The aegis of aesthetics

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From: Matters of State

"The tigers have grown dangerously bored, Governor. In the interest of public safety - and the wellbeing of the tigers, which is our responsibility - I suggest you immediately arrange an art exhibition for them to enjoy."

Game Instructions: Spend Silver Horseheads to gain Striped Delights.

Unlocked with Time Passing in Office 1-6, The Airs of Port Carnelian 71-100, Silver Horseheads 20, Imperial Legitimacy

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 134

  • 92 - very chancy (41%)
  • 114 - chancy (51%)
  • 137 - modest (61%)
  • 159 - very modest (71%)
  • 181 - low-risk (81%)
  • 204 - straightforward (91%)
  • 224 - straightforward (100%)


A fine reception

[…] the Forty Nine Regrets, which portrays - in violent colours, not mollified by time - armoured horses, fallen among gigantic toadstools, being devoured by tigers.

"Remembering the Khanate's failed ambition, Governor?" one asks. "[…] delightful."

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In bad taste?

[…] murmuring […] scenic scrolls from the Censured School of Silver, which detail nothing more offensive than fantastical gardens and sunsets coloured with a curious shade of orange.

"Rather crass. The history honours the foe… A pity, really."

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