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Delivering a Letter
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Category Story Event
Type Story
Data ID 245099

Delivering a letter is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Story description[edit | edit source]

Someone has entrusted you with correspondence of the utmost privacy. Was that wise?

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS papers5small.png Undercrow: Delivering a Letter ≥ 1
Frequency: Always (100%)

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Read the farewell letter to Hideaway
Letters are meant to be read, aren't they?
Failed event
'Farewell my captain, my love.'
The seal is broken, but surely that's a problem for later. Within, the words read with equal parts reverence and resignation.

Details are politely kept at arm's length, but that doesn't prevent the author from reminiscing of proud triumphs together. Victory at sea over screaming ships of Polythreme. Sparring sessions that turned into something more.

These times are gone, but his camaraderie is eternal. "I'm sorry for giving up the fight, Arik. You always were the strongest of us."
Successful event
'Farewell my captain, my love.'
With a deft hand, you release the letter's contents without disturbing its seal. Within, the words read with equal parts reverence and resignation.

Details are politely kept at arm's length, but that doesn't prevent the author from reminiscing of proud triumphs together. Victory at sea over screaming ships of Polythreme. Sparring sessions that turned into something more.

These times are gone, but his camaraderie is eternal. "I'm sorry for giving up the fight, Arik. You always were the strongest of us."
Read the apology letter to Nook
You ought to know what kind of trouble you're stirring up, oughtn't you?
Failed event
'To Batuk, the ever-gracious'
A slip of the knife tears open the seal. Surely an apology for that can be added to the letter's contents. The letter is a heartfelt - or hand-wringing, if you'd rather - apology. Two apologies, in fact.

The first is for conducting an affair with the recipient's cousin, 'Rosina'. The second is for a military blunder. The Almost Dead Man was a scout, who failed to detect the approach of 'the Hyenas' - enemy reinforcements? The outcome, it seems, was catastrophic.

Sensitive subjects. How is this Batuk likely to take them?

Successful event
'To Batuk, the ever-Gracious'
Careful work opens the envelope without marking it. The letter is a heartfelt - or hand-wringing, if you'd rather - apology. Two apologies, in fact.

The first apology is for conducting an affair with the recipient's cousin, 'Rosina'. The second is for a military blunder. The Almost Dead Man was a scout, who failed to detect the approach of 'the Hyenas' - enemy reinforcements? The outcome, it seems, was catastrophic.

Sensitive subjects. How is this Batuk likely to take them?

Read the love letter to Anthe
It would seem a shame not to.
Failed event
'My dearest Rosina, from your Lorenzo'
The seal is clearly broken, but perhaps contents will distract the recipient. The letter is sincere, passionate, explicit. It's hard to tell which of these are frantic acts performed in the excitement of battle, and which are imagined flourishes. The letter speaks with more than lust. It recalls Rosina's ministrations after an 'Accident', and a bone-hollowness after parting. It ends with a joke it trusts the reader to understand. You do not.
Successful event
'My dearest Rosina, from your Lorenzo'
The letter is sincere, passionate, explicit. It's hard to tell which of these are frantic acts performed in the excitement of battle, and which are imagined flourishes. The letter speaks with more than lust. It recalls Rosina's ministrations after an 'Accident', and a bone-hollowness after parting. It ends with a joke it trusts the reader to understand. You do not.
Be rid of the apology letter to Nook
Perhaps some things are better left unsaid. Or perhaps Nook is far away and you simply can't be bothered.
Delivered to the depths
Done and gone.
Be rid of the farewell letter to Hideaway
Perhaps some things are better left unsaid. Perhaps Hideaway is inconvenient and you can't be bothered.
Delivered to the depths
Done and gone.
Be rid of the love letter to Anthe
Perhaps some things are better left unsaid. Or perhaps you'd rather not travel to Anthe.
Delivered to the depths
Done and gone.
Leave a Letter Untouched
The letter is not for you. You were trusted.
You return the letter to your safe.


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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