Dread Surmise

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Dread Surmise
SS sidebardreadedsmall.png
Category Curiosity
Type Rewards
Data ID 115784

Dread Surmise, one of the rarest items in Sunless Sea, is a Rewards Curiosity item. It has few specific uses, each relating to a distinct Ambition.

Item description[edit | edit source]

"The awful daring of a moment's supposition which an age of ignorance can never deny."

Game note: If you sell this, you may not find it easy to replace.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Dread Surmise can be obtained in the following ways:


Note: Purchasing this item from the scholar will drive the SS alarmingscholargaz.png Alarming Scholar insane and prevent you from accessing them further.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Dread Surmise has the following uses:

  • You need 1 x Dread Surmise for the Write the Zong of the Zee action in SS Locations Your Lodgings.png Your Lodgings in SS fallenlondon portsmall.png London.
  • You need 1 x Dread Surmise for the Ask the Commodore for a defence against sunlight for Aestival action in the SS Locations Grand Geode.png Grand Geode.
  • You need 1 x Dread Surmise for the TRAVELLER RETURNING action in the SS Locations Frostfound.png Frostfound.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Interactions in Brief[edit | edit source]

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Interaction Action Result Type Change
The Alarming Scholar 'A Dread Surmise' Default / Challenge Fail +1
The Alarming Scholar 'A Dread Surmise' Rare Event +1
Grand Geode 'Ask the Commodore for a defence against sunlight for Aestival' Requirement ≥ 1
Grand Geode 'Ask the Commodore for a defence against sunlight for Aestival' Default / Challenge Fail -1
Salt's Song '"The price might be a Dread Surmise."' Requirement ≤ 0
Salt's Song '"There is no price."' Requirement ≤ 0
Salt's Song '"A Dread Surmise will not suffice."' Requirement ≥ 1
The Dark Room 'TRAVELLER RETURNING' Requirement ≥ 1
The Dark Room 'TRAVELLER RETURNING' Default / Challenge Fail -1
Your Study 'Write the Zong of the Zee' Requirement ≥ 1
Your Study 'Write the Zong of the Zee' Default / Challenge Fail -1

Interactions in Detail[edit | edit source]

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Story Action Required Effect
The Alarming Scholar A Dread Surmise Default: Rare:


Grand Geode Ask the Commodore for a defence against sunlight for Aestival Default:


Salt's Song "The price might be a Dread Surmise."
    -
"There is no price." Default:
"A Dread Surmise will not suffice."
    -


The Dark Room TRAVELLER RETURNING Default:


Your Study Write the Zong of the Zee Default:


Shop availability[edit | edit source]

Shop Item Buy Price Sell Price
SS maggotsmall.png House of Pleasures - The Parliament of Flies
    SS sidebardreadedsmall.png Dread Surmise
SS st mountainssmall.png Wind-Come-Calling - The Last Market
    SS sidebardreadedsmall.png Dread Surmise

Shop availability[edit | edit source]

Shop Buy Price Sell Price Notes
SS maggotsmall.png House of Pleasures SS enigmasmall.png -9x Searing Enigma - Note: House of Pleasures is only available when Another Day: Iron Republic Days is 4 or less
SS st mountainssmall.png Wind-Come-Calling - SS enigmasmall.png +10x Searing Enigma


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