Kill a rat for its tools

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From: Escape using your Dangerous abilities

Some of the rats here use tiny pickaxes and even minute sticks of dynamite to make their tunnels. If you can grab some tools...

Challenge information


  • 1 Chancy
  • 2-3 Modest
  • 4-5 Low-risk
  • 6+ Straightforward


Got it!

You wrap the chisel in cloth […] and work away at the bars. You make good progress. But there's nowhere to hide it, and next time your cell is searched you're forced to drop it out of the window. You almost think you can hear the splash, far far below…

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It sinks its teeth into your hand and gets away!

You wash the rat-bite as best you can with the water dripping from the roof. Next time, perhaps...