Provide what you have promised

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Provide what you have promised
SS tombcolonistgaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS Locations Venderbight.png Venderbight

SS coffin2small.png Tomb-Colonist
Data ID 172690

Provide what you have promised is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

Provide what you have promised is triggered when you dock in SS Locations Venderbight.png Venderbight and have the following:

Story description[edit | edit source]

"The tomb-colonists of Venderbight have few pleasures remaining. Their new home is an echoing palace of rare dust. Perhaps you can help, a little."

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects
Provide wine

Your former passenger waits on dock. They've brought friends. Thirsty friends.

Muted satisfaction

They're a little disappointed you won't join them. "So few fresh faces," one sighs. "So few faces, in fact." But they show their gratitude with a sheaf of bank-notes and a curious box...

Provide wine, and join the celebration

Your former passenger, and their friends, would be delighted if you'd raise a glass with them.

A hiatus

You are somewhere dark. Something happened. There are moths. What are all these things? What are all these things?

Reassure the Shady Sort

The Shady Sort turns to you. "I didn't ask. How much... how much is he changed? Is it very bad beneath the bandages?" Perhaps you can reassure her.

More tact than truth

Her fingers clench the rail. "Good," she says. "Good." She doesn't speak again until she's on shore, in his arms. He pays you in Echoes; she, in pages from her journal.

Tell the Shady Sort the truth

Tell her that no one enters Venderbight as a colonist, unless they pass the Skin-Check. Tell her that he is much changed, and for the worse.

Silence

She says nothing. Her face grows paler and paler as you speak. Now she looks like nothing so much as a wax figure. She walks jerkily down the gangplank to meet her friend. He pays you. She says nothing.

Provide a family reunion

Your passenger has been taciturn, but now he breaks his silence. "A word of advice," he says. "Write your will carefully." Should you ask him what he means?

Reunion

"Every time I die, my daughter inherits my estate," he says mournfully. "Again. This time she had me fed to eels. Who knows what it'll be next time? But we do love each other." He watches the waving figure on the quayside for a moment. "It's always good to see her."

His daughter pays you with a sheaf of banknotes. The old tomb-colonist watches her hand over the money in silence. They embrace, rather cautiously.

Never mind what he means

You're not being paid enough to listen to his maunderings.

Reunion

"Perhaps you'll have a daughter, some day," he mutters. Then he falls grimly silent.

His daughter pays you with a sheaf of banknotes. The old tomb-colonist watches her hand over the money in silence. They embrace, rather cautiously.

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