Head to Ealing Gardens

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From: Returning Home


You could stop off there on the way.


Challenge information

Broad, Bear.png Dangerous 200

  • 137 - very chancy (41%)
  • 170 - chancy (51%)
  • 204 - modest (61%)
  • 237 - very modest (71%)
  • 270 - low-risk (81%)
  • 304 - straightforward (91%)
  • 334 - straightforward (100%)

Difficulty is ((Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River - Fist.png Train Defences) x 50) + 50.

Success

Arrival

Description summary:
Description varies with Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River.


Widow.png Banditry Description
0 - 1 The journey is pleasantly unremarkable. You spend your time considering the many advantages travel by rail has over travel by barge from within the comfort of your carriage.
2 The passengers are afflicted by fits of melancholy. Too long at the Arborist's Hands, no doubt. Beyond that the journey is comfortable and unremarkable.
3 A spot of trouble near Ealing Gardens; some unruliness in steerage; a sighting of marsh-wolves to the east. All in a day's work on the railway line.
4 - 5 The journey back is far from tame; things skitter against the train chassis. Clouds of smog choke the view from the windows. Something large keeps pace with the train for a time, before bounding away.
6 A near miss: an ambush staged at a bend in the river. The bandits are masked but you spy black armbands on their coats. The driver holds his nerve: they are not bold enough to attack a moving engine. Not yet, at least.
7 - 8 The sound of silver trumpets follows the train east; silver-spurred riders on unseen horses. […] You are hunted. The air outside is still and chill; you lean from a window and fire […] You hear screams, but not of pain […] The train steams on and away.

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Failure

Arrival

Description summary:
Description varies with Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River.


Widow.png Banditry Description
0 - 1 A minor bit of sabotage east of Jericho. One of the gondoliers in disguise, engaged in a bit of light industrial sabotage. You haul him from the engine, but not without incurring a few scratches first.
2 The thunder of waters to the south: a knot of waterfalls, patrolled by grizzled Guiildmembers. You bypass their tolls from your engine, having no need of the waterways. They open fire in response. Dashed indecent of them. You'll need a new hat […]
3 A raucous party boards the train as the terrain grows wilder […] A minor mutiny is soon underway with brass-buttoned conductors defending the train […] You escape with […] the dinner cart sealed full of drunks. They'll be dealt with when you reach London.
4 - 5 Superstition runs riot onboard. The […] passengers […] whisper of […] tolls unpaid and terrible vengeances unslaked. Half disembark, taking many of the engineers with them. You fill in, but on a skeleton crew the work is dangerous and the accidents many. […]
6 […] the train is caught in a tense stand-off between gondoliers, two sects of devils and an ancient, hairy thing rising from the dark canal water. The stand-off is truncated when the hairy thing begins to eat the smaller sect of devils. […]
7 - 8 […] Congregations of exiled devils ride out to forlorn hills to speak with those long thought dead. […] something below the ground makes itself heard in a frenzy of drumbeats. A mad dance sweeps the train like a fever […] Limbs dislocate, bones break […]

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