Invite guests from the observatory to a symposium

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From: The Sleepless Tower: Disturbances at a Cottage by the Observatory

Yes, they observe unusual religious practices, some of them. Yes, you are nervous of their table-manners […] But they are your neighbours, after all. And they have interesting contacts.

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Game Instructions: This will exchange a Searing Enigma for a stack of Making Waves, and is relatively unlikely to end with you being eaten by spiders.

Unlocked with 1 x Key to a Cottage by the Observatory, A Person of Some Importance -, 1 x Searing Enigma, Arachnologist 1, 1 x Notes on the Case of the Speculative Arachnid

Challenge information

Broad, A Scholar of the Correspondence 10

  • 7 - very chancy (42%)
  • 9 - chancy (54%)
  • 11 - modest (66%)
  • 12 - very modest (72%)
  • 14 - low-risk (84%)
  • 16 - straightforward (96%)
  • 17 - straightforward (100%)


A supper with spider-cultists

[…] What is the seed of the Tree of Ages? Is there such a thing as a Hesperidean Eye-Apple? Does the Council sit in Judgement? The ninth verse of the Compound Hymn: is it visionary, or an extended satire? […]

Description summary:
Strange guests. Hints at deeper mysteries. A lesser host would be put off by the arachnid stares, but you've done your reputation some good.

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"...spider-bites mostly healed. Neighbours in high dudgeon. Eyebrows destroyed by correspondence-flame... terribly grateful if you reply by return of post. Bring additional undergarments: existing undergarments lost in fire.