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From: An Unsigned Message

"The Crooked-Cross is a tempter. He invites the ignorant to knowledge, and opposes any monopoly on morality. He tests the boundaries between right and wrong. He has parted a priest and his faith, convincing the priest to deface the sign of his God."

Unlocked with Keysteel Profession: Conjurer, Sidebarnotability Notability 5, University Connected: Benthic 5, Devil Renown: Hell 5, Clergy Renown: The Church 5

Challenge information

Broad, Fox Persuasive 300

  • 205 - very chancy (41%)
  • 255 - chancy (51%)
  • 305 - modest (61%)
  • 355 - very modest (71%)
  • 405 - low-risk (81%)
  • 455 - straightforward (91%)
  • 500 - straightforward (100%)



Many of those who seek ordination in the Imposter Church would look for a priest with a secret shame. You, however, choose a good man. […]When the priest takes a hammer to the old cross, he does so with the certainty of a saint. […]

Player summary:
You find a priest of unimpeachable faith and morality, and tempt him into smashing a golden cross without a hint of uncertainty or hesitation.

Your horrid imp leaves you so as not to attract undue attention now that you are anointed. He leaves with fear in his eyes.

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Success Instructions: If you wish to change your Addressed As to reflect your new profession, you can change it via 'The Roof-Tops: Urchins' Opportunity Card.



The lady sits in the foremost pew every Sunday[…] The priest's eyes never leave her. When he prays, he prays for her […] He doesn't want her, he loves her. And he knows the sort of man who would break his vows to God would not be worthy of her[…]

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