Take the sleeper all the way to Balmoral

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From: All aboard!


You are in the mood for castles and moonlight.

Unlocked with Helltrain.png Involved in a Railway Venture 80


Challenge information

Broad, Bear.png Dangerous 200

  • 137 - very chancy (41%)
  • 170 - chancy (51%)
  • 204 - modest (61%)
  • 237 - very modest (71%)
  • 270 - low-risk (81%)
  • 304 - straightforward (91%)
  • 334 - straightforward (100%)

Difficulty is ((Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River - Fist.png Train Defences) x 50) + 200.

Success

Arrival

Description summary:
Description varies with Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River.


Widow.png Banditry Description
0 This stretch of track is perfectly safe: no one tries to hold up the train, or put a claw through the windows.
1 This part of the track is safe most of the time – and so it proves on this occasion. None of the passengers try to pick your pocket or start a fight; nothing outside the train mounts an attack.
2 This part of the track is safe most of the time – and so it proves on this occasion. One other passenger eyes your pocket, but you stare at her until she realises you are not the target for a wise criminal.
3 This territory is perhaps less wild than it used to be, but it is still not as safe as the Railway's posters like to suggest. It is sheer good fortune that you don't run into any trouble on your journey.
4 Whatever the Railway's promotions may claim, this is not tame territory. "Lucky journey this time," the conductor remarks, and kisses an amulet shaped like a thistle.
5 At one point, the engine slows to a crawl. Something thumps repeatedly against the outside of your carriage. The window cracks. Then the engineer pours on the coal – or perhaps some other, more effective fuel – and the train flies forward again […]
6 The western Neath has a reputation for being empty. You do not find it so today. Dozens of would-be train robbers gather at a narrow point in the track and pelt […] the train. The engineer […] speeds through. But this could have ended very differently.
7 - 8 […] On the track ahead is a cloaked man riding a huge, tusked creature: […] Its eyes are lamps; its hooves are sledgehammers.

[…] you manage to wound the thing – hanging out the window, aiming in the dark – and it falls back. […]

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Failure

Arrival

Description summary:
Description varies with Widow.png Seeing Banditry in the Upper River.


Widow.png Banditry Description
0 - 1 This stretch of track is supposed to be perfectly safe: attacks are fewer than they used to be, and the criminals less bold. But that doesn't protect against the passengers themselves. One decides to indulge in a bit of recreational robbery. […]
2 The land outside the train offers only twilight, and no particular threat. It's the honey-mazed woman […] next to you that proves difficult, thrashing and screaming about panthers and the dome. You compel her to be still, but she scratches your face.
3 The land outside the train offers only twilight, and no particular threat. One of your fellow passengers, on the other hand, is transporting a Python-Headed hound. "Bred it myself," he tells you, just before it exhibits its fangs.
4 At one point, the engine slows to a crawl. Something thumps repeatedly against the outside of your carriage. The window cracks. A scaled arm reaches through the open portal. You are quick enough to cut it off; not quick enough to avoid being wounded.
5 […] the engine slows to a crawl. Something thumps repeatedly against the outside of your carriage. The window cracks, then explodes inward. Several leather-clad attackers come through – two human, one Clay. You and the conductor manage to fight them off […]
6 The western Neath has a reputation for being empty. You do not find it so today. Dozens of would-be train robbers […] pelt the side of the train. The engineer is new to his job […] He stops, and in a moment the ruffians are aboard […]
7 - 8 The train comes to a stop not half an hour out of Moloch station. On the track ahead is a cloaked man riding a huge, tusked creature […]

It stamps, terribly, on the roof of the carriage, crumpling the metal and driving a piece of metal into your side. […]

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