Scavenge for miserable sustenance

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From: The Hunger

Nothing is worse than starving but being unable to die.

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 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%)



In the awful stillness, any noise is a clarion. You follow the sounds of a feast for a half-day until you see it [...] a carcass the size of a cow, fallen from the roof. A dozen or so fellow scavengers precede you; they have no words [...] and no strength to fight.


Description summary:
The remainder of the description will change if you have A False-Star of your Own.

Have False-Star?Description
NoThe obvious cracks in the creature's shell have been picked clean. But there's enough strength to tear open the gap between two ventral plates, and pull out some of the grey, fibrous flesh.
YesThe moon-miser must have been dead for months. With her lightless shell and her body broken and curled up, you can't tell whether she would have been familiar to you, in life. You [...] tear open the gap [...] and pull out some of her grey, fibrous flesh.

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Days of walking over what once were streets. Rubble, dust. Nothing.