Cumaean Canal Staging Area

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Cumaean Canal Staging Area
Cumaean Canal Staging Area (Map)
SS Locations Cumaean Canal Staging Area Map.png
Cumaean Canal Staging Area (Gazetteer)
SS Locations Cumaean Canal Staging Area.png
Located in Cumaean Canal
Ports Giannotti Harbour
Shops Harbour Provisioners
Shipyard No
Data ID 153742

The Cumaean Canal Staging Area, located south of SS fallenlondon portsmall.png Fallen London in the Cumaean Canal, is the only passage between the darkness of the Unterzee and the sunlight of SS sunsetgaz.png The Surface.

Port description[edit | edit source]

Here, the dark waters run down from the surface, from a brighter sea...

Port interactions[edit | edit source]

SS Interactions The Cumaean Canal Staging Area.png The Cumaean Canal Staging Area[edit | edit source]

Port description[edit | edit source]

The Canal ascends, through locks and gates and shadowed turns, to the sunlight of the Surface.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Travel to the Surface

The Sun is dangerous to Neath-dwellers like your crew, but the Surface has its temptations.

The coils of the Earth

The engineers of the Canal took advantage of existing caves and passages where they could. In ancient times. this was a passage to the Underworld, they say. But still, the labour must have been staggering. The story goes that the Masters of the Bazaar lent their arts and allies to the task, but the Surface nations play down the fact. Certainly, some of the tunnels look blasted or tunneled, others look... dissolved? "Stone pigs," a stoker whispers. "Stone pigs."

Game note: Ensure you're well-stocked with Supplies and Fuel, or you may never return.
Rise and be lost

A golden death This will kill you. Don't do this.
Listen for Surface gossip

The ships of the Surface linger here: this is their life-line to a warmer place.

A sorry end

A card game ends badly when one Surface sailor knifes another for all the usual reasons. The other players scrabble from the coins that spill from her pockets, but you snatch up a scrap of paper they overlook. Curious markings; dates, times, code-names. Spy's work?

Rare event (50%)
Daylight

This would be a prime spot for a pub or wine-shop, but the interests of the Echo Bazaar, and the laws of London, prevent it. They don't like competition. Still, there are temporary half-legal hostelries in long-moored ships. Here you trade stories with suntanned Surface sailors - stories of Paris and Batavia, the Lost Fires and the Final Isles...

Gather information for a Port Report

Many ships pass this way, but perhaps you'll pick up something they missed.

Business as usual

The gates open and shut. The locks remain free from sabotage. If anywhere besides London is safe in all the Unterzee, it's here. The Surface nations have an interest in keeping the way open.

Bring the Port Report to The Admiralty Survey Office at London for +5 x Echo.
Fulfill your Admiralty Commission

In the shadow of the Gates

Put a blemmigan ashore

No soil, no rot
A Gift for the Pirate-King Failed event
Still water
Successful event
Guest rights
    ( You have a Surface sailor imprisoned below-decks )

Assist the Gnomic Gallivant in an enterprise of dubious legality

"A riddle: there are ten individuals in a room, one of whom is an ancient tyrant. How can you distinguish him? Answer: burglarise a private library for a picture of him beforehand."

SS bloodstainsmall.png Ruby Writing ≥ 1 and ≤ 4

SS Locations Cumaean Canal Staging Area.png Information from the Cumaean Canal ≤ 0

Knowing the enemy

As dinner bells sound throughout the port, you carry a ladder to one of the long-moored, half-legal ship hostels. You prop the ladder to the porthole of what the Gallivant assures you is the cabin of a French diplomat. He ascends swiftly, leaving you to carry the ladder away.

Half an hour later, the Gallivant is back on your deck. He polishes his ruby cuffs. "I have seen the face of eternity printed in ink. It was a terrible face."

Shops
Arcade of SighsBultitude's House of VisionCaminus YardsCarrow's Naval SurplusDahut ExchangeDaily BreadDearly DepartedDockside MarketFire in the BellyFortune & FortuneHarbour ProvisionersHollow TempleHouse of HarmsHouse of HarvestsHouse of MilksHouse of PleasuresHull-harvestJonah's EndLicensed ExchangeLow ChurchMalebolge ExcavationsMrs Plenty's Shipside ProvisionersPeleghast's PostPortentumRed Stallion PublishingRequisitionsSapphire ExchangeStonemarketTemple of LaboursThe Arrant LimpetThe Charnel LoungeThe Fisher of DawnThe Hunter's CageThe Iron & Misery CompanyThresholdTraveller's FriendUncle Ankle's Lean PlaceWind-Come-CallingWolfstack Exchange
Locations
Ports Abbey RockAdam's WayAestivalAigulAntheAvid HorizonChapel of LightsChelonateCodexCumaean Canal Staging AreaDahutDemeaux IslandEmpire of HandsFallen LondonThe Fathomking's HoldFrostfoundGaider's MournGant PoleGodfallGrand GeodeHideawayHunter's KeepIremIron RepublicIsle of CatsKhan's GloryKhan's HeartKhan's ShadowKingeater's CastleLow BarnetMangrove CollegeMount PalmerstonMutton IslandNookNuncioPigmote IslePolythremePort CarnelianPort CecilRosegateSalt LionsScrimshanderShepherd IslesStation IIIThe UndercrowThe UttershroomVarchasVenderbightVisageWhitherWisdomWrack
Places of Interest An Abyss...The Admiralty Survey OfficeAvernusThe Brass EmbassyDawn MachineDrydockThe EyeThe Forgotten QuarterThe House of the QuestionLight-ShipNaplesQuaker's HavenRoser's WharfSurfaceThe UniversityViennaWolfstack DocksThe Wreck of the NocturneYour Lodgings
Characters Blind BruiserMerchant VenturerThe Dark-Spectacled AdmiralThe FathomkingThe First Curator