Make Cornelius leader of the Tracklayers instead of January

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From: The Next Stretch of Track

January's Liberationist leadership may need curtailing.

Game Instructions: The higher your Tracklayers' Displeasure, the more difficult it will be to persuade them.

Unlocked with Leader of the Tracklayers is: January, Furnace's Fate Revealed 1-2, Following up Rumours of Cornelius 9

Locked with Hinterland City - Foundation

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 200

  • 137 - very chancy (41%)
  • 170 - chancy (51%)
  • 204 - modest (61%)
  • 237 - very modest (71%)
  • 270 - low-risk (81%)
  • 304 - straightforward (91%)
  • 334 - straightforward (100%)

Each point of Tracklayers' Displeasure increases the base difficulty by 10 points.


Liberation of the mind


Cornelius [...] is [...] promising policy change, quietly fomenting bad feeling against his opponent.

[...] Cornelius wins, and January withdraws into the shadows. Shortly afterwards, a dozen new-sworn Liberationist members of the TLU also depart from the union.

Description summary:
The first two/three paragraphs vary based on multiple conditions.

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Did you support Cornelius' plan?First Paragraph
NoYou print posters with artistic renderings of the Prehistory to Come.
YesYou suppress reports of how Cornelius' previous track laying beast actually performed.
You supportedExtra Paragraph
F.F. GebrandtF. F. Gebrandt still owes one, for your help during her mayoral campaign: you convince her to give the most enthusiastic statement about Cornelius that she can bring herself to offer.
PalaeontologistSecond Paragraph
0You paint Cornelius as in touch with the greatest minds of the Palaeontological Movement.
43 - 75You paint Cornelius as in touch with the greatest minds of the Palaeontological Movement, with yourself as an eminent example.
85+You emphasise that even such a great palaeontologist as yourself supports and endorses his claims – and who has assembled more skeletons than you?


A failure of public relations

The Tracklayers' Union does not appreciate such a direct intervention in its affairs from anyone, and certainly not from the directors of the GHR.

Cornelius also becomes rather an outcast [...] though his wild promises are bound to win them back over [...].