Trade on your connections: recommend criminal stooges

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From: Dabble in the Great Game

A Pensive Publisher needs assistance with a certain matter. 'Illegal' is an unfortunate word. Maybe 'demi-legal' would be better in this instance. Or 'sub-legal', perhaps.

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Unlocked with The Airs of London 54-66, 1 x Favours: Criminals

Locked with The Great Game - Opening Moves

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 25

  • 18 - very chancy (43%)
  • 22 - chancy (52%)
  • 26 - modest (62%)
  • 30 - very modest (72%)
  • 34 - low-risk (81%)
  • 38 - straightforward (91%)
  • 42 - straightforward (100%)


A career in revolution

By day the Pensive Publisher publishes travelogues and gazetteers dealing with the exotic ports of the Unterzee. By night he does business for the Iron Republic, Hell's closest colony.

You […] aliases of several individuals of flexible morality […]

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The Pensive Publisher's […] eyes are the stark, savage blue of the true sky, a colour that's quickly forgotten among the greys and ochres of sunken London.

You give him the names […] He is unconvinced.[…] What does he want? Written testimonials?[…]

Description summary:
In his line of work, everything must be referenced. In yours, nothing recorded. There is no resolving this professional disagreement.

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