The Revenue Men

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The Revenue Men
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Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to Fallen London
Data ID 135245

The Revenue Men is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

The Revenue Men is triggered when you dock in Fallen London and have the following:

Story description[edit | edit source]

Her Enduring Majesty's Customs Service works closely with both the Ministry of Public Decency, and the Masters of the Bazaar. Today, they have selected you for an inspection. Don't cheek them.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Let them do their worst

You have nothing to hide.

Vexed and frustrated

They roam your deck like wolves. They tear through your belongings like termites. At last they leave.

Game note: This will also reduce your Suspicion, if your Suspicion is 5 or more.
Declare all controlled goods

Pay the customs duty on any untaxed Souls or Romantic Literature you're carrying. Surrender any smuggled sunlight.

Clink, clink

“Her Enduring Majesty thanks you,” one of the Revenue intones. Did he just hide a smile?

Game note: This will also reduce your Suspicion, if your Suspicion is 5 or more.
Talk your way out of the search

Today's duty-officer is a patriot. Perhaps you can claim you're on Admiralty business?

“Of course!”

You hint at secret business. The duty-officer snaps a salute and barks an order. You may pass!

Talk your way out of the search

Today's duty-officer is no respecter of the Admiralty. She will look ill on any attempt to frighten her with military credibility. But she's an amateur antiquarian...

An exchange of letters

Of course! You two have corresponded - under assumed names, but it's definitely her. She wouldn't dream of importuning such a learned individual as yourself. On your way!

Set something aside

They needn't know about every little trinket you have.

    SS veilssmall.png Veils challenge ( Special for 100% )
Failed event

Suspicion only increases if current level is no more than 9.


Special is calculated using the following formula:

( 25 + ( Menaces: Suspicion * 40 ) - Contraband Concealment ) * 1.68, e.g.

Caught you!

They shake their heads with real sorrow. They confiscate your cargo. They apply a sharp fine.

Successful event
The free-est of trades

They tramp up and down your freshly mopped stairwells in their nasty boots. They poke and pry and prod. But they find nothing.

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A New RecruitAn Inspection by the Ministry of Public DecencyReturning to LondonThe First ClueThe Revenue MenYour Father's Bones: A Cold Trail (event)Your Father's Bones: the Next Step
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