Return to London (later stations)

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From: A Return Journey, Returning East – or Further West, Boarding Again (Station VIII), Boarding Again (Burrow-Infra-Mump) or Boarding Again (Moulin)


Take a fast train straight to Moloch Street.


Challenge information

Broad, Bear.png Dangerous 300

  • 205 - very chancy (41%)
  • 255 - chancy (51%)
  • 305 - modest (61%)
  • 355 - very modest (71%)
  • 405 - low-risk (81%)
  • 455 - straightforward (91%)
  • 500 - straightforward (100%)

Difficulty is ((Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River - Fist.png Train Defences) x 50)
and additional difficulty, as below

Success

Arrival

Description summary:
Description varies with Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River.


Widow.png Banditry Description
0 The journey is a stop-start one, giving the impression that you're on a new-fangled exercise device […] When you enquire of the driver […] he blames slippery tracks due to fungus. […] Why they can't factor it into their railway planning is beyond you.
1 The journey is a stop-start one, giving the impression that you're on a […] participatory attraction at Mrs Plenty's carnival. The motion induces nausea. The bandit who boarded the train […] suffered far worse – a sudden jolt launched him into a door […]
2 The driver has the engine rattling and shaking at top speed down the track. The signals must all be in your favour. The alternative is that the driver progressed oblivious to them […] keen not to waste a moment's drinking at his local.
3 The driver has the engine rattling and shaking at top speed down the track. The signals must all be in your favour. The alternative is that the driver ignored them entirely. He drives like a man who has seen what terrors await if the train slows, […]
4 Terror-Birds on the line! […] After London went through a fad for hatching incomprehensible beasts, there was rise in abandoned pets […]

The rejected birds […] roam the suburbs of London in aggressively curious packs. […] these […] shriek indignation at the engine […]

5 Terror-Birds on the line! […]

The rejected birds are far from defenceless […] These took curious bites from the train's trim, but did no significant damage to either its workings, or the passengers inside. The birds must have been in a whimsical mood.

6 The train lurches from one threat to the next: Terror-Birds! Badly lain rails! Bandits lurking at every corner! […] The conductor fends off the bandits with a spear […] The driver puts on a well-timed burst of speed as soon as the engine exits the bend. […]
7 - 8 The train lurches from one threat to the next: Terror-Birds! Badly lain rails! Bandits lurking at every corner! […] a figure looms in the darkness. It is twice the height of the train, and possessing far too many arms. There is a sound of swarming bees […]

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Failure

Arrival

Description summary:
Description varies with Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River.


Widow.png Banditry Description
0 The journey is a stop-start one, giving the impression that you're on a new-fangled exercise device […] Your back will ache for weeks. […] the driver […] blames obstacles set up by criminals. You, however, see no evidence of these.
1 The journey is a stop-start one […] The bandit who boarded the train as it slowed to take a curve was unaccustomed […] – a sudden jolt launched him towards you. When your heads collided, he fell unconscious. But you've a bruise the size of a Whitsun egg.
2 The driver has the engine rattling and shaking at top speed […] He drives like a man who has already clocked off, keen not to waste a moment's drinking […] with a scream of the brakes, the motion abruptly halts. You are slammed against a carriage door. […]
3 The driver […] drives like a man who has seen what terrors await if the train slows […]

A 'passenger' – […] a bandit armed to the teeth – had hacked away at the coupling. Your intervention prevented greater loss, but he didn't go down without a fight.

4 A pack of Terror-Birds loiters on the line […]

One puts its head through an open window and consumes a matron's hat. Another bites a hole at shoulder height and takes a chunk from your arm. […] neither finds their meal particularly palatable.

5 The train lurches to a stop. The conductor runs, screaming, through the corridor. A Terror-Birds scampers, screeching, after him. The birds have been observing bandits, and have learned how both to block the line and break into carriages. […]
6 […] a pack of bandits […] leaps aboard. The conductor tries to fend them off […] but he is merely tugged from the train […] The bandits pass through the carriages unimpeded, gathering valuables and challenging anyone who looks like they might resist.
7 - 8 […] a figure looms in the darkness. It is twice the height of the train, and possesses far too many arms. There is a sound of swarming bees […] The swarming intensifies, overwhelming you. Your ears still ring when you regain consciousness at the station.

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