Ask what he's heard about recent events He might not be quite the player of the Game he was, but he keeps his ear to the ground.
Success: +8 Clues
Failure: +3 Clues
Compose a new verse glorifying Serault The Seat of the Stag is his great, unfinished work. A hundred-odd stanzas of patriotic rhyme. Sometimes he sings the latest version at feasts, rewriting verses as he goes.
-(Dignity) in Clues, +10 Dignity
Carouse with the Wayward Bard Fine food. Finer wine. Soft silks and gold thread. The attention of bright young things. These he cannot resist.
You will gain a Favor from the Wayward Bard, but may lose Dignity.
Success: -5 Bags of Royals, +1 Favor
Wake up with the Wayward Bard in your bed Was it your intention? A happy accident? Does it matter? He's experienced, confident and canny, both in politics and the bedchamber.
-2 Favor, Bard becomes Lover with +20 Cunning
[Requires having taken the Bard as your Lover]
Send him to steal secrets He's mostly retired, but for you he'll revisit old, bad habits.
Spend a Favor from the Wayward Bard to gain a Secret and Clues. If you fail, you'll gain Peril.
Success: +1 Secret, +9 Clues, -1 Favor
Failure: +1 Secret, +10 Clues, -1 Favor, +20 Peril