The spy and the cipher

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A wild-eyed villain whirls as you enter. "Of course it's you! You are the only one she'll spare! I've seen her letters!" He trails off into incoherence.

Unlocked with An Agent of the Cheesemonger exactly 17

Storylet appears in The Forgotten Quarter

Options:

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Take the cipher by force
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    Challenge information

    Broad, Dangerous 55 || 38 - very chancy (41%) || 47 - chancy (51%) || 56 - modest (61%) || 66 - very modest (72%) || 75 - low-risk (81%) || 84 - straightforward (91%) || 92 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    Gaining the cipher

    Failure

    Whoa, there

    ^
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Reason with the man
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    Challenge information

    Broad, Persuasive 55 || 38 - very chancy (41%) || 47 - chancy (51%) || 56 - modest (61%) || 66 - very modest (72%) || 75 - low-risk (81%) || 84 - straightforward (91%) || 92 - straightforward (100%)

    Success

    Gaining the cipher

    Failure

    Whoa, there!

    ^
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Abandon the whole business