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A New Recruit

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A New Recruit
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Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to London
Data ID 154278

A New Recruit is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

A New Recruit is triggered when you do the A new recruit action in SS fallenlondon portsmall.png Fallen London.

Story description[edit | edit source]

Someone wants to sign on.

Game note: On later visits, different officers will sometimes be available. If there's more than one choice, you can choose one per visit.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Engage an Officer: the Brisk Campaigner

“Hoi, you! You need a real physician. None of your surgeons.”


Game note: The Brisk Campaigner is a skilled Doctor who increases Hearts and Iron.

Welcome aboard!

“Hm. Don't you have anywhere cleaner? Well, if I must do it myself. Where can I find a mop?”


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.


Engage an Officer: the Haunted Doctor

“Please. I must leave this place. I can work my passage. I'm a doctor.”


Game note: The Haunted Doctor increases Hearts and Pages.

Welcome aboard!

“Thank you. This is mine? It'll do very nicely. Excuse me; I will just turn up the oil lamp a touch. I dislike the dark...”


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.


Engage an Officer: the Genial Magician

“Good afternoon, Adressed As! Perhaps I can do your engines some good. No, ha ha, I'm quite the engineer. Difficult to credit, isn't it? But here are my references.”


Game note: The Genial Magician increases Veils and Mirrors.

Welcome aboard!

“I'll get to work below. Perhaps I should change out of this jacket first, of course.”


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.


Engage an Officer: the Tireless Mechanic

“Afternoon. Ready to offer my services. I'm an engineer. Finest you'll ever hire. Treat engines like my own children. Not that I have children. Too busy. Usually busy.”


Game note: The Tireless Mechanic increases Veils and Fuel Efficiency.

Welcome aboard!

“Spot of rust, spot of rust. Soon see to that. You there! Help me with this spot of rust.”


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.


Engage an Officer: the Carnelian Exile

Adressed As. I know the way. Let me show you.”


Game note: The Exile is a First Officer who increases Mirrors and Pages.

Welcome aboard!


“Here I am. A ship, I suppose, is both always here, and never there, because there becomes here.”


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.

Engage an Officer: Maybe's Daughter

At the end of the rotting dock, a woman perches on a suitcase. Both she and the suitcase are noticeably cleaner than everything else in view.

“Hello! Where are you headed? On second thoughts, I don't mind. Can I come aboard? Yes, I'm an engineer, but I'm an engineer in a hurry.”


Game note: Maybe's Daughter is an Engineer who increases Veils, Iron and Engine Power.

Welcome aboard!

“If anyone comes looking for me, well, I'm not accepting callers. Can I trust you to pass that on? You don't want them distracting me from my duties.”


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.


Engage an Officer: the Presbyterate Adventuress

“Afternoon, Adressed As. Looking for a gunnery officer? I'd like to help you blow up some monsters, if you'll have me.”


Game note: The Adventuress is a Gunnery Officer who increases Iron and Veils.

Welcome aboard!

“Oh, hello, captain. Is this one of yours? I had to knock her about a bit. She didn't like taking orders from foreigners. Still, we're good friends now.” The Adventuress claps the black-eyed sailor on the back. Oddly enough, they do seem to be friends now.


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.


Engage an Officer: the Irrepressible Cannoneer

Adressed As! Are you looking for a gunner? I'm looking for a ship! Here are my references!! Here are more references!! Here's my design for a whistling shell!! Here's my colleague!! (He'll stay on shore.) Here's my hand!!! Will you take it?”

Game note: The Cannoneer is a Gunnery Officer who substantially increases Iron.

Welcome aboard!!

“Oh, this is interesting. Room for improvement! There's always room for improvement. Wait: let me make notes. Paper!!”


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.


Engage an Officer: the Sigil-Ridden Navigator

“I... let me guide your ship. I know all the zee, how it was, how it will be. Please. I... the headaches only stop when I'm working.”


Game note: The Navigator is a First Officer who increases Mirrors and Veils.

Welcome aboard!

“Thank you. Ah, my God, the air, the air. It's clearer already. Let me chart a course for you. (Ah, my head. My head.)”


Game note: Appoint your new Officer by dragging him from the Officers tab to his slot at the top of the screen. Do this in port, not at sea, or you may unsettle your crew.


Engage a Zailor

What desperate desire has led this one to sign on? Who cares? They're very keen. Consequently, they're cheap.

Game note: This will simply increase your Crew by one.

A new face

They come, they go. May this one live a little longer than most.

London story events
A New RecruitAn Inspection by the Ministry of Public DecencyReturning to LondonThe First ClueThe Revenue MenYour Father's Bones: A Cold Trail (event)Your Father's Bones: the Next Step
Story events
A New RecruitInvitation to a BeheadingAn Inspection by the Ministry of Public DecencyReturning to LondonThe First ClueThe House of the QuestionThe Revenue MenThe Rose and TigerThe Trouble with Tomb-ColonistsThe Vengeance of JonahThe Venturer's PassageThe Web of StoneThe Wisp-WaysYour Father's Bones: A Cold Trail (event)Your Father's Bones: the Next Step