Offer her a weapon

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From: The Efficient Commissioner's Nightmare

One that will let her free herself.

Unlocked with Dangerous Gains exactly 6, Base Dangerous 206, 150 x Whisper-Satin Scraps, 'Lucky' 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

With her good hand, she digs the Viscountess' claw into the flesh of her false-arm. […]

You bind her wounds in satin as thick as a prince's swaddling. It whispers assurances to her, over and over[…] she has collected herself […]

Description summary:
Unlike the other option involving a weapon fashioned from a body part, the Commissioner is okay with this one because as is described in its brochure, the claw can cut without causing any pain. She does the cutting herself, before you bandage her dream-wounds with reassuring whisper-satin. However, unlike the other option, you don't get to collect the dream-arms.

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Redirects to: Waking the Efficient Commissioner


Wrestling over the claw

You move toward her, but her false-arms are stronger. One disarms you, another holds you firmly so that you may be stabbed and thrown into the fire. […] – and then the Commissioner wakes up. She and her nightmare are gone from Parabola, for the moment.

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