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Speak to the Merciless Modiste

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Speak to the Merciless Modiste
SS mercilessmodistegaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Data ID 192724

Speak to the Merciless Modiste is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Story description[edit | edit source]

Dressed to kill, in her own unique fashions.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

SS mercilessmodistesmall.png The Merciless Modiste ≥ 1
Area: Limbo
Frequency: Always (100%)

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Invite the Modiste to dinner
Her dresses were the talk of London society, before the scandal. Her tastes are no less refined for her exile.
Nostalgia for darker days
"Why, Captain, I hope I have not been forgotten...
Check in on the Merciless Modiste
She has wasted little time converting her cabin into a surprisingly well-equipped workshop.
The cutting edge of fashion
A sweating crewman stands exhausted, her arms out and wrapped in flowing parabola linen...
Commission a new dress uniform
"Captain, they will be calling you Admiral."
The Modiste goes to work
You only just avoid saluting your own reflection in the mirror...
Game note: This will provide a boost to Pages

Commission a set of fine clothes
"This year's fashion? I think we can do better than that."
Appropriate for any occasion
The Modiste's hands grip the creature's gelatinous mass, squeezing out every drop of ink into a waiting bowl...
Game note: This will provide a boost to Hearts

Commission some protective armour
"Ah, a challenge! I shall rise to it at once!"
Style over substance
The Modiste closets herself away with the quartermaster and a few unlucky volunteers, experimenting until the ship's doctor threatens to leave in a lifeboat...
Game note: This will provide a boost to Iron

Check in on the Modiste
She has been in a foul mood since she finished her last commission.
Creative indifferences
Dresses hang in ribbons on makeshift dummies...
Check on the Modiste
Her audience with the King with a Hundred Hearts did not go well.
Tension relief
The Modiste is face-down on her bunk, but that doesn't prevent her from berating the unlucky crewman pressed into massaging the knots from her back...
Hunting the Pirate-Poet
The Modiste has a plan.
Sending a challenge
"Yes, she was part of our Set, for a while...
Game note: The rest of this story requires the Pirate-Poet DLC. With it, the ushabti will let you summon the Pirate-Poet's Alcaeus-class vessel to you. You may also find her while zailing on the wide Unterzee.

The Modiste and the Poet
The Pirate-Poet has received and performed for many visitors in the brig. Not all are welcomed equally.
An artistic reunion
"...
Enquire about her time with the Set
It is a scandal she speaks of with deep fondness.
Underwater renegades
"Of course you have heard of us, my captain! -
Answer questions about your past
You've kept your secrets long enough.
Game note: Unmask yourself! This will allow you to select a Past, Ambition, and form of preferred address - also providing you with a specialist ability bonus.

Challenge the Modiste to her favourite game
Knife and Candle! In London, a spirited little challenge of murder, sedition and subterfuge. At zee, the stakes are higher. The ferryman's grip is tighter here.
Failed event Game note: This will let you wager a Secret for a risky chance to boost your Veils, up to 125. You may also have other reasons to fight the Modiste.

A game of cat and mouse
You smell her perfume just an instant too late...
Successful event
A knife in the dark
An attempt on the lock to your cabin in the early hours...

Links[edit | edit source]

Links In[edit | edit source]

No inbound links. Probably a port location. Many events default back to port.

Links Out[edit | edit source]

SS masksmall.png Revealing your Past, SS mercilessmodistesmall.png The Modiste Falls!


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