Offer her a surgery

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From: The Efficient Commissioner's Nightmare

One that will deprive her of those disobedient hands, and bandage what remains.

Unlocked with Dangerous Gains exactly 6, Base Dangerous 206, 150 x Whisper-Satin Scraps, Vake Claw

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 230

  • 158 - very chancy (41%)
  • 196 - chancy (51%)
  • 234 - modest (61%)
  • 273 - very modest (71%)
  • 311 - low-risk (81%)
  • 349 - straightforward (91%)
  • 384 - straightforward (100%)


She thrashes

[…] difficult and bloody work. She twists and pulls away from you[…] understands what you are doing but she cannot hold still[…]

You bind her wounds in satin […] It whispers assurances to her[…] not your true arms. […]

Description summary:
Even though this is her dream-self, that your character is trying to help her and despite being aware of your intentions, the Efficient Commissioner is very much terrified of being cut up with a Vake Claw. She struggles, but your character manages to amputate her dream-limbs. The Whisper-Satin is not just for bandaging her dream-wounds, but to soothe her too. This was still an ordeal though.

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Redirects to: Waking the Efficient Commissioner


Wrestling over the claw

[…] but her false-arms are stronger. One disarms you, another holds you firmly so that you may be stabbed and thrown into the fire. Your sight is full of sparks and cedar – and then the Commissioner wakes up. […]

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