Chapter V: A Nation Rises

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Chapter V: A Nation Rises
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Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS generic portsmall.png Pigmote Isle
Data ID 209726

Chapter V: A Nation Rises is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Story description[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 feasted long into the night. Then...

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

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

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
I invited one of the Cavies to join us
They were reputed to be excellent swimmers. Adorable enough to boost morale. And if times should become lean, I thought, maybe a guinea pig stew would buy the crew a day or two before they started eating each other.
Welcome aboard!
The Seneschal of course couldn't abandon her duties, but she made certain my request was cried out in the village square. The Page squeaked excitedly and sought permission from her to join my party.

"I will record your doings for the Glory of Cavy," he declared, "and I'd like to see more of the world."

I waited for him to gather up some effects and say goodbye to his family before lifting anchor and setting off.

I spoke up on behalf of the rats
The survivors were being treated poorly, but the rift did not seem entirely insurmountable.
The spoils of war
I appealed to the House of Cavy's grace and good breeding, and praised King Gracegnaw's magnanimity. Perhaps the rats knew not what they did, in stealing the Eye? Perhaps they were only stumbling about in the dark for a light - as the Cavies were themselves, while lost at zee?

The Seneschal and the King exchanged a look. The Seneschal murmured something into the King's ear, and he growled deep in his throat.

"You saw only the frond-tip of our suffering, Captain. The rats must answer for every drop of noble blood spilt, and in kind. We will require a great many hearts and livers to repair the health of our great kingdom. Our young shall eat their old, as is meet."

The King's courtiers chittered appreciatively at his wordplay while the Knights separated the screaming young rats from the adults, who had given up trying to fight.

Rare event (40%)
Generous in victory
I appealed to the House of Cavy's grace and good breeding, and praised King Gracegnaw's magnanimity. Perhaps the rats knew not what they did, in stealing the Eye? Perhaps they were only stumbling about in the dark for a light - as the Cavies were themselves, while lost at zee?

The Seneschal and the King exchanged a look. The Seneschal murmured something into the King's ear, and he purred decisively.

"To err is Murine; to forgive, Cavine." He looked towards the Chief Engineer. "If you will cede all right to Our Lady's Eye and help us place it back in its pool of holy pilgrimage - and if you agree to terms of tribute - "

"Trade," hissed the Chief Engineer. King Gracegnaw chattered his teeth, but the Seneschal stepped forward and raised her voice. "...Perhaps further negotiation is possible."

As we left, I saw the Page timidly approaching an Albino rat to inquire about fishing nets.

The wide dark zee beckoned
We had eaten our fill and our business was concluded. It was time to continue our voyage and see what other wonders and terrors still awaited us.
THE END
There. You finish your diary entry, and the final morsels of delicious rat flesh. The Cavies line up to salute you as you leave the victory banquet, escorting you to your ship through the foundations of their new Kingdom.


Pigmote Isle story events
A Literary InterludeChapter II: Alike In DignityChapter III: A Rat In The MakingChapter III: A Knight Out Of HabitChapter IV: A Vital EnterpriseChapter IV: An Urgent VentureChapter V: A Nation Is BornChapter V: A Nation RisesA Dilemma On Pigmote IsleThe Rat GhettoThe Cavy Ghetto
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