Steal a bottle

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From: Procure Black Wings Absinthe

The Portly Sommelier has a weakness for his own stock, and he is usually pretty well oiled by lunchtime. A skilled thief should have little trouble liberating a bottle of absinthe as he snoozes.

Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 64

  • 44 - very chancy (41%)
  • 55 - chancy (51%)
  • 66 - modest (61%)
  • 76 - very modest (71%)
  • 87 - low-risk (81%)
  • 98 - straightforward (91%)
  • 107 - straightforward (100%)


Almost too easy

You wait until the Sommelier's eyelids begin to droop and nip behind the counter. The absinthe is nestled between the chanterelle champagnes and an unpleasant Germanic liqueur flavoured with what look like flecks of lead. […]

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He wasn't that drunk

The Sommelier's eyes flick open just as you are edging behind the counter. You change direction in a heartbeat and pretend to inspect a shelf of puffball ales. All the same, he gives you a long hard look.