This might be faster... Arrange matters so that you have an invitation to a gathering of 'Admirers of the Invisible World'

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From: Become Better Acquainted with a Cloistered Diatomist

The Diatomist is a member of the group. They have a casual arrangement of meetings where they discuss advances in microscopy. Though, if your target isn't there, it will be a rather dry evening.

Challenge information

Broad, Watchful 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%)


A very pleasant evening

[…] it is easy to fall into conversation with the Diatomist. […] his love for his work and his enthusiasm at finding a fellow devotee swiftly overcomes his shyness. He will effuse for as long as you let him on the delicate conjoining of science and art.

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This wasn't what you planned...

This evening features a […] guest, who wishes to discourse on […] slide manufacture. The number of attendees is fewer than usual, and the Diatomist is among the absentees. Perhaps they have heard this speaker before. No amount of wine reduces the monotony.

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