Obtain between one and seven Searing Enigmas

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From: Light your Rat of Glory

Action Cost: 7

Perhaps its tallow is marbled with mystery.

Game Instructions: There is a small but real risk here on success that the rat will be a sleeper-agent for the Scuttering Company, or simply be wasted. Sleeper-agents will steal numerous candles, including Mourning-Candles and Saints' Candles.

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 250

  • 171 - very chancy (41%)
  • 213 - chancy (51%)
  • 255 - modest (61%)
  • 296 - very modest (71%)
  • 338 - low-risk (81%)
  • 380 - straightforward (91%)
  • 417 - straightforward (100%)


A greasy growl

Enigmas leak from the slumping rat like meltwater from a dying glacier. Some of them wisp into smoke, but you inhale a handful.

Rare Success

A sleeper-agent!

[…] The rat leaps into your hair, tugging at secret human nerve-spots and eliciting howls, yelps and eventually unconsciousness. When you awaken, your candle-store has been ransacked...

[Find the rest of the story at https://www.fallenlondon.com]

[Wiki Note: The amount of each item lost is random, up to the number you own. You might not lose Saint's Candles even if the sleeper-agent attacks you.]

[More data on the "reward" ranges are needed.]


You have miscalculated!

This was a fake! Or you’ve missed a step in the ritual! The rat slumps softly into a pool of hot tallow as the wick sizzles into darkness. You have gained nothing.