Hold your breath underwater

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From: Hot Spring Services

Sink into the hot spring. See how long you can stay there.

Game Instructions: Success will raise Hurlers: Darkness. The darker it is, the fewer breaths you'll hold.

Challenge information

Broad, Bear.png Dangerous 190

  • 130 - very chancy (41%)
  • 162 - chancy (51%)
  • 194 - modest (61%)
  • 225 - very modest (71%)
  • 257 - low-risk (81%)
  • 289 - straightforward (91%)
  • 317 - straightforward (100%)


Don't exhale yet

Whatever this water was before you melted it with the stove's heat, it wasn't just regular ice. The deeper you sink, the more memories stir in your mind. Are they yours? Would you like them to be? […]

When you finally have to come up for air again, […]

Description summary:
The end of the second paragraph varies based on the level of Black.png Hurlers: Darkness.

Black.png Darkness after increase Remark about darkness
1 - 2 the water has begun to chill. Its heat has got into your bones instead. Everything is colder now. Everything is darker too.
3 - 4 you find yourself shivering in the cold. More warmth has evaporated from the pool. More darkness is gathering.
5 - 6 you need to squint to see the goat-demons right next to you. Things got darker while you were down there.
7 you emerge into darkness.

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Black.png Darkness before increase 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Final Breaths gained 23 22 21 19 16 12 8 5


Spluttering for air

[…] you're out again, surrounded by the goat-demons that dragged your unconscious body to the surface. They don't look very pleased that their holiday at the spa has been interrupted […] they can't demand refunds, since they didn't pay for anything.

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