Offer cures for gout, dropsy and scrofula

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From: Start a chemist's business

One of the Palace nursery-maids asks if you can do anything for some rather more unpleasant diseases. The Librarian at the University will let you look at some medical texts, if you can help satiate his appetite for scandal. […]

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Game Instructions: You can obtain an Intriguing Gossip by using other Influence items in your inventory.

Unlocked with 2 x Intriguing Snippet

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 74

  • 51 - very chancy (41%)
  • 63 - chancy (51%)
  • 76 - modest (61%)
  • 88 - very modest (71%)
  • 100 - low-risk (81%)
  • 113 - straightforward (91%)
  • 124 - straightforward (100%)


An astounding scientific advance!

You pored over the ancient medical texts (such as there were. Where did the Egyptian ones go?)[…] Your first patient is a cantankerous, gout-crippled colonel. You apply some of your liniment […] and watch in relief as the swelling lessens visibly![…]

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That was rather unpleasant.

Your secrets bought you knowledge […] you could use fungus from London's marshes […]. What a shame, then, that one agaric should so closely resemble another, yet be so different in toxicity.[…] It is going to be a long time before anyone forgets […]

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