Manufacture Searing Enigmas

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From: The Other Thing in the Other Chapel

One part printing-press, one part steam-hammer, one part cataclysm engine […"]Strike sparks, smash one thing, find another. Small truths are much more valuable than big truths, you know."

"The books go in this end," she adds helpfully.

Game Instructions: Feeding the Turbine is an expensive but semi-reliable means of manufacturing Searing Enigmas. A higher Watchful gives a better result.

Unlocked with Connected: Benthic 10, 25 x Uncanny Incunabulum

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 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%)


Showers of semantic sparks

"We're shredding Knowledge," […] "to produce Enigmas! You see […]

Are you telling me we've added value to this material by obfuscating it? Is that... ethical? "[…]None of my business. Moral Philosophy is two buildings down[…]"

Description summary:
Academia at its finest: garbling clear truth so that you can intentionally increase its value!

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Rare Success

Showers of semantic sparks

[…] She picks clinkers of congealing mystery from the machine's steaming maw. "And so! And - excuse me?"

Half-sealed in a clinker lies a pair of many-angled dice […] The Professor narrows her eyes. "Has someone been attempting sabotage?"

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A roar like a furnace loaded with lions

As the books collapse into sparks, a solitary Enigma flies like a spattered star out of the machine's maw into the collection basket. "Not," the Professor observes sorrowfully, "the old girl's best day."

Description summary:
Today, this machine showed sub-optimal performance.

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