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Stepping back from the altar and looking down at the bleating and wailing goat in front of you, you realise that there was nothing about this in the script. So, it looks like you are going to have to make it up on the spot. Fortunately, improvisation is one of your strong points.

Taking a deep breath, you say: ‘Alas, brothers and sisters, I cannot sacrifice this goat. It pains me to do so, but – in the Glorious name of Zuccax – this goat shall not be sacrificed tonight!

An ominous silence fills the room as the clock chimes midnight. After what feels like a long, awkward eternity of silence, you hear hushed whispers in an arcane tongue that you had thought long forgotten. Even the goat looks up at you with forlorn disappointment in it’s eyes.

Finally, yet another voice booms from the darkness: ‘Acolyte! Explain yourself at once! You have broken the sacred traditions of our noble order and, unless you have a very compelling reason for doing so, then our laws clearly state that the Elder Goddess Zuccax can only be sated with human blood if there is no good reason for the ritual being broken.

Well, it looks like you’re going to have to think on your feet! What will you do?

– If you want to deliver a stern moral lecture CLICK HERE

– If you want to sacrifice something that isn’t a goat CLICK HERE

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