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From: Lies for Clay Men to Tell


London fears that which it does not know. Age-old Clay Men rising from its depths is likely to give even the most open-minded pause for thought. So these Clay Men must have come from elsewhere.



Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 88

  • 61 - very chancy (41%)
  • 75 - chancy (51%)
  • 90 - modest (61%)
  • 105 - very modest (71%)
  • 119 - low-risk (81%)
  • 134 - straightforward (91%)
  • 147 - straightforward (100%)

Success

Sloughing away

(see table below)

Assisting an Unfinished ManDescription
Recalcitrant Clay ManThe key […] turns out to be in his disdain for the prior cities […] Together you make a game of denunciations, stripping away every wretched thing he was compelled to bear witness to in the past, so that his present is soon smooth as a cleaned slate.
Studious Clay WomanThe Studious Clay Woman is delighted by the developments in Loamsprach that have occurred in her absence. […] assistance of your more liberal Clay contacts, you tutor her into word-perfection, until the chalky accents of her past have quite fallen away.
Mutinous Clay ManThe Mutinous Clay Man is uninterested in the doings of high society, of the advances in technology and the revolutions of history. […]There is your opening[…]The Mutinous Clay Man is soon alive to the intricacies of the myriad oppressions suffered […]

Failure

NOT TO FORGET

(see table below)

Assisting an Unfinished ManDescription
Recalcitrant Clay Man"I REMEMBER THE CHALCEDON, THE COBALT TILES AND THE COPPER. I WILL NOT FORGET THESE THINGS." The Recalcitrant Clay Man will not be dissuaded from sharing his memories.
Studious Clay WomanAll goes well until the Studious Clay Man notices a commonality between Flit dialect and old Loamsprach. She cannot and will not be dissuaded from inserting the latter into the former, and seeing if she can still be understood.
Mutinous Clay ManThe Mutinous Clay Man is word perfect on the intricacies of London's underworld, but he insists on comparing the anarchists to the Copper, and will not be drawn away from the subject. The comparison, incidentally, is unfavourable.