Your Salon: invite Silas the Showman as a guest of honour

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From: The Tower of Eyes: Behind Closed Doors at a Handsome Townhouse

Action Cost: 2

Silas is not the blazing star he was. But he has a fund of anecdotes laid down like cannon-shot in a deep cellar. He will demolish your guests' defences. Perhaps.

Unlocked with 1 x A Salon, Acquaintance: Silas the Showman 1, Engaged in a Scheme: a Salon 6, The Airs of London 50–75

Challenge information

A matter of luck: Pretty good odds (success chance: 80%)


An unexpected Silas

[…] Silas is a surprise. He arrives gravely sober, in immaculate evening-dress. He conducts an hour-long lecture on the wars of the Fourth City: […]

The next day, he calls on you to apologise for missing the Salon. You are confused. He is confused. […]

Description summary:
Silas (or someone!) expounds on the Fourth City, Parabola, the Rosers and other arcane topics.

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No sign of the wretch!

Everyone is waiting. No sign of Silas. He's probably drunk in a gutter somewhere. Although there is a small chance he's pilfering eggs from your larder. Perhaps you'd better check.