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The Defiant Canvas

With cultural venues flourishing across the empire, a famous painter has been criticizing your rule obliquely through their work. Based in the cosmopolitan city of {0}, their latest piece depicts a gluttonous, saggy-fleshed giant snacking on a platter of sugared cakes, and they are gaining much public attention. What is your response?

Choices :

A blanket ban on political artwork will make a strong statement, but could provoke unrest.

  • Modifies the Order axis towards Authority
  • Chance of bad consequences

The edge of the artist's censure can be blunted by seeming pleased.

  • Modifies the Order axis towards Liberty

Funding artists might persuade them to create less political artwork—and fuel the arts.

  • -50
  • Modifies the Economic axis towards Individualism
  • Chance of good consequences