A Lesson in History

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A Lesson in History
SS guineapiggaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Pigmote Isle
Linked to SS generic portsmall.png Pigmote Isle
Data ID 152289


A Lesson in History is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Select to support the Cavies during A Choice will lead to this sequence of events. As long as you don't try to Steal the Eye during Aftermaths, you will have the Guinea Page available as a Mascot, and the port will provide free Supplies, Fuel and Terror reduction.

To support the Cavies, offer Supplies, or pass a somewhat challenging Veils or Iron challenge.


Chapter III: A Lesson in History[edit | edit source]

"The Seneschal leads you to the southern side of the island, skirting the Chickenwoods. A much smaller guinea pig, its fur braided with a slender strip of Parabola linen, scurries over, and bows. The Seneschal takes her leave."

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

Chapter III: A Lesson in History is triggered when you do the Favour the Seneschal action in the SS mercyhandgaz.png A Choice event.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Ask the Page to take you to the barracks.
"Surprising odds."
Ask the Page to take you to the steam-pinnace.
    -
"A chalky shore."
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Ask the Page to take you to the hospice.
"The Black Death."
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Ask the Page to take you to the King.
"" [clarification needed]

Chapter IV: An Urgent Venture[edit | edit source]

"The Page led me -- crouching at first, and then on my knees -- before King Gracegnaw and the Seneschal."

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

Chapter IV: An Urgent Venture is triggered when you do the Ask the Page to take you to the King. action in the SS guineapiggaz.png Chapter III: A Lesson in History event.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
I had nothing to offer but my advice
I would not risk my crew on this potentially doomed venture.
A charge!
The Cavies' supplies would not last them much longer...
I offered to retrieve the Lady's Eye by force
    SS ironsmall.png Iron challenge (67 for 100%)

Failed event
"A question of timing."
Successful event
"A perfect pincer."


I plotted to steal the Eye with cunning
    SS veilssmall.png Veils challenge (67 for 100%)

Failed event Most likely outdated. Requires testing to update.
"Slow to strike"
Successful event
"Ships in the night."

Chapter V: A Nation Rises[edit | edit source]

"The rats were defeated. Cavia was triumphant. All that remained were the celebrations,and the continuation of our voyage. Oh, how we feated into the night. Then..."

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

Chapter V: A Nation Rises is triggered when you successfully do either I had nothing to offer but my advice, I offered to retrieve the Lady's Eye by force or I plotted to steal the Eye with cunning actions in the SS guineapiggaz.png Chapter IV: An Urgent Venture event.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
I invited one of the Cavies to join us "Welcome aboard."
I spoke on behalf of the rats Failed event (??%) Outdated requirement: it does not seem to be a Hearts challenge anymore, but outcome can still fail or succeed. Requires testing.
"The spoils of war."
Successful event (??%)
"Thoughtful consideration."
The wide dark zee beckoned
"THE END" Completes the story


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