Making your Name: Duelling the Black Ribbon

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You have agreed to duel with the members of the Black Ribbon Society. You will need to prepare for such titanic engagements.

Game Instructions: Increase your Running Battle... to 5 to challenge an opponent.

Win duels to increase your Fearsome Duellist quality and unlock new foes!

Unlocked with Fist.png A Name Scrawled in Blood 5, Ribbonblack.png Duelling with the Black Ribbon 2

Storylet appears in Wolfstack.png The Blind Helmsman

Preparations

Option Airs Difficulty Success Failure
Sparring with ring fighters 1-33 82 Knife.png +3 RB Sidebarwounds.png +1 Wounds
Find out more about the Black Ribbon duellists 1-50 74 Knife.png +2 RB (Rare: +3) Sidebarwounds.png +2 Wounds
Arrange a duel outside the Black Ribbon 26-75 84 Knife.png +3 RB
Red gold.png +20 Rostygold
Knife.png -1 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 Wounds
Red gold.png -10 Rostygold
Study the fighting styles of the other duellists 34-66 78 Knife.png +2 RB
Crypticsecret.png +5 Cryptic Clue
Knife.png -1 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 Wounds
Scout a battlefield 51-100 80 Knife.png +3 RB Sidebarwounds.png +2 Wounds
Exercise for rough health 67-100 76 Knife.png +2 RB Sidebarwounds.png +1 Wounds
Deal with your wounds
Issue a challenge to a duel

Duelling

Storylet Option Requirement Challenge Success Failure Best Level to challenge Expected Number of Actions
Duel Colonel Pommery, the fierce artillerist A friendly duel with Colonel Pommery Knife.png RB 5 4 Red gold.png +432 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +1 FD (up to 2)
Knife.png -5 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
5 7.26
A duel to the death with Colonel Pommery Knife.png RB 5 8 Red gold.png +832 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +1 FD (up to 2)
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +3 W
6 14.77
Duel Father Norton, the pugilistic priest A friendly duel with Father Norton Knife.png RB 7 6 Red gold.png +836 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +2 FD (up to 3)
Knife.png -7 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
7 12.31
A duel to the death with Father Norton Knife.png RB 7 10 Red gold.png +1296 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +2 FD (up to 3)
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
8 18.27
Get into other fights Volunteer for the spider pit Knife.png RB 9 8

Shard.png +200 Glim
Bottlewillow.png +4 Absinthe
Jade.png +200 Jade
Moonpearl.png +200 Pearls
Amber.png +500 Amber

Knife.png -9 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
9 17.71
Wrestle a tiger! Knife.png RB 9 12

Ticket.png +20 Ticket
Jade.png +500 Jade
Nevercold brass.png +500 Brass
Crypticsecret.png +500 Clues

Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +5 W
10 26.28
Duel Mr Inch and his menagerie A friendly duel with Mr Inch Knife.png RB 9
Knifeting.png FD 1
8 Red gold.png +1296 Rostygold Knifeting.png +3 FD (up to 4) Knife.png -9 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
9 17.71
A duel to the death with Mr Inch Knife.png RB 9
Knifeting.png FD 1
12 Red gold.png +1872 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +3 FD (up to 4)
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
10 26.28
Duel Captain Vendrick, the drunken zailor A friendly duel with Captain Vendrick Knife.png RB 11
Sidebarwounds.png 0–3 W
Knifeting.png FD 2
10

Red gold.png +1872 Rostygold Knifeting.png +4 FD (up to 5)

Knife.png -11 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +2 W
11 25.12
A duel to the death with Captain Vendrick Knife.png RB 11
Sidebarwounds.png 0–3 W
Knifeting.png FD 2
Ribbonblack.png DwtBR 5
12

Red gold.png +1872 Rostygold
Ribbonblack.png +1 BR
Skull.png +1 ABoD
Knifeting.png +5 FD (up to 5)

Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +3 W
11 27.57
Duel Chi Lan, the Royal fencing instructor A duel to the death with Chi Lan Knife.png RB 13
Sidebarwounds.png 0–2 W
Knifeting.png FD 3
14 Red gold.png +3000 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +5 FD (up to 6)
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +5 W
13 36.14
Duel with Chi Lan, and cheat Knife.png RB 13
Sidebarwounds.png 0–2 W
Knifeting.png FD 3
Bohogirl5.png A Courier for the Dead
N/A Red gold.png +3000 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +5 FD (up to 6)
Quirksubtle.png +1 Subtle (up to 5)
N/A 13 31
Duel Feducci[1] A duel to the death with Feducci Knife.png RB 15
Sidebarwounds.png 0–1 W
Knifeting.png FD 3
16 Red gold.png +4000 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +7 FD
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +? W
15 45.57


  1. Failure will move you to Death.png A boat trip if you don't have a Horsehead.png Horsehead Amulet. If you do, it will be consumed. You will lose Knife.png Running Battle... and gain Sidebarwounds.png Wounds either way.

While Fist.png A Name Scrawled in Blood is 5, this page is named 'Making your Name: Duelling the Black Ribbon'.

Airs of London requirements for the old page: With old page name we had: Find out more: 2-48 (Max 0-52),Arrange a Duel: 28-74 (Max 26-80),Study the Fighting Styles: 36-66,Sparring: 36-100 (Max 33-100),Scout a Battlefield: 53-100 (Max 49-100),Exercise: 67-100


Best Level for Challenge:

Gives the level that one should take the challenge in order to minimize the expected number of actions in order to succeed. Calculated assuming that:

(a) preparation with highest increase (i.e. 3) is always taken, and always successful (Dangerous >= 140).

(b) cost for Wounds recieved is not taken into account.


Expected Number of Actions:

The expected number of actions spent to succeed the challenge if one tries the challenge as soon as the "best level for challenge" is reached, assuming (a) and (b). The calculation is exact, and rounded to +/-0.005. If (a) does not hold, one can obtain an estimate by multiplying the number given by the expected gain in preparation per action divided by the maximum gain in preparation per action (not an exact estimate in general).