The Snuffer

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From: The Warden

The warden has a problem. The gaolers are complaining of 'the Snuffer' - some kind of beast loose in the prison that eats their candles and occasionally them. The warden offers a little remission on your sentence if you deal with it.

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 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%)


Catching a glimpse

You only catch a glimpse of the thing's eyes, but you know it saw you. […]

You pick up something it dropped: a scrap of human skin [with] a trace of beard. You make your report to the warden, and […] the other inmates are keen to hear your story.

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Scared it off

Whatever this thing is, it's scared of you. The Snuffer knows the prison's secret ways and it keeps one step ahead of you. You don't catch it.