Proper Nomenclature

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Proper Nomenclature
SS zairagaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS Locations Isle of Cats.png Isle of Cats
Data ID 169512

Proper Nomenclature is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

Proper Nomenclature is triggered when you dock in SS Locations Isle of Cats.png Isle of Cats and have the following:

Story description[edit | edit source]

Zaira is waiting for you on the docks, gold-mesh veil fluttering in the brimstone-scented breeze.

"I much prefer being the Lady of the Gardens than the Lady of the Cages. But. The truth is I am always both." Her mouth ticks up. "What have you done with my lovely red honey?"

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
You offer compensation

You name a fair price, and then keep raising it until Zaira sighs in acquiescence.

"I don't really care about money," she confides, as you count out the payment. "It makes Leopold so happy. It's one of the things I admire about him, his ability to take happiness from little things."

You take that as an oddly coded warning, and resolve to stay out of the Lady's sight for the forseeable future.

Threaten her

You have your crew with you, and she's some kind of nun, isn't she? She probably abhors violence. Probably.

    SS ironsmall.png Iron challenge (167 for 100%)

Failed event
Zaira does not waste time with words: she slips a long, thin dagger out of her sleeve and cuts the throats of two of your crew. The dagger is pressed to your own throat before you can even give a shout of horror. "Violence! I remember violence!" She laughs breathily. "Do you think I should kill you?"

You don't. You really don't. "Oh, all right then." She shoves you with her free hand, and you tumble into the freezing zeewater. Your crew fish you out once she departs.

Successful event
Zaira does not take kindly to being threatened. She pulls a thin dagger from her sleeve and slashes at you. You throw yourself out of the way. The docks are close, and narrow, but you manage to evade her again, then again. She hisses in frustration and stabs one of your crew.

"I've always wanted to stab someone in the neck. Haven't I? Yes. Yes." She wipes off the dagger on her dress, and waggles it at you. "We are done. We never were. I have already forgotten you." She spits at your feet, and walks away.

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