gossip with the servants

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From: Moving in Rarefied Circles

It's hardly high society, but the servants here are known for the occasional indiscretion regarding their betters.

Game Instructions: This may earn you Inklings of Identity or a Scrap of Incendiary Gossip.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 21

  • 15 - very chancy (42%)
  • 18 - chancy (51%)
  • 22 - modest (62%)
  • 25 - very modest (71%)
  • 29 - low-risk (82%)
  • 32 - straightforward (91%)
  • 35 - straightforward (100%)


Encouragingly indiscreet servants

A merry rake is in prison for debt. A society darling is rumoured to have posed for a candid portrait. A married lady has been receiving love letters from a zee-captain. The evening passes in pleasant and occasionally valuable gossip.

Alternative Success

A sudden hush

The cook doesn't quite admit to having pored through the documents […] in the safe […], but their contributions […] have the brutal ring of uncomfortable facts […]. The Lady's husband — […] in fact the whole of polite society — would be quite unsettled if they knew that.

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A quiet evening below stairs.

The conversation is friendly and they brew a decent cup of what might be tea. They speak of the shroom-hopping results, the price of good rat-meat and what the Rubbery Men are really up to. No indiscretions at all, d--n them.