Peril and pyjamas

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From: The Heron Tower: Events at a Lair in the Marshes

You come across a traveller in distress. Well, peril more than distress. He is dressed in elegant night attire and seems oblivious to his surroundings. He is about to walk into a bottomless mud-pit. You might save him.

Unlocked with Having Recurring Dreams: Death by Water 1, 1 x Key to a Lair in the Marshes

Locked with 7 x Favours: Society

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 60

  • 41 - very chancy (41%)
  • 51 - chancy (51%)
  • 61 - modest (61%)
  • 71 - very modest (71%)
  • 81 - low-risk (81%)
  • 91 - straightforward (91%)
  • 100 - straightforward (100%)


Got you!

You grab the man moments before he plunges into the mud pit. He is obviously sleepwalking. He turns unseeing eyes on you. 'North!' he says. 'We must go North! We hunger so!' You guide him out of the marshes in a vaguely northward direction. […]

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Too late!

The man in the mud-encrusted pyjamas walks straight into the mud-pit and disappears with a sucking gobbling noise. You dive after him, but he's gone and you are left with soiled clothes and lungs full of sticky mud.