Start the gang war

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From: A Task from the Cheesemonger

The best way to occupy their time is to set them fighting each other. A word here, a few hints there and the children should be brawling in the streets.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 40

  • 28 - very chancy (42%)
  • 34 - chancy (51%)
  • 41 - modest (61%)
  • 48 - very modest (72%)
  • 54 - low-risk (81%)
  • 61 - straightforward (91%)
  • 67 - straightforward (100%)


A small war

You […w]hisper to urchins in alleys and on rooftops.[…]Within days the two gangs are at daggers drawn. You hear reports of urchins being hurled from the flit or cast into the river. They won't have the time to interfere in the Great Game for a while.

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Not this time

You do all the right things. Whisper to urchins in alleys and on rooftops. Betray feigned confidences. Arrange a few beatings. None of it is any use: they are not falling for it. Perhaps there are subtler minds behind the gangs.