Peel fact from falsehood

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From: Spelunking in the Sunken Embassy

Hell could teach the Mithridate Office much on the art of concealing what is in that which is not. Uncovering truths here will be as much art as science.

Challenge information

Narrow, Mithridacy 5 (50% base)

  • 1 and below - almost impossible (10%)
  • 2 - high-risk (20%)
  • 3 - high-risk (30%)
  • 4 - tough (40%)
  • 5 - very chancy (50%)
  • 6 - chancy (60%)
  • 7 - modest (70%)
  • 8 - very modest (80%)
  • 9 - low-risk (90%)
  • 10 and above - straightforward (100%)


The currency of lies

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Description summary:
The description varies on your Delving Destination

1 (West)If its correspondence is to be believed, Old Hell was a fractious place. Every department within the Embassy was staffed by liars […] Those who could not live up to the legal claims they'd made found themselves swiftly and spectacularly extinguished.
2 (East)[…] Belief and ritual were tools in the trade of Old Hell's diplomatic corps, distorted facsimiles of the Fourth City's own. You sift through documents that parody the processions and masques of the Fourth City, leavened with spite and irony. […]

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The bitter wine

[…] you uncover only falsehoods. The embassy seems filled with codices by […] diplomats attempting to invent more interesting things than their opposite numbers. […] It appears that old Hell spent a lot of its time in the Fourth City making its own amusements.

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