The next victim?

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From: The Tower of Knives: Difficulties at a Smoky Flophouse


You have struck up a rough and casual friendship with a Coughing Footpad. Well enough, but Jack-of-Smiles is operating in the area and you're sure your friend is the next victim. Can you sneak him to safety elsewhere?

Unlocked with Jack.png An Annoyance to Jack-of-Smiles 1, Key.png 1 x Key to a Smoky Flophouse Dormitory, Jack.png Jack's Gone - Jack's Still About


Challenge information

Broad, Sidebarshadowy.png Shadowy 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%)

Success

A clean escape

The Footpad's hacking cough is not an aid to stealth, but you manage to guide him out of the flophouse. He knows a few places in the Flit that might take him in and he promises to put in a good word for you up there. Jack loses, this time.

Rare Success

Something for you

The Footpad's hacking cough is not an aid to stealth, but you manage to guide him safely out of the flophouse. He presses a tiny glass vial into your hand. His last treasure from the time when he was a respectable gentleman.


Failure

Jill-of-Smiles?

You turn to the flophouse's landlady on your way out. It's Smiles! The noxious clouds of smoke from her pipe disguise his (her?) presence and a blade flashes. Your friend is felled with a straight cut to the neck and Smiles runs off giggling.