Skullduggery above stairs

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From: The ever-present and invisible servantry

The maid needs a sealed document from the master’s private study, but only the butler is allowed there. Could you impersonate him?

Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 21

  • 15 - very chancy (42%)
  • 18 - chancy (51%)
  • 22 - modest (62%)
  • 25 - very modest (71%)
  • 29 - low-risk (82%)
  • 32 - straightforward (91%)
  • 35 - straightforward (100%)


Dusting the study

Your disguise as the butler isn't perfect, but your maid friend assures you that servants are hardly ever noticed in the grand houses. [...] Once the maid reads the document, she allows you to keep it and hurries off to make a report.


"Your nuts, sir"

Your disguise as the butler is perfect. You stride around the great house as if you own the place. [...] By the time you slip away the document in question is no longer there.