The study of antiquities

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From: Unfinished Business in Ladybones Road

Action Cost: 2

Spies have taken to baking messages into horsehead amulets. Your contact has intercepted a cache of real ones, but she suspects there are fakes among them. Can you pick out the antiques from the intrigues? She'd rather not smash any of the real ones.

Game Instructions: Success will get you Relics of the Fourth City.

Unlocked with A Person of Some Importance -

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 100

  • 69 - very chancy (41%)
  • 85 - chancy (51%)
  • 102 - modest (61%)
  • 119 - very modest (71%)
  • 135 - low-risk (81%)
  • 152 - straightforward (91%)
  • 167 - straightforward (100%)


A swift eye for value

You sort through the amulets with a decisive swiftness. You separate them into three piles on the table of a tavern within earshot of the gallows: amulets containing messages, fakes, and your fee.


Inexpensive intrigue

Fake... fake... fake... D__n, but these spies are cheap! And you'll never know why your contact chose a tavern next to the gallows to do business. All that gurgling and thrashing isn't doing your concentration any good.