Pretend to drink

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From: A Curious Taste

The Polite Poisoner slithers through society like a greased snake, pouring deadly decoctions into people's drinks. Best to just pretend to take a sip, and spit it out.

Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 120

  • 82 - very chancy (41%)
  • 102 - chancy (51%)
  • 122 - modest (61%)
  • 142 - very modest (71%)
  • 162 - low-risk (81%)
  • 182 - straightforward (91%)
  • 200 - straightforward (100%)

Challenge difficulty is 0.8 × Base Shadowy. Value shown is for Shadowy of 150 before equipment modifiers.


Ah, yes, the '82...

[…] Notice the bitterness lurking beneath the earthy taste of mushroom wine. Find a secluded corner of the parlour and an unseen umbrella stand. […]

Wait – did someone drop an earring in the umbrella stand? […] My, how fortunate.

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Coughing and shame

[…] Is that the Ambassador's Daughter coming to talk to you? No choice but to feign a coughing fit and find an open window; spit it out into the Neathy fog.

[…] A crate of something better appears at your lodgings, by way of apology. […]

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