Running Battle (Guide)

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Knife.png Running Battle... is a reoccuring progress quality that is used for several endeavours:

All the sources and uses of Running Battle... are interchangeable.

Menace Eradication Contract: Sorrow-spider infestation[edit]

Option Difficulty Success Rare Success Failure
A straightforward approach... Squash the filthy things! Bear.png 20 Knife.png +1  Whispered secret.png
This might be faster... Track them to their nests Owl.png 24 Knife.png +2  Knife.png +5  Horsehead.png


Option Requirement Challenge Success Failure

Make your name! Turn in a sack of sorrow-spider legs

Knife.png 4 Knife.png 1 Red gold.png 72  Bear.png +13  Knife.png -1 

Commission: defend the Clay Men against Jack-of-Smiles[edit]

Option Difficulty Success Failure
Prowl the midnight streets Bear.png 60 Knife.png +2  (Rare: +4) Sidebarwounds.png +1 


Option Requirement Challenge Success Failure

Move in for the kill

Knife.png 5 6

Heartwithered.pngDiamond.png 14  Diamondblue.png

Knife.png -1  Sidebarwounds.png +4 

Duelling the Black Ribbon[edit]

Preparations[edit]

Option Airs Difficulty Success Failure
Sparring with ring fighters 1-33 82 Knife.png +3 RB Sidebarwounds.png +1 Wounds
Find out more about the Black Ribbon duellists 1-50 74 Knife.png +2 RB (Rare: +3) Sidebarwounds.png +2 Wounds
Arrange a duel outside the Black Ribbon 26-75 84 Knife.png +3 RB
Red gold.png +20 Rostygold
Knife.png -1 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 Wounds
Red gold.png -10 Rostygold
Study the fighting styles of the other duellists 34-66 78 Knife.png +2 RB
Crypticsecret.png +5 Cryptic Clue
Knife.png -1 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 Wounds
Scout a battlefield 51-100 80 Knife.png +3 RB Sidebarwounds.png +2 Wounds
Exercise for rough health 67-100 76 Knife.png +2 RB Sidebarwounds.png +1 Wounds
Deal with your wounds
Issue a challenge to a duel


Uses. All of these options reset Running Battle... if successful.


Duelling[edit]

Storylet Option Requirement Challenge Success Failure Best Level to challenge Expected Number of Actions
Duel Colonel Pommery, the fierce artillerist A friendly duel with Colonel Pommery Knife.png RB 5 4 Red gold.png +432 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +1 FD (up to 2)
Knife.png -5 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
5 7.26
A duel to the death with Colonel Pommery Knife.png RB 5 8 Red gold.png +832 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +1 FD (up to 2)
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +3 W
6 14.77
Duel Father Norton, the pugilistic priest A friendly duel with Father Norton Knife.png RB 7 6 Red gold.png +836 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +2 FD (up to 3)
Knife.png -7 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
7 12.31
A duel to the death with Father Norton Knife.png RB 7 10 Red gold.png +1296 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +2 FD (up to 3)
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
8 18.27
Get into other fights Volunteer for the spider pit Knife.png RB 9 8

Shard.png +200 Glim
Bottlewillow.png +4 Absinthe
Jade.png +200 Jade
Moonpearl.png +200 Pearls
Amber.png +500 Amber

Knife.png -9 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
9 17.71
Wrestle a tiger! Knife.png RB 9 12

Ticket.png +20 Ticket
Jade.png +500 Jade
Nevercold brass.png +500 Brass
Crypticsecret.png +500 Clues

Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +5 W
10 26.28
Duel Mr Inch and his menagerie A friendly duel with Mr Inch Knife.png RB 9
Knifeting.png FD 1
8 Red gold.png +1296 Rostygold Knifeting.png +3 FD (up to 4) Knife.png -9 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
9 17.71
A duel to the death with Mr Inch Knife.png RB 9
Knifeting.png FD 1
12 Red gold.png +1872 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +3 FD (up to 4)
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +1 W
10 26.28
Duel Captain Vendrick, the drunken zailor A friendly duel with Captain Vendrick Knife.png RB 11
Sidebarwounds.png 0–3 W
Knifeting.png FD 2
10

Red gold.png +1872 Rostygold Knifeting.png +4 FD (up to 5)

Knife.png -11 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +2 W
11 25.12
A duel to the death with Captain Vendrick Knife.png RB 11
Sidebarwounds.png 0–3 W
Knifeting.png FD 2
Ribbonblack.png DwtBR 5
12

Red gold.png +1872 Rostygold
Ribbonblack.png +1 BR
Skull.png +1 ABoD
Knifeting.png +5 FD (up to 5)

Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +3 W
11 27.57
Duel Chi Lan, the Royal fencing instructor A duel to the death with Chi Lan Knife.png RB 13
Sidebarwounds.png 0–2 W
Knifeting.png FD 3
14 Red gold.png +3000 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +5 FD (up to 6)
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +5 W
13 36.14
Duel with Chi Lan, and cheat Knife.png RB 13
Sidebarwounds.png 0–2 W
Knifeting.png FD 3
Bohogirl5.png A Courier for the Dead
N/A Red gold.png +3000 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +5 FD (up to 6)
Quirksubtle.png +1 Subtle (up to 5)
N/A 13 31
Duel Feducci[1] A duel to the death with Feducci Knife.png RB 15
Sidebarwounds.png 0–1 W
Knifeting.png FD 3
16 Red gold.png +4000 Rostygold
Knifeting.png +7 FD
Knife.png -10 RB
Sidebarwounds.png +? W
15 45.57


  1. Failure will move you to Death.png A boat trip if you don't have a Horsehead.png Horsehead Amulet. If you do, it will be consumed. You will lose Knife.png Running Battle... and gain Sidebarwounds.png Wounds either way.