Philosophy

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From: Instructing a Louche Devil


The heart of the matter. Try to teach the devil why humans value their souls. He needs to know, if he's to start parting one from the other.

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Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 111

  • 76 - very chancy (41%)
  • 95 - chancy (51%)
  • 113 - modest (61%)
  • 132 - very modest (71%)
  • 150 - low-risk (81%)
  • 169 - straightforward (91%)
  • 185 - straightforward (100%)

Success

Success - of a sort

For once, he's willing to learn. You […] discuss emotions and religion and scientific theories. The devil takes it all in. "So," […] "Your own soul. How... attached are you really?" […]

[…] He's definitely learnt from you. And you've made him very dangerous.

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Failure

A more direct approach

"Yes, yes, poetry, metaphysics, yes," says the devil. "But if I were to do... this..." He lurches at you. He's clumsy, and you sidestep him easily, suffering nothing more than a blast of his hot sulphurous breath. […]

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