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From: A Lens of Black Glass

You must know the truth. You'll need the right sort of light.

Game Instructions: If you fail you'll lose your Lens of Black Glass.

Unlocked with Owl Watchful 120, Black 1 x Lens of Black Glass, Candleblack 1 x Mourning Candle

Challenge information

Cardfan A matter of luck: It could go either way (success chance: 50%)


You hold the gloomy candle up to the glass

[…] People huddle on the other side of the lens. Their regalia is archaic: the skin of a spotted cat, a beaked head-dress of red beads, a serpent-headed staff.[…]

One of them lunges for the lens.[…]

[…] Is that [Writer's] soul you caught […]? […]

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Not this time

[…] hand reaches out through the glass. An old mountain wind blows the candle out. The Writer screams. Something pushes through the lens, crushing you […]

[He] has gone.[…]

[…] it's not long before you begin to hear of other […] dreaming of giants.

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