A Difficult Conversation (Romance)

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A Difficult Conversation
SS argumentgaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS urchingirlsmall.png Romance: a Child in London

SS salonsmall.png Romance: Love in the Dark

SS rosesmall.png Romance: Someone Back Home

Data ID 180731

A Difficult Conversation (Romance) is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

You may be looking for SS haunteddoctorgaz.png A Difficult Conversation related to the SS haunteddoctorsmall.png Determined Doctor.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

A Difficult Conversation (Romance) is automatically triggered in SS fallenlondon portgaz.png Fallen London if you have the following:

Story description[edit | edit source]

Some would say that zee-captains must be free to love who they will. It's a lonely life. But it seems your sweetheart disagrees.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Er -

You shouldn't ever see this. Something went wrong.

Please release me

You're released. But could you mail sunlesssea@failbettergames.com and let us know what happened? Thank you so much!

Obviously a debugging option.
Convince the Dapper Chap to stay with you

He's waiting for you, leaning elegantly against a dock-crane. “I know,” he says without preamble. “Tell me it's not true.”

Failed event
The bitter end

“I should have known better,” he remarks, “than to trust a zailor.” His diplomatic training keeps his face impassive. He could be speaking regretfully of the weather. “Good day, Captain. For the last time.”

Successful event
A cautious peace

Yes, you want to stay with him. Yes, you deeply regret what happened out at zee. It's easy to make mistakes out there. No, you'll break it off with your officer. Yes, you understand.


Game note: It's up to you whether to keep your promise.


Convince the Likely Lass to stay with you

She has harsh things to say about both you and your favourite officer. How did she find out? “I am a spy,” she points out.

Failed event
The bitter end

“I deserve better than this. Stay at zee forever for all I care. You'll never see me again.” Her face is calm as marble: you can't reach her now.

Successful event
A cautious peace

Yes, you want to stay with her. Yes, you deeply regret what happened out at zee. It's easy to make mistakes out there. No, you'll break it off with your officer. Yes, you understand.


Game note: It's up to you whether to keep your promise.


Convince the Dapper Chap to stay with you

He's waiting for you, leaning elegantly against a dock-crane. “I know,” he says without preamble. “Tell me it's not true.”

Failed event
The bitter end

“I should have known better,” he remarks, “than to trust a zailor.” His diplomatic training keeps his face impassive. He could be speaking regretfully of the weather. “Good day, Captain. For the last time.”

Successful event
A cautious peace

Yes, you want to stay with him. Yes, you deeply regret what happened out at zee. It's easy to make mistakes out there. No, you'll break it off with your officer. Yes, you understand.


Game note: It's up to you whether to keep your promise.


Convince the Likely Lass to stay with you

She has harsh things to say about both you and your favourite officer. How did she find out? “I am a spy,” she points out.

Failed event
The bitter end

“I deserve better than this. Stay at zee forever for all I care. You'll never see me again.” Her face is calm as marble: you can't reach her now.

Successful event
A cautious peace

Yes, you want to stay with her. Yes, you deeply regret what happened out at zee. It's easy to make mistakes out there. No, you'll break it off with your officer. Yes, you understand.


Game note: It's up to you whether to keep your promise.


End things with your sweetheart

You can have no future with your officer, but you're better off alone.


Game note: You will also lose any child of the union that you might have.

Bitter words

Move on. The zee is always open. London will fall behind you again.

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