Read a book

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From: Pass Your Time: Nearing Journey's End

You've read the books you brought with you as much as you can bear. Perhaps one of the other travellers will lend you something.

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 50

  • 35 - very chancy (42%)
  • 43 - chancy (51%)
  • 51 - modest (61%)
  • 60 - very modest (72%)
  • 68 - low-risk (81%)
  • 76 - straightforward (91%)
  • 84 - straightforward (100%)


A decent read

You arrange to borrow a couple of passable novels. Gothic of course, but people write little else these days. There must be something in the air. You also find a copy of Musings in Purple, which will keep you occupied for a while.

Rare Success

A long way from here

You get hold of a ship-captain's journal. It's two decades old, but she does a good job of describing the lush and forbidding coast of the Presbyterate.


Nothing that's any good

A spicy novel that's had all the good bits excised with a razor. A lengthy polemic against […] depravities of music-hall entertainment. A treatise about the Fall's effects on the price of carrots. You'd have more fun reading the steamer's name-plate.

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