Deal with a Prisoner

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Deal with a Prisoner
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Category Story Event
Type Story
Data ID 151261

Deal with a Prisoner is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Story description[edit | edit source]

Have they suffered enough?

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS hiddensmall.png Prisoner ≥ 1
Area: Limbo
Frequency: Always (100%)

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Maroon the Prisoner
Cast them adrift, or set them ashore on some uncharted eyot. Perhaps it's more merciful than jettisoning them like cargo.
An odd sound
A sound rises from the rest of the crew: a sound like waves on distant shingle...
Consume the Prisoner
A natural consequence of indiscipline; the captain's ultimate prerogative.
Probably they wonder where the prisoner has gone; but they do not make a point of it...
Release the Prisoner
Offer them an amnesty, on their solemn parole.
    SS heartssmall.png Hearts challenge (125 for 100%)

Failed event Game note: Success in this Hearts test means they're more likely to become Crew again; but it doesn't ensure it.

A savage outcome
Your Prisoner comes out meekly enough, but the moment the shackles are off, it's a different story...
Rare failed event (36%)
Potent oaths
Your prisoner swears obedience by God, the Empress, the gods of the zee and the Dawn Machine - every power they can think of...
Successful event
Potent oaths
Your prisoner swears obedience by God, the Empress, the gods of the zee and the Dawn Machine - every power they can think of...
Rare successful event (34%)
Betrayal!
The prisoner grovels with gratitude. They would kiss your hand if you let them. They're eager to get back to work. And the next day, they're gone, with a ship's boat and all the supplies they can filch.

Links[edit | edit source]

Links In[edit | edit source]

No inbound links. Probably a port location. Many events default back to port.

Links Out[edit | edit source]

No outbound links. Probably returns to port.


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