The fist and crook

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From: Thump!

The extra weight is the seal on the envelope. It's a huge, terribly old-fashioned thing. The imprint in the wax is of an iron gauntlet holding a shepherd's crook. That's the seal of the Bishop of Southwark.

Game Instructions: Try playing this even if your Renown: The Church is low.

Challenge information

Broad, Renown: The Church 15

  • 11 - very chancy (44%)
  • 13 - chancy (52%)
  • 16 - modest (64%)
  • 18 - very modest (72%)
  • 21 - low-risk (84%)
  • 23 - straightforward (92%)
  • 25 - straightforward (100%)


Vellum? Who uses vellum any more?

'Mother Church needs you! You are among the least wicked of the foul sinners of this earth, and I have need of your skills in a matter of theological husbandry. Find me in the Fourth Coil of the Labyrinth […] And for God's sake, [formal gendertitle], hurry!'

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Spittle-flecked vellum

'Pitiable sinner! I have need of you! I am engaged in an operation of theological husbandry, and although you are a SINNING WRETCH, I have need of your skills. Find me in the Fourth Coil of the Labyrinth of Tigers, before BEELZEBUB CLAIMS YOUR SOUL.'