Try to take him alive

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From: A showdown with the Rattus Faber Chief

These vermin have been worthy adversaries. And you may be able to wring a ransom out of them if you offer to spare him. But taking him alive will be much harder.

Challenge information

Broad, Dangerous 30

  • 21 - very chancy (42%)
  • 26 - chancy (52%)
  • 31 - modest (62%)
  • 36 - very modest (72%)
  • 41 - low-risk (82%)
  • 46 - straightforward (92%)
  • 50 - straightforward (100%)


Peace with honour!

[…] they refuse! The cheap brutes! […] In obvious indignation, the rat-chief vows to repay the favour by saving your life. You find it very hard to take this seriously. And you resolve to watch him carefully at night. But he could be useful […]

Description summary:
The rats leave. They refuse to part with the ransom. They do, however, part with their Chief, their fortifications, and their crumpled and blood-spattered map.

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Success Instructions: Your lodgings are now free of rats. You may return to Watchmaker's Hill.

Redirects to: 'Rattus Faber: Threat or Menace?'



Erratic but painful blasts from his ratty blunderbuss drive you from the room. There will be another time...