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From: A mysterious envelope

A gorgeous découpage card! How lovely. What does the message say?

Challenge information

A matter of luck: It could go either way (success chance: 50%)


'My heart is like a singing bat'

'Whose nest to rocky cave-roof clings

My heart is like a marshy fen

Whose toadstools bloom in fairy rings'

It's no good, but it's heartfelt. Someone has a penchant for you.

Rare Success

Black ink on black card

[…] You puzzle over it for an hour until the candle flutters out. In uttermost darkness, it is suddenly perfectly legible. The message reads only, 'NORTH.' Below, […] smaller script informs you that there will be a reckoning.

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'Wines is red'

'Spices is yellow

But old Jack-of-Smiles

Is a murderous fellow'

The card is complete with a crudely drawn skull and crossbones. Someone's not happy with you.