Start a rumour about your rival

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From: The Rival

An old-fashioned choice, but a sound one. Find the biggest gossip in the room, and take them aside.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 63

  • 44 - very chancy (41%)
  • 54 - chancy (51%)
  • 65 - modest (61%)
  • 75 - very modest (71%)
  • 86 - low-risk (81%)
  • 96 - straightforward (91%)
  • 105 - straightforward (100%)


'They did not! Did they?'

You select a society dame […], and saunter casually over. 'I wonder if you could help me, ma'am? I have just heard the most shocking calumny...

You give it an hour […]. Your rival is forced to leave by the servants' entrance, cloaked and hooded. […]

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'That is my cousin you are talking about!'

Oh dear. You chose your rumour-monger badly. All too soon, the ranks have closed and you are met with stony glares and tightened lips over the gathering of fans into dusty bodices. Time to slip away. Perhaps you should use the servants' entrance.