Track down the Fidgeting Writer

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From: A Sense of Déjà Vu

He doesn't answer your invitation to meet at the Singing Mandrake. Is he avoiding you?

Game Instructions: If you fail, you'll lose your Sense of Déjà Vu

Unlocked with 1 x Sense of Déjà Vu, Watchful 60, 1 x Vision of the Surface

Challenge information

A matter of luck: Pretty good odds (success chance: 70%)


You make clear you're paying and his reluctance disappears


He tells you about the dreams […] their skies are filled with giants: the Mottled Man, the Serpent-Handed, the Red Bird. You've heard those names before! […] The work of an anonymous surface-poet. Curiously, you came across a copy of it […]

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Success Instructions: Use a Glimpse of Something Larger in your inventory to investigate the surface-poem.


A week too late

A Soft-Hearted Widow shows you the leaky garret he used to rent. The worst holes are plugged with discarded poem-fragments […]

'It was an accident. I'm sure it was an accident. When he wrote I wouldn't see him for days on end – […]'

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