Ash Isthmus

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Ash Isthmus
SS junglegaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS empireofhands portgaz.png Empire of Hands
Data ID 175466

Ash Isthmus is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Ash Isthmus[edit | edit source]

Story description[edit | edit source]

"Black beaches give way to an oasis of gently glowing trees and the scent of rotting flowers."

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

When SS empireofhands portgaz.png Zailing the Empire of Hands (a Port Interaction), SS junglegaz.png Ash Isthmus is one of the locations you can choose.

Overview[edit | edit source]

SS junglegaz.png Ash Isthmus is one of the four (five?) islands in SS empireofhands portgaz.png Empire of Hands. Here you can meet the SS monkeyfoundlingsmall.png Monkey Foundling and potentially recruit her as a Mascot. Unlike the other Islands, you can fully explore this one on your first visit. See SS monkeyfoundlinggaz.png A Monkey Foundling below for more details.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Enter the forest
Parasynthetic vegetation thrives in the Empire of Hands' fertile soil and cool humidity.
Into the woods
Wide natural paths run between clumps of trees, softly lit by a dim green glow and the occasional glimmer of false-stars through the canopy...
Hunt for supplies
Not many of the plants and berries here are familiar, but some of them at least look similar to ones that were being eaten back in Port Stanton.
Failed event Special requirement for an item!


Spit!
A single drop of juice hitting your tongue is enough to confirm that no, this is not fit for human consumption...
Rare failed event (50%)
A very bad berry
The vomiting is long and thunderous...
Successful event
A meal of berries
Some are sweet, some are sour...
Rare successful event (5%)
Berries of the gods!
These red berries aren't just sweet, they melt into your tongue like sugar. The rest of the crew would never forgive you if you didn't bring some back.
Relax in a hot spring
Steam and a hint of sulphur gently rise from a secluded natural pool flanked by trees and mushrooms.
A moment for yourself
You slip out of your itchy clothes and into the welcoming caress of hot, deep water...
Return to the boat
There's nothing here that will concern the Admiralty.
Perhaps you shall return
For now though, the rest of the Empire of Hands beckons...
Return to the boat
There's nothing here that concerns you right now.
A slow ride back to Port Stanton
The rest of the Empire of Hands beckons...
A thought for your lover...
What is the Likely Lass doing right now? Are you on her mind like she is on yours?
Oh, those nights in Wolfstack Docks!
The noise! -
A thought for your lover...
What is the Dapper Chap doing right now? Are you on his mind like he is on yours?
Oh, those nights in Wolfstack Docks!
The noise! -
A thought for your child...
One day, will you bring them here, to this place? Or will it be you hearing tales of adventure in impossible lands?
Your legacy to the world, come what may
Their story is yet to be written...
A thought for the past...
Zee captains are born and zee captains are raised. You think back on the day you learned it was your path.
Memories of a time long ago
Do you even remember how long you have been at zee?
A thought for the future...
Ambition brought you this far in your journey, and, one way or another, ambition will end it. But have you changed on your journeys? Has it?
Every day, another step closer
There are as many reasons to take to the zee as there are zailors...
A thought for the East...
Few zailors are resourceful enough to get this far, where the stories end and the myths begin.
Out on the edge of civilisation
From here, the lights of home are just a memory...
A thought for the zee...
As mysterious and deadly as the first day you set zail on her, she remains your mistress and your kingdom.
The endless adventure
You could travel a lifetime and never see all her secrets...
No, no thoughts. Not right now...
Let this moment be yours and yours alone, not wasted on worldly concerns.
Nothing but relaxation
The heat wraps around your bare skin like a lover's embrace as you lean back and float in the deep pool...
Caught!
A tiny blonde girl perches, watching, on a rock. Her innocent grin is spiced with mischievous glee.
She moves like a monkey
But she giggles like an imp; at the look on your face at being caught bathing in her hot spring...
The Monkey Foundling's Hut
She does not seem to be here right now. A pair of Pentecost apes are though, glaring at you with equal parts malice and their usual avarice.
Chased away!
The two Pentecost apes attack, snarling and hissing...
The Monkey Foundling's Hut
She is inside, snoring. A pair of Pentecost apes stand vigil outside, glaring at you with equal parts malice and their usual avarice for souls.
Sometimes the zee gives back
The apes snarl and leap, ready to rend with tooth and claw...
Return to the boat
You are not about to let your guard down again.
You return to the rowboat
Now you look carefully, you can see the traps hidden in the forest...



A Monkey Foundling[edit | edit source]


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A Monkey Foundling
SS monkeyfoundlinggaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Data ID 175837

A Monkey Foundling is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Story description[edit | edit source]

Shipwrecked as a baby, raised by the Empire of Hands. She now plays between the worlds of apes and men, neither quite one nor entirely of the other.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

From above, soaking in the pool

Overview[edit | edit source]

She just wants to play.

To make her available as a Mascot, you must chase her through the forest.

After this, you must return to SS fallenlondon portgaz.png Fallen London, speak with the SS delightfuladventuresssmall.png Delightful Adventuress via SS lodgingsgaz.png Your Lodgings, return to the SS empireofhands portgaz.png Empire of Hands with her, and grab a gift from SS junglegaz.png Sovereign Island to gain SS monkeykinggaz.png An Audience with the Emperor, setting SS monkeysmall.png Empire of Hands: Monkey Business to 30. This will enable SS monkeyfoundlinggaz.png A stowaway! event.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Demand that she put those down, at once!
At once, you shout! Or there will be trouble!
The anger only makes it funnier
The Monkey Foundling sticks out her tongue, grins, and scampers off into the forest on all fours, your stolen possessions in a leather bag slung over her back...
A desperate swim!
Curse these relaxed limbs!
The Monkey Foundling makes things interesting
She waits, grinning innocently, until you emerge from the hot spring with nothing but your strategically placed hands for modesty...
Chase the Monkey Foundling
D__n it, you can not return to the crew like this!
Into the forest
The branches scrape against your skin, the damp mud squidges between your toes...
A forest clearing
The footprints lead here. She has not even attempted to hide them. It is as if she wants you to follow...
Ouch!
Your hand slaps to your stinging buttock...
Please.
There. It is said.
The Monkey Foundling thinks for a moment
"Pretty please?
Pretty please.
With an imaginary cherry on top, if she likes.
The Monkey Foundling has never heard of cherries
"Pretty, pretty please?
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, please?
D__n it, it is freezing! How much longer?
The Monkey Foundling is poker-faced
"Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty please?
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, PRETTY, PRETTY PLEASE!
Your anguished plea echoes through the trees.
A gift from the Monkey Foundling
You appear to have pretty, pretty pleased her, and she decides you deserve a reward...
Pursue the Monkey Foundling
She moves effortlessly through the branches above.
Failed event
A trap!
Your feet step into the coiled rope just as the Monkey Foundling cuts loose the counterweight and you feel yourself flying upside down into the trees...
Rare failed event (25%)
A trap!
Your feet just recognise the looped rope in time to jump over it, avoiding what would otherwise have been a nasty trip into the air...
Successful event
A trap!
You just spot the looped rope in time to jump over it, avoiding what would otherwise have been a nasty trip into the air...
The chase continues!
The Monkey Foundling slides down a vine in front of you. She sticks out her tongue and scampers through a break in the trees.
A marsh of terrible stench
It is a place that skunks would think twice of entering, if the Empire of Hands had such creatures...
She wants to play? You'll play.
Though the crossing is treacherous, particularly when one's hands are torn between modesty and balance.
Failed event
You slowly cross the marsh
It is slow, slow going...
Successful event
You slowly cross the marsh
It is slow, slow going...
Give her a taste of her own medicine
Pranks? You'll show her how they're done.
You kick the tree as hard as you can
The Monkey Foundling's eyes widen in surprise as her balance slips...
The Monkey Foundling dances
She pirouettes on a tree-stump, saluting as you approach.
Ambush!
A screeching Pentecost ape drops from the branches...
Help the Monkey Foundling
She meant you no real harm. She was only playing.
Rock beats ape
You reach for a stone and bring it crashing down on the distracted ape's head...
Bah, the little wench has it coming
She can't torture you and then expect your assistance.
Tooth and claw and rock
The Monkey Foundling strains, her strength nowhere near enough to defeat an ape without a tactical advantage...
A small hut in the middle of the forest
Is this where the Monkey Foundling lives? Why would she lead you here, of all places?
Playmate of the Monkey Foundling
The Monkey Foundling herself is nowhere to be seen, but she has left you something...
The Dark Woods
Enough! It is time to teach the brat a lesson!
A movement in the shadows
Here, the trees do not glow...
You slowly drift awake
The Monkey Foundling sits on a rock, barely any distance away, idly playing a tune on a small wooden flute.
You reach to grab her...
But your arms won't move...
Throw a rock at the little wench
She is playing with you. You are not playing with her.
Failed event
The rock flies wild
The Monkey Foundling laughs at your frustration...
Successful event
It takes her hat clean off
Her grin vanishes as she reaches up to where it used to be, and her eyes well up with disappointed tears...
Return to the ship
Well. There is no avoiding this any longer...
An out-of-uniform experience
The crew reacts with the expected amount of sympathy to your naked return, which is to say exactly none...
Fire upon them, let them stare!
Let their tongues volunteer them for a whipping.
An awkward return
You stride back on board your ship, eyes locked straight ahead and daring anyone to comment...
Enough, you say! Enough!
You are bruised, stinking and tired. She wins.
A foul return
The stinking marsh-slime is washed away by a second trip to the hot spring, but the stench remains...
Back to the ship
Agony! Agony! Agony!
A torturous return
As you crawl back onto your ship, it is not your nudity that draws the crew's attention, but your body and face bloated by stings and the bleeding from both your wounds and the many cuts taken while flailing blindly through the forest in search of relief or assistance...
Enough of this nonsense
Let the crew do their worst. You're done here.
A shameful return
The crew is incapable of holding back its glee as you return from the Ash Isthmus with nothing but the dignity your two hands can muster, and a new found understanding of how difficult it is to form even perfunctory clothing out of leaves and vine...
Back to the ship
Agony! Agony! Agony!
A torturous return
As you crawl back onto your ship, it is not your nudity that draws the crew's attention, but your body and face bloated by stings and the bleeding from both your wounds and the many cuts taken while flailing blindly through the forest in search of relief or assistance...
A mild, yet pointed threat
The Monkey Foundling shall have no mischief at the Captain's expense today. Either she puts those down, or you're feeding her to the crew.
A most relaxing day
The Monkey Foundling grudgingly drops your clothes and scampers off to continue her nostalgic trip around the tiny little island she once called home...
Abandoned in the woods
There is nothing to do but head back and hope that, one day, you manage to live this down.
A shameful return
The crew is incapable of holding back its glee as you return from the Ash Isthmus with nothing but the dignity your two hands can muster, and a new found understanding of how difficult it is to make even perfunctory clothing out of leaves and vine...


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