Inauspicious iron

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From: The Back of Corpsecage

As the tide recedes, you can see rusted iron manacles of recent design firmly fixed to the rock. They're below the zee-weedy strand of the high tide line.

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 127

  • 87 - very chancy (41%)
  • 108 - chancy (51%)
  • 130 - modest (61%)
  • 151 - very modest (71%)
  • 172 - low-risk (81%)
  • 193 - straightforward (91%)
  • 212 - straightforward (100%)


Amber and, perhaps, essences

The manacles are of a style that was standard issue for the Constables of ten years ago. But not even the Velocipede Squad would stoop to this barbarity, would they?

[…] Theories extend suggestive tentacles of insight. Rubbery tentacles.

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And then gone

The tide rises, enfolding the manacles like a patient lover. Perhaps the Unterzee will swallow you like that, ship and all.