Officers

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Recruit officers on your travels - some are familiar faces from SS fallenlondon portgaz.png Fallen London, some are new. Officers provide bonuses to your ship's stats - SS ironsmall.png Iron, SS veilssmall.png Veils, SS mirrorssmall.png Mirrors, SS heartssmall.png Hearts and SS pensmall.png Pages - but more importantly they're a source of stories. Get to know your First Officer and she might share the co-ordinates of a secret smugglers' cove stuffed with drowning-pearls. Feed your ship's cat a moonish sprat and it may begin to glow in the dark. Invite your surgeon to dinner in your cabin and... well, who knows?

You can view your available officers and mascots anytime by viewing the Officers tab in your gazetteer. If you change officers while at sea, you will gain one unit of SS skullsmall.png Terror.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

The most common way to obtain Officers is to recruit him/her in SS fallenlondon portgaz.png Fallen London by doing the A new recruit! action. You can only recruit Officers if you have SS aboardsmall.png Another Day: A New Recruit?, a quality gained by arriving in SS fallenlondon portgaz.png Fallen London with SS gamekeeper cottagesmall.png Something Awaits You.

Mascots and other Officers can only be obtained via interactions. See the list below for more details in how to obtain them.

List of officers[edit | edit source]

Cooks[edit | edit source]

Portrait Name Effects Notes
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Bandaged Poissonnier This officer can be recruited by doing The Vengeance of Jonah at Venderbight. Trains Hearts to 100.
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Bandaged Chef-Paramount Promoted from Bandaged Poissonnier by completing his story. Trains Hearts to 100.
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Nacreous Outcast This officer can can be recruited by doing An Extra Move in the story The Pulse of the Principles. Trains Hearts.
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Nacreous Survivor Promoted from Nacreous Outcast by choosing Lose the match at the conclusion of The Pulse of the Principles, or ransomed back from the Fathomking at great expense after winning.
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Shady Cook Received with the Veteran of the Campaign of '68 background.
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Scrimshaw Chronicler Obtained during the Memoirs: Glory's Bones quest and selecting the Tell him the truth option to complete the quest.

Chief Engineers[edit | edit source]

Portrait Name Effects Notes
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Gall-Eyed Engineer Received with the An ordained priest background.
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Genial Magician Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 3 or 4.
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Prudent Magician Genial Magician becomes this after his story is completed semi-successfully.
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The Satisfied Magician Genial Magician becomes this after his story is completed successfully. Trains Veils to 100.
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The Urbane Magician Genial Magician becomes this after his story is completed unsuccessfully. Great stats but unable to build The Serpentine.
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Maybe's Daughter Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 6 or 7.

Recruit this Officer in Mangrove College during a story.

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Maybe's Rival Maybe's Daughter becomes this if she successfully returns from Pentstock's Wicket in A Visit to the Bazaar. Trains Veils to 100.
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Nobody's Daughter Maybe's Daughter becomes this if she is discouraged from going through Pentstock's Wicket in A Visit to the Bazaar.
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Tireless Mechanic Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 4 or 5. Trains Veils to 150.

Recruit this officer in Frostfound for 20 echos with Engage an Officer: the Tireless Mechanic

First Officers[edit | edit source]

Portrait Name Effects Notes
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Carnelian Exile Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 5 or 6, or at the Grand Geode. Trains Mirrors to 100.
SS mercilessmodistegaz.png The Merciless Modiste Recruit this Officer in SS Locations Mount Palmerston.png Mount Palmerston for 5x SS parabolalinensmall.png Bale of Parabola-Linen. (Added in Sept 2015.) Trains Veils to 125.
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Sigil-Ridden Navigator Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 9 or 10, or at Shepherd Isles for 50 echo. Trains Mirrors to 100.
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Sigil-Eaten Navigator The Sigil-Ridden Navigator becomes this if his story is completed at Kingeater's Castle
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Sly Navigator Received by starting the game with the Poet background. Trains Mirrors to 50.
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Your Father Your Father can be rescued as one way to obtain his bones, and thus win the game.

Gunnery Officers[edit | edit source]

Portrait Name Effects Notes
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Irrepressible Cannoneer Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 8 or 9, or in the Iron Republic. Trains Iron to 100; sometimes lightly damages the ship and gives two points of Iron for one Secret.
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Longshanks Gunner Received by starting the game with the A street urchin! background.
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Presbyterate Adventuress Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 7 or 8, or in port near Adam's Way.
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Wistful Deviless From the Wistful Deviless storylet on Mount Palmerston.

Surgeons[edit | edit source]

Portrait Name Effects Notes
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Brisk Campaigner Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 1 or 2.
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Indomitable Campaigner Complete the Brisk Campaigner's storyline. Trains Hearts to 100.
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Cladery Heir Recruit this Officer in London with A New Recruit? value of 1 or higher. Previously was only available to players who backed Sunless Sea at the Navigator Tier or higher. Trains Hearts to 100.
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Haunted Doctor Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 2 or 3, or at Saviour's Rocks for free.
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Determined Doctor Promote this Officer from the Haunted Doctor.
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Disillusioned Doctor Promote this Officer from the Determined Doctor. Trains Hearts to 100.
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The Lady in Lilac Random event when Terror is greater than 75. Disappears when Terror goes below 26.
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Plausible Surgeon Received by starting the game with the A natural philosopher background.
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The Scarred Sister Received by doing the Hunter's Keep storylet.

Mascots[edit | edit source]

Portrait Name Effects Notes
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Albino Tinkerer This mascot can be recruited by taking the side of the Rats in Pigmote Isle.
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Comatose Ferret This is your starting mascot.
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Elegiac Cockatoo This mascot can be recruited by exploring the swamps in Mangrove College.
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Eyeless Skull This mascot can be recruited by several ways, including exploring the Shattered Citadel in Godfall.
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Guinea Page This mascot can be recruited by taking the side of the Cavies in Pigmote Isle.
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Keeper-Moth Possible reward mascot from the The First Curator storyline in Venderbight.
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Monkey Foundling This mascot will volunteer herself if you forebear with her in the Empire of Hands.
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Parabolan Kitten This is a starting mascot unlocked through Fallen London, where it may be obtained from the Kickstarter-exclusive Parabolan Panther or received as a gift from a panther-owner.
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Parabolan Panther This is a Kickstarter backer-only starting mascot that unlocks the corresponding panther companion in Fallen London. With the right card it could generate giftable Parabolan Kittens.
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Vigilant Idol The Vigilant Idol can be recruited by completing the Principles' quest in Port Cecil and choosing to win the final chess game.
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Wretched Mog This mascot can be recruited by spending 3 x Supplies at Mutton Island by choosing the "Pick up a Wretched Mog" interaction.