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Objective: Ambition

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Objective: Ambition
SS chartsmall.png
Category Quality
Type Objective
Linked to Character creation
Data ID 108938

Objective: Ambition is considered a Objective Quality in Sunless Sea.

Linked to[edit | edit source]

It is linked to what needs to be done in order to win the game, being chosen in the Character creation interactions.

See also SS chartgaz.png Choose an Ambition for a full list of Ambitions, hidden and otherwise.

Quality description[edit | edit source]

How do you want it all to end?

Game note: This determines how you win: although you can always just retire in London, for a draw.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

This quality is gained after you have chosen your end goal in the Character creation.

Quality status[edit | edit source]

Objective: Ambition has different statuses according to your actions, defined by the comment in front of the quality.

Journal description[edit | edit source]

  • [1] Find your father's bones, and then retire
  • [2] Retire to a life of luxury
  • [3] Become London's most venerated explorer
  • [4] Found your own private kingdom
  • [5] Sail East, beyond the Zee
  • [6] Liberate the secret of immortality

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Interactions in Brief[edit | edit source]

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Interaction Action Result Type Change
The View from Above 'Your future' Requirement ≥ 1
Retire from Zeefaring Life 'VICTORY ... Retire to a Life of Luxury' Requirement ≥ 2 ≤ 2
Retire from Zeefaring Life 'VICTORY! ...Retire to a Life of Fame' Requirement ≥ 3 ≤ 3
Retire from Zeefaring Life 'VICTORY! ...Retire with your Father's Bones restored' Requirement ≥ 1 ≤ 1
Choose an Ambition 'Wealth' Default / Challenge Fail = 2
Choose an Ambition 'Your Father's Bones' Default / Challenge Fail = 1
Choose an Ambition 'The Uttermost East' Default / Challenge Fail = 5
Choose an Ambition 'Fulfilment' Default / Challenge Fail = 3
Choose an Ambition 'Immortality' Default / Challenge Fail = 6
The Fathomking's Answer 'Ask about the Bone Men and their lost treasure' Requirement ≥ 1 ≤ 1
The Fathomking's Answer 'Who was 'Mr Voluminous'?' Requirement ≥ 1 ≤ 1
The Fathomking's Answer 'Why did the Fathomking give your father a knife?' Requirement ≥ 1 ≤ 1
The Fathomking's Answer 'What happened to your father's name?' Requirement ≥ 1 ≤ 1
The Fathomking's Answer 'All this for the name of a mask?' Requirement ≥ 1 ≤ 1
Your Father's Return 'Abandon your father' Default / Challenge Fail = 2
Your Father's Bones: Safe Harbour 'VICTORY! ...Retire with your Father's Bones restored' Requirement ≥ 1 ≤ 1

Interactions in Detail[edit | edit source]

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Story Action Required Effect
The View from Above Your future
    SS chartsmall.png Objective: Ambition ≥ 1

Default:


Retire from Zeefaring Life VICTORY ... Retire to a Life of Luxury Default:
VICTORY! ...Retire to a Life of Fame Default:
VICTORY! ...Retire with your Father's Bones restored Default:


Choose an Ambition Wealth None Default:
Your Father's Bones None Default:
The Uttermost East Default:
Fulfilment None Default:
Immortality Default:


The Fathomking's Answer Ask about the Bone Men and their lost treasure
    SS fogsmall.png Memoirs: Your Past = 2 [A Street-Urchin]

    SS chartsmall.png Objective: Ambition = 1 [Find your father's bones, and then retire]

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Who was 'Mr Voluminous'?
    SS fogsmall.png Memoirs: Your Past = 3 [A Poet]

    SS chartsmall.png Objective: Ambition = 1 [Find your father's bones, and then retire]

    -
Why did the Fathomking give your father a knife?
    SS fogsmall.png Memoirs: Your Past = 4 [A Soldier]

    SS chartsmall.png Objective: Ambition = 1 [Find your father's bones, and then retire]

    -
What happened to your father's name?
    SS fogsmall.png Memoirs: Your Past = 5 [A Fallen Priest]

    SS chartsmall.png Objective: Ambition = 1 [Find your father's bones, and then retire]

    -
All this for the name of a mask?
    SS fogsmall.png Memoirs: Your Past = 6 [A Natural Philosopher]

    SS chartsmall.png Objective: Ambition = 1 [Find your father's bones, and then retire]

    -


Your Father's Return Abandon your father None Default:


Your Father's Bones: Safe Harbour VICTORY! ...Retire with your Father's Bones restored
    -


Triggered Events[edit | edit source]

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Story Requirements Type Location
Your Father's Bones: A Cold Trail

Story Event (Always :100%) Fallen London
Choose an Ambition

Story Event (Always :100%) Anywhere
The First Clue

Story Event (Always :100%) Fallen London


Qualities
A Cache of CuriositiesA Knight Out of HabitA New FaceA Proposal from a Man of BusinessAddressed AsAmbitionAn Admiralty CommissionAn Infernal FateAnother Day: Where The Wood WasEverything is Probably Perfectly All RightPhoebe's FateQuality of LodgingsSalt's CurseSojourning with the SistersSomeone Back HomeSomething Awaits YouVenturer's DesireYour Own Sweet SkinYour Past