Pit one Varchaasi against another

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From: Varchas from Behind the Glass


Why control only one agent at a time? Possessing two is like gaining an opposable thumb.



Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 150

  • 103 - very chancy (41%)
  • 128 - chancy (51%)
  • 153 - modest (61%)
  • 178 - very modest (71%)
  • 203 - low-risk (81%)
  • 228 - straightforward (91%)
  • 250 - straightforward (100%)

Narrow, A Player of Chess 6

  • 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%)

Success

Listeners

You place a suggestion with a middle-aged woman […] a gullible boy […]

In Varchas there are Sun-Priests who serve the light, and rebels who wish to be joined with the darkness. […] Manage all of them at least a little: this makes things easier to control.

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Alternative Success

Listeners and conspirators

You place a suggestion with a middle-aged woman […] a gullible boy […] an old man with mystical tastes […]

Soon, they have organised their obedience to you. Shortly after that, they are exchanging messages written entirely in cipher.

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Failure

A word here, a word there

You place a suggestion with a middle-aged woman […] a gullible boy […] an old man with mystical tastes […]

It is too fast […]. The Varchaasi begin to speak of the cult […]. All at once […] all the mirrors you were using have gone dark.

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