Soft to the touch

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From: One Might Profit Even in Such a Place

The Clay Men of Polythreme have an especial fondness for surface silk. Perhaps you could tell them stories of other places and persuade them to part with their silken friends.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 120

  • 82 - very chancy (41%)
  • 102 - chancy (51%)
  • 122 - modest (61%)
  • 142 - very modest (71%)
  • 162 - low-risk (81%)
  • 182 - straightforward (91%)
  • 200 - straightforward (100%)


A better place?

You speak […] of sunlight, of blue skies and green seas. Of growing things and the turning of the seasons. The Clay Men drink up your words. Even the stones and copper railings around you fall silent. The Clay Men bid farewell to their silk scraps[…]

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Not the right audience

You address a small gathering of Clay Men at a sunken-stepped theatre. You speak of cold fog, lonely streets, children and steam engines. The Clay Men clutch the steps and moan in horror. The steps […] moan with them. You walk away empty-handed.

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