A Raggedy Fellow
|A Raggedy Fellow|
|Linked to||Port Cecil Venderbight|
Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]
Event description[edit | edit source]
Captain! I'm a good zeeman! I'm yours if you'll have me! Will you have me? I'm hungry. I'll work hard.' He seems likely enough, if a little ragged and sorrowful.
Interactions[edit | edit source]
|Take him with you
You could use an extra hand.
|Taking a chance
“You won't be sorry! I'll work double watches! Ask anyone, they'll tell you I have a good name!” Yes, yes. Eventually you get him to stop talking. His enthusiasm is promising, if a little pitiable.
|Game note: There may be further effects from this decision.|
|Rare event (25%)|
|The way through the waves
All the way back to the ship, he talks excitedly about the zeeman's craft. You start paying attention when he mentions navigational tricks you hadn't come across. With luck, he'll work as hard as he talks.
|Leave him here
Strangers are too chancy. You've heard stories about things in the shape of sailors. Or you just don't like his face.
“Eh, you're no true captain, to abandon a zeeman so. I wouldn't want take a berth on your ship if it were the last one out of Irem. You hear me? You hear me? I'd eat cave-slime first!”
|Rare event (25%)|
“You won't take me? Well, you'll take my curse! Salt, witness me! My curse on this captain without charity! Others will abandon you, as you abandoned me! Curse you! Curse you!” He spits on the floor and slashes his arm to release the blood. His eyes roll: tears burst from them and roll down his cheek. You leave him to rant and weep...
|No room||A shrug|
|Pay his passage home
An act of generosity.
||An enthusiastic handshake
“Thankee captain! All I can give ye is my blessing (poor raggedy thing) and this cloak (raggedier yet, but it was good Khanate work once). Zafe zees to ye!”
|A sudden apprehension||Failed event|
|An unexpected windfall|