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Blind Bruiser
Blind Bruiser (Map)
SS pirategaz.png
Located in London

Blind Bruiser is the intermediary between you and the Man of Business.

Description[edit | edit source]

Blind Bruiser may look like an ordinary pirate but look again. His connection to the Man of Business makes him a profitable, but dangerous, business connection. Double cross him and you will see his blade up close.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

When you approach the Blind Bruiser, your SS constable TCsmall.png Suspicion increases. This does not include the sale of sunlight though.

Cargo that the Blind Bruiser is asking you to deliver is only being checked for by the SS ancientriflesmall.png The Revenue Men which only care about your cargo hold when SS gamekeeper cottagesmall.png Something Awaits You ≥ 1 and ≤ 30.

SS specialconstablesmall.png An Inspection by the Ministry of Public Decency which only come by when SS gamekeeper cottagesmall.png Something Awaits You ≥ 31 and ≤ 50, will walk past anything related to Blind Bruiser without batting an eye, which actually helps with suspicion unless of course you are also cheating their side of the law.

To be able to safely deal with SS ancientriflesmall.png The Revenue Men either keep your eyes on SS gamekeeper cottagesmall.png Something Awaits You, and don't enter SS fallenlondon portgaz.png London when "the stars aren't aligned" in your favour, or keep your SS veilssmall.png Veils high and your SS constable TCsmall.png Suspicion low (more info on SS ancientriflesmall.png The Revenue Men page). You could also land in a nearby port (SS hunterskeep portsmall.png Hunter's Keep, SS muttonisland portsmall.png Quaker's Haven, SS lightship portsmall.png Light-Ship) to swap your favourite aft accessory for a SS keyhole2small.png Concealed Compartment or to waste your SS gamekeeper cottagesmall.png Something Awaits You (if that's possible) and get back to SS fallenlondon portgaz.png London with a different value (a value of 0 works).

Alternatively you can spend SS paperstacksmall.png Favours: Admiralty's Favour.

Or you can pay the tax or get caught, and then pay 1500 x SS echosmall.png Echo to the bruiser to compensate for your failure.

Alternatively you should be able to survive the failure with high iron.

Failing all that will be the death of you.

If you are not comfortable about your chances of surviving the consequences of your next touching reunion with the SS ancientriflesmall.png The Revenue Men, you may want to end your dealing with the bruiser before he decides to spring his next smuggling errand on you.

An offer for your sunlight[edit | edit source]

This interaction will not appear if you are currently not involved with the Blind Bruiser (either didn't accept his initial offer or have concluded your dealings). Nor will it appear if you do not have any Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Boxes.

SS cheeryman2small.png Favours: A Proposal from a Man of Business ≥ 1 and ≤ 6 and SS boxwhitesmall.png Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box ≥ 1

Story description[edit | edit source]

"I was just saying to myself, 'ow could the evening be further improved..."

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Sell the Bruiser your boxes

He'll pay four hundred Echoes for each - a little less than the Isle of Cats - but he's trustworthy, in his way.

"A pleasure!"

His men return the boxes, some hours later, empty of sunlight, but now containing a suitable number of coins.

You gain Empty Mirrorcatch Boxes equal to the amount of Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Boxes you had

A little gift[edit | edit source]

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

This interaction appears if your current Fuel is 8 or less, while you are docked in London.

This is currently the only state in which the Blind Bruiser can be safely ignored.

SS callingcardsmall.png Addressed As ≥ 1 and SS fuelsmall.png Fuel ≤ 8 and SS cheeryman2small.png Favours: A Proposal from a Man of Business ≤ 0


Story description[edit | edit source]

"A very fine evening to you, captain...

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Accept the ‘dispensation’

Do make sure you have fifteen points of space in the hold, or come back later. It would be embarrassing to have to leave it on the dock.

A courteous nod

"Well, my patron hopes that you find these little gifts to your liking, and he expects that perhaps some day you might choose to call on him at the Medusa's Head...

Accepting this will start your dealings with the Blind Bruiser which can only be stopped permanently. If you are looking to sell him the sunlight, but are not looking forward to doing his endless smuggling errands you may want to keep this offer hanging until you are actually ready to sell him some sunlight.
Enquire further

Who is this ‘patron’? Is there a catch?

An airy wave

"He runs a very fine and very liberal establishment just across the river what is much patronised by zailors and by men of wit and vinegar...

Returns back to accept or refuse screen after pressing continue.
Refuse

Too good to be true?

A sorrowful farewell

"I will not deny that I am a little saddened and I think that my patron also will share my sadness...

A little proposal[edit | edit source]

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

This becomes available when SS piratesmall.png Another Day: A Visit from a Blind Bruiser ≥ 1 and SS cheeryman2small.png A Proposal from a Man of Business = 1 (you said "Yes" to A little gift).

Story description[edit | edit source]

"Good evening, Captain...

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Accept the commission

It's only, after all, a trifling inconvenience.

"If you would be so kind to deliver this little gift to our friends in Mt Palmerston then they will see we gets to hear about it...

Game note: You will need at least one unit of space in your hold.

There's no urgency to take this to SS Locations Mount Palmerston.png Mount Palmerston, although SS ancientriflegaz.png The Revenue Men may demand duty if you carry it into London.

Ask if there is another task you could performs instead

"I see you are hesitant. Perhaps you find Mount Palmerston unbearable, and who could blame you. Well. If you have the vinegar, then there is another matter you could assist me with..."

"Yes, I think you would be very suitable for this task...

Refuse the commission

Your hold is full. Your affairs are complex. Mt Palmerston is far away and full of devils.

"I have to say you've made me very sad."

The Blind Bruiser wags a scarred finger...

An Assignment[edit | edit source]

An Assignment: The Last Constable[edit | edit source]

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS cheeryman2small.png Objective: An Assignment for the Cheery Man = 2 [You have agreed to hear the Bruiser out, again]

Story description[edit | edit source]

"You know, Captain, I must say - of all the zee-captains I've met lately, it seems to me that you have a knack for sensitive matters; and that you might be able to help my patron..."

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes

Accept

"He'd like her returned with every tooth still in her head, if you could. And he would be certain to award you with dispensations as generous as your own self, for doing him such kindness."

Preparing a reunion

"Kindly thanking you, Captain! -

Game note: If you return to London without having found the Last Constable, the Blind Bruiser will not take offence. Check your journal to be reminded of where the Constable might be!

Refuse

Announce to the Blind Bruiser that your debt is paid, and you're done.

Noble disappointment

"I will not pretend that this has improved my evening...

An Assignment: His Lordship's Malady[edit | edit source]

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS cheeryman2small.png Objective: An Assignment for the Cheery Man = 3 [You have agreed to hear the Bruiser out, again]

Story description[edit | edit source]

"My employer is a gentleman of considerable vitality and also humour...

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes

Accept

"Can you restore someone's youth and vigour? You can try."

A wayward rogue

"Some time ago we sent an emissary to the Fathomking's Hold...

Refuse

This is a fool's errand.

Noble disappointment

The Blind Bruiser wags a scarred finger...

Congratulations are in Order[edit | edit source]

Story description[edit | edit source]

""I hear that you bring happy tidings, "

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS cheeryman2small.png Objective: An Assignment for the Cheery Man ≥ 50 ≤ 95,
Area: Fallen London
Frequency: Always (100%)

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Hand over the Last Constable
Not a tooth is out of place, as requested.
Going home
She stands proudly, but without resistance, before the Blind Bruiser...
Hand over the Last Constable's message
"Well, you found her, and that is more than anyone else has done."
An incoming storm
"I suppose it is something to know that she is still alive...
Relay the Drownie's message
The Bruiser listens, and peels another orange.
The Blind Bruiser looks out to zee
"Our once-colleague is mistaken on several points - most notably that he is beyond consequence...
Game note: Ensure you have about ten spaces in your cargo hold before choosing this.


A Remedy for the Cheery Man[edit | edit source]

Story description[edit | edit source]

"A pleasure, Captain, a pleasure. Have you acquired a cure for my employer's unjust and mournful condition?"

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS cheeryman2small.png A Remedy for the Cheery Man ≥ 1
Area: Fallen London
Frequency: Always (100%)

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Give him the restorative
It glistens in the bottle, the colour of snail trails.
The Bruiser listens to your tale
"A journey! -
Give him the cane
You procured it at a shop of pedigree and reputation. It is as white as the one from your honey-dream.
The Bruiser takes it, gingerly
"You're quite certain, are you, that this is the path you want to take?


A Sorrowful Duty[edit | edit source]

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS cheeryman2small.png Favours: A Proposal from a Man of Business ≥ 2 ≤ 2,
SS bottledsoulbluesmall.png Unstamped Crate of Brilliant Souls ≤ 0,
SS bottledsoulbluesmall.png Crate of Brilliant Human Souls ≤ 0,

Story description[edit | edit source]

"Good evening again. I am sorry to say that my sources have informed us that you are no longer in possession of the little gift that we entrusted to you... but neither 'ave you delivered it. Consequently we must visit a reckoning on you and yours. 'old still." Behind the Blind Bruiser, a gang of ruffians clap iron-shod cudgels into their hands.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Offer compensation!
Perhaps you can still escape without worse consequences.
A heavy sigh
"You may be grateful that I am afflicted again tonight by a megrim of the 'ead...
A battle on the dockside!
The forces of the law are conspicuous by their absence. Paid off, no doubt. This doesn't look good.
    SS ironsmall.png Iron challenge (334 for 100%)

Failed event Advanced alteration value probably needs examination.


Overrun!
They are numerous, determined and brutal...
Successful event
You see them off!
Not entirely without casualties...

Souls delivered![edit | edit source]

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

This interaction appears if you delivered the Unstamped Crate of Bottled Souls at Mount Palmerston.

SS cheeryman2small.png Favours: A Proposal from a Man of Business = 3 and SS gamekeeper cottagesmall.png Something Awaits You ≤ 0

Story description[edit | edit source]

"What a propitious and encouragin' occasion this is, to meet again, here in this place which has been so very fortunate for us both! -

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Accept payment

You do need to cover your costs.

An encouraging leer

"Here is your compensation and a little fuel and a few barrels of biscuits what a certain other captain has widely surrended for the common good...

Refuse payment

Announce to the Blind Bruiser that this pays your debt, and you're done.

Noble disappointment

"I will not pretend that this has improved my evening...

A little request[edit | edit source]

Should you accept, the Blind Bruiser can send you to Gaider's Mourn, Khan's Heart or Polythreme (you can check the location you need to visit in the Journal under the "Objectives" section.)

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

This interaction appears if you accepted payment from the Souls delivered! interaction.

SS cheeryman2small.png Favours: A Proposal from a Man of Business = 4 and SS piratesmall.png Another Day: A Visit from a Blind Bruiser ≥ 1 and SS furtivehandsmall.png Objective: Collecting Cargo for the Cheery Man ≤ 0

Story description[edit | edit source]

"Once more we find ourselves 'ere on the quayside what is I suppose you might say the lip of the well of opportunities...

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Agree

"Of course if you return to London without the little package, I will probably 'ave something sharp to say about it."

""Now bring the package back 'ere..."

Game note: If you return to London without an Unstamped Crate of Brilliant Souls before completing this task, there is a risk that the Blind Bruiser will take offence.

Refuse

Announce to the Blind Bruiser that your debt is paid, and you're done.

Noble disappointment

"I will not pretend that this has improved my evening...

A Pointed Enquiry[edit | edit source]

This interaction appears if you returned to London without the Unstamped Crate of Brilliant Souls.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS cheeryman2small.png Favours: A Proposal from a Man of Business = 5

SS bottledsoulbluesmall.png Unstamped Crate of Brilliant Souls = 0

SS piratesmall.png Another Day: A Visit from a Blind_Bruiser ≥ 1

SS bottledsoulbluesmall.png Crate of Brilliant Human Souls = 0

Story description[edit | edit source]

"Good evening again...


Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Return the payment and the interest

Perhaps you can still escape without worse consequences.

A grudging nod

"That sets us even...

This will prevent the Bruiser from giving you any future commissions.
A battle on the dockside!

The forces of the law are conspicuous by their absence. Paid off, no doubt. This doesn't look good.

    SS ironsmall.png Iron challenge (334 for 100%)

Failed event Note that losing 11 crew on a 10 crew ship will kill you.


Overrun!

They are numerous, determined and brutal...

Successful event
You see them off!

Not entirely without casualties...

Warm congratulations[edit | edit source]

This interaction appears if you delivered the Unstamped Crate of Brilliant Souls from the requested location.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS cheeryman2small.png Favours: A Proposal from a Man of Business = 5

SS bottledsoulbluesmall.png Unstamped Crate of Brilliant Souls ≥ 1

SS furtivehandsmall.png Objective: Collecting Cargo for the Cheery Man ≥ 1

Story description[edit | edit source]

"Welcome home! -

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Hand over the cargo

and claim your payment.

"Oh, very good, very good."

"Please accept this small token of my thanks and please also accept my thanks...

Warm and wary congratulations[edit | edit source]

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS cheeryman2small.png Favours: A Proposal from a Man of Business = 5 [You've been asked to pick something up...], SS furtivehandsmall.png Objective: Collecting Cargo for the Cheery Man ≥ 1, SS bottledsoulbluesmall.png Crate of Brilliant Human Souls ≥ 1

Area: Fallen London

Story description[edit | edit source]

"Welcome home! -

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Hand over the cargo

and claim your payment.

"Oh, very good, very good."

"Please accept this small token of my thanks and please also accept my thanks...