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Fallen London
Fallen London (Map)
SS Locations Fallen London Map.png
Fallen London (Gazetteer)
SS fallenlondon portgaz.png
Located in Southern Archipelago
Ports Wolfstack Docks
Shops SS chap7small.png Bultitude's House of Vision

SS master2small.png Caminus Yards

SS genericmale1small.png Carrow's Naval Surplus

SS mrsplentysmall.png Mrs Plenty's Shipside Provisioners

SS wolfstackdocks portsmall.png Wolfstack Exchange

SS chap8small.png The Iron & Misery Company

Shipyard Drydock
Data ID 141880

Fallen London is the central location of Sunless Sea: The city of London, taken underground to the Unterzee, a vast ocean beneath the surface of the Earth.

Port description[edit | edit source]

FALLEN LONDON! Deep, dark and marvellous. All voyages start here: and this is where successful voyages end.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Fallen London is the starting location when you create a new game and is available when you dock in Wolfstack Docks.

Fallen London has a variety of locations:

You can also pick up more of the Lost and Damned in the form of Tomb-Colonists to take to Venderbight or recruit more men for your Crew.

Additionally, certain locations are only accessible after certain conditions are met. See the Available events section.

Port interactions[edit | edit source]

SS Interactions London!.png London![edit | edit source]

Location description[edit | edit source]

She's the greatest city in the Unterzee. And don't you forget it.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Deliver Supplies for the Work

A Burning-Eyed Student waits at the abandoned lime-kilns by Watchmaker's Hill.

“O wonderful - ”

She hisses with delight as she examines what you've brought. “Yes. Yes, this brings the Day much closer. Here. We won't insult you with payment, but we've brought supplies to defray your costs. And these souls. They are our gratitude: they were donated, freely. Do what you will with them.”

Deliver Blemmigans

A greatcoat-clad figure waits in the shadow of a crane. “You have blemmigans?” it enquires hopefully. Its voice is high, fluting. A scarf conceals its face.

Welcome, blemmigans!

Your blemmigans swirl across the dock like clawed and violet fog. Up into the greatcoat, like squirrels into a shrub! “Thank you all,” the figure flutes. “We have something for you - and we wanted you to have this, our work. Though it's unsigned, of course.” It retreats into the dockside mist, leaving behind a dank odour; a packing-crate; and some love poetry...

You gain 1 x Romantic Literature for every 2 Docile Blemmigans you turn in. Note that this will remove all blemmigans in your inventory, so turning in an odd number will waste one.
Deliver a Blemmigan

A greatcoat-clad figure waits in the shadow of a crane. “You have blemmigans?” it enquires hopefully. Its voice is high, fluting. A scarf conceals its face.

Welcome, blemmigan

Your blemmigan leaps from the rail of the ship to shelter in the stranger's greatcoat, and the stranger nods unsteadily. “We'll see to it,” the fluting voice assures you. It places a box atop a quayside bollard - clumsily, its hand muffled in its sleeve. Then it's gone, leaving only an odour of marsh-mud lingering in the air. What's in the box?

Deliver Clay Men

This is where they wanted to be, or at least, where they're supposed to be.

Ashore

One by one, they rise, uncomplainingly, with no trace of stiffness or discomfort from the long voyage. The deck resounds beneath their heavy tread. A shroomyard manager waits on dock, tapping her foot. “About time,” she says. “Here's your payment. Come along, now, you. There's a good construct.”

You gain +20 x Echo for each. Comes in a batch of 6.
Deliver Sphinxstone

Special Constables - black uniforms, distinctive caps, the badge of the Ministry of Public Decency - wait with a cart.

“Sign.” “Sign.” “Sign.” “Here's a receipt.” “Here's a discretion-contract.” “Here's a penalty-contract.” Your vision is blurred by the end of it all. The cart rumbles off into the coiling fog. Here's your reward.

You gain +25 x Echo for each. Comes in a batch of 20.
Deliver Sphinxstone to... ?

A smiling woman in an elegant jonquil gown places a gloved hand on your arm. “Are you waiting for the Ministry men? They won't be coming. But I have a proposition for you.”

Bright gown, bright hair

Her skin glows with health. Her smile is wise and merciless.

Honey at the crossroads

“Wait here,” the instructions said. “Wear a crimson feather in your hat.”

The Veiled Lady

A black carriage - stripped of livery - slows beside you. When the door opens, a veiled woman in midnight-blue gestures curtly. “In,” she demands.

You wait on a deep-cushioned seat. A furrow-browed old gentleman with a mild and sheeply gaze samples the honey. He nods approvingly. The upholstery smells like flowers and rust.

“Go,” the veiled woman says. She tosses you a lacquered serpent-bracelet. It's freezing to the touch. Its mouth is stuffed with jewels.

Rare event (50%)
An encounter with the Mercies

A clatter of hooves; hoarse voices raised in song. A phaeton pulls up beside you, slewing dangerously. Two bandaged figures sit hunched at the front. “Honey!” one croaks. “Quickly!”

You pass up the barrel, and they heft it as if it were empty. “I'm a terrible person,” she tells you dolefully. “But so are you. And it tastes so sweet. Here's your money.”

And they're off! with a cackle, a blown kiss, and a waft of cigar-smoke.

A dusty gentleman

“Captain! Wait! She gave you an errand, didn't she? She serves a certain Power - a bright one, but not a friendly one. I have a counter-proposal. Will you listen?”

Tired eyes, sallow skin

He stoops like a clerk and coughs like a miner. But that frock-coat is of the finest fabric and the newest cut. “My name is Penstock,” he says.

A dusty gentleman

“Captain! A moment. You turned her down, didn't you? That was wise. The Power she serves is no friend to London, or to the Bazaar. I have a proposal of my own. Will you listen?”

Tired eyes, sallow skin

He stoops like a clerk and coughs like a miner. But that frock-coat is of the finest fabric and the newest cut. “My name is Penstock,” he says.

Deliver Sphinxstone to the boy Slivvy

Slivvy is the fey and stuttering shaman-boy who speaks to the wind. Slivvy lives in the Flit, the rooftop kingdom of Fallen London, where urchins and anarchists lair. It's not far. But it is high. It won't be easy to get the Sphinxstone up there.

Step by step

You still have contacts in the urchin-gangs; you still have favours owed. Your skills and alliances and your knowledge of the Flit-ways is enough to get the stone up, though your zailors are green with terror by the end of it. “I want to go back to zee, captain!” one moans.

The urchin Slivvy has arranged cradles for the rocks. “We are going to drop them on people Storm doesn't like,” he tells you. “Squash them f-f-flat. It's alright if a g-g-god tells you to do it.” Is he joking? It's difficult to tell, with Slivvy. He leans forward and whispers the directions to the Backmost Stairs, the secret Flit-route that you've never travelled.

Deliver Sphinxstone to your successor in your old parish church

Why? You can't face the man. But you must, if you wish to fulfil Penstock's commission.

Crimes past

That night, you wait behind the vestry with a rented wagon full of stones. You've sent your zailors back to the ship.

Your successor is prompt. He seems disinclined to look you in the eye. “We have instructions," he says quietly. “We require an altar, and we must use one of these - objects." He does look up, then. “Why? Who are you working for now? Does the Bazaar rule the Church? I don't understand. But they told me to give you this, and these."

‘These’ are your old vestments... and a Bible. POST-FINAL REVISED EXCEPTIONAL EDITION. All holy books have been amended since London fell, modified by St Cyriac's College and the Ministry of Public Decency. This one contains certain special amendments.

Deliver Sphinxstone for Penstock

St Joshua is the patron saint of spies and intriguers. His clergy are the Midnighters: steeped in secrets and wrapped in irrigo. Penstock wishes you to take the Sphinxstone to them.

The Shrine of St Joshua

The Shrine moves constantly, but you have directions from Penstock. Tonight, it is here, at the bottom of a narrow flight of stairs that leads down to the Stolen River, that you find the shrine. It is hung with irrigo. Its altar is a stool, with the icon of St Joshua set upon it. You shield your eyes against the sapping colour. Already you've forgotten the route you took to come here. With luck, the zailors waiting above with the stone will not have wandered off.

“The Salt Lions,” the Midnighter says breathily. “Oh yes, oh yes. That must be forgotten. Don't worry: we'll purge the stone of what remains. We're grateful to you, although you won't remember why - ”

And now here you are behind the warehouses at the docks. Your hands and lips are cold. Here, in your pocket, is a tattered book.

Decide whether to complete the Avuncular Broker's mission

The Hands-On Diplomat is anxious to take up her new post. “And no doubt you're anxious to be paid.”

Release the Scrimshaw Chronicler from your service

He's considering staying in London. “I could open a shop,” he says, “by the docks. There's bone here, too. There's always bone.”

A modest reputation

He goes ashore with his fish-skin knapsack, his shark-skin boots, the little wash-leather bag that the bo'sun gave him to carry his tools. He sets up shop in a shack behind the Blind Helmsman. Over the months, curiosity brings visitors to see the bone-carving savage from the rotting shell-city. His skill is significant; his reputation, more so. He learns to trade on it. When last you see his name, it's on a Mahogany Hall hand-bill, as the Bone-Chronicler who tells fortunes on stage.

He is well received in his new home.
Visit the Admiralty's Survey Office

They'll pay for information from zee-captains. Find out what, and how.

Visit the University

The University has an inexhaustible appetite for Secrets, zee-speciments, and other tidbits of esoteric lore. Provide a Secret to prove yourself worthy of entry.

Game note: Find Secrets by locating locations of interest, or in foreign ports.

Quite impressed

“Oh yes,” the University's Maritime Liaison whispers breathily. “Oh yes. This is quite a tasty one. Let me explain it to you.” She (he?) explains, teeth glinting.

Carouse in Wolfstack Docks Failed event Game note: This will reduce your Terror. You might run into trouble, or romance..
A strange night out

You wake in the back room of Gaston's Lampery, head pounding. You had something to drink, but beyond that it's a little hazy. Your knuckles are bloody (your blood, you think) and your shirt bloody likewise (probably not yours, unless your blood is slick and greenish). You've had better nights out. “A difficult brew,” Gaston says gnomically.

Successful event
A good night out

Sea shanties, good companionship, and the warmth of a pub fire.

Rare successful event (30%)
A marvelous night out

Sea shanties, fine food, and the warmth of a pub fire. And something more...

Carouse in Wolfstack Docks Failed event Game note: This will reduce your Terror. You might run into trouble, or romance.
A strange night out

You wake in the back room of Gaston's Lampery, head pounding. You had something to drink, but beyond that it's a little hazy. Your knuckles are bloody (your blood, you think) and your shirt bloody likewise (probably not yours, unless your blood is slick and greenish). You've had better nights out. “A difficult brew,” Gaston says gnomically.

Successful event
A marvelous night out

Sea shanties, fine food, and the warmth of a pub fire. And something more...

Rare successful event (30%)
A marvelous night out

Sea shanties, fine food, and the warmth of a pub fire. And something more...

Carouse in Wolfstack Docks Failed event Game note: This will reduce your Terror. You might run into trouble, or romance.
A strange night out

You wake in the back room of Gaston's Lampery, head pounding. You had something to drink, but beyond that it's a little hazy. Your knuckles are bloody (your blood, you think) and your shirt bloody likewise (probably not yours, unless your blood is slick and greenish). You've had better nights out. “A difficult brew,” Gaston says gnomically.

Successful event
A good night out

Sea shanties, good companionship, and the warmth of a pub fire.

Rare successful event (30%)
A good night out

Sea shanties, good companionship, and the warmth of a pub fire.

Hire on more crew

Sensible zailors are looking for a safe run to the tomb-colonies, or at least a sane run to the Southern Archipelago. You'll need to buy drinks, spread around hiring fees. Look for daredevils.

    SS heartssmall.png Hearts challenge ( 34 for 100% )

    SS crewsmall.png Crew ≤ (max crew size - 1)

    SS echosmall.png 30 x Echo

Failed event
Lean pickings

An eager-seeming crowd of zailors consumed all the beer you buy and then melts away. You're left with a single strabismic, melancholy seaman who wants to know if he can bring his pickled monkey aboard. “I'll pad the bottle with straw,” he promises.

Successful event
Rich pickings
Put your ship in Drydock

For repairs, or sometimes other purposes...

    Offer passage to a Tomb-Colonist

    An emigrant will pay to be taken north, to Venderbight.

    It's oddly difficult to die in Fallen London; but when a Londoner is too tatty and wretched to live, they wrap themselves in bandages and take ship for the Tomb-Colonies. Your crew cart these ones aboard in padded coffins. They'll sleep there until the journey is done.

    Game note: The tomb-colonist is in your hold. Take them north to the colony of Venderbight, and sell them there.

    A new recruit! Who awaits your attention?

    Triggers event: SS declaim2gaz.png A New Recruit event

    SS Interactions Your Lodgings.png Your Lodgings[edit | edit source]

    Here you may catch up with your correspondence, rest, or retire altogether from sea-faring life. The better your Lodgings, the better the quality of your retirement. Naturally.

    View Your Lodgings page.

    Available events[edit | edit source]

    SS Interactions A little gift.png A little gift[edit | edit source]

    See the Blind Bruiser page.

    This interaction becomes available if you have the following:

    Afterwards he will appear when he has tasks or rewards for you or when you have Sunlight-Filled Mirrorcatch Box for him.



    SS Interactions A Visit to Clathermont's Tattoo Parlour.png A Visit to Clathermont's Tattoo Parlour[edit | edit source]

    See the Clathermont's Tattoo Parlour page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS Interactions The Alarming Scholar.png The Alarming Scholar[edit | edit source]

    See The Alarming Scholar's page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS admiralgaz.png The Dark-Spectacled Admiral[edit | edit source]

    See The Dark-Spectacled Admiral's page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS Interactions The Voracious Diplomat.png The Voracious Diplomat[edit | edit source]

    See The Voracious Diplomat's page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS Interactions The Merchant Venturer.png The Merchant Venturer[edit | edit source]

    See The Merchant Venturer page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS monkeykinggaz.png The Monkey Emperor's Wrath[edit | edit source]

    See The Monkey Emperor's Wrath page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS Interactions A New Arrival.png A New Arrival[edit | edit source]

    See the A New Arrival page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS Interactions A Visit to the Bazaar.png A Visit to the Bazaar[edit | edit source]

    See the A Visit to the Bazaar page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS remainsgaz.png The First Clue[edit | edit source]

    See the The First Clue page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS remainsgaz.png Your Father's Bones: the Next Step[edit | edit source]

    See the Your Father's Bones: the Next Step page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:



    SS rosesmall.png The Rose-Market[edit | edit source]

    See the Roser's Wharf page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:


    SS newgatecellargaz.png The Labyrinth of Tigers[edit | edit source]

    See the The Labyrinth of Tigers page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:

    SS generic unterzee3small.png Lineage: Captains Lost ≥ 1

    SS skullsmall.png Ambition: Death Hath No More Dominion[edit | edit source]

    This interaction appears if you have the following:

    SS skeletongaz.png Visit the Museum of Mistakes[edit | edit source]

    This interaction appears if you have The Pirate-Poet DLC and the following:

    SS claderyheirgaz.png Consider a specialist surgeon[edit | edit source]

    This interaction appears if you have the Cladery Heir DLC and the following:

    Triggered events[edit | edit source]

    These events trigger when you dock and certain conditions are met.

    SS harbourmastergaz.png Returning to London[edit | edit source]

    See the Returning to London page.

    This event triggers if you have the following:

    SS ancientriflegaz.png The Revenue Men[edit | edit source]

    See the The Revenue Men page.

    This event triggers if you have the following:

    SS specialconstablegaz.png An Inspection by the Ministry of Public Decency[edit | edit source]

    See the An Inspection by the Ministry of Public Decency page.

    This event triggers if you have the following:

    SS remainsgaz.png Your Father's Bones: A Cold Trail[edit | edit source]

    See the Your Father's Bones: A Cold Trail (event) page.

    This interaction appears if you have the following:

    SS sneakygaz.png Put a Prisoner ashore[edit | edit source]

    See the Put a Prisoner ashore page.

    This event triggers if you have the following:

    SS suppliesgaz.png Trinkets. Just Trinkets.[edit | edit source]

    See the Trinkets. Just Trinkets. page.

    This event triggers if you have the following:


    SS fistgaz.png London in Glory[edit | edit source]

    See the London in Glory page.

    This event triggers if you have all of the following:

    History[edit | edit source]

    Thirty years before the events of Sunless Sea, the great city of London was stolen beneath the surface of the waves. It was not the first one to end up in the Unterzee. It was the fifth to be taken, as part of a vast scheme stretched across millenia. The catastrophic event was the result of the actions of the Traitor Empress, who sold the city in exchange for the life of Albert, Prince Consort.

    Politics[edit | edit source]

    Fallen London is not the only power in the Unterzee. There is also its archrival, the Khanate, and the Iron Republic, ruled by demons straight out of Hell. In fact, London is located perilously close to Hell, leading to continued interaction between the two.

    London shops
    Bultitude's House of VisionCaminus YardsCarrow's Naval SurplusMrs Plenty's Shipside ProvisionersWolfstack ExchangeThe Iron & Misery Company
    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